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The Nation’s Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, September 14, 2018 Volume 148, Number 2 bowdoinorient.com

Report finds need for

curricular reforms
tasked with answering a ques- the report also offered a set of
by Jessica Piper tion posed by Rose the previ- “strategic enhancements” for
Orient Staff
ous fall: “What Knowledge, the next decade.
Although Bowdoin has nav- Skills and Creative Disposi- “Maybe the biggest take-
igated a changing higher ed- tions (KSCD) should every away, at a high altitude is the
ucation landscape well, it has student who graduates from affirmation of the core liberal
room to improve upon issues Bowdoin ten years from now arts education that we pro-
such as course flexibility and possess?” vide,” said Rose. “At the same
the teaching of quantitative The report framed this cen- time, really pushing hard that
literacy, according to a report tral question in the context of there are changes that will en-
released by President Clayton a “profound transformation” hance what we do here.”
Rose in a campus-wide email in higher education, citing the Among the issues raised
on September 6. endowment tax, controver- by the report was quantitative
The “Report of the Pres- sies about freedom of speech literacy. In an alumni survey,
ident’s Working Group on and political correctness and only 60 percent of respondents
Knowledge, Skills, and Cre- debates on the value of STEM said that their Bowdoin edu-
ative Dispositions” was the re- fields and humanities as sev- cation had a positive effect on
sult of a group of faculty, staff, eral of the challenges facing their ability to use quantitative
students and trustees who col- Bowdoin and colleges across tools.
lected input from more than the United States. Associate Dean for Aca-
800 members of the Bowdoin While it generally praised demic Affairs Chuck Dorn,
community this past spring. the College’s efforts to navigate
The committee had been these issues in recent years, Please see KCSD, page 4

Race to the ballot box:

Bowdoin votes 2018
This fall, with the help of online form or mailing in a
by James Callahan student volunteers, the group paper application.
Orient Staff
hopes to have their “votemo- Students can register or
After a 2016 election cycle bile” tables present at every request an absentee ballot by
in which only 52.6 percent of campus event that draws a visiting one of the votemobile
Bowdoin students who were crowd. tables, the McKeen Center or
eligible to vote actually cast State voter registration the online Blackboard Bow-
a ballot, Bowdoin Votes, a deadlines are fast approach- doin Votes page under the
campus group, is ramping up ing, with the earliest, Rhode “Organizations” tab. In any PJ SEELERT, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT

its get-out-the-vote efforts in
advance of the 2018 midterm
Island, coming up on October
7. And even if students have
case, Bowdoin Votes will mail
any forms for free.
PARTY FOR THE PLANET: Ariana Smith ’21 dances oustide Smith Union
elections on Tuesday, Novem- already registered, many have “My goal is to get students during Greenstock, which featured live musical performances. SEE PAGE 8.
ber 6. to re-register. This is particu- to feel like it’s accessible and
“If you don’t vote, your larly true if they are planning worth it and important to
government will not reflect
your interests,” said Archer
to vote in Maine’s election.
“If you’re voting in-state,
vote—every single time,” said
Lardie. of surveyed
first years did
Thomas ’21, a student volun- because you have changed After the 2016 election, Bow-
teer who has done tabling for dorms and Bowdoin is situat- doin decided to partner with
Bowdoin Votes. “Everybody ed in the absolute epicenter of the ALL IN Campus Democ-
has a right to vote in either
their home state or in the state
five voting districts, you don’t
live in the same voting district
racy Challenge, a nonpartisan
initiative dedicated to increas- not know how
to pronounce
they go to college.” in town that you did two years ing democratic engagement
Bowdoin Votes was found- ago. You need to update your on college campuses across the
ed in 2016 by Associate Di- registration,” said Lardie. country. Thanks to ALL IN,
rector of the Joseph McKeen
Center for the Common Good
Students who are registered
to vote out of state need to
Bowdoin was able—for the first
time ever—to see how many “Bowdoin” when they began the
college search. SEE PAGE 9.
Andrew Lardie with the mis- request an absentee ballot. students actually vote.
sion of increasing civic en- Depending on the state, this
gagement among students. either means submitting an Please see VOTE, page 3

New hires—a veteran, a globe-trotter, a teacher of an Olympian

traveler and aims to visit 50 missions and advising in the the position on an interim dents. fame” is teaching five-time
by Andrew Bastone countries before he turns 50. College of Arts and Sciences basis. Mike Ranen, the director Olympic gold medalist Ka-
Staff Writer
Coates said he has particularly at Cornell University. Wilmarie Rodriguez, the of residential and student life tie Ledecky chemistry while
A trio of new staff members enjoyed time spent in Burki- Khoa Khuong, who previ- associate dean of student af- and associate dean of student working as a high school in-
in the Offices of Student Af- na Faso, Estonia and Iceland. ously held Coates’s position fairs and special assistant to affairs, hails from Massachu- structor. “I was always trying
fairs and Residential Life hail Now, he is looking forward as dean of first-year students, the dean of student affairs, is setts. As an avid Boston sports to get [Ledecky] to let us do
from vastly different back- to a trip to the Kingdom of is assistant dean of upperclass an Army veteran and a for- fan, he is excited to continue chemical experiments on her
grounds, but each expressed Bhutan. A sitcom enthusiast, students. Last year, Melissa mer first-generation college living in Red Sox territory. gold medal,” Ranen said. “She
similar desires to get to know Coates enjoys watching Sein- Quinby was the interim dean student. She is also pursuing a Prior to arriving in Bruns- never let us, though!”
students at Bowdoin. feld, Curb Your Enthusiasm of first-year students. Doctorate of Education at the wick, Ranen worked at Har- Coates pointed to his rela-
Chad Coates, the associate and 30 Rock. Before coming Michael Pulju is the other College of William & Mary, vard University as a resident tionship with a struggling for-
dean of students and dean of to Bowdoin, Coates served assistant dean of upperclass where she previously worked dean of freshmen.
first-year students, is an avid as the assistant dean of ad- students. He previously held as the assistant dean of stu- Ranen said his “claim to Please see HIRES, page 4

Departments find new homes on George Lopez has revitalized Bowdoin Sophomores Flora Hamilton and Ariana Volleyball team defends winning streak Nate DeMoranville ’20 says campus has a
Bowdoin’s changing campus. Page 3. Symphony Orchestra. Page 5. Smith strive to inspire. Page 11. going into weekend competition. Page 13. long way to go on bias. Page 14.

Friday, September 14, 2018

9/6 to 9/13 STUDENT SPEAK:
Thursday, September 6 the damage.
When was the last time you cried?
• The odor of marijuana smoke was reported on the • Two female students reported that a man driving a
fourth floor of Chamberlain Hall. vehicle on College Street made an offensive gesture.
• A student reported receiving an unexplained punc- • A student with flu-like symptoms was provided an
ture wound in the leg following a night out with escort to Mid Coast Hospital. Amber Ramos ’20
friends. • An officer checked on the condition of an intoxicat-
• A friend of an ill student requested a wellness check.
• A student who twisted an ankle playing soccer was
ed minor student at Hyde Hall.
• An officer checked on the well-being of an intoxi-
I was just about to cry right now.
given an escort to her residence hall. cated minor student who became ill in the Thorne Hall
• A neighbor complained of excessive noise late at men’s room.
night from students playing basketball at Helmreich
House. Sunday, September 9
• A smoke alarm at Harpswell Apartments was trig- • Brunswick police responded to an off-campus stu-
gered by cigarette smoke. dent house on Garrison Street and dispersed a gather-
ing of students.
Tobi Omola ’19
Friday, September 7
• A neighbor report-
• An intoxicated mi-
nor student failed to When I found out that no one
ed loud noise from identify himself and
students walking on
Cleaveland Street.
then ran away from a
security officer. The
on my Pre-O brought their Juul.
• Excessive noise was student was located in
reported on the 12th bed a short while later.
floor of Coles Tower. A report of the inci-
• The fire alarm was dent was made to the
activated at Stowe
House Inn by a stu-
dean’s office.
• A prospective stu- Theodora Hurley ’20
dent who admitted to dent became intoxi-
smoking marijuana in
his room.
cated and vomited in
Thorne Hall.
Reading Strega Nonna by Tomi
• An officer checked
on the well-being of
• The reported theft
of a penny board from DePaolo.
an intoxicated minor Winthrop Hall turned
student at Osher Hall. out to be unfounded.

Saturday, September 8 Monday, September 10

• A student requested a wellness check after she was • Officers assisted a student who reported having a
accidentally struck in the head while dancing at a Bax-
ter House event.
dizzy spell in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library.
• A student took responsibility for smoking marijuana
K Irving ’21
• A student requested a wellness check for an intoxi-
cated friend at Winthrop Hall.
inside Chamberlain Hall.
Two nights ago. Reading my
• Officers and paramedics responded to assist an in- Tuesday, September 11
toxicated student at Maine Hall.
• A group of students severely vandalized a wall in
• A student reported the theft of a blue Fuji bicycle
from the west side bike rack at Moulton Union. The
a Baxter House restroom during a registered event. bike has a “War Economy” sticker on the frame. The
Six students came forward to take responsibility for unregistered bike was not locked to the rack.


Across *62. What is hidden in the starred

1. Setting for “Twelfth Night,” or the 65. Copy
high school in “She’s The Man” 67. Type of cross
7. Test in a tube, briefly 68. Two, to Caesar
10. Use for old clothes 69. Pudding eaten with roast
13. Hardly worldly beef
14. _____ pants 70 Santa _____
16. Botch something
*17. Done without
19. Tricolored cat
20. Pluralizing suffix 1. Derive by logic
21. Opal or amethyst 2. __-tzu of the Tao
22. Abbr. for NYC trains 3. How the French read
23. Egyptian sun god 4. Designer Saint-Laurent
25. March Madness org. 5. Gas option (abbr.)
28. Compost h older 6. Philip ___, first Asian-American
*29. Caesar salad basic film actor with a Walk of Fame star
35. Watson, Roberts or Stone 7. Male title
36. Ancient Roman emperor 8. Withdraw
37. Husking target 9. A leader of prayer in a Mosque
38. Bird of ill omen, according to 10. Payback?
British superstition 11. Subject of a Bowdoin museum
40. Pro at giving exams to pupils? 12. Really bad pun
43. Modern Family star ___ O’Neill 15. Scottish for “one”
44. Letter addendum (abbr.) 18. Of songbirds (anagram of CO
46. “Cause I’m Mr. Brightside” NIES)
*48. They’re at the low end of the 24. Great fleet of warships
electromagnetic spectrum 25. Sodium (abbr.)
52. Four Seasons rival 26. “Prop-” suffix
53. Nicki Minaj song, from “The 27. Prefix for “dynamic” or “space” 39. Keeps away from others 49. Accomplish or execute 60. “Full House” star Ms.
Pinkprint” (2014) 30. Texter’s “I’m shocked!” 41. “_ __ for Undertow” (Grafton 50. Las Vegas hotel Loughlin, briefly
54. It’s _ ___ pleasure! 31. Chart making, say novel) 51. Assessor 63. Common tear site
55. Collection of nerve cells 32. Age of Enlightenment thinker 42. Bio subj. 54. Ludicrous or absurd act 64. Norse goddess of health
58. Seahawks org. 33. Spill the beans 45. Ma’s partner 56. Spot to be marooned 66. Initials for Khrushchev
61. Justin Timberlake’s state of 34. Clothes mender 47. Setting of three wars by Freder- 57. East, in Munich 67. Number of Dalmatians
birth (abbr.) 35. Need for action ick the Great 59. Progressive lady? to Caesar
Friday, September 14, 2018 NEWS 3

Departmental consolidations Tons of toppled

make way for collaboration trees: storm clean-
by Emily Staten
will offer unique opportunities
for collaboration between the
consolidation will provide
new opportunities for collab-
“We’re super excited to
have the common area,” said
up stretches on
Staff Writer
departments. oration within the department Roberts. “It’s a really good op- or trees that are structurally
The start of the semester “At this point, we’re all just and increased proximity to the portunity for us to build our by Aura Carlson unfit,” said Tuttle.
Staff Writer
brings changes for several de- trying to function in a build- Africana Studies Department, intellectual community with The College has an arborist
partments as professors pre- ing that isn’t ready yet ... but which is located on the third each other and also with our A week after last Thurs- who keeps track of the health of
pare to move into new offices I think [collaboration] might floor of Adams. students, so I think it’s going day’s storm damaged their all the trees on campus, making
around campus. be coming down the road,” “We have a relatively large to be great for us. I’m really apartment, the four residents sure that trees with very long
Many professors in the said Cathryn Field, laboratory department, so I think being excited.” of Pine A are still staying else- limbs are trimmed, and un-
Earth and Oceanographic Sci- instructor in Earth and Ocean- all together would really facili- In addition to the EOS, where. Facilities Management healthy trees are taken down.
ence Department (EOS) have ographic Science. “The idea tate collaboration and create a ES and History Department has estimated that it will take When the repairs on Pine
moved from their previous of- was to promote collaboration, sense of community, comrad- relocations, the Gender, Sex- about a month for the total A are completed, the four
fices in Druckenmiller Hall to and I’m really looking forward ery and solidarity,” said Assis- uality and Women’s Studies damage from the storm, which student occupants may move
new spaces in the Roux Center to that.” tant Professor of History Salar Department (GSWS) left its involved 69 mile per hour back in. Since there are some
for the Environment. The En- With the EOS and the ES de- Mohandesi. old location at Boody-John- winds and caused 30,000 pow- rooms do not need repair, the
vironmental Studies Program partments taking up residence Meghan Roberts, associate son House—which will be- er outages in the Brunswick students only removed items
(ES) is also moving to the in the Roux Center, the first professor of history, is coor- come a College House next area, to be fixed completely. they would want to use over
Roux Center, with professors floor of Adams will undergo dinating the move, and she year—for Ham House on Bath When facilities crew mem- the next four weeks.
vacating their old offices in renovations before becoming expects that much of the con- Road. This puts the GSWS bers arrived at Pine Apartments, The only other Bowdo-
Adams Hall. home to much of the History struction and renovation in Department near the Edward according to Senior Associate in structure damaged by the
Although delays in con- Department. Adams will occur over winter Pols House, home to the Phi- Director of Facilities Operations storm was Dudley Coe, home
struction of the Roux Center The move to Adams will break. All work on the offices is losophy and Latin American Jeff Tuttle, the first thing they to the Office of Residential
have made the move more dif- help bring the History De- planned to be completed in time Studies Departments, and did was go inside to make sure Life and several academic
ficult than anticipated, hous- partment—previously spread for professors to start moving the Riley House, home to the no one was hurt. Then, they se- offices. During the storm, a
ing the EOS and ES depart- all across campus—together in over spring break and during Education and Italian Depart- cured the area, ensuring that no branch broke off of a tree,
ments in the same building under one roof. This physical the summer of 2019. ments. one else could enter. The four flying from one side of the
students living in Pine A were building to another and crash-
not at home during the storm. ing through the window next
Director of Housing Opera- to the workspace of Danielle
tions Lisa Rendall informed the Miller, coordinator of residen-
occupants that they needed to tial life operations. Miller was
move their belongings and helped not sitting at her desk when it
them find temporary housing in happened, although she was in

State of Maine power outages—it’s a wild card,

a way of life here. And that’s just part of living
in New England, in a rural location.
–Jeff Tuttle

Brunswick Apartments. her office.

“Some debris and stuff like Additionally, according to
that came into the apartment Tuttle, nearby cross country
and got into laundry … but all trails need a lot of cleanup, and
their electronics looked like there are broken limbs high in
they were fine, which was su- the trees that need to be taken
per lucky,” said Rendall. down.
According to Tuttle, the On the day of the storm,
main ridge pole at the top of power went out on Bowdoin’s
the apartment was damaged. A campus at 1:30 p.m. It took
more than 40-foot pine tree fell about three hours for the Cen-
through the roof over the com- tral Maine Power Company to
mon space. Another branch fell restore power to north campus
through the bedroom ceiling on and four more to restore it to
one side of the room. Tuttle em- south campus.
phasized how pine trees, which “It was pretty quick with
are often especially tall, some- the amount of trees that were
SUPPORTING SUFFRAGE: Nina Alvarado-Silverman ’19 helps students register to vote at a votemobile table at the Student Activities fair. times don’t show any outward down,” said Tuttle. “We are
signs of rot which can lead to a lot more in shape now to
VOTE you, among the students who
are enrolled at your school,
percentage of students who
were eligible to vote and actu-
bling in Smith Union on Na-
tional Voter Registration Day,
their collapse. He said that while
there may be rotting inside pine
handle these things than we
were 20 years ago. State of
how many of them are regis- ally voted increased from 38.5 September 25, from at least 9 trees, “you just can’t predict it.” Maine power outages—it’s a
“They have found a way to tered and how many of them percent to 52.6 percent. For a.m. to 5 p.m. Additionally, on According to the Office of Safe- wild card, a way of life here.
marry anonymous school en- have voted,” said Lardie about the midterms, Bowdoin has Tuesday, October 30, the Col- ty and Security, 11 trees were And that’s just part of living in
rollment information—which the ALL IN Campus Democ- set a goal of 80 percent voter lege is hosting a congressional downed last Thursday. New England, in a rural loca-
is confidential—and publicly racy Challenge. engagement. and gubernatorial debate in “We try to minimize the tion with power lines that are
available voter rolls and tell From 2012 to 2016, the Bowdoin Votes will be ta- Studzinski Hall. damage from unhealthy trees above ground.”

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4 NEWS Friday, September 14, 2018


RAISING FLAGS IN REMEMBRANCE: Continuing an annual tradition, members of Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) planted American flags on Coe Quad on the morning of September 11. The flags honor those who died in the
terror attacks that took place on the morning of September 11, 2001. A BSG Instagram post documenting the display bore a caption honoring the victims: “you are gone but never forgotten.”

HIRES hobby in Brunswick is unlikely

and expressed interest in trying
I remember the feelings of frustration KCSD imenting and finding some-
thing that’s workable,” she said.
his hand at cross-country skiing and despair trying to navigate CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Other academic recom-
mer student as one of his most
fulfilling educational moments.
Rodriguez, a fan of the enrolling into college ... I wanted to who chaired the committee,
noted that teaching quanti-
mendations included expand-
ed opportunities for faculty
Coates said the student referred “amazing New York Giants,” make sure that no other student had tative literacy is a challenge innovation, interdisciplinary
to him as “the reason I’m grad- will also have to adjust to life faced by many liberal arts col- capstone projects for seniors
uating college” and has since in Patriots Nation. to experience the same struggles. leges. He added that, given the and practical knowledge work-
invited Coates to his wedding Asked about their reasons College’s long history of teach- shops. Proficiency in personal
and newly purchased home. for coming to Bowdoin, all –Wilmarie Rodriguez ing reading and writing, it’s finance and public speaking
Arriving from upstate New three responded similarly. nearly impossible to graduate were among the “knowledge
York, Boston and Virginia, the Each said they were motivated spair trying to navigate enroll- like to specifically immerse from Bowdoin without learn- and skills” that students who
trio will experience a different by the opportunity to interact ing into college and not having themselves in. Coates declared ing those skills. It is easier for met with the committee said
lifestyle in Maine. Ranen said he directly with students, some- anyone that would have the his intention to maximize in- students to avoid quantitative they hoped to acquire before
is excited for a more “gentle pace” thing they cited as a reason compassion and patience to teraction with students, say- classes in math and science. graduation.
and easy access to the Maine for pursuing a career in higher explain the process to me,” she ing he plans both to meet all As a solution, the report In his note to the commu-
coastline, especially with his two education. said. “I wanted to make sure first years in small groups and proposed a second-year sem- nity accompanying the report,
young children in tow. A favorite Rodriguez pointed to her that no other student had to to conduct one-on-one meet- inar focused on quantitative Rose highlighted five catego-
activity for Coates at Cornell was difficulties transitioning to experience the same struggles.” ings at some point during the literacy as well as expansion of ries of work based on their
his role with the Ithaca Dragon college after military service as The three newcomers first semester. the Digital and Computational recommendations: integrated
Boat Club, although he acknowl- motivation for pursuing high- pointed to affinity groups, The three are excited for Studies Initiative, which was thinking, including a deeper
edges that the continuation of er education. “I remember the community service and men- the beginnings of their Bow- first launched in 2013. commitment to interdisci-
his unorthodox water sports feelings of frustration and de- tal health as areas they would doin careers. The report also critiqued plinary collaborations; digital
the College’s system of course and computation literacy;
offerings, calling it “very re- ethical judgment, which the
strictive.” Enrollment caps report cited as a common
and strict prerequisites create concern among community
hurdles for faculty, the authors members; the “sophomore
found, particularly in the con- experience,” in which Rose
text of interdepartmental col- highlighted the role of Col-
laboration. lege Houses in addition to ac-
Nonetheless, both Rose and ademic spheres; and teaching
Dean for Academic Affairs and practicing sustained dis-
Elizabeth McCormack cau- course, which Rose identified
tioned against the expectation in his Convocation address in
of immediate changes. August as necessary for “our
“We want to be careful that understanding of the remark-
we don’t get too far down the able and varied backgrounds
road, that we actually know and identities we each bring
we’re on a path and a journey to Bowdoin.”
here to explore and try things, Rose also offered praise for
and that we’ll work our way the 16-person committee that
to an end state over time, but completed the report, saying
we’re not imagining an end that he would consider con-
state today,” Rose said. vening the same type of group
McCormack has, however, in the future for “issues that
begun conversation with the are deeply strategic and long-
Curriculum Implementation term in nature.”
COPYRIGHT DENNIS GRIGGS, TANNERY HILL STUDIOS Committee in regards to the “They did a great report,”
STUDENT AFFAIRS EMBRACES NEW FACES: From left, Mike Ranen, director of residential and student life and associate dean of student affairs; Wilmarie Rodri- report. said Rose. “Now we have some
guez, associate dean of student affairs and special assistant to the dean of student affairs; and Chad Coates, associate dean of students and dean of first-year students. “We’re going to be exper- work to do.”

Friday, September 14, 2018

Bowdoin creates space for a new kind of

George Lopez show


FROM BACH TO BOWDOIN: Orchestra Director George Lopez has played in countries around the world. Since coming to Bowdoin, he has generously shared his talents and cultivated new life in the music department.

Lopez said. “I was an athlete He went on to attend the a musician. At first, he focused Raley ’21. “He helps us find play a recital, the College hired
by Emma Sorkin when I was young. I played Hartt School of Music in Con- on the social aspect of music, whatever is within us that en- him and Lopez accepted the
Staff Writer
baseball quite seriously. My necticut and studied in Paris then the artistic, and finally the riches the music itself. He’s not university-level job he had al-
You’d never guess it from mother didn’t really want that and Holland, where he evolved ability to share his passion and just there to help us play the ways wanted.
looking at him now—sitting kind of culture for me.” as a musician, playing in venues inspire future generations to music, he’s there to help us feel “At the time I thought I was
comfortably, a smile spreading After his mother consulted across the globe. not only create and appreciate the music in a different way.” going to have a life as a freelanc-
across his face as he describes their pastor, Lopez began les- “I had intended to stay [in art, but also to experience it. When he moved to New er, and I was putting together a
his orchestra, voice bouncing sons with the church’s keyboard Europe], but my luck ran out so This quality sets him apart from Hampshire for a teaching job, business plan to do historical
and echoing across the recital player. It quickly became clear I came back to the U.S.,” Lopez many other conductors who Lopez met the then-chair- keyboard concerts at large ven-
hall—but George Lopez, Beck- that he had an aptitude for mu- said. take a more serious, structured person of the Bowdoin Music ues all over the country and all
with artist-in-residence and di- sic. Lopez swapped his baseball Upon returning to the Unit- approach. Department who mentioned over the world,” Lopez said. “It
rector of the Bowdoin orchestra, glove for his grandmother’s ed States, Lopez began teaching “George is about the passion the opportunity of Bowdoin’s was a pretty good plan too, but
never wanted to be a musician. beat-up, upright piano and be- music, which he considered the that we feel in playing [music],” Artist-in-Residence program.
“I am a reluctant musician,” gan his musical journey. next logical step in his work as said orchestra member Gillian After he came to Bowdoin to Please see LOPEZ, page 6

Seniors have grand plans for Ladd House

different to have seniors than
by Norell Sherman sophomores,” LoGerfo-Olsen
Staff Writer
said. “You’re not trying to im-
Ladd House—occupied by press anyone anymore.”
sophomores in recent memo- Tapping into a desire to
ry—has a new set of residents: create a space for seniors,
class of 2019. As the only ex- Ladd has already hosted a
clusively senior space within few small-scale events which
the College House system, the have catered to an upperclass-
iconic red facade of Ladd now man audience. On the second
represents an experiment in weekend of classes, students
keeping the social scene for aged 21 and above filled the
upperclassmen centered on House and were allowed to
campus. be served alcoholic beverag-
Although it’s still too early es. Underage students who
to tell how Ladd will navigate attended did not receive the
its role as a communal space, coveted wristbands, which are
House members have em- part of the House’s new sys-
braced this uncertainty and tem of ID-ing at the door.
are looking forward to what LoGerfo-Olsen is also
the year will bring. excited by the prospect of a
For seniors Amber Oros- partnership between Ladd
co and Sadie LoGerfo-Olsen, and the Senior Class Coun-
the wooden-walled common cil, which has a budget of
room looks familiar. This $30,000. Council funds can
year, the two women, joined also be spent on alcohol for
by 20 other housemates, are 21-and-over events, whereas
experiencing College House Ladd House money cannot. MACKEY O’KEEFE, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
life in a completely different The talk of events only for
RAD LADD: The iconic red-brick College House has new occupants as Res Life made a gamble to bring social life back to campus with this senior-only residence.
way than when they lived in students of age distinguish-
Ladd as sophomores. es Ladd from other College really do have it in their mind Even though House mem- to generate dialogue about met with officers from the
“Coming back I wanted to Houses. that Ladd is considered differ- bers feel the importance of how Ladd can function for the other seven College Houses.
do a lot of things differently, “People really do see it as ent from the rest of the Col- creating a unique space for rest of campus. At the begin-
and I also think it’s totally a separate space and people lege Houses,” Orosco said. seniors, they have also worked ning of the semester, members Please see LADD, page 7
6 FEATURES Friday, September 14, 2018

At home in all lands: everywhere and nowhere

school. I saw myself on the culture, I have never seen. ly don’t know where I belong choosing. There is something reason why I can’t consider
by Aisha Rickford tube and when I went to I am constantly navigating sometimes. When friends talk wonderful about being able both countries my own; after
Features Contributer
play at my cousins’ houses anxiety around place. When about moving—or even just to feel at home in different all, one is my birthplace, and
Almost one year ago, I on the weekends. We were my brother was 16, this anx- visiting—the West Coast, the places. New York is home for the other is the country that
wrote a Talk of the Quad ti- everywhere, and I took it for iety drove him to move back idea that I could potentially me. So is London. So is Maine, raised me.
tled “Dirigo” about the con- granted. to the U.K. Since then, I have be tied another place terrifies in many ways. And they all This column is called “At
stant movement during my In America, everything always defined myself by me. I can’t even choose be- blend beautifully together Home in All Lands,” because
childhood and the freedom changed. I was not just one the splintering of my family tween New York and London, now and in unexpected mo- although I’ll spend my whole
I felt when I put roots down of many anymore. I was The across coasts and continents. let alone add another place to ments. Sometimes when I’m life trying to make sense of
in Maine. I’ll say now, it was Black Girl From England. It No matter where I choose to love. driving down Pleasant Street, what place means to me, at
naive of me to think that after made perfect sense to me. It live, I will be apart from the The poet Nayyirah Waheed I think about how much mid- least I know that I can make a
years of movement, I thought made no sense to anybody places or the people I love. has a poem that simply reads, coast Maine and Long Island home anywhere. This column
I would suddenly and poeti- else. I never had to explain I know people who have “where you are is not who look alike. Sometimes, I hear is my way of freeing myself
cally find my home. Naturally, my blackness in London. lived in the same house, state you are.” These words have traffic from my dorm window from what feels like a soli-
my relationship with Maine I didn’t even know the or country their entire lives. been unbelievably liberating and I’m transported to a New tary burden and finding out
has changed since then. name of the country that my I never had that opportunity. to me in recent years. In my York City street. Other days, I how my fellow members of
Through no fault or de- mother and father were from In the United States, I feel Talk of the Quad last year, step out on campus on a par- the Bowdoin community feel
cision of my own, I’ve spent until I was in America. It nev- British—but even when I I talked about the power ticularly brisk day, and I’m about places. I want to learn
a lot of my life torn between er crossed my mind. I knew feel American, I still feel of choosing places for given a bittersweet reminder about the places they were
people and places. My mother who I was. I grew up eating foreign. In the U.K., I’m yourself. More and of how the wind born, the places they’re tied to
was born in Sierra Leone and Sierra Leonean food and was not always perceived as more lately, I’ve feels coming off and the places they’ve grown
moved to the U.K in her early surrounded by African art. I British due to my Amer- been considering of the Thames. up hearing about but have yet
teens. My father who is half Si- heard stories about the relent- ican disdain for narrow the power in not There is no to see. I want to hear about the
erra Leonean and half English less, rainy season and picking roads. I end up feeling places they’ve traveled to and
grew up in England. When it mangoes off trees. I grew up very American when the places they want to visit.
was just a couple months shy hearing our languages, Krio I realize there are I want to know the places
of my seventh birthday, my and Susu. When I was a baby, so many things I they have lived in, and
mother, my brother and I all my auntie would wrap me in don’t understand the places, like Bowdoin,
relocated from the suburbs of cloth around her back and about Britain, that they’ve chosen for
London to Long Island, New carry me. I don’t know how, like the educa- themselves.
York. but I still remember the sen- tion system or
At my primary school in sation of my cheek pressed the political cli-
London, I was just another against the fabric of her shirt mate.
second-generation child of as I dozed off. I have no other I’m always
West Africans. I saw myself in memory that feels as safe. yearning for
my classes, on the playground And yet, I’ve never been something or
and on the streets when my to Sierra Leone. It’s amazing somewhere, but
mum walked me home from to feel this intense connec- once I get there,
tion to a place I yearn for the
that, beyond opposite. I tru-


LOPEZ apart from other conductors,

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 students say.
“Some conductors take a

then the Bowdoin opportunity top-down approach. George
came and it created a level of is not that way,” said orchestra

to our
excitement and security that I manager and member Benja-
couldn’t pass up.” min Ratner ’19. “He’s always

Under Lopez’s direction listening and trying to under-
and enthusiasm, the Bowdoin stand the student experience
Chamber Orchestra—once rather than trying to create the

comprised of about 25 stu- student experience, which is
dents—has grown to nearly 70 one of the reasons why I think
members and is now known as a lot of people in the orchestra
the Bowdoin Symphony Or-
really respect George.”
For Lopez, the Orchestra
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“Every year the Orchestra program is as much about service or local business to
gets bigger, the repertoire they the music as it is about the
play gets complicated and in- community and ensuring that thousands of Bowdoin stu-
teresting and there seems to be students feel comfortable. In
a big energy and vitality about order to prevent the Orchestra dents and community mem-
bers? The Bowdoin Orient
it, and a lot of that is the enthu- from feeling like an additional
siasm that George brings to it,” class, Lopez implements snack
said Professor of music Vineet
Shende, chair of the music de-
time and retreats so that stu-
dents have time to socialize, wants to help you out.
partment. relax and make connections
The Orchestra’s success can with one another.
also be attributed to Lopez’s “He’s someone who is a
unwavering effort to incor- world-class player but also re-
porate student opinion into
the Orchestra, allowing it to
ally cares about developing the
program and imparting what
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about scheduling practices and to really take ownership of
and events. This willingness to the music,” Shende said. “We’re
work with students sets Lopez lucky to have George here.”
Friday, September 14, 2018 FEATURES 7

Having a normal one: a

Steel Reserve on campus
Now let’s move into the op- on our contemporaries, ruining
by Simon Cann, Jack Fullerton tics—the experience of drinking rompers and jerseys alike. As the
and Ethan Winter beer is, after all, mostly about beer warmed and flattened out,
Features Contributors the can art. The optics, however, we noticed a damp nuttiness—
Welcome sweet readers, are bad. This colossus of a can is imagine if you managed to stub
For guys like us, the explosion plastered with phrases we don’t your tongue. Had Bernard Sand-
of craft beer has been great. In- understand like “EXTRA MALT- ers won in 2016 and nationalized
stead of developing fully formed ED,” “SLOW BREWED” and the beer industry, we’d all be
personalities, we can learn a “HIGH GRAVITY.” Very cool. It sipping this Steely-Can for nine
simple vocabulary, e.g. “citra,” looks like a word cloud generated straight nights. If this is the only
“dry-hopped,” “milk stout,” “dou- from a distressed, well-read copy beer we’ll get under socialism,
ble IPA,” “notes,” “you’ve had of Ted Kaczynski’s manifesto. we’re out.
too much,” “I’m cutting you off ” Which we definitely don’t own. An unknown man wearing
and then be semi-functioning Clearly, the proud folks at Steel the afternoon’s fourth Larry Bird
members of society, mindlessly Brewing Company put a stout jersey lent us some wisdom. “The
quoting “Good Will Hunting” effort into the can art––unfor- Steel Reserve is intended to be
back and forth while drinking tunately, this was the only thing paired with your favorite vari-
overpriced beer to distract from they put any effort into. ety of long-cut chaw. You know
the fact that we have not a shred Now technically this is a you’re having a normal one when
of individuality. This we call “malt liquor”—we don’t know you finish the whole can, then fill
friendship. what this means; we’re calling it back up with cloudy discharge
In this column, we plan on it “beer.” Weighing in at 24 oz. of your lower lip. Extra points
continuing this tradition. We’re with an alcohol content of 8.1 go to anyone who could actually
going to review beers—but with percent, this bad boy packs a taste the difference between the
a twist. We’ll be focusing on cost effective—and punish- Steel Reserve and a cancerous
those beers that have been left ing—alcoholic punch. The Steel soup of mouth juice.” Our source
behind. Longreads will never Reserve is equivalent to four requested to remain anonymous.
profile Coors Lite—so we will. standard drinks, and at a cost of Our best guess is Larry Bird.
Ever wanted the flavor profile of $1.60 per can, each drink costs We decided that none of us
a Miller High Life—the “cham- only 40 cents—and it tastes like could shotgun it—Jack offered
pagne of beers”—broken down it. If you are unwavering in your that whoever did would be a “real
in painstaking detail? Neither insistence that alcohol enter one.”
did we, until now. Folks, it’s time your system via the mouth, it The Steel Reserve is the
to strap in and join us in this is by far the most economical post-modernist’s answer to
sudsy semester-long adventure. way to get drunk. This is the malt liquor. You, dear readers,
This is going to be fun. Steel Reserve’s only redeeming can trust our authority on this
Our first beer is the Steel Re- feature. It smells like a full rack matter, as all three of us have
serve 211. Before even cracking of Bud Light was boiled over a read “Infinite Jest” and none of
it, it’s important to set the scene. stove and reduced until it was 24 us have any idea what it’s about.
We sat on the lighthouse porch oz. of “HIGH-GRAVITY,” high- Which, if you think about it, is
this past Saturday as a darty test rocket sauce. It’s a disaster. pretty post-modernist. The sleek,
raged below—heads up, jean This is the Challenger explosion matte-aluminum can lures in
jackets are in. of beer. Sure, you’re gonna get hipsters, drifters and fans of An-
Midway through the re- off the ground, but you may be drew Carnegie’s industrial em-
viewing process, some parents rethinking your choice of bever- pire alike, then disappoints with
showed up. We thought that age 73 seconds later. a genuinely repulsive experience
PHOEB was “pretty cool;” however, the When that first sip hits your and ultimately reduces you to an
dad did not respond well to our ganglia, you’re practically guar- infantile state—Ethan had to go
attempts to get him to “do beers” anteed a gag reaction—the lie down.
with us. We settled for some po- biggest workout we got that We finished and did the only
lite chit-chat. “Crazy storm, but Saturday was muscling through logical thing: bought three more.
boy did we need that rain.” the immediate urge to vomit Sheesh.

ing a more laid back yet still
party scene,” LoGerfo-Olsen
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 said. “That’s something we’re
“I’m feeling very confident really looking forward to.”
that they’re being proac- While the programming
tive about that and thinking and potential for Ladd is ex-
about it intentionally, and I citing, questions of how the
feel like it’s gonna work out House will generate atten-
well,” said Interim Director dance at its events and unite
of Residential Life Assistant various communities on cam-
Tim Coston. pus remain.
While it has prioritized Eddie Akubude ’18, a first-
senior events, Ladd plans time College House resident,
to continue hosting cam- said that he doesn’t know if
pus-wide events to bridge Ladd’s presence will stop up-
the gap, and members hope perclassmen groups from go-
they see widespread partici- ing off campus.
pation. Tomorrow night, the “I think it’s a good idea as
House will host another cam- long as upperclassmen are re-
pus-wide after the football ceptive to it. They need to see
game, “The Football Results that this is their space too,”
Party.” They will also contin- Akubude said.
ue to throw trademark Bow- Darius Riley ’19 echoed a
doin parties such as Epicuria. similar sentiment.
“If you really focus peo- “In order for it to be suc-
ple’s energy on a few events cessful it can’t be just us,”
per year it will be pretty awe- Riley said. “It has to be the
some,” Orosco said. student body. The more peo-
In addition to parties, ple we have, the more active it
Ladd House members have is, that is what our definition
talked about using the space of success is.”
for more art-oriented and While the effects of an all-se-
creative events, like the exist- nior College House on campus STUDIOUS SENIOR: Edward Akubude ’18, a member of the newly all-senior College House studies in the library of the historic Bowdoin residence.
ing Ladd House Art Show. life remain to be seen, Orosco fying space on campus. of different things, just a lot of on Bowdoin community and opportunity to do that. And
“We have a really cool is excited to see the House po- “This space is versatile opportunity there,” she said. bringing people together, and we’re still figuring out how,
space for music and foster- tentially serve the role as a uni- enough to be able to do a lot “There’s this whole emphasis I think that Ladd is the perfect but I’m optimistic.”
8 FEATURES Friday, September 14, 2018


On Saturday, Dudley Coe Quad was filled
with music and students at the annual
Greenstock festival. Musical groups such
as Sweet Anne, the Meddiebempsters
and Xander performed genres from
jazz to a cappella. Sustainable Bowdoin,
the Bowdoin Organic Garden, the
Bowdoin Outing Club and the Office of
Sustainability were among groups that
helped organize live music and ice cream.
Other groups showed support towards
a more sustainable campus, such as the
Yellow Bike Club, which offered bike tuning.
The crisp day ended with a campus-wide
barbecue on the Dudley Coe quad.

Photos by PJ Seelert
9 Friday, September 14, 2018

By the numbers: breaking down the Class of 2022

by Dakota Griffin
by Bowdoin’s standards, meaning nei-
ther of their parents graduated with a For 66% of surveyed first years,
Bowdoin was their top-choice school.
Orient Staff
four-year degree. This percentage is
Last year, when the Class of 2022 higher than previous classes. In the
first began talking about which col- Class of 2018, for example, 12 percent
leges they were applying to, 33 percent of students matched the College’s defi-
of them were not sure whether they nition of first-generation. First-gen-
Are you a recruited varsity athlete?
should be saying “Bo-do-in,” “Bow- eration students are more likely to Yes
do-in” or “Bow-din.” Since then, they choose chem-free housing, with 50
have learned how to pronounce the percent of first-gen first years living 97.30% 83.33% 73.97% 82.26% 66.15% 64.29%
College’s name and developed dining on chem-free floors. In contrast, only 100%
hall allegiances—Thorne Hall comes about 17 percent of first years who are
out on top with 61 percent of the vote. not first-generation opted for chem- 90.0%
Thirty-five percent of them have al- free living.
ready acquired a pair of the iconic L.L. Seventy-three percent of respon- 80.0%
Bean Boots, while 33 percent of first dents either already work or plan to
years plan to never buy a pair. For 66 work an on-campus job. Ninety-six 70.0%
percent of first years, Bowdoin was percent of first-generation students
their top choice school. work or plan to work, compared to 60.0%
All of these statistics come from the 69 percent of students who are not
Orient’s inaugural first-year survey, first-generation. 50.0%
which gathered information about Nineteen percent of respondents
everything from students’ preferred reported having one or more relatives 40.0% 33.85% 35.71%
dining hall to their family’s income who had attended or currently attend
bracket to their intended career field. the College. Seven percent of first years 30.0% 26.03%
The 29-question survey was emailed to have one parent who attended Bowdo-
the first-year class on September 3 and in, while for two percent of respon- 20.0% 16.67% 17.74%
closed eight days later. It received 294 dents, both parents are alums. Four
full responses, representing roughly 57 percent of first years have a sibling who 10.0%
percent of the approximately 510-per- has attended or is currently attending 2.70%
son class. Bowdoin. Other relatives, including 0.0%
Overall, 16 percent of respondents grandparents, aunts and uncles, make <$40K 40K- 80K- 125K- 250K- >500K
are first-generation college students up the remaining six percent. 80K 125K 250K 500K
annual parental income

Do you live on a chem-free floor?

10% of respondents 49.95% 72.22% 80.56% 76.67% 90.48% 96.30%

have a fake ID 100%


Have you or your family taken out loans to pay 80.0%

for Bowdoin? 70.0%
60.0% 54.05%

26% 14% 60% 50.0%

Yes No, but we No, and we don’t plan to. 30.0% 27.78%
plan to. 19.44%
Which substances, if any, have you used prior 10.0% 9.52%
to Bowdoin? 0.0%
71.7% <$40K 40K- 80K- 125K- 250K- >500K
70.0% 80K 125K 250K 500K
annual parental income

Did you apply to Bowdoin early decision?
27.0% 56.41% 61.11% 48.65% 44.44% 30.30% 36.67%

10.0% 6.1% 90.0%

0.0% 80.0%
Drinking alcohol Marijuana Cigarettes Vaping Other
Gender versus expected post-grad income 60.0% 55.56%
45.0% 42.1% 51.35%
Female students 50.0%
40.0% 43.59%
34.5% Male students 38.89%
35.0% 40.0%
25.0% 23.1%

19.8% 20.0%
15.0% 10.0%
10.0% 9.2% 9.1%
5.8% 0.0%
5.0% 3.4% <$40K 40K- 80K- 125K- 250K- 500K+
80K 125K 250K 500K
0.0% annual parental income
<$30K 30K-50K 50K-70K 70K-90K 90K+
MONEY MATTERS: The percentage of recruited athletes from the bottom income bracket is 14 percentage points lower than the next
WAGE GAP?: Male students expect to have a higher post-graduate income than their female highest income bracket. Students from families in the bottom income bracket are nearly 15 times more likely to live on a chem-free floor than
counterparts. Men are nearly three times as likely to anticipate having an income of more than students from the highest income bracket. Students from families in the top income bracket are 20 percent more likely to apply Early Decision.
$90,000. There was not a statistically significant number of non-binary respondents. GRAPHS COMPILED BY GEORGE GRIMBILAS, DREW MACDONALD AND GIDEON MOORE


Friday, September 14, 2018


HOMAGE TO HOMER : “Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting” attempts to
investigate the way in which photography impacts viewers’ understanding of the artist’s practice.

Looking through the lens of Winslow Homer

co-curated the exhibit. born into a world when pho- tography as influence on sub- artists they know that wheth- search.
by Sabrina Lin “[The exhibition] was tography had been around for ject matter, also as a model … er you’re a photographer or “Two years ago I worked
Orient Staff
prompted by a phone call that a couple of years, so it’s really and a way to represent himself a painter, when a new visual with a group of students in my
For the last 27 years of his we received about five years interesting to think about how to the world.” technology like photography is Winslow Homer seminar, and
career, the 19th-century art- ago, suggesting that there was he engaged with photography “[Homer’s process] is not introduced, why wouldn’t you we had 10 research questions
ist Winslow Homer lived and a guy down in Scarborough, … throughout his entire life.” simplistic equation work,” take advantage of that?” said that we needed answered, and
worked amongst the jagged Maine who claimed to have Documenting Homer’s said Associate Professor of Goodyear. [the students] went and found
outcrops and tempestuous Winslow Homer’s camera,” creative evolution from the Art James Mullen, an avid Mullen further reflects on the answers,” she said. “We
tides of Prouts Neck, Maine. said Goodyear. inception of his career, the landscape artist himself. “I employing photography in the spent a semester looking at all
The new exhibition at the Despite their initial skepti- exhibition is comprised of a think [Goodyear and Byrd] do era of contemporary painting. of this work and just thinking
Bowdoin College Museum cism, Goodyear and Assistant variety of paintings, prints, a great job of opening up the “[Photography and art] is about the research possibilities
of Art, “Winslow Homer and Professor of Art History Dana drawings, watercolors, objects complexities of relationships a really vital sort of axis that and the arguments that have
the Camera: Photography and Byrd quickly saw the opportu- and photos. And while paint- between painting and photog- a lot of conversation circles been made.”
the Art of Painting,” reshapes nities offered by this newfound ing’s relationship to the camera raphy with him, that’s great.” around,” he said. “They took “We feel like Homer’s prac-
visitors’ understanding of the knowledge, tapping into ongo- is central to the discussion, the At the same time, the ex- such a classically studied tice was a complicated one,”
iconic American painter. ing conversations about the re- exhibition also highlights pho- hibition projects itself into a painter with such relevance concluded Goodyear. “But we
A titan figure in the school lationship between painting and tography’s dominant influence contemporary dialogue about to Bowdoin, and found a way hope this exhibition becomes
of landscape, Homer had never photography in American art. in shaping Homer’s visual lan- art and technology, as conver- to bring him forward into ex- the foundation for future re-
been previously associated with “The camera’s arrival is guage and artistic sensibilities. sations between the curators isting current dialogue … and search on this particular topic.”
the practice of photography. mind-blowing, and it really “There are about five dif- and artistic members of the found a place at the table for “Winslow Homer and the
This connection, which comes allowed us to rethink how Ho- ferent ways [in which] Homer Bowdoin community would that [conversation] in a very Camera: Photography and the
to life in the exhibition, arose mer understood photography is using photographs,” Byrd reveal. meaningful way.” Art of Painting” will be on
in a serendipitous fashion, ac- throughout his lifetime,” Byrd said. “Not just to extend the “Artists like [Professor Spearheaded by Byrd, the view at the Bowdoin College
cording to Co-Director of the said. “He is someone that come [range of ] works that he could of Art] Michael Kolster and development of the exhibition Museum of Art through Oc-
Museum Frank Goodyear, who of age with photos, he [was] sell, as a sketch, or using pho- James Mullen … as working is also indebted to student re- tober 28.

‘A Handled History:’ five centuries displayed through medals

in the left corner of the gallery, Wu medallic art form and explain how material and time period— from ary political figures to important spiration of those physical objects
by Amanda Banasiak noted an array of displayed books, medals were designed, created and 1484 all the way up to Marcel battles and wars,” said Pastoriza. … We’re really grateful that this is
Staff Writer which came with the medal col- shared,” Pastoriza said. Duchamp’s 1968 addition. Their Aside from aggrandizing state- possible and that we’ve had three
Political propaganda, classical lection, and old catalogues from Collected by Cesare and Aman- enduring popularity is indeed fas- ments of personal ambitions and extraordinarily talented students
tales and five centuries of history previous exhibitions. da Molinari during their travels cinating. identity, a rare gem in the collec- take this project on,” said Anne
are on view at the student-curated “One of the goals of the exhi- and donated to the College in “In addition to their application tion, Orosco noted, also com- Goodyear, co-director of the Bow-
exhibition “A Handled History,” bition is to expose the broader 1966, the unique collection houses as portraiture, medals offer viewers ments on the role of women in the doin College Museum of Art.
showcasing the prestigious Moli- community and audience to the over 1,500 medals ranging in size, slices of history, from revolution- 15th century. The exhibition is as much about
nari medals collection. Not to be “This is Laura Bassi. She was constructing the medals’ historical
underestimated for their intimate the first female professor at the significance as connecting objects
scale, the selection on display is a University of Begonia of physics of the Antiquity to modern life;
compact cultural testament to ob- and philosophy,” Orosco said indeed, the combination of im-
ject-collecting and materiality. about a medal. She wasn’t allowed agery and accompanying caption
Amber Orosco ’19, Stephen to teach physics in the university remains a popular form of self-ex-
Pastoriza ’19 and Benjamin Wu and so she had to teach physics in pression in the present day, in par-
’18 organized the exhibition in the- her basement … as far as we know, ticular with the use of social media.
matic groupings. Housed in cases it’s very rare for something like that “[The medals are] a very similar
specifically designed by the Frick to be made and for a woman to be format [to] choosing like a profile
Collection in New York City, the celebrated.” picture,” Orosco said. “Like how
medals can be viewed both from The curators are also work- someone would choose the front
the front and back, a display de- ing to launch an online scholarly or averse of one of these pieces.
signed to evoke for modern view- catalogue that would provide the Then there’s an inscription like a
ers the same intimate relationship public with access to the entire col- caption and then the back is an
the medals’ original owners might lection, making use of the medals’ allegory: [a] symbolic message,
have experienced. educational value. which is like your cover photo. So
“Back in the day people would “We developed with David it’s like a very much reminiscent of
just have these in their bedroom Francis … an app, so you would social media.”
desks and would pull them out of just scan this QR code,” Wu said. “Medals emerged in the early
drawers. So that’s kind of how we “You’d be brought to a webpage Renaissance … [They] respond-
tried to mimic it,” said Wu. and you’re able to search each in- ed, I think, to a desire for pictures
Within the Markell Gallery, dividual medal.” of people who we admired and
furniture and display elements are “Those medals have continued wanted information about, and
deliberately orchestrated to com- AMANDA BANASIAK, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT to inspire many generations of it’s really interesting to me that
plement the experience. In addi- MEDALS AND MEMENTOS: Three Art History students curated an exhibition dedicated to the Molinari medals Bowdoin students, and I think it this scale is not dissimilar from
tion to an old wooden desk sitting collection, examining their historical significance and connection to modernity. is in large part because of the in- now,” said Goodyear.
Friday, September 14, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 11

Portrait of an
Artist: two women
on jazz at Bowdoin
AS: Last year, while per-
by Brianna Cunliffe forming in the Pub, there was
Staff Writer a moment at the end when
Ariana Smith ’21 and Flora Flora and I just happened to
Hamilton ’21, members of the do the same thing at the same
Bowdoin jazz program, are time. Not planned at all, but it
creative partners in writing worked. I’ll never forget how
and performing original music great that was—how much of
on campus. Smith is a sing- a privilege and a blessing it
er-songwriter, and Hamilton is was to express a song I had
a jazz pianist. written—to perform with PJ SEELERT, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
The following interview has such talented musicians. JAZZY GALS: Sophomores Ariana Smith ’21 (left) and Flora Hamilton ’21
been edited for length and clar- (right) discuss their creative passions, empowering women in the arts and
ity. Q: From where do you draw their favorite moments working alongside one another.
The Bowdoin Orient: What AS: So fun fact, I can’t worked on a collection called things they want to express,
brought you to jazz at Bowdo- read music. I’ll write a song “Seasons,” one song for ev- and I think that jazz is so
in? and lyrics, bring it to Flora, ery season. We’re working to ethereal that it’s a great medi-
Flora Hamilton: I started and we’ll jam together. The bring those to life. um to express those feelings.
jazz when I was a junior in song “November Solitude,” I FH: I would love to start
high school. The jazz program penned it as a cry out to God writing. That’s very scary, but Q: Thoughts on how jazz table. And that’s something way—equivalent to speaking
itself teaches me music fun- really. ‘Are you going to leave that’s my personal project. It has shaped your Bowdoin ex- that we stand for. up for 10 seconds in a room
damentals, but what I really me here, please stay, because I would also be great to see an perience? FH: Ariana provides space full of strangers.
get out of it is learning how to need you, I can’t do this alone.’ all-girls band. AS: There is so much tal- for me to choose. People AS: Jazz has definitely been
work with other musicians. I draw inspiration from my ent—the caliber is actually would choose my songs for a channel for growth. It allows
Ariana Smith: I’m classical- Q: What does it mean for
lived experiences and those of mind-boggling. And it’s a way me growing up, since I accom- me to bring my individuality
ly trained; I didn’t do anything others. you to champion women in for me to set my goals high, pany most of the time. Now, to the table, outside of the
with jazz before coming to FH: I was a classically
the arts, especially jazz? but also, I get so much genu- I’m trying to understand what classroom and outside of my
Bowdoin. I write music, and FH: I’d say that women
trained pianist, so breaking ine joy watching talented mu- I want to do musically. friends, and really just be my-
Flora is so incredibly talented out of the classical shell is still
working together is some- sicians do their thing. It just self; Flora is being herself, and
that she can bring the things happening for me. And I’ve
thing new to me. I’ve really warms my heart and life to see Q: How has jazz has been we’re ourselves together, and
in my mind to life and spice really grown in that sense, us-
only worked with men in jazz Flora go off on a run. formative in your life? we work.
them up. Make them actual ing my ear and intuition.
ever since I started. A lot of times, people view FH: Having a musical voice
jazz. We’re a team—I can’t do AS: There’s power in women in the same spaces as runs parallel to having a voice Q: Any closing thoughts?
it without her. Q: Can you share any up- women working with wom- competitors, but for me, as a in any environment. Before I AS: Women are freaking
coming projects? Hopes and en, in Flora and I being like, woman, I’m not competing did anything with jazz, I was awesome!
Q: What has been a favorite ambitions for the future? ‘Hey guys, want to play with against any other women. I’m afraid to speak in class. But FH: And we have a lot more
collaboration or performances? AS: Over the summer, I us?’ Women have voices and me. That’s what I bring to the 10 seconds of soloing is—in a to learn and a lot more to say.

Four songs to celebrate the lasting legacy of Mac Miller

tape “K.I.D.S.,” “BDE” served as a still several years and a few projects duction in rap since the late ’90s, friend and fellow MC Vince Sta- eat pussy, other people need food.”
“2009” - Swimming (2018)
The Aux Cord testament to Miller’s assured state
of optimism, revelling in his first
away from superstardom. While
Miller will always be remembered
and “Diablo” is its crown jewel. A
relentless banger, “Diablo” com-
ples as “a fuckin’ bar.” “Diablo”
showed that Miller treated jazz as Growth has always been a part
by Chris Ritter major success, not jaded in the for his music, his stewardship to bines dynamic fills and 808s with more of a scholarship than a hob- of Mac Miller’s music. Each of
slightest and still itching for more: the rap game is survived by the an unexpected but instantly recog- by. But his studies never deterred one of his five albums has marked
To read more about Mac Miller’s “And I ain’t gonna wait for nothing, people he’s helped. nizable sample of the Duke Elling- him from his prior strengths, they a reinvention, some left turn of
personal journey, see page 15. ‘cause that just ain’t my style / Life “Diablo” - Faces (2014) ton-John Coltrane standard, “In a sharpened them. maturity but with no clear des-
We’ve grown up with Mac couldn’t get better.” Mac Miller’s love affair with Sentimental Mood.” It’s the type of “Dang!” (feat. Anderson .Paak) tination. “2009” is different. The
Miller. From his first mixtapes in Many artists have already com- jazz didn’t start with 2014’s “Faces,” production that earns nods from - The Divine Feminine (2016) penultimate track of “Swimming”
2009 until just last week, late teens memorated Miller for his positive but this may be where it reached both hip-hop heads in their teens In 2016, Mac Miller was in love is a mountaintop reflection and
and 20-somethings have watched vibes on and off the mic, but an its pinnacle. Executive produced and jazz cats in their sixties. Mill- with love itself. “Dang!” is a vibe the first time in Miller’s career
Mac grow from a middle school often overlooked part of Miller’s by Miller himself (under the er saves some of his best lines on that finds Mac frustrated with where he seems settled. The song
frat rap sensation into a dedicat- legacy is the way he used his fame pseudonym Larry Fisherman), the “Faces” for the track as well, aban- love for love’s sake, fed up with is named for the year before Mill-
ed connoisseur of hip-hop with a to promote artists on the come up between album mixtape contains doning convoluted wordplay in fa- time constraints, egos (his own er’s breakout. With the release of
passion for experimentation, jazz who didn’t have the same advan- some of the sharpest jazz pro- vor of the truly affecting, with lines included) and anything else that “K.I.D.S.” slingshotting him into
and introspection. Through the tages he had. This live version of like “If you don’t love me then just gets in the way of his affection. The the public eye in 2010, Miller fills
past decade, his music contained “BDE” comes from 2013’s Space lie to me,” a line commended by track pulses with that energy, as “2009” with teary eyed reflection
wry humor, drugged-out fantasy Migration Tour, which featured Mac two-steps over a on the years between then and
and painful reflection, sometimes then little known funk band The electro-disco groove now. It would be easy to be cyn-
all at once. Miller wasn’t merely a Internet as Miller’s backing from Canadian ical about the pitfalls of fame,
rapper of our generation, he was a band. Miller was very aware beatmaker Pomo, a especially for Miller, who strug-
lesson for it. He was an imperfect of how his whiteness and favorite collaborator gled with addiction, isolation and
model of perseverance and growth carefree rhymes made of Mac’s who would heartbreak in an excruciatingly
and a case study for how an artist him an easy fit for go on to produce “Lad- public way. But “2009” sees Miller
can turn problematic fame into booking agents and ders” and the infectiously funky decidedly grateful for the journey.
responsible stewardship of music. college shows, as “What’s the Use?” on his final “You gotta jump in to swim,” he
The breadth of emotion captured he discussed with album. Fellow artists remember opens the first verse, in which he
in Miller’s discography is seem- “The Fader” in Miller as much for his artistic finds himself enjoying the pres-
ingly boundless, but the following 2015. But Miller attention to detail as for his brash ence of loved ones and celebrat-
four songs in particular captured used this fame to sense of humor, and “Dang!” ing the lessons he’s learned. It’s
vital parts of his legacy. help several black art- encompasses both. remarkable how lines like “Isn’t it
“BDE (Best Day Ever) - Live” - ists who would not get The song estab- funny? We can make a lot of mon-
Live From Space (2013) similar looks (or similar lished Miller and ey / Buy a lot of things just to feel
There’s a part of Mac Miller’s checks) until years lat- Anderson .Paak as a lot of ugly” sound more resolved
legacy that will always rest in the er. In 2013, the openers pioneers of the than bitter, and the feeling shines
bright-eyed positivity of his youth. for The Space Migration new wave disco through to the chorus: “I don’t
Miller was just 19 in 2011 when he Tour were very much on the pop that’s since need to lie no more … It ain’t 2009
released his second mixtape, Best rise, but today the tour would made dozens no more, I know what’s behind
Day Ever. “BDE,” an end album look like a festival lineup: Earl of hits for Calvin that door.” The song is the sound
reprise of the tape’s title track be- Sweatshirt, fresh off of his debut, Harris and other of Mac finally making peace with
came a crowd favorite at live shows “Doris;” Vince Staples, still two SAR
DJs. Still, it wouldn’t his mistakes and being grateful
and a sleeper hit behind the tape’s years before “Summertime ‘06;” AC be a Mac Miller song if for the wisdom he’s earned. He’s
official single, “Donald Trump.” and a young Chance the Rapper he didn’t reach for laughs happier to have lived and learned
After the success of his breakout who had just released “Acid Rap,” with the near-cringey “I just than to not have learned at all.
12 Friday, September 14, 2018

REEL Women’s golf wins tournaments under new coach
completed the weekend with a swing is huge for your confidence,”
by Jason Cahoon second place performance in said Farber.
SAILING TO VICTORY: Orient Staff the Bobcat Invitational. Baldwin In addition to adjusting to a
Last weekend the sailing Last Saturday, the Bowdoin opened her collegiate golf career new coach, the Polar Bears had
team battled fierce cur- women’s golf team started its sea- with a sixth place finish in Bruns- to rebuild their team after four of
rents and bad weather son at the Brunswick Golf Course, wick and a fourth place finish in seven golfers graduated last year.
as they competed in re- winning the Bowdoin Invitational Auburn. As a result, the team has had to
gattas in three different for the third year in a row. With The weekend’s success was a rely on walk-on players instead
states. A four-person 363 strokes, Bowdoin scored over great start to new Head Coach of recruits. Cady, Farber and Mc-
20 strokes fewer than second Stu Cady’s career. Cady previously Cabe have all readily embraced
crew, consisting of Al-
place Husson. The following day, worked as a PGA golf professional the varying levels of experience on
den Grimes ’21, Rowan the Polar Bears followed up their in Massachusetts. Erin Cady, the the team this season.
Byrne ’21, Kelsey Slack victory at the Bobcat Invitational Bowdoin volleyball team’s head “Caroline and I try to show
’21 and Matt Safford ’20, in Auburn, Maine. Bowdoin won coach and Stu’s wife, connected that we are very motivated and
won the Harman Trophy with 362 strokes. him with the Bowdoin Athletic take golf very seriously to set an
at the Penobscot Bay The women’s golf team is led Department. example for everyone else,” said
Open hosted by Maine by Captain Caroline Farber ’20. “I drastically prefer coaching in McCabe. “They can see how much
Maritime Academy. Farber carded the best individ- a team setting because I can put a time we put into it, and that makes
Other members trav- ual score in both tournaments, plan together and see the progress everyone on the team more moti-
shooting a -1 at the Bowdoin In- that my golfers make,” said Cady. vated.”
elled to Yale and M.I.T,
vitational and a -4 at the Bobcat “Oftentimes, my lessons [in Mas- “It’s really easy with this group
where the team placed Invitational. sachusetts] were a one-time deal of golfers. They’re great kids to be
fourth and seventh “When you get into the zone in and you would never see them around, they’re personable, and
respectively. golf it starts to feel effortless and again. It’s more rewarding to put they’re fun to be on the course
that’s how I felt this past weekend,” a plan together and see what these with,” said Cady.
said Farber. young women are capable of.” Women’s golf will compete this
In addition to Farber’s first Cady’s experience teaching golf weekend in the Maine State Tourna-
SUN’S OUT, SHUT OUT: place finishes, the women’s golf at a high level is invaluable to the ment at the Bangor Municipal Golf
Women’s soccer (1-1-1) team received top-10 perfor- members of his team. Course. Bates, a strong competitor
mances from Emme McCabe ’20 “He is really good at helping us last weekend, will be in Bangor as COURTESY OF BRIAN BEARD
recovered from its loss
and Haley Baldwin ’22. McCabe with the mental aspect of the game well. The team hopes to continue PUTT, PUTT AND AWAY: Hayley Baldwin ’22 lines up her putt on the
last weekend to defeat finished in third place in the as well as our mechanics. Having its winning streak against NESCAC green. She is one of two new first years on the team.
Bates (1-1-0) 4-0. The Bowdoin Invitational and then someone who you trust with your competitors.
Polar Bears held a 13-7

Men’s soccer team avenges weekend losses

shot advantage, utilizing
their aggressive offense
to score goals in both
halves of the game. The
team’s defense also per-
formed well, with goalie
cause it maximizes the chances capabilities were comparable to better everyday,” said Niang. “It’s The team hopes and expects
Isabel Ball ’22 making by Kathryn McGinnis of it going in.” that of other NESCAC teams, a short season [and we need] to to rank in at least the top eight in
two saves in 25 minutes Orient Staff Stenquist added, “[One] statis- exposing weak spots in Bowdo- make sure that every day we’re the NESCAC in order to qualify
of game time. All eyes were on the men’s tic that isn’t really shown on the in’s strategy. invested in practice and getting for the championship tourna-
soccer team (2-2-0) on Tuesday scoreboard is scoring chances or “We need to be a lot more better for the next game.” ment.
as it took the field in a non-con- scoring opportunity. I’d rather dynamic in the final third of the While Niang is looking to- “Winning the NESCAC is
ference game against Husson a little interplay at the top of the field,” said Head Coach Scott ward the short term future, Sten- [winning] three games,” said
THE BOWDOIN BOGEY: University (1-4-1) that ended box than a 35 yard shot from Wiercinski. “[But] our possession quist is also concerned with the Niang. “It’s a matter of being
The men’s golf team in a 2-1 win for the Polar Bears. deep. You may not get a shot off, and problem solving in tight plac- long term impact he and four disciplined, especially defensive-
Over opening weekend, the but at least you’re close [and] es has been really good this year, other seniors will leave behind. ly. We’re definitely defensively
competed in the 2018
team lost two games to Amherst making the defense worry.” outpacing previous seasons.” “We are hoping to leave the sound and we’re just relentless.”
Bowdoin Invitational last (2-0-0) and St. Joseph’s College On the other end of the pitch, The team’s workouts are program with this sense of leg- “Somebody’s going to be real
weekend at the Bruns- (5-0-0). Captain Jake Stenquist a sound defense is integral to ball-centric, combining skill acy that we had before us,” said worried when they see Bowdoin
wick Country Club. ’19 encouraged the team to look the success of a NESCAC soccer drills and endurance exercises. Stenquist. “We’re not going to be soccer come onto their [field],”
With 629 strokes overall, at Tuesday’s game as a new op- team. Repeatedly called the most While the ultimate goal is to win Bowdoin soccer players our en- Stenquist added.
the team placed eighth portunity to win. competitive DIII conference in the NESCAC tournament, the tire lives. There are guys before The men’s soccer team will
out of 12. Tom Dunleavy “[After losing] against Am- the nation, the league stands out path to get there is composed by us that paved the way and we’re play at Wesleyan (1-2-0) tomor-
’20 carried the team herst it was most important to as the speed of its games are fast- smaller, everyday achievements. hoping to pass that knowledge row. The next home game is Oc-
with a score of 153 and [acknowledge] what we need to er and more physical. Amherst’s “[We’re] focused on getting on to the next.” tober 1 against Thomas College.
better and reflect on that game.
placed fourteenth out
Our coach says ‘Don’t let Am-
of 61. herst beat you twice.’ [Meaning]
don’t let [Amherst] beat you on
Sunday because of your attitude.
We came out [Tuesday] and we
FIELD OF GLORY: The got a win,” said Stenquist.
women’s field hockey “When I was in high school
team (3-0) remained my coach said, ‘losing is fertil-
undefeated with a 4-2 izer for growth,’” said Moctar
Niang ’19, a 2017 All-NESCAC
win against Bates (0-2)
performer. “I think we should
on Wednesday. The be proud of our performance,
Polar Bears held an 18-8 and I’m sure we’ll look back in
shot advantage and November and say it’s great Am-
decisively controlled the herst taught us a lesson. We’ll
game, leading by one beat them when we see them
point for the majority of again.”
the game. In the Husson game, the Polar
Bears held a 12-0 shot advantage.
In the previous games against
Amherst and St. Joseph’s, the
shot ratio told a different story,
with Bowdoin trailing 10-6 and
13-11 respectively.
“The shot ratio is a pretty
good gauge of who dominated
for the most part,” said Niang.
“[But] there are definitely some
games where you might not take LISA ZHOU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


as many shots. Our coach stress- ON THE BALL: CJ Masterson ’19 races against a Husson opponent to gain possession of the ball on Tuesday. The Polar Bears set the pace in the first
es having our shots on target be- half of the game but could not break through with a goal until the second half.
Friday, September 14, 2018 SPORTS 13

Volleyball on way to JV soccer player turns football hero

undefeated season More Than
A Game
by Ian Ward
ticulously orchestrated, ruth-
lessly regimented activity. Ev-
ery coach carries a laminated,
color-coded schedule, which
completing community service
activities or hosting events.
For anyone familiar with
basic managerial tactics, this
the kick and the gallery bel-
lowed. Back five more yards.
Now the players, howling and
screeching, broke from the
summer to pursue those goals When I arrived at Whittier breaks down that day’s two stuff isn’t revolutionary. But it 40-yard-line to form a tight
by Itza Bonilla Hernandez together.” Field 15 minutes before the hour and 15 minute practice is a step in the right direction semi-circle around Sean, who,
Staff Writer In addition to its hard start of practice, the place was into five minute chunks and for a roughly 80-man team with remarkable poise, nailed
The women’s volleyball work on and off the court, vacant—or so I thought. While records every unit’s activity that, in recent years, has not al- the kick. The semi-circle lost
team (6-0) is on a six-game the women’s volleyball team I was sitting in the Hubbard throughout that time. Practice ways seen eye-to-eye. The core its collective mind, converging
win streak after beating the values tradition and rela- Grandstand, enjoying the fruits starts exactly at 4:45, and from values are Wells’ and the play- around their diminutive team-
University of Southern Maine tionships. Cady, entering her of the $8 million dollar renova- there on, there is no deviation ers’ way of trying to have the mate, chanting “Sean! Sean!”
(4-4), Gordon College (6-4), fourth season as head coach, tion, a voice called up to me from the plan. team converge around a single, As he disappeared among the
Brandeis University (5-3), focuses on building relation- from the field. I poked my head To a layperson, however, the common point of reference. mob of bodies, I feared for his
Maine Maritime (5-4) and ships on the team. over the railing to find a boy experience is closer to watch- As the circus ran its course safety, but not for his confi-
sweeping the New England “We are a close team that wearing generic gym clothes, ing that of a three-ring circus. on the field, Sean worked dence.
Invitationals in Presque Isle gets along well,” she said. neon soccer cleats and lugging At any given moment, there are on the sideline with Chen, Chatting with Wells in the
and Boston. “Our close relationships off a Bowdoin-issue football hel- at least three, often more, drills warming up his leg and going middle of the field after prac-
The Polar Bears, who are the court help us on the court met around behind him. For happening at the same time, through his “rituals,” as he tice, I asked his thoughts on his
currently ranked third overall because we trust one another some context, his short, wiry some of which involve players called them. With half an hour newest backup kicker: “Awe-
in the NESCAC and eighth [and] are able to communi- frame did not exactly scream launching themselves at enor- left in practice, Kyle McAllis- some,” he said. Apparently
in the NCAA DIII Regional cate with one another effec- “collegiate football player”— mous rolling blue foam rings, ter, the special teams coach, Sean had approached him right
Rankings, have started off tively.” the weight of his helmet alone coaches poking at players with gathered his squad on the field, before I had to thank him for
their season strong. Captain The volleyball team cur- seemed to be weighing him gratuitously padded hockey before calling upon Sean, who, the opportunity and for getting
down. sticks and gigantic linemen after squibbing a couple of the guys to support him at the
This year everyone is going to be good. “Is there football practice
here today?” he asked me. Tak-
squatting with remarkable el-
egance under a slightly raised
kicks across the field noncha-
lantly launched two consecu-
“I didn’t tell them to do
As a team, we have to play our best no en aback, I told him that I was canopy. tive perfectly placed kicks to that,” he told me. “That was all
matter who the competition is. just a reporter but that yes, foot-
ball practice began in 15 min-
It’s also cacophonous. Ev-
erybody is yelling at somebody,
the opposite 10-yard-line, elic-
iting an enthusiastic high-five
The Polar Bears open their
–Lisa Sheldon ’19, Captain utes, and asked if he was on the and the voices reverberate off from McAllister and a nod of season tomorrow against Wil-
team, wondering how he had a the stone of the grandstand approval from Wells. liams, who has claimed victory
team-issued helmet but didn’t to produce an indecipherable Next, the coaches directed in its last five meetings with
Lisa Sheldon ’19 attributes rently maintains a 15 person know when practice was. “I’m rumble. When I occasion- Sean to the 15-yard-line, where Bowdoin and finished tied for
their success to both the di- roster. The team is able to the new kicker,” he told me. “It’s ally could discern a word, it he set up to practice an extra fourth in the NESCAC last sea-
versity and the passion of the play six on six, simulating my first day of actual practice.” was something like “puma” point. While Sean was getting son with a 6-3 record. Seasons
team. game situations, which has As it turns out, the Polar or “multi” or, my personal fa- his steps, a mass of players are not won or lost in a single
“Our team is so different, prepared the players for Bears had found themselves in vorite, “weasel.” I trust these started to spread out across game, especially an opener,
our players have different match days. At practice, a tough spot with five days un- all mean something; at least the 40-yard-line, dropping which, Wells cautioned, is often
interests and personalities, they are able to mimic other til their season opener. After its the players act like they do. their helmets to the ground to won by the team that makes
but at the end of the day, we teams very closely. The team first-year kicker, a recruit, left Stretching off to the side, Sean spectate. The holder took the fewer mistakes. So what hap-
all come together because we has also spent a lot of time the team during the first week looked equally confused. snap, and Sean, from a short- pens on Saturday will happen.
love volleyball,” said Sheldon. watching practice and game of practice, and its veteran If you ask a Bowdoin foot- ened approach, placed the ball But before then, it’s hard not
“But more importantly, we videos to learn from their kicker Michael Chen ’19 found ball player about the team perfectly between the uprights. to suspect that this Polar Bears
love our school and the tra- mistakes. himself nursing an injury, the culture, chances are good that A roar of approval arose from squad has found its center,
dition of the program. Once “We are breaking down team needed a backup. Finding he’ll mention the team’s “core the peanut gallery, which by something real around which it
you decide to invest in the what we can improve on at an no qualified candidates among values:” toughness, demand- now included the entire team. can converge. And it’s not just
program as a whole, the play- individual level,” said Cady. its ranks, it appealed to the ingness, accountability and McAllister moved Sean 10 Sean.
ers feel like they get so much “We are looking at what we men’s JV soccer team for help. love. The players selected and yards back to the 25; the pea-
out of it in terms of the com- can improve positionally.” The savior, I learned, was Sean defined these values, at Coach nut gallery whooped and
munity and the family aspect Sheldon points out that a Mitchell ’22, who had kicked J.B. Wells’ urging, after the hollered; Sean drilled
that our team shares.” possible challenge the Polar for his high school team in 2017 season, and have been
Head Coach Erin Cady Bears may face this coming Chicago but had had no inten- working to integrate them into
attributes the team’s success season is that other volleyball tions, until the day before, of the team’s routine. At the end
thus far to its hard work over programs across the region playing college ball. of every practice, players
the summer. The volleyball are improving. As players of all shapes and gather for the daily “put-
team picked up right where it “Other schools have got- sizes arrived to the field, lug- up,” wherein a player
left off last season. ten new coaches who have ging shoulder pads, helmets shouts-out a teammate
“The dynamic on the team changed their programs and and cleats, two things became for an action or atti-
has been great from the get- made them competitive. As clear. First, everyone was tude that embodied a
go, our team has put in a lot of a team, we can’t make wrong psyched to have a new kick- core value. During the
work over the summer and it conceptions about teams that er—“You’re the new guy!” be- offseason, players are SABRINA LIN
has been showing in practice,” we’ve beaten in the past. This came a common refrain—and “drafted” into smaller
said Cady. year everyone is going to be secondly, Sean was dwarfed. teams which compete
“In previous seasons we good. As a team, we have to Even next to the 5’9” Chen, he against one another
had to have a preseason to play our best no matter who looked small. by accruing points for
get us back into shape,” add- the competition is.” Football practice is a me- eating meals together,
ed Sheldon. “But [this year] The Polar Bears will defend

New nordic ski club attracts all skill levels

everyone took it upon them- their six-game win streak to-
selves this summer to work night against Colby (2-3).
hard because we knew our They will finish off the week-
goals this season and stayed end against Bates (3-1), on
in communication over the Saturday at 2 p.m.
mitment,” Ruck said. “We were Ruck said. “Nordic skiing is a mental health, and it’s super
by Ella Chaffin looking for a way to ski with lifelong sport and a full body fun,” Farrell said.
Orient Staff
other people without training as workout. All the benefits are The club has not yet officially
For students who crave par- intensely.” there. It’s a really great commu- been chartered with Bowdoin
ticipation in a sport but lack the Gabby Farrell ’21 had been nity too.” Student Government or Student
time to commit to varsity ath- competitively skiing since she Recognizing that the high Activities and leaders are in the
letics, sophomores Lowell Ruck was in sixth grade and also cost of equipment often poses a process of submitting a budget
and Mackey O’Keefe started a wished to continue skiing at a barrier to students looking to try and writing a mission statement.
new club for recreational Nordic lesser commitment level. skiing, the group hopes to ex- After this process is complete,
skiers. The group received more “I have skied for a long time pand its reach to students across the club will hold official meet-
than 50 sign ups at the student and raced competitively,” she income brackets. ings and practices.
activities fair and is expected said. “I really look forward to “Nordic skiing is an expen- Practices will be held two
to become official by the end of teaching people. I have a lot of sive sport,” said Ruck. “So one times a week and members will
October. friends who are joining the club thing we will try to do is get compete in races on the week-
Ruck said he felt like a part of who have never skied before and some used equipment that we ends, if they choose. The races
himself was missing after a year I’m excited to teach them.” can have for people that want to will include the Zak and Eastern
without competitive skiing. He One of the club’s goals is to try it.” cup, the NENSA circuit and oth-
and O’Keefe started to look for make Nordic skiing more acces- The club will also be a way for er marathon races.
a way to Nordic ski with a group sible on campus for experienced students to be active in the win- “Hopefully it will progress
of people informally. skiiers and beginners alike. The ter. The club’s leaders noted that, pretty quickly so we can start
“[O’Keefe] and I knew a club aims to create a community once snow covers campus, it can practicing in an official capaci-
bunch of people that had Nordic around a shared interest in ski- become easy to stay inside and ty,” Ruck said.
Skied in high school, but didn’t ing. stop exercising. Lowell Ruck and Mackey
ACE IN THE HOLE: The volleyball team talks strategy in a recent game. continue in college because the “We want to try to make this “Being outside during the O’Keefe are members of Orient
The Polar Bears hope to continue their six game win streak this weekend. varsity team is a very large com- club as inclusive as possible,” winter can do wonders for one’s Staff.
14 Friday, September 14, 2018

Full need, some loans

In 2018, Bowdoin topped the Princeton Review’s list of colleges with the best
financial aid. The College is without question committed to making higher educa-
tion more accessible and prides itself on meeting students’ full demonstrated need.
Bowdoin boasts a need-blind admissions policy and has eliminated students’ loans,
distributing grants instead. More than 50 percent of the Class of 2022 received a
Bowdoin grant.
However, it’s no secret that some Bowdoin students take out loans to pay for their
education. The Orient’s survey data this week found that 26 percent of first-year re-
spondents have already taken out loans and 14 percent anticipate needing to before
they graduate. These numbers indicate that students’ full need is not being met.
The process for determining need is cloudy, especially at private colleges like Bow-
doin that use auxiliary tools to calculate financial aid packages. According to Bow-
doin’s Office of Admission and Financial Aid, Bowdoin uses the College Scholarship
Service (CSS) profile, coupled with other tools, to assemble student aid packages.
But in our own experiences and conversations with friends about theirs, we have
observed that the calculator often produces a higher sum than the estimated family
contribution produced by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
For some students, while the estimation generated by the FAFSA seems financially
feasible, the contribution Bowdoin ultimately requests may require that they take
out loans.
While of course there are various reasons as to why this may be, it is impossible
to understand this gap without having more information about the inner workings
of the CSS Profile. The College, which has much more information about the reason
for this discrepancy, should consider whether the College Board’s algorithm is truly PHOEBE NICHOLS

We tolerate hate here

representative of students’ full need.
Bowdoin is an institution which is deeply committed to its students and their
well-being. However, students are commonly faced with the reality that, while the
College claims that it will meet their full financial need, it does not. We believe that
the College should be more transparent in how and why this gap comes to be.
We also believe that the high percentage of surveyed first years who take out loans
is reflective of a greater flaw in our education system. According to a recent Atlantic
article, the US spends more on higher education than almost any other developed “men to grab [her] at College House ple so comfortable in this space that
country. Americans spend nearly $30,000 per student per year, about twice as much by Nate DeMoranville parties.” She wanted to feel like “a they would never deem my people as
as the average developed country. The same poll found that 83 percent of Americans Op-Ed Contributor respected individual in [her] own equal.
reported not being able to afford higher education. What was your transition to Bow- Latina woman skin.” She wanted If this is to change—and I hope
And paying for college is only becoming more difficult. As the nation’s high school doin like? Be careful before you the College to be a place where you we can recognize that it should—we
population diversifies, it will only become more important that the CSS Profile accu- answer, because this is a political could “hear and feel the struggles of must radically reconfigure the space
rately calculates students’ demonstrated need. question. Your race, your class and people of color and women across and the structure therein of our
Bowdoin has always been on the forefront of progressive financial aid policies. your background likely played im- the world.” College. Most importantly, we must
As it becomes increasingly clear that current calculations of aid do not fully serve all portant roles in your adjustment. Reading this when I did made move past our tendency to appear
students, we trust that the College will continue to lead the charge. This column is a transcription of me incredibly hopeful. My high one way but act another entirely.
my own transition as a low-income school was very similar to Bowdoin Last year, for example, Bowdoin
Black man, as well as a more gener- in demographics, and it addressed Student Government responded to
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orient’s editorial board, al reflection of racialized space on diversity and inclusion very poorly. a bias incident by putting up posters
which is comprised of Nell Fitzgerald, Dakota Griffin, Calder McHugh, Devin campus. Martínez’s article, however, suggest- with the words, “We Do Not Tolerate
McKinney, Surya Milner and Jessica Piper. When I was a first year, I slept on ed something different might have Hate Here,” but what did this accom-
a bare mattress for several weeks and been in the works at Bowdoin, that plish? It was a temporary and fleet-
did not put on my comforter set un- the students may have been truly ing occupation of space, but it did
til halfway through September, be- committed to holding the adminis- not to address the actual structure of
cause I could not accept Bowdoin to tration accountable. our College which is one that most
be my home. Where was my mother? Unfortunately, this hope was certainly does tolerate hate.
Where was my brother? Where was quickly dashed by the comment sec- Martínez said it best, “It doesn’t
the food I actually wanted to eat? In tion, where the common sentiment matter that we say ‘welcome’ with
ESTABLISHED 1871 Rhode Island. was, “I’m not surprised you don’t words if in action … this is not the
I remember, during Orientation, feel welcome here, just leave.” These place for people of color and for
bowdoinorient.com orient@bowdoin.edu 6200 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011
I looked through the last edition of people did not care about her strug- women.” It’s been three years since
The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and information the Orient from the previous year. A gle, and they could not understand she wrote this, but almost nothing
relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its administrators, graduating senior had written a col- why buildings named after white has changed on campus. People of
the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following professional journalistic standards in umn piece titled, “On Decolonizing men and halls literally lined with color still struggle to graduate in
writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse Bowdoin: Welcoming People of Col- portraits of them might be imposing four years. We still experience mi-
discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community. or and Women.” The writer, a bisex- to a woman of color at a college run croaggressions, and we still have to
ual, low-income woman of color, re- almost exclusively by white men. deal with cultural appropriation.
Calder McHugh Jessica Piper flected on her own relationship with Now, if you similarly misunder- When will this stop? How will this
Editor in Chief Editor in Chief the College. People had asked her if stand, think of Hubbard Hall as just stop?
she regretted coming to Bowdoin, if one example of many. It is elegant, I do not have complete answers
it ever really became her home. Her yes, but also imposing—nobody to these questions, but I do wonder
Digital Director Managing Editor News Editor answer was no to both. from my home has wealth like that. what this place would look like with
James Little Anjulee Bhalla Nina McKay I encourage you to read the full In this way, the space’s elegance re- buildings named after people of col-
Nell Fitzgerald article by Caroline Martínez ’16, but inforces whiteness. This is most ap- or and with administrators coming
Photo Editor Dakota Griffin Features Editor this is a brief summary of her story. parent to me when I am a student in from truly diverse backgrounds. If
Ezra Sunshine Alyce McFadden Mitchel Jurasek Her very existence at Bowdoin felt classrooms like these and both my you similarly wonder, or entirely
Mindy Leder (asst.) “odd.” She didn’t want “massages peers and my professors are white. I disagree with my critique, catch me
Associate Editor
Sports Editor during finals, chocolate-covered am given the burden of representing in Thorne for brunch on Sunday to
Layout Editor Maia Coleman Kathryn McGinnis
Amanda Newman strawberries for special events” or the Black experience to white peo- continue the conversation.
Emma Bezilla
Lucia Ryan
Ian Stewart A&E Editor
Jaret Skonieczny (asst.) Copy Editor Sabrina Lin
Sam Adler
Data Desk Editor Sydney Benjamin Opinion Editor QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Gideon Moore Conrad Li Kate Lusignan


Devin McKinney
Senior News Reporter Calendar Editor
Multimedia Editor
Cole van Miltenburg
James Callahan Surya Milner
Ella Chaffin
Page 2 Editor

Harrison West Coordinating Editor
Gwen Davidson Diego Lasarte
Business Manager
Avery Wolfe Head Illustrator Digital Strategist
Molly Kennedy Phoebe Zipper Sophie Washington

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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.
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Friday, September 14, 2018 OPINION 15

Dear first-generation
Bowdoin student
by Eskedar Girmash tion Bowdoin student should 4. It is okay to not have the You will
Op-Ed Contributor know: college experience you imag- sometimes hate this place,
Dear First-Generation Bow- 1. It is ok to doubt or ques- ined you would have coming have a couple breakdowns,
doin Student, this school is tion yourself. That’s normal. into Bowdoin. Some people and maybe even entertain
yours too. However, it is not ok to give will adjust seamlessly, some the thought of transfer-
I remember my first year up because you don’t think will have a really difficult first ring. And, well, that’s ok.
was plagued with imposter you are good enough. Remind few months and others will That’s part of the process.
syndrome. I never felt good yourself of everything you’ve have shades in between. It But rest assured, you’ll
enough and always ques- accomplished and everything may take time for you to find make lifelong friends and
tioned if I really belonged you have yet to accomplish. your place and your people. incredible memories, ex-
here. Sure, this was a combi- 2. Ask for help. I heard this Don’t be afraid if you feel like pand your perspective,
nation of being so far away so many times and thought you’re not adjusting to Bow- laugh to tears and eat
from home, being one of the “well, duh,” but I never really doin like everyone else is. well—that’s part of the
few students of color in my started asking for help until 5. Without sound mental process too.
classes and just being new to well into sophomore year— health, nothing else really I hope you enter your
the campus. However, being bad idea. You are not alone matters. Bowdoin is stressful. first year with vigor. The
a first-generation student was here. Ask your peers, upper- Make sure you take care of flame that carried you
one of the most persistent dif- classmen, professors, deans, yourself. Get sleep, eat well, here might burn out at
ferences, for it manifested it- advisors, President Rose and talk to your family and friends times, but always make
self in terms of class, academ- affinity groups for help. You’ll back home, get away from sure to relight it. Always
ic preparedness and everyday be amazed by how eager peo- campus when needed, spend remember, this school is
conversations. I questioned ple will be to lend a helping time with your friends and set yours too.
if Bowdoin was the right hand. We’re here for you. aside alone time. You will not Go make incredible
choice on a number of occa- 3. Bowdoin has endless re- be considered “weak” if you memories, and always
sions. Through my internal sources, from helping you get ask for help, whether that be reach out if you need
struggles, however, I found an winter clothes to helping you for academic, mental health, anything.
amazing community of peers land that internship to fund- personal or social reasons. If With much love,
who understood this difficul- ing a research project you’re I could redo my first year, this Eskedar
ty, and in turn found my place passionate about. Never stop is the piece of advice I would Eskedar

and my voice. I hope sharing yourself from pursuing an adhere to the most. Girmash is a
my story and a couple of tips opportunity because you don’t Bowdoin is truly a special member of the

will help you find your place have money or are unsure how place. I never thought it was class of 2020.

here as well. The following to navigate the system. Take possible for me to grow as
are five things I think every full advantage of the short much as I have as a student,
low-income or first-genera- time you have here. leader, citizen and person.

The hardest hitting hip-hop death of the 2010s

A quick journey through the music of the late Mac Miller
imenting with production and world that Mac Miller, while powerful that it led to his his “frat” days and continued remain successful, but over
by Max Byron drugs. He soon released his still holding onto his depres- penultimate album, “The Di- his exploration of jazz and time he matured and devel-
Op-Ed Contributor
sophomore project, “Watch- sion and demons, had risen vine Feminine,” 52 minutes of funk that punctuated his ar- oped his sound purely for the
To take a deeper dive into ing Movies With the Sound from the hole he was suffering gushing love and gratitude to tistic career. sake of making music that
Mac Miller’s musical projects, Off,” and a few mixtapes, dab- in and was ready to come back not just Ariana, but the very His last project, “Swim- was true to himself. He wasn’t
see page 11. bling in his high-pitched alter swinging. That positive ener- idea that romance is so strong ming,” was released only a afraid to try new sounds or
Odds are you were just ego Delusional Thomas and gy carried over to his rela- it can give life meaning. It is full month before his untime- play around with different in-
entering high school, or soon producer pseudonym Larry tionship with Ariana Grande, probably his only truly happy ly death. It is a return to his fluences. He remained largely
would, as the world got its Fisherman. The album has an a connection so album after dark and damaged soul, but independent and helped other
first taste of the next big white eclectic mix of songs that all somehow told through the rappers with their music. His
rapper, Mac Miller, aka Easy revolve around the eccentric- laid back and almost feel- home studio was a resource
Mac with the Cheesy Raps. ity of a hallucinogen-rattled good vibes that carried his for artists including Ab-Soul,
“Blue Slide Park” dropped in mind. They draw from sur- last album. It seems to be an Schoolboy Q and Vince Sta-
late 2011 right as I was in my real absurdity, the search for acceptance that his life would ples, among others. He was
freshman year of high school. the meaning of life in sexual never be perfect, and he may widely regarded as an incredi-
It was clear this wasn’t the pleasure and making sense of never be happy, but life is bly kind and humble man, and
next Slim Shady, but rather death. The internal confusion too special to give up on. He his last tweet expressed great
more of an Asher Roth who and conflict would culminate seems to have dusted himself excitement for beginning his
was set on giving college frat into the mixtape “Faces,” off from his breakup and his new tour with J.I.D.
boys something to drink and which takes one of the most near life-ending car accident I would encourage anyone
vibe to. His music was he- honest and disturbing looks with a newfound sense of with the slightest interest in
donism at its finest, without into true depression. The cov- purpose—even if lacking in hip-hop to delve into some
the more violent themes that er art is like a portrait of his optimism. of Miller’s work, especially
pushed a lot of other listeners mind. It is a journey from the His artistic career was his later projects. I firmly
away from hip-hop artists at first line “I should have died founded on never-ending believe, at only 26 years old,
the time. already” to the last, “Who am growth and introspection, he had not yet reached the
The first glimpse one had I?” and it’s something that I think pinnacle of his craftsman-
of the raw talent and poten- After hearing such a dark puts him as one of the most ship, and his music was only
tial of Malcolm McCormick and gloomy mixtape, many incredible rappers. Miller going to get better. Few art-
came with “Macadelic”. While doubted whether Miller could started with a loyal base of ists have come close to cap-
maintaining the party vibes find peace within himself, or college frat bros and a turing the never-ending cycle
that got him to where he was even what that would look breakout jam that of thoughts that come with
with such songs as “Loud,” like. “GO:OD AM” would ensure depression and existential
Miller started revealing his immediately he could crises. For his raw honesty
depth and what can only be showed the KAY and artistic values, he will be
described as one long depres- SN
YD incredibly missed in the hip-
sion-fueled existential crisis in hop community.
songs like “Fight the Feeling” Rest in Peace Malcolm
and “The Question.” These James McCormick, January
songs would be the bedrock 19, 1992 - September, 2018.
for the second stage of his mu- Max Byron is a member of
sical career, marked by exper- the class of 2019.
16 Friday, September 14, 2018

Latinx Heritage Month Kickoff
The Latin American Student Organization (LASO) and
Student Center for Multicultural Life (SCML) will provide
food and facilitate festivities to commence Latinx
Heritage Month.
30 College St. 4:30 p.m.

Guided Meditation with the work of
Richard-Pousette Dart
A session of guided meditation will take place in the Muse-
um of Art’s Richard-Pousette Dart exhibition. Guests should
wear comfortable clothing. Meditation cushions will
be provided.
Museum of Art. 5 p.m.
EVENT NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: Students chat while perusing art exhibits at Museum Night, a biannual tradition in which students can dress up and enjoy
Gallery Reception: “Presence” hors d’oeuvres and a capella performances. Students took in an exhibit entitled “Winslow Homer and the Camera.”
Evelyn Beliveau ’19 will display her recent short portrait and

sculpture pieces in an exhibition inside the Lamarche Gallery.
Lamarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union. 6:30 p.m.

Sailesh, The Hypnotist EVENT
Renowned hypnotist Sailesh will visit Bowdoin to carry out ZUMBA Fitness Wellness Wednesday: Food for the Soul
an interactive show by hypnotizing students and performing Licensed ZUMBA Fitness Instructor Bea Blakemore will Students can try acupuncture and drink hot tea in a relaxing
comedic skits. teach a 45-minute class in the Fitness Center, free evening organized by students at the Sexuality, Women and
Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall. 7:30 p.m. of charge. Gender Center.
Room 013, Buck Fitness Center. 5:15 p.m. 24 College. 4 p.m.


DISCUSSION EVENT A Reading with Author Heather Abel
Rethinking Galdós Studies Curator’s Tour of “Winslow Homer and The English department will host Heather Abel, a fiction author
The Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs and Asociación and former news editor and reporter, to read from her debut
Internacional de Galdosistas will co-host a symposium
the Camera”
Dana E. Byrd, assistant professor of art history and co-cura- novel, “The Optimistic Decade.”
delving into the work of nineteenth-century Spanish novelist Faculty Room, Massachusetts Hall. 4:45 p.m.
tor of “Winslow Homer and the Camera,” will direct a tour
Benito Pérez Galdós.
through the exhibit free of charge.
Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall. 10 a.m. PERFORMANCE
Museum of Art. 12 p.m.
“The Great LOL of China! An American
EVENT Comedian in China”
Party in the Library Jesse Appell will perform stand-up comedy with influences
from both American and Chinese culture. As an American with

The Hawthorne-Longfellow Library staff will host an hour-
long get together with food, activities, merchandise, prizes extensive experience in China, Appell hopes to increase cultural
and dogs. understanding of both countries.
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. 7 p.m. Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m.


Patagonia presents “Blue Heart” An Evening with former White House
Pejepscot Historical Society Walking Tour Frontier Café and Cinema’s documentary series will show a Chief of Staff Denis McDonough
In an event co-sponsored by the Topsham Historical Society Obama’s White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough will sit
40-minute film detailing the environmental threats to the
and Pejepscot Historical Society, Topsham residents Dana down for a discussion with Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Katie
last untouched rivers in the Balkan region of Europe. General
Cary and Susan Sorg will lead a walking tour through historic Benner ’99. McDonough will chat about his personal experience
admission is $5.
Elm Street in downtown Topsham. conveying political strategy to the president.
Frontier Café and Cinema. 7 p.m.
The Center for Learning and Teaching. 1:30 p.m. Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall. 7:30 p.m.

21 EVENT 22 EVENT 23 24 25 26 EVENT 27

Paint Latin Street

Food and Movie Multicultural
Night Lunch