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The Nation’s Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, November 2, 2018 Volume 148, Number 8 bowdoinorient.com

Studzinski debates highlight differences, turn testy


antagonistic, though. In a
by Jessica Piper section of the debate where
Orient Staff candidates asked each other
Candidates for two of questions, Ringelstein asked
Maine’s seats in Congress King if the senator would stop
took to the stage in Studzinski taking money from ExxonMo-
Recital Hall on Tuesday after- bil and return the company’s
noon for two debates preced- previous contributions. King
ing the November 6 election. said yes, and the pair shook
The first debate, for U.S. hands.
Senate, featured independent All three candidates said
incumbent Angus King and they supported the legal-
two challengers—Republican ization of marijuana at the
Eric Brakey, a current state federal level, and all three
senator, and Democrat Zak agreed that they opposed the
Ringelstein, a former teach- proposed Central Maine Pow-
er. The tone quickly turned er transmission line, which
testy, with Ringelstein urging would cut through Somerset
Brakey to drop out of the race County.
over anti-immigration tweets But the three diverged
that the Democrat said were again in their closing state-
“inciting violence,” accusa- ments. Brakey encouraged
tions that Brakey called “ri- voters to stand up to special
diculous” and “childish.” interests in Washington.
The candidates differed “We’ve been getting a rot-
sharply on the issue of health- ten deal as Maine people,” he
care. King highlighted the said.
need to reduce prescription Ringelstein highlighted the
drug costs, whereas Ringel- role of ranked-choice voting,
stein, who supports Medi- encouraging his supporters
ALYCE MCFADDEN, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
care-for-All, attacked the in- to back King with their sec-
cumbent for “talking around ond-choice vote. ARGUING AND ADVOCATING: From left, Republican State Senator Eric Brakey, independent U.S. Senator Angus King and Democrat Zak Ringelstein
problems.” Brakey said the “Rank me one and Angus during Tuesday’s congressional debate. King is running as the incumbent this term, while Ringelstein and Brakey are both challengers.
answer lay in “market-based two,” he said. After the debate, both King with students in Studzinski The Senate debate was fol- faced off against Independent
conclusions” and confirmed King, taking a different ap- and Ringelstein met with before he had to leave for an- lowed by the another debate Marty Grohman, a state repre-
that he would vote to repeal proach, questioned why the small groups of students at or- other event. All three candi- with candidates for the House sentative from Biddeford, and
and replace Obamacare if giv- debate hadn’t addressed the ganized events, while Brakey dates had another debate later of Representatives. Incumbent Republican Mark Holbrook, a
en the opportunity. opioid crisis and the isolation discussed his positions on cli- that night, hosted by WGME Democrat Chellie Pingree, rep-
Not all moments were of seniors in rural Maine. mate change and gun control in Portland. resenting Maine’s first district, Please see DEBATES, page 3

Gubernatorial candidate Janet Mills Shootings prompt


marches to the finish at Bowdoin recognition of anti-
by Calder McHugh
Orient Staff
office by going to people’s
doors and finding common
ground.”
Press Herald and the Bangor
Daily News, as well as from the
Boston Globe. All three call
cal transformation in certain
sectors of the state within her
first term.
Semitism, racism
It is only 12:30 p.m. on Mills has clearly attacked her the “pragmatic” choice. “I imagine us having com- presidents Miranda Miller ’19
October 29, but Maine State the statewide race in a similar The Bangor Daily News is the munity solar. Everywhere you by Maia Coleman and Zoe Aarons ’19 felt that
Attorney General and guber- manner. 15 Bowdoin students most effusive in its praise, ar- go, you see schools, churches and Lucia Ryan the reverberations of Satur-
Orient Staff
natorial candidate Janet Mills came to the polls with Mills guing that Mills “has the diver- and community buildings day’s events had not extended
has already had a long day. Af- on the drizzly Monday. As sity and depth of experience to powered by solar,” she says. On Tuesday night, a can- beyond Bowdoin’s small Jewish
ter receiving an endorsement the group walked from David be an effective governor” and “I see us having better in- dlelit vigil glowed from the community.
from Alan Caron, an indepen- Saul Smith Union to the Town noting that she stood up to frastructure. I see us having museum steps in honor of “The vigil was in large part a
dent challenger who dropped Council’s Office on the end of current Governor Paul LePage broadband in all corners of the lives of those murdered response to the fact that many
out of the race, at the Portland Noble Street, drivers slowed as attorney general. Maine. [I have a] proposal for at the Tree of Life Synagogue Jewish students said that many
Public Library, Mills dotted down to honk and shout their The Press Herald’s piece, broadband districts across the in Pittsburgh last Saturday. In of their non-Jewish friends had
around to various gatherings support. written before Caron dropped state of Maine—coworking the nation’s most recent mass not reached out to them and
in Southern Maine. She then In Maine, voters care deeply out, says that if the election spaces where people can share shooting, 11 people were lost, were not discussing it,” said
arrived at Bowdoin, driven by about their political leaders’ were ranked choice, they overhead, start new business- and each was remembered with Aarons. “We wanted to make
her sister, to walk with student connection to the state; be- would likely throw their sup- es, enlarge existing businesses, a candle at the vigil. sure that everyone on campus
to the polls for early voting. ing labeled as “from away” port behind him. The Globe come back to Maine and work “I think for the Jewish stu- was thinking about it.”
Now, she’s taking a quick can signal a death knell for a mostly presents Mills as an remotely, that kind of infra- dents, students of faith and “It also has a goal with do-
breather to chat. She kicks off campaign. Mills’ campaign is alternative to Moody, whom structure is very important. other students there is real- ing some interpreting about
her shoes as soon as she sits attempting to represent the they call “LePage Lite.” We’ll be there in four years.” ly a feeling of connection to how to maybe understand—I
down, but not without a quip kind of grassroots, indepen- As the Press Herald’s Edi- She has a fine line to walk these people that were killed, mean, it’s an event that can’t be
about the ever-present need dent, personal politics with torial Page Editor Greg Kesich in advocating for policy about to the vulnerability of going understood in that it’s so hor-
for a political brand. which Maine voters are known notes in a piece separate from which she clearly knows a to synagogue on just a regular rific … it’s in the context of so
“I should have ‘Vote for to connect. the paper’s endorsement, lot while avoiding being cat- old Saturday,” said Rabbi Lisa many acts of violence, a very
Janet Mills’ on my sock,” she In this race, Mills is staring “Mario Cuomo said, ‘You egorized as a “career politi- Vinikoor, who works with long history of anti-Semitism,
jokes. across the aisle at Republican campaign in poetry and gov- cian.” Twice in the interview, Bowdoin Hillel. “There isn’t violence and hate and racism
Mills is the Democratic Shawn Moody, the owner of ern in prose.’ But when you Mills referenced the fact that a political goal, it’s really just in America,” said Vinikoor.
Party’s candidate for Maine’s Moody’s Collision Centers, an watch Janet Mills, you wonder Moody has run for governor to sit with the emotions, and In addition to the 11 candles
open Governor seat. Eight auto-body franchise that has if she got the message.” more times than she has. certainly with the first few days lit for the 11 lives lost at the
days from the election, she 11 locations around Maine. From a foot away though, Labeled a clear establish- of any kind of mourning pro- Tree of Life, Bowdoin Hillel lit
is laser-focused on the finish He speaks with a thick Maine devoid of outside noise, it is ment Democrat by some of cess there is usually shock … a twelfth candle to commemo-
line. accent. Everybody, including clear that Mills holds a gen- her primary opponents, Mills I think the goal of the vigil is rate the lives of all those lost to
“When I ran for office in Mills, says that he’s a nice guy. uine excitement for ideas has attempted to use her fa- publicly doing that.” hate crimes in America.
the legislature, I ran as a Re- Mills has won endorse- that she believes will make cility with discussing issues The vigil came together in “We wanted it be a distinctly
publican, independent-lean- ments from Maine’s two larg- Mainers’ lives better. If she is just 24 hours. In the days fol-
ing district,” Mills said. “I won est newspapers, the Portland elected, she promises a radi- Please see MILLS, page 5 lowing the shooting, Hillel Please see VIGIL, page 4

N KICK-OFF KEYNOTE F BYTING INTO COOKIES A LIT IN LADD S VOLLEYBALL MADNESS O SAY IT LIKE IT IS
BSG’s No Hate November starts with a New computer science class cooks up Get a sneak peak of the Live playlist A spread shows matchups to watch during Nate DeMoranville ’20 advocates for a
lecture from Dr. Amer Ahmed. Page 3. computational recipes. Page 8. before tonight’s event. Page 12. the NESCAC tournament. Page 15. living wage for all employees. Page 19.
2 Friday, November 2, 2018

2
Friday, October 26
PAGE TWO
SECURITY REPORT
10/26 to 10/31
event at Baxter House was transported to Mid Coast
STUDENT SPEAK:
If you had to stay in one Halloween costume for
• Reports were sent to the dean’s office regarding two
students who have accumulated multiple campus
parking violations.
Hospital by Brunswick Rescue.
• An intoxicated student made repeated late night
annoying phone calls to the security communications
your whole life, what would it be?
• A student reported the theft of a 30-rack of beer at center and to various College administrators. The stu-
Chamberlain Hall. The property was returned to the dent took responsibility for his conduct and a report
owner. was filed with dean of student affairs.
• A smoke alarm at Russwurm House was caused by
Danny Miro ’19
Saturday, October 27
Danny from Grease.
the use of a hair dryer.
• A fire alarm at • A smoke alarm at
MacMillan House Stowe Inn was caused
resulted in an evacu- by cooking smoke.
ation of the building
during a registered Monday, October 29
event. The alarm is • A student com-
believed to have been plained of excessively Patrick Warner ’20
caused by someone loud music on the
vaping inside the
building.
seventh floor of Coles
Tower. Gritty, the Flyers’ new mascot.
• An intoxicated • A smoke alarm at
minor student was
transported from
86 Federal Street was
caused by cooking
Look it up.
Brunswick Apart- steam.
ments to Mid Coast • A student reported
Hospital. the defacement of a
• Officers conduct- poster in the women’s
ed a wellness check first-floor rest room Ruby Ahaiwe ’21
for an intoxicated at Smith Union.
student in Moore
Hall. Tuesday, October 30
Hermione Granger with such
• Officers checked
on the well-being of
• A student at Reed
House with a fever quiet, powerful grace.
an intoxicated stu- requested an escort to
KODIE GARZA
dent at Chamberlain Mid Coast Hospital.
Hall. • Brunswick Rescue
• Students using transported a student
hair products accidentally set of a smoke alarm at with an allergic reaction to Mid Coast Hospital. James O’Shea ’20
Russwurm House.

Sunday, October 28
Wednesday, October 31
• A traffic cone belonging to the Mid Coast Triathlon
Clayton Rose in disguise as a
• An officer checked on a student who became ill at
Thorne Hall during Super Snacks.
Club was recovered from Burnett House.
• Brunswick Rescue transported a student to Mid
student talking about how hip
• A female student reported a disconcerting encoun-
ter with a man at a Maine Street bar.
• A student who suffered a seizure during a registered
Coast Hospital for evaluation after experiencing a
seizure. the Roux Center is.
COMPILED BY THE OFFICE OF SAFETY AND SECURITY COMPILED BY HAVANA CASO-DOSEMBET

Word-Up!
CREATED BY AUGUST RICE

Across 55. Engagement rings, often


59. Antony’s lover
1. Bit of Queen’s “Bohemian 60. The ___ Revolution
Rhapsody” 63. VA doctor’s specialty
8. News program host 65. Baldwin who often plays
13. It is equal to 1 in y=sin(x) Trump on SNL
14. Energy User Efficiency 66. Fizzy fruit drink
(Abbr.) 67. Listen to
15. Italian birthplace of Colum- 68. Empire state
bus *69. TV show who’s final season
16. Prefix for cycle or lingual airs today on Netflix, or a hint to
*17. Bodily organs all of the starred clues
18. A tenth of a gram (Abbr.)
19. Musical that celebrated its
15th Anniversary this week on
NBC
Down
21. Water sport equipment 1. Mists
22. “___ Dorado”; John Wayne 2. Non-sailor
film 3. Dirty mist
23. Basketball rival of Duke 4. Government agency that regu-
24. Link lates 3-Down
25. Owns 5. __;dr
*26. Bowdoin Democrats, the 6. Leg bones
Orient, LASO, i.e. 7. “Neur” stick-on
27. Superior, for the Great Lakes 8. Stick on
29. Opposite of flow 9. x in a haystack
30. Word in many similes 10. Chocolate brand
32. __ and fro 11. “Hey Ya” band
33. WSJ competitor 12. Stand against
34. Maine specialty 19. It’s capital is Charleston
37. Dutch burg 20. Praise
41. Itty 22. Patch spots
42. Path of a home run 23. “Join ___ the grand open- 36. Railway marking 46. Told on 56. Inwardly (poetic)
*44. Earth diggers ing!” (new store’s invitation) 38. Russian ruler, once 47. Two of the restaurants in 57. Lemon suffix
47. Saul’s kingdom 26. Cartoon maker’s frame 39. Calculator or Safari Brunswick are this cuisine 58. A lot
49. Quickly, colloquially 28. Asian animal, missing a 40. Prefix with -metric or -tope 48. Cupid’s counterpart 61. Kind of dye with vivid colors
51. Skeletal start? vowel 43. Keel over at hat dimension? 50. Abbr. for Syracuse University 62. Life Extension Foundation
52. Capital of Chhattisgarh in 31. Caulk or putty 45. In Greek mythology, the corn 53. Elba in Thor: Ragnarok (Abbr.)
India 35. “Under the ___” goddess, among other things 54. Plato’s “A” 64. Degree for a dentist
54. Acoustic accessory
Friday, November 2, 2018 NEWS 3

NEWS IN BRIEF COMPILED BY JESSICA PIPER

ANTI-TRANS LANGUAGE TARGETS


BATHROOM MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS
A sign advertising free menstrual products in the bathroom
on the first floor of David Saul Smith Union was defaced with
trans-exclusionary language this week.
In an email to the Orient, Director of Gender Violence Pre-
vention and Education Benje Douglas said that the Bias Inci-
dent Group (BIG) would be convening next week to discuss the
incident but declined to comment further.
Details of the incident, which is believed to have occurred
on October 28 or 29, are listed in the Campus and Community
Index.
“The poster contains gender-neutral language that had been
crossed out and replaced with gender binary language,” the in-
dex report says. “The word ‘person’ was changed to ‘woman,’
and the word ‘their’ was changed to ‘her.’ In addition, at the
bottom of the sign, someone had drawn the symbol for Venus,
commonly used to depict women, along with the words ‘—men-
struate—TRUTH.’”
The graffiti comes a week after the New York Times reported
that the Trump administration is considering defining gender
as a biological condition determined by observed genitalia at
birth.
Certain campus bathrooms have been stocked with free men- EZRA SUNSHINE, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
strual products since students launched the Free Flow initiative TALKING TOGETHERNESS: In his keynote speech for BSG’s No Hate No-
in early 2017. Men’s, women’s and gender-neutral bathrooms vember, Dr. Ahmed encouraged people to form coalitions and work together.
were stocked, with student leaders highlighting the importance
of making the products available for transgender men and non-
binary people.
While the initiative received mostly positive feedback, some-
one defecated in the receptacle intended for used products in
Dr. Amer Ahmed
March of 2017, soon after the products were first placed in the
bathrooms. However, no incidents had been reported since. talks intersections,
Islamaphobia
most of his career to addressing
by Kate Lusignan and understanding racial and reli-
Orient Staff gious bias through roles such as the
After a quick introductory CEO of AFA Diversity Consulting,
breath, Dr. Amer Ahmed kicked LLC, a consulting practice dedicat-
off No Hate November with a rap. ed to helping institutions address
“I stand poisoned by religion / the diversity, race and intercultural
decisions of sin / while television development, and as director of Turning away from historical ing ripped from their families,
spins the lies of white men / I see intercultural teaching and faculty accounts of racial and religious we’re not going to have the rela-
no friends as the media sends / the development at the University of bias, Ahmed discussed the ways tionships in place to say ‘this is
myth of the truth to fear my brown Massachusetts-Amherst. in which modern media has re- not OK.’ It should not matter if
skin,” he performed to a surprised For an hour, Ahmed argued inforced racial stereotypes. He it affects our community or not.”
audience in Kresge Auditorium that social issues such as race, reli- expressed frustration at the sen- Students found that Ahmed’s
last night. Departing from the gion and immigration are intersec- sationalization of crimes com- message reiterated the goals of No
playful tone of the rap, Ahmed’s tional. Ahmed uses Islamophobia mitted by Muslim-Americans Hate November, which aims to
keynote took a more serious note, to exemplify not only how race despite low crime rates. raise awareness about diversity on
addressing the implications of Is- and religion intersect with one Ahmed ended his speech campus through a month of pro-
lamophobia. another, but also how these inter- with a call for action, despite gramming organized by the BSG.

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“No Hate November is a
month dedicated to understand-

ally trying to make that process misconceptions.

HERE happen despite boundaries of


intersectionalities that are really
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“These intersections create
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thousands of Bowdoin students chair of diversity and inclusion for surrounding world,” Ahmed said.
Bowdoin Student Government Ahmed traces the rise of Is- a lot of our communities share ing that the Bowdoin communi-
and community members? (BSG). lamophobia in the United States issues around immigration. ty is more diverse than ever be-
Ahmed has both personal and through Islam’s relation to Christi- Meanwhile, it is being framed fore. It is taking the step to make
professional understandings of Is- anity. He argued that bias towards against the Latinx population,” Bowdoin a more inclusive com-
Visit bowdoinorient.com/advertise lamophobia. As a Muslim-Ameri- Islam has been constructed from Ahmed said. “If we’re not oper- munity by addressing all of our
or email orientads@bowdoin.edu can, he experiences racial and re- the historical context of white, ating within these intersections identities,” Arein Nguyen ’21,
ligious bias everywhere, from TSA Christian power that ostracized and if we aren’t building coali- Multicultural Coalition repre-
for details. checks at the airport to encounters Arab and African populations tions within these intersections, sentative to BSG said. “[No Hate
with his next-door neighbors. Pro- through the colonization of Africa, we’re not going to be able to November] allows students to
fessionally, Ahmed has dedicated the Middle East and the Americas. stand up when children are be- lean into the conversation.”

DEBATES tions. The book was written


by Grohman’s mother.
prescription drugs from Can-
ada at lower prices.
looking inside themselves and
saying, ‘I’m justified in this
white supremacy, what hap-
pened at the synagogue, an-
divisive time in our country,
and I think it is because we
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
The candidates differed on On the subject of hate righteous indignation.’” ti-Semitism,” she said. “These have just kind of split into
Brunswick native with a PhD the issue of healthcare, with speech and incivility, Hol- Pingree said that, as a lead- things are seriously wrong, these two teams,” he said. “It’s
in psychology. Holbrook arguing for a piece- brook highlighted the “moral er, it was important to have and we have to call them out time we had voices that were
The tone of the House by-piece repeal of the Afford- degradation” of society. friends on the other side of when we see them. We cannot in the middle, and as an inde-
debate was calm compared able Care Act (ACA). “We have to get people fo- the aisle, but she later ques- just say both sides are in the pendent, I am uniquely able
to that of the earlier Senate “The federal government cused more outside of them- tioned this idea of both-side- wrong.” to work with members of both
matchup. In one moment, doesn’t do anything very well,” selves and looking to a higher ism with respect to incivility Grohman, on the other parties.”
Grohman presented his oppo- he said. power,” he said. “I don’t care and hate speech. hand, highlighted his cre- Both debates were hosted
nents with gifts—a Whitman’s By contrast, Pingree, who what their faith is, but they “There are people on my dentials as an independent, by Maine Public Broadcasting
Sampler box of chocolates voted for the ACA when it ought to be looking towards side of the aisle that have been arguing he could help bridge Network as part of the “Your
for Holbrook and the book passed in 2010, noted her God to help guide them in too outspoken … but we have the political divide where par- Vote 2018” series.
“Keeping a Family Cow” for sponsorship of a bill that their ordinary course through- to draw a clear line about tisan candidates fail. Julia Katter contributed to
Pingree—rather than ques- would make it easier to buy out the day as opposed to what’s really hate speech, “We have gotten to a really this report.
4 NEWS Friday, November 2, 2018

Students celebrate Día de los Muertos with altar in Baxter


do not end when humans die; Eduardo Pazos Palma, the
by Ayub Tahlil instead, they will be remem- director of religious and spiritual
Staff Writer
bered and cherished. life, said that the second goal was
Last night, a day before the The altar was the centerpiece to educate other people about the
holiday, students gathered at of Baxter’s living room where holiday that is sometimes con-
Baxter House to honor Día the celebration took place. fused with Halloween. Accord-
de los Muertos, or Day of the With three layers to hold the ing to Pazos Palma, the holiday
Dead, the first time in current pictures of loved ones, offerings commemorates and remembers
students’ memory that the and flowers—the three corner- loved ones, and shares with the
holiday had been celebrated at stones of Día de los Muertos— community to educate others on
Bowdoin. students honored the dead and the cultural and religious life of
The event was co-hosted by celebrated with them. Bowdoin’s Mexican and indige-
the Center for Religious and Students say the holiday has nous student community.
Spiritual Life, the Latin Amer- been overlooked at Bowdoin. At the event, a number of
ican Student Organization “[This is] the first time it students spoke about their
(LASO) and Baxter House. is being celebrated in my four loved ones and dedicated
Also, the display featured a years, so I’m just glad we’re something to them.
student-built altar on which doing it, even if it isn’t on the LASO even printed pictures
attendees placed pictures of right day,” said LASO Presi- for students upon request and
loved ones who have passed, dent Louis Mendez ’19. attempted to make this holiday
bridging the gap between the All three groups came to- as accessible as possible.
dead and the living in a cele- gether with a common goal: “Everyone deals with death
bration of this tradition. to bring pieces of students’ and this holiday is so inclusive KAYLA SNYDER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
Día de los Muertos is a cele- culture to Bowdoin for two and [that] is why it is my favor- HONORING LOVED ONES: Students placed pictures and objects on the altar to celebrate the Day of the Dead.
bration of both life and death. primary reasons. ite,” said Maria Perez Mendoza
The holiday, which has pre-Co- One purpose was to make ’21. the holiday. The sugar skulls or marigolds, because they can cultures instead.
lumbian and indigenous roots, Bowdoin feel like home for stu- Yet Perez Mendoza believes represent the sweetness and don’t grow here at this time of “This holiday brings who
is celebrated throughout Mex- dents who normally celebrate it is important to do something celebration of death and there- year, unlike in Mexico, where I am to Bowdoin,” said Perez
ico and anywhere home to the holiday. This same senti- on the actual holiday, so Baxter fore epitomize the holiday. it is the perfect time of year to Mendoza. “It is something that
people of Mexican descent to ment was reflected six years held an additional event yes- The planning and execu- bloom,” said Perez Mendoza. now, that I feel more comfort-
honor the lives of those who ago, when Bowdoin created the terday on Día de los Muertos, tion of this event raised issues Another issue was finding able with this place and feel
have passed. It is intended to Office of Religious and Spiritu- which started on Wednesday around staying authentic to food; there is not traditional at home that I can share here.
destigmatize death and associ- al Life to bridge the divide be- and ends on Friday. At the traditions. Mexican food in the Bruns- This is definitely my way of
ate it with celebration. Accord- tween students’ old homes and event, people painted sugar “Being in Maine, it was im- wick area, so students used saying that I am a part of Bow-
ing to tradition, life and legacy their new one on campus. skulls to keep as a memento of possible to get the cempasuchil, food from other Latin Ameri- doin’s community.”

VIGIL
New discussions and
“I hope that there will be about the implications it has
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 space not just for Jewish mi- on other groups. Bowdoin isn’t
norities but for all minori- immune to that, and we just
Jewish event, and we wanted ties—queer, trans, people of need as a community to try to

programming headline to show people distinctly Jew-


ish ways to mourn, but we did
want to place this in a larger
color, Jewish people—to have
spaces to discuss each of their
very important concerns,” said
withstand that.”
With hates crimes affecting
many minority communities

Sexual Respect Week


context of hate,” said Aarons. Aarons. in recent years, Vinikoor felt
Though the vigil was the In an address to the com- that the losses from the Tree of
largest and most public gath- munity at Tuesday night’s vigil, Life shooting would resonate
ering of the week, Miller and Hillel board member Annie with all students, even beyond
they were reaching a variety of tion. Action. Change. and The Aarons have been working Rose ’20 called for unity among those within Bowdoin’s Jewish
by Elizabeth Fosler-Jones audiences on campus through Moth, a storytelling event. The closely with Vinikoor since all student groups and all stu- community.
Orient Staff
their events. self-defense workshop will fo- Saturday evening to organize dents when reeling from acts of “I was thinking about my
Bowdoin Healthy Relation- The week will include the cus on boundary-setting, com- smaller events and open up targeted violence. own grandfather who is no lon-
ships’ (BHeRe) Sexual Respect second annual “Dating Across munication skills and physical spaces for more informal con- “I tell you this to show why ger alive, but he was the kind of
Week is getting more intimate Identities” event, co-spon- self-defense mechanisms. versation. most Jewish people strongly person that went to synagogue
this year. Yesterday, BHeRe sored by the African-Ameri- The Moth will feature sto- “I really do think of it, as believe in open doors, open every Saturday, and he would
kicked off a week of concen- can Society (AfAm) and Bow- ries from faculty, students and ‘what’s on your heart?’” said borders, open minds and open have been there early because
trated programming dedicat- doin Queer Straight Alliance President Clayton Rose, who is Vinikoor. “Sometimes we go hearts. We do not tolerate he was super dedicated,” said
ed to creating discussion and (BQSA). It garnered such going to tell the story of how so quickly to ‘what do I think? anti-Semitism, racism, ho- Vinikoor. “There are students
awareness around sexual re- positive feedback last year he met his wife. Should I be feeling this way? mophobia, transphobia, sex- who have people in their fam-
spect, boundaries and healthy that BHeRe decided to host it “Our group in particular Should I not?’ which is all ism, Islamophobia, xenopho- ily like that of all faiths. They
relationships. again. is really interested in hearing good, but really [it’s import- bia, white nationalism and all go to church early, or they get
“The goal of the week is re- The All-Women’s Self-Plea- stories of faculty and staff, just ant] just to create a space for other forms of discrimination to the mosque early because
ally to get these ideas of sexual sure Panel, co-sponsored by because we’re all part of the students to slow down and ask and hate,” said Rose. they’re in charge of unlocking
respect out there in the open fEMPOWER, is open to those same community,” said Xing. ‘how does this sit with me?’ Her words rang poignantly the door, and to think that
because sometimes it’s a very identifying as women and will “It’s also a way to more passive- and that there isn’t a right or both within and outside of the those were the people that were
taboo topic or it’s talked about include the raffling off of a vi- ly engage because it’s not super wrong about that.” Bowdoin context. Two separate murdered can’t be explained,”
only in a very restricted con- brator. intimating to just go and listen.” Since the events of Satur- bias incidents have been re- said Vinikoor.
text, so hopefully having this “Instead of the sex panel, There will also be music by day, the doors of the Center ported at the College in the last Despite the grief felt across
week will make sexual respect we’re having an all women’s Alana and Sweet Anne & the for Multicultural Life at 30 month, with swastikas appear- campus this week, Vinikoor
something more prominent pleasure panel, so hopefully Milkmen at 24 College next College, have remained open. ing in multiple public spaces stressed the importance of ex-
that students think about in that’s a smaller, more intimate Thursday as a way to bring Miller and Aarons were ada-
their day-to-day lives,” said environment,” said Xing. people into the conversation mant about making the house “I tell you this to show why most Jewish
Monica Xing ’19, a co-leader “It’s something that’s hap- surrounding sexual respect available for students this week people strongly believe in open doors, open
of BHeRe. pened on Bowdoin’s campus who may not be as comfortable as a space where they might do borders, open minds and open hearts.
Sexual Respect Week was before, but it hasn’t happened participating in an event. homework, check in with one –Annie Rose ’20
previously known as Consent as a part of BHeRe,” added Pet- “A music thing where you another and, above all, come
Week. BHeRe believed that tengill. are just coming to hang out together as a community. on campus. Last Thursday, pansion, rather than seclusion,
the new name would convey “Reacting to Kavanaugh,” doesn’t have as much of a “I know that I personally felt news broke of a failed shooting of community when confront-
the importance of respect and which will be mediated by a message as an hour-long con- like, ‘wow I have so much work attempt at a black church in ing pain, returning to the im-
communication in any type of reverend from Brunswick, is versation does, but hopefully, to do but I really don’t want to Kentucky. The suspect alleged- age of the open door.
relationship. open to male-identifying stu- the bands will insert their sex- be alone’ and I want to be with ly went on to kill two black “Judaism stands for this idea
“Discussing the broad- dents and will consist of struc- ual respect blurb and then will other Jewish people and with men at a grocery store nearby. of tzelem elohim, this idea that
er concept of sexual respect tured discussion time. go on and have a good time friends,” said Miller. “It’s not just something that’s all people are created in the im-
hopefully helps illustrate ex- “When we were coming up in celebration of a week that’s Vinikoor also offered office affecting the Jewish communi- age of God and we will not stop
pectations around consent and with a list of events, the all thinking about sexual respect,” hours as a system of support to ty, but all types of minority working towards that,” said
that focusing on the notion male discussion, I think that said Martens. students. From 8 a.m. onward communities across the coun- Vinikoor. “You know, this syn-
of ‘permission’ falls short of was the last one that we put BHeRe also put out table on Tuesday, she sat in 30 Col- try,” said Amber Rock ’19, who agogue had their doors open
a commitment to respect for on,” said Pettengill. “We were tents in Moulton Union and lege for walk-in conversations. is the vice president of student and we’re going to keep our
others,” wrote Lisa Peterson, trying to think about events Thorne Hall with questions re- A place to mourn certain- government affairs and helped doors open, and keep working
associate director of gender vi- for men who might not be as lated to sex, love and relation- ly, but perhaps also a place to organize last Friday’s town hall to bring about more love and
olence prevention and educa- inclined to talk about this kind ships as a way to encourage rebuild, this week 30 College in response to the swastikas. more acceptance for Jews, for
tion, in an email to the Orient. of stuff, so that’s where that discussion. has in many ways come to “These are things that our people of other faiths, [and] for
When brainstorming pro- idea sprung out of.” “Even if people don’t come symbolize the very heart of the president isn’t addressing cor- people of no faith in our coun-
gramming for Sexual Respect Sexual Respect Week will to any of the events, they are community’s healing process, rectly or taking seriously, and try. And that that’s something
Week, co-leaders Anna Mar- wrap up next Friday, with still having this conversation a space which Aarons believes the rest of the country is given we can be working on here at
tens ’20, Grace Pettengill ’21 two events: A self-defense and that’s part of the point,” is essential in order to begin a green light to do whatever Bowdoin, even if we’re not in
and Xing wanted to make sure workshop taught by Preven- said Martens. moving forward. they want without thinking Pittsburgh.”
Friday, November 2, 2018 NEWS 5

College unveils first redesign of bowdoin.edu in 13 years


by Senior Vice President for that students cited as a point once you’ve gone to the fork work that’s happening across menus” appears.
by Reuben Schafir Communications and Public of dissatisfaction with the new drawer two or three times, the campus and the way that The home page displays a
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Affairs Scott Hood and can be website: Google search results. you remember. people across the campus set of images that will change
The new Bowdoin website, found on the website, will re- “It’s a pretty big pain in the Though the website looks want to tell their stories,” said nearly every day, according
bowdoin.edu, launched on main open. Communications ass. A lot of links are broken,” more elegant than its anti- Baumgartner. the Porche. Hood emphasized
Tuesday night after undergo- has received somewhere un- complained Theo Danzig ’22 quated predecessor, comically Department pages are now that the photos on the homep-
ing its first major revamp in 13 der 100 responses to the form on the day of the site’s launch. dubbed “The Black Curtain” more easily able to be modi- age will never be staged.
years. The complete overhaul so far, primarily positive and However, Porche assured by the IT department, it may fied and personalized by fac- The website’s improve-
of the website, which has been ranging in length from a mere that this problem was being offer more than meets the eye ulty in order to showcase what ments span an enormous
in the works for the last three kudos on a job well done to addressed and would continue to the average user. they want to display. In a move amount of turf, affecting
years, went extremely smoothly, specific constructive feedback to improve. Google’s comput- “It’s not just a new design; to make the website more out- everyone from faculty, who
said Janie Porche, the director on what could work better. ers must audit the new site in it’s new servers, a new CMS, ward-facing—directed toward have more control over their
of content for Bowdoin’s Office Roughly 60 percent of the order to update its search re- new ‘all this stuff,’ which is a prospective students and content, to students, who now
of Communications and Public feedback has concerned the sults, a process that can take wildly ambitious thing to do counselors, for example—the have easier access to accounts
Affairs. directory, Porche estimated. some time and which every all at once,” said Baumgartner. homepage now displays a slid- that use Bowdoin credentials,
The website went live around Edits to restore features such new website must go through. Communications noted, er bar that randomly displays to prospective students, who
9 p.m. and, much to the surprise as class year and mailbox in- The College has no control however, that such major a new department each time will have an easier time nav-
of the communications staff, was formation, which were either over that process (short of updates were not made on a the page is refreshed. igating the departments and
online nearly instantaneously. left out or altered during the buying Google, joked Hood). whim, but were required in Several other changes were learning about the College.
“The launch went incredi- update, are currently under- Hood recognized that though order to achieve their goals. made in order to make the site Baumgartner said that the
bly well,” said Mary Baumgart- way. the old website was antiquated “We’ve built in a way that’s more accessible to an audience launch of the new site has
ner, the executive director of Most students seemed to and clunky, it was familiar to structurally sound enough beyond those currently affili- inspired faculty to check and
communications and public view the new site positively. students and faculty who used it that we shouldn’t ever again ated with the school and unfa- correct outdated information
affairs. “IT did extraordinary Manuela Velasquez ’21, who frequently. have to go to the ground,” miliar with its idiosyncrasies. and has inspired upcoming
work to make sure that tech- used the word “clean” to de- “I didn’t really see what Porche said. For example, a prospective stu- changes on the College’s li-
nically everything went well.” scribe the new site, liked the was wrong. I felt fine with the The new site also makes dent may not know to search brary and museum website.
Baumgartner stated that abundance of photographs. previous website,” said Dan- it far easier for the drivers of “Francophone Studies,” so that “The really good news is
everything was responsive She described it as an upgrade zig. “The old one was pretty content, primarily faculty and department now appears in a that this has been a long time
on the site, but that the Of- from the old site, which “had user friendly.” students, to direct and dictate drop-down tab when “French” coming and people have been
fice of Communications’ job the feel of a low-quality public Hood compared using the what is presented on their is typed into the search bar. really enthusiastic about it,”
isn’t over. The feedback form, library.” new site to eating in a new page and how it is displayed. The new search feature isn’t said Hood. “So many people
which was sent in an email to Hood, Porche and Baumgart- kitchen—you don’t know “What you see up here limited to academics; when a were involved. It’s a celebra-
all students and employees ner were all aware of an issue where the forks are at first, but is really a reflection of the user types “hungry,” “dining tory thing for a lot of folks.”

BSG proposes new


SAFC regulations to
address dues
but admitted the difference was
by Lucas Weitzenberg difficult to discern from the
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wording of the guideline. “Now
The Student Activities Fund- that you mention that, I guess we
ing Committee (SAFC) intro- should change that part,” Sher-
duced three changes to the SAFC man said.
Club Funding Guidelines to the In response to a question
Bowdoin Student Government about a hypothetical scenario
(BSG) during Wednesday night’s in which clubs ask members to
meeting, but BSG delayed the Venmo money to pay for bev-
vote on these regulations until erages for an upcoming event,
next week. Several BSG members SOOC Chair Jenna Scott ’19
cited concerns over the vague responded that while the group
language of a new restriction decided to use strict language
on clubs requesting dues from in their guidelines, if a group
members. is accused of violating this
The restriction in question guideline, the SAFC would be
reads “no club can charge formal less concerned if their request
or informal membership fees or was for last minute, casual EZRA SUNSHINE, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
‘dues’ to club members.” It then payments from its members. MARCHING WITH MILLS: Students accompany Democratic gubernatorial
warns that “if it is discovered Instead, the SAFC wishes to candidate Janet Mills on a walk to the polls during her visit to Bowdoin.
that membership fees or ‘dues’ condemn groups that request
are collected by a club at any
point during the year, the [Stu-
a large sum from its members
at the start of the year for so-
MILLS a case that she ultimately won
in which the court upheld that
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dent Organizations Oversight cial events and then stigmatize the state of Maine has the right
Committee (SOOC)] will review those who don’t, or are unable, to reject a stereotyping of her to regulate hunters, fishermen
the situation, and that club may to pay. campaign. and paddlers on the Penobscot
lose their right to request fund- Class of 2019 President Henry “I don’t categorize myself River. The Penobscot Nation
ing from the SAFC, or lose their Bredar wasn’t sold. “It just seems as left, middle, centrist, right, argued that the area was part
charter altogether.” like a really ambiguous way to blue dog, red dog, pink dog, I of its tribal land.
These alterations were approach something that is really take each issue at a time,” she When asked about the case,
prompted by complaints made to significant,” he said. Bredar went said. “People know where I Mills pointed back to her job
the SAFC that members of cer- on to say that if these guidelines stand on specific issues like the description.
tain clubs feel alienated because create the potential for a club to right to choose—I’ve always “My job as an attorney gen-
they are unable to pay these dues. lose its charter, it is necessary been there on women’s issues. eral is to defend the state of
“The SAFC has recently got- for the SAFC to be clear in their Always protected the right to Maine unless the case is not
ten wind that clubs are soliciting guidelines. vote. I’ve always been a con- defensible. In that case, it was
dues from members to support After the discussion, the BSG servationist, environmentalist. not only defensible, the federal Maine’s environment and to ent with her preferred topic of
… what are essentially parties,” planned a series of votes that I don’t think that’s a radical po- court ruled that the state was improve our water quality,” conversation: issue areas.
said Harry Sherman ’21, treasur- would potentially pass the new sition, I think those positions correct in its position,” she Mills said. Rather than run away from
er of the SAFC. “That should ab- guidelines. The first motion, reflect the thinking and values said. While Mills may want to the “pragmatic” moniker, she
solutely, under no circumstances, which moved for the guidelines of Maine people.” She also stressed that she avoid the optics of being la- appears to have embraced it
be happening.” to be voted on that night, failed Nevertheless, Mills has been has had productive discussions beled a career politician in a wholeheartedly. And while
When questioned about the by a hefty margin, meaning the accused by some Mainers as with the Penobscot Nation. state that values authenticity, Mills may have diverged from
Bowdoin Outing Club’s $50 guidelines will have time to be not having the same care for “I’ve met with tribal leaders, she is proud of her career in Mario Cuomo’s “you cam-
membership fee, Sherman insist- reviewed by the SAFC at this indigenous people in the state. chiefs and councilmembers, public service and as a pri- paign in poetry” argument,
ed that this payment was differ- Monday’s meeting and will be In 2015 and in an appeal last and I know that we can work vate legislator. Her interest if given the opportunity, she
ent from the membership dues voted on by BSG the following year, she represented the state together. We have worked to- in making positive change in seems exceedingly likely to
to which the regulations referred, Wednesday. in Penobscot Nation v. Mills, gether nationally to protect others’ lives is utterly congru- “govern in prose.”
6 NEWS Friday, November 2, 2018

Visiting lecturer contends that the world would be a better


place if the #MeToo movement had never happened
you think the world is better
by Diego Lasarte off due to the #MeToo move-
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ment?” Andrews responded
Last night, journalist Hel- with a simple “no.”
en Andrews gave a talk at When Rice elaborated,
Bowdoin titled “The New asking if one could really tell
McCarthyism” in which she women who now feel safer that
compared today’s culture of #MeToo had a net negative ef-
“political correctness” with fect, Andrews dismissed the
Joseph McCarthy’s persecu- idea that the world is better
tion of accused communist for women in the movement’s
sympathizers in the 1950s. wake. She claimed that, while
Andrews argued that Mc- it may currently be safer for
Carthyism was aimed at “an women than in what she calls
existential threat” and all ac- the “nadir of sexual activity,”
cusations were supported by from the 1960s to 1990s, there
evidence, but said the #Me- were far fewer sexual assaults
Too movement has created a in the more traditionalist era
similar atmosphere without of the 1940s and 1950s.
clearing the same evidentia- She blamed a rise in sexual
ry hurdle. Instead of armed assaults on college campuses
agents of the state, she said, on the integration of men and
the McCarthyites of today women in the second half of
wield Facebook posts. the twentieth century, argu-
Much of the lecture dealt ing that sexual assaults make
with history. Andrews claimed sense when you put “people
that McCarthyites would pro- at their most sexually active
duce evidence to support the and irresponsible age living,
idea that the alleged commu- without adult supervision, in
nists were a threat to Ameri- gender-integrated housing.”
ca—although McCarthy him- In an interview after the ALYCE MCFADDEN, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
self was at one point censured lecture, the Orient asked for #METOO AND MCCARTHYISM: Journalist Helen Andrews compared Joseph McCarthy’s treatment of accused communists with #MeToo’s consequences
by his Senate colleagues for clarification and evidence for for alleged sexual predators, arguing that McCarthy had better evidence for his claims.
ethics violations. Andrews Andrew’s assertion that there Andrews was quick to ad- responded that survivors of thing you should be judged searcher. Andrews described
noted nonetheless that this were more sexual assaults in mit that she was looking to sexual assault needed to learn for, if you want to absent her experience at Bowdoin as
image sharply contrasts with the 2000s and 2010s than in challenge and even offend. resilience. yourself from those conver- a good one.
today’s world in which people the 1940s and 1950s. She ad- When the Orient asked how “I think that it is import- sations.” “I was afraid I was going
can have their lives ruined by mitted that she did not have she would feel if there was a ant for trauma victims to be Andrews is a writer with to get a Middlebury mob, but
something as simple as a friv- evidence, but claimed that ar- sexual assault survivor in the realistic about where they bylines in the Catholic Her- no, the reception here has
olous comment on a Facebook guing points that could not be audience when she critiqued are in their healing process,” ald, the Weekly Standard and been not only courteous, but
post. proven but that also could not the #MeToo movement, and she said. “If you’re not ready the National Review, and was also intellectually stimulat-
One of the more tense mo- be disproven is an effective if she feared that she was in to talk about these sorts of the 2017-18 Robert Novak ing, you guys are really on the
ments took place when Ezra tactic of persuasion. danger of delegitimizing a issues, then I think it’s com- Journalism Fellow. She has ball, extremely impressive,”
Rice ’19 asked, “all in all, do Throughout the talk, student’s trauma, Andrews pletely OK, and not some- also worked as a think tank re- she said.

Student frustration
comes through at
Town Hall
are not exclusively anti-Semitic
by Kate Lusignan and are used as symbols of white
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supremacy, nationalism and
At last Friday’s Bowdoin hate.
Student Government (BSG)-led “We must keep in mind the
Town Hall, students expressed unfathomable events of the
frustration about perceived Holocaust in order to fully ap-
inertia in response to bias inci- preciate the dangers of using
dents—most recently, a swastika the swastika today,” Aarons said.
that was reported in the Hub- “Whether it targets a specific
bard Hall Stacks at the end of group, generally represents hate
September. In total, four swasti- or lacks malicious intent, this
kas have been reported on cam- symbol is unacceptable.”
pus in the past two years. Several students expressed
To open the event, Natasha irritation that conversations
Goldman, research associate about diversity and inclusion at
and adjunct lecturer in art his- the College seem to only happen
tory, elaborated on the historical in the context of blatant inci-
use of the swastika as an anti-Se- dents such as a swastika, rather
mitic iconography. Goldman, than everyday instances of bias
who has taught first year semi- on campus.
nars on the history and memory Kiany Probherbs ’21 argued
of the Holocaust, believed that that students have an obligation
an increase of academic op- to address small-scale incidents,
EZRA SUNSHINE, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
portunities to understand the such as microaggressions.
historical use of these symbols “Call out ourselves, call out TOWN HALL: Nate DeMoranville ’20 (left) and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life Eduardo Pazos Palma address students last Friday afternoon during a
would erase some student’s ig- our friends, call out our team- discussion about swastikas that were discovered etched into a study carrel on the sixth floor of the Hubbard Hall Stacks.
norance on the impact of the mates,” Probherbs said. “I am not here to educate, I race, as well as the More Than though positive steps, are not go—and it will need help from
symbol. A central point of discus- am here to get educated,” said Meets the Eye program, a thor- enough. all involved.
Zoe Aarons ’19 and Miranda sion, framed by BSG Chair for one student. ough, two-part diversity orien- At the event’s conclusion, “I think it’s both the students’
Miller ’19, co-presidents of Hil- Facilities and Sustainability Kate Stern, director of the tation for all first years which is BSG President Mohamed Nur and the administration’s re-
lel, emphasized the swastika’s tie Nate DeMoranville ’20, was to center for sexuality, women and in its third year, as examples of ’19 credited the College for ap- sponsibility,” he said. “This can’t
to the events of the Holocaust what extent responsibility for gender, pointed to the Inter- administrative efforts to address proving its approach to diversity work, this can’t happen unless
as necessary to understand the reducing bias on campus fell to group Dialogue Program, which bias proactively rather than ret- and inclusion during his time we’re all on the same page.”
dangers it poses today. They students compared to the ad- trains students to participate in roactively. Still, several students at Bowdoin, but said he thinks Jessica Piper contributed to
noted that swastikas on campus ministration. and facilitate conversations on expressed that these programs, the College still has a ways to this report.
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8 Friday, November 2, 2018

F FEATURES
New computer science course takes a byte out of cookies
as the spicy baharat cookie. certain tasks. In the context
by Emma Sorkin “We wanted the program to of the Cookie Project, many
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simulate how a human would groups used weighted prob-
Computational creativity make a cookie in their own ability to determine the opti-
can seem—at first—like an kitchen,” said Emme McCabe mal cookie recipe.
oxymoron. Computer sci- ’20. “Maybe you have a ba- “It’s a little bit smarter than
ence is often associated with sic recipe in your mind, you what a human can actually do,
dark rooms and daunting know how to make the dough, because when you’re in your
technology while creativity and then you’re just going to kitchen, you don’t have all
connotes vivid color, energy look around the pantry and those numbers in your head.
and novelty. In the case of think ‘oh, I have some choco- You’re just thinking, ‘oh, that
Assistant Professor of Com- late chips here, what goes well should taste good,’ so maybe
puter Science Sarah Harmon’s with it?’” the computer is a little better
new Computational Creativity Due to the vague nature than humans in that sense,”
course, however, this dichoto- of the assignment, groups McCabe said.
my could not be further from had different techniques for The course is also different
the truth. approaching the Cookie Proj- from other computer science
“We consider what it means ect. Dustin Hines ’19 and his courses in that it’s largely
for a computational system group designed a program centered on group work. This
to be creative, how the field that used the wealth of infor- type of collaboration not only
of computational creativity mation available in existing prepares students for work
intersects with society and cookie recipes. in the computer science and
how human creativity can be “We created a function that engineering fields, but it can
augmented by computational measured how good a cookie also improve the quality of
means,” Harmon said. is by looking at some things work produced.
One of the class’s recent like commonality of ingre- “I think every comput-
projects, which culminated dient pairings throughout er science major has sat for
in an exhibition and fund- a large set of recipes, flavor hours staring at their program
raiser for the Midcoast Hun- matchings and diversity of thinking, ‘why does this not
ger Prevention Program over ingredient categories,” Hines work?’ If you’re either not al-
Family Weekend, required said. lowed to look it up on the in-
students to create a system This assignment forced ternet or you don’t have access
that allowed computers to students to reconsider the to the TAs at that time, that’s
generate and evaluate cookie typical uses for computational just the most annoying thing,”
recipes. Each group of four projects by emphasizing the McCabe said. “When you’re in
students was able to run the creative aspect of the course. a group, you could have one
system five times and choose By creating a project with real person that just knows how
which computer-generated world impact and visibility, to fix it, which literally saves
recipe they wanted to make. the class opened a space for hours of time, and your end COURTESY OF SARAH HARMON
While some groups went the the community to see the tan- result is much cooler than COMPUTING COOKIES: Mackenzie Schafer ’19 cooks up homework for class. Computational cookies are on the menu.
traditional route, opting for gible—even edible—effects of what you could have done on
chocolate chip cookies with computer science. your own.” cal computer science project. and more. ity and discovery,” Harmon
marshmallows, pretzels and The class has also led some Harmon hopes to inspire In addition to the Cookie “I strongly believe my cre- said. “That’s why my learning
caramel, others were more students to consider wheth- her students to collaborate Project, her class allows stu- ative challenge as a teacher is assessments aren’t always on
adventurous with their flavor er computers may be better and think creatively by pro- dents to write code for digital to constantly find new ways paper. Sometimes they’re on
choices, electing flavors such than people at accomplishing viding challenges to the typi- gardens, constellation designs to inspire intellectual curios- paper plates.”

STUDY SPACE OF THE WEEK

The glass ‘spine’ of Adams Hall


walled sliver of modern archi- ic but not in a stressful way.”
by Emily Staten tecture that runs up the side Adams is more secluded
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I first visited Adams Hall of Adams is separated into on campus, which many stu-
on a quest to find my own four study spots, one on each dents enjoy.
white whale: the perfect Bow- floor. The cube-like areas are “Typically, I go there when
doin study space. Convinced bordered on two sides by huge I want to do work by myself
that the right location was windows that look through because there aren’t that many
all I needed to reach peak the trees and out over the spots for people, so it’s nice to
productivity, I found myself, northwest corner of campus. have your own spot, either to
dripping wet, on the stairway Many students discover study with one other person
leading to the fourth floor the spaces when attending or just to be alone,” says Emi-
one rainy afternoon. I had office hours or classes in the ly Olick Llano ’20.
never been in Adams, but I building. Lucy Sydel ’22 loves Because places like Haw-
was hoping that the novel the atmosphere created by thorne-Longfellow Library
setting would imbue my essay the combination of offices, and David Saul Smith Union
on Socrates with the magical classrooms and open areas in are such popular study lo-
rush of inspiration it so des- Adams. cations, the quiet spaces in
perately needed. “When you just came from Adams are a rarity, offering
I’ll admit, my initial im- talking to your professor and valuable places to retreat from
pression was less than ideal. I you can go right there and the noise.
huffed my way up four flights do work, it’s nice,” says Sydel. “I think it’s important to
EMILY FULLER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
of stairs and sank into one “Even if they aren’t your pro- have those places you can
of the red chairs in the glass fessors, it’s great to feel like go and not see many people, A ROOM WITH A VIEW: A coveted study spot, the fourth floor of Adams Hall acts as the perfect
cube only to notice a highly there’s work being done.” because I feel like very few of space for students to get a glimpse at life as it passes by the College while they study in peace.
convenient elevator staring Aida Muratoglu ’21 also ap- those places exist on campus,” constant fluttering and sway- Brunswick from Adams. If Finding a space that allows you
right at me. Upon spinning preciates the academic atmo- said Muratoglu. ing of the trees that surround you’re on the top floor, you to focus while reminding you
my chair away in an effort to sphere of the fourth floor of And it’s true, the isolation the building. Whether or not can look out and see the of everything else the world
distract myself from the of- Adams, but jokes that there are of Adams is rare. I once spent you see other people, the church and part of Maine can offer is invaluable, and
fending machine, however, I some drawbacks to the space. roughly four hours in the space is undeniably alive. street. That’s what I like about that is what the glass areas in
was rewarded with an utterly “The professors kindly space without seeing anyone, This organic, relaxing feel it—it feels like a real space Adams offer. If you have the
breathtaking view. asked us to be quieter be- a feat that would be quite dif- is partly a product of its loca- and not just a study space,” energy and time to make it up
Adams Hall sits right along cause they were holding office ficult elsewhere on campus. tion. Adams stands near the said Muratoglu. the stairs, I would highly rec-
Bath Road, and much of its hours,” Muratoglu said. “In Yet despite the quiet, it never edge of the College and oc- And perhaps that is the ommend taking a journey up
brick exterior mirrors that that sense, it is a collabora- feels lonely. There’s the rum- cupies a unique niche on the beauty of Adams. On a busy to the fourth floor, having a
of the first year bricks near- tive space. It kind of feels like ble of cars on the road behind, border between campus and campus like Bowdoin, it is seat in a chair and relaxing in
by. However, on the edge of there are a lot of offices there, the occasional dog running downtown Brunswick. easy to forget about life out- front of one of the best views
the building is a small, glass- which makes it more academ- across the grass below and the “I like that you can see side, especially when studying. on campus.
Friday, November 2, 2018 9

New Mental Health Club commits to changing conversation on campus


ing at a young age and instilling the
by Aura Carlson mindset that your mental health is
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completely valid and that you don’t
To Rose Warren ’21, there is need to be ashamed of it is really
an obvious need at Bowdoin for important because, going into col-
more student discussion of mental lege, you will have a better relation-
health. Three weeks ago, she re- ship with yourself.”
ceived an official charter from the The club received 130 sign-ups
Student Organizations Oversight at the club fair and Warren said
Committee to found the Mental that this high level of interest indi-
Health Club. cates how important mental health
The idea for the club “just kind is, how little it’s talked about and
of came to me like a lightbulb,” how much students want to talk
Warren said. about it.
She cited the perceived ten- There are currently eight people
dency of Bowdoin students to on the leadership team and two
hide mental health problems as advisors: Assistant Director of Ca-
a major factor for the need of a reer Planning Bethany Walsh and
student-led group that advocates Associate Director of Outreach
for awareness. and Group Programming Bryan
“Bowdoin is such a hard school Mendiola. Warren met with them
and a lot of people pretend like COURTESY OF ROSE WARREN last Sunday to discuss what roles
they are OK and happy all the CONSCIOUSLY CONNECTING: A new club plans to tackle mental health on campus. Rose Warren ’21 hopes to inspire new ways to confront the issue. people should play and what the
time, which is pretty problematic,” actively consider solutions to the She says the club could po- gate the idea that mental health is administration in, thereby treating structure of the club should be.
she said. “They are not seeking issue. tentially work with the Bowdoin as important as physical health. it as something that does not need Since it’s a new club, they agreed to
help because they think everyone “I think a lot of students and Queer-Straight Alliance and the “If you are not feeling well men- to be hidden.” keep things open-ended.
around them is OK.” administrators do care about [and African American Society to dis- tally, that should be as valid as your Warren is also considering col- “[We are an] ever-evolving club
In addition, Warren argued discuss] mental health, but they cuss and spread awareness about having a cold, because if you have laborating with and getting insight which takes into account student
that mental health is often not don’t know exactly how to deal the mental health of LGBTQ+ a cold, you don’t come to practice,” from counseling centers, private and campus needs,” Warren said.
viewed as equally important to with it,” she said. and African American Students, she said. counselors and eating disorder During their Sunday gath-
physical health. She brought up To increase the mental health respectively. One issue Warren noted about clinician practices in Brunswick. ering, the leadership team also
examples of professors giving dialogue and decrease the stigma In particular, Warren would counseling is that counselors are She hopes students who are cli- talked about doing weekly tea and
extensions for broken arms and surrounding it, she plans for the like to partner with the athletic often overbooked. Warren also ents at the various practices could dessert positivity talks where stu-
coaches excusing practice ab- club to work with organizations community. As a member of the acknowledged that campus-wide tell counselors about the club and dents can talk about their weeks
sences for minor illness but not both on and off campus. For squash team, she knows how men- misconceptions can often stop stu- learn if they want to contribute and learn how to talk about them-
for mental health issues—sen- Warren, mental health encom- tal health and athletics are inter- dents from seeking help. anything. selves in a positive manner. Gen-
timents that were expressed at passes all aspects of student and twined. Playing with poor mental “There’s a perception that stu- She would also like to work with eral meetings will be held once a
a panel on athletics and mental academic life. health will have a negative effect dents don’t want to go to counsel- and educate the local Brunswick el- week on Sundays.
health last year. “I want to give students the op- on performance. Warren believes ing because counseling is tied to ementary, middle and high schools. “We need to be getting to hear
The problem, according to portunity to express their mental having athletes come together to the administration,” Warren said. “[Some students] aren’t really people’s ideas right off the bat to set
Warren, isn’t a lack of caring, but health experiences in relation with talk about their experiences with “I think that we can begin to re- even sure of what mental health a precedent that this is a club to be
stems from students’ inability to their other identities,” Warren said. mental health would help propa- duce the stigma when we bring the disorders are,” Warren said. “Start- taken seriously,” Warren said.

Thoughts on abroad: when Bowdoin is your study-away program


a good enough answer. unconstitutional) efforts to fur-
“Why don’t you come back ther complicate the pathway to
At Home in when you’re feeling a bit more American citizenship. Although
All Lands decisive?” she said kindly, clos- I’ve lived in the States for the
by Aisha Rickford ing out of the tab of whatever majority of my life, although I
program I’d been telling her came here young enough for my
This past February, during about. In that moment, certainty English accent to melt away and
my sophomore spring semes- washed over me. I wasn’t going to be replaced by an American one,
ter, I decided I wasn’t going to get more decisive. I wasn’t going although I am more culturally
study abroad. Ever since arriv- to study abroad. American than I care to admit,
ing at Bowdoin, studying away I remember walking across I am abroad. I am, for all intents
for a semester had been on my the quad back to my dorm. It and purposes, an alien, albeit a
mind. I’d cycled through a lot of was one of those trick February legal one. I’ve been “abroad” for
possibilities: minor or major in days between snowfalls, where more than 13 years.
Spanish and go to Spain or South the ground thaws and the water I decided that because I
America, take a semester of Ital- rises up between blades of grass, wasn’t going away during my
ian and go to Italy, take a biology forming a puddle each time you junior year, I was going to find
class and go to Tanzania, take a take a step. I thought about how my own “abroad” here on cam-
semester of Greek and do the this time next year, instead of pus. I would make the effort to
College Year in Athens. Or, take going abroad for the spring like meet new people. I would really
advantage of my British citizen- I’d always planned, I’d be back engage in the “Bowdoin hello.” I
ship and go study somewhere in here, surviving another Bowdoin would make conversation with
the United Kingdom. winter. strangers and give advice and
I romanticized the hell out of Would that really be so bad? support to first years. I would get
studying abroad. I did not limit I wasn’t sure in that moment. off campus more, go to as many SARA CAPLAN
myself. I wanted to go anywhere Upperclassmen usually said that concerts in Portland and Boston
and everywhere, regardless of abroad was one of the best parts as I could, see family in London valued member of a small, close- would feel there as a mixed black and do not have to navigate the
my major. I would have a poetic of their Bowdoin experience, and make the effort to stay in knit campus and be front row woman. way one’s Bowdoin experience
“Call Me By Your Name” expe- that it’s necessary to get a break touch more with them instead of to amazing opportunities. The The same thing came up when changes when one is Othered or
rience where I’d fall in love and from Bowdoin. The Offer of the completely immersing myself in warm relationships with profes- considering abroad programs. exoticized on a daily basis. Like
come back cultured, but not too College promises that students the Bowdoin bubble. sors I have probably wouldn’t Did I really want to go abroad when people use coded language
cultured, like your typical Bow- will be “at home in all lands,” like I’d be more vocal on campus have formed at a larger universi- to another majority white uni- to tell me how cool I am for being
doin students returning from the name of this column. Would about the things that matter to ty. At the same time, I resent the versity and, on top of figuring involved in a certain group on
being away. (“When I was in Ber- I be forsaking an essential part of me and no longer stay silent subtext of “at home in all lands.” out a foreign country, somehow campus (just because I’m one of
lin…” “In Amsterdam, everyone’s my Bowdoin experience, eventu- about the roles race, ethnici- The truth is, as much as I em- find another support system of the few black people who do it).
way more chill…”). If I went to ally graduating without ever ful- ty and nationality play in my brace my multinational identity, students of color that I’ve already Or people who are so surprised
London, I was convinced I’d have filling that expectation of every Bowdoin experience. I wouldn’t it is easier for some people to be worked so hard crafting for that I engage in perfectly ordi-
a magical experience where I Bowdoin student? give the time of day to trying “at home in all lands” than it is myself here at Bowdoin? Sure, nary activities that they associate
would be able to reclaim the city I remember talking to a junior to fulfill the Bowdoin aesthetic for others. Namely, students who I could intentionally choose a with whiteness, such as skiing or
of my childhood and become the who chose not to go abroad last anymore like others do, such as are not people of color. program somewhere that I knew traveling.
London girl I’d always thought I year, and we bonded over our dressing down wealth, engaging I decided not to go abroad wouldn’t have that problem, but Bowdoin is itself a culture
would have been had I stayed. decision not to go. As a student in diet activism that is really just for many, many reasons, and I’m it’s not fair that I have to make shock and abroad experience for
After changing my mind from a U.S. territory in the Ca- a performance and parroting the happy with my decision. But one that compromise and others so many of my peers here, includ-
countless times, I told my advi- ribbean, she laughed and said, “Bowdoin is amazing; I have no part of it was, without a doubt, don’t. ing students who are from not
sor in the Office of Off-Campus “Oh no, I’m already abroad.” complaints” myth. race. When I was looking at The same could be said for so far away. As for the challenge
Study that I now wanted to go This is something I’ve been The truth? I do love Bowdoin. colleges to apply to during high life here at Bowdoin. Bowdoin is “at home in all lands” poses? I’m
away for the whole year. She thinking about more and more I am endlessly grateful that I’ve school, I had to consider their great, for all of the reasons that we already living out that challenge
asked me why. I couldn’t tell her. lately, especially due to our cur- been able to intentionally explore location and demographics in say and more. But it is a lot better just by being here on campus,
I didn’t know. I couldn’t think of rent president’s adamant (and Maine and its people, feel like a weighing how comfortable I for students who are not of color and so are so many others.
10 NEWS Friday, November 2, 2018

Orient Election Survey: Maine Gubernatorial Race

2018 midterms edition


Compiled by George Grimbilas and Gideon Moore
The Orient sent out a survey to the student body on Monday evening. It closed yesterday afternoon
79% 5% 2% 1% 16%
after yielding 653 responses, totaling 36 percent of the student body. Ninety-five percent of respondents Janet T. Mills (D) Shawn Moody (R) Other/Undecided
were registered to vote, but only 46 percent of those registered were registered in Maine. Seventy percent Teresea Hayes (I)
of students registered as Democrats, while six percent registered as Republicans. Twenty-one percent Alan Caron (I)
were unaffiliated. In terms of cross-ticket voting, 15.4 percent of Republican students voted for some
Democratic candidate, while 1.3 percent of Democratic students supported any Republican for office.
Percentages may not sum to 100 because of rounding. The survey includes a question about independent Maine House of Representatives (District 50)
Alan Caron, who dropped out shortly after it was released.
District 50 includes Bowdoin’s campus.
Yes
No
Ballot Question 1 Undecided
Do you want to create the Universal Home Care Program to provide home-based as-
sistance to people with disabilities and senior citizens, regardless of income, funded by
a new 3.8% tax on individuals and families with Maine wage and adjusted gross income 61% 5% 34%
above the amount subject to Social Security taxes, which is $128,400 in 2018? Ralph Tucker (D) Michael Lawler (R) Other/Undecided

Maine State Senate (District 24)


District 24 includes Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, North Yarmouth and Pownal.

60% 20% 20%

Ballot Question 2
Do you favor a $30,000,000 bond issue to improve water quality, support the planning 64% 5% 30%
and construction of wastewater treatment facilities and assist homeowners whose homes Everett Brownie Carson (D) Diana Garcia (R) Other/Undecided
are served by substandard or malfunctioning wastewater treatment systems?

United States House of Representatives

79% 6% 16%
91% 9% 8%
Chellie Pingree (D) Mark Holbrook (R)
Ballot Question 3 Martin Groham (I)
Do you favor a $106,000,000 bond issue, including $101,000,000 for construction, re-
construction and rehabilitation of highways and bridges and for facilities and equipment United States Senate
related to ports, piers, harbors, marine transportation, freight and passenger railroads,
aviation, transit and bicycle and pedestrian trails, to be used to match an estimated
$137,000,000 in federal and other funds, and $5,000,000 for the upgrade of municipal
culverts at stream crossings?

31% 7% 63%
Zak Ringelstein (D) Eric Brakey (R) Angus King (I)

66% 9% 25% *The state of Maine now uses ranked-choice voting for federal elections. The pecentages
here represent a student’s first-choice candidate.

Ballot Question 4 What party are you registered as?


Do you favor a $49,000,000 bond issue to be matched by at least $49,000,000 in
private and public funds to modernize and improve the facilities and infrastructure of
Maine’s public universities in order to expand workforce development capacity and to
attract and retain students to strengthen Maine’s economy and future workforce?

70% 6% 2% 21%
Democrat Republican Other
Unaffiliated

71% 9% 20% Of students who said they are voting in Maine, their reasons:
Maine is my home state 68
Ballot Question 5
Do you favor a $15,000,000 bond issue to improve educational programs by upgrading I wanted to vote in person 36
facilities at all 7 of Maine’s community colleges in order to provide Maine people with
access to high-skill, low-cost technical and career education? It’s difficult to get an absentee
ballot in my home state 6
It was more convient to
register in Maine 34
I felt my vote was more
impactful in Maine 169
77% 7% 16% Other 7
Friday, November 2, 2018 11

A ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

COURTESY OF ERIN JOHNSON


RIVER FLOWS IN YOU: Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Digital and Computational Studies Erin Johnson uses video to document the environmental impacts of the former nuclear reservation at the Savannah River Site.

‘Heavy Water:’ an alternative history of Savannah River


of Carolina wild dogs from the Johnson chose to include Bris- “Heavy Water” was one of these about the nuclear reservation, it is “Heavy Water” blurs the
by Ellery Harkness Savannah River Site (SRS) to ex- bin in her project because of the opportunities for Johnson. also a way of exploring the human boundaries between rehearsal
Staff Writer plore the sociopolitical reality of unusual focus of his research and In order to gain access to the desire to distance oneself from and improvisation, referencing
When visitors walk into the the region. SRS is a former nuclear the creative ways he studies the land, she had to receive many spe- things that are overwhelming, and different types of video styles,
exhibition “Heavy Water” in the reservation created in 1951 as a island. cial permissions from the Depart- instead directing attention else- much like Johnson’s larger body
Telfair Museum in Savannah, nuclear weapons production facili- “The people who pay him to do ment of Energy and Homeland where. of work, which often incorporates
Georgia, they are absorbed in a ty during the Cold War. this work are in the Department Security and was under constant “As I was doing this research documentary, experimental and
lush soundscape, accompanied The radioactive liquid waste of Energy, who also has this really supervision once she arrived. As a and found Dr. Brisbin and his narrative video practices. Her proj-
by screens depicting wild dogs stored still in the Savannah River speculative way of thinking about video artist, the biggest challenge research about dogs, I [had] this ects are typically centered around
weaving through the woods. The area could pose risks to human the future of nuclear weapons,” she was that she could not bring any impulse to look away from the everyday people who aren’t actors
question that follows is: what am I and environmental health. Since said. equipment onto the site, includ- nuclear disaster and focus on these but are interested in helping her
looking at? the site’s designation as a National Brisbin’s involvement in “Heavy ing a camera. The only time the beautiful dogs,” she said. “Here’s tell a story.
Turns out, this kind of reaction Environmental Research Park in Water” reflects Johnson’s ongoing actual surroundings can be seen this scientist who is at this site It’s precisely this unique narra-
is anticipated and deliberately 1972, ecologists have been study- interest in including others in her in “Heavy Water” is at one point in that is contaminated with nuclear tive power that attracts Johnson to
designed by Erin Johnson, visit- ing the plants and animals living artistic practice. the video when the content switch- waste, and he’s looking at these the medium of video.
ing assistant professor of art and on the land, including Carolina “[My art] includes other people es to hand-held and low resolution dogs, and that’s a beautiful thing “I like the unfolding [process]
digital and computational studies dogs that live on the site. and it’s an avenue for me to both YouTube footage from the Depart- and also a really dangerous thing, of video, that you can’t get all of it
and the creator of “Heavy Water.” One of these ecologists, L. Lehr build communities for myself ment of Energy. and so the dogs became the main at once, [and] you have to wait and
“I’m really interested in having Brisbin, is featured prominently in [and] to build communities for “It’s kind of pointing to the fact lens to talk about this way bigger gather. I like to think of videos as
my viewers do the work of build- “Heavy Water.” Video of him giv- others,” Johnson said. “All of [my that the only people who can make thing which ... is human nature.” puzzles that have to get figured out,
ing connections between lots of ing a slideshow presentation about jobs] have given me the tools to images [of the land] are the people “It’s hard for us to face things and I like that kind of time-based
disparate pieces. That’s kind of his studies on the effects of radio- have this bizarre confidence to themselves and the site itself—we that feel cataclysmic and that nature of it,” said Johnson.
what I try to build, a long form active waste on animals living on knock on people’s doors and be can’t really access it. We can only makes sense. So we have a lot of “Heavy Water” will be on
puzzle,” said Johnson. the nuclear site accompanies the like ‘Hey, wanna make a project see the dogs,” she said. strategies and tools for disassocia- view at the Telfair Museum until
This video work uses footage footage of the Carolina dogs. together?’” she said. As much as “Heavy Water” is tion,” she added. March.

Challenging confines of the frame with Sascha Braunig


or found self through ornament- thing was my muse really freed me highly conscious of art his-
by Sabrina Lin ed passion, facial distortion and to extrapolate and have fun with torical precedents, reclaiming
Orient Staff
vibrant, bright colors.” color and texture. I was making historical symbolism in the
Coiling forms, spatial fan- At first glance, Braunig’s paint- these things sort of in the dark as context of a renewed, feminist
tasies and abstracted bodies— ings are disturbingly arresting; well, really identifying with a ob- vocabulary. One prominent
boundaries between the real and contorted silhouettes emerge out ject,” she said. example is her depiction of
the imagined become indistin- of twisted wires, stretched metal In a neo-Surrealist way, a view- the witch, evermore powerful
guishable in the vibrant can- or sculpted clay. This interplay er can barely look at Barunig’s against the backdrop of the
vases and eerie motifs of Sascha of opposing color, texture and paintings without wondering #MeToo movement.
Braunig’s work. Originally from light stems from early influences what is exactly being depicted. In- “[Historically, the witch] obvi-
Canada, the Portland-based by Dutch trompe-l’oeil still lifes, deed, her paintings are marked by ously represents some pretty ugly
artist came to Edwards Center commercial photography and a striking polarity: the photoreal- ideas about fear of the elderly and
for Art and Dance on Tuesday even pop-culture references such istic rendering is juxtaposed with fear of women … definitely tied
afternoon, decoding her pictorial as “The Terminator.” totally disembodied, Kafkaesque up with the history of witch hunts.
puzzles through a glimpse into “[In commercial photography], subject matter. Dürer and other artists used her
her creative evolution. the feminized body becomes one Yet different from Surrealism’s as a way to present an image dia-
Renowned for her unique luxury material amongst others,” focus on the subconscious mind, metrically opposed to a feminine
interpretation of modern senti- said Braunig. “And I was painting Barunig’s work is often respond- ideal,” she said.
ments, Braunig’s work has been from photographs like this … this ing to tangible impulses, tapping She paints witches as flattened
highlighted by esteemed insti- constant association of the body into anxieties and instabilities silhouettes with multiple legs that
tutions, including solo shows at with inanimate objects, which [the rooted in reality—her featureless resemble Hindu deities, thrusting
the Museum of Modern Art PS1, figure] brings into a commercial figures are animated with action, into the viewer’s space. To Brau-
Foxy Production in New York and setting.” agency and assertiveness. nig, these figures are sexy and
galleries in Norway, Belgium and As an undergraduate student “Around the time of the 2016 powerful.
Switzerland. Braunig, however, at The Cooper Union, Braunig election, which I couldn’t help but “I’m kind of embracing and
traces the start of her career to a primarily worked in video. As be affected by in my work,” she reclaiming the word witch as an COURTESY OF SASCHA BRAUNIG
crudely painted mask made back she slowly transitioned to paint- said. “That’s where this like flop- epitaph … I just have felt the urge
AGENCY OF ABSTRACTION: Supported by the Blythl Bickel Edwards
in her youth. ing, she sculpted molds of the ping backwards gesture [in the to invite feminism more explicitly
Fund, visiting artist Sascha Braunig often centers around bodies in her work.
“I was really struck by the fact human figure to play with pat- painting] comes from … as kind into the work rather than sort of
that I’m essentially making the terns and distortions. Crafted of like a irrational gesture of exas- touching on it, hopefully through own, embodying the vulnera- the conditions of her confine-
same work as I was at 12,” said in simple materials such as clay, peration, a throwing up of hands, these art historical narratives,” she bility as well as strength of the ment, which is the painting’s
Braunig. “[This piece] encapsu- paper or styrofoam, materiality although there are no hands here, said. modern woman. edge—so they’re kind of actively
lates ideas about psychological and tactility served as a creative and perhaps even a kind of sur- Though amorphic in rep- “The figure [in my paintings] struggling with their own rep-
masking and the construction of outlet. render against structures.” resentation, the figures of Ba- grapples with the frame [as] resentation rather than frozen
the self—especially the feminine “The idea that this dummy Braunig is at the same time runig’s work have minds of their kind of an entity acknowledging inside of it.”
12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Friday, November 2, 2018

Author Chang-rae Lee


tells tale of dystopian
society in latest book
future, and grapples with love, a scribed one particular town he
by Anibal Husted road trip, factory life and most of visited that was inhabited by
Staff Writer
all community. The American Li- mostly 18 to 21 year-olds who
The story of a community brary Association recently named produced about 80 percent of
of people raising fish in small, it a Notable Book of the Year. the world’s miniature electric
pristine glass tanks in dystopi- Narrated in the first person motors, by his own estimations.
an America might seem far re- plural perspective, the story pres- Lee’s writing process is me-
moved from reality. Chang-rae ents everything through the eyes thodical. “I am certainly quite
Lee revealed the story’s real-life of the imaginary community painstaking in terms of liking
origins as part of the Alpha B-Mor, which has risen from the each sentence that I like. I want
Delta Phi Society visiting writer remains of Baltimore. it to fit into the whole ... I’ll
series, in a Tuesday night read- The imagery of a post-apoc- probably work that sentence a
ing of his most recent book “On alyptic city came to Lee as he dozen to 20 times before I move
Such a Full Sea.” was taking the train home from on,” he said.
Lee is an English professor a writing conference in Wash- This attention to detail has
been evident since Lee began
writing at a young age.
A novel is not just about its “I started writing poetry
subject ... A novel has to do and stories equally … and got
encouragement from some
something else; it has to exist teachers, which for me was very
and breathe on other levels. important, because I was not
someone that was raised with
–Chang-rae Lee the idea that being a writer or
being an artist was something
that can be anything else be-
at Stanford University and has ington, D.C. Lee was simultane- sides a hobby,” said Lee.
published numerous short sto- ously captivated and frustrated Lee was born in South Korea
ries and novels, including “Na- by the deteriorating, seemingly and immigrated to the United
tive Speaker,” “A Gesture Life,” forgotten urban neighborhoods States before he entered kinder-
“Aloft,” “The Surrendered” and in Baltimore. garten. Having to learn English CAROLINE FLAHARTY, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
“On Such a Full Sea,” which was Lee said he thought, “What at that age, he reflected, has GOOD MORNING B-MOR: Author Chang-rae Lee imagines a dystopian Baltimore in his latest book, “On Such a Full Sea.”
published in 2014. if people from poisoned in- made him more deliberate with
“I never thought I would dustrial communities in China his diction and rhythm. road,” said Lee. “You notice draft of “On Such a Full Sea” “A novel is not just about its
write such a book. I enjoyed moved in here?” He encourages others to read a lot more. If you go that fast, when he realized it said noth- subject. It’s not just about the
science fiction as a kid, but I His research for the novel more slowly. you get the big picture, but you ing beyond what non-fiction information. A novel has to do
never wanted to write it,” Lee began with exploring factories “I would say it’s the differ- won’t get all the different levels writers had already published, something else; it has to exist
said. along the Pearl River Delta in ence between riding on high- of intent and accident.” believes fiction must be about and breathe on other levels,”
The book depicts an eerie China. At the reading, Lee de- way 75 and walking that same Lee, who scrapped the first more than the facts. he said.

Dissecting lies and truth with actor Aurélian Recoing


to live, and nothing else. To rozet, who is a former con- Romand, who murdered his
by Viv Daniel feel not to play,” he said. “It man in real life. family after they discovered
Orient Staff
was a dialogue between my “It was difficult, because his double-life of 18 years.
Laurent Cantet’s 2001 life and the life of the charac- I was a professional, so I True to the life of Jean-
prize-winning film, “Time ter.” learned my text and I learned Claude, Vincent lives near
Out,” opens with a shot of Vin- Recoing and Cantet worked my lines, but the other actors Geneva and lies extensively
cent—the film’s protagonist— extensively on character de- were improvising all the time,” to his family in order to save
asleep in a car. The audience velopment in the eight months said Recoing, “But my direc- face. Cantet and Recoing drew
quickly learns that Vincent, before shooting. During that tor didn’t want me to be stuck the line there. They had no in-
portrayed by Aurélien Reco- period, Recoing did not know in the text … [others brought] tention of making “Time Out”
ing, has lost his job and is ly- whether he actually had the their own experiences. I bring a tragedy.
ing to his family about having role which made it an es- my own experience too of the “The worst things for a
found a new one in Geneva. pecially unusual challenge. acting, but not really on the human being are divorce and
He is living out of his car on Nonetheless, he dedicated story.” losing a job,” said Recoing,
the days he claims to be work- himself to the project and Recoing is a well-known “[Time Out] is a story of a
ing. On Sunday afternoon, man who again finds a job.”
Recoing discussed with Bow- Cantet and Recoing also
doin students the themes and enjoyed the symbolic poten-
making of the psychological “[My character] has to go inside tial of the character’s proxim-
drama in Kresge Auditorium.
Hosted by the Department
himself and find that freedom. ity to Geneva. Recoing lik-
ened the movement across the
of Romance Languages and Find his real personality. So he French and Swiss border as a
Literature, this was not the transition into a new life and
first time Recoing, a part-time lies—and he lies truth.” identity for Vincent.
resident of Bath, Maine, has –Aurélian Recoing Recoing is still emotional
been on campus to discuss as he speaks of his experience
one of his films. He was pre- with Cantet and “Time Out”
viously invited to Bowdoin for took inspiration for Vincent stage actor in France, and he even now, nearly two decades
his role in the 2013 film “Blue from everyday people he saw utilizes the lessons of theater later. For Recoing, Vincent
is the Warmest Color.” walking on the street. while approaching his film was an intense role, and one
In stark contrast to his per- Most of the cast members roles. helped him hone his craft.
formance as the manipulative were not professional actors. “You develop the dialogue “To lie and to lie to, I think
character portrayal as Vincent Apart from Recoing and Kar- with the audience—that’s about that [idea]—mentir. To
in “Time Out,” Recoing has a in Viard, who played Vincent’s the first step for me, and you play the imposter is to be an
distinctly relaxed and warm wife, the entire cast was com- don’t have that on set. But you actor. And so in his costume
presence in real life. A veter- posed of amateurs chosen for do have the set crew, and you of a businessman, [Vincent]
an of both the stage and silver their real-life similarities to can establish a dialogue with is not free,” said Recoing. “He
screen, Recoing had no diffi- their characters. For example, them,” he said. has to go inside himself and
culty embodying the role. Vincent is caught in business The plot of “Time Out” was find that freedom. Find his PJ SEELERT, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
“I had the sensation when I with a trader of counterfeit partially inspired by the story real personality. So he lies— TICK TALK: Stage and film actor Aurélian Recoing discusses his character Vin-
was on the set, just to be and goods, played by Serge Liv- of a real man, Jean-Claude and he lies truth.” cent in the movie ‘Time Out,’ a disillusioned man trapped in his own web of lies.
Friday, November 2, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 13

THE AUX CORD

The Live Playlist highlights original music


videos of his shows and doc- many artists are performing cause of a great compounding
umentaries of his travels has original music. I think it’s effect. The more original cre-
by Chris Ritter always inspired me. His music important for our campus to ators there are on campus, the
makes me lose myself and I recognize and support this more people will be inspired
love it. Frank Ocean because and that is what I hope to do to write originals instead of
Bowdoin’s music scene is he makes music that makes through events like The Live cover other songs.
ever-changing, but this year your mind work to keep up. Playlist and the work that I
is seeing a cosmic shift. While He really showed me how to do with my company Under- Do you have any favorite
bands performing pop covers be extra creative in music, score. Making the music or art collaborators on campus?
continue to dominate College which is huge in a time when is one thing, but getting it out R
DE
House parties, there is a shift so many people are creating. there is another challenge and Gotta shout out my boy SNY
occurring in dorm room stu- I want to help with that. Josh [Brooks ’20] and YLA
KA
dios, low key listening events What can people expect my bandmates from thought and earned one of the biggest
and online streaming plat- from your performance at Do you have any favorite 20/20! I have loved detail into all online followings of any mu-
forms. Artists are making more The Live Playlist? collaborators on campus? collaborating of her shows sician out of Bowdoin: as of
original music. More rappers, with them. and perfor- today, the duo has over 6,000
singers and producers are They can expect a GOOD. It would have to be my guy Josh brings mances. Her monthly listeners on Spotify,
bringing hip-hop, R&B, jazz TIME. Parke Aiken [’20]. From play- an incredible concerts are and standout track “Be” has
and funk to the table. Indepen- ing in 20/20 together, to work- energy and art. I am influ- over 30,000 streams across
dent artists are self-promoting Debut project: “Moving ing on beats and songs in the work ethic to enced by SZA Spotify and YouTube. Omola
music with vibrant results. The Forward” studio, we often bounce ideas his approach being that she and Laifer bring a list of in-
Live Playlist at Ladd tonight Standout track: “Everyday” off of one another and look to to his craft, is extremely fluences just as broad, rang-
is a live music event aiming each other for critique. and an even honest and vul- ing from Frank Ocean, Fleet
to showcase those artists. JOSHUA BROOKS Debut project coming soon. greater ener- nerable in her Foxes, Sade and Radiohead
This week, we take a look at gy on stage. music, which is between them.
these artists and how they are Though The Live Playlist PARKE AIKEN Debut proj- what I try to do
helping shift Bowdoin’s music will be his first time perform- ect coming with mine, and I How would you describe
scene. ing original material, rapper A self-identified “jack of all soon. love Missy Elliot the Bowdoin music scene to-
and producer Joshua Brooks trades,” singer-producer-gui- because she is just so original day? How has it changed?
JADEN DIXON ’20 has long been one of the tarist Parke Aiken ’20 is one ALANA and wildly out of the box.
most dynamic members of of the most recognizable faces Tobi Omola: It’s growing
Jaden Dixon ’21, a native of the Bowdoin music scene. of the Bowdoin music scene. As one of few indepen- How would you describe more and more each year.
Davenport, Fl. embodies what Growing up playing drums Aiken has performed as part dent R&B artists on campus, the Bowdoin music scene to- The music scene at Bowdoin
it means to make music inde- in church in his hometown of the Longfellows, 20/20, andConnecticut native Alana day? How has it changed? is very fun, collaborative and
pendently. A multi-hyphenate of Brooklyn, N.Y., Brooks most recently Sweet Anne and Morrison ’20 is a unique and supportive.
artist, Dixon raps, sings, pro- brought his talents to Bowdo- the Milkmen, who opened electrifying talent at Bowdo- I feel the Bowdoin music
duces and designs for himself, in as a drummer and rapper for electropop band Mister- in. As a singer/songwriter as scene focuses a lot on bands. Ellis Laifer: The Bowdoin
making his self-released EP for 20/20, one of the most wives last month. Bringing a well as the leader of Bowdoin’s I see that it is changing and music scene seems to grow ev-
“Moving Forward” an impres- prolific campus bands of the wide range of influences to hip-hop dance group, Obvi- opening up to different hip ery year. I’m really happy with
sively singular effort. Dixon past two years. Brooks leads the table, ranging from John ous, Alana brings all aspects hop and R&B sounds which I where it is at now compared to
has rapped at Reed House and the charge for The Live Play- Mayer to J Dilla, Aiken hopes of performance to her solo appreciate. my freshman year.
sung in the Chapel with the list with his media company, to showcase an eclectic, high shows. She recently lit up the
Bowdoin Longfellows. He also Underscore LLC, which aims energy sound at The Live Sexuality, Women, and Gen- Debut Project: “Oh Boy” Do you have any favorite
designs graphics for his own to promote creatives of all Playlist. der Center as she debuted Standout Track: “Can’t collaborators on campus?
art as well as Avant-Garb Mag- mediums. her EP, “Oh Boy,” turning a Control”
azine, showing off his versatili- How would you describe low key listening party into TO: Ellis and all of the
ty and tireless work ethic. How would you describe the Bowdoin music scene to- a packed house banger ses- FORTUNO ex-members of Gibson Ten.
the Bowdoin music scene to- day? How has it changed? sion. Alana hopes to bring
Who are your biggest artis- day? How has it changed? that same energy to The Live Fortuno is the R&B/neo- EL: I work with Tobi,
tic influences and why? The massive change that Playlist. soul project of Tobi Omola ’19 and love writing music with
XXXTentacion because he When I just started at Bow- I have seen has been a shift and Ellis Laifer ’19, whose in- Daniel Mayer [’19]. Would
made very authentic music doin, the music scene was a toward more original music. Who are your biggest artis- fluence on the Bowdoin music be down to collaborate with
and he diversified his music lot of bands that played rock There are so many original tic influences and why? scene dates back to their first other musicians, too, if the
so much. He used his voice and pop covers in social hous- music creators on this campus year and the band Gibson opportunity arose.
in various tonalities as well, es. Since then it’s grown more right now. I don’t remember I am influenced by Beyoncé Ten. The duo released a pair
which is what I love to do. diverse as bands are playing one from when I was a fresh- because she works extreme- of songs back in Septem- Debut project: “Be / Feel”
Travis Scott because watching different styles of music and man. I think that this is be- ly hard and puts so much ber. Since then, Fortuno has Standout track: “Be”

Thom Yorke creates a haunting atmosphere with THE QUEUE Follow “Bowdoin Orient”
on Spotify

his ‘Suspiria’ soundtrack EVERYDAY BY JADEN DIXON


interested to hear what his
foray into film soundtracks
by Sebastian de would be. His new album
Lasa is not only appropriately
CAN’T CONTROL BY ALANA
haunting for the movie,
Halloween is one of my fa- but consistently gripping
vorite holidays and what better and powerful.
SUSPIRIUM BY THOM YORKE
way to celebrate it than by lis- The album is split
tening to some spooky music? nicely between songs that
Thom Yorke’s new album “Sus- Yorke sings on and instru-
POTATO SALAD BY TYLER, THE
piria” is a soundtrack for the mental cuts. Although CREATOR AND A$AP ROCKY
2018 movie of the same title, a Yorke is predominantly
remake of a classic Italian hor- known for his aching,
ror movie. “Suspiria” the mov- beautiful falsetto, the in- PARALYZED FORCE BY KIRAN
ie looks extremely scary, but as strumentals bear his mark
I’m far too lazy to go to Port- as a musician just as much as A OR
TIZ LEONARD
SHON
land to see it, I’ll settle for just the tracks on which he sings.
listening to the soundtrack. The instrumental “Volk” em- notic, climax. If you KING OF THE HILL BY THUNDER-
To preface this, Thom Yorke bodies this the most, with happen to be on the aux cord creeping into the song about
is one of my favorite artists of building synthesizer melodies at a haunted house, this song halfway in. It’s some sort of CAT, BADBADNOTGOOD AND
all time and I’d be lying if I said drenched in reverb, reminis- needs to be dropped. creepy lullaby, with appropri-
I didn’t have extremely high ex- cent of Radiohead’s (2000) For the songs with actual ately dark lyrics for a horror
FLYING LOTUS
pectations for this soundtrack. album “Kid A.” These syn- singing, “Suspirium” stands soundtrack, but Thom Yorke’s
I’ve loved all of Yorke’s music— thesizer melodies combine out. It’s a piano ballad, high- voice and looping piano mel-
with Radiohead, solo projects together with percussion to lighting Yorke’s stunning ody create a kaleidoscopic BE BY FORTUNA, KOZ
and features—but I was really create this weird, almost hyp- vocals, with a flute melody waltz. It’s stunning.
14 Friday, November 2, 2018

S SPORTS
HIGHLIGHT
REEL
Hausman ’16 battles the Clippers in preseason
in the Final Four of the fourth
by Jason Cahoon tier, the entire club was pro-
Orient Staff moted to compete in the third
E-I-E-I-O: Sean
MacDonald ’19 led the Not many Bowdoin gradu- tier. As a former Division III
ates get the chance to play a player, Hausman’s talent was
men’s cross country
professional sport. Even fewer often overlooked.
team last weekend in the get the opportunity to com- “It doesn’t matter what you
NESCAC Championships pete against NBA stars while do in DIII. DIII guys don’t get
at Franklin Park. He recruited to play basketball a lot of respect playing over-
finished fourth overall, for an Israeli professional seas,” Hausman said. “The vast
racing 8k in 25:29.8, two team. Yet in October, Lucas majority of the Americans are
seconds behind first Hausman ’16 took to the court DI or top tier DII guys. That’s
place. Four other seniors at the Staples Center in Los always made me play with a
rounded out the Polar Angeles for an NBA preseason chip on my shoulder.”
game. It was his first appear- In Spain, Hausman realized
Bears’ score, leading to a
ance as a player for Maccabi he had to approach players on
sixth-place finish overall. Haifa, an Israeli basketball the court differently than he
Bowdoin ended the club that competes against did when playing in the NES-
championship with 156 professional basketball teams CAC.
points. all over the world. Against “Everyone is big, and every-
the Clippers, Hausman net- one is fast,” said Hausman. “No
ted 10 points and tallied two matter who is on the court, you
FIRST YEAR, FIRST assists, two rebounds and one have to respect anyone that
PLACE: Delaney Bullock steal. Additionally, he was the you are going up against.”
only player on Maccabi Haifa This September, Hausman COURTESY OF LUCAS HAUSMAN
’22 finished seventeenth NOTHING BUT NET: Lucas Hausman ’16 played in an NBA preseason game against the Clippers in Octo-
to be on the court for more faced a heartbreakingly differ-
overall in the NESCAC points won than lost. Without ent kind of adversity following ber. He competed for Maccabi Haifa, an Israeli basketball club and signed a season contract yesterday.
women’s cross country a doubt—this was the big- the death of his younger broth- ami. Hausman knew that culture of the basketball team the most single season points
championships with a gest stage that Hausman ever er, Corey Hausman. Corey was Corey would have wanted throughout his four years at in program history.
time of 23:15.6 for 6k, played on. a first year at the University him to continue chasing his Bowdoin. “Even though he was the
the second fastest time “Playing in the Staples of Colorado, Boulder, when dream. After performing well “We had guys that made best player on the team, you
by a first year in the race. Center, where Kobe played he passed away from a skate- at training camp, Hausman you want to go to practice wouldn’t know it,” said former
Bullock led Bowdoin’s top and where Lebron plays, was boarding accident just a few earned a spot on the lineup every day and compete. The teammate Jack Bors ’19. “He
pack of runners by one a surreal experience,” said weeks into the school year. against the Clippers. only way to really get better at was always humble and hard-
Hausman. After hearing the devas- “The game against the Clip- a sport is to love doing it,” said working.”
second. Julia O’Rourke ’19
After graduating from tating news, Hausman spent pers was one month [past] the Hausman. Hausman has just signed
finished on Bullock’s tail, Bowdoin, Hausman played three weeks at home in Con- day after my brother’s acci- During his time at Bow- with Maccabi Haifa to play
completing the course in professional basketball in necticut, with his family and dent,” Hausman remembered. doin, Hausman finished with for the remainder of the bas-
23:16.6. Overall, the Polar Spain for two years. He start- kept away from basketball “It was a very emotional expe- 1482 points, the seventh most ketball season. He remains
Bears finished seventh ed his professional career with entirely. Despite being in the rience for me playing that day.” career points in men’s basket- hopeful to continue his pro-
out of 11 teams. They are CB Marbella in the fourth worst shape he could remem- Hausman attributes much ball history. During his senior fessional basketball career not
set to compete in the DIII tier of the Spanish basketball ber, he went to the Maccabi of his athletic success since year, Hausman scored 581 only for his own interest, but
NCAA Regional at Pickard league system. After placing Haifa training camp in Mi- graduating to the close-knit points, setting the record for also in honor of Corey.
Field on November 10.

SHIPWRECKED: Last
weekend, the sailing
Field hockey season ends after quarterfinal loss
team competed in its the Year awards.
fall championship series by Dylan Sloan Under Pearson’s guidance,
Staff Writer
with regattas off the the Bowdoin field hockey pro-
coast of the Schiller Last weekend, the Bowdo- gram has risen to the top of
Coastal Studies Center in women’s field hockey team the Division III field hockey
(11-5, 6-4 NESCAC) saw its pantheon. Starting in the late
and at Dartmouth. Harsh
season come to an early end at 1990s, Pearson steadily devel-
winds and rain, including the hands of Williams (12-4, oped the fledgling program
sleet and snow, made NESCAC 7-3), with a 3-2 loss into a national powerhouse,
sailing conditions in both in the NESCAC quarterfinal. culminating in a de facto dy-
locations challenging. This latest premature exit from nasty starting in the late 2000s.
In the Victorian Urn the NESCAC tournament is the Between 2010 and 2015, the
Trophy regatta hosted third consecutive year the Polar Polar Bears boasted an aston-
by Bowdoin, the team Bears have bowed out of the ishing average winning per-
finished tenth of 16 teams. competition before reaching centage of .896 and never had a
the finals. season below .800.
At Dartmouth, the team
On paper, the team’s perfor- However, in the three years
fared slightly better, mance in recent years would since, the team has accumu-
finishing sixth of 18 teams. appear to constitute a slump in lated a comparatively modest
success when viewed in com- average winning percentage of
parison to the decade before .654. Last year, the team had its
ATHLETIC ACADEMICS: it, in which the Polar Bears first seven-loss season in almost
This fall, the softball brought home seven NESCAC three decades, finishing 10-7
program was recognized championships, four NCAA and falling out of the NESCAC
for its academic success in DIII National Championships tournament in the first round.
and only failed to qualify for Pearson attributes Bowdoin’s
the 2017-2018 season. The
the NESCAC championship fi- regression to a significant in-
Eaton/NFCA Scholar- nal once. However, in the eyes crease in the overall level of com-
Athlete award was given of Head Coach Nicky Pearson, petition across the NESCAC.
to players who maintained despite Bowdoin’s recent statis- However, she viewed this trend
a GPA of 3.5 or higher tical woes, her team is getting not only as a challenge for Bow-
during the academic year. along just fine. doin, but also as as a good thing
Seven athletes received Coach Pearson is statistical- for the conference as a whole.
the honor: Katelyn Cox ly the most successful coach in “From top to bottom the
’21, Natalie Edwards ’18, the history of Bowdoin athlet- conference is very competitive,”
ics. Over her 23-year career, said Pearson. “On any given
Ali Miller ’18, Lauren
she boasts an all-time record day, anybody can beat anybody
O’Shea ’18, Caroline Rice of 338 wins and only 75 losses. else. The success of so many
’19, Emma Stevens ’18 and Additionally, Pearson has won teams had drawn attention to
Samantha Valdivia ’19. an extensive list of personal ac- the quality of the field hockey
colades, including nine NES- that’s being played, and that
COMPILED BY KATHRYN MCGINNIS CAC Coach of the Year awards COURTESY OF BRIAN BEARD
and four Division III Coach of Please see HOCKEY, page 17 ONLY ONE CAN WIN: Captain Johna Cook ’19 fights with Connecticut College opponent for possession of the ball.
Friday, November 2, 2018 SPORTS 15

Volleyball brings NESCAC tourney back to Bowdoin


was nice.” conference is it’s super competi- better throughout the rest of the
by Anjulee Bhalla Having a very energetic home tive, it’s really hard. Each team has season, so [we are] just not tak-
Orient Staff crowd helped Bowdoin take down a strength, and so being able to de- ing them lightly and taking care
The NESCAC Volleyball Wesleyan in four sets, and the termine what that strength of that of what we have to do,” said Salle.
Championship will be coming to team hopes the Bowdoin com- team is helps set us up for success, “Definitely treating every team
Bowdoin this weekend for the first munity will rally this weekend to but it’s really hard to compare team we’re playing like a threat, and then
time since 2015. With a current create the same dominant atmo- to team because they’re all really once we finished that game, work-
record of 24-1, the team has put sphere. However, they recognize good,” said Cady. “I would just say ing to the next one.”
forward its best regular season ever that while it is an advantage, they at this point, at this level and into In order to prepare for the wide
and looks to continue that success can’t allow themselves to get too championship weekend, it’s defi- range of competition in the league,
in the postseason this year. confident. nitely going to be a lot of competi- the team is focusing this week on
“Hosting is always a good way “Having our home crowd sup- tive matches.” the strengths and strategy that
to start off the conference champi- porting us will be a really big ad- “Every team we’ve played so have gotten it this far.
onship weekend, to have the home vantage, but also the past two years far in the NESCAC has brought “Our big strategy just going into
court advantage,” said Head Coach the winner of the NESCAC Cham- out their best game against us, the weekend is making sure we
Erin Cady, “but also just in general pionship hasn’t been the host, so it and they just play their hardest, take care of us and we stay true to
to really reward our team for all the will just be really important for us and we’re expecting nothing less who we are—that we just continue
hard work that they’ve been doing to play our game,” said captain Lisa in championship weekend,” said rolling with that and then making
this season and to get the regular Sheldon ’19. “[We need to] work captain Sydney Salle ’19. the small adjustments as we go
season title. So we’re all excited.” hard, work our hardest, because Bowdoin’s first match will be team to team,” said Cady.
The Polar Bears secured host- during the playoffs everyone starts against No. 8 Trinity (13-10, 2-8 When asked about what has led
ing rights and the No. 1 seed last out 0-0. It can be anyone’s game, so NESCAC) at 5 p.m. tonight in to the team’s success this season,
weekend with a 3-1 win over Wes- we just have to really stay focused Morrell Gymnasium. While the Cady noted the Polar Bears’ chem-
leyan (16-4, 9-1 NESCAC), leaving and do what we’ve been doing all Polar Bears handily beat the Ban- istry and depth.
Bowdoin as the only team with a season.” tams 3-0 in the regular season, “All season we’ve been so strong
perfect record against in-league Wesleyan—the No. 2 seed this Trinity has shown a lot of improve- in our numbers and our depth,
opponents. weekend—isn’t the only opponent ment in the last month. The team which really has made a differ-
“We knew it was going to be a to look out for in the tournament. was present for Trinity’s 3-2 victory ence because, if you think about it,
battle going in because Wesleyan Bowdoin went to five sets against over WPI (21-8) on October 19. Monday through Thursday when
was 8-0, we were 8-0 and we knew Tufts, Williams and Middlebury This experience, along with game we’re in practice, we want to play
that that was going to be our top this season, and while the Polar film, gave the Polar Bears a better against the best team in the NES-
priority, but the players handled Bears came out with the win in idea of what to expect tonight, and CAC and that’s probably our sec-
it well,” said Cady. “I think it was each match, the hard-fought con- showed that the Bantams shouldn’t ond string,” said Cady.
really awesome to see the crowd tests just further show that nothing be underestimated, especially in The team’s season has been an ISABEL ALEXANDER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
that we got and how much they can be taken for granted this week- tournament play. outstanding success so far, and ev-
supported our team, and it defi- end. “We beat Trinity earlier this eryone’s sights are set on bringing NO. 1 ON THE COURT: Caroline Flaharty ’20 (left) and Cori Gray ’22 go for
nitely made a difference, which “What’s really nice about our year, [but] they’ve definitely gotten home a NESCAC title. the block in a close win over Wesleyan, which secured Bowdoin’s No. 1 seed.

NESCAC Volleyball Championship Bracket


No. 1 Bowdoin (24-1, 10-0 NESCAC) vs. No. 8 Trinity (13-10,
2-8 NESCAC)
(1) Bowdoin
Unbeatable thus far in the NESCAC, Bowdoin comes into this
match the clear favorite. With home court advantage and the mo-
mentum of a 14-game win streak, the Polar Bears are a formidable Tonight, 5 p.m. Semi-Finals
opponent to face as they also lead the league in kills and assists. Morrell Gym
However, Trinity has only gotten better as the season’s gone on and
—as has all too often been proven—anything can happen in tour-
nament play. Could Trinity be the first eight-seed to take down a
(8) Trinity
one-seed in the playoffs? Come to Morrell Gym tonight to find out.

Saturday, 1 p.m. Finals


Morrell Gym
No. 4 Middlebury (17-5, 7-3 NESCAC) vs. No. 5 Tufts (15-9,
6-4 NESCAC)
(4) Middlebury
This matchup is sure to be an offensive faceoff, and the quarterfi-
nal match to watch. Tufts has built a very strong offensive front, with
enough variety to spread the action around to a lot of hitters while Tonight, 8 p.m.
also dominating the league in aces. While solid all around, Middle- Sargent Gym Semi-Finals
bury’s strength lies in the sheer power of its hitters, including seniors
Sarah Staver and Isabel Sessions, who were NESCAC Players of the
Week the last two weeks. Earlier this month, Middlebury was able to
(5) Tufts
secure the 3-1 victory over Tufts with a .346 hitting percentage, but
we’ll see if they can pull off that feat again...
Sunday, 12 p.m. Winner
Morrell Gym

No. 3 Amherst (20-4, 8-2 NESCAC) vs. No. 6 Williams (12-11,


(3) Amherst
5-5 NESCAC)
Amherst and Williams will be bringing their own historic rivalry
to Morrell Gym tonight as they vie for a semifinal berth. The Mam- Tonight, 8 p.m. Semi-Finals
moths are looking to carry the momentum of their five-game hot Morrell Gym
streak into the battle, while the Ephs will try to bounce back from
a tough loss to Middlebury that closed out their regular season.
When the two teams faced each other in the regular season, Am-
(6) Williams
herst came away with the 3-1 win over Williams, however Williams
got 67 digs and 6 aces to Amherst’s 62 and 3.
Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Finals
Morrell Gym

No. 2 Wesleyan (16-4, 9-1 NESCAC) vs. No. 7 Bates (14-8,


4-6 NESCAC)
(2) Wesleyan
Wesleyan returns to Bowdoin’s campus this weekend looking to
defend its NESCAC title and avenge its first conference loss of the
season, which also cost the team the hosting rights for this tourna- Tonight, 5 p.m. Semi-Finals
ment. Fired up and fresh off a 3-2 win over Tufts, the Cardinals will be Sargent Gym
a force to be reckoned with this weekend,. But don’t expect Bates to go
down easy, especially as the Bobcats are coming off a dominant shut-
out win over Trinity. In their regular season matchup, Bates snagged a
(7) Bates
first set win, yet ultimately fell in a hard-fought 1-3 loss.
16 SPORTS Friday, November 2, 2018

Women’s rugby faces fierce competition in new league


by Benjamin Mason
Orient Staff
The women’s rugby team is
continuing its tradition of excel-
lence despite last year’s move from
the NESCAC conference in USA
Rugby to the more competitive
National Intercollegiate Rugby As-
sociation (NIRA) League.
“We had been in the USA rug-
by pathway … and we had been
in that pathway for many, many
years,” said Head Coach MaryBeth
Mathews.
Last year, the program decided
it was time for a change. The team
had experienced incredible suc-
cess in the NESCAC conference
of USA rugby but didn’t feel it was
achieving its full potential.
“Winning is all well and good,”
said Mathews. “But winning 60 or
70 to nothing consistently gets old,
and you don’t sharpen your skills.”
The team opted to join the
NIRA Tier II division in an at-
tempt to face stronger competi-
tion, but as the season has shown,
this hasn’t prevented the Polar
Bears from winning.
The team is currently 4-2 and COURTESY OF BRIAN BEARD
looking to finish the season 5-2 with
YOU’RE GONNA MISS THIS: The women’s rugby seniors celebrate a winning season on senior day. This weekend, the team attempts to secure its second place seed in the tournament against Colby Sawyer.
one game left against Colby Sawyer
(4-3) tomorrow. Its two losses came petition and improve is embodied draw more teams into the NIRA. teams, it’s no longer an emerging Mount Saint Mary’s University Knight’s scrum-half (the link be-
against West Chester (4-4), a NIRA by the entire team and speaks to With an influx of teams comes sport,” Mathews said. “It’s a legit (5-3) is in first place and would tween the forwards and backs) has
Tier I program, and Vassar (9-0), a the women who participate in the an increase in competition and sport, and the NCAA pays for the thus be the host of the final game trained at Bowdoin’s summer rugby
USA Rugby powerhouse. program. well-deserved recognition from championship.” on November 10. camp for the last two years.
Yet the team doesn’t shy away “There’s something unique the NCAA. Between Tier I of In Tier II, the Bowdoin rugby Mount Saint Mary’s is a Division All eyes will be on the rugby
from facing challenging teams. about a gal who sees rugby and says the NIRA, which consists of nine team is currently second place. A I program that recruits student-ath- team this weekend as it travels to
“If we continue to get better as ‘I’ll play that sport,’” said Mathews. teams, and Tier II, which has eight, win against Colby Sawyer would letes to fill the majority of its roster. New Hampshire to face Colby
we expect, we will certainly sched- “That’s pretty cool. Rugby is a sport the league is nearly halfway to its secure that spot. The second tier’s Conversely, Bowdoin’s team has a Sawyer. Expectations aside, the
ule some Tier I teams in our fall that takes considerable strength, goal of 40. playoff scheme operates as a one small group of rugby recruits, with Polar Bears will have to play hard
schedule,” said Mathews. confidence and resilience.” “There’s a phrase called ‘fastest game, all-or-nothing showdown eager walk-ons completing the and smart to earn a spot in the
The desire to face strong com- The ultimate goal, though, is to path to 40,’ because once you hit 40 between the first and second seed. roster each season. Ironically, the championship game.

Fencing team enjoys success Please Re-Elect

at first tournament of the year Ralph L.


by Ella Chaffin
Orient Staff
the three types of disciplines
available in fencing tourna-
ments: the foil and épée. In
members are attempting to
demonstrate the club’s work to
a larger audience in as many
Tucker
In Rhode Island last week-
end, three fencers compet-
foil, the tip of the saber must
hit an opponent’s torso to be
ways as possible.
“We want to do a lot more to the
ed in the fencing club’s first
tournament of the year. Casey
counted as a point, while in
épée, the tip can hit the oppo-
things that people can see,”
said Coleman, “because a lot of Maine House of
Edmonds-Estes ’22 finished in nent on any part of his body. people don’t know what fenc-
the top eight, beating two ex-
perienced fencers and earning
Typical tournaments con-
sist of fencers competing in
ing is and didn’t know that we
have a team.”
Representatives
a rank E. random pools and then being If you look around cam- House District 50,
In fencing, each competitor
begins their career labelled U,
seeded into groups based on
how well they perform. A big
pus on a warm day, you may
see the club practicing on the
Part of Brunswick
meaning they are an unranked part of the club’s success is museum steps. Demonstrating (Including Bowdoin Campus)
fencer. As they attend tourna- limiting its size to ensure each their skills in an open area is
ments and defeat opponents, member is learning and able to a good way to attract the at-
the fencer can gain points to be perform in tournaments. tention of potential members,
rated A through E, with A be- “The club is at its stron- while entertaining those who Democratic Party.
ing the best. At tournaments,
these rankings are used to de-
gest when it’s a small, close
knit community,” said Ratner.
pass by and stop to watch the
duel. Last year, the club did a Retired Judge.
cide brackets and the level of
experience of each fencer.
“We are kind of in a sweet
spot around 10-15 where we
demonstration in Thorne Hall.
Members of the club range
Chair of Committee on Environment.
With a range of experienced can accommodate everyone’s in skill level, including those
members, the club has stood needs and feel like we know who have never fenced before.
out on campus for its unique each other well and have that A new member of the club will
Endorsed by:
traditions and sense of com- communal spirit.” have the opportunity to learn Sierra Club
munity.
The club’s leadership style
Community is a big part
of the club’s identity. Long
the sport, and compete along-
side, and against, experienced
Maine Conservation Voters
is different than other teams van rides give the members a fencers. Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund PAC
on campus. The club’s seniors chance to become closer, shar- “One of the beautiful things Equality Maine
pick captains from the other ing stories and jokes. about the fencing club is that
three class years. This year, “I would have to say the there is such a wide range of Maine Education Association (teachers)
they chose Utku Ferah ’21 and road trips to the tournaments skill levels,” said Ratner. “Peo- Maine Credit Union League
Michael Harris ’20. This tradi- are the best part,” Ratner said. ple who start at the beginning
Maine State Employees Association
tion allows underclassmen to “We pile in a van early in the of the semester as true begin-
ou !
become leaders earlier in their morning, stop for bagels and ners, by the end of the year Maine AFL-CIO
n k y
Tha
fencing careers. drive across New England.” they are competing in tourna-
“We give this to them early According to the club’s so- ments beside us.”
on to give them the sense of cial captain, Anthony Cole- The club is preparing for ralphtucker@gwi.net
what it’s like to lead a club,” said man ’21, fencing may be a club another tournament coming Paid by Tucker for House, Nancy Tucker, Treasurer
former captain Ben Ratner ’19. that students are not familiar up before Thanksgiving break,
The club practices two of with on campus; therefore, its along with two next semester.
Friday, November 2, 2018 SPORTS 17

Soccer teams hope for at-large bids to continue season


by Sophie Friedman
Staff Writer
Last Saturday morning, the
members of the Bowdoin men’s
(9-5-2, 5-3-2 NESCAC) and
women’s (7-7-2, 3-6-1 NESCAC)
soccer teams donned their jerseys
and laced up their cleats for what
was likely both teams’ final game
of the season.
The women’s team prepared
with its usual pre-game dance
party, while the men’s team pre-
pared with what Coach Scott
Wiercinski described as “quiet
excitement.” Both ultimately lost
1-0, knocking each out of the
NESCAC tournament.
“For most of the season we
were just struggling to find a
system that really worked for us,”
said Claire Burns ’21. “A way to
get goals in.”
However, towards the end of
the season, the team’s trajectory COURTESY OF BRIAN BEARD
shifted. HEADS UP: (Above) Drake Byrd ’21 charges the ball with an oppo-
“We had two really good nent hot on his heels. (Right) Olivia Pena ’21 winds up a pass.
games before [the tournament]
against Tufts (10-4-2, 5-3-2 NES- silience) each day after practice “They show the first years
CAC) and, Conn[ecticut College] in the locker room. This effort what it’s like to be doing the off-
(7-6-2, 2-6-2 NESCAC), where resulted in the formation of a co- season lifts and the running, so
we did really great. We kept hesive unit, according to captain that’s a really important time for
the ball and we got goals,” Kate Julia Patterson ’19. the sophomores to get their voic-
Morrison ’20 said. “I think the “This team had the largest es.”
momentum from those games roster size since I had been at With a whopping 21 under-
leading into the playoffs was re- Bowdoin. With such great num- classmen, Patterson, Morrison
ally good, so I was anticipating a bers, normally, it can be hard to and Burns all expressed hope and
good fight and that’s what we got.” make sure everyone is bought in excitement that this group of soc-
Game day at Middlebury throughout the season,” said Pat- cer players would dance further few weeks to rev our engines, so play, rather than the direct phys- would send the Polar Bears to
proved rainy and cold, but spirits terson. “However, even with hav- into the NESCAC tournament to speak,” Wiercinski said. “And it icality characteristic of the NES- the NCAA tournament even
were high. Middlebury (14-1-1, ing a starting roster of 32 players, next year. was also familiar in that we had CAC conference, proved ineffec- though they did not advance
8-1-1 NESCAC) took an early this was also the closest team I The men’s season followed a stretch from the middle of the tive. past the quarterfinals. When
lead off a corner kick during the have been a part of at Bowdoin. a similar trajectory. Coach season to the end of the season “We tried to play on the Wiercinski asked the team
first half, but the women’s team Lasting relationships were built Wiercinski points to a long list that was really strong with results ground. The field was wet, muddy whether it wanted to continue
persevered. The team returned to across [all] grades.” of injuries and graduated play- and positive play.” and kind of torn up because of the practicing in the event of an
the field for the second half with a The team’s emphasis on cul- ers and leaders as two significant In this past Saturday’s NES- Nor’easter that hit there. And they at-large bid, his players unan-
series of near-goals. Throughout ture and its large roster should obstacles to the fall season. How- CAC quarterfinal game at Am- were very aggressive, very physi- imously responded positively.
this last push, teammates cheered bode well for next fall. Graduat- ever, after early losses to Amherst herst, the team went in eager and cal. Made it really hard for us to “Let’s just play. Let’s keep
avidly from the sideline, main- ing only two seniors and sending (12-3-1, 6-3-1) and Wesleyan hungry for a win. play our style,” said Levi Morant training on Wednesday,
taining their morale until the last most juniors off for semesters (4-11-0, 2-8-0 NESCAC), the “They’re the only team in the ’19. “We conceded an early goal Thursday, Friday as much we
whistle. abroad, the team now turns to the players on the men’s soccer team NESCAC that we’ve never beat- and were sort of on the front foot can. Just because it’s so much
The women’s leadership fos- sophomore class. began hitting their stride. en, so we had that extra chip on for a little bit. It was just a battle, fun,” said Morant. “I think our
tered their strong mental game “The offseason is always the “We [were] slow to start be- our shoulder,” Moctar Niang ’19 and they came out on top.” seniors are not ready to let go,
this fall. The team thought about time when the sophomores find cause our conference schedule is said. Although it’s unlikely, and I think our underclassmen
its motto, AIR (an acronym for their voices as leaders,” Morrison weighted: difficult in the begin- The team’s strategic push to- the team is still hoping for just want to play with us as
accountability, integrity, and re- said. ning. So sometimes it takes us a wards more possession-based an NCAA at-large bid. This much as they can.”

HOCKEY places at the top of the Penn


Monto/NFHCA Division III
“The team’s legacy is [de-
fined by] success and winning
have traditions dating back 25
years … we still walk out to the
sisters often choose to play for
the same team as their siblings.
Colleen Finnerty ’15 played
field hockey at Bowdoin, her
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
End-of-Season Coaches’ Poll on the field, but it’s also the same song, ‘Sunday, Bloody Each year, the team can rely on career included four consec-
has created a lot of interest and were the only two NES- culture that the team develops,” Sunday,’ that they’ve been play- family legacies to preserve the utive trips to the NESCAC
from prospective students. As CAC teams to perennially ap- said captain Kara Finnerty ’20. ing for decades.” program’s traditions. championship game, a NES-
a conference we’re reaping the pear on the list. However, since “We are only here for a short With such a rich history and The Finnerty sisters are one CAC championship and four
benefits of some terrific women that era, at least five NESCAC amount of time, and our job is legacy in the Bowdoin commu- example of these family lega- NCAA tournament appearanc-
playing field hockey.” teams have consistently ap- to leave [the program] better nity, it is no wonder younger cies. When Kara’s older sister es. In 2013, Bowdoin won the
Pearson added that the peared in the top 20, and in a than we found it and to live up DIII National Championship.
growing NESCAC brand and few instances less-established to the legacy of the teams that In her three seasons at Bow-
mainstream appeal of field programs such as Tufts and have come before us.” doin, Kara has not yet been
hockey clubs has allowed Trinity have even leapfrogged Speaking to the legacy of the part of a team that has reached
coaches to recruit players from the conference’s two historical program, Finnerty, along with a NESCAC final, nor has she
across the country. heavyweights to positions near fellow captains Johna Cook ’19 had the opportunity to play in
“We’ve got players from 11 the top of the poll. and Elizabeth Bennewitz ’19, an NCAA tournament match.
states, so there is quite a bit of Pearson cited two key chang- did not simply describe the However, she would say that
geographic diversity,” she said. es for NESCAC field hockey in statistical success of the team her time on the team has been
“There are a lot of clubs open- recent years: “success of the throughout its history. Instead, just as successful as her sister’s.
ing up in all the pockets of the conference at the national level they described a rich culture of “[My sister and I] have had
country where field hockey is and the depth.” camaraderie and team pride. vastly different experiences,
being played. [These players] Although Bowdoin hasn’t “A lot of [the program’s but that’s not to say that one
are becoming more visible to brought home much hard- success] is in the intangible has been better than the other,”
NESCAC coaches.” ware over the past few years, relationships that we create,” said Kara. “It’s the legacy and
This increasingly talented re- Pearson’s ethos doesn’t revolve said Finnerty. “I can have a development of the core values
cruiting pool has contributed to around winning trophies as the conversation with a Bowdoin [that define] who we are as a
making the NESCAC a stronger sole marker of success. field hockey player that I didn’t team.”
and deeper conference, espe- “We went into the season overlap with at all, but we’ll still When asked about her long-
cially over the past few seasons. with a goal of being competi- have so much to talk about be- term goals for the program,
At least one NESCAC team has tive in every game and being cause we had those team expe- Pearson responded by saying
competed in the NCAA DIII competitive in the conference, riences.” that she didn’t have any. “[I]
championship game for the and we achieved that,” she said. Bowdoin field hockey is just take it year-by-year,” she
past eight years. Bowdoin was “[Our goal was] to improve ev- steeped in tradition, and Pear- said. Over her illustrious ca-
that team four times, but the ery day, which the team did.” son makes sure that her players reer, this philosophy has yield-
statistic nonetheless serves as Members of the team echo are aware of the program’s sto- ed exceptional results. All fans
an indicator of the conference’s Pearson’s belief that for Bow- ried history. can do is sit back and observe,
national success. doin field hockey, success is de- “The idea of ‘preserving the COURTESY OF BRIAN BEARD as the Polar Bears continue to
Before 2010, Bowdoin and fined by far more than just wins jersey’ is one that we’re very FUNDAMENTALS: Captain Kara Finnerty ’20 skillfully handles the ball battle in an ever-more-compet-
Middlebury consistently traded and losses. well aware of,” said Cook. “We away from her opponent. The Polar Bears defeated Connecticut College 4-0. itive conference.
18 Friday, November 2, 2018

O OPINION
Voting counts
In 2014, Brunswick candidate for the Maine House of Representatives
Ralph Tucker won the Democratic primary by 10 votes. In 2016, Maine
voters passed a referendum on marijuana legalization by a margin of less
than four thousand votes.
But in the 2014 midterm election, only 16 percent of eligible Bowdoin FULLAM
LILY ANNA
students voted. That means that roughly 1,450 did not exercise their con-
stitutional right to affect our country’s future. It is a margin large enough
to tighten—or even alter—election results. While this year’s midterms may
not seem as high-stakes as the presidential election, there are close races
and important ballot measures across the country.
Take Maine’s ballot as an example. Gubernatorial candidates differ on
issues that will inevitably affect students and the people we care about—
determining the extent of reproductive rights, funding the public schools
where students tutor and expanding Medicaid to 70,000 Mainers.
Over the past two years, many Bowdoin students have been enraged by
the actions of our government. The most tangible way to channel that rage
is to vote for candidates who will enact the change students desire. The very
short amount of time that it takes to vote could create meaningful changes
in your life and the lives of others.
And voting is easy. For students voting in Brunswick, the polling place is
Brunswick Junior High—a leisurely walk or a short drive away. On election

Study abroad: a
day, campus representatives from several groups will be tabling to inform
students of their voting rights, driving students to the polls and mailing ab-
sentee ballots. If you are at all doubtful about the voting process, approach
one of these students and ask for help. No question is too simple.
Bowdoin students often say that they are uneasy about voting because
they are uninformed about issues. Staying uninformed is an active choice.
Information is accessible, and ample research takes less than an hour. Cam-
pus representatives can quickly bring students up to speed on most races
in this country.
If you haven’t registered, if you haven’t thought about this at all until
triggering experience
reading this editorial, you can still register to vote in Maine on election day. When preparing to study abroad, I sexual and physical boundaries in
All you need to bring is the last four digits of your social security number by Jhadha King knew that I was coming to a country the United States, let alone anoth-
Op-Ed Contributor
and your OneCard. If you have already voted or have a plan to vote, it’s a that was more sexist and less politi- er culture. When I say all of these
good time to talk to your friends and bring them to the polls with you. Something that not many people cally correct than the United States, things it isn’t to freak anyone out or
Voting matters, and it is not too late. Showing up on Tuesday will make know about me is that I’m a sexual but what I didn’t expect was sexual to stop people from studying abroad,
a difference. See you at the polls. assault survivor, but not in your aggression, sensitive masculinity and it is just a caution for all people
typical college campus rape story. overwhelming discomfort. While the suffering from trauma and so many
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orient’s editorial board, From the age of five to about 14, I country is completely safe, I still try other things.
which is composed of Nell Fitzgerald, Dakota Griffin, George Grimbilas, Calder was repeatedly raped and molested not to walk around alone because of I decided to study abroad to es-
McHugh, Devin McKinney and Jessica Piper. along with three of my other cousins the constant sexual harassment. cape from my problems and live my
and to make matters worse, I’ve suf- Even walking through my dorm or best life, but I have to remember that
fered another assault and attempted walking to class requires internal strate- leaving your problems behind is not a
assault from two other people. To say gizing of what I’m going to wear, whether possibility for everyone. So, do your
the least, I have a lot of trauma that I’m wearing headphones and what route research and go to a place that you
I’m still dealing with and not many to take in order to best avoid people. I’ve can mentally handle. I’m not saying
people know about that. even had to take a cab home after class go to England or another known and
What everyone does know is because I couldn’t handle being catcalled supposedly safe country because no
ESTABLISHED 1871 that I’m studying abroad. My time and harassed on the streets anymore. I one is going to harass you. I’m saying
throughout has been absolute- even had a stalker that I reported. When that harassment happens everywhere
ly amazing; I have met plenty of I filed the report, my dorm managers to varying degrees, and if you’re not
bowdoinorient.com orient@bowdoin.edu 6200 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011 friends, toured a lot of the country defended him and let him berate me. It prepared for that, then the transition
and I even saw another Bowdoin wasn’t until my program director got on period will be difficult for you as it
The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and information friend while she’s studying abroad, the phone with me that I felt reassured has been for myself. Stay safe and
relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its administrators, too (we booked flights to a country that I was in the right. happy.
the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following professional journalistic standards in near both of us and had such a beau- After a long history of sexual vi- Jhadha King is a member of the
writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse tiful time). olence, it can be hard to understand class of 2020.
discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community.

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Friday, November 2, 2018 OPINION 19

Let’s institute a living wage for all employees


Say It Like It Is
by Nate DeMoranville

Last year when I went on


West Trek with Career Plan-
ning, almost every executive,
most of who were white, de-
scribed Silicon Valley as a
“meritocracy,” where people
are judged by ideas, not by
privilege. But my privilege
got me into those companies’
office. We were probably the
first program to visit Apple
Park, and at Google, it was
practically a group inter-
view—they even hired one of
my friends. Our presence de-
nied their meritocracy.
But that’s not entirely a bad
thing. I’m very grateful for the
trip, and as I explained to my
mom, I expect certain bene-
fits from my Bowdoin degree.
This all-expenses paid trip
was one of them. But why? If I
were to work in Silicon Valley, CAROLINE CARTER
I would be contributing to a our minimum wage does not you know how she spent this ship, that it is a very real market the “Common Good” overpaid administrator a living
system of vast wealth inequal- suffice a satisfactory quality money? She bought arts and possibility to encounter util- when we don’t even take care wage, too.
ity that pushes people of color of life. It is the idea that we crafts to spend time with her ity shut off notices when you of our own, when we’ve got Until we pay people a just
out of San Francisco. should pay people enough grandchildren. In the letter work at Bowdoin. I think we poverty in our backyard? living wage, we deny them
By sending me to Silicon money to do more than just she wrote to us, she explained should pay our workers a high It does not matter if we are their personhood. When the
Valley, Bowdoin furthers the survive, regardless of the that she had wanted to do this enough wage where they no the best at something if the “Bowdoin Hello” does not
social divide of our nation, labor they provide. In Cum- for months but did not have longer fear foreclosure. standard is so poor. We should extend to housekeeping, I’m
and I would prefer that we sort berland County, the living the disposable income to do But I recognize this is a pay people a living wage, and if not sure the College cares
things out on campus before wage is $16.56 per hour for so. tough sell. Hourly workers you wonder where we’ll get the enough about its staff. If we
we solve the world’s problems. two working parents with This is anecdotal evidence, here have some of the best money, I say we cut the Athlet- are to be a bastion of social
We are an elite institution, two children but $25.77 for a for sure, but I think the char- wages and benefits in the ics Department, tear down the mobility, then we must attack
where the cost of attendance single parent with one child. ity offered by our college in- whole state of Maine, but it Roux Center or pay other staff the meritocracy of our own
is more than what most peo- Bowdoin’s minimum wage is dicates a widespread problem. is not enough to compare our members less. In 2015, Chief institution. We must begin to
ple in America make in a year. several dollars short of these For employees in times of wages to Walmart or McDon- Investment Officer Paula Vo- use our Bowdoin degrees to
We could, and should, lower figures, which I believe is “extreme hardship,” there is ald’s. Wealth inequality is at lent made 2.25 million dollars, solve society’s problems, not
tuition, but more than that, evidence that our facilities the Bowdoin Staff Assistance an all-time high. I saw this in which is more than 2.2 million perpetuate them. I think we
we should pay working class workers do not entirely have a Fund, which admittedly does San Francisco, and I see it now more dollars than the person should forget about Silicon
people more money for their satisfactory quality of life. provide an incredible safety in Brunswick. Last year, 75 who cleans her office. If the Valley, recognize the role we
labor. Let’s institute a living When I was a first year, net for our employees. But it percent of facilities workers living wage is the idea that you play in Brunswick and pay all
wage for all employees. my floor gave our housekeep- also suggests that some are surveyed by the Orient said can live off it, I think we should employees here a living wage.
With a living wage comes er a Visa card with about a not paid enough to prevent they struggled to make ends also pay Volent, President If you agree or disagree, then
the moral recognition that hundred dollars on it. Do moments of extreme hard- meet. How can we as a college Clayton Rose, and every other leave a comment.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Thank you Bowdoin Hillel GOT


Dear Editor, our nation, starting with the Pres- order to send a message to this per-
THOUGHTS?
ident. He has set a disgusting and son who calls himself president that
I wish to express my thanks and terrifying example of anti-Semitism, his behavior must change! God will-
appreciation to Bowdoin Hillel for Islamophobia and anti-anyone-who- ing, the Democrats will assume ma-
planning and carrying out a very
touching and insightful candlelight
vigil to remember the members, fam-
is-not-a-white-person bias. The par-
allels with Hitler’s and Mussolini’s
tactics and words cannot be accept-
jorities in both the Senate and House
and start straightaway to return our
country to sanity.
Submit an Op-Ed or
ilies and friends of the Tree of Life
Synagogue. It was extremely well
done, and it should serve to remind
able in this incredibly diverse and
magnificent nation—NEVER! I urge
every person of voting age to vote in
Again, thank you Bowdoin Hillel
and Shalom to all,
a Letter to the Editor
everyone that things must change in this upcoming midterm election in Bob Morrison ’52
to orientopinion@
bowdoin.edu by 7 p.m.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
on the Tuesday of the
We stand with transgender people week of publication.
Dear Editor, baseless, unworkable and cruel. The
living world defies simple categori-
with transgender people as they assert
their right to be recognized and to live
Include your full name
The Federal Department of Health
and Human Services’ draft redefini-
tion of gender as binary, immutable
zation, perhaps never more so than
when it comes to sex and gender. The
richness and complexity of the human
as they wish.

Chair of the Biology Department


and phone number.
and defined by genitalia at birth experience of gender cannot be nar- Barry Logan, Director of the Neuro-
(resorting to genetic testing in the rowly defined out of existence; any science Program Richmond Thomp-
inevitable instances of ambiguity) is attempt to do so discriminates against son and members of the Department
intellectually bankrupt, scientifically some and diminishes us all. We stand of Biology and Neuroscience Program.
NOVEMBER
20 Friday, November 2, 2018

FRIDAY 2
LECTURE
Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King
Philip’s War with Dr. Lisa Brooks
As a part of the Native American Heritage Month
programming organized by the Student Center for Multicul-
tural Life, Dr. Lisa Brooks will discuss native resistance in the
face of early colonization and war.
Thomas F. Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall. 3 p.m.

FILM SCREENING
“Soul Food in Harlem, New York”
Charlotte Youkilis ’20 will present her short film sponsored
by the Alfred E. Golz Fellowship. Following the 15-minute
screening, Youkilis will participate in a Q&A with members of
the audience.
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall. 7 p.m.
MINDY LEDER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
PERFORMANCE A ROUX-LLY GREAT TIME: Students watch on as the Meddiebempsters perform at Student Night at the Roux Center for the Environment last
Ursellania night. The sustainably-designed building officially opened on October 11.
A cappella groups Ursus Verses and Miscellania will join forces
to perform a live fall concert in the Chapel.

MONDAY 5 WEDNESDAY 7
Chapel. 8:15 p.m.

LECTURE LECTURE
Orchestrating the Ordinary: Artist Talk “Crypto-Jews: To Be and Not to Be”
The Department of Visual Arts will sponsor a talk by Adam Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor of the Humanities,
Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst, will discuss

SATURDAY 3
Ekberg, an experienced photographer who has work on
display in several museums across the country. the ability of Jewish people to maintain their faith despite
Aresty Digital Media Lab, Edwards Center for Arts and various attempts of cultural assimilation, specifically detailing
Dance. 4 p.m. their historical presence in Hispanic civilization.
FILM SCREENING Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m.
“Pick of the Litter” LECTURE
Frontier will play “Pick of the Litter”—a documentary The Contemporary and Its Discontents
following a litter of puppies on their journey to becoming Sergio Chejfec, Guggenheim fellow and NYU Distinguished
guide dogs for the blind—daily from November 2 to 8. Writer in Residence, will discuss his career and creative chal-
Frontier Theater. 3 p.m. lenges, touching on uncertainties with respect to the relation
between contemporary and past events.

THURSDAY 8
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall. 5 p.m.

DISCUSSION
Back on Tracks: The Recovery and

SUNDAY 4 Restoration of Labrador’s First Snowmobile


Archaeologist Jamie Brake will discuss his work for the

TUESDAY 6
Nunatsiavut Government of Labrador recovering a 1927
PERFORMANCE Model-T Ford used by Donald B. MacMillan, class of 1898.
BernsteinFest! Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m.
Pianist and conductor George Lopez and the Amethyst
Chamber Ensemble will stage a series of musical works to EVENT LECTURE
honor the renowned late composer and musician Leonard Election Night Results Screening Science and Religion: The Myth of Conflict
Bernstein. Two pianos, percussion, cello and six vocal soloists The McKeen Center will host a screening of the American Stephen M. Barr, University of Delaware physics professor and
will perform pieces from West Side Story along with other midterm election results in Smith Union with free food from author of “Modern Physics and Ancient Faith,” will discuss the
ensembles to honor Bernstein’s 100th birthday year. Jack Magee’s Pub. contested philosophical war between science and religion.
Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 4 p.m. Morrell Lounge, David Saul Smith Union. 8 p.m. Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 7:30 p.m.

9 PERFORMANCE 10 CONCERT 11 12 13 WORKSHOP 14 EVENT 15 LECTURE


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