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The Nations Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, November 10, 2017 Volume 147, Number 9 bowdoinorient.com

New off-campus
housing policy
College has already begun
by Allison Wei the planning process to build
Orient Staff
new upperclass housing and
The College announced renovate existing structures.
its new off-campus housing Specifically, the College plans
policy on Wednesday, which to build townhouse-style ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
includes restricting eligibility housing that will include sin- LETS TALK ABOUT SEX: Before a packed audience in Cleveland Hall, the Senior Sex Panel discussed sexual experiences, an event part of Healthy Rela-
for off-campus living to ju- gle bedrooms, a common area tionships Week. Previously held by ASAP, the event has been assumed by Bowdoin Healthy Relationships, a new student group. SEE PAGE 2.
niors and seniors and capping suitable for group gatherings

No Hate November showcases students

the total number of students and a kitchen.
who can live off campus to 185 Foster declined to com-
in the 2018-2019 academic ment where these projects will
year, down from this years cap occur, but said that a com-
of 200. In addition, a process mittee of students, staff and
to renovate and build higher faculty will be involved in the by Mitchel Jurasek
quality upperclass housing is design process after an archi- Orient Staff
currently underway. tect is named.
The Office of Residential The ultimate objective Last week, Bowdoin Student
Life and a number of other here is to build this new Government (BSG) kicked off
administrators developed the housing, increasing our its annual No Hate November
policy, which is a direct result on-campus housing capacity, programming, a month dedi-
of the findings and recom- improving our on-campus cated to eliminating bias and
mendations from a working housing, drawing people increasing discussion around
group that was assembled last back to campus and ultimate- identity on campus.
February to re-examine the ly having first years, sopho- The event series has been held
Colleges housing policies. mores and juniors living on for five years, but this year the
Among the key findings campus and 25 percent of focus has changed to promote
from the groups study, which seniors and super-seniors student voices on campus.
included 1,600 touches with living off, said Foster. It is much more oriented on
people on and around campus, A major reason for this having student panels. We are
according to Dean of Student goal is an increase in students lucky enough to have students
Affairs Tim Foster, was that choosing to live off campus in who are confident and brave
the College needs to improve recent years. In fall 2016, 12.1 enough to share experiences to JENNY IBSEN, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
and to build new upperclass percent of students lived off their peers in order to enlighten MAKING VOICES HEARD: Anam Shah 21 spoke in Howell House on Thursday night at Stories of the Crescent:
housing and that the lack of campus, a sharp increase from them and give a different per- The Lives of Muslim Students at Bowdoin. Students shared their experiences of being Muslim on Bowdoins campus.
appealing accommodations the average of around 7.6 per- spective, said Osa Omoregie 18,
for upperclass students is a cent from 2008 to 2015, a per- the Multicultural Coalition repre- volves taking the initiative to be spread of events. The opportuni- Gina Yashere, a British-Nigerian
major driver in students deci- centage among the highest in sentative to BSG and its director an educator. ties to engage range from a panel comedian who is the current
sions to move off campus. of diversity and inclusion. Being Students will also be able to discussing the experience of Mus-
Foster confirmed that the Please see HOUSING, page 4 a part of No Hate November in- pick from an especially diverse lim students to a performance by Please see NO HATE, page 3

Endowment returns 12.4 percent College signs on to court brief

Proposed Republican tax plan poses threat
by Sarah Drumm
challenging Trump DACA repeal
Orient Staff Percent return on Bowdoins communications and public affairs, academic communities and a di-
The College announced last endowment over the decade by Sarah Drumm
Orient Staff
said that President Clayton Rose versity of perspectives in the class-
Friday that the endowment gen- heard about the suit and asked room. The brief reads, American
erated an investment return of 30 Bowdoin has joined 49 other Leana Amaez, associate dean of institutions of higher education
12.4 percent for the fiscal year that 25 colleges and universities in sub- students for diversity and inclusion, benefit profoundly from the pres-
22.3 19.2
ended June 30, 2017. The endow- 20 mitting a legal document of sup- who has a background as a public ence of immigrant students on our
16 14.4 12.4
ment had a market value of $1.46 15 port for a case challenging Pres- defender, to look into the possibility campuses.
billion on June 30, up from $1.34 10.3 ident Donald Trumps executive of Bowdoin signing on. If such an unlawful decision
Percent Return

billion at the close of FY 2016. order terminating the Deferred I think the institutions feel that is allowed to standand these
During the last fiscal year, the 5 Action for Childhood Arrivals our students and our immigrant young people take their tremen-
1.3 2.6
endowment saw its first negative 0 (DACA) program. students are an important part of dous talent, enthusiasm, and skills
07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
return in seven years, declining -5 The brief was filed on Novem- the College and that they deserve elsewherewe (both amici and
1.4 percentthis years returns -10 ber 1 in the northern California to be here, that they have earned the country as a whole) will be the
demonstrate an improvement in U.S. District Court in support of the right to higher education, that losers, the brief continues.
performance and significant asset -16.99 the University of Californias law- they have worked hard, as have Amaez said that because Bow-
growth. -20 suit against the Department of all of our students, and that they doin is not party to the case, the
According to Cambridge As- Homeland Security. In the lawsuit, should be able to access an edu- College believes the submission
sociates, a firm that oversees and this years growth to a variety of markets related to historically low the plaintiff asserts that rescinding cation like Bowdoin, said Amaez. of the brief does not put any of its
tracks endowments across the factors, including distinct changes interest rates and the continuing DACA is unconstitutional. In order to submit an amicus DACA students at risk.
nation, the average return seen in global market conditions since impact of global central bank eas- The amicus brief serves as a brief in the case, Bowdoin and Because it doesnt expose any
by American colleges and uni- last year. ing, wrote Volent in an email to legal statement of support from other colleges must argue that they of our students or make Bowdoin
versities during FY 2017 was 13 The strong absolute return the Orient. Bowdoin and other institutions will be harmed by the termination the center of thisthe danger of
percent, putting Bowdoins per- for the endowment in fiscal 2017 Volent said that global equity for the case filed by the University of DACA. The brief argues that that being that if were at the center
formance this year slightly below was the result of a combination of performance this year proved of California, but does not make revoking DACA directly impacts of a lawsuit with very few students,
that of its peers. good manager selection in choos- particularly successful for the the College party to the case. institutions including Bowdoin in we wouldnt want to make them
Paula Volent, senior vice pres- ing external investment managers In an email to the Orient, Scott numerous ways, including the loss
ident for investments, attributes as well as ebullient global equity Please see ENDOW, page 3 Hood, senior vice president for of important members of their Please see AMICUS, page 4


Arctic Museum celebrates 50 years with a Ben Painter 19 has a conversation about Chris Ritter 21 discusses Lordes Mens soccer looks toward NCAA Division The Editorial Board reflects on the year
donation of 50 new pieces. Page 4. soulmates. Page 5. transformation. Page 6. III tournament. Page 9. since the presidential election. Page 11.

Friday, November 10, 2017

11/3 to 11/8 STUDENT SPEAK:
If you could jump into any painting which painting
Friday, November 3
Excessive noise was reported on the seventh floor Wednesday, November 8 would it be?
of Coles Tower. A visiting high school ice hockey coach fell on the
A student doing pull-ups from a sprinkler pipe in ice and injured his head at Watson Arena. Brunswick
the basement of MacMillan House pulled it from its Rescue transported the injured man to Mid Coast Julianna Kiley 20
ceiling anchors. Hospital.
A student using a humidifier activated a smoke "I dont know. But it definitely
Saturday, November 4 alarm at Osher Hall.
A student at Harpswell Apartments damaged an-
other students bicycle while joyriding on it without
Two students on skateboards were warned for vio-
lating College policy by doing tricks on granite and
wouldnt be The Scream. That would
permission. The student will pay for damages. other structures.
Brunswick Rescue transported a student hav-
be stressful."
Sunday, November 5 ing an allergic reaction to Mid Coast Hospital.
An officer checked on the well-being of an intoxi- An officer escorted a student with a knee
cated student at Helmreich House. injury (from a bike accident) to Mid Coast
An officer checked on a student Hospital. Manlio Calentti 20
who failed to show up for a A smoke detector activa-
scheduled outing. The tion in Chamberlain "The Starry Night, because I want
student was located. Hall was caused by
A student re- the use of a hair to get that painting tattooed on my
ported the theft iron.
of a yellow A student body."
bike club bi- in Cham-
cycle from berlain Hall
a rack at was found
West Hall.
A stu-
to be using
an electric
Molly Prouty 19
dent report-
ing flu-like
hot plate in a
residence hall, Anything by Beth Hoeckel. Especially
symptoms was
given an escort to
in violation of
policy. the ones with the moons.
the Mid Coast Walk-
In Clinic. Thursday, November 9
A student at Haw-
thorne-Longfellow Library reported that ALEX BURNS A student with flu-like symptoms was escort-
a man loitering in the lower level stacks was ed to Mid Coast Hospital.
staring and making her feel uncomfortable. Security
officers located the man and determined that this was
A student accumulated multiple parking violations
and $450 in fines this semester. A report was submit- Mohamed Nur 19
The Last Supper. It looks like a lit
the second complaint on the man in recent months. ted to the dean of student affairs.
The man was removed from campus and he was sub- A student reported the theft of a silver Specialized

sequently served with a criminal trespass warning bicycle from the area of Harpswell Apartments 1-3 on
barring him from all campus property. the evening of Saturday, November 4.
An ill student requested a transport to Mid Coast
Hospital for an evaluation. BEAR FACT: A person under 21 years of age who is
found operating, or attempting to operate, a motor
Tuesday, November 7 vehicle with ANY measurable amount of alcohol in
A student on crutches fell on stairs at Moulton their blood, will lose their license for one year. Refus-
Union and was taken to the health center for an eval- ing to take a blood alcohol test will result in loss of Jack Arnholz 19
uation. license for at least 18 months. If there was a passenger
A contractors dump truck backed into a Col-
lege-owned light pole near Moulton Union, damag-
under 21 years of age in the vehicle, an additional
180-day suspension will be imposed. Drivers under
"Do you know those paintings with
ing it. The pole was removed for repair.
A student reported that his bicycle was stolen from
age 21 with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of .08%
or more can be prosecuted for the criminal offense
dogs playing poker? Ive always won-
Brunswick Apartments late Monday night. A security
officer recovered the stolen bike and a student was
of OUI (operating under the influence), but the min-
imum one-year license suspension will be imposed,
dered what they were doing there. "
cited for taking the bike without permission. regardless.

Tag me with a spoon: sophomore elimination game

got back to campusset up one Quinby House this year, and his killing people I didnt know,
of these games. I remember it first kill. having connections were huge.
by Samuel Rosario being really fun. So I thought it The Bowdoin directory is a little I kept a lot of people posted on
Orient Staff
would be a great idea to fix the bit creepy that we all have access who was my target, and they
During the month of Oc- divide in the sophomore class to physical addresses. I was actu- texted me the location of that
tober, Bowdoins campus was due to 40 percent of sophomores ally keeping a list of the people I person when they saw them ... I
littered with assassins prowling living in social houses, Hall said. knew, he said. would dart over and get them,
H-L for their next target. As the According to the rules that It got particularly useful right Jacobson said.
temperature started to drop, the Hall and the class council estab- towards the end, when I was try- One would think that in a
2020 class council also dropped lished, if you are holding your ing to figure out who had who, so game where you dont know who
an interesting competition onto own spoon in both hands, you I would connect all the names. is on the hunt for you, if would
Bowdoin sophomores. It was are considered safe. This was similar to the ap- be difficult to function normal-
called Elimination Game and it The only exception to that rule proach that most of the students ly in your daily life? Bowdoin is
involved 160 sophomores wield- is that you cant break your spoon had to take in order to corner pretty small and it is easy to spot
ing plastic spoons which were in half to hold easier. This attempt their targets. People didnt always people across campus. Wouldnt
delivered to their mailboxes. was swiftly put down by Hall and personally know their targets, you have to live the entirety of
The goal of the game was sim- other handlers. Moreover, certain therefore they had to resort to the game looking over your
ple: kill your targets and sur- spaces such as bathrooms, show- using the Bowdoin directory shoulder? In a game full of hunt-
vive yourself. If you touch your ers, and religious places where that has most students physical ers, it will not pay off to just hide.
target with your spoon, they will god is always watching were des- addresses or utilizing their own You have to stay on the offense.
be eliminated along with their ignated as safe havens. networks of friends. Jacobson This is the sort of mentality Ja-
hopes of earning Gelato Fiasco Assignments were system- was able to take out so many of cobson had, that secured him
and Wild Oats gift cards. Accord- atically randomized, making it his friends and peers because of nine confirmed kills. His skills
ing to Charlotte Hall, treasurer of possible that a sophomore from this method. He spoke about his had gotten close to claiming the
the 2020 class council, this was all Quinby House could receive network of spies he had in his title of top Eliminator until the
for the purpose of class unity. a sophomore from Mayflower employ. chance was taken away by a fel-
When I was a first year, my apartments. This was the case for Some people I knew pret- low house mate. As of now only JENNY IBSEN
orientation tripwhen we first Peter Jacobson 20, who lives in ty well ... But when it came to six remain. No one is safe.
Friday, November 10, 2017 NEWS 3

Healthy Relationships group fills gap left by ASAP

ming means that events formerly ships to campus, and this weeks doin yet, which is much more Education, who oversees BHeRe landscape for students to feel
by Cooper Dart organized by the group, such as Healthy Relationships Week was broad and positive, like, This is and ASAP. comfortable coming forward and
Orient Staff Date Week and Consent Week, the first step. what a healthy relationship is, ver- BHeRe was formed after Peter- working on their own initiative,
Bowdoin Healthy Relation- are now being incorporated into According to the group, sus ... Dont do this, so were very son and Benje Douglas, director said Peterson.
ships (BHeRe), a new student BHeRe planning. These program- healthy relationships can be any- much so trying to find the other of the Office of Gender Violence Necheles is one of the conve-
group this year, has assumed the ming efforts culminated this past thing from healthy friendships, to side of that, said Martens. Prevention and Education, rec- ners of ASAP this year, working to
programming responsibilities week in Healthy Relationships hookups or dating, and the orga- Shea Necheles 18, a co-leader ognized a gap in programming facilitate meetings between BHeRe
the Alliance for Sexual Assault Week, with programming rang- nization strives to promote these. of Safe Space and a student em- about healthy relationships and and the other constituent groups
Prevention (ASAP), which the ing from active discussions on Following the increase in events ployee of the Office of Gender Vi- dating violence on the part of both of ASAPBowdoin Men Against
Office of Gender Violence Pre- race, sexual identity and dating to promoting awareness of sexual olence Prevention and Education, the Office and student groups, but Sexual Violence (BMASV), V
vention and Education refor- dinners with professors and the and gender violence on campus, echoed Martens sentiments, say- needed students to demonstrate Space, Safe Space, the Sex Project
matted last spring to become Senior Sex Panel. largely due to ASAP, Martens be- ing that the healthy relationships interest in spearheading a group and fEMPOWERthroughout
a coalition for other student Anna Martens 20, a co-lead- lieves the club contributes a new that BHeRe promotes are a basic to fill that gap. Xing, who partic- the school year to ensure that all
groups that work to prevent sex- er of BHeRe along with Monica perspective to the College. level of sexual assault prevention. ipated in Petersons healthy rela- voices are heard.
ual assault on campus. Xing 19, is very excited to bring Its a new form of messaging Were trying to create a culture tionships workshop, and Martens, The important thing is that we
The loss of ASAP program- BHeRes perspective on relation- that we havent really had at Bow- where sexual assault wont happen, who participated in her gender have programing for everyone; so
and part of the culture where sex- violence prevention education one piece of programming doesnt
ual assault wont happen is culture leadership institute, approached necessarily tick all the boxes, but
where people are engaging in Peterson in the spring, expressing rather we are ticking all the boxes
healthy relationships, she said. interest in getting more involved by producing as much program-
Until this school year, ASAP in promoting healthy relationships ming as possible, said Necheles.
had organized much of the pro- on campus. This weeks programming
gramming surrounding sexual I pitched to them that theres has achieved some of Martens
assault prevention and dating space for a student group if thats major initial goals for the orga-
violence, though the group was something they were interested in, nization.
initially intended to serve as a coa- and they were both very excited We wanted to do a concen-
lition of student leaders under the about the possibility associated trated week just to like power
Office of Gender Violence Preven- with that, she said. it out there its been a really
tion and Education. In May, the The restructuring of ASAP big visibility move as well as
Office decided to return ASAP this past spring worried last years conversation and capturing a
to its original coalition-building members of the group because it broad range of objectives for the
focus. was unclear which groups would semester, said Martens.
[ASAP is now] doing a lot of assume the programs that the I guess I just want students
work in building connections, organization had created. The to see gender violence as appli-
hoping that those connections will change to a coalition, however, cable to every person, that no
ultimately help programming the has allowed other groups, such as matter your experience or your
groups do on their own, but the BHeRe, to organize its own cam- identity, that its really messag-
group itself isnt a programming pus-wide programming. ing thats important as a com-
body, said Lisa Peterson, the as- I think that having [ASAP] munity, she added.
sociate director of the Office of now be focused on coalition Emily Cohen contributed to
SENIOR SEX PANEL: To a packed audience, the panel represented the various sex experiences of Bowdoin seniors. Gender Violence Prevention and building has really opened the this report.

NO HATE communities, BSG believes stu-

dents can learn to be more cogni-
there are still microaggressions
happening, Salim said. The con-
for the first No Hate November in
2013 was an altercation between a
their experiences during No Hate
November, students can help in-
Nur is excited about the oppor-
tunity to expand the media used to
zant of others. tinuation of this program helps Brunswick community member form the community as well. facilitate discussion.
British correspondent on Com- All of these issues are affecting resolve and prevent these things and a gay student. Since then, The [Brunswick] students This was BSGs way to begin
edy Centrals The Daily Show our students as they navigate their from happening again. other students, such as Salim, have who are attending these events a dialogue on campus around
with Trevor Noah. The keynote way through their Bowdoin expe- The memories of discrimina- also experienced biases through- are a part of Bear Buddies and diversity and inclusion and real-
speaker for this years program- rience and its important to know tory events are still fresh in the out the Brunswick community. a part of other programs that are ly just showcase the tremendous
ming will be Bowdoin alumnus about those in order to make minds of many Bowdoin students. Last year, Salim was partic- reaching out to the community. amount of diversity we have on
Deray McKesson 07, a prom- actions in support of each other. These events have included racial ipating in a local elementary Through those ways I can imag- campus. The goal of No Hate
inent leader of the Black Lives We cant let our ignorance get the slurs written on whiteboards, a school visit for his education ine Bowdoin students educating November is to address the bias-
Matter movement and member best of us because we are all part gangster party held by the sailing class when, as he was introduc- the community, Salim said. es we have as a campus through
of the LGBTQ community. of each others experience, said team in 2015, the lacrosse teams ing himself to the teacher he was Even though the events this lectures, panels, conversations,
This year, BSG tried to be as in- Salim Salim 20, vice president for Cracksgiving party and the 2016 working with, he experienced an month may take students out of artists, comedians and spoken
clusive as possible toward different student affairs. tequila party. act of prejudice. their comfort zone, BSG urges stu- words artists, Nur said.
identities and groups on campus Unlike some previous years, My introduction to Bowdoin He asked if I speak Muslim dents to attend. Nur also believes that events
in its programming. Bowdoin didnt endure any acts was the gangster party and tequi- and I was shocked by that re- I wouldnt say the events we like those planned for this month
I think we try to hit as many of bias at Halloween this year, but la party, Nur said. I think having sponse. I thought he, as an ed- have this month are provocative, are representative of the dialogue
topics as we can while still remain- Salim warned that there is still those parties and our reactions ucator, would be more aware of but they are difficult and I think the College wants to promote.
ing authentic and genuine, BSG work to do. to those parties is reflected in No the difference between a religion they are supposed to be difficult. Clayton Rose wants us to be
Vice President for Academic Af- I think that while there might Hate November. that is practiced by over 1.2 billion If it were easy we wouldnt have intellectually fearless and this is
fairs Mohamed Nur 19 said. not be something Bowdoin is re- Such events are not restricted people and a language, Salim said. a need for No Hate November, an opportunity to actually prac-
By showcasing a variety of sponding to that is a major issue, to campus. Part of the reasoning Salim hopes that by sharing Nur said. tice that, Nur said.

ENDOW Despite the endowments 1.4 of the endowment is restrict-

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 percent drop, still the College
performed well and Bowdoin
ed to the support of student fi-
nancial aid each year. During
GOP tax plan includes 1.4 percent endowment tax
Colleges portfolio. remained in the top quartile of the FY 2017, approximately
In fiscal 2017 and with the its peer institutions. $25 million supported finan- Bowdoin is one of about 70 private colleges es the College can devote to student aid.
election of Donald Trump, Volent said that the asset cial aid, up from $22.7 mil- and universities that would be affected by the Nearly half of our endowment is restricted
expectations of changes in allocation of the endowment lion last year. The endowment implementation of a tax included in the House to the support of student financial aid, gen-
corporate taxes and less regula- portfolio has remained rel- contributed $57.3 million to Republicans tax proposal. erating about $25 million for need-based aid
tion resulted in a market rally, atively stable and consistent the annual operations of the The tax overhaul approved by House Re- last year. This new tax would leave us with less
wrote Volent. Additionally, despite the volatility of the College this being publicans on Monday proposes a 1.4 percent money to allocate to financial aid. It would
global GDP growth, low infla- last fiscal year. Artificial in- In a release sent to the Ori- excise tax on the net investment income of also slow our ability to expand the number of
tion and lower unemployment telligence, machine learning, ent today, President Clayton college endowments. The provision is limit- students on aid and our ongoing efforts to pro-
numbers combined with con- and genomics are areas of Rose commended Volent and ed to private institutions with endowments vide support to both low- and middle-income
tinuing low interest rates have investment that Volent and her team for their outstanding worth at least $250,000 per student. With families, wrote Hood.
created a good environment for her team continue to see as management. around 1800 students, and an endowment According to Hood, President Clayton
global equity performance. areas of opportunity for the Over the past decade, there valued at $1.46 billion, Bowdoins approx- Rose has communicated the Colleges con-
During FY 2016, the median portfolio. are few colleges and universi- imate $811,000 per student is far above the cerns with members of Maines congressional
return for all college and uni- The endowment portfolio ties in America with perfor- threshold. delegation including Susan Collins and Angus
versity endowments was -2.9 consists of more than 1700 mance like thisresults that The Senates version of the bill revealed late King regarding the proposed tax.
percent, a number that demon- individual funds that are support nearly every aspect of Thursday night retains the provision. There are other troubling provisions in
strated the widespread impact earmarked for the continued our academic mission and that Though the details of the tax plan remain the House proposal but none more concern-
of volatile global markets and support of various College make it possible to provide a unclear, a tax of 1.4 percent on this years entire ing to us than the plans impact on student
corresponded to overall market financial needs, and is diver- Bowdoin education to accom- 12.4 percent endowment returns could mean a aid. President Rose has made this case to
performance that year. sified across many asset class- plished students from many tax of over $2.3 million, which would signifi- members of the Maine congressional delega-
Fiscal 2016 was a peri- es including domestic and backgrounds regardless of their cantly impact the Colleges operating budget. tion and the College is working with its peers
od of uncertainty, including international equities, fixed economic circumstances. Scott Hood, senior vice president for com- and with other groups to explain fully how
the US elections, Brexit and income, real estate, among A version of this article was munications and public affairs, said in an email this tax would affect educational opportuni-
expectations of increasing others. originally published Friday, to the Orient the tax would reduce the resourc- ty, wrote Hood.
interest rates, wrote Volent. Approximately 46 percent November 3.
4 NEWS Friday, November 10, 2017

50 years later, Arctic Museum celebrates, receives gift

One of the things that attract- Hawthorne Longfellow Library,
by Mollie Eisner ed them to the Museum was the making Hubbard Hallthe for-
Orient Staff
fact that it would transform us by mer libraryan ideal location for
The Peary-MacMillan Arc- giving us the opportunity to ex- the museum.
tic Museum and Arctic Studies hibit Canadian Inuit art in a way They realized that this space,
Center is celebrating the 50th we hadnt before, she said. The which had been the main reading
anniversary of its founding with fact that we use it in teaching room of the library, would be a
a large addition of new artwork, a appealed to them because theyre good spot for it. So they found
birthday party and events that will both educators. the money and it opened in June
continue throughout the year. The Tolls newest donation of 1967, LeMoine said.
The Museum received 50 piec- connects the museum to the con- Earlier this year, the Museum
es of Canadian Inuit art from Ju- temporary Arctic. threw a birthday partycom-
dith and Robert Toll to commem- One of the things we continu- plete with cake and balloonson
orate its fiftieth birthday. Arctic ally struggle with, and which the June 9, the actual anniversary of
Museum Curator and Registrar Tolls donation helps a lot with, is the Museums dedication.
Genevieve LeMoine described communicating about the con- We brought out objects from
this donation as an installment temporary Arctic, not just about the collections that people dont
to the Tolls past donations. The the past Arctic, said LeMoine. usually see, said Susan Kaplan,
California couple first donated [Were] trying to remind people professor of anthropology and
130 pieces to the College in 2009, that the Arctic is still living and director of the Peary-MacMil-
after having collected nearly 600 changing and important in lots of lan Arctic Museum and Arctic
pieces of Inuit art since the 1960s. different ways. Studies Center.
Though the Tolls had no pre- Most of the other exhibits in Last month, the Museum Arctic Museum will host more
vious connection to Bowdoin, the museum consist of dona- hosted a dinner in Main Lounge events as a part of the half-cen-
LeMoine explained, they were tions from alumnus and faculty of Moulton Union that brought tury celebration, which the staff
looking for a place to give part of member Donald B. MacMillan, together significant people in the hopes will bring more visitors
their collection, and a dealer that a member of the Class of 1898, museums history, including Ian from throughout the community
they had bought from told them as well as Robert E. Peary, class White, who sailed on the Arctic to experience its exhibits.
about Bowdoins museum. of 1877. schooner Bowdoin with Mac- A lot of people dont know
They werent very happy with Arctic-related collections Millan in 1921 and designed the where it is and a lot of people
the California institutions. They have existed on campus since museum originally. dont even know that we have it,
feared it would get lost in a big the 1860s, some of which were We invited all the people Arctic Museum employee Mad-
museum, especially one without originally displayed in the base- who were present when the di Kuras 18 said. Sometimes
a northern focus. They eventual- ment of Searles. MacMillans museum opened its doors, someone will come into the mu-
ly decided that this would be the frequent donations to the Col- Kaplan said. We had a dinner, seum by accident and will end up
best place, said LeMoine. lege in the early 1920s ultimate- and I did a presentation titled spending an hour or so in there.
According to LeMoine, the ly spurred the creation of the Looking Forward, Glancing Its just three little rooms, but we
Tolls were interested in the Arctic Arctic Museum in 1966. Back. It was all really to thank have a ridiculously large collec- COURTESY OF PEARY-MACMILLAN ARCTIC MUSEUM
Museum because the collection This timing of the decision the people who originally put tion. Everyone always leaves with ART OF THE ARCTIC: The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic
would bring a new kind of art to was fortuitous because it coin- the museum together. a deeper appreciation for Bowdo- Studies Center turned 50 years old and received 50 pieces of Canadian Inuit
the College. cided with the construction of Throughout this year, the in itself as an institution. art from Judith and Robert Toll, longtime art donors to the College.

HOUSING tions for neighbors.

While the cap for the
housing, the cap will become
smaller in incremental steps
tion to enter the off-campus
housing lottery by January 2.
needing to reject many applica-
tions but said that if issues were
2017-2018 academic year is and will ultimately come to If accepted, the second step to arise, they would be dealt
the NESCAC. 200 students, only 179 ju- the place where 125 or so have of the process is actually en- with on an individual basis. feel more vulnerable, said Amaez.
According to the working niors and seniors currently the opportunity [to live off tering the lottery, which is Foster described this possi- The institutions state that they
group, one of the negative ef- live off campus. campus], he added. available from November 28 bility as highly unusual. have dedicated valuable resources,
fects of students, particularly Foster cited enrollment Director of Housing Oper- to January 5. Students are al- I cant tell you [that] we such as financial aid, to DACA
seniors, living off campus is a patterns as well as recent im- ations Lisa Rendall notified lowed to block in groups of have criteria that exist for say- students, expecting them to see
decreased sense of communi- provements to some housing all students in an email on one to six. The final step is ing this student would or this their education through at their
ty and senior engagement on options, such as the removal Wednesday morning about signing the off-campus hous- student wouldnt [be allowed to respective universities.
campus, which includes se- of one-bedroom triples in the change in the policy, as ing contract, which is binding enter into the off-campus hous- The document was filed with
niors taking fewer leadership Brunswick Apartments as rea- well as changes in the process and withdraws eligibility into ing lottery], he said. the court behalf the institutions by
roles and causing the campus sons for the decline in the cap. that students who wish to live the on-campus lottery. While the working group re- Jenner & Block LLP, a Washington
social life to go off campus. He expects this cap will con- off campus must complete. From what we understood, ported some negative effects of D.C. based law firm, who executed
Other downsides the group tinue to fall over time. The new process consists of [living off campus was passed off-campus living, such as nui- the writing of the document and
identified are the creation of If this plan goes forward, three steps. The first requires off ], where you have teammates sance complaints, Foster said accepted input from the co-signa-
exclusive spaces and disrup- as we begin to build the students to submit an applica- who do it or you have connec- that the decision to formalize tories. According to Amaez, Bow-
tions, whereas there wasnt as an off-campus housing policy doin was afforded the opportunity
much institutional support for was not a direct result of these to suggest edits but felt none were
groups of students who arent houses and that, he believes, necessary.
a part of that passing off expe- overall, off-campus living is a This is an opportunity for us to
rience, said Bowdoin Student positive element of our rela- be a part of fighting what seems to
Government President Irfan tionship with the community. be a very unfair attack on a group
Alam 18, who was also a mem- To think that we would set of people that we think are really
ber of the working group. up a housing policy based on vital members of our community,
The idea behind the lot- what has been a handful of and this is one way the College can
tery was to equalize it so that properties that have been sort stand with those students both at
now everyone has the oppor- of problematic, to me would Bowdoin and across the country,
tunity to live off campus, and be backwards thinking, said said Amaez.
theres an educational com- Foster. [The vast majority] of The University of California
ponent working with Office students who have lived with- case that Bowdoin is supporting
of Residential Life to sign a in the community [have done has been consolidated with oth-
lease, he said. so] in a really beautiful way, to er cases, one filed by the city of
During this first step, the their benefit and to the benefit San Jose and one by the states of
Office of the Residential Life of Brunswick residents. California, Maine, Maryland and
will decide whether to approve Rachael Allen and Harry Minnesota, which similarly chal-
applications to join the lottery. DiPrinzio contributed to this lenge the constitutionality of the
Rendall doesnt anticipate report. executive order.
Last Friday, Princeton Uni-
versity, one of its students and
Microsoft jointly filed what is now
the latest of many lawsuits against
DACAs rescission.
Bowdoin is joined by five other
NESCAC colleges in submitting
the brief: Amherst College, Col-
by College, Middlebury College,
Tufts University and Williams
College. In a separate amicus brief,
19 other institutions, including all
Ivy Leagues, similarly argued that
the rescission of DACA harms
their institutions.
Friday, November 10, 2017 5


Past, present, future: Jennifer Egan on writing
interviewing people and vis-
by Rachael Allen iting site locations. Fourteen
Orient Staff hundred handwritten legal
Eight years ago, Jennifer pad pages later Egan had her
Egan found herself at a re- first draft.
union for deep-sea diving Up until a certain point
army veterans, trying on a of knowing a great deal [of
200-pound Mark V diving history] ... I felt like I was
suit. Research, the Pulit- not fluent in a language and
zer-prize winning author told therefore my writing person-
a packed crowd in Kresge ality was simply not coming
Auditorium last night, for her through, said Egan. I did
latest and fifth novel, Man- not have the fluency to do
hattan Beach. what I like to do, which is
Before signing books, Egan get deeply inside peoples
read the first chapter of the minds ... to have a kind of
novel and answered questions understanding of [peoples]
about her research and writ- habits of mind, the way
ing process. people organize the world,
Following a young female which is really different for
diver working in the Brook- all of us.
lyn Naval Yard during World Its not just enough to know
War II, Manhattan Beach, what people did in that mo-
longlisted for the 2017 Na- ment, Egan continued. I felt
tional Book Award, is an that I needed to know what
old-fashioned adventure story their memories contained, both
that ... combines urban noir singularly and collectively.
with a maritime sea survival So engrossed in her re-
story, according to Egan. search, Egan even worked with
Like her other novels, the Brooklyn Naval Yard and
Manhattan Beach plays the Brooklyn Historical Soci-
with time; however, instead ety to create an oral history of
of the futuristic leaps that the waterfront with interviews
define her Pulitzer-prize win- from veteran workers, many of
ning 2010 novel A Visit from whom were women.
the Goon Squad, Manhat- I usually have an atmo-
tan Beach structurally lodg- sphere [that] I start with,
es itself in the past. And yet, Egan said of her writing
as much as Egan noses into process. Ill have some no-
the minds of organized crime tions of what kinds of ideas I
bosses and Irish-American might be exploring. I wanted
waterfront workers of the to write a book specifically
1930s and 40s, the novel re- about being a womanI had
mains much more than strict- been thinking about that for
ly historical fiction. a while.
The reader and I under- For a while meant seven SAM HONEGGER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
stand that this is a story set in years. During the time Egan DIVING INTO FICTION: Jennifer Egan read from her most recent novel, Manhattan Beach, and answered questions from the audience during her visit to
the past but written in the pres- submersed herself in research campus on Thursday evening. Egans novels, informed by her journalistic experience, are notable for their experimentation with form and time.
ent, Egan said. I dont have to about the waterfront, she
remind [the reader] that Im wrote her 2006 novel The who was in the Navy during name in the computer and the end of the story. a short story as a series of
in the present writing this, so Keep as well as A Visit from World War II. was immediately confronted Channeling this feeling tweets published on the New
in a way all of the history that the Goon Squad four years Ah, Butch, I wonder what by her obituary. into her fiction, Egan craft- Yorkers Twitter account
follows ... is like a layer hang- later. In 2012, Egan began our lives will be like. Will we And that was that. I felt ed a complex novel, A Visit one chapter of A Visit From
ing there almost allegorically in writing Manhattan Beach. have children? Will we live in stricken. It seemed like I from the Goon Squad, that the Goon Squad was even in
both of our minds. At first, Egan considered A California? Will we stay in New shouldnt know [what her life flips between characters, time PowerPoint format.
With curiosity and inves- Visit from the Goon Squad a York and Brooklyn? Egan said would be] so [quickly] after period and style, the pres- I always love it if I can mix
tigative skills cultivated from distraction from her research, during the event, quoting from reading her handwriting, ent of each chapter overlaid up things that dont seem like
her journalism experience, born from a series of letters one of Lucilles letters. Egan said. I already knew the with a sense of the future. they can go together, Egan said.
Egan plunged into several she stumbled upon written Curious about Lucilles fate end of the story ... It made me True to her reputation of ex- From PowerPoint presen-
years of researchstudying by a woman named Lucille and even hoping for an inter- think about how differently perimenting with form and tations to female deep-sea
fiction from the time period, to her seafaring husband, Al, view, Egan searched Lucilles the present reads if you know technologyshe once wrote divers, Egan does just that.

Student performance groups unite in relief efforts

gencies or poverty. Society, coming together for SEE IT YOURSELF aged to make a $3 donation,
by Aisha Rickford
Orient Staff Like the leaders of the the cause in one event. and baked goods will be sold
pia colada sale, bubble tea I was excited to be in- Student groups will perform in Kresge Auditorium on Saturday from at Kresge Auditorium for the
Student-led performance sale and Hurricanes 101: volved in this project because 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Direct Relief. same suggested amount.
and music groups from across Perspectives on Natural Di- of the cause that it represents, While tomorrows event
campus will come together sasters, Chan and Punzalan said Evan Schweikert 18, focuses on individual stu-
on Saturday night for a relief have been meeting with As- co-president of the Bowdoin the natural disaster emer- come and donate, Punzalan dent performers, Chan and
concert, organized by Karen sistant Director of the McK- Music Collective (BMC), in gencies that are happening said. But were giving people Punzalan have worked with
Chan 18 and Grace Punzalan een Center Matt Gee since an email to the Orient. [But] around the world. Punzalan [a] space to learn more about the BMC to organize an ad-
18, to raise awareness and September, when several I was also excited about the and Chan created pamphlets whats happening, and help ditional concert on Friday,
funds for the recovery from natural disasters hit Texas, chance to work with [other] that will be distributed at the out in any way they want. November 17, featuring per-
the natural disasters of this Florida, Puerto Rico and the performance groups. This concert, chronicling Direct The money raised for nat- formances by student bands
fall, including more recent Caribbean. The concert fol- is one of the first times we Relief s previous responses ural disaster relief by student in order to make the event
disasters, such as the wild- lows many other individual have been involved in such a to global crises. efforts over the course of the more appealing to a broader
fires in California. Proceeds student and group efforts for multi-representative show. Chan and Punzalan hope semester has totaled almost audience.
will go to Direct Relief, an natural disaster relief, but it According to Punzalan, it to remind students that they $4,000 collectively. With Both events will be open
international nonprofit hu- diverges from previous efforts was important to choose an can take action at Bowdoin to their natural disaster relief to the public. Those who are
manitarian aid organization in that it involves different organization that provides help victims of disasters, even concert, Chan and Punzalan unable to attend can donate
dedicated to helping those student performance groups, aid to natural disaster re- if they feel far away. hope to build upon these ac- through the Office of Stu-
worldwide, whose lives are ranging from campus a cap- lief efforts in a holistic way, We dont have control over complishments. Attendees of dent Activities in David Saul
negatively affected by emer- pella groups to the Slam Poets and shines a light on all of how many people are going to the concert will be encour- Smith Union.
6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Friday, November 10, 2017

Exhibit combines interests in art and criminal justice

by Harrison West SEE IT YOURSELF
Orient Staff
Currently on display in The opening reception for an exhibit featuring art by residents
Larmarche Gallery is an ex- of Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center and their portraits
hibit both by and about six in- by Charlotte Borden 19 will take place in Lamarche Gallery on
carcerated men at the Maine Saturday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Coastal Regional Reentry
Center, a minimum security
facility in Belfast. Curator paintings and photographs share this personal capacity of
Charlotte Borden 19 want- that the men made during art with the men she taught.
ed to bring the mens voices Bordens class, along with an Borden hopes that
directly into the exhibit by audio component. Towards through the show, made
displaying their art and her the end of the class Borden possible by the Joseph McK-
portraits of them. recorded the mens answers een Center for the Common
My intention with the to a few questions: What was Goods Thomas A. McKinley
opening is to bring a hu- your life like before you were 06 grant, she can promote
manized conception of my incarcerated? Whats import- awareness and empathy re-
students as much as I can ant to you? What do you garding the experiences of
through these objects, said want people with influence to incarcerated people.
Borden, who also spent six know about you or your in- In addition to teaching art
weeks teaching drawing and carceration experience? classes, she got to know the
painting classes. I also want The idea was to bring men better through other ac-
to encourage people to not their voices in and include tivities at the center, such as
disregard incarcerated people those more explicit autobi- softball. Borden said she felt
as people whove just made ographical things that you that she became good friends
mistakes and arent deserving. might not get from just a with them over the six weeks,
For each of her subjects, painting, so youre going to and often identified with the
Borden painted one portrait be able to listen to that while men much more than the fa-
and one painting that could you look at their portraits, cilitys administration.
represent them in any way. said Borden. Currently, Borden teaches a
The works range from figura- Borden is a visual arts and video class every Tuesday at the
tive to abstract, and she tried government major, and is es- center. She said that in the fu-
to include aspects of their per- pecially interested in issues ture she is interested in working
sonalities and background, related to criminal justice with people in a different phase
either explicitly or implicitly. and incarceration. of incarcerationthose who
She listened to their music The summer before I dont have the hope of leaving
requests as she worked and worked at a nonprofit that as soon. She thinks some of the
discussed the paintings with was criminal justice-related most pressing criminal justice
them directly. One of the men and this summer I wanted issues stem from these longer
asked to be pictured in an to have hands-on experience sentences.
oyster reef; another wanted to interacting with the people Borden also works with
be represented as an educator. who Im thinking so much College Guild, which pro-
Borden tried not to make about, said Borden, adding vides educational opportu-
many changes to the paintings that she wanted to get past nities for incarcerated people
after she finished her work, as the idea that these men are around the country. She is
she wanted to preserve her incarcerated and get to know co-leader of the Bowdoin
impressions and ideas from them as individuals. chapter of the club, and helps
the summer. For Borden, art is a way train volunteers and bring PJ SEELERT, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
The exhibit will also fea- to release and grapple with criminal justice-related talks POINTED PORTRAITURE: Last summer, Charlotte Borden 19 taught a six-week class to incarcerated men at the
ture some of the drawings, her emotions. She wanted to to campus. Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center. Her portraits of the men will be displayed alongside their own work.

In Melodrama, Lorde embraces vulnerability

of herself: the jaded, the unsure personality for relatability. skeletal trap of Pure Heroine.
and the melancholy. That isnt to say Melodra- The simple, melodic produc-
The Aux Cord In fact, Melodrama often ma isnt relatable; it is painfully tion allows more room for the
by Chris Ritter combines all of these in over- so. Songs about being left out of unique vocal inflections that
whelming fashion. The Lou- plans and overthinking punc- put Lorde in a world apart: The
For its last three installments vre begins in whispers about tuation make Lorde a poster sudden low dive on the bridge
of the semester, The Aux Cord obsession and builds into an child for millennial strife. But of Green Light. The near wail
will review three of the best al- enveloping force, much like Lorde taps into something of the chorus on Writer in the
bums of 2017. the obsession she speaks of. deeper here. The album re- Dark. Lorde builds her voice
A lot can change between Co-produced by Flume, the volves around a vain yearning up from an anxious tremor
ages 16 and 20. Theyre some of song wells up from a lone guitar for perfection, uncomfortably to a forceful strut on Hard
the formative years, after all. into a whirlwind of synths and reflective of our time. This Feelings. Theyre risks that no
Singer/songwriters have remi- reverb-heavy vocals. Nowhere is meditation is most evident in other pop star would dare take,
nisced about those days to the Lordes complex set of emotions Lordes narration of partying, but Lorde executes them with
point of exhaustion, making us better illustrated than the tran- flipping its expectation of ec- conviction. The variation is a
collectively cringe every time sition from tender, Blow all my stasy into a more complicated testament to Lordes vocal com-
we hear adolescence or teen friendships / to sit in hell with reality. Lines are haunting (But mand, as she compiles a heap of
angst. But rarely do we see an you, to bashful, Broadcast the what will we do when were emotions as complicated and
artist release music at both ends boom, boom, boom, boom and sober?), cheekily ambivalent endearing as the teenage expe-
of that time period, showing an make them all dance to it. (Might get your friend to drive rience itself.
actual transformation rather Lines like the latter show but he can hardly see / Well Much like those teenage
than a recollection. Even less that Lorde hasnt shed all of her end up painted on the road I years, Melodrama is a tem-
often is that artist as talented as Pure Heroine flare: the ironic guess were partying) or down- pestuous, yet rewarding jaunt.
Lorde. However thats exactly cynicism that made songs like right damning (The terror, and Lorde guides us through an
where we find her in 2017, 20 Royals and Tennis Courts the horror / God, I wonder why age overwhelmed by raw
years old and four years re- so poignant. Amidst a turn we bother). emotion and uncertainty, and
moved from Pure Heroine, towards electropop, its re- When the party is over, her masterfully so. The albums
her dark, minimalist debut that freshing to see that Lorde can disdain is replaced by vul- final track, the deceptively
gave us Royals, a pop hit defi- KAYLA SNYDER reconcile a mainstream sound nerability and heartbreaking celebratory Perfect Places,
ant of pop culture and riddled with dark humor. Indeed, self-consciousness. Liability sounds like a coming of age
with bleak cynicism. in Green Light, the albums dances in the middle of her own Melodrama would seem in- is stunning; the piano ballad for someone who still hasnt
For Melodrama, released first track. The song takes an storm, rather than glaring back complete without its moments brings an abrupt end to the al- figured much out. However,
in June, Lorde trades in the unfamiliar turn for Lorde into at it. Of course, self-reflection of scorn, with snickering lines bums upbeat start: Truth is I at 20, its clear that shes over
shadowy trap beats of Pure mainstream pop and more per- doesnt always equate to intima- like, Guess you wanna rip my am a toy that people enjoy / Till the oversimplifying: What
Heroine for piano balladry sonal songwriting. Where Pure cy or uniqueness. Remember, heart out well guess what, all of the tricks dont work any- the fuck are perfect places any-
and stormy electronics. But a Heroine saw Lorde scowling at were talking about teen angst I like that. Lordes villainous more. Balladry like this is new way? For a generation defined
more seismic shift is apparent the world from afar, Melodra- here. But Lorde finds authen- persona cuts at the notion that territory for Lorde. Its mini- by endless expectations, its an
when a hopeful piano riff enters ma is more involved, as Lorde ticity by embracing all aspects she might be sacrificing her malist, but its a far cry from the important question to ask.

Friday, November 10, 2017


ICE ICE BABY: Bowdoins Arctic studies program began in 1860. Though the department averages only eight students each year, renowned alums and Arctic explorers
Donald MacMillan and Robert Peary continue to inspire students and professors.

Heading north with the Arctic Studies program

ral history and anthropolo- searchers to campus. who has this other personal community histories and human and the environmen-
by Eliana Miller gy, and Chadbourne brought A lot of these speakers that relationship [to the Arctic] family histories. We have this tal systems.
Orient Staff
back some collections and Ive had the opportunity to talk through his father, said Ku- really interesting responsibil- She hopes that more stu-
Each year, there are on wrote a publication. to are people that have helped ras. [Rutherford Platt] stud- ity to these communities. dents participate in this in-
average only eight students Soon after, in the 1890s, me find jobs within the Arctic ied and documented what The Arctic Studies pro- terdisciplinary program and
who focus their studies on more professors and students studies community, which is I want to study and one day gram has taken on this re- benefit from the mentorship
the Arctic. Spearheaded by traveled up to Labrador on phenomenal, said Maddi Ku- document myself [Andy sponsibility by inviting indig- and collaboration with faculty
Susan Kaplan, professor of the Julia Decker. During that ras 18, a biology and environ- Platt and I have] kept in touch enous peoples to campus and that it provides. Bowdoins re-
anthropology and director of same decade, Robert Peary, mental studies coordinate ma- and it has been wonderful. into classrooms. Additionally, lationship to the Arctic spans
the Peary-MacMillan Arctic class of 1877, began his Arc- jor as well as an anthropology Since the 1860s, Bow- most students participating hundreds of years and, for
Museum and Arctic Stud- tic exploration. By 1909, he minor with a concentration in doin students have formed in the program travel north many researchers such as Ka-
ies Center, the Arctic Stud- reached the North Pole and Arctic studies. relationships not only with to conduct research in the plan herself, is the most sig-
ies program is an informal had convinced Donald Mac- At a recent dinner celebra- researchers but also with in- Arctic and engage with these nificant aspect of the College.
concentration in the earth Millan, class of 1898, to join tion of the Peary-MacMil- digenous communities of the communities in person. This I would absolutely, defi-
and oceanographic studies, him on an expedition. Peary lan Arctic Museum, Kuras Circumpolar North. The mu- off-campus experience is es- nitely recommend the pro-
anthropology and sociology and MacMillan are two of the sat next to Andy Platt 66. seum has collected thousands sential for students seeking gram to other students, said
departments that began in most storied arctic explorers Platt was the last person to of photographs of these peo- to further their knowledge Kuras. Knowing that Bow-
1985. Although its annual in the world, but Bowdoin has get a recommendation from ples and their environment. in the field, especially since doin produced two people
cohort is small, Bowdoin has produced, and continues to MacMillan and the son of Because people from the program is not an estab- [Peary and MacMillan] that
always had strong ties to its produce, many other leaders Rutherford Platt who was a Bowdoin have been going lished major. However, Ka- had such a large hand in ex-
northern neighbor. in the field. botanist and photographer on back to the same communi- plan hopes to formalize the panding our knowledge in
In 1860, Professor Paul Currently, the Arctic stud- MacMillans final expedition ties again and again, you can program in the coming years. an area that a lot of people
Chadbourne took a bunch of ies program offers one to in 1954. actually watch people grow I think the time has thought was mystical and ter-
undergraduates [and] sailed two year-long internships for It was such an interesting up by going through our pho- come and my feeling is that rifying, makes me very proud
up Maine through the Mari- students after they graduate. experience to meet and talk tographs, said Kaplan. On we really need young people to be a Bowdoin student, and
times up to Labrador and the Professors also take students with this person who had a the one hand, you can say that trained in Arctic issues, said it makes me very proud to
North Atlantic region, said on expeditions to the Arctic personal relationship with this is a great collection about Kaplan. The need is so huge think that I could potentially
Kaplan. They studied natu- and invite prominent re- MacMillan, but also someone a culture, but its also about to really understand both the help to continue that one day.

On soulmates: looking for longevity in love

friend who is a senior at Con- school. I think I kinda did in soulmates? romantic relationships much
Love, Lust necticut College. break them up. We would text BP: Im gonna need a defi- Calling Megan more high stakes, and more like-
and Like-Liking all the time even when she was nition. ly to fail. Its very rare that people
Amber Rock and Anne Gregory Anne Gregory/Amber with her ex. Her ex and I ac- BP: Hey Meg, youre on break up with their friends.
Rock: So tell us your story. tually got into a few arguments AG/AR: That theres a per- speaker phone with Anne and People are way more likely to
Soulmates. Do we believe in How did you meet? How did in AIM fect person out there for every- Amber who are interviewing work through problems with a
them? Is there truly one perfect this all start? AG/AR: What was your onelike someone you know me. They write a love column friend instead of calling it quits.
person out there that youre Ben Painter: French class. I handle? you would love forever, that for the Orient and they have If you view your romantic rela-
just meant to be with? What wasnt good at French and she BP: ketchupypenguins youre really compatible with. some questions. tionships more like your normal
forces of fate could pull you to was really good at French. And silence You know, best friend, lover, all AG/AR: Hey Megan! So we friends that you just love in a dif-
the one? And will you ever one thing led to the next thing BP: He would message me of the above. were just asking Ben this, but ferent way, I think you are proba-
find them? and then she helped me with quizzes like: Whats her BP: I think its definitely do you believe in soulmates? bly going to have a more sustain-
As we sit here and ponder with my homework and then favorite movie? and Id say, possible. I feel like the word Megan: Thats an interesting able and fulfilling relationship.
these questions like a couple of Well how much of the story Titanic. And hed say No, soulmate implies that theres question, I think that in my ex- Also, I think its also a good idea
angsty pre-teens posting Demi do you want? its Aladdin. You clearly arent not going to be any work, but perience, I probably do. to work on your relationship skills
Lovato lyrics with a cryptic worthy. Stuff like that. relationships take work. Its BP: Probably? like you would your other skills.
message about heartbreak AG/AR: I guess what were not just like, youre going to M: Like yeah, in my person- I try to practice things like giving
as our statuses on Facebook, asking is, when did you know AG/AR: So, when you start- find someone and its going al experience, yes I definitely and receiving love like I would an
we are faced with one mans that you liked her? ed dating, did you know she to be smooth sailing forever believe in soulmates. instrument or a sportby setting
story of love. Many of you BP: Well she was one of the was the one? Did you think it and always. Relationships BP: Thats a big upgrade aside time to intentionally work
may know Ben Painter 19 as first girls I ever talked to, and would last this long? are like plantsyou have to from probably to definitely! on them. I like to practice those
our vice president for student I definitely started having a BP: Even in eighth grade water them, prune them and M: Well, for some people, skills through meditation. So, I
government affairs. You may crush on her pretty soon after I we both dreamed about being weed them. But definitely there can be multiple soul- guess maybe my advice would be
see him beaming in Smith met her. Before that I was just a together for a long time. It was theres someone that you can mates, but not for me. to try meditation!
Union, offering friendly hellos legend on the court ... the four- that kind of nave but amaz- get fulfillment from until Also, for anyone in a
to his peers. But little did you square court. I was definitely ing first love where we talked youre dead. AG/AR: What advice would long-distance relationship
know, he may have all of the too awkward to talk to girls. I about marriage and stuff at you give to people currently in out there, particularly first
answers to a healthy, sustained went a pretty long time before recess. We have definitely had AG/AR: And do you think relationships? years who are new to long dis-
relationship. He may have just telling her how I felt. She had a our ups and downs where we Megan is your soulmate? BP: Maybe try, in some tanceits possible to make it
found the one. We cornered boyfriend at the time. became less sure, but we have BP: Again, I kinda reject ways, to view your romantic re- work! And feel free to reach
Benny (or Ben) in one of his moved past that. Now Im still that term, but yeahIm very lationship more like your other out to me if you want to chat
few free moments during the AG/AR: Oh, she had a boy- very happy and very sure that I confident we will be happy and friendships. The strict differen- about it. I love talking about
day to interrogate him about friend. Did you break them up? want to spend my life with her. in a loving relationship for the tiation between normal friends this stuff.
with Megan, his current girl- BP: It was all very middle AG/AR: So do you believe rest of our lives. vs. boyfriends/girlfriends makes
8 FEATURES Friday, November 10, 2017

Talk of the Quad

If a good guy with a gun ex-
ists, it would be inside a church
in Texas. I have not lived a life
punctuated by the immediate
and personal threat of gun vi-
olence, nor of violence in gen-
eral. My family lives five miles
over the city line and a world
away from Baltimore. The creeping higher, know that some-
death toll in Baltimore, while more men with thing has become
achingly high at the end of more guns? trapped in our
every year, mounts in intervals I cannot make national psyche,
of one or a few at a time, the policy recommen- buried deep down
everyday grind of a city whose dations. I only just and screaming
government has yet to learn learned what a bump- to be heard, for enough
how to legislate with human stock is. Ive never shot a gun. one human. I would caution, silence between gunshots and
dignity in mind. How easy it is I never want to hold one. The however, against a wholesale news cycles.
to forget these numbers when thought of guns sickens me, carbon copy of a classic cri- I am tired, and Im tired of
faced with the generative fact whatever their usage. They are tique of modernity: that the being tired. I am tired of flags
of my generation: killing and fundamentally tools of death, loss of religion, along with a at half-mast. I am tired of who
despair on an impossible scale in a way that no knife or truck whole host of domestic and this endless stream of trag-
on a clear September day. could ever be. Perhaps Im im- geo-political factors, has left edies has made me. I would
Weve never been disproved; possibly removed, culturally, us all feeling meaningless, like to be compassionate; I
calamity and evil eats up beau- from the part of the world and adrift, and too small would like to feel the pain of
ty predictably. I learned about that sees personal liberty and and disconnected to handle MOLLY KENNEDY others. I worry that I will sit
Tom Pettys death and the personal gun-ownership as the meaninglessness of our shell-shocked, not just for an
shooting in Las Vegas near- inextricably tied. The right existence. Nuclear-age ennui human horrors. Elliot Rodger teach me both that evil hap- evening or a week, but for my
ly simultaneously, and then to self-defense, to defense of was just another, if poignant, and Dylann Roof and Adam pened, but that humanity whole life. I have faith in the
I was ashamed that I cried at property, has been asserted as facet of a century-long loss. Lanza show us the immense survives it. After so many at- empathy of my generation,
the former and just shook my the core of American rights. I This may be true, but it is not suffering one individual can tempts, I find it harder to be- that our notoriously liberal
head at the latter. I accepted doubt it, but maybe the Sec- the cause of the despair fos- cause a whole society, on top lieve the second proposition. and much-maligned political
58 deaths, and hundreds more ond Amendment is actually a tered by our current state of of the suffering they inflict Ive started to have night- leanings come from a place of
injuries, with the cool calm of guarantee of the right to own generalized slaughter. This is directly upon their victims. mares, which shouldnt sur- sincere fellow-feeling. Where
a child raised in the tailwinds a semi-automatic weapon. because, of course, the cause They force us to come face- prise me. My conscious self I have lost faith, though, a
of 9/11, and Virginia Tech, and Maybe we should reconsider of any of these horrors is not to-face with the monstrous either refuses to or physically faith that I may never regain,
Aurora, and Sandy Hook, and what our liberty really is, if beyond human reason. They capacity of the human soul. cannot think about this pa- is in the belief that our gener-
Isla Vista, and San Bernardino, we cant imagine it existing are, recognizably, individuals, And there is only so much of rade of unmourned murder in alized knowledge of suffering
and the Bataclan and Charles- without a concurrent right to or a group of individuals. It that knowledge that our own a productive and processing is equivalent to a sincere and
ton and Nice and Orlando. end another life. is not simply knowledge of souls can take. way. The dreams have differ- productive reaction to the re-
You remember Isla Vista, I And sure, maybe we can the transitory and fragile na- In times like these, as I read ent narratives, but they share ality of that human suffering.
assume? Its a distinct event in trace all of this existential ture of our lives in the face of about Sutherland Springs, I feel the guns, and throughout all of I think Sandy Hook heralded
your mind? Or have the past blankness back to that culture forces we cannot control that like nothing moreor, per- them, I survive. I dont know the end of human empathy. It
ten years of your life elapsed in created by the bomb, the idea has caused this numbness. haps, nothing lessthan the what my sleeping self is trying forced us not to feel.
a haze of headlines, bold and of unpreventable suffering on It has been caused by a nev- sum total of fumbling attempts to tell me. I have no intention Helen Ross is a member of
italicized, with a body count a scale much larger than any er-ending series of all-too- by parents and teachers to to read any tea leaves. I do the class of 2018.

LEAVING AN (AWKWARD) university. Humanizing our this in mind, I, Sara Caplan, matriculation. I was eager to Rose responded understand- are reading this now, Presi-
MARK institutional superiors pro- have a firsthand understand- impress the man who would ingly, and encouraged me to dent Rose, I apologize for the
vides us a sense of compan- ing of the benefits one reaps have a heavy hand in the next keep him posted. I walked mess I made.) I then politely
Relationships between the ionship and support rather from a positive relationship four years of my education- out of the room engulfed in a excused myself to the kitch-
administration and student than discomfort and conde- with Bowdoins administra- al experience. Sweat slowly cloud of disappointment but en, retrieved an abundance of
body are an integral part of scension as we persist in our tion. dampened my floral dress as with a glimmer of hope for a paper towels and got down on
a high functioning college or academic, extracurricular My first interaction with I approached the hallowed future humorous riff. all fours and cleaned the fill-
and social endeavors. With President Clayton Rose was at halls at the rear of the third The second of my mag- ing that rested on the carpet
floor of Hawthorne Longfel- nificent interactions with directly in front of the man I
low Library. I decided that President Rose was at a panel wished to impress. (I apolo-
the most impactful thing I on the Common Good. Mod- gize; I did not clean off your
could say to my president was erators asked panelists how shoe.) Afterwards, I returned
a joke. I frantically attempt- the Common Good should be to my feet and quickly stat-
ed to conjure up a joke that defined and what role Bow- ed, oh, by the way, my name
was witty, eloquent and all doin needs to play in working is Sara. President Rose re-
together unforgettable. How- towards that goal. After the sponded to my comment with
ever, in my anxiety-ridden panel, I realized that this was a polite Hi Sara, my name is
state, my mind drew a blank. my second chance to provide Clayton. Leaving Howell a
I could not think of a single the President with a worth- few minutes later, Clayton
joke worthy of the coming while and memorable inter- and I realized that we were
interaction. Lacking humor- action. I rose from my sofa headed in the same direction.
ous ammunition, I entered in the living room of Howell, We then enjoyed a lovely walk
President Roses office. After picked up a complimentary to what was then my home
standing in a winding line for donut hole, and made my way away from home: Winthrop
a few painfully long minutes, over to our esteemed presi- Hall. We wished each other
my clammy palm grasped the dent. He turned his attention goodnight and parted ways.
ballpoint pen, and I added my to me and began to ask for my While these interactions
name to the long list of Bow- thoughts on the panel I just both highlight the absurdi-
doin students who came be- witnessed. However, he only ty of my social skills, each
fore me. I then turned to face got a few words out before di- instance contributed to my
the president of the academic saster struck, for I chose that growing awareness that rela-
institution to which I now exact moment to bite into my tionships are at the forefront
belonged, and, before I could donut hole. I quickly discov- of this prominent academ-
stop myself, I blurted out my ered that my donut hole was ic institution. I am forever
current predicament. I ex- occupied with filling. That grateful for these stepping
plained that I really wanted to filling, as delicious as it was, stones that will form my dy-
come up with a riveting joke upon sinking my teeth into namic and tight-knit relation-
that would make me stand out the donuts fluffy exterior, ship with President Clayton
in the long parade of Class of proceeded to fly forth from Rose.
N 2020 members. I described its casing onto the carpet P.S. President Rose, I finally
CAP my desire to be remembered, and President Roses shoe. (I thought of a joke: Where does
RA and how I had choked under am happy to announce that, the king keep his armies?... In
pressure. I also promised that to the best of my knowledge, his sleevies!
as soon as I thought of a wor- he did not notice the residue Sara Caplan is a member of
thy joke, I would come back. on his shoe. However, if you the class of 2020.
Friday, November 10, 2017 9

REEL Mens soccer qualifies for NCAA DIII tournament
Passing the mark: by Ella Chaffin win the NESCAC champion-
The football team (0-8) Orient Staff ship, Captain Sam Ward 18
lost to Bates (2-6) this said. Obviously we didnt get
weekend in a close 17-24 On Monday, the Bowdoin to do that. We are still play-
match this weekend, mens soccer team (10-4-3, ing so its not like our season
causing Bates to claim NESCAC 6-2-2) received the is ruined because of that. We
the Colby-Bowdo- news that it was one of five still have another shot.
in-Bates championship NESCAC schools to earn an The results of the upcom-
title for the sixth time in at-large bid to advance to the ing NCAA DIII tournament
a row. Noah Nelson 19 NCAA DIII tournament. After will determine whether the
ended the game 34-55 a 1-0 defeat by Middlebury in team can achieve its next goal.
with the third-most double overtime at the NES- One of our goals was to
passes thrown and the CAC semifinals, mens soccer make it to the NCAA tourna-
second-most passes is looking forward to redemp- ment, Macmillan said. So it
completed in a game tion at the tournament, as was really great that we were
in Bowdoin history. they go into their first game able to accomplish that. An-
Bowdoin will finish their against Rutgers-Newark (20- other goal was to not just get
season at home against 2) this Saturday. here, but to win it. So we have
rivals Colby (0-8), mark- Despite the teams loss in some pretty lofty goals going
ing the 129th time these the semifinals, Captain Wilson forward, and I think we are
two teams have met, on Macmillan 18 has faith that ready to reach them.
the team will compete at a high Mens soccer struggled
level in the NCAA tournament. and lost against number five
BACK FOR BLOOD: Captain Sam Ward 18 runs towards the ball during the Middlebury game on Oct 28. The Polar
Bears qualified for the NCAA DIII tournament on Monday and will face off against Rutgers-Newark this Saturday.
Usually at this point we ranked team Middlebury on
Over the net: The are hitting our stride and we Saturday. The game was a was a pretty great goal from of giving the defenders a tough Different playing styles will
volleyball team (15-10, havent done that yet, Mac- close match, finishing in dou- the kid from Middlebury game and really working hard. be tested going into Saturdays
NESCAC 8-2) came back millan said. But moving into ble overtime with Bowdoin but I think we are definitely Ward also commended game, with Rutgers-New-
3-2 after losing the first this weekend I think we are having eight shots and one looking to rectify that. Niang on his outstanding per- arks offensive style going
two sets of the match really poised to start playing save versus Middleburys sev- The closeness of the match formance in the Middlebury up against Bowdoins more
to beat Middlebury our best soccer and normal- en shots and two saves. allowed players to stand out on game. Niang was one of five defensive play. This season,
(16-9, NESCAC 5-5) ly we kind of hit that a little The game against Mid- the field. Levi Morant 19 has players who received All-NES- Rutgers-Newark has scored 58
in the NESCAC quar- bit earlier. We have stayed dlebury was tough, Mac- scored three goals this season CAC Honors, a conference best. goals compared to Bowdoins
terfinals on Friday, but pretty consistent and we are millan said. I think that we for the Polar Bears, one being a Goalie Stevie Van Siclen 18, 19. The Scarlet Raiders lost
fell to Wesleyan (21-5, starting to find our form. We did a really great job early game-winning goal. Riley Bubb 18, and Niang were to Amherst earlier this season
NESCAC 8-2) 1-3 in are peaking at the right time, on, on passing the ball and I thought that Levi Morant named first team All-NESCAC, 2-1 in overtime, while Bowdo-
the semifinals the next which is good. keeping possession. It was a holding the fielder was great, while Ethan Ellsworth 18 and in also had a close 1-0 loss to
day. Three players were After a disappointing loss really great performance and Macmillan said. He was really Matty McColl 19 were named the team.
honored in All-NESCAC to Amherst in last years NES- I think we really struggled to busy defensively and did a great second team. The Polar Bears will fight
awards. Kate Kiser 21 CAC semifinals, the team was score and that has been kind job of being physical. I thought Going into the game this for a place in the second round
was named NESCAC hoping to make it to the finals of a consistent theme for us. Moctar Niang 19 had a great weekend, the team hopes to cap- of the NCAA DIII tournament
Rookie of the Year and this year. I think that inability to score game as well. And CJ Masterson italize on its past success and to this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in
she and Lisa Sheldon One of our goals was to caused the endingwhich 19 as always does a great job improve on its regular season. Waltham, Massachusetts.
19 were named second
team, while Caroline

BMASV facilitates talk about consent with teams

Flaharty 20 was named
first team.

Three musketeers:
After upsetting No. 2
Tufts (11-5, NESCAC by Anna Fauver and Harry Jung
8-2) in the quarterfi-
Orient Staff
nals, the field hockey
team (10-7, NESCAC Male athletes make up the
5-5) lost to No. 1 Mid- majority of the members in
dlebury (16-2, NESCAC Bowdoin Men Against Sexual
9-1) 5-2. Middlebury Violence (BMASV), a group
had the advantage in that facilitates conversations
shots, while Maddie surrounding issues of masculin-
Ferrucci 21 made four ity, sexual violence and consent.
saves compared to Since its founding in 2008,
Middleburys two. The BMASV has focused on re-
team also had three cruiting members from sports
players recognized with teams and has facilitated con-
All-NESCAC awards. versation within male teams
Kara Finnerty 20 and on campus.
Elizabeth Bennewitz 19 [The founders of the
were named first team group] had some concerns
All-NESCAC while about the culture at that time
Juliana Fiore 18 was and thought that that was a
named second team. great place to start the con-
versation. So historically that
has been the group BMASV
has worked with most inten- ANN BASU , THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
Smooth waters: The tionally, and it has been really TAKING TIME TO TALK: Peter Bensen 18 is the co-leader of BMASV, a group on campus focused on giving men a place to talk about consent and sexual
sailing team is compet- successful in getting in all of violence. Currently, the team is helping facilitate conversation with male sports teams, but is hoping to increase its influence in other campus organizations.
ing in the Match Race varsity locker rooms. Its an
Nationals this Friday area where we think we made setting, he said, referring to stresses the importance of they can talk as well. that experience with them for
in Charleston, S.C. for most strides getting consis- Harvard cancelling their soc- having a space where men can In addition to giving men a the rest of the year. If we keep
the first time in pro- tent programming, Assistant cer teams season after it was talk about subjects that may space to talk about sexual vio- doing that each year, then if
gram history. The team Director of Gender Violence revealed that the players had not be talked about on a reg- lence, all members of BMASV you get one thing out of facil-
qualified after coming Prevention and Education been explicitly rating the fe- ular basis. go through training at the be- itation, it benefits the campus
in second in the New and adviser for BMASV Lisa male recruits. You also see It was never something that ginning of the year in order to as a whole.
England Match Race Peterson said. that talked about in our recent was really talked about that facilitate conversation within One of the main focuses of
Championship on Oc- According to co-leader Mi- political election. The locker much [at home], Netto said. the male athletic teams. these facilitations is to chal-
tober 14-15. Harrison chael Netto 18, the group hopes room can be confidential and I think its important to give When we go around to the lenge traditional ideas about
Hawk 18, Matt Safford to combat locker room talk. quiet, so things that go on people that space to talk about teams and talk about [consent masculinity. The group uses
20, Marie Bergsund Throughout history, as there arent seen by others so [sexual assault.] As we know, and sexual violence], I think a concept titled, Men Box,
20, and Alden Grimes seen from the Harvard soc- players might be saying things the standard states that females its good, Netto said. Its good which explains how society
21 will be competing cer team and others along there that they dont necessari- are the ones that typically ex- to get after them early. Weve defines a real man in a nar-
for Bowdoin. those lines, with sports teams ly say in other places. perience sexual assault, so its been trying to [facilitate] in
COMPILED BY ANNA FAUVER you can have a locker room For this reason, the group good to give males a spot where the fall because then they have Please see BMASV, page 10
10 SPORTS Friday, November 10, 2017


NEVER STOP TRYING: (LEFT) : Amber Ramos 20 competes in the match against Middlebury College. (RIGHT) : Kendall Schutzer 18 reaches to catch the ball in the Middle-
bury game. This game was the last match of the season, and the team finished strong with a 50-12 victory. They will play rivals UNE on Saturday in the NIRA championship.

Womens Rugby finishes strong, heads to NIRA championship

by Jason Cahoon
National Intercollegiate Rug- the season with a wide range of SEE IT YOURSELF ens rugby program by moving
by Association (NIRA) Tier II experience is that there is im- into a varsity-only conference.
Orient Staff
Championship game against mense clear measurable growth Womens rugby plays UNE at Biddeford on Saturday at 12:00 Additionally, the program want-
Last Saturday, Bowdoin the University of New England throughout the season, said p.m.. The game will be streamed live on UNEs athletic website. ed to help increase the number
womens rugby concluded its (UNE) (7-1) on Saturday. The captain Kendall Schutzer 18. of varsity teams in the United
regular season with a crushing Polar Bears are seeking revenge We dont focus on win- States to lead to making wom-
50-12 victory against Middle- after UNE defeated Bowdoin ning. We focus on incremental ens rugby an NCAA varsity
bury. A stellar defensive per- 61-15, which was the only loss growth and the winning seems injuries throughout the season. quicker and have better posi- sport. There are currently 18
formance by Jackie Jacques 19, of Bowdoins regular season this to come. They talk about leaving To combat this, the less experi- tioning than they did during the varsity teams and 40 are needed
who accumulated ten tackles past October. the jersey in a better place and enced players have successfully regular season game [against to make womens rugby a fully
throughout the game, highlight- The Polar Bears go into the honoring the alumni that played stepped up to execute major UNE], added Schutzer. sanctioned NCAA sport.
ed the match. Satya Kent 19, match with a great deal of con- before them, so all that is in- roles on the team throughout The championship game In moving into the NIRA,
Kendall Schutzer 18, and Eliza- fidence, which they attribute tertwined, added Head Coach the season. against UNE will conclude a the program is currently caught
beth DAngelo 19, who each ac- to their development as a team MaryBeth Mathews. The captains got a really landmark season for the wom- in a transitional period. Many
cumulated eight tackles of their since early October. Dramatic The programs specialty in young team to understand their ens rugby team because it is their of the teams that transitioned
own, supplemented Jacques growth from early September to developing players was crucial to roles. We dealt with some fluke first season playing in the NIRA alongside Bowdoin are having
defensive effort. November is typical for the team overcoming the adversity that the injuries and people have defi- Tier II. In the previous season, difficulties fielding competitive
The victory against Middle- because it often places a great womens rugby team faced this nitely stepped up and realized womens rugby played an inde- teams in the NIRA.
bury led to a final regular season deal of emphasis on developing year. This season the team only that there is a place for them and pendent schedule to transition Unfortunately, I think that
record of 7-1 for the team. This new players. The team takes in had four seniors on its roster, one that they need to contribute, out of the New England Small some of the teams that also
past season continues a six-season many inexperienced players of whom was concussed for the said Mathews. College Rugby Conference (NE- moved recently struggled this
streak of winning records for the who step up to the learning vast majority of the season. We see [growth] particu- SCRC), which consists mostly of year both with numbers and
program, part of a trend of win- curve quickly. Additionally, they had to larly in our forwards who are traditional NESCAC teams. skill level. So I am not particu-
ning seasons over the past decade. We are a different team than overcome an unusually small a very young forward pack. This transition into the NIRA larly happy with the competi-
The team hopes to build off we were when we played them. roster size, which was further They have really stepped up. was intended to increase the lev- tion that we have had this year,
of this victory going into its One of the things with starting diminished by a slew of fluke And they just are stronger and el of competition for the wom- said Mathews.

Equestrian team focuses on rebuilding BMASV tracted mostly athletes is lack

of exposure.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Athletes in the past have
row definition. For example, if had more exposure to it be-
I think we decided that we yearjust because theres been lesson this year. someone is tough, strong, big, cause they were the ones who
by Roither Gonzales wanted to focus on inclusivity and way more interest this year than We have had a conversation or unemotional they are seen were part of the facilitation
Orient Staff
make it readily available to people in past years. with our coach and managed to as real men. Small, weak and and they join the next year,
After keeping a low profile for on campus. Were currently trying Equestrian is only a club lev- reduce the price to make it slightly sensitive people are not. he said. When I was freshman
many years, the Bowdoin eques- navigate that, which is something el sport, so it does not receive as more accessible, said Tanga. If Basically we talk about all on the hockey team, one of the
trian team has decided to use this that the club hasnt dealt with be- much funding as varsity level students feel like they are very ded- those ways men are forced to core senior members of the
time to rebuild and refocus the cause they havent been focused teams on campus. However, the icated to the club and would like be inside this box that is totally group was a hockey player. He
teams effort on increasing its or- on advertising, said Tanga. team competes in a region that to compete, they are more than unattainable and not healthy. talked about it to our team and
ganization, skills, and accessibility. The teams recent focus on includes schools like University of welcome to go to student activities Also, we talk about how being it was a good way of recruiting
The equestrian team has kept increasing awareness has played New Hampshire (UNH) and Dart- and work with their respective a man is really encompassing younger guys.
a relatively low profile in previ- a key role in its successful recruit- mouth, where equestrian is a varsity deans to receive some financial aid all the different things inside Although BMASV has
ous yearspreferring to remain ment of new members14 total, sport, and therefore better funded. to participate in the club. the box and outside the box, worked with all male sports
a smaller group of students that largely comprised of first years and Despite this challenge, the team has There is another change that the co-leader Peter Bensen 18 teams so far, it hopes to reach
worked closely together. It made sophomores have joined the team. found a way to adapt and compete team must handle: the teams cur- said. And we should be prais- out to V-Space, a group of
the organization of the team Despite its success in increas- with these schools. In 2016, the Po- rent stables in Nobleboro, Maine ing the characteristics both women that facilitate conver-
easier, yet it also brought an un- ing membership, this growth has lar Bears ended the season eleventh are currently under renovation, inside and outside the box. sation about sex, dating and
intended consequence of making brought some growing pains, out of twelve teams. due to the new owners desire to So far, the reaction from consent on campus, to help
the transition between this year such as struggling with wide- In terms of increasing acces- expand the barn and stables. In a sports teams has been over- conduct facilitations with
and last year much more difficult. spread degrees of experience with sibility, the team has also stressed sense, this expansion is mirrored whelmingly positive. co-ed varsity teams such as
A little over half the team grad- by the teams own refocusing and The response has been swimming and diving, club
uated last year and several other This year we decided to focus on mak- increased accessibility. good from captains. Usually teams, acapella groups and

ing a more concrete club structure.

members are currently abroad The teams ability to adapt is theyre always open to itits college houses.
leaving captains Tilly Tanga 19 one of its key strengths, and it has just a matter of time, Netto Were thinking about may-
and Emma Kellogg 20 as the only Emma Kellog 20 repeatedly conveyed its ability to said. Response has actually be doing some facilitations
returning team members this fall. do so many times in the past. To been exceptional this year for where we have V Space and
It wasnt like [the past cap- them, this is just another instance [BMASV]. People have been BMASV together and maybe
tains] werent focused on mak- the sport. the possibility of financial accom- where the team must rise to the responding quickly and have breaking off into two different
ing it inclusive, it was more of a Its hard to have a lot of differ- modation by both the team, coach, challenges that they face, adapt and been signing up. We have some groups in the beginning and
word of mouth thing and kind ent people of varying degrees [of and even the College itself for the prepare for their season next year. lined up for the fall and were then meeting back together
of friends riding together, and experience] because scheduling fees it requires of its members. To Well get back to competing trying to get them done before at the end and talking about
this year we decided to focus on wise, it becomes a bit difficult to participate, students are required as soon as possible. Thats our Thanksgiving break. different things, Netto said.
making a more concrete club have a lot of different levels prac- to pay for the price of lessons and main goal because we are a com- The largest goal for the So I think that is a step in the
structure, said Kellogg. tice and move around in a finite are also expected to have gear such petitive team and its always nice group this year is to reach out right direction And I think
A key goal of theirs this year is number of lesson spots, said Kel- as riding boots. Last year, the cost to have something to show for all to more campus organizations. the more groups on campus we
to focus on increasing on-campus logg. So, thats been something of lessons was $45 per lesson, but the effort the riders are putting Bensen believes that one of the can reach out to will also give
awareness of the team. weve had to navigate with this the price was reduced to $25 per in. said Tanga. main reasons BMASV has at- us a broader membership.
11 Friday, November 10, 2017

One year later

The limitations of online
debates over gun control
The results of Tuesdays national, state and local elections have brought
hope to those Americans who, this time last year, were distraught with the
state of the nations politics.
The contrast is stark to the aftermath of Donald Trumps election to the
presidency, when many on Bowdoins campus came together in opposition to
the new president, fueled by a sense of anger, frustration and acute injustice.
One year after the electiona period which has been supersaturated with @mycolumn
controversy and scandalwe should take a moment to reflect on the sta- by Kinaya Hassane
tus of political engagement on campus. When each day brings a fresh and
newly shocking headline, our political attention spans atrophy. Reactions to
the newest bit of shocking news from Washington can range from apathy to On April 16, 2007, distressing scenes
outrage. Yet, this outrage is too often short-lived as the next scandal seems of first responders reacting to the Virginia
always to arrive before the last has settled. Cloistered in our small and insular Tech massacre played on our living room
campus, we watch news slip from view even more rapidly, especially when TV while my parents set the table so that
the effects of a new policy or law do not always touch us directly. we could enjoy the cake my mother made
We must try consciously to counteract this amnesia. A sampling of for my sisters third birthday. The next
still-ongoing political fights: the Trump administrations travel ban is still day at school, my classmates and I were
caught up in the federal courts; the US is still slated to withdraw from the encouraged to wear maroon and orange
Paris Climate Agreement; the special prosecutor is still investigating ties be- in order to honor the victims of a tragedy
tween the Trump campaign and Russian interests; DACA will still come to an that had happened just a few hours south
end in 2018 without intervention from the courts. of us. We were nonetheless too young and
Even as the front pages are dominated by investigations into high-profile naive to truly understand the horror of
instances of sexual assault in Hollywood and beyond, the Senates new tax what had become, at that point, the worst
bill and the latest horrific mass-shooting, the issues and debates that, though mass shooting in American history.
gone from A1 are still very present in the nation. Its important that we re- In the decade since then, mass shoot-
main conscious of this fact and let it guide our actions. ings have become more frequent and in-
Continue to call your senators, especially about issues that have fallen out formation about them has become more KODIE GARZA
of the national spotlight. Continue to stay updated with the aftermath of the readily available. This combination of
events that were the major headlines just months ago, as well as the most forces seems to have desensitized us to the shooting, Conway returned to pumping ed, change must also be pursued through
recent news. horrific epidemic that plagues this coun- out inflammatory tweets about the Dem- offline political engagement. A vote for a
Finally, Bowdoin as an institution, can take actions on the national stage try. News alerts were sent out minutes ocratic Party. candidate who stands for restricting own-
that we, as individuals, cannot. We reported this week that Bowdoin joined after the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Those of us on the other side of the ership of automatic weapons can obvious-
several other colleges and universities in submitting an amicus brief in sup- Texas and it did not take long before the aisle must also consider how technology ly be far more effective than a tweet at John
port of a lawsuit filed by the University of California, challenging the Trump larger public learned that it would become has allowed us to become desensitized to McCain questioning why he has received
administrations plan to terminate the DACA program. Although, on its own, among the deadliest mass shootings in mass shootings. We have arrived at a dis- upwards of $7 million from the NRA.
this is only a small step, it represents a legitimate legal and political action modern history. What is even more dis- mal point in our culture where we angrily While the power of a tweet has increased
that is potentially more influential on the national stage than actions that we turbing is that this massacre occurred advocate for stronger gun control laws on exponentially thanks to this presidents
as individuals can take on our own. We should be aware of opportunities to right as stories about the worst mass social media, but then we allow the rapid proclivity for social media, next years
leverage this influence when it could make a difference. shooting in U.S. history of just a few weeks online news cycle to run its course and midterm election gives the populace an
While the news cycle is short, our memories should not be. ago seemed to be tapering out. eventually let events fall by the wayside. opportunity to turn the tide through the
The increasingly fast-paced transfer of The democratization of information as power of the ballot.
information over social media contributes a result of social media sites is a necessary On Tuesday in Virginia, Democrat
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orients editorial board, to the complacency with which many development as it encourages broader Ralph Northam was elected governor
which is comprised of Rachael Allen, Anjulee Bhalla, Harry DiPrinzio, Sarah tend to approach, or entirely evade, the political engagement. However, it allows and many seats in the state legislature
Drumm, Ellice Lueders, Ian Ward and Allison Wei. issue of gun control. In the twenty-four liberals to get bogged down in short-lived were flipped from red to blue, exempli-
hours after the shooting, Donald Trump and semantic debates over Trumps com- fying the seismic change that can occur
devoted two tweets to sending his condo- ments about the Texas shooters mental once political agitation online transfers
lences to the victims but then continued health when we should instead be pressing over to the ballot box. From now until
to pump out bombastic tweets about his Republicans on how beholden their poli- next November, it is imperative that
current trip to Asia and the purging of the ticians are to the interests of the National those fed up with the status quo regard-
government in Saudi Arabia. Kellyanne Rifle Association. ing gun control maintain the momentum
Conways tweets were similarly off-top- Though the power of social media to fostered online and translate that into
ic. After a brief remark about the Texas enact change should not be underestimat- tangible political action.

Snooze but dont lose: prioritizing sleep

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writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse pass by but sentences on the page stay dle school health class (the parts I ha-
discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community. the same. No amount of caffeine can fix vent blocked from my memory) and
Dis(orient)ed this. Once my focus is gone, so is all per- the wellness diagramthat equilateral
by Charlotte Nash ceptible progress. triangle with sides devoted to phys-
Sarah Drumm Harry DiPrinzio But with my new commitment, be- ical, mental and social health. These
Editor in Chief Editor in Chief In the first semester of freshman year, ing aware of when I needed to be asleep three components combine to form a
I caught the common cold four times for my 8:30 a.m. class helped me avoid healthy individual. Its not the maxi-
practically every time the virus mean- the time warp. The Bedtime feature on mization of one, but the balance of all
Creative Director Managing Editor Sr. News Editor dered throughout campus. Not one to the Clock app also kept me from fool- three that matters.
Jenny Ibsen Rachael Allen Anjulee Bhalla get sick often, I couldnt understand ing myself: whereas a short YouTube Yet at Bowdoin, this imbalance can
Sarah Bonanno why I was having this problem. Simul- video or two would mysteriously cause be flaunted. I admit that I have joined
Ellice Lueders Asst. News Editor
Digital Director Emily Cohen
taneously, I was staying up until at least another hour or two to disappear into in by bragging about all-nighters or
Nicholas Mitch 2 a.m. each night in a repeating pattern the universe, I had to actually go to bed gleefully chugging coffee at all hours of
James Little Allison Wei
Sports Editor of either choosing to goof off with floor- when in bed. the day. While part of me thought I had
Associate Editor Anna Fauver mates or needing to cram for an exam. Soon, I started waking to the sound discovered a secret cure-all this week, I
Photo Editor
Roither Gonzales I have always been bad at prioritizing of silence, the absence of my alarm, felt guilty for putting myself first. Weve
Ann Basu Features Editor sleep. There never fails to be something which seemed just as good as birds all been told that sleep is important; but
Louisa Moore
Amanda Newman Alyce McFadden more fun or more necessary to do. But chirping. For the first time on college we sometimes live like grades are our
Layout Editor consistently getting only five hours of school nights, I was getting the proper only priority.
Emma Bezilla A&E Editor sleep a night resulted in me stumbling amount of sleep for my body. While Our society operates with an if you
Copy Editor Isabelle Hall
Ian Stewart across the quad, zoning out during earlier nights meant I was technically snooze, you lose attitude. If you dont
Sam Adler
Eleanor Paasche friends weekend tales or strategically spending less time working, my pro- burn out in college, theres plenty of
Opinion Editor
Data Desk dozing off whenever my professor faced ductivity increased. I spent less time time left. Everyone seems to be push-
Gideon Moore Rohini Kurup the board. My moment of realization staring into the void between my eyes ing toward some finish linewhether
Sr. News Reporter
James Callahan Calendar Editor came after the blackout, when I emerged and my computer screen. buying a house, earning a raise or get-
Social Media Editor from the forced early nights more alive Sleep also helped me to be more ting to retirement. But dont sleep on
Kate Lusignan
Gwen Davidson Business Manager than Id been since summer break. So, present throughout my day. When I re- the benefits of practicing self-care: in
Uriel Lopez-Serrano Edward Korando Page Two Editor I decided to try upping my sleep to a aligned my priorities, I was able to stop any form or amount, it can help. In-
Faria Nasruddin Ned Wang Samuel Rosario minimum of eight hours. seeing Bowdoin as an obstacle course stead of trying to maximize achieve-
The hardest part, even though my of to-dos. Conversations with friends ments by viewing life as a series of
baseline is exhaustion, was getting to seemed more meaningful and classes goals, we need to maximize the quality
The material contained herein is the property of The Bowdoin Orient and appears at the sole discretion of the bed. Theres a certain space-time thresh- more engaging. To put it simply: I was of the period spent reaching them.
editors. The editors reserve the right to edit all material. Other than in regard to the above editorial, the opinions old at night that when crossed, cant be awake. The only real way to lose a race is if life
expressed in the Orient do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors. recovered. After you cross it, hours will Ive been having flashbacks to mid- passes you by.
12 Friday, November 10, 2017

Student Panel on Learning
Student participants in the Baldwin Program will offer obser-
vations and insights about their first-hand learning experi-
ences at Bowdoin. The panel will be moderated by Baldwin
Director Kathryn Byrnes. The discussion will help the Baldwin
Program understand students experiences.
Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 11 a.m.

Study Habits in STEM
The Center for Learning and Teaching and the Baldwin Pro-
gram will host a workshop that will give students instruction
on how to read more closely, organize information and study
more effectively.
Russwurm African-American Center. 12:30 p.m.
EVENT BEHIND BARS: Independent writer and curator Pete Brook gave a talk titled How We See Prisons in Kresge Auditorium on
I$$A VIBE Wednesday night. Brooks work explores the imagery and politics surrounding mass incarceration. Through his photography
project, Prison Photography, Brook shares the stories of prisoners and explores the role of power within prisons.
This student-run art show will exhibit photography that
addresses of identity. There will also be a poster sale, pop-up

shop, music and food.
Great Room, 30 College Street. 8 p.m.

E-Board Fall Concert: Quinn XCII EVENT LECTURE
Quinn XCII will perform at the Entertainment Boards annual Zumba Fitness Entering Asia
fall concert. Student group 20/20 will open the show at 10 Bea Blakemore will lead Zumba. Zumba is a fitness program Karen Wigen, Frances & Charles Field Professor of History
p.m. and Quinn XCII will perform at 11 p.m. that involves dancing and aerobic movement. at Stanford University, will discuss East Asians self-identity
David Saul Smith Union. 10 p.m. Room 213, Buck Center. 5:15 p.m. in the 1600s. Wigen will use Chinese and Korean maps and
Japanese woodblock prints from the 17th and 19th centuries
to deliver a visually rich lecture.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7:30 p.m.

Disaster Relief Concert
Numerous groups along with an a capella group from Bates
Debugging Africa: The Fight Against
Malaria Vectors
College will perform a capella and slam poetry to raise John Milliner has international experience in the public DISCUSSION
money for the victims of the recent natural disasters. and private sectors of disease control and will discuss Dmitri Baltermants: Documenting and
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. international malaria eradication. Milliner will elaborate on Staging a Soviet Reality
the successes and failures of the efforts in the last decade. Frank Goodyear, co-director of the Bowdoin College Muse-
Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall. 4 p.m. um of Art, and Johna Cook 19, exhibition curator, will discuss
Dmitri Baltermants: Documenting and Staging a Soviet
FILM Reality. The exhibition is a compilation of photographs by
It Follows- Modern Day Macabre: Dimitri Baltermants, a Soviet photojournalist during World

SUNDAY 12 Ghosts, Zombies and the Supernatural War II.

in Cinema Bowdoin College Museum of Art. 4:30 p.m.
It Follows will look at the themes of death, the afterlife
FILM and the macabre in modern horror films. Following the PERFORMANCE
Trophy film, Aviva Briefel, professor of English and cinema studies, The Threepenny Opera
Trophy follows Philip Glass, a lifelong hunter and conser- and Ann Kibbie, associate professor of English, will lead Set in 20th century London, this musical uses a sharp political
vationist. The documentary explores the complexity of the a discussion. This film is shown in conjunction with the perspective and the sound of 1920s Berlin dance bands and
hunting industry in Africa, and compares conservationists exhibition The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in the cabaret to depict corruption and the lives of beggars.
views of hunting to that of poachers. Renaissance Europe. Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall. 7:30 p.m.
Frontier. 3 p.m. Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m.

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