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The Nations Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, October 27, 2017 Volume 147, Number 7 bowdoinorient.com

Taking Back the Night

Students, faculty and members of the Bowdoin community gathered
on the Museum of Art steps Tuesday evening to reflect on the wide-
spread impact of gender-based violence and sexual assault on campus
and throughout the nation.


on campus and different pro- fect the entirety of the Bowdoin that everybody is responsible, and education. Some students felt the per-
by Anjulee Bhalla grams that people hear about, community. or everybody has been affected The event opened with spectives that were shared rein-
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but when you actually have I think the importance of in some way. readings of stories and poems forced the gendered stereotypes
Take Back the Night took everyone in a place together this event is to bring everyone Often times people will cite that brought to the forefront associated with sexual assault.
place on the steps of the Bowdo- visibly showing I am here to the table, said Elena Gleed the importance of folks who experiences and reflections Some of them, I felt like,
in College Museum of Art Mu- and stand with all of youI 18, who helped organize the are perpetrating violence to be not frequently found in cam- pretty aggressively targeted men
seum Tuesday evening, bringing think thats really impactful event through the Office of accountable for that and recog- pus discourse. Topics ranged as perpetrators, said Cullen.
together community members and can be pretty profound, Gender Violence Prevention nizing that, and I would push it from a comment on #MeToo Which I think obviously can
to discuss and reflect on sexual said Nora Cullen 18, who at- and Education. The message even further and say that we all posts to statistics about gender be true, and I think statistically
assault on Bowdoins campus tended the walk. that were really trying to send have a role in perpetuating rape based violence at Bowdoin to the majority of cases of sexual
and in the nation through a can- The event strives to not is that if you dont feel like this culture, and so we all play a role the responsibility of all mem- assault tend to be perpetrating
dlelit walk from the Museum to just show solidarity but also affects you, I would greatly push in helping to dismantle it, said bers of the communityes- against a female, but there are
30 College Street. demonstrate how gender-based back on that and challenge that Lisa Peterson, associate director pecially menin addressing
There are a lot of groups violence and sexual assault af- assumption. I personally think of gender violence prevention these issues. Please see NIGHT, page 4

Former student Students rally for natural disaster relief

leads identified by Aisha Rickford Bowdoin raised almost $4,000 for Puerto Rico disaster relief.

hate group
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In September, Hurricanes
Harvey, Irma and Maria struck
Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin $0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000
Islands and other Caribbean Dollars raised GIDEON MOORE
According to NPIs website, it is islands, as well as southern U.S. Online donations Faculty contributions
by Rohini Kurup and Nickie Mitch dedicated to the heritage, identi- states, such as Texas and Flori- Lift-a-Thon ASA Boba Sale
Orient Staff Pia Colada Study Break LASO Taco the Town
ty, and future of people of Euro- da. In the same month, Mexico
As white nationalism has pean descent in the United States was hit with three earthquakes, GROUP EFFORT: Of the near $4000 raised by the Bowdoin community, approximately $1750 will be going to
gained prominence across the and around the world. including the strongest one the ConPRmetidos and Oxfam Mexico each, while $400 from the Lift-a-Thon will be going to Unidos por Puerto Rico.
United States, former Bowdoin NPI is considered by many to country has experienced in
student Evan McLaren holds a be a white supremacist organiza- over a century. PRmetidos and Oxfam Mexico, Many other students and encouraged donations, raising
leading role at one of the move- tion and the Southern Poverty The destruction caused by disaster relief funds for Puerto campus groups have also been over $250 for ConPRmetidos
ments most prominent orga- Law Center (SPLC)an orga- these events has prompted Rico and Mexico, respectively. raising money and awareness and Oxfam as well.
nizations, the National Policy nization widely respected for its many Bowdoin student orga- So far, she has raised $2,940. In for natural disaster relief. Syl- Kevin Trinh 19, a leader
Institute (NPI). McLaren, who monitoring of hate and discrim- nizations to organize events addition to the GoFundMe page via Jimenez 19 and others of TEDx Bowdoin and the
attended Bowdoin for three se- inationidentifies it as a hate that raise awareness, funds and Rivera set up, LASO has raised organized a supply drive for Weightlifting Club, was inspired
mesters between 2003 and 2006, group. McLaren disputes these support for the communities af- money through tabling and Unidos por Puerto Rico, an to raise money for Puerto Rico
became Executive Director of labels. He argues that they fight fected by the widespread impact partnering with Taco the Town, initiative started by the First after feeling that the country
NPI in July. He graduated from for a white identity in a world of natural disasters. a food truck in Brunswick. Lady of Puerto Rico Beatriz and the cause was not getting
Kenyon College in 2008. order that he feels is seeking to Between student organiza- Through these two other forms Rossell. The Asian Students enough attention. After raising
Richard Spencer, an alt-right subordinate it. tions and individual students, of fundraising, she has raised Alliance (ASA) raised over $400 through the Weightlifting
leader who has gained significant What happens when you put the Bowdoin student body has over $1,000, which will also go $320 through its bubble tea Clubs Lift-a-Thon two weeks
media attention over the past sev- different groups and different raised almost $4000 collectively. to these two organizations. fundraiser last Friday. The stu- ago, he and TEDx Bowdoins
eral years, leads NPI as president identities together is that tension The efforts have ranged from I feel like theres never a dents sold bubble tea in David leaders held a salon last Friday,
and creative director. Spencer arises and eventually conflict pia colada and bubble tea sales goal for the aid that you can be Saul Smith Union and encour- the theme of which was In
and NPI were central to the ral- arises, McLaren said in a phone to academic panel discussions. giving, Rivera said. [Places aged donations, which went Light of Compounding Natural
ly in Charlottesville, Virginia in interview with the Orient. The Since September 24, Cindy affected by natural disasters] to ConPRmetidos and Oxfam. Disasters. Students watched
August, that erupted into deadly main thing that I express is that Rivera 18, a Latin American are never going to bounce back The McKeen Center, Bowdoin videos of TED talks, which
violence, and was condemned by I want to be able to come home. Students Organization (LASO) overnight. The more important Climate Action, LASO and Peer dealt with natural disasters and
many as a white supremacist rally. What I mean by that is I would board member, has been work- thing is focusing on whether or Health sponsored the Pia Co- relief efforts. One of these, titled
McLaren was also there: a photo like to be able to return to a ing to raise $5,000 for disaster not your money is going to the lada Study Break fundraiser in Theres Nothing Natural about
published by the Intercept shows relief efforts. Rivera is raising right place, and that the people Hawthorne-Longfellow library.
him among torch-wielding men. Please see MCLAREN, page 5 this money specifically for Con- who need help are getting help. They sold pia coladas and Please see RELIEF, page 3

Women of color discuss beauty standards Brunswick locals take to the streets to Chris Ritter 21 discusses Future and Mens soccer hosts first NESCAC Kinaya Hassane 19 criticizes toxic
at Bowdoin. Page 5. advocate for peace. Page 6. Young Thugs collaboration. Page 11. quarterfinal game since 2010. Page 13. masculinity at Bowdoin. Page 15.
2 Friday, October 27, 2017

10/19 to 10/25 STUDENT SPEAK:
Thursday, October 19
Two men suspected of stealing a bicycle (val-
A no-contact order was issued.
An officer escorted an ill student to Mid Coast
What Halloween costume speaks to you?
ued at $1,800) from Farley Field House on October Hospital.
11 were identified after information was received
in response to a campus security alert. Brunswick
Brunswick police warned the residents of an
off-campus student house following neighborhood
Nia Byrd 21
police recovered the stolen bike and returned it to noise complaints.
its owner. An 18-year-old from Brunswick and a A room smoke alarm in West Hall was appar- Dressing up in the California flag and
17-year-old from Bath were issued criminal tres- ently caused by the use of a humidifier.
pass orders barring them from all College property. A fire alarm at Quinby House was caused by just going all out to show my true pride
Ceiling damage was reported in the basement the use of a hair straightener.
of Baxter House. and where my heart truly belongs.
Two students at Sunday, October 22
Brunswick Apartments An officer checked on
were found in posses- the condition of an intoxi-
sion of drug parapher-
cated student in Stowe Hall.
Students complained of
Salim Salim 20
A student with a
sore throat was taken
loud music being played on
the Brunswick Apartments
Joanne the scammer Scam today before
to the Mid Coast Walk-
In Clinic.
quad at 1:45 a.m.
The Yellow Bike Club
today scams you speaks to me. It makes
A student reported
a missing longboard
bike Humperdinck was
reported stolen from the
me feel like I want to drag everyone.
from Thorne Hall. The Osher/West bike racks.
board was located and A security officer
returned to the student. stopped three local men

Arein Nguyen 21
A black with yel- who had just stolen a wood-
low stripe Roadmaster en oar from a boat that was
bicycle was reported parked on campus. The oar
stolen from the Car-
lisle Avenue apart-
was retrieved.
It has to be a meme.
ments. Monday, October 23
A faculty member A window and light
reported that two ju- fixture were broken during
veniles on bikes were a registered event at Ladd
making rude com- House. The students re-
ments to her. A secu- sponsible will be billed for
rity officer located the damages.
boys and had a conver- A student accidentally Jouya Mahmoudi 20
sation. cracked a window with a

Friday, October 20
skateboard at Thorne Hall.
A group of exuberant
If I had to pick, I would probably pick a
Two students in
Chamberlain Hall re-
students celebrating a stu-
dents job offer generated
trash bag. A Hefty black trash bag.
ported that someone SARA CAPLAN a noise complaint at Bruns-
was jiggling their wick Apartments.
room door handle at 4:00 a.m.
A bicycle that was reported stolen at Ladd Wednesday, October 25
House was recovered at Stowe House Inn. A network interruption affected computer systems Ben Sickle 18
A student with a surfing-related neck injury across campus for nearly an hour when a key network

Crayon people with different colored

was escorted to Mid Coast Hospital for evaluation. switch stopped responding. Information Technology is
There was a report of excessive noise on the investigating the failure.

crayons. A big group of peopleI

third floor of Appleton Hall. A red and white mountain bike was stolen from a
An officer checked on the wellbeing of an in- Smith Union bike rack; of an unknown make and model.

would be the blue crayon because its

toxicated student at Winthrop Hall. A fire alarm was activated at MacMillan House
when a student burnt microwave popcorn.
Saturday, October 21
the color of the sky and water.
BEAR FACT: It is a violation of Maine law for
A student with symptoms of anxiety and stress the driver of a motor vehicle, or vehicle passengers,
requested transport to Mid Coast Hospital. to consume alcohol or to possess an open alcoholic
A student alleged being harassed by a student. beverage container on a public way. COMPILED BY SAMUEL ROSARIO

Quit bugging me: ladybugs invade our home

Coles Tower and inside students be selfish with your space, Tuttle are unfazed by being watched
by Samuel Rosario homes. Youre gonna wake up advises that students use their in their homes by ladybugs, or
Orient Staff one day covered in ladybugs! vacuum to calmly clean them up students dont know how to fill
In addition to the stresses of Nazarko said. all, a course of action one Osher out work orders.
growing mountains of school- Senior Associate Director for resident, Sananda Chintamani When questioned about
work and Halloween costume Facilities Operations and Main- 21, intends on taking. the necessity of an all-out war
planning, nerves have been tenance Jeff Tuttle set the record I left clothes on my bed one against this invasion, Vice Pres-
erupting this week for another straight. day, and then at night when I ident of the Bowdoin Student
reason: the invasion of small They are really small, so they picked up the clothes, a ladybug Government (BSG), Ben Painter
guests in students dorms. Adri- can fit into small cracks, but over- flew out of them, she said. 19 responded, Probably not,
ana Nazarko 21, is a small time all they are harmless. They are This is a cautionary tale for BSG is not taking any con-
bug enthusiast who lives in one actually listed as a beneficial pet. the public: dont leave clothes in crete steps against this invasion
of the danger zones, This invasion is a common your room. at this time but encourages stu-
Farmers used to call [lady- occurrence at Bowdoin. Ac- Contrary to popular belief, dents to attend public comment
bugs] the beetles of Our Lady. cording to Tuttle, every year Tuttle said that facilities isnt time on Wednesdays 8:30 p.m.
The red wings represent the Vir- when it gets below 60, the la- actually receiving an influx of at Daggett Hall.
gins cloak, and the black spots dybugs seek a warmer place for work orders concerning the In the meantime, you can ei-
represents her joys and sorrows hibernation. But if you want to pest problem. Either students ther unleash a vacuum on them,
-Our Lady being the Virgin or learn to be friends-if not at
Mary, she said.
Youre gonna wake up one day least amiable roommates with

covered in ladybugs!
Bowdoins newest inver- them. Things could be worse.
tebrate guests usually can be At least they arent those creepy
found on the entrances to Win-
throp, David Saul Smith Union,
Adriana Nazarko 21 stink bugs [Western Conifer
Friday, October 27, 2017 NEWS 3

Yellow Shirt Day continues tradition of recognition

other than gay. Moreover,
by Faria Nasruddin Pasch added, this message on
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the shirts was problematic,
On Tuesday, hundreds of for it encourage[s] Bowdoin
students, faculty and staff students to pat themselves on
donned yellow shirts that read the backs for being tolerant of
Respect. All genders. All sex- gay students by merely wearing
ualities, for Bowdoin Queer- a yellow shirt.
Straight Alliances (BQSA) The slogan allows our value
seventh Yellow Shirt Day. A as queer individuals to be deter-
part of programming for OUT- minedand affirmedby those
tober, the event is hosted annu- who reap the benefit of the very
ally near National Coming Out heterosexual privilege we wish
Day in order to show solidarity to eliminate, thereby sustaining
for the LGBTQ+ community at such privilege rather than chal-
the College. lenging it, Pasch wrote.
Yellow Shirt Day originated For the second annual Yel-
in 2005, when a protest was low Shirt Day, the shirts were
organized against an outside redesigned with their current
speaker, Michael Heath, who slogan, Respect. All Genders.
wanted to overturn Maines All Sexualities.
sexual orientation anti-dis- Its not about the refer-
crimination law. He was endum at this point. Its not
brought to campus by the Col- about the speaker. It is a way
lege Republicans. The protest of sending a message of what
asked students to show up to we believe in and respect on
his talk wearing yellow as a this campus, said Kate Stern,
sign of opposition. associate dean of students for COMING TOGETHER: Yellow shirts flocked to the Polar Bear statue Tuesday afternoon as Bowdoins community showed its support for LGBTQ+ people.
However, the yearly event diversity and inclusion and Over the course of its history, the events purpose, impact and reception have changed as campus culture has developed.
formally began in 2010 by Pat- co-director of the Center for licity and outreach in the past. orders most of the shirts, ac- ship] is to just continue to have BQSA. If you see a wide range
rick Martin 13. In an article Sexuality, Women and Gender. Outreach and publicity counting for around 238 of a a supportive environment, of peoplewho you may or
from that year on Bowdoins BQSA leader Sophie Sa- still couldve been better, said total of 357, which is why some from an athletics perspective, may not knowwearing yel-
website, Martin is quoted say- dovnikoff 19 said the goal of Sadovnikoff. I know a lot of have remarked that the event for student-athletes and to low shirts, then its a lot more
ing, When I began organizing the event is not only to show people who knew it was hap- feels exclusive to athletes. continue to promote and grow comforting and empowering.
this Yellow Shirt Day event ... I solidarity, but to also spark pening sometime in October, According to Associate inclusivity within our athletic However, in spite of their
expected a few people to wear conversation surrounding is- but not the exact day, and for- Director of Athletics Alice programs as well as on campus efforts, expansion to groups
them, but did not expect the sues in LGBTQ+ communities. got to wear their shirts on the Wiercinski, in 2011, then Di- in general, said Wiercinski. outside of athletics has proven
huge outpouring of encourage- I like to think of it as a first actual day. rector of Student Activities Al- This year BQSA tried to difficult since the department
ment from Bowdoin students, step or a foot in the door. My The event was publicized len Delong reached out to the expand its audience by reach- has a strong infrastructure in
faculty and staff. goal with Yellow Shirt Day is through posters and through the athletics department about ing out to professors through place to reach out to students,
Since then, the text on not only to get [people] partici- the groups that BQSA works getting involved in the annual Queers and Allies, the facul- according to Sadovnikoff.
the yellow shirts has cycled pating but to get people talking with to order shirts. The event. Under the leadership ty equivalent of BQSA, and I think every year on Yel-
through various iterations. The and sort of thinking about the Student Activities Funding of Ashmead White Director through departments. low Shirt Day we wonder if
first one that read Gay? Fine queer community on campus Committee (SAFC) does not of Athletics Tim Ryan and We started with what had this is the best way to do this,
by Me sparked controversy and what that experience is like provide the funds for Yellow Wiercinski, the partnership has been done in the past, and said Sadovnikoff. I think we
for its exclusive message. In an and why we have the need for Shirt Day, so BQSA partners continued and developed over from there tried to think of continue a lot out of tradition
Op-Ed for the Orient in 2010, Yellow Shirt Day in the first with other groups that sup- the past few years. The depart- large groups of people we and the desire to have an event
J. Pasch 11 expressed concerns place, said Sadovnikoff. plement the finances. The ment continues to support the could reach out and those who people get involved in very eas-
that the shirts did not empow- The event is intended for the Department of Athletics is overarching positive message could be interested in actively ily and that can make a broad,
er non-straight students, mar- campus as a whole, however, BQSAs primary partner. of Yellow Shirt Day. showing allyship, said Fin- if shallow, impact that a lot of
ginalizing LGBTQ+ identities BQSA has struggled with pub- The athletics department The intent of [the partner- ny Doherty 20, treasurer of campus community joins in.

RELIEF to respond to natural disasters,

the most economically efficient
lief as directly and effectively as
possible to the affected commu-
facilitate direct support.
There are many [things to
money and throwing it over
there, wherever there might be.
will be an a capella concert at
7:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditori-
ways to respond and the reality nities. Assistant Director of the consider] when youre going to Given the immense and um, and on November 17, the
Natural Disasters, was about of the mental and physical trau- McKeen Center Matt Gee ex- be fundraising and donating: long-term damage in the af- Bowdoin Music Collective will
the ways governments can uti- ma that those living in affected plained that the McKeen Center the size of the organization, the fected locations, the efforts of host a benefit concert in Jack
lize predictive technology to zones experience. The panel acts as a resource to provide this reputation of the organization student groups to raise aware- Magees Pub at 7:30 p.m.; those
better prepare communities for opened up the conversation to guidance, and can help make and how much money is going ness and support for natural who attend will be encouraged
disasters. After watching each the student audience, creating sure students are choosing rep- to people on the ground, Gee disaster relief are likely to con- to donate to relief efforts.
video, students engaged in 30 the dialogue about natural di- utable organizations, which will said. Its not just about raising tinue. On November 11, there
minutes of discussion. saster relief that the events or-
The goal of the salon event ganizers desired.
is to promote discussion on This is a way to engage in
topics that matter to people on an educational conversation,
campus, said Trinh. We hope because not everyone can
that our discussions promote a give money, said Rose. We
deeper curiosity that [encour- wanted to make sure everyone
ages] people [to] continue to could engage without neces-
investigate on their own. sarily feeling like donating is
On Thursday evening, soph- the only way.
omores Luis Cuervo, Annie In addition to facilitating
Rose, Louisa Izydorczak and Ju- discussion, the event was a
lianna Kiley partnered with the fundraiser. Attendees had the
McKeen Center and the Bak- opportunity to donate to the
ing Club to host Hurricanes Spring Branch Independent
101: Perspectives on Natural School District, a school district
Disasters in Burnett House, in Houston affected by Hur-
where students joined a panel ricane Harvey. The organizers
of professors to discuss natural also partnered with Taco the
disaster relief efforts. Assistant Town, which will send a portion
Professor of Anthropology Greg of its sales to the school district.
Beckett, Associate Professor of Cuervo has a personal con-
Economics Erik Nelson, Assis- nection to Spring Branch: he
tant Professor of Government went to middle school there.
and Legal Studies Chryl N. Im from Houston, [and] I
Laird and Associate Professor experienced all of Hurricane
of Government and Legal Stud- Harvey, so the first thing I did
ies Ericka Albaugh were invited when I came [back] to Bowdoin
to speak about natural disaster was see how the McKeen Center
relief from the perspective of could help, he said.
their respective disciplines. The In their efforts to coordinate MINDY LEDER , THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
professors talked about the role these events, student groups HURRICANE HELP: Members of Burnett House partnered with the McKeen Center and the Baking Club to host Hurricanes 101: Perspectives on Natural
played by race, gender, class and have used the McKeen Center Disastersa panel discussion focused on the impact of natural disasters and relief effortsin Burnett on Thursday evening.
inequality in the time it takes to provide natural disaster re-
4 NEWS Friday, October 27, 2017

More than posters: symposium engages humanities and STEM

so it makes sense that people While also encouraging the posium. Now, from the Bow- many students. edge I definitely learned a
by Mitchell Jurasek not focused on STEM would humanities, the symposium doin College app, attendees It was really great. It lot. It was a good experience,
Orient Staff also have the opportunity to has still retained its value as can download the family changes your perspective on Lee said.
Today, at the second annual share what they are interested a place for STEM students to weekend guide to preview the campus and on Maine to be This years symposium aims
Presidents Research Sympo- in with everyone. showcase their work. abstracts from each presen- here over the summer, De- to encourage those not typi-
sium, over 100 students will In addition to opening the Sophia Conwell 18 is pre- tation, allowing people to fa- Bruijn said. cally involved in this event to
present research across the symposium to all disciplines, senting a two-year research miliarize themselves with stu- To help with the cost of liv- come and explore the research
fields of STEM, the human- the requirement of presenting project on mimicking pro- dents research ahead of time. ing over the summer, students presented across disciplines.
ities and social sciences. Last on a poster has been eliminat- teins in the human body. Her According to Danahy, there can receive one of several pos- Of 962 Bowdoin students
years symposium was the first ed. DeBruijns presentation research focuses on a specif- will also be kiosks set up at sible fellowships and grants who had declared majors in
to include research beyond is a multimedia humanities ic protein that is thought to the symposium with iPads so that usually provide summer fall 2016, there were 295 hu-
STEM fields, and about 40 project. For her, the old way be involved in Alzheimers attendees can also view the housing. manities and fine arts majors
percent of this years research of showing research on a and cancer. If she succeeds abstracts on-the-spot. Students research that and 472 social and behavior-
projects are non-STEM, ac- poster lacked the experience in mimicking the proteins Held over Family Weekend, will be on display also comes al science majors, including
cording to Professor of Chem- she wanted attendees to have. shape, her research could the symposium is a perfect from experiences elsewhere. double-majors.
istry Michael Danahy, the co- She plans to give her viewers help in broadening the under- way to show faculty, fellow Hyungyu Lee 19 will be pre- If you are not a STEM
ordinator for the event. a new way to engage with re- standing of the diseases. students and family what re- senting his research from person it can be intimidat-
The change in represented search by showing videos of While she is eager to show search looks like here at Bow- this past summer, when he ing to attend a presentation,
fields opens the symposium to female comedians. students and parents her doin, said Danahy. participated in the Research if you are not literate in that
a variety of subjects and me- Posters is the old way of work, the opportunity to share Many students that are pre- Experiences for Undergrad- realm, said DeBrujin. If you
dia, showcasing the range of thinking about it, because, as I knowledge with faculty is par- senting stayed over the sum- uates program funded by the can find a little bit of anything
Bowdoin students interests. understand it, this year we are ticularly exciting for her. mer at Bowdoin to conduct National Science Founda- and find something that in-
It is the perfect represen- going to see more media and Its fun sharing what I their research. These studies tion at Vanderbilt University. terests you, it might open up
tation of Bowdoin and what performance to engage, which am most interested in, in the can be self-directed with min- Working in the field of or- the audience.
Bowdoin students do, said is incredibly cool, said Pres- same way they shared with me imal oversight, sometimes ganic chemistry, Lee tried to The second annual Presi-
Sophie DeBruijn 18, who is ident Clayton Rose, who de- what they are most passionate only checking in with a facul- come up with new methods dents Research Symposium
presenting a project on the cided last year to expand the about, Conwell said. ty member as little as once a to synthesize new types of or- will run this afternoon from
history of women in comedy symposium. Previously, under To help facilitate the de- week. These opportunities for ganic molecules that could be 1:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Mor-
in the United States. Many former President Barry Mills, livery of these presentations, living at Bowdoin and doing employed to make new drugs. rell Gym.
people across campus are do- the symposium only featured some digitalization has been independent research provide In terms of research tech- David Zhou contributed to
ing research across disciplines STEM research. brought into this years sym- eye-opening experiences for niques and research knowl- this report.

NIGHT that line.

However some students
believe the event could foster
a lot of other types of gender- more meaningful discussions
based violence or relationship and spur action if it didnt shy
violence that can happen, so I away from addressing Bowdo-
was a little taken aback by that. ins shortcomings.
Take Back the Night is a I think [Take Back the
worldwide movement, taking Night] is not critical enough
place across the globe since the of the way Bowdoin as an in-
1960s and that still occurs at stitution and as a community
many colleges across the coun- addresses sexual assault and
try. With its long history and sexual harassment, said Eliza
breadth of location, the event Goodpasture 18, who attended
ultimately takes shape different- the event. I think its a really
ly on each campus. hopeful event, which is really
According to Benje Doug- powerful and needed, but I
las, director of gender violence also think this year especially
prevention and education, Bow- it struck me a little bit as sur-
doin holds the walk in October face-level.
as opposed to in Aprilsexual And I think it could be real-
assault awareness monthin ly productive and an equal show
order to set a tone of supporting of solidarity and support to say
survivors and keeping the cam- Bowdoins trying really hard,
pus safe from the beginning of but we can do better. And I
the academic year. would like to hear more of that,
On other campuses, the event added Goodpasture.
manifests as a protesta stark However the awareness the
contrast to the candlelight vigil event spreads and the conver-
and walk that took place Tues- sations it starts are in them-
day night. Gleed explained that selves impactful in the Bowdo-
Bowdoins goals for the program in community, where engaging SHEDDING LIGHT: Samantha Roy 19 places a candle on the Museum of Art steps in recognition of those affected by gender-based violence. Take Back the
focus on supporting survivors, deeply in discussions of sexual Night works to highlight the widespread impact of this issue throughout Bowdoins campus and prompt conversation and reflection.
showing solidarity and building assault and gender-based vio- thing that was acknowledged I think some senses of being in which the conversation time, in that recent history.
community and allyship, rather lence can often be avoided due through stories shared at overwhelmed or triggered by around sexual assault has So I think it is really in-
than enacting change. to the complexity and signifi- the vigil. Both Peterson and exposure to the content, said changed over the last few credible and important to
The goal of the event is to cance of the issue. Gleed acknowledged the care Peterson. decades. Peterson said she remember how far our pro-
bring awareness to the commu- I think at a place like a col- that went into acknowledging [But] to ignore the impact it was recently reminded just gramming work on campus
nity, said Gleed. This event is lege that spends a lot of time the movement that has affect- has had would do a disservice to how much these policies and has come and of course there
not an activist event necessari- interrogating things and try- ed so many people so differ- campus so instead [we tried] to conversations have changed is more work to do, but weve
ly, like it is on other campuses. ing to figure out truth and re- ently. recognize all the ways it might since she was a student at moved past rape whistles
So if we were to assume that ally really important weighty I think for some survivors be impacting people and to re- Bowdoin in 2003 after com- and asking folks to take care
something were to change or we things, [discussing] some- it has felt really empowering ally bring those to light in a re- ing across the whistles the of themselves and putting
expect action from an event like thing like sexual violence can to have a voice and to see ally powerful way that hopefully College used to give out the onus on the community
this [would be] a little mislead- feel like, unless youre doing it this sense of community and made folks feel included and during first year orientation. to take care of one another,
ing. I think that its both speak- perfectly, youre not supposed feel support. I think for other heard and empowered, Peter- I kept it in my office as which I think is really im-
ing to the wider community, to do it at all, said Douglas. folks there has been some in- son added. a reminder of how far weve portant.
but it also is a space for people The timing of this years ternal tension of feeling pres- Events like Take Back the come, said Peterson. That Sarah Drumm and Ellice
to hold a candle and to self-re- event coincided with the sured to participate but not Night and trends like Me was sexual violence preven- Lueders contributed to this
flect, and so it really straddles #MeToo movement, some- feeling safe or ready, and also Too demonstrate the ways tion programming at that report.

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Our Bodies, Our Bowdoin pro- MCLAREN lege, but were surprised he had
departed from more mainstream
libertarianism he espoused in

motes body positivity, inclusion

community that is white, that his Orient columns to embrace
embraces the kind of heritage white nationalism.
that means something to me...I I talked to him [when I got to
want to be able to come back to a Bowdoin] and he seemed pretty
place where my racial and ethnic innocuous. said David Sokalow
group feels like it belongs. 08. He was in the Ron Paul camp.
McLaren wrote a regular Sokalow grew up in the same
by Kate Lusignan opinion column for the Orient area as McLaren, and had met him
Orient Staff
in fall 2005. In it, he described before attending Bowdoin but did
Last Friday, Our Bodies, his views as a libertarian con- not know him well.
Our Bowdoin, sponsored by sistently suspicious of the Left. While McLaren went to The
Peer Health and the Women In one column, for example, he Lawrenceville School, a private
of Color Coalition, brought defended the practice of price boarding and day school in New
together women of color to gouging. In another, he expressed Jersey, for the bulk of his high
discuss beauty standards on frustration with party politics school education, he also attended
campus through reflecting on that he considered restrictive. the public school in his home area,
their own experiences. In yet another he criticized a state Camp Hill High School, for at least
I just wanted to create a ballot initiative that would have a short period of time. Eight Camp
space where women of color prohibited discrimination against Hill High School alumni from
could gather because I [not LGBTQ individuals, saying that 2003 and 2004, including Soka-
only] feel it is really import- anti-discrimination laws are an low, wrote a letter published in
ant to build solidarity and intolerable assault on our prop- PennLive in September in which
community, but [also] I want- erty and our freedom to associate they denounced McLarens views.
ed to be able to have a space with whom we please. They said that he doesnt represent
[to celebrate] women bodies, I was beginning to develop a their town.
said Elly Veloria 20, a mem- LOVE YOURSELF: (ABOVE:) vocabulary and grammar when Its definitely a conservative
ber of Peer Health and the Women of color gather in Baxter I came to Bowdoin....The people place, but most people are disgust-
Women of Color Coalition House to discuss body positivity who I was around were often very ed by him, said Sokalow.
who helped to plan the event. and beauty standards at Bowdoin resolved when it came to discuss- As a prominent Bowdoin
Women in attendance and throughout their lives. (RIGHT:) ing politics, whereas I completely alumnus leading a movement di-
identified common experi- Sydney Avitia-Jacques celebrates her lacked a clue, said McLaren. ametrically opposed to McLarens,
ences and attitudes towards own body as part of the events photo The feel of [Bowdoin and Ken- Deray McKesson 07, a leader of
campaign that will go up around
their bodies on campus. Shar- yon] was very social justice ori- the Black Lives Matter movement,
campus in the next couple of weeks.
ing these experiences allowed ented, so a lot of what I was doing expressed concern over his class-
them to realize that they are was attempting to figure out a mates entry into white nationalist
not alone in feeling the ef- at the demographic, at the way to respond to that, kind of politics. The two encountered one
fects of the beauty standards people who are usually there, finding my place in a dialogue another over the summer shortly
around campus. the people that live there that seemed to be premised on after McLaren accepted his new
If youre at a College and also the music and party emphasizing white privilege and position at NPI.
House party, your body is sceneI thought there would things like that. We had a good conversation
the first thing people notice. be something powerful about NPI was founded in 2005 and then he let me know he was work-
People arent [coming] over to reclaiming the space. purports to be a think tank and ing with Spencer, said McKesson
talk to youthey are noticing Our Bodies, Our Bowdo- lobbying organization, though in an interview with the Orient via
your body, Veloria said. in was also intended to start only three reports are currently text message. We disagreed about
One goal was to create a wider dialogue on campus available on their website. It lost the damage that work would cause
spaces where every person about empowering women. its non-profit status in March this and the disagreement ended our
can feel comfortable with Following this event, the year, before McLaren took on the conversation.
their bodies and how their groups will continue to pro- position in July, and the extent of NPI and the broader white
bodies are perceived in differ- mote body positivity through a its institutional capacity is unclear. nationalist movement take issue
ent environments. By holding campus-wide poster campaign. In his role as executive director with the idea of multiculturalism
the event at Baxter House, The posters will depict women of NPI, McLaren said he works and the many policies that seek
Claudia Pou 20 hoped that who attended the event holding closely with Spencer to manage to promote it. McLaren com-
women of color would feel signs with messages of body the organization. His duties pri- pared a multicultural commu-
that these spaces, like Col- positivity, such as, At Bowdo- marily involve logistics and ad- nity to the experience a person
lege Houses, could be places in, curves are embraced. COURTESY OF SYDNEY AVITIA-JACQUES ministrative considerations, but would have coming home to
where they could feel empow- The goal [of the program] Although neither Peer I think the best thing you he has been seen alongside prom- find strangers claiming to be his
ered and a place where they was to share experiences, and Health nor the Women of can do is stay informed. Dont inent alt-right leaders at many of or her parents.
had a community. we also wanted to make it Color Coalition have planned be ignorant, listen to peoples the most notable recent gatherings [If] there were all these strange
There are a lot of first something that would give any future events address- real lived experience. Its a of their movement. people, regardless of their racial
years that mention that Bax- people a chance to express ing body satisfaction among hard issue. Youre asking how [They are] promoting Spen- makeup, who I didnt recognize
ter is considered a white themselves and impact the women of color, they hope to can women of color feel in- cers college tour to get the word who were just there in the house
space and I definitely see why rest of campus in a positive continue promoting conver- cluded in a spaceBowdoin out about white nationalism and behaving as if it were theirs, that
they would think that, Pou way, Sydney Avitia-Jacques sation about body satisfaction has no answer for that as of recruit college students to the would be kind of like a horror
said. I would say if you look 18 said. on campus. now, said Veloria. cause and raise the profile...of the movie scenario, he said.
movement, said Lecia Brooks, Instead, NPI advocates for
outreach director at SPLC, in a ethnically homogenous com-

GOT SOMETHING TO SAY? McLaren wrote a regular opinion column

for the Orient in fall 2004. In it, he
described his views as a libertarian
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One such event was Spencers
The ultimate ideal that some-

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sity of Florida in Gainesville,
one like Spencer has articulated
is this [idea] of the ethnostate.
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order that was meant for white
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I think if you ask him he would
ly little materialized. McLaren envision a white empire that
described it as a success for his would extend from Russia to the
organization and movement. United States, he said.
It was definitely very intense; Student leaders at Bowdoin re-
it was kind of a trial by fire, jected these views.
said McLaren. The event itself This kind of hate has no
turned into a complete specta- place here at Bowdoin, said
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6 Friday, October 27, 2017

On hookup culture: a conversation with Alix Pupo

Anne Gregory/Amber Rock: felt really wrong to me, and I okay with. So it definitely made AG/AR: Something weve when I came in as a first year, I
Love, Lust What has your experience couldnt exactly pinpoint why. me more selective with the peo- heard a ton from queer stu- wasnt out as non-binaryI wasnt
and Like-Liking been with the dating scene at And then once I was able to ple I was looking to be in rela- dents is limited options and really out to myself. I knew that I
Bowdoin? Have you noticed a come out, I was able to realize tionships with, and also made limited availability for hook- was different but I didnt really
Amber Rock and Anne Gregory
lack of a dating scene? that this is something that I people be more selective of me, ups or dating. Is that a large know how, and how to tackle that.
Alix Pupo: Definitely. So my need [in order] to feel comfort- which like I said, sort of dimin- barrier youve found? So hooking up to me felt more
From a young age, we are first year and a half or so here, I able in relationships, and also ishes the amount of people that AP: Yeah, for sure. And like a pressure, because hooking
trained to believe that traits wasnt actually out as non-bina- a thing that people need to be are dating possibilities. Ive definitely heard this from up with a woman meant I could
have inherent feminine or ry. So in that time I did date one other queer people at this justify myself as a man and then
masculine qualities. Women person. I dated them identifying school. There are just not a lot there was no insecurity behind
are emotional. Men are logical. as a man, and they identified as of queer people here. And the that. So a lot of my hookups and
Women are nurturers. Men a woman. Once I did come out queer community all knows relationships the first two years
are providers. Women are pur- as non-binary, the options defi- each other, and so if you start really had that component of like,
sued. Men are pursuers. These nitely did shrink because theres to date or hookup with people I need to do this to sort of validate
rigid roles largely stem from an issue of people being unsure in that group, it gets gross and my gender identity. Versus the
stereotypes but still leave last- of what non-binary means, and incest-y. And because Bowdoin second two years, it was more
ing marks on impressionable that can sort of repel people is so small and because 24 Col- contingent on me actually know-
minds. #ThanksPatriarchy. Al- initially. Theres also just not a lege brings people together, and ing what Im about and wanting
though at Bowdoin we strive to lot of people that are attracted youre able to meet basically something that feels comfortable
be more inclusive and under- to a more feminine-presenting, everybody else in the queer for me. And that took off a ton
standing of the human experi- male-looking kind of person. community on campus, of pressure and just made me
ence, we are not immune from So it definitely shrinks the it would then sort of be content with the fact that Im not
the lasting effects of a lifetime number of people. Bright side weird to hookup with always hooking up with people
of conditioning. Our percep- of that being, its very cool someone in that group and if I am, its something that I
tion and expression of gender when you find someone whos knowing that you are sort want. The second one being when
inform our everyday interac- like youre hot. of linked to them forever. you come into Bowdoin, you just
tions, especially in situations dont exactly know what college is
where these roles are held more AG/AR: How has your iden- AG/AR: In like, and I definitely heard that in
closely, like during a hookup. tity interacted with the hookup terms of the college people hook up a lot, and I
We interviewed Alix Pupo and dating scene at Bowdoin? way that you wasnt even entirely sure what that
18 about their experience nav- AP: Very much so. Be- view the hookup meant like are people jumping
igating the hookup and dating fore I was out I had a lot scene now versus on each other having sex every-
scene here at Bowdoin. This is a of anxiety surrounding the way you did as a where? So that was definitely
continuation of a series of per- the fact that I would first-year, how has scary at the time, but now Im able
spectives on Bowdoins hookup sort of get slotted into that change been? Do you feel to communicate about it a lot bet-
culture through the lens of dif- the male role in rela- jaded? Optimistic? ter with partners and all just like
fering gender identities. tionships or hookup AP: Ill try to look at it in two in general. And I think communi-
situations, and that just KODIE GARZA ways. The first one just being that cation is very important.

With Honk for Peace, local group advocates for unity

by Owen Silitch
lent solutions to conflict. The and photographed the Peace- these peaceful protests have come This is real and alive and happening
Orient Staff
weekly gathering, just one of
the many events that Peace-
Works group. When he eventu-
ally developed his photographs
to stand for something much more.
Rosalee Paul, one of the groups
and its all grey-haired people. Come
At the corner of Pleasant and Works sponsors, has occurred of the event, Havana Ca- leaders who took classes at Bow- on, lets get out there!
Maine streets, a group of elderly
Brunswick locals stand on Friday
weekly since 9/11 and the sub-
sequent War on Terror.
so-Dosembet 20 was intrigued
by the story of the images and
doin during the 1970s, spoke about
the groups desire to raise awareness
Rosalee Paul
afternoons with signs condemn- In years following, atten- the two began getting involved. more broadly that violence really
ing all acts of warcars drive by dance declined significantly Obviously they havent only ever breeds more violence. argues is directly related to war what they believe in and advo-
and honk showing support for and today scarcely 10 people achieved world peace through This isnt something Trump and military action. Paul noted cate for change. She encouraged
the groups message. show up in support each week. Honking for Peace, but I do caused ... This is from whenever that the Pentagon has the largest Bowdoin students to join the
This passionate, albeit small, However, there is still a dedicat- still think its rewarding to be Hannibal crossed the alps. This is carbon footprint of any govern- groups typically elderly partici-
congregation represents part of ed contingency of PeaceWorks on that corner and show the the patriarchy that we live in and mental organization, so in order pants in future gatherings.
a larger organization known as members who believe in the community that theyre people its time for learning a more com- to become truly environmentally This is real and alive and
PeaceWorks, a local Brunswick mission of these weekly gather- who care enough to reach out, munity oriented, earth centered, conscious and bring about the happening and its all gray-
organization whose mission is ings and carry on the tradition. Caso-Dosembet said. people centered kind of culture, larger changes that we wish to haired people. Come on, lets get
to educate its members and the Last year, Julio Palencia 20 Although the original purpose Paul said. see, we must focus first and fore- out there! Paul said.
community about all issues im- was walking downtown one of these weekly gatherings was Paul said that part of Peace- most on stopping wars. Editors note: Havana Ca-
portant to citizens of a democ- Friday afternoon to take pho- solely to condemn militarism, it is Works new paradigm is focusing Paul believes that it is essen- so-Dosembet 20 is a member of
racy and encourage non-vio- tographs for a class assignment clear that more than 15 years later on climate change, which Paul tial for people to stand up for the Orient staff.

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Friday, October 27, 2017 FEATURES 7

Talk of the Quad

tled like aged skin, the front just a part of their lineage. I reading habits, curious consid- their history of ownershipand structionists or reproached the
THE ALUM WHO STOLE engraving of Macrobius com- think about the way I write in- ering how much ones library Johnsons part in itwould Colleges rejection of his sons
HITLERS BOOKS mentary browned and sticky, scriptions on the inside covers can reveal ones character. We prove much more interesting. application.
the Dantes wavy body seem- of picture books for my two- do know, however, that Hit- Over 70 years later, I parse The College, on the other
In May of 1945, Joseph H. ingly once waterlogged, as if the year-old nieces. I fear that they lers Berghof library was one through Johnsons file. I read hand, kept up its communica-
Johnson Jr. 44 found himself book itself had been through wont know me and know me of the dictators three libraries about the way he developed tion through personal sympa-
shimmying down a rope into nine circles of hell. well, and so I sign my name in and, notably, the one saved from a boy, whose mother thy notes following the death
Adolf Hitlers library. Once My hands feel dirty when I permanent marker, impossibly for his most valued volumes. wrote letters to the dean blam- of said son and, 10 years later,
ornate with handmade book- open the Dante to see Hitlers claiming the books before pass- And, while earlier research has ing his failing two classes on the death of Johnson himself.
shelves of wood and glass, the bookplate: his name in fat font ing them on, hoping some part failed to find any Dante in Hit- illnesses acquired before age Bowdoin is a family college,
library had been moved from beneath a sharp-winged eagle of me endures. lers collection, the Bowdoin six, into an elderly man who both letters read, and whatever
the second floor to under- who presides over a branch with Given the Nazis history of copy proves otherwise. unemotionally sold his appro- affects any one of us affects all
ground, thereby protected by a single acorn and a swastika. The pillaging, these books, par- For Johnson, these books priated Hitler possessions at an of us in some measure.
the body of the mountain when Dante, once part of the Librarys ticularly the older ones, were were gifts of doubtful value auction in Boston. However impersonal this
British troops bombed Hitlers general collection, also bears the likely not gifts, but rather tak- and use for his alma mater. In I read a letter from Bowdo- standard condolence is, these
Berghof home five days before Colleges seal, embossed onto en from someone, ending up his letter to the dean about the ins head of admissions kindly documents reveal the Colleges
his death. page 55 of every book up un- in Hitlers library as symbols books, Johnson wrote that per- informing Johnson that not persistence in Johnsons life. Like
A few days later, in coordina- til four or five years ago. of intellect. Little research has haps some Latin or German only was his application late, the rest of us, Johnson may have
tion with French troops, John- All five books carry been done on Hitlers student may find use for them but that he had taken only claimed this school as his own
sons patrol was one of the first the standard College some day. He didnt suspect, as one of the 15 courses required for four years, but really, Bow-
to reach the remains. Permitted bookplatea sketch of we rarely do in the moment, that for enrollment. A year later, doin claimed him. The College
to take a few mementos, John- Hubbard Hallalong Johnson got his act together, embossed him with a class year,
son swept his new possessions with Johnsons name. In attended and loved Bow- wrote a paragraph of his identity
into a pillowcase: Hitlers per- pencil below, someone doin and then, along and stamped him with a book-
sonal telephone book, a table- has written From the with many of his peers, plate, a sketch of a place that, at
cloth, china dishware and five library of Adolf Hitler. took a leave of absence one time, served as a home.
books, one of which, in a kind The physical books re- from the College his These marks are some of
of poetic irony, was Dantes veal the ways theyve been junior year to serve in many; the file doesnt reveal
Divine Comedy. possessed over the years, the military. the rest of Johnsons life. Like
Bowdoins Special Collec- mixing up who stole, Bowdoin as- the books, we are often pos-
tions and Archives now houses lost, gifted or sumed a curious sessed by places and people
the five books, thanks to John- received. John- role in Johnsons so temporarily. The books are
sons early years of affection for son may have life. His early presently squirreled away in
the College. (He would later owned these warmth towards the back shelves of Special Col-
develop the hobby of sending stolen books his deans in let- lections, but their permanent
back empty alumni donation temporarily, ters deformed into owner remains and will remain
envelopes with snarky com- but really, notes attached to undefined. In my own life, this
ments about the schools liber- he was alumni donation lack of tethering intimidates
alness.) Except for the Dante, envelopes that de- me. I suppose thats the point
the books date back to the 16th nounced the Col- of learning to be on your own.
and 17th centuries. leges political And yet, in the process of writ-
On a Monday afternoon, af- radicals, mental- ing my own history, at least I
ter seeing one of the books in ly incompetent have stamps like Bowdoin to
my English class, I hold their blacks and carry with me.
bones: the cover of the history neutered Rachael Allen is a member of
of Alexander the Great is mot- female de- the class of 2018.

tainly would not critique the work bothered me. Am I just trying reserved wasnt a novel thing had the time to make close Now, granted, writing an
SOCIAL MEDIA, ME AND that Tarana Burkethe original to not be a conformist in a for me. I grew up in a military friends. I finally felt con- Orient article about all of
#METOO creator of the hashtagand fel- movement, even if its a very family, so I moved often and nected in a way that I never this is pretty close to posting
low activists do to help marginal- positive one? How could I be didnt have the time to make did with social media. This #MeToo on Facebook. Ad-
Recently, many of my friends ized individuals. so judgmental? many close friendships. How- helped me come to terms with ditionally, posting the hashtag
and peers have posted the hashtag So, why do I feel so uncom- Its a bit more complicated ever, at the same time, I want- things that were long overdue. on Facebook does not mean
MeToo on their Facebook pag- fortable with the idea of post- than that. I was sexually as- ed to try and fit in as much as Having conversations with that survivors are obligated to
es. This hashtag makes a pretty ing such a powerful and per- saulted in high school, and at possible, so the minute I got people, either one-on-one share the details of their expe-
compelling statement: sexual sonal statement as a hashtag? that time I didnt really know a Facebook account I became or in a group, helped me be- riences. But to me, its a matter
harassment and assault are still Of course many victims how to talk about it. I didnt obsessed with personalizing come more open and willing of comfort. I want to open up
a long, long way from being pre- of sexual violence are choos- have the language for how I it to the nth degree. I thought to discuss things I have gone to people in a way that I think
ventable on Bowdoins campus or ing not to post for their own felt. I concluded that maybe that Facebook was the best through. Facebook became is the most meaningful and on
any place in general. I greatly re- unique reasons, but my initial I was overreacting to the way for people to understand less of a necessary social tool my own terms. To me, that me-
spect the Bowdoin students who response to the hashtag was situation, and, as a result, I me, as a person. and more of a way to keep up dium will never be Facebook.
share their experiences of sexual one of concern. I felt ner- decided it was better to just However, when I got to with people from high school McKenna Thomas-Franz is
violence and show support. I cer- vous, and that nervousness not discuss it at all. Being Bowdoin, I realized that I now or plan via group chat. a member of the class of 2019.

8 FEATURES Friday, October 27, 2017


New England fall came in full force last Sunday. Class of 2020 curated the
best of the season and brought it to Cleveland Quad crisp air and apple
cider donuts, pumpkins, classic Maine foliage. Students of all classes sipped
hot apple cider and cuddled therapeutic bunnies. We carved pumpkins on an
unseasonably warm and sunny day.
By Jenny Ibsen and Gwen Davidson
Friday, October 27, 2017 9

Masque & Gown stages The Laramie Project

women, several of whom were
by Harrison West not from the United States,
Orient Staff several of whom were queer,
Yesterday, Masque & Gown several of whom could not
premiered The Laramie Proj- be played by white actresses,
ect, a production choice that and so that ended up break-
continues the groups break ing a lot of barriers in terms
with the more traditional of the topics being discussed
shows that characterized much on stage and the people you
of its history. see on stage, added Johnson.
We had three plays in a row We wanted to keep doing that
during my time here and, I un- with the next play. So Lara-
derstand, several more before mie Project came to my mind
this that were like white, liv- because there are no racial
ing-room, family dramas where requirements, gender require-
people sat in their kitchen or ments, any kind of physicality
living rooms and talked about that you need to be in it.
their white people problems Masque & Gown Treasurer
for a nice hour and a half, said Brendan Pulsifer 20 organized
Kathleen Johnson 19, director a discussion at Burnett House
of the show, in a discussion at to explain the importance of
Burnett House last week. this show in the context of
The Laramie Project continuing discussions about
portrays the aftermath of LGBT history and life.
the 1998 murder of Matthew In the Laramie Project we
Shepard, a gay student at the see a community that is forced
University of Wyomingone to look at itself in the mirror,
of the first hate crimes against and say, OK, this happened
a gay person widely covered here, what are we going to do SEE IT YOURSELF
by national media. about it, said Johnson.
The show was created by
members of the Tectonic The-
The Laramie Project is an
important forum for us to ask
Masque & Gowns The
ater Group from New York those questions of one anoth- Laramie Project runs
who traveled to Laramie,
Wyoming in the wake of the
er, of our larger community,
echoed Marika Cifor, CFD tonight and tomorrow at
tragedy to conduct more than Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender, 7:30 p.m. at Wish Theater
200 interviews with students, Sexuality and Womens Studies
professors, police, social work- who also spoke at the discus- in Memorial Hall. ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
FLIPPING THE SCRIPT: Sam Monkman 18 (TOP LEFT) and Bethany Berhanu 20 (TOP RIGHT) take
ers and other residents of the sion. Thinking about how
the stage in The Laramie Project. Ensemble members (BOTTOM) perform in Wish Theater.
town. Each of the many char- prevalent hate crimes still are,
acters represents an individual and the ways in which systemic explained that the play shows play shows] that one thing that show has allowed Masque and all the shows weve performed
that the group interviewed. injustices are still taking place, the many different effects of a seemingly could be very small Gown to expand artistically. The have been in a house set, so
This choice builds upon the these conversations are ones tragedy on the local, national has such a ripple effect, and af- show provides members with the weve really shaken that mold
momentum of last springs play, that were relevant in 1998 but and global community. fects so many different members opportunity to play several dif- up a bit, and have a pretty ab-
Blown Youtha sharp depar- continue to be just as relevant. Weve had a lot go on in the of a local, national and global ferent characters and to push the stract new set that were really
ture from this paradigm. Mackenzie Schafer 19, artis- past few years, as far as devas- community, said Schafer. limits of their production. excited about that The Laramie
[The characters were] all tic director of Masque & Gown, tating events, so I think [the Schafer also explained how the Since Ive been on campus Project let us do.

Papalia addresses accessibility

through art and activism
Much of Papalias work is built In a later piece called Mobil-
by Isabelle Hall on his relationship with disabil- ity Device, Papalia replaced his
Orient Staff ity. His earlier works involved cane with a high school march-
Although Carmen Papalia lost replacing one system of support ing band from Santa Ana, Calif.
the use of his vision, he does not with another in order to create They worked together via Skype
identify as blind. moments of accessibility. for six months, and after a single
I feel that word doesnt serve He started by making modifi- in-person rehearsal, Papalia and
me, he said. I often think of cations to his cane to alter both the band performed the piece, in
myself as a non-visual learner its practical and social functions. which the group allowed Papalia
someone who just made a choice In one such transformation, his to freely explore downtown San-
to shift the value from the visual cane was 15 feet long. ta Anaa place unfamiliar to the
to the non-visual ... Id rather I knew that a lot of people artistby anticipating the artists
describe myself in relation to my looked at me, their eyes would be movements and providing mu-
learning style and my approach on me, when I was using a cane, sical cues.
to learning than refer to a word so I kind of just started eventu- It was really important for
that kind of means, lack of pre- ally thinking of people as like me to have the freedom of move-
paredness or awareness. You just a built-in audience that I could ment to explore and the agency
have to [search for] synonyms work with in various ways and to explore during this perfor-
for the word blind, and you get a activate, said Papalia. So I made mance, said Papalia.
long list of negative associations. this cane, and it really was me Papalia did not begin practic-
Papalia, a Vancouver-based thinking about playing with or ing as an artist until he attended COURTESY OF CARMEN PAPALIA
social practice artist and disabil- exaggerating that distance that I graduate school at Portland State ART IN PRACTICE: Carmen Papalia (right) leads participants in a non-visual walking tour called a Blind Field
ity activist, delivered a lecture felt the cane kind of put between University in Portland, Ore. He Shuttle. Such tours are not a simulation of the artists own experiences, but an exercise for the non-visual senses.
about his work at the Bowdoin me and my friends, my peers and described his studies as a combi-
College Museum of Art (BCMA) everybody else. nation of art and social practice. which he calls Open Access. tural and political conditions in stituted or enforced.
on October 19. His visit was I feel like I make work as a Art provided Papalia with an This social model stems from which the person exists. Papalias A policy platform can only
in preparation for Andrew W. means of addressing my own ac- avenue both to come to terms the disability activism of the Open Access model consists go so far in encouraging people
Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial cess in various contexts, he said. with his disability and to think 1960s and represents a reaction of five tenets that describe a re- to care for one another, said Pa-
Fellow Ellen Tanis spring exhibi- Its often a means of opening critically about what it means to to the medical model, said Papa- lational approach to accessibility. palia. Its really about thinking
tion, Second Sight: The Paradox up a space to realize new possi- be disabled. lia. Unlike in the medical model, Papalia defines accessibility as about ... the collective politics of
of Vision in Contemporary Art, bilities and new methodologies Papalia has gradually shifted the social model contends that ones ability to hold agency. He a place. What is the culture, and
which will feature an installation around mutual support and his focus to developing and shar- disability is not a physical con- believes that it is not something
by Papalia. modeling trust. ing a social model of accessibility, dition, but rather the social, cul- that can be effectively legally in- Please see PAPALIA, page 10
10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Friday, October 27, 2017


CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Assistant Professor of Romance Languages Meryem Belkad (left) facilitated a question and answer session with award-winning filmmaker Raoul Peck (right) on Tuesday, entitled Identity, History, and
Race. Pecks Academy Award nominated documentary film, I Am Not Your Negro, was screened in Kresge Auditorium on Monday. The film is based on James Baldwins unfinished manuscript Remember This House.

Acclaimed filmmaker discusses identity, history

I hope that in universities because I wanted to make Holly- of race and power dynamics on dont think Bowdoin does come in Western society, also has a
by Eliana Miller you learn how to read images, wood films. a global scale. In I am Not Your even close to that, said Hannah good grasp and understands
Orient Staff how to deconstruct images or Peck tells stories that other- Negro, he uses Baldwins words Konkel 20, who attended both non-Western perspectives on so-
Filmmaker Raoul Peck now how to read the work of an art- wise would not make it onto the to convey this message. events. It was a really powerful cial activism as well as non-West-
uses cinema as a platform for ist, said Peck. An artist doesnt screen. He has written, produced Obviously, Baldwin wrote film. Especially on this campus, ern perspectives on cinema, said
social activism. On Monday, the just react to a society, there is and directed films about the [Remember This House] in where we talk about talking Sillah. I thought it was awesome
award-winning filmmaker and something that theyre trying to genocide in Rwanda, the strug- another time, but everything in it about race a lot but dont actually that Bowdoin was able to obtain
director of the world-renowned convey and its our job to try to gle for Congolese independence is as if written today, said Peck. ever do it. I thought it was a nec- someone in a different sphere.
documentary, I Am Not Your understand it. and the rebuilding of Haiti after It says something about the way essary [topic to discuss]. Peck himself appreciates
Negro, came to campus to par- Peck was born in Haiti and the 2010 earthquake. He said he we see reality, the way we see our Peck seeks to encourage diversity in conversation and
ticipate in a Q&A following a has lived and studied all over portrays these events from the common history. audiences to think critically discussion. During his talks, he
screening of his film. On Tues- the world, including in the U.S., eyes of the oppressed and hopes Baldwin says that white is about a genre valued for its urged students to exercise their
day, Meryem Belkad, assistant France and the Democratic Re- to give minorities a louder voice, a metaphor for power ... Its not ability to entertain. freedom of speech just as he has
professor of romance languages public of the Congo. Despite while critiquing and countering about race [alone], said Peck. Especially in America, cin- through film.
and literatures, hosted a public this international lifestyle, Pecks mainstream American cinema. Race is always a cover-up for ema is an industry that claims I think its always best, when
discussion with Peck about his films discuss the universality and I am Not Your Negro is many other things, for any dif- that its purpose is entertainment possible, to have a very transpar-
background and its influence on continuity of social issues. an Academy Award nominat- ferent type of power relationship, The tendency is to please the ent, open discussion and bring
his work. Movies, as innocent as they ed documentary film based authority relationship, economi- audience, its not so much to pro- people in who know more than
Peck begins these discussions might appear, are vehicles for on James Baldwins unfinished cal inequality. voke, said Peck. you, said Peck. Im open to
with his provocative films. He ideology, for politics, for cul- manuscript Remember This This discussion of universal Amie Sillah 20 attended the learning and I want to have a
hopes that students learn to be ture, for merchandise, said Peck House, a memoir of his personal struggles resonated with students. Tuesday night event and appre- discussion. I want to hear what
critical, especially in a media-dom- during a Q&A session. I came experiences with Medgar Evers, [I am Not Your Negro] ciated this uncommon viewpoint you have to say. And I feel em-
inated world where we are con- into the film industry because of Malcolm X and Martin Luther talked about race in a way that I on entertainment. powered when I learn something
stantly bombarded by images. politics, because of contentnot King, Jr. The film discusses issues dont in my day-to-day life, and I [Peck], although he has lived from you.

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UNUSUAL TOUR: Carmen Papalia (RIGHT) leads non-visual walking tours in many locations, both familiar and
unfamiliar. Papalia does not self-identify as blind, but chose not to use vision as his central reference point for learning.
Friday, October 27, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 11

Kellner urges political engagement through art

naive to assume that it does. As an fication number, pierces through
by Kathryn McGinnis artist, [my] role is to make people the entirety of the book, visible
Orient Staff aware of whats happening around through each flip of a page.
What happened last Octo- them. Were all global citizens and A copy of the book, one of only
ber? Tatana Kellner asked stu- even though we are very self-in- 40 made, was recently acquired by
dents gathered at the popup show volved with our own thing, those Special Collections & Archives.
for her printmaking installation choices we make as a society have An art history department sem-
Please Exit, Doors are Closing a global impact. You try to create inar titled Art and Catastrophe:
on Tuesday in the Edwards Cen- work which is meaningful to you Visual Responses to Trauma has
ter for Art and Dance. Answer: as a person and then hope that it already used the book as an object
the 2016 presidential debates, a reaches beyond that. of study this semester in relation
time during which Kellner was According to students in at- to its discussions of memory and
working and reflecting on ques- tendance, Kellners art helped to the transmission of trauma.
tions surrounding immigration bring current events inside the Kellners works on display
policy in America. Bowdoin Bubble. in other galleries nationwide
Kellner visited Bowdoin to While all these things are go- include Iron, an installation
teach printmaking classes and to ing on were enclosed in our own featuring an automated iron that
discuss the use of text in artwork bubble-kind-of-world, said Luis reveals hidden ink on a white
and propaganda in the media. Guerrero 20, who attended the collared shirt and Bushspeak,
The artists work is largely an ex- popup exhibit. Were focused on handkerchiefs with George W.
pression of her understanding of academics and social life here, but Bushs quotations and mouth
political and social issues, as well were also trying to keep a keen emblazoned across them.
as an effort to inspire an aware- eye on the world around us. So I think whimsy, using humor
ness of such contemporary topics [Kellner] being here and show- or unexpected points of view [in
in her audience. ing her art is a big step for us as art], [is] always easier in terms of
This body of work is about a community [to remember] the getting your message across be-
issues of immigration which were events that [have] happened. cause it is less threatening, said
being discussed even before the I work in two very distinct Kellner. As a culture, we are not
election, Kellner said, noting that ways, said Kellner. One is idea very visually sophisticated be-
she is a first-generation immi- driven and thats the kind of work cause people dont know how to
grant. This country is a country Ill be showing. The other way I read images or whats being said.
of immigrants even if youve been work, which I will not be showing In a digital age, we dont have the
here for ten generationsunless here, is a quieter studio practice. patience to sustain the kind of
you are a Native Americanso I just go to the studio and work look [needed].
this work addresses those issues... with materials to see what emerg- Artists create work to evoke
who gets to go, who stay[s] behind es. Its a much more intuitive way a particular emotion, but some-
and what are the consequences. of working and its driven by the times, Kellner relies on the view-
Although Kellners art is fre- process and not the specific idea. ers experiences to shape the piec-
quently in response to the world, Kellner, the child of Holocaust es she creates.
it would be an injustice to simply survivors, has drawn on this as- We have different readings JENNY IBSEN, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
label her a reactionary. pect of her identity through her of the work and how the work PRINTING WITH A PURPOSE: Tatana Kellner visited campus to teach in printmaking classes, lecture about her art
In times of political upheaval or artwork. In her 1992 artist book changes with time depending and unveil a printmaking installation inspired by the 2016 presidential debates, Please Exit, Doors are Closing.
tragedy, Kellner moves away from titled 50 Years of Silence, Kell- on what is happening with
what she describes as a self-indul- ner juxtaposes her fathers hand- culture, said Kellner. The SEE IT YOURSELF
gent artistic process, instead choos- written account of his Holocaust art may take quite a different
ing to create art with a political, experience with her own trans- meaning if something else has See Tatana Kellners installation Please Exit, Doors are Closing, now
on display in the Edwards Center for Art and Dance.
environmental or social message. lation of his Czech narrative. A happened which influences
Art does not change anything, papier-mache cast of her fathers how work is read by succeed-
said Kellner. I think it would be arm, marked by a tattooed identi- ing generations.

SUPER SLIMEY: common ground in shared affinities

mon with Watch the Throne. finities, namely zippy verses tween the two rappers is most
The Aux Cord The two Atlantans are a log- about diamonds, cars and fake evident in their failed attempts
ical combo, both proud and friends. Real Love hits all to bridge it. Thugs piercing
by Chris Ritter established leaders of their three in full force. While Thug yelps sound out of place on the
genre with no signs of slow- alternates between quick raps overblown Three, while the
Every rap fan has ing down. The two dont and R&B licks, Future re- vacant beat of All da Smoke
dreamed it: What if ______ have quite the discography peats a soft but infectious, I lacks the urgency to showcase
and ______ made an album of JAY-Z and Kanye six years bet she love then builds either rappers abilities. More-
together? But theres some- ago, but they definitely have off of the vibe with a melan- over, the albums lowlights
thing about the idea of the the raw success (and money) cholic verse of his own. On show how much SUPER
collab album that just reeks to back themselves up. the more triumphant Patek SLIMEY depends on flashy,
of disappointment. After Futures signature brand of Water, the duo brings aboard carefully crafted production
years of rumors and teases, agile flows and explosive beats Offset, perhaps the only trap to accommodate both rappers.
that Kendrick Lamar/J. Cole has made him the most prof- rapper more electrifying than While Metro Boomin came
mixtape might never drop. itable man in trap rap. Hes the both of them. Thug and close to making Future and a
The same can be said for the dropped two number one al- Offset zig zag through their trap-minded Drake sound like
Chance the Rapper/Childish bums just this year. But while verses brilliantly, as Future they fit together on What a
Gambino tape, though Don- Future has spawned as many throws in a catchy hook over Time to Be Alive, SUPER
ald Glover took a moment imitators as album sales, bouncy synths. SLIMEY lacks the same fo-
after the Emmys last month to Young Thug is traps incompa- If anything, Patek Water cused instrumentation.
address his rap alter ego, If I rable counterpart. Thuggers proves that the best trap rap Still, the moments where
dont make a Chance the Rap- verses on a slew of mixtapes is communal, with multiple Future and Thug connect
per mixtape I feel like some as well as the critically ac- MCs building off of the energy remind us of why this re-
14 year olds are gonna kick claimed JEFFERY carry the of the others. Its ironic then, lease was a trap fans dream
my ass. Rarely these days do same intensity as Futures, but that the track lands in the in the first place. Though
two rap titans link up at the his tendencies toward island middle of two solo cuts from Future refutes his status as
top of their game and create rhythms and guitar-backed Thug and Future, respectively. a hitmaker, his knack for
something cohesive, living up crooning make an unlikely, The first is a gem from Young catchy hooks and taglines
to that insurmountable hype. inimitable combination. At Thug; Cruise Ship features shines throughout the proj- KAYLA SNYDER
To find that, youd have to go the moment, Future and Thug a snappy, conga-driven beat ect, while Thug comfortably
back to 2011 and JAY-Z and might be at the top of their that could have been a worthy fits into the box allotted to
Kanyes Watch the Throne, genre, but their success stitch- addition to JEFFERY. The him. The uniformity of many
an album about two incredi- es them together more than bleak drone of Futures track, of the tapes collaborative
bly talented people enjoying the music itself. Feed Me Dope, sounds like tracks seems to bring Thugs
incredibly expensive shit. Its no surprise that the an expendable track from sporadic skill set back down
In that sense, the sur- best moments on SUPER HENDRXX or FUTURE to earth. Unfortunately for
prise mixtape from Future SLIMEY come when Fu- from months earlier. SUPER SLIMEY, its often Visit the Orients website to hear SUPER SLIMEY.
and Young Thug, SUPER ture and Thug find common These solo tracks hint at a unclear whether thats always
SLIMEY, has a lot in com- ground in their shared af- divide, but the sonic gap be- a good thing.
12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Friday, October 27, 2017

Student work on display in 5th annual Fall Art Show

ocratic as an art show can be,
by Nina McKay and we get submissions from
Orient Staff all years, all experiences.
This weekend, families and Although the Fall Art
Bowdoin community mem- Show is the main event orga-
bers will have the chance nized by Bowdoin Art Society
to experience Ladd Houses during the fall semester, the
transformation from College organization remains active
House to art gallery. throughout the year. The soci-
Bowdoin Art Societys fifth ety was founded five years ago
annual Fall Art Show gives with the goal of increasing the
students, both inside and presence of arts and conversa-
outside the visual arts depart- tions about art on campus.
ment, the opportunity to put We want to both promote
their artwork on display. the artistic community at Bow-
This show is the only op- doin, [and] not just make that
portunity for student artists exclusive to people who practice
not in a visual arts department art but also to people who are
class to show their work, said just interested in art and want
June Lei 18, co-president to talk about it, said Art Society
of the Bowdoin Art Society. Co-President Hailey Beaman 18.
This is a culminating event In addition to providing stu-
which allows students to really dent artists with the opportuni-
celebrate [their work] with the ty to showcase their work, the
community and their families. Fall Art Show provides Bow-
The Art Society members doin Art Society members
organizing the show aim to whether or not they themselves
reach as many students as create piecesthe opportunity
possible by soliciting artwork to gain curatorial experience.
through school-wide emails, Curating is typically a COLLEGE HOUSE GALLERY: Work by 42 student artists is now on display
visiting art classes and talking practice of organizing or mak- at Ladd House in the Bowdoin Art Societys 5th annual Fall Art Show.
to their friends who create ing sense of art by placing art
visual art. This year, approx- together or apart, said Lei. I nitely things that we take into are] a lot of students that be-
imately 100 works of art are think by letting students see account, said Beaman. But gan submitting art four years
displayed in the show, repre- the work of their peers and be a I think that each piece has to ago and now continuously still
senting 42 student artists. part of this community and get be judged in the context of the submit art and seeing the way
Art Society member Daniel to make their own decisions on show that its appearing [in] and their practice has changed has
Rechtschaffen 18 emphasized displaying artwork and creat- in its own content We cant been really, really rewarding.
the groups desire to provide a ing a message, theyre really in just go based off of precedent. Shannon Delaney 20 has
greater number of students with essence learning about them- People submit and we typ- four pieces that will be dis-
opportunities to share their art. selves and learning about who ically take work from every played in the show.
[The Fall Art Show is] for we are as a community. artist who submits, added I drew them all my senior
everybody else that doesnt For the past two years, the Lei. We dont necessarily year of high school for my AP SEE IT YOURSELF
have that same opportunity Fall Art Show has drawn criti- take all their workit really Studio Art class. It was a con-
to showcase the work that cism for alleged censorship of depends on the quality of the centration that was expressive
theyve made in class or that student submissions. show. We take what pieces we self-portraits, so all four of The Bowdoin Art
they made on their own time,
he said. So its really as dem-
I think that those kinds of
historical incidents are defi-
find to be strongest or best fit-
ting with the rest of the show.
the pieces are taken from that
portfolio, said Delaney.
Societys student-
As such an open space, the Delaney, who is not currently curated Fall Art Show
This is a culminating event will be on display in
Fall Art Show provides long-term taking any art classes, values the
members of Art Society with a opportunity to share her work
which allows students to really unique opportunity to witness with the Bowdoin community. Ladd House through
celebrate [their work] with the student artists evolve throughout
their time at Bowdoin.
Its something I love to do,
and its more than just a hob- Sunday.
community and their families. I think one of my favor- by, said Delaney. I think that
June Lei 18 ite things is watching student being proud of what I do [and
artists grow, says Lei. [There showing it] is significant.

Friday, October 27, 2017 13

Van Siclen leads mens soccer to post-season HIGHLIGHT
Poised to kill: This weekend,
the womens volleyball
team (13-8, NESCAC
7-1) traveled to Amherst
to compete in the Hall of
Fame Tournament. The
team swept the first two
games against Wheaton
and Coast Guard, but
fell to Worcester Poly-
technic Institute 3-2 on
Saturday. Carolyn Flaharty
20 received her second
NESCAC Volleyball Player
of the Week recognition
of this year after averaging
3.91 kills and 2.73 digs per
set this weekend. The team
will play their last regular
season games at Wesleyan
(17-4, NESCAC 7-1) and
Connecticut (13-8, NES-
CAC 2-6) this weekend.

Shooting for the moon: The

womens soccer team (9-
5-1, NESCAC 4-5-1) fin-
ished their regular season
with a 2-0 shutout against
No. 2 Connecticut (12-2-1,
NESCAC 7-2-1) and a 1-0
loss against Tufts (8-4-3,
NESCAC 6-2-2). The Polar
Bears scored two early
goals in order to beat Con-
necticut despite the Cam-
els having a 18-6 advantage
in shots. Against Tufts, the
roles were reversed with
Tufts pulling off a goal at
ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 34:38 despite Bowdoin
HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE: Matty McColl 19 and Levi Morant 19 celebrate with teammates after a 1-0 win against Williams on Sept. 17. The Polar Bears are currently No. 3 in the NESCAC. having 14 shots compared
to Tuftss 9. The team looks
towards their NESCAC
the team. quarterfinal game against
by Devin McKinney [Van Siclens] been doing a No. 1 Williams (13-1-1,
Orient Staff
good job in that he makes pretty NESCAC 8-1-1).
With three complete shut- miraculous saves. As a defender,
out games within the last you are like they are going to Trying hard: The womens
week and a half, Stevie Van score but then [he] comes up rugby team (5-1) beat St.
Siclen 18, goalkeeper of the huge, and hes been doing that Michaels College 45-5 on
Bowdoin mens soccer team game after game, so having him Saturday after finishing
(10-3-2, NESCAC 6-2-2), in the back there is definitely a the first half with a 38-0
elevated his total number of confidence booster for the de- lead. Liz DAngelo 19
career shutouts to 25an all fense, said captain Sam Ward 18. gave the Polar Bears their
time high for career shutouts Van Siclen, despite his recent first try at the one minute
at Bowdoin. record-breaking plays, remains mark and the impressive
Van Siclen currently has a humble in his perception of performances continued
three-game shutout streak after his own role on the team. He as Vianney Gomezgil
games against Colby, Connecti- maintains that his successes are Yaspik 18 scored a hat
cut College and, most recent- a contributing factor to an over- trick. The rugby team
ly, Tufts. While Van Siclens all team effort and an advanced looks to continue their
immense skill and leadership level of play. win streak in their last two
on the field has only grown Any goalie award is really a games against Molloy and
throughout his four years on team award. There are 10 guys Long Island University.
the team, this year his presence in front of me, and most impor-
has proved especially instru- tantly my back line is making Sticking to it: The field hock-
mental in guiding and unifying my job really easy, said Van ey team (9-6, NESCAC
the team as the Polar Bears head Siclen. Whats great is that we 5-5) split the week with a
into the playoffs. are playing with a lot of confi- 3-2 win against Connecti-
Assistant Coach Peter Mills dence, and the shutout streak is STRIKING WITH A VENGEANCE: (RIGHT): Luke Lockwood 20 faces off cut (5-10, NESCAC 1-9)
emphasized Van Siclens role not the culmination of a lot of guys against a Wesleyan opponent on Sept. 16. The Polar Bears won 1-0. (LEFT): in overtime and 3-0 loss
only as a talented goalkeeper, but doing a lot of important roles.
Levi Morant 19 dribbles the ball during the Williams game on Sept. 17. ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT against Tufts (11-4, NES-
also as a leader on the field. The teams cohesion cou- good chunks of the game but to play and be good defensively Saturday, but it starts with prac- CAC 8-2). The Polar Bears
[Van Siclen] has really pled with Van Siclens strength [Tufts] technical movement and get chances and convert. ... tice. said Mills. and the Camels went into
grown over his four years as a has proven to be important and ability [with] the ball, com- Over the course of the season, The Polar Bears loss to Am- overtime after both teams
leader. Hes given a great sense Bowdoin, who is seeded third bined with their defensive-ori- weve played really well at times, herst in the NESCAC semifinals scored two goals each in
of confidence to our defensive in the NESCAC, entered its ented team structure was a big and we have to continue to put on last year, which prevented them the second half, with Juli-
groups, especially our four game on Tuesday against challenge to break down, said that complete performance going from winning their third NES- ana Fiore 18 putting away
defenders, [and] if theres a Tufts, who is seeded first. Van Siclen. into the weekend, said Mills. CAC title, also provides the team the winning goal for Bow-
breakdown, hes going to make Bowdoin ended up tying Tufts The Polar Bears will now head Despite its recent successes, with a source of motivation. doin. An early goal from
a save, said Mills. 0-0 in double overtime. into NESCAC quarterfinals, host- the team continues to focus I think the fact that the juniors Tufts at the three-minute
Van Siclens teammates also We knew that we were going ing their first postseason game on the games as individual and seniors have won a champi- mark set the tone for the
see him as an invaluable part of have to invest in defending for since 2010 against Williams. As challenges rather than looking onship only makes this next one rest of the game, despite
the players heads into the game ahead to future tournament so much more exciting, and it feels Bowdoin outshooting
[Van Siclen] has really grown over his four this Saturday, they are looking games and championships. weird because we won my fresh- Tufts 19-11. The team will
years as a leader. Hes given a great sense of to improve upon their ability in [We] take it one practice at a man and sophomore year. Having face off against Tufts again
equalizing defensive and offensive time, and we focus a lot on indi- not won this past year feels like in their first playoff game
confidence to our defensive groups. play out on the field. vidual goals for every practice. ... we are in a drought, and that just this weekend.
Assistant Coach Peter Mills Weve got to get the balance You cant assume that youll win ignites the fire a little more, said
and do both things well; we have any game. We are getting ready for Van Siclen. COMPILED BY ANNA FAUVER
14 SPORTS Friday, October 27, 2017

Crew team competes in the Head of the Charles Regatta

competed in the Mens Colle-
by Jason Cahoon giate Fours. The A boat finished
Orient Staff
just one tenth of a second be-
This past weekend the hind Clemson University and
Bowdoin rowing team had one tenth of a second ahead of
an excellent performance at Boston College to place 13th out
the 2017 Head of the Charles of 49 entries. The C boat had a
Regatta, a world-renowned strong finish at 34th place.
race held annually in Boston, The womens team also
Mass. At the event, the rowing found great success at the re-
team had the opportunity to gatta. The Polar Bears raced
compete against rowing clubs two boats in the Womens
from all over the world. Collegiate Fours. After being
For us as a small college taken off the waitlist just two
club program, its enormous weeks prior to the race, the B
exposure to the best and boat rowed into 22nd place
broadest competition that we out of 36 entries, just four
see during the year, said Head spots away from earning an-
Coach Gil Birney. other guaranteed entry.
Despite Bowdoins small The A boat finished in
size, the team still stacked up fourth place to earn the rowing
against its competition. Bowdo- program a medal in the Wom-
in brought five boat entries this ens Collegiate Fours race.
year, the greatest number of boat Andy Bolender 21 steered an
entries that it has ever brought aggressive course while Max
to the Head of the Charles. Larson 18 set the stroke for
Every year the teams per- Allie Gross 20, Erin Jeter 18
formance impacts its pres- and Cirkine Sherry 18. COURTESY OF ALEXANDRA GROSS
ence at the next Head of the As a club team, the great- TAKE A BOW: The crew team competed in the Head of the Charles Regatta last weekend. The team sent five boats, with three of them qualifying for next
Charles. Boats that finish in est challenge for the Polar years regatta by placing in the top half of their races. The womens teams A boat finished in fourth place to earn a medal in the Womens Collegiate Fours race.
the top half guarantee their Bears is that they do not get
program an entry in that par- support in admissions to re- people have gotten into what how to row. We really hope to get erans on the team instruct new mentorship from both the se-
ticular race the following year. cruit experienced rowers. So, the coaches call a competitor people that want to compete and rowers on combining power nior rowers and coxswains for
The team as a whole earned they attribute their success in mindset, which isnt about be on the river every day. Those with the technique and rhythm our less experienced athletes,
three guaranteed entries for the regatta to their inclusiv- winning all the time but is are the people that find the club required for efficient rowing. said captain Phillip Wang 18.
next years regatta. ity towards new rowers and really about making it a race to be a good fit and survive the People say that you can The Rowing Team will start
The mens side of the team the hard hours they put into anytime two boats are on the natural selection process, said learn 80 percent of rowing in the traditional collegiate sea-
raced its B boat in the Mens rowing nearly every morning water no matter who we are Rowing Coach Doug Welling. the first few years, but then son this spring and looks for-
Club Fours. They rowed to 16th throughout the fall. racing against, added Captain The training starts with a that last 20 percent takes de- ward to training hard for the
place out of 52 entries. Addi- We have a really great Jessica Webber 18. two-week learn-to-row period cades of practicing and rac- Dad Vail Regatta in Philadel-
tionally, the A boat and C boat group of athletes and I think It is very fun to teach people in which the coaches and vet- ing. Luckily, we see a lot of phia next May.

On guard: fencing club stresses inclusivity for all members

We usually [fence at the per semester. Competition competitor. Ratner earned try to organize a joint prac- just getting that competitive
by Kathryn McGinnis Museum] to make us visible ranges from 30 entries in a fifth place in the Mixed tice with them every once and experience that brings you to
Orient Staff
on campus and to make sure Maine tournament to hundreds Epee competition, losing to awhile, but I think its safe to the next level.
In nice weather, some stu- people know the fencing team of entries in a regional one. the eventual champion. say Bowdoin fencing has the While club team status
dents choose to sit on the exists, said captain Benja- This Sunday, the fencing In these tournaments, the strongest team of those three. promotes inclusivity, the
quad. Members of the Bow- min Ratner 19. Its a hell of club attended the Granite team competes against many The team currently has teams club status also pre-
doin Fencing Club, however, a lot of fun and people dont State Open in New Hamp- of its in-state rivals. 11 members, and while it vents the team from having a
choose to duel on the Bowdoin know about us because we shire. The Polar Bears com- The most visible [New encourages all students to coach. This poses a challenge
College Museum of Art steps. only practice inside of a gym. peted in the Mixed Foil and England] team that we see be- participate, it also values its to the older members who are
While the majority of prac- So every now and then when Mixed Epee events. Marty sides Bowdoin is [the Univer- small size. looking for experienced fenc-
tices are held in Sargent Gym, the weathers nice, well go out Dang 18 led the team in the sity of New Hampshire], Rat- We strongly believe that ers to duel.
the team has been trying to there on the museum steps. Mixed Foil event, reach- ner said. They have a strong the club thrives when its [I] wish we had a coach,
garner more interest for the The fencing club attends at ing the second round before program. Bates and Colby we small and everyone knows said Dang. Itd be nice if we
club by practicing publicly. least two or three tournaments losing to the second-seeded see every now and then. We each other really well and its had someone to teach us [and]
a small tight-knit group. Were coach us because at the mo-
able to all travel in one van to ment theres no one to teach
these tournaments, so its not the old[er] members. The
our goal to become a massive only way [we can] improve is
club on campus, Ratner said. to go to tournaments.
Keeping it around 15 is fan- Besides just improving
tastic. It gives everyone plenty skills and competing against
of people to fence. Everyone stiffer competition, one of the
knows each other. Theres a other main goals for the club
strong communal bond and, this season is promoting a
most importantly, we can all more social environment.
compete. Were trying to have
Nearly half of the current events, whether thats going
clubs members did not know to Gelato Fiasco as a team or
how to fence before attending having a get together at some-
Bowdoin. Dang was among ones apartment, Ratner said.
these students. Were working on that, but
[Fencing] looked cool. Id say right now the strongest
Growing up, youd see sword element of social bonding is
fighting in the movies like the long road trip to the tour-
Princess Bride, Dang said. nament, in which we all get
It looked really fun, and so I up at 6 a.m., bleary-eyed, and
thought coming to Bowdoin drive across the state.
I wanted to do something I While fencing remains a
wouldnt be able to otherwise. relatively small sport in the
Ratner, who has been fenc- U.S., the team has big dreams
ing for about nine years, and on Bowdoins campus.
other older members of the Our mission for the club on
club provide the new mem- campus is to create a fun, sup-
bers with footwork and weap- portive environment where any
ons training. Bowdoin student, regardless of
People are very receptive, if theyve fenced or not, can pick
COURTESY OF MICHAEL HARRIS said Ratner. Its not that hard up a blade and have fun and
MATCH UP: The fencing club practices on the steps of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art to make their sport more visible to the entire campus. to teach them the basics. Its learn the sport, said Ratner.
15 Friday, October 27, 2017

Reporting on hate @nescacbarstool and the perpetuation of

We publish the profile of Evan McLaren, Former Bowdoin student leads
identified hate group, with trepidation. McLarens white nationalism and white
toxic masculinity at Bowdoin and beyond
supremacy is abhorrent and antithetical to the core principles of our paper, our
college and our nation. We are aware that our choice to include McLarens theo-
ries in our pages could lend them an air of credibility, and provide McLaren and
by Kinaya Hassane
the National Policy Institute (NPI) with the platform within higher education
that they are so eager to create.
We would like to be clear that we publish his views neither to endorse nor to On October 8, the Instagram account
promote them. On the contrary, we resoundingly condemn them. Unfortunately, @nescacbarstool posted for the first time.
McLaren and the NPI already have a prominent national media platform. The The accounts debut was a video proclaim-
NPI has over a million views on its YouTube page; Richard Spencer has 775,000 ing that in the NESCAC, we work hard
Twitter followers. McLarens voice is being heard whether it reaches our campus but we play harder. The clip is a montage
or not, and we are better equipped to engage if we hear from the source. of partying crowds at various schools and
We could have reported on McLaren without granting him an interview, thus concludes with a sped-up video of a stu- MOLLY KENNEDY
depriving him of a chance to voice his repugnant beliefs. But we believe that dent vomiting into a trash can, red solo count is the glorification of male aggres- faced with constant but often subtle re-
responsible journalism allows all parties, even those with whom we disagree, to cup in hand. Subsequent posts feature sion fueled by excessive drinking. minders of their inferiority. Popular social
present their views as they understand them. A robust exchange of ideas begins videos of students streaking the quad at Our student body and administration media accounts like @nescacbarstool and
by grappling with those ideas in their fullest, if also their nastiest, form. Wesleyan, someone slapping a womans are outwardly dedicated to gender equal- a similar account, @nescacsmokeshows,
We choose to cover McLaren because, unfortunately, he is news: McLaren is glitter-covered backside at Williamsin ity. Actions like this weeks Take Back the feature posts about attractive women from
a former Bowdoin student now at the helm of the most prominent white na- slow motionand a student at Middle- Night event and administrative efforts at different NESCAC schools. And instanc-
tionalist organization in America. This comes at a political moment when white bury shotgunning a beer before promptly providing recourse to victims of sexual es of sexual harassment and assault have
nationalist and alt-right groups have gained a greater presence in our political turning around to have a person behind violence are examples in which the school become so prevalent and normalized
conversations. Although we are cautious of airing McLarens views, we cover him the camera shoot a dart into his back. has taken a strong stand against the patri- that the baseline expectation is that every
as we would cover any other former Bowdoin student who has entered the na- @nescacbarstool thrives on the audi- archy. But we would be remiss to ignore woman at Bowdoin has a story.
tional political spotlight. ences acceptance of its posts as displays the toxic masculinity that pervades Bow- @nescacbarstool and all its troubling
And we choose to cover McLaren not in spite of his views but because of them. of benign debauchery. The events, which doins social scene into the present day. content can serve as an important jump-
Confronting McLarens history with Bowdoin brings his beliefswhich stand we witness from the removed comfort of The integration of women into the student ing-off point for discussion about the
in such stark contrast to the dominantly liberal tenor of political discourse on our smartphone screens, are intended to body, as well as the abolition of the frater- negative effects of hypermasculinity at
campusinto sharp relief. Too often, we approach views like McLarens as ideo- glorify the savagery of their predomi- nity system, are both seen as watershed Bowdoin. On October 19, The New York
logically and physically distant from us, as things that exist out there but rarely nantly male participants. With thousands moments of progress in Bowdoins history. Times posted a video compiling the mul-
touch us directly. By highlighting McLarens story, we want Bowdoin students to of views, likes and followers, @nescacbar- These historical moments, however, are tiple instances in which Harvey Wein-
engage with McLarens values not as abstract thought experiments but as con- stool appears to succeed in spreading the more symbolic than emblematic of funda- steins transgressions towards women
crete ideas that hold real force in our world and affect the lives of innumerable word that the bookish coeds of the NES- mental changes to campus culture. were jokingly referenced in pop culture.
people both on and off our campus. CAC can party just as hard as their state At its most benign, Bowdoins The video begs the viewer to wonder
It would be unfair and untrue to say that Bowdoin College was in some way re- school counterparts. male-centric social scene still gives way what would have happened if Weinstein
sponsible for McLarens views. Ideas cannot be traced to a single, discrete source, Bowdoin students are well represented for shenanigans not wholly unlike those had been exposed and reprimanded
and to suggest that his ideology came directly from his three semesters at Bow- on the account, as there are multiple vid- that occurred half a century ago. @nes- sooner. It also encourages viewers to be-
doin would be reductionist and irresponsible. But this fact should not prevent us eos of Bowdoin students engaging in all cacbarstools posts provide ample evi- come more observant consumers of cul-
from using his connection with the Bowdoin community to spur students to see kinds of drunken antics. Multiple videos dence to support this point. At its most ture and asks them to be more skeptical
the real force of McLarens ideas, and in turn to respond with the requisite force. show students smashing beer cans on insidious, Bowdoins social scene per- of what is presented to them as normal
their heads in order to open them, and petuates the continued objectification of or innocuous. Drawing from these les-
there is even a clip of a student drinking women. Rather than being bused from sons, we should heed @nescacbarstools
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orients editorial board, beer by funneling it through a gory fish neighboring colleges on the weekend, public warnings of an unhealthy campus
which is comprised of Rachael Allen, Anjulee Bhalla, Harry DiPrinzio, Sarah head. Though these videos are seemingly as they were before the days of coeduca- culture, rather than laugh at this behavior
Drumm, Ellice Lueders, Ian Ward and Allison Wei. harmless, the underlying ethos of the ac- tion, women on this campus are instead and grant it validation online.

Why Im grateful for the sophomore slump

game of Cards Against Humanity, played control over at least a portion of my life.
while sitting cross-legged on the bare Even worse, when I withdrew into my-
ESTABLISHED 1871 Dis(orient)ed linoleum of my unfamiliar Hyde quint. self as a result, I magnified the problem.
by Charlotte Nash
I swapped cards and names with new From afar, I wistfully viewed the gatherings
bowdoinorient.com orient@bowdoin.edu 6200 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011
floormates, and every moment of college that I abstained from so as not to burden all
The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and information I entered sophomore year a caricature. seemed charged with possibility. my friends, who must have certainly been
relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its administrators, With sharpened angles and tunneled While its fun ordering an in-house having their best semesters.
the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following professional journalistic standards in thoughts, I bore little resemblance to my- coffee for your first all-nighter, its less so I dont blame myself for thinking ev-
writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse self. A quick Google search let me know for your tenth. eryone else had everything under control.
discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community. that I could eat at the Lobster Bake. It was Sophomore slump hits hard. Signifying A Baxter housemate once shared that,
only 129 calories for an entire lobster, mi- the end of the honeymoon phase of college, Everyone at Bowdoin are like ducks on a
nus the butter sauce, of course. it may manifest itself as a loss of concentra- pond. While they may seem to be floating
While what to eat seemed easy for once tion on school work, a disinterest in campus gracefully, beneath the surface we are all
Sarah Drumm Harry DiPrinzio (except how exactly to properly crack a lob- life or a sudden realization that every College paddling to stay afloat.
Editor in Chief Editor in Chief ster), I found myself more anxious around House party is identical. While symptoms We are all told that college is the best
my friends than the claw meat I was trying may vary, and so too can the timing, this dis- four years of our lives, so it may seem like
Creative Director Managing Editor Sr. News Editor to free. I agonized over every piece of witty satisfaction doesnt just occur during soph- youre failing when this isnt panning out. I
Rachael Allen Anjulee Bhalla banter; every What did you do this sum- omore year. The vital part is the treatment struggled for an entire semester more than I
Jenny Ibsen
Sarah Bonanno mer? felt like an attack. method for these feelings of malaise. needed to because I was too proud to admit
Ellice Lueders Asst. News Editor Freshman year of college is stereotypi- One of my favorite quotes comes from that I needed helpsomething I now realize
Digital Director Emily Cohen cally idealized, and for manymyself in- a Humans of New York (HONY) post. is akin to never going to office hours because
Nickie Mitch
James Little Allison Wei cludedit is the dream. Everything from In response to the question, If you could youre embarrassed that you have questions.
Sports Editor your first-and-only Pub Night to your give one piece of advice to a large group of When I finally did make an appoint-
Photo Editor Associate Editor Anna Fauver first Ivies is thrilling, or at the very least people, what would it be? a New Yorker ment with the Counseling Service and
Ann Basu Roither Gonzales brand new (the most calls home must cer- answers, Try your best to deal with life revealed it to my friends, I was shocked by
Louisa Moore Features Editor
Alyce McFadden tainly come from the laundry room). My without medicating yourself. their reaction. Not only did they not think
Amanda Newman
Layout Editor strongest Bowdoin memory is still a timid You mean drugs? HONY asks. less of me, but several shared that they
Emma Bezilla A&E Editor I mean drugs, food, shopping, money, had also made appointments for various
Copy Editor Isabelle Hall whatever. I aint judging anybody, either. I reasons, whether anxiety, depression or an
Ian Stewart
Sam Adler was hooked on heroin for years. But now eating disorder.
Eleanor Paasche Opinion Editor Ive learned that every feeling will pass if We need more transparency at Bowdo-
Data Desk
Gideon Moore Rohini Kurup you give it time. And if you learn to deal in. By putting on a brave face I hurt myself
Sr. News Reporter with your feelings, theyll pass by faster moreand for longer. I also gave up a pos-
James Callahan Calendar Editor each time. So dont rush to cover them up, sibility to help others through my struggle.
Social Media Editor Kate Lusignan or youre never gonna learn. Every time I falsely answered, Good! And
Gwen Davidson Business Manager College is stressful, erratic and, at you? I may have further isolated others
Uriel Lopez-Serrano Edward Korando Page 2 Editor
times, lonely. Life is, too. Sophomore undergoing similar problems.
Faria Nasruddin Ned Wang Samuel Rosario year, I adopted an unhealthy coping Im very grateful to consider myself re-
mechanism to escape these uncomfort- covered, but there will always be bad days.
The material contained herein is the property of The Bowdoin Orient and appears at the sole discretion of the able feelings that are inevitable to grow- However, Im not embarrassed to admit
editors. The editors reserve the right to edit all material. Other than in regard to the above editorial, the opinions ing up. I attempted to protect myself by this anymore: though I may slump, I keep
expressed in the Orient do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors. ALEX BURNS using food and exercise to try to gain my head held high.
16 Friday, October 27, 2017

Presidents Summer Research
Students from the Colleges summer research fellowship
program will present a summary of their research through
posters. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and
engage with presenters.
Morrell Gymnasium. 1:45 p.m.

Sarah and James Bowdoin Day
This celebration will honor students academic achievements.
Hadley Horch, associate professor of biology and
neuroscience and director of the neuroscience program, will
give a keynote presentation. There will also be a student
address and a book awards presentation. This event is open ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT

to everyone, but seating will be limited. JUST DANCE: Dhivya Singaram 17 leads a dance at the third annual Diwali celebration in Daggett Lounge last Friday. The event was hosted by
the South Asian Students Association (SASA) to celebrate the South Asian festival of lights.
Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall. 4 p.m.


The Laramie Project
Masque & Gown will perform a documentary-styled play
that analyzes the death of Matthew Stuart, an openly gay
college student, who was murdered because of his
sexual identity. There will be a performance at the same time FILM SCREENING LECTURE
and place on Saturday. Turtle and Dog Days Screening Women, Ethnicity, and Health Care in
Wish Theater, Memorial Hall. 7:30 p.m. Jordan Schiele 07 will show two of his films. Turtle follows Latin America
the relationship between an artist and construction worker, David Carey, Doehler chair in history at Loyola University,
and Dog Days examines child trafficking and the struggles will present public health research from his current book

of the lower class in China. Discussion will follow. project on collaborative public health projects integrating
Room 315, Searles Science Building. 7 p.m. Western and indigenous practices in Guatemala
and Ecuador.
LECTURE Room 315, Searles Science Building. 7:30 p.m.
LECTURE The Asian Century: Myth and Reality
From Harriet Beecher Stowe to Be- Susan Thornton 85, acting assistant secretary of state, will

yonce: Two Centuries of discuss Asian politics. Prior to being assistant secretary of
Copyright Laws state, Thornton served as deputy assistant secretary for
Zorina Khan, professor of economics, will talk about how China, Mongolia and Taiwan and continues to work on
copyright protection has evolved throughout history. Khan United States policy in Eurasia. EVENT
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7:30 p.m.
will discuss whether copyright piracy is beneficial to society. Diversity in Conservation
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall. 11 a.m. Whitney Tome, executive director of Green 2.0, will discuss

why the majority of people that engage in nature are white.
PERFORMANCE Room 111, Adams Hall. 4:30 p.m.
Student Group Performances
Several student groups will perform. Including a capella, EVENT
drumming and dance. No tickets are required. EVENT Bowdoin Slam Poets Society at
Morrell Gymnasium. 7 p.m. A Discussion with John Gans the Museum
John Gans, executive director of NOLS, will hold a Members of the Bowdoin Slam Poets Society will respond to
discussion and Q&A about the NOLS program. the art on view and reflect on personal experiences through

Beebe Room , Schwartz Outdoor Leadrship Center. 5:30 p.m. their own poetry.
Museum of Art. 7 p.m.
WORKSHOP How Liberals are Failing Liberalism LECTURE
Public-Art Attack! Art Actions to Fight Steven Hayward, senior resident scholar at the Institute of All Views Are Not Created Equal
Battles that Need Fighting Governmental Studies at University of California-Berkeley, Michele Moses, professor and associate dean for graduate
Jenny Price from the LA Urban Rangers art collective will will discuss why liberals are largely unable to defend their sudies, School of Education, University of Colorado, Boulder
teach how to design public art actions to engage any social, identity against the nihilist left, and how liberals and will discuss disagreement, diversity and the politics of being
environmental or political problem. conservatives move forward. reasonable in educational settings.
Digital Media Lab. 2 p.m. Main Lounge, Moulton Union. 7 p.m. Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m.


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