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EDITORIAL: Fueling the endowment
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’13 on sexuality and labels at Bowdoin.
Julia Binswanger ’16 on
the First Year-Sophomore
Semi-Formal, what she
sees as high school
coming to college.
TRUSTEES: Donations from trustees account for at
least 11 percent of annual giving.
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IVIES: Neither alcohol nor guests would be allowed
at an indoor Ivies, according to the new plan.
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Men’s ice hockey reeled off three wins
this past week, including two over
Colby last weekend. The Polar Bears’
7-0-1 start is their best since 2002.
The undefeated men’s ice hockey team defeated Colby 3-1 last Friday night in Watson Arena, much to the delight of a sold-out crowd.
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100% of faculty donations
go to Obama, FEC reports
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President Mills said the College
would not agree to divest the endow-
ment of fossil fuels in the immediate
future on Tuesday, just one day be-
fore Middlebury College announced
plans to investigate the feasibility of
divesting its own endowment.
“At this point, we’re not prepared
to commit to divest from fossil fuels,
but I would never say never,” said
President Mills on Tuesday afernoon,
shortly afer meeting with a group of
students, led by Matthew Goodrich
’15, who petitioned for divestment.
“We expressed to him that this is
an issue that the student body cares
very deeply about and that we really
want to move forward with this,” Go-
odrich said.
Goodrich was glad Mills agreed to
sit down with his group and engage
on this issue that students care about,
even though the meeting did not re-
sult in an optimistic prognosis for
“Te fact that he met with us, I
think, is huge,” said Goodrich, whose
petition to divest the endowment
currently has 470 signatories—nearly
a quarter of the student population.
Goodrich sees this is as a moral
issue, insisting that the College is
obligated to invest in green funds in
keeping with its commitment to sus-
College administrators, however,
said the endowment should be kept
separate from politics.
“Management of the endowment
Mills says College will not
divest from fossil fuels
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‘Everyone’s doing it’: Defining campus hookup culture
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is squarely situated with our Board
of Trustees and, to some extent with
the President of the College,” said
Mills. “It is not something which at
Bowdoin—or frankly any other in-
stitution—is subject to a large demo-
cratic efort as to how the money is
Paula Volent, senior vice president
for investments, agreed with Mills,
writing in an email to the Orient that
investment decisions should remain
in the hands of the Trustee Invest-
ment Committee.
Environmental activist Bill McK-
ibben is currently spearheading a
nation-wide movement for the di-
vestment of college endowments
from fossil fuels. His “Do the Math”
campaign intends to bring national
attention to the negative efects of fos-
sil fuel emissions.
“Te ethical choice is not to invest
in industries that are destroying the
future for our children,” McKibben
said at a rally in Portland last month.
On Wednesday, Middlebury Col-
lege, where McKibben is a scholar-
in-residence, announced it is looking
into the possibility of divestment.
“A look at divestment must include
the consequences, both pro and con,
of such a direction, including how
likely it will be to achieve the hoped-
for results and what the implications
might be for the College, for faculty,
staf and individual students,” Mid-
dlebury President Ron Liebowitz
wrote in a campus-wide email.
Liebowitz also said that 3.6 percent
Bowdoin Student Government
(BSG) staged a demonstration
outside of Monday’s faculty meet-
ing in Daggett Lounge, urging the
faculty to motion for changes to
next year’s academic schedule. The
faculty inside refrained from mak-
ing any such motion, and instead
formed a committee to look into
possible changes to the fall semes-
ter calendar.
Approximately fifty students
participated in the demonstration.
They engaged faculty in conversa-
tion as they arrived, and distrib-
uted a letter written by the BSG
Assembly. The letter advocated
shifting back the start of Orienta-
tion, as well as extending Thanks-
giving break to a full week.
Both of these proposals have
been considered by the faculty in
the past. Last December, the faculty
rejected a proposal that would have
Demonstrators urge for changes to calendar
One hundred percent of the do-
nations made by Bowdoin faculty
and staff in November’s presiden-
tial election benefitted President
Obama’s campaign, according to
data collected by the Federal Elec-
tion Committee (FEC).
According to public records
published by the FEC, donations
to the president’s campaign from
Bowdoin College employees to-
taled $5,300, with ten Bowdoin
College employees donating to the
president’s campaign. No dona-
tions were made to the campaign
of Republican Mitt Romney.
Seven Bowdoin staff members
donated a total of $29,404 to Angus
King’s successful senate campaign.
King, an independent, taught as a
distinguished lecturer at the Col-
lege from spring 2004 through
spring 2012.
extended Thanksgiving break and
shortened Fall Break by one day.
Tis fall, the Om ce of Student Af-
fairs introduced a plan to modify
Orientation in several ways, includ-
ing starting it on a weekend and
extending it by a day. Te academic
year would begin two days earlier,
on a Tuesday rather than a Tursday.
Dean of Student Afairs Tim Fos-
ter argued that the new schedule
would better accommodate families,
who could drive up on the weekend,
rather than during the work week.
Faculty decide not to motion
for changes at meeting
“Members of the faculty are
free, as individuals on their own
time and with their own resources,
to support whomever they choose,”
said Cristle Collins Judd, dean of
academic affairs.
Though no Bowdoin employ-
ees donated to the Republican
presidential candidate’s campaign,
several College employees to the
campaigns of Republicans run-
ning for lower offices. President
Barry Mills donated $500 to Kevin
Raye, a Bates College alumnus and
Republican, who ran an unsuccess-
ful campaign for the U.S. House of
The FEC data available to the
public only covers official cam-
paign organizations. It does not in-
clude unaffiliated groups, includ-
ing super PACs.
Other NESCAC schools showed
similar one-sided support for
KISS AND TELL: Many students said they were generally dissatisfied with the hookup culture.
In a September 2012 article,
“Boys on the Side,” in The Atlan-
tic magazine, Hanna Rosin, author
of the recently released book “The
End of Men,” casts a critical eye
at the “hookup culture” of college
campuses, arguing that the preva-
lence of casual sexual encounters
is “an engine of female progress—
one being harnessed and driven by
women themselves.”
After interviewing dozens of un-
dergraduate and graduate students
at institutions not unlike Bowdoin,
Rosin concluded that “feminist
progress right now largely depends
on the existence of the hookup cul-
ture. And to a surprising degree, it
is women—not men—who are per-
petuating the culture, especially
in school, cannily manipulating
it to make space for their success,
always keeping their own ends in
Over a dozen interviews with
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After a seven-point win against Colby last Friday, the Polar Bears
continued their winning streak by defeating the Mules 3-2 in
Waterville on Saturday.
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to local holiday activities—from L.L. Bean to
Brunswick’s Winter Market.
A&E: Upright Citizens Brigade at Bowdoin
Based in New York City, the improvisational sketch comedy group boasts
alumni now writing for Saturday Night Live, The Offi ce, The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart and many more.
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What do you think of Bowdoin’s hook up scene?
Fhiwa Ndou ’13 Jamie Denton ’16 Julia Hogan ’15 Molly Medrano ’14
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“Definitely more predisposed
to random and
commitment-less hook ups.”
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“It’s typically drunken.” “It’s a mixed bag. It’s up to
the individual to get what
they’re looking for.”
Erin Furey ’07 is currently featured
on the American Apparel website
modeling for their new line of unisex
long-sleeve, fannel button-up shirts.
Her picture was also featured in a De-
cember 4 Groupon email promoting
an American Apparel discount. Furey
did not respond to interview requests.
“Certainly not random...You prob-
ably have at most two degrees of
separation with the person.”
‘Bowdoin Compliments’ gains
immediate campus popularity
A new Facebook page, “Bowdoin
Compliments,” hit news feeds campus
wide on December 1. Te page’s mis-
sion is to spread goodwill across cam-
pus: a student messages the anonymous
moderator a compliment about another
student, and the page’s administrator re-
posts the compliment, guaranteeing the
anonymity of the submitter.
Compliments range from the pithy—
like one addressed to Emma Young
’15 that read “You’re so friendly and
adorable, [I] wish we could be better
friends”—to paragraphs and poems.
Te page has already achieved over 800
“friends,” almost half the student body.
Te page’s moderator, a Bowdoin
student, asked to remain anonymous
in an interview with the Orient. Te
student explained that other campuses
provided the page’s inspiration. “One
of my friends from another school was
complimented . . . it was so cute!”
Tough the idea of compliments
pages may be new to many Bowdoin
students, the student noted that at other
colleges they are something of a phe-
nomenon. “Tere are actually a ton of
them at a lot of diferent schools,” the
student explained.
Te page tends toward an inclusive,
positive tone. A recent post read: “@
everybody who hasn’t received a Bow-
doin Compliment already . . . I still think
you’re fantastic.”
However, one post has caused some
controversy. It read: “dear Charlotte Ali-
manestianu, [I] hope this isn’t crossing a
boundary, but [I] think about you when
[I] whack it. xo”
When asked about the post, the mod-
erator justifed it based on context.
“It was obviously a friend of hers,” the
student said.
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DOG DAYS ARE OVER: Linda Alvarez ’13 plays with a therapy dog in Smith Union, one of eight dogs brought to campus on Thursday as part of a program to ease end of semester stress.
Erin Furey ’07
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Donations from trustees accounted
for at least 11 percent of fscal year (FY)
2012’s annual giving, according to data
on the Alumni Fund’s website. Trust-
ees donated at least $1,214,500 of the
$10,477,227 raised in total.
An exact number could not be
calculated because the Alumni Fund
only reveals how much each donor
gives by increments, sharing the
range into which their gif fell, and
not an exact fgure. In addition, the
records for gifs from seven trustees
were not available.
Annual giving is a collection of
funds donated to the College from
alumni, friends of the College and par-
ents. Funds raised make up a signif-
cant portion of the College’s operating
budget each year.
Chair of the Board of Trustees Ste-
phen Gormley ’72 gave in excess of
$100,000 and David Wheeler ’74, the
vice chair, gave
between $25,000
and $49,000.
President Mills,
whose donation
is not included in
the total for trust-
ee giving, donat-
ed between $50,000 and $100,000.
While most donations to the College
are small, Bowdoin relies on the Board
of Trustees for larger donations.
“Our trustees, like any of our lead-
ership volunteer groups, are among
the most loyal,” said Kelly Kerner, se-
nior vice president for Development
and Alumni Relations. “We know
with a fair amount of certainty that
100 percent of the trustees will give
this year.”
Kerner said many of the trustees
“have yet to make their commitments”
for FY 2013.
While the Department of Planning
and Development will not release a
specifc fgure for trustee giving, Kern-
er said the trustees are “extraordinarily
engaged and generous.”
With the calendar year coming to
a close and opportunities for 2012
tax deductions diminishing, the Of-
fce of Planning and Development
hopes to gauge
donations to
the College for
FY 2013, which
runs from July 1
to June 30.
Kerner said
this December 31
is an important
indicator in esti-
mating the total
donations to annual giving for the 2013
fscal year.
“Depending on what happens with
Congress over the next two weeks,
there could be a lot of uncertainty,” he
said. “If the government were to come
out and say we’re taking away the chari-
table deduction, it’s not a big stretch to
think that we’d have more giving in this
December than we do normally.”
Te end of the tax year and the end
of the College’s fnancial year are the
biggest markers for the Annual Giv-
ing’s progress.
Te Om ce of Planning and Develop-
ment’s current goal for annual giving in
FY 2013 is $10,607,000. As of Decem-
ber 3, $2,131,591 had been raised.
Currently 2,569 people have made
donations, a 257 person increase
from last year. Annual Giving is fve
percent ahead of where it was at this
point last year in terms of gifs and
pledges and two percent ahead in
Trustee donations account for
at least 11% of annual giving
alumni participation.
As most donations to the College are
relatively small, the Om ce of Planning
and Development fnds this increase
in participation signifcant. According
to Brannon Fisher, director of annual
giving, 38 percent of donations are less
than $100, 39 percent are between $100
to $500, and only 23 percent are greater
than $500.
Students are also beginning to
assess their potential giving to the
College. Te Senior Class Giving
Campaign is a “peer-oriented an-
nual giving operation” composed of
seniors hired to promote donations
from their class. Te students are
expected to continue to raise funds
from their classmates for years fol-
lowing graduation. Te program is
student-led, with four seniors acting
as directors for the project.
Te directors were hired last Oc-
tober by the Department of Devel-
opment afer an application and in-
terview process. Te directors then
searched for
potential class
agents, consid-
ering the diver-
sity of the se-
nior class before
ofering them
these positions.
Dani Chediak ’13 is among those
directing the campaign and said she
hopes the position will allow her to
continue to connect with Bowdoin af-
ter graduation.
“I do a lot of activities now on cam-
pus, I like serving the Bowdoin com-
munity and I really believe in this insti-
tution,” Chediak said. “I feel like I want
to have some tangible connection to
it once I leave, and this seemed like a
great opportunity to do that.”
Te campaign hopes to get 100 per-
cent of the senior class in contact with
a class agent, a feat the campaign was
able to accomplish last spring.
“Te whole system has changed a
lot in the past few years,” Chediak said.
“Tere used to be a very small number
of class agents reaching out to a pretty
large group. Now, with the 27 class
agents and the 4 directors, we’re each
reaching out to 10 to 15 people.”
Te class agents are planning a
launch cam-
paign for Trustee
Weekend next
February. Tey
hope to explain
to the senior
class the impor-
tance of giving
to the College
and the process
of the campaign.
Te group has reserved the Drucken-
miller atrium for the event.
Because this year’s class agents were
selected earlier than in past years, the
Department of Development hopes for
more awareness of the campaign, and
thus, more donations.
“In terms of participation, we’re see-
ing really good things from our young-
est classes,” Fisher said. “Last year, the
Senior Class Campaign was able to hit
75 percent [participation].”
According to Chediak, the directors
will be earmarking the senior gif to f-
nancial aid to create the Class of 2013
fnancial aid scholarship.
“For our class at this age, it’s more
about participation and giving fve dol-
lars for the year rather than giving a
great donation,” Chediak said. “It’s our
way of saying, ‘yes, we approve of Bow-
doin and we approve of the education
we received. We want to support it and
its endeavors.’”
He also said it would make Orien-
tation and the Phase II registration
process less hectic for frst years.
Members of the faculty, whose
criticisms included the loss of sum-
mer research time, rejected this
proposal, with many of them wish-
ing that the fall academic calen-
dar could be evaluated holistically,
rather than in a piecemeal fashion.
BSG’s proposed motion did
consider the semester in a holistic
manner, combining aspects from
last year’s Thanksgiving plan and
this year’s Orientation plan.
BSG’s letter to the faculty—
distributed outside of Monday’s
meeting—stated, “While both
these proposals have failed sepa-
rately in the past, we know that,
coupled, the proposals present a
benefit to our campus too large to
be ignored, and we are here to en-
sure that they are not.”
BSG’s plan sought to combine
the attractive aspects of both plans,
by using the two days added to the
start of the school year under the
Orientation proposal as a way of al-
lowing the addition of two days to
Thanksgiving break; the amount of
class days would remain the same.
According to BSG President
Dani Chediak ’13, the demonstra-
tion was a success, since the faculty
voted to form a committee evaluat-
ing the possibility of combining the
Orientation and Thanksgiving pro-
posals. According to Chediak, the
very fact that the previously-reject-
ed proposals were now back up for
discussion was an accomplishment.
“Before, it was something that
was brought up, reported on, and
seen as something that wasn’t go-
ing to go further this year, and
maybe be re-examined in a couple
of years. Now it’s being re-exam-
ined this year, so we made it more
of an issue that’s immediate and on
the agenda—that could possibly
happen in two years,” she said.
Most students at the demonstra-
tion were not shy about their sup-
port for the proposal.
“I wanted to show my solidarity
with my classmates whose families
may not have the means to move
them in on weekdays or send them
home for short breaks,” said Erica
Hummel ’16.
Winston Antoine ’16 cited his
dissatisfaction with the current
Orientation schedule as his reason
for supporting the changes.
“I hated Orientation,” he said.
“It was so hectic; I never had time
to relax.”
Donisha Taxton ’14, voiced a
common criticism of the proposed
motion, arguing that students who
cannot aford an extra plane ticket
would be stuck on campus without
a meal plan or other resources for
nine days.
BSG members sought to address
Thaxton’s criticism of the pro-
posed motion at their meeting on
Wednesday night.
“It’s something we should defi-
nitely address, but for me person-
ally, I think that would be a step
two,” said Chediak. “If extended,
it wouldn’t be taking effect for an-
other year; I think that would then
be BSG’s mission to look at what
things are in place for Thanksgiv-
ing and what can be done for the
students that still can’t go home.”
HARD SELL: BSG offi cer Leah Greenberg ’13 distributed a letter from Bowdoin students outside Monday’s faculty meeting in Daggett Lounge.
Trustees donated over $1.2 million
of the $10,477,227 worth of annual
giving in fiscal year 2012.
Democratic campaigns. All cam-
paign donations from Bates em-
ployees were in support of Obama,
and at Colby, 78 percent of dona-
tions went to Obama’s campaign.
According to Fox News, 96 per-
cent of Ivy League professors do-
nated to Obama’s campaign, giving
ten times more money to the pres-
ident than to Romney. Donations
from Ivy League professors to
Obama totaled over $1.2 million.
“American higher education
is far to the left of the country in
political outlook, and in partisan
contexts such as campaign dona-
tions, it acts out its one-sided per-
spective,” Peter Wood, president of
the National Association of Schol-
ars, told Fox News. “Anyone who
thinks this partisanship is sealed
off from the classroom is engaged
in wishful thinking.”
Despite the lack of political di-
versity demonstrated by political
donations from the faculty, the
College’s administration remains
confident in educators’ abilities to
foster inclusive, nonpartisan class-
room environments.
“We expect that individual po-
litical opinions do not stifle the
education in the classroom and
that all viewpoints are welcome
and respected,” said Judd.
“For our class at this age, it’s more
about participation and giving
five dollars for the year than giving
some great donation”
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Friday, November 30
• A housekeeper fell down a set of
stairs in Rhodes Hall and received mi-
nor injuries.
• A bicycle that was locked to a
handrail at the Museum of Art was
removed for safety reasons.
• A student who fell on the ice at
Watson Arena during a free skate ses-
sion was escorted to Mid Coast Hospi-
tal with a possible concussion.
• Brunswick Rescue transported a
student with a back injury from Pine
Street Apartments to Mid Coast
• Steam from a shower activated the
fre alarm at Maine Hall.
• A student in Baxter House was
cited for possession of marijuana and
drug paraphernalia.
• Tree students in Maine Hall were
cited for possession of marijuana and
drug paraphernalia.
• A wooden table was heavily dam-
aged in the dining room at Ladd
House. Two students took responsi-
bility for the damage.
Saturday, December 1
• A student reported that a woman
tried several times to gain access to
Quinby House. Te woman was de-
scribed as being in her 60s and wear-
ing a blue/green jacket, gray wind
pants, and a winter hat. She was last
seen walking on Union Street.
• Brunswick Rescue transported an
intoxicated male student from Helm-
reich House to Parkview Adventist
Medical Center.
• A basement wall in Quinby
House was damaged. A student took
• A student with a sinus infection was
taken to the Mid Coast Walk-In Clinic.
• A student reported a suspicious
man at Hawthorne-Longfellow Library.
Te man was asked to leave campus.
• An om cer checked on the well-
being of an intoxicated student in
West Hall.
• An om cer checked the well-being
SECURITY REPORT: 11/30 to 12/6
of an intoxicated student at Bruns-
wick Apartments.
• An om cer checked on the well-
being of an intoxicated student in Os-
her Hall.
Sunday, December 2
• An om cer checked on the well-
being of two intoxicated students who
were sleeping in the third foor wom-
en’s restroom at Coleman Hall. Te
students were escorted to their room.
• A power outage afected portions
of Stowe House Inn.
Monday, December 3
• A second foor window on the
east side of Harpswell Apartments was
smashed over the weekend.
• A purple Ocean Pacifc bicycle
was reported stolen from the area of
Brunswick Apartments U.
• A smoldering trash compactor
near Smith Union was extinguished.
Tuesday, December 4
• A sick student was escorted from
Chamberlain Hall to the Mid Coast
Walk-In Clinic.
• A teal women’s Hufy suspension
mountain bike was stolen from the
west side bike racks at Coles Tower.
• A Brunswick High School stu-
dent reported the thef of an iPod
Touch and a pair of black Ugg boots
from the women’s locker room at Far-
ley Field House.
• A Brunswick High School student
reported the thef of an Abercrombie
hoodie and t-shirt from the men’s
locker room at Farley Field House.
Wednesday, December 5
• A student with severe migraines
was escorted to Parkview.
• A Yellow Bike reported stolen
from the south side of Smith Union
was found.
• A student at Appleton Hall with
a possible food allergy was escorted
to Parkview.
ursday, December 6
• A student with fu symptoms was
taken to the Mid Coast Walk-In Clinic.
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and Security
Afer inclement weather nearly
forced the College to move Ivies in-
doors last year, the Om ce of Student
Activities and the Entertainment Board
(E-Board) redrafed their Ivies rain
plan in order to ensure that they are
fully prepared for this year’s concert.
Like in past years, the plan, which
was fnalized earlier this fall, dictates
that Ivies will be held inside Farley
Field House in the event of rain on the
day of the annual Saturday concert.
Because of space limitations, guests
and alcohol would not be allowed in-
side, which is a new policy.
“We’re trying to make sure that we
have a much more detailed step-by-
step guide of what to do in case it does
need to be called for rain this year,” said
Michael Hannaman ’13, president of
the E-Board.
In addition, the plan would push
back the start time from 2 p.m. to 3
p.m. Assistant Director of Student
Activities Nathan Hinzte said that this
E-Board, Student Activities
update Ivies rain plan
would allow more time for the day’s
athletic events to conclude before the
concert began.
“It was a facilities crunch, and we
hope that by moving it back an hour
we will be able to open up Farley not
only for Ivies, but also for all the ath-
letes that will be using it that day,”
said Hintze.
Both Hinzte and Hannaman under-
stand that most students do not like the
idea of an indoor Ivies concert, but said
they hope the new plan would make
the best of an unwanted situation.
“We obviously don’t want it to be in-
side. It’s not fun for the administration,
and it’s not fun for students,” said Han-
naman. “But the show goes on either
way, and that’s what it will have to be
if it rains.”
Hintze echoed this sentiment.
“We keep trying to tweak Ivies to
make sure it’s as safe and fun for stu-
dents as possible,” he said.
Hannaman said that the E-Board is
working on fnalizing who this year’s
musical guests at Ivies will be, and
hopes to have booked acts by February.
of Middlebury’s $900 million endow-
ment is invested in fossil fuel corpo-
rations at present.
While Bowdoin has seen a modi-
cum of public debate on the issue
of divestment, at Middlebury the
topic has generated considerably
more controversy. Earlier this year,
a group of students released a fake
press release announcing that the
school would be going forward
with plans for divestment, and were
subsequently found to have violated
college policy by failing to “[com-
municate] with honesty and integ-
rity,” an expectation outlined in the
Middlebury Student Handbook.
Though the students were rep-
rimanded for their actions, they
were not subjected to any official
disciplinary action.
Goodrich was enthusiastic that
Middlebury’s announcement would
move Bowdoin closer to action.
“We are comparable in very many
ways to [Middlebury] so it’ll be great
to see how it works for them and to
see how far they get,” he said.
Students have also been pushing
the issue outside the NESCAC.
The New York Times reported on
Wednesday that students at Swarth-
more College are also petitioning
for divestment.
Unity College, located just seventy
miles away from Brunswick, recently
announced it had successfully divest-
ed from fossil fuels, though its $10
million endowment is signifcantly
smaller than Bowdoin’s, which stands
at just over $904 million. Hampshire
College is exporing the possibility of
divestment as well.
“This is gaining momentum,
and I’m incredibly happy that
Bowdoin is part of the movement,”
said Goodrich.
Tough Mills and Volent both stat-
ed that the endowment is not a plat-
form for political statements, there
have been exceptions to this policy.
Only twice in the history of
the College have administrators
supported divestment for politi-
cal reasons: in the 1980s Bowdoin
took a stand against apartheid by
halting investment in companies
doing business with the South Af-
rican government; in 2006, Bow-
doin did the same with the Suda-
nese government in response to
the genocide in Darfur.
Mills explained that in these in-
stances, “there was widespread na-
tional and international agreement
that the subjects that we were dealing
with were abhorred.”
Mills said that climate change has
not generated the same universal
consensus and does not meet “the
test that Darfur and the issues in
South Africa raised, where there was
universal agreement,” said Mills.
Tough there may be a growing
grassroots movement in the country
condemning fossil fuels, Mills argues
that our government is not actively
condemning fossil fuel corporations.
“Given the level of support that
our government and institutions cur-
rently give to producers of fossil fuel,
there’s no way to argue that there is
a concerted movement in the United
States to move away from fossil fuels,”
he said.
Goodrich counters by saying that
the pollutants from these compa-
nies put the future of the planet at
serious risk.
“I’d rather have at least the oppor-
tunity to prevent the worst from hap-
pening, then having to clean up afer-
wards. I’m trying to be proactive as
opposed to reactive,” Goodrich said.
Even if the College were to di-
vest, Volent said she doubts that this
would have a large impact on the in-
dustry on the whole.
“Markets are em cient and it is un-
clear if one group of investors decides
to boycott a specifc sector that there
is any meaningful result,” she wrote
in an email. “Other investors will step
in and buy cheaper securities.”
Mills believes the discussion
should focus on changing individual
behavior to minimize consumption
of fossil fuels.
“I actually think the way that
businesses change their activities,
it isn’t about who invests in their
business, it’s about if they have
enough customers.”
Te meeting ended with an agree-
ment that students would meet with
Mills again at the beginning of next
semester. Mills asked the students to
bring him propositions for ways the
College could be “less of a customer
of fossil fuels”.
Goodrich is confdent that there
will be movement in the future on
this issue.
“We’re in it for the long haul,” he
said. “We look forward to really
working with the administration and
really being able to show that this is
not only possible but necessary.”
Goodrich believes that in con-
tinuing to invest in fossil fuels, the
College would be acting against its
commitment to carbon neutrality
by 2020, a goal that administrators
have acknowledged will be dim cult
to reach.
President Mills emphasizes that
the College pledged only to reduce
its carbon footprint, not to make
significant changes to its invest-
ment portfolio.
Goodrich is insistent that the two
issues are deeply intertwined.
“If we can talk about greening our
facilities, we can defnitely talk about
greening our portfolio,” said Goodrich.
FIELD DAY: Barring rain, the Ivies concert will take place on Whittier Field, as in past years.
EXECUTIVE ORDER: Bowdoin students, led by Matthew Goodrich ’15, took their divestment demands to President Mills’offi ce.
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Alex Marecki
Alex Vasile
Andres Botero
Andrew Park
Bernie Clevens
Brian Jacobel
Brianna Bishop
Caitlin Whalen
Cal Pershan
Carolyn Veilleux
Catherine Yochum
Chengying Liao
Chris Wedeman
Christian Adams
Claire Aasen
Clare McLaughlin
Colin Swords
Connor Evans
Daisy Alioto
Danica Loucks
Daniel Cohen
Daniel Eloy
Daniel Mejia-Cruz
David Sperber
Diana Lee
Dimitria Spathakis
Dylan Hammer
Elana Vlodaver
Elena Schaef
Eliza Novick-Smith
Emma Peters
Eric Edelman
Erica Berry
Erin Fitzpatrick
Erin Leddy
Evan Gershkovich
Evan Horwitz
Frannie Gurzenda
Garrett Casey
Garrett English
Hallie Bates
Harry Rube
Hugh Ratclife
Hy Khong
Jack Morrison
Jay Priyadarshan
Jean-Paul Honegger
Jefrey Yu
Jessie Turner
Judah Isserof
Julia Binswanger
Kacey Berry
Karl Koehler
Kate Featherston
Katherine Foley
Katie Fitch
Katie Miklus
Kaylee Schwitzer
Leo Shaw
Linda Kinstler
Luke Drabyn
Luke Lamar
Luke Milardo
Maeve O’Leary
Maggie Bryan
Marisa McGarry
Matt Shen
Matthew Goodrich
Matthew Gutschenritter
Melissa Wiley
Melody Hahm
Michael Colbert
Michael Levine
Michelle Hong
Natalie Clark
Natalie Kass-Kaufman
Nate Torda
Nick Tonckens
Nicole Wetsman
Nora Biette-Timmons
Peter Davis
Peter Naum s
Peter Yaworsky
Quinn Cohane
Rachel Gladstone
Ron Cervantes
Ryan Holmes
Sam Chase
Sam Miller
Sam Weyrauch
Sammy Shane
Samuel Sabasteanski
Sarah Wood
Sophia Cheng
Sophie Matuszewicz
Tasha Sandoval
Ted Clark
Tessa Kramer
Toph Tucker
Tyler Silver
Walter Wuthmann
Woody Winwill
Youngshim Hwang
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How Maine does the holidays: Seasonal activities for all
December is here, as the light snow-
fall last Sunday briefy reminded cam-
pus before sending along unseasonal
echoes of spring. Putting this aberration
aside, Maine generally goes all out when
it comes to holiday festivities, seen in the
multitude of outdoor activities and the
cozy indoor events replete with hot co-
coa and Christmas lights.
And for those who need a distraction
from reading period—take a break to
explore some of the local attractions that
defne a Maine holiday experience.
Melding intrinsic Maine-ness with
holiday cheer, L.L. Bean lights up Free-
port every December with the L.L. Bean
Northern Lights. From November 16
to December 31, the store illuminates
downtown Freeport with a nightly
Musical Holiday Light Show. Te
ubiquitous Maine company also hosts
horse-drawn wagon rides, musical per-
formances, and sled dogs throughout
the holiday season.
Stop and admire one of the largest
Christmas trees in the state outside
of L.L.Bean while you are shopping
at the outlets, or soaking up the glitz
of Freeport Sparkle Weekend, which
starts today and continues through
this Sunday.
Te event-packed weekend begins
tonight with the popular Sparkle Parade
of Lights and culminates in a tuba con-
cert Saturday afernoon. Don’t forget the
Talking Christmas Tree, which provides
constant narration and caroling to pass-
ersby throughout the weekend.
A quick car ride south, the city of
Portland bustles with events during
December, from craf fairs to theatrical
performances, and makes for a great all-
around downtown Christmas shopping
and window shopping experience.
e Maine College of Art Holiday Sale
features handmade gifs by students and
professors, and runs tomorrow Decem-
ber 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For DIY
products and vintage goods, visit e
Picnic Holiday Sale, an indie craf fair
that takes place this Sunday, December
9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m in downtown
Te Portland Stage Company is
currently showing two seasonal per-
formances: A Christmas Carol and Da-
vid Sedaris’ Santaland Diaries. Tese
stylistically polar opposites—little
winter pun there—both promise holi-
day fulfllment, whether through the
thought-provoking themes of Dickens’
Christmas classic or the equally thought-
provoking, yet infnitely snarkier satire
by the modern comedic legend.
For those who don’t have access to
wheels, or simply want to experience the
Maine holiday season on foot, Bruns-
wick is a festive little town in its own
Keep an eye out for particularly ex-
travagant window decorations, as the
town holds its annual Window Won-
derland decorating contest that many of
the local shops downtown participate in.
Te Brunswick Farmer’s Market,
reincarnated in Fort Andross as the
Brunswick Winter Market in November,
is a warm haven of hearty breads, fresh
vegetables, and fragrant handmade
soaps Saturday mornings from 9 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. Frontier Café also has an
impressive line-up in the month of De-
cember, ranging from a documentary
about the ever-disappearing glaciers in
the Artic, to an evening of holiday com-
edy acts next Friday, December 14, with
performer Karen Morgan.
Maine has a variety of festivals and
other organized events that commemo-
rate the holidays, but if the snow starts
falling, it opens up a whole new window
of opportunity for winter activity. Yes,
the state is home to over a dozen com-
mercial ski areas, but more impromptu
outdoor adventures are waiting just out-
side the boundaries of the Quad. Bor-
row equipment from the Bowdoin Out-
ing Club and snowshoe or ski through
the Maine woods (the Town Commons
is beautiful when blanketed in snow), as
long as you are careful not to stumble
over a well-camoufaged root.
If you are fortunate and have the re-
sources in acquaintances and supplies,
grab a friend who hails from Maine or
who knows what he or she is doing and
go ice fshing on a local pond. Bundle
up, bring a thermos of hot cocoa, and be
prepared to catch way too many pick-
Live a balanced northern New Eng-
land life this holiday season; juxtapose
paper-writing with a chat with the Talk-
A high school classic brought to college: The semi-formal
This weekend is the First-Year
Sophomore Semi-Formal and I am
not going to lie, when I first found
out about this upcoming shindig
I couldn’t help but cringe. When
I think of a semi-formal, phras-
es such as “painfully awkward,”
“hokey,” and “extremely awkward”
come to mind.
You see, high school semi-for-
mals were never my forte. To start,
I always put extreme pressure on
the whole situation. Hollywood
tricked me into thinking semi-
formals were magical nights. In
the movies, it’s an evening where
some random really good-looking
person finds you under the disco
ball and says “I’ve always loved you
and you’re super awesome and we
should be together forever.” Yet—
for whatever reason—that does not
seem to happen in real life.
Instead, high school semi-for-
mals were usually disasters. Just
preparing for the dance always
took way too much work. I guess
it was easier for guys, but us girls
always had to find the right dress,
and then the right shoes to go with
and needed to wait for my mom to
pick me up—sad times.
So, as you can imagine, when I
first heard that Bowdoin was hold-
ing a semi-formal for first years
and sophomores I laughed at the
whole thing and waved it off.
However, as I gave it more
thought I realized something.
High school semi-formals were the
worst, but this is not high school.
We are in college now, and I have
never seen a Hollywood movie
about a college semi-formal.
Now, I’m not saying that be-
cause we are in college this semi-
formal will be better than any you
may have previously experienced.
For all I know this dance will be
as painful as all the rest. However,
because we have no expectations,
there’s no pressure going into this
thing. If you don’t like the stress of
finding a good date, no worries be-
cause no one cares if you go stag—
as the invitation read, “Fly solo, or
bring your co-pilot.”
If it turns out that there’s no
Cyndi Lauper and people are sim-
ply grinding all over each other,
that’s ok, because that’s what we’re
used to now a la College House
campus wide. If you end up hav-
ing a bad time and want to leave,
that’s also fine because you can go
back to your dorm. You don’t have
to wait for your mom to pick you
If you end up having a bad time
and want to leave, that’s fine
because you can go back to your
dorm. You don’t have
to wait for your mom to pick
you up. She doesn’t go here.
that right dress. After that, we had
to make sure we looked good by
not only caking our skin in layers
of makeup, but also by killing our
hair with curlers and straighteners.
In addition, if you weren’t dating
someone already, figuring out your
date was always a hassle. Obtaining
one in the first place was a feat in
itself, so if you accomplished that,
you deserved a pat on the back. But
even then, there were always un-
clear expectations of what kind of
dates you were going to be. Is this
up. She doesn’t go here.
Maybe it’s time to finally take
back the semi-formal from Holly-
wood and give it try. It’s low pres-
sure and there don’t need to be any
unforgiving expectations. Plus, I
heard there might be smoothies
there. And let’s be honest—that
may be reason enough to stop by
in itself.
VIEW FROM THE POLE: L.L. Bean’s Northern Lights dazzle in the store’s annual decora-
tion of downtown Freeport (above). In another sign of the holiday season, Santa makes his return to a
number of storefronts in downtown Brunswick (below).
a friend thing or are you trying to
get in my pants? I could never tell.
Next, once you were there, peo-
ple never actually slow danced to
Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time”
as they did in the movies. They just
grinded all over each other and
sloppily made out near you. I’d al-
ways walk in, realize I wasn’t hav-
ing any fun, but then remember I
couldn’t leave because I had no car
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Bowdoin students from an array of
social groups, class years and sexual
orientations suggests that this is not
generally the case at Bowdoin, and
that many men and women are dis-
satisfed with the hookup culture here,
mostly as a result of an unspoken set
of rules that dictate how students go
about navigating sex and dating at the
Ambiguous terms
Te interviewed students uni-
laterally agreed that “hooking up”
can mean “anything from kissing to
having sex,” as Phoebe Kranefuss ’16
put it, and is usually a “very casual”
encounter. As Eric Edelman writes in
his op-ed this week, “Hookups can
have as much or as little meaning as
you put into them. Tey can take the
form of friendly hellos, sloppy good-
byes, clear overtures of interest, or
cautious explorations.”
“If you are very focused on school-
work it’s a good option to still have
sexual partners and not need to have
a constant connection and depen-
dency on them, and I think that can
be very benefcial if both people are
completely on the same page,” said
Kendall Carpenter ’15, who co-chairs
the Alliance for Sexual Assault Pre-
vention (ASAP).
But too ofen, students are not
on the same page as the people they
choose to hook up with—a symptom
of the indefnite meaning of the term,
as well as what amounts to an unom -
cial code of conduct that regulates these
encounters, which makes it dim cult for
men and women to be clear about what
they want from their partners.
“You can be having a conversa-
tion with your friends and you could
say ‘we’re hooking up’ or ‘we hooked
up’ and that could mean anything...
you don’t have to share your entire
life story, but you can still be sexually
aware,” said Anissa Tanksley ’14. “But
to a certain extent I think it diminishes
the importance of those experiences.”
“I think the most important thing
on this campus is to have an open line
of communication, because it’s really
easy to assume that everyone wants
this one night stand hookup thing,”
said Christa Villari ’15. “In reality,
the majority of feedback is that peo-
ple don’t necessarily want that, that
people want to be in relationships and
that they’re generally dissatisfed with
what’s going on on campus.”
Te going myth is that everyone is
hooking up, and that there is only one
“hookup culture,” governed by sports
teams and College Houses.
“Tere’s a predominant notion that
everyone’s hooking up, and I don’t
think that’s true at all,” said Matt Fron-
gillo ’13, who leads ASAP with Car-
penter. “When the hookup culture be-
comes a problem is when people feel
like they have to ft into it.”
Rosin’s article cites data from soci-
ologist Paula England, who has been
surveying college students about
hooking up since 2005. England
found that on average, college seniors
reported an average of 7.9 hookups
over the course of four years in col-
lege, which Rosin casts as proof that
“people at either end of the scale are
skewing the numbers.”
“Tere’s some people who legiti-
mately think that people do not date
or have some other relationship other
than maybe hooking up, which I
think is completely not true,” said Josh
Friedman ’15.
Te hookup culture at Bowdoin
goes hand in hand with the drink-
ing culture. In 2010, 68 percent of
Bowdoin students reported they were
sexually active, and 67 percent said
they had sex while drunk during the
previous academic year, according to
data from the College’s most recent
Health & Wellness survey. Last year,
34 percent of Bowdoin students said
they sometimes drink in order to be
more comfortable firting, according
to a NESCAC-wide alcohol survey.
“I dont think its necessarily the
norm at all, it’s just what’s the most
public, because you see people who
are intoxicated and hooking up and
that’s what you think is the norm,” said
Laurel Varnell ’15.
Stereotypes and subcultures
Stereotypes about hooking up and
dating have long informed campus
culture. A 1989 Orient article re-
ported that the dominant courtship
pattern at the College was “mating,
dating, and relating,” with students
displaying the tendency “to have ei-
ther a ‘marriage-like’ relationship
with another person or no relation-
ship at all.” And the same kinds of
stereotypes were unsurprisingly at
play then as now: “Men ofen go to
campus-wide fraternity parties with
an expectation that they can ‘scoop’
a girl by acting in a very masculine
manner,” the Orient reporter noted,
continuing to make the claim that
“Women also perpetuate sex roles. A
few [students] confded they used a
‘stupid chick’ act to make their ways
to the front of beer lines at parties.”
Now that College Houses have re-
placed fraternities as hosts of campus-
wides, it’s still undeniable that men
and women both have active roles in
keeping the hookup culture alive and
well, and interviewed students iden-
tifed similar stereotypes to those re-
ported over 20 years ago.
Misconceptions about the hookup
culture graf onto the most common-
ly stereotyped demographics at the
College, like athletes, NARPs [Non-
Athletic Regular Persons], frst years,
and others.
“One of my friends said yesterday,
‘I would never hook up with a NARP
at Bowdoin, there are too many cute
athletic boys,’” said Wynne Leahy ’16.
Athletic teams appear to be the
group that determines the social
scene, simply because they are the
most visible and easily identifable.
Forty percent of students play at least
one varsity sport.
“I don’t think you’re limited if you’re
not on a sports team, but there is def-
nitely a sports culture at Bowdoin, and
it’s neither a good thing or a bad thing,”
said Matthew Gutierrez ’16.
Phoebe Kranefuss ’16 noted the
stereotyped contrasts between the
athlete and non-athlete scene, and
said that from her point of view, casu-
al hooking up is much more prevalent
among athletes.
“Te attitude [of] varsity athletes
and non-athletes are generally very
diferent,” Kranefuss said. “I’ve noticed
that the varsity athletes are always at
Baxter and Crack on the weekends
and when you run into them they’re
really good at picking up girls, a lot
of times guys who aren’t athletes are
kind of—not all of them but a lot of
the time--they’re kind of the guys you
might get to know and become friends
with frst.”
Among some students, athletic
teams enjoy an elevated status in the
hookup culture.
Kranefuss said this was certainly
the case among people she knows:
“One of my friends said the other day,
‘Oh he’s on the baseball team, so it
doesn’t even matter who he is,’” add-
ing, “I’m sure if that gets published the
baseball team is going to be ecstatic.”
Tat said, this hierarchy demon-
strates perceptions more than reality.
It also does not fully account for the
changes in the hookup culture as stu-
dents get older and the novelty and
anonymity wears of.
“When you start as a freshman
you have all these opportunities be-
fore you, people who you really don’t
know well enough to decide whether
or not it’s a good decision to hook up
with them,” said Simon Bordwin, ’13.
“At the beginning you don’t realize
that...the people you hook up with
you have to spend the rest of your
college career with, and those are
consequences you don’t think about
when you’re a freshman. You learn to
be a little bit more cautious.”
Bordwin said that students who
don’t identify as straight face the same
problems when it comes to hooking
up on Bowdoin’s small campus.
“I don’t think there are really are
that many diferences, because I feel
like no matter who you want to hook
up with there is going to be a small
pool,” said Bordwin. “We all exist in
these little microcosms.”
Bordwin added, however, that be-
cause the queer community is more
limited in size, “Te gay hookup scene
is...very much contained within the
gay community because, I would say,
most gay hookups happen not at more
‘mainstream’ parties and so for that
reason, it adds to its incestuous quali-
ties, but it also makes it a little more
private in a weird way. Also, there’s a
sense of not wanting to out people and
being unsure of who is out or not.”
Te microcosms Bordwin de-
scribes exist for a handful of campus
“Generally the people who are the
most vocal are the ones who are talk-
ing about the mainstream hookup cul-
ture, and that’s why it’s seen as a norm.
Whereas the queer community has it’s
own culture, women and men of color
have their own, international students
have their own,” said Varnell.
Tanksley agreed, and questioned
the degree to which these subcultures
interact with each other through the
hookup scene.
“Beyond racial lines, there are
just certain groups that just never
interact. And for those groups to be
having relationships outside of those
groups is very taboo and you’ll rarely
see it, because people feel uncomfort-
able stepping outside those social
lines that have been drawn for them,”
she said.
One of the major problems that
students identifed about the most
visible hookup culture is that many
parties involve women going to a male
residence like, to take the most-cited
example, Crack House—the site of
the Boom Boom Room, a notorious
basement dancefoor—but not before
a certain hour and not before having
a few drinks.
“Te sports houses are kind of our
version of a fraternity,” said Carpen-
ter. “It would solve all our problems
if a girls sports team got a house and
threw parties, so it [wouldn’t be] just
the guys deciding who is coming in
and who’s not.”
“I wish that women on campus felt
like they didn’t need to go to a men’s
house in order to have a successful
night,” said Tanksley. “I honestly think
that the men at Crack House, if no
women showed up they would still
party, they would drink and have an
amazing night”
Connor Handy ’13, a resident of
Crack House who has been in a rela-
tionship for over ten months, said that
there is a stigma attached to the house
that leads many students to misunder-
stand the nature of the space.
“I’m involved with a lot of diferent
groups on campus...[but] when people
hear that I live at the Crack House,
they kind of want to hear more about
it,” said Handy. “Tere’s defnitely a
good amount of judging. Tere’s just
a stigma about it. A lot of people think
you have to be drunk to go, you have
to hook up with someone—not what
we want at all.”
“I think that Crack House gets a lot
of bad rap,” said Varnell. “But it’s also
somewhat truthful. I’ve heard people
make comments like, “I don’t go into
the Boom Boom Room unless I want
to hook up with someone,’ which is
disgusting...but there are other places
besides that one room that are com-
pletely normal spaces, where people
are talking and hanging out.”
e Rules of Engagement
Te stigmas, stereotypes, and mis-
communications about hooking up at
Bowdoin are rooted in “understood”
conventions about how it all happens,
which students said they’ve seen lead
to an array of emotional experiences,
not all the empowering “feminist
progress” that Rosin portends.
Students reported that emotional
detachment is the rule at Bowdoin, and
that men and women alike feel pressure
to say they don’t want a relationship.
“A lot of the rules revolve around
this idea that you have to act cool
about it,” said Villari. “Everyone as-
sumes that no one really wants a re-
lationship, therefore if you hook up
with someone, if you see them, maybe
you’ll say hi, maybe you won’t. It’s so
weird how people pretend like they
didn’t just spend hours with that per-
son, or to wake up next to a person
and see them the next day at brunch
and pretend like you didn’t just wake
up next to them.”
According to Rosin, England’s data
shows that 74 percent of men and
women said they’d had a relationship
lasting at least six months while in
college, a statistic that is of the mark
when it comes to Bowdoin—in a 2008
Orient survey, just under 40 percent of
students reported having at least one
committed relationship during their
time at the College.
Handy said the College’s “almost
nonexistent” dating culture is distinct
from similar schools.
“I obviously don’t have too much
experience with other schools, but I
think it’s pretty diferent at Bowdoin...
From a guy’s perspective, it seems like
there are a lot of guys on campus who
aren’t looking for girlfriends,” he said.
England found that 66 percent of
women say they wanted their most
recent hookup to turn into some-
thing more, and 58 percent of men
said the same.
“I came into it [thinking] ‘I want
to have a relationship,’ and it was re-
ally hard being a freshman and fnd-
ing that the people I was hooking
up with didn’t want the same thing,”
said Villari.
Students agreed that one of the
unspoken rules is that people have to
appear indiferent towards a hookup
afer the fact, ofen by ignoring some-
one in passing or eschewing further
communication altogether.
Devin Hardy ’13 called this “the
avoidance rule...whoever can be more
disengaged is ultimately the person
who has the power.”
“Unless at the beginning you’ve
made it clear that you want more
than a hook up, then the expectation
is not even to acknowledge the hook
up, it’s just to pretend it didn’t hap-
pen,” said Varnell.
Hardy, who works closely with the
Women’s Resource Center, said that
she is thinking about starting “a ‘Just
Say Hi’ campaign” to encourage peo-
ple to set the norm of speaking to each
other afer a hookup.
“You would think it would be
easier to confront them or to see
them and not put your head down
and pretend you never hooked up
with that person,” said Villari. “But
for some reason it’s so taboo, and ev-
eryone just assumes that that’s what’s
done on campus.”
Nonetheless, not every interaction
is predicated on these campus trends.
“Tere are people who will not say
hi the next morning, and then there are
people who are really really friendly,
and both of those are fne,” said Leahy.
A new era?
So, have we really “landed in an
era that has produced a new breed
of female sexual creature,” as Rosin
suggests? Are Bowdoin students satis-
fed with the hookup culture, in all its
forms? It’s impossible to say for sure,
but that doesn’t seem to be the case,
largely as a result of the understood
rules that govern sexual encounters
on campus, and the lack of anonymity
that attends a small, highly concen-
trated student population.
“I look around, and I see women
who I see as strong, brilliant, beautiful
women who are having these sexual en-
counters that they regret, and...with peo-
ple who they wouldn’t be attracted to in
the daylight,” said Tanksley. “But it gives
them a certain amount of reinforcement
and it makes them feel wanted.”
Not everyone at Bowdoin wants a
relationship, a hookup, or anything in
between—many don’t know what they
want, and therein lies the problem.
“I come across people who come
up with excuses, reasons why they
don’t want a consistent hook up... like,
‘It’s my senior fall,’ or ‘I don’t want to
be too attached to someone,’” said
Handy. “Bowdoin’s so small that if
anything ever goes sour, it can be re-
ally awkward.”
Jay Greene ’13, who works with
ASAP and V-Day to promote discus-
sions about these issues on campus,
said that simply accepting miscon-
ceptions about the hookup culture at
face value perpetuates the problem.
“My interest is in helping people
realize that if there’s an aspect of
their social life—hooking up, drink-
ing, gender dynamics- that they don’t
like, they can do something about it,”
she said.
“Unfortunately I think you do fnd
that a lot of people are dissatisfed with
their experiences,” said Villari. “I know
people who go out and are like ‘I don’t
want to hook up with anyone’ or ‘I
don’t want to be in a relationship’...but
on the inside they really do want that
relationship. And it’s kind of a guise to
say that they’re okay with hooking up
with all these random people, when in
reality it’s because they’re not getting
what they want.”
While Rosin’s argument that the
hookup culture is illustrative of a new
expression of feminism on college
campuses does not hold up for many
students at Bowdoin, one of the con-
clusions she draws certainly applies:
“Young men and women have dis-
covered a sexual freedom unbridled
by the conventions of marriage, or
any conventions. But that’s not how
the story ends. Tey will need time...
to fgure out what they want and how
to ask for it. Ultimately, the desire for
a deeper human connection always
wins out, for both men and women.”
If students are willing to take the
time to think about the various impli-
cations of hooking up and the issues
it attends before hitting the holiday
parties this weekend, maybe everyone
can start getting what they want.
-Claire Aasen contributed to this
“There’s some people who
legitimately think that people do
not date or have some other
relationship other than maybe
hooking up, which I think is
completely untrue.”
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LET IT BLOW: Tim Hunt ’14, Isabelle Lowe ’13 and Ben Pallant ’16 perform in the Jazz Ensemble, one of two student Jazz groups.
Students trumpeted a successful
end to the semester on Tuesday in
a “Jazz Night” showcase on Decem-
ber 3, directed by Music Lecturer
Frank Mauceri.
Mauceri worked with two groups
of musicians throughout the se-
mester: the Jazz Ensemble and the
Jazz Combo. Members of both the
eight-person jazz ensemble and the
six-person jazz combo agreed that
this semester’s repertoire was par-
ticularly challenging. The concert
included pieces like “Jive Samba,”
by Nat Adderley and “Beija Flor,”
by Nelson Cavaquinho.
Tough some students play in the
group as part of a half-credit course,
many perform extracurricularly. Te
range of experience varies, but most
students have been playing music
since they were children.
“My mom used to play Paul Simon
Live in Concert videos, and I used to
watch that instead of cartoons,” said
Rami Stucky ’14, explaining how his
musical career began.
Some members of the two
groups, such as Molly Ridley ’14,
have been playing the same instru-
ment they began at a young ages,
while others picked theirs up when
they were older.
“I chose the trombone because
no one else played it,” said Tim
Hunt ’14. “I had a lot of excess en-
ergy, so the slide looked like a lot
of fun.”
For some students, the Bowdoin
ensembles mark their frst foray into
jazz. Others began playing the genre
in middle and high school bands.
Gibson Hartley ’16 plays saxo-
phone and started a jazz quin-
tet during his senior year in high
school. Sam Eley ’15 has played
drums since the beginning of mid-
dle school.
“I started playing jazz in sixth
grade I guess,” said Eley. “I’ve been
playing in small groups, like five
or six people since then. It’s pretty
Semester’s end concert casts spotlight on student Jazz scene
similar to what we’re doing tonight.”
Mauceri said the varying levels of
experience can be a challenge, but
jazz is about collaboration.
“One of the important things of any
musical ensemble is everyone’s job as
an individual is to try to make the oth-
er people sound good,” said Mauceri.
“People have to be sensitive to each
other, listen, and play in a way that
complements the others. Even though
there are solos, its not really about
stars, its about working together.”
Many students who play in the
Ensemble and Combo are involved
in other parts of the music scene on
campus. Ridley explores jazz in a
variety of courses such as Jazz Com-
position and plays of campus as fre-
quently as she can. Hunt and Hartley
both sing in a cappella groups.
Compared to their other musi-
cal endeavors, jazz allows for more
personal expression.
“Less of it is about playing the
music as it’s written, and more of it
is about taking that and putting im-
provisation to it,” said Ben Pallant
’16, an alto saxophonist. “It’s actu-
ally in a way less structured than
playing in a big group.”
Part of the appeal of the groups is
the tendency to play with the same
musicians year after year, which fa-
cilitates the intimate knowledge of
musical styles and signatures that
are vital to improvisation.
“Two of the players, the drum-
mer and the vibraphone player,
they’re in my year and we’ve been
in the group since freshman year,”
said Ridley. “It’s been really fun to
go through the whole process with
them and see us grow as musicians,
friends, and as band colleagues.”
As campus band Suck my NESCAC
opened Junior-Senior Ball in Brunswick
on Saturday night, Toronto-based pop-
punk duo Moon King warmed up the
crowd for the frst of three transport-
ing shows this weekend at Space Gal-
lery, one of Portland’s most versatile art
venues. Twin Sister and School of Seven
Bells headlined Saturday’s concert, Pearl
and the Beard took the stage on Sunday,
and Lady Lamb the Beekeeper opened
for Kaki King to conclude the event se-
ries on Tuesday night.
Space Gallery is known for its eso-
teric exhibitions, contemporary flm
screenings and Indie concerts that ca-
ter to Portland’s aesthete crowd. Te
minimalistic space is kept sparse to
accommodate all types of art, and has
been used for interpretive dance per-
formances and large-scale sculpture in-
stallations. It’s always packed come Art
Walk, and is known to throw holiday
parties worth going to. Tickets rarely
exceed $15, and the reasonable price
point coupled with a well-stocked bar
means that Mainers of all ages frequent
the place.
Te fve-man indie pop group Twin
Sister brought the ethereal, listless sound
of its debut album, “In Heaven,” to Space
Gallery on Saturday night. Te bewitch-
ing vocals of Andrea Estella and talents
of guitarist Eric Cardona commanded
the show, but hits like “Bad Street” and
“Gene Ciampi” fell noticeably short of
the pulsating energy of the band’s EP.
At times it felt like Twin Sister’s cool
had all but taken the life out of the en-
semble, with Estella dreamily pacing
center stage, hitting her tambourine
as if the beat was only an aferthought.
Perhaps all the energy of Twin Sister was
siphoned of to School of Seven Bells,
whose performance was over-thought
Portland’s Space Gallery hosts slew of Indie concerts
and over-styled. Fresh of the release of a
new EP, “Put Your Sad Down,” the duo,
composed of vocalist Alejandra Deheza
and guitarist Benjamin Curtis, was de-
termined to put on a good show but
tried too hard to make a dance beat out
of their ambient instrumentals.
Josh Arnoudse and Raky Sastri,
the voices of the Cambridge, Mass.
folk-pop duo You Won’t, opened Sun-
day’s concert in the latest stop on their
East Coast tour with New York-based
Pearl and the Beard and Lucius. You
Won’t released its debut album, Skep-
tic Goodbye, this summer afer years
of collaboration—Arnoudse and Sastri
met as drama classmates in Lexington
High School. Te album casts a nostal-
gic backward glance at childhood; lyr-
ics like “If I was a sad eighteen, I would
cut all the holes in your jeans for you, /
But now what can I say / I’m too little
too late” in “Who Knew” are down-
right incredulous at the passing of time.
Te rousing, folksy beat of “Television,”
coupled with Arnoudse’s beguilingly
Dylan-esque vocals and Sastri’s piano
accompaniment, were enough to move
the crowd.
You Won’t ended the night by jump-
ing of the stage and playing its last
song from the center of the gallery,
with Arnoudse spending some time
perched on the lap of Pearl and the
Beard guitarist Jeremy Styles. Te audi-
ence—charmed by the band’s vaguely
retro, jocular style—swayed along as
Arnoudse and Sastri broke out wind
chimes and a harmonium, which
as Arnoudse explained, is a hand-
pumped keyboard instrument that
“Indie groups have blasphemed to the
top of the charts.” A ftting end, as that’s
certainly where You Won’t is heading.
Lucius had to bow out of the show
due to illness, apparently shared by
both band members, so Pearl and the
Beard was up next. Te indie folk trio,
composed of Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily
Hope Price and Jeremy Styles, is known
for impressive live performances, and
Sunday night was no exception. With
Mackenzie playing glockenspiel and
sometimes kazoo, Hope Price on cello,
and Styles on guitar—and all three
harmonizing on the band’s rich, pow-
erful vocals—the sound of Pearl and
the Beard shook the bones of every-
one gathered between Space Gallery’s
uncharacteristically blank walls. A few
technical dim culties were quickly put
to rest by Peter McLaughlin ’10, of Te
Milkman Union, who works the sound
at Space (“He has the hands of a baby
surgeon,” Styles said of McLaughlin).
Highlights of the night included an
unearthly a cappella solo from Hope
Price and an of-stage encore that
brought Pearl and the Beard, You Won’t
and Lady Lamb the Beekeeper (who
was in the audience that evening) to-
gether in the center of the gallery for a
heartwarming rendition of Lady Lamb’s
“Apple,” which she co-wrote with Hope
Price. “If you walked away / I would be
a lonely apple / In the core of me / Tere
grows a seed / And it’s trying to become
/ Become, become, become…” they
sang, holding hands and swaying to-
gether, surrounded by an audience that
didn’t hesitate to sing along.
Brunswick native Lady Lamb (a.k.a
Aly Spaltro), 23, was the real star of the
concert series. Tuesday night brought
by far the largest turnout of the week-
end, and Lady Lamb took advantage
of the occasion (“I feel like I got my
start here,” she said of the venue) to an-
nounce that her debut studio album,
“Ripley Pine” drops on February 19,
and that the kick-of show will be held
at Space shortly thereafer.
With family and close friends in the
audience, the show was a true home-
coming for Lady Lamb, who frst start-
ed writing music while working the
counter of Bart & Greg’s DVD Explo-
sion in Tontine Mall and last played at
Bowdoin in November 2010.
Afer starting with an afecting
a cappella opener, Lady Lamb ran
through old favorites, like “Milk Duds,”
which she said is about a time when she
was young and in love, living in Bath,
and the feeling of going to the candy
store with the person you love and just
“going to town on the candy.” Te set
list also included tracks from her forth-
coming album, like “Crane Your Neck”
and the melancholic “Little Brother.”
Te show was one of the fnal stops on
Lady Lamb’s frst nationwide tour; be-
fore leaving the stage to Kaki King she
reminded the crowd that she’ll be back
at Space in no time.
Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Port-
land, Me.
SPACE JAM: Kaki King (left) and Lady Lamb the Beekeeper (right) performed at Space Gallery last week.
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The class that begins at 7 p.m.
on Wednesday night in Fort An-
dross is not likely to resemble any
course you’re taking. Members
of the Visual Arts Senior Semi-
nar frantically buzz around the
empty space, hard at work set-
ting up a gallery in time for their
Senior Exhibition on Friday. The
Seminar consists of 15 visual arts
majors, each with a distinct style
and talent.
Unlike most visual arts courses
at the College, the seminar has
no assignments. Instead, students
were encouraged to explore art
individually in whatever manner
they wish, an experience culminat-
ing in projects that will be exhib-
ited tonight.
“This class has been a lot about
trying out different things and fig-
uring out what makes sense to us,”
says Audrey Blood ’13. “It’s a lot
about process.”
Blood’s final project is a seven-
by-seven foot piece of chipboard,
stuck with silk sewing needles.
Around the needles, Blood has
wound red thread and incorpo-
rated dyed-red sand. She estimates
she has used 5,000 needles in the
creation of her surprisingly haunt-
ing piece.
The Seminar emphasizes in-
dividuality, but classmates often
work together and shape one an-
other’s creative process. Students
brought a comfortable slew of
advice and critical feedback with
them as they moved their work
into the space on Wednesday.
“Ben [Livingston ’13] working
on the wall is what got me started
on the wall in the first place,” says
Theresa Merchant ’13.
Merchant faced a unique chal-
lenge in presenting her artwork.
The piece she has been working on
for the last several months is direct-
ly incorporated with the wall of the
studios in the College’s McLellan
building. A show at Fort Andross
meant starting over almost entirely.
“I started doing these boards
that I could move when I found
out the show would be here,” said
Merchant. “But the real work is
right on the wall.”
Last week Merchant took over
one corner of the Fort’s gallery
space and has been painting ever
since. The walls and her panels
are covered in black lines, words
and phrases—only sometimes in-
telligible—that deal with “every-
thing that is darkness,” according
to Merchant.
Jay Greene ’13 sits on the floor
near Merchant’s corner, surround-
ed by roughly 400 loose folded
playing cards. In front of her is
her final project, a 20-inch thick
sphere of about 600 of these cards
glued together into a solid mass.
Greene says her project began
with the idea of taking everyday
objects and transforming them
into something stronger.
“It’s a little bit of a challenge
because we’ve seen beautiful
things made out of them before.
We’ve seen card houses,” says
Greene. “I needed to make some-
thing unexpected.”
Because the class is two semes-
ters long, Greene sees time to ex-
pand on her current project. She
hopes to eventually suspend her
sphere from the ceiling and sur-
round it with individual playing
cards hanging from strings to give
the impression that it is exploding.
A saber tooth cat sculpture made
by Ignatia Chen ’13 currently dan-
gles from the ceiling. Chen’s proj-
ect seeks to investigate human and
Art majors exhibit senior projects
animal forms, and she says that she
hung her cat from above to give it a
sense of vulnerability.
Chen constructed the piece on
a cardboard frame that she stuffed
with garbage bags. She then cov-
ered the frame with cloth rags
used in printmaking, stained with
a wide spectrum of colored inks.
Wednesday night, Chen is busy
hashing out the details of how to
display her piece. Up on a ladder,
she rips at the piece with a razor,
exposing the garbage bags inside.
“I want to open it up a bit,” she says.
Chen is currently looking to ap-
prentice in a boat-building com-
munity after leaving the College. If
not, she says she will “just go home
and make art.”
The seminar is team-taught by
Sculptor-in-Residence John Bis-
bee in the fall and Professor of Art
Mark Wethli in the spring. Though
each technically teaches for only
one semester, they try to maintain
a presence throughout the year to
ensure a sense of continuity be-
tween semesters. Both acknowl-
edge that they play a limited role
as advisors in a class so focused
on individual creation. As the stu-
dents bustled around Fort Andross
on Wednesday night, Wethli qui-
etly makes his way from person to
person as Bisbee’s trademark sar-
casm filled the hectic room with a
buzzing energy.

The show will be held in Fort
Andross on Friday September 7,
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will also
feature work by the class’s other 11
members: Amilia Campbell, Ra-
chel Canas, Louisa Cannell, Ben
Livingston, Josh Gutierrez, Hugo
Barajas, Devin Hardy, Linda Alva-
rez, Becky Rosen, Ursula Moreno-
VanderLaan, and Nicole Fossi, all
class of ’13.
PAINT THE TOWN: With Senior Seminar students busy installing an exhibition in Fort Andross, their McLellan studio remains uncharacteristically clean.
Year-end lists in music criticism
are often like members of my ex-
tended family: put them together
and they remember why they
hate each other. Online magazine
NME, with its bewildering loyalty
to a Brit-pop agenda, is the self-
aggrandizing snot-of-a-cousin
who still thinks MySpace is cool.
Rolling Stone is the balding uncle
who thinks relevance means wait-
ing out for another Eagles' album;
Spin is the brother who regretted
coming the moment he stepped in;
Pitchfork is the other brother who
shows up late to drink the free al-
cohol and goad everyone as much
as possible. NPR rounds out the
family tree as the desperate pa-
triarch hoping to hold his family
together, and does so—unwilling-
ly—only by giving everyone else a
common enemy.
Tere are years, however, when
the turkey is so universally sublime
that it can bring even the twins who
haven't talked to each other in years
into agreement.
Te glorious bloodbath of 2010
gave us all something to unite
around—with Kanye West woo-
ing even as he booed princess of
country-pop Taylor Swif—but 2012
gives us reason to practice eye-spit-
(“too many bottles of this wine we
can't pronounce”) with little in the
way of melodic hooks. His sultry
delivery, ranging from a sexy-as-
hell growl to an impassioned fal-
setto, is the centerpiece of the al-
bum, more so even than the traces
of R&B that groove like back in the
day. Although he's beholden to a
bygone era of music, he sounds in-
escapably like the present.
Being the favor of the month
isn't always a good thing, however.
Ocean has eclipsed last year's anony-
mous phenomenon Te Weeknd as
the new herald of R&B, and right-
fully so. Ocean's music has stay-
ing power because it's so caught
up in his identity, which itself has
a compelling story. Shortly before
releasing “Channel Orange,” Ocean
published an open letter on the in-
ternet describing how his frst love,
at 19-years-old, was a man.
Te stories of the characters that
Ocean weaves into his songs are
compelling enough without this
bit of information to make “Chan-
nel Orange” a great record. Don't
go searching for clues in the pro-
nouns—they're all there, he, she, me,
you. To play gender politics would be
easy, but Ocean refuses to hit us over
the head with it. He writes thought-
ful songs with an eye for both speci-
fcity (the “glass dick” of “Crack
Rock”) and vagueness (“why see the
Ocean defies norms
in sound and spirit
ting and shin-kicking as means of
winning arguments. Maybe it was
because Arcade Fire took the year
of and Kanye was too busy dick-
ing around with his labelmates, but
there was no album this year around
which we could all rally.
Fortunately, no one told Frank
Ocean that new artists are not
supposed to top year-end lists.
The singer-songwriter effortlessly
crooned his way into the top-five of
many of my extended family mem-
ber's best-of 2012 album lists, but
how? This is the guy who wrote a
song for Justin Beiber, after all, and
is part of that loose coalition of
miscreants known as Odd Future
Wolf Gang Kill Them All.
Ocean was able to succeed so eas-
ily becasue his debut album “Chan-
nel Orange” is simply fantastic.
“Channel Orange” is no pop al-
bum. The lines I catch myself sing-
ing to myself are smart one-liners
world when you got a beach?”) that
emphasizes the inclusiveness of the
record. Although deeply personal,
Ocean shares all these accounts with
the listener, and they become ours as
much as his.
Te question becomes, then, why
didn't this album top every year-end
list? If Rolling Stone wants to give
Bruce Springsteen the top spot be-
cause he's Bruce Springsteen, fne.
But for all its Occupy topicality,
“Wrecking Ball” will not endure in
the same way as “Channel Orange.”
Ocean has made an album for the
century, thoughtful in the face of
Information age superfciality, brave
when homophobia still lingers in the
music industry, and distinctly, com-
plexly human in the face of 64-char-
acters-or-fewer reductionism. Tis
is the music that speaks to now, and
will be the music that speaks to all
of time. "I've been thinkin' 'bout for-
ever,” Ocean sings, and it shows.
MOTION OF THE OCEAN: Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ proves he has staying power.
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Tis Saturday the Entertainment
Board (E-Board) and Improvabilities
are cosponsoring Comedy Night, a
performance featuring the nation-
ally-known comedy troupe Upright
Citizens Brigade Touring Company
(UCB TourCo) an improvisational
theatre group based out of New York
City and Los Angeles. UCB is famous
for discovering current and future
stars of the comedy world.
According to UCB TourCo’s web-
site, the UCB Teatre is “the greatest
producer of comedic talent in Amer-
ica today” and the touring group is
“handpicked from the best improv
comedians in New York City and Los
Angeles—these performers are the
‘next wave’ of comedy superstars.”
Comedy greats such as Horatio
Sanz, Rob Corddry, Amy Poehler
and MTV’s Human Giant have
performed in the UCB TourCo
cast. The group’s alumni have
gone on to write for a variety of
television shows, including Satur-
day Night Live, The Daily Show,
The Colbert Report, MadTV, Ar-
rested Development, 30 Rock, and
Chappelle’s Show.
“There’s a lot of great comedy
that comes out of there,” said Mi-
chael Hannaman ’13, co-chair of
the E-Board. “We’re excited to bring
them to campus. We had been talk-
ing about doing a comedy show for
reading period since October. It’s a
great time to bring comedy to cam-
pus since everyone’s stressed out
and needs some release.”
Karoline Dubin ’13 is a devoted
fan of the UCB Theatre and has
seen the company perform several
times in her home city of New York.
“This summer I went four
times—they’re so great,” said Du-
bin. “There are a lot of famous
people, and if you don’t necessarily
recognize their face you’ll prob-
ably recognize their work.”
Dubin explained that the UCB
theatre in New York performs two
shows every Sunday night, one
at 7:30 and one at 9:30. The later
show is free but often has a two-
hour wait, which weeds our tour-
ists and makes for a grittier and
The Bowdoin Chamber Or-
chestra (BCO) shifted focus this
semester in an attempt to draw
upon the musical talent of the
Bowdoin community.
In past years, the group has col-
laborated with the Bates student
orchestra and several Brunswick
musicians, who filled out instru-
mental sections.
“It was sort of a harsh remind-
er that we couldn’t get enough
students to take interest in join-
ing the orchestra,” said violinist
Adam Zhang ’14, who has played
in the orchestra since his first year
at the College.
The orchestra also experienced
a change in leadership this se-
mester, with Artist-in-Residence
George Lopez taking over as
conductor. One of the first deci-
sions he made was to end the col-
laboration with Bates and form a
new group composed entirely of
Bowdoin students.
Although the change was par-
tially logistical, Lopez said he
also sought to revitalize and de-
velop the College’s orchestral
music scene.
“It challenged [Bowdoin and
Bates] to grow their respective
orchestras ‘in house’ to make the
musical life of the colleges more
vibrant,” said Lopez.
Vibrancy encapsulates the new
mission of the orchestra, which
now consists of 43 Bowdoin mu-
sicians and only three communi-
ty members—two are Brunswick
Bowdoin Chamber Orchestra comes back home revamped
HOME SWEET HOME: The Bowdoin Chamber Choir, again composed entirely of Bowdoin student, performs in Studzinski.
High School students.
Students involved in the BCO
say it has the ability to unite clas-
sical music enthusiasts on campus
and make the genre more acces-
sible to those interested in it.
“[The BCO] is an important part
of campus life because we’re play-
ing pieces that are literally as old
as Bowdoin, but we each bring our
own musical experiences to the
performance,” said flutist Rachel
Lopkin ’13.
“As a result, there’s this great
range of interpretations and styles.
So even if this is the thousandth
time the piece is being performed,
our collective sound makes it a
unique and singular performance,”
Lopkin added.
With fnals looming, students
said they appreciated the opportuni-
ty to clear their heads at rehearsals.
But the orchestra carries a
significance for its members
that extend far beyond their
Bowdoin careers.
“The excitement and intensity
of making great music together
is a powerful ‘bonding agent’ for
the student players and creates
lasting friendships well beyond
their years at Bowdoin,” said Lo-
pez. “Bringing together so many
young people from incredibly
diverse backgrounds to listen to
one another so intently is a won-
derful way to create a ‘musical
tribe’ of sorts. This is one of the
most important successes on cam-
pus for the ‘common good’ of the
Bowdoin community.”
This semester, BCO performed
a repertoire of fast and engaging
pieces including Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart’s” Overture to Marriage of
Figaro,” Ludwig von Beethoven’s
“Symphony no.7, Allegretto,” J.S.
Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto no.3
for strings,” and Richard Strauss’
“Serenade for Winds op.7.” Next
semester, they will play Gabriel
Faure’s “Pelleas and Melisande
Suite” among some other works.
UCB TourCo improvs comedic relief
troupe, so it’s going to be more
sketch comedy.”
This troupe is similar in per-
forming style to Bowdoin’s com-
edy group, the Improvabilities.
The UBC TourCo is conducting
a workshop with the Improvabili-
ties before the show on Saturday at
which the two groups will be able
to share ideas and techniques.
“It’s a really great opportunity
for us,” said Improvabilities mem-
ber Simon Brooks ’14. “I think
working with professionals will be
a good experience. There’s defi-
nitely a lot to learn from them.”
Both Hannaman and Li have
worked to generate interest and
say they have been met with great
enthusiasm from the student body.
“When I checked on Tuesday,
over half of [the tickets] were
gone, and they were just released
that morning,” said Li. “Hopefully
it will fill up.”
Li does not have much to worry
about, as the event will be held in
Kresge Auditorium, an intimate
venue that often fills up for Imrov-
abilities shows
“I know that a lot of people come
for Bowdoin Improv; that always
gets filled up quickly, so I hope
that the same crowd will come to
the show on Saturday,” said Dubin.
“It’s going to be really fun.”
UCB TourCo will perform this
Saturday, December 8 at 8 p.m.
in Kresge Auditorium. Tickets are
required and can be picked up for
free at the Student Info Desk in
Smith Union. Open seats will be
filled at the start of the show and
the E-Board recommends students
arrive early.
“It’s a great time to bring
comedy to campus since
everyone’s stressed out and
needs some release”
raunchier audience, what Dubin
calls the “real New York crowd.”
On Saturday, students can ex-
pect a lecherous show with a great
deal of audience interaction as well
as a surprise guest.
UCB TourCo is especially
strong because of the cast’s ability
to play off each other. Bringing a
full group of sketch comedians is
unusual for Bowdoin, which usu-
ally hosts solo comedy acts.
“This show’s a little differ-
ent,” said E-Board member Ruiqi
Li ’13. “Most of the comedians
we bring are one person who
just does standup, and this is a
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Women’s hockey whips Colby to win last three
Te women’s ice hockey team ex-
tended their win streak to three games
afer taking a pair from Colby last
weekend to start their season unde-
feated in the NESCAC.
On Friday night the Polar Bears
whipped the Mules 7-0 in Waterville,
and in the second game they came
back from an early defcit to win 3-2
in overtime.
Te team started its streak with a
pair of goals in the middle of the frst
period. Rachel Kennedy ’16 scored
her frst career goal while Schuyler
Nardelli ’15 scored nearly a minute
later, upping the score to 2-0.
Coach Marissa O’Neil attributes
Nardelli’s prolifc scoring to her ftness
and full dedication to improvement.
“She has always been a strong, pow-
erful player and good skater.” said
O’Neil. “Shot choice and execution is
something we have recognized [from
Nardelli] in practice.”
Heading into the second period,
Colby mounted a counter-ofensive
efort to even the score, yet allowed a
power play goal by Chelsea MacNeil
’15 and Kennedy’s second goal to end
any hopes of a comeback.
Nardelli scored her second goal of
the night in the fnal minute of the
Men’s hockey sweeps Colby en-route to best start since ’02
F 11/30
Sa 12/1
Tu 12/4
v. Colby
at Colby
at Southern Me.
Te men’s ice hockey team will
continue its series of road games
this weekend, facing of against
Tufs today and then Connecticut
College on Saturday. Tese will be
the last games for the Polar Bears
before the winter break, concluding
a busy and successful start to the
“Te frst half of this season has
been a grind and afer this weekend
we will have played 10 games in 21
days,” said senior captain Daniel
Weiniger. “We won’t do too much
vigorous practicing before the
weekend to make sure we are fresh.
Coach Meagher always tells us our
season is broken up into three little
seasons and this weekend closes up
the frst one.”
Te Polar Bears are coming of a
dominant performance in a rivalry
weekend, beating the Colby Mules
in their 199
and 200
meeting. In
front of a sellout home crowd on
Friday night, Robert Toczylowski
’13 opened the scoring against Col-
by late into the frst period, when
he found a loose puck in front of
the Mules’ goal and slid it inside of
the lef post. Bowdoin retained its
momentum, and minutes later Wei-
niger was able to beat one Colby de-
fender before blasting the puck over
the glove side shoulder of the goalie
for the game’s second tally.
Colby started to come back early
in the second period, taking advan-
tage of a turnover in the Bowdoin
defensive zone to bring the score to
2-1. Te Mules dominated most of
the frame, but neither team was able
to add any more goals to the score.
Bowdoin came out of the gates
fring in the fnal period when Toz-
second period to boost the score to
Ten in the fnal period, Nardelli
scored two more goals for a career
high of four, the team’s highest output
since the frst game of last season.
Mallory Andrews ’14 had three as-
sists and Ariana Bourque ’16 had two.
Kayla Lessard ’13 had 28 saves—
Sa 11/30
Su 12/1
at Colby
v. Colby
OT 32
cylowski beat the Colby goalie again
on the lef side only a few minutes
into the period. Steve Messina ’14
had 21 saves, including 11 stops in
the fnal period, to preserve the 3-1
victory. Toczyowkski’s two-goal ef-
fort earned him the game’s Peter
Schuh Memorial Trophy as Most
Valuable Player.
Bowdoin took advantage of
GRUDGE MATCH: Dylan Shamburger ’16 skates past a Colby defender in his first game before 2400 fans in Watson Arena on Friday, which Bowdoin won 3-1.
power plays to capitalize at Colby’s
Alfond Rink on Saturday. Harry
Matheson ’14 scored the frst power
play goal just three minutes into
the contest. Colby responded with
its own special teams goal before
Weiniger knocked in a power play
tally of his own a few minutes later.
Bowdoin even found ofense on the
penalty kill when Rob MacGregor
’13 scored a short handed goal less
than a minute into the second pe-
riod. Colby managed to cut the lead
back to one for the rest of the sec-
ond period, but the Polar Bears put
the game out of reach in the third
period with goals from Connor
Quinn ’15 and Kyle Lockwood ’14.
Max Fenkell ’15 made 19 saves in
front of the net for the Polar Bears
in the 5-2 win.
“[Te] Colby weekend was a
wonderful weekend for a couple
of reasons,” said Head Coach Ter-
ry Meagher. “First of all to honor
the tradition, it was a wonderful
Bowdoin event on Friday night.
And then for us as a team to play
well in a tough arena on Saturday,
that was a tribute to the team. I
thought that was one of the top
three or four games we’ve played in
that arena.”
“We were very disciplined in our
D-zone and won our one-on-one
battles,” said Weiniger. “We got
great goaltending by both our goal-
ies and our special teams were phe-
Bowdoin also triumphed 5-2 at
the University of Southern Maine
on Tuesday night. Colin Downey
’14 opened the scoring in the frst
period and John McGinnis ’15
added to the lead later in the pe-
riod. USM countered quickly in
the second period to cut the lead in
half before Tocyzlowski answered
a few minutes later. Weiniger put
the game out of reach with a power
play goal late in the second period
and then further prevented a Husky
half of them in the second period
alone—and posted a shutout in her
frst start of the year.
In the second game, Colby skated
passionately afer being embarrassed
the previous night. Scoreless afer one
period, Colby managed a goal on a
THE TALE OF TWO GAMES: Schuyler Nardelli ’15 chases the puck against Colby on Saturday. After a 7-0
blowout of the Mules on Friday, Nardelli and the team struggled in the dramatic 3-2 overtime win at home.
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Men’s basketball above .500
with three straight wins
The men’s basketball team moved
above .500 for the first time this
season with a decisive 84-51 vic-
tory over Maine Maritime Academy
(MMA) on Sunday and began NE-
SCAC play with a nail-biting 74-70
overtime triumph over Bates on
Andrew Madlinger ’14 continued
his recent hot streak by scoring 17
points against MMA, including a
three-for-six three-point shooting
performance. Madlinger is hitting
42.5 percent from outside the three
point line; his average 18 points per
game places him second amongst
all players in the NESCAC. On
Tuesday, he was named the Maine
Men’s Basketball Association Co-
Player of the Week.
Point guard Bryan Hurley ’15
notched his second double-dou-
ble of the early season by scoring
ten points on perfect five-for-five
shooting and dishing out 12 assists.
Center Max Staiger ’13 added 12
points and Matt Palecki ’16 came
off the bench to score 11 points and
pull in six rebounds.
Sa 12/1
Th 12/6
v. Maine Maritime Acad.
at Bates
The 0-4 Mariners had previ-
ously lost by 33 points to the Uni-
versity of Southern Maine, a team
that Bowdoin beat 82-45. However,
Hurley said that the Polar Bears
made a point of not overlooking
MMA as a challenger.
“It was nice to see that we came
out right from the beginning and
put them away,” said Hurley, who
leads the NESCAC in assists with
7.4 per game. “If you don’t do that
you can easily get stuck into a trap
Head Coach Tim Gilbride said
he was never too concerned that
his team would underestimate the
“It’s so early in the year that I
wasn’t worried about them being
overconfident,” said Gilbride. “We
have lots to get better at ourselves,
so that’s how we approach [the
game]. Here’s what we need to work
on and here’s what we need to do to
win this game and get better going
According to Hurley, the Polar
Bears won by performing well on
both ends of the floor.
“Our offense was running like
a machine. We could run any play
and get a layup out of it,” Hurley
said. “Our man-to-man defense
was the best it’s been all season. We
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TWO DOWN: Juniors Kristen Prue (front) and Anna Prohl (back) ready themselves for an offensive
attack against Colby, after helping Bowdoin win against the Mules and three days later against UMF.
Hungry for a win in the rivalry
matchup against Colby last Satur-
day, the women’s basketball team
built momentum from the start by
jumping on an early lead against
the Mules. Bowdoin shut down
Colby with a strong defensive per-
formance winning 50-38 and im-
proving their record to 2-3.
On Tuesday, the team travelled
to the University of Maine Farm-
ington (UMF), where they bested
the Beavers, 64-47.
The team played their third game
in five days against Bates, losing a
back-and-forth 63-57 contest.
The Polar Bears had a stellar first
half against the Mules, making six
of 10 three-pointers and shooting
for 48 percent overall from the
On the defensive end, Bowdoin
smothered Colby’s attempts to get
into the paint, limiting the Mules’
offense to outside shots.
“We knew coming in about Col-
by’s ability to take teams off the
dribble, and so we worked a lot on
preventing penetration,” said Head
Coach Adrianne Shibles.
Megan Phelps ’15 had a standout
game on both ends of the court,
with 16 points, nine rebounds,
three blocks, and two steals.
Phelps credits the Polar Bears’
preparation and attitude for their
success on Saturday.
“We had three days of great prac-
tice before the game,” said Phelps.
“We tried to focus on having fun
and cheering on our teammates as
opposed to being frantic over our
The Polar Bears decided on the
slogan “All in” for this season, en-
forcing the idea that every player is
Sure enought, there was no
shortage of energy from the Polar
As a senior on the women’s
hockey team, Kayte Holtz’s
success throughout her athlet-
ic career has earned her almost
every accolade available in the
NESCAC D-III Conference.
Last season, Holtz led the Polar
Bears in scoring, was named
NESCAC Player of the Week
three times, and was selected
as a New England Hockey
Writer’s Association Division
III All-Star.
Before a home crowd in
Watson arena last Saturday—
and down 2-1 with only a min-
ute left in regulation—Holtz
bounded over a sliding Colby
defender and ripped the puck
over the Mules’ goalkeeper,
dramatically sending the game
into overtime. Fifty-three sec-
onds into the overtime pe-
riod, Holtz assisted teammate
Kenzie Novak ’13 to score the
game-winning goal.
The close victory puts the
Polar Bears atop the NESCAC;
Bowdoin and Middlebury are
the only two teams without a
loss so far this season.
“We’ve only had a few games,
Kayte Holtz ’13
“She’s a captain, and does
a great job of leading by
example. Everyone on the
team—regardless of whether
they’re a senior or a first-
year—looks up to her.”
but right now we’re ranked first [in
the NESCAC],” said Holtz. “For
four years, I don’t think that we’ve
ever been ranked so highly, since
schools like Amherst and Middle-
bury normally win the most open-
ing games.”
Holtz’s ability on the team has
earned her the respect of both her
teammates and Head Coach Ma-
rissa O’Neil.
“She’s a captain, and does a great
job of leading by example,” said
O’Neil. “Everyone on the team—
regardless of whether they’re a
senior or a first-year—looks up to
her. Every time she gets on the ice,
she looks to make a difference and
bring up the intensity of the game.”
Although many of Holtz’s team-
mates look up to her as a role
model of skill and character, Holtz
remains humble saying she be-
lieves that team efforts are more
important to her than individual
“I try to lead more by having
a relaxed and fun attitude, but at
the same time, taking the game of
hockey seriously, and having fun,”
said Holtz
O’Neil attested to the fact that,
regardless of her individual per-
formances, Holtz doesn’t allow her
success to get to her head.
“I don’t think she realizes
how much people look up to
her, so to me, her humility is
something that I respect,” said
O’Neil. “All of the awards that
she’s earned are incredible,
and even to this day I don’t
know how much they actu-
ally mean to her. She likes the
recognition of the team more
than anything else.”
Off the ice, Holtz partici-
pates in community service
and handles a rigorous aca-
demic courseload. Holtz said
that hockey helps keep her
schedule balanced.
“I don’t think it’s too hard to
handle, because I feel that hav-
ing hockey helps me to sched-
ule the rest of my work,” she
This is Holtz’s last season on
the hockey team, and she said
she hopes the team will have
a deep postseason run. Con-
sidering the team’s opening
performances, that goal seems
As Holtz looks ahead to the
rest of the season, she offered
advice to her teammates: “Play
for your team, play for your
friends, and just play as hard as
you can.”
• Scored with only two minutes
left against Colby to send the
match into overtime
• Assisted Kenzie Novak ’13 for
the game-winning overtime
goal 53 seconds into the period
comeback with a short handed goal
in the third period. Messina made
18 saves in the victory.
Whereas in earlier games this
season Bowdoin has had trouble
holding onto early leads, the past
few matchups have proved other-
wise. Since almost blowing a three
goal lead to Salve Regina on No-
vember 24, Bowdoin has only al-
lowed two goals in the third periods
of their last four games.
According to Meagher, Bowdoin
has had success so far this year with
their two goalie rotation between
Messina and Fenkell.
“Te team feels very confdent
playing in front of both of them,”
said Meagher. “Tey are both close
on ability and you want to develop
players and give them league reps.
Goaltending is not a worry right
now and it’s a healthy dynamic.”
Te road trip this weekend will
be the last in a series of early season
tests for the Polar Bears—they have
two strong opponents in Tufs and
Connecticut College.
“We have put ourselves in a great
position to close it out and we have
two wins lef to meet our goals,” said
Weiniger. “It’s always hard getting
of the bus and winning games on
the road, but great teams fnd a way
to win in tough situations.”
power play early in the second period.
Bowdoin’s goalie Tara Connolly
’13—who fnished the game with 14
saves—stopped a hard shot early on,
but a nearby Colby attacker was able
to knock the puck in of the rebound
for the frst goal of the game.
Te Mules did not score again until
early in the third period, putting the
visitors up 2-0.
Colleen Finnerty ’15 scored her frst
goal of the season to cut the defcit in
half. Kennedy and Stephaine Ludy ’13
were credited with an assist each.
With a minute to play in regulation,
MacNeil passed to Kayte Holtz ’13,
who scored a dramatic goal to tie the
game and force overtime.
Kenzie Novak ’13 scored the over-
time game-winner of a quick wrist-
shot; and Holtz and Emily Tang ’14
were credited with an assist on the
fnal play.
Despite being down most of the
game, Bowdoin outshot Colby 43-16,
and O’Neil says she credits that inten-
sity to the team’s improved speed on
the ice this year, particularly with the
addition of Borque and Kennedy.
“I think having a couple frst years
who can move quickly picks up the
pace for everyone else. Because of
injuries and other reasons, we had to
move some forwards back to defense
so now our defense also has speed,”
O’Neil said. “Tat makes a diference;
overall our team just looks faster. Tat
helps us to take those opportunities.”
Bowdoin will play Holy Cross to-
day at Watson Arena.
Despite rough start, women’s
basketball picks up key wins
Sa 12/1
Tu 12/4
Th 12/6
v. Colby
at Me.-Farmington
at Bates
Bears between players diving to the
floor for loose balls to cheers of
“defense” from the bench.
“The first few games we felt like
we weren’t winning 50/50 balls and
so we talked a lot about winning
those situations and working to
out-hustle teams,” said Shibles. “I
was really pleased with their effort
in that game.”
Although an important win,
Shibles believes the team still has
a lot of improvements to work on.
“On offense we need to sharpen
up our execution of plays and all
of us need to realize that we need
to consistently be threats in the of-
fense,” she said.
Highlighting the need to avoid
complacency, Phelps said, “we
don’t want to settle. This isn’t going
to be the highlight of our season,
we’re only going to get better from
In their resounding win over
UMF on Tuesday, Bowdoin played
neck-and-neck for the first half,
eventually gaining a 33-29 lead be-
fore the second period.
Despite losing the lead halfway
through, the Polar Bears regained
composure, scoring nine uncon-
tested points and eventually out-
performing UMF for the rest of
the game 24-5. Phelps had a par-
ticularly impressive performance,
scoring 22 points and snagging
eight rebounds.
Against Bates on Thursday, the
Polar Bears were down 24-20 at the
half, but played fiercely to come
back in the second period. With
only eight minutes left Bowdoin
led the Bobcats, 47-43. A late surge
in Bates’ scoring led to a 57-59
game with only a minute left, and
Bowdoin’s attempts to stop the
clock led to four Bates free throws,
putting the game away.
The Bobcats out-rebounded
Bowdoin 48-29 and particularly
held the advantage in defensive re-
bounds, limiting the Polar Bears’
ability for repeated scoring oppor-
The team resumes play at the
Bowdoin Holiday Invitational on
December 29 and 30, in Brunswick.
pressured the ball a lot. Our zone
defense was also effective, so de-
fense was a huge key to the win.”
Against Bates last night, the Polar
Bears overcame a first half deficit,
finally pushing ahead with a layup
by Hurley and only six minutes to
play. Trading scores, Bates regained
the lead with two minutes left, lead-
ing Bowdoin by two points into the
final minute. Keegan Peeri ’15 hit a
clutch jump shot to even the score,
62-62, forcing the contest into an
overtime period.
In overtime, the teams went back
and forth, and were tied with 40 sec-
onds left. With only 14 second left,
Hurley hit another key jump shot to
push the Polar Bears ahead by two,
and Lucas Hausman ’16 sealed the
victory, 74-70 with two successful
free throw shots after being fouled
to stop the clock by Bates.
The now 4-2 Bears continues its
NESCAC play today with a home
game against rival Colby at 7 p.m.
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Men’s track and field suffers
from large graduating class
Women’s track to follow up
last season with larger team
Te men’s track and feld team will
open their season on Saturday, Decem-
ber 8 with an early season meet against
the University of Southern Maine, St.
Joseph’s College of Maine, and Bates.
Te team looks to match its state cham-
pionship season from a year ago despite
the loss of what Coach Peter Slovenski
called “one of the best track classes in
college history.”
Te team will have to compensate for
the loss of last year’s seniors, in particu-
lar All-Americans Matt Hillard and Co-
lin Fong, but will have the beneft of the
largest team in Bowdoin’s history.
“Luckily, Bowdoin has a strong fresh-
man class,” Slovenski said, “and hopeful-
ly the team can match its performances
from last year.”
Te team will run under the leader-
ship of senior sprinters David Bean and
Matt Gamache. Slovenski also men-
tioned the guiding role hurdler Sam
Chick ’13 has taken this year.
“We’ve had a terrifc fall of training,”
he said, “David, Matt, and Sam have
been leading tough workouts so the
team should be well-prepared for the big
meets of the second semester.”
Andrew Gluesing ’13 will look to
make an impact in the middle distances
and Drew Zembruski ’13 will continue
what the coach has called “an outstand-
ing career” in the high jump. Slovenski
also singled out Tyler Silver ’13 in the
throwing events, and All-State, All-
NESCAC, and All-New England Eddie
Page ’13 in the pole vault, as lynchpins in
their respective competitions.
Slovenski noted his strong sprinters
this season, particularly Kyle LeBlanc ’14
and Jarred Kennedy-Loving ’15.
“We’re really deep in the sprint event.
Our sprint corps has a lot of speed and
brains. Tey work hard, but they’re very
intelligent about sprint training and
sprint technique,” he said. “I think they
will do very well in the championships.”
Getting to the February champion-
ships will require frst years Nick Walk-
er, Tom Rehnquist, and Cam Chisholm,
among others, to adjust quickly to the
college competition.
“When you lose such a great senior
class,” Slovenski said, “it sometimes
takes a few months for the new team
members to acclimate to college compe-
tition. I think we’ll be a very good team
once the freshmen get healthy.”
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Afer graduating some of its stron-
gest individual performers last year, the
women’s track and feld team will rely
on the developing strength of a younger
team this season.
Tere is a lot of promise though—
with 57 members, this year’s team is the
largest in women’s indoor track history
at Bowdoin.
Trows, jumps, and sprints will be
the strong points in Bowdoin’s line up,
while middle distance and distance
events will be most afected by gradu-
ation losses.
Last year, the Polar Bears graduated
one of the best classes of women’s track
and feld athletes in Bowdoin history,
according to Head Coach Peter Slov-
“We’ve got a lot of hard work ahead
of us to match the kind of team places
we got last year,” he said.
Te men and women’s squash teams
kicked of their season this past week-
end with two matches apiece at Dart-
mouth College. Both squads faced high-
er ranked opponents—the men squared
of against Dartmouth and Middlebury,
while the women faced Dartmouth and
Franklin & Marshall (F&M).
Dartmouth defeated both the men’s
and women’s teams 9-0. Te other two
matches were closer contests, with Mid-
dlebury edging the men 5-4 and F&M
defeating the women 6-3.
Head Coach Tomas Fortson remains
confdent in his players’ abilities.
“We knew we were playing teams
ranked ahead of us and we were looking
forward to measuring up against quality
players,” he said. “I am not surprised my
teams came close to upsetting such high
ranking opponents”.
Senior captain Andrew Hilboldt and
standout sophomore Torey Lee were
able to defeat their opponents from
Middlebury and F&M, each playing in
the number one position on their re-
spective rosters.
“Middlebury is ranked near us, there
are a handful of teams we have to beat to
get into the B division and they are one
of them,” said Hilboldt, taking positives
from the results. “We look forward to
seeing Middlebury again”.
January 5 and 6 marks the squads
return to action with a trip to William-
stown to face Williams and Middlebury.
Junior Michaela Martin said she is ex-
cited about the upcoming matches and
optimistic about the impending season.
“How we do in those matches is go-
ing to be entirely dependant on how
much work people put in over winter
break,” she said. “We have to maintain
our ftness and prepare to get the results,
but I know we can do it”.
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Men’s and women’s squash
drop first games at Dartmouth
Te Bowdoin swim teams had their
second meet of the season last weekend
at the MIT Invitational, fnishing in the
bottom half of the seven-team feld.
In the highly competitive pool, the
men’s team came in sixth out of seven
while the women’s did slightly better,
taking ffh out seven squads.
Top fnishers for the men included
Ryan Kulesza ’15, who took seventh in
the 400 IM with a time of 4:22.66, and
Kevin Koh ’16, who fnished eighth in
the 100 butterfy with a time of 52.15.
Captain Basyl Stuyvesant ’13 took
tenth in the 200 backstroke at 1:57.95.
For the relays, the team of Stuyvesant,
Koh, John Lagasse ’16, and Will Shi
’16 ended up sixth in the 200 Medley
at 1:38.87 and eighth in the 400 Medley
with a time of 3:36.57.
Katherine Foley ’13 led the women’s
side with a third place fnish in the 1650
yard freestyle and a time of 18:17.56.
Bridget Killian ’13 also made a good
showing in her second collegiate race,
coming in fourth in the 200 freestyle
with a time of 1:57.40. Lela Garner ’16
fnished ffh in the 200 IM with a time
of 2:13.58. Te 800 relay team, consist-
ing of Foley, Killian, Garner, and Tricia
Hartley ’15 fnished ffh at 8:09.20.
Refecting on the team’s perfor-
mance, Killlian said, “I think the
Bowdoin team really stepped up and
were not intimidated by the fact that
everyone else had been training for a
longer period of time than us.”
In diving, Tom Kramer ’15 led the
men’s side with a ffh place fnish in the
one-meter dive and a score of 254.35.
Killian added, “We are going to kill
it at Conference. Te positive environ-
ment and endless supply of energy in
BOWDOIN 3 0 1 7 0 1
Amherst 3 1 0 4 2 1
Middlebury 2 0 2 3 1 2
Williams 3 1 0 4 2 0
Trinity 2 1 1 4 1 1
Hamilton 1 2 1 1 3 2
Tufts 1 2 1 3 3 1
Wesleyan 1 2 1 3 3 1
Conn. Coll. 0 3 1 1 4 1
Colby 0 4 0 1 6 0
F 12/ 7
Sa 12/ 8
at Tufts
at Conn. Coll.
3:00 P.M.
BOWDOIN 2 0 0 3 1 0
Middlebury 3 0 1 4 1 1
Amherst 3 1 0 3 4 0
Hamilton 2 2 0 5 2 0
Trinity 1 1 2 3 1 2
Williams 1 1 0 4 2 0
Conn. Coll. 1 2 1 2 3 1
Wesleyan 1 3 0 3 4 0
Colby 0 4 0 3 4 0
F 12/ 7
Sa 12/ 8
v. Holy Cross
v. Norwich
7:00 P.M.
4:00 P.M.
Amherst 0 0 6 0
Bates 0 0 3 5
BOWDOIN 0 0 3 3
Colby 0 0 3 3
Conn. College 0 0 2 4
Hamilton 0 0 3 3
Middlebury 0 0 3 4
Trinity 0 0 5 2
Tufts 0 0 7 0
Wesleyan 0 0 5 1
Williams 0 0 6 1
Sa 12/29 v. Clarkson 2:00 P.M.
Amherst 0 0 6 1
Bates 0 0 3 4
BOWDOIN 0 0 3 2
Colby 0 0 2 4
Conn. College 0 0 2 5
Hamilton 0 0 3 4
Middlebury 0 0 6 0
Trinity 0 0 3 4
Tufts 0 0 4 5
Wesleyan 0 0 6 3
Williams 0 0 7 1
F 12/7 v. Colby 7:00 P.M.
F 12/ 7
Sa 12/ 8
Su 12/ 9
Bowdoin Open ALL DAY.
Compiled by Carolyn Veilleux
Sources: Bowdoin Athletics, NESCAC
*Bold line denotes NESCACTournament cut-o
Sa 12/ 8 v. Westeld St., USM 1:00 P.M.
F 12/ 7
Sa 12/ 8
Su 12/ 9
Bowdoin Open ALL DAY.
Sa 12/ 8 v. Westeld St., USM 1:00 P.M.
NESCAC Standings
Swimming faces competitive
pool at the MIT invitiational
and around the pool makes swimming
fun and swimming fast easy.”
Te teams will host the Bowdoin
Open on Saturday in Greason Pool.
Teir next intercollegiate meet will be
at Bates on January 7, opening NES-
CAC play.
-Compiled by Ryan Holmes
Last year’s team took third at the
New England Championships behind
Williams and MIT—one of the Polar
Bears’ strongest showings ever.
Slovenski is realistic about his team’s
losses but optimistic about many key
returners, such as captains Michele
Kaufman ’13, Morgan Browning ’13,
and Olivia Mackenzie ’13. According to
Slovenski, Bowdoin’s tri-captains have
shown impressive leadership.
“Tey have been making the team
work hard and get mentally tough,” he
In addition to leading, Slovenski ex-
pects the tri-captains to be important
scorers for the Polar Bears. Kaufman is
the school record holder in the 55 and
60m hurdles. Browning will also lead
in the sprints, while Mackenzie is a key
distance runner.
Seniors Liza Lepage and Danni McA-
voy will also be important contributors
in the 800m and throws respectively.
Te Polar Bears also return Erin Silva
’15, who placed 12
at the NCAA na-
tionals last season in the high jump.
Slovenski looks forward to this Sat-
urday’s meet, especially to see how the
potential of a strong frst year class is
-Compiled by Clare McLaughlin
Sa 12/1 at MIT Invitational 6
Sa 12/1 at MIT Invitational 5
Sa 12/1 at Dartmouth
v. Middlebury
Sa 12/1 at Dartmouth
v. Franklin &Marshall
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Fueling the endowment
Te events of this week have proven that divesting Bowdoin’s endowment from fossil fuels
is not merely the naively idealistic project of a small cadre of students. On Wednesday, the lead
story on the New York Times’ website reported that divestment movements are emerging at
over one hundred colleges across the country. On Wednesday, Middlebury agreed to consider
the possibility, and to actively research strategies for divestment. At Bowdoin, the push for di-
vestment has grown from a few students holding signs in protest last month, to a core group
of over 20 students who showed up to lunch with President Mills on Tuesday with charts and
fgures in hand, determined to move the issue forward. Mills told the students that the College
would not commit to considering divestment in the immediate future.
Mills is rightly reluctant to implicate the endowment in a political cause, and Goodrich’s
group needs to be sure its proposal takes all of the implications of divestment into account.
Meeting the needs of students is the College’s frst priority. About 40 percent of the endowment
goes toward fnancial aid; if it sufers as a result of reallocated investments, students will be di-
rectly afected. Information on how Bowdoin’s endowment is invested is not publicly available.
Without this data, Goodrich’s group will not be able to tailor a workable divestment strategy
for Bowdoin. We cannot meaningfully weigh the actual costs and benefts of changing our
portfolio and we have no way to verify the impact divestment might have on the College’s
budget without this information.
President Mills has said that breaking ties with the fossil fuel industry does not pass the high
bar for divestment-worthy causes set when the College decided to stop investing in companies
doing business in Sudan and South Africa. Eforts to diversify energy sources—and to move
away from the fossil fuel industry—are crucial to ensure the long-term economic well-being of
the U.S., not to mention the longevity of our planet.
Tis should not be an either-or conversation. We laud Middlebury’s willingness to explore
alternative investment choices. Exploring potential options and then charting a course towards
gradual divestment need not come at the expense of personal adaptations, such as continued
eforts to consume less, or infrastructural changes, such as installing more solar panels or in-
creasing the number of fuel em cient vehicles in our feet. Tere may not be consensus on what
institutions like ours can or should do about climate change. But as a community of higher
education—founded on goals of fostering critical thinkers and future leaders—the College
owes students the opportunity to grapple with these challenges, an endeavor hampered by the
current opacity of our investments.
In 2007, seniors Katherine Kirklin and Holly Kingsbury persuaded Mills to sign the Ameri-
can College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, catalyzing the campus’ current
Carbon Neutrality Plan. Teir success came only afer a year of extensive research, an inde-
pendent study, and multiple dead-ends in Mills’ om ce. In his 2007 commencement speech,
Mills commended the students by name, applauding their ability to move “beyond political
rhetoric” and to “translat[e] science into policy and economics, fnance and practice.” In for-
warding fossil fuel divestment, students must not just learn the science of global warming, but
the economics of institutional investment. Bowdoin does not jump into any kind of change big
or small (see our article on the academic calendar), and the time frame for diversifying energy
investments will likely exceed the tenure of Goodrich and his supporters at the College.
Tere are no easy solutions. Global warming is inarguably one of the defning issue of our
generation. Rather than benching the divestment debate, let’s productively engage with the
hard questions it raises.
e following editorial, written by Francis
Pharcellus Church, ran in the New York Sun on
September 21, 1897. It has been reprinted more
than any other editorial ever to run in an Eng-
lish-languge newspaper.
Di.v Eui1ov: I am 8 years old.
Some of my little friends say there is no
Santa Claus.
Papa says, ‘If you see it in Tui S0× it’s so.’
Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa
Vivci×i. O’H.×io×
11, Wis1 µ,1u S1vii1
Vivci×i., your little friends are wrong.
Tey have been afected by the skepticism of a
skeptical age. Tey do not believe except what
they see. Tey think that nothing can be which
is not comprehensible by their little minds. All
minds, Vivci×i., whether they be men’s or
children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours
man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as
compared with the boundless world about
him, as measured by the intelligence capable
of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.
Yes, Vivci×i., there is a Santa Claus. He
exists as certainly as love and generosity and
devotion exist, and you know that they abound
and give to your life its highest beauty and joy.
Alas! how dreary would be the world if there
were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as
if there were no Vivci×i.s. Tere would be no
childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to
make tolerable this existence. We should have
no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. Te
eternal light with which childhood flls the
world would be extinguished.
Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as
well not believe in fairies! You might get your
papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys
on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but
even if they did not see Santa Claus coming
down, what would that prove? Nobody sees
Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no
Santa Claus. Te most real things in the world
are those that neither children nor men can
see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the
lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that
they are not there. Nobody can conceive or
imagine all the wonders there are unseen and
unseeable in the world.
You may tear apart the baby’s rattle and
see what makes the noise inside, but there is a
veil covering the unseen world which not the
strongest man, nor even the united strength of
all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear
apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance,
can push aside that curtain and view and
picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond.
Is it all real? Ah, Vivci×i., in all this world
there is nothing else real and abiding.
No Santa Claus! Tank God! he lives, and
he lives forever. A thousand years from now,
Vivci×i., nay, ten times ten thousand years
from now, he will continue to make glad the
heart of childhood.
—Francis Pharcellus Church
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Facing liberal intolerance, campus conservatives should engage Dems.
Do not place me in a box, Bowdoin: Leaving sexuality undefined
Two “straight looking” guys
were spotted publicly making out
at a highly attended and exclusive
party earlier this semester. It was a
big deal, and people made a fuss.
“This was progress!” “Look how
far Bowdoin’s old boys’ network
has come!” “How exciting!”
And then of course, there were
the less-public asides, the gossipy
exclamations, even by LGBTIQ
students: “Aha, I knew it! They
must be gay!” “I didn’t know he
was out!” “He seemed so straight!”
“There were clearly signs!”
Let’s not get our panties in a
bunch people. It’s certainly not
the first time two guys made out.
It won’t be the last, either. Relax.
Enough with the labels.
Maybe it’s our academic train-
ing, the Aristotelian in all of us,
or maybe it’s the insipid effects
of the infamous Bowdoin bubble,
but Bowdoin students have this
impulse to classify and organize
everything. While it’s a great habit
for archaeology majors or evolu-
tionary biology fans, it’s a terrible
habit when it comes to navigating
the sexual landscape of the College.
I have this inkling that most of
the labels are motivated out of con-
venience and curiosity. In such a
small place, we want to know who
is available and who is off-limits.
If they’re off-limits, we want to
know why. Is it because they’re in
a relationship, because they’re un-
interested in the hardware we’re
equipped with, or because they
don’t like kids from Massachu-
setts? People want to place their
peers in the sexual spider web, to
find out who is hooking up with
whom, because it allows us to
identify where we fit into it all. It’s
six degrees of separation, Bowdoin
style—but in half the steps.
Labeling people’s sexual orien-
tation is a quick and crude short-
cut. It answers what we think we
need to know to strategize about
our own choices. Because Bow-
doin prides itself on its political
correctness and progressive lean-
ings, most students are sensitive
to the variety of sexual orienta-
tions beyond the monolith of
heteronormity. They know there’s
a bunch of labels out there: gay,
straight, bisexual, polyamorous,
celibate, etc.
But in all honesty it is bullshit. It
really, genuinely, truly is bullshit.
Trying to label each other’s
sexuality is pointless and harmful.
Sorting people into sexual cubby-
holes, no matter how openly and
acceptingly, doesn’t help anyone.
Finding the right words or feelings
to figure it all out for ourselves is
hard enough without other people
creating expectations of what we
should or shouldn’t be doing.
Other people’s labels are inher-
ently clunky and judgmental. In-
stead of pushing us toward prog-
ress, they pull at our heels, holding
us in place. They create illusions
of what is and isn’t acceptable for
us to be doing.
Those guys could be straight,
gay, bi, or just too drunk to care. It
doesn’t matter. You just don’t know
or need to know. In fact, you’re
probably wrong, no matter how
educated you think the guess is.
This notion that there’s an ap-
propriate playbook of activities
to which each person should be
sticking is totally fictional. You
should feel free to make out with
a teammate, dance with someone
of the opposite sex, go home alone,
or veg out watching Gossip Girl and
football all in the same weekend.
Te only thing that’s important is
that you do you. Do whatever you
want to do with whomever you want
to do it with.
Hookups can have as much or as
little meaning as you put into them.
Tey can take the form of friendly hel-
los, sloppy goodbyes, clear overtures
of interest, or cautious explorations.
Life’s ambiguous. Some people go to
Torne all the time; some people go to
Moulton; some people pick based on
convenience; and some people go only
when there are chicken tenders.
Being a sexual being at Bowdoin
isn’t easy. It can feel like operating
inside a fshbowl where everyone is
watching and colliding. And even
though we aspire to be clued in, pro-
gressive, welcoming, and accepting
liberal arts students, maybe we can
take a chill pill on trying to categorize
everything, because when people start
assigning labels to each other, it cre-
ates a hostile environment inimical to
Let’s resolve to encourage each
other to do as we please, for the sole
reason that we think it might make
our lives more enjoyable.
What does diversity mean on a
college campus?
For some at Bowdoin, it has to
do with a variety of racial, ethnic,
cultural, and geographical differ-
But for others such as myself,
the more meaningful sort of diver-
sity is deeper than skin color and
ancestry—the diversity that mat-
ters just as much, if not more to
me, involves ideas and passions.
This is particularly relevant with
our political discourse. It is com-
mon knowledge that Bowdoin is a
liberal place politically. Regardless
of the active College Republican
organization on campus, a largely
unfair, reflexive dismissal of con-
servatism and Republicans contin-
ues unabated.
In short, there is a pervasive
intolerance toward conservative
beliefs on our campus, directly in
conflict with the ideals of diversity
we hold in such high esteem.
Bowdoin is not in a unique posi-
tion. A November 6 article in the
Daily Princetonian showed that of
the 157 Princeton University staff
members who donated to presi-
dential candidates, only two do-
nated to the Romney campaign, a
visiting professor and a custodian.
On November 16, an article in
Macalester College’s student news-
In short, there is a pervasive
intolerance toward conservatives
on our campus, directly in conflict
with the ideals of diversity we
hold in such high esteem.
paper lambasted the student body
for its unbalanced intolerant liber-
Back in September 2011, John
Dale Grover ’14 wrote an article in
the Orient titled, “Though Largely
Liberal, Bowdoin Tolerates All Po-
litical Perspectives.” He has since
told me, “Things have changed.
I no longer feel conservatives on
campus are tolerated or respected.”
This year, the Orient attempted
to address this bias in a November
2 article, “Election calls into ques-
tion free speech, balance of dis-
course on campus,” examining the
balance of political discourse at the
College. The article ended with an
outrageous quote from co-presi-
dent of the Bowdoin Democrats
Judah Isseroff ’13, demonstrat-
ing the very prejudice it sought
to address: “To expect Bowdoin
students to forgive the Republican
Party for discriminating whole-
sale against women and gays is not
a fair expectation.”
The comments section for that
Orient article speaks volumes,
as anonymous individuals have
voiced their disquiet and displea-
sure without fear of reprimand.
One commenter directly re-
sponded to the above quote,
writing, “This statement, by the
co-president of the Bowdoin Dem-
ocrats, exemplifies the nonsense
that passes for political discussion
today, not just at Bowdoin, but
throughout the country. It also il-
lustrates, sadly…self-reinforcing
homogeneity on the Bowdoin cam-
Another commenter noted The
Weekly Standard’s October 17
piece on the current White House’s
“genuinely hostile workplace” for
As Time magazine has reported,
“Obama himself is responsible for
a work armosphere that margin-
alizes and ignores women.” This
story, which criticizes a President
who presents himself as a crusader
for women’s issues, has not made
its way to Bowdoin, while those
who disagree with Republican po-
sitions make blanket statements
that the entire party is “discrimi-
nating wholesale against women
and gays.”
Although Bowdoin is not the
exception in its unhealthy liberal
predilection, we can endeavor to
do what many fail to even attempt:
engage it.
The day after Democrats hand-
ily won the presidency and gained
seats in Congress, an article in
Minding the Campus—a new ven-
ture of the Center for the American
University at the Manhattan Institute
for Policy Research—tore into the
Republican Party for its sub-par
candidates across the board.
The article holds Bowdoin, as
well as other universities across
the country, responsible for an un-
balanced college experience.
“A fatal deficiency” exists; con-
servative candidates do not have a
Although Bowdoin is not the
exception in its unhealthy liberal
predilection, we can endeavor
to do what many fail to even
attempt: engage it.
sound base in the traditional prin-
ciples and values of their party be-
cause liberal literature and practice
dominate the intellectual realm.
As the article points out, colleges
rarely teach “Franklin on work
ethic, Madison-Hamilton-Jay on
power, Emerson on self-reliance,
Hawthorne on Federal employ-
ment, Thoreau on Big Govern-
ment, Booker T. Washington on
individual responsibility, Willa
Cather on the pioneer spirit, and
Hayek on social engineering.”
How many college students un-
derstand and can speak about, or
have even read, any of these funda-
mental authors?
Not only is it uncommon to
find these writers and their works
balancing the dominant liberal
perspective, but it is also practi-
cally unheard of to find a profes-
sor committed to defending these
conservative viewpoints.
A November 30 opinion piece
written by Pulitzer Prize-winner
George F. Will of the Washington
Post stated that “those with the
highest levels of education have
the lowest exposure to people with
conficting points of view,” which
encourages “the human tendency to
live within our own echo chambers.”
So, what can we do at Bowdoin?
We can encourage a balanced and
knowledgeable political discourse
on our campus. It deserves a place
to be considered. This can happen
in classrooms, dorm rooms, and
dining halls.
There is room for it, there are
individuals who seek it, and this
institution requires it to fulfill our
desire for true diversity.
The solution is simple: strive to
tolerate, engage, and understand
conservatives who, so far, feel un-
fairly marginalized, criticized, and
mocked on our campus.
Tyler Silver is a member of the
Class of 2013 and senior co-chair of
the Bowdoin College Republicans.
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“What do Ghosts Teach Us About Poverty?”
Associate Professor of English Aviva Briefel will discuss “A
Christmas Carol”and its supernatural themes.
Main Lounge, Moulton Union. 7 p.m.
Comedy Night with Upright Citizens Brigade
The New York-based comedy troupe is know for hilarious
improv sketches and often guest stars SNL comedians.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 8 p.m.
Tricky Britches
The Portland band will perform a selection of their
bluegrass repertoire.
Reed House. 9:30 p.m.
First Year-Sophomore Semi-Formal
The rst semi-formal event co-sponsored by the rst year
and sophomore class councils. There will be food and a
photobooth at the event.
Main and Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union. 10 p.m.
Advent Roman Catholic Mass
The Chapel. 8 p.m.
Sunsplash Craft Fair
Sixty vendors will sell handmade gifts for the holidays.
Morrell Lounge, Smith Union. 10 a.m.
Ready! Set! Relax!
Director of Counseling Services Bernie Hershberger will lead a
meditation session for students before the start of nal exams.
Room 301, Buck Center. 12:30 p.m.
Annual Student Print Sale
Original artwork by visual art students will be on sale.
Fishbowl Gallery, Visual Arts Center. 4 p.m.
Residential Life
Students interested in applying to work in ResLife next year
are encouraged to attend this informational meeting about
what it’s like to be on sta.
Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union. 4 p.m.
Sunsplash Happy Hour
The ensemble The Big Chips Trio will perform at Jack
Magee’s Pub, where a limited amount of free pizza and
wings will be provided.
Jack Magee’s Pub. 5 p.m.
Poker Tournament
Residential Life and MidCoast Hunger Prevention will
sponsor a poker tournament with proceeds going to ght
world hunger.
Daggett Lounge, Thorne Dining Hall. 7 p.m.
Basketball Recycling Challenge
At the men’s basketball game against Colby, Bowdoin
Green Athletes will compete in a recycling challenge.
Morrell Gymnasium. 7 p.m.
The campus improv groupe will alleviate the stress of
reaading period with laughter.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 8 p.m.
Yule Ball
The rst annual Outing Club winter semi-formal event,
will feature a performance by the Tricky Britches, a
Portland bluegrass band.
The Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center. 8 p.m.
A Very Merry Taiko Christmas
The Bowdoin Taiko drumming ensemble will feature a solo
performance and showcase new instruments.
Sargent Gym, Smith Union. 3 p.m.
Sunday Night Chapel Service
The Chapel. 7 p.m.
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“Chasing Ice”
Je Orlowski’s award-winning documentary chronicles
climate change in the Arctic using time-lapse photography.
Frontier Café, Fort Andross. 2 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m.
Holiday Dinner
Celebrate the holidays and end of fall semester with a festive meal.
Thorne and Moulton Dining Halls. 5 p.m.
NAME TAGS REQUIRED: Students mingle in Jack Magee’s Pub last night at the Colby Bates Bowdoin Holiday mixer sponsored by CBBA.
The Night Before
the End of the
Final Day
of Exams