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The Nation’s Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, February 22, 2019 Volume 148, Number 17 bowdoinorient.com

Summer research leads to

first masculinities summit
identified as men. discussion to be valuable and
by Danielle Quezada The summit kicked off described Gethard as funny,
and Anthony Yanez yesterday evening with a personable and approachable.
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keynote speaker—comedian, “I think most of what he
The Office of Gender Vio- actor and podcast host Chris spoke about was this notion
lence Prevention and Educa- Gethard—who was inter- of masculinity that he expe-
tion is hosting Bowdoin’s first viewed in a Q&A discussion rienced when he was a kid,
ever Masculinities Summit. by Eduardo Pazos, director about this idea that you can’t
The two-day event, de- of religious and spiritual life, show vulnerability as an adult
signed to address how per- and Jay Sosa, assistant profes- man,” said Walter-McNeill.
ceptions of masculine identity sor of gender, sexuality and Greenawalt has taken the
shape men’s lives, grew out of women’s studies (GSWS). The lead in organizing the summit
research by Isaac Greenawalt conversation, which garnered with Lisa Peterson, associate
’19 on gender violence pre- a nearly full crowd in David director of gender violence
vention. Saul Smith Union with a high prevention and education. Gre-
Although this is the first number of men in attendance, enawalt explained that bring-
Masculinities Summit on focused on masculinities and ing Gethard, someone whose
campus, Bowdoin hosted a dialogue around being a man. work is not directly focused on
similar event on a smaller Andrew Walter-McNeill masculinity, to discuss diver-
scale a couple of years ago ’19, who attended the Q&A sity within masculinities was
called “Men’s Room.” That discussion, said he appreci- part of an effort to attract as
event was open to a limited ated opening dialogue on a many people as possible, not
of number of students invited topic that can be difficult to
by nomination, all of whom engage with. He deemed the Please see SUMMIT, page 3

Career Planning refocuses on

practical skills, internships
Brennan said. some of these things,” Brennan
by Jessica Piper Demonstrating the continued said. “Some of it’s a matter of just
Orient Staff relevance of the liberal arts in the naming … [Saying] ‘you are ac-
Helping students develop job market was an issue raised at tually receiving this skill which is
practical skills is the focus of the the Board of Trustees’ meeting very useful for employers.’”
newest initiative from the Career earlier this month. Brennan noted that, in her
Planning Center (CPC). The re- Brennan noted that a survey own college days, she had stud-
newed push comes on the heels by the National Association of ied conflict resolution, but she PJ SEELERT, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
of a report released by President Colleges and Employers found didn’t think to negotiate a salary
Clayton Rose last fall, which that companies see previous in- at her first job. She believes that BIRTHDAY BASH: Students and community members gathered in the Walker Art
found that students felt they ternship experience as the most Bowdoin students have the skills Building for music, cake and celebration of the arts. SEE PAGE 6.
lacked important professional important characteristic in job to succeed in the workforce but
skills such as personal finance applicants, rather than students’ don’t always know how to list

and public speaking. majors or extracurriculars. them on a resume or articulate

Executive Director of the

CPC Kristin Brennan said that
The CPC’s new initiatives,
Brennan said, will broadly
them to potential employers.
The new programming will
The women’s basketball team
employers’ expectations for
student job preparation have
take three forms: scaling up a
“sophomore bootcamp,” which
be led by Assistant Director of
Career Planning Bethany Walsh
remains untouched in its
changed over the last few de-
cades. While critical thinking
launched this year, additional
programming throughout the
who will be named to the new
position of associate director for
quest for a perfect season.
and writing skills are important,
so are experiences that aren’t in-
year and improving partnerships
with colleagues on campus, par-
professional development.
Walsh currently advises stu-
Cheer the Polar Bears this
cluded in Bowdoin’s traditional
liberal arts education.
ticularly extracurricular activ-
ities that provide students with
dents on STEM careers. She, along
with Brennan and Associate Di-
Saturday at 2 p.m. in Morrell
“There is so much emphasis important skills. rector of Career Planning Nancy
now on gaining pre-professional “There are a bunch of people
Gym. SEE PAGE 8.
experience before you graduate,” around campus already doing Please see SKILLS, page 3

Student moderators engage first years in dialogue on diversity

one student of color—who have tions like those had in Real Talk the different conversations—the to have productive conversations. stood the limitations of the talk
by Diego Lasarte undergone a seven-week inter- on Race. different perspectives—and being “What happens when you have but hoped that it could lead to
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group dialogue training with the “I love being a part of these a part in making conversations people from all over the world, all more substantial changes.
Every Monday and Thursday Office of Diversity and Inclusion. conversations as a listener and about race more prevalent on over the country, you bring them to “This [talk] is just a little snip-
for the past few weeks, first-year Facilitators ask students to think of hearing all these people talk about campus,” he said. this single community, it’s import- pet of that, just starting the con-
students have gathered with their themselves simultaneously as in- their experiences with race,” Telin- The initiative was primarily ant to give tools for engagement,” versation,” he said. “It’s 90 minutes,
floormates in classrooms across dividuals and as part of the larger gator said. “I think it has been re- organized by Kate Stern, associate Pazos said. “Real Talk on Race is but it’s hopefully a way to get
campus for a “Real Talk on Race,” Bowdoin community. The meet- ally rewarding to see the program dean of students for diversity and informed by the research of inter- students engaged with each other,
a moderated conversation about ings are 90 minutes long, and they expand from what it was this fall, inclusion, and Eduardo Pazos, di- group dialogue, and intergroup start talking to each other, and this
the experience of being a person will continue on a biweekly basis to now hitting every freshman rector of religious and spiritual life. dialogue is a really effective way of would hopefully evolve into bigger
of color at Bowdoin. until every first year has attended. brick.” Pazos said that their main goal for having conversations and creating actions on campus.”
These new mandatory discus- Moderator Ryan Telingator ’21 He added that he has enjoyed the dialogue was to bring the di- empathy, creating compassion and Stern said that part of her and
sions are facilitated by two upper- said he thinks it is paramount that facilitating. verse group of students in the first- mutual understanding.”
classmen—one white student and Bowdoin students have conversa- “I just love being able to hear year class together and enable them Pazos added that he under- Please see DIALOGUE page 3

An effective sprinkler system prevented A new debate group on campus hopes to Local Brunswick gallery supports Maine The softball team overcomes winter Diego Grossmann ’20 and Benjamin Ray ’20
further injury or damage. Page 3. bring political diversity. Page 4. artists. Page 7. weather to prepare for spring. Page 9. weigh in on housekeeping wages. Page 11.
2 Friday, February 22, 2018

Friday, February 15
2/15 to 2/21
burning electrical smell. It was determined that at wall
What invention does not get enough love?
• An officer conducting a routine building check light ballast failed.
found stove burners left on after midnight at 30 Col-
lege Street. Monday, February 18
• A wooden chair was destroyed by vandalism at
during an event in the basement of Ladd House.
• A smoke alarm at Osher Hall was activated by the
use of a hair straightener.
Cooper Dart ’21
• An ill student at Kresge Auditorium was given an
escort to Mid Coast Hospital.
• A candle flame or ember ignited a significant fire in
a first floor room at Quinby House at 4:52 a.m. The
“Ziploc bags.”
• Excessive noise was reported on the fourth floor of room sprinkler system activated and doused the fire.
Chamberlain Hall. The fire alarm sounded and the building was evac-
uated. The room resident, who was asleep when fire
Saturday, started, received second-third degree hand burns and
February 16 was transported
• Students burn- to Maine Medical
ing a pot of pasta Center. The room
at Stowe House Inn sustained fire,
Owen Tuck ’20
caused a full build- smoke and water
ing fire alarm and
damage, and re- “Glasses—people forget that before
evacuation. Bruns- pairs and clean-up
wick Fire Depart- are continuing. The they were invented, people just
ment responded. building was closed
• Brunswick po- until noon for in- couldn’t see.”
lice encountered an vestigation and re-
intoxicated minor charging of the fire
student walking suppression system.
on Bath Road. The Safety Advisory: Ricky Tsang ’21
student was turned Candles are strictly
over to security
and there were no
prohibited in cam-
pus buildings.
“My AirPods.”
charges. A security • A minor stu-
officer escorted the dent was found
student to his resi- in possession of
dence. four fraudulent
• A student who state identification
was hit in the face cards.
with a lacrosse ball
during practice
was escorted to the February 19
Henry Hodge ’21
• A Coles Tower
Mid Coast Walk-In
Clinic. student with flu- “Egg laying chickens. (A GMO chicken
• Security officers helped stabilize a roommate con-
flict at a residence hall.
like symptoms was given an escort to Mid Coast
Hospital. averaging one egg a day is like a person
• Loud noise was reported coming from the third
floor of Chamberlain Hall. Wednesday, February 20 ejecting an eight pound object
Sunday, February 17
• An officer assisted a student who became ill in Smith
Union. everyday.)”
• Officers responded to a dispute between two stu- • An officer checked in the well-being of an ill student
dents over personal property. The matter was referred at Hyde Plaza.
to the Office of Residential Life for follow-up. • A student took responsibility for accidentally break- Francesca Haines ’20
• An officer checked on the well-being of an intoxicat- ing a mirror at Studzinski Recital Hall.
ed minor student at Appleton Hall.
• Security officers assisted the Brunswick police with Thursday, February 21
a 9-1-1 hang-up call that originated at MacMillan • A student at the Buck Fitness Center with a dislo-
House. It was determined that the emergency call was cated kneecap was transported to Mid Coast Hospital.
dial by mistake. • A dining employee at Jack Magee’s Pub was escorted
• A student with an arm injury was taken to Mid Coast to the Mid Coast Walk-In Clinic for treatment of a
Hospital for treatment. lacerated finger.

Eight reasons to #abolishICE Answers for Word-Up!

by Diego Lasarte and Nell Fitzgerald
Orient Staff

1. It’s slippery.
2. It’s cold to touch.
3. You fall in front of your Moulton Light Room Crush.
4. Who likes to ice skate anyway?
5. The Ice Bucket Challenge. Enough said.
6. Smirnoff is gross.
7. It sunk the Titanic, and separated Leo and Kate.
8. The Bowdoin hockey teams’ records this year.
Friday, February 22, 2019 NEWS 3

NEWS IN BRIEF Fire causes more than of $10,000 in damage



In an almost-unanimous vote, Bowdoin Student Government’s
(BSG) General Assembly voted to purchase $500 worth of con-
doms and dental dams for upperclassmen housing. The initiative,
which was introduced for the second year in a row, was proposed
by Tessa DeFranco ’21 to address a lack of access to contraceptives
and sexual protection in many residential areas.
“Right now [condoms and dental dams] are only available in
the health center and on the first-year floors, and not every student
knows what’s available to them,” DeFranco said. “We really just
need to eliminate as many barriers to access as we can.”
According to BSG president Mohamed Nur ’19 the project will
be a joint effort between BSG’s student affairs committee and the to his college-issued trash can
Office of Residential Life (ResLife). BSG will purchase condoms by Anna Fauver beside his bed. Investigators
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and dental dams for upperclassmen residential buildings, such believe that Young’s hand fell
as Brunswick Apartments, Coles Tower and Chamberlain Hall. Students were evacuated off the bed and knocked over
ResLife will then coordinate with the Residential Assistants in from Quinby House Monday the trash can, causing tissues
those buildings, who will distribute the condoms and dental dams morning after a fire broke out to fall into the candle. Young
to residents. in a student bedroom. Tristan woke up with his hand in a
“There should be condoms everywhere, all the time,” said De- Young ’21, the resident of the three-to-four-foot flame.
velopmental Rep to Diversity and Inclusion Lily Tedford ’22. room, was taken to the Maine “He thought he blew [the
Tedford argued that, while it should be the job of ResLife—not Medical Center for treatment candle] out. Who knows. It
BSG—to purchase condoms for the student body, BSG should take for second- and third-degree ignited,” Nichols said. “It prob-
pride in spearheading the project. burns on his right hand, but ably took several minutes to
In addition to assessing the proposal on condoms and dental has since been treated. catch if it was an ember, and if COURTESY OF RANDY NICHOLS
dams, BSG was joined by Executive Director of Career Planning Due to water damage, the it was a flame, it wouldn't have HOUSE FIRE: A fire broke out next to a student’s bed in Quinby House early
Kristin Brennan, who offered insights into the future of Career floors must be replaced, and the taken long. But you can imag- Monday morning. The student is recovering from second and third degree
Planning at Bowdoin and answered student questions. walls must be completely dry ine how quickly a pile of tissues burns and will be able to move back into his room this week.
BSG also debated the merits of a proposal that aimed to increase before repainting. The damage is going to go up.”
the fairness of student government elections by limiting the num- to both the room and the base- Young attempted to extin- Young has been discharged ted in campus residence halls.
ber of official campaign posters available to candidates, depending ment, which sustained water guish the fire by dousing it from the hospital and has re- Nichols hopes that accidents
on whether they chose to run individually or on a joint ticket. BSG damage as well, comes out to an with water, but eventually was turned to classes. According to such as this may demonstrate
has until after Spring Break to choose the best system before elec- estimated $10,000 to $14,000. forced to evacuate and receive the doctors that treated Young, a to students the importance of
tions occur in April. Fire alarms went off at medical attention when the plastic trash bag melted around these regulations.
Quinby at 4:52 a.m., with Bow- sprinkler directly above the fire his hand, protecting him from “Any open flame or any-
doin Security arriving on the was activated. sustaining worse injuries. thing like that is just strictly
DIALOGUE “Knowing college freshmen,
I had low expectations, but the
scene two minutes later. With-
in 10 minutes, both the Bruns-
“Fortunately, we've got some
really good fire suppression
Young’s room will be un-
inhabitable for about a week,
prohibited,” he said. “We have
to think—Quinby House and
[talk] definitely exceeded what I wick Fire Department and the sprinkler systems in place here, according to Nichols. many of our buildings on cam-
Pazos’s goal was to contextualize thought,” he said. Brunswick Police Department and that really saved the day,” “We hired a professional pus are wooden structures.”
the conversation within the expe- Adedunmola Adewale ’22, arrived to find that the build- Nichols said. crew to come in,” Nichols said. Ultimately, however, Nichols
riences the students have had so whose floor missed the talk due ing’s sprinkler system had sup- The other residents of Quin- “They had to work that day and stresses how fortunate he feels
far at Bowdoin. to lack of coordination, said that pressed the flames. by House were evacuated to the next day, and they were that the situation was not worse.
“[We] have been working with she felt race is not talked about According to Directory neighboring MacMillan House even over there again today.” “We’re just glad he’s safe,” he
the first-year deans and the Office enough at Bowdoin. of Safety and Security Ran- until Quinby was reopened Candles and other flam- said. “I’m not here to criticize
of Residential Life (ResLife) to put “In the Bowdoin community dy Nichols, Young had been at noon, allowing time for an mable materials, such as fire- anything he did. We'’e just all just
this in the context of orientation,” in general, [conversations about awake at 4 a.m. when he placed investigation to take place and works, incense, lighter fluid so delighted that he's safe and
she said. “During Orientation, race] are not a thing. After we talk- a large, burned-out candle next for the fire system to be reset. and gasoline, are not permit- sound [and] here with us today.”
you’ve had ‘Perspectives’ and ‘More ed about it at Orientation, every-
Than Meets the Eye’ … and then thing sort of died down,” she said.
the conversation in Pickard with
Dr. Jamie Washington, and so we
“I feel like we should talk about it
… I think it’s important for us to
SUMMIT ment of healthy masculinities.
Tappan’s focus differs from
sponse to Greenawalt’s find-
ings, he and Peterson started
Counseling Center, the Office
of Residential Life the Center
conceptualize [Real Talk on Race] acknowledge our differences.” Sosa’s work in the field of planning the Masculinities for Multicultural Life, and the
as the third part of Orientation.” Usira Ali ’22, who has not yet just those interested in strictly GSWS and from Pazos’ expe- Summit with the goal of ad- Sexuality, Women and Gen-
First years were not the only attended the workshop, was ex- academic discussions. rience working with people dressing masculinities at a der Center. He hopes that the
students invited to the conversa- cited for a space to talk about race. “We also wanted someone on mental health and rela- larger scale. presence of these groups will
tions—eight sports teams attended but also expressed frustration that who had a good personality tionships. Together, Tappan, Although the Q&A and key- bring in different networks
in the fall. Some student-athletes, the school can only do so much. for discussing things [and] Sosa and Pazos reflect a few note speakers at the Masculin- associated with Bowdoin.
including Per Black ’22, attend- At the end of the day, she said, it’s would be open about it—per- of the many different avenues ities Summit were open to all “We wanted to open up
ed the talk both with his floor in really up to the students. sonalities beyond academia,” to approach a discussion on genders, the final reception to more of the summit [to] peo-
Maine Hall and with the sailing “It’s the school’s job to raise said Greenawalt. “Chris Geth- masculinities. close the summit is exclusive ple [who] identify with all
team. He said that the difference awareness about the topic of race ard … [has] talked about his Last summer Greenawalt to people that identify as “men genders because [if ] there’s
in demographics between the two but it’s imperative of students to own struggles with mental worked with Peterson, investi- in a way that is meaningful to some interplay between dif-
groups changed his perspective on take the initiative and involve health, his own relationships gating how to reshape some of them,” as described by the Of- ferent gender identities and
the workshop. themselves with these incredibly and his own career failures, the groups that operate under fice of Gender Violence Pre- facts and ideas from other
“Our sport team is not super important topics.” and how he’s bounced back. the Office of Gender Violence vention and Education. people, it would be really
diverse, and our floor and build- Ali added that the failures of He’s touched on some of the Prevention and examining Greenawalt has worked helpful,” Greenawalt said.
ing are a lot more diverse,” he said. these talks are not solely the fault things we want to talk about how the community could ex- extensively to elicit partici- “But there’s also, we thought,
“That was something that was in- of the college, but equally of stu- relating to masculinity.” pand gender violence preven- pation from groups beyond a kind of value in having a
teresting—to have some different dents. Today, the summit included tion on Bowdoin’s campus. the Office of Gender Violence space that’s just for men to
perspectives.” “[It is] the fault of the audience a conference with Mark Tap- As part of Greenawalt’s Prevention and Education. share in, maybe try to decon-
Some first years expressed feel- to address these issues in their ev- pan, a professor of education work, he looked into factors In an attempt to foster di- struct some of these ideas,
ings of doubt when approaching eryday lives. There has to be sub- at Colby, who teaches courses that could influence the prev- verse and engaging discus- because I think the barrier for
the discussion. Ethan Strull ’22 said stantive recognition of how privi- and conducts research that alence of gender violence at sion at the Friday morning sharing and for maybe intro-
that he was wary of the conversa- lege is a multifaceted and complex focus on male ways of social- the College. A culture of mas- workshops, he has recruited spection is a little bit lowered
tion beforehand, but was pleasantly discussion that stretches further ization, the construction of culinity on campus emerged help from the Athletics De- if there’s a space for just peo-
surprised at how it went. than a one and a half-hour talk.” masculinities and the develop- as a recurring theme. In re- partment, Peer Health, the ple who identify as men.”

SKILLS nities. The program included

workshops on resumes and cov-
“It was awesome. I was ter-
rified when they told us that
ing healthcare. Brennan noted
that STEM is one of the more
er letters, as well as networking we were going to do it … but popular career fields among
Gibson, launched the sophomore with alumni, and received posi- it was nice to have that experi- Bowdoin students.
bootcamp this winter. Twenty stu- tive reviews from participants. ence networking,” said Victo- The CPC also announced last
dents came back to campus at the “I kind of knew there were ria Williamson ’21. “I’m not as week that two longtime staffers
end of Winter Break for three days resources out there, but they scared anymore.” will be leaving Bowdoin at the
of intensive career advising. showed us all the tools they have In addition to her new role, end of this semester—Senior As-
Brennan said the CPC tar- and gave us actual advice,” said Walsh will also continue to sociate Director Dighton Spoon-
geted sophomores because that Annabel Winterberg ’21. advise students on technology er and Director of Employer
is often the year during which Students also videocalled careers. The CPC will hire a Relations Todd Hermann. The
students begin to think about with alumni volunteers, getting new adviser to help students in CPC will hire replacements for
finding professional opportu- their first taste of networking. other areas of science, includ- both of them by next fall.
4 Friday, February 22, 2019



DEBATE AND DASH: The Merciless Debate Society’s quick, 10-minute debates happen in a flash, but provide students, like Jack Moynihan ’19 (pictured center), to engage in a spectrum of political discussion.

New group promotes discussion across political spectrum

they iced after practice. There was by something said in the society, supposed to be the unbiased ref- kneeling for the anthem, toxic voiced, but most believe the in-
by Kathryn McGinnis no prompt or encouragement; but that’s a fair opinion and they’re erees of our cultural debates and masculinity and capital punish- vigorated and lively debate adds
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debate was a natural byproduct of entitled to it. Nobody’s saying let’s culture war. No one party has all ment. In each debate, Slovenski to the groups understanding of
The Merciless Debate Society, conversations and students were specifically talk about [a topic] in the right answers, but you wouldn’t introduces the topic, then offers complex problems.
an unofficial discussion group eager to share their opinions. But this way.” know that by going through fresh- it to the dozen students gathered If conversation stalls between
based in Coles Tower, is dedicated in the last two decades, according With faculty donations in the man orientation at college.” around the table for debate. Ac- the opposing sides, Slovenski
to President Clayton Rose’s of- to Slovenski, freeform, contro- 2018 election going only to lib- The Merciless Debate Society cording to Holloway, the group has might ask “how does the other
ten-mentioned principle of “intel- versial discussions have gradually eral campaigns, some members tries not to take a side, encourag- never seen more than 15 people at side see this argument? What
lectual fearlessness.” The students disappeared from campus. of the Bowdoin community feel ing students from across the politi- a meeting. The debate tends to lean compromise can be made?” But
of this group hope to “mercilessly” Facilitated debates, such as there is a left-leaning bias. While cal spectrum to air their views. conservative, as the “regular” stu- with only 10 minutes to debate
confront and debate topics that More than Meets the Eye and conservative speakers sometimes “I think most people are not dents tend to lean right politically. each topic, there is not enough
they believe are often ignored on What Matters, encourage debate visit campus and some professors on the left of everything or not “When I first went, it was defi- time to draw final conclusions.
campus. in creative ways, yet some students, are known for more conservative on the right of everything. But it nitely heavily conservative. I still The quick nature of the event al-
A typical evening involves three namely conservatives, say they are views, Slovenski believes these seems like when you’re looking think, among the regular mem- lows space for these few conserva-
10-minute debates on hot-button reluctant to speak out and share stalwart few cannot be expected at issues you kind of just tend to bers, it remains that way,” said tive and liberal views to be voiced,
political topics, and all are welcome. their views. As a result, some stu- to be the sole champions of op- match up with the liberal or con- Grumman. “It’s definitely where but usually ends without extend-
Peter Slovenski, head track dents searched for a space where posing thought. servative side,” said Katja Grum- I found that the most indepen- ed discussion or a “winner.”
coach and co-author of “Old they could feel more comfortable “I think colleges have created man ’20. “But if you are able to dent-minded people.” “The points that I remember
School America,” formed the de- speaking up. [a] division in our country because accept ideas based on their logic One student, after attending most are the ones [where] we’re
bate society last semester with help “Whenever something [is led they have taken sides on every big [instead of] instinctively grav- one of the meetings, vowed nev- able to create a good dialogue
from athletes on his team. A Bow- by] the institution, people tend to issue, and the side they always take itating toward whatever side er to return, citing racist rhetoric and I [can] leave with more infor-
doin coach for more than 30 years, be more careful about what they is the same side as the Democratic you’re on, I think that most peo- in a discussion about students’ mation or a change of opinion,”
Slovenski remembers an era when say,” said Symone Marie Holloway Party,” wrote Slovenski in an email ple are a mix of both sides.” success in school. The group ac- Holloway said. “[But] every time
athletes would gather outside his ’22. “There [have] definitely been to the Orient. “Colleges are not Past debate topics, chosen by knowledges the tension that can I leave, I find new possibilities for
office door and debate policy while times where I’ve been offended supposed to take sides; they are Slovenski, include NFL players surround some opinions being an argument.”

Brunswick welcomes new upscale dining option downtown

works for about two years. The space has allowed the owners
by Emma Sorkin owners of Odd Duck—who also to expand its team, filling it
Orient Staff
own the Lighthouse Variety & with experienced and passion-
Brunswick is home to many Deli on Harpswell Road, a Bow- ate members. Executive Chef
cafes, coffee shops, stores and a doin favorite—were partners of Dirk Yeaton has been in the
variety of well-liked restaurants. the building before they began culinary industry for nearly 40
As for upscale dining, selection developing the idea for a full-ser- years, including serving time
has been slim—until now. vice restaurant. as a Food Service Specialist in
Odd Duck, which opened “When [the owners] first the US Army. The line chefs in
January 1, prides itself on filling bought into this building, it was the kitchen are also well-versed
this niche. Located on Pleasant just going to be a kind of break- on the ins and outs of a pro-
Street, just slightly off Maine fast cafe,” Ferraro said. “Then fessional kitchen—each cook
Street, the establishment con- they found out how much space has at least five to ten years of
tains a bar, full kitchen, ample they had available for the kitchen experience.
dinner seating, a room for and got the advice to just open a While Odd Duck’s specialties
breakfast and daytime dining larger restaurant.” do include duck, the restaurant
as well as an event space on the Odd Duck’s event space sets is still determining what its
second floor. the restaurant apart from many “flagships” will be as the restau-
“From the feedback that I’ve others in town and it’s one char- rant is new and still developing.
gotten from folks that have come acteristic that originally drew The experience on the staff and
in, Brunswick was essentially Ferraro to the project. The top the novelty of the restaurant KATIE BACALL, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
missing a newer, upscale place, floor of the restaurant features a allow for a heightened spirit of DINING WITH DUCK: The new upscale restaurant, The Odd Duck, on Pleasant Street offers a variety of fresh and fun
somewhere they hadn’t been large open space which used to exploration and innovation. dishes for a fancy night out. The owners, local Brunswick residents, have been conceptualizing the space for years.
before,” said General Manager hold a bowling alley—a fixture “As far as our show-stopping
Richard Ferraro. “A lot of people put in by previous owners. The dishes go, it changes nightly with and joy that employees share is they want to be,” Ferraro said. “It through both the food the staff
mentioned places right outside of space can hold over 100 occu- the specials. That’s where we get apparent from the first step into shines through when people talk cooks up and the service the staff
town and a couple of local estab- pants and will be used to host a lot of excitement,” Ferraro said. the restaurant. about the exceptional food and provides.
lishments, but nowhere that was private events, concerts and “The real creativity shines through “One thing that stands out, the exceptional service.” “The food was delicious,”
dedicated as a special occasion other gatherings, though a team on those nightly specials.” that makes us different, is we tru- Odd Duck, though new to the one customer said, thanking
date-night spot casual enough to is still renovating the space and While the creativity and ex- ly love doing this. We do this be- Brunswick community, has al- Ferraro upon finishing his
not be off-putting.” plan to open it March 14. perience help the Odd Duck cause we love this. And the entire ready left a profound impression meal. “And the service was ab-
The restaurant has been in the Odd Duck’s large restaurant stand out, the sheer passion team here, they’re here because on its patrons. The zeal is evident solutely exceptional.”
Friday, February 22, 2019 FEATURES 5

Language tables add foreign twist to Bowdoin’s dining halls

“With the opportunity to
by Ayub Tahlil and meet with students in an-
Andrew Bastone other atmosphere … it’s a lot
Orient Staff
more harmonious and friend-
As you move towards the ly,” said Coline Cumond, a
private rooms in Thorne Hall French teaching fellow.
during dinner on any given Each table has a different
night, you may be able to style, with some encourag-
catch the sounds of an unfa- ing free discussion about any
miliar language. From Span- topics, while others focus
ish to Hebrew, dinnertime more closely on certain cul-
language tables provide stu- tural topics. Japanese student
dents with an opportunity to Emma Kellogg ’20 said that
practice their native tongue when a professor wasn’t lead-
or develop skills learned in ing the discussion, she just
the classroom. has a normal dinner with her
Every week, various lan- friends, but in Japanese.
guage departments and clubs It’s no accident that these
host nine different language opportunities happen at
tables that cater to both novice dinner. Lecturer in Chinese
and native speakers. But for Language Xiaoke Jia noted der the table,” said Selinger. guide younger students in the
many, these language tables ar- that “food is often the main “Now, sometimes my son, language and create new rela-
en’t merely an opportunity to attraction,” especially for stu- who is 10 years old, will be tionships.
practice. Rather, participants dents interested in Chinese. helping out some of my col- “What is amazing is that
say they create an opportunity He explained the department lege students.” first-year Japanese students
to be immersed in a different often will bring dumplings, Participants say the tables who just started the language
culture in an intimate, casual mooncakes or other Chinese provide space to speak and are probably terrified out of
environment. It’s a place where foods to add a distinctly cul- practice a language without their minds of speaking their
people from all over campus tural element to the typical the pressure of class. Gannon language. [But they] always
and beyond can interact and dining hall fare. Leech ’21, who attends the come and always have a good
share their love for a language The tables strive to create Italian table, explained that the time because they have these
and culture. a sense of family—some- low-stress setting made him upperclassmen. We’re helping
“We share the culture, then times literally so. Thirteen more comfortable practicing them out,” said Selinger, who
translate it into the commu- years ago, for example, when speaking. began learning Japanese while MILES BRAUTIGAM, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
nity,” said Senior Lecturer Associate Professor of Asian “It’s easier because you don’t she was an undergrad. TABLE TALK: On weekday nights in the dining halls on campus,
in Japanese Language Hiroo Studies Vyjayanthi Selinger have to be perfect, just because While it may be intimidat- students, professors and the occasional child or town resident convene
Aridome. moved to Brunswick, she be- most people understand what ing to try a new language with for an hour or two in order to practice a foreign language.
Attendees at the language gan taking her baby girl to the you’re saying. And so if you more experienced speakers,
tables include students, pro- Japanese table and soon after, don’t have the correct tense, the Japanese table retains a munity,” Kellogg said. “And if languages spoken at these
fessors, teaching fellows and her newborn son. people aren’t going to correct high turnout through profes- you don’t come, then they’ll tables creates a spirited com-
even Brunswick residents. “I think it’s kind of cool you,” said Leech. sors’ encouragement. [ask], are you OK? What’s go- munity of learning, allowing
Without the constraints of a for students to see professors This intimate environment “I think it’s more just [that] ing on?” students isolated in snowy
classroom, conversation flows raising children, and some of at the language tables also al- they want you to come so that The different levels of flu- Maine a free passport to a new
freely. those children scurrying un- lows upperclass students to you can be part of the com- ency and experience with the way of expression.

L’Chaim: exploring Israel’s burgeoning wine culture

The Common South African-born Israeli who 54.26 liters in the Vatican City. WINE NIGHT?
came to Kibbutz Tzuba to learn There’s a growing community
Food Hebrew but ended up staying to of Israeli-born winemakers, but Sauvignon 2017
by Sophie Friedman become both the winemaker and much of Israeli wine production Dubb instructed us to engage with this white wine with all of our senses. He told us to notice the visual delicacy
CEO of the Tzuba Winery. is spearheaded by non-natives of it—it’s easier to identify faults in a white wine. We heeded the fresh, citrusy smell that joined forces with its light
A young boy, yarmulke on Kibbutz Tzuba started in the and funded by European or quality. Some objected to the bitterness, but Tel Aviv-born Chen says it reminds her of “terraces and picnics with
head and Kiddush cup in hand, early 20th century along with American Jews. cheese. And flowers.”
tentatively sips Manischewitz many other Kibbutzim, all found- He pointed to religious and
wine on the occasion of his Bar ed when romantic socialist and cultural trends to explain these Red Sera 2017
Mitzvah. It’s his first taste of wine. Zionist ideals were faced with ag- phenomena. Dubb recommends his Red Sera as table wine—meant to be enjoyed during a family meal, corked and then
He’s relieved to find its saccharine ricultural necessities. At these early First, there are the rules of enjoyed again the next day. It’s an easy, light drinking wine. It’s full bodied and dry, but not up to snuff, according
taste familiar, not too different Kibbutzim, all work, produce and Kashrut to consider. Kosher wine to Parisian Judith. “It has no depth. It’s like that friend who has no personality,” she said with a raised eyebrow, a
from grape juice. This cautious property were shared communally. must be handled only by reli- cocked head and a heavy French accent.
first sip sets a low bar for a life- While most Kibbutzim have gious Jews, specifically those who
time of Kosher-wine-drinking, a since been privatized, Kibbutz observe Shabbat. Additionally, Bordeaux 2016
bar that winemaker Paul Dubb is Tzuba remains traditional. In the Torah stipulates a three-year This red wine is 80 percent Cabernet, 15 percent Merlot and 5 percent Sera grapes, and Dubb insists that it’s not
determined to raise. addition to running a vineyard, waiting period for new vines, no any everyday wine. “Dominance” is the first word that comes to Ben’s mind when he takes a sip. “A little like a fox.
We—a group of American, Kibbutzniks communally operate cross-breeding with other fruits Or a wife that secretly wants a divorce.” It’s a classic Bordeaux-style blend, and it reminds Texas-born Rebecca
French and Israeli Hebrew Uni- a hotel, offer Hebrew classes and, and a mandated land sabbatical. of “a long dress, red lipstick and a fire in the woods.” Unclear whether the forest is on fire or the wine just recalls
versity students—drove through for their primary source of reve- While these rules present logis- wintry, fireside memories.
Jerusalem, leaving the sweeping nue, produce bulletproof glass. tical challenges, there’s no reason
limestone buildings, the surly Dubb spoke to us about a that quality should suffer. Chardonnay
honks of cars and the brisk strides dearth of Israeli wine produc- The Kosher label can be a This dessert wine, though encased in a smaller bottle, requires an exorbitant amount of grapes. A normal bottle
of French Hill commuters. We tion and consumption. Despite boon—Kibbutz Tzuba exports requires 1.2 kilos of grapes per bottle, but this one uses 3-4 kilos of grapes. Dubb says to serve it with a few ice
traveled westward toward the fertile Mediterranean soil that 40 percent of its wine globally, cubes on a hot day. It’s meant for small, slow sipping, perhaps while reclining, belly full of food, after a hearty
Judean Hills, where Kibbutz Tzu- should lend itself toward robust and Israel is the top producer meal. Judith pairs it with “something acidic, so there’s a contrast. Apple pie with green apples and a thin crust.
ba’s Vineyard is nestled in wide wine culture, Israelis drink an of Kosher wine international- And cheesecake. Not sweet. With dairy sauce.” “Dairy sauce” must have gotten lost in translation. This last one
stretches of greenery and expans- average of 6.5 liters per capita ly—but some high-quality wines received raves across the board.
es of open air, excited to sample annually, compared to Amer- are limited by their Kosher label,
Israeli wine. ican’s 10.25 liters, the French’s confined to the Kosher aisle, out
Here we met the ac- 42.5 liters and the remarkable of the sight of potential non-ob- summer. He speculates that this order forcefully in clear Hebrew students tried their hands at the
claimed Paul Dubb, a servant buyers. “It’s Kosher, but tendency toward red wine stems and practically catching a flying art of wine criticism. I offer no
you can’t tell” seems to be the best from the fact that red wine is prepared pita. All of this proved pretense of an experienced wine
review a successful Kosher central to many Jewish ceremo- impossible, but did confirm critic but instead aim to celebrate
wine can receive. nies, so young Jews are exposed Dubb’s notion that daily Israeli Israeli wine, while capturing the
Next, there’s what Dubb to red wine first. life rewards the loud, the pushy reactions of the motley, interna-
refers to as an illogical di- Lastly, Dubb suggests that and the efficient, not the leisurely tional crew of college-aged wine
saster. Despite Israel’s desert Israeli’s fast-paced day-to-day wine-sippers. tasters, more excited at the pros-
climate, 85 percent of wine life doesn’t lend itself to leisurely Dubb was quick to reassure us pect of free wine (our visit was
consumed is red and only wine drinking culture. I was un- that it’s not that Israelis don’t im- included in our program’s tuition)
15 percent is white. He convinced by this theory until bibe or indulge. He jabbed loving- than that of good wine. We raised
wishes the market would I tried to order falafel during ly, “Don’t worry, they are drink- our glasses and echoed Dubb’s
shift toward wine meant a lunch time rush—a task that ing. They just have no culture.” “L’Chaim” or “To life,” the familiar
SHONA O to be enjoyed in the mid- requires pushing aggressively to So let’s return to the sunny day salute that marks the start of all
dle of a sweltering Israeli maintain a spot in line, yelling an in the Judean Hills, where five Jewish and Israeli festivities.
6 Friday, February 22, 2019



CURATING CULTURE: A gift from the Walker sisters, the Walker Art Building first
opened on February 19, 1894, establishing the fine arts as central to a Bowdoin education.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art celebrates 125 years

Fondly nicknamed “the Jewel museum’s collection to Bowdoin’s College’s art collection actually experiments going on with repub- feel welcome and feel like they
by Sabrina Lin Box,” the building was designed broader intellectual mission. dates back to 1811, when James lican government and democracy. belong is something that’s really
and Penelope Mack by Charles Follen McKim of “We welcomed this 125th an- Bowdoin III bequeathed his col- And what I find very exciting is important to me,” said Curatorial
Orient Staff
McKim, Mead and White, the niversary as an opportunity both lection of Old Masters drawings the idea that access to cultural Assistant and Manager of Student
The bronze figures of Soph- prominent architecture firm to look backwards, to reflect on to the College, making them the resources is seen as an essential Programs Honor Wilkinson.
ocles and Demosthenes, set that built the original Pennsyl- what we’re doing today and to oldest public collection of draw- ingredient to building a respon- In his remarks at the cele-
in niches on the facade of the vania Station, the Boston Public look forward … We wanted to ings in the country at the time. sible democratic citizenry,” Anne bration, Frank Goodyear read
Walker Art Building, are turning Library and Columbia Universi- take advantage of the opportunity He also donated two paintings by Goodyear said. “So [establishing from an article published in
125-years-old. As the Bowdoin ty’s Low Memorial Library. The to reframe our collections in the the prolific American portraitist an art collection] is not just about the Orient on March 7, 1894 to
College Museum of Art celebrates structure’s domed roof, sprawl- context of why we find them so Gilbert Stuart, one a portrait of educating people to be kind of mark the original opening of the
the quasquicentennial anniver- ing front staircase and neoclas- meaningful,” said Anne Good- James Madison and the other of connoisseurs. It’s really more, in Walker Building.
sary of its iconic home, students, sical columns are quintessential year. “Especially in this day and Thomas Jefferson. He commis- my view, in the spirit of educating “We ought to sing more than
faculty and community members examples of the nineteenth cen- age … we realized that art is not sioned both portraits upon his people to be citizens.” we do,” read Frank Goodyear. “We
gathered on Tuesday evening to tury Beaux-Arts style. about the production of objects diplomatic appointment to Spain Important to the organizers want to get together on some of
celebrate the legacy of art and vi- “[The Walker Art Building] is for the sake of decorating spac- and later France. of the celebration was the inte- the balmy days and nights so near
sual culture at the College. the only building perched up high es. Rather, art is an expression of The connection to France is gration of the rest of campus into at hand, and, from the band-stand
Opened on February 19, 1894, above all others. It’s like a sacred philosophical questions that in- particularly noteworthy, as James the programming around the at the Oak, or better still, from the
the Walker Art Building embod- little temple that sits atop a great spire, motivate, puzzle humanity.” Bowdoin’s story coincided with a anniversary. Student voices were terrace of the Art Building, let our
ied the visions of two women— staircase,” said Senior Lecturer in The desire to place the larger greater historical moment—the featured in the festivities, with voices ring out the good old col-
Mary Sophia Walker and Har- Environmental Studies Jill Pearl- philosophical tradition of the opening of the Louvre Museum performances from the Bowdoin lege glees and minstrel gems that
riet Sarah Walker—to establish, man in an email to the Orient. fine arts at the center of a Bow- in 1793 following the French Rev- College Modern Dance Company, used to be part and parcel of such
preserve and commemorate the Tuesday’s anniversary festiv- doin education began before olution. As a diplomat in France, the Bowdoin College Longfellows, a life as ours.”
fine arts. The sisters offered the ities, however, honored more the Walker Building opened its James Bowdoin saw firsthand the Mindfulness over Matter Club Filled by the melodies of the
building in honor of their uncle, than just the building’s grand doors. The purpose of art was civic significance of making art and the Bowdoin Slam Poets. Longfellows, the celebration
Theophilus Walker, a Boston aesthetic. Co-directors of the rooted deeply in the philosophy available to the public and incul- “I recognize that sometimes showed the museum for what
businessman and former Col- museum Anne Collins Goodyear of James Bowdoin III and his cating an appreciation of the fine [the museum is] an intimidating it truly is: not only a collection
lege trustee, who first proposed and Frank Goodyear explained founding of the College. arts tradition in the population. structure to enter … so developing of valuable objects, but as the
housing the College’s extensive art that they planned the celebration While the museum is 125 years “We really have in France and programs where a wide variety of Goodyears would attest, a collec-
collection in a dedicated building. to highlight the significance of the old, explained the Goodyears, the in the United States at that time audience members can come and tion of people.

Author Hannah Tinti talks fiction and storytelling

teaches fiction writing at New process for her becomes about it. Finding something that makes
by Esther Wang York University. “rewriting.” you feel excited enough to push
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Born and raised in Salem, “The first draft, you’re just kind past that insecurity is difficult.
The audience snapped their Massachusetts, Tinti grew up of vomiting on a page, and then Once I actually have the material,
fingers in unison on Tuesday among the same setting in which you have to take that vomit and I’m good at shaping [the story],”
as Hannah Tinti began singing. her characters reside. Tinti’s novel turn it into something that maybe Tinti said.
The author of three critically-ac- weaves the story of Samuel Haw- someone else would want to look The key, Tinti revealed, is pa-
claimed novels, Tinti knows how ley’s 12 scars, written in “Bullet” at,” said Tinti. tience and allowing the piece to
to captivate an audience. Singing, chapters that tell how he received She likened the process to her flow by itself.
she says, does just that. each gun wound with the pres- childhood habit of recounting “Oftentimes, when I’m at the
Tinti, who was at Bowdoin as ent-day teen struggles of his dreams to her family members. beginning of the project and my
part of the Alpha Delta Phi Soci- daughter, Loo. The book is both “Nobody wants to listen to attention keeps drifting, I’ll set it
ety Visiting Writers Series, read a gripping mystery and a com- [me],” she said. “Editing takes that aside and start working on some-
from her most recent best-sell- ing-of-age story—a cross-genre overwhelming feeling that could thing else. It’s just not quite there
ing novel, “The Twelve Lives of masterpiece. come from your dreams and fi- for me yet,” said Tinti.
Samuel Hawley.” After Tinti witnessed the nesse it so that someone would Whether it’s writing a nov-
It’s not Tinti’s first time receiv- Greasy Pole Contest—a competi- want to experience your dream.” el or reading another author’s
ing critical acclaim. Her 2008 tion in which contestants traverse Aside from the editing pro- work, Tinti believes that timing LAUREN CAFFE, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
novel “The Good Thief ” received a greased pole that is suspended cess, Tinti confessed that, like any is vital. The first time Tinti read SEARCHING STORIES: Critically-acclaimed author Hannah Tinti came to
the First Novel Prize from the over a body of water and attempt writer, building up confidence in “Les Misérables” at 15, she found campus to read from her latest novel, “The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley.”
Center for Fiction, and her 2004 to claim a flag tethered at the oth- her writing projects is certainly a herself underwhelmed. Howev-
collection of short stories, “Ani- er end—she knew a story set in a challenge. Even as an established er, when she picked up the book them in a mutual transformative noticing the small details, like how
mal Crackers,” was a runner-up rough-and-tough fishing village author, Tinti nonetheless faces again at 26, she fell in love with it. experience. a character drinks their coffee.
for the PEN/Hemingway Award. would come naturally to her. struggles whenever a new project To Tinti, the connection This is why empathy and at- “We become writers because
Tinti is also the co-founder and Tinti said her stories often comes along. between books and readers is tention are at the heart of Tinti’s we notice things that other
executive editor of One Story, begin with something familiar “It just feels completely over- extremely powerful. Books pro- practice. She compares her writ- people don’t,” she said. “We are
a literary magazine dedicated and start to unfold as she visual- whelming, and [you feel] like vide a sanctuary for the reader, ing process to zooming on a single observers. We are watchers.
to the short story form, and she izes a scene and a character. The you’re never going to be able to do she explained, and connect with character’s life with binoculars— That’s powerful.”
Friday, February 22, 2019 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 7

Contemporary art comes alive in downtown gallery

by Sabrina Lin
Orient Staff
You may not think of down-
town Brunswick as the hub for
cutting-edge contemporary art.
Yet tucked away in a former
furniture shop, just mere steps
from Gelato Fiasco, the Frank
Brockman Gallery is filled with
colors, energy, vision and cre-
ative expression.
The gallery was founded two
decades ago by Brockman, who,
in addition to previously run-
ning a famed Omelette shop on
Maine Street, is also an artisan
and art enthusiast.
“Frank Brockman—I mean,
he’s a real benefactor here be-
cause he allows this to happen.
This is a very, very unusual
space,” said gallerist Mark Little.
Little, a New York-native and
artist, has known Brockman for
years and previously displayed
art at the gallery himself. When GWEN DAVIDSON, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
Brockman approached him AIMING AT ART: The Frank Brockman Gallery, a hidden gem among the restaurants and shops on Maine Street, has been at the forefront of showing contemporary art for the past 20 years in
three years ago, Little traded his Maine. Now curated by artist Mark Little, the gallery seeks to represent a diverse range of creative voices and serve as a hub for the local artistic community.
city life to serve as guardian to “It’s an organic [process] that art in Maine,” Little said. “[There “It’s difficult for galleries to [visitors] get to add something to ed. “People don’t leave when
this artistic enterprise. Under makes it such that we give artists are the] lighthouse sort of land- exist because usually they have their life,” he said. there’s an opening here. It’s a
Little’s care, the space continues a chance to show when nobody’s scapes, seascapes that appeal to rent or something like that. Indeed, the Frank Brock- hub and other artists meet other
its dedication to experimental, really shown,” said Little. “This is … tourists or people who have Well, Frank owns the building, man gallery could be the fur- artists … It’s a meeting ground
avant-garde work. an artist-run gallery and I have a second or third home here, but so we don’t have to worry about thest thing from the traditional and things happen.”
Little seeks out all the artists intimate knowledge as to what then there is serious artwork. it,” said Little. “So I have the op- pristine white box. Not shy to Little described the gallery
he wishes to bring in, emphasiz- it means to make art to have it When I say serious, I mean peo- portunity to show the stuff that reveal the markings of time, the as an artist’s living room, which
ing the opportunity for people shown … You know, it’s [an ar- ple are going to make [this kind I want to show; it’s not [that] we squeaking floors, high wooden captures it perfectly. It’s com-
to see work they wouldn’t nor- tistic] tribe.” of art], whether they show it or don’t care to make a sale, but it’s beams and textured walls im- fortable and inviting, while still
mally see elsewhere. With pieces As parts of Maine become sell it or anything. They are com- not a big deal.” bue the gallery with a sense of being just the right amount of
ranging from the bold colors increasingly gentrified, Little ob- pelled to do it.” Featuring many up-and- warmth and informality. “niche”; Little does not belabor
and textured impastos of Deer served that some of the art-pro- One of the major differences coming artists, Little also wishes “And what’s great about this the need for publicity.
Isle artist Katy Helman current- duction has shifted to conven- of the Frank Brockman Gallery to remove the stigma of contem- [space] is that the walls are very “We want to have people
ly on view to the large-scale en- tional landscapes favored by is the lack of financial concerns porary art as distant and inac- gnarly. That’s part and parcel of find us … it’s a matter of effort.
vironmental installations by Ian tourists; despite this, Brockman that plague many other galleries, cessible. it ... The walls speak for them- We don’t flog it. And we don’t
Trask ’05, at the Frank Brock- Gallery still insists on showing as the building itself is owned by “When people come to a selves,” said Little. really advertise in magazines,”
man Gallery, one never quite exclusively abstract work. Brockman, in turn enabling its gallery, it’s accessible, hopefully “This is a space [a lot like] Little said. “We’d like to be a
knows what to expect. “There’s two different types of experimental practice. the art work is affordable, and 1970s Soho, New York,” he add- surprise.”

Portland Museum of Art might just surprise you

challenge gravity. Instead, with tures to hold precious works. frequented. Spend time with posed like kings on a throne side of their minivans. Go for
Arts In These flat-faced brick marked only by Everything that you see (and the works that don’t feel as easy (seriously, what did babies look the sake of actually reading the
Parts large, half-moon windows, the don’t see) in a gallery has been to walk past. like in the 19th century?). Go description next to a piece of
by Kayla Snyder building seems to ask only one carefully selected to influence You do not need to have tak- for the photo-op in front of the art and thinking, “Shit. That’s
thing of you: look inside. how you view a piece, so don’t en an art history class or ever three massive apple sculptures, kinda cool.”
“Claustrophobic.” “Elitist.” Pushing through the ro- just walk by. Would you view a picked up a paintbrush to enjoy jutting out of the wall like those Don’t take the PMA too se-
“Boring.” Worse has been said tating glass door, I was over- Picasso with the same reverie if the PMA. Go for the portraits of three-dimensional golf-ball riously. You might just enjoy
about museums. Maybe you’re whelmed by the space I en- it weren’t encased in an ornate babies with far too large heads, stickers dads put on the out- yourself.
imagining pairs of women in tered. Do you remember the gold frame double the size of
patterned scarves and narrow first time you visited Smith the piece itself?
red glasses with beaded straps Union, astonished that a simple Take a moment to read
gliding through cramped hall- brick exterior encased the most the description posted
ways spitting nonsensical art chaotically designed space you next to a piece. While
jargon. Staring at yet another likely have ever seen? Hidden these labels are often ac-
oil portrait of Jesus and some inside the PMA’s brick exterior, companied by a highly
other guys that looks like ev- white walls soar upward toward unreadable paragraph,
ery other painting in the hall, octagonal domes, natural light full of ridiculous art-
you can’t help but feel that flooding in through hidden speak that reads like a
museums are only a place for slits. The bare surface is dec- second language, the PMA
art historians and pretentious orated with massive, colorful does an exceptional job
hipster wannabes. works—from a huge mural bringing these descrip-
Forgive my generalizations, resembling ink blots upon a tions to a lucid level. Take
but many people associate mu- canvas to neon slabs of paint- a minute. Read the blurb.
seums with this kind of toxic ed wood with unrecognizable Someone spent a long
pseudo-intellectualism. Upon curved forms, to a portrait of time creating this
suggesting a visit to a muse- a woman grinning in front of artwork—ar-
um, I’ve often been met with a a chestnut forest. Even more en’t you at all
suppressed grimace: “Sorry, I haphazard is the arrangement curious what
just really don’t like museums.” of vacant rectangles in the they were try-
While staring at your feet may walls, revealing hallways in ing to say?
seem equally as enticing as the upper floors and providing While I
looking at the walls, I encourage gorgeous aerial views of the tried to read
you to adjust your lens and take lobby from above. many descrip-
a drive down I-295 to the Port- Continuing on to the galler- tions, I confess
land Museum of Art (PMA). ies, the diversity of the pieces that I couldn’t
Pulling into a street-side on view and architecture of the be less bothered to
parking space, I wondered, space overwhelms the senses read about yet anoth-
“Where is it?” The muse- (how is there natural light in er marble bust. You don’t need
um doesn’t assert itself into every room?). Admittedly, I to pretend to care about every YL
Portland’s arts district with am a regular visitor of muse- piece on view. Visiting an art NY
towering marble columns or ums, but I have learned that museum does not mean check-
glass structures that seem to they are more than just struc- ing a box for each gallery hall
8 Friday, February 22, 2019

NESCACs yield new records, poor overall finish
SQUISH, SQUASH: by Benjamin Mason
The men’s squash team Orient Staff
ended its season at Last weekend the women’s
nationals last weekend, swimming and diving team
finishing 23rd in the competed in the NESCAC
Championship at Wesleyan.
country. After two losses
The Polar Bears placed seventh,
to Middlebury and
failing to score as many points
Amherst, the Polar Bears as in years past after challenges
were able to defeat Tufts throughout the season.
6-3 to place seventh “I think we’re missing some
in the C-Division. The of the depth [we’ve had in years
team concluded its past],” wrote Head Coach Brad
season with a 7-10 record Burnham in an email to the
overall, bolstered by key Orient. “While we had some
women ... winning events and
wins against Colby and
finishing in the top three, we
just didn’t see as many people
Scoring was also impacted
FOUR’S A CROWD: by an injury to one of the div-
Last weekend, Bowdoin ers who was sidelined for the
hosted its fourth indoor entirety of the weekend. Fellow
track invitational of the divers Thea Kelsey ’20 and Re-
year in anticipation of becca Stern ’19 went on to place
in the top eight. COURTESY OF BRIAN BEARD
Expectations going into ON THE FLY: Nadia Eguchi ’21 competes in the butterfly portion of the individual medley. The team finished 7th in the NESCAC championships last weekend.
England Indoor Track
the championship were high;
Championship. Although the Polar Bears defeated ev- of the meet realizing that as a record. The team of Dixon, other teams’] to spread, we are onship meets, spots still remain
the invitational was non- ery NESCAC competitor they coaching staff, we have to get a Marshall Lowery ’20, Amanda trying to spread the positivity.” uncertain.
scoring, athletes used faced in dual meets over the lot better.” Banasiak ’20 and Mary Laurita Dixon also looked positively “Nothing is set in stone,”
it to perfect technique course of the year. Even with a disappointing ’21 also earned a school record on the season as a whole. Dixon said. “There could be a
and speed. Megan “It wasn’t our greatest perfor- end, most swimmers had a pos- in the timed trials of the 200 m “I think our women’s team couple of swimmers who actu-
Dustin ’19 and Belinda mance,” Burnham wrote. “But I itive outlook on the NESCAC freestyle relay. as a whole has been a lot closer ally swim faster than the times
Saint Louis ’21 ran away really appreciated the way that Championship. According to Laurita, the this year,” said Dixon. “Every that we swam last weekend
the women kept their focus on “I think the vibe of NES- disappointing team result, single one of our seniors was which could knock people out
with wins for the Polar
improving and doing the best CACs is pretty awesome,” said despite impressive times, is super happy with how we did of swimming at Nationals.”
Bears in the 5,000 m and
they could, [given] where they Sterling Dixon ’19. “By the end reflective of a new trend in the and how we ended our season.” Dixon still feels confident
shot-put, respectively. were [at] physically.” of the meet, I think people were NESCAC. The season is not over for all that at least three of the wom-
The championship meet Burnham also recognized just happy with their individual “I almost feel like the confer- of the swimmers, though. Four en are locked in for Nationals,
will kick off with the the result was not solely a result swims. And even if they didn’t ence as a whole is getting faster, members of the team will likely with the fourth waiting for re-
pentathlon this afternoon of athlete performance. do as well as they wanted, we which is really exciting,” Lau- participate in Nationals from sults from the other conference
at 2 p.m. “Certainly a lot of the per- all definitely had a really good rita said. “I think [that] rather March 20-23 in Greensboro, championships. The four swim-
formance problems were ... time.” than taking that negatively and North Carolina. However, be- mers in contention for spots
things that I need to improve,” Dixon swam a 2:02:07 in the allowing [the] contagion of ‘oh cause several DIII conferences are Dixon, Laurita, Lowery and
he said. “I certainly came out 200 m butterfly for a new school we’re not keeping up [with the have not yet had their champi- Banasiak.
TEAM: Women’s
basketball senior Taylor
Choate was recently
named the Maine
Women’s Basketball
Women’s basketball NESCAC championship bracket
Coaches Association last year’s NESCAC champion-
player of the week in by Anjulee Bhalla
Orient Staff
ship match, in which Amherst ((1)) Bowdoin 96
addition to the New won 44-40. The game will be
England Women’s The women’s basketball
team secured its 25th consec-
an interesting battle of offense
versus defense, as Tufts has
Basketball Honor Roll.
utive win with a 96-75 defeat only allowed 47.8 points per
Choate has started in
every game this season
of Connecticut College in the game—the best in the NES- (8) Conn. College 75
NESCAC quarterfinals last CAC—and Amherst’s Made-
and has scored 304 Saturday, 2 p.m.
points, averaging 12.2
Saturday. line Eck and Hannah Fox lead Winner of semifinal
Now the team will face No. the league in points per game Morrell Gym
points per game. Choate 5-seed Middlebury. The game with 16.4 and 16.3 respectively.
is sure to be integral to promises to be a tight match- When the two teams last faced (4) Trinity 71
the team’s strategy in up given that the Polar Bears’ each other, the Mammoths de-
closest game of the season was feated the Jumbos 50-40.
Saturday’s NESCAC
their four-point win over the The NESCAC requires that
semifinal game against
Panthers on February 1. The the host sell tickets for the
Middlebury. Panthers upset No. 4 Trinity Final Four matches, with $6 (5) Middlebury 75
75-71 to make it to the semi- tickets for adults, $3 tickets for
finals, as Maya Davis ’20 was students, seniors and children Sunday, 12 p.m.
BATTLE ROYALE: named NESCAC Player of the and free tickets for Bowdoin Morrell Gym
The women’s squash Week for her 22-point perfor- students with their ID. There is (3) Tufts 75
team (0-14) headed to mance. Davis is Middlebury’s an allocated percentage of tick-
leading scorer this year, with ets set aside for Bowdoin stu-
Wellesley on Thursday
14 points and 11 rebounds dents, and the Athletic Depart-
to begin competition
in the two teams’ last faceoff, ment anticipates running out
in the E-Division of the
CSA Team National
and will be a major weapon
for Bowdoin to defuse. The
of general admission tickets
before student tickets. How-
(6) Williams 51
Championship. The matchup is sure to make an ever, if the student tickets run Saturday, 4 p.m. Winner of semifinal
Polar Bears will face exciting semifinal. out and there are still general
Denison University No. 2 seed Amherst will face admission tickets available, Morrell Gym
first, with the winner of No. 3 seed Tufts in a rematch of students will not have to pay.
that match moving on
(2) Amherst 60
to face Wellesley. The GAME DAY
tournament is expected
Doors to Morrell Gymnasium open at 1 p.m. on Saturday and 11
to conclude on Saturday. a.m. on Sunday. Tickets for Sunday’s championship game will be
available immediately after the semifinal games. (7) Wesleyan 40
Friday, February 22, 2019 SPORTS 9

Men’s and women’s hockey confront disappointing season

per game. They scored three ty. At the end of the day, we have contributing to its overall quality.
by Dylan Sloan goals in just two games, both of to respect the fact that this league It’s becoming increasingly com-
Orient Staff which they won. is pretty good. It’s not easy to mon for men’s NESCAC hockey
Sidney J. Watson Arena is The men’s team fared slightly score in this league.” rosters to include first years who
festooned with an extensive better in front of the net, aver- O’Neil characterized the main are 20 or even 21 years old. That
collection of banners celebrat- aging 2.46 goals per game and hindrance to the women’s team’s age gap can make a significant
ing the accomplishments of hitting the three-goal mark nine performance as mental. impact on the ice.
Bowdoin hockey teams past. times over the course of the sea- “I think [our main obstacle] “It’s a challenge for an
However, the year 2018-2019 son. However, the team conced- was more internal,” she said. [18-year-old] true freshman
will not be appearing on any of ed an average of 3.96 goals per “The first couple games got to to come in and play against
these decorations. game and only won two-thirds our head, and it’s easier said than a 21-year-old freshman. The
For the first time in 18 years, of the games in which it scored done to remove that sort of men- amount of Division I transfers
both the Bowdoin men’s and three goals. This is the second tal block … We just couldn’t find entering our league is increasing,
women’s hockey teams failed to year in a row that the men have a way to put [the puck] in [the too,” said Dumont. “It’s especial-
reach the NESCAC playoffs. This missed out on a NESCAC playoff net]. That’s a big mental hurdle.” ly a challenge when you have to
means both teams placed below berth–last year was the first year Angelina Joyce ’22, the play five games in nine nights,
the top eight teams in a league the Polar Bears missed the tour- women’s second-highest scorer, sometimes games on back-to-
with only 11 teams. The women’s nament in program history. agreed that scoring was a chal- back days … It’s a big learning
team finished with a record of In an email to the Orient, lenge for the team. curve for young players.”
3-19-2 (NESCAC 2-13-1), their men’s team captain Pat Geary “We were consistently keeping After all the hardships of the
worst record in the program’s 34- ’20 was blunt about his feelings up with our opponents in terms past season, O’Neill expressed
year history, and the men’s team towards the past season. of shots on goal, but we couldn’t her desire to “close this chapter”
finished 6-16-2 (NESCAC 3-14- “We expected to have more finish. That led us to overtime and move on to preparing for
1), their worst record since 1963. success than we had,” wrote eight times. From there, we were next winter.
For women’s head coach Ma- Geary. “We’ve underperformed just unlucky,” said Joyce. Joyce felt the same way.
rissa O’Neil, the immediate after- for three years … All the piec- The women won only one of “We have no lesser expec-
math of the season is about un- es necessary for success have the eight overtime games they tations for ourselves next year.
derstanding what held the team been there every year, and for played. Overtime games are We are still going in with [the
back throughout the winter. whatever reason things haven’t sudden-death, so the first team goal of winning the] NESCAC
“We have to do our [due] clicked … Three years of that is to score wins the game. With no championship in our mind,” she
diligence in terms of breaking way too long, and [it’s] pretty opportunity to come back after a said. “We will keep [the] relent-
down what took place this year,” embarrassing.” goal is scored, the race to score less positivity and determination
she said. “One of our goals that Head Coach Jamie Dumont the game-winner often involves from this season with us as we
we weren’t able to attain very of- said tough competition made it a some degree of luck. move forward.”
ten—just a few times this year— tough year. The challenges both hockey Perhaps next year another
was scoring three goals in the “We had trouble scoring key teams faced this year go beyond banner will be added to the
game. At times, hockey can kind goals and [taking advantage of] simply individual performance walls of Watson Arena. Un-
of be a race to three [goals].” key moments,” Dumont said. or mindset. Dumont stressed til then, the Bowdoin hockey
Over the season, the women’s “That wasn’t by a lack of effort, the age and physicality of the teams must prepare for another HOCKEY STOP: (ABOVE) Julia Surgenor ’21 skates past an opponent.
team averaged only 1.33 goals and wasn’t by lack of opportuni- men’s league as a major factor campaign. (BELOW) Pat Geary ’20 looks down rink in a game against Tufts.

Softball gets fired up for the spring season despite the snow
our resources—whether we’re in fortunate to have a facility that ership model,” said Sullivan. In addition, having a bal- “[They] encourage the fami-
by David Yang Farley or on the field or in Flori- from a spatial standpoint we “I think we have a lot of really anced roster allows the program ly culture that we have and give
Orient Staff da. We just love to play.” can almost put a whole field in. talented people on our team to to maintain a higher level of play us the space to be honest with
What makes prospective Hopefully the 34 high school Short of scrimmaging in [Far- do that on the field and off the from year to year. them about what we need.”
students who visit Bowdoin’s student-athletes, who showed ley], we can get a lot of skill and field. So we’re in a very good “We haven’t had to rely on The team’s first match is on
snow- and ice-covered campus up to a recruitment program put drill work done, so we try to be place right now.” one or two individuals to carry March 13 against Westfield St.
in the middle of winter want on by the team last weekend, felt creative with what we’re doing “The first week of practices the team. We have really good in Minneola, Florida, and the
to come here? Similarly, what that excitement too. The recruits in here.” has gone well. I think everyone’s depth throughout the roster,” first home series will be on
makes a prospective softball got to meet the team for a Q&A, The team held its first prac- looking good, feeling good. And said Sullivan. April 5 and 6 against Tufts.
player want to be a Polar Bear— a short tour of campus and a tice of the season on February I think we all work together re- While the small team The excitement to get out-
faced with indoor practices in clinic in Farley Field House. 15 as it prepares for the upcom- ally well, which is a big compo- size—13 players this year—can side and on their field is clear.
Farley or out on the turf lacrosse “We’ve been able to attract ing season. Last year, the Polar nent,” agreed Rice. pose challenges, captain Sam “Being from California, I’ve
field throughout February and really talented players that want Bears came in second in the However, the team does need Valdivia ’19 noted that there never been more excited, like
March, and even shoveling the to look at a place like Bowdoin NESCAC championship; this to fill the large gaps left by the are definite perks. a kid on Christmas morning,
softball field in April? College or similar institutions,” year, the team is expecting an- graduated class, which demands “It gives you an ability to get when I tie up my cleats and
This is a reality faced by said Head Coach Ryan Sullivan. other great run. a high degree of versatility and a to know girls a lot better than then my metal cleats take
most New England spring “We’re in here for three hours, But first the team must con- steep learning curve. we might on a 20-plus person that first step in the dirt,” said
teams, and the softball team has and we’re throwing and hitting, front a variety of challenges— “This year we are going to team,” said Valdivia. “Another Valdivia. “We spend our whole
learned how to not only rise to and running and pitching and one of which is a new roster have younger players step into thing is that a lot of girls show preseason in tennis shoes in
the challenge, but greet it with catching and doing all the things including three first years. Six more playing time and poten- up because they know that if Farley Field House and some-
excitement. softball players do. A lot of kids seniors graduated last year, tially different positions in some they don’t show up to prac- times we’ll occasionally get to
“We’re really excited for the were very impressive.” including three of the team’s cases,” said Sullivan. “So it’s a tice we’ll be short-staffed, like go outside on the turf, still in
season and all the challenges Luckily Farley provides a strongest hitters and its starting little bit of practicing those po- there’s a certain accountabil- tennis shoes, but it’s so nice to
that it faces as a spring sport great space for the team to prac- catcher, but the Polar Bears are sitions, and everybody being on ity that comes with our small finally get to be in cleats and
here,” said captain Caroline Rice tice while there’s still snow on prepared to adapt. the same page and getting used size.” step in dirt and not be cold. It
’19. “Just rolling with the punch- the ground. “It’s this unique situation to playing next to each other on The coaches also promote a just makes you appreciate the
es and just making the most of “This is home for us, you where we have to reinvent our- the field, and how that all fits close-knit family culture with- sport a lot more during those
everything that we have all of know,” said Sullivan. “And we’re selves a little bit from our lead- together.” in the team. moments.”

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10 Friday, February 22, 2019

Real talk
Almost exactly three years ago, on February 20, 2016, a group of (mostly white)
Bowdoin sophomores infamously gathered in a room in Stowe Hall, donning sombre-
ros and drinking tequila. Although this story is a familiar one to Bowdoin seniors, it
The integration of Israel gave up on preventing further settlements affairs cannot be blamed solely on Isra-
might not be to first years. in the West Bank, and since then the osten- el-Palestinian leadership has been obsti-
The campus was outraged. The Tequila Party, as it came to be known, occurred Our America sibly Palestinian territory has swollen to nate, unreasonable and flat out anti-Se-
only months after another racially-charged party, the Gangster Party, where students by Lorenzo Meigs hold some 400,000 Jewish settlers. These mitic since the beginning, and Hamas,
wore cornrows, baggy clothes and other accessories stereotypically associated with Af- settlers are full Israeli citizens, represented which can only be described as a terrorist
rican-American culture. Dozens of students attended Bowdoin Student Government As swastikas were painted onto nearly in the Knesset (Israeli’s Parliament), and group, now controls Gaza. Further, as
(BSG) public comment time to demand that the student representatives condemn the a hundred Jewish graves in France and they can drive in and out of the West Bank many Palestinians have never accepted
events and remove students who attended the Tequila Party from the BSG assembly. the British Labour party splintered over almost without noticing they are moving Israel’s fundamental right to exist, Israel
After the story went viral, first thanks to a post on Turtleboy Sports, several students of the release of Jeremy Corbyn’s nasty 2013 across state lines. has been subject to brutal and unrelenting
color who had spoken out faced vitriolic online harassment. A Washington Post col- remarks on Jews, anti-Semitism in Europe Palestinians, meanwhile, are subject to attack. Indeed, much Israeli aggression
umnist weighed in. It wasn’t good. boiled over yet again this week. Mean- strict movement controls, denied equal has been necessary to protect its people.
Those of us who were here during the parties remember conversations about race while, in America, we continued to wres- access to water and governed by Israeli However, as the interposers, the primary
dominating campus. We remember the outrage and the discomfort that rippled across tle with our own issues of anti-Semitism military law—not the civil law settlers responsibility has always lain with the Zi-
the student body. The events heavily shaped our first year here and have followed us in light of Representative Ilhan Omar’s are subject to. In Gaza, Jewish settle- onists. Zionism needed to figure out how
since. This experience taught us to do better. (D-Minn.) tweet last week about the ments were removed, but Israel has also to avoid pure colonialism, and it failed.
Since then, these conversations have been happening less, if at all. Institutional Washington consensus around support maintained complete functional control, And so, Israel will soon fail, too.
memory is short-term, and we are worried that the memory of those parties is fading for Israel being “all about the Benjamins.” preventing the region from developing Netanyahu knows this, and by allying
and may disappear once current seniors graduate. Our worry is reasonable: according These incidents are by no means equally through the imposition of a decade-long himself with the Republican Party, he has
to an honors research project conducted by Pamela Zabala ’17, racial bias incidents bad—Omar’s remark, for example, seems economic blockade. A United Nations bought himself some time—the strange al-
happen every 3.5 years. If the calendar is correct, we are due for another soon. like a genuine mistake, free of hatred—yet report recently found that the area may be liance of American evangelicals and Israeli
But we don’t have to be. We need to be proactive. That’s why the new Real Talk these incidents do all underscore a fact the rendered “unlivable” as soon as next year. neo-Zionists is now one of the primary
on Race program, which facilitates conversations for first years, is so important. The Western left seems to be rapidly forget- In short, Israel has conquered Palestine forces propping the state up. However, this
College is providing students with the environment to hold these discussions. Even ting: the need for a Jewish state remains and unilaterally implemented its own move has set the stage for a break in the bi-
though Bowdoin promotes “intellectual fearlessness,” most students still try to avoid strong. twisted vision of a one-state solution. If partisan American support of Israel, and it’s
confronting race in their daily lives. We commend the administration for demonstrat- Seventy years after the World War Two, you squint, Israel is the sole democracy only a matter of time before the Democrats
ing its dedication to creating space for these conversations. many Jews still do not feel safe in their na- in a region of autocracy, but if you open abandon Israel. And without American
Now it’s up to all students to carry their end of the burden, because it should be tions, and rightly so. The events of these last your eyes, it’s hard to see anything but moral and military aid, Israel will finally
everyone’s responsibility. Students of color have repeatedly expressed frustration about few weeks pale in comparison to the Tree a humanitarian disaster. J-Street, a Jew- become a pariah state and begin down the
the expectation that they educate their white peers about issues related to race. While of Life massacre in Pittsburgh last year and ish-American lobbying organization, and road of South African-style decline.
conversations with peers are important, white students should also take the time to the 2014 siege of the Don Abravanel syn- the rest of the international community I love Israel—the two weeks I spent
educate themselves. Read the “Diversity Matters” series published in the Orient last agogue in Paris. Now more than ever, the can continue breathlessly debating how there at the end of my gap year were a
spring, which stemmed from intensive sociology research (including 48 interviews) Jews of the world need and deserve a strong to implement a two-state solution, but wonderful mixture of meeting family,
with last year’s senior class. Read Zabala’s thesis; it’s available in the library and online. state—a state where they are guaranteed that possibility died years ago: 400,000 reveling in historical riches and floating in
And when people of color come to campus to speak about their work—next week, sanctuary and a state that will advocate for settlers cannot be moved, and the Pales- the turquoise blue waters of the Asi Riv-
there is Senegalese storyteller Boubacar Ndiaye, the week after that will be White House their interests abroad. Unfortunately, Israel tinians are totally incapable of supporting er—but at the same time, I’m convinced
correspondent April Ryan—show up. may soon no longer be that state. themselves. Thus, to support a two-state that the Israel we know today must come
Three years ago, our school was in the news for all the wrong reasons. Since then, we Israel was always an unstable and con- solution now is to support the status quo, to an end. Even as I am reminded daily
may have learned not to post culturally appropriative photos on social media. But it’s troversial project. Its founding resulted for there will never be any real movement of the need for a Jewish state, I am simul-
important to learn more than that. We should actively attempt to counteract our biases in the horrifying expulsion of 700,000 towards those two states—Netanyahu has taneously forced to conclude that a truly
in our actions and words, and call out others to do the same. These are tools that will Palestinians and, surrounded by nations already said as much. This is a tragedy of Jewish state can no longer exist. For while
not only make our campus a more inclusive, accepting place for all students, but we can that want it gone, its continued existence epic proportions, but ignoring it will not the Jews undeniably deserve their own
hopefully take them with us beyond Bowdoin. has forever been a fight. Yet, somehow, solve it. state, the Palestinians’ need for basic rights
this parched piece of land has become a To be sure, the current state of and recognition is even greater. With the
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orient’s editorial board, wonderful modern state. Indeed, to visit it death of the two-state solution, the
which is composed of Emily Cohen, Nell Fitzgerald, Roither Gonzales, George is to fall in love with it. The energy of Tel only way to meet that Palestinian
Grimbilas, Calder McHugh and Jessica Piper. Aviv, the beauty of Haifa, the thickness of need is to integrate the Palestinian peo-
community in the still-thriving Kibbut- ple into the Jewish state—the Israeli state.
zim—these goods constitute the man- In America and Israel, the right have al-
ifestation of a dream that has been ready recognized the reality of a one-state
millennia in the making. The chosen future. The left must finally do the same.
people have finally returned to their The only legitimate fight that remains is
ESTABLISHED 1871 land and built themselves a home. over the character of this impending,
However, this home is rotten singular, Israeli-Palestinian state.
bowdoinorient.com orient@bowdoin.edu 6200 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011 and fast decaying. As unarmed It’s beyond the scope of this col-
The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and information Palestinians fighting for freedom umn to lay out a coherent left-wing
relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its administrators, continue to be gunned down, the one-state solution, but morally, it is
the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following professional journalistic standards in mask of Western values Israel has the only way forward. For the good
writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse been hiding behind for decades of all, occupation must end and
discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community. is finally starting to slip, and the reunification must begin. Both
world is beginning to grasp the peoples’ claim to the land must be
Calder McHugh Jessica Piper sorry fact that Israel is—and has recognized, and new institutions
Editor in Chief Editor in Chief

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apartheid state. and thrive must be created. It will


In 2010, Prime Minister Benja- be a long and arduous process, but


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Friday, February 22, 2019 OPINION 11

Workers and students respond to Orient’s report on low

housekeeping wages and mislabeling
ing workers as “housekeepers” nishing),” requiring workers specific buildings that they
by Diego Grossmann when their work is more accu- “to walk behind and ride-on are responsible for keep-
and Benjamin Ray rately described as “custodial” or scrubber/sweepers, vacuum ing in working order:
Op-Ed Contributor “cleaning and janitorial.” (including backpack), (and “We try to fix ev-
Disclaimer: We, the authors of The Maine Department of [operate a]) shower/foam gun.” erything ourselves as
this response, are willing to speak Labor’s (DOL) “Occupational Furthermore, the “Housekeep- much as we can before
our minds about the deceptive Employment and Wage Esti- ing Team Guidebook” states calling anything in.”
practices of Bowdoin College mates” provides estimates to that “housekeepers” are expect- “I submit a work
revealed in last week’s issue of help local employers determine ed to perform “limited snow order at least once
the Orient. We understand that wages by occupation. According removal, service bathrooms … every three weeks
making such public statements, to this database, compensation maintain clocks, [and] inspect … sometimes even
even anonymously, poses risks for for “housekeeping” work in fire extinguishers.” Some are one each week … for
those employed by the College. Cumberland County is estimat- even expected to handle “pool broken things.”
We commend those workers who ed at $11.28 an hour, while com- maintenance.” “Look at what they
have been willing to speak their pensation for “custodial” work, As the Orient reports, “the do at motels and what
minds, as well as those who work done by janitors and cleaners, majority of custodial staff at we do here. It’s totally
tirelessly and have not yet been is estimated at $14.10. Unlike schools, colleges, hospitals … different.”
able to engage in this conversa- Bowdoin, Colby and Bates la- are categorized as janitor and Yet, when “house-
tion. bel campus cleaning staff as cleaner” according to the Maine keepers” bring up these
Ever since the living wage custodians. Down the road at DOL. According to Merrill contradictions, manage-
campaign at Bowdoin began, Brunswick and Mt. Ararat high Huhtala, program manager for ment is quick to uphold
the administration’s silence and schools, cleaning staff—also la- Occupational Employment Sta- the label. “Housekeepers”
denial has revealed its profound beled as custodians—make be- tistics at the Maine DOL, the have reported being told by
discomfort at the idea that its tween $17 and $23.07 an hour. “housekeeping label is actually their management, “You’re not
low-wage workers should live The Maine DOL defines used quite sparingly at educa- custodians, you’re housekeepers.” in Labor Alliance, call upon the must also step up and engage
financially secure lives. Now, “custodial” work done by “jan- tional or residential institutions As students, we are horrified College to: in this conversation. Silence on
the administration’s argument itors and cleaners” as the per- such as Bowdoin.” Huhtala also that our college would willingly 1. Immediately relabel its the part of the College is deafen-
against a living wage has lost its formance of “heavy cleaning states, “My experience has been, deceive its community simply to cleaning staff from “housekeep- ing and gets us nowhere.
footing. duties [such as] cleaning floors, most of them get coded into the avoid paying its workers a wage ers” to “custodial staff ” to ap- With time, it will become
From the start, Bowdoin set washing walls and glass and re- janitor and cleaner title. Because that reflects the quality of their propriately reflect the hard work increasingly difficult for Bowdo-
its own terms to justify paying moving rubbish,” while “house- they’re running floor buffers work. In our conversation with they perform on a daily basis. in to keep people in jobs while
workers an unlivable wage. The keeping” work is strictly limited and that sort of thing.” workers, they too expressed dis- 2. As per recommendation denying their dignity, humanity
College conducted its own mar- to “light cleaning … to maintain “Housekeepers” are con- appointment: of the Maine DOL, increase the and right to a fair wage. Some
ket-factors study, used to cal- private households [such as] scious that their title does not “It makes me feel really rot- base wage of cleaning staff to workers are already fed up and
culate its wages, by comparing making beds, replenishing lin- reflect the work that the College ten,” stated one housekeeper. $14.10, at minimum. looking for options elsewhere:
Bowdoin to corporations like ens and cleaning rooms.” demands from them or the in- “You mean degraded?” re- 3. Proactively set up path- “Every time I drive up to
Walmart and local businesses Bowdoin’s “Job Code De- adequate compensation they sponded another. ways for communication with Lewiston, I’d be darned if I don’t
like Amato’s, an Italian fast-food scription Details,” however, receive: “Housekeepers” describe management and the College apply to Bates … do what you
chain. This is how the College demonstrates that “housekeep- “I’ve got the wood floor that I their work environment as one administration, so workers got to do.”
decided to pay its housekeeping ers” are expected to perform gotta maintain … the windows defined by fear, miscommunica- themselves can freely voice Please call or email President
staff $12.35 an hour—a solid duties beyond the scope of inside and out in the hallway.” tion and intimidation, especially these thoughts and concerns. Rose to ask the College to re-
10 cents above the local Burger the Maine DOL’s definition of “I do floors, vacuum them, towards those who have en- Workers should be able to spond and make a change:
King’s enticing offer of $12.25. “housekeeping.” These duties wash them, I use the scrubber, gaged with the Bowdoin Labor participate in this public conver- (207) 725-3221; crose@bow-
New findings reveal that include “floor (refinishing) … I do trash and recycling ... clean Alliance. Thus, we are voicing sation without fear of intimida- doin.edu
the College has also set its own carpet (extraction) … two-way the mirrors and carpets with the these sentiments ourselves and tion and interrogation. Even if a Diego Grossmann and Ben-
terms to justify this unlivable radio … general cleaning” with machine.” making the following demands. platform is created to find solu- jamin Ray are members of the
wage by intentionally mislabel- “hand tools, (buffing and bur- Workers are each assigned to We, members of the Bowdo- tions for this issue, the College Class of 2020.

Preparing for Maine’s future without paper mills

markets or because of shifting been done on the Penobscot millworkers to find jobs, even
Pine Tree ownership. Some are already River, and it could if these jobs no longer involve
Perspective being demolished, such as the certainly be done working in a mill. Job training
by Lowell Ruck one in Bucksport, while others, elsewhere in the programs must be fortified,
like the ones in Old Town state. and more support must be
Growing up in Orono, and Madison, stand Another op- given to our technical schools,
Maine, I was never far removed dormant, tion may be community colleges and state
from Maine’s paper industry. abandoned investment universities so that laid-off
On some days, when the wind by the in other in- workers can be reintegrated
was right, the acrid scent of the international corporations that dustries. into the workforce. The state
paper mill in Old Town would bought them and promised Bucksport, must strengthen social ser-
waft down the Penobscot Riv- revitalization. It’s a familiar though now vices, especially in the face of
er and into my house. Freight pattern in this northeastern struggling a rising opioid epidemic which
trains rolled by every week corner of mostly post- without its disproportionately afflicts the
carrying the white and black industrial mill, hopes unemployed.
liquor used and produced in America, and to break While the sudden decline of
the papermaking process. On with demand ground an industry—especially one so
the way to Hannaford, I reg- for paper on a new rooted in our state’s history—
ularly passed the mill with its decreasing and large-scale may be uncomfortable, there
tall towers belching smoke, international salmon are certainly ways to surmount
huge vats of mysterious chem- competition farm on the initial challenge. As sev-
icals and mountains of wood increasing, it the mill eral mill towns have already
chips ready to become pulp. seems as though site this demonstrated, there are a
Nowadays, the Old Town it’s only a matter of PHOE spring. range of possibilities for future
mill doesn’t smell anymore and time before all of Maine’s paper PER With ideas economic success, provided
its towers no longer smoke. mills go under. Whether or not seen a boost in like the Green New Deal that state and local residents
It has changed hands several this day might ever come is up tourism from the re- floating around in the politi- are willing to support the tran-
times during my lifetime, and for debate, but Maine needs cent establishment of cal ether, it’s not inconceivable sition from paper to other in-
during my junior year of high to be prepared for the loss the Katahdin Woods that mill towns could repur- dustries and provided that the
school, it stopped running of one of its longest-running and Waters National pose their economy around state broadens its safety net to
altogether. This was not an industries, and our mill towns Monument. Other mill renewable projects like wind facilitate this transition. And
isolated occurrence—countless need to find new ways to towns like Rumford and or solar farms. Biomass energy though the smell of money
other mills in the state, from support themselves. Madison, located on the An- economy. In others, dam re- generation, which uses many may no longer hang over Old
Madison to Millinocket, have One promising solution droscoggin and the Kennebec, movals and water improve- of the same products as pa- Town in the years to come,
also ceased operations in may be through the promotion could feasibly draw on their ment projects might promote permaking, could also be em- I’m confident that it, along
recent years. Out of the eleven of recreation. While Millinock- locations and proximity to the return of sea-run fish and ployed as a greener alternative with Maine’s other former mill
paper mills that operated in et, an isolated community in outdoor recreation centers like would open rivers once choked to coal and natural gas plants. towns, will forge a new path.
Maine in 2014, five have since northern Penobscot County, Sunday River and Sugarloaf with development to canoeists The state itself must also I’m excited to see what their
closed, either due to poor closed its mill in 2014, it has to stimulate a new post-paper and anglers. This has already secure pathways for former futures hold.
12 Friday, February 22, 2019

Wicked Smart Fridays: SMART Goal
Setting with Tina Chong
As part of a Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) events
series on study habits, researcher Tina Chong will lead a
workshop that reviews methods of setting, formulating and
planning SMART goals. Snacks will be provided.
117 Sills Hall. 11:45 a.m.

“Topophilia: A Love of Place”
The Ramp Gallery will display art from all class years in the
opening of its new exhibit displaying work that pertains to
students’ love of place. The exhibit is curated by Blanche
Froelich ’19.
The Ramp Gallery, Hawthorne Longfellow Library. 2 p.m.
PERFORMANCE CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT?: Tobi Omola ’19 (center) performs with the rest of the Longfellows. The Longfellows joined forces with
Miscellania on Thursday night for the annual ValJam performance in the Chapel.
A Night of Comedy With Teddy Ray
Los-Angeles based stand-up comedian Teddy Ray will deliver
a set. Ray has become popular over the past two years after

landing a role on BET’s Comic View and joining the Season 8
cast of MTV’s Wild N’ Out.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m.
Knit and Crochet for the Common Good Searchers (Maliglutit)
The Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good will pro- The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum will sponsor the
vide supplies for students to make warm-weather clothing for screening of “Maliglutit,” a film set in the early 1900s which
those in need. No previous knitting or crocheting experience follows the journey of an indigenous Caribou hunter who

is necessary. returns home to find his wife and daughter kidnapped and
Beebe Room, Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center. 4 p.m. the rest of his family murdered.
Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m.
Improvabilities Stress Management Workshop
Improvabilities, one of the two improv groups on campus, In a one-hour drop-in session, counselors Bryan Mendiola
will perform. and Chris Johnson will help students find ways to identify
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 8 p.m. and manage sources of stress in their lives. Areas of focus will
include mindfulness, emotional awareness, self-affirmation
EVENT and breathing techniques.
Ebony Ball 102 Kanbar Hall, Center for Learning and Teaching. 4:30 p.m.
In a tradition dating back more than twenty years, the Afri-
can American society (Af-Am) will organize a dance to bring
students together during Black History Month.
Main Floor, Moulton Union. 10 p.m.
An Evening with Poet Tariq Toure
As part of Black History Month celebrations, poet Tariq

TUESDAY 26 Toure will visit and talk with students. His poetry addresses
issues such as black Muslim narratives and social justice.
Thomas F. Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall. 7 p.m.

SUNDAY 24 Voyage sans Visa, Tukki saa sune

(Voyage without a Visa)
Senegalese performer and storyteller Boubacar Ndiaye,
The Progressive Roots of ALEC:
Familial Wealth and Anti-Democracy in
PERFORMANCE accompanied by musicians Baye Cheikh Mbaye and Pape the Conservation Era
BernsteinFest! N’diaye Paamath, will tell stories about the emotions that Historian Joseph E. Taylor III will discuss the use of dark
Musicians will perform works from esteemed composer come with leaving one’s home country. They will reflect on money by groups including the American Legislative
Leonard Bernstein’s theater piece “Mass.” There will be a memories from home and portray the emotional pain of Exchange County to influence legislation and the subsequent
continuation of the event in Studzinksi Recital Hall at 7 p.m. individuals and families caused by the immigration process. impact this can have on environmental conservation efforts.
Chapel. 3 p.m. Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. Lantern, Roux Center for the Environment. 7 p.m.


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Bauhaus” Lynn Chinese Art with “Stories from
Nottage Expert Eyes Earth”