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The Nation’s Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, April 20, 2018 Volume 147, Number 22 bowdoinorient.com

Amidst growth,
Brunswick faces
food insecurity
rate of 13.8 percent, but had
by Jessica Piper the highest number of food
Orient Staff
insecure people of any Maine
Behind Hannaford, a county at 40,330.
five-minute walk from Bow- Meanwhile, Maine’s un-
doin’s campus, sits the pri- employment rate has been
mary facility for Mid Coast declining steadily since 2010.
Hunger Prevention Program In Cumberland County, it hit
(MCHPP). The nonprofit, 2.4 percent in February 2018.
which handles over a million Employers, including Bow-
pounds of food each year, doin, have remarked on the
combats food insecurity—a difficulty of finding and hir-
perpetual and growing is- ing workers. Unemployment
sue that affects over 200,000 remains low even after Maine COURTESY OF BOWDOIN COMMUNICATIONS
Maine residents each year. voters elected in 2016 to raise GOING GREEN: A solar field on the former Brunswick Naval Air Station contributes to Bowdoin’s efforts to becoming net carbon neutral. In order to fully
Karen Parker, executive the state’s minimum wage, achieve this goal, the College will support construction of a solar field in Farmington, Maine, that will become the largest solar field in the state.

College announces carbon neutrality


director of MCHPP, said that which now sits at $10.
over the past five years, the However, higher rates of
organization has seen an eight employment have not re-
to 10 percent increase in its solved the issue of food secu-
client base each year. She at- rity and have even introduced
tributes this rise to both an in- new complications. In March, brate this achievement a full two tution’s energy budget. create enough energy to offset 50
creased awareness of MCHPP MCHPP added evening food by Nicholas Mitch years ahead of schedule, and we Anna Hamilton ’20 expressed percent of Bowdoin’s total energy
and the services it offers and pantry hours designed specif- Orient Staff are simultaneously renewing our disappointment with this strate- usage and will reduce the College’s
the persistent problem of food ically to accommodate clients On Thursday, President Clay- pledge to keep moving forward,” gy. own-source emissions by 11 per-
insecurity in Maine. who need food support but ton Rose announced that the Col- wrote Rose in an email to the “As an [environmental stud- cent. This will supplement the 19
When MCHPP studied the also hold day jobs. lege has achieved its goal of being Bowdoin community. ies] student, I learn about all percent reduction in own-source
issue in 2016, it found that “What we are finding is carbon neutral by 2020 two years In 2007, President Barry Mills these innovative technologies for emissions that Bowdoin has made
one in 10 Brunswick residents that more and more of the earlier than expected, after years signed the American College efficient heat and energy sources, so far and bring the College to its
had used its food pantry that people that we are serving are of planning and implementing and University Presidents’ Cli- and it feels like the school is buy- goal.
year. working, so their work sched- energy-saving measures across mate Commitment (ACUPCC). ing their way out instead of mak- Since making the commit-
The United States Depart- ules make it really difficult to campus and beyond. In order to The College’s Climate Neutrality ing tangible changes on campus,” ment to achieve carbon neutrali-
ment of Agriculture (USDA) access our food pantry during reach the goal, Bowdoin is part- Implementation Plan was sub- she said. ty by 2020, Bowdoin has engaged
defines food insecurity as “a the day,” Parker said. nering with several other colleges mitted to ACUPCC in 2009. The “That’s not to say that it’s not in a number of projects to make
household-level economic She noted that many em- to support the construction of plan aimed to reduce Bowdoin’s great that it’s on their agenda, the campus more energy effi-
and social condition of limit- ployment opportunities in the largest solar facility in Maine, self-produced emissions 28 per- and that it’s something that the cient. These have included fur-
ed or uncertain access to ade- Midcoast Maine are service which will supply the College cent by 2020. school values, but it feels like we ther insulating buildings, install-
quate food.” The USDA found jobs, which don’t pay well with renewable energy credits. Bowdoin’s plan involved can do better,” she continued. ing LED lighting and renovating
that food insecurity was prev- enough to prevent food inse- Bowdoin follows in the reducing carbon emissions by Bowdoin has also entered into the on-campus heating plant,
alent in 16.4 percent of Maine curity. Even an employee who footsteps of two other Maine a certain percentage and then an agreement with renewable among other measures.
households between 2014 and works 40 hours a week at mini- schools—Colby and the College purchasing carbon offsets and re- energy company NextEra Energy In his email, Rose also men-
2016, the most recent dataset. mum wage, for example, has an of the Atlantic—as well as Mid- newable energy credits (RECs) to and Amherst, Williams, Hamp- tioned the development of an-
Only six states had a higher income of about $20,000 a year, dlebury in going carbon neutral. make up the rest. Carbon offsets shire and Smith colleges to con- other, more “ambitious 2030
prevalence of food insecuri- which is below the federal pov- Over 600 colleges and univer- and RECs allow the College to struct a solar field in Farmington, plan,” representing an ongoing
ty, according to the USDA’s erty line for a family of three. sities across the country have invest in renewable energy proj- Maine. It will be the largest solar effort toward sustainability.
report. Moreover, the figure -Transportation remains committed to reaching carbon ects elsewhere and then apply field in Maine, over seven times “Notwithstanding these two
represented an increase from a barrier for food insecure neutrality. the carbon emissions reductions larger than the current largest. milestones, our work is far from
15.1 percent in 2011-2013 and people seeking assistance. “We are pausing today to cele- from those projects to the insti- Once completed, the field will done,” he wrote.
12.9 percent in 2004-2006. MCHPP serves Brunswick as

24 students receive national grants


Nationally, food insecurity well as surrounding towns in-
spiked in the aftermath of the cluding Harpswell, Bowdoin-
2008 recession. But most of ham, Durham and Lisbon—a
the country has seen a decline considerable trek.
since then—Maine is one of “There’s a lot of people that
just 14 states that experienced don’t have reliable transporta- to certain students. Professors what the next ten years of their Student Center for Multicul-
an increase between the most tion. They are 10, 12, 15 miles also are often very involved in lives would look like. Nur’s tural Life. Stocks attributes the
by Nina McKay and helping students craft their ap- plan included pursuing a joint high rate of success in attaining
Harrison West
plications. degree program for a Master’s fellowships to an investment
Nationally, food insecurity spiked in the Orient Staff
“There was a community and a Juris Doctorate that in the common good among
aftermath of the 2008 recession. But This year, 24 Bowdoin stu- of people who have supported would allow him to gain both Bowdoin students. Students
dents have received a national me through this process, and negotiation skills and legal who take advantage of oppor-
most of the country has seen a decline fellowship or grant to pursue a those people exist here at Bow- knowledge that he hopes to ap- tunities to work with youth
since then—Maine is one of just 14 states range of opportunities, includ- doin,” Mohamed Nur ’19 said. ply to conflict-resolution work through the McKeen Center
that experienced an increase between the ing teaching English in Ger-
many or Nepal and funding
“So if you have an interest, you
should pursue it, and you will
in the Horn of Africa.
“I wanted to analyze … how
and community mentoring
programs ar well-prepared for
most recent measurement periods. for graduate school towards a be well supported here.” dialogue can be used to help service-oriented fellowships.
career in conflict-resolution Nur won a Truman Scholar- communities who have been in “A lot of my work through
work around the world. ship, an award given to college war, who have been in conflict, the McKeen Center has helped
recent measurement periods. away, so it’s really hard for Cindy Stocks, director of juniors who are interested in reconcile the violence that they me think more critically about
Within Maine, rates of them to get here,” Parker said. student fellowships and re- pursuing careers in public ser- have had to endure as a mech- what it means to go into a
food insecurity are highest in MCHPP distributes food search, emphasized that the vice. In 2018, only 59 college anism to create a better future community you’re not a part
Washington and Aroostook from a mobile unit on a process of finding and apply- juniors from 52 institutions for themselves,” Nur said. of,” said Kate Berkley ’18, a re-
counties, according to a 2017 monthly basis in Harpswell, ing for these fellowships is a across the country were se- Nur connects his interest in cipient of an Austrian Govern-
study by the Good Shepherd but struggles to find central community effort at Bowdoin. lected as winners from a com- conflict resolution with his ex- ment English Teaching Assis-
Food Bank and Preble Street. distribution locations in other Students are able to interact petitive pool of hundreds of periences building community tantship (ETA) grant. “I tried
Cumberland County, which parts of Midcoast Maine. The closely with their professors, applicants. on Bowdoin’s campus through to bring a lot of that thinking
includes Brunswick and Port- and she often gets emails from The application required his roles in Bowdoin Student
land, had a food insecurity Please see FOOD, page 8 faculty suggesting that she talk students to submit a plan of Government, ResLife and the Please see GRANTS, page 3

N IVIES FORECAST F TAKING THE CROWN A HOW TO PRONOUNCE D.R.A.M. S NICE RALLY O FURTHER FUNDING
Randy Nichols prepares students for Ivies Three students reflect on growing up in Chris Ritter ’21 tells all you need to know The men’s tennis team beats the Mules The Editorial Board on fellowship
amid recent police action. Page 3. Kansas City. Page 5. about this year’s Ivies headliner. Page 10. after losing to Middlebury. Page 11. imbalances across disciplines. Page 13.
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SECURITY REPORT
4/12-4/19
STUDENT SPEAK:
SA
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CA
PL
AN What is your greatest injury story?
Itza Bonilla ’20
"I once broke my finger dancing to Soulja
Boy."

Thursday, April 12 • Brunswick Rescue transported an intoxicated minor


• An officer provided first-aid for a student who scald- from Maine Hall to Mid Coast Hospital. Isaac Schuchat ’19
ed his thigh with hot mashed potato. • An officer assisted an intoxicated student who be-
• A man was given a trespass warning barring him came ill near Sargent Gym, and brought the student and "I stepped on a shell at the beach and
asked the lifeguard for a band-aid. I had
from all College property. friends safely home.
• Officers dispersed an athletic team’s unregistered • Brunswick police dispersed a large gathering of stu-
event at MacMillan House. dents from an off-campus student residence. A resident
was issued a disorderly conduct warning. One minor
my thumb on the puncture and when he
Friday, April 13 was cited for possession of alcohol; several others were asked to see the cut, I took my thumb
away and it squirted like a fountain in his
• An officer helped a student locate her missing pro- warned.
spective student. • A security officer cited a minor who was walking on
• A window casing was damaged on the first floor of campus carrying a handle of vodka.
face. "
MacMillan House.
• A student with a nosebleed was given an escort to
• Two students came to the aid of an elderly man hav-
ing a medical issue on Maine Street. Security, rescue, and Diego Velasquez ’20
the Mid Coast Walk-In Clinic. police responded.
• Students report that two local men crossing the • A Sprite can concealing a considerable amount of "I got slide tackled in a soccer game as
Maine Quad were making them uncomfortable. A officer
located the two men and instructed them to leave campus.
marijuana was seized on the third floor of West Hall.
• Two students on the air at WBOR activated a fire a kid, and my dad super glued my cut
• A student was injured in a skateboard spill on Fed-
eral Street. An officer brought the student to Mid Coast
alarm while vaping an illegal substance. It was one hel-
luva a show!
closed so I could play the rest of the
Hospital for evaluation. game."
Monday, April 16
Saturday, April 14
• A carload of students and their guests was observed
• Two male juveniles went on an egging spree hitting
several parked cars and the interior of Searles and Me-
Riley Harris ’20
driving around campus neighborhoods at 1:30 a.m. blar-
ing music, singing and yelling out the windows, running
morial Halls. One of the juveniles has been identified and
the other will be soon. Trespass warnings and juvenile "My high school girlfriend’s mom came
a stop sign, and failing to yield to a group of students ap-
proaching a crosswalk. The students were identified and
charges are pending.
• A student in Thorne Hall who was having trouble
home and my girlfriend pushed me out
a report was filed. breathing was taken to Mid Coast Hospital. the window. I broke my wrist and cried my
• Brunswick police warned a student for being loud
and using profanity while walking on Garrison Street at Wednesday, April 18 way back home."
1:00 a.m. • A student left a coffee percolator on a hot burner in
• An officer spoke with a group of unsupervised juve- Brunswick Apartments. The apartment filled with smoke Franny Weed ’21
niles who were yelling profanities over the public address and the smoke detector activated.
system at Watson Arena.
• A student burning cookie dough in a microwave set Thursday, April 19 "I had lice and had to wash my hair with
off a smoke alarm in Maine Hall.
• Two students who were vaping in Maine Hall acti-
• Brunswick police served twelve student tenants
and the property owner of an off-campus student resi- lice shampoo for 5 minutes. So I was
vated a smoke alarm. Note: Smoking in campus buildings
in prohibited.
dence with a First Disorderly House Notice. This action
stemmed from a large gathering at the property on Sun-
counting to 300 in the shower and started
day, April 15. singing, then danced to the song I created,
Sunday, April 15
• A security officer cited a student for drinking in pub- COMPILED BY THE OFFICE OF SAFETY AND SECURITY
then tripped and sprained my wrist."
lic at the corner of Coffin and Longfellow.
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Annual Bowdoin events and which president of the


United States would have most enjoyed them
happening and when they find out least our first years make it through!
by Nina Alvarado-Silverman they are not that excited and feel very
Page 2 Contributor
confused. Epicuria: JFK
Common Good Day: FDR What a hottie! We all wish we could
A wholesome event for a wholesome BowdoinOne Day: John Adams see JFK in a toga, or not ;)
man. If only it was the government Everyone knows this happens, but no
doing service instead of the students. one really knows what it means. This Bowdoin-Colby Hockey Game:
is similar to John Adams because ev- Grover Cleveland
Ivies: George W. Bush eryone knows he was president, but Grover Cleveland was the 24th and
A silly series of days that goes on for does anyone know anything else? 26th president of the United States,
a little too long and results in disaster, which means that he won and then he
chaos, and destruction, but also good Locavore Dinner: Thomas Jefferson didn’t win but then he won again. It is
memes. This guy was all for agrarian- based this same grit that exists in the hearts
societies. Thomas Jefferson would and minds of Bowdoin hockey players.
R
Senior Sex Panel: Bill Clinton lose it at the chance to eat only local TE
CAR
We all know that Bill wants to get foods. Spring Gala: Woodrow Wilson E
LIN
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back up there and testify about the Wilson swore he wouldn’t enter CA
intimate details of his personal life. First Year Arrival Day: World War I, but low and behold, he
William Henry Harrison did. This is sort of like Spring Gala,
Fire Extinguisher Training Day: William arrived with a bang and fiz- where you swear you will be classy
John Tyler zled out shortly thereafter. The histor- but end up eating mac and cheese
Forgettable and niche, for the most ical context is that he gave a very long bites the whole time. A disappoint-
forgettable and niche president. Most speech in the cold to show how tough ment for everyone and a betrayal of
people don’t even know about this he was and then died 40 days later. At your own morals.
Friday, April 20, 2018 NEWS 3

NEWS IN BRIEF Nichols advises discretion as Ivies approaches


COMPILED BY CONRAD LI AND SURYA MILNER
that have resulted in multiple congregate on the Brunswick Apartments, which are isolated
by Alyce McFadden
BSG EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE and Roither Gonzales
students receiving court sum-
mons.
Quad but are discouraged
from hosting events within the
from residential communities.
“They’re working with us to
ELECTIONS THIS WEEKEND Orient Staff
On Tuesday morning, res- apartment units themselves. try to keep things more central
Amid concern about in- idents of both Brunswick “Messaging around Ivies on campus to try to mitigate
Elections for the six chairs of BSG executive committee creased Brunswick Police De- Apartments and College Hous- this year has been consistent some of the neighborhood
open today and will remain open until Sunday at 8 p.m. In partment (BPD) activity, Ivies es received emails detailing the with past years. We have never disturbances that occur on any
addition to serving on the executive committee next to the Weekend will proceed as nor- processes and requirements allowed registration during the given weekend but are going to
president and vice president, each chair will head up their own mal, although Director of Safe- for registering events during day on Friday as classes are still be magnified on Ivies because
committee, which oversee specific parts of campus life. ty and Security Randy Nichols Ivies Weekend. The two emails in session,” Van Loenen wrote of the volume of people partic-
Two positions, the chair of student affairs and the chair for advises students to exercise from Assistant Director of in an email to the Orient. “We ipating,” Nichols said.
diversity and inclusion, are uncontested in this year’s elections. caution and discretion during Health Promotion and Edu- also always reinforce to resi- Though he advises students
Currently abuzz with issues of ESD and IP requirements the weekend to avoid encoun- cation Christian Van Loenen dents of Brunswick apartments to be safe and cautious, Nich-
and the course syllabi project, BSG chair of academic affairs ters with BPD officers. specified that any event reg- that they are responsible for ols hopes the weekend will be
is held responsible for all things related to academic policy “A lot of students are istered by a College House their own living spaces.” fun for all.
from a student perspective. Though not stated explicitly in the wondering, ‘What about the during the day must occur in- Yesterday afternoon, Nich- “Ivies is one of my favorite
BSG constitution, curriculum reform has been at the forefront police?’ and I don’t think stu- side between noon and 3 p.m. ols sent email to all students times of the year,” Nichols said,
of the academic affairs committee as current chair Mohamed dents should be looking at it on Saturday, April 28 and that advising them to act with before pointing to a folded-up
Nur ‘19 has spearheaded initiatives to re-evaluate Bowdoin’s that way,” Nichols said. “Police any large congregation within discretion and respect should mattress in the corner of his
academic policy and curriculum. Ramya Chengalvala ’20, are always there. They are go- Brunswick Apartments will be they encounter officers from office. “There is my Ivies cot
Aneka Kazlyna ’20 and Nikki Tjin A Djie ’21 are running for ing to be there. They are go- shut down by Security. BPD. The email comes in over there, and I sleep on that
this position. ing to do their job 365 days a In emails to the Orient and the wake of police interven- because I am here for four
The chair of facilities and sustainability serves as a me- year. I just want students to be residents of Brunswick Apart- tion at a “large gathering” at straight days. My officers are
dium between the student body and a multitude of college cognizant of their own actions ments, Van Loenen clarified an off-campus residence on working double shifts, we pull
offices, such as Facilities, Security, Information Technology, and the consequences of those that both of Tuesday’s emails Bowker Street last weekend. out all the stops to keep Ivies as
Dining Services and Sustainability. On a regular basis, the actions.” are standard practice in prepa- In order to prevent inter- safe as possible for everybody.
chair organizes transportation for BSG-subsidized events, His words may reassure stu- ration for Ivies Weekend and vention from BPD during Ivies We want everybody to have a
such as Thursday night bowling. Past initiatives have included dents who have expressed con- should not be interpreted as Weekend, the Office of Resi- great time, and we want the
increasing lighting on the quad and providing picnic tables cern regarding possible inter- an indication that the circum- dential Life and Student Ac- sun to shine.”
outside of Moulton Dining Hall. The candidates for chair of vention from BPD during Ivies stances surrounding this year’s tivities will restrict registered Nichols just may get his
facilities and sustainability are Ian Culnane ’20, Nathanael De- in light of several encounters festival are in any way differ- evening parties to campus wish—weather forecasts pre-
Moranville ’20 and Rose Warren ’21. between Bowdoin students ent from those in previous locations such as Ladd House, dict mostly sunny weather for
Officially charged with chartering and re-chartering stu- and the police this semester years. Students will be able to Baxter House and Harpswell most of the weekend.
dent organizations, BSG chair of student organizations is
concerned with all things club-related, from organizing in-

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BRIGHT FUTURES: (LEFT TO RIGHT): Julia Conley ’18, Mohamed Nur ’19 and Kate Berkley ’18 were among the 24 Bowdoin recipients of national grants and fellowships to pursue teaching and learning opportunities after graduating.

GRANTS the opportunity to live abroad


for a year. Her fellowship is
a grant that she can use as an
opportunity to continue her
ics major, she has run a math
club at an elementary school
are, where they want to go, and
what they can provide to an
Chris Brown ’18, Daniel Cas-
tro Bonilla ’17, Lillian Eck-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
part of Fulbright Austria, engagement there. and been a tutor at the Center entity in a way that is concise stein ’18, Kim Gilmore ’16,
into my application process.” meaning she will receive a “I thought it was a tremen- for Learning and Teaching. and compelling,” said Stocks. Ben Ginzberg ’18, Jake Griffin
Berkley plans to pursue a grant through the Austrian dous opportunity to return to She hopes to do community Stocks emphasized the im- ’18, Sabina Hartnett ’18, John
career in education and looked Federal Ministry of Education. this place I had developed such work related to math educa- portance of students learning Layman ’18, Ellice Lueders
to English teaching fellowships Berkley will be teaching an incredible sense of place in tion there. She is also involved about these fellowships early ’18, Kiki Nakamura-Koyama
partially as a way to gain valu- both at a high school in a that I would otherwise not be with the Outing Club, which on, in their first and second ’17 and Dia Su ’18. Three
able experience that will be town called Bregenz and at a able to travel back to,” Conley she says she has allowed her to years, so that they can have students received Graduate
useful in her professional life. vocational school in a farm- said. become better at learning and these in mind when making Research Fellowships from
Alongside Berkley, 15 other ing community called Bezau. Conley will also be partici- collaborating in uncomfort- choices about what to do at the National Science Founda-
students have been awarded These teaching jobs will be pating in community engage- able situations. Bowdoin. tion: Megan Massa ’14, Jacob
Fulbright ETA grants. part-time, and Berkley will ment projects in addition to Stocks encourages interest- “By getting it on student’s Spertus ’14 and Liam Taylor
“In order to work in educa- spend the remainder of her her work teaching English at ed students to embrace the idea radar screens early, we hope ’17. Sydney To ’19 received
tion in any capacity, you have time engaging in community a government-funded school that applying for fellowships that when they are faced with a Beinecke Scholarship, Joe
to teach first,” said Berkley. “I projects. just outside of Kathmandu. can be an intrinsically valuable choices, the possibility that Hilleary ’20 received a Boren
saw teaching abroad as a really For Julia Conley ’18, a Ful- She hopes to be able to do a educational experience. they might apply for one of Scholarship and Nevan Swan-
cool opportunity to learn more bright ETA grant recipient, project in female leadership “I can’t guarantee that they’ll these opportunities can inform son ’18 was awarded a Watson
about what education systems studying abroad played a large with young women in the get a national fellowship, but I their choices,” she said. Fellowship.
are like in other countries.” role in her decision to apply. community. can absolutely guarantee that In addition to Conley and Students and Stocks are still
Berkley, who chose not to Having spent the fall of her Carina Spiro ’18 also re- they will walk away being able Spiro, the following students waiting to hear back on the
study away during her time at junior year in Nepal, Conley is ceived an ETA Fulbright to to tell a story about who they were awarded Fulbright ETA results of several more fellow-
Bowdoin, is also excited about excited to have been awarded Malaysia. As a math and phys- are, how they got to where they grants: Peter Bensen ’18, ships.
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BOWDOIN BACK HOME

COUTERSY OF EMILY COHEN

LOYALTY, ROYALTY: Some parts


of Kansas City have experienced
redevelopment in recent years, but
old institutions remain meaningful.
Some, like the Royals, the major
league baseball team, represent
both sides. Kansas City natives
Camille Serrano ’18 and Maggie
Burke ’21 have always liked their
hometown, but have noticed a lot
more national attention.

A home revived in the heart of ‘flyover country’


counties. You can drive 30 min- tioned Winstead’s, a drive-th- former Nabisco factory is home was strong in the early seasons Game 7 in Kauffman Stadium,
by Emily Cohen utes in any direction and still ru-slash-diner that, since 1940, to a popular distillery. Even in following its founding in 1969. the Royals’ home park. It was
Orient Staff basically be in Kansas City. It’s has served ‘steakburgers’ and Maggie’s neighborhood, some The Royals went to the playoffs right around this time that the
sprawling; roads, intersections massive shareable milkshakes 10 miles south of downtown, seven times in ten years and arts scene in Kansas City took
Camille Serrano ’18 is from and spaces in general get wider called Skyscrapers to high- she can walk to a hot yoga studio even won a World Series in off, and local companies began
Olathe (oh-LAY-thuh) Kan- the further you get from down- school students after football from her house, on a road where 1985. The team is named for producing shirts, socks, and
sas, about 20 miles southwest town. Go even further, and the games and theater performanc- the biggest attractions used to be the American Royal, an annual posters that spelled Kansas City
of Kansas City. When asked if signs of the city disappear alto- es. Winstead’s is a Kansas City a bike shop and a gas station. livestock and horse show. The pride loud and clear.
there are any places in Olathe gether. “It’s a Midwest thing,” landmark, yes, but it’s also a “Kansas City is not a new Royal recalls Kansas City’s his- But the Royals lost Game 7
that she thinks about when she she said again. personal one. town, but it has all of these new tory as a meatpacking town and and the World Series, two runs
thinks of home, she had a quick All the open spaces lead Camille recognized this areas popping up,” Maggie ex- features the world’s largest bar- to the Giants’ three. At first,
answer: out-of-staters to forget about trend in Kansas City—the same plained. In a way, those parts beque contest, which Kansas fans were shocked, devastated.
“Oh my goodness. In Olathe? the stuff in between, including people stayed there, backed by are “reborn,” but she recognizes Citians take very seriously. (A They were so close to regain-
Probably not. Olathe’s not that Kansas City. It’s a symptom of generations and tradition, and that parts of Kansas City hav- quick Google search will show ing the crown that rightfully
special,” she said. a prejudice toward the coasts, few seemed to come without en’t seen the same prosperity. A that Kansas City has the best belonged to them. They were
Camille always thought of which developed as the nation’s that backing, her family be- history of race-based covenants barbecue in the country, and robbed.
her hometown as a place you economy moved away from ing an exception. That’s how in real estate means the city that’s a fact). But the 2014 World Series
return to when you’re done be- agriculture and railroad trans- she saw it, until she went to a is extremely segregated, and Then came the slump. For clearly put the Royals and
ing young, when you’re ready port. “People don’t really think networking event at home last development has been slower the city, it was the migration of Kansas City back on the map.
settle down and have a family. about Kansas ever,” Camille winter, where she met a Bowdo- to reach the areas where pre- economic powerhouses to the If anything, the Royals’ wild
Some people do stay nearby said with a shrug. in alum who moved to Kansas dominantly African American coasts. For the Royals, it was season and loss gave the team
for college, but most leave and But openness doesn’t have to City immediately after gradu- and Hispanic populations were 28 years of not once advancing more fans than it had at the
come back. be a bad thing. It means there ating. He wasn’t from the area forced to live, if it has reached into the postseason. The team, beginning of the season. At the
“Everyone in my town has are a lot more people who call originally, yet he said that Kan- them at all. and its home city, became easy very least, more people were
been there for, like, 50-plus Kansas City home than what sas City was better for young, But for every converted fac- to forget. wearing shirts with ‘KC’ embla-
years, [and] everyone is going city limits dictate. They’re proud single people. He thought it tory in the trendy arts district, But in 2014 came revival. zoned on them, and they were
back. All my friends, they go to be from Kansas City, ex- was a good place to start, rath- there is an abandoned factory The Royals received their first wearing them proudly.
home like every three weeks. plained Maggie Burke ’21, who’s er than a final destination. She down by the river that’s still wild card bid for the playoffs The Royals rode that mo-
They’re at schools that are close from Kansas City, proper, on the caught a glimpse of the “outsid- abandoned; while parks in Mid- in franchise history. Metaphors mentum into 2015, entering
enough that they can drive Missouri side. They hope to dis- er” opinion. It didn’t seem like town are lush and green, a park of finally “retaking the crown” postseason with the best re-
three hours back home, and tinguish their hometown from Kansas City was being bypassed just over State Line in Kansas were apt. With an underdog cord in the league, and then
they’re still looking at jobs back its “flyover country” status. anymore. City, Kansas, isn’t used so much narrative and a youthful aggres- returning to the World Series
home. They don’t even consider “Kansas City is just full of Though Camille isn’t looking for just the fourth time ever.
anything outside of Kansas. So people who will defend Kansas for jobs back home (her parents “If you had asked me 10 years ago This time, the Royals beat the
me and my friends, we clash City.” Maggie said. “Like, ‘Actu- won’t let her), Maggie hasn’t New York Mets handily, four
there,” she said. “I think that’s ally guys, we’re real. It’s a real ruled it out. She views her where I was going after college, games to one, in a decidedly
really interesting that they’ve
always stayed in the same place.
city, I promise.’”
But for a long time, it seemed
hometown differently now, too.
“If you had asked me 10 would [I] want to come back to boring series compared to the
previous year’s. But after 30
It’s a Midwest thing, I think.” like the only people who knew years ago where I was going Kansas City and live here, I’d say, years of waiting, forgetting and
Camille sees this phenom- Kansas City’s worth were the after college, would [I] want to disappointment, Royals fans
enon from a slightly removed people who already lived there come back to Kansas City and absolutely not. But now I’d say, deserved a break. The Royals
perspective, because her family
is originally from Texas. Her
and whose families had been
there for years. They had a stake
live here, I’d say, absolutely not.
But now I’d say, absolutely— absolutely—maybe.” had taken the crown, and they
never took it for granted.
parents encouraged her to go in maintaining institutions that maybe,” she said. –Maggie Burke ’21 “I mean, I always liked
out of state for college, since have existed in the city for gen- Over the last decade or so, where I grew up,” said Maggie,
that’s what they did when they erations. For certain Kansas deliberate rebranding of parts who was a junior in high school
moved to Olathe. Citians, these are debutante of Kansas City and a population anymore. It can be easy to over- sion and ambition that captured at the time. But on that day in
It’s not like Olathe is a tiny balls and country clubs, but for influx of young people have mu- look those parts when there’s the nation’s interest, the Royals particular, “It was just really ex-
town; at 125,000 people it’s the others, they’re farms and fami- tually fueled one another. Down- so much that’s new and getting soared through the American citing to be from Kansas City.”
fourth-biggest city in Kansas. ly-owned businesses. town has become particularly better. In some ways, certain League Division and Champi- The next day, nearly half-a-
Not many people outside the Maggie’s family, like Ca- inundated with bars, restaurants places are still being flown over. onship Series undefeated and million Kansas Citians—some-
Midwest would know that, mille’s, isn’t originally from the and a bustling arts district, where *** into the World Series for only how bigger than the population
though, so she usually says that area. Though neither of them dozens of galleries have opened In many ways, Kansas City’s the third time ever. The team of the city itself—surged down-
she’s from Kansas or Kansas have deep Kansas City roots, up since the 1980s. In the 2000s development is reflected in the played an excruciating sev- town for a victory parade and
City. She’s not really wrong, they’ve forged their own and former warehouses were con- story of the city’s baseball team, en-game series against the San rally to welcome home the Roy-
either, because ‘Kansas City’ appropriated the city’s insti- verted into residential spaces. the Royals. Just like Kansas Francisco Giants. Trailing 3-2 als. Schools were closed; phone
is big. The metropolitan area tutions. When asked of places There’s a new streetcar that runs City’s livestock and agricul- in the series, the Boys in Blue networks crashed. From above,
straddles two rivers, the Kan- that reminded them of home, through the entire downtown ture businesses thrived in the beat the Giants 10-0 in Game flying over, all that was visible
sas-Missouri state line and 15 both Maggie and Camille men- area with plans for expansion. A mid-19th century, the team 6. It would all come down to was a sea of blue.
6 FEATURES Friday, April 20, 2018

Ivies through the years


The Orient collected a selection of articles about the Ivies festivities dating back nearly 100 years. Times have changed a little.
COMPILED BY EZRA SUNSHINE AND KATE LUSIGNAN

1 IVIES OVER THE YEARS


1 - May 23, 1924 6 - May 9, 1969
2 - May 7, 1999 7 - April 24, 1970
3 - May 16, 1930 8 - April 8, 1919
4 - May 18, 1925 9 - May 28, 1930
5 - May 16, 1930 10 - April 25, 2003

3 2

7 8
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Friday, April 20, 2018 FEATURES 7

DIVERSITY MATTERS

DIANA FURUKAWA

Discourses on diversity: between buzzword and reality


benefits of having a diverse popula- ceived Bowdoin’s diversity as either variation in Bowdoin students’ experi-
by Sydney Avitia-Jacques, Hannah Berman, Sophie Cowen, Zach Hebert and Joyce Kim tion. This points to the crucial differ- insufficient or ineffectively supported ences. The stories we have shared im-
Orient Contributors ence between diversity and inclusion: on campus. plore students, faculty, administrators
This article is the fourth and final installment in the Diversity Matters series, diversity is a range of people existing Seventeen percent of our respon- and staff, as actors on this campus and
in which students from the Diversity in Higher Education seminar present on campus, while inclusion requires dents considered political ideology, or in the broader world, to reject assump-
research based on interviews with 48 seniors. facilitating integration and equity in “the competition of ideas,” as part of tions about our peers and colleagues,
their experiences here. For some of our diversity, but did not mention diversity to push beyond the simplistic catego-
The word “diversity” is tossed and wealthy student body, what does interviewees, Bowdoin falls short in of background or experience (such as rizations to which we subject ourselves
around on college campuses: its facts, this mean for how students experience both regards. race and class). This points to a larger and each other.
figures and photographic represen- Bowdoin’s diversity? Some students considered the issue at Bowdoin: students are neither In writing these pieces, it was clear
tations are plastered across Bowdoin ••• challenges of diversity on this pre- required nor adequately taught to crit- to us not just how divergent our peers’
Admissions brochures and also in- Of the students who answered the dominantly white campus. One stu- ically analyze and address diversity interactions with diversity at Bowdoin
voked during First Year Orientation. interview question, “What do you dent said that “people who are con- with roots in marginalization. If these have been, but also how relatable their
These moments and materials share think about diversity at Bowdoin?” sidered diverse” do not always feel students, like those who felt they have stories feel. We, like you, see ourselves
a message: students of many back- 27 percent suggested they were satis- welcome, and another described di- benefitted educationally from racial in the words of the 48 students we in-
grounds are now admitted to and at- fied with the College’s efforts towards versity on campus as “objectify[ing] diversity, do not consider why diversi- terviewed. Like you, we were also frus-
tend Bowdoin. This was not always the diversity. This group of students, people’s cultures and experiences,” ty matters beyond its contributions to trated and concerned at times.
case. Since its founding, Bowdoin has split evenly between white students which leads “to those individuals their own intellectual growth, the Col- The purpose of this project was not,
catered primarily to a white, wealthy and students of color, ranged in their feeling a greater sense of otherness lege ultimately fails at its stated mis- however, to point fingers. For those of
class of elite men. answers but tended to be forgiving and just not being valued as a human sion of preparing Bowdoin students to you hoping for incriminating evidence
In the 2016-2017 academic year, of the College and its attempts to being.” Moreover, in contrast to the be “a complete individual for a world that gives energy to the stereotype of
64 percent of Bowdoin students iden- strive for a more diverse campus. students in the “satisfied” group who in flux.” “problematic” suspects—the wealthy,
tified as white. While this does reflect One emergent theme in this group of said “Bowdoin has gotten more di- Almost across the board, students white, conservative athlete majoring in
Bowdoin’s changing admissions poli- students was an acknowledgement of verse since I’ve been here,” some un- recognized that some kind of diver- economics—our data have failed you.
cies, it is still not representative of the effort. As one student said, “I feel like satisfied students felt otherwise. For sity is important. And yet, many do Similarly, our data refute the notion of
national racial demographics of our the College is trying ... and I feel like I example, one student said, “Initially, not seem to critically understand why a homogenous experience among stu-
age group. Furthermore, 20 percent of have seen things change ... that point I thought that Bowdoin was very di- diversity matters. Diversity matters dents of color. While there were trends
Bowdoin students come from the top to that being true.” Students also in our data among some students of
one percent, meaning their families credited Bowdoin administrators for certain backgrounds, our research di-
earn $630,000 or more each year. But “doing their best to make it a diverse Of the students who answered the inter- rects greater attention to the vast differ-
even if the numbers were representa- place,” either in a general sense or
tive, they would not tell the full story. through recruitment processes in- view question, “What do you think about ences among students who, on paper,
seemed “the same.” In giving students
Our interviews reveal complex campus tended to bring “different types of
experiences with diversity that cannot people to Bowdoin.” Included in this
diversity at Bowdoin?” 27 percent suggest- space and time to share, we uncov-
ered a multitude of painful moments,
be quantified. group were students who judged the ed they were satisfied with the College’s exciting prospects, lingering concerns

efforts towards diversity.


In this final installment of our se- campus to be diverse in race, class and deep reflections. The beauty of
ries, we will consider how students and gender, but not in “thought.” qualitative data is that they illuminate
see diversity. Our research will look at The majority (66 percent) of our in- the nuances of lived experiences. We
what students think about diversity at terviewees expressed that they do not verse … and I think the longer I’ve because behind most types of diversi- hope that the stories we have shared
Bowdoin and will seek to understand believe the College is doing enough to been here, the more I’ve realized that ty students discussed—of race, class, remind Bowdoin of the multitude of
what makes so many unsatisfied with foster a diverse and inclusive campus ... there are more people from differ- gender, sexuality and ability—lurks a meanings of diversity; our data show
how this community regards differ- environment for all students. These ent areas, et cetera ... [but] they’re history of exclusion, and, as one stu- that there are consequences to forget-
ence. We will consider which measures students showed dissatisfaction with not as integrated as I would expect dent said, schools like Bowdoin are ting these stories. Still, no research is
may effectively build a more inclusive the College’s work promoting campus them to be.” still, at their core, “designed for [the perfect: we could never say it all. There
community. diversity and inclusion, believing such Within this group of unsatisfied same] people who they were originally are endless resources available on the
When we asked our interview- efforts were insufficient or unsuccess- respondents, some interviewees dis- designed for.” topic we have covered in our series. We
ees about what the word “diversity” ful, while seven percent offered incon- played a sense of apathy or conceded While the College strives to increase encourage everyone to start by reading
means to them, they discussed an ar- clusive or confused answers. Nine per- to their own role in creating some of diversity and promote inclusivity the honors thesis by Pamela Zabala ’17.
ray of identities, feelings and actions. cent of our interviewees (all of whom the divisions they described seeing on on campus beyond admissions, our We hope that our research prompts
To many students, diversity implies a were students of color) expressed feel- campus. For example, one student said, interviewees show these efforts are you to think more critically about
collection of different characteristics ing unsatisfied and explicitly described “It doesn’t really feel that diverse. Even currently not enough. Students’ under- difference—in the Bowdoin commu-
or identities. Interviewees mentioned diversity at Bowdoin as “lacking” looking at the groups that I spend a lot standings of diversity, racially-charged nity and in our society. We urge each
geographic origin, sexuality, style, across various categories, not only in of time with, ... there is a little bit of controversies campus and living with of you to challenge the status quo of
religion, socioeconomic status, race, race but also in “sexual diversity” and diversity on campus, but people tend and learning about difference by and social segregation, insufficient racial
ethnicity, gender and political ideology “a lack of diversity in general.” These to stay within their own groups.” This large fail to acknowledge inequity. education and incomplete collective
as areas of diversity. More than half (51 unsatisfied interviewees were more supports an earlier finding that more Acknowledging inequity is essential to memory.
percent) of our interviewees did not critical of diversity and its role on cam- than 70 percent of the seniors we inter- making this school a place every Bow- In matters of diversity, we all matter.
explicitly mention either class or race pus, mentioning segregation or a lack viewed felt that students self-segregate doin student can call home. This article draws from additional
when describing diversity. At a school of inclusivity within various groups by race. As these various responses ••• analyses by Julia Conley ’18 and Diana
with a historically and presently white on campus that negated the potential show, most of our interviewees per- Our research shows the unending Furukawa ’18.
8 FEATURES Friday, April 20, 2018

ABOUT TOWN

SAM HONEGGER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


A NOVEL IDEA: Owner Gary Lawless takes a call behind the counter in the Gulf of Maine bookstore on Maine Street. Lawless has been in the book-selling business since 1973 when he opened a bookstore in Lewiston with a
friend. Today, the store aims to foster a sense of community by hosting events like readings and lectures.

By the books: Gulf of Maine fosters community


and Brunswick respectively, however, a friend of Lawless’ agreed, but it had to be next tion location, a location in the porated events such as readings
by Maia Coleman founded Gulf of Maine Books wrote to him explaining that to the cooking section. This space that now houses Henry and lectures into the store’s
Orient Staff 39 years ago with a mission: he planned to open a bookstore was 1974,” explained Lawless. and Marty’s and now the Maine routine all the while keeping
Holding court behind the stock and sell books that mat- in Lewiston, and he wondered “Then they didn’t want us to Street location), and the demo- community at the core of the
counter as two men from a tered to them. if Lawless would want to join. have a gay and lesbian section graphic of readers has shifted store’s values.
local band walk through the “Initially, we wanted to cre- Accepting the offer, Lawless so when we opened this store and expanded with it. “This is different from stand-
store’s glass door, Gary Lawless ate a little book store that sold took to the highway in 1973 we had a big gay and lesbian “We’re down the street from ing in a cash register at Barnes &
asks: “What’s a drummer who’s a lot of interesting independent with a sign reading “MAINE” section.” Bowdoin, and between the Noble. Here we learn about our
lost his girlfriend?” stuff as well as major publishers and made his way back across Eager to break free of these Bowdoin reading crowd, the customers; we become friends
It’s quiet for a beat. and the books we were interest- the country. constraints, the two decided to Brunswick reading crowd and with them; we suggest things to
“Homeless,” he exclaims. ed in as well, hoping that that After a year in Lewiston, open Gulf of Maine and were the Naval Air Station reading them which they might actually
Then, leaning forward to would bring enough people Lawless relocated to a different pleased to discover they could crowd, there was a big differ- want to read because we’ve seen
display a broad smile beneath in and create a community of branch of the store in Bruns- now serve the pockets of cus- ence in what they wanted to what they’re interested in. That
his long, white beard, he adds, readers who would keep com- wick, located right at the gates tomers searching for books that read,” said Lawless. “This was kind of relationship is so much
“Or better yet, what’s a book- ing back,” said Lawless. of the town’s then-naval air were not available at regional a much bigger space than we better than just being cashiers
seller who’s lost his girlfriend?” Prior to the store’s opening, station. Lawless worked at this stores like the one where they had before, so when we moved behind a counter,” said Lawless.
He chuckles. both Lawless and Leonard had store for five years, but even- had previously worked. up here we gained a number of As for the community,
“Still homeless.” worked in other bookstores; tually he and Leonard tired of While Gulf of Maine’s cu- customers. At our other space 39 years later the customers
These sorts of interactions, however, for Lawless in partic- the books they were selling— rated selection of books ap- we were kind of the ‘hippie, are still returning to wander
familiar, patient, uninhibited, ular, the journey to founding the top selling categories were peals to the vast majority of its weirdo’ bookstore, and we through the narrow aisles of
are no rarity at Gulf of Maine his own store was not an alto- romance novels and sex mag- customers, it has on occasion, moved up here, and all of a vibrantly colored spines to hear
Books. Indeed, Lawless and his gether traditional one. After azines due to the proximity of elicited criticism from passers- sudden we were just kind of an poetry and lectures by visit-
wife Beth Leonard have been graduating from Colby Col- the store to the station—and by in search of the latest Fox independent bookstore.” ing authors and to take a few
having conversations much lege, Lawless went to California the disagreements they kept News-related book or, as Law- Throughout their time at minutes to hear the latest from
like these every day, six days instead of graduate school to facing with the store. less jokes, a New York Yankees Gulf of Maine, Lawless and Gary and Beth.
a week, since opening their live and work as an apprentice “The bookstore we worked book. Leonard have sought to use “See you next week, Gary,”
bookstore in 1979. with his then-favorite poet, in wouldn’t let us have a wom- With time, the business has books as tools to help create a customer calls, waving as the
Lawless and Leonard, both Gary Snyder. A little while into en’s issues section, and we moved around, seeing three a unified and more informed door chimes shut.
native Mainers from Belfast his sojourn on the West coast, argued about that until they different locations (a Naval Sta- community. They have incor- “See you then,” he replies.

HUNGER
campus.
“I always thought about
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 people going to Ghana or leav-
organization does home deliv- ing the U.S., and going and vis-
ery for medically homebound iting Perryman Village for the
patients in the area. first time made me realize that
Another MCHPP program you don’t really have to go that
is the Summer Food Service, far to help people who are in
which serves lunch to stu- need,” Armiyaw said.
dents who would typically Armiyaw got his first exposure
be receiving free or reduced to food insecurity in Brunswick
meals during the school year. when he volunteered at MCHPP
Last summer, the program with the football team.
operated at 10 sites in Bruns- “I think that gives those teams
wick, Topsham and Lisbon. kind of a window into the issue,
Latif Armiyaw ’18 worked but probably not as in depth as I
with MCHPP and the Summer went over the summer,” he said.
Food Service program last “Because it’s one thing to go in JESSICA PIPER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
summer while on a fellowship with your team on the weekend HELPING FIGHT HUNGER: Maine’s rate of food insecurity is among the highest in the nation, despite recent economic growth and a decrease in
from the Joseph McKeen Cen- and volunteer. It’s fun working unemployment. Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program’s pantry and soup kitchen (ABOVE RIGHT) provides food to local families six days a week.
ter for the Common Good. with your teammates; you do
One of his work sites was Per- something good for the commu- volunteered at MCHPP with the hall food in America and just two His sophomore year, Berlin of the week. He has found the ex-
ryman Village Family Hous- nity, and that’s it.” men’s water polo team when he minutes off campus there’s people started volunteering with Food perience eye-opening.
ing—a public housing devel- MCHPP is a common vol- was a first year. that are dealing with food insecu- Forward Volunteers, which brings “We have so much privilege,
opment near Cook’s Corner, unteer spot for many Bowdoin “I was really shocked that we rity. And not just a couple people,” leftover food from Bowdoin’s two and for the most part we’re just
three miles from Bowdoin’s sports teams. Dave Berlin ’19 at Bowdoin have the best dining Berlin said. dining halls to MCHPP most days blind to it,” Berlin said.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


Friday, April 20, 2018

ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


RAISE YOUR VOICE: (CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT): Holden Turner ’21, Jae-
Min Yoo ’19 and Jae-Yeon Yoo ’18 perform in “Puberty II.” Sophie de Bruijn ’18
and Collin Litts ’18 rehearse “____: The Improvised Musical.”

Senior studio projects reimagine theater SEE IT


YOURSELF
Committed
time this semester. that’s been really fun, just romance, beauty standards ment, just kind of getting by Cole Burkhardt
by Lowell Ruck This weekend, seniors So- playing it all out there. Be- and fetishization,” wrote Yoo these shows out and giving Friday April 20 @ 7PM
Orient Staff
phie De Bruijn and Collin cause I think in actual mu- in an email to the Orient. us seniors an opportunity Wish Theater
Beginning this week, the Litts will perform their stu- sicals when a song happens, “I don’t think freshman-me to kind of work on our own
Department of Theater and dio project titled “______: it’s because the feeling is so would ever have had the original stuff and put out _______: The Improvised Musical
Dance will present a selection The Improvised Musical.” high that it can’t be expressed strength to talk [or] present something that is essentially by Sophie de Bruijn and Collin Litts
of senior studio projects in “We’re doing musical im- through word, so translating openly about Asian-Amer- ours, that we chose, start- Saturday April 21st @ 8PM
Memorial Hall’s Wish Theater prov, so [like] a full story that to an improv setting has ican experiences, especial- ed from the ground up and Kresge Auditorium;
and in other spaces across with multiple characters, but been really fun.” ly anything regarding the worked through,” he said. Sunday April 22 @ 7PM
campus. Featuring original it’s a two-person show. So Senior Jae-Yeon Yoo’s hookup culture here. It’s Besides allowing students Memorial Hall, Studio 108
works, improvisation and new basically we’ll get a sugges- project “Puberty II” also pro- been really empowering.” to pursue their academic in-
arrangements, the series will tion from the audience, and vides an unconventional take Cole Burkhardt ’18 took a terests in theater, the theater Something Brilliant
highlight the talents of each then we’ll perform a 45-min- on the classic musical. Yoo different approach with his and dance department also Performed by Eric Mercado
student in the culmination ute to an hour set,” said Litts. orchestrated and arranged show “Committed,” which he fosters close relationships Sunday, April 22 @ 8:30PM
of their theatrical careers at Litts and De Bruijn, who the show, which is sponsored describes as a “concert with between faculty and students Memorial Hall, Studio 108
Bowdoin. are both members of the by the Asian Students Asso- bits of stand-up thrown in.” and allows students to ap-
This year the Depart- improvisational group “Of- ciation and features text by “My songs ... very much preciate each other’s work. Puberty II by Stefani Kuo
ment of Theater and Dance fice Hours,” noted that their playwright Stefani Kuo and tap into relationships for “We’ve been in this studio Orchestrated and Directed
presented students with the project has presented them music by singer-songwriter people our age, my own class in its guinea pig stage, by Jae Yeon Yoo
opportunity to work on stu- with a new challenge: impro- Mitski. Scout Gregerson ’18, struggles with anxiety and but it’s been really fun to Monday, April 23 @ 8:30PM
dio projects in an advanced vising dialogue and comedy Amber Barksdale ’18 and depression and I think more watch other people work and Wish Theater
theater seminar rather than while simultaneously main- Jae-Min Yoo ’19 star in the common themes of anxiety watch other people’s projects
as an independent study. The taining a cohesive musical. show. and depression in people of develop,” said De Bruijn. “I Being (W)hole
course provided students “You can’t half-ass a full- The musical explores this age,” he said. think that one of the [great] by Austin Goldsmith
creating capstone projects fledged song and dance themes of interracial ro- Burkhardt will be one of things about the department Tuesday April 24 @ 7:30PM
in playwriting, directing, number. That’s something mance, beauty standards and the first Bowdoin students to being small is you get a lot Wish Theater
acting and design with the that I think we can run into fetishization through the graduate with a performing of attention, because not that Content Warning: Sexual Assault
opportunity to meet week- trouble a bit with improv, fictionalized stories of three arts degree, which he will many people are doing it, so
ly as a group to discuss and because it’s not committing Asian-American women. complete with his act this you get a lot of resources Memes, Dreams, and Self-Esteems
present their work. The class fully, not committing emo- “Through dramatized nar- Friday. per person, which has been by Miles Wilson
is part of the new perform- tionally,” laughed De Bruijn. ratives of three Asian-Amer- “It’s definitely something nice.” Wednesday April 25 @ 7PM
ing arts major, which was of- “But in a musical there’s no ican women, the show ex- that’s really important to me Isabelle Hallé contributed Wish Theater
fered to students for the first choice but to commit. So plores themes of interracial and I think to the depart- to this report.

On PolarFlix: ‘The Social Network’


of rejection—by both a girl and Best Mood for Watching: the value of true personal relation-
by Calder McHugh a Harvard Final Club. The film The best mood for watching ships.
Orient Staff
zooms in on his life, cutting be- this movie has got to be ANGRY.
Welcome to the third week of On tween a courtroom deposition and Facebook may have just contribut- Greatest One-Liner:
PolarFlix, a column meant to do the larger story of the creation of ed to the stealing of a presidential “You… you did it! I knew you
exactly what it sounds like: review Facebook. Throughout, the major election (Cambridge Analytica— did it! You planted that story
films on Bowdoin Student Govern- conflict of the movie is Zuckerberg ever heard of it?) and now knows about the chicken!” Saverin says
ER

ment (BSG)’s movie streaming ser- jettisoning his best friend and everything about us. I’m not sure if this to Zuckerberg directly after While
ZIPP

vice, PolarFlix. This week, in keep- co-creator Eduardo Saverin (An- this is a commonly held sentiment he finds out he has been squeezed “The Social
EBE
PHO

ing with the news, we are looking drew Garfield). While Zuckerberg on this campus, but in my hum- out of the Facebook ownership Network” has many
back at David Fincher’s “The Social and Saverin’s relationship is mostly ble opinion, the robots are taking structure. His contention is that lessons to be learned, I’d say
Network” (2010). a slow boil, “The Social Network” over and there’s nothing we can do all of this goes back to Zucker- the most useful is when in doubt,
is injected with drama through about it. This movie is very much berg’s jealousy that Saverin was remember that it always goes
Plot Summary (spoiler: Mark the appearance of Napster founder a human drama, but also makes it accepted into the Phoenix Final back to the chicken.
Zuckerberg creates Facebook): and general coke-head Sean Park- easy to see how Zuckerberg, if he Club (taking care of the chicken Watch/Don’t Watch:
The Zuckerberg that Aaron er (Justin Timberlake) and Tyler acts in real life the way Eisenberg was a hazing task, in which Sav- Intended Bowdoin Audience: If you haven’t seen this movie
Sorkin writes and Jesse Eisenberg and Cameron Winklevoss (Armie plays him, has coded into Face- erin ended up accidentally feed- The movie is about an emotion- before (which realistically is very
plays is fidgety, difficult and largely Hammer, doubled), also known as book an understanding of the ing the chicken chicken meat. ally stunted college student. I’d say few of you), watch it now before
motivated to create his multi- the Winklevii. world that prioritizes surface-level Naturally, the student newspaper it applies to quite a few of us. the new BSG leadership structure
billion-dollar company because connection and doesn’t consider was interested in this scoop.). rudely rips it away from us.
10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Friday, April 20, 2018

‘Book of Delights:’ Gay’s poetry is in the details


The joy that the orchard pro- and syllable. He always reads
by Kate Lusignan vided the community was an his work aloud so he “knows
Orient Staff
inspiration for Gay. what it sounds like in the air,”
World-renowned poet Ross “I feel like [the orchard] has he explained.
Gay is delighted by public re- been really instrumental, espe- Gay emphasized that he
strooms and bobbleheads. The cially in terms of me thinking does not place pressure on
plastic figures remind him of about community and thinking himself to produce a publish-
roughhousing with his broth- about joy, which is not simply able piece when he writes. In-
er and a stern scolding from happy stuff. Joy is sort of like stead, he approaches writing as
his grandmother, while public the process of being a person, a draft or an exercise, focusing
restrooms are an overlooked which is difficult and wonder- on pleasure, not potential prof-
necessity that he calls “a depri- ful,” Gay said in an interview it.
vation of a deprivation.” with the Orient. “I had to learn “Let the love be the engine
While to some these may something about joy in the of inquiry,” he said.
seem like strange delights, Gay writing of this book that I sus- Gay, a native of Levittown,
is inclined to focus on details pect will inform or even dictate Pennsylvania, started writing
that are often forgotten in the the direction that my writing poetry while he was a student
fast pace of life in order to em- for the rest of my life will take.” at Lafayette College.
body themes of community, Gay’s work also showcased “I started writing in college
family and gratitude. the nostalgia of his childhood in a real way. I had a few great
In front of a crowded au- and the sorrow of burying his literature and creative writing
dience on Wednesday night, father through prose that fit teachers who exposed me to
Gay gave a powerful, intimate seamlessly with his animated stuff that moved me. I had re-
performance, reading poetry delivery of each piece. His tal- ally good art teachers who took
from his book “Catalog of Un- ent for conveying personality me seriously as someone who
abashed Gratitude” and essays and emotion paired with his made things or might make
from his newest collection, ability to take the ordinary things,” said Gay. “[They] made
“Book of Delights,” which will and add a perspective that is me sort of start to take myself
be published next year. personal, yet widely relatable, seriously in that way, too.”
Gay cites an orchard in the immediately captivated the au- From August 2016 to August
city of Bloomington, Indiana, dience. 2017, Gay wrote one essay ev-
where he lives, as a source of When Gay writes, he always ery day that showcased some
inspiration for “Catalog of has an audience in mind. He aspect of life that delighted
Unabashed Gratitude.” The or- thinks not just about how the him. These essays, or “delights,”
chard was established in part audience will receive the words as he likes to call them, will be EZRA SUNSHINE, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
to cultivate empathy within a on the page, but also about published as a collection next UNABASHED GRATITUDE: Acclaimed poet Ross Gay visited campus on Wednesday to read from his recent work,
small community in Indiana. how they will hear each word February. much of which explores joy. “Joy is sort of like the process of being a person, which is difficult and wonderful,” he said.

Coming soon to Ivies:


D.R.A.M. voice has always been
his distinguishing
The Aux Cord feature. D.R.A.M.’s
by Chris Ritter tender rasp fits an
impressively broad
spectrum of genres,
Ah, yes. It is finally spring, as unspecific as sug-
S
when flowers begin to rise from gested by his name,
URN

the frozen earth and the tempera- which stands for


XB
ALE

ture reaches a mildly comfortable “Does Real Ass Mu-


55 degrees at least once a week. sic.”
But even more exciting than the Many first heard his voice
return of life to the region is the in 2014 on “CHA CHA,” a Also from “Big
arrival of Ivies weekend, when bouncy Latin tune that Baby D.R.A.M.” is
solo cups litter the quad and the had Beyoncé dancing the sleeper hit “Outta
music world’s best grace the stage on Instagram. An In- Sight,” a falsetto-laced
of Farley Field House. With Ivies sta shoutout from the disco track that recalls
just one week away, it is time to queen herself can go a long the dancey tendencies of
break down this year’s headliner: way, and if “CHA CHA” wasn’t “CHA CHA.” But D.R.A.M. seems
D.R.A.M. You may be wondering: already a hit, it went viral soon to be just as comfortable kicking
Who is D.R.A.M.? How do you after—D.R.A.M. found himself back over a beat as dancing over
pronounce his name? Is “Broccoli” in the national spotlight, earning one, showing his crooning abilities
about weed? While I won’t get into himself a place on Chance the on tracks like “Sweet VA Breeze,”
all the specifics, here is everything Rapper’s Family Matters Tour in a slow-burning ode to his home-
you need to know about the smi- late 2015. town that shined as bright on a fes-
ley Virginia rapper/singer whose Still, if you don’t know “CHA tival stage as on NPR’s Tiny Desk.
name rhymes with “mom.” CHA,” you probably know “Broc- D.R.A.M.’s varied sound is a tes-
D.R.A.M. is a 29-year-old art- coli,” D.R.A.M.’s 2016 summer hit tament to his versatility as a rapper,
ist from Hampton, Virginia. He with a candy store piano riff that soul singer and songwriter. But in
is an outspoken lover of his mom twinkled its way up the charts and his few years of fame, D.R.A.M.
and owns a goldendoodle named into the hearts of potheads every- has already set himself apart from
Idnit, who appears on the cover where. The song was a well-timed one-hit pop stars as well as from
of his 2016 debut album, “Big collab between two of the happiest the progressive rap game. Indeed,
Baby D.R.A.M.” Wikipedia lists faces in progressive hip-hop: Lil D.R.A.M. is a rare artist who
D.R.A.M. as a rapper, but the mu- Yachty added some syrup-flowing combines the infectious nature
sic that brought him to stardom star power to the track, but it was of his hits with personality and
has shown a more varied palette D.R.A.M. who stole the show on ability that are equally charming.
of sound than that title suggests. his own song, adding sure-footed Whether hitting a silky falsetto riff
D.R.A.M. grew up singing in bars of his own and belting out a on “Sweet VA Breeze” or giving an
church, but his music doesn’t bor- confident, “I’m beyond ... all that assured “gahdam!” on “Broccoli,”
Subscribe your row from gospel as much as from
the jazz-inflected pop-rap that
fuck shit.”
“Broccoli” and “CHA CHA”
D.R.A.M. shows his full range of
talents while flashing a contagious

parents to our made a star out of Chance the Rap-


per pre-“Coloring Book.” He danc-
aren’t the only songs capable of
lighting up Farley Field House.
smile through it all. It’s the kind of
effortless showmanship that trans-

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of a trap rapper and the melodic
“Cash Machine” flips a Ray
Charles piano sample and turns it
lates well into a live set—out of ev-
eryone around him, D.R.A.M. al-
sensibilities of a choir boy. While into a groovy banger for the newly ways seems to be having the most
bowdoinorient.com D.R.A.M. has made use of many rich, complete with cash-stacking fun. After a winter in Maine, that’s
styles during his rise to fame, his ad-libs and philanthropic lyrics. the kind of energy we need at Ivies.
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11

SPORTS
Friday, April 20, 2018

HIGHLIGHT
REEL

GLIDIN’ ON BY: The


crew team had a terrific
weekend at the Knecht
Cup in New Jersey,
with six different teams
winning medals. The
First Novice Men won
the gold ahead of
Carnegie Mellon, who
they had trailed coming
out of their heat. The
Men’s Varsity Four won
both gold and silver
ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT in the DII/ DIII events
STRING QUARTET: (LEFT): Gil Roddy ’18 looks towards the and the Men’s Second
ball in the match against Colby College yesterday. (MIDDLE): Jerry Varsity Four won silver.
Jiang ’19 competes in doubles play with Kyle Wolfe ’18. (RIGHT): The women also had a
Justin Patel ’20 lunges to hit the ball. The team beat the Mules 9-0, commanding perfor-
coming back after losing to Middlebury 8-1 last weekend.
mance, with the Wom-
en’s Varsity Four taking
both silver and gold in

Men’s tennis rebounds after Middlebury loss


the DIII event.

MAKING A STATEMENT:
Hannah Hirschfeld ’18
matches were not very close. We’d since we’ve been here,” said captain by (8-2, NESCAC 3-1) yesterday Roddy. “In their eyes, it’s a rivalry, was named both the
by Kathryn McGinnis get out to [an] early lead and clinch Gil Roddy ’18. “This year, they’ve afternoon, beating the Mules [but] not as much in our eyes. It’ll NESCAC Women’s
Orient Staff
the match early,” said Wolfe. “Our dealt with some injuries, so this 9-0. This game was an important be another mid-week match, so Lacrosse Player of the
Ranked second in the nation match against Brandeis Universi- past weekend was the first week- primer for the more challenging there are a lot of external factors Week and Intercolle-
going into weekend play, the men’s ty was closer, and [in] our match end the team was fully healthy. competition against No. 4 Wil- you have to shut out. I know it will giate Women’s Lacrosse
tennis team (12-1, NESCAC 3-1) against Middlebury, it became With a fully healthy team, they’re liams (11-2, NESCAC 4-0) on be a really important match for us Coaches Association Na-
suffered its first defeat of the sea- a very close situation where we right up there with the best teams Saturday. to take care of business in moving tional Player of the Week
son in a surprising 8-1 loss to No. 3 needed to win all the matches. in the conference for sure.” “Colby is a pretty tough team,” into Saturday.” after helping the team
Middlebury (14-3, NESCAC 4-1) That’s one of the biggest learning Despite the loss, Wolfe main- said captain Luke Tercek ’18 be- Going into the NESCAC tour- pull off two tight confer-
on Saturday, ending a 12-game points [from the loss] for our team, tains his confidence in the team, fore the match. “They have several nament, the team is looking to ence wins. In the game
win streak. With only five matches getting more experience playing in choosing to learn from its mistakes strong [players], so it should be a play its best in order to match its against Wesleyan on
left in the regular season, the Polar close matches.” against Middlebury. good match. A bunch of players on opponents. Saturday, the Polar Bears
Bears are striving to reclaim their Middlebury is one of the “Saturday [was] pretty disap- our team should be [challenged], “I think Williams will proba- were down by four with
top NESCAC position. strongest teams in the conference pointing,” said Wolfe. “We had a and hopefully we’ll get something bly be the toughest team we have 20 minutes remaining
The day before losing to Mid- and one of Bowdoin’s toughest pretty big rivalry with Middlebury out of the match and be ready to left on the schedule, but as it gets when Hirschfeld scored
dlebury, the Polar Bears beat competitors for the NESCAC and going, but we’ve talked a lot about face Williams on Saturday.” toward the end of the season a lot all five of her goals,
Brandeis (11-3) 6-3. According to NCAA championships. The two [how] Saturday’s result is not a Roddy expressed concern that of NESCAC teams are trying to including the game-win-
captain Kyle Wolfe ’18, these two teams have faced off in the NES- reflection of our preparation. We external pressures may have af- make the tournament and ele- ner, in the second half to
matches differ from the matches CAC finals for the past two years, didn’t feel like we could have done fected the mid-week Colby match vate their level of play as well, so help propel Bowdoin to a
played earlier in the season, spe- with Bowdoin beating the Pan- anything differently. They just more than the team’s actual skill. these will all be pretty competitive 13-11 win.
cifically those over spring break thers 5-4 in 2017. came out and executed a lot better His concerns were unnecessary as matches,” Roddy said.
in California, because of the close- “They have always been the than us. That’s allowed us not to get the team finished with a victory. The Polar Bears will look to
ness of the games. dominant team or one of the few too shaken about one loss and get “They’re always a really tough stay in the win column against SMASHIN’ IT: After
“We played a ton of matches dominant teams in the NESCAC. back to work this week.” team as well, pretty scrappy, and the Ephs at home on Saturday at
two losses last week-
in California and a lot of those They’ve been one of our big rivals Bowdoin faced off against Col- definitely excited to play us.” said 10 a.m.
end against MIT and
Middlebury, the wom-

As playoffs raise the stakes, hopes are high for men’s lacrosse
en’s tennis team came
back with a vengeance
against Colby with a
9-0 win. Tasha Christ
Despite their recent losses,
by Nicole Tjin a Djie the players remain optimistic
’20 and Sasa Jovanovic
Orient Staff
going into Saturday’s ‘senior
’20 had an 8-0 win
After two consecutive loss- night’ game. at doubles and Izzy
es this past week snapped an “I think definitely coming off Essi ’21 and Jovanovic
eight-game win streak, the this past loss, we’ve got some both went 6-0, 6-0 in
sixth-ranked men’s lacrosse more fire underneath us and I their respective singles
team (8-4, NESCAC 4-4) is think especially this senior day matches. The team will
more focused than ever as they we want to leave out everything hope to continue its
head into tomorrow’s game we can on the field,” said Henry success against Williams
against Williams (7-6, NES- Savage ’21. on Saturday at 2 p.m.
CAC 5-3). For Matthew Crowell ’18,
This past Saturday, the Polar the last two losses have served
Bears lost 8-12 to Wesleyan as a way to help the team recal- OUT OF THE PARK:
(10-2, NESCAC 7-1), who is ibrate and regain their focus.
SAM HONEGGER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT After losing the Tufts
tied for first in the NESCAC. “We were riding the wave IN THE BAG: The men’s lacrosse team faces off against Colby on April 11. The team lost a close game, with series 2-1 last weekend,
The prior Wednesday, the team of an eight-game winning the final score being 8-7. The team looks to finish the season strong after losing two NESCAC games in a row. the baseball team crushed
fought a close match against streak and we are trying to Husson 8-1 on Wednes-
Colby (5-6, NESCAC 2-6), in get back to working hard and really dangerous,” said Archbell. Nonetheless, he also notes ry. Everybody was fighting till day. The team started off
a game that ended with the showing up each day to prac- As the team gears up for the the game really comes down to the last second, which I think the game strong, scoring
Mules winning 8-7. tice. If anything, I think it has last two games of the season, the team’s dynamics. bodes well for us going into the all eight runs in the first
Reflecting on the team’s per- grounded us a little bit more,” Archbell has been rewatching “In the end it is always going playoffs,” said Savage. inning. Austin Zakow ’21
formance, Coach Jason Arch- said Crowell. past games and plays with the to be about what your funda- With the season coming to went deep with the bases
bell believes the game’s result Apart from the usual pres- players to see how they could mentally supposed to do as a an end, these next two games loaded; his grand slam
came down to basic mistakes, sures of the impending playoffs, improve. In addition to the team,” he said. “It always comes will be decisive. Out of the eight propelled the Polar Bears
rather than a lack of ability. the team has also faced an in- Polar Bear’s previous games, down to: what am I supposed to teams competing, only half can forward. The team will
“I think a lot of it comes crease in concussions this sea- Archbell also looks at their op- do as a Bowdoin Polar Bear in a host the first game and if Bow- look to stay in the win
down to fundamental errors,” son. This week, captain Daniel ponents’ past performances as situation?” doin wins on Saturday, they will column against Thomas
Archbell said. “I think that’s Buckman ’18 was out as the he plans. For Savage, despite their be able to host the start of NES- today at 4:15 p.m. fol-
been hurting us. Both teams result of one. “Understanding what the loss, last week’s game served CAC playoffs. lowed by the Middlebury
played really well against us “Even if the guy feels fine the other team is doing or going to as an indication of the team’s The team will face off against series, which kicks off on
and ... are good teams, so it is next day, we have to go through do and practicing—that is real- progress and as a source of the Ephs in the final regular Saturday at 4 p.m.
certainly good for them, bad the protocol because these things ly helpful in your preparation hope for playoffs. season home game on Saturday
COMPILED BY ANNA FAUVER
for us,” are really serious and [can] be for the game,” said Archbell. “No one showed any wor- at 1 p.m.
12 SPORTS Friday, April 20, 2018

Women’s rugby takes advantage of spring season


said. “There is a huge amount ing abroad, Bowdoin has lost
by Ella Chaffin of growth for players that older and more experienced
Orient Staff start in the fall—they learn so members of the team this
The women’s rugby team much in the spring. They get spring.
won two out of three games a lot more playing time and “[The junior class is] one
at the Brown University Var- attention.” of our biggest classes,” said
sity 7’s Tournament to kick off Head Coach MaryBeth Yaspik. “We have two seniors,
their spring season. The team Mathews said, the spring season but all the juniors, except for
beat both Norwich and Uni- is also about teaching safety. one that is able to play, are
versity of New England, but “The reason we play spring gone. It is really a young team
ultimately fell to undefeated rugby is to get that additional and that is why this learning
Dartmouth. experience for players who are time in the spring is so useful
According to captain Ken- new to the game,” Mathews for them.”
dall Schutzer ’18, the spring said. “It is mostly safety driv- Despite the lack of sea-
season is brief but gives new en—they need the experience soned players, the team per-
players experience and learn- because it’s a contact sport.” formed well last weekend at
ing opportunities. Though there are fewer Brown.
“A spring season is super games played in the spring “Today I was really excited
important in rugby,” Schutzer season, the range of compe- to see that our tackling has re-
said. “Our spring season...re- tition varies more so than ally improved,” said Schutzer.
ally gives some newer players during the fall season said “People being more hungry
a lot more of an opportunity Vianney Gomezgil Yaspik ’18. for the ball. A lot of people
to get some contact work in.” In addition to the difference understanding a lot more of
In the spring, the team in competition, the games in the strategy of the game has
plays games with seven on the spring season are long at been cool to see.”
seven players, rather than 80 minutes. At Bowdoin’s fifth annual ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
fifteen on fifteen as it does in “In the fall we play against Polar Bear 7’s tournament WORTH A TRY: The women’s rugby team practices for the Polar Bear 7’s Tournament, its one home tournament
the fall. This gives new players more teams,” said Yaspik. this weekend, which is the during the spring season, which is a time to prepare for the fall and give new players a chance to gain experience.
an opportunity to gain more “There are some seven teams only home event in the spring
playing time and try different who are D1 that we play schedule, Mathews expects and USA Rugby. the Brown 7’s tournament, I’ve erybody is learning and learn-
positions on the field. against. You have really, real- the team to continue its “I expect them to contin- seen growth at every single ing quickly, so I expect to see
“When we play, sevens are ly good teams, normal teams growth trend. Twelve teams ue their learning and their practice and at our scrimmage more of the same.”
on the same size field as we like us, and some that are still will attend the tournament growth, especially playing as last Saturday. We scrimmaged The Polar Bears will play in
are when we play fifteens, so just learning and playing.” from both the National Inter- a team,” Mathews said. “Since the Portland women’s B side. I the Polar Bear Tournament on
there is no hiding,” Schutzer With many juniors study- collegiate Rugby Association April 8, since they played at saw some terrific growth. Ev- Saturday at 10 a.m.

Student-athlete panel says understanding of mental health is lacking


tracted me and addressing, There was agreement among is going to make it more normal- able if they thought people would more conversations. It doesn’t
by Artur Kalandarov dealing [with] and maintaining the panel that coaches need to be ized and chip away at the stigma,” be receptive.” necessarily have to be a panel
Orient Staff my mental health went on the better equipped to discuss and said Friesch. “It doesn’t mean that Stout hopes that this panel will setting but maybe at College
On Tuesday, a panel of student back burner. I think in sports, understand the mental health people who struggle with mental help start more open discussions Houses just [having] get-to-
athletes gathered in the Shannon there is a need to project men- concerns of their athletes. health have to put themselves out about mental health on campus. gethers. More spaces create
Room to discuss their personal tal strength,” Crawford said in “My mental health had det- there and share stories if they’re “I think the next step less of a stigma for mental
experiences with mental health the panel. “Bringing the con- rimental effects on my relation- not comfortable, but I think a lot should be a ripple effect,” she health and more of an open
and avenues for reducing the versation out into the open and ship with my coach and even- more people would be comfort- said. “Hopefully [we can start] and honest conversation.”
stigma around mental illness making it a bit more public will tually my relationship with my
in an event titled, “Kicking the hopefully raise awareness about sport,” said Stout. “For me, com-
Stigma.” mental health and taking good ing to Bowdoin, I had been di-
The panel, which was orga- care of yourself.” agnosed with depression, and as
nized by women’s soccer team Other members of the panel I was at Bowdoin my freshmen
member Rachel Stout ’18 and expressed similar sentiments. year...I didn’t have a coach who
Director of Counseling Services Haley Friesch ’18, a member of was accepting and listening to
and Wellness Programs Bernie the women’s golf team, said she what I was trying to say to her...I
Hershberger, began with an started to struggle with mental was told to just push through it.”
anonymous online poll asking health during the second semes- Stout said that she has been
audience members to share their ter of her first year at Bowdoin, working with Dean of Student Af-
own views on and experiences and was later diagnosed with fairs Tim Foster and Director of
with mental health on campus. depression and anxiety. Athletics Tim Ryan to implement
Of the roughly 24 participants “Some people might shy away training programs for coaches
that answered each question via from having that label, but it and their assistants. However,
smartphone, a majority of the really helped me conceptualize Stout was discouraged by the lack
audience thought that there were what I was dealing with…Now of coaches present at the panel.
not enough resources on campus I try to be really open about it,” “This [event] did go out to
for mental health issues. One said Friesch. every single coach, every single
hundred percent of respondents John Galusha ’20, an offen- athletic director and every per-
said they know teammates or sive lineman on the football son that is higher up, so the fact
friends who struggle with mental team, emphasized the lack of at- that they’re not here is a major
health. tention paid to mental well-be- problem,” said Stout.
The discussion aimed to com- ing in athletics. The panelists also shared
municate how prevalent struggles “The way it affects your play ways that they have dealt with
with mental health are among is shockingly underappreciated. mental illness, as well as actions
the athletic community at Bow- We train all the time … I feel like teammates and friends can take
doin. Panelist Cole Crawford ’20, there is so little time spent on an if they suspect that a peer is
a member of the rowing team, appreciation of the individual, struggling.
decided to be on the panel after not just who is filling a position “As a teammate, it’s essential
Counseling Services asked him to or making a play,” said Galusha. that you’re not only willing to talk
share his experiences in order to “You have players who don’t to people, but that you also believe
bring light to issues surrounding feel like they have the kinds of it when they tell you things,” said
mental health in athletics. spaces and relationships with Galusha.
“When I got to Bowdoin, the coaches, or program-wide “Talking about [mental health]
the chaos and rapid pace dis- support for issues like this.” more in everyday conversations

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13 Friday, April 20, 2018

Bridging the gap between


Equalizing resources across disciplines
As students solidify plans both for the coming summer and, in the case

African discourse and exhibition


of graduating seniors, for their careers, the College provides invaluable re-
source, whether in the form of the Office of Career Planning, the Office of
Institutional Fellowships and Research, or through informal information
networks. Although students from all disciplines and with a variety of ca-
reer goals benefit from this support, there is a noticeable imbalance in the
number of opportunities available to students in the humanities and social being exactly the same as the issues sumption that issues prevalent to
sciences compared to those available to students in the hard sciences and Anu’s Corner of trans women because I don’t think trans women and cis women are ex-
mathematics. that’s true.” Adichie received back- actly the same creates an illusion that
by Anu Asaolu
Of the 67 institutional fellowships potentially available on an annual ba- lash because her argument siloes is harmful for both parties. Feminism
sis, 24 are available to students conducting research in any discipline, 31 are out trans women from womanhood and womanhood should not be rigid
available exclusively to students in STEM fields, while only 12 are set aside In the last few weeks I have felt and perpetuates a binary rather than constructs but rather umbrella terms
specifically for student research in the humanities and social sciences. The more Nigerian than I had ever felt an intersectional discussion about for transfeminism, body positivity
distribution of departmental fellowships is also imbalanced, though certainly before on this campus. I catch my- being a woman. In a Facebook post, and other aspects prevalent to all
less so, with eleven STEM departmental fellowships and nine humanities and self in my Calculus class slipping into she clarified that socialization is the women. I think voices like hers are
social science fellowships. my Nigerian accent, and everyone epicenter of gender and how it is ex- necessary in furthering conversations
We acknowledge that many institutional fellowships are funded by outside jokingly responds “What was that?” perienced across genders. She par- about gender and the socialization of
donations, giving the College limited control over the distribution of these The more I fall back to my niche, alleled a cis woman’s experience as these constructs.
funds. However, the College should recognize the existence of this imbalance the more hypervisible I feel in lit- different from that of a trans woman I will admit my bias and leniency
and reach out to donors who could support additional fellowships in the hu- tle old Brunswick. On my way back who was assigned male at birth and towards Adichie because of my re-
manities and the social sciences. One such example of a recent success in this from Connecticut after attending transitioned years after. I recognize spect and appreciation for her role
regard is the development of the Public Service Initiative, which provides a Pan-African conference at Yale, how Adichie’s comments portray a in changing the narrative of African
opportunities and guidance to students interested in government work and I reflected on how muted African hierarchy of experiences that places women. Similar to Roxane Gay, Adi-
public service. cultures are on campus despite the the disempowerment of cis women chie also discusses feminist ideals
In part, STEM fields allow for more opportunities for students, as pro- numbers of first-generation African over the existential agony and mar- often missing from mainstream con-
fessors often conduct ongoing research projects which benefit from student immigrants. We have fine-tuned one ginalization of trans people in our versation. The campus’s response to
assistants. In the humanities and social sciences, research opportunities are representation of the African diaspo- gendered society. Gay was inspiring and indicative of a
almost exclusively driven by students’ ideas, since high-level research in these ra even in the context of language. Before condemning Adichie’s work shift in the right direction; however,
fields does not often benefit from additional labor, or requires skills and Spaces outside of African Alliance and credibility because of her contro- I was disappointed in our lack of re-
experience that undergraduates do not yet have. This distinction, though, are quiet about issues relevant to versial statements, I think it is import- sponse to Adichie. I do not intend to
should not create as significant a barrier to entry as it does now. Humanities the continent, and it is frustrating. ant to analyze her cultural background. perpetuate competition between two
and social science departments should expand their recruitment efforts for Bowdoin students don’t try to engage Many African communities are cul- black women but rather to highlight
fellowships and offer greater aid to students in the process of shaping a re- with the philosophies and culture turally insensitive to and intolerable our apathetic behavior towards Afri-
search project. unless it is presented in the form of a of gender fluidity and trans-identities. can discourse.
An imbalance also exists in the programming offered by the Office of spectacle. This attitude has also per- Therefore, the language necessary Our campus’s un-enthusiasm says
Career Planning. Tech Trek, an annual networking trip to Boston-area tech vaded the campus’s response to one to discuss these issues is not second two things. One is that we have ideal-
companies, and West Trek, a similar trip to the Bay Area and Silicon Valley of this year’s honorary degree recip- nature. However, I believe Adichie ized perceptions of artists—that they
funded by alumni donations and the Office of the President, have no coun- ient—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I raises a valuable point, which is the as- have no room for mistake or dialogue.
terparts in the humanities or social sciences. Similar trips geared towards assume most of the campus glossed The second is that we are not well-
industries such as journalism, publishing or non-profit work, exploring ca- over her name, like another Afri- versed with the work of award-winning
reer opportunities and offering alumni relationships to students interested in can name they dare not try to female author despite her relevance
these fields, would be a step in the right direction. pronounce, while another in redefining African literature.
In the spirit of the liberal arts, we challenge Bowdoin to think creatively subsection of campus who Bowdoin is no different from
about how to expand research and career opportunities for all of its capable do know Adichie have the rest of the Western world
students. focused on the contro- which exoticizes African
versy of the author’s culture and arts and misses
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orient’s editorial board, comments regarding opportunities for intellec-
which is comprised of Harry DiPrinzio, Dakota Griffin, Calder McHugh and Ian Ward. trans women. tual discourse as a result. I
Chimamanda Ngozi mean, our campus is happy
Adichie is a Nigeri- to endorse a campaign that
an-born author with perpetuates the notion of a
notable recognitions and poor continent. However, pro-
awards for her novels and grams and lectures by African
short stories. Adichie’s work intellectuals are poorly attended
is inspired by her identity on campus, suggesting that cultur-
ESTABLISHED 1871 as a Nigerian cis woman. In al showcases are the preferred way
an interview recently after to explore the continent. Africans
bowdoinorient.com orient@bowdoin.edu 6200 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011 publishing her short novel comprise one of the most repre-
We Should All Be Feminists, sented minority groups in higher
The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and information
relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its administrators, Adichie was asked, “Are trans academia and this is continually
the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following professional journalistic standards in women women?” She respond- omitted in Bowdoin’s intellectual en-
writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse ed saying, “My feeling is trans gagements. If you can comfortably
discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community. women are trans women … walk past the collection box outside
I don’t think it’s a good the fitness center that reads “Africa
Sarah Drumm Harry DiPrinzio thing to talk about needs your shoes,” you are
Editor in Chief Editor in Chief women’s issues part of the problem.
KAY
LA S
NYD
Creative Director Managing Editor News Editor ER

Jenny Ibsen Ellice Lueders Emily Cohen


Calder McHugh
Photo Editor Surya Milner Sports Editor
Ann Basu Jessica Piper

Letter to the Editor


Anna Fauver
Ezra Sunshine
Layout Editor Associate Editor Features Editor
Emma Bezilla Rachael Allen Alyce McFadden
Ian Stewart Roither Gonzales To the Editor, Concert will feature Katy Pyle, a lesbian choreog-
Dakota Griffin I appreciated reading Jonah Watt’s call for more rapher whose work explores gender through ballet
Nicholas Mitch A&E Editor
Copy Editor queer-inclusive spaces, but I don’t recognize the the- (May 3-5 at 7:30 p.m.—get your tickets now!). I do
Louisa Moore Isabelle Hallé
Nell Fitzgerald ater he describes as displaying “largely heterosexual agree that the Department of Theater and Dance ca-
Shinhee Kang Allison Wei relationships” at Bowdoin. Theater has been accused ters to straight audiences because we create work for
Opinion Editor
of many things throughout its 2,500-year history, all audiences (seriously: Pickard Theater is huge, so
Digital Strategist Business Manager Rohini Kurup but heteronormativity is not often the foremost please come and bring lots of friends!). In a digitally
Sophie Washington Edward Korando complaint. This semester, our department produced saturated society, live performance offers the oppor-
Ned Wang Calendar Editor “Love and Information,” which presented a wide tunity to experience collectively the world from new
Social Media Editor Avery Wolfe Kate Lusignan range of relationships, some of them perhaps het- perspectives. Bowdoin’s Department of Theater and
Gwen Davidson erosexual, some of them not and others left largely Dance aims to offer the widest possible variety of
Uriel Lopez-Serrano Data Desk Page Two Editor undefined. Recently, Masque & Gown has produced those perspectives. Theater makes space for every-
Faria Nasruddin Hannah Donovan Samuel Rosario “The Laramie Project” and “Blown Youth,” both of one. I hope to see you there.
which centered on queer characters. And we’re not Sarah Bay-Cheng is a professor of Theater and
The material contained herein is the property of The Bowdoin Orient and appears at the sole discretion of the done yet this year. The department’s Spring Dance Dance and Chair of the department.
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.
14 OPINION Friday, April 20, 2018

Discussions from brunch


Two years later, students reflect upon incidents of cultural appropriation

If you’re not talking then you’re not learning


right next to Harrison, the guy communication across dif-
by Rebkah Tesfamariam who wore cornrows that night. ference fosters growth and
Op-Ed Contributor Rather than trying to excuse learning. Harrison in partic-
While I was working on himself, he recalled his process ular encourages me to reflect
a problem set in my room of learning from his mistake. on my own frustration and
during my sophomore year, He was open about his initial disappointment. He reminds
my peers were hosting a “gang- disregard of the party theme’s me that none of us know all
ster rap” party on the other severity and shared his in- the answers to racial biases,
side of campus. I did not go to trospection over the last two but we can strive for under-
SuperSnack, but I received sev- years about how he had affect- standing and consciousness.
eral texts about some students ed other people. It was a chal- Bowdoin has changed a lot
wearing suspicious, stereo- lenging discussion for him, but since my sophomore year. We
typically “gangster” clothes— he truly changed my personal have had an increase of stu-
baggy pants, gold chains and reconciliation of the events. dent-led events about identity
even cornrows. I was shocked I saw white people wearing and more administrative con-
and confused to say the least. cornrows as a disregard for tributions that have brought
What do my peers think of me, Black culture, especially since I opposing sides into “conver-
if they are so quick to embody would be perceived as “ghetto” sation.” While it is easy to say
racial stereotypes for a “fun” or “unprofessional” wearing that we stand against inequal-
party theme? Do they see all the same hairstyle. Harrison’s ity, I rarely see people taking
Black people as “gangsters?” sincerity made me reconsider initiative to partake in activ-
Don’t they realize “gangster” this. I appreciate how upfront ism on a daily basis.
stereotypes reduce Black peo- and honest he was about his This panel was supposed to
ple to traits of being uneducat- experience, considering I was be a new beginning for both PHOEBE NICHOLS
ed, low-income and violent? I openly angry at him two years the Class of 2018 and Bowdo-
felt disrespected that my hard ago. in. On both an administrative
work to be a successful student All of us were ready to dive and student level at large,
was clouded by their confused into this panel because we there have been active partici-
perceptions of my Blackness. understood the importance pants in making conversations
Fast forward to brunch of vulnerability for produc- about race more relevant on
early this semester. I joined tive conversation. This is how campus. However, the Class
a meeting with several other we learn to become better of 2018 has not been as vo-
seniors who decided it was people, leaders and allies. cal. We have been in a unique pus. We could have worked ately stopped by members of hope that through these ar-
finally time to acknowledge In these weekly brunches, position in our four years; together to push expectations the senior class. Maybe it is ticles and conversations, the
and discuss the events of our we came to the conversation we have witnessed the most so that all Bowdoin students too late for the Class of 2018 Bowdoin community will re-
sophomore year with a panel knowing that we were all pro- recent episodes of cultural care about difference. Maybe to fix our own resistance to flect on how we can progress
(see Justin Weathers’s Op-Ed cessing these events even two appropriation parties, and we we would have made Bowdo- change, but I hope that people to a more inclusive and social-
from March 2). Selected based years later. We came together have experienced the College’s in a supportive and inclusive will reconsider the power of ly aware campus.
upon our varied perspectives because we believed it was response. Members of our space to live up to the Com- engaging across different per- Catch me at brunch with
and participation in the bias still possible to change how class who were active partic- mon Good, but we failed to spectives in their lives beyond Harrison, Kevin, Nora and
incidents, we started by shar- Bowdoin’s community under- ipants in those events could do so. In fact, our attempt to Bowdoin. As I have learned Justin this weekend to contin-
ing our individual roles in the stands race and acknowledg- have been active role models bring opposing opinions to- from Harrison, everyone has ue the conversation.
parties. My mouth dropped es incidents of bias. Each one in reconciling their mistakes gether about the events of our something to gain, and we can Rebkah Tesfamariam is a
when I heard that I was sitting of us shared how important to model for the rest of cam- sophomore year was deliber- all learn from each other. I member of the Class of 2018.

Seeking conversation to be proactive, not reactive


about the night of the par- same way when they were in retrospect, I had infinite tional context were primarily been some of the most for-
by Harrison Hawk ty and the various check- growing up. It didn’t register opportunities for enlighten- students of color. Even today, mative of my life. I just wish
Op-Ed Contributor points at which I could have with me that as we spoke, I ment. Fueling my ignorance two years removed from the that I had engaged in them
I was at the gangster party. recognized something was was undergoing a transfor- was apathy—a general indif- “cracksgiving,” “gangster” sooner.
I was the kid with cornrows. wrong. I didn’t blink at the mation that trivialized his ference to an issue that didn’t and “tequila” parties, it seems My point, which proba-
I’ve thought endlessly email invitation. I laughed experience and that of so directly affect me. Through- most white students are out bly feels redundant, is that
when friends showed me the many other black students. It out my life, I had been able of touch with the opinions of the information we as white
fake chains in their Amazon wasn’t until we had migrated to go about my day without their non-white peers. If they students need to become
shopping carts. I patiently from Brunswick Apartments confronting racial issues. cared more about the issue, or good allies is all around us.
sat as a housemate braided to SuperSnack, still in our This was a privilege, and an had given it more thought, the We need to actively seek out
my hair, nodding along as my party attire, that we realized inherently white one. responses to this survey might conversation, grapple with
roommate told me stories of the problem. Containing her Given that the gangster not have been so dichoto- it and incorporate issues of
braiding his sister’s hair the rage despite the scene before party has not been the only mous. race into our own experienc-
her, a fellow student sat down event of its kind at Bowdoin, I The party and its after- es. It should be a proactive
and calmly explained the an- don’t think it would be unfair math made it impossible to quest rather than a reactive
guish permeating the space to assume that there are other persist in my state of apathy. one, like mine sadly was. The
we had entered. It was a situ- white students who identify My actions propelled me to burden of education has been
ation that has become all too with this sentiment. Modern the forefront of conversation, placed on students of color
familiar, in which the burden evidence is provided by the and it was incredibly difficult for far too long. We owe it to
of explanation was placed on recent research conducted by at first. I lacked the vocabu- our roommates, friends and
a person of color. students in the Diversity in lary necessary to articulate peers to be better. Learn from
EMMA BEZILLA Too often, the people re- Higher Education sociology my thoughts, and often mis- my mistakes, and let’s make
sponsible for incidents of seminar, which found that the spoke. But as I continued to Bowdoin a better place.
racial bias plead ignorance. vast majority of seniors who muddle through the issues Catch me at brunch with
I was certainly one of them. viewed racial self-segregation with my teammates, profes- Rebkah, Kevin, Justin and
I never held outwardly racist as “natural” were white. In sors and the people I had Nora this weekend to contin-
views, so it felt like the only contrast, those who explained hurt, it got easier. It hasn’t ue the conversation.
way to rationalize my partic- the phenomenon as a response been glamorous or expedient, Harrison Hawk is a mem-
ipation in a racist event. But to Bowdoin’s white institu- but these conversations have ber of the Class of 2018.

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Friday, April 20, 2018 OPINION 15

BSG CANDIDACY STATEMENTS


Chair of Academic Affairs Chair of Facilities and
Ramya Chengalvala ’20 Sustainability
Ian Culnane ’20
Hi! My name is Ramya Chengalvala, and I am a member of the Class of 2020. I am a co-leader of the
South Asian Student Association and a photo editor for the Bowdoin Globalist. Next year, I hope to be
your chair of academic affairs. I’m Ian Culnane, and I am running for chair of facilities and sustainability.
The chair of academic affairs entails a variety of responsibilities, including, but not limited to, being My goal for my term is to increase the ease of life at Bowdoin, ensuring the time you spend is time
a liaison between faculty and student leaders and helping with academic problems. One of the things you enjoy.
I’d like to address is the inequality between incoming students from different schools. Some Bowdoin During my first year on BSG, I was an integral member of the Facilities and Sustainability commit-
students come from prestigious college-preparatory schools while others come from large public schools tee. I contributed to the installation of quad lights to facilitate a brighter, safer campus, helped create
that lack the same kind of preparation. As a result, many students are overwhelmed upon their arrival. gender-neutral bathrooms in Smith, added a men’s bathroom in the library and helped start Free Flow.
I want to work with faculty, deans and Peer Health to help students coming from disadvantaged back- In my second year, I have streamlined the assembly as Historian.
grounds have an equal chance of excelling here at Bowdoin. As chair, I plan to reduce laundry costs for students on financial aid, bring wireless TV to students’
computers, increase local food presence and build on important past projects, like improving lighting
Aneka Kazlyna ’20 and creating more outdoor seating. I encourage anyone to reach out or read my full platform.

I’m Aneka Kazlyna, and I’m running for chair of academic affairs with Fanta Traore, who is run-
ning for chair of the Student Organizations Oversight Committee (SOOC). I am the BSG multicultural Nate DeMoranville ’20
representative, a multicultural life student director, the Muslim Students Association’s chair; Anokha’s
president and representative to the Committee for Middle East/African Studies. I am also an interviewer Hi! My name is Nate DeMoranville, and I am running to be chair of facilities and sustainability.
for new faculty. I have already built a relationship with the administration. My experience shows that I I have three major goals for this position: 1. To increase accessibility for all on this campus, 2. To
am always looking for ways to enrich the academic experience. oversee student input on developing housing projects and 3. To facilitate dialogue on the College’s new
Our vision: revolutionize academic and personal support and increase access sustainability goals post-2020 carbon neutrality. Much of this work will happen in partnership with the
• Wellness Vending Machine: 24/7 accessibility to low-cost contraception & health products administration, and through my various leadership positions—class president, proctor, Multicultur-
• Peer-Nightline: an anonymous mental health hotline to help with academic stress al Coalition Co-Chair—I have already established the necessary relationships with administrators to
Policy: leverage meaningful change.
• Evaluate ESD/IP requirements and fight for a more culturally relevant curriculum Now, I have also set a few smaller goals to provide tangible products of my committee’s work while
• Allow first-semester students to take classes for credit only in order to transition we push through these larger, institutional reforms. I intend to make more bathrooms gender-neutral,
• Expand resources through drives for books and professional attire provide additional outdoor seating at dining halls and put compost bins in student spaces.
We will empower all voices with your support. Thank you. I hope you will consider me for this position. Thank you!

Nicole Tjin A Djie ’21 Rose Warren ’21


Hello! I’m Nicole Tjin A Djie, and I’m running for BSG chair of academic affairs. Currently, I’m a Hi everyone! My name is Rose Warren, and I am running for chair of facilities and sustainability. I
writer for the Orient and the Globalist and will be a 2018-19 proctor for Coleman Hall. currently serve as the director of facilities and sustainability on BSG. As a result, I am the only candidate
If elected, I will work to strengthen Bowdoin’s academic support system by promoting: running who has experience leading a group of students in the facilities division of the Assembly.
• Improved CLT workshops centered on balancing well-being with rigorous coursework I believe that inclusiveness is an overlooked aspect of facilities, so my goal for next year is to make
• Increased discussion and accommodations regarding student mental and physical health in Bowdoin more accessible and safe for everyone. Next year, specifically, I would like to:
academics 1. Create more gender-neutral bathrooms on campus. This year, I’ve successfully ensured that gen-
• A platform for faculty to post lab/research position openings der-neutral bathrooms will be built in the new residential facilities
• Student-faculty dialogue through luncheons and meet-and-greets 2. Increase the number of water filling stations and hand dryers in buildings to reduce germ spread
• Textbook stipends for low-income students and reduce carbon emissions
• Extended library hours 3. Ensure that signs at Bowdoin have Braille on them and also create a designated facility for students
• Individual language tutoring who have extra time accommodations
• Continued work towards the current committee’s goals (e.g. uploading syllabi and ESD
requirement reevaluation)

Chair of the SOOC


Above is my vision. However, I can promise only sustained engagement. As chair, above all, I’ll work
to hear all Bowdoin voices, grasp the academic challenges and triumphs that students face and pursue
change accordingly. It’s through this that I hope to best represent you. Thank you.

Jono Harrison ’19


Chair of the Treasury
As chair of the SOOC, I intend to focus on issues of inclusivity, sexual assault reform and inter-orga-
nizational communication. During my time at Bowdoin, I have enjoyed participating in clubs across a
broad range of areas and hope to ensure that students from all backgrounds are able to fully enjoy extra-
curricular life. In the past year, we saw the successful implementation of mandatory inclusivity trainings
Theo Christian ’19 for club leaders, but the conversation must not end there. To maintain a continuous dialogue, I will
This past year, it has been a pleasure sitting on the Student Activity Funding Committee (SAFC), and create an annual second-semester meeting with all club leaders to reflect and share ideas on inclusion
I hope to bring that experience to chairing the committee as chair of the treasury. My main goals are to: initiatives.
1. Increase the transparency of the decision-making process. In an effort to truly be transparent with Additionally, I fully support initiatives to reform sexual assault prevention and will work to devise
the campus, I want to release minutes of SAFC meetings alongside BSG minutes so that everyone can sexual assault training for club leaders. I believe that I am well-qualified to serve as an effective member
know exactly how each decision is made. of the BSG Executive Committee and am excited by the opportunity to create a more healthy, welcoming
2. Simplify the funding process. I want to update the funding form so that you can reference the appli- community within student organizations.
cable section of the guidelines all within the same document, streamlining the process for club leaders.
3. Clarify the guidelines available. Guidelines are typically updated twice a year, but I found a version Jenna Scott ’19
of them still on the BSG website from 2015-2016. This is ridiculous. It should be clear for club leaders Hi everyone! My name is Jenna, and I’m running for chair of student organizations!
exactly which rules apply. I believe that my organizational skills, enthusiasm, efficiency and experience make me the best can-
didate for this position. For three years, I’ve served as BSG head of programming and operations, where

Harry Sherman ’21 I’ve planned Spring Gala and other events and worked in the Student Activities (SA) office, where I’ve
built great relationships and have helped lead numerous groups, including producing RISE 2018.
Hello, everyone! I am tremendously excited about the prospect of serving as your treasurer. As a rep- If elected, I’ll work closely with club leaders and SA staff to make student organizations run as
resentative to the Student Activity Funding Committee (SAFC), I understand the importance of a strong smoothly as possible. I will incorporate sexual assault prevention and mental health into new training,
relationship between the SAFC and the student organizations that it serves. Clubs should always feel plan dinners and awards for student organizations and work to unify various leadership trainings under
confident that the committee under my leadership will be doing its absolute best to provide all necessary the umbrella of Student Affairs. I’ve already started working with Nate Hintze and Lisa Peterson on
funding. Here are some steps I’d take towards improving the funding process: developing these ideas and am excited to implement them if given the opportunity!
1. Adding a glossary to the guidelines defining any confusing and “jargony” terms used throughout
the process
2. Should the SAFC be unable to fully fund a request, providing a list of other potential sources of
Fanta Traore ’21
funding from around campus I am Fanta Traore and I am running for chair of student organizations alongside Aneka Kazlyna,
3. Providing explicit justifications for all of our decisions who is running for chair of academic affairs. I am a RA with ResLife, the secretary of Africa Alliance,
Managing the $700,000 activities budget is a complex responsibility that deserves someone thought- the Muslim Students Association’s treasurer, the president of H4H, the leader for BASE and BSS pro-
ful, creative and detail-oriented to assume it. I trust myself with these responsibilities, and I hope you will grams and an intergroup dialogue facilitator. I know what it’s like to be on the other side of the re-char-
too. Thank you! tering process and have established myself in the very organizations in which I partake. This makes
me the most qualified and hands-on experienced candidate because I’m familiar with the failures and
successes that come with running clubs.
Our vision: Revolutionize academic and personal support and accessibility
• Wellness Machine
• Peer Nightline
SEE PAGE 3 to learn what the positions entail SOOC Vision:
• Strengthen the relationship among student organizations and enrich community events
and remember to vote by Sunday at 8 p.m. • Reconfigure the re-chartering process and hold hands-on club training workshops
• Open workshops for active members
APRIL
16 Friday, April 20, 2018

FRIDAY 20
EVENTS
Earth Day Celebration
The Office of Sustainability will be hosting an Earth Day
celebration. There will be Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, games,
music and other fun activities.
David Saul Smith Union. 11 a.m.

PERFORMANCE
Common Hour: Student Ensembles
Concert
Student musicians from the Department of Music will
perform classical and jazz pieces.
Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 12:30 p.m.

PERFORMANCE
Lady Bits: A Night of Comedy with
Sophie de Bruijn CHRIS RITTER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
PAUSING FOR POETRY: Michael Reed, Senior Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity, reads poetry under Alexander Calder’s “Red Fossils”
Sophie de Bruijn ’18 of Office Hours Improv and Purity Pact mobile in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library on Wednesday. Every weekday in April, a student, faculty or staff member will read a poem in honor of
Comedy will perform an original one-woman show as part National Poetry Month.
of her Honors Project on the history of women in stand-up
comedy in the United States.

MONDAY 23 WEDNESDAY 25
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 8:30 p.m.

LECTURE LECTURE

SATURDAY 21 “Articulating a Noncitizen Politics “For the Love of Color”


Amidst a Refugee Crisis: German Pity v. Photographer Cig Harvey will discuss the effects of color on
her life and work. Harvey’s neon art is currently on display
Democratic Inclusion” at the art museum’s exhibit, “On A Different Wavelength: A
PERFORMANCE Damani Partridge, professor of anthropology and
Bowdoin Chamber Choir Afroamerican and African studies at the University of
Celebration of Color in Books.
The Bowdoin Chamber Choir, directed by Professor of Music Second floor Gallery, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. 12 p.m.
Michigan, will look at Germany’s acceptance of refugees over
Robert K. Greenlee, will perform a new piece by Sam Kyzivat the last three years. Partridge will look at what incorporation
’18 which examines the setting of Edgar Allen Poe’s “A LECTURE
efforts were made by the government, the effects of the
Dream Within a Dream.” The performance will also include effort and the exclusionary practices in Germany. West African Music Ensemble
songs that they performed in their recent tour of Portugal. Main Lounge, Moulton Union. 7:30 p.m. The ensemble will perform music from the Ewe and Akan groups.
There will also be a performance on Sunday at 3 p.m. Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m.
Chapel. 3 p.m. LECTURE
“Blaxploitalian: 100 Years of Blackness
PERFORMANCE
in Italian Cinema”
The Improvised Musical
THURSDAY 26
Fred Kudjo Kuwornu, an Italian-Ghanaian filmmaker and
Sophie de Bruijn ’18 and Collin Litts ‘18 will perform an all activist, will screen his film that focuses on the history of
original and completely improvised musical based on blackness in Italian cinema and prompts contemporary
audience engagement with the accompaniment of Jae-Yeon questions about diversity and film. The screening will be
Yoo ’18. There will be another performance on Sunday at 7 DISCUSSION
followed by a discussion.
p.m. Memorial Hall, room 108 Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall. 7:30 p.m.
Novel Creatures: Animal Life and the
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 8 p.m. New Millennium
Hilary Thompson, professor of English, will launch her book
“Novel Creatures.” which looks at the role of animals in

TUESDAY 24
modern literature and the shift of that role pre-and post-9/11.
Faculty Room, Massachusetts Hall. 4:15 p.m.

SUNDAY 22 EVENT
“Fashioning a Home in Early America”
PERFORMANCE
Ivies Thursday Concert
Student band Gingersnap will open for indie-pop band
FILM Collector and fine woodworker Don Hare ’51, senior AJR. Students are limited to two guests per person. Guest
In Search of Israeli Cuisine consulting Curator Laura Fecych Sprague and curator registration is available at the David Saul Smith Union
Bowdoin Hillel and Bath’s Beth Israel Congregation will be Joachim Homann will show 17th and 18th century furniture, Information Desk.
screening the film “In Search of Israeli Cuisine.” chest and tableware. David Saul Smith Union. 10 p.m.
Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 3 p.m. Museum of Art. 12 p.m.

27 LECTURE 28 CONCERT 29 30 1 PERFORMANCE 2 EVENT 3 PERFORMANCE

“Dostoevsky in the Creative Writing


Ivies Performance: Chamberfest Spring Dance
21st Century” Honors Theses
DRAM Concert 2018
Readings

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