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The Nation’s Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, February 16, 2018 Volume 147, Number 16 bowdoinorient.com

Eleven percent of
seniors have used
cocaine, survey says
4.2 percent of the student body
byJessica Piper had used cocaine. In that survey,
Orient Staff
seniors actually reported a low-
Eleven percent of seniors have er-than-average rate of cocaine
used cocaine during their time at use, at 2.7 percent.
Bowdoin, according to data from Several students spoke with the
an Orient survey conducted this Orient on the condition of ano-
past December. Use of the drug nymity about their perceptions of
among the class of 2018 substan- cocaine use on campus.
tially outpaces the other class years, “It’s definitely around in a way
and represents an increase from that I haven’t seen in the past, and
the last Orient survey on drug use, I don’t know if that means that
conducted in 2013. I’m around different people than
Across the entire student body, I have been in the past or if that’s
five percent of students have used something that has institutionally
cocaine at Bowdoin. The soph- changed,” a senior male student
omore and junior class reported said.
four percent and 3.6 percent use Nationally, 5.8 percent of four-
respectively, while less than one year college students report that
percent of first years said they had they have used cocaine at some
used cocaine. The survey received point in their life, according to a
484 responses—27 percent of the 2016 study funded by the National
student body—split close to evenly Institute on Drug Abuse and con-
across class years. ducted by researchers from the

“American Idiot” brings Green Day to the stage this weekend. SEE PAGE 5.
A similar Orient survey on drug
use, conducted in 2013, found that Please see COCAINE, page 4

BSG elects new VP, two more members resign from posts
Executive Team introduces new constitution which would reshape the group’s structure
In a statement she read tural Coalition (MC) Liaison Irfan Alam ’18 expressed Residential Life with her and from last semester,” Rock
by Harrison West at last week’s meeting, Tim- to BSG Osa Fasehun ’18. some concern about the num- have worked with her through said. “A lot of the liaisons and
Orient Staff
oney-Gomez suggested that Guerrero told the Orient ber of resignations in the other leadership roles around representatives are already
At Wednesday’s Bowdoin the time commitment she that he resigned from BSG in last two weeks, he noted that campus,” Alam said. doing a lot of great stuff, so
Student Government (BSG) was able to offer was deemed order to prioritize his mental vice presidents have resigned This year, Rock has served I’m really just trying to pick
meeting, Amber Rock ’19 was insufficient by her fellow health and academics. mid-year in the past and is as the Inter-House Council up where [Timoney-Gomez]
elected Vice President for Sus- BSG representatives. Timon- Mohamed Nur, chair of confident in Rock’s ability to Liaison to BSG and is Vice left off.”
tainability and Facilities by ey-Gomez ran unopposed for MC and vice president of take over Timoney-Gomez’s President of the Class of 2019. Currently, the Facilities
the assembly, replacing Ana her seat in spring 2017. Academic Affairs for BSG, position. It is her first year as a member and Sustainability Commit-
Timoney-Gomez ’18, who re- Two other BSG members announced in an email to MC “I am not worried about of BSG. She is also a first-year tee is working on short-term
signed from her position last also resigned this week: Class that Fasehun would be step- this transition at all. Many of proctor. projects that include adding
week saying she had too many Representative Luis Miguel ping down for health reasons. us are already close friends “I want to continue the mo-
other commitments. Guerrero ’20 and Multicul- Although BSG President with [Rock]. Three of us do mentum that we already have Please see BSG, page 3

Recruiting spending increases 162% to field more diverse athletics teams

by Anna Fauver
creased by 40 percent. Ryan the country over the summer.
Total Recruiting Expenses for Bowdoin, Bates and Colby
was unable to share the num- This year, coaches attended
Orient Staff 180,000
ber of students these increas- 99 new recruiting events,
Bowdoin’s athletic re- es corresponded to. 66 of which were outside of
cruiting expenses surpassed “There [is] a whole host of New England. Larger pro- 160,000

$81,018 during the 2016-2017 great reasons why it is really grams, such as football, can
academic year—a 162 per- important for our rosters to also send multiple coaches to 140,000
cent increase from $30,966 in have a similar composition larger events.
2015-2016, according to the to the rest of the campus Head Football Coach J.B. 120,000
2016-2017 Equity in Athletics community,” Ryan said. “It’s Wells agreed with Ryan, say-
Data Analysis. The increase great to have the additional ing that coaches have a duty
is due to the NESCAC’s elim- resources to make those goals to shape teams that reflect
ination of the cap on recruit- a reality.” the composition of the gener-
ment spending. According to Ryan, the al campus.
The new funds available NESCAC athletic directors “When you put that uni-
to the College have allowed have held talks about in- form on and you go out to 60,000

the athletic department to creasing the diversity of their compete, it says ‘Bowdoin,’”
increase the diversity of its teams’ rosters for a number Wells said. “So I do think 40,000
team’s rosters, said Ashmead of years, and began pilot that’s important. We’re a rep-
White Director of Athletics initiatives about four years resentation of this campus, 20,000
Tim Ryan. ago. More recently, the con- not just a representation of
The number of recruited versation shifted to financial the football team, but a rep-
students of color increased solutions to support diversity resentation of all the students 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
by 24 percent over the past recruiting. here.” Bowdoin Colby Bates
two years, while the number Coaches have been using In addition to attending HANNAH DONOVAN, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
of recruited students from the newly available funds to CBB Comparison: Colby, Bates and Bowdoin have all substantially increased their recruiting expenses after the
outside of New England in- attend sports camps around Please see RECRUITING, page 10 NESCAC eliminated its cap on recruitment spending. Bowdoin hopes to find a more diverse group of athletes.

Enough seniors applied to fill Ladd, but Bowdoin alumni make art in a Portland Union Street Bakery owner Sandy Holland Men’s Basketball heads to NESCAC Anu Asaolu ’19 on celebrating Valentine’s
applications for other Houses declined. Page 3. warehouse. Page 6. discusses community and history. Page 7. championships. Page 9. Day at Bowdoin. Page 11.
2 Friday, February 16, 2018

2/9 to 2/15
Friday, February 9
• A coyote was observed
Describe your Valentine’s Day in three words.
roaming the main campus at
around midnight. The animal was
last seen on the Main Quad, and
Brendan Pulsifer ’20
"Chem, physics, bio."
there was a later sighting near
Bowker Street.
• An officer escorted an ill
student to Mid Coast Hospital.
• A student in Chamberlain
Hall lost consciousness, fell and
hit his head on the corner of an
appliance. Brunswick Rescue

Rhianna Patel ’20

transported the student to Mid
Coast Hospital.

Saturday, February 10
• Brunswick police and Bow- "Still hasn’t happened."
doin security are investigating
an incident involving a man who
fled on foot from the Coffin park-
ing lot during a motor vehicle
traffic stop.
• An intoxicated student fell
and sustained a head injury. An
officer escorted the injured stu- Samantha Schwimmer ’21

"Dentist, gelato, pain"

dent to Mid Coast Hospital.
• A student reported laundry
stolen from the laundry building
at Brunswick Apartments. The
items were taken by mistake and
were returned.
• An officer checked on the CAROLINE CARTER
wellbeing of an intoxicated
minor student who had attended a dance at Sargent Tuesday, February 13

Amber Ramos ’20

Gymnasium. • An officer interacted with a man found sleeping
in a car in the Coffin lot at 3 a.m.
Sunday, February 11
"Full of sex."
• A broken window and basement wall damage
• Security officers and Brunswick Rescue person- were attributed to an athletic team event at Ladd
nel evaluated an intoxicated minor at West Hall. The House. Team members will pay for the repairs.
student was stabilized and was not transported. • At the request of counseling services, a student
• At 4:30 a.m., an officer on patrol noted an open was escorted to Mid Coast Hospital.
apartment door at Mayflower Apartments. The officer
checked to make sure the resident was safe and then Wednesday, February 14
secured the door. • A student with abdominal pain requested to be
• An officer responded to Morrell Gym after two taken to Mid Coast Hospital.

Latif Armiyaw ’18

students playing basketball balked at having to leave • A student slipped and fell while running on icy
the court that was reserved for a scheduled game. The McKeen Street. An officer brought the student to the
two students complied. health center for treatment of knee scrapes.

Monday, February 12 Thursday, February 15 "When was it?"

• Two windows were found smashed at the Col- • A student passed out due to illness and Brunswick
lege’s Whittier Street Warehouse. Rescue transported the student to Mid Coast Hospital.
• A student with abdominal pain was taken to the

If these tongs could talk—we’re not wrong, ask the tong

by Nina Alvarado-Silverman “The Hardliner” “The Life of the Party”
“The Backbone” You do not want to get on these tongs’ bad From the second you meet these tongs,
ISTJ/ISTP/INFP/INTP side. These tongs have a job to do and you you know one thing for sure: they know
bet they are going to do it, and do it well. how to have a good time. If these tongs
These tongs are the unsung heroes of the They do a lot of heavy lifting and they de- could walk they would be found in Baxter
dining hall. Practical, prepared and versa- serve to be recognized. The vehicle through basement tearing up the dance floor. But
tile, they have all the reason in the world which roughage leaves the salad bar and alas, they are tongs. You can find them at
to brag yet somehow they stay modest, lands on your plate, these tongs have a pur- the sandwich station and segments of the
supporting the rest of the team and shying pose and will not rest until they accomplish salad bar, the objectively most fun places
away from the spotlight. what they set out to do. in the dining hall.

“The Heartbreaker” “The Girl Next Door” “The Quirky One”

No type, too insulting ESTP/ISFP/ESFJ ISFJ/INFJ/ENTP
Imagine you have a group project to work You’ve met these tongs time and time again, Two words: Niche. Tongs. The salad bar
on. There is one member who isn’t doing but have you ever really taken notice? May- wouldn’t be the same without their unique
anything, but when it comes time to present be if you did, you’d realize how cool and and independent spirit. You respect their
all of a sudden they act like they did all the down-to-earth these tongs are. Beneath passion for things that others may not be
work. Meet the wooden tongs. They keep their unassuming and mellow exterior lives passionate about, but find it difficult to see
their distance from the other tongs, living a thirst for adventure. Though many may why they can get so excited over such bi-
at the bread area. They look cool and they not take the time to really get to know these zarre things. These tongs may only pick up
would be cool if they did their job, but sadly tongs, those who do really appreciate them. sliced bell pepper, but they do a great job
they cannot pick up an English muffin or These sometimes underrated tongs are at it. Much respect for these free-spirited
a bagel. They build you up just to let you more than meets the eye. utensils.
down. Heartbreaking.
Friday, February 16, 2018 NEWS 3

NEWS IN BRIEF College House applications down

17%, lowest in the last five years

Boody-Johnson House, currently home to the Department of
Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies (GSWS), will become stu- While events will still be kind of an unknown,” he said. once Ladd was out of the run-
dent housing next year. The house, located at the intersection of by Kate Lusigan open to the entire campus, While House members will ning.
Orient Staff
Boody Street and Maine Street, will not serve as a College House, Ladd House members will not have as many responsi- “I was going to apply to
according to Assistant Director of Residential Life Mariana Cente- The number of College try to attract more upperclass bilities that cater to the first- Ladd, but given the policy
no. Further details will be formally announced by Dean of Students House applicants reached a students to their parties. year experience, Ladd will changes we decided to not
Tim Foster by the end of the month. five-year low this year, with “Just having a group of continue to partner with oth- block [to any house],” Don-
“As soon as I am in a position to be able to talk about our resi- 247 students competing for upperclassmen in the College er groups to hold events tra- ovan said. He now has other
dential future, I will, but I’m not in a position to do so right now,” approximately 179 spots. The House space will draw people ditionally held at the house, housing options in mind for
said Foster in a phone interview with the Orient. “We’re continu- College House applicant pool there. I thought that would such as Epicuria and the Fall next year but noted, “The
ing to—as I wrote to the community earlier [in November]—think for next year is smaller than be a good thing to be a part Art Show. whole thing got more com-
about our residential facilities and our residential experience [and any in the past five years. De- of,” said Ryan St. Pierre ’19, First years applying to Col- plicated after the [College
focus on] renovating and building new upperclass housing.” spite fewer students applying another Ladd applicant. lege Houses had to consider House] debacle.”
“This building is along this row of buildings that traditionally to live in College Houses, Many rising senior appli- the unavailability of Ladd, ResLife also changed the
house students,” said Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies the acceptance rate will be selection process for College
Jennifer Scanlon. “This building has traditionally housed students consistent with the last three
“People move off campus, parties move off Houses this year. Last year ap-
in the past. It makes some sense that the College would want to years, due to Ladd House be- plicants were vetted through
turn this back into a house for students.” coming senior housing. campus ... I think having a group of seniors two committees, while this
The change in the house’s function will catalyze a number of Last year, 290 students ap- get together and think about how we want to year applicants will only go
other shifts. The GSWS Department will move to Ham House on plied. Without Ladd, however, actively shape campus, bring everyone back through one. Centeno said
Bath Road, bumping out the Treasurer’s Office, which will move there are 22 fewer spots avail- that one committee allows for
to 82 Federal Street. Currently unoccupied in the front, the back able for non-senior applicants, to this space, feel welcome and feel like this is ResLife to create Houses at
of 82 Federal Street is used by the Department of Theater and so the acceptance rate will still our campus is going to be really cool.” the same time and to identify
Dance’s costume shop, which will move to leased space at 51 remain around 73 percent, ac- –Syd Benjamin ’19 strong applicants and place
Harpswell Road. cording to Assistant Director them in a House that best fits
“The idea of having three academic houses side by side here on of Residential Life (ResLife) their interests.
Bath Road—[Ham House] along with Riley [House] and [Edward] Mariana Centeno. cants, including both Benja- some continuing with the “Every year we change the
Pols [House]—makes a lot of sense,” said Treasurer Matt Orlan- Of the seven houses avail- min and St. Pierre, have al- process despite losing Ladd. application a little bit to get at
do in a phone interview with the Orient. “Administrative offices able to non-seniors, Mac- ready lived in a College House “As a Ladd affiliate, I was different measures. How com-
like the Treasurer’s Office don’t need access to students, so going Millan House received the and are familiar with what definitely bummed. Ladd was mitted they are to the first-year
to 82 Federal next to the Investment Office alongside the couple most applications, narrowly makes a successful event. one of my top choices because experience is a huge part of liv-
buildings occupied by the Development Office is a nice corridor of surpassing Quinby House by However, St. Pierre added that it is conveniently located on ing in a House,” said Centeno.
administrative offices.” only one block. MacMillan re- planning for an upperclass campus and I like the rooms “What kinds of goals do they
“[The GSWS department has] been happily housed [in Boo- ceived the most applications population may be different and the dynamic between the have for the House? … No one
dy-Johnson] for a number of years now,” said Scanlon, who not- last year as well, and Quinby and therefore more difficult. current house members,” said block is going to be the same as
ed that the department will most likely move this summer. “It’s a was also second. Reed House “When planning an event Will Saint-Amour ’21. He the other block.”
beautiful old vintage Bowdoin kind of a building, but we’re also received the third most ap- [as another College House still applied to live in a Col- Senior applicants to Ladd
excited about moving to Ham House which will be more centrally plications this year. Unlike you are] trying to target first lege House. will hear if they are accepted
located ... in terms of proximity to our colleagues.” in previous years, the appli- years, whereas we’re going to Other first years, such as this week, while other Col-
Built in 1849 in the Gothic Revival style, Boody-Johnson House cation did not ask applicants be targeting upperclassmen Michael Donovan ’21, decid- lege House applicants will be
received national recognition in 1850 when it was mentioned in to put a house as their first ... It’s going to be new and it’s ed to forego College Houses notified on April 3.
Andrew Jackson Downing’s “The Architecture of Country Hous- choice, but rather asked them
es.” The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Plac- to select all of the houses they Number of College House Applicants Per Academic Year
es in 1975, solidifying its place as an important symbol of nine- would be willing to live in if
teenth-century American architecture. It formerly served as the accepted.
residence of the College president. Changing Ladd to se- 2018–2019 247
nior-only housing was de-
pendent on whether enough
MCKESSON ’07 LANDS BOOK DEAL, seniors would apply to fill the
PUBLISHING DATE IN SEPTEMBER House—a threshold that was 2017–2018 290

reached only after ResLife

Civil rights activist and educator DeRay Mckesson ’07 an- extended the deadline an ad-
nounced on Wednesday that he has signed his first book deal with ditional week.
2016–2017 275
Viking Books. His book, “On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case The change comes as the
for Hope” will be released on September 4. College reevaluates hous-
In a press release, Viking described the book as “a visionary’s ing options for upperclass
call to take responsibility for imagining, and then building, the students and seeks to bring 2015–2016 270
world we want to live in.” Mckesson will draw on his experience energy to the social scene on
as school administrator, activist and organizer to offer a reflection campus.
on resistance and justice and a roadmap for continued action. The “People move off campus,
book is currently available for preorder. parties move off campus,” 2014–2015 313
According to Viking, the book “offers a new framework and lan- said Syd Benjamin ’19, who
guage for understanding the nature of oppression” and “lays out applied to live in Ladd next
the intellectual, pragmatic political framework for a new liberation year. “I think having a group
2013–2014 319
movement.” of seniors get together and
In an interview with Buzzfeed News, a spokesperson for Viking think about how we want to
said that the bidding process for publishing rights of Mckesson’s actively shape campus, bring 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350
book was highly competitive with 17 bidders vying to publish his everyone back to this space,
book. feel welcome and feel like this HANNAH DONOVAN, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
Mckesson gained national prominence in 2014 for his partic- is still our campus is going to WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN A COLLEGE HOUSE?: Applications to live in College Houses dropped this year,
ipation in and leadership of protests in Ferguson, Mo. after the be really cool.” although fewer spaces in Houses will be available to sophomores next year as Ladd House will be senior-only housing.
shooting of Michael Brown.
He currently hosts a weekly podcast titled “Pod Save the People,”
which has featured a variety of prominent guests including Sena-
tor Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Democratic National Committee BSG
Chair Tom Perez and Piper Kerman, author and producer of “Or- CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
main focus of Wednesday’s
meeting was the proposed
chair position created for
diversity and inclusion. Each
replace the Entertainment
Board representative.
ange is the New Black.” new BSG constitution, which standing committee will be Rock is excited about the
more phone charging sta- the Executive Committee made up of three focused new constitution, saying
tions, bike racks and hand presented to the assembly. roles: its chair, a develop- that the restructuring will

Subscribe your parents to our dryers around campus, as

well as collaborating with
The current constitution has
not seen substantial revisions
ment role for a first year or
sophomore and a class pres-
improve representation from
around campus and allow
email newsletter. the Office of Sustainability
toward the College’s goal of
in 10 years.
The new constitution sig-
The class councils will no
BSG to run more efficiently.
“This past semester was
bowdoinorient.com achieving carbon neutrality nificantly reorganizes BSG longer have two class rep- just a trial, so we’ve only
by 2020. roles, with the goal of re- resentatives. Only the class been working at 70 or 80 per-
Rock plans to contin- moving those who held few president will be a voting cent because you can’t com-
ue working on some lon- responsibilities and aligning BSG member. The Executive pletely change [BSG] unless
ger-term goals for future positions with the group’s Committee said that class you change the constitution,”
development, such as making priorities. Under the new representatives do not cur- she said.
the eco rep program more ef- constitution, vice presidents rently have much of a role The assembly will vote on
fective. will become chairs of four in the assembly. The con- the new constitution next
In addition to resignations different standing commit- stitution also creates a new week. If passed, it will go to a
and position switches, the tees, and there will be a new director of programming to student body vote in March.
4 NEWS Friday, February 16, 2018

In Silicon Valley, trustees meet

Percent of students who report having used cocaine during their time at Bowdoin

with tech execs, imagine future



of liberal arts at Bowdoin 8

this part of the world is Benny Painter ’19 and As-
by Harry DiPrinzio staggering,” wrote Dean of sistant Professor of Earth
Orient Staff
Student Affairs Tim Foster and Oceanographic Studies 4.0
Bowdoin’s trustees and se- in an email to the Orient. “It Emily Peterman were in at- 3.6
nior administrators traveled is full speed ahead and there tendance.
to Silicon Valley last week needs to be the time and Peterman said she was
for their annual meeting and space for thinking about the most struck by a session 2
spent time with executives ethical, moral and societal with Tom Kelley, a partner 0.8
from a number of technol- implications of the next big at the design firm IDEO,
ogy firms including Goo- thing.” which emphasizes creativity 0
gle, Apple, Microsoft, Uber During a visit to the Ap- and innovation. 2021 2020 2019 2018
and Coursera. According ple headquarters, the group “[Kelley’s] presentation HANNAH DONOVAN, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
to President Clayton Rose, looked at Apple Park, the challenged me to consid- CLASS OF 2018: The senior class reported substantially higher rates of cocaine use than other Bowdoin students.
there was no specific take- company’s new campus that er new ways in which I can Nationally, 5.8 percent of college students report having used cocaine at some point in their life.
away or plan for the College resembles a ‘spaceship,’ and foster a creative, collegial
to implement. Rather, the discussed the thinking be- atmosphere in my courses so
trip was designed to allow
the board to soak in what’s
hind the design. The group
also met with Frances Frei,
that my students can learn to COCAINE
recognize the ways in which CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
so,” Foster said. “So that would be problem, but emphasized that the
something that we would very College has resources for students
happening in the tech world senior vice president for they’re creative and develop much pay attention to. But I re- concerned for their, or a friend’s,
with an eye to long term strategy and leadership at the confidence to step out- University of Michigan. serve the right to see what this drug use.
planning for the College. Uber, who is tasked with side their comfort zones to “I don’t hear that many people survey tells us.” “If you are ever, ever, ever
“The world of technol- reforming the company’s unlock their full potential,” talking about it,” said a senior fe- Bowdoin administers the concerned about a friend or con-
ogy and entrepreneurship culture and developing a Peterman wrote in an email male student. “I feel like there’s a Health & Wellness Survey to the cerned about yourself, that your
as embodied physically out leadership strategy. to the Orient. pretty small, select group of Bow- student body every four years, first step is going to so many dif-
there in Silicon Valley is not The group stayed at Stan- Painter, for his part, was doin students who do it, and that most recently in 2014. That year, ferent places on campus. Residen-
a magical, mystical world ford University for the week- frustrated by the session at it’s pretty hard to get in Maine. the survey received a 59 percent tial Life is a wonderful first step,
Google Brain, the company’s And I definitely know people response rate from the student Health Services is a wonderful

“The pace of change in this part artificial intelligence (AI) who, when they can get their body, according to the Office first step, counseling is a wonder-
division, where he had the hands on it, will, but that’s so few of Institutional Research (IR). ful first step, the Dean’s Office is a
of the world is staggering. It is full opportunity to ask a senior people to me.” IR does not publicly release the wonderful first step,” van Loenen
speed ahead and there needs to engineer questions about the
future and ethics of AI.
“[It is] way more common off Health & Wellness Survey results, said.
campus,” she added. “I’ve seen it but the College uses the data to “[For] a lot of students some-
be the time and space for thinking “Largely his answers to a couple of times on campus but, inform health programs and ser- times that seems like such a scary
about the ethical, moral and societal those questions were, ‘We’re like, so rarely. I feel like people vices.
not thinking about that yet, are probably way more nervous
or counterintuitive place to go.
“It’s filled out anonymously, Like, ‘I’m dealing with this prob-
implications of the next big thing.” because we’re still teaching about having it on campus.” confidentially, so people … hope- lem, it’s involving something that is
–Dean of Student AffairsTim Foster robots how to pick things Dean of Student Affairs Tim fully feel like they can speak really potentially something I’m not sup-
up and put them back down.’ Foster said that the 11 percent us- candidly,” Foster said. posed to be doing.’ … We want to
For me personally, that an- age figure among seniors would Bowdoin’s Campus Crime reassure students that everything
where everything is great end, where they heard from swer is kind of frustrating, represent an increase among Log, published by the Office of [we’re] going to do is help.”
and it is not an evil world Richard Saller, dean of Stan- because, if you’re not think- Bowdoin students, but declined Safety and Security, does not list The Orient’s survey also found
where everything is bad,” ford’s School of Humanities ing about this, who is?” said to make a judgment on the issue any incidents relating to cocaine that marijuana and alcohol re-
said Rose. “It is a compli- and Sciences. He discussed Painter. until the College conducts its own use during this academic year. main the most commonly used
cated world that is having how, amid an increased in- After meetings on Thurs- Health & Wellness Survey later The report does list drug incidents drugs among Bowdoin students.
profound impacts on every- terest in STEM fields, he day and Friday, the group this spring. The survey asks about related to student possession and Fifty-three percent of students
thing that we do. To not un- thinks about promoting lib- had a debrief on Saturday a variety of behaviors including use of alcohol and marijuana. reported using marijuana at some
derstand it better and to take eral arts and humanities. morning. The next trustees’ drug use. Assistant Director of Health point during their time at Bow-
into account the good and In addition to the trust- meeting will be held in May, “That would be a significant Promotion and Education Chris- doin, and 83 percent had used
the bad and the complicated ees and administrators, at which point they may be- increase over what we’ve found tian van Loenen said increased alcohol.
is an opportunity missed.” BSG President Irfan Alam gin to follow up on the ideas over the student health and well- cocaine use is not something his Emily Cohen contributed to this
“The pace of change in ’18, BSG Vice President presented last weekend. ness survey in the past, markedly office has noticed as a specific report.

Thornton ’85 speaking about Asia today after October talk postponed
manent position during the politics and contemporary posted in China, Armenia and in the news. We are hearing a lot ule is very busy—Heurlin
by Mollie Eisner Obama administration. Russia at the Foreign Policy Kazakhstan. these days about not only Chi- explained that Thornton ac-
Orient Staff
“It’s very rare that we have Institute in Washington, DC. Heurlin said that Thorn- na, but especially North Korea. companies the president on
Today, Acting Assistant the opportunity to have such She also speaks Mandarin ton’s appointment to the po- The areas she’s responsible for most of his trips to Asia—she
Secretary of State for East a high-level official come to Chinese and Russian. sition as a career diplomat is are really vital in understanding is available today.
Asian and Pacific Affairs Su- give a talk at a college like this,” Thornton joined the State distinctive. U.S. foreign policy,” he said. “It’s great for the Com-
san Thornton ’85 will return said Assistant Professor of Department in 1991. Her fo- “It’s not always the case that it Thornton’s talk will take mon Hour to have a really
to Bowdoin to deliver a lecture Government and Legal Studies cus is U.S. foreign policy in would be a career state depart- place during Common Hour, high-profile speaker like this,
titled “The Asian Century: and Asian Studies Christopher Eurasia, specifically the for- ment official who’s in that po- a one-hour slot set aside on as we’re also trying to re-in-
Myth and Reality,” at 12:30 Heurlin, who helped schedule mer Soviet Union and East sition, and oftentimes it might certain Fridays during which vigorate the Common Hour
p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. the event. Asia. According to the U.S. be someone who’s a political no classes or meetings may program,” Heurlin said.
The talk, postponed from Oc- He anticipates Thornton Department of State website, appointee, maybe an academic. be scheduled. Attendance at Heurlin hopes that students
tober 30 due to major black- will speak about North Korea she has served various roles in Some kind of outsider. It’s really Common Hour events has will gain a deeper understand-
outs across campus and Bruns- and China in her lecture. Stu- the State Department, includ- quite an accomplishment to be decreased over the past few ing about the cooperation and
wick, has been rescheduled as dents will have an opportuni- ing Principal Deputy Assistant nominated for that,” Heurlin years. In December, a working compromise necessary to en-
a Common Hour event. ty to ask Thornton questions Secretary in the Bureau of said. “She has a long career in group examining the College’s act foreign policy.
Thornton has held her po- following the talk as well. East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Asia, so it’s a very good choice.” academic schedule suggested “One of the themes that we
sition at the State Department After graduating from Deputy Chief of Mission to Heurlin noted that her suspending Common Hour to often try to impart on stu-
since March. In December, Bowdoin in 1985, Thornton the U.S. Embassy in Turkmen- position in the Trump ad- reconsider its goals and role dents in terms of foreign pol-
President Trump nominat- attended the Johns Hopkins istan, Deputy Director of the ministration is particularly on campus. Common Hour icy-making is that there are
ed Thornton to the position University Paul H. Nitze Office of Chinese and Mon- relevant. has since been reinstated, with trade-offs with every foreign
permanently, and she is now School of Advanced Interna- golian Affairs and Economic “Her particular position as Thornton’s talk as the first policy that we choose,” he
awaiting Senate confirmation. tional Studies and went on to Unit Chief in the Office of the Acting Assistant Secretary of event of the semester. said. “Oftentimes, we have to
Daniel R. Russel held the per- research Soviet bureaucratic Korean Affairs. She has been State for East Asia is very much Though Thornton’s sched- balance competing interests.”




Friday, February 16, 2018


LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE: (LEFT): David Reichert ’18 (left), Parker
Lemal-Brown ’18 (center), Elijah Koblan-Huberson ’20, (TOP RIGHT): Jae-
Min Yoo ’19 (left), Anam Shah ’21, (BOTTOM RIGHT): Tori Clarke ’20, Shah
(center) and Katherine Pady ’21 perform in Masque and Gown’s production of
American Idiot.

Green Day meets modern day in ‘American Idiot’

Yeon Yoo ’18, the group’s pro- which hopes to move in a more where we had been in the past, have such a vested interest in of Music,” Yoo said. “So, I think
by Lowell Ruck duction preserves much of the open, progressive direction where we were only really pick- Bowdoin’s theater scene. So, it’s it actually challenges the idea of
Orient Staff
musical’s 2000s-era imagery since last semester’s produc- ing middle-class white family so cool, I get to learn from them.” what theater is here at Bowdoin,
This weekend in Wish The- while placing it in the context tion of “Laramie Project.” dramas. And so we are very As well as bringing more actors because we are used to seeing a
ater, Masque and Gown will of a Trump presidency, where “From my experience, stu- committed now to providing to the stage, Masque and Gown certain kind of show a lot of the
present ‘‘American Idiot,” a rock song and dance are punctuated dents often hold a stereotype a variety of roles for a diverse aims to challenge the Bowdoin time. I can’t speak for the entire
opera brimming with youthful by audio clips of Trump’s lewd that theater is something group of people,” she said. community’s perception of musi- Bowdoin history of theater, but
angst and frustration. Based on remarks and latest policies. ‘highbrow’ and for a niche One of those people is Kath- cal theater. Performing in Wish, in my time here I haven’t seen
the Green Day concept album “I do think that Green Day audience,” wrote Yoo in her erine Pady ’21, who had never a black box theater, allows for the anything like it.”
of the same name, the show was trying to send a political director’s note. “But while this sung or acted in a musical before audience to be more immersed in After hours of rehearsal, cho-
includes several of the band’s message about the Bush era show does address heavy po- auditioning for “American Idiot.” the drama. Throughout the per- reography and technical adjust-
most beloved songs—including when they developed this mu- litical themes, it presents them “I think I couldn’t have cho- formance, actors move around the ments, the show is ready for per-
the title track “American Idiot,” sical and the concept album. in a fun, sometimes ironic and sen a better production to have entire theater space, walking the formance, and actors and directors
as well as “Boulevard of Broken They’re very explicit in their extremely accessible manner.” as a first time,” said Pady. “It’s aisles and climbing onto balconies. alike look fondly back on the work
Dreams” and “21 Guns”—and critique of the Bush era in Artistic Director Macken- definitely very high energy and In addition, the political and cul- that they have accomplished.
weaves them into a story in this musical,” Yoo said. “And I zie Schafer ’19 agreed that the a lot of fun to work on. I grew tural relevance of the material in “It’s been a great amalgama-
which three central characters kind of hope to show how this show represents a new direc- up listening to Green Day, so it’s the context of the last two decades tion of different interests and
confront relationships, drug sense of American disillusion- tion for Masque and Gown. kind of fun to also be able to per- promises to attract new audiences. skill sets and opportunities to
use and their own social and ment that they’re portraying is “We’ve committed this year form it now and in such a differ- “It’s not a typical musical, and learn and also [an opportuni-
political disillusionment in still relevant, if not even more to picking shows with a lot of ent medium. And I’m working we’ve had people express interest ty to] share knowledge among
a bleak, post-September 11 acutely so today.” roles for a variety of different with some really talented people, in seeing the show that we would different people in our growing
American landscape. Accessibility was a point of types of people, so we have the who come from varying levels of have normally not gotten from theater community,” said Scha-
Under the direction of Jae- concern for the theater group, opportunity to step away from experiences. But most of them say, Sweeney Todd or the Sound fer. “It’s a really fun show.”

‘The Poets and the Assassin’ spotlights Iranian women

Southern Maine (USM). He gee status with the UN Refugee director of the Office of Reli-
by Eliana Miller is also the Coordinator of the Agency and moved to the U.S. gious and Spiritual Life. “I like
Orient Staff Office of Multicultural Student permanently. He recalls his the idea that it makes it more
Despite their centuries-long Affairs at USM and the adviser childhood fondly, surround- complex. To me, that’s fasci-
battle for human rights, the to the MSA at both Bowdoin ed by “strong and empowered nating, for us to learn to have
stories of Iranian and Muslim and Bates. women” who, in large part, more complex views of one
women have traditionally been Last night’s production fea- inspired the play and whose another, richer views of each
overlooked in American soci- tured a cast of Bates students voices he hopes to bring into other’s histories and each oth-
ety. Thursday night’s perfor- and was directed by Kati Vecsey, the spotlight. er’s struggles.”
mance of the play “The Poets senior lecturer in Bates’ theater “It’s not about me. It’s about “I understand that I am a
and the Assassin—Daughters department and vocal director my aunts, my mother, my sis- man using my privileges to
of Iran” in Kresge Auditorium for theater productions. Vecsey ters, my sisters-in-law and so write about women in Islam and
attempted to portray their sto- has directed 14 of the play’s 18 on and so forth,” Jalali said. in Iran, and that’s part of the
ries and address the myth of productions, including the 2013 “I want students to think problem, men tend to speak for
the submissive, passive Mid- Bowdoin production. about Iranian women and start women,” added Jalali. “I waited
dle Eastern woman. The event “When I came to the U.S. to rehumanize them as fellow for years for someone to write
was organized by the Muslim in 1985, I was really surprised students, fellow community this story, to tell this story, and
Student Association (MSA) that most Americans, if not all, members, neighbors.” in the end I said, ‘Well, if no one
and co-sponsored by Student knew very little about Muslim As the play points out, Iranian else does it, I’ll do it.’”
Activities, the Department of women, women in the Middle women were able to attend uni- The show was followed by
Religion and the Office of Re- East and women in Iran,” Jalali versity beginning in 1936, and, a Q&A with Jalali, Vecsey and
ligious & Spiritual Life. said in a phone interview with from 1993 to 2003, earned 68 the cast. As in 2013, students
“The Poets and the Assas- the Orient. “What I was hearing percent of the country’s bache- asked the playwright about
sin” first came to Bowdoin in was part of this really common lor’s degrees. However, over the his position as a man writing
March 2013. It depicts five myth that Muslim societies in past century, especially after the about women. Both cast and DAUGHTERS OF IRAN: Bates student Gabriella Shpilsky performs in “The
Poets and the Assassin—Daughters of Iran” on Thursday. The play, written by
Iranian women, both real and Iran were filled with passive, 1979 revolution, these women audience members also spoke
Reza Jalali, tells the stories of Iranian and Muslim women.
fictitious, who discuss their ex- obedient, oppressed women have had to fight for their social, about the universality of the
periences as female Muslims in who were living behind tall educational and human rights. play’s themes of gender, reli- go through in the U.S.,” said textualize that lived experience
the Middle East and around the walls, would never be seen in “I like the idea that this gion and oppression. MSA Events Chair Aneka Ka- for people, especially women,”
world. The playwright, Irani- public and had to have a male play adds another layer to “I think that myself, as a zlyna ’20. “We’re all grappling Kazlyna added. “Besides the
an-American Reza Jalali, is an companion to leave the house.” our current understanding of Muslim woman, I definitely with our identity and this idea geopolitics of [the Middle East],
award-winning author, human Jalali grew up in Kurdistan, Muslims, a layer of thinking of feel connected in the sense of what it means to both be a we underestimate what women
rights and refugee activist and Iran and attended college in highly-educated college wom- that these women’s struggles woman and to have your reli- are going through there and
the Honors Special Projects India. After the 1979 Iranian en in Iran early on in this last are not the same but are sim- gious identity critiqued.” what that lived experience for
Coordinator at University of Revolution, he applied for refu- century,” said Eduardo Pazos, ilar to the struggles that we “I think it’s important to con- women is.”
6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Friday, February 16, 2018

Nearly two years after graduation, alumni dreams come into being in repurposed warehouse
by Surya Milner er-evolving, process-based paint- black curtain, the entire operation same ledge.”
Orient Staff ings, which use texture as a medi- is secluded. He gestures toward Magaña likes to sit on a
um for “talking about art through the timer he has connected to the bench where he feeds and
Inside a well-lit warehouse art,” as he puts it. safelight and enlarger, barely no- photographs the birds, scrib-
somewhere between Portland’s Stack’s work feels patterned yet ticeable features that, within the bling prose in between. In the
East and West ends, five friends random; the canvases that litter the past two weeks, have allowed for evenings, he heads over to Liq-
create. They make gestures on studio aim to invoke abstraction as printing in black and white. uid Riot, the brewery, bar and
canvas, develop film, produce opposed to representation, dwell- “This is my favorite spot,” he distillery where he works. The
sound and cut video content. ing in the process of answering a said, a slight silhouette in the three- majority of the five work day
Sometimes they lie on the couch question rather than the answer. foot corridor. “I’m just working on jobs in order to support their
and scroll through Instagram, “It’s almost like an eternal bat- patching up some light leaks.” creative habits. The work-life
at others they gather around to tle manifesting of questions of Out of the dark and up a nearly balance is an ongoing struggle,
critique one another’s art, like aesthetics, compositions, forms, vertical ladder Magaña, Austin said Stack, who works part-
they did in college. The space lines,” Stack said. “I largely focus and Nicholson divide their work time as a property assistant.
holds no natural light and yet on questions of beauty, and beauty in the “control center,” a wood- The five are bound by their
effuses incandescence. At vari- in the form of traditional painting. en loft crammed with desks and years spent in Brunswick. More
ous points throughout the day, I really like to challenge that.” computers where they write and than a year and a half out of
the five leave the compound— In totality, Stack continues to edit audio, video and written con- college, they still live largely by
which they endearingly call “the create a curated collection of ob- tent. Magaña displays the project the maxims of their various vi-
Spaceship”—to go on solitary jects—disparate in subject matter, he completed at Bowdoin that sual arts professors at Bowdo-
walks, gather subject matter or medium and emotion—that form sparked his interest in documen- in, many of whom are able to
report to day jobs. around one singular, constantly tary narratives: a set of black and visit the studio due to its close
Comprised of Henry Austin, evolving idea. white film photographs of a wom- proximity to the College.
Hector Magaña, Wilder Nichol- “Nothing is finished, nothing an named Bianca, a 22-year-old “We definitely internalized the
son, Cody Stack and Noah Far- could not get painted over, or Miami transplant who briefly set- message from every professor we
don, the group settled in this space painted on top of, or altered,” said tled in Brunswick during Magaña’s had that was letting you know that
after graduating in 2016, relocat- Stack. “Suddenly you have this senior year. the work you make now is closer
ing from the College’s Edwards cacophony that feels disjointed but “I fell in love with her, in a way to shit than not,” said Stack. “That
Center for Art and Dance and a at the same time feels interesting that’s not romantic. When she left was especially true in college.”
barn on Bowker Street, which the in that way. You just kind of have she gave me her pet rat named From Assistant Professor
five converted to a gallery of sorts to assess it for itself.” Franz and a broken record player. of Art Jackie Brown, they are local church and as a freelance their time at Bowdoin, when Ed-
during their senior year. In the bathroom resides And I miss her very much.” reminded to “keep making, videographer; most recently, wards “had a lot of life,” and why
“It’s rather a hive mind,” said Magaña, whose post-gradua- These days, Magana focuses on non-stop, even if it’s not meant Austin, Nicholson and Stack they’ll continue to work in Port-
Stack. “Henry once said that it’s tion dream of a darkroom all to pigeons. Pigeons? to be made—work for the sake have been hired to produce a land for the foreseeable future—
like all our work is fermenting himself led him to convert the “Yeah,” he chuckled, “Pigeons. of work,” a concept that is evi- video series for the Maine Cen- it’s cheap and the connections to
together in the same bowl, just crowded hallway leading up to the There’s specific flock that I very dent in the studio’s panoramic ter for Contemporary Art in endeared faculty are close. But
infecting one another. We have toilet into his very own developing much adore at Congress Square arrangement of pieces large and Rockland. mostly, they love the Spaceship
conversations nightly; we live small, vivid objects stretching The goal for the future, they for the community, the ‘hive-
in the same house; we’re best Nothing is finished, nothing across mediums and space. agree in unison, is to keep creating. mind’ that’s mostly work, some
friends. The largest part ... is the
support, whether that be con- could not get painted over, or Yet the studio remains unclut-
tered. Across the workbench, Aus-
“I’m looking for ways to have
more of my time than someone
play, and a lot of blurred lines
between the two.
versational support, or everyone painted on top of, or altered. tin scatters his most recent project, else does,” Stack said. “A lesson “I can finish a photo at one in
showing up at a frequent rate— a collection of photos titled “Fake that one of our professors gave the morning, and I can immedi-
the nightly ‘hey come check this –Cody Stack ’16 Flowers.” Focusing on a variety of us is just, more than anything, try ately call Hector over to have a cri-
out, what do you think?’” man-made, artificial objects that to buy your time. We don’t want tique. That’s not something I have
The five create individually, studio, complete with an enlarger Park … when they’re born they evoke the natural world, the im- things—we just want to be able to to wait for. It can happen immedi-
mostly, until the time of the night recently donated by Associate Pro- stay in the nest for forty days and ages seek to explore the junctions do this.” ately. The next morning coming
comes to shoot the breeze or to ask fessor of Art Michael Kolster. when they leave the nest they join between science and art, which The space heater whirs in- back into the studio with that con-
for brazen criticism. Each resident Magaña began shooting film at a flock and they remain in that Austin describes as “very different sistently in the background; versation we had last night fresh
works across mediums—Nichol- Bowdoin, where he fell in love with flock for the rest of their lives. And but also very similar in that both dust hardly settles as Austin on our mind,” said Austin. “[It] al-
son, the group’s resident freelance the process of film development— that flock remains in a specific seek truth or something real about queues up a song of Fardon’s, lows me to move on and take that
videographer, will often decorate of spooling, unspooling and go- area for the rest of their lives. I the world.” an open-ended dreamy loop of step so much more quickly than I
a set of 4x4 inch canvases off the ing through the entire chemical think it’s amazing that every time In addition to “Fake Flow- nonchalant indie-rock. As they would otherwise be able to.”
cuff. It earns a place on the wall process, which takes around 45 I go to this specific part of the city ers,” Austin is working on a lounge on the couch, Austin, “It’s a crucible of sorts,” Maga-
among Stack’s collection of ev- minutes to complete. Behind the it’s the same birds perched on the documentary photo project at a Magaña and Stack talk about na concluded.

GRAD COLLAB: Henry Austin ’16 (TOP/BOTTOM RIGHT) in the studio he shares with Hector Magaña ’16 (RIGHT) and Cody Stack ’16 (BOTTOM CENTER). They are among five former students who create art in a Portland warehouse.
Friday, February 16, 2018 7

40 Union Street: legacy, community and little red wagons
by Maia Coleman
Orient Staff

It’s not hard to see why

Union Street Bakery has quick-
ly won a place in the hearts of
locals since its opening nearly
three years ago. In this short
period of time, Brunswick
residents have walked again
and again up those distinctive
green steps, sometimes hun-
gry for gooey chocolate chip
cookies, other times for fresh
brioche cinnamon buns, but
most often, for lively chats
with owner Sandy Holland.
Bowdoin students have also
frequented the bakery, eager
for a treat and perhaps hoping
to find a taste of the Brunswick
charm that is sometimes for-
gotten, the community which
exists outside of the neat bor-
ders of Bowdoin’s campus.
Whatever the reason, students
and locals alike have returned
to Union Street with stunning
The bakery feels like home.
It is bright and cheerfully
decorated, featuring sunny
yellow walls and a collection
of multi-patterned armchairs.
The kitchen is located at the far
end of the bakery’s sole room,
its long, flour-spotted tables
in plain sight just beyond the
display case.
In so many ways, the bakery
feels precisely like the cozy
café of our dreams, the one
where regulars waltz through
the front door and unceremo-
niously order “the usual” and
where ladies in groups of three
linger for hours over their
mugs of coffee.
But whether an archetype of
the small town bakery or just
reminiscent of the kitchens of
our grandmothers, it is clear
that the bakery is more than
a pleasant spot to stop for cof-
fee—it is a piece of the Bruns-
wick community. And this is
no coincidence. Beyond its
air of comfort, the storefront
boasts another key attribute: it
has a rich history, one that is
reflected in both the space and
the atmosphere of the place.
As Holland explained, com-
munity has always been at
the very core of her vision for
Union Street.
“People are hungry for com- COFFEE AND COMMUNITY: Owner Sandy Holland hopes that the bakery will continue
munity … sometimes when I
to foster the kinds of conversations and connections that have made the business a destina-
tion for both Brunswick residents and Bowdoin students.
stop and I look out and I see
people in the bakery—you
know they know each oth- doin was a small all-male col- the family and was rented out
customers and a real commit- can come back when you can,” ery, something Holland fears
er, they’re hugging, stuff like lege and Brunswick was a pre- to a number of local business-
ment to the community, Tetro’s said Holland. may lead to closure.
that—I feel really good about dominantly French-Canadian es, most recently, to Holland.
persevered. While the days of door- With plans for the road
that,” said Holland. mill town, 40 Union Street was Holland recounted a con- The family delivered goods to-door wagon delivery may work already in place, the sto-
Holland, who is original- a local grocery called Tetro’s versation with Tetro in which
to customers in a child’s red sound like a quaint vestige ries of the bakery and the mar-
ly from Virginia, moved to Market. he told her about the market’s
wagon and allowed people to from a distant past, the values ket before it are all the more
Maine with her family at the Today the building is owned history. Much like Union set up charges at the market, of community and personal re- intertwined. In the face of hard
age of 15. In 1992, around the by Paul Tetro, an 83-year-old Street Bakery, it was small but
requiring them to pay their lationships are still very much times, each business must fall
time of her first son’s birth, Brunswick resident and has integral to the community that
totals once a week if they were at the core of Union Street back on the base that gives it
she moved to Brunswick in been in the Tetro family since it served. able. Holland fondly recollect- Bakery’s mission. And perhaps its character—the Brunswick
search of good schools and a 1954 when it was purchased by In 1955, after the mill
ed this very charge system, the days of on-foot delivery community.
kind community in which to which Tetro’s still used in the are not as far behind us as one For Holland, the bakery is

My staff and I know everybody’s

raise her children. early ’90s when she frequented might think. more than just a day job. It is
But Union Street Bakery’s the market. She has kept this This coming March, the another piece in the long his-
connection to the Brunswick
community runs far deeper
name who walks in here. tradition in mind when run-
ning her own business.
town of Brunswick has plans
for major road work on Union
tory of 40 Union Street—one
she is determined to preserve.
than Holland’s present day en- –Sandy Holland “My staff and I know ev- Street. The construction, “If we close, I can go get a
gagement. The storefront is a erybody’s name who walks in which consists of replacing the job, I can sleep every morning,
piece of Brunswick history in here. If somebody comes in sewer line and repaving the I mean my life will be easier,”
its own right. his father. After nearly 60 years closed, the market fell on par- and they forgot their wallet or road, will effectively tear up said Holland. “But it won’t
Before it housed Union of business, the market closed, ticularly difficult times, but something, which happens, we the street, making it difficult hold a candle to being part of
Street Bakery, back when Bow- but the storefront remained in nonetheless, armed with loyal don’t care. We say take it, you for customers to reach the bak- this community.
8 FEATURES Friday, February 16, 2018

A decade later, a night of rock ‘n’ roll lives on in legend

pounding, foot stomping, you from the songs.” guitar and just hang out?’ And Finn, sauntering around Red Ultimately, although it was
by Calder McHugh could slug back a beer when “[The people who dressed he looked at me, and he said, Brick with a bottle of liquor in certainly a perfect confluence of
Orient Staff
you were listening to this stuff. up] probably got some weird ‘Let’s do that.’” his hands and a sombrero on his events that led The Hold Steady
Craig Finn is the lead singer But it was also literary and it was looks,” Kraft continued. “But we McCree describes the night head, saying, “Come on guys, to shout out Bowdoin in song,
of The Hold Steady, an indie smart,” McCree said. “When were used to getting weird looks as “good times—beer, music, Craig doesn’t like to be touched. it was also just a night in which
group that has been called [the band’s second album] ‘Sep- at that point.” and good conversation until Let’s go dive-bomb him.” a group of people enjoyed one
“America’s best bar band” by aration Sunday’ came out in May When the show began, four in the morning… [later] we The New York Times lionized another’s company. Regulations
Rolling Stone. Tad Kubler is of 2005, we listened to it and we around 75-100 people were said let’s just go, wake them up the story of that epic night and surrounding concerts on cam-
the guitarist. They both cheat at never stopped playing it—we stationed in Smith Union. By and pour beer onto them. And morning by advocating that pus and drinking games may
beer pong. played it on our WBOR show, the end of the 90-minute set, they looked at us, like, who the diehard rock fans write their have changed, but the ability to
As to the cheating, Derek we played it at our parties, we though, the number had grown hell are you guys. They were favorite lyrics on their bodies have an unforgettable night with
Kraft ’06 noted, “[Arms] just played it while we were studying to 400. clearly blown away and they and share an expensive bottle of friends likely never will.
hanging over the table, things and that whole summer, which “Anyone who walked through were appreciative. I think that Scotch with the lead singer. The “I think Bowdoin probably
like that. I don’t even remember I spent on campus with DKraft, ended up staying,” Kraft said. was why we made such a big Hold Steady noticed that Bow- has changed in some ways and
if they won.” that was our summer anthem.” After the conclusion of their impression.” doin students had dressed up in some other ways it hasn’t,”
Kraft is referring to the after- The lyrical smarts of The set, an Orient reporter promptly As Murchison remembers it, as characters in their songs and said McCree, who’s still an avid
math of a show that The Hold Hold Steady are undeniable. arrived, looking for an inter- Kubler helped to lead the charge returned the favor by creating listener of The Hold Steady a
Steady played at Bowdoin in On “Boys and Girls in America” view. in waking up his bandmate a new character based on their decade later. “But when it’s gen-
March of 2006, mere months alone, listeners will find lines “You could tell the reporter night at the College. uine love of the music, all of this
before the release of its most such as “We started recreation- just seemed so star-struck,” said stuff happens naturally.”
commercially successful album, al/It ended kinda medical/It McCree. “I remember Craig
“Boys and Girls in America.” came on hot and soft/And then looking at this dude and look-
The band had such a good it tightened up its tentacles” and ing at me. [And I said], ‘Do
time in Brunswick that it gave “We drink and dry up and now you want to come to our
Bowdoin a lyrical shoutout on we crumble into dust/We get apartment and drink
“Chillout Tent,” the record’s 10th wet and we corrode and now some beers, play
song, writing about young peo- we’re covered up in rust.”
ple attending a music festival in As such, McCree and Kraft
the line: “She drove down from were not the only fans on cam-
Bowdoin with a carload of girl- pus. According to Kraft, there
friends.” were about 75 hardcore fans of
Kraft, along with Jesse Mc- The Hold Steady when it came
Cree ’06 and Matt Murchison to Bowdoin, many of who were
’07, helped plan the show and members of the men’s and
also celebrated with the band af- women’s ultimate frisbee teams.
terwards. McCree, who lovingly When their favorite band came
refers to Kraft as “DKraft” and to campus, they were going to
Murchison as “Murch,” recently make it known.
recounted lazy afternoons spent “Three or four days before
at WBOR, throwing the frisbee the show, it was just one big fes-
on the Quad and the arrival of tival,” said McCree. “We did lis-
their “rock heroes” Finn and tenings. We dressed up like the
Kubler, who ultimately tried to characters [from the albums],
twist ping pong balls into Solo one of our friends on the girls’
cups in Red Brick House. This frisbee team was [the character]
tale includes fake tattoos, morn- Holly; for three days before the
ing beer showers and, of course, concert she didn’t break char-
an overzealous Orient reporter. acter. We took Sharpies and put
“The Hold Steady was just fake tattoos on us, wrote lyrics
playing bar music. Just, head and made t-shirts with the lyrics

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Men’s basketball returns to NESCACsDespite the loss to the Cardi-
by Artur Kalandarov nals, Gilbride says that the team WON’T SLOW DOWN:
Orient Staff
is in good shape heading into The women’s basketball
The men’s basketball team the tournament. team (23-1, NESCAC
(15-8, NESCAC 4-6) has qual- “It was a great game [against 9-1) completed its regular
ified for the NESCAC Cham- Wesleyan]. Late in the game season after beating Wes-
pionships after failing to make there was a stretch where we leyan 88-51. The Polar
the tournament last year and missed some shots, missed Bears jumped into the
will travel to face top-seeded some layups and turned the lead early on, reaching
Amherst (16-8, NESCAC 7-3) ball over, and they hit shots 10-0 within 3:30 and five
in the quarterfinals on Febru- that made the difference in the different players reached
ary 17. game, but we played them very double-digits. The team
Although they began the well too,” said Gilbride. “I’ve finishes the season with
season with a 6-0 record, the been pretty happy in general. I the best record since
Polar Bears suffered some think as a team we’ve improved 2006-2007 and will
recent losses, including four consistently throughout the head into the NESCAC
of their last five games. Head year, and we’re playing our best Championships against
Coach Tim Gilbride says that basketball right now, which is Williams, who the team
many factors throughout the obviously what you want to do beat 73-47 on February 3.
season affected how the team heading into the playoffs.”
performed this year. This year, the NESCAC
“We started off with some Championship tournament has
non-league games and actually five teams tied for first place—
had some good wins against Amherst, Hamilton, Williams,
some very good teams in that Middlebury and Wesleyan all
stretch,” Gilbride said. “But have a NESCAC record of 7-3.
The nordic skiing team
conference play in general is Due to the parity of the league,
better than non-conference though, Bowdoin is not far
finished in fifth at the
play. Even within conference, behind, despite being seeded
Dartmouth Carnival this
it depends on when you meet eighth.
past weekend. Gabrielle
certain teams and whether you Earlier this season, Amherst Vandendries ’21 skied into
play at home or on the road, so bested the Polar Bears 75-60 seventh place in the 5k,
that can make a difference as and led in rebounds and as- marking the best ever fin-
well.” sists. The Mammoths’ defensive ish for a first year. Renae
Despite these defeats, cap- strategy allowed them to keep Anderson ’21 and Elliot
tain Hugh O’Neil ’19 is proud the scoring percentage of the Ketchel ’21 also finished
that the team has made it to the Polar Bears at 38.3 percent, far in eighth and ninth place
NESCAC Championships. below their own field goal per- in their respective events,
“I would say I am pleased centage of 50.8 percent. the first time the team
with how the regular season Gilbride says the players are had three top ten finishers
ended up,” O’Neil said in an working on addressing the is- DANIEL JANG, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT in one day. The team will
email to the Orient. “There sues that arose in that game as DUNKIN’ IT: David Reynolds ’20 dribbles past an opponent from Connecticut College during Saturday’s game. After continue its season with
were definitely some games they prepare to face Amherst not qualifying for the NESCAC Championship last year, the Polar Bears will return to face Amherst this weekend. Williams Carnival this
that we could have won, which again. time … They really worked up against an extremely tal- After not qualifying for the weekend.
would have made it an ideal “We’d love to defend just a hard to shut down our top scor- ented Amherst squad that just NESCAC Championship last
regular season, but the NES- little bit better against them ers.” beat two of the top five teams in year, Gilbride is confident in
CAC is so competitive we are than we did the first time,” O’Neil is confident in the the league. They’re on fire right the Polar Bears’ ability to per-
fortunate to make the postsea- said Gilbride. “They got some Polar Bears’ ability to beat Am- now,” he said in his email. “But form well on Saturday.
son tournament.” decent looks and shot well, but herst. we have a bone to pick with “I think we have a little more
This past weekend, the Polar hopefully we can affect that “We can play with anyone [them]. We lost on a half-court depth this year than we had last RELAY THAT: The men’s
Bears faced Connecticut Col- a little bit so they don’t shoot and we can beat anyone, in- buzzer beater at their place last year, and that’s allowed us to and women’s track and
lege and Wesleyan, defeating quite as well as they did the cluding Amherst. We expect year and ever since we’ve put a get a few more wins to get into field teams traveled to
Connecticut by a significant last time. They did a few things to win this weekend because target on their back. It would the tournament and to have Boston University to com-
margin of 77-60 and falling to defensively that I think we’ll be we know what we’re capable of. be great to dish out some pay- a chance against pretty much pete in the non-scoring
Wesleyan by a score of 74-65. able to take advantage of this That being said, we are going back.” anybody,” he said. Dave Hemery Invitational
last weekend. Despite

Men’s hockey battles for position in NESCACs

being up against numer-
ous DI teams, the teams
did well. The women’s
distance relay team beat
its own school record with
by Owen Silitch
to ride its momentum going a time of 11:43.49 and slid
Orient Staff
into this weekend. into second. The men’s
“We want to build on the distance relay also gave
Men’s hockey had two excit- things that allowed us to be suc- a strong performance,
ing games this past weekend, cessful this past weekend, and coming in sixth place.
coming back from a deficit bring the same resiliency,” said
on Saturday to beat Wesleyan, captain Daniel McMullan ’18.
ranked top five in the NES- Dumont echoed this senti-
CAC, 4-3, but losing to num- ment.
ber one ranked team in the “The one big thing that we
league Trinity College 4-3 in talk about as coaches is that AWARDS GALORE: Camil
overtime on Sunday. The team, we want to put ourselves in the Blanchett ’18 has ad-
however, is still ranked eighth position to be able to control vanced to be one of five
in the league, which was its fi- our own destiny,” Dumont said. nominees for the Hockey
nal standing last season. “We have the ability to control
Humanitarian Award,
According to Coach Jamie our own destiny with a win on
which will be announced
Dumont, the two games this Friday, but it’s going to take ev-
DANIEL JANG THE BOWDOIN ORIENT on Friday, April 6 at the
weekend exemplified the best erybody … to get us there.”
STICKIN’ IT TO ‘EM: Spencer Antunez ’18 faces off against University of Southern Maine on January 23. After a successful 2018 Frozen Four in St.
that the team has played all If the team pulls off the win
weekend, the team will play in their last regular games of the season this weekend against Tufts and Connecticut College. Paul, Minnesota. In ad-
season. against Tufts this weekend, it
dition to the nomination,
“It was a huge confidence best team in the league, we cap to our seniors who are just ment in playoffs. is automatically secured a spot
builder for us because it proved hung with them right through doing a great job leading,” said “All our systems have started into the playoffs for the NES-
the Hockey Humanitarian
that we can play with those overtime [until] they made a Dumont. “[Their leadership is] to click,” said Spencer Antunez CACs championship.
Award Foundation will
[top-ranked teams like Trinity] big play.” going to pay huge dividends ’18. “The chemistry’s there with The Polar Bears will head to
donate $500 to a charity
when we’re on our A-game” Dumont believes that these for us going into this weekend all of our lines and we just know Tufts on Friday, February 16 to of Blanchett’s choice.
said Dumont. “Playing a team games set up the team well for coming up.” that, all the way from the crease face the Jumbos at 7:00 p.m.,
like Wesleyan on Saturday that the upcoming weekend. The Polar Bears’ last two out, we’ve got six guys working and will afterwards travel to
is very experienced, we found “It was a really good learn- games this season are against together.” Connecticut College to play the
a way to put them away. And ing experience for our young Tufts and Connecticut College, With the successes from this Camels at 3:00 p.m. on Satur- COMPILED BY ANNA FAUVER
then on Sunday playing the players, but we have to tip our and will determine their place- past weekend, the team hopes day, February 17.
10 SPORTS Friday, February 16, 2018

Women’s hockey beats Conn, looks towards last games

by Roither Gonzalez
Orient Staff

The women’s hockey team

(10-8-3, NESCAC 4-7-3) scored
a 5-4 victory against Connecticut
College (14-4-4, NESCAC 9-2-
3) last weekend. Prior to facing
the Polar Bears, the Camels were
ranked No. 2 in the league and
had only suffered one conference
loss against No. 1 Middlebury.
The Polar Bears’ momentum was
broken on Tuesday after the team
lost to Endicott (17-4-2) in its first
non-conference loss this season.
“I feel like [Connecticut Col-
lege] was a huge win for us,” said
Katie Leininger ’20 in a phone
interview with the Orient. “We
kind of got into a lull in the
middle of the season. I think
we just kept working really hard
and pushed through it. I think
that we proved to ourselves
and to other teams coming into
playoffs that we are definitely a
threat this season.”
Despite the win, the team’s cel-
ebration was cut short due to its
loss against Endicott on Tuesday.
“Endicott was our first
non-conference loss. It was pretty
frustrating. We just dropped the
ball,” said captain Jill Rathke ’18.
“We didn’t really show up ready to
play, and there are no good excus-
es for it. I think we’re just trying to
forget about it, move on and look
towards the weekend.”
To Rathke, the team’s loss Working on these skills and
against Endicott is an outlier in scoring early will be incredi-
an otherwise good week. Moving bly useful in the game against
forward, the team will work on Trinity this Saturday and in the
improving technique and prior- NESCAC playoffs next week.
itizing scoring early in the game. The team is focusing on utilizing
“I think that a challenge its strengths to bounce back from
for us is to start strong,” said Tuesday’s loss.
Rathke. “That was a goal for us “I think that we’ve been as
last night, and we didn’t, and a whole faster than the other
then we ended up losing. And I teams. When we work hard and
think that, whoever gets the first use our bodies, we can be faster
goal gets the momentum.” and stronger than most teams,”
The players are optimistic said Rathke. “I think that we’ve
coming into the weekend, but un- mixed around the lines a lot,
derstand that they face some key and so no matter who’s out with
challenges. who there’s good chemistry be-
“During the middle of sea- tween anybody. I think there’s
son, we had some trouble scor- a strong and good flexibility on
ing, and we kind of dealt with our team.”
that and we’re now scoring. I While the team is looking
think especially this weekend, ahead to playoffs, right now the
that getting a lot of goals will be players are focused on taking it
very important in boosting our one step at a time and executing
confidence,” said Rathke. “We’ve on the ice.
also had trouble breaking it out, “Actions speak louder than
like breaking the puck out of our words, and right now we just have
zone and getting out of our zone to follow through,” said Rathke.
quickly and cleanly. These things The Polar Bears will face
help us build momentum going the Trinity College Bantams at GWEN DAVIDSON, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
into the game and will also help home today at 7 p.m. and to-
LOOKIN’ PRETTY ICE: (ABOVE): Katie Leininger ’20 faces off for the puck against an opponent from Wesleyan on January 27. (BELOW): Jill Rathke ’18
us control the game.” morrow at 3 p.m. moves the puck down the rink. The hockey team is looking towards its last regular season series against Trinity College at home this weekend.

RECRUITING allows us to cast a wider net.”

Attending more events and
Admissions. These funds al-
low the teams to do that.
practices between teams. For
example, volleyball tends to

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 meeting more students across “I’ve always thought, as have more geographic diver-
recruiting events, coaches the country widens the pool coaching staff, if we’re on the sity and recruit more from
have also used the increased of potential student-athletes. same page as Admissions, the West Coast than lacrosse,
funds to buy names of po- “All of the work that then we’re going to be bring- which has more of a strong-

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targeted areas through sites identifying academically pus,” Wells said. Despite this, Ryan believes
similar to NCSASports. This high-achieving students who “I think you’re crazy if you that all the coaches have

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means that they can access can compete at a high level don’t listen to the office of made a significant effort to
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doin’s preferences and then a more diverse institution,” ing for, hear the areas that their teams.
reach out to them, similar to Ryan said. “I don’t think you they’d like to see students “It’s an initiative that our
how colleges’ admissions use can separate those things out of.” coaches are committed to, and
College Board. necessarily.” “We’re all trying to do the they’ve done a really nice job
“This has allowed us to Wells believes that in or- same thing; we’re just doing of working towards a common
purchase information from der to run a successful pro- it from different offices,” he initiative that’s in place, not
states that are outside of New gram, the Athletics Depart- added. only in the athletic depart-
England that we think may be ment must align its standards Various circumstances can ment, but over the College as
good fits for,” Wells said. “It with those of the Office of lead to diverse recruiting a whole,” he said.
11 Friday, February 16, 2018

Show us the money

The Equity in Athletics Data Analysis shows that between the 2015-16 and 2016-17
academic years, Bowdoin’s annual athletic recruiting expenses grew 162 percent, from
$30,966 to $81,018, an increase made possible by the NESCAC’s elimination of its cap
on recruitment spending. According to the athletic department, the budget increase
has been directed primarily towards recruitment efforts aimed at supplementing geo-
graphic and racial diversity within Bowdoin sports teams.
If this money leads to a more diverse student-athlete population at the College, it is
without a doubt worth the investment. An increase in the recruiting budget is especial-
ly worthwhile given that recruiting expenses account for less than one percent of the
total $10 million athletic budget. Although there has been a fairly significant increase
in geographic (up 40 percent) and racial (up 24 percent) diversity among athletes in
the last two years, there is no way of knowing whether correlation implies causation in
this case, because Bowdoin’s athletic department remains relatively tight-lipped about
where its money goes.
We think that the College should make public more detailed information about
the use of athletic funding. Debates about the value and effects of athletics at the Col-
lege, whether they be over the worth of maintaining a losing football program or the
perceived cultural division between athletes and non-athletes, are perennial. But these
debates frequently suffer from a simple lack of hard data. How much do these pro-
grams really cost? Is the money being divided equitably between different sports? Does

a team’s revenue correlate with its budget?

These discussions would be much aided by access to clear and extensive data. While

the Equity in Athletics database provides some information on the financing of sports
teams, it hardly paints a comprehensive picture of how that money is spent. For exam-
ple, the raw data suggests that the men’s tennis team, which spends the most money
per participant of any team at the College, is burning through cash. But the data doesn’t
show that the team consistently competes in NCAA Division III national champion-
ships, which could contribute to abnormally large travel expenses. Or at least, that’s
what we guess.

Bowdoin, let’s embrace Valentine’s Day

The problem, in short, is that we have to guess at all. Because the data set doesn’t pro-
vide breakdowns of how teams spend their budgets, the conclusions that can be drawn
from the data are severely limited. This lack of clarity, in turn, hinders discussions about
the value of athletics and breeds suspicion among skeptics. For the sake of transparency,
the athletic department should present a more complete picture of its spending. Maurice Asare ’19 also agreed to their friends and other relevant
We are aware that we are holding the athletic department to a higher standard of Anu’s Corner with Amie and me. He concluded people in their lives especially on
transparency than we ask many other on-campus groups. Yet athletics, as opposed that, “Valentine’s Day doesn’t ex- this day.
to other departments or programs, has the power to influence admissions decisions, by Anu Asaolu ist here because there is no dating Valentine’s Day is about love, but
social dynamics and even the class schedule. Influence needs to be held accountable. culture.” He continued, “Valentine’s it’s consumerized to be about ro-
In many ways, Bowdoin abides by the status quo. Colby’s or Amherst’s athletic direc- February 14 is always a normal Day is about relationships and hu- mance because romance sells. It has
tors, for example, do not disclose the the details of their respective budgetary priorities. day until dinner time, when I notice man connection, but this is all in a become commonplace to purchase
Nevertheless, for the sake of painting a more complete picture of both the strengths and Irene’s bowl of pink and red choco- [romantic] relationship connotation. chocolates and cards even in kinder-
weaknesses of Bowdoin’s athletic programs, the College should not hesitate to distin- late. A little too late in the day, I begin I wish people would broaden it to garten to give to your valentine—of-
guish itself from its peer institutions. commemorating the day of love with those who aren’t in a relationship.” ten your crush. Like Ama said, “In a
the rest of the world. Valentine’s Day, Though Maurice was initially frus- liberal arts college like Bowdoin, it’s
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orient’s editorial board, in theory, silences difference to cele- trated that he wasn’t in a romantic easy to look at it as a capitalist-driven
which is comprised of Harry DiPrinzio, Dakota Griffin, Calder McHugh and Ian Ward. brate a common denominator popu- relationship at the moment, he hap- holiday, which it is, so it’s easiest to
larly shared across the globe. Valen- pily shared his plans for day. “I’m protest and dismiss.” However, Bow-
tine’s Day is one of the few holidays going to dinner with my roommate doin is against the prototypical Val-
that embodies some of the core values to have a fake date.” entine’s Day because it is inherently
of liberalism. Social liberalism centers On one of my weekly phone dates exclusionary. In our efforts to protest
on individual freedom and tolerance, with a Bowdoin alum, Ama Gyamer- the romance-specific notion of the
and the public expression of love on ah ’17, who lives in Los Angeles, she day, we silence the whole day. This
ESTABLISHED 1871 February 14 combines elements of reminisced about her Bowdoin Val- suppression is also caused by our
unity and individual liberty. Now if entines. “Every Valentine’s Day was a lack of dating culture which stems
bowdoinorient.com orient@bowdoin.edu 6200 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011 Valentine’s Day commemorates love galentine’s day, with girls and guys in- from the prevalent hookup culture at
The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and information and liberalism, why is it the least-cel- cluded. All my experiences have been Bowdoin. Our hookup culture is not
relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its administrators, ebrated holiday on a primarily liberal with my friends, and I felt appreciat- suited for brewing romance. In fact,
the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following professional journalistic standards in campus? Every year, campus groups ed and loved so I was never bitter on celebrating the day with someone
writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse organize many alternative activities Valentine’s Day.” She was even more you are hooking up with indicates a
discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community. without coining them as Valentine’s excited to share her plans with her level of commitment that many stu-
Day programs so students don’t feel boyfriend this year. “I’m going to a dents fear. Nonetheless, I think it is
left out. Though these programs hold beer garden with my boyfriend to go still necessary to highlight the other
Sarah Drumm Harry DiPrinzio value, the actual celebration and ac- listen to music. It’s cool. I’ve never ways in which we spread love. By do-
Editor in Chief Editor in Chief knowledgment of the day is absent. had a Valentine but I do miss spend- ing this, we create Bowdoin’s rendi-
During an online shopping en- ing Valentine’s Day with friends.” tion of Valentine’s Day that protests
deavor with Amie Sillah ’20, she Though I recognize that this hol- consumerism. We redefine the day
Creative Director Managing Editor News Editor shared the same sentiments with me. iday has evolved solely into a cele- to embrace platonic and romantic
Jenny Ibsen Rachael Allen Emily Cohen “It’s a day to reflect on love, and the bration of romantic love, I think it’s love equally on our campus. If we
Ellice Lueders best day to combine black, red and important to take it back to its roots. want to achieve acceptance and the
Photo Editor Calder McHugh Sports Editor pink together. I don’t feel Valentine’s Valentine’s Day is a day to reflect common good, dedicating a day to
Ann Basu Surya Milner Anna Fauver Day here because there’s no PDA love to those in your life, including celebrate the love present on campus
Ezra Sunshine Jessica Piper culture. It’s another regular day.” yourself. Many students show love should be a prerequisite.
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12 Friday, February 16, 2018

“The Asian Century: Myth and Reality”
Acting Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton ’85 will
discuss modern perceptions of Asia. Thornton has extensive
experience in Asia, having served as Deputy Assistant
Secretary for China, Mongolia and Taiwan and helping shape
U.S. foreign policy in Eurasia.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 12:30 p.m.

Time Management at Burn
The Baldwin Program for Academic Development and
student eco reps will host a workshop to teach time
management strategies led by Kathryn Byrnes director of
the Baldwin Program.
Burnett House. 1:30 pm.
LECTURE LET IT SNOW : Last Saturday students, faculty and their families made polar bear snowglobes as part of Bowdoin Student Government’s Winter
Bowdoin Art Society Gallery Talk Weekend. Despite the cancellation of the popular horse-drawn carriage rides due to inclement weather students enjoyed the wintery Maine weekend.
Members of the Bowdoin Art Society will lead a
public discussion about art, technology and

digital information.
Museum of Art. 4 pm.

Masque and Gown will perform “American Idiot,” a musical The Picture of Dorian Gray SILA and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic
adaptation of Green Day’s rock band grammy-award winning The Theater Project’s Professional Ensemble will perform The Arctic Museum will screen a film examining the impact
album. Tickets can be purchased at the information desk an adaption of Oscar Wilde’s play. Set in Victorian London, of global climate change on people, ecology and landscape
at David Saul Smith Union. There will also be a show on the play depicts a young man’s infatuation with a painting of of the Arctic through the perspectives of an Inuit hunter, a
Saturday at the same time and location. himself and play focuses on themes of innocence climatologist and an Inuit politician.
Wish Theater, Memorial Hall. 7:30 p.m. and corruption. Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center. 7:30 p.m.
14 School Street. 7:30 p.m.
Love Hurts
Office Hours, one of many improv groups on campus, will
perform a Valentine’s Day-inspired show.
Chase Barn. 8:30 p.m.
“The Poetic Afterlife of Roman Sicily” EVENT
Sarah Spence, editor in chief of the Middle Age Academic African Arts Festival
The Zuzu African Acrobats will perform at the African Art

Journal “Speculum” will discuss the island of Sicily and its
role in inspiring poets from Latin Antiquity to the Renais- Festival. The festival will celebrate art, music and culture
sance. The talk will focus on Dante’s employment of Latin across the African continent. The event is part of Black
myths in Purgatorio. History Month programming.
EVENT Beam Classroom, Visual Art Center. 4:30 p.m. Russwurm African-American Center. 4 p.m.
Navigating STEM at Bowdoin: Let’s Talk
about Diversity LECTURE
“Consumerism, Activism, and
Pursuing Our Purpose (POP), a campus group for
underrepresented students in STEM, will discuss the Individualism: How to be a Better
challenges of studying STEM at Bowdoin and beyond. Environmentalist”
30 College Street. 2 p.m. Owner of Morning Glory Natural Foods Toby Tarpinian,
Executive Director of Maine Conservation Voters Maureen
FILM “Looking Out, Looking Within” Drouin ’96, Professor of Economics Erik Nelson and Assistant
Jake Milgram Wien, independent scholar and curator, will
2018 Oscar-Nominated Shorts discuss Rockwell Kent’s painting, “A Young Sailor.” The talk
Professor of Environmental Studies and Government
Frontier will screen Oscar-nominated short films. The Shana M. Starobin will debate whether environmentalists
will explore the piece in its biographical, art historical and
selected shorts come from the categories of animated, live should direct their efforts toward individual actions, such as
philosophical context and is presented in conjunction with
action and documentary film. Shorts that will be screened turning off lights and recycling, or collective actions, such as
the exhibition “Looking Anew: Art and Estrangement,
include “Dear Basketball”, “Garden Party” and “Lou.” protesting and supporting policy changes.
Frontier. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall. 7:30 p.m.
Museum of Art. 12 p.m.

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Dance Marathon Ebony Ball