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The Nations Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, November 3, 2017 Volume 147, Number 8 bowdoinorient.com

Course registration
poses concerns of
Chinesehave not completely
by Cooper Dart filled a single class over the
Orient Staff
last three semesters.
The first round of course Departments whose classes
registration for the spring tend to over enroll have at-
semester opens Monday, tempted to expand available
November 6. The Orient an- class seats by offering more
alyzed course offerings and classes, either bringing in
enrollments over the three new faculty or making exist-
semesters since spring 2016 to ing professors teach more.
find the departments in which However, the introduction of
classes were consistently filled, new courses comes with the
as well as those in which class- worry that those classes could
es rarely fill. also fill completely up or, con-
Areas of study that are versely, not fill up at all.
notorious for over enrolling Some of the departments
courses span the curriculum, whose seats are in high de-
and for students who wish to mand dont see a problem for
take courses in departments majors in the program.
BOWDOIN LOGS: Groundskeeping works to clear a fallen maple tree from the main Quad after the storm that caused a campus-wide power outage cleared.

Storm tests Colleges emergency plan

where classes typically fill to The most important thing
capacity, registration can be a to point out is our biochemis-
stressful process. try majors absolutely get into
Predictably, computer sci- the classes that they need to
ence has been the most filled: complete their major, and
57 percent of courses offered weve never, ever had a student for hot food, heat, electricity and during the storm. The three fall- few fences. Further, no injuries
since spring 2016 were at not be able to complete their by Rachael Allen and Allison Wei Wi-Fi, while Security and Facil- en trees on the Quad will be cut were reported.
or over capacity. Other de- major because they couldnt Orient Staff ities worked to assess and repair up and used to provide heat for Students heeded our advice
partments that have had the get into a class they needed, Following a storm early Mon- the aftermath. the Bowdoin community and and stayed inside for most of the
highest number of full classes said Danielle Dube, director of day morning that left nearly At the time of publication, others, according to President bad part of the storm, but how
include government and legal the biochemistry department. 500,000 homes and businesses the Schiller Coastal Studies Clayton Rose. many hundreds of people walk
studies, math, sociology, psy- The Department of Gov- in Maine without electricity, Center, the Schwartz Outdoor The fallen trees did not dam- on the Quad every day where
chology and English. ernment and Legal Studies has Bowdoin was plunged into the Leadership Center and Whittier age any buildings. According [one of the trees] went down,
On the other hand, some a similar view. states worst ever power outage Field Grandstand are the only to Senior Vice President for Fi- said Director of Safety and Se-
departmentsmost notably As long as there are open that, for some, lasted over two campus buildings still without nance and Administration and curity Randy Nichols.
some languages such as Greek, days. Students, faculty and staff power. Treasurer Matt Orlando, the
Latin, Russian, Italian and Please see COURSES, page 3 flocked to Thorne Dining Hall The College lost over 60 trees only structural damage was to a Please see RESPONSE, page 8

Dining makes overcrowded Thorne a home for Bowdoin community

Thorne was one of the only pared for the challenge because all of our staff, said Mary Lou on Monday morning. Dining were still dealing with power
by Louisa Moore places on campus with power of their extensive emergency Kennedy, executive director of was even able to keep Moulton outages at home, so they were
Orient Staff
during the outage on Monday, plans. dining and bookstore services. open for express lunch, despite trying to deal with that on top
Accommodating potentially due to its backup generator, so [Emergency situations like I got the call first to say that a lack of power. of getting in here.
1,500 students, faculty and staff many students camped out in the power outage] happen all there was no power at Moulton, While students sought refuge Storm damage also prevent-
in a space meant to seat 630 the dining hall to eat, work and the time, at least once or twice so we start[ed] talking about in Thorne, dining staff still felt ed Thorne from receiving its
could be a recipe for disaster. take advantage of the electricity. a year, so weve done it a lot of what they can do, what cant the effects of the storm and out- daily food shipment.
However, thanks to much fore- Dining staff even distributed times, said Michele Gaillard, they do. age. All staff members managed There [was] a tree blocking
sight and organization, Bowdo- around 20 power strips to help associate director of dining. Dining was able to act quick- to make it into work Monday, the driveway [to Thorne], so
in Dining Service was able to students charge their devices. We were already aware [of ly because of its preparedness. but they were worried about we couldnt get deliveries, said
provide refuge and electricity in While the dining staff do the storm]everybodys an- A full, hot breakfast at Thorne their own families and homes. Kennedy. This is the first time
Thorne Hall during this weeks not typically serve this large of tenna was up, my phone was and a cold breakfast at Moulton We tried to keep the hours
power outage. a crowd, they were well-pre- next to my bed, same thing with Union was served to students down, said Kennedy. People Please see DINING, page 8


Election season comes around again in Maine

The German department will be honored Professor Wheelwright publishes nature Carly Berlin 18 shares her creative Field hockey upsets Tufts in NESCAC Brendan Murtha 21 condemns liberal
as a Center of Excellence. Page 3. guide and journal Page 7. nonfiction. Page 11. quarterfinals. Page 12. nostalgia for the Bush era. Page 13.
2 Friday, November 3, 2017

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SECURITY REPORT 10/26 to 11/2

Thursday, October 26 A student reported a squirrel acting odd age and damage to over 60 campus trees. A bike that was reported stolen at Searles
A student accidentally backed his vehicle near the south door to Winthrop Hall. Three large trees were blown down on the Science Building was recovered.
into another students vehicle in the Stowe Inn A re alarm at Smith Union was attribut- main Quad. Some campus power was restored by
parking lot, causing minor damage. ed to a malfunctioning detector. Several large pine trees were blown down 4:00 p.m.
An ofcer checked on a student who had An ofcer checked on a student at Bruns- along College Street, causing a road blockage.
fallen in the shower and injured a knee. wick Apartments who reported becoming ill Downed trees and power lines blocked Bath Wednesday, November 1
from over-consumption of alcohol. Road near the Bowdoin Pines and Sills Drive. Memorial Hall was closed for several
Friday, October 27 Classes were delayed until after 10 a.m., hours due to a generator fuel leak that caused
An ofcer questioned a suspicious man Sunday, October 29 and then at the discretion of the instructor. a strong odor in the building. The generator
who was loitering near a bike rack at the Buck An ofcer checked on the condition of The College declared a weather emergen- was repaired and the building was re-opened
Fitness Center. a student who reported an adverse reaction to cy and all but essential personnel were advised by late morning.
Brunswick police arrested a man for ag- marijuana edibles. not to report to work. A Yellow Bike Club bike was reported
gravated criminal mischief and other charges A student reported the theft Stockade fences were blown stolen from the area of Searles Science Build-
after an incident at an off-campus student of a silver Trek bicycle near over at Howell House. ing.
residence on Cleaveland Street. The man was Brunswick Apartments E. A large pine tree fell and Most campus power was restored by
given trespass warnings for that property and Several students ac- crashed through a fence at 28 4:00 p.m., except for the Schiller Coastal
for all College property. cessed the north roof of College Street. Studies Center (Orrs Island), the Schwartz
Baxter House without au- A falling tree damaged a Outdoor Leadership Center and Whittier Field
Saturday, October 28 thorization. chain link fence at Brunswick complex.
A security ofcer intervened in a dispute An ofcer conducted a Apartments. A student reported the theft or loss of a
between a female student and a male guest wellness check for an intoxi- The unauthorized use of pair of Beats Solo 3 headphones at Appleton
near Howard Hall. cated minor at Baxter House. a candle set off a smoke alarm at Hall.
An ofcer conducted a wellness check for Ofcers checked on the Quinby House. Excessive noise was reported on the sev-
an intoxicated minor at MacMillan House. wellbeing of an intoxicated stu- The odor of burning mari- enth oor of Coles Tower.
An ofcer checked on the wellbeing of an dent at Stowe House Inn. juana was reported on the eighth oor
intoxicated minor in a restroom at Hyde Hall. An intoxicated student walk- of Coles Tower. Thursday, November 2
A male student who was walking on ing past a security ofcer yelled SARA CAPLAN A vehicle alarm in the Farley parking lot
Longfellow Avenue reported being followed f**k Security! The student offered to write Tuesday, October 31 awoke students. An ofcer checked the vehicle
by an unknown man who asked, Where are a sincere letter of apology. The College declared a weather emergen- and notied the owner to reset the alarm.
you going? Im following you then. A student with a calf injury was escorted cy for a second day due to the ongoing power A student with u-like symptoms was
A smoke alarm in Winthrop Hall was ac- to Mid Coast Hospital. outage. taken to Mid Coast Hospital.
tivated by the use of a vaporizer. A student complaining of u-like symp-
An elderly spectator fainted at a football Monday, October 30 toms was taken to the Mid Coast Walk-In Clinic. BEAR FACT: Only use flashlights for emergency
game at Whittier Field. Brunswick Rescue At 4:55 a.m., a severe wind and rain storm A student with an athletic injury was tak- lighting, candles can cause fires.
transported the person to Mid Coast Hospital. lashed campus, causing a three-day power out- en to Mid Coast Hospital.
Friday, November 3, 2017 NEWS 3

German department nationally recognized for excellence

the department. as Middlebury College, Emory more than just a language. 16, a German major. Perhaps partment. said German major
by Samuel Rosario Reviewers found the depart- University and the University We all show that German it has to do with the fact that Brewster Taylor 18.
Orient Staff ment excellent in every cate- of Arizona have earned desig- isnt just about the language at each professor is highly passion- The German department has
Bowdoins Department of gory, said Executive Director nations of German excellency. its core. Its also about German ate about their work and each been recognized in the past.
German will be honored on of AATG Keith Cothrun in an Bowdoins department stands studies being an interdisciplin- brings a unique perspective to Earlier this year, seven senior
November 18 as a Center of email to Tautz. out because there are only ary endeavor, and we all embody the table. German majors received Ful-
Excellence by the American In particular, the jury of re- three professors teaching this that in our work and Bowdoin I have been able to have a bright Fellowships, comprising
Association of Teachers of Ger- viewers was impressed by the year, compared to Middle- gives us the freedom to do that, fairly customized path through one-third of the 20 Fulbright
man (AATG). departments support from the burys seven, Emorys seven, she said. my German education facilitat- Fellowships awarded to Bowdo-
Birgit Tautz, George Tay- administration, parents and and Arizonas 10. Students involved in the ed by the professors in the de- in seniors.
lor Files professor of modern students, and by the exemplary We do everything they do, German department cited its
languages, was notified of the faculty and the programs cur- but we do it with three people, emphasis on interdisciplinary, Each professor is highly passion-
departments designation last
month, after submitting an
riculum. Cothrun also said that
the departments care for its
said Jill Smith, Osterweis asso-
ciate professor of German and
customizable curricula and pas-
sionate professors as important ate about their work and each
application on behalf of the students was evident, valuing chair of the German department. aspects that set it apart from oth- brings a unique perspective to
department to AATG for this
honor earlier this year, which
student feedback and encourag-
ing strong relationships between
Smith added that the depart-
ments emphasis on interdisci-
er departments.
There is something special
the table.
included visits by faculty from faculty and students. plinary curricula allows students about Bowdoins German de- Julia Binswanger 16
other institutions to review In the past, institutions such taking German courses to learn partment, said Julia Binswanger

COURSES semester it is offering nine

3000 level seminars, after of-
A concern is theres been
research that shows that when
Percent of classes full, by department (fall 2016 to present)
fering only one this semester. theres competition for classes, AFRS 26%
spots in some of our classes, Last year, eight seminars were and when the classes are larger
ANTH 24%
were not offering too few. offered in the spring and none than the average, the people
ARBC 17%
Were not doing this blind, were offered in the fall. from underrepresented back-
and were also doing pretty We looked at which of our grounds [are the ones] that ARCH 0%
well to meet the demand, majors needed advanced sem- somehow perceive that as a ARTH 5%
said Michael Franz, chair of inar courses in various areas discouragement [from enroll- ASNS 6%
the government and legal of the field of government and ing], said Toma. BIOC 23%
studies department. legal studies and we decided Independent research BIOL 23%
While departments assure and figured out that we needed conducted by the Computing CHEM 31%
their declared majors that so many spots in international Research Association, a group CHIN 0%
they will definitely receive the relations, so many spots in po- joining academics, industry CINE 29%
courses they need, Rosa Rossi litical theory, so many spots in and independent researchers, CLAS 18%
19 says she has been turned American politics and we then to study the fieldsuggests
CSCI 0% 57%
away from classes so many tried to match the seats to the this concern is legitimate.
DANC 21%
times that she has had to make student need, said Franz. Even when students can
serious changes to her major Due to increasing enrollment be accommodated, the need DCS 25%
plans. Originally intending in the computer science major to scale course size may also ECON 20%
to double major in math and and very few new faculty hires, negatively impact retention of EDUC 17%
psychology, she was forced to the computer science depart- underrepresented groups in ENGL 32%
drop the psychology major ment, which has had the most computing, the authors wrote. ENVS 20%
last spring because she had, by full courses over the past two Large lecture courses are less EOS 15%
that point, been shut out of too years, may be lacking resources personal, with less faculty-stu- FRS 18%
many courses including a core to meet student demand. dent and student-peer interac- GER 4%
requirement for the psycholo- We are turning majors tion, two significant predictors
GOV 41%
gy major that semester. away [from courses]. [Also,] of retention in computer sci-
GRK 0%
Rossi appears to have been there are many people who ence. Students can also have
particularly unlucky: would like to minor and who less information on which to GSWS 25%
Finally, this fall, I was going cannot get the minor, and we judge their progress relative to HISP 13%
to have preference for [math] cannot accommodate that their peers. HIST 13%
courses because I was a declared because we have to prioritize Peer institutions, such as ITAL 0%
major, and I actually didnt end the majors, said Laura Toma, Swarthmore and Williams, JPN 9%
up getting into any of my math associate professor of com- have doubled their comput- LAS 10%
classes, she said. puter science and chair of the er science faculty in the last LATN 0%
A strategy that has proven department. ten years while Bowdoins has MATH 39%
effective in government and To help alleviate this, stayed the same. Toma said she MUS 3%
legal studies is offering a large computer science has been has encountered some prob-
NEUR 24%
number of first-year semi- over-enrolling its cours- lems with the administration
PHIL 14%
nars along with three intro- es, sometimes allowing as as shes tried to make the de-
ductory level lectures. Most many as 23 people in a class partment more accessible by PHYS 3%
upper- level classes in the capped at 16. This appears to recruiting more faculty, but PSYC 35%
department also do not have be a short-term solution to a shes hoping for upcoming as- REL 4%
prerequisites. While compe- long-term problem, as consis- sistance. RUS 0%
tition remains in upper-level tently over-enrolling classes Obviously we would have SOC 38%
classes, those curious about doesnt prevent the problem liked for things to move a lit- THTR 16%
exploring the department from continuing and can be tle faster than they have, but VART 8%
early on in their educational detrimental to the carefully I think looking at the positive
career are able to. constructed class dynamic of side, we definitely have seen 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60%
The department has also small courses. progress, we do have an extra
employed an active approach At the end of the day, this faculty [member] ... but clearly GIDEON MOORE
to crafting upper-level cours- lack of available classes could the College needs a way to pri- TAKING A SEAT: Data from the Office of the Registrar shows the percent of classes offered by each
es around student need. Up- also be disproportionate- oritize all the demands that it department that reached or exceeded capacity over the last three semesters. On the more competitive
per-level government seminars ly affecting select students has and Im optimistic that in side, the computer science department has filled more than half of its coursesa stark contrast to the six
are mainly offered in the spring from underrepresented back- the near future were going to departments that havent filled a class in the last year and a half. While computer science acknowledges
due to first-year seminars tak- groundsparticularly in see more resources for addi- over-enrollment as a problem hindering the department, others feel it is not an issue as long as they are
ing up fall seminar slots. This STEM fields. tional faculty, she said.
addressing the needs of their majors.

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4 ELECTION Friday, November 3, 2017

Should Bowdoin students register to vote in Maine?
of Bowdoin College Republicans, flimsy information when casting of that election when you are not McKeen Center, in an email to last year to fill the void, and we
by Nina McKay has chosen to vote absentee for their votes, Yarbrough wrote in part of that tax-paying popula- the Orient. would love for students to take
Orient Staff
every election held in his home- an email to the Orient. These tion, he said. However, the Center has still the lead on engaging their peers
Tuesday is Election Day, and town of Thibodaux, La. matters are important to the peo- I think that would be a cer- served as a resource for students with this aspect of citizenship,
some Bowdoin students who I follow [Louisiana politics] ple who call Maine their home tainly general feeling of a lot of looking to register and learn wrote Lardie.
come from out of state have cho- closely. I have a deeper connec- and pay taxes here. taxpayers in town." about the issues this year. In a There are municipal elec-
sen to register to vote in Maine. tion to it, and I intend to return to Jeffrey Runyon, a Brunswick For the second year in a row, full-day voter registration drive tions to fill two public service
Those who vote in Brunswick Louisiana in the future, so its im- resident for four years, started the McKeen Center has stepped on September 27National Vot- positions this year in Bruns-
next week will see local munici- portant for me to stay involved, the website Concerned Citizens in to facilitate voter registration er Registration Day40 Bowdo- wick: Council Representative
pal elections as well as four state he said. of Brunswick last year after he among Bowdoin students. Last in students registered to vote in at Large and School Board
ballot measure referendums on However, Navarro supports learned that only eight to 10 year, in the lead up to the 2016 Maine, and many others received Representative at Large. Whit-
the ballot. students registering to vote in percent of registered voters in ney A. Parrish and Katherine E.

I think its really important to

While students are often en- Maine. Brunswick had voted in a sum- Wilson are running for Council
couraged to exercise their polit- Maybe they werent as politi- mer referendum concerning the Representative at Large, and
ical right to vote, many disagree cally active or engaged back home local school budget. He aims to register where you feel most William H. Thompson is run-
about whether students should
vote in Maine or whether they
and just being here gives them an
opportunity to register and per-
educate residents about upcom-
ing local elections and referenda
passionate about the issues. ning unopposed for School
Board Representative at Large.
should vote absentee in their haps discover how politics does and how they may get involved. Emma Kane 18 Both positions carry a three-
home state elections. affect their lives and discover that He strongly encourages ev- year term.
I think its really important they do have an opportunity to be erybody to vote, though he has There are four Maine state
to register where you feel most part of it, so Im all for it, he said. reservations about Bowdoin presidential election, the Center information about how to register referendum questions on the
passionate about the issues, said Jean Yarbrough, Gary M. Pen- students influencing decisions in registered about 200 Bowdoin in their home states and request ballot as well. The first two are
Emma Kane 18, a leader of the dy Sr. professor of social sciences Brunswick in particular, where students and provided transpor- absentee ballots. citizen initiatives: one which
Bowdoin Democrats who is from in government and legal studies, they do not pay taxes. tation to the polling stations on While the McKeen Center has asks whether a casino that would
South Portland, Maine. If youre applauds students for voting I guess I cant say that Im op- Election Day. taken a large role in facilitating donate some of its profits to spe-
not super passionate about things but believes it is better for them posed to anybody voting for any- This year the McKeen Cen- voter registration among Bow- cific programs should be allowed
going on in your home state but to vote absentee in their home- thing but when it comes to the ters election engagement effort doin students, Lardie encouraged to open in York County and
something like the Medicaid ex- towns. town budget, I guess that feeling has been more modest than in Bowdoin students to take the lead one which asks about Medicaid
pansion interests you and youre Students understandably would be shared by others. Unless 2016, considering the reduced in the future. expansion. A breakdown of the
passionate about it, absolutely dont know much about local you're a tax-paying resident of the interest we typically expect in Election engagement is not questions and student opinion
register to vote in Maine. issues or statewide ballot initia- town, that it really is unfair for an odd-year vote, said Andrew a turf that is occupied by the on the topics can be found on
Francisco Navarro 19, a leader tives here in Maine and so rely on you to possibly affect the results Lardie, associate director of the McKeen Center. We swooped in the following page.

Orient Election Survey 2017: Maine ballot measures

Maine resident voters are more decisive in their responses than out-of-state resident voters.
Question 1York County Gambling
Maine resident voters

All voters registered in Maine

Question 2ACA Medicaid Expansion

Maine resident voters

Question 3$105m Infrastructure Bond Issue

Maine resident voters

Question 4Pension System Debt Terms

Maine resident voters

0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%


CAST YOUR VOTE: The Orient conducted a survey emailed to the student body about intent to vote on Maines four ballot measures. Of the 280 respondents,
250 students are registered to vote and 99 students are more specifically registered to vote in Maine. Only 33 of those students identify as Maine residents, and
their responses indicate more decisiveness on whether to vote yes or no on the ballot measures compared to those registered to vote in Maine as residents of
another state. Respondents were distributed equally among all four class years, and 72.9 percent of respondents self-identified as democrats.
Friday, November 3, 2017 ELECTION 5



Q1: Should the Maine Gambling Control Board allow to operation of slot
machines or a casino in York County, Maine?
If passed, Question 1 would allow for the creation of a gaming and The venue is predicted to create 2,165 full-time job positions and Political action committee A Bad Deal for Maine is leading the op-
entertainment venue in York County, the most southwestern county in 2,767 construction jobs, according to an economic impact study pre- position campaign for Question 1.
Maine, which includes the towns of Saco, Kennebunk and Old Orchard pared for Progress for Maine by Evans, Carroll & Associates. The Allegations that the campaign has hid over $4 million in funding
Beach, among others. The venue would also contain a convention same study also stipulates that creating the new venue will increase have spurred hearings and questionings by the Maine Ethics Commis-
center. household earnings by $183.2 million and contribute $42 million in tax sion. On Wednesday, the commission decided to postpone to Friday
As the ballot is currently worded, those eligible for a license to revenues in its first year of operation. its decision on whether or not to fine the campaign. Progress for Maine
operate a casino would only be those who owned more than 51 per- Thirty-nine percent of the net slot machine income will be given has spent nearly $9 million in efforts to pass Question 1. If found guilty,
cent of the commercial horse racing track with pari-mutuel wagering to the Gambling Control Board for distribution to various programs. the fine could be as high as $4 millionthe largest ever by the com-
in Penobscot County in 2003. Shawn Scottwho in 2003 created the Ten percent of the 39 will be given to the Department of Education to mission.
referendum that lead to Maines first casino on the site of Bangor Race- supplement programs for kindergarten through high school. If Question 1 is passed, Scott would then go through a process with
waywas the majority shareholder of the raceway and therefore would Mike Sherry, a spokesperson for Progress for Maine, affirmed the the state that includes interviews and financial checks in order to obtain
be the only person eligible for this license. Scott made $51 million after need to keep tourism dollars in Maine, especially because of a new ca- a gambling license.
selling his racetrack to Penn National Gaming Inc. sino being built in Boston by casino developer Steve Wynn. Roy Lenardson, the treasurer of A Bad Deal for Maine PAC, doesnt
This casino would be the third casino in the state of Maine: Holly- When that happens, we could lose a lot of gaming dollars and tour- deny that building the new venue will bring money and jobs to Maine,
wood Casino Hotel & Raceway Bangor was opened by Scott in 2003 ism dollars to Massachusetts, said Sherry in a phone interview with the yet stipulates that creating the new venue would take jobs from the
and Oxford Casino opened in 2002 and is owned by Churchill Downs Orient. Having a Southern casino in York County would be really crit- Oxford County casino.
Incorporated. ical to protecting Maine tax revenues and tourism and keeping those You are essentially saying, Okay, we are going to take our Southern
things in Maine. Maine Casino thats in Oxford, decimate that and move those jobs to
Who supports Question 1? York county. Its not a win-win because they are in the same market,
Who opposes Question 1? said Lenardson in a phone interview with the Orient.
Progress for Maine, a political action committee, is spearheading the
campaign in support of Question 1 and has raised $9.03 million, $5.92 of Governor Paul LePage, Attorney General Janet Mills and State Black Bear Development Company, LLC, which owns the Oxford
which is from Capital Seven, LLC, a company owned by Scott. Treasurer Terry Hayes all oppose Question 1. Casino has also contributed to the opposition campaign.

Q2: Should Maine accept Medicaid expansion as per the conditions of the
Affordable Care Act?
Question 2 would extend Medicaid to people under 65 years of age 2 and includes a range of organizations and supporters, encompassing Who opposes Question 2?
with incomes at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty line. doctors, nurses, other healthcare providers, law enforcement, hospitals,
The Maine state legislature has passed Medicaid expansion five times advocates for the elderly and advocates for disabled people. More than LePage is an outspoken critic of Question 2 and has claimed that Main-
with support from Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike, but 60 organizations have publicly endorsed a yes vote on Question 2the ers should not give free, taxpayer-funded healthcare to adults who should
Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed it all five times. Supporters of Medicaid most prominent ones being Maine Center for Economic Policy, Maine be working and that Medicaid expansion is pure welfare that would put
expansion ultimately decided to put the question directly before voters Equal Justice Partners and Maine Peoples Alliance. a greater burden on taxpayers. Mary Mayhew, commissioner of the Maine
through the states citizen initiatives process. More than 66,000 signatures Question 2 is good for Maines economy because itll bring in an incred- Department of Health and Human Services and candidate for Governor,
from across the state were collected to put Question 2 on the ballot. ible amount of new dollars into the state which allows for healthier hospitals, has argued that Medicaid expansion will lead to decreased investment in
Washington, D.C. and 31 other statesa number of which are led by particularly in rural areas, and a lot of new jobs, said David Farmer, a spokes- other areas.
Republican governorshave accepted Medicaid expansion. With increas- person for Mainers for HealthCare, in a phone interview with the Orient. Welfare to Work PAC is leading the opposition to Question 2, pointing
ing debate over healthcare at the national level and efforts to repeal the Widespread support for Medicaid expansion from the Maine legislature to the past when the debt has increased and the budget has worsened as
Affordable Care Act (ACA), some have painted Question 2 as a refer- is in turn reflected in the bipartisan support from public officials who have reasons why voters should vote against the initiative. Other parties against
endum over ACA. come out in favor of Question 2. Senator Angus King, former Senator the initiatives have been less vocal about their opposition. The Maine
George Mitchell and Attorney General Janet Mills have all voiced support Republican Party has pointed to President Donald Trump and Congresss
Who supports Question 2? for Question 2. According to Farmer, a number of Republican state offi- efforts to repeal Obamacare as reasons why the initiative appears to be
cials have similarly declared their support, one of whom who argued that largely pointless.
Mainers for Health Care is a broad coalition of those in favor Question Medicaid expansion was a fiscally conservative position.

Q3: Should Maine approve a $105 million bond issue for transportation
Question 3 proposes issuing a $105 million bond for Maines over the course of the last 10 years have passed, there is minimal No committees have registered to support Question 3.
transportation infrastructure. It would devote $80 million to state conflict from either side over Question 3.
highways and bridges, $20 million for port, harbors, aviation and Who opposes Question 1?
trails and $5 million to local governments and municipal commis- Who supports Question 3?
sions. No committees have registered to oppose Question 3, but
Passing the measure would also result in an estimated $137 mil- Supporters argue that the bond is needed to improve and de- opponents to the measure are generally opposed to borrowing to
lion being passed in federal and matching funds. velop Maines transportation. Both the Kennebec Journal and the pay for transportation and propose increasing the tax rates on gas
Because all but one of the 33 bond issues voted on by Mainers Morning Sentinel have come out in favor of passing Question 3. and diesel as an alternative.

Q4: Should Maine increase the number of years required for the state to pay
off debts in the pension system?
Question 4 proposes to amend the state constitution to increase the Constitution, must be repaid in 10 years. This technical change, ultimately, net losses over a longer period of time.
time allowed the state to pay off debts in its pension system. Maine Pub- gives MainePERS more time to pay off this debt. Others, such as Mary Anne Turowski, director of politics and legisla-
lic Employees Retirement System (MainePERS)Maines only pension tion of the Maine State Employees Association, Local 1989, said that the
systemprovides retirement benefits to state employees, such as public Who supports Question 4? amendment would help prevent cuts to retirement benefits.
school teachers and local and state government officials. In 2016 Maine- We support [Question 4] because it will stabilize the retirement sys-
PERS had 61,361 total members and made payments totaling over $977 The amendment received wide support in the state legislature, receiv- tem funding, as well as smooth over the ups and downs of market losses.
million. State employees who pay into MainePERS do not pay Social Se- ing only four votes in opposition. After passing through the legislature, And, in particular, if theres a significant market loss, as in the 2008 reces-
curity deposits and do not receive Social Security payments after retiring. the amendment must now go to a referendum. Several statewide groups, sion, the retirees wont be targeted for cuts like they were in 2011, said
The amendment seeks to double the timefrom 10 to 20 yearsthat including the Maine Education Association, the Maine State Employee Turowski in a phone interview with the Orient.
MainePERS has to make up for debts caused by experience losses, or Association and the Maine Center for Economic Policy, have voiced sup- John Kosinski, director of government relations for the Maine Edu-
volatility in financial markets port for the amendment. cation Association and campaign manager for the associations Yes on
Some supporters argue that the measure would safeguard against Question 4 initiative, echoed Turowski in a phone interview with the
What does this mean? placing great financial burden on the state budget in the case of an eco- Orient, calling the amendment a bipartisan, commonsense initiative to
nomic recession, as happened in 2008 and 2009. Pressure on the state protect Maine employees.
Experience losses occur when the contributions of MainePERSs to recoup the debts caused by experience losses leads the legislature to
funding sourcesgovernment contributions, employee contributions make compromises, either on the pensions or in other areas of the budget. Who opposes Question 1?
and returns on investmentsare lower than anticipated, and these loss- According to the Office of the Attorney General, this measure would re-
es cause MainePERS to go into debt that, in the current wording of the duce the financial impact on the annual state budget by paying back the No organized opposition to Question 4 has emerged.
6 Friday, November 3, 2017

Locked up and unloaded: Bowdoins gun policy

the Office of Safety and Se- hunting rifle, one antique rity. You dont need any kind a trigger lock that only I and the perception of having a
by Faria Nasruddin curity in a secure gun cab- bow and one decorative Lord of license to possess a gun in security has the keys to. All firearm on campus.
Orient Staff inet. These weapons can be of the Rings sword. One of Maine or New Hampshire, so my ammunition is also stored Its this really beautiful
Earlier this year, a fully checked out for use outside the shotguns, the rifle, and I literally just can bring my with security, Jackson said. culture that people overlook
loaded 15 round gun maga- of campus, but must immedi- the sword are student-owned; gun from my house in New Like Jacksons gun, the ma- since they think oh, youre
zine was found under a chair ately be returned for storage the two other shotguns are Hampshire, drive it to the jority of firearms stored are for trailer-trash, wearing camo
on the third floor of David upon arrival at campus. college-owned and stored for security office, drop it off, fill hunting according to Nichols. and shopping at Walmart,
Saul Smith Union. The 9mm While the nation has been use by faculty members. out some forms and thats the While some of the weapons said Jackson. There is such
clip belonged to a student grappling with the complex Maines gun laws allow baseline of it, said Jackson. are very rarely checked out, an incredible side to it: peo-
who is a highly trained EMT issue of gun control, the Col- adults 18 and over to openly Jackson, who grew up in like the professor-owned an- ple in my community know
and licensed gun owner. leges policy has remained the carry handguns and do not rural New Hampshire, has a tique bow and shotguns, Jack- how to survive off the land.
While the firearm itself re- same throughout Nichols 12 mandate a waiting period hunting license in both Maine son checks out her shotgun Where I live is all woods, all
mained at the students home year tenure at the college. before a potential owner pur- and New Hampshire. frequently for bird-hunting. forestedand so people take
and did not possess a threat, If someone wants to take chases a gun. Adults over the Whenever I check out my I live in very rural New all the benefits they can from
the student still broke the it for a week or a month age of 21 can carry a concealed gun I am often going home. Hampshirehunting is a huge the woods.
Colleges weapons policy ac- thats their business, not handgun without a permit. I havent spent a lot of time part of our culture, she said. Jackson said that while
cording to the Office of Safety ours, as long as when they Laws may become even on campus on the weekends I live in a place that bird-hunting season is
and Security. return to campus, they im- more relaxed in the future. here, she said. doesnt have a grocery store, ending soon, she plans on
The student possessed a mediately bring it to Secu- Currently, state Sen. Eric Firearms can be picked up so men often rely on getting competitively shooting in
permit. However, he violated rity to be secured, and do BrakeyR, Auburn, is advo- with either advance notice a deer for their family to sup- the spring and she plans to
policy by having that ammu- not take it back to [their] cating a measure that would or at the communications port them through the winter. check out her gun around
nition on campus, said Di- residence hall to clean it or lower the concealed carry age center window 24 hours a Its not as extreme as it once once a week.
rector of Safety and Security unload it or anything of that from 21 to 18, and eliminate day. While it can be conve- was, but it is a very essential The thing about gun own-
Randy Nichols. nature, said Nichols. the requirement to reveal a nient to check out firearms part to our heritage. ership in Maine and New
The Colleges weapons pol- There are currently six reg- concealed carry upon encoun- from Security, Jackson em- According to Nichols, Hampshire is [that] its so
icy states that students may istered weapons being stored ters with law enforcement. phasized that they are ex- Bowdoin has a relatively small intertwined with our culture
bring firearms and weapons with the Office of Safety and Ava Jackson 20 stores her tremely cautious. hunting community. Jackson that people have so much re-
to campus to be stored with Security: three shotguns, one 20-gauge shotgun with Secu- They do lock it. There is said she often worries about spect for guns, said Jackson.

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Friday, November 3, 2017 FEATURES 7

Wheelwrights the Naturalists Notebook takes flight

by Alyce McFadden Theyre probably less
Orient Staff likely to be hunters or fishers
and they come in with less
Nathaniel Wheelwright, the knowledge, but what I have
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass seen this year is that they
professor of natural sciences, come in with enthusiasm to
has practiced naturalism all re-engage with nature and
his life. For Wheelwright, nat- learn more about it, Wheel-
uralism is more than a field wright said. If you combine
of study: it is a way of expe- that enthusiasm with their
riencing and perceiving the innate brains and industry,
rhythms and patterns of the Bowdoin continues to turn
world around him. out great ecologists and biol-
I am not just a stone skip- ogists and naturalists.
ping over the surface, clatter- This semester, Wheel-
ing along, but actually feel wright has been on sabbatical
connection to the plants and and has spent his time away
animals that I see, he said. from Bowdoin producing a
I notice small things: small series of 90-second videos
smells, small sounds and called Nature Moments.
its a sense of awareness and Im busier than ever, he
mindfulness and presence. quipped.
Part of what connects With the help of the Bow-
Wheelwright to the earth doin Office of Communi-
and ecosystems around him cations and independent
is consistent nature journ- filmmaker Wilder Nicholson
aling, a practice he began 16, Wheelwright has pub-
29 years ago after receiving lished four videos for Maine
a 10-year garden journal as Audubon, aiming to connect
a gift from his sister-in-law. viewers with nature from the
10 years later, he asked for a MEGHAN PARSONS, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT comfort of their homes.
second. Five years after that, FLOCKING TOGETHER: Wheelwright spoke to a full room of Brunswick community members at the Curtis Memorial Library on Wednesday evening. He Particularly at the times
inspiration struck. explained the inspiration behind the Naturalists Notebook, told several anecdotes and concluded the evenings event with a reading from his new book. where people think theres
I thought Im onto some- nothing to look at, the [vid-
thing here. This is really a going to pour their heart into es and lichens and stuff that naturalism to be especially that have become rare in the eos] are all about seeing
good system, Wheelwright it every day for the rest of are not as charismatic to the important in todays world, information age. things in nature that you
said. How can I get this out their life, Wheelwright said. average person, but once you populated by constant infor- The physical act of writ- might have overlooked,
to more people? But its too much hard work sharpen your eyes, they jump mation flow and exposure to ing makes for more enduring Wheelwright said.
He spent the next four to do it, and theres too much out and they look like little technology. memories, Wheelwright said Both the Nature Mo-
years answering that ques- guilt and they just stop dead rainforests, Wheelwright Its wonderful therapy on Wednesday evening. ments and the Naturalist
tion, and on October 17 he in their tracks. said. Theyre just gorgeous. for these discouraging times Over the course of his Notebook are labors of
published the result, entitled Wheelwrights book is dif- Combatting climate that were in, he said. Its 30 years as a professor at love for Wheelwright. He
the Naturalists Notebook, ferent, designed to maximize change and promoting con- like going into a library or Bowdoin, Wheelwright has plans on donating all roy-
with co-author Bernd Hein- ease through its simplicity. servation are two goals forev- listening to a concertits observed a decisive shift alties from the book to the
rich, an esteemed natural He encourages his readers er at the forefront of Wheel- puzzles: a hundred daily in the background of many Organization for Tropical
history writer. to use short, four-letter ab- wrights mind. miracles. Bowdoin students. Today, the Studies, based at Duke Uni-
This Wednesday evening, breviations to denote natu- He hopes that owners of Technology has revo- majority of the student body versity, the Maine Audubon
Wheelwright spoke about the ral phenomena, eliminating the Naturalists Notebook lutionized naturalism. By comes from urban or subur- Society and the Mass. Audu-
book at Curtis Memorial Li- the time and commitment will begin to look more snapping a photo with a ban backgrounds, unlike his bon Society, where Wheel-
brary. He explained his inspi- required to keep up more closely at the examples of smartphone and conducting upbringing on a Massachu- wright worked as a guide at
ration to write the 200-page comprehensive journals and global warming, which he a quick Google search, nat- setts farm. 11 years old.
book, which is part nature notebooks. has noticed in his own back- uralists can identify spec- We shot animals and Wheelwright will retire at
guide and part five-year cal- He hopes that this ap- yard, like consistently de- imens in seconds, thereby weeded driveways and cut the end of this school year.
endar journal for use by the proach will encourage layed snowfall and frost. shortening a process that down trees and spent all day He plans on applying for a
reader. readers to keep using their If people tell you that cli- would otherwise have taken outside just doing stuff with Fulbright fellowship in order
Im like a lot of people journals for years or even de- mate change is a hoax, you hours or days. nature, he said. to travel to Colombia, where
who bought a black jour- cades, as he has. can verify [climate change] He hopes that the Nat- Without this background, he hopes to study local fauna
nal at some point, with nice Over time I could feel the in your own backyard, he uralists Notebook will en- many Bowdoin students lack and produce a Spanish-lan-
beautiful clean pages and rhythm of nature, and started said on Wednesday. courage readers to re-engage substantial first-hand experi- guage version of the Natu-
they vowed that they were looking at things like moss- Wheelwright considers with the world in tactile ways ence with naturalism. ralists Notebook.



wright hopes that the books simple
format and five-year notebook will
encourage readers to engage with
the natural world in a sustained and
meaningful way.
8 NEWS Friday, November 3, 2017

Campus tackles record Maine outage

Widespread impact of storm tests multiple aspects of Colleges emergency response plan
RESPONSE generator tanks and rolling out a
couple generators.
As needed, portable genera-
We are counting our blessings tors were dispersed around cam-
that we got through this without pus in addition to the permanent
any injuries. Were extremely generators located at Thorne, the
fortunate. heating plant and the communi-
Despite the lack of structur- cations center in Rhodes Hall.
al damage to the College, the The campus power grid is
storm still made its presence felt divided into two separate loops,
on other parts of campus. The which are roughly delineated by
basement of Burnett House ex- College Street. A number of res-
perienced minor flooding, as did idential halls, Coles Tower and
some rooms in Coles Tower. Hawthorne-Longfellow Library
Senior Lucia Gibbards bed- are on the south loop, to which
room in the Tower flooded ear- power was returned on Tues-
ly Monday morning, and many day. The majority of academic
of her belongings were dam- buildings and a number of first
aged in the process. According year bricks on the Quad, which
to Gibbard, the College has al- are part of the north loop, had
ready paid for her laundry and power restored late Wednesday
will likely reimburse her for any afternoon.
of her possessions that cannot Other buildings farther off of
be fixed. the Main Quad, such as the Col-
In addition, many of the res- lege Houses, have stand-alone
idents who live on higher levels service from CMP and regained
in the Tower were without run- power midday Tuesday. ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
ning water starting Monday. Moulton is in the north The climate is more volatile to be there as a resource, which and posting extra officers. Center (in spring 2014) in which
According to Associate Direc- loop, [but] we were able to tog- today than it was maybe 10, 20 gave us a chance to answer a lot there is no access to electronic
tor of Safety and Security Dave gle it into the south [Tuesday] years ago, so we need to be pre- of questions from students. resources of any kind (including
Profit, this is because the water afternoon so we could open the pared for that, said Orlando. One of the biggest safety is- On Monday morning just af- phones), my view is that so long
pressure only goes as high as six dining hall Tuesday night, said Personal devices [also] play a sues was making sure that stu- ter 7 a.m., the Dean of Academic as there is shelter and light, you
floors, and the auxiliary pumps Orlando. That was huge to re- lot bigger role in everyones lives dents could move around cam- Affairs Elizabeth McCormack can hold a class, said Pritchard
that push water pressure higher lieve the stress on Thorne. ... so one thing we want to look pus safely. According to Nichols, announced that all morning in an email to the Orient.
are not tied to the Towers gen- Bowdoin, along with the rest at is Thorne being the only place Safety and Security had almost classes were cancelled until 10 [Language professors] have
erators. of Maine, continues to work to to power up. triple the normal amount of of- a.m. a healthy skepticism of technol-
After realizing the intensity resolve follow-up issues from the ficers on Monday night, many It was really a safety issue be- ogy, because we know it can just
of the storms effects in the early storm. As of publication, 68,000 of whom were working extra cause it was completely dark and disappear like the falling of trees
hours of Monday morning, Or- customers remain without pow- In order to ensure the safety hours. the roads were not navigable and on the quad, said Jill Smith,
lando, Safety and Security and er, according to CMPs website. of the hundreds of people who Securing buildings was an it was still windy in the morn- Osterweis associate professor of
Facilities worked to clear roads Im pretty amazed by how stayed past operating hours in additional concern. Because ing, so we werent sure that all German and chair of the Ger-
and paths, communicate with Bowdoin handled this, Allie Thorne on Monday night, the the card access system is run the trees had come down, said man department. I never want
Central Maine Power Company Carroll 18 said. If you think Office of Safety and Security by batteries, which can run out Orlando. to depend on my class being a do
and set up limited power genera- about it, one-third of the state continuously posted at least from overuse, Safety and Securi- Classes later in the day were or die based on technology.
tors around campus. was out of power and yet we had one officer in the dining hall ty took extra measures to make held at the discretion of the Many professors got creative
Id be lying if I said we ful- three warm meals a day, Wi-Fi throughout the night. sure that students were able to professor. Associate Professor in order to hold class. One pro-
ly anticipated the storm to be and we were only out of power When you have that many get from building to building. of Religion Elizabeth Pritchard fessor held class in a break room
as bad as it was, Orlando said. for about two days. people in a location on campus This included closing academic was one of many professors who in Rhodes Hall, which houses
[However] we had made some The College plans to debrief at any event, youre going to have buildings after 5 p.m. on Mon- chose to hold class as usual. the Office of Safety and Security,
preparations for the storm over its response and update protocol an increased security presence, day and Tuesday, propping open Having taught a Bowdoin while another held class in the
the weekend, topping off diesel for the future. said Nichols. And we wanted certain frequently-used doors class in the Maine Correctional atrium of Druckenmiller Hall.


DINING Dining adapted well to these

challenges, transferring their
most of the employees in Din-
ing were able to work their
bad, he said. It was essential-
ly like when we have a dinner
dents, said Kennedy. So we
dont open our arms and say,
to facilitate Dinings efforts
to keep students comfortable.
Moulton and Smith Union em- regular hours. However, with rush, except instead of lasting come here, because its hard Housekeeping also came in
I ever remember [the delivery ployees to Thorne, increasing double the number of students for 15 minutes, it lasted for two enough for students to get especially early to clean up be-
service] not being here. They its total staff to accommodate to feed, employees faced par- and a half hours. through the serving line. fore Tuesday breakfast.
couldnt get the trucks past the influx at Thorne. ticularly taxing shifts. Most of the people in After Dining closed the Were very visible with
certain roadblocks. Even though students per- We went in expecting [to Thorne were related to the servery around 8:30 p.m. the food and everything, but
Moulton closed after serv- ceive that Moulton is one op- stay late], but we did end College in some way, whether Monday, Security took over theres a lot of invisible work
ing express lunch on Monday, eration and Thorne is another, up staying until the same time they were students, faculty or to supervise students spend- going on that supports us, said
leaving Thorne as the only were really not, said Gaillard. that we normally do, said staff. Dining does not go out ing the night in the building. Kennedy. We could not do
open dining facility on campus. Were really one operation, and Dylan Dilla 18, the student of its way to encourage Bruns- However, numerous Dining this work without all of that
This meant that the dining hall we work together very well. manager in Thorne on Mon- wick community members to employees stayed into the ear- so many people that really are
would have to provide about Because of the additional day night. When I actually eat at Thorne. ly hours of Tuesday morning committed to have everything
twice as much food as normal. staff from Moulton and Smith, started working, it wasnt that Our mission is the stu- preparing food and continuing operate as well as possible.
Friday, November 3, 2017 NEWS 9

Compiled by Anjulee Bhalla with photos from Ann Basu and Jenny Ibsen

Coming together to recharge

The lack of power forced most of the larger Bowdoin community to seek refuge in Thorne Hall throughout Monday
and part of Tuesday. Students sat on the floor amongst full tables, overcrowded power outlets and lines extending out
of the dining hall to the front of Baxter House during Monday night dinner. However, students and staff members tried
to keep spirits high between the hard work and diligence of the dining staff, to spontaneous outbursts of singing from

Academics weather the storm

Even in the chaos of the storm, many students didnt feel much of a reprieve from their typical day-to-day academic
pressures. Tables in Thorne throughout the day could be seen covered in laptops and notebooks as students tried to
keep up with their coursework. Many students expressed that they were unable to focus in the hectic environment of
the crowded dining hall, but struggled to find alternative study spaces given the lack of light, grounded power and
WiFi. Some students went home or to Portland for WiFi, lights and a quiet place to study. For work that didnt require
the use of a laptop, students cited using everything from headlamps to electronic candles to complete readings and
problem sets. Especially since some professors didnt adapt assignments or shift deadlines and even continued to hold
classes throughout Monday, students felt a need to operate as usual under very unusual circumstances.

Facilities leads quick recovery

Facilities has been working continuously since Monday morning to make sure the campus is safe and the College is
able to return to its fully functioning state after the storm. From clearing debris to repairing damage, removing fallen
trees across campus to addressing flooding in Coles Tower, groundskeeping and housekeeping crews have played an
integral role in helping the Bowdoin community through this week. Unfortunately due to the high demand on the crews
this week, members of facilities were not available for comment, but their hard work, this week especially, enabled the
campus to get back up and running in remarkable time.

Uprooted and explained: how the storm took down Bowdoins trees
morning. Even though the storm may have fallen due to a combi- bility in that orientation, he said. compromise the grounds ability about the trees after they had fall-
by Emily Cohen was strong enough to knock nation of factors, including the It very well may be that these to stabilize the roots and thus keep en. One of his students noted that
Orient Staff power out of most of Brunswick fact that the wind came from the trees have not grown in a way that the trees upright. the wind that hit the fallen trees
In addition to waking up with- for almost 48 hours, many were southeast, rather than from the protects them from winds in that Additionally, the trees that fell may have been channeled between
out power Monday morning, surprised it was able to take down northeast, which is more typical in different direction. still had their leafy canopy, so they buildings and therefore intensified.
Bowdoins campus awoke to the the dependable trees that have New England. Trees in New England also typ- caught more wind than leafless So there were some unique
loss of some of its oldest resi- held hammocks and slack lines As theyre growing, if trees ically have a relatively shallow root trees would have. Logan, who aspects of this storm that might
dentsthree trees on the Main for years. experience more stresses from the system due to a thin layer of soil teaches Plant Ecophysiology this have facilitated the kind of dam-
Quad. Two oaks and one maple According to Barry Logan, pro- northeast because of the storms, above bedrock, according to Lo- semester, took the situation as a age that we experienced, even if
fell as a result of the storm that fessor of biology and the chair of they may develop root systems gan. This fact, combined with the teaching opportunity and asked it wasnt a super dramatic storm,
blew across campus early Monday the biology department, the trees that might give them more sta- heavy rains that loosened the soil, his class to share observations said Logan.
10 Friday, November 3, 2017

Mobile museum teaches black history through artifacts

by Conrad Li
Orient Staff
How do you get students in
this age to talk about controver-
sial materials and controversial
issues? asked Khalid El-Hakim,
the curator of the Black Histo-
ry 101 Mobile Museum. At the
heart of the touring museum is
this question, which El-Hakim
tackles using artifacts in an
educational setting. Today, he
will present his collection The
Three Ms to campus in an
event sponsored by Bowdoin
Student Government and Afri-
can-American Society.
Inspired by his Ferris State COURTESY OF KHALID EL-HAKIM
University sociology professor CURATION AND EDUCATION: Khalid El-Hakim, founder and curator of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, is visiting campus today to present his exhibit, The Three Ms.
David Pilgrim, who used arti- collected. I guess my activ- that the voices of brown and The exhibit coming to Bowdo- lationships among people, he tendees will leave with deeper
facts to teach the history of Jim ism was using these artifacts to black people are, you know, in is no exception to the mobile said. If I know who you are, insight about history and use that
Crow laws, El-Hakim began teach the community about the missing in those textbooks. So museums display of artifacts. then I am going to respect you knowledge to address modern
collecting his own artifacts in legacy of the black experience as a supplement to those stories Its focused in on Martin, Mo- for who you are and what you day issues.
1991. By 1995, El-Hakim he had in America. missing in textbooks, I use arti- town, and Michael, El-Hakim bring to the table. If me knowing The takeaway is to have a
amassed about 500. His par- El-Hakim started by show- facts to fill in the gaps. said. I am bringing about 150 you is based upon stereotypes deeper understanding of who
ticipation in The Million Man casing his artifacts in Michigan. El-Hakim tours the country artifacts with me, and some of that [are] based upon misinfor- you are, a deeper understand-
March provided the impetus to Eventually, he received calls from with his museum in hopes of the most interesting material in mation that is based upon ideas ing of knowing history and also
take his collection on the move. around the country and the col- expanding access to black histo- that exhibit includes documents that devalue who you are or the to look at examples of success
Prior to the Million Man lection grew so large it became ry artifacts, which also includes signed by Martin Luther King, group that you come from, then from history where we can draw
March, I was just a collector of impractical to transport in its Ku Klux Klan memorabilia. He Rosa Parks, Michael Jackson and we are going to be in a constant inspiration from and address
artifacts, said El-Hakim. We entirety. To date, he has collected strives to depict an unfiltered the list goes on. state of conflict. some of the issues we have in
really didnt have an idea of tak- just over 7,000 artifacts. version of history. El-Hakim hopes that learning He hopes that museum at- society today.
ing these artifacts outside of the One need, especially in the Some people avoid contro- about history will foster more
classroom to educate the com- field of education, is the narrative versial history, and that is one constructive dialogue. SEE IT YOURSELF
munity, so it was really after of the marginalized voices in the thing the Black History 101 For a history that has been
taking a pledge at the Million curriculum, said El-Hakim. So, Mobile Museum does not hold completely omitted from Amer- The Black History 101 Mobile Museum will be in Morrell Lounge,
Man March to go back and kind if you go into your mainstream back from, said El-Hakim. ican textbooksor American Smith Union starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 3rd. Curator
of help transform my commu- American school day, and [look] These artifacts speak to a real- narrativewhats at stake is the and founder Khalid El-Hakim will lecture at 12:30 p.m.
nity using these artifacts I had at history textbooks, youll find ity that happened. opportunity to build better re-

Bowdoin Slam Poets Society breaks new lyrical ground

and even the ones that reside with- Both Lemal-Brown and Hunte One of the things Ive been
by Lowell Ruck in the deepest parts of us, accord- acknowledge the versatility of slam telling the people most this year is
Orient Staff
ing to its mission statement. poetry, which can deal with any- that anything you think is poetry
Madeleine Lemal-Brown 18, Were basically just a group thing from emotional experiences, really is poetry. The point is not
one of three presidents of the of writers that come together to politics, to issues affecting Bow- the structure but how you deliver
Bowdoin Slam Poets Society, was weekly to brainstorm ideas and doin students. it, and what you think is the best
inspired to start writing poetry present new material and get I think that in such a high- way to get across what you want
because of Lin-Manuel Miranda. feedback. Were open to poets, stress environment as Bowdoin to say, said Lemal-Brown. You
For me, that was really the freestylers, slam poets or just where everyone has a busy sched- cant control how someone will
first time I had heard anyone regular poets, like a rapperany ule and everyone is balancing read a poem but you can control
[perform] in a way that wasnt form of written creativity basical- extracurriculars and classes and how someone hears a poem
quite rap, but it was this lyrical ly, said Hunte. things like that, you need some Its a very personal piece where
poetry type of thing, she said In addition to meetings, the way to express yourself. So for youre the writer, the director and
of the writer and star of the hit group also performs regularly me, I do it mostly through art and the performer.
Broadway musical Hamilton. at slam events on campus and writing I think that slams mis- Slam poets are able to convey
Lemal-Brown is president welcomes poets and other art- sion is definitely to just share [your emotion and meaning through
along with sophomores Sabrina ists to Bowdoin. Most recently, experiences] with campus, make spacing and other vocal cues,
Hunte and John-Paul Castells. it participated in an exhibition it known that its okay to feel these which are not necessarily apparent
Founded by Ryan Larochelle 13, of student groups on Family things and its also okay to be more in written form and are specific to
the Slam Poets Society seeks to Weekend and helped stage creative about it, said Hunte. the performer. Developing such
share ideas and bring awareness Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Sa- Slam poetry provides a person- a style can be difficult, especially
to the Bowdoin campus regarding marasinhas Queer Disabled alized vehicle for self-expression, for those more accustomed to
all and any issues, social, political, Femme of Color Magic. according to Lemal-Brown. written verse, but Hunte and Le-
mal-Brown both enjoy observing
this transformation.
I think almost everybody kind
of starts off by just reading their
poem off the page, and I feel like
slam gives them much more per-
mission to enjoy their work. You
dont need to be neutral about
itthe whole point is to show
what you [felt] when you were
writing this and what you want ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT

people to feel because of this, said SPOKEN WORD: Katherine Chi 19 performs on Thursday night. The
Bowdoin Slam Poets Society also brings visiting poets to campus.
In addition to serving as a your idea of poetry might look like formers in its events. This connec-
means for artistic expression, this because thats how academics tion, in conjunction with its versa-
slam poetry also provides a shape it, said Hunte. So were tility and variety of performances,
platform for minority students trying to bring in different exam- has attracted more interest from
to share their experiences. The ples where people can actually see the student body in recent years.
club is part of Bowdoins Multi- themselves being reflected on stage Interested students are encour-
cultural Association. or on paper. aged to attend weekly meetings,
ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT Weve had a lot of different The Slam Poets Society has which are held Thursday evenings
GRAND SLAM: Sanura McGill 20, a member of the Bowdoin Slam Poets Society, performs original poetry at the people come on campus, and we about 10 full-time members, but at 8 p.m. in the Peucinian Room of
Bowdoin College Museum of Art on Thursday night. The group performs regularly at slam events on campus. want to show people that hey, often features guest student per- Sills Hall.
Friday, November 3, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 11

Portrait of an artist: Carly Berlin 18 on writing

qualms with what I was doing. which was super flattering. I stories that I am writing.
by Kodie Garza I dont think I would have been got to try my hand at writing
Orient Staff
satisfied if I had just had the more realistic fiction, but also KG: How does your writ-
Kodie Garza: What is voices and not kind of my own similarly found myself straying ing relate to your identity?
the most meaningful piece discomfort on the page. That more towards nonfiction and CB: I think my writing re-
youve written and why? was really important for me to trying to translate things that lates, often times very closely, to
Carly Berlin: Oh, thats share in that story. I had experienced into fiction, my identity and my Jewish up-
hard. I think the piece that I which was strange. I think Ive bringing and my familys history,
wrote this past summer was KG: When did you get realized since then that Im but also having grown up in the
meaningful in a lot of ways. into writing for the first more creative than I am imag- South in Atlanta, GA. A lot of my
This summer I was mostly time? inative. I think my process of writing kind of grapples with the
only working on this story CB: I think I have always writing, especially now, is kind intersection of those things. A
about Clarkson, GA, which is been into writing. I think if of taking these pieces of report- lot of my writing is attempting to
a resettlement area for refugees there was a point that I started age and research and personal grapple with the weirdness and
for the past three decades. The really thinking of myself as a experience and kind of melding the strangeness of those things
editor of the Bitter Southerner writer and taking myself more them into something when the and mak[ing] them strange for
had this idea to interview a seriously, [it] was probably at pieces are in front of me. [Ive other people too.
refugee a week for a year, and the end of high school. At that realized that] maybe nonfiction
then just kind of gather that point, I started getting more is what I want to be focusing KG: How has your sense
material and see what came of involved with my schools on and since then have almost of place shifted since com-
it. It was really hard at times literary magazine and doing exclusively taken nonfiction ing to Bowdoin?
to get ahold of people and just more workshops and just pro- classes both here and while I CB: Oh entirely. I think I
to sit down in front of some- ducing more work. was studying abroad. had this complete New En-
one who has spent much of gland fantasy: I just wanted
their life in a refugee camp KG: How did you first be- KG: What inspires you to something quaint and quiet,
or surviving persecution in come interested specifically write? and it just felt like New En-
some way and just ask them in creative non-fiction? CB: I think when I was gland is where the smart peo-
to tell me about. I think I did CB: I think that was a shift little I would have said that ple go for college. I got here
a decent job in kind of both that happened at Bowdoin my goal has always been to and was like, what am I doing CREATIVE NONFICTION: Through writing, Carly Berlin 18 grapples
foregrounding the people for me. I had an excerpt from tell the stories of people who here? I dont know anyone. with the intersections of her identity as a Southerner in New England with a
that I talked to and their own that literary magazine in high couldnt tell their stories Im so far away from home. So
Jewish upbringing and a rich family history.
voices and what I eventually school that I submitted and themselves. I think thats im- many things here are different. like see this strangeness of the that we tell ourselves, and I
wrote but also foregrounding got into the advanced [fiction] portant. I also think its really But, I think that being here has world that I grew up in. think a large goal of mine,
my own kind of questions and class without taking the intro, important to help teach other allowed me to see home in a as a writer, is to provide a
people how to tell their own really different way, and I dont KG: What are your goals counter perspective or to
SEE IT YOURSELF stories. I think teaching and think I would be writing about as a writer? just kind of mix things up,
writing in tandem is definite- Atlanta or the South or like CB: I think my goals are I guess. I think if along the
Visit the Orients website to read more of Berlins work, including ly important to me [because] thinking about that as a part of to complicate the things that way I can change the way that
Old Bridge, New Cliques and The Souths Ellis Island. I think something Ive come my identity at all if I was still we kind of simplify for our- someone somewhere thinks
to critique more over time is there. I think that that kind selves. I think for everything about something, then that
superseding my voice over the of distance has allowed me to we have these set narratives feels like a success.

Assimilation is an odd beast. It forces forgetting; it craves a compression of culture, and
the melting pot it stews serves up something hard for many to swallow. Living in a nation
of immigrants means living in the tension between moving forward and looking back. The
South, at times a close acquaintance of the beast, at times its nemesis, knows this deep,
deep in its bones.
from Old Bridge, New Cliques in Down East Magazine

When the dam between Brunswick and Topsham opens, the Androscoggin River
rushes over rocks and squeezes between steep banks, its sheer cascading force
drowning out traffic on the Frank J. Wood Bridge above. Slung low across the
water, with three arched spans, the bridge is a local icon. It was built in 1932, and its
rusty steel trusses echo a time when the mills on either side still churned out paper
and textiles. Photographers love how it frames sunsets and how, at night, electric
light glints off the water below. Its profile adorned the local phone book last year.
On Snapchat, its Brunswicks geofilter stamp. All of which is why, even though
the bridge has fallen into serious disrepair, a group of residents is fighting to save
it from demolition.
from The Souths Ellis Island in The Bitter Southerner
12 Friday, November 3, 2017

REEL Field hockey upsets Tufts in quarterfinals
Saving shots: The mens by Anna Fauver
soccer team (10-3-3, Orient Staff
NESCAC 6-2-2) had a
dramatic win against After entering the NESCAC
Williams (8-3-5, NES- Champions hips seeded 7th, the
CAC 3-3-4) on Saturday lowest in program history, the
after the game went into field hockey team (10-6, NES-
a penalty shoot out. Levi CAC 5-5) pulled off a dramatic
Morant 19 scored the upset on Saturday, beating No.
first goal of the game 2 Tufts (11-5, NESCAC 8-2) 2-1
in the 54th minute, but in the NESCAC quarterfinals.
Williams tied the game This win came just three days
up 25 minutes later. The after losing to the Jumbos 3-0 in
score remained tied the last regular season game of
going through overtime the year.
and went into penalty Both games, statistically,
kicks. After trailing were very close. The Wednesday
3-2 following the third game, Tufts really executed all
round, Stevie Van Siclen of their offensive opportunities,
18 saved the Ephs last particularly on their corners,
STORMING THE FIELD: Rachel Mann 18 faces off against Hamilton on October 15. Bowdoin lost to its opponents 2-1, but beat Colby 2-1 the following day.
two shots to bring the and they scored their three goals game with five saves compared to Despite the Polar Bears lower Everyones really excited sure that we execute all of our of-
final tally to 4-3. The on their offensive quarters, said Tufts three. ranking, Fiore believes that no Id say [our regular season game fensive chances, said Pearson.
Polar Bears will be ad- Head Coach Nicky Pearson. On I think the first half it was team had a strong advantage. against Middlebury] was one of Last year, Middlebury beat
vancing to the NESCAC Saturday I thought that defen- a little bit frantic, but then we I didnt think Tufts was much our best games. We played tre- Bowdoin in the quarterfinals,
semifinals for the fifth sively we played a lot better and calmed down, found our groove, stronger of a team even though mendously defensively as well, ending Bowdoins season. This
time in a row against we didnt allow them the oppor- said Fiore. We stood strong they were ranked second. I think really limiting their opportunities. year, Fiore believes that the team
No. 5 Middlebury (11- tunity to score. The opportuni- defensively, stood on our heads, we see ourselves as being one We also were really patient in that is trying not to focus on Middle-
5-0, NESCAC 5-5-0) ties that we had, we scored on. So they had a lot of defensive cor- of the top teams of the NES- game with our swings and look- bury, but instead focus on reach-
on Saturday. that really was the difference. ners. Our goalie made some great CAC100% a contender for the ing up the field for an opening, ing the championship.
The team not only avenged its saves. One of our goals was off of NESCAC, she said. Weve won it Fiore said. Im excited to play a We always want to beat Mid-
Running wild: The wom- Wednesday loss, but also staged a one two corners that we scored, in the past. We have to be confi- really good game of field hockey, dlebury, she said. Im not real-
ens cross country team comeback within Saturdays game so great execution there, and the dent in our coach, and our ability its going to be a physical, strong ly thinking about last year very
placed 6th and the mens itself. Going into the second half, other goal was a transition all the and how much weve improved battle and hopefully we can come much, Im thinking about our
team placed 7th in the the score was 1-0 in Tufts favor, way from the back field. this season. out on top. game this year more because Ive
NESCAC championship but a goal from Elizabeth Benne- The win makes Bowdoin the The team has the same men- One of Middleburys greatest played Middlebury countless
this weekend. Sarah Kel- witz 19 in the 39th minute tied third No. 7 seed in NESCAC tality going into the game against strengths is its offense. Currently, times in my career and its al-
ley 18 took top marks for the score up, with another goal field hockey history to advance No. 1 Middlebury. The Panthers it has the top offense in the league, ways a close game. I think rather
Bowdoin, coming in 10th from Emma Stevens 20 in the to the semifinals. are currently on a ten-game with 37 goals compared to Bow- than thinking of last year, its just
with a time of 22:33.6. 53rd minute cementing the Polar It was a huge win for the team, winning streak and looking to doins 19. a push to get into the NESCAC
Sean MacDonald 19 took Bears win. and we knew going into the tour- advance to their seventh straight Theyre obviously playing championship again.
the top place for the mens Captain Juliana Fiore 18 cred- nament that the stakes are always semi-final game. When the two very well at the moment, theyre a The team will travel to face off
team, coming in 19th its not only these goals, but also higher. I thought that the team re- teams faced off earlier in the sea- fast and skillful team ... so I think against the Panthers on Saturday
with a time of 25:53.8. great efforts from the defense and ally rose to the occasion and it was son, the game went into double were going to have to just match at 11 a.m.
Both teams will compete goalie for the teams win. Goalie by far the best game weve played overtime and the Panthers came their athleticism and skill, and Horace Wang contributed to
in the New England DIII Maddie Ferrucci 21 finished the all season, Pearson said. out with a 1-0 win. play well defensively and make this report.
championships next week

First years propel volleyball into NESCAC championship

at Gorham Country Club,
hosted by the University
of Southern Maine.

One last time: The Bowdo- by Artur Kalandarov said captain Michelle Albright think is another challenge of her
in womens soccer team Orient Staff 18. Thereve been upsets every position. Shes involved in every
(9-6-1, NESCAC 4-5-1) weekend, where a team that has single play and never gets a chance
concluded its 2017 season Seeded third, with an impres- historically not been as strong to rest in-game.
with a 4-0 loss to Williams sive 8-2 record in the NESCAC, has either been really close with Although the first years have
(14-1-1, NESCAC 8-1-1) the volleyball team has its eyes a strong team or has even beaten had a strong presence on the
on Saturday at the NES- on the Championship as the a stronger team. court, Albright hopes that they
CAC quarterfinal match. tournament commences this Fri- The Championships will also will be able to adjust quickly to
Rachel Stout 18 led the day. The teams last game against be a way for first years to gain ex- the new experience of NESCAC
team with six saves for the Connecticut College (13-10, perience. The team has suffered Championships.
Polar Bears compared to NESCAC 2-8) ended with a 3-2 from injuries that have disabled I think as it is their first year,
Williams one. The Polar victory, giving the Polar Bears some players from playing, in- they dont really know what to
Bears played a total of 16 confidence as they head into the cluding Clare McInerney 18, expect going into the NESCACs,
games this season, scoring tournament to face No. 6 Mid- a co-captain and setter on the said Albright. All of the upper-
30 goals and averaging dlebury (16-8, NESCAC 5-5), a team. With the graduation of classmen [are] working with our
1.88 goals per game. chance for Bowdoin to showcase many seniors, an exceptionally coach to prepare them as best as
its first-year talent. high number of first years have we can for what to expect and
For the past 11 consecutive joined the team. They have had how things are going to go.
Coming back: The football years, Bowdoin has made it to to fill many starting positions. After losing to Wesleyan the
team (0-7) lost to Wesleyan the NESCAC Championships. I think every one of [the day before, the Polar Bears are
(5-2) 21-10 in Saturdays This is the third time in program first years] has had a significant looking forward to going into the
home game. Bowdoin history that the team has been impact as far as being involved Championships following their
started with a first-quarter ranked third heading into the in practices, and being involved close win against Connecticut
lead after a 31-yard field tournament. Bowdoin won the on the court as well. We rely on College this Saturday. Albright
goal from Andrew Sisti 18, championship in 2011 and 2015. them a lot. They are 6 out of 13, says the team was given a chance
but Wesleyan came back The team is expecting a says Albright. to regroup after the loss to Wesley-
with three touchdowns. strong showing from Mid- Kate Kiser 21 has taken on an and improve their strategy for
With less than five minutes dlebury despite its sixth place the position of setter, surpass- the game against Connecticut.
left, the Polar Bears re- ranking, the first in program ing Albrights expectations for a The way that our team han-
bounded with an 85-yard history. Middlebury is the de- first year in that role. In the last dles losses is really unique. We
pass from Griff Stalcup fending NESCAC champion game against Connecticut, Kiser dont see them as a bad thing,
21 to Nick Vailas 18, the and has competed in all 19 achieved 54 assists. but more of a thing that we can
fourth longest in program NESCAC Championships. Kate has done a really good use to grow and learn from, said SETTING UP FOR SUCCESS: Kate Kiser 21 sets the ball during a match against
history, to make the score The NESCAC tournament job of stepping into that role even Albright. [Losing] exposes our
Bates. The Polar Bears beat the Bobcats 3-1 after beating Colby the day before.
21-10. Bowdoin will begin is really unique in that its really though its something that may be weaknesses, which we can then we kind of realized what we Bears could end up facing No. 1
the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin anybodys game. I think in years intimidating to some people. If she practice and work on and make couldve improved on from the Tufts or No. 8 Bates. The match
Championship against Bates past, its been the case where its was intimidated by it at all, I dont sure that in the next game they previous night and then applied against Middlebury in the quar-
at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow. really been competition between think she let anybody know it, arent our weaknesses anymore. I that on Saturday afternoon. terfinals will be held in Medford,
the top 4 teams or the top 3 said Albright. [As a setter] shes think the Connecticut game was If Bowdoin wins its game Massachusetts at 8 p.m. on Fri-
COMPILED BY ANNA FAUVER teams, but this year its so close, never taken off the court, which I a nice turn around for us, where against Middlebury, the Polar day, November 3.
13 Friday, November 3, 2017

Bowdoin, thank you Dear liberals: dont embrace

George W. Bush
Following this weeks power outage, Bowdoin students were reminded, once again,
of how lucky we are to benefit from a team of campus employees, each one commit-
ted to ensuring the safety and well-being of students. All deserve our whole-hearted
First, Bowdoin Security once again went above and beyond to ensure that stu-
dents were looked after, picking up extra shifts to make sure that despite outages,
buildings were properly secured and students were in the safest possible conditions.
Furthermore, we greatly appreciated the steady stream of text, call and email alerts Relevant Politics
from Security, which allowed us to stay up to date with the status of power in various by Brendan Murtha
parts of campus. We cannot thank Director of Safety and Security Randy Nichols and
his team enough for making us feel that we were being taken care of and being kept On October 19, President George
in the loop, regardless of circumstances. W. Bush spoke at the Spirit of Lib-
Like many other employees, Dining Service staff came into work despite, in many erty: At Home, In the World event
cases, not having power in their own homes. They fed the hoards of students and oth- in New York City, a forum hosted by
ers who camped out in the dining hall long past the regular hours and dinner rushes. the Bush Presidential Center pro-
Executing their well-established contingency plan, they left us with the impression moting American values of freedom
that nothing, aside from a larger crowd, was really different from the average night. and security.
Further, we are grateful to administrators who continued to prioritize students Former President Bushs oration
and our academics. While the power outage derailed the planned release of Spring was met with strong reactions on
2018 courses on Polaris, thanks to the Office of the Registrar and administrators, both sides of the aisle, primarily be-
students still received a PDF listing of the offerings. The deadline for course se- cause what might have been a vague,
lection was pushed back, allowing us the expected ample time to consider. Mean- unoriginal rambling about American
while, other administrative offices continued to coordinate with faculty and stu- values took on a slightly more poi-
dents, keeping Bowdoin running not simply as our residential home, but also as gnant tone. Without naming names,
our place of learning. And, when feasible, our professors held class and adapted to Bush blatantly critiqued several core
these less than ideal conditions. components of the Trump Doctrine
Finally, Bowdoin students came together during the outagein more significant and joined the ranks of prominent
ways than around power strips. We thank those who stepped up to help out each Republicans in casting disdain on our
other and the staff under unusual circumstances. Small acts of kindnesslike the current president.
group of students who, having camped out in Thorne into the early hours of Tuesday Weve seen nationalism distorted
morning, took the initiative to clean the entire dining hall to ease the burden on into nativismforgetting the dyna-
dining staffmade a difference. mism that immigration has always
Although the days of the power outage brought the dedication and hard work of brought to America, Bush observed,
our faculty and staff to the forefront, we shouldnt forget that, in truth, all Bowdoin following with a critique of the re-
employees work incredibly hard day in and day out to keep us safe, fed, comfort- turn of isolationist tendencies in
able and cared for. Outstanding service is the norm at Bowdoin, making it easy to which weve [forgotten] that Amer- KAYLA SNYDER
take these services for granted. But even during the daily goings-on of the average ican security is directly threatened seen with Senators Corker, Flake and not necessarily my friend.
Bowdoin week, we should be conscious of showing our gratitude to the members by the chaos and despair of distant McCain, criticizing Trump is a po- Furthermore, wishing for the days
of our community that keep our college not just functional but exceptional. We are places. Later, he addressed the threat litical death-wish for members of the of Bush, even if merely symbolic of our
extremely lucky to live among a community of compassionate people who do their of Russian election interference, our Republican Party. dark times, is a dangerous sentiment
utmost to look out for one another, and for that we are thankful. obligation to refugees, the inevitabili- On the flip side, the resounding for the left to adopt. Frankly, its a po-
ty of globalization and unequivocally liberal response to Bushs speech was sition of privilege. Just as I lambasted
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orients editorial board, denounced white supremacy to enthu- equally worrisome. Many left-leaning some of my never Hillary friends for
which is comprised of Rachael Allen, Anjulee Bhalla, Harry DiPrinzio, Sarah siastic applause. pundits and Democratic loyalists ap- their lack of solidarity with those most
Drumm, Ellice Lueders, Ian Ward and Allison Wei. Trump supporters were, predict- plauded Bush with an enthusiasm that vulnerable to Trumps election, those
ably, less than pleased. The reaction needs to be questioned. All across the who faced imminent danger from the
on right-leaning comment sections, mediascape, self-proclaimed liberals tides it would unleash, predominantly
usually locations of support for Bush pined for the days of the Bush pres- white liberals pining for Bushs meta-
at least relative to othersquickly idency. Even if slightly sarcastic or phorical return, fail to stand in soli-
deteriorated into condemnations of lighthearted, Trump makes me wish darity with the millions of innocent
Bush, labeling him a corrupt globalist, for the days of George Bush became civilians across the Middle East whose
swamp-creature, sellout, etc. That dis- a frequently paraphrased line for lib- lives were destroyed by irresponsible
ESTABLISHED 1871 pleasure carried over to the appearance erals and moderates across the spec- and short-sighted actions in the War
of Bush alongside the four other living trumand its not the first time weve on Terror.
bowdoinorient.com orient@bowdoin.edu 6200 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011 former presidents, his father included, heard it. Its also critical that we dont settle
The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and information at a hurricane relief fundraiser later in I am glad to hear George Bush con- back into routine establishment con-
relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its administrators, the week. Whereas, before Trump, the demn the reprehensible components of servatism in the name of incremental
the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following professional journalistic standards in vast majority of conservatives hailed Trumps platform, dont get me wrong. progress and recovery. Liberals who
writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse both George W. and George H.W. However, such condemnation should now accept George Bush are indicating
discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community. Bush as the best of the five, this week not become the golden ticket for our theyd be consoled if the next election
the overwhelming message was one approval. On the contrary, it should ushered in a Bush-esque figure, as any
of consistent disgust: all five presi- be the minimal standard. Breaking escape from Trump is welcome. Yet we
dents were painted with one brusha ranks with Trump should not result in can not accept this as the case or be
Sarah Drumm Harry DiPrinzio group of globalist, deep state puppets automatic clemency for members of complicit in its propagation.
Editor in Chief Editor in Chief who had all contributed greatly to the the GOPwe must be more demand- We need to escape Trump and
swamp Trump intends to drain. ing of our elected officials. Republican Trumpism, but we do not do that by
This vehemency likely wont faze Senator Jeff Flake, for instance, who reverting to politics that have already
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George W. Bush, who has been called gave a very impassioned and powerful failed us. Taking three steps back and
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much worse, and whose political ca- anti-Trump speech on the Senate floor then only one step forward would still
Sarah Bonanno
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Digital Director Emily Cohen But this rapid backlash shows, howev- portant consumer protection act lim- ress we should be collectively reach-
Nickie Mitch
James Little Allison Wei er, just how vulnerable even the most iting class-action lawsuits against cor- ing for. Though I thank George W.
Sports Editor prominent conservative figureheads porations on Wednesday. Therefore, in Bush for speaking out, I will still not
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14 OPINION Friday, November 3, 2017

Time to confront our intellectual fear of conservatism

by Francisco Navarro
and Ben Wu
Op-Ed Contibutors
In 2015, Clayton Rose ce-
mented a very clear vision for
his presidency: If you think
the same way, and think about
the same things in the same
way four years from now,
something has gone wrong.
Take a moment and reflect
on President Roses words.
Has something gone wrong
in your time at Bowdoin, or
has your mind been chal-
lenged and evolved?
For most students, that
change might mean provoc-
ative professors pushing
you further to the left, or
groupthink with like-minded
friends in a competition for
who appears the most pro-
gressive. At Bowdoin, con-
servatism is something to be
disproved whereas liberalism
doesnt face equal scrutiny.
Peer pressure is often em- enterprise are critical to servative students find it more needs you, and keeping qui- erect institutional assuranc- everyonestudents, faculty
ployed to discourage moder- solving the many issues of convenient to make liberal et is not doing anyone good. es for the perpetuation of and the administration.
ate and conservative students the world we face today. arguments in exchange for a The path toward intellectu- discourse. Hereby, we make As persons of color, children
from speaking their minds. Here is the reality: it is a better grade. al fearlessness is a two-way a call to action for the Bow- of immigrants and co-leaders
Contrary to widespread disservice to the personal and To the liberals on campus: street, and we all have a re- doin community to join over of the College Republicans,
notions, conservatism isnt intellectual development of ev- look in the mirror. Are you sponsibility to present a view a dozen colleges in the na- we embrace conservatism as
racism, greed or hate. Hate ery Bowdoin student to fail to subconsciously shutting out that not only challenges other tionincluding Princeton, essential to progressing a di-
speech is hate speech, and seriously engage with oppos- opposing arguments without students, but allows yourself Johns Hopkins and North- verse and changing America.
it is erroneous to think alt- ing viewpoints. So how can looking at its merits? Do you to test the strength of your westernand adopt the Chi- We know Bowdoin is capable
right ideas are in any way we create an environment that scream fake news! when own arguments. Dont take cago Statement on free ex- of achieving authentic intel-
conservative. Conservatism allows free and open debate? failures of liberal policies are a professors viewpoints for pression, which ensures free lectual diversity, but everyone
at its core is the belief in Here are our suggestions: brought before you? Or, per- granted. If it clashes with your and open inquiry in all mat- must play their part. Enough
self-reliance. We believe in As students, we should haps, are you complicit in thoughts, ask provocative ters for students and faculty, with the trite, its good to
enfranchising people to take pressure our faculty to give a inflicting assumptions about questionsyou might rein- and acknowledges it is not hear different points of view
control of their own lives fair assessment of opposing peers who might disagree with force your beliefs or be forced the proper role of the Univer- euphemism from our peers,
without an overbearing gov- ideas, and the faculty should you? Self-reflection must be to create new ones. sity to attempt to shield indi- followed by inaction. It is time
ernment. We believe the pur- demand the same of them- followed by actionkudos to To the administration: viduals from ideas and opin- to engage and reap the fruits
pose of the government is to selves and their syllabi. Pro- those who took the first step events like the Kristof/Riley ions they find unwelcome, of your education.
create an environment for fessors are here to educate and attended Steven Haywards and Brooks/Bruni discus- disagreeable, or even deeply Francisco Navarro is a
maximizing, not hampering, students, not indoctrinate. talk on Halloween night. sions are steps in the right offensive. The path towards member of the Class of 2019
the potential of all citizens, It is a poor reflection of our To the conservatives on direction, but is this just a amending Bowdoins intellec- and Ben Wu is a member of the
and that innovation and free class environment when con- campus: step up. This campus box to check off ? We must tual shortcomings involves Class of 2020.

Refuting harmful views with logic, not labels

be clear to most of us why the our compatriots, we must go
by Theo Christian ideology behind white nation- further and better articulate
Op-Ed Contributor alism is faulty, clearly there why we know these views to
Last week, the Orient pub- is a significant portion of our be flawed. Stopping anywhere
lished an article profiling Evan nation that does not think it is short of this allows those who
McLaren, a former Bowdoin so readily apparent. When we actually disagree with us, to
student who is currently the merely declare that ideas are walk away with their views
executive director of the Na- not reconcilable with our core unchallenged and unchanged.
tional Policy Institute (NPI), a values without explaining the Its exactly this kind of intel-
group dedicated to promoting values we are referencing or lectual laziness, simply saying
white supremacy and the cre- without exposing the holes in that views are self-evident,
ation of a white nation-state. arguments we disagree with, we that allows people like Mc-
The Orients editorial board are not properly engaging with Laren to leave Bowdoin with
also simultaneously published those arguments. their logic intact.
a separate explanation for why There is real value in mak- So if we are going to de-
they profiled McLaren, stating ing sure we properly and fully nounce the views championed
that they want Bowdoin stu- grapple with views we oppose. by McLaren and his colleagues,
dents to engage with McLarens Its through this discourse lets do it properly. Lets say
values not as abstract thought that we are able to not only that we believe all people in-
experiments but as concrete improve our own arguments, herently hold equal value. Lets
ideas. Despite that claim, not but also possibly change the point out that America was
once, in either of the articles, minds of those with whom built on the backs of countless
did anyone actually engage we disagree. It is presumptu- immigrants. Lets argue that
with the ideas promoted by the ous to assume that all white diversity, whether it be of race,
NPI. The closest anyone came nationalists are beyond the religion, gender or sexuality,
was when the editorial board reach of reasonable and makes us stronger. Lets point
stated that McLarens views are thoughtful discourse. When out when McLaren says that
abhorrent and antithetical to we say that white nationalism he wants to be able to come
the core principles of our paper, is self-evidently wrong, we back to a place where [his]
our college and our nation. imply that anyone who agrees racial and ethnic group feels
This is not sufficient. We with those views must either like it belongs, that whites still
cannot merely say that these be incapable of having, or enjoy comparative advantages
views are self-evidently wrong. unwilling to have, a rational and luxuries not afforded to
They are to most Americans, conversation. How could we minority groups. Lets push
but this does nothing to re- ever hope to have a reasonable him to further explain why If you disagree with the ideas ply promote engagement. You ing for your opinion, you have
fute the arguments that now discussion with someone who his comfort must come at the promoted by McLaren and the have a moral responsibility to not fully engaged with the ideas
hundreds of thousands, if not is unable to see such obvi- expense of others. Whatever NPI, it is imperative that you actively refute views you deem in question.
millions, of our fellow citizens ous truths? If we hope to win we do, lets not dismiss his ar- actually engage with the ide- harmful with logic, not labels. Theo Christian is a member
believe to be true. While it may back the hearts and minds of gument as obviously false. ology they represent, not sim- If you dont explain the reason- of the Class of 2019.
Friday, November 3, 2017 OPINION 15

Post-storm reflections: power outages can be more than inconveniences

Polar Views
by Osa Omoregie

I had a fun-packed Family

Weekend at Bowdoin with my
friends and family, but every-
thing changed when the storm
unleashed its wrath on Bowdoins
campus. On Monday morning,
October 30, I woke up to rain
showers of epic proportions and
winds that could lift one off the
ground. Soon thereafter, I checked
my email and learned that my
meeting at 8:30 a.m. was cancelled
and that there was a power outage
throughout campus.
At first, leaving my dorm and
walking through the storm felt
like a treacherous voyage, but I felt
solidarity with my Bowdoin peers.
Some of us dared to have breakfast
at Moulton and do it in the dark.
Most of us ate lunch at Thorne
Hall, which was riddled with
folding tables, laptop chargers and
power strips. Throughout the day,
we struggled to acquire scarce
resources like Wi-Fi and power
outlets. My friends braved the
harsh winds to reach Thorne, our
temporary disaster relief center,
which connected us back to the
important things in life, email and
Netflix. We all shuddered at the
idea of taking cold water showers
once the warm water ran out. PHOEBE NICHOLS
If I were a first year, I would
transfer, said a disgruntled senior to stores in hopes of purchasing that Thorne would be open until than any of the other study areas a superstorm that hit my home but more importantly, have
at Thorne. My professor refuses lights for my room, only to find out midnight. It certainly was kind of I usually inhabit. state of New Jersey pretty hard. claimed many lives. The death
to cancel class, and here I am try- that Hannaford ran out of candles Bowdoin to make the dining hall While this post-storm experi- I remember being one of few toll from these disasters is rising
ing to find an outlet, said virtually and Walmarts portable lamp sup- an impromptu study space, but I ence was a stressful one, it pales students in my high school with due to the depletion of life-sav-
everyone I met who had an 11:30 ply had been emptied. To make thought this outage would finally in comparison to some of the nat- power, and opening my home ing hospital equipment.
a.m. class. Most of my friends matters worse, I made the mistake force my community to relax. ural disasters that have occurred to my younger cousin when I deeply appreciated my pro-
would just look at me, shake their of not going to Thorne dinner as After seeing some students hog and have been occurring across his familys house was too cold fessors e-mail to my Africana
heads, and walk away in utter soon as it opened. At 6:30 p.m., the power sockets for mindless the globe. Bowdoin students all to live in during the storm. I Studies class that began with,
frustration. The saddest part of what awaited me were hundreds net surfing and Netflix binging, had access to running water and missed two whole weeks of First and foremost: I hope you
the storms aftermath was that the of students littered about. It took I realized that not everyone felt food, thanks to the wonderful school because of a hurricane are well. Sometimes, Bowdoin
winds had uprooted a number of me nearly ten minutes to find a the same sense of solidarity in the efforts of our dining staff. As far that was swallowing up homes gets too focused on the incon-
Bowdoins beloved trees. Accord- place to sit and the serving lines post-storm crisis as I did. as Im aware of, no Bowdoin stu- and tragically taking lives. To- veniences and fails to consider
ing to my Instagram feed, the were about as long as those at My Monday night consisted dents or professors were injured day, over a month after Hurri- what they should be grateful for.
upended trees at least made great Bowdoins Thanksgiving dinner. of hopeless attempts to do my in the aftermath of the storm, and canes Irma and Maria, there are At times like this, I think about
backdrops for portraits. When Around seven oclock, I was get- readings as I sat across the table no trees landed on any buildings. still families in Puerto Rico run- those with harsher post-storm
I see fallen trees, I think of dead ting a cup of tea when I heard a from my mother, who was visiting Most of us were mildly inconve- ning out of clean water and food conditions, while I still have the
bodies, my mother remarked huge roar of excitement from the for Family Weekend, but couldnt nienced, and we overcame the supplies, and hospitals barely bare necessities. In the wise words
rather bleakly, as she watched on- Thorne crowd. At first I thought travel back home due to the in- obstacles unscathed. functioning in the current state of my three-year old self giving up
lookers gazing at these giant tree this was a sign that the power clement weather that morning. The day before Brunswicks of conditions. The latest natu- in trying to find my lost toy car,
corpses in awe. had returned, but alas, they were Thorne was a terrible place to power outage was the fifth an- ral disasters have destroyed or look at it this way, Mommy: at
At the end of the day, I rushed just cheers at the announcement study. It was far more crowded niversary of Hurricane Sandy, damaged thousands of homes, least I still have my life.

Collins anti-consumer vote demonstrates need for continued pressure

Protection Bureau (CFPB), ger needs to be held account-
by Julian Andrews founded by President Barack able. Yes, Collins should be
Op-Ed Contributor
Obama and Senator Elizabeth commended for her protection
I write to urge Bowdoin stu- Warren to protect consumers of Americans health insur-
dents and Mainers to continue in the wake of the 2008 market ance, but that does not excuse
to hold Maine Senator Susan collapse, put together a rule to her anti-consumer actions.
Collins accountable. Last week, prevent this practice, and last This vote will hurt Mainers
Collins and Senate Republicans week, Collins and Senate Re- and all Americans and makes
voted to repeal anti-forced publicans voted to overturn it. a strong statement that Collins
arbitration rules, a practice This is a blatant move to pro- cares more about the interests
wherein everyday consumers tect large financial institutions of large financial institutions
are required to waive their against the grievances of con- than the American people.
rights to class-action lawsuits sumers by forcing consumers Pressure from Senators home
and other means of accessing to sue banks individually or states has a real impact in how
the courts, and instead are go through arbitration instead they vote, and Mainers should
forced to settle their grievances of participating in class-action not let Collins forget that it is
with large companies through suits. This action stings even they, not Wells Fargo or Equi-
private arbitration. This repeal more on the heels of high-pro- fax, that put her on Capitol
puts consumers at increased file cases against Wells Fargo Hill. Forced arbitration is not
risk of being taken advantage of and Equifax that strengthen the as sexy or headline-grabbing
by large financial institutions. case for the necessity of an ef- of a cause as health care, but it
Forced arbitration language is fective and independent CFPB. is extremely important. Do not
often hidden in fine print, used As Bowdoin students and let Collins convince you that
to prevent financial institutions Mainers, you are Collins she no longer needs a watchful
from being held accountable constituentsthe people she eye, and when youre signing
for their shady practices and to claims to represent. Do not up for a bank account, make
prevent consumers from get- let yourself be fooled into sure you read the fine print.
ting their day in court. thinking that, because of a few Julian Andrews is a member
The Consumer Financial high-profile votes, she no lon- of the Class of 2017.
16 Friday, November 3, 2017

Black History Mobile Museum
The museum will feature rare artifacts that represent
slavery, science, religion, education and civil rights, including
documents signed by famous abolitionists and people
involved in the Civil Rights Movement, such as Martin Luther
King Jr. A multimedia presentation will begin at 12:30 p.m.
David Saul Smith Union. 10 a.m.

Monthly Page-Turning of Birds
of America
Kristen Lindquist, an award winning poet and avid birder, will
speak at the monthly page-turning of Audubons double-
elephant folio, Birds of America.
Special Collections, Hawthorne Longfellow Library. 12:30 p.m.
LECTURE FALLING INTO RHYTHM: The Commission, a new band on campus, performs at Reeds Fall Festival during Family Weekend. The festival included live
Gender, Race, and Radical Empathy: music, games, crafts and food.

American Women in Revolutionary

Russia, 1905-1945
Julia Mickenberg, associate professor of American studies at
the University of Texas at Austin, will provide insight on the
mass migration to the Soviet Union and the appeal of Russia
to American women during the 1920s and the 1930s. EVENT LECTURE
Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 1:30 p.m. Dating and Donuts Of Sturgeon, Crocodiles, and Ice
Lisa Peterson, associate director of gender violence Arctic adventurer Jon Turk will give an illustrated lecture
PERFORMANCE prevention and education, will lead a reflection and about the his adventures kayaking across the North Pacific
Improvabilities conversation about relationships as part of The Healthy and around Cape Horn and biking through the Gobi Desert.
Improvabilities, one of the improv groups on campus, Relationships Series. Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m.
will perform. Burnett House. 4:30 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. LECTURE
How We See Prisons

Pete Brook, an independent writer and curator, will discuss
prisons, photos, politicization and power.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7:15 p.m.

Delivering Powerful Presentations
2125 Stanley Street
Through movement and sound, artists hope to convey how
Participants will learn how to create effective presentations.
The workshop aims to boost confidence, improve nonverbal
communication and give organizational tips.
home has changed and evolved throughout generations Torrey Barn, Cram Alumni House. 8:30 a.m. LECTURE
pre- and post-immigration. This performance will explore the Death, Beauty and Metaphysics: Art,
notion of home through the artists own experiences. The EVENT Science and Memento Mori in Early
artists will also reinvent daily domestic tasks through dance. Dating Across Identities Anatomical Representation
Room 210, Edwards Center for Arts and Dance. 7:30 p.m. Bowdoin Healthy Relationships, BQSA and Af-Am will hold a Joanna Ebenstein, co-founder of the Morbid Anatomy
conversation around race, sexual identity and dating as part Museum and author of The Anatomical Venus, will discuss
of the Healthy Relationships Week series. Pizza will the relationships between art ,medicine, death, culture, and

be provided. their effects on our culture and history.
Russworm House. 6 p.m. Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 4:30 p.m.

PERFORMANCE The Invisible Patients Jennifer Egan: Manhattan Beach
Climate Change Theatre Action This documentary tells the story of Jessica Macleod, a nurse Author Jennifer Egan will read from her recent novel
As part of a worldwide series, Masque and Gown and practitioner in Evansville, Indiana, to address some of the Manhattan Beach. Egans first historical novel follows
Bowdoin Climate Action will perform a series of readings most relevant healthcare issues, such as rising costs, complex a girl who explores the identities of gender roles in the
and short plays about climate change in hope of bringing insurance and living conditions of the elderly. This showing United States and the world, while navigating her fathers
awareness to the global scale of climate change. is free. disappearance. The event will be followed by a book signing.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m. Frontier. 7 p.m. Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m.

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Disaster Relief The

Concert Threepenny