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The Nation’s Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, September 13, 2019 Volume 149, Number 2 bowdoinorient.com

COURTESY OF MORGAN EDWARDS

Bowdoin students traveled to the New Hampshire Democratic Convention last weekend. SEE PAGE 4.

Park Row subcontractor accused Less registered


of illegal labor practices alcohol,
by Reuben Schafir
problem, we will address it di-
rectly and/or through the general
misclassify their workers.
Under Maine law, contractors
due to the misclassification of
construction workers, and ac-
more student
concerns
Orient Staff
contractors.” The College also must meet a variety of qualifi- cording to the 2005 study, that
Nearly a month before Bow- re-published Wright-Ryan’s deni- cations to be classified as “inde- number could be as high as $4.3
doin proudly unveiled the four al in its response. pendent.” According to MDOL’s million.
new state-of-the-art apartment Timberland has worked on guidelines, independent contrac- In some cases, workers who
buildings on Park Row, the Col- construction projects across the tors are required to control the are unaware that they are clas- some risk, taking the pressure
lege found itself under fire due to state, and has been contracted means and progress of their work sified as independent contrac- by Roither Gonzales off of students to feel the need to
Orient Staff
the practices of one of its subcon- to work on several government and can also choose to accept or tors end up owing significant provide this alcohol.”
tractors, Timberland Drywall, buildings. They did not respond decline jobs. Additionally, it is amounts of money to the gov- Last weekend, College Houses Patterson also hopes that this
Inc. to a request for comment. commonplace for independent ernment in unpaid taxes becausehosted their annual house crawl. new policy will encourage Col-
Approximately 15 protes- The NERCC filled out three contractors to provide their own independent contractors have noThis time, however, something lege Houses to collaborate with
tors, half of them from the New separate tip forms alleging work- tools. was noticeably different: there
employer to withhold their taxes. other organizations when plan-
England Regional Council of er misclassification. Two of the Construction workers who A MDOL memorandum was less alcohol. ning events.
Carpenters (NERCC), held signs complaints cited different work- fit the definition of an “employ- outlining the complaint process- Though the College’s pol- “The idea is also that if [Col-
outside the construction site ac- ers on the site, who said they had ee” are often misclassified as icy regarding parties has not
ing protocols indicates that all lege Houses] are going to collab-
cusing Timberland Drywall of worked for Timberland as inde- independent contractors. These complaints are reviewed by the changed since last year, the orate with another organization,
tax fraud via the misclassification pendent contractors for seven to workers operate under the direc- volume of alcohol allowed at
wage & hour director or the chief whether it be [Bowdoin Student
of their workers. NERCC leaders eight and 10 years, respectively. tion of a superior and are entitled College House events has been
inspector, suggesting that despite Government] or [Asian Students
coordinated their protest with the The complaints were the result to benefits such as healthcare, reduced. In prior years, College
the Department’s refusal to con- Alliance], that group is likely to
Bowdoin Labor Alliance (BLA). of first-hand conversations with retirement contributions and are firm, the NERCC’s allegations Houses were allowed to register have a higher amount of 21-year-
The NERCC filed complaints drywallers working for Timber- eligible for worker’s compensa- have been investigated. 15.5-gallon kegs for parties; now olds as a part of that group, so
with the Maine Department of land who were dissatisfied with tion. Independent contractors are John Ryan, the president ofthey are limited to half a keg, they’re able to register more alco-
Labor (MDOL) alleging that the lack of benefits they were not afforded these benefits. Wright-Ryan, referred to the unless they partner with another hol,” says Patterson.
Timberland had misclassified its receiving. In addition, a company that company’s statement regarding campus organization. The impact of this reduction
workers as independent contrac- Per its standard confidenti- misclassifies its workers avoids the allegations against Timber- According to Stephanie Pat- was already apparent last week-
tors, rather than employees. ality policy, MDOL would not paying worker’s compensation land. When asked how he could terson, associate director of resi- end. House residents noted that
Wright-Ryan Construction, confirm whether or not it had re- insurance, among other taxes. be confident that Timberland dential education and residential they ran out of alcohol faster
the general contractor that hired ceived any tips regarding miscon- According to John Leavitt, an life, the change was made to
was not under investigation given than expected, with most Houses
Timberland Drywall and oversaw duct by Timberland, nor whether executive committee member at MDOL’s policy to not comment better reflect the attendance at running dry by 10 p.m.. Many
the Park Row project, released a an investigation into the matter the NERCC, roughly one third College House parties and re-
on possible investigations, Ryan College House residents have se-
statement in which the company was taking place. of a contractor’s bid will go to lieve risks residents face during
stuck by his prior statement. The rious concerns about the future
denied any misconduct. Worker misclassification is taxes, thus allowing contracting conversations between represen-such events. implications of this new rule.
The College issued its own re- not uncommon in Maine’s con- companies who misclassify their tatives from Wright-Ryan and “For the most part, what Patrick Bloniasz ’22, program-
sponse to the allegations, stating, struction industry. According to workers to undercut the bids of MDOL led Ryan to believe that I’m hearing is that it’s first- and ming co-chair of MacMillan
“Our contracts stipulate com- a 2005 study by the University of contractors operating under the Timberland was not under inves-second-year students that are House, believes that the new pol-
pliance with all applicable legal Massachusetts: Boston and the law. tigation. predominantly at College House icy will further decrease atten-
requirements. If we learn of an Harvard Law School and School The Maine Revenue Service Despite the College’s and parties,” said Patterson. “So the dance at College House parties.
issue, we will examine it closely, of Public Health, 14.2 percent of estimates that the state lost $2.7 idea is that having that half-keg
and if it turns out that there is a Maine’s construction employers million in state income tax alone Please see PARK ROW, page 5 limit, [will] hopefully eliminate Please see ALCOHOL, page 3

BOC overhauls Leadership Training program


by Sebastian de Lasa
Orient Staff
This fall, the Bowdoin Out-
ing Club (BOC) is amending
the structure of its Leadership
Training (LT) program to ex-
tend through the full year rath-
said that two developments—
institutional changes to class
schedules—created a need for
a new LT structure.
The OZ program was de-
signed to integrate people of
color, first-generation stu-
dents, low-income students
Anna Bastidas and Tess Ham-
ilton ’16 decided to eliminate
OZ as an independent pro-
gram, but the BOC is includ-
ing those who would have
been potential OZ participants
into a revamped LT structure.
LT training trips will go out
course of a single semester.
This denied participants the
ability to choose trips based on
their availability.
In order to graduate from
the revised program, par-
ticipants will need to meet a
number of requirements, in-
57%
of first-years surveyed
identify as introverts.
er than a single semester, and and other historically under- almost every weekend, and cluding attending two of three
to incorporate members of the represented members into the participants will have the abil- extended outdoor expeditions
former Out of the Zone (OZ)
program into general LT pro-
Outing Club organization and
leadership. OZ was discontin-
ity to select which trips they go
on. This is a departure from the
which will run during fall
break, spring break and a week
See the results of our first-
gramming. ued last year after the program previous structure, which man- in May. year survey on PAGE 8.
Michael Woodruff ’87, the had just three participants. dated LT participants to attend
director of the Outing Club, BOC directors Woodruff, every LT-specific trip over the Please see BOC, page 5

N STAY SAFE F GOING GREEN A BACK TO THE ART S ONWARD AND UPWARD O WHO’S LEFT?
Ditch your string lights, and other safety Brunswick’s second medical marijuana Alumna returns as curatorial assistant. Women’s rugby starts the season with a Does Mayor Pete live up to the hype?
tips for students. Page 3. shop opened this summer. Page 7. Page 9. bang. Page 11. Page 14.
2 Friday, September 13, 2019

2 PAGE TWO
SECURITY REPORT: 9/5–9/12
COMPILED BY THE OFFICE OF SAFETY AND SECURITY STUDENT SPEAK:
Thursday, September 5
• A neighbor reported that a smashed wooden Col-
Monday, September 9
• The framed picture of Ernst Helmreich was vandalized What is a secret you have kept?
lege-owned chair was found in their yard on Whittier and the picture itself was stolen from a common room
Street adjacent to Brunswick Apartments. wall at Helmreich House. Two students have assumed
responsibility
Friday, September 6 • A student reported being harassed by another student Dan Ralston ’21
• Students cooking activated a fire alarm at Brunswick with persistent text messaging and other unwanted
Apartment E.
• Students were observed vaping during a registered
contact.
• An emergency light was vandalized in the basement of
"On my first-year floor, I peed on the
event at Reed House.
The vape pen was
Baxter House.
toilet seat, and everyone asked who did
seized. NOTE: Smok-
ing, including e-cig-
Tuesday, September 10
• A local man was issued
it, and I didn’t admit to it."
arettes and vaping, is a criminal trespass warn-
not permitted inside ing after he was seen pho-
campus buildings. tographing students with
a telephoto lens from a Diego Velasquez ’20
Saturday, September 7 moving vehicle on South
• An officer checked on
the well-being of an ill
Campus Drive.
• A student reported the
"I fed myself entirely on the Bowdoin
student at Boody-John-
son House.
theft of a red Trek moun-
tain bike from the area of
Organic Garden the last two weeks of
• A smoke alarm at
Chamberlain Hall was
Park Row Apartment 1.
• Two suspicious acting
the summer."
caused by burnt micro- men were reported in
wave popcorn. Smith Union and then
• A student at Boo- near Sills Hall.
dy-Johnson House • Two students took re- Hannah Schleifer ’20
kitchen was escorted sponsibility for malicious-
to Mid Coast Hospital
for treatment of an ac-
SHON A ORTIZ ly discharging two fire ex-
tinguishers at Brunswick
"I’ve actually never been to Hatch
cidental knife cut.
• An officer checked on the well-being of an intoxicat-
Apartments.
• A student’s black Schwinn Sidewinder bicycle was
Library."
ed and despondent student. stolen from the bike rack at Smith House at 10:35
• An intoxicated student was transported from Apple- p.m.. The male suspect was last seen peddling the
ton Hall to Mid Coast Hospital. stolen bike toward downtown Brunswick. The
• There was a complaint of loud music on the second suspect, age 18-21, had light hair, a dark jacket or
floor of Chamberlain Hall. sweatshirt, blue jeans, and was carrying a backpack.
Warsameh Bulhan ’22
Sunday, September 8 Wednesday, September 11
• An officer checked on the well-being of an intoxicated
student at Coles Tower.
• An ill student was escorted from MacMillan House to
Mid Coast Hospital.
"I take more than my fair share of mints
• A Student complained of loud music and pounding
bass at Stowe Inn. A student was asked to lower the Thursday, September 12
and fruit from the dining hall ... am I
volume.
• An officer escorted a student with an allergic reaction
• A student with a sports related nose injury was escort-
ed to Mid Coast Hospital.
boring???"
to Mid Coast Hospital. • An ill student requested an escort to the health center.
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Best Bowdoin bathrooms for your business... and beyond


is something kinda gratifying about taking a pee
by Ian Ward, Maia Coleman and Lily Randall in a building designed by Henry Vaughan.
Orient Staff

The perfect Bowdoin bathroom is a rare 5) The Chapel, on the left of the foyer. I mean,
commodity. What elevates a bathroom into the duh. The frat-symbol-engraved door is practi-
Potty Pantheon? No one thing, of course, but a cally a holy relic of Bowdoin. You’re basically go-
melange of factors: privacy, location, comfort, ing to the bathroom in the middle of history, but
good lighting and, finally, a certain je ne sais cozier, and closer to God.
quoi. All we’re saying is, you know it when you
use it. Here’s a definitive list, ranked. 4) Basement of Mass Hall, near the microwave.
Also near the vault (why is there a vault?). Ad-
AN

8) Basement of Kanbar. Didn’t know that Kanbar mittedly, it’s pretty spooky down there, so it’s
PL
CA

had a basement? Neither did we. But the multi- not for the faint of heart. But fear not—that
RA
SA

room bathroom is where it’s at. Also, it’s got a plumbing system can handle a lot of bullshit,
shower, if you’re into that sort of thing. especially with the Peucinian Society meeting
upstairs and all. Stairway to Heaven and bask in the glory of the
7) Edwards, second floor. Spacious, excellent Face of God. If you don’t know, you don’t know.
lighting, state of the art flushing system. Mirror 3) Hallway of the entrance to Smith Union, on
and lighting combine to make you look HOT. the right. Has all the perks of a locker room 1) First floor of Hyde Hall. There’s something
Will make you consider taking that nude model- (lockers) minus the typical drawbacks (athletes, oddly comforting about the decrepit and com-
ing job after all, even for a measly 13 bucks. aggressively naked old men). But also very spa- munal atmosphere the first-year bricks inspire.
cious, has a full-length mirror and is convenient- As long as you can ignore the bit of vomit still
6) Hubbard, the second floor lobby. If doing the ly located. rimming the lid from last week’s house crawl,
deed in this bathroom doesn’t make you feel re- you’ll be reveling in the nostalgia of your first
gal, nothing will. It’s got it all: privacy, majestic 2) Hubbard, in the back stairwell near the stacks. year at Bowdoin for days. It may be shitty, but
windows, black-and-white tiled floor. Plus, there Maybe Bowdoin’s best-kept secret. Ascend the hey, that’s what you’re here to do anyways.
Friday, September 13, 2019 NEWS 3

MICHAEL HALKO

Injury prevention
around the clock by Michael Halko
Contributor MINDY LEDER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
Injury Prevention Around the Clock will focus on providing AS CHAIR I WOULD: (LEFT TO RIGHT): Candidates for the chair of student affairs Ryan Britt ’22, River Fenton ’22 and Lucas Johnson ’22 field questions
information to reduce the likelihood of injuries and/or adverse from students and Orient moderators in Jack Magee’s Pub and Grill on Tuesday. All candidates stressed student mental health as a key campaign issue.
incidents on campus and beyond.

BSG holds special election after


September is Campus Safety Month, and fire safety is always a
top priority in new surroundings. Take a minute to ponder these
six fire safety tips.
• Supervise all cooking to prevent smoke events that trigger
alarms or worse, fires.
• Do you know where your exits are located in your dorm or Col-
lege House and academic buildings?
• Are the hallways in your dorm or College House clear of clutter
so everyone can easily exit and first responders can enter swiftly?
• No candles, camp fuel, open element heating devices, toasters,
Chair of Student Affairs resigns mental health kiosks in public following BSG meeting on Octo- “We really [need to] make a
etc. by Kate Lusignan spaces to destigmatize conver- ber 2, the assembly, consisting of substantial effort for students
• Are your sprinkler system pipes and discharge heads clear of ob- Orient Staff sations around mental illness on the Executive Committee, class and faculty and administrators
structions? Hang that tapestry on the wall instead of the ceiling. campus. He cited the success of presidents and appointed posi- to have a line of communication
Use a drying rack to dry clothes instead of the sprinkler system. Voting in the special election such kiosks at other institutions tions, will vote to confirm the with the police department, and
• String lights are popular, but check to see that yours are UL rat- for Bowdoin Student Govern- such as Drexel University. chair of student affairs. BSG has ensure that they know what our
ed. Only three strands can be hung together, and they should not ment’s (BSG) vacant chair of stu- “Growing up, especially in “committed to appoint whoever intentions are, what we want out
hang over the doorway, to prevent entrapment. dent affairs opened Wednesday high school, I had some mental the student body chooses.” of this relationship and also who
Halko is the associate director of environmental health and safety. morning and will remain open health issues of my own. It was Mishra explained that role of we are as a community,” Johnson
until 8 p.m. tonight. very hard to reach out,” he said. chair of student affairs is broad. said.
The special election follows “I think something like [the ki- The chair sits as a member of Throughout the night, Fenton
the resignation of the Chair of osk], having it so present and the Trustee Committee on Stu- laid out ideas such as placing
Student Affairs, Anibal Husted central on our campus could dent Affairs and is responsible printers in all dorms and bridg-
’22 on May 13—four weeks after make a big difference in decreas- for crafting Bowdoin Student ing the divide between athletes
Subscribe he was elected in an uncontested
race.
Husted did not respond to the
ing the stigma.”
Lucas Johnson ’22 shared
his goals of expanding fund-
Government policy related to
student life and planning spe-
cific programming to support
and non-athletes by organizing
inclusive events at houses where
athletes live.
seven people Orient’s request for comment.
Three candidates vying for the
position shared their platforms
ing for counseling services and
encouraging the college to hire
counselors of diverse races and
Bowdoin Student Government
initiatives. The chair can work
towards whatever projects are of
“I think that one way that we
can improve our relationship
between the students and the

to the Bowdoin at a debate on Tuesday hosted by


BSG and moderated by Orient
Editors-in-Chief Emily Cohen
sexualities.
“The first steps will be to in-
crease the funding of the Coun-
student interest.
One of Britt’s proposed proj-
ects is to establish more pro-
government is by making small
but effective change, change that
you can see [and] change that is

Orient or you’ll ’20 and Alyce McFadden ’20.


At the foreground of the de-
bate were proposals to improve
seling Services, to emphasize
mental health on athletic teams
[and] in classes, making sure
gramming for first-generation,
low income students, such as an
event for students during Family
affecting your daily lives,” Fen-
ton said.
The Executive Committee

have 13 years mental health services on cam-


pus.
River Fenton ’22 hopes to
that people are trained on Men-
tal Health First Aid [and] mak-
ing sure that we have our coun-
Weekend.
“As a low income, first-gen
student, I would like to have a
decided to appoint an interim
chair of student affairs over
the summer, though the BSG

of bad luck. address mental health through


the Peer Health program. He
believes that some Peer Health
selors on campus making sure
that there are online resources
for students to gain access to the
Family Weekend event for low
income, first gen students that
don’t have families that come,”
constitution gives the Execu-
tive Committee discretion to
do so.
mentors are not as committed as time of crisis at 2 a.m., or 2 p.m.,” Britt said. “Last year, my fam- “We didn’t want someone

Stay safe:
others. Johnson said. ily couldn’t come and it wasn’t who’s supposed to be a student
“I rarely saw my Peer Health In an email to the campus great. I’d like to give students a representative [to] not be cho-
mentor, and I would like to see announcing the special election, space to stick together.” sen by the students,” Mishra
them take a more active role in BSG President Ural Mishra ’20 Johnson outlined plans to said. “It made sense to us to
bowdoinorient.com/subscribe students’ lives,” Fenton said in wrote that the student body build better relations between hold the election instead and
the debate. would make a recommendation the Bowdoin and Brunswick let students choose who their
Ryan Britt ’22 hopes to install via popular vote to BSG. At the community if elected. representative would be.”

ALCOHOL new regulations: the increase in


the consumption of hard alcohol
for students.
“What I would assume, once
4.5 percent alcohol content [at
College Houses] is much better
scene. She doesn’t believe that
alcohol plays as important of a
Patterson admits that there
may be some pushback to the
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instead of beer. it consistently happens that these than going off-campus where role in social life as people claim. new policies in the beginning,
“The draw of having alcohol, “I frankly think that it’s al- College Houses are running out things like rum and vodka are “I’m not disconnected enough but she says she only has the stu-
compared to whether or not it’s most unsafe to allow such a little of alcohol so early in the night, freely being passed around,” said to not know that people are dents’ best interests in mind.
actually there, is the reason a lot amount of registered alcohol be- is that people are going to go Bloniasz. “From a safety point choosing to drink and that it’s a “The goal is to not be the
of people get in the space. It’s how cause obviously, in an ideal world back to their dorms, drink[ing] of view, I think that they missed part of their social life. But ulti- fun police. But ultimately, I will
intentional you are about plan- only certain people—those over more alcohol—particularly hard the mark in terms of actually put- mately, it should [only] be a part always toe the line that my ex-
ning the party, like the theme or 21—would drink,” said Kate alcohol—then com[ing] back,” ting in policies that work. I don’t of your social life and not be your pectation is that you’re following
whatever it is, that makes people Walsh ’22, co-chair of Helmreich said Walsh. “This is more unsafe, think parties are going to die out. entire social life. I will always ar- the law,” says Patterson. “I’m 100
stay,” said Bloniasz. “So I think House. “But we know that’s not because we’re not having people In my personal opinion, I think gue for them to think about what percent willing to hear those
[raising] attendance to those par- how it necessarily works in the who are trained E-Hosts and they’re just going to get smaller it is that’s making your event fun. things in areas where I can make
ties is going to be very difficult.” real world.” A-Hosts regulating what people and further off-campus.” How is it that you’re expecting changes .... So, if something
Low attendance, however, College House residents be- are drinking.” Despite these concerns, Pat- people to engage?” said Patterson. doesn’t work, I’m not the person
pales in comparison to what oth- lieve that this new policy creates “I think being able to provide terson does not anticipate a dra- “If alcohol is your only answer, go that says it’s set in stone and we
ers fear might occur under these a potentially dangerous situation [people] with beer, which is like matic shift in the campus’s social back to the drawing board.” can’t change it.”
4 NEWS Friday, September 13, 2019

“Rally the troops:” Bowdoin students participate


in New Hampshire Democratic Convention
by Aura Carlson with Ko.
Orient Staff Because New Hampshire is
Last Saturday, a handful of the first state to hold prima-
Bowdoin students woke up at ry elections, Edwards and Ko
the crack of dawn to drive to noted the added focus on this
Manchester, New Hampshire. convention. For a lot of the
At 8 a.m., they arrived at their candidates, including Yang,
destination: the New Hamp- last Saturday was about in-
shire Democratic Convention. creasing visibility.
Justin Ko ’22 has volun- “Yang is polling an average
teered for Andrew Yang’s of sixth place nationally but
presidential campaign for the he’s getting 16th in media cov-
past five months. After his erage,” Ko said. “We are trying
continued efforts, he became to change that.”
the co-director of the cam- Convention proceed-
paign’s New England regional ings, though, did not work
organizing three months ago. in Yang’s favor. Candidates
“We’re in charge of any- spoke in alphabetical order,
thing in New England, espe- so candidates such as Senator
cially when it comes to vol- Bernie Sanders and former
unteers,” Ko said. “We are the Vice President Joe Biden ad-
ones who are communicating dressed a packed stadium,
between headquarters in New while Yang spoke last, when
York and volunteers on the many of the convention-goers
ground for all of our efforts had left. Edwards noted that
such as phone and text bank- although the campaign team
ing.” didn’t seem thrilled with the
Before the New Hampshire unfortunate placement of the
Convention, Ko distributed speech, Yang still received a
tickets to Yang’s New England warm reception when he took
supporters and volunteers. the stage.
“My job was to make sure In addition to the candi-
people actually got there to dates’ speeches inside, a sig-
organize so that we’d have a nificant part of the conven- COURTESY OF MORGAN EDWARDS
lot of visibility in front of the tion took place outside of the
media at this important con- arena.
SAY CHEESE: (LEFT TO RIGHT): Nina Badger ’22, Morgan Edwards ’22, Melissa Magrath ’22 and Justin Ko ’22 pose for a photo with Senator Elizabeth
vention,” said Ko. “When we “Everyone gets in their Warren from Massachusetts at the New Hampshire Democratic Convention in Manchester, New Hampshire on September 7.
attended we honestly just had camps based on their candi- dates was juxtaposed by the [Trump] out of here.” volunteers on the ground,” ing on Yang’s ever-changing
fun looking through all the date that they are supporting arrival of a truck plastered Before the speeches, the said Ko. “I also got him to schedule. Ko plans to contin-
campaigns [and] listening to and cheering on, so you kind with Donald Trump stickers. Yang campaign met inside a promise that he’ll invite all ue working for the campaign
the candidates speak. We got of have this little clash,” Ed- One of the passengers even- nearby pizzeria. Having pre- his regional organizers to his throughout the year and is
a few pictures with Senator wards said. “It’s this energiz- tually entered the convention, viously only talked via Skype, headquarters on Election Day already communicating with
Elizabeth Warren and Yang ing thing. Rally up support. chanting in support of Trump, Ko was finally able to meet for celebrations.” other Bowdoin students who
[too.] That was pretty cool.” Rally the troops. Energize but was removed by security Yang for the first time. Yang has plans to rally in are Yang supporters.
“It was kind of like [being support and rev up your base, amid shouts from the conven- “I was basically talking to Portland between October and “I think it’ll definitely be
in] the center of the political because the national media is tion-goers. him about how hard all of his February, closer to the Maine a lot of work, but honest-
universe for one day,” said there.” The incident reminded volunteers are working—not primaries in March. Ko also ly, when you are passionate
Morgan Edwards ’22, one of The relatively civil com- Edwards of the Democratic just the regional organizers has tentative plans to bring about something, you’ll make
the students who travelled petition between the candi- Party’s ultimate goal: “To get like me but also all the other Yang to the College, depend- time for it,” Ko said.

ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED: On Wednesday, first-year, first-generation students gathered in Dagget Lounge for an annual meal with faculty, staff and older students who all are the first in their family to attend a four-year college.
Friday, September 13, 2019 NEWS 5

COURTESY OF MORGAN EDWARDS


STUDY UP: Picketers from the New England Regional Council of Carpenters erected a sign in front of the construction site Park Row to protest the missclassification of Timberland Drywall workers.

PARK ROW “They’re not going to tell me


what they’re doing, they can’t … I
ments of Timberland’s labor
practices, it remains unclear if
group. Benjamin Ray ’20, a
co-founder of the BLA and a
for big costly health insurance
and worker’s comp, then it’s a
infrastructure [are gone]—the
taxes that companies should pay
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filed complaints and other people Timberland committed worker native Mainer, is concerned with race to the bottom, and the only are what is funding our commu-
Wright-Ryan’s denial that MDOL have filed complaints on Timber- misclassification. Because the the potential effects of Bowdoin’s one who loses is the workers nities.”
is investigating Timberland, land and on other companies,” construction project is finished, tacit endorsement of a company themselves,” said Ray. “When It may be some time before
Leavitt continues to disagree. “I said Leavitt. “Their due diligence the workers themselves were not that is accused of “cheating our companies aren’t paying the taxes Wright-Ryan’s denial or the NER-
would say that is false,” Leavitt said is to do an investigation. So that available for comment. community,” as Ray phrased it. that they should, that means So- CC’s allegations are confirmed—
of the college’s and Wright-Ryan’s should spell it out.” The BLA became involved “When you have drywall com- cial Security is gone, that means based on Leavitt’s experience, the
claims, after requesting and hold- Given the confidence that with the protest after represen- panies and even major construc- our funding for public schools MDOL can take up to a year to
ing closed-door meetings with the both the NERCC and Wright-Ry- tatives from the NERCC reached tion companies that are cutting and apartments, our teacher sal- complete a thorough investiga-
MDOL. an have in their respective judg- out to partner with the student down costs by not having to pay aries [and] our fire department, tion.

SOPHIE WALTON, BOWDOIN ORIENT


PARTNER PADDLE: In the LT revamp, students can choose which weekend training trips they participate in.

BOC Three teams of sixteen will


be chosen for the program this
ships to be forged.
Woodruff could not guar-
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year, with all applications due antee the new program’s per-
In an email to its members, on either September 15, Octo- manency.
the Outing Club also explained ber 9 or October 25. “Everything we do here [at
that the LT program can span Although Woodruff ac- the Outing Club] is experi-
multiple school years. If par- knowledged that the over- mental and experiential,” he
ticipants have not met all the hauled framework could de- said. “We’ve been tweaking
requirements to graduate from tract from the close bonding this program for the last 27
the program come May, they semester-based LT provided, years, and I don’t think we’re
can finish their work the fol- he emphasized that the new gonna stop,” he said.
lowing September. program allows more relation-
6 Friday, September 13, 2019

F FEATURES

CAROLINE FLAHARTY, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


LOOKING BACK: Curated by Lucy Ryan ’19, “Tension/Tenacity: Africana Studies at 50” uses documents from Special Collections and Archives to understand and engage with Bowdoin’s Africana Studies department and its history.

New exhibit honors 50th anniversary of Africana studies


Union, all of which were estab- Chakkalakal explained that dis- repeatedly asked the College to retain black faculty over the de- torical exhibit, Ryan questioned
by Nina McKay lished in the fall of 1969. playing historical documents hire a new faculty member to cades. The “Arrival” case includes whether she, as a white person,
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Ryan began research for the would allow people to engage join the single full-time professor documents about the 10th, 20th, was the best person for the proj-
At 3 p.m. today, students, project last spring and worked with the material and develop in the department. Their requests 30th and 40th anniversaries of ect.
faculty and staff will gather on the exhibit throughout the a deeper understanding of how were denied year after year, de- the program, and the final case, “I can’t contribute my per-
around five exhibit cases on summer. the Africana studies program is spite the fact that limited class the “Intellectual and Cultural sonal experience…on what it
the second floor gallery of “I think one of the stories linked to the origins of the Col- offerings meant students were of- Life” case, includes hand-drawn means to be black at Bowdoin,”
Hawthorne-Longfellow (H-L) Lucy teases out is the story of lege and has become a corner- ten unable to complete the major. posters, books that were in the Ryan said. “I’m still, as a histo-
Library for the opening of “Ten- how students influence both the stone of a Bowdoin education. The five display cases are ar- original Russwurm library and a ry student, grappling with how
sion/Tenacity: Africana Studies academic program but then also “Lucy’s exhibit really clarifies ranged thematically, explained graph of the number of Africana identity politics plays a role in
at 50,” an exhibition that explores the more co-curricular or so- the nature of those struggles and Ryan. The first case, entitled studies majors since 1969. history telling, in the kind of
the five-decade history of Bow- cial components of [the history how Africana studies was this “Inception,” examines the work Ryan believes the exhibit of- history telling I want to do… I
doin’s Africana studies program, which includes] speakers that cumulative process that devel- of students, faculty and staff fers visitors the chance to engage just poured myself into it and
the John Brown Russwurm Af- are brought to campus, advocacy oped over time,” Van Der Steen- that laid the foundation for the with both the inspiring stories really approached it as, this is an
rican American Center and the both on- and off-campus [and] hoven said. “And it seems to me programs’ creation in the fall of of student activism and the less effort in excavating the archives,
Black Student Union (formerly creating the first African Ameri- that we’re now at a place very far 1969, including the Morehouse progressive aspects of Bowdo- [trying] to get every single per-
the African American Society). can Center in the state of Maine,” from where it once was.” Exchange Program, an admis- in’s history. While her research spective I can with what’s made
The exhibit will be on display Van Der Steenhoven said. “There The Africana studies pro- sions outreach program called centered on the period between available to me.”
throughout the semester. are these really fabulous ways gram, Ryan explained, began to Project 65 and the Bowdoin 1969 and 2019, it led her to won- For Ryan, showcasing the
At this afternoon’s event, that the history of this academ- resemble the vibrant department Undergraduate Civil Rights Or- der more about the experiences tensions from those perspec-
Special Collections Education ic program, which is now fully it is today in 2008, when five ganization. This work culminat- of the approximately 20 black tives and the tenacity of African
& Outreach Librarian Marieke supported by the administration, new professors were hired, four ed in the establishment of the students who attended Bowdoin American students was most
Van Der Steenhoven and stu- is very much a story of student of whom are still at Bowdoin: Committee for Afro-American between 1794 and 1969 who may important.
dent curator Lucy Ryan ’19 will activism.” Chakkalakal, Purnell, Associate Studies, which proposed an Af- have been the only black students “It didn’t just take 50 years
discuss the content and organi- The idea for the exhibit came Professor of Africana Studies Ju- ro-American studies major that at Bowdoin for multiple decades. to get where it is today. It took
zation of the exhibit, as well as from Peter M. Small Associate dith Casselberry and Professor of would later become Africana Ryan explained that while 40 years of really slow progress
Ryan’s research process and her Professor of Africana Studies History David Gordon. Olufemi studies. Bowdoin was not technically seg- and then 10 years of much fast-
experience combing through the and English Tess Chakkalakal Vaughan, the fifth 2008 hire, is The “Student Power and regated, she did not find evidence er progress,” Ryan said. “I think
College’s archives. and Geoffrey Canada Associate now at Amherst College as the Activism” case explores how that the College consciously tried that’s where the tension/tenacity
The exhibition opening is one Professor of Africana Studies Alfred Sargent Lee ’41 and Mary students played a central role in to accelerate integration until the comes in, because it took a lot of
of many events around campus and History Brian Purnell, who Farley Ames Lee Professor of keeping the program afloat. The mid-20th century. faith year after year for the same
that mark the 50th anniversary thought an exhibit with materials Black Studies. “Leadership” case looks at the Although she is grateful for professors and students, in their
of the Africana studies program, from Special Collections would Before 2008, the program previous directors of the Afri- the opportunity to commit her- four years, coming back and
the Russwurm African Ameri- be the best way to showcase struggled for four decades, Ryan cana studies program and calls self to a project that allowed her fighting for the same things and
can Center and the Black Student the history of Africana studies. said. Students, faculty and staff attention to Bowdoin’s struggle to to gain experience curating a his- advocating for the program.”

Tao Yuan opens aquaponics greenhouse in Brunswick


Farms and longtime friend of Cara industry in Maine. dy herb that [has] this really lovely only as much as the restaurant uses goes well, the team hopes to share
by Maia Coleman Stadler, the team has worked to When it opens, Canopy Farms orange flavor that’s pretty distinct. in a day—a practice which creates this model with other restaurants
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bring the project to fruition. will be one of two commercial You can try the Asian markets less food waste and spoilage, as and institutions, keeping com-
Since opening in 2012, Tao The greenhouse is one step in aquaponics farms in Maine. The here, but it’s not super fresh, so well as more flexibility to harvest munity and education at the core
Yuan—Pleasant Street’s Asian fu- Stadler’s mission to source locally other—Springworks Farm in we’re going to try and grow that,” ingredients only at their peak fla- of the project. They plan to take
sion restaurant—has been in the and more sustainably. Lisbon—was founded as a small- Holcomb said. “There are [also] vor, nutrient value and appearance. on interns in the future as well.
business of serving the delight- “Maine is an incredible state in scale system by Trevor Kenkel other things we talked about, like For now, Canopy Farms is With testing underway, Stadler
fully unexpected. With dishes terms of its products. The produce ’18 in 2014 during his first year at wasabi [and] lotus root.” still a work in progress. Having explained that they are optimistic
like “duck confit fried rice” and here is amazing,” Stadler said. Bowdoin. Beyond the agricultural ad- just gotten their tilapia, the team for the future.
“Maine Jonah crab wide noodles,” The greenhouse uses aquapon- The agricultural and culinary vantages, Canopy Farms and Tao is working to test their process As of now, Holcomb and
chef and co-owner Cara Stadler ics, a combination of aquaculture benefits of this aquaponic farm- exemplify a new, more holistic sys- before transitioning to the larger Stadler agree that they are intent
deftly crafts a cuisine that is both and hydroponics. The system in- ing are clear: “If you have your tem of growing and selling, bring- main system. on contributing to this develop-
delicious and surprising. The volves growing produce in beds own farm and your own ways of ing farming and cooking about as The hope is that, through this ing field, one which Holcomb
restaurant’s latest project, the con- placed atop fish tanks. The plant producing … you can really dic- close together as they can be. endeavor, Stadler and her team believes will be important to the
struction of its very own rooftop beds and fish, in this case tilapia, tate which products you’ll have,” “It also allows us to have can give back to the community. economic and agricultural future
aquaponics greenhouse, is no de- work together in a symbiotic rela- Holcomb explained. the freshest possible produce,” “[I want to] take that farm and of the state.
parture from this trend. tionship; the fish excrete fertilizer For the kitchen staff at Tao, Holcomb said. “We already get be able to turn it into this viable “[We are testing now] so that
The idea for Canopy Farms, an for the plants while the plants this will make bringing pan- stuff from local farms, and often system that people can afford, but we can not only be a leader in the
aquaponics greenhouse recently clean the water for the fish, emu- Asian flavors to Brunswick much that’s harvested that day or the also is green … and to create a growing technology here but also
constructed on the rooftop adja- lating a natural ecosystem found easier. With this new flexibility, day before, but in this case, we’re company that is sourcing pretty so we can export those technol-
cent to Tao, came to Stadler and in lakes and ponds. Canopy Farms will be able to harvesting it and just walking it much all locally, making every- ogies to other places,” Holcomb
her mother—co-owner Cecile Placing the structure in a cultivate specialty Asian items across the parking lot.” thing in house and providing jobs said. “Having Maine be a leader
Stadler—about a year after the greenhouse allows year-round that are often difficult to come by With this newfound proximity, to the community—just pumping in sustainable year-round agri-
restaurant’s official opening. With growing, which could in turn in Maine. both farmer and chef are able to back into the community what culture is a really worthy goal and
the help of Kate Holcomb, the provide year-round farming jobs “One thing that we’re starting better and more responsibly meet they’re giving us,” she said. we’re just hoping to be a meaning-
founder and director of Canopy and change the landscape of the to try and grow is called rice pad- the restaurant’s needs, harvesting Holcomb explained that, if all ful part of that.”
Friday, September 13, 2019 FEATURES 7

Brunswick medical marijuana store turns over new leaf


local medical cannabis users. receives between four and six ers and edibles and spoke at approve statewide legalization and just having a relationship,
by Eliana Miller We want to do that using infor- visits per day, but has seen length about how they source of medical marijuana use and being visible,” Keith said. “But
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mation and destigmatization as a steady increase since they products. Elevated Remedies sale. It wasn’t until October I’d love to see weed on Maine
As I drove through Bruns- tools.” opened a month ago. So far, acts solely as a storefront—all 2018 that Brunswick’s marijua- Street.”
wick Industrial Park toward The store’s interior embod- their clients are mostly mid- products are purchased from na licensing ordinance was ap- Although they are in the
Elevated Remedies, I was hit ies this mission; instead of psy- dle-aged and elderly adults offsite, third-party growers. proved. Town officials debated early stages of development,
by the unmistakable smell of chedelic colors and Bob Marley looking for alternatives to pre- “I have regulations that I the ordinance extensively and the brothers want to grow the
weed. The skunk-like scent posters, infographics explain- scribed medical treatments. have to adhere to, my suppliers zoning amendments passed business and continue to dispel
was unsurprising, but it disap- ing cannabinoids line the walls. “Our mom suffers from have regulations that they have by a slim 5-4 margin. The li- “stoner lore,” as Keith calls it.
peared as soon as I pulled up There’s a waiting room with pretty severe autoimmune is- to adhere to, and I’m not going cense only applies to medical The pair also hopes to interact
to the storefront. Once inside, pamphlets and flyers, as well sues—inflammation, chronic to source anything that I hav- marijuana retailers. In June of with clients from all different
I did not find the small, dark as a private room in the back pain,” Keith said, explaining en’t used or engaged with and this year, Governor Janet Mills backgrounds—including Bow-
stoner hideout I had imagined. for one-on-one patient consul- how he was introduced to the haven’t heard positive results signed a bill that will allow doin students.
Rather, I found a sleek, profes- tations. recreational marijuana sales, “I would love to see stu-
sional retailer. “When you come into the At the end of the day, what is really im- though Brunswick will have dents in the store. I’d love to
Elevated Remedies is Bruns- store, I’m going to give you to opt-in and draft its own have conversations with stu-
wick’s second medical marijua- anywhere between 15 and 30 portant for us is sharing the information ordinances for the law to take dents about [cannabis], pro-
na storefront, but the first to minutes of my time, if that’s about [cannabis] and advocating for it. effect. vided they are an appropriate
open after the town passed a what you want. If you want to The Carlon brothers worked age and are willing to engage
marijuana licensing ordinance, sit down and really talk about -Keith Carlon, co-owner of Elevated Remedies closely with town officials with it,” Keith said.
which went into effect January [cannabis], we have a comfort- when they applied for a license. “At the end of the day, what
1. Keith and Kevin Carlon, able space for that: it’s private, concept. Cannabis, Keith said, from people about it,” Keith Currently, marijuana stores can is really important for us is
brothers and Brunswick na- it’s discreet,” Keith said. “We’re can help manage pain for many said. only be built in one of the three sharing the information about
tives, opened the store August not a weed cashier.” people though it’s “not going He commented on the newly designated “growth industrial [cannabis] and advocating for
16 hoping to not only create a Although anyone can en- to be the cure-all,” he added. discovered links between vap- districts,” all of which are on it,” he continued. “So if we
profitable and viable business, ter the store, sale of products “It’s only one part of a larger ing and lung illnesses, adding the outskirts of Brunswick. have a lot of younger users
but also destigmatize marijua- containing THC are limited composition of wellness and that the products he sells do “Cannabis has been pushed coming into the store, that’s
na usage. to clients who are at least 21 health.” not contain vitamin E ace- into these corners and [we] actually really great because
“Yes, it’s a business oppor- years old and have received a Neither of the brothers has tate—a possible cause of these had to keep things really low we can spread the information
tunity. But it’s also an opportu- Maine Medical Marijuana Card a medical background, but illnesses. key [and] secretive. So, it was that these individuals should
nity to have a very real social from a doctor. They also sell a both said they thoroughly re- Licensed medical marijua- really about just getting your hear, as opposed to hearing
impact, especially in my home- variety of CBD products that search their products and stay na stores like Elevated Reme- face into the town offices, something secondhand from
town,” said Keith. “We seek other visitors can purchase. up-to-date on cannabis news. dies have been in Maine since talking to all the departments somebody who might not be a
to advocate for and empower Keith said Elevated Remedies They explained various flow- 2016, when residents voted to who are a part of the process reliable source.”

JACK BURNETT, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


BUDDING BUSINESS: Brunswick natives and brothers Keith and Kevin Carlon opened Brunswick’s second medical marijuana storefront in August. The Carlon brothers hope to create a viable buisness and end the stigma surrounding marijuana use.

Poke the Bear: when did Bowdoin really begin?


trary to popular belief, Bow- slower start than board mem- might not be as striking as floors,” according to historical ing, which burned down in
by Sela Kay doin did not, in fact, begin bers had anticipated and halt- Hubbard Hall, or touch the documents from 1962, while March of 1822.
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classes in 1794. It was char- ed the entire college’s process. sky like Coles Tower, it en- students were housed in one This leads us back to the
My mom drinks from her tered in 1794 but did not open Original plans stipulated that capsulates the very history of of two rooms along the west- question of when Bowdoin
Bowdoin coffee mug every until the fall of 1802. Bowdoin’s first and only build- Bowdoin. Simple brick walls ern half of the second floor. In truly began. Should we con-
morning. And she’s got the To backtrack a little, Bow- ing would be 100 feet long and white detailing aside, 1803 a few more rooms were sider 1794 as the principal date
whole process down to a sci- doin was founded on June 24, and four stories tall, but these Mass Hall has withstood the constructed on the third floor for our college? Or is this date
ence. Grab mug, choose coffee 1794. The territory of Bruns- blueprints were ultimately put hardest winters of Maine and for student use and the rest misleading, once planning pro-
flavor, shove mug into Keurig, wick and the surrounding on hold while architect Sam- shone proudly in the beautiful of the building was divided cesses were slowed to a halt for
wait. Pick mug up, walk over area, now considered Maine, uel Melcher III worked on a blistering summers. And it has into a chapel, one classroom, several years before construc-
to comfy corner table, do still belonged to Massachu- simpler and more cost-effec- maintained its original exteri- a kitchen, pantry, parlor and tion could truly begin?
crossword of the day and setts. So when founding au- tive design. These original or through all these years. lavatories. According to my mom’s cof-
drink coffee. But if we were thorities saw fit to build and plans would be preserved and Four years of construction Mass Hall did, in fact, fee mug, 2019 designates Bow-
to look a little more closely at name a new college, they hon- eventually constructed under later, Mass Hall was finally in- make up the entirety of Bow- doin’s 225th anniversary. This
this routine, there’s one thing ored James Bowdoin—a popu- the name ‘Maine Hall’ in 1808. habitable in 1802. It took one doin’s campus for slightly over year will mark two centuries
that should catch your eye. lar and well-respected politi- Finally, in 1798, Melcher more year to be fully complet- five years. It housed staff, and 25 years since the initial
And that’s the date on the cof- cal leader from Massachusetts. broke ground on Bowdo- ed, but the first group of stu- faculty and students, and ex- charter was signed, and yet it
fee mug. However, even with powerful in’s first building, one which dents moved in during 1802, isted as Bowdoin’s only indoor will only be our 218th academ-
See, her coffee mug itself visions for a top-notch college, would eventually be recog- around eight years after Bow- space until the construction ic year. Should we celebrate
doesn’t really stand out—it’s construction at Bowdoin did nized under the National Reg- doin’s initial founding. of Maine Hall in 1808. This the beginning of an idea or the
got a black background with not begin for four more years. ister of Historic Places: Massa- Mass Hall became the building was quickly coined concrete beginning of a school
‘Bowdoin’ in big capital white Three years following the chusetts Hall. designated dormitory for not the ‘second college’ of Bow- opening its doors to young and
letters, and a cartoon-ish ren- original charter, architectural Let me just pause here to only students but also for the doin and housed more re- curious minds? I’m not sure,
dering of a polar bear on its plans for Bowdoin’s first build- say that everybody at Bowdoin first President of the College, cently-matriculated students. but I do know the next time my
opposite side. But the date ing remained at a standstill. knows Mass Hall. Probably ev- Joseph McKeen. McKeen The current dorm of the same mom grabs her mug out of the
that’s printed on the mug—the The spike in land value and a erybody in the state of Maine and his family resided in the name is an 1837 reconstructed cupboard, she’ll be sipping tea
year 1794—is deceiving. Con- general lack of funding led to a knows Mass Hall. While it “eastern half of the lower two version of the original build- and not coffee.
8 Friday, September 13, 2019

By the numbers: breaking down the Class of 2023


emailed to the first-year class THRIVE program and the percent had two parents who the most common second pri- when those numbers were 72
by Rohini Kurup on September 5 and closed on Geoffrey Canada Scholars Pro- attended Bowdoin and sev- ority and extracurriculars and percent for alcohol and 39 per-
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September 10. It received 210 gram taking effect. en percent had a sibling who career prospects as third and cent for marijuana. The per-
After only three weeks at complete responses, represent- Among first-generation stu- has attended or is currently fourth, respectively. centage of students who had
Bowdoin, the Class of 2023 ing roughly 42 percent of the dents, 94 percent plan to work attending Bowdoin. An addi- In line with current trends smoked cigarettes before com-
has already decided on their 501-person class. Results were on campus, as compared with tional seven percent reported at Bowdoin, the most common ing to Bowdoin fell by more
favorite dining hall—67 per- not adjusted for selection bias. 73 percent of students who did having a relative attend Bow- departments first-year stu- than half—from 27 percent of
cent chose Thorne Hall over not identify as first-genera- doin, such as a cousin, aunt, dents think they might major the Class of 2022 to 10 percent
Moulton Hall. And on average, Class Makeup tion. uncle or grandparent. in are Government and Legal of the Class of 2023. Vaping
the first years are more excited Sixteen percent of respon- Roughly 49 percent of stu- For 70 percent of respon- Studies, Economics, Biology, before attending Bowdoin,
than they are nervous for their dents identified as first-gener- dents attended private high dents, Bowdoin was their top Environmental Studies and however, increased from 25
next four years at the College. ation college students, mean- school, including private day choice school. Psychology. percent of the Class of 2022 to
These statistics on Bowdo- ing neither of their parents schools, boarding schools and 29 percent of the Class of 2023.
in’s newest class come from the graduated from a four-year parochial schools. Academics, Extracurriculars Beliefs and Lifestyle Around 67 percent of re-
Orient’s second annual survey college, which is consistent Twenty percent of students and Careers Nearly 74 percent of the spondents identified as lean-
of the first-year class, which with last year’s data. The Col- reported having one or more When asked to rank their class had consumed alcohol ing liberal, while only around
gathered information ranging lege has expanded program- family members who had at- priorities for their time at before coming to Bowdoin, seven percent of respondents
from students’ political prefer- ming and resources to better tended or are currently attend- Bowdoin, respondents over- and 43 percent had used mar- identified as conservative. The
ences, to their financial aid sta- meet the needs of first-gen- ing Bowdoin. Seven percent whelmingly indicated that ijuana before starting college. remaining 26 percent of first-
tus, to their career aspirations. eration students in recent of first years had one parent academics were their first pri- Both statistics represent a year respondents said they fall
The 54-question survey was years, with initiatives like the who attended Bowdoin, four ority, followed by social life as slight increase from last year, somewhere in the middle.

Substance Use
100%
90.0%
Class of 2022

Class of 2023
1 in 4 respondents reported
80.0%
70.0%
71.7%
74.3% that they have cheated on an
60.0% exam or assignment before
50.0%
43.3%
40.0% 38.6%

30.0% 27.0% 25.3% 28.6% Yes


Are you a recruited varsity athlete? No
20.0%
10.0% 83.3% 96.3% 90.2% 75.9% 80.5% 55.2%
10.0% 6.1% 4.8% 100%
0.0% Alcohol Marijuana 90.0%
Cigarettes Vaping Other

80.0%
Do you plan to seek mental health treatment at Bowdoin?
70.0%
60.0%
30.5% 11% 58.6%
50.0% 44.8%
40.0%
Yes Prefer not No
to say 30.0%
24.1%
Have you or your family taken out loans to pay for Bowdoin? 20.0% 16.7%
19.5%

10.0% 9.8%
3.7%
15.7% 14.8% 69.5% 0.0%
<$40K 40K- 80K- 125K- 250K- >500K
80K 125K 250K 500K
annual combined parental income
Yes No, but we No, and we don’t plan to
plan to later Yes
Do you live on a chem-free floor? No
72.2% 70.4% 75.6% 83.3% 90.2% 100%
100%
Gender versus expected post-grad income
50.0% 90.0%
Female students
45.0% 80.0%
Male students
40.0% 38.4% 37.8% 70.0%
34.8%
35.0% 60.0%
30.0% 50.0%

25.0% 23.5% 40.0%


27.8% 29.6%
20.0% 18.4% 30.0%
24.4%
14.3% 20.0% 16.7%
15.0% 12.5%
9.8%
10.0%
10.0% 37.8%
6.1% 0.0% 0%
5.4%
5.0% <$40K 40K- 80K- 125K- 250K- >500K
80K 125K 250K 500K
0.0% <$30K 30K-50K 50K-70K 70K-90K >90K annual combined parental income

WAGE DISPARITIES: Male students expect to have a higher post-graduate income than their female counterparts. INCOME OUTCOMES: Nearly half of respondents from the highest income bracket are recruited varsity athletes.
Male students were over 2.5 times more likely to expect to have an income of more than $90,000. There was not a No respondents from the highest income bracket reported living on a chem-free floor.
statistically significant number of respondents who identified as non-binary or other. DATA AND GRAPHS COMPILED BY GWEN DAVIDSON, GEORGE GRIMBILAS, DREW MACDONALD AND NIMRA SIDDIQUI
Friday, September 13, 2019 9

A ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

COURTESY OF HOPE KEELEY


BEHIND THE SCENES: Hope Keeley ’21 poses with her fellow interns from Williamstown Theatre Festival. Keeley was one of 13 students to receive a funded arts internship grant from Career Exploration and Development.

Students pursue funded internships in the arts


Development (CXD). search experience, Sydel’s work ing to worry about finances for knowledgeable people about ed- the job to be tedious.
by Esther Wang Students worked in filmmak- involved taking classes where the summer. iting [and other] skills I will use “The one thing that I did fig-
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ing, music, dance and other fields participants were required to “I found [the funds] really on my own projects at Bowdoin.” ure out is that administrative the-
From Brunswick to San Fran- with funding from CXD. Across dance in order to understand helpful, especially in the arts, be- Hope Keeley ’21 worked at the atre is not really my ball game,”
cisco, Bowdoin students bring all fields, students found creative body movements. One of Sydel’s cause all the other interns, even Williamstown Theatre Festival in said Keeley. “Being surrounded
their summer internship experi- ways to incorporate art into their classes taught anatomy through my boss, had to work a full-time Williamstown, Massachusetts as by creative people fueled me to
ences back to campus. This past summer work. experience and movement. job on top of their full-time com- an audience engagement intern. come back here and do the work
summer, funding was awarded “There were internships that “A lot of [the classes] were mitment in the office,” said Sydel. Her days were long, beginning at I really want to do.”
to 97 students to pursue intern- integrated arts and other career under the category of somatic Another student, Noah Keates noon and lasting until midnight. Nonetheless, Keeley still
ships in numerous fields such fields in fascinating ways, such as practices, which is this fancy ’20, worked at Lone Wolf Media, She admitted that the role was appreciated the experience, es-
as marine science, healthcare, an entrepreneurial venture in du- term for physical inquiry and a documentary film company nothing glamorous—setting up pecially for the opportunity to
education, nonprofit and social rable textiles and an archaeology internal processes of dance … located in South Portland, as a the merchandise stand and in- see seven productions, several
services. Thirteen of the grants project,” said Brennan. A lot of it was investigating how production intern. Keates spent specting the box office. of which will be headed to New
were awarded to students work- One of the students work- people should stand and walk in much of his time editing and “But it got into the nitty-gritty York this season.
ing in the arts, an unprecedented ing in the arts, Lucy Sydel ’22, the best posture and in the best shooting scenes, as well as devel- of what actually happens to make “Our goal is for everyone at
number. worked for Movement Re- way, [combining] meditation, re- oping and researching potential a show go successfully and to Bowdoin to have the opportu-
“This year we had the biggest search—a laboratory in New laxation and anatomy,” explained stories for future documentaries. make sure that every audience nity to pursue their profession-
[number of] art internships. As York investigating dance and Sydel. One of Keates’s documentaries member has the best experience al aspirations over the summer,”
we grow this program, we will movement-based forms—where The CXD funds were crucial will be released in a few weeks. possible,” said Keeley. said Brennan of CXD. “That is
continue to grow the number she took classes and worked in for Sydel because they allowed “I have better knowledge of Although Keeley loved the just as true for art students as it
of arts-related internships,” said the Media and Communications her to take on the otherwise the whole production experience theater and the people she is for any other.”
Kristin Brennan, Executive Di- office. unpaid internship and immerse for bigger projects,” said Keates. worked with, at times she found
rector of Career Exploration and Unlike a conventional re- herself in her work without hav- “[I] learned from a lot of super the people-pleasing aspects of

Humphrey ’14 fills curatorial role gree in American material culture with students. “I think having people five, eight,
by Emma Sorkin from the Winterthur Program at “Trying to figure out ways to 10 years out would help show steps
Orient Staff
the University of Delaware, Hum- engage [students] from their own you can take.”
For some, “art” refers to old phrey started this summer as the interests was the part [of the job] Her desire to help students
paintings in heavy frames hanging Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s that really gravitated toward me access the resources available
in a museum. For others, art is a (BCMA) Curatorial Assistant and the most,” Humphrey said. “[I am] to them and interact with art in
means of expression. For Bowdoin’s Manager of Student Programs. thinking about how to not only meaningful ways made Humphrey
new Curatorial Assistant and Man- The position lasts for two years. get students into the museum, but stand out in a large pool of appli-
ager of Student Programs Elizabeth “It’s a very special set of circum- how to make the museum relevant cants from across the nation, said
Humphrey ’14, art is personal. stances that Elizabeth happened to them in their coursework and Frank Goodyear, co-director of the
“My dad is an artist, so I grew to be the right person, at the right social lives and interests.” BCMA.
up touching and handling all art,” time, to return to Bowdoin,” said As a former student, one of “It became readily apparent to
Humphrey said. “I went to this folk Anne Goodyear, co-director of the Humphrey’s main goals is to create us that she is very special because
gallery where you are encouraged BCMA. “We feel very lucky that a more welcoming environment of her commitment to wanting to
to handle everything. It’s a different we actually worked with her when for students to enter the museum give back, to use the education that
type of personal experience rather she was an intern back in the sum- by implementing student-to-stu- she has received and to do good
than totally an academic or theo- mer of 2013, so we had a chance to dent tours. work in an academic museum set-
retical framework of interacting get to know her at the very begin- Humphrey also hopes to bring ting,” said Goodyear. “I think that
with art. I didn’t grow up going to ning of our time at Bowdoin. One a panel of recent Bowdoin gradu- heartfelt desire to reach out and to
museums until I got to college.” of the things that Elizabeth brings ates working in the arts to campus pay it back is something that really
After stumbling into art history, forward that is so exciting for us in order to explain their career made her stand out.”
Humphrey graduated from Bow- is her experience as a Bowdoin path after college—something For Humphrey, the most im-
doin with a degree in visual arts student. We recognize that one of she would have appreciated as a portant part of her job remains
and art history. our greatest resources, and without student. Career Planning and the student engagement.
“I ruled out computer science a doubt our most important audi- Bowdoin Art Society partnered “I’ve been able to leverage dif-
pretty quickly,” Humphrey said. “I ence, is Bowdoin students.” with the museum last October to ferent facets of my experience to
did government for a bit and then Returning to Bowdoin was host a similar event. cultivate a world in which I feel like
realized that there were other ways not part of Humphrey’s plan. But “People are always invited [to I’m doing good work,” Humphrey
to do cultural diplomacy. I took Humphrey realized this position speak] who are at that mid-level said. “I make time for students. If
an art history course and was like, allowed her to experience aspects career. I remember it was hard to that doesn’t come across, I’m not ISABEL ALEXANDER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
‘Oh, my brain works this way.’” of a career in museums and aca- imagine how I went from gradua- doing my job right.” A GREAT RETURN: After pursuing a graduate degree, Elizabeth Humphrey
After earning her master’s de- demia while being able to connect tion to that point,” Humphrey said. ’14 returned to campus this summer to take on a two-year curatorial position.
10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Friday, September 13, 2019

Thrasher reclaims Inuit identity through music


or anything about our culture
by Cole van Miltenburg they’d condemn us and give us
Orient Staff a strap and tell everybody that
A guitar, harmonica and we’re devils. This is how we
foot drum—somehow Willie were grown up.”
Thrasher plays all three at In the mid-1960s, Thrash-
once to produce lively and er entered the music scene
multilayered folk melodies. as a drummer for the Inu-
Last Wednesday, donning it rock band The Cordells.
a cowboy hat and Rolling But it wasn’t until a stranger
Stones T-shirt, Canadian In- approached the group and
uit musician Willie Thrasher encouraged the members to
performed in Jack Magee’s pursue Inuit culture through
Pub and Grill for an audience music that Thrasher’s career
of students and Brunswick lo- was set in a new direction. He
cals. His visit was part of the began talking with elders in
Peary-MacMillan Arctic Mu- his home community, learning
seum’s Environmental and So- new stories and translating
cial Justice Lecture Series and their messages into song lyrics.
coincides with the museum’s Thrasher has since made
exhibit on Inuit music, which it his mission to travel and
has been on display since late spread his culture through
March. music. Thus far he has made
Thrasher’s musical style is it to several locations around
in a league of its own, incor- Canada, the United States
porating elements of both folk and even England, spending
music and Inuit culture with a large chunk of the past two
emotional lyrics that attempt decades onstage with his part-
to encapsulate the heritage ner Linda Saddlebeck.
and history of his people. Thrasher’s music caught
Thrasher’s inspiration the eye of Arctic Museum As-
stems largely from the trauma sistant Curator Michael Quig-
GRAHAM BENEDICKSON, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
that afflicted his childhood. ley towards the beginning of
MULTIFACETED MELODIES: Willie Thrasher’s music encompasses both the folk genre and elements of Inuit culture, creating a unique artistic style of its own.
At the age of five, he was tak- the year as he was curating the
en from his home in Aklavik, exhibit “A Resounding Beat: Pub, Thrasher played a set list was marked by a somewhat was very close to my heart, he said. “The questions they
Northwest Territories by mis- Music in the Inuit World.” He that ranged greatly in theme somber mood. Saddleback, and it was her.” asked me were really incredi-
sionaries and placed into one first heard Thrasher’s music and tone. He reflected on the Thrasher’s partner, was de- Despite this setback, ble, you know, about how do
of Canada’s many residential five years ago on a compila- environment, his family and nied entry into the U.S. at Thrasher had an eventful we build our igloos? How do
boarding schools for indige- tion album of indigenous mu- time in residential school. the Canadian border and was few days on campus. He vis- we live off the land? And how
nous children. There, Thrash- sicians and later reached out He interspersed personal dia- forced to return home. It was ited classes and spoke with can you handle 31 below ev-
er was banned from speaking to ask permission to use his logue with his music, speaking the first time in many years students in a more personal eryday for 10 months? … You
his native language well into music in the exhibit. on the hardships which have that Thrasher performed solo. setting to share stories of his know, that kind of life.”
his teenage years. “It took a little while to affected his family, the dev- “The Northern Lights were cultural background. Although Thrasher’s time
“[The] missionaries were track him down, but then I astation of climate change in still shining, the stories were Thrasher was struck by the on campus was limited, the
taught to pick different Indi- finally did,” Quigley said. “He his home community and his still being told, the songs were engaging nature of this dia- conversations he ignited
an and Inuit [customs] out of was super supportive of it, and relationship with his grandfa- being sung, you know, and the logue and the honesty and cu- and understanding he raised
our system.” Thrasher said. he actually suggested coming ther as a young child. questions were being asked,” riosity of those he spoke with. through his musical storytell-
“If we spoke our languages, out here to play a show.” It was clear that Wednes- said Thrasher. “But something “They were so over- ing are sure to leave a profound
[if ] we spoke about the past In the dim-lit setting of the day night’s performance very special was missing that whelmed by how we live,” and long-lasting impact.

Japanese printmaking
exhibit hits Edwards

On display in the front gallery of the Edwards Center for Arts and Dance
is a collection of prints from the Maine-Aomori Printmaking Society. This
collaboration is sponsored by the non-profit Friends of Aomori and is meant to
highlight the Sister City relationship between the American and Japanese states.
It has inspired multiple installations in the U.S. and Japan featuring both Maine
and Aomori artists. The exhibit is on display through today.

ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


Friday, September 13, 2019 11

S SPORTS
HIGHLIGHT
REEL
BEARS, BEATS,
BOBCAT-TLESTAR
GALACTICA:
The field hockey team
held on to a 1-0 victory
over Bates this past
Wednesday, improving
to 2-0 in NESCAC play.
On a stormy afternoon,
the Polar Bears dealt
with poor conditions
and sloshed through a
rain-soaked turf field all
game. In the end, a goal
by Emma Stevens ’20
just three minutes into
the contest proved the
difference. The Polar
Bears host Middlebury,
who defeated them 4-2
last year, this Saturday in a
key early-season battle at
the top of the NESCAC.

ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT GRIP IT AND RIP IT:


FULL EXTENSION: Danielle Abrams ’20 reaches high to tip the ball over the net in Tuesday’s four-set victory over the University of Southern Maine at Morrell Gymnasium. The women’s golf team
finished in first place last

Volleyball stumbles, but does not fall, in early-season matchups weekend at the Bowdoin
Invitational, hosted at
the Brunswick Golf Club.
Bowdoin returned all but Cardinals suffered their only Head Coach Erin Cady. it … then everyone started cel- First years Abbie Kaestle
by Ian Ward three players from last year’s in-conference loss of 2018 at Bowdoin surrendered 26 ebrating and cheering.”
Orient Staff and Crystal Chong put
championship squad and en- the hands of the Polar Bears attack errors and 12 service er- Flaherty currently sits fifth up scores of +6 (78) and
Bowdoin volleyball began tered this season ranked 23rd and finished second to Bow- rors in its loss to Wellesley and on the team’s all-time career kill +9 (81) respectively on
its season last weekend with a among Division III programs doin in the NESCAC regular 24 attack errors and five service list with 1,010. She trails the all- Saturday to lead the team
hiccup, dropping two of three in the American Volleyball season standings. errors in its loss to Wesleyan. team leader, Christy Jewett ’16, to victory. The Polar Bears
matches at the Wesleyan In- Coaches Association (ACVA) “They’ve turned their pro- “We played really, really by 390 kills. In 2018, Flaherty
took all three top spots
vitational. The team opened poll. The team fell out of the gram around in recent years, good volleyball. It’s now just connected with 342 kills.
and finished 28 strokes
its home schedule on Tues- AVCA’s top 25 after losses to and their coach has done a re- figuring out how to minimize “She’s been phenomenal and
ahead of the next-closest
day, beating the University of unranked Wellesley (3-2-0 ally good job of recruiting play- unforced errors,” said Cady. is definitely working toward
team. Watch out for
Southern Maine three sets to overall) and to 12th-ranked ers, so they definitely have been Amidst an otherwise un- that [record]. It speaks loudly
this weekend’s Maine
one to bring its record even at Wesleyan (3-0-0 overall, 3-0-0 strong and will continue to be remarkable weekend of play, for who she is as a player,” said
State Championship
2-2. NESCAC) this weekend. strong,” said Flaherty. Flaherty gave her teammates Cady. “Reaching that milestone
tournament, hosted at the
Bowdoin’s first loss of the “It was definitely a learning The rivalry will continue in a reason to celebrate when is really hard to do.”
she landed her 1,000th career
Martindale Country Club
tournament, a five-set battle opportunity for us,” said cap- Middletown on September 20, Bowdoin will travel to
against Wellesley, marked the tain Caroline Flaherty ’20. “We when Bowdoin and Wesleyan kill in the opening set of a 3-0 Cambridge this weekend for
in Auburn, ME.
team’s first regular-season jumped into some really tough face off in the first in-confer- victory over Rhode Island Col- the MIT Invitational, where
loss since September 22, 2018. competition and played some ence game of the season. lege. Flaherty is the sixth play- the squad will face off against
CHECKMATE,
Last season, the Polar Bears nationally-ranked teams the “It’s really exciting for us,” er in program history to reach Wellesley, MIT and Babson, in STALEMATE:
went 10-0 in conference play first weekend, after only having said Flaherty. “Obviously we the milestone. a rematch of last year’s NCAA The women’s soccer
and 28-2 overall. In the post- practiced for a few days togeth- wanted to beat them [last “I didn’t even know [I was Sweet Sixteen matchup. The team battled through
season, they claimed a NES- er.” weekend] and we didn’t, but we approaching the mark],” said team’s first in-conference home 90 minutes and two
CAC championship before Wesleyan has emerged as learned a lot from that loss.” Flaherty. “At the end of last sea- game of the year will be against overtimes to earn a
falling to Babson in the Sweet the Polar Bears’ perennial NES- Unforced errors, more than son it was something that was Williams on October 4. scoreless draw with
Sixteen round of the NCAA CAC rival and is improving untouchable competition, brought up, that I was close, but Caroline Flaherty ’20 is a visiting Colby on
tournament. every year, said Flaherty. The hindered the team’s start, said over the summer I forgot about photographer for the Orient. Tuesday. The Polar Bears
dominated the shots tally
17-8, including five shots
in the final 10 minutes of

Women’s rugby team evolves as sport expands nationally overtime, but were unable
to find the net. Bowdoin
will host Middlebury
League, a conference that was on Saturday, looking to
by Dylan Sloan composed mostly of club teams. avenge their 1-0 loss to
Orient Staff the Panthers in last year’s
In 2010, at the behest of USA
On September 7, the Bow- Rugby, the collegiate game split NESCAC quarterfinal.
doin varsity women’s rugby into conferences determined by
team opened their season with which colleges a school’s other PEDALLING FOR
an emphatic 76-0 thumping of varsity teams played. Bowdoin THE PENTAGON:
Roger Williams University. For was placed into the NESCRC Bowdoin Security Officer
the team, one of the College’s conference, composed of many First Class Allen Daniels
most successful teams over the of the same schools as the NES- completed a 184-mile
past few decades, these landslide CAC. bike ride on Wednesday
victories have been somewhat “Bowdoin won that confer- to honor the 184 victims
commonplace. After years of ence every year, sometimes go- of the Pentagon attacks
dominating the New England ing undefeated, and winning the of September 11, 2001.
collegiate rugby circuit, the conference championship every Daniels departed from
team moved to the National year. We were very successful, ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
Cadillac Mountain in
Intercollegiate Rugby Associa- and there’s nothing wrong with FREE FOR ALL: Molly Petronzio ’22 (center) races onto a loose ball as Brooke Berry ’22 (left) and Amber Ramos ’20 Acadia National Park at
tion (NIRA) conference in 2016, that, but [we] wanted to be chal- (right) converge on the play.
midnight, heading south
in search of a higher caliber of lenged more,” said Head Coach the NIRA…which is a confer- champions Vassar College and In response to these new chal- along Route 1 and arriving
competition. As women’s rugby MaryBeth Mathews. Indeed, ence of all NCAA varsity teams,” Norwich University have all de- lenges, the women’s rugby pro- at the Polar Bear statue,
experiences a boom in growth over the five years the NESCRC said Mathews. feated the Polar Bears, even put- gram has evolved significantly just before 2 p.m.. In his
and popularity across America, conference existed (2011-2015), The new conference, com- ting them on the other side of a from an internal perspective. preparation for the ride,
the Bowdoin team continues to Bowdoin compiled a win-loss posed of sanctioned programs lopsided score line. In 2016, the Notably, the team has increased Daniels raised close to
face a higher standard of play— record of 41-2 in regular season that recruit players more aggres- first year after the NESCRC was the size of their recruiting class. $2,000 for a program that
and continues to excel regard- games. sively, has yielded significantly disbanded, Norwich (a Division “In the past five or six years, introduces veterans to
less. “Three years ago, there were stiffer competition. Over the I team with an active recruiting [it was] mostly just one or two activities designed to help
For the majority of the pro- enough varsity teams—espe- past three years, programs from program) defeated Bowdoin 71- [recruits] a year,” said captain them recover from PTSD.
gram’s history, Bowdoin played cially in the northeast—that we the University of New England, 3, the Polar Bears’ largest loss in COMPILED BY ELLA CHAFFIN AND
in the New England Rugby were able to form what’s called fall 2018 Division II national years. Please see RUGBY, page 13 DYLAN SLOAN
12 SPORTS Friday, September 13, 2019

The Sideline Story: America never was America to me


Colin Kaepernick, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and the American dream
countable to its ideals. with quicksilver pace has only in the league were willing to
by Julius Long Criticism for Kaepernick been replicated by a few NBA follow. Knowing now all that he
Sports Contributor
and the number of athletes superstars since—Steph Curry would have to endure and that
August marked three years who joined him in kneeling is one of them. He also did all the story of his sacrifices would
since Colin Kaepernick chose before the flag rang loud, as of this while battling Tourette’s be relatively forgotten—at least
to take a stand by taking a knee it always has when patriotism syndrome. At the time, he among my generation—he says
against racial injustice. As is is expressed in unnationalistic was considered unguardable, he’d do it all over again.
the case with most matters of ways. The wide-spread confla- leading the Denver Nuggets One of the virtues of social
race in this country, few were tion of those two concepts, pa- in scoring and dropping 32 media is getting to see who the
willing to take him to task on triotism and nationalism, was points in a game on the real life people you once knew turn out
the issues that he intended something I quickly wrapped cheat-code that was Jordan’s to be. Three years ago, when
to bring to light. Instead, the my head around as a black ’96 Bulls. the Kaepernick protests began,
method by which he chose to boy attending a small, vastly 61 days passed in that 1995- I had a clear window into how
protest became the trigger for white, religiously affiliated 96 season before his absence alternate realities in Ameri-
an age-old debate about the school in Georgia. The impe- during the National Anthem ca come to be. As I scrolled
loyalties of Americans who tus in that school was placed
dare to hold the country ac- on being a good Christian,
knowing and celebrating this
The America I was learning about
country’s present and its past at home—the America I would need
and paying homage to the sol-
diers who fought under the
to know in order to survive—starkly
American flag. Meanwhile, juxtaposed the America I was being
the America I was learning
about at home—the Amer-
taught about at school.
ica I would need to know
in order to survive—stark- was noticed. As the league and through the posts and reposts
ly juxtaposed the America the nation directed its attention from my former schoolmates
I was being taught about at to his protest, Abdul-Rauf con- about respecting the flag and
school. sulted with fellow Muslims and our veterans, I waited for a
I don’t remember exactly decided to return to the court mere mention of racial in-
at what age my dad told me for the anthem. But he would justice. It was clear that their
the story of Mahmoud Ab- stand, his hands cupped in America never was America to
dul-Rauf. But I do remember front of his face, as he prayed me.
still being young and naive in traditional Islamic fashion The irony in all of this was
enough to put salt in my shoes, during the anthem. All the that, in the reality I was living
just like Michael Jordan did as while, crowds continued to in, two veterans in particular
he waited for his late growth boo and whistle—ironically, were in large part why I land-
spurt. If you know me, you drowning out the national an- ed on the opposite end of this
know that growth spurt nev- them—and the Nuggets front polarizing debate. Both of my
er came. But while my hoop office quietly took steps to grandfathers served in the Ko-
dreams dwindled, I never quiet him. While Islamophobic rean War. In 1952, my maternal
forgot about Abdul-Rauf ’s and racist threats against his grandfather returned home
protest—similar to that of life continued to pour in from from his 30 combat missions
Kaepernick, but in many ways across the country, the NBA as an aerial observer in hostile
requiring even more sacrifice. conspired to strip him of his enemy territory. His various air
“You can’t be for God and livelihood. medals and willingness to put
be for oppression.” Like Kaepernick, Ab- his life on the line for his coun-
Abdul-Rauf said those dul-Rauf would soon after be try, though, weren’t enough for
words after then-NBA Com- robbed of the prime years of his him to be granted the full privi-
missioner Adam Silver career in a league that makes leges of the G.I. Bill. My grand-
suspended him without its money off black bodies, yet fathers were dutiful servants to
pay for “failing to line up suffers from a severe lack of this country and to that flag—
in a dignified posture” black voices at the executive but when they returned home,
during the singing of the level. His playing time steadi- they were still black men above
Star Spangled Banner. ly declined until his stat sheet everything else.
Prior to his protest, he read all zeros. He, like Kaeper- When I stand on Pickard
had already made a name nick, was blackballed from Field, with the Star Spangled
for himself in the NBA. the league. But the platforms Banner washing over my ears, I
Formerly known as Chris that granted Kaepernick’s sup- bow my head in reflection and I
Jackson before convert- porters a voice in this debate remember my grandfathers. I re-
ing to Islam, he was not didn’t exist at the time of Ab- member Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.
only unique in his spiritual dul-Rauf ’s protest. At the time, I remember Colin Kaepernick. I
journey, but also unique athlete activism wasn’t nearly remember what it really means
in his talents on the court. as accepted or profitable as it is to love one’s country. And as I
His ability to manipulate today. Abdul-Rauf lost millions lift my head to look at the flag,
the basketball, shoot from of dollars, perhaps because I remember that this dream that
anywhere and get from one he was willing to go first, but the dreamers dreamed is still
end of the court to the other more likely because very few just that.
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In wake of Hurricane Dorian, Bowdoin sophomore


returns to Bahamas to represent his country
in the Bahamas, and they reestab- in their lives,” Russell added. coach chided him for recording
by Andrew Bastone lished their relationship quickly. Russell’s cross-continental trip clips of a pre-game training ses-
Orient Staff
“I got a call one afternoon, was a brief one. He left Brunswick sion for his YouTube channel.
When Logan Russell ’22 and it was a number I didn’t have. on Friday and spent the night at “[The coach was] like, ‘This
stepped onto the soccer pitch on Luckily I answered it, and it was his home in Nassau before check- isn’t a high school game, dude.
Monday evening, it wasn’t at Pick- him,” said Russell. “He was like, ing into the team hotel the follow- This isn’t a college game. You’re
ard Field. In fact, it wasn’t even in ‘I want you to ... come down for ing morning. He spent Saturday here to play for your country,’”
the U.S.. Rather, Russell strode out training camp this summer.’” and Sunday training, reviewing Russell said. “When he said that,
of the tunnel in front of thousands Russell spent the last month film and meeting with coaches I was kind of shocked. I was like,
of fans at Thomas Robinson Sta- of his summer training with the before the match on Monday. ‘You’re so right. I should be focus-
dium in Nassau, the Bahamas, to national team before returning to Just hours before kick-off, ing on the game.’”
make his debut for the Bahamian Brunswick for preseason. Russell learned that he would be On October 10, the Bahamas
men’s national soccer team. The match against Bonaire was playing in an unfamiliar position. will face off against the British
The Bahamas defeated rivals the first for the Bahamas since Russell admitted feeling nervous, Virgin Islands in the second
Bonaire 2-1 in the group stage Hurricane Dorian, and the signif- but hearing the encouragement of match of the group stage. That
of the Confederation of North, icance was not lost on Russell or some of the more senior members match will be pivotal to their
Central American and Caribbean his teammates. Before the game, of the team calmed him before chances of topping their Nations
Association Football’s (CONCA- the team visited one of the make- kickoff. League group. Russell will learn
CAF) Nations League. Russell, shift shelters constructed to house “[My teammates] said, ‘Hey, in the coming weeks if he will be
a member of Bowdoin’s varsity refugees from the Bahamian I know this is your first time invited back to the team’s roster
soccer team, played the full 90 islands hit hardest by the storm. playing a different position than for that match.
minutes. They helped families move their you’re used to. Just relax. Have If the Bahamian team is able to
Russell’s journey to his senior belongings into the shelter and a good time and try to enjoy it,’” win its group, it will have a chance
debut was not linear. While living distributed food and water. Russell said. “And so when all to qualify for the 2021 Gold Cup,
on New Providence, he played for “They were happy to see us and the guys told me that it, it kind of the most prestigious cup compe-
the Bahamian Under-15 and Un- so it was ... cool to help them get calmed my nerves.” tition for CONCACAF members.
der-17 national teams, but after their mind off of what’s going on. A week later, Russell is still Regardless, advancing from the
moving to the United States for It was good to see some people wrapping his head around the ex- group would provide Russell with
high school and college, the call- smile,” Russell said. perience. “To think that there are the opportunity to go head-to-
ups stopped. In turn, many of the people kids who would kill to have the head against professional players
“I wasn’t called up—I wasn’t from the shelters supported the opportunity that I had, when I put from Europe’s top leagues.
on the radar. And then they got a team in the game, said Russell. it in that perspective, it’s like, wow, “Another dreamland—who
whole new coaching staff,” Russell “When we won, seeing them dude, like this is kind of wild,” said knows? A fairytale story happens.
explained. really happy and proud and for an Russell. We play against the United States!” COURTESY OF CONCACAF
The new assistant coach was hour and a half—they could may- Russell said he realized the said Russell. “It’s unrealistic, but SAY CHEESE: Logan Russell ’22 is all smiles after the Bahamaian
Russell’s youth coach at his club be forget about what was going on gravity of the moment when his imagine.” team’s 1-0 CONCACAF Nations Cup victory over Bonaire.

RUGBY
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11
team…which utilizes all 15
team members [in the attack],”
continued Mathews. “They had
legiate rugby as a whole, the
Bowdoin team has never faltered
from its mission of inclusivity.
Sailing team approaches fall season
Claire Carges ’20. “[However,]
last year we had three recruits. I
think it will continue to become
been practicing it all through
our preseason, and this was their
first chance to actually do it in a
“We need walk-ons, otherwise
we wouldn’t have a full team,”
said Carges. The team is known
with fresh sense of confidence
a bigger thing.” game and against a real defense.” across campus for welcoming Nationals and you’re in the distractions for other teams.
This year, the NESCAC cal- As rugby—and especially any and all newcomers to the by Anna Fauver rankings, you just get more na- But they were able to stick it
endar allowed rugby to return women’s rugby—grows expo- sport, and for its welcoming and Orient Staff tional sailing media, which is out and qualify for [the] next
to campus for preseason early nentially in America, the level supportive atmosphere. Coming off the best sea- not extensive, but even in the round.”
because of its designation as a of competition in the collegiate “[Inclusivity] is why we’ve son in program history last world of sailing more people at This weekend, the team
contact sport. game will only get more chal- had tremendous success,” said spring, the sailing team rode least know how to pronounce will hope for better condi-
“We had an especially long lenging. Mathews described the Mathews. “It’s the very nature its momentum into the open- the school and then will check tions in order to capitalize on
preseason this year—we were #sprintto40, the tagline for the of the competitive level of this ing weekend of its fall season you out,” Pizzo said. a home-water advantage as
the first sport to return back to campaign to reach 40 varsity col- team. [When we value] inclu- last week, sailing in five regat- That does not mean that the they host the Barnett Trophy
campus by a day or so,” contin- legiate rugby programs, at which sivity and diversity, supporting tas. One team placed third in team can get too confident this on Saturday at 10 a.m at the
ued Carges. “[That] really helped point the NCAA will officially each other, and accepting others, the Harmon Trophy at Maine season, captain Emily Gonza- Leighton Sailing Center.
solidify our strategy going in [to recognize women’s rugby as a the wins seem to take care of Maritime Academy, earning lez ’20 stressed. “I think it’s always fun and
Saturday’s game.]” sanctioned sport with a national themselves.” qualifying spots for the Match “We’re just trying to return exciting to share our venue with
This expanded recruiting championship. Faced with another challeng- Race Championships and the to our fundamentals and really other teams because we don’t host
scheme, an expanded coaching “The landscape of collegiate ing schedule this year, the team Penobscot Bay Open. polish up and make sure that a lot,” Gonzalez said. “There is a
staff and the lengthened presea- women’s rugby is always evolv- will once again be tested in its Last spring, the Polar Bears we don’t become complacent home-field advantage because we
son have all contributed to early ing,” said Mathews. “I might say fourth year competing in the qualified for all three Intercolle- or believe that it’s going to be know the conditions and what the
success this season. in five years [I expect the NCAA NIRA conference. Guided by giate Sailing Association nation- given to us the next time we go water movements are like, and
“We were happy because we to adopt women’s rugby.] Many their core values, however, there al championships for the first to these qualifiers,” Gonzalez [we] can use that to our advan-
knew we didn’t have to squeeze are looking at it and when a cou- is no compromise in expecta- time in program history. Ulti- said. “We still have to work tage, which is always [an] extra
[our preseason] into four days, ple more key schools go, there tions from anyone within the mately, they placed ninth in the very hard to achieve the same perk of sailing at our own place.”
so we knew we could actually will be a domino effect.” program. Team Race National Champion- level we did as last year.” Even though the Polar Bears
sit down and work on what we As the game grows, the stan- “You look at all these years ship, 14th at the Gil Coed Na- The team’s continued effort are only at the beginning of
wanted to do. You could defi- dard of competition grows with of student-athletes at Bowdoin tionals and 18th in the Women’s paid off at the Harmon Trophy their fall season, they already
nitely see that on Saturday— it. In recent years, programs who have played rugby,” said ICSA Finals. The spring added at Maine Maritime Academy have their eyes set on the
[the players] knew exactly what from schools such as Vassar Mathews, pointing to photos another chapter to the history of last weekend. The Polar Bears spring, which will determine
they were doing,” said assistant College and the University of of past teams on the walls of the program’s recent successes. battled the effects of a weak- whether or not they can repeat
coach James Read. New England have proven chal- her office, “and I’m not sure … “Bowdoin Sailing was not ened Hurricane Dorian as well last year’s success.
“The key factor [last week- lenging adversaries, defeating they remember the record or the good for a long time, until maybe as the other competition to “I wouldn’t say ... the fall is a
end] was our new offensive the Polar Bears a combined four scores. But they remember the 10 years ago,” captain Christian place third overall, qualifying total development season, but
attack strategy that the coaches times over the past four years. confidence, the lifetime friends, Filter ’20 said. “Even then, we for the Match Race New En- we can spend a lot of time focus-
developed over the summer Despite the ever-changing the resilience and the fun they hadn’t been able to break through gland Championship in Octo- ing on ... getting better,” Pizzo
and that James has taught the landscape across women’s col- got out of being on the team.” that barrier of going to team race ber. said. “And in the spring, we ...
nationals, or going to all three in Marie Bergsund ’20, Chris spend a lot of time focusing on
one year. It’s really hard to make Lukens ’23, Matt Safford ’20, peaking at our championships.”
it to nationals, and to finally do and John Seider ’22 sailed for In addition to the Barnett
that is really validating.” Bowdoin. “The team that went Trophy, the sailing team will be
On top of the strong team [to the regatta] sailed in some competing at the Hatch Brown
performance, Matt Kaplan ’19 really trying conditions,” Fil- Trophy at MIT and the Regis
and Louisa Lindgren ’19 were ter said. “It was super windy Trophy at Boston University,
both named ICSA All-Amer- and there were a ton of boat which will all take place on
icans, and Head Coach Frank breakdowns, which were huge Saturday at 10 a.m.
Pizzo ’06 was named the NEI-
SA Coach of the Year.
Pizzo said that the team’s col-
“It’s really hard to make it to
lective and individual success on nationals, and to finally do that
the national stage have helped is really validating.”
ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT put Bowdoin sailing on the map.
JUST OUT OF REACH: Mackenzie Philbrick ’20 corrals a loose ball with Claire Carges ‘20 close behind. “When you sail at all the
–Captain Christian Filter ’20
14 Friday, September 13, 2019

O OPINION Just a reminder


Last year, frustrated by unrealistic platforms and uncontested elections for Bow-
doin Student Government’s (BSG) executive committee, we published an editorial
titled “BSG, do better.” Members of last year’s BSG executive team replied, assuring
us that the incoming BSG officers have the opportunity to do just that. Now, we want
Mayor Pete is all persona manages in South Bend. ca’s elite at a cult-like consulting firm
them to collect on that promise. by Livia Kunins-Berkowitz Pete may seem like the radical that has been plagued by countless
Op-Ed Contributor
During the last BSG election cycle, students heard the same familiar promises change that we need in the Democratic scandals.
candidates made in prior years, including instating a double minor and releasing Perhaps the biggest surprise of the Party. He is a Christian, gay, millen- There isn’t a lot to go off of when
course syllabi before registration. Democratic primary is the sudden nial, veteran—doesn’t that just seem trying to speculate how Pete will
BSG President Ural Mishra ’20 promised to “[revise] the Exploring Social Differ- success of South Bend, Indiana May- like one giant middle finger to Donald govern. After all, he is a 37-year-old
ences (ESD) requirement so it is more reflective of contemporary power structures; or Pete Buttigieg. He came out of Trump? Yet, in reality, Pete is simply an mayor of a tiny city. But what we do
[cut] the BSG budget, making money available to student-led clubs through the Stu- nowhere (sorry Indiana) to become updated millennial version of that old know isn’t comforting. Pete has a no-
dent Activities Funding Committee (SAFC) [and work] with Bowdoin Security, the a formidable fundraiser and top-tier type of corporate democrat—the kind tably fraught relationship with Afri-
Office of Residential Life and BPD to remedy Bowdoin-Brunswick relations.” candidate. However, the obsession that lost touch with America’s work- can-American residents of South Bend
We’ve heard these campaign promises before. We have yet to see them come to with Mayor Pete demonstrates that ing class and lost the election with due to his poor leadership after a white
fruition. BSG: with the entire academic year ahead of you, you have the opportunity liberals have learned nothing from the it. It happened somewhere between officer shot a black man. Furthermore,
to achieve the goals you laid out in your campaigns. endless missteps of the Democratic when the Democrats stopped talking Pete touts the economic revitalization
This special election for chair of student affairs seems to be no different from the Party in the 2016 cycle. to unions and starting hosting endless of South Bend as one of his major ac-
general election. All three candidates are running on rehashed platforms, claiming The biggest proponents of Mayor fundraisers in the Hamptons (Butti- complishments as mayor, yet black res-
they will expand the array of counseling services by introducing new programs and Pete like to remind everyone, all of the gieg has made more money from big idents insist that the development has
strengthening existing ones. time, that Pete is really smart. This is money fundraisers in the Hamptons been profoundly unequal. In fact, pov-
One candidate went so far as to promise to introduce a 24-hour counseling re- especially important to the educated than any other candidate). erty is rising in several predominantly
source—a resource which has, in fact, existed since October of 2018. elite who balk at the anti-intellectu- For those who have done their black neighborhoods of South Bend,
The availability of Counseling Services is a particularly timely issue. The Orient’s alism espoused by the current White research on Pete, it should come as right next to the recently gentrified
first-year survey this week found that 31 percent of the first-year class has previously House. While Pete’s mastery of eight no surprise that he is hanging in the downtown. South Bend pastor Rev-
sought mental health support and that even more are planning to do so at Bowdoin. languages is undoubtedly impressive, Hamptons. After graduating from erend Sylvester Williams Jr, a prom-
Clearly, the College is in need of strong mental health services. Ivy League accolades will certainly Oxford, he worked at McKinsey—a inent voice in the black community,
But despite the many promises to expand access to psychological support, the not transform the political climate of consulting firm with dubious ties to noted “he’s like an absentee landlord,
problem persists. this nation. In fact, the fetishization authoritarian governments like those in a city that’s failing.” This is clearly a
The members of BSG made a number of promises and enumerated their many of Pete’s intelligence combined with of China and Saudi Arabia and is moral failure and furthermore, in an
hopes when they were candidates. Some of these commitments are lofty; others are his limited policy platform reveal the rumored to have counseled Purdue election that will be, partly, contingent
more attainable. They have from now until the end of the academic year to fulfill them. damaging way in which liberals value Pharma on how to better market opi- on urban African-American voters in
Lofty campaign promises are typical in broader political landscapes and are not “smartness” over precise policy, histor- oids. McKinsey also boasts a long list states like Michigan and Pennsylvania,
unique to BSG. But we, as Bowdoin students, should not simply replicate the outside ical effectiveness and shared values. of famous former employees including I doubt that this record will galvanize
world’s toxic political culture of false promises and low expectations at our own insti- Frankly, it is hard to not see the many notable Republican politicians. black voters.
tution. Bowdoin should serve as a training ground for the kind of politics we want to obsession with Pete Buttigieg’s intel- This is a stark contrast to Bernie’s first The reality is Pete is all persona.
see, not the kind of politics we want to change. ligence as both racist and sexist. This jobs out of college as a carpenter, Head While candidates like Elizabeth War-
We hope that this Executive Committee will set a new precedent. We hope they pool of candidates is full of people who Start teacher and psychiatric aide and ren and Bernie Sanders are electrify-
will stand by and fulfill their campaign promises. The student body plays a crucial meet all the traditional benchmarks Warren’s as a teacher to children with ing crowds with their bold policy pro-
role in that. for intelligence, but maybe do not disabilities. While Bernie and Eliza- posals, Pete is known for his unique
One of the issues Mishra hopes to address as BSG President is the student body’s look like what we deem as intelligent. beth were working in their communi- life story—quirky and refreshing in
lack of engagement with BSG. Students: engage with our elected officials. Attend In other words, a white man—Cory ties, Pete was consorting with Ameri- a time when politics are pretty de-
their events. The special election for the chair of student affairs position ends tonight Booker attended Stanford, is a Rhodes pressing. He has won the hearts and
at 8 p.m. You can begin to engage by voting. Scholar and has a law degree from pocketbooks of wealthy Americans
Hold them accountable for their promises. Yale University. Julian Castro attend- who see him simultaneously as a step
ed Stanford University and Harvard forward to a new generation and a
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orient’s editorial Law School. And, of course, Elizabeth return to the status quo. Pete will like-
board, which is composed of Emily Cohen, Brianna Cunliffe, Roither Gonzales, Warren was a Harvard Law School ly be in the race until the very end.
Rohini Kurup, Alyce McFadden, Nina McKay, Danielle Quezada, Reuben Schafir professor and somehow has a plan Through his many fundraisers in
and Jaret Skonieczny. for just about everything. Cape Cod, the Hamptons, Nantuck-
Pete Buttigieg’s pedigree does et and Martha’s Vineyard—where
not distinguish him from a crowded tickets cost $2,800—he is square-
pool of Ivy educated, award winning ly in the upper tier of candidate’s
Americans. What does distinguish fundraising success. Pete, however,
him, however, is a notable lack of ex- will not re-capture the imagination of
ESTABLISHED 1871 perience among a group of people who those that the Democratic Party has
have driven the American political left behind. Beneath his progressive
bowdoinorient.com orient@bowdoin.edu 6200 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011 conversation in recent years as sena- platitudes, voters will see a candidate
tors, cabinet members and congres- who is unwilling to challenge the eco-
The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and information sional representatives. Liberals lament nomic elite—those who govern the
relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its administrators, President Trump’s lack of experi- United States from both parties. We
the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following professional journalistic standards in ence, yet seem to ignore Pete’s can all enjoy the unlikely story
writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse glaring unpreparedness. of a small-town mayor
discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community.
He is the mayor of a turned major presiden-
town of around 100,000 tial candidate, but we
Emily Cohen Alyce McFadden people—the size of a should not vote for
Editor in Chief Editor in Chief large state school. The Mayor Pete.
News Editor national budget is one Livia Kunins-Ber-
Digital Director Managing Editor
Steven Xu Andrew Bastone million times the size of kowitz is a member of
Maia Coleman
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Friday, September 13, 2019 OPINION 15

An international perspective: educate, don’t separate


bread there, or were unsure asked them, we were creating and arts. Most international would be knowledgeable pect people to know specific
by Radu Stochiţa whether or not we were even an even greater divide. students—even back home— about our home? The details of our countries? We
Op-Ed Contributor
a real country. The isolation It was not their fault. consume American media, geography of the world was attack individuals because
Ever since I came to kept me safe and surrounded Instead the problem we watch American cartoons, a topic left behind in their of their ignorance, at times
Bowdoin in the fall of by people that were sharing face lies in the failure of play American games and schools. Understanding the without offering anything
2018, I have been asked the same experience: other the educational system and base their understanding importance of languages beneficial in return.
endless questions about my international students. mass media to show a world of the world on American in shaping culture and Instead of separation, let’s aim
background. Some of my We would meet and beyond where the borders of ideals. behaviors was left untouched at education. No one can have
classmates knew a bit about complain about the stupidity America end. Unfortunately, Why, then, would we for some, while others got an understanding of everything
Romania, while others had no of some of the questions that the world is filled with assume classmates who a small grasp of it in high happening in the world.
idea that it is even a country. we got asked: Do you eat ice American-dominated media haven’t left the United States school. Separating ourselves
“Is it a river, bro?” cream in your home country? The history of the world from others does not benefit
In the past, my gut Do you have houses in which has at times meant only the anyone in the long run,
response was to get angry, you live? Do people live history of Western Europe- especially when we argue they
and to target those students in tents? What we did an states (and their con- need to educate themselves.
as ignorant and tag them as not realize was that flict with Communist When talking about the
people I should avoid in the by calling those countries). And necessity of having an aware,
future. It made me feel that questions when the sys- educated student body,
my complex identity was not stupid and tem is only we must also acknowledge
acknowledged, and for many, separating looking the crucial part that we as
the only thing that they saw ourselves inwards, international students play
was “white.” Not Romanian, from the how can in this process. While I don’t
not low-class, not that I came people we ex- presume to speak on behalf of
from an industrial city. that the international community
My immediate response at Bowdoin, I would urge
was to avoid the people everyone to be patient
that did not have any and kind: educate,
prior knowledge don’t separate.
about Romania— Radu
those that did Stochiţa is a
not know member of
whether or the class
not we ate of 2022.
SYDNEY REAPER

Celebrate the destigmatization of marijuana


cannabis illicit at a federal must be made from Maine- to open a medical cannabis you to finally step out into have municipalities that now
by Keith Carlon level. Accompanying this grown hemp. Exciting stuff, storefront in our hometown. the light and advocate for see the value in the plant, and
Op-Ed Contributor legislation was a deluge of yeah? The fact that Brunswick yourself as a legitimate social as someone who may choose
I would like to ask a misinformation about the As a cannabis business ruminated for as long as it did and commercial power and to use or not use cannabis,
question. Dear reader, can “highly addictive” properties owner, I feel hopeful but on implementing a licensing no longer as a dirty hippie for whatever reason, please
you think of a time when you and “mania-inducing” effects cautious at times. And ordinance for cannabis slinging drugs. continue to advocate for
felt excluded or made fun of, of the plant, catalyzing a this is due, in part, to the businesses made the victory Let this be a call to action the decriminalization and
or even (gasp!) marginalized frenzied reaction by federal varying levels of elation and that much sweeter. It wasn’t to my peers in the community accessibility of this
because you appreciated and state legislators. Sadly disappointment I, and many easy, though. The municipal of cannabis. You don’t have substance.
something that seemed enough, the ones most others, have experienced process can be very esoteric, to hide any longer. You Keith Carlon is
innocent at the time? Maybe affected by this new wave of while working in weed. You especially if you’re working in can finally engage the co-founder of
that thing you’re into seemed prohibition were minorities have a good harvest, then the an industry that hasn’t been with the process, Elevated Remedies
so uncool to those around and people of color, groups feds show up and confiscate it. in favor until very recently. even if there’s a in Brunswick.
you, but in a way, you’ve which still suffer greatly from You land the dream job with a This is where personal moderately-
normalized it within your it. great cannabis company, but relationships are incredibly sized grain
experience so much that it So, what about now, in it turns out that your boss important. If you seek of salt to
seems wholly unreasonable 2019? It is a much different isn’t paying their taxes and licensure for your cannabis be taken.
to balk at it. Is it possible time than 1937. We are now you get shut down. You use cultivation, storefront or We
that society’s perception of creeping ever closer to the a little cannabis to lift your extraction,
you was sullied because you end of cannabis prohibition. spirits, but then someone tells then you must
geeked out a little too hard State after state is working you that you’re an idiot for interact
about something that brought towards decriminalizing doing hard drugs. with the
you peace? Without being cannabis and implementing But this is changing. And municipal
too cryptic, I’ll just come regulatory frameworks quickly. As of January 2019, powers that
out and say it: I’m talking for both the medical and we have a Cannabis Business be. They took
about cannabis. And this adult-use markets. And we Licensing Ordinance in the time to
marginalizing experience even see some states, like Brunswick. My brother and implement a
that I’ve described was not Massachusetts, looking to I were elated when regulatory
uncommon at one time for rectify the effects of the drug Brunswick framework
many users of the plant. war and engender levels of approved that will help
Stigmatization and equity within its newfound our
perceived criminality are adult-use market. business
concepts woven into the Maine isn’t much different. license
fabric of the growing and use As of today, we have a rich
of cannabis. Case in point, medical cannabis scene with
the Marijuana Tax Act of lots of brands and exciting
1937, a piece of legislation initiatives growing roots.
that established an extremely Adult-use licensing is just
unnecessary tax structure around the corner (we
for cannabis sales and think, we hope), and we see
production, effectively made regulations dictating that all
any use and possession of CBD products sold in Maine
SARA CAPLAN

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16 Friday, September 13, 2019

SEPTEMBER
FRIDAY 13
EXHIBITION
Tension/Tenacity: Africana Studies at 50
Special Collections Education & Outreach Librarian Marieke
Van Der Steenhoven and exhibit curator Lucia Ryan ’19 will
discuss a special exhibition honoring the 50th year of the
Africana Studies program, the African American Society and
the John Brown Russwurm African American Center.
Second Floor Gallery, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. 3 p.m.

EVENT
Latinx Heritage Month 2019 Kickoff
The Latin American Student Organization and the Student
Center for Multicultural Life will have a kickoff celebration
with food and festivities.
Great Room, 30 College Street. 4:30 p.m.

EVENT ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


NO POLITICS AT THE DINNER TABLE: Students gather on the main quad during the 13th annual government department barbeque on Thursday.
Fall Student Night at the Art Museum The event brought together government students and professors for hamburgers, hot dogs and conversation.
The Student Activities Office and Student Museum
Collective will host an evening of artwork and a cappella.
Refreshments will be served.
Bowdoin College Museum of Art. 7 p.m.
SUNDAY 15 WEDNESDAY 18
PERFORMANCE
A Cappella Recruitment Concert EVENT LECTURE
Bowdoin’s six a cappella groups—Bear Tones, BOKA, Sex, Dating & Relationships at Bowdoin: A Reading by Poet and Essayist Camille
Longfellows, Meddiebempsters, Miscellania and Ursus For First-Year Self-Identified Women T. Dungy
Verses—will sing for the campus community. The The Sexuality, Women and Gender Center and the Office of Camille T. Dungy, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle
performance is especially geared towards first-year students Gender Violence Prevention and Education will hold a casual Award and winner of the Colorado Book Award, will read her
who are considering auditioning. discussion about the culture surrounding relationships, sex debut collection of personal essays, “Guidebook to Relative
The Chapel. 9 p.m. and dating on campus. The same event will also occur on Strangers.”
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Thomas F. Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall. 7 p.m.
EVENT 24 College Street. 3 p.m.
Local Nature Walk EVENT
The Bowdoin Outing Club and the Bowdoin Naturalists will Pub Trivia
guide a walk around Brunswick. Students will learn plant The Student Activities Office will host trivia night and award
identifications with a knowledgeable local naturalist. prizes to the top three teams.
Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center. 4:30 p.m. Jack Magee’s Pub and Grill. 8:30 p.m.

MONDAY 16
SATURDAY 14
EVENT
Meditation
Bernie Hershberger, Director of Counseling and Wellness
THURSDAY 19
LECTURE
Services, will lead an afternoon meditation session.
Room 302, Buck Center for Health and Fitness. 4:30 p.m.
Spindel Memorial Lecture presents
PERFORMANCE Masha Gessen: “Jews and Borders”
Ensemble Origo Masha Gessen, professor of political science and Russian at
Ensemble Origo, directed by musicologist and conductor Eric Amherst College and National Book Award-winning author, will
Rice ’91, will present “Le Nozze in Baviera.” The performance give a lecture on the Jewish experience of displacement and its
will explore the effects of ritual race relations, race, caricature relation to the current nationwide war on immigrants.
and sexuality on 16th century European culture. Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7:30 p.m.
Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 3 p.m.

FILM SCREENING
TUESDAY 17 LECTURE
The Making of the Kurdish Question:
Toni Morrison EVENT
Princes, Pashas, and Patriots (1876-1914)
Frontier will screen a film depicting the life and works of Fall Student Activities Fair Djene Rhys Bajalan, assistant professor of history at Missouri
Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. Tickets are Over 100 student organizations will share information and State University, will examine Kurdish nationalism in the decades
available online. give students the opportunity to join their rosters. leading up to World War I.
Frontier. 3 p.m. David Saul Smith Union. 7 p.m. Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 4:30 p.m.

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