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The Nations Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, November 17, 2017 Volume 147, Number 10 bowdoinorient.com

Certain classes requested two, three times capacity


the number of available seats and taught by Associate Professor of the number of requests fell from and expand it to accommodate all I think climate change has
by Devin McKinney
and David Zhou the number of requests, several in Biology David Carlon, original- 121 to 88. This class is also popular of that interest. It would cease to be been a timely topic for some time
Orient Staff particular received nearly twice ly received 121 requests for an among students who want to fulfill something that Bowdoin students and the political winds keep it
as many requests as were seats available 40 spots. Associate Dean the Inquiry in the Natural Sciences have a right to expect, said Logan. foregrounded, said Logan regard-
When round one of course available. The majority of these of Student Affairs James Higgin- (INS) requirement without taking The course touches on the ing the relevance of the issues dis-
registration for the spring semes- popular courses deal with topics botham sent an email to first years a lab class. Chair of the Biology critical issue of climate change. cussed in Carlons course.
ter ended, many students were such as climate change, nuclear and sophomores that attempted to Department Barry Logan empha- The classs hot topic and limited With North Koreas brinkman-
ousted from over-selected classes power and racetopics that are deter students from attempting to sized that expanding the class size offeringthe class is only taught ship and escalating tensions over
and have since been scrambling all relevant to the current political register for the course due to the would take away from the experi- in the springcould be contribut- the Iran Nuclear Deal, nuclear
to find new courses that fit their and social climate. unlikelihood of them receiving ence of a Bowdoin student. ing factors to the overall popular- weapons are also a topical issue
schedules. While many courses The biology course, Under- a place in the course due to reg- It wouldnt be possible to pre- ity and positive reputation of the
saw a significant disparity between standing Climate Change, to be istration preferences. Afterward, serve the experience of the course course itself. Please see COURSES, page 4

BSG panel on class


addresses clothing
and classroom
students earlier this month.
by Nicole Tjin A Dije The perspectives on the pan-
Orient Staff
el represented these individu-
After enjoying a Thanks- als experiences. Ural Mishra
giving feast in the dining hall, 20, representative at large for
students gathered last night in BSG, explained that students
the living room of Macmillan were speaking not as spokes-
House to engage in conver- people but as individuals.
sation about socioeconomic I think it is important to
class, an event which is part note that in organizing a di-
of another fall tradition at rection for the discussion, the
Bowdoin: No Hate November, BSG tried to ask questions
which is a month of events that did not force students to
dedicated to fostering conver- speak for a broader group,
sations surrounding identity. said Mishra.
Bowdoin Student Gov- The anecdotes the panel
ernment (BSG) hosted the members shared reflected a
student-led panel to discuss range of personal experienc-
the role socioeconomic status es from their early lives and CHRIS RITTER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
plays in the experience of stu- their time at Bowdoin; the
dents on campus. The event responses from the panel at BANDING TOGETHER, STANDING TOGETHER: Last Saturday night, several student groups performed in
this year is a new addition large reflect the level to which Kresge Auditorium in a fundraising concert for Disaster Relief, an international nonprofit aid organization. The concert
to the No Hate November ones class is central to how
program, and according to they perceive Bowdoins cul- comes in a series of student-led efforts to raise funds and awareness for recent natural disasters across the globe.
Mohamed Nur 19, BSG vice ture and their place within it.

Town to debate Colleges Pine Street proposal


president for academic affairs The conversation quickly
and an organizer of the panel, turned to focus on areas of
socioeconomic class is a topic campus life where many stu-
that must be recognized. dents across socioeconomic
I think everyone can say identities struggle to fit in.
something involving class For some students, such perpendicular connection ers to drive through what is College, because they appear
and I think that is something as senior Phoebe Thompson, by Harry DiPrinzio between Pine Street and Bath currently a quiet residential to base their conclusions
thats important for usto this area was the classroom. Orient Staff Road through what is cur- neighborhood. solely on travel time.
recognize that privilege and Thompson, who identified At a hearing this coming rently a wooded area. Aware of those concerns, If I have two minutes of
recognize some biases we her background as lower-mid- Monday, the Brunswick Town According to a statement both the College and the town travel to make, and in one
may have. I think it is import- dle class, detailed how as a Council will discuss a pro- in the proposal by Senior commissioned a traffic study case its two minutes spent
ant we recognize that class, first year at Bowdoin coming posal introduced by the Col- Vice President for Finance to assess the likelihood that rolling and in another case its
recognize that privilege and from a public high school, she lege to relocate the section of and Administration and this shortcut would be used. one minute waiting at a light
work through that, said Nur. felt most self-conscious about Pine Street that runs adjacent Treasurer of the College The towns report, prepared and another minute rolling,
While each student has her class identity in the class- to Whittier Field and the Pine Matt Orlando, the reason by the state traffic engineer, Im going to choose the roll-
the ability to share their own room. During the panel, she Grove Cemetery. for this proposal is that the found that, except during ing, he said in a phone inter-
unique experience with class, revealed how the eloquence The proposed change street currently prevents the peak evening travel towards view with the Orient.
as Nur explained, that does of certain classmates who would make way for a College from having enough Cooks Corner, it would take Also, in a phone inter-
not mean they will. I think came from private schools 9,000-square foot athletic room to build the new facili- drivers longer to traverse view with the Orient, Town
class is one of the most diffi- made speaking in class dis- training facility, which is a ty. Relocating the street gives the residential streets during Councilwoman Jane Millett
cult conversations we have on cussions intimidating. component of the Colleges the College more contiguous rush hour than it would to echoed Battles concern with
campus. So part of the pro- Clothing also informed second phase of expansion property. stay on the Bath and Harp- the traffic reports, saying
gram for No Hate November how people thought they were and renovation of Whittier The College announced swell Roads. The Colleges that, although replete with
involves talking about things perceived on campus. Pan- Field. plans for the project over the report came to a similar con- data analysis, they dont nec-
we do not really talk about, elist Paula Petit-Molina 20 According to the proposal summer and held a neigh- clusion. essarily take into account the
he said. brought up the importance drafted by the College and borhood site walk in August, Professor of Physics Mark human impact of the devel-
To facilitate this difficult brand names can have for submitted to the town, the where some neighbors raised Battle is a resident of Bowk- opment.
conversation, the panel en- lower-income students. Pass- portion of Pine Street that concerns about the project. er Street and has been vocal The traffic studies were
listed eight students, each ingpotentially being seen runs between Bowker Street One of the main worries about his concerns towards technical, which is great, and
from different socioeconomic as upper class, or just blend- and Bath Road would be dis- cited by residents is that the the Colleges Whittier Field they came to the conclusion
classes and backgrounds, to ing inoften comes down to continued, giving the College relocation would create a development. that its not going to have that
speak and answer questions what brand names you can or the ability to develop over the shortcut for vehicles traveling Battle said that he is not much of an impact on the
from both the audience and a existing road. In return, the from Bath Road to Harpswell convinced by the studies con-
BSG survey sent to Bowdoin Please see PANEL, page 3 College would build a new Road, allowing commut- ducted by the town and the Please see PINE STREET, page 4

N MYTHBUSTERS F SPECIAL COLLECTOR A MODERN OPERA S GOING DOWN SWINGING O SECOND AMENDMENT
Career Planning and BSG team up to Marieke Van Der Steenhoven on roles and The theater department stages a 21st- Football finishes second consecutive Brendan Murtha 21 considers the impacts
spread Just the Facts. Page 3. responsibilities in the Archives. Page 5. century take on Brechts classic. Page 7. losing season. Page 8. of changing gun control laws. Page 10.
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PAGE TWO
Friday, November 17, 2017

SECURITY REPORT
11/9 to 11/16 STUDENT SPEAK:
Thursday, November 9 bike abandoned at the corner of Bowker Street and
Whats the most useless thing you have memorized?
An ofcer checked on the well-being of a stu- Harpswell Road.
dent, at the request of Counseling Service.
An ofcer assisted a student in locating her miss- Sunday, November 12 Ana Gracia Timoney-Gomez 18
ing laptop. An ofcer checked on the well-being of an intox-

Friday, November 10
icated student in the mens rest room at Thorne Hall.
A town resident complained of excessive late
"My little brothers, Ricardo David
Smoke from burnt popcorn activated a re alarm
at Reed House.
night noise in the area of South Street.
Two students at Quinby House were in posses-
Timoney-Gomez, academic schedule."
A students black Giant bicycle with yellow let- sion of a town stop sign and post. The sign was turned
tering was stolen from the south bike rack at Maine over to the Brunswick police.
Hall. A student and his guest stole a College-owned

Lucia Gagliardone 20
A student reported a man acting suspiciously at folding table from a set-up at the Dayton parking lot
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. An ofcer located the and carried it to the students residence hall. The stu-
man and the incident was determined to be unfounded. dent returned the table to Facilities Management.

Saturday, November 11
Security ofcers observed three unidentied
people inside and outside the fence at the
"Once I didnt get a part in a tap show,
Excessively loud music
was reported on the fourth
Roux Center for the Environment con-
struction site. The suspects ed the
so I memorized all the dance moves
oor of Coles Tower at
2:00 a.m.
area on foot.
A student reported the
from backstage while I was on the
The Warren
Construction
theft of a blue Schwinn
Frontier from the
crew. I still know them. Mr. Poppers
ofce trailer north end of Hyde Penguins."
Helen Wang 20
was bur- Hall.
glarized
late Fri- Monday, Novem-
day night
or early
ber 13
A students
"The Canadian national anthem in
Saturday
morning at
purple Specialized
Rockhopper moun-
French. But I am from Canada. So
the Roux
Center for
tain bike was re-
ported stolen from
maybe its useful?"
the Envi- 52 Harpswell.
ronment A student re-
construc-
tion site. A
ported drawings
on a dry erase board
Tharun Vemulapalli 19
window
smashed and the
was in West Hall that were
offensive. The incident is "So in high school Spanish class we had
door was opened by
reaching through the
under investigation.
to memorize saying a-e-i-o-u, but in
window. The owner re-
ports that no property was
Tuesday, November 14
Excessively loud music was re- five different orders. Not useless, but
definitely weird."
stolen. MOLLY KENNEDY ported coming from Brunswick
A student reported the theft of her blue L.L. Bean Apartment U.
jacket from the west entrance area of Sargent Gym- A Ladd House window pane was broken by a
nasium.
A College-owned folding table, that was set up at
thrown object.
A student reported the theft of a Sector 9 long-
Jamil Guzman 21
a site near the Dayton parking lot, was destroyed early
Sunday morning. Investigation determined that two
board from the hallway outside of the Morrell Gym
locker rooms. The board has yellow wheels. "LHospitals Rule."
students were responsible for the vandalism. A report
was led with the deans ofce and the students will Thursday, November 16
pay restitution. Kitchen cooking steam activated a smoke alarm
A bicycle was stolen at 2:10 a.m. from near the at the Outdoor Leadership Center.
Studzinski Recital Hall. A security ofcer found the COMPILED BY THE OFFICE OF SAFETY AND SECURITY
COMPILED BY HAVANA CASO-DOSEMBET

Career Planning website hacked, redirects to designer coats


tigation revealed the fraudu- Francis said, It was a vul-
by Samuel Rosario lent domain to be registered nerability that was always in
Orient Staff
to an individual, indicating place its one of the dangers
On November 12 at around that the website was set up to with dealing with plug-ins.
6:45 a.m., the Bowdoin Career fool and scam viewers. Fortunately, this injection
Planning website was hacked. The hacking wasnt done by attack isnt something that can
Upon attempting to access some kid sitting at a comput- spread throughout the cam-
the website through Google, er, staring at streaming green pus. The compromised plugin
wishful viewers were surprised numbers in the dark. The threat was isolated by a handful of
to find not career advice but came from within the cod- Bowdoins Digital & Social Me-
instead a clothing website that ing of the website itself, and is dia workers and removed.
showed off highly discounted known as an injection attack. We are working on updat-
French jackets. The brand of Malicious redirection code was ing the plug-in to prevent this
the jackets was Moncler, a well embedded in a plug-in that the in the future, assured Direc-
known and overly expensive Career Planning Center (CPC) tor of Career Planning Timo-
clothing retailer. acquired during its push to im- thy Diehl.
The jackets displayed on prove its website for Bowdoin Its unfortunate that the
the site were heavily dis- users. CPCs enthusiasm to improve
counted, revealing the site to Assistant Director of Dig- it website was met with such a
be counterfeit. Further inves- ital & Social Media David bad turn of fate.
So in addition to continu-

It was a vulnerability that was


ously serving Bowdoin stu-
dents and employers, being
always in place...its one of the on the lookout for future
dangers with dealing with plug-ins. hackers is another task that
the CPC will no doubt take on DIDNT PLAN ON THIS: This week, the Bowdoin Career Planning website redirected to a discount Moncler website. Students
looking for internships and jobs instead found designer coats at a bargain price.
David Francis, Assistant Director of Digital & Social Media fearlessly. As the CPC says on
its website, We make success
hard to avoid.
Friday, November 17, 2017 NEWS 3

NEWS IN BRIEF Olsen, others bring diversity in politics


COMPILED BY ISABELLE HALL

by Nina McKay
EARLY DECISION APPS FROM Orient Staff
MORE STUDENTS, MORE SCHOOLS Spurred by student and faculty
efforts to bring more diverse per-
The Office of Admissions received 743 applications by the end of its spectives to campus, guest speak-
early decision I period on Wednesday, signifying an approximately 25 er Henry Olsen shared a decid-
percent increase from last years 604 applications. edly conservative viewpoint this
This years ED I applicants represent more than 550 high schools, Tuesday in a talk titled The Once
marking an increase from the 470 schools represented in last years ap- and Future New Deal Republican:
plicant pool. Saving Reagan From Reaganism.
The increase in breadth of schools represented is significant, wrote As a senior fellow at the Eth-
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Whitney Soule in an email to ics and Public Policy Center, a
the Orient. In other words, not just more applicants coming from the conservative think tank based in
same schools, but more applicants coming from more schools means Washington, D.C., Olsen focused
that more students are finding Bowdoin from places that have not tradi- much of his talk on arguments
tionally sent us applicants. he advances in his new book,
The College offers early admission through ED I and ED II applica- The Working Class Republican:
tion processes, both of which are binding commitments, meaning that Ronald Reagan and the Return
accepted students are expected to enroll, financial conditions permit- of Blue-Collar Conservatism. ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
ting. Bowdoins ED II deadline is January 1. He argues that President Rea- PERSPECTIVES: Henry Olsen (LEFT) and Steven Hayward (RIGHT) came to campus to share conserva-
We have more students who apply in early decision round one than gans core principle was human tive viewpoints in events co-sponsored by the Department of Government and Legal Studies.
[in] round two, but the process for review and the standards for admis- dignity, not human liberty, and
sion are the same in both rounds, said Soule in a phone interview with that Reaganism is similar to both two-party system in American seriously with often neglected partment co-sponsors a talk, it
the Orient. We have never in my experience explored a conversation Roosevelts New Deal policies and politics, has been a struggle, given conservative issues and perspec- helps a student group or other
around early action, which would be a non-binding way of applying President Donald Trumps eco- that she does not completely iden- tives on campus through the department with a portion of
early and getting in early decision. nomic policies. tify with either major party. promotion of speaking events and the costs of bringing a speaker
According to Soule, the College values the level of commitment and While many students who For me especially this talk is public lectures, bringing more to campus, and builds awareness
diversity that the early decision process allows. attended did not fully agree with valuable because Im able to have conservative thinkers and writers for the event by advertising it to
Our early decision pool is incredibly broad in its diversity and socio- the arguments Olsen outlined in an avenue to hear talks that Ive to our campus, as they write on students in Government and Le-
economic diversity and geographic diversity, said Soule. And so we see his talk, many appreciated the op- been thinking about and maybe their Blink page. gal Studies classes.
more students of color and first generation students in our early decision portunity it presented for students dont get that much of a chance to According to Professor of Gov- Still, the bulk of resources that
applicant pool now, certainly than we did probably 10 or 15 years ago. to engage with conservative ideas. talk about at Bowdoin, Agarwal ernment and Chair of the Gov- the Government and Legal Stud-
Im pretty leftist, but I feel like said. Were so rooted in either ernment and Legal Studies De- ies department uses to fund po-
Reagan is such a significant and being completely conservative or partment Michael Franz, Olsens litical speakers goes to talks they
PANEL fied as wealthy and who is a
member of the track team
popular historic figure that I want
to understand more about his
completely liberal that its like, you
cant really sort of step into the
talk also served to actualize the
aim of the Government and Legal
sponsor independently, using
money from a specific endow-
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dealt with fallout after the appeal, said John Sweeney 20. opposite territory, even for one Studies Department to expose ment, the John C. Donovan Fund.
cannot afford. gangster party, two years I think that overall Olsen gave specific issue. students to a diverse range of Franz explained that in the
To be completely honest, ago, when a less wealthy black a very compelling argument for This engagement with dif- political perspectives. past, the Government and Legal
it is completely an insecuri- teammate called her out on why maybe Trump had a unique ferent political perspectives I think the interests of the fac- Studies Department generally
ty thing. I grew up in a rich her class status. appeal and why he was able to tar- remains the goal of the Bowdo- ulty in the department are diverse, used the Donovan Fund to spon-
white high school and it real- He was like, I dont get some of the same voters that in Eisenhower Forum and the and therefore the interests of the sor one big political talk each year,
ly made me insecure to think think you know what you are Reagan did. Government and Legal Studies speakers we bring reflects that, accompanied with a dinner. Over
that someone could look at talking about. You are not Ishani Agarwal 20 explained Department, who co-sponsored Franz said, noting that individual the previous decade, however, the
me and see how much money like us. You were not raised that as an international student, the event along with the Office of faculty members usually suggest department has shifted toward
I have and see right through in the background we were. she grew up accustomed to coun- Student Activities and the Ameri- visiting speakers. using the Donovan Fund to cover
me said Petit Molina. Your daddy could buy you all tries with many different polit- can Enterprise Institute. Olsens talk is one of several several smaller, more academic
I completely buy into it. I this, she said. And I was so ical parties. The adjustment, to The Eisenhower Forum, a that the Government and Legal talks, increasing the number of
may have easily bought it at a confused [because] I was not feeling the need to place herself student group, works to give stu- Studies Department is co-spon- political speakers they are able to
discounted price, but you would speaking for everyone. I was ideologically within the polarized dents an opportunity to engage soring this year. When the de- bring to campus in a given year.
[have] never thought, she said. giving how I perceived this
From L.L. Bean Boots to incident in my eyes, and he
Canada Goose jackets, certain was like, You cannot say this. ing weeks Bowdoin students
name brand clothing items Because you are of a higher will face this weather dawning
quickly became focal points class you do not understand different brands and styles.
of the conversation, repre- what it means to be black. For some students, a Canada
senting how certain high- Some students pass for Goose jacket will be one op-
priced goods play a role in wealthy but it also works the tion among many. For many
creating perceptions of wealth other way. Wealthier students others, not only is the pricey
on campus. Like many aspects sometimes buy clothes that dis- jacket not an option, but it is
of class at Bowdoin, the issue guise their class status as well, a reminder of the class differ-
of fashion and its relationship potentially performing pover- ences present in many areas of
to wealth is complex. Just ty, as Saned Diaz 20 described. academic and social life.
because a certain clothing To think students are The panel last night not only
item may be seen to connote ashamed to say their upper fostered a conversation, it scraped
wealth, there are exceptions class is a major problem, said at the perceptions entrenched in
to those associations. Bredar. If students cannot Bowdoins campus culture.
While some students can take the steps to acknowledge Im just really aware of
pass as upper-class with dis- their privilege and acknowl- trying to make people feel
counted name brands, others edge their backgrounds, then whatever situation theyre in,
might deal with the assump- they cannot take the steps to theyre not alone. I think that
tions other aspects of their go forward. what I try to do when Im can- ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
identity, like race, bring to a After the event, students ex- did, said Petit-Molina. CLASS IN SESSION: Organized by BSG, a panel on socioeconomic class in MacMillan House on Thursday night was
discussion of class. Carolyn cited Mac to enter below freez- Ellice Leuders contributed a new addition to No Hate November this year, acknowledging the importance of the topic on campus.
Brady 19 who self-identi- ing temperatures. In the com- to this report.

Career Planning, BSG launch myth-busting campaign


role of the CPC and its priorities. that students were not effectively after they leave Bowdoin, that the resources available. expressed a variety of opinions
by Roither Gonzales The informational campaign utilizing these resources. could make them more willing It seemed very logical and of the CPC. Some have criti-
Orient Staff
primarily consists of posters As with any institution at to engage with some of those appropriate that we team up cized an apparent push toward
Last week, the Career Plan- around campus with facts and Bowdoin, we believed that we resources and utilize them be- [with BSG] and spread the word finance and consulting, while
ning Center (CPC) and Bowdo- figures about the range of the could always improve how [Ca- fore we leave. about the full portfolio of access others have refuted that claim.
in Student Government (BSG) CPCs offerings, including grants reer Planning] interacts with Director of Career Planning that Bowdoin provides, said According to the spring 2017
announced a new initiative for unpaid internships and ad- Bowdoin students, said BSG Tim Diehl believes that many Diehl. Dispelling myths is a Orient Approval Ratings Survey,
called Just the Facts, an attempt vising for careers in a variety of President Irfan Alam 18. We students often overlook the key part of that. And we know around 40 percent of students
by both groups to better inform fields. Just the Facts is a result think that there are certain CPC due to a lack of knowledge that if students believe a thing who responded to the survey
students of the career resources of previous conversations be- myths that students believe about the Center and its role on to be true, but its not true, it can disapproved of the CPC.
and opportunities available to tween BSG and Career Planning. about Career Planning. We feel campus. Therefore, one of the prevent students from engaging One current sophomore, who
them on campus, while also de- Both groups believed that Career like by informing students and key goals of the campaign is to with something that could be wished to remain anonymous,
mystifying and debunking com- Planning has an abundance of making them more aware about inform students and hopefully very helpful for them.
mon misconceptions about the opportunities for students, but the difference they could have make them more likely to utilize In the past, students have Please see CPC, page 4
4 NEWS Friday, November 17, 2017

PINE STREET more readily accessible to the


people in the neighborhood.
COURSES Some classes had three times as many requests as seats.
MUS 1451Intro to Audio Recording 57 reg. for 18 slots
CPC
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This proposal follows the ENGL 1228Intro Fiction Workshop 37 reg. for 12 slots
neighborhood, but the neigh- Colleges initial proposal for right now. Visiting Assistant Pro- CLAS 1101Classical Mythology 122 reg. for 50 slots
said that she has had mixed ex-
bors are not convinced of that, the Whittier Field renova- fessor of Government Rebecca periences with the CPC.
CSCI 3400Cognitive Architecture 39 reg. for 16 slots
she said. Wed like to think of tions, made this spring, to Gibbonss The Politics of Nuclear Ive only met with one per-
BIOL 1090Under. Climate Change 88 reg. for 40 slots
Brunswick as having a good which residents expressed a Proliferation and Non-Prolifera- son in Career Planning, and he
quality of life, and if the neigh- variety of concerns, including tion class received 72 requests for CSCI 2350Soc. and Econ. Networks 46 reg. for 22 slots was helpful in the beginning be-
bors feel that their quality of life noise from increased traffic, 35 available spots. AFRS 2052Race, Ethn., and Pol. 73 reg. for 35 slots cause I was first year, not know-
is going to be adversely impact- light pollution and construc- Theres a lot of natural student GOV 2621Nuclear Proliferation 72 reg. for 35 slots ing what to do at all, but then af-
ed, then its a consideration. tion vehicles. interest just based on whats going AFRS 2654White Negroes 32 reg. for 16 slots ter you figure out the basic steps,
At their last meeting on The current proposal is a on in the world, said Gibbons. ENGL 2203Fairy Tales and Retell. 30 reg. for 16 slots I feel like theyre not really very
November 6, the town coun- product of the Colleges dis- To me I see nuclear proliferation 50% 100% 150% 200% 250% 300% helpful, she said.
cil voted 6-2 to hold a hearing cussion with neighbors this and climate change as kind of the Percentage Overrequested For Diehl, it is incredibly
this Monday for the proposed spring. The originally pro- two trends that can be most dev- GIDEON MOORE important to show that the
relocation, in a decision de- posed site for the new athletic astating to the global population. JUST CANT GET ENOUGH: Certain classes, especially those pertaining CPC doesnt just prioritize lu-
scribed as cautious in the facility was on Bowker Street, Similarly, Chryl Laird, assistant to contemporary political and social topics, were particularly oversubscribed. crative fields like finance and
Coastal Journal. According to next to the Whittier Field professor of government, received likely to bump up the size [of the that it is an 1100-level course. consulting. Rather the Center
Town Manager John Eldridge, Grandstand, but residents 73 requests for 35 available spots course] because I also think that the Though I have designed the also has a variety of resources
who oversees the council were worried about idling for her class Race, Ethnicity, and topic itself requires the class size to course to be rich and challenging, for those who seek to explore a
meetings, the council cannot team buses, which prompted Politics. Laird also attributes the be somewhat constrained in how its elementary-level denomination wide range of fields.
vote on the proposal until af- the College to suggest this al- popularity of the course to its rel- many people are in there. We do encourages low-risk intellectual I would say this campaign
ter Mondays hearing, where ternative location in the path evance to current events. engage in a lot of discussion and di- exploration, he continued. is meant to address that myth
the plan will be presented and of Pine Street. Because of the political cli- alogue, so when it starts to reach 40 Similarly, Adjunct Lecturer in No one in this office has a set
residents and neighbors will Despite those concerns, mate we are in right now, there is and 50 and 60 people, that becomes Music Christopher Watkinsons destination in mind for any one
have an opportunity to voice Battle feels that that, general- just a greater interest in the topic very difficult to do, said Laird. Audio Recording Techniques student. So its really about us
concerns. ly, the project went smoothly, than previous years, said Laird. A few classes not directly relat- class is also an elementary-level enabling students to pursue their
In a phone interview with and the process was not too [There are] things that have cre- ed to current topics of contention, course that fulfills the VPA re- own interests, or discover what
the Orient, Councilman Dan- disruptive. ated a recent awareness of how in departments like classics and quirement and had 57 requests for their interests may be, he said.
iel Harris said he supports the What we have as a result much race and politics intersect music, have also received im- 18 spots. Our goal is really that, if stu-
proposal because he believes is something I think that the and that students would be then mense requests for relatively few I think [it] really resonates as dents articulate an interest, we
it benefits both the town and neighbors are comfortable interested in talking about it. spots. For example, Lecturer in a topic with students that are very want to shine a light on the peo-
the College. living with, he said. The Despite the number of students Classics Michael Nerdahls Clas- interested in modern audio pro- ple that are working in that field,
It would give people a lights are not intrusive, the interested in this course, Laird sical Mythology class received duction classes. I think it takes a who are often recent graduates.
safer intersection with Bath activity is limited in its hours does not want to increase the class 122 requests for 50 spots. typically liberal arts style approach BSG and Career Planning are
Road. Our public safety peo- and the aesthetics of the fa- size. Like Logan, she feels that en- Many students tell me how to the topic where its not just tech- optimistic about the campaign
ple think its a great idea, he cility, with the new fence and rolling more students would take much they always enjoyed the nical in nature, said Watkinson. and stress the importance of uti-
said. It would also make the the new screening, is greatly away from the course experience. subject matter of these stories, and With so many courses filling lizing all the resources the cam-
two shopping areas to the east improved. I wouldnt necessarily be that one of the great pleasures I have up, and so many students unable pus has to offer.
in teaching the course is showing to take their first-choice class- I encourage all students to
how many fundamental struc- es, there are still a lot of good continue to seek out resources
tures of heroic myth in particular classes to take, and when [stu- that Bowdoin offers. Thats one
are still present in modern narra- dents] dont get a class that was of the best things about coming
tives, whether they be in the form their first choice, it presents an to Bowdoin, is that they offer us
of novels, film, and other works of opportunity to take a class that so many resources that go un-
art, said Nerdahl in an email to [the students] might not have used a lot of the time, and so just
the Orient. thought about before, said Gib- utilize them. Use them for your
Also, it doesnt hurt that the bons. I think that its important benefit, so you can pursue a ful-
course covers two general educa- to take a wide variety of courses. filling life after Bowdoin the way
tion credits: IP and ESD. Ill add This is a liberal arts education. you want to do it, said Alam.

JENNY IBSEN AND JAMES LITTLE, INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE TOWN OF BRUNSWICK

PERMANENT DETOUR: In order to building a new athletic training building, the College is proposing to discontin-
ue Pine Street between Bath Road and Bowker Street and create a new road running perpendicular to Bath Road.
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Friday, November 17, 2017 5

FEATURES
Between the lines with Van Der Steenhoven
youre looking for to some extent. analysis or in some way interact-
by Ellice Lueders In pursuit of this goal, ing with these materials.
Orient Staff
she spearheaded monthly So, after a stint at the Maine
Bowdoins foundation is its page-turnings of John James Historical Society, Van Der Steen-
history. For centuries the institu- Audubons gorgeous, enormous hoven went back to school at the
tion was mostly wealthy, mostly Birds of America. At each University of Southern Maine
white and all male. These students page-turning, every attendee (USM), where she earned her
fought on both sides of the Civil gets a custom pin, which some masters in Americanspecifi-
War, influenced federal policy, regular visitors collect. cally New Englandstudies and
founded collegesand invested Van Der Steenhoven is also worked curating exhibits for its
innumerable resources back into trying to get more academic special collections.
their alma mater. Few are more departments engaged with the While narrow, this focus re-
aware of the schools rich, com- librarys holdings. This semester, flects Van Der Steenhovens re-
plicated legacy than the vanguard Assistant Professor of Sociolo- gional affinity. She was raised on
of its accumulated wealth and gy Ingrid Nelsons Diversity in Peaks Island, a short ferry ride
knowledgeMarieke Van Der Higher Education class inves- away from Portland.
Steenhoven, Special Collections tigated the history of Bowdoin Her youth consisted of bike
outreach librarian and educator. admissions through the archives. rides with friends, hours of dance
She is determined to confront I think of my job as a facilita- practices and a radio show, run
this legacy and make its bounty tor, Van Der Steenhoven added. out of USMs community radio
accessible to everyone who passes As a liaison between the col- station, WMPGChickens are
through the Collections doors. lections we have herethat can People, Tooa program by-kids
The doors to Special Collec- sometimes be thought of as hid- and for-kids that she ran from age
tions and Archives are heavy denand the work that students 7 to 18. It was an idyllic sort of
glass, and flanked on each side by and faculty are doing. childhood, she said.
a portion of a wrought iron gate. Van Der Steenhoven is in her The island is perhaps best
On one side of the door is the early 30s and young enough to known for its arts festival, Sa-
third floor of Hawthorne-Long- remember this period in her cred and Profane, which is held
fellow Library (H-L), home of own life. She worked in special annually in the islands aban-
J-PB of the Dewey Decimal collections as an undergraduate doned WWII military bunkers
Systembooks whose subjects at Smith College in the mid- there during the October harvest
range, respectively, from political 2000s. Originally interested in moon. Van Der Steenhoven has
science to languages. museum work, she was intro- helped curate the festival for years,
The other is Van Der Steen- duced to handling rare books but her interests in Maine culture
hovens rigorously climate-con- under the mentorship of Martin extend past the arts community in
trolled office, where researchers Antonetti, a specialist in rare Portland into academia and her
and laypeople alike can find books and manuscripts. work in the Bowdoin archives.
Joshua Chamberlains spectacles, Before college I had per- If you had asked me growing
medieval illuminated manu- formed in an art museum this up in Maine if I ever would have
VICTORIA YU , THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
scripts and books made of metal, beautiful piece of choreography, turned my lens onto Maine in
paper towels and sea glass. One and I thought, Oh wow, what an terms of my own academic inter- AN OPEN BOOK: Marieke Van Der Steenhoven hopes to foster engagement between the student body and
books pages are each encased in incredible way to activate the mu- ests, I would have laughed, she
Bowdoins Special Collections and Archives.
soap, so the reader has to use the seum, Van Der Steenhoven said. said, pushing her eyebrows and as a challenge is being upfront easily they feel they can navigate crisp and clear through the air
soap before being able to read Museum work combined her nose as close together as possible about whos not being represent- special collections at Bowdoin in her office, regulated at 35
whats inside. disparate interestsVan Der and sticking out her tongue. But ed in the archives and thinking and at large. percent humidity.
Van Der Steenhovens job is Steenhoven majored in art his- all of the things that made me about ways to tell a story from Were engaging with the Looking around the room
to help others interrogate and tory and minored in dance and cringe as a child and as a teenager the silences that are here, in the broader context, she said. at librarians who were attend-
activate these materials. Her job Italian. Although she still works are all of the things I now look at records that we have, said Van [We want students to have] ing the symposium, theres
is also to protect them, through curating exhibits for H-L and in fascination. Der Steenhoven. skills that are transferable, a lot of diversity, she said.
education and modeling the be- Space Gallery in Portland, Van Where are we? she asked. You have to be creative, have that you can feel confident Theres diversity in age and
havior and skills necessary to en- Der Steenhovens career eventu- Again, with incredulity: Where to be honest and be willing to that you know what you need gender and race, and fashion
gage with the archives. Although ally pivoted in the direction of are we? And how did we get here? look at some uncomfortable to do when you walk into an and style, even just peoples ap-
careful attention must be paid to special collections. Van Der Steenhoven sketched things and I appreciate that chal- archive, or that you know that pearances, what professional
the integrity of these materials I was so tired of telling people answers for these questions work- lenge in thinking about the role archivists and special collec- means and the varying degrees
for example, pens are not allowed they couldnt touch things, she ing in the archives at USM. of women and people of color tions librarians are resources of that. It was just so fascinat-
beyond the glass doorsVan Der said. A document or a book, you The schools archives is home and communities that werent just as much as the materials ing to look around and hear
Steenhoven wants to eliminate need to be able to interrogate it to the Jean Byers Samson Center necessarily on the forefront of are resources. this very white male tradition
stumbling blocks that prevent and ask it questions in order to for Diversity in Maine, which Bowdoin in the past. Special collections librarians of rare book librarians shift
the general public from accessing activate it. includes Maine-related Judaica, Students will confront the nar- used each other as resources at into, What does it mean to do
the archives. Its exciting for me because Africana and LGBTQ collections. ratives that are and arent present a symposium last month at the this type of work now?
Unless these tools are demys- these materials are sitting com- According to Van Der in the archives next semester, in Houghton Library, one of Har- What is our responsibility?
tified a little bit, it can feel impene- fortably and happily in their Steenhoven, Bowdoins collec- History in the Archives, a class vards special collections librar- To confront this question, Van
trable, said Van Der Steenhoven. climate-controlled homes on the tions are different. Van Der Steenhoven will teach ies. For its 75th anniversary, the Der Steenhoven will delve once
Special Collections here ar- shelves, but it is really magical Special collections reflect on alongside Professor of History library hosted a two-day sympo- again into the archives and bring
ent open stacks, right? You cant to watch them come alive when the what the institution was in the Patrick Rael. Van Der Steenhoven sium called Who Cares? the world with her.
browse them. They are listed on- there is someone actually reading past and what it is to be, she said. hopes the course will increase Right? Who cares? asked Kunica Kuy contributed to
line, but you have to know what them, or doing some sort of visual One of the things I enjoy students archival literacyhow Van Der Steenhoven, her voice this report.

Education students partner with alternative learning school


by Kate Lusignan One of the assignments for stu- to visit one of the traditional learning, said Rose Warren student-teacher relationships, had a hard time doing problems
Orient Staff dents enrolled in Education 1101 schools in the Brunswick area, 21, one of the three students in Warren said. Martin [Mackey], out of a textbook, said Warren.
involves observing a classroom in there is one choice, the REAL Education 1101 who visited the the principal, was talking about They would apply that to build-
Throughout the semester, a local Brunswick school. They act School, that stands out from the REAL School. My high school how [student-teacher relation- ing a trebuchet for physics, or
Bowdoin students in Education as objective researchers, sitting in rest. The REAL School is an ad- is standards-based, and we did ships] are their number one [playing] Monopoly for math.
1101, Contemporary American on classes and taking field notes. venture-based Special Education a lot of individualized learning, priority. Teachers are like coun- Students are able to hold un-
Education, have been exploring [The day-in-school assign- school program for students who and I wanted to see the differ- selors because they dealt with orthodox leadership roles that
topics that arise in educational ment] gives students an opportu- require mental health support in ence between my school and behavior and home life because focus on small successes that may
systems throughout the United nity to ground the ideas they are the class environment. It is open the REAL School. some of them are coming from not have been possible have in a
States. Issues ranged from dis- learning in class with direct ob- to all educational needs and Because of the small class pretty hard backgrounds. traditional school setting.
crimination and privatization servation in a school. They look at serves about 33 students from 3rd sizes, each student receives per- While the school follows [Mackey] emphasizes small
to charter schools and special the organizational structure and to 12th grade. sonalized attention from their the Brunswick school systems successes, so theyre constantly
education. While it is possible to interactions between students, This non-traditional mode of teachers and the other school curriculum and uses a tra- succeeding, so they keep coming
learn about these concepts in text- teachers and administrators, said education drew several Bowdoin staff. This individualization al- ditional grading system, the back, said Warren. This student
books, observing these situations Laura Sweet, program placement students to the REAL School for lows students to get the attention school takes alternative ap- a high schooler makes pop-
in a functional classroom height- and outreach coordinator in the their day-in-school observation. and support they need based on proaches to achievement. corn for all the students, and he
ens students understandings of education department. Im a very big proponent their learning needs. [Mackey] was saying that [in delivers it to all the classroom. Its
these issues. While students can choose of hands-on, individualized [The school] really valued a] statistic class or math class, they a leadership opportunity for him.
A
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


Friday, November 17, 2017

ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


SOOTHING GROOVES: The up-and-coming Tufts-bred band Crumb played in Quinby last Saturday night. The group distances itself from labels, combining elements of jazz, psychedelic rock, funk and pop to create a unique sound.

College welcomes Crumb: indie, intimate, immersive


simply as college friends sharing that, said Brotter. I think it is nice that we are One of the cool things lot of people seemed to be having
by Sabrina Lin a mutual love for music. IndieCurrent, an independent all really good friends, and we about WBOR is that its kind of a good time. Thats all we want,
Orient Staff
We were just friends, and music blog, poetically describes were friends before we were a our job to find underexposed said Mendia.
Memorably eccentric and [we were] playing and living to- Crumb as a band of dreamers, band, added Ramani. I cant acts, who also happen to be Crumbs presence was par-
effortlessly endearing, the Tufts- gether in different little musical able to dissect and transform imagine being in a band that has cheaper, he said. What were ticularly inspiring to Bowdoins
bred band Crumb was an instant projects and stuff, and [Crumb] seemingly mundane experienc- more people. trying to do this year is have music community, being so close
hit at Quinby House last Satur- has just been like the past year, es. Perhaps the groups creative Close collaboration becomes three shows a semester [instead in age and similar in experience
day night. The performance, fea- said Brotter. success is indebted to the mem- particularly valuable to members of one] to constantly expose to the Colleges own student
turing songs from the quartets Much like the soothing, bers close dynamic, both profes- of the up-and-coming group people to new music. Hopefully groups. Sophomore Adam Co-
latest EP Locket, wrapped up aquatic grooves of its music, the sionally and socially. Ideas and they all recently graduated from they like it. hen, whose band World Peach
the final installment of WBORs bands personality is simultane- inspirations constantly bounce Tuftsas they navigate the mu- Banks was introduced to opened for Crumb, responded
fall concert series. ously intimate and enigmatic. back and forth. sic business. Crumb by Enrique Mendia 20, with enthusiasm.
The bandcomposed of With influences from 60s and Its really not anything said I think were doing a pretty co-station manager of WBOR, It was an honor to open for
recent college graduates Bri- 70s music, Crumb channels a or put words to. Were always good job managing it ourselves, who discovers indie bands them because they are ridicu-
an Aronow (synth/keyboard/ synthesizing style that combines showing each other stuff and and not trying to expand too through Bandcampan on- lously amazing, Cohen said. [I
saxophone), Jonathan Gilad elements of jazz, psychedelic collaborating on ideas We quickly, said Crumb. Weve all line music store and promotion like] the way they melt together
(drums), Lila Ramani (sing- rock, funk and pop. The band are all very different types of learned a shit ton of stuff. platform mainly serving inde- all these genres, like rock and
er/guitarist) and Jesse Brotter distances itself from labels and musicians, and we all bring Crumbs independent status pendent artistsamong other jazz and funkthey do a great
(bass)made its stage debut ex- takes pride in its originality. something to the table, [which] aligns with WBORs new initia- means, and has been a longtime job that way.
actly one year ago last Saturday. Its cheesy, but it is hard to de- balances one another out with tive to bring diverse perspectives fan of Crumb himself. Crumb gave aspiring musi-
Reminiscing about their jour- scribe your own music because different strengths and weak- to campus. Danny Banks 19, I think it was a huge success. cians like Cohen simple yet pro-
ney, members reflected on how obviously you dont go through nesses, said one band member, concert director of WBOR, ex- I think Bowdoin doesnt really found advice.
the group came into being in the world closing yourself off who the reporter could not plained how it chose to dedicate get the chance to listen to this Just do it. Keep playing, and
an organic manner, starting off with, Listen, youre just this or identify due to the loud venue. its resources differently this year. type of music that often, and a keep listening to your heart.

Morneau marks 30 years as Concert Band director


liott Schwartz, whom the College ways been easy. joyed having the adults here at measure 25. Can we try that in listening to?
by Lowell Ruck remembered earlier this year with When I first started, evening they learn from them musically again? Hed use the plural as if The sum of these elements is
Orient Staff a musical elevator performance time for rehearsal was pretty and also learn from their life there was a group of us as a way a space in which students, adults
This year, the Bowdoin Col- in Coles Tower. During Schwartz much a sacred time for students experiences. Likewise, the adults to lighten the mood. John con- and audience members alike can
lege Concert Band will reach a tenure as director, the Concert to pursue [extracurricular ac- really enjoy being with the stu- tinues to lead the ensemble with find a form of release.
new milestone: its director, John Band was much smaller. Initially, tivities]. Now more things have dents and just getting to know that same sense of humor and Concert Band is important to
Morneau, will have led the group the group rehearsed and per- infiltrated themselves into the them as people. Its a great dy- knows when to push, and when me because it is a way to escape
for 30 consecutive years. formed in Pickard Theater, then eveninglike exams, mandato- namic, said Morneau. to joke, he said. much of the stress and bustle of
Its just what I like to do. I just moved to Kresge Auditorium and ry review sessions, film screen- Jeff Mao 92, a clarinettist who Another special part of the campus, said Alexander Truitt
havent felt the need for time off, finally to Studzinski Recital Hall ingsthat make it very difficult joined the band in Morneaus group is the programming and 19, who plays trumpet. Play-
said Morneau. after its opening in 2007. This for students. Its gotten more first year as director and returned thematic nature of its music. ing is a welcome and refreshing
Morneau, who plays clari- new venue has allowed the group challenging as time has gone on, to the group five years ago, said Most recently, the band per- change of pace for my brain,
net, flute and saxophone, was to rehearse more easily and has he said. that Morneaus disposition and formed a concert centered which is often fried from class and
inspired to pursue a career in drawn more talented musicians However, the addition of com- sense of humor also make the around mountains, and its up- homework. I end rehearsal happi-
music by his high school band to participate in Bowdoins per- munity members to the ensemble ensemble special. coming concert on November er and calmer than I began it.
director. Since graduating from 19 is titled Southern Harmony. But perhaps most important-
the University of New Hamp- The students have really enjoyed having the adults For each program, Morneau ly, it allows members to connect
shire, Morneau has been active as
a musician and a director in his herethey learn from them musically and also learn draws from both classical and
modern band repertoire, as well
with the music they play and
with each other on a deeper level.
home state of New Hampshire, from their life experiences. Likewise, the adults as jazz, folk and popular music. Playing music demands
in Wisconsin and most recently
really enjoy being with the students and just getting The programming is the a different coordination than

to know them as people. Its a great dynamic.


here in Maine. He has taught all most important thing we do as anything else Ive ever done,
levels of musicians and currently directors, said Morneau. It really said Mao. Twice a week at
works both in his role at the Col-
lege and as Director of Bands at
John Morneau, Concert Band director determines everything. It influ-
ences the audiences that you get,
rehearsals and especially at a
concert, having the entire en-
the Great Salt Bay Community it influences the players attitudes semble playing together creates
School in Damariscotta, Maine. formance ensembles. has allowed the band to continue When I was a student, there in terms of their desire to work a unique moment in time when
This year will also be his 40th Now, the band is over 40 mem- to pursue a challenging repertoire. was a year or two when I was the hard When I pick programs I you are part of creating live mu-
year teaching at the elementary bers strong and includes not only Furthermore, its adult members, only clarinet player in the band. have to say, Ok, is it a program sic, [where] each performance
and secondary levels. Bowdoin students, but also alum- many of whom are lifelong musi- At times, if I got lost or counted that Im going to be interested in is unique and temporal. Music
Morneaus tenure as director ni, community members and lo- cians, provide role models for the wrong and missed an entrance working on? Is it one that if I were evokes different things for dif-
began in 1988, when he took over cal high school students. students and help create a positive during rehearsal, John would a player Id be interested in work- ferent people: emotions, images,
the program from the late com- Morneau said that organizing atmosphere in rehearsals. turn to me and address the sec- ing on? And if I were an audience colors, memories. It is a very
poser and professor emeritus El- a group of this nature has not al- The students have really en- tion, Clarinets, I didnt hear you member, is it one Id be interested satisfying feeling.
Friday, November 17, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 7

The Threepenny Opera is a beggars play, modernized


conscious of the brothel hav-
by Mollie Eisner ing male characters and female
Orient Staff
characters. We have women
This weekend, the Pickard The- who are also playing gangsters
ater stage will be filled with gang- in the gang, Robinson said.
sters, prostitutes and the unusual When you do a show like this,
sounds of Kurt Weills music in you have to acknowledge that
Bertolt Brechts The Threepenny stuff rather than reinforce bad
Opera. From the plot to casting theatrical stereotypes.
to music, this rendition of Brechts Robinson cast three-quarters
most well-known opera challenges of the roles last spring, and waited
perceptions of gender and class, until September to add students
particularly when viewed in a who had either studied abroad or
modern context. were first years. Casting was open
[Brecht] had this idea that you to all students regardless of their
dont go to the [theater] to forget level of experience.
your daily worries and get taken Casting corrupt and murder-
away to a faraway land, director ous gangsters as the heroes, the
and Professor of Theater Davis play has often been called an op-
Robinson said. He wanted plays era for beggars.
to engage an audience with the The whole show makes fun of
ideas of the play and not pretend- opera and the idea that it is a high-
ing youre someplace else. class art form with heroes, Robin-
The play critiques capitalism, son said. They very purposefully
featuring a cast of characters who wanted to do an anti-hero and
struggle to make a living. puncture all expectations of what SEE IT YOURSELF
Its all about people on the low opera is. The Threepenny Opera opened last night and will run tonight and
end of the scale trying to survive, Part of this puncturing of ex- tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. in Pickard Theater. Tickets are free and can
Robinson continued. What it pectations applies to the music. be picked up in advance from David Saul Smith Union or at the door.
keeps pointing at is the people you Musically directing since she was
dont seethe big bankers, the a first year, Jae-Yeon Yoo 18 is re-
people who really control all the prising her role as musical director.
levers of power, never get touched. However, Weills music pro-
Robinson has made additions vides her with a unique challenge.
to the show in order to make it In some ways, its challeng-
more relevant. During the song ing because its dissonant. Its not
Ballad of Sexual Obsession, the something the audiences are going
crew will project a slideshow of to be used to hearing, but for the
famous men, whose sexually per- cast and for me, who have been liv-
verted actions have recently been ing with this music since Septem-
revealed, such as Anthony Weiner ber, its actually gotten into our ears
and Harvey Weinstein. and heads so much that its proved
We happen to be in a particu- to be less of a challenge than I
larly powerful time right now for thought it would be, Yoo said.
the show to speak to people Its jazz-based, Robinson add-
because it critiques men in power ed. Kurt Weill has his own distinct
for how much they are abusing style. Its got a modern feel to it.
that power with women, whether Yoo is grateful for the ways in
its paying for women, whether its which she has been able to collab- ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
cheating on people, whether its orate with Robinson.
not being able to resist, Robinson This particular production
PENNY FOR YOUR
THOUGHTS: This weekend, the
said. We had four slides when we has been really exciting because its
theater department is staging
first started. Over the last three allowed me to work with Davis on
The Threepenny Opera in Pick-
weeks, weve added a slide a day, a more creative level, versus just in
ard Theater. This modern take on
two slides a day. Its gotten to the the professor-student relationship,
the classic play by Bertolt Brecht
point of comedy. she said. includes contemporary examples
Its a play that is not held back The production has allowed of timeless themes, such as abuse
in any way, said cast member students, professionals and alumni of power.
Holden Turner 21. [Its] trying to access these relationships.
to make the audience think about Grace Kellar-Long and Turner pus, and I enjoyed doing theater in lighting director Karen Perlow to German allowed her to consult Robinson said.
what is going on and what needs to are the only first years who were high school, Kellar-Long said. design the intricate lighting Brecht with Robinson on the best transla- Dont miss it. It works on a
change in this system thats being cast in the musical, both of whom This is the biggest theater pro- plays require. tion of the script. political level, an artistic level, a
represented on stage. have participated in theater pro- duction Ive ever been in. It seems Brenna Nicely 10, education We spent the spring and the musical level, a cultural level. And
Robinson also made unusual ductions before. so professional, Turner said. and community programs manag- summer going through all the its entertaining. Its a spectacle. Its
casting choices in an effort to mod- I auditioned on the spur of the Both students and profession- er at the American Repertory The- different versions of the script. full of stuff. Full of surprises, Rob-
ernize the play. moment. I was looking for a way als contributed to the production. ater, was hired as the dramaturg. We tried to come up with the inson added. And we aint gonna
Because were in 2017, were to be involved with things on cam- Robinson hired professional Her background in theater and most accurate organization, do this again.

VICTORIA YU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


CROSS-CULTURAL CONVERSATION: During Aesthetics in a Time of Emergency, award-winning Mexican author Guadalupe Nettel
and author and contemporary Mexico and Mexican film scholar Ignacio Snchez Prado presented on Mexican film and literature on Tuesday. The
event was moderated by Carolyn Wolfenzon Niego, associate professor of romance languages and literatures, and sponsored by the Department
of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Latin American Studies Program with support from the Crandall Fund.
S SPORTS
8 Friday, November 17, 2017

HIGHLIGHT
REEL
Football ends second consecutive losing season
Shooting for the stars: Af- by Harry Jung
ter receiving an at-large Orient Staff
bid for the NCAA DIII The Bowdoin football team
Championships, the (0-9) lost its final game of the
mens soccer team (10- season last Saturday against
4-4, NESCAC 6-2-2) Colby (1-8) at home by a score
ended their season after of 31-20. The loss marks the
losing 3-2 in a penalty programs first pair of consecu-
shootout against Rut- tive winless seasons.
gers-Newark (20-2-1). The Polar Bears led 17-10
Despite controlling the at halftime and extended their
ball for the majority of lead to 20-10 partway through
the game and edging the third quarter, but Colby
the Scarlet Raiders out responded with 21 unan-
12-10 in shots, Bowdo- swered points.
in was unable to score. I cant really pinpoint one
In the penalty round, thing that made us lose that
Stevie Van Siclen 18 game but Colby was down the
saved two shots, but the entire first half and they came DANIEL JANG, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
team still fell. back, captain Latif Armiyaw RUSHING FORWARD: The football team lost against Colby 31-20 in the last game of the season on Saturday after coming out of the first half with a 17-10
18 said. We did all the right lead. This loss marks the first time that Bowdoin has had two consecutive winless seasons. The team's last win was against Colby in its 2015 season.
things. People played hard. I
Squashing the competition: think it came down to the ac- If you get over it once you consistent throughout. Small I think something we keep get short term results and it wont
The mens and womens tual plays. They just made some realize you can get over it mistakes here and there dont saying is that we are heading last. My goal for Bowdoin is to
squash team will face plays we couldnt make. Key again and again, he contin- help you at all. in the right direction, and its like make sure to build a foundation
off against Bates today plays. Thats how you win foot- ued. Thats developing confi- Like Vailas, Colbys star when are we going to get there, thats going to produce consistent
at home for their first ball games. dence and belief that you can running back Jake Schwern but I feel like we were there this success over a period of time,
match of the season. Both Bowdoin and Colby win. And the toughest thing in enjoyed a career game, setting season, Armiyaw said. Wells said.
Last season, the mens headed into the final game of turning a program around is a new program record with 257 In terms of how we pre- Though marginal, the team
team came in eighth in the season searching for their developing that confidence and rushing yards and four touch- pared for games, how we did improve in numbers from
the NESCAC Champi- first win. Nick Vailas 18, who belief that you can do it. downs in a single game. practiced, how people were last year. In 2016, the team al-
onship, placing them set a new program record for This game was Bowdoins When you really break able to hold each other ac- lowed an average of 33.9 points
27th in the nation last receiving with 230 yards in a 23rd loss in its last 25 games. down a football game, theres countable, we were able to set and scored 12.4 points per
season. The womens single game, and tied the re- The team is now on a 17 game probably maybe a handful a system where the first years game, whereas this year it con-
team came in sixth in cord for the most receptions in losing streak, dating back to playsfive six playsthat de- came in and felt right at place ceded 33.1 points and scored
the NESCAC Champi- a single game with 14 catches, 2016. Bowdoins last victory fine the whole game. So it often and ready to contribute. They 12.6 points per game.
onship and 24th in the helped the Polar Bears gain came against Colby in its last comes down to which team bought into the program. I think generally everyone
nation. This year, both an early lead. However, by the regular season game of the makes those plays [that] are Thats where you want guys to who was part of last years and
teams return many middle of the fourth quarter, 2015 season. going to win the game. Their be, coming in to play together this years team knows how
strong performers, the Mules had pulled ahead by Armiyaw agreed that the running back made two more as a team. I think we are there. much effort people put in. We
including All-NESCAC scoring 14 points in less than teams struggles can be attribut- plays than we did, and that was We played together, we played dont want our record to define
performer Ian Squiers five minutes. ed to a mental hurdle. the defining moment in the hard and we just couldnt us. Its true that we havent won
19 and Tully Ross 18. Its frustrating to get close I think it has to do with football [game], Wells said. win, he added. a game in two seasons. But we
[to winning] and not get over our mental aspects. Some- Although this years record Wells stressed that the re- know its more than that. The
the hump. I feel like we are times even if we are in the may not reflect success, Wells building process, by nature, time commitment we made, the
poised at the top of that hump, lead, its difficult to maintain and Armiyaw are optimistic takes a long time. Its a process experiences we had, its really
Hoop for the best: The and we just need to get over, the lead. When we are not in that the program is moving in that cannot be rushed if you more than the record we have,
Bowdoin womens Head Coach J.B. Wells said. the lead its easy for the guys the right direction. want to build a program that Armiyaw said.
basketball team opens The only thing that gets you to think its happening all over [Wellss] goal has been to will win consistently, he said. We know that we are capa-
their season with the over the hump consistently is again, [and that] we are not change the team mentally and Bowdoin hasnt had a con- ble of overcoming these obsta-
Skidmore Invitational that you just have to get over going to win, Armiyaw said. culturally. We, the seniors, sistent winning record for a long cles. We just have to keep mov-
this weekend after com- it once. In football you have to be have been part of that change. time. If you take short cuts, youll ing forward, he added.
ing out of last season

Nordic skiing begins preseason practice without snow


as the third seed in the
NESCAC and receiving
an at-large bid to the
NCAA Championship.
The team returns five
of their top six scor- ground, the team skis at Pine-
ers and five of their by Harrison West land Farms nearby, which has
top seven rebounders, Orient Staff 25 kilometers of trails and a
including first-team Despite a lack of snow, variety of terrain. They do a
All-NESCAC perform- the nordic ski team has been variety of courses1.5 ki-
er Kate Kerrigan 18. practicing six days a week lometer sprints, 20Ks and
since the beginning of Oc- 10Ks, which are often over
tober, supplementing their very hilly land.
running and strength training The team will start racing to-
Matching strides: The with roller skiing. wards the end of winter break,
Bowdoin sailing team, According to Sam Shaheen and the season will last through
made up of Harrison 18, roller skiing replicates February, with races almost
Hawk 18, Matt Safford actual skiing fairly well. Aside every weekend. The team does
20, Marie Bergsund from a few subtle differences, not compete in the NESCAC,
20, and Alden Grimes the same techniques can be but rather in a circuit with
21, finished the Match practiced with both. teams mostly from Maine, Ver-
Race Nationals Regatta For example, skis use a mont and New Hampshire.
in fourth place, making material called kick wax that Shaheen said the team is
it the best showing in allows skis to grip the snow excited to continue their hard
program history at a better on uphill terrain, which work and dedication after last
National Championship. cant really be replicated by years strong season. Hannah
Bowdoin was seeded roller skis. Miller 17 was an NCAA All
fifth going into the There are definitely some American and named the
quarterfinals, but lost in subtle differences [the use Bowdoin nominee for NCAA
the semifinals against of kick wax] is a big part of Woman of the Year, and all six
the College of Charles- skiing on snow that we dont of the top men were in the top COURTESY OF LILY JOHNSTON
ton. Bowdoin then faced get when we are classic roller 30 in their NCAA races, scor- SAND SKIERS: In the absence of snow, the nordic ski team has to practice in different ways, incorporating running, strength
University of South skiing, said Shaheen. But for ing them NCAA qualifying training, sking on sand and roller skiing into their workouts. Their season officially starts near the end of winter break.
Florida in the Petite the most part it does a pretty points. Five of these six are ers to the NCAAs and came in wards the Maine State Champi- We arent the favorites
Finals, but lost again. good job. It is not as fun as returning this season. 10th in the NCAA Champion- onship. Usually, it is a race with to win, but I think we have a
snow skiing, so we dont do it The teams biggest competi- ship, compared to Bowdoins all the teams in the league, but good shot at winning, Sha-
all the time. tion this year is against Colby. 20th place finish. due to a bye week, it will be all heen said. We are definitely
COMPILED BY ANNA FAUVER
When there is snow on the Last year, Colby sent four ski- The team is also looking to- Maine teams this year. in the mix.
Friday, November 17, 2017 SPORTS 9

ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


RUNNING WILD: (LEFT): Dennil Erazo 21 races in the Bowdoin Invitational II. (RIGHT): The women's team competes in the Bowdoin Invitational II. This weekend, the teams finished their seasons with the New England Regionals.

Torda leads cross country in New England Regionals


Our front-runners had been a consistent strategy for tance running, is a very ens regional race around the go into these Nationals selec-
by Kathryn McGinnis good days and ran with the Bowdoins team. time-intensive sport, said country are automatically tions do not give New England
Orient Staff front-runners of our key rivals, We consistently have the Torda. So I think a strong invited to Nationals along competitors enough credit for
Racing in the New England said Head Coach Peter Slov- top three or four [runners], program is one thats fun so with the top seven individ- their fierce competition.
Regional on the fairway of enski in an email to the Orient. said Kelley. Its really [the] fifth people dont mind putting in ual runners at each regional Torda will compete in the
a golf course last Saturday, But in such a fast race we didnt runner that you need [because] all the miles and the time it not on these teams. The re- National Championship on
mens cross country captain have the depth we needed to be they score. I think we did a takes. If people are enjoying maining 16 at-large bids for Sunday. He is currently seeded
Ben Torda 18 placed seventh, competitive with our rivals all good job of pair running, and themselves, theyre going to teams are allocated by a na- 65th in the nation, with the goal
qualifying for the NCAA Di- the way through the lineup. Caroline Shipley 20 did an run well. tional committee. Recently, of ending in the top 40s. There
vision III Mens Cross Coun- Depth in cross country re- awesome job of bridging that No matter how hard runners the New England region has will be a livestream of the race
try Championship which will fers to the time gap between [time] gap as well. train or how experienced they been receiving progressively projected in the 16th floor of
be held in Illinois. Sarah Kel- the first Bowdoin runner to Shipley ranked second in are, the race may come down to fewer bids. Coles Tower at 11 a.m. open to
ley 18, womens team captain, cross the finish line and the the regional race amongst the what they are thinking. I think theres a conference all students.
placed 19th in her race and made fifth. According to Slovenski, Bowdoin women in her rookie [Its] what youre telling call with representative[s] for [Torda] has experience at
the All-New England team for it is ideal to have this gap be season. Slovenski said he will yourself in the last mile of the all eight regions [in the coun- the NCAA Championship,
the third time in her career. less than a minutea chal- be depending on her and cap- race, said Kelley, who raced at try] who try to pitch why a said Slovenski. He knows he
The mens cross country lenge given Torda and Kelleys tain Julia ORourke 19 to lead Nationals last year. team should go, said Torda. belongs in [the] race, has seen
team finished ninth overall and competitive times. the team next year. The New England region New England is generally the the ceremonies and [has felt]
the women came in 12th, which Massachusetts Institute of Cross country races are is the largest of cross country strongest region, so its unusu- the high pressure that can go
was a disappointing showing Technology (MIT) swept the inherently individual, but a divisions and known as the al that they only picked four along with national competi-
compared to each teams sixth mens and womens regionals, strong sense of teamwork con- most competitive, according teams. Its a little ridiculous in tion. [He has] a lot of compo-
place goal at the beginning of running in a pack to shorten tributes to Bowdoins results. to Kelley. The top two teams my opinion. sure in high-pressure situa-
the season. the time gap. Pack running has Running, especially dis- from each mens and wom- Some believe the politics that tions. I think hell do well.

Womens hockey prepares for first series against Colby


high level of adrenaline. practicing so far and with the there were a lot of times we lost NESCAC Championships. The parity is great. We feel like
by Conrad Li You're not always going performance of first year players. a point or two in games that we last time Bowdoin did so was in especially the second half of
Orient Staff
to know what the opponent Sometimes there's a bigger wish we could've had that op- 2014 against Wesleyan. the seasonit's playoffs every
After ending the 2016-2017 does. You're not always going gap between the upperclass- portunity back. We know that there is no weekend. I think our mindset is
season with a loss in the NES- to know what your linemate men and the first years, ONeil This year, the teams goal is taking weekends off in this where it needs to be right now
CAC semifinals to eventual is doing, said ONeil. Going said. The level of intensity to host the quarterfinal of the conference, ONeil said. The to have a really good year.
champions Middlebury, the into it, I think we can mini- and the ability to execute for
womens hockey team is look- mize our mistakes and recover this class of first years have
ing to come back strong this quickly. We play an aggressive really exceeded our expecta-
year. The season kicks off with a style and we have a pretty fast tions, not only for the coach-
home game against in-state ri- team, so we can pressure Colby ing staff, but for the rest of
val, Colby, today at 7 p.m. Then for 60 minutes. the team. They've really fit in,
on Saturday, the Polar Bears According to ONeil, one of certainly off the ice, but most
will travel to Colby to take on the main goals for the Colby importantly, on the ice.
the Mules for the second part of series, and for the season in On the ice, the players have
the double header. general, is playing well for the been practicing hard for the
Since Bates does not have a full game, no matter how long upcoming games.
hockey team, Colby has long it lasts. Last year, Bowdoin We've been working on
been a rival of the team. Last beat Hamilton 1-0 in double our systems, said Greason 18.
year, the Polar Bears tied the overtime in the 94th minute, We've just prepared for all dif-
first game of the series 2-2 and making it the longest game in ferent situations like power play,
then came back with a 3-0 win program history. penalty kill, all that and just
against the Mules the next day. Going into any weekend, have our positioning down.
This year, the team has high ex- we're looking to get two wins The team is hoping to start
pectations for the Colby series. and really pick up four points. out strong this year in order
I definitely think we're go- So for us, we know it's going to avoid the pressure that was
ing to win both games, start off to take three periods. At times, placed on the final games of
really strong, Maureen Grea- we've gone into overtime, so it last year. Going into the last
son 18 said. It's our first game, may take three periods and a weekend, the team could have
so we just got to get our rust five-minute overtime, she said. ended up anywhere from sev-
out, but I think we're going to But no matter what it takes, we enth to second place in the
be really good this weekend. have to put our best foot for- conference, ultimately landing
Head Coach Marissa ONeil ward on every single shift. in sixth. ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
expects there to be nerves for That said, ONeil is pleased One point makes a huge COLD AS ICE: Jill Rathke 18 plays in last seasons St. Anselm game. The team ended the season seeded sixth in the
this opening game but also a with how well the team has been difference, ONeil said. I think NESCAC. The team kicks off its season against with a series against Colby this weekend, playing at home on Saturday.
O OPINION
10 Friday, November 17, 2017

Inequality in perspective
The recent programming surrounding No Hate November has brought
questions of class-consciousness and income inequality at Bowdoin into the
campus spotlight. Class markersin the clothes we wear, in our choice of
weekend activities and in our classroomsare constant symbols and remind-
ers of the economic disparities that exist within our small campus. While it is
worthwhile to investigate the ways that these symbols can divide our campus
community, if we focus on these symbols, the concrete and broad economic
reality that creates this disparity can remain hidden in the background.
This reality is staggering: our countryand the world at largeis experi-
encing levels of income inequality that are unprecedented in modern history.
In the past 35 years, incomes of the top earners have ballooned while incomes
for the vast majority of people have stayed relatively stagnant. Today, the
richest one percent in the now hold over 50 percent of the worlds wealth.
By comparing the median income of Bowdoin students families with the
median income of families both in Maine and across the nation, we hope
to situate Bowdoin within the context of the national and global econom-
ic inequality; by comparing the costs of everyday commodities, we hope to
connect these numbers to our lives at Bowdoin. We think these comparisons
lend some perspective to our understanding of class at Bowdoin.

This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orients editorial board,
which is comprised of Rachael Allen, Anjulee Bhalla, Harry DiPrinzio, Sarah
Drumm and Ian Ward.

When demanding gun control


KODIE GARZA

By the Numbers
20 percent of Bowdoin students come from the top one percent

means questioning the Constitution


(average household income 2015 about $630,000 or more) and
69 percent come from the top 20 percent (about $110,000 or more)

Median family income for a Bowdoin family: $195,900


Median Maine household income: $51,494 control is Australia, which implemented Therefore, we must recognize that by
Median U.S. household income: $55,775 Relevant Politics sweeping measures after a mass shoot-
ing in 1996 that shocked and horrified
advocating gun control and dismissing
the Second Amendment as outdated, we
by Brendan Murtha the country. There has not been another are inherently questioning the continued
In 2015, the median Maine household income is just slightly high-
mass shooting in Australia since, and validity of the U.S. Constitution. Yes, the
er than a years worth of Bowdoin tuition
What does it mean for this country if overall gun homicides have decreased by Constitution was created with the possi-
we recognize that our Constitution isnt roughly 60 percent. There was resistance bility of amendment, but so far we have
The national poverty line for a four-person household ($24,250) is timeless? What are the consequences of to the policy, especially from rural in- yet to truly amend the writings, and the
less than four students board plans ($7,000/per student). accepting it as flawed? Whether we like habitants backed by gun-right advocacy principles, of the founders themselves.
it or not, these are questions we need to groups, but the resounding response to Doing so would expose a vulnerability
The cost of being at Bowdoin per day: $335 (total comprehensive ask if we are to effectively advocate for the 1996 shooting was clear and decisive: in our entire system of government. If
fee divided by 183 calendar days in session) gun control, an act of advocacy I believe guns make an industrialized society less we admit the founders insight on civilian
to be necessary. safe. In the wake of every mass shooting weapon ownership was not timeless, why
The above data was pulled from 2015. America has a gun problem un- here in America, youll undoubtedly hear should we continue to accept their other
paralleled elsewhere in the developed somebody ask, Why cant we be more insights as such? Do we begin to question
world. We live in a country where mass like Australia? the democratic value of the U.S. Senate?
shootings are a near weekly headline It is our ideas of American liberty Do we rebuke their beliefs and abolish
and where you are 16 times more like- that make it nearly impossible to learn the Electoral College? At what point do
ly to be killed by a gun than you are in from these global role models. Ameri- we suggest an entire rewrite of the U.S.
Germany or Australia. Just driving a few can gun-culture is deeply rooted in the Constitution? After all, it was written by
hours north and crossing the Canadi- fabric of American life. The pervasive a group of old white men, of whom many
ESTABLISHED 1871 an border decreases your likelihood of assertion that gun ownership is a pin- owned slaves and advocated for slavery.
being shot sixfold. If you live in a state nacle of rugged individualism and per- How timeless is their insight, after all?
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The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and information exposed to gun violence increases, even by immensely powerful interest groups to these questions. However, these are
relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its administrators, if its domestic aggression or suicide. The like the National Rifle Association, who questions Im both willing and excited to
the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following professional journalistic standards in statistics are clear: the abundance of gun have tapped into our fervor for freedom ask. If gun control is a slippery slope in
writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse violence here is, at least in part, due to to synthesize obscene profit and political constitutional law, lets get out the sleds
discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community. the sheer abundance of guns. The more clout. Beneath all of this, however, lies the and slip away.
guns a country has, the more gun-re- U.S. Constitution, the foundation upon For gun control advocates, we must
lated deaths it experiences. More guns which anti-gun control advocates stand. understand the implications and mag-
Sarah Drumm Harry DiPrinzio simply dont equate to less violence. This Our Second Amendment is an integral nitude of our proposed policy changes
Editor in Chief Editor in Chief is no longer up for debate. part of the Bill of Rights, positioned next before we engage in dialogue with our
While it would be academically to an assurance of religious freedom and opponentswell be doing ourselves,
dishonest to simplify our epidemic of freedom of speech (rights we typically and them, a disservice if we dont. Like-
Creative Director Managing Editor Sr. News Editor violence down solely to the availability wouldnt question), and we uphold the wise, we must recognize that maybe our
Jenny Ibsen Rachael Allen Anjulee Bhalla and abundance of guns, they play a dis- Constitution as the supreme law of the opponents are not always speaking out of
Sarah Bonanno proportionately large role and must be land. Many Americans assure us that an irrational fear of gun confiscation or
Ellice Lueders Asst. News Editor
Digital Director Emily Cohen
addressed. If mass shootings are a mere the document remains applicable to all government tyranny, but rather a rational
Nicholas Mitch consequence of American liberty, Amer- aspects of our legal system despite its age. fear of constitutional meddling on a scale
James Little Allison Wei
Sports Editor ican liberty is flawed. The genius of our founding fathers, we weve never seen before. We must address
Associate Editor Anna Fauver An oft-cited example for effective gun are told, is timeless. that fear, not shy away from it.
Photo Editor
Ann Basu Roither Gonzales
Features Editor

Letter to the Editor


Louisa Moore
Amanda Newman Alyce McFadden
Layout Editor
Emma Bezilla A&E Editor
Copy Editor Isabelle Hall
Ian Stewart We, the education department, saw the November Sincerely,
Sam Adler
Eleanor Paasche 10 No Hate November article and were disturbed to Laura Sweet,
Opinion Editor
Data Desk read about Salim Salims experience at a local elementary Program Placement and Outreach Coordinator
Gideon Moore Rohini Kurup school last fall. We stand with Salim and all of our stu- Sarah Jessen,
Sr. News Reporter
James Callahan Calendar Editor dents. We are committed to developing culturally-com- Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
Social Media Editor petent educators at Bowdoin and beyond. We make ev- Alison Riley Miller,
Kate Lusignan
Gwen Davidson Business Manager ery effort to ensure the best placements in local schools. Assistant Professor of Education
Uriel Lopez-Serrano Edward Korando Page Two Editor Fortunately, in most cases, our students experience Doris Santoro,
Faria Nasruddin Ned Wang Samuel Rosario welcoming, inclusive educational environments. Though Associate Professor of Education and Chair of Education
we cant control everything that happens in the field, we Department
want to know about any incidents like this in order to Lauren Saenz,
The material contained herein is the property of The Bowdoin Orient and appears at the sole discretion of the take necessary action. Adjunct Lecturer in Education
editors. The editors reserve the right to edit all material. Other than in regard to the above editorial, the opinions
expressed in the Orient do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors.
Friday, November 17, 2017 OPINION 11

Reclaiming #MeToo as
a woman of color
driven society, viral responses waves of acknowledgement
by Anu Asaolu often speak to the necessity of of sexual assault, I could not
Op-Ed Contributor addressing a particular issue. help but reflect on its origins.
A few weeks ago, while scroll- For example, the rates of sexu- While MeToo resurfaced as
ing through The Shade Room, al assault on college campuses, a hashtag with Harvey Wein-
a news platform on Instagram, I and beyond, are alarming; thus, stein, it began as a
came across allegations against it is of paramount importance to movement
Hollywood producer Harvey raise awareness on the matter. in 1996
Weinstein, specifically his var- #MeToo provides the space by Black
ious acts of sexual harassment to actively share countless ex- activist
and assault towards his female periences of sexual harassment Tarana Burke. Burke
colleagues. Days later, the words and assault, and to highlight the was aware of the rape
Me Too, preceded by the unfortunate reality that these and assault inflicted on MOLLY KENNEDY
hashtag symbol, began circu- situations are not rare. #Me- Black women since slavery,
lating throughout my Facebook Too allowed survivors around and knew that WOC did not
newsfeed. One of the survivors, the world to build a virtual com- have the appropriate space to
Alyssa Milano, tweeted #Me- munity centered on sincerity, address these issues. This si-
Too as a way to call on vic- empowerment and support. lence perpetuated a system of com-
tims to share their experiences. As a Black woman, I hesi- dissemblance and undermined muni-
Therefore, this hashtag was used tated to participate in the viral the magnitude of sexual assaults ties.
to further the efforts of many response as I struggled to see within communities of color; While I recognize the about incorporating its found- portionate rates of sexual assault
women that came forward to where the narratives of women this consequently reduced the positive effects that #MeToo ing principles and redirecting among communities of color
share their harassment and/or of color (WOC) fit into it. On resources available for survi- have had for some women, I it to its roots. The Alliance for make it necessary for us to dis-
assault by the producer. Many one hand, tweeting #MeToo vors in these communities. For struggle to comprehend how Sexual Assault in Connecticut cuss these differences, and to use
womenand some men broke the cycle of silence and these reasons, MeToo was this viral response serves to released that American Indi- MeToo not only as a hashtag,
around the world have tweeted voiced the prevalence of sexu- started to dismantle the narra- dismantle the power structure ans are raped at a rate 3.5 times but also as a movement. I believe
#MeToo as a means to give al assault within communities tive of misrepresentation and that allows for sexual assault higher than any other race, and this will provide equitable sup-
people a sense of the magnitude at large. On the other hand, it erasure of the experiences of cases to be so rampant. In that for every African-Ameri- port and resources for survivors
of the problem. failed to provide an accurate WOC, and to offer a platform order to solidify the aim of can that reports her rape, at least of all races and ethnicities.
Due to the fact that we cur- representation of the hashtags of support and resources for MeToo as a hashtag, I believe 15 African American women do Anu Asaolu is a member of
rently live in a social-media roots. As I saw these sudden survivors from these silenced there is something valuable not report theirs. The dispro- the Class of 2019.

The unintended impact of the fuckboy and softboy


Polar Views dangerously easier to confuse
any kind-hearted man for an
by Osa Omoregie undercover womanizer.
In a world where men are
Last year as a junior at condemned as being either
Bowdoin, I made the mistake fuckboys or softboys, I
of complimenting a female feel like Im walking on thin
friend on her outfit; that iceand I cant swim. I ad-
time, she accused me of be- mit that male exploitative be-
nevolent sexism. As a first havior exists, and has always
year, I made a similar tactical somewhat blemished the rep-
error by opening the door for utation for men as a gender,
a friend, a liberal self-pro- and is thriving with the rise
claimed feminist, who dis- of hookup culture and dating
paraged me afterwards. My apps. However, millennials
time in college has been have become inundated with
plagued with moments like so many pre-packaged narra-
these, where women miscon- tives that its almost impossi-
strue my kindness for acts of ble for women to comfortably
perpetuating the patriarchy. trust men. Im afraid that the
For me, navigating friend- fuckboy and softboy are
ships and other relationships slowly being seen as a binary
with women has become for men at Bowdoin and per-
more difficult, since many of haps in youth culture at large.
them do not assume best in- If a man doesnt show roman-
tentions. I admit that my per- tic feelings for his girl of in-
spective is heteronormative, terest, hes a fuckboy, and if
and there are likely similar he does show it, he could still
discourses in same-sex re- KAYLA SNYDER be labeled a softboyso Im
lations or relations between them to the door post-sex. ignorance of urban vernacu- describe the apathetic man 10-Signs-Hes-a-Fuckboy damned if I do, and damned
gender nonconforming in- Hes a womanizer, an espe- lar. So, for articles to say that whore. Im fine with ceding articles verbatim, from asking if I dont.
dividuals. Still, the current cially callous one, as well as fuckboy came into popular this term to the women who for nudes, to sending cryptic Some women may accuse
discourse on opposite sex re- kind of a loser. Years ago, parlance a few years ago is to frequently use it in this way, messages instead of stating me of being a softboy sym-
lations at Bowdoin may need such a man was known as a say that slang only becomes but this whitewashed mean- their real intentions, to pre- pathizer or a champion of the
great reconsideration. player, or simply an asshole. popular once white circles ing of fuckboy has actually tending to have zero capacity #NotAllMen hashtag, but Ive
It makes sense why a fe- Today, the fuckboy has start using it. normalized romantic apathy for romantic affection. learned to accept the labeling
male Bowdoin student might taken on numerous male ar- When I was in high school, and aversion to commitment Just when I thought fuck- and name-calling. Not all
be suspicious of a mans kind chetypesincluding, but not fuckboy was a term used among men. boy was loaded enough, the men care about being decent
gestures; she probably expe- limited to, the slight or ex- in my community to insult a My female friends thought softboy was born. Softboy partners and allies who want
rienced deception and be- treme misogynist, the basic man who aint shit, as the they could invoke fuckboy is a lazy, unoriginal attempt to end rape culture, but I do.
trayal from a man before. At lax bro or the playboy with song lyric goes in Trey Songzs to call out mens sexually im- at a term for a fuckboy with Acts of kindness towards
the present moment, I see a feigned sexual competence. You Aint Shit. A fuckboy moral behavior like the way feelings. The softboy is lit- women are not always be-
growing female trend towards Most of my white friends was a scrub, a lame, a guy who slut functions for women. erally the same as a fuckboy, nevolent sexism. Sometimes,
a new male taxonomy, to the never thought to ask for the was too simple and basic to The branding of fuckboy has except he is socially aware its as simple as being a com-
detriment of both men and original usage of fuckboy deserve a more sophisticat- permitted men to ascribe to, of his deceptive behavior to- passionate human being,
women: the fuckboy. from the people who have ed insult. White op-ed writ- and aspire to, a trendy sexual wards women, making him trying to lighten the load
The fuckboy is, as the used it the most since 2003: ers have desperately tried to lifestyle. In fact, being called much more nefarious. Of on someone else. Misogyny
reliable source Nancy Jo black people. The new trend ground the fuckboy term a fuckboy has become a course, Cosmopolitan articles and rape culture heavily im-
Sales defined it, a young is for white Americans to ap- in some complex analysis badge of honor for many men and other trend pieces have pact America, so the good
man who sleeps with women propriate black slang, oblivi- involving misogyny and sex- at Bowdoin and other college constructed entire personal- men out there need tangible
without any intention of hav- ous to what the language was ual callousness, but its just campuses. Ive met a fair share ities and narratives behind ways to prove theyre allies to
ing a relationship with them originally used for, reinvent- not that deep. Its 2017 and of wannabe-fuckboys who the so-called softboy. I think women, or simply that they
or perhaps even walking ing definitions to veil their maybe women need a term to seem to follow the countless this classification has made it have good intentions.
NOVEMBER
12 Friday, November 17, 2017

FRIDAY 17
WORKSHOP
Exploring Bowdoins Map Collection
with Kren E. Wigen
Kren E. Wigen, professor of history at Stanford University,
will host a workshop that will teach students how to engage
with historic maps and learn about cartographic history.
The maps used will come from the George J. Mitchell
Department of Special Collections & Archives.
Nixon Lounge, Hawthorne Longfellow Library. 10:30 a.m.

EVENT
Climate Change and Landscape
Join faculty, students and staff for this discussion about how
climate change will affect the landscape of numerous places.
Mitchell South, Thorne Hall. 11 a.m.

EVENT ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT

Field Note Friday: An Intertidal FRIENDSGIVING: Students flock to Throne Hall to enjoy Bowdoins annual Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner is highly anticipated by
the Bowdoin community and comes a week before Thanksgiving day. Students enjoy this meal with their friends before leaving for
Adventure Thanksgiving break next week.
Mike Nerdahl will explore the roots of some intertidal species
scientific names and will lead the group to explore low tide at
the Schiller Coastal Studies Center. Transportation will
be provided.

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Druckenmiller Atrium. 1:30 p.m.

PERFORMANCE
The Threepenny Opera PERFORMANCE EVENT
Set in 20th century London, this musical uses a sharp political Office Hours Improv Show Trans Day of Remembrance
perspective and the sound of 1920s Berlin dance bands and Office Hours, one several improv groups on campus, will take Bowdoin Queer Student Alliance will host a vigil honoring
cabaret to depict corruption and the lives of beggars. the stage for their second performance of the year. the memories of trans people who have been killed or
Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall. 7:30 p.m. Chase Barn Chamber, Boody-Johnson House. 10:30 p.m. committed suicide around the world in the past year.
Immediately following the vigil, 24 College will be open as
PERFORMANCE EVENTS a community space for healing. Shelley Roseboro from the
A Celtic Christmas: Concert L.L. Bean Northern Lights Celebration Counseling Service will be present to provide a space to
Performance by the Bowdoin Chorus L.L. Bean will open discovery forest, a path through an discuss. There will be snacks and movies.
and Castlebay Harp and Guitar Duo enchanting forest with over 600 light-covered trees L.L. Lamarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union 4:30 p.m.
Bowdoin Chorus conducted by Anthony Antolini 63, will Bean will be celebrating with contests, classes and snacks.
oresent A Celtic Christmas with Castlebay harp and guitar There will also be a warming hut, Santa, reindeer, a model PERFORMANCE
duo. The concert will feature music from Ireland, Scotland, train village and free horse-drawn wagons starting Aint I a Woman!
Wales and Cornwall that the chorus will sing in English and this weekend. The Core Ensemble will perform the musical Aint I a
Gaelic. There will be another performance on L.L. Bean Flagship Store, Freeport. All day. Woman. The musical celebrates four African American
Saturday afternoon. women: Sojourner Truth, Zora Neale Hurston, Clementine
Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Hunter and Fannie Lou Hamer. The musical is a joyful
exploration of the trials and triumphs of four accomplished
PERFORMANCE women through music of the Deep South and the jazz age.

SUNDAY 19
Disaster Relief Benefit Concert Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m.
Bands from Bowdoin Music Collective will play in a special
benefit concert to raise money and awareness for recent
natural disasters. Performances range from jazz to classic PERFORMANCE
rock. There is a suggested entry donation. All proceeds will Southern Harmony
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go to the charity Direct Relief. The Bowdoin College Concert Band conducted by John P.
Jack Magees Pub and Grill. 7:30 p.m. Morneau will perform a program that celebrates cultural
heritage in the southern regions of the United States. The
PERFORMANCE concert will feature special guest trombone soloist, Dan EVENT
The Improvabilities Barrett, professor of low brass at the University of Maine, Tai Chi
Improvabilities, one of several improv groups on campus, will Orono. Other featured artists include George Gershwin, Ken Ryan will lead a Tai Chi session. Tai Chi is an internal
have its second performance of the year. Frank Ticheli, David Holsinger and Mike Markowski. Chinese martial art used for defense and health benefits.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 8:30 p.m. Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 2 p.m. Room 301, Peter Buck Center for Health and Fitness. 12 p.m.

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