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FEATURES: TALK OF THE QUAD OPINION
EDITORIAL: Looking forward.
SPORTS: ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Page 13.
ALL OUT OF LOVE: Drew van Kuiken 17 on the
harmful nature of Adderall abuse.
Page 19.
Page 16.
Oriana Farnham 15 on levels of happiness at the College; Cal
Pershan 12 bids farewell to Professor of English Peter Coviello.
Page 7.
Ana Leon 16 is a key member of the
womens ultimate Frisbee team Chaos
Theory. The team heads to Ohio in
two weeks to defend its national title,
which it has held for a year.
MORE NEWS: INDOOR IVIES
Costs were slightly higher be-
cause the Saturday Ivies concert
was held indoors, but the event
ran smoothly, according to
Security.
Page 3.
Unity for support staff comes without unions
Please see STAFF, page 8
Yik Yak latest in controversial social media
ELIZA GRAUMLICH, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
BenCumings 15andSarahChale14performinsenior SamFichtners experimental restagingof AntonChekhovsTheSeagull, doneas his Independent StudyinDirecting.
Theplays runinWishTheater ends tonight withashowat 7p.m..; pleaseseeareviewof theshowonpage10.
Please see CULTURE, page 5
BY MARISA MCGARRY
ORIENT STAFF
Cultural
appropriation
teach-in brings
issues to light
White House
report targets
sexual assault
on campuses
Please see REPORT, page 5
Several years ago, housekeeper
Karen Brownlee received a call: some-
one had accidentally sprayed a fre ex-
tinguisher in Helmreich House.
We walked in and it was just cov-
eredthe entire building, she said,
and the weekend people had to go
in and clean it up.
Te dim culty of the work the sup-
port staf does is not always recog-
nized. From fre extinguisher rampag-
es, to defecation in mop buckets, to
students moving into laundry rooms,
Bowdoin support staf truly has the
Colleges back. Cleaning chemical
guides must be followed precisely;
bleachers are not easy to move.
Brownlee, who has worked at the
College for fve years, said the dim -
culty can take new hires by surprise.
I think people see it as Oh, its just
housekeeping, and then theyre like,
Shit, its pretty hardcore, she said.
Te College employs around 380
support staf working in areas like
housekeeping, security, dining, fa-
cilities, grounds and academic sup-
port. Tese employees are essential,
and many say the College provides
excellent compensation and benefts.
Despite Bowdoins attractive work-
ing environment, as with any work-
place, it is not entirely confict free.
Employees can bring concerns
to Human Resources (HR), or to a
variety of other programs. Tough
Director of Human Resources Tama
Spoerri said that the frst person an
employee should talk to is their su-
pervisor, HR knows other outlets are
necessary.
Benefts
All budgeted full time equivalent
(FTE) employees of the College who
work at least 20 hours a week during
the academic year on a set schedule
are eligible for the benefts package.
BY JULIAN ANDREWS, CAMERON DE WET,
AND JOHN BRANCH
ORIENT STAFF
Workers who are not full time em-
ployees of the Collegelike those
who are brought in to replace a per-
son on sick leave or extra security
guards hired for busy weekends with
large eventsare not eligible for the
benefts package.
Te standard benefts package for
employees includes medical cover-
age, dental coverage, vacation time,
sick time, and a retirement plan that
kicks in afer one year of employ-
ment as long as the employee is over
the age of 26. Te Human Resources
department added vision coverage to
the benefts package a few years ago.
Yik Yak, a controversial app that
allows users to share anonymous
posts, called Yaks, with others near-
by, has taken hold at the College in
recent weeks, with dozens of posts
made daily, many of which attack
or demean specifc organizations,
teams or individuals.
Te posts range from the inane
BY GARRETT CASEY
ORIENT STAFF
Can I just point out that napping
is the best thoto the crude, to
the racially insensitive. Many of the
posts single out individual students
negatively: one names a female stu-
dent and makes claims about the
frequency and nature of her sexual
encounters. Common subjects for
the posts include genitalia, mastur-
bation, hooking up andmost com-
mon of allthe football and hockey
teams.
Bowdoin has contended with
other anonymous message forums
in recent years. College Anonymous
Confession Board caused a stir in
the fall of 2010, when the College
hosted several meetings to discuss
anonymous speech and support
those who had been targeted in the
forum.
Te app was temporarily disabled
Please see YIK YAK, page 3
Wrapped up: athletic trainers
dedicate time to varsity teams
BY JONO GRUBER
ORIENT STAFF
Along with laundry loops and
team gear, athletic trainers are one
of the perks of being a Bowdoin
athlete.
According to the athletics web-
site, they are only intended to treat
varsity athletes. With only five
full-time employees, the train-
ers have their hands full working
with the approximately one-third
of Bowdoin students on varsity
teams.
On game days, the trainers are
usually on campus four hours be-
fore game time, according to Di-
rector of Athletic Training Dan
Davies.
Depending on the sport, visit-
ing schools may not send a trainer
with the team so we have to get
that team ready on top of our-
selveswe call it organized chaos,
he said.
Rehabbing injured athletes
makes up a significant part of
what the trainers do. Most of their
mornings and early afternoons are
spent helping injured students who
are navigating around work and
class schedules. During practice
hours the trainers on the various
practice fields rehab the athletes
who are sidelined due to injuries.
Their remaining training duties
revolve around preventative mea-
sures. Most athletes will come to
the training room to get taped up
or stretched out before practice or a
game, then have their muscles iced
or heated after practice.
Each of the five trainers is as-
signed a specific team, and for the
trainers paired with more physical
sports, the season can be extremely
strenuous.
When football starts, said Da-
vies, its 13 weeks and I dont get
a day off. We have early morning
practices so Im here at four in the
morning and I dont leave until five
or six at night.
Some student interns aid the
trainersDavies said he has one
from both the University of New
England and the University of
Southern Mainebut delivering
care can still be a daunting task.
Please see TRAINERS, page 13
STAGE FRIGHT
Students packed into a standing-
room-only Beam Classroom in the
Visual Arts Center on Wednesday to
hear a presentation from their peers
and professors on the appropriation
of Native American culture.
According to Dean of Multicultur-
al Afairs Leana Amaez, at least one
instance of cultural appropriation oc-
curs each year, ofen by students who
dress in native costumes for Hal-
loween or a themed party. Tese in-
stances are not always limited to Na-
tive American attire; she noted that
earlier in the fall semester students
wearing sombreros were brought to
her attention.
When these instances of appropri-
ation occur, Amaez ofen begins a di-
alogue with students that focuses not
on their intentions, but on the impact
their actions had on fellow students.
If the problem is ignorance,
then the solution is education, said
Amaez, noting that repercussions
rarely take the form of punishment.
Te event was facilitated by Zohran
HY KHONG, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
BACK OFFICE: JoeDowneyhas workedas aproductionassistant atThorneDiningHall for threetofour
years.TheCollegeemploys around380support sta, whoreceivebenets andassistancewithout o cial unions.
Te White House Task Force to
Protect Students from Sexual Assault
released a report on Tuesday that sug-
gested a number of policies for pre-
venting and addressing sexual assault.
According to Meadow Davis, associate
dean of student afairs and deputy Title
IX coordinator, the College already has
strong policies in place in the areas the
report identifed.
Te bottom line, I would say, is that
were always looking for ways to make
what we do better and stronger, and we
will look through the specifcs of this
and what the best practices are and
what theyre recommending, Davis
said. In the overall spectrum, we have
most of the programs and practices
BY NICOLE WETSMAN
ORIENT STAFF
- Bowdoin already has many
of the recommendations in place.
- Tufts risks losing federal aid after
Title IX investigation into sexual
assault mishandling.
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On Wednesday, Bowdoin Stu-
dent Government (BSG) unani-
mously voted to approve changes of
the student governments bylaws at
its fnal meeting for the 2013-2014
academic year.
BSGs bylaws govern the roles of
the student representatives, regulate
election procedures, and determine
the structure of student government
bodies such as the Student Organi-
zations Oversight Committee.
Many of the changes are simply
the movement of clauses from the
bodys constitution to the bylaws.
A newly added article has created
more stringent rules regarding at-
tendance for student representatives,
setting a specifc number of unex-
cused absences from the assembly
before automatic expulsion.
Speaking as to why certain policies
had been moved from the constitu-
tion to the bylaws, Vice President for
Student Government Afairs Allen
Wong Yu 14 stated, they are here
so that when duties change as things
arise its easier for us to fx them in
the bylaws. If BSG wants to make
changes to its constitution, it re-
quires the approval of two-thirds of
the entire student body. Editing the
bylaws only requires two successful
two-thirds votes of BSG itself.
Afer all business was done, out-
going BSG President Sarah Nelson
14 symbolically handed the gavel
to BSG President-Elect Chris Breen
15, who adjourned the meeting.
-Compiled by Harry Rube.
For the eighth consecutive semester, the Orient conducted a campus-wide approval ratings survey. Students evaluated 24 notable campus gures, departments and organizations. The survey was
distributed via email on April 20, 28 and 30 and had 330 respondents177 males and 153 females. For a complete interactive visualization of all survey results since Fall 2010, please look online at
bowdoinorient.com. All graphics by Matthew Gutschenritter.
BSG REPORT
Bowdoin Student Government
approves bylaw changes
ELIZA GRAUMLICH, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
On Wednesday, the Spring Semester Club Dance Show was held in Pickard Theater. VAGUE, Arabesque, Obvious, Shirokuma Taiko, Middle Eastern Belly Dance and Polar Bear Swing participated. At the end of the
show, all groups performed a collaborative piece to Same Loveby Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
LINE DANCE
A LOOK AT SPRING 2014 ORIENT APPROVAL RATINGS SURVEY RESULTS
HIGHEST AND LOWEST APPROVAL RATINGS THIS SEMESTER
ANONYMOUS COMMENTS FROM THE SURVEY
Bowdoin dining is beyond fantastic. Its not perfect, but
the dining sta care so much about the students health
and satisfaction with the food. It really makes such a
dierence when youre having a tough day. -Male 15
We are really blessed with so much, but a little
transparency doesnt hurt. -Female 16
You have to choose what you give a damnabout. If
giving a damnabout something means you will be
more stressed out as a result, then dont do that (duh).
Its pretty much common sense but Ive noticed that
not everyone here has gured that out yet. If something
really truly matters to you, you should give a damn. Hell,
you should give two damns. -Male 17
PERCENTAGES OF STUDENTS
WHO HAD NO OPINION ABOUT:
BSG President: 47 percent
Counseling Services: 39 percent
O-Campus Study: 39 percent
Dept. of Athletics: 37 percent
Judicial Board: 33 percent
Brunswick Police Dept.: 29 percent ?
BARRY MILLS RATINGS FROM FALL 2010 TO SPRING 2014; AT NEW LOW
Less keen on Mills this semester,
given his resistance to entertaining
conversation about divestment.
-Male 16
Im bummed that President Mills
will be leaving the College at the
end of the 2014-2015 school year; I
think he did a lot of great things for
this school. He was a very pro-active
president and was very reactive to
the students. -Female 16
LARGEST CHANGES* IN APPROVAL
RATINGS, FALL 2013 TO SPRING 2014
President Mills:
decreased from 94 to
79 percent.
Health Center:
increased from 76 to
79 percent.
Student Activities
Funding Committee:
decreased from 79 to
69 percent.
e-Board: decreased
from 72 to 61
percent.
Brunswick Police
Dept.: increased
from 71 to 81
percent.
*OVERALL AVERAGE APPROVAL RATING
DECREASED FROM 86 TO 80 PERCENT
FIVE HIGHEST RATINGS FIVE LOWEST RATINGS
College hiring new Director of
Writing and Rhetoric
Additional students win
national fellowships
BOWDOINORIENT.COM
Te Director will oversee the
Writing Project and the frst-
year seminar program, teach a
writing and rhetoric course, and
implement various campus-wide
initiatives.
Seventeen students won a
total of 20 national fellowships in
the last few weeks, including one
Harry S. Truman Scholarship and
four more Fulbright grants for
both reaching and English teach-
ing assistantships.
Final say videos
Te Orient recorded interviews
with staf and faculty who will be
leaving the College at the end of the
semester.
Professor Peter Coviello
Professor Steven Cerf
Dean Jarrett Young
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For the frst time since 2007, rain
forced last Saturdays Ivies concert in-
doors. Yet Director of Safety and Secu-
rity Randy Nichols called the move from
Whittier Field to Farley Field House
seamless, a testament to the general
success of the Colleges 149th Ivies.
Te notice about the updated con-
cert location came in an all-campus
email on Friday morning, when Al-
len Delong, director of student life,
announced that Mat Kearney and
Timefies would perform indoors on
Saturday afernoon.
Nichols noted the advantages of a
show in Farley.
We can control access better than
we can at Whittier Field, he said.
Te original rain contingency plan
stated that no guests would be allowed
due to space concerns, and though a
follow-up email on Friday amended
the policy to allow two registered
guests per student, there was still a
decrease in visitors from prior years,
Nichols said.
While the rained-out concert in
2007 was in Morrell Lounge, E-Board
member Peter Kringdon 14 stated
that, Having the event in Smith
Union might have felt like a non-Ivies
E-Board concert.
Tough using Farley Field House
allowed the College to keep the atmo-
sphere at the concert similar to what
it would would have been outdoors, it
brought extra costs, including rentals
of a food tent and a forklif to lif tarps,
as well as a diferent stage. Tese fac-
tors contributed to a more expensive
concert than in previous years, ac-
cording to Director of Student Activi-
ties Nate Hintze.
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Indoor Ivies brings higher costs; 3 transports
BY MARINA AFFO
ORIENT STAFF
He added that the primary price
increase were due to the heightened
rates of Moonlight Production Com-
pany and added equipment costs from
the bands. Hintze declined to tell the
Orient specifc budget information.
Te weekend also brought three al-
cohol-related student transportsone
on Tursday, one on Friday, and one on
Saturday. One was particularly seri-
ous, the other two less so, said Nichols.
As you have more people drink-
ing more alcohol, the level of risk rises
exponentially, said Nichols. Ivies is a
marathon for Security. Troughout
the weekend, there were three to four
times as many Security guards on duty
as normal, and they were not allowed
to take time of.
Tere were no arrests or court sum-
mons issued by the Brunswick Police
Department, and only a few neighbor-
hood noise complaints. Tough three
students committed two thefs, all sto-
len items were returned, according to
Nichols.
In other instances of alcohol-re-
BCA invited to talk divestment
with Trustees at Oct. meeting
BY PHOEBE BUMSTED
ORIENT STAFF
Students from Bowdoin Climate
Action (BCA) will meet with the
Board of Trustees at its October
17 meeting to make their case for
the Colleges divestment from fos-
sil fuels.
A week after presenting 1,000
signatures in support of divest-
ment to President Barry Mills,
BCA leader Matt Goodrich 15 was
offered the opportunity in an email
from Mills on Friday.
Last week, Mills told the Orient
that it was unlikely students would
be able to meet with the trustees
before the end of this academic
year, as they would be busy this
spring and summer searching for
his successor.
He announced in Fridays email
that the student group could meet
with the board during their sched-
uled weekend of on-campus meet-
ings this fall.
Goodrich was unsurprised by
the offer.
I think that we demonstrated
that this is an incredibly important
issue on campus, he said.
Approximately 100 community
members gathered on April 18
outside of Hawthorne-Longfellow
Library to watch while Goodrich
handed the petition to Mills. It was
the largest pro-divestment show-
ing the campus has seen since the
movements genesis last year.
Mills has made clear his opposi-
tion to divestment on various oc-
casions, most recently after receiv-
ing the petition from Goodrich.
For me to break the deal that
weve made with people who have
given money to the College for
generations, there has to be uni-
form agreement that the cause that
were breaking it for is not some
political cause or social cause that
some people believe in, but others
dont, Mills told the Orient last
week.
In an Orient letter to the editor
on Tuesday, Mills clarified that,
while he does think climate change
is an important issue, he does not
believe divestment is the best solu-
tion.
While there should not be a le-
gitimate debate about the existence
of climate change, there is surely
an ongoing legitimate debate about
the solutions, he wrote. I believe
it is inappropriate for Bowdoin to
ignore our duties to the College
and our endowment by essentially
picking the winner among these
many positions through divest-
ment from fossil fuels.
Goodrich intends to reference
other college divestment presenta-
tions in organizing BCAs case to
the trustees.
This is a huge victory for stu-
dent empowerment at Bowdoin
College, Goodrich said.
A week after receiving 1,000
signatures in support of
divestment, President Mills
emailed Goodrich with the oer.
lated vandalism, three to four doors
were kicked in at Brunswick Apart-
ments and one door was kicked in
at Harpswell Apartments. Te lend-
ing library box at the intersection of
Longfellow Avenue and Com n Street
was smashed to smithereens, said
Nichols. Te College is planning to
replace it.
Despite the Colleges concerns
about harm to the foor, there were no
damages reported in Farley. Te Col-
lege hired Servpro, a company that
specializes in water and fre restora-
tion, to clean up the feld house.
Although the bulk of planning for
each years Ivies begins during winter
break, Student Activities and Security
are already looking to next year. Hin-
tze has already booked the stage for
the concert.
Other improvements are also on
the drawing board.
I think well bite the bullet and put
some porta-potties on the Brunswick
Quad next Ivies, said Nichols. Te
hedges will appreciate it.
Year in review: highlights of 2013-2014
BY JOE SEIBERT AND KATIE MIKLUS
ORIENT STAFF
September 2013
Several Bowdoin students had run-
ins with the Brunswick Police De-
partment (BPD), which intervened at
College Houses on September 6 and
7 due to issues of disorderly conduct
and underage drinking. Two stu-
dents were also arrested for DUIs in
a period of 24 hours on September 22,
which Director of Security Randall
Nichols called very unusual.
Te College also introduced a new,
revamped hazing policy prompted
by several incidents during the 2012-
2013 school year. Te new policy was
designed to help students fully under-
stand what constitutes hazing, giving
specifc examples and case studies in
order to increase awareness.
October 2013
Bowdoin announced its plans to
build the largest solar power com-
plex in Maine, which would ofset
approximately 8 percent of the Col-
leges annual energy usage. Te pro-
posed energy farm would be built on
land purchased from the former na-
val base, and would be used to power
most of the Colleges athletic facilities.
Tree separate bias incidents were
reported in one week, including one
in which a Brunswick resident called
a student a homophobic slur and
punched him in the face. Te rash of
incidents prompted a campus-wide
response that included a photo exhi-
bition by Daniel Eloy 15.
November 2013
On November 25, the College de-
molished a vacant former fraternity
house that had belonged to Alpha
Kappa Sigma. Tere are currently
no plans for the vacant lot, but Se-
nior Vice President for Finance and
Administration and Treasurer Katy
Longley said the College hoped to de-
velop one within the next few years.
December 2013
Registrar Jan Brackett announced
plans to leave her position in January
2014 afer 14 years at Bowdoin. Brack-
ett was instrumental in implementing
Polaris, the online course registration
system; Dean of Academic Afairs
Cristle Collins Judd called her a key
player in the creation of Polaris.
January 2014
Several sprinkler heads burst in
Memorial Hall, causing $20,000
worth of damage on January 4 and 5.
Te sprinkler heads burst due to the
extremely cold weather over winter
break. Associate Director of Facili-
ties Operation and Management Jef
Tuttle said that they are looking into
options [to] prevent that in the future.
Rick Ganong 86 was hired as the
new senior vice president for develop-
ment and alumni relations on January
6, efective immediately. According to
President Barry Mills and Ganong,
the responsibilities of the job largely
concern fundraising and maintaining
stable fnancial aid for students.
February 2014
Assistant Dean of Student Afairs
Jarrett Young 05 announced that he
would be leaving at the end of the
2013-2014 school year. Young will
be taking a position as Upper School
Grade Dean at the the Blake School in
Minneapolis, Minn.
Mary Pat McMahon, associate
dean of student afairs and director of
Residential Life, announced that she
would be leaving her position over
Spring Break to become the dean of
student afairs at Tufs.
Bowdoin Christian Fellowship ad-
visors Rob and Sim Gregory failed to
sign the Colleges Volunteer Agree-
ment and will no longer be permitted
to volunteer at the College. In par-
ticular, the Gregorys objected to the
Freedom from Discrimination and
Harassment policy, stating that sign-
ing the agreement would violate their
faiths views regarding sexuality.
March 2014
An intruder broke into a frst-foor
residence at Brunswick Apartments at
3:30 a.m. on Sunday March 23. Upon re-
alizing that a female student was asleep
in bed in the apartment, the intruder
fed across the hall into an adjacent resi-
dence, which he soon exited.
April 2014
Afer an investigation into possible
reforms for the Health Center, the
College decided to maintain the cur-
rent structure of the Health Center
and hire a new director of health ser-
vices to replace Sandra Hayes.
Twelve students were cited before
Spring Break for misusing Adderall.
Of these twelve, two were cited for
tram cking the prescription drug, and
were given the option of appearing be-
fore the Judicial Board or resigning
from the College.
President Barry Mills announced
that he would be resigning from his
position at the end of the 2014-2015
academic year. His departure comes a
year earlier than expected, as Mills told
the Orient in 2011 that he planned on
remaining in his position for at least
fve more years. Mills has served as
president of the College since 2001.
YIK YAK
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in the entire city of Chicago due to
school administrators bullying con-
cerns, according to Te Hum ngton
Post. It has also captured the atten-
tion of administrators at Bowdoin,
including Dean of Student Afairs
Tim Foster and Dave Caputi, head
coach of the football team.
Its the kind of stuf thats in-
consistent with
who we are as
a community.
Its bullying,
said Foster.
Were better
than that.
Foster said
he is particual-
rly concerned
about Yik Yak
because it allows
for anonymity.
I have really strong feelings
about anonymitythis thing to me
is a cesspool, he said. Freedom of
speech doesnt assure anonymity. If
you want to say something, put your
name behind it.
Foster said he does not plan on
asking Yik Yak to disable service on
campus, as countless high schools
have done across the country, but
said that students could face conse-
quences for their posts.
If someone came to me with
evidence of a particular person be-
ing responsible, it could be action-
able. If its ofensive, threateningI
wouldnt hesitate to act, he said.
Te football team, which is the
subject of many posts, was told by its
coach to stop using Yik Yak, according
to several members of the team. Caputi
declined to comment for this story.
One sophomore football player,
who asked to remain anonymous
because of his coachs request, said
he was among the frst Bowdoin
students to use Yik Yak. He and his
friends began posting inside jokes
about three weeks ago, but they be-
gan to have reservations as the apps
popularity grew.
Some of my friends started to de-
lete it because they thought its get-
ting too big and some of the posts
are kind of messed up, he said.
Tey just wanted to
get out.
Te football player,
who recently deleted
all of his Yaks, said
there was a clear mes-
sage at the meeting
where the football
team was asked to de-
lete the app.
It was just like,
some things shouldnt
be said ever, and
when you put something out there
anonymously, its a cowardly move,
he said. Teres no respect for
someone like that.
Monty Barker 16 has been the
subject of countless Yaks, including:
Is Monty a narp? Monty wears
a bathing suit in the shower; Just
caught Monty snim ng my bicycle
seat; and Monty is friend and id
appreciate it if you guys would stop.
Barker said he is unconcerned by
all the attention.
I dont mind it that much, to be
quite honest, said Barker. I know
the people who are writing them,
and I think its funny.
For the record, Barker is indeed a
NARP (a term that stands for non-
athletic regular person).
I dont play on a sports team,
he said.
BRIAN JACOBEL, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
80s cover bandRacer-XperformedtheThursdaynight concert of Ivies weekend. AlthoughtheSaturdayafter-
noonconcert was movedinsideduetorain, therewerenosignicant issues throughIvies weekend.
Its the kind of stu thats
inconsistent with who we are as a
community. Its bullying. Were
better than that.
TIM FOSTER
DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
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The CFT Kickstarter had raised
$4,296 by the time this article went
to press, $7,704 short of
the money needed to keep the truck
open for business.
Presidential search begins to take shape CFT 39% to fundraising
goal, at risk of losing truck
BY CAMERON DE WET
ORIENT STAFF
The CampusFoodTrucks (CFT)
Kickstarter campaign has been
online for just over two weeks and
has raised $4,296 thus far, $7,704
short of the money needed to keep
the food truck
operational.
Ten days away
from its May
12 deadline, 55
backers have
pledged dona-
tions so far. The
largest amount
pledged is $300
from one backer.
Though the average pledge is
$76.71, the majority of backers
have pledged $20 or $30.
According to Steve Borukhin
14, one of the founders of CFT,
support for the Kickstarter cam-
paign has come from a variety of
sources, including students, family
members and friends of the opera-
tors, as well as employees of the
College.
Reade Brower P 13 is not the
owner of the truck, as was stated
in a previous Orient article, but
had lent Mike Smallidgea res-
taurant owner based in Bar Har-
borthe money to buy the truck
a number of years ago. Smallidge
used the truck for a summer and
then agreed to lend it to CFT for
their first year of operations. They
worked out an agreeable rent deal
for the following years, according
to Brower.
Smallidge plans to put the truck
to use in the future if CFT cannot
afford to buy it outright by the end
of the Kickstarter campaign.
In the online comment section
of the Orients April 18 article
about the CFT Kickstarter, Brower
offered to match
donations of $200
with a donation
of $100 from him-
selfup to $500.
Im just trying
to encourage other
people, if they can
afford it, to donate
in a little bit of a
more substantial
way, said Brower.
In his comment Brower asked
the people who are inspired to
pledge $200 because of his promise
to post a comment about why they
decided to support CFT.
Shaun Hogan, an explosive de-
tection dog handler at the U.S. Em-
bassy in Iraqwho used to work
as a security officer at the College
and plans to return after the com-
pletion of his contractposted in
the thread promising to donate
$200 in response to Browers offer.
Isaac Brower 13, son of Reade
Brower and one of the original
founders of CFT, also posted in
the thread promising a donation of
$200 with Reade Browers match-
ing $100.
Three other people have pledged
$200, but have not posted in the
thread.
BY JOHN BRANCH AND MEG ROBBINS
ORIENT STAFF
Te Board of Trustees and Bow-
doin Student Government (BSG)
are making progress on fnding a re-
placement for President Barry Mills,
and have already interviewed some
executive search frms and selected
the two students who will sit on the
committee.
Te Board is currently vetting
the frms that will provide the com-
mittee with a variety of interested
outside candidates, according to
Vice President for Development and
Alumni Relations Elizabeth Orlic.
Search frms are being inter-
viewed and considered, but to date,
there has been no decision about
this aspect of the search, she wrote
in an email to the Orient.
Te Board is expected to an-
nounce the names of the two stu-
dents, along with the full member-
ship of the committee, during its
meetings next week. Jes Staley 79
was announced as the chair of the
selection committee on April 21,
but he declined to comment for this
article.
Te two student representatives
were chosen by a committee com-
posed of BSG executives from both
this year and next year; terms for
this years executives om cially end-
ed on Wednesday. Interviews for the
committee were conducted earlier
this week.
We were completely blown away
by the quality of students who applied
to the position, said Sarah Nelson 14,
president of BSG. Tat was really in-
spiring for us as a committee, and it
made our decision really dim cult.
About 40 students from the
Classes of 2015 and 2016 applied,
according to Nelson.
Te goal is to fnd two students
with diferent backgrounds, who
have diferent involvement on cam-
pus, who are part of diferent orga-
nizations, who have seen diferent
parts of how the school works, and
who really bring two unique voices
to the committee, Nelson said.
Te exact makeup of the commit-
tee remains to be seen. In an email
to students on April 14, Chair of the
Board of Trustees Deborah Barker
wrote that the committee would in-
clude members of the Board, facul-
ty, students, staf, and other alumni
representatives.
George Lincoln Skolfeld Jr. Pro-
fessor of German Steven Cerf, who
is retiring at the end of this year,
served on the last presidential
search committee to replace Bob
Edwards, along with Professor of
Physics Madeline Msall and Profes-
sor of Economics Deborah DeGraf.
At that time, three faculty rep-
resentatives were elected. Cerf said
the faculty worked to ensure that
the three major ranks of faculty (as-
sistant professor, associate professor
and full professor) and the three ma-
jor academic divisions (natural sci-
ences, social sciences and humani-
ties) were all represented.
I think its a once in a lifetime
experience, said Cerf. Tere was a
loyalty to the institution that meant
that this committee sacrifced week-
ends and travel, poring over folders
and interviewing candidates.
Cerf said that the executive search
company used by the last committee
helped to narrow the feld.
We were not beholden to them
to hire only from their picks, but
at least they gave us a sampling of
people who would be eager to do
such a position, who had experience
in governance of a college and who
manifested success, he said.
Mills originally chaired that com-
mittee. Cerf said that he certainly
wasnt on [the committees] list.
We were so impressed by his
leadership on the committee that
we asked him to resign so we could
consider him as the future Bowdoin
president, Cerf said.
As the new committee prepares
to vet what will likely be a wide-
ranging group of candidates, there
are many questions to consider. Cerf
said that a point of contention in
the last search was academic expe-
rience. Having made his career as a
corporate lawyer, Mills was not the
most obvious candidate for a college
presidency, but Cerf said that Mills
Ph.D. and teaching experience in bi-
ology made a diference.
Our union card is a Ph.D., he
said. I heard from dozens of my fac-
ulty colleagues that they didnt care
what background this president had,
they must have a Ph.D.
I heard from dozens of my faculty
colleagues that they didnt care
what background this president has,
they must have a Ph.D.
STEVEN CERF
PROFESSOR OF GERMAN
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SECURITY REPORT: 4/24 to 4/30
Tursday, April 24
Brunswick Rescue transported an
intoxicated frst-year male student at
Coleman Hall to Mid Coast Hospital.
A student gained unauthorized
access to the roof of the heating plant.
Friday, April 25
A student was warned for uri-
nating in public at Brunswick Apart-
ments. Ten he was cited afer he
urinated in public a second time.
A local resident complained of
loud noise coming from a gather-
ing at Reed House. Te music was
turned down.
Students reported that a barefoot
local man was mingling with stu-
dents at an event on the Brunswick
Quad. Te man was identifed and
removed from the property.
A suspicious man wandering in
College om ces at Maine Street Station
was asked to leave the property.
Brunswick Rescue transported
a female student, under the infu-
ence of alcohol and other drugs,
from Brunswick Apartments to Mid
Coast Hospital.
A faculty member reported that in-
appropriate remarks were shouted from
an open window at Winthrop Hall.
A student was cited for urinat-
ing on a fence at Brunswick Apart-
ments in view of motorists on
Longfellow Avenue.
Om cers checked on a student at
Moulton Dining Hall who was nap-
ping in a plate of food. Te student
was escorted to his residence hall.
A door was kicked in at Bruns-
wick Apartments M, causing exten-
sive damage.
An om cer checked on a student
who fell down a set of stairs at Quin-
by House, apparently due to the ef-
fects of dehydration.
A student reported that a group
of students kicked in a door at Bruns-
wick S to use the apartment as a party
space. Te student removed the un-
wanted guests.
A door at Brunswick Apartments
G was forced open, causing extensive
damage to the door frame.
Saturday, April 26
A small solar powered street-side
free library on Com n Street Exten-
sion was vandalized and books were
strewn about the street.
A wooden kitchen table was
damaged at Reed House.
A frst foor window was broken
at Ladd House.
A gas alarm in the Moore Hall
laundry was caused by a malfunction.
A student was cited for urinat-
ing on the side of Farley Field House
within feet of a line of over 20 por-
table toilets.
A student reported witnessing
inappropriate touching on the dance
foor at the Ivies concert. Te alleged
victim said that the contact while
dancing was consensual.
At the Ivies concert at Farley
Field House, a student tripped and
fell head-frst while entering a por-
table toilet. Sadly, the seat was up.
An om cer checked on the wellbe-
ing of an intoxicated female student
at the Ivies concert.
Om cers checked on the wellbe-
ing of an emotionally distraught male
student at the concert.
A student stole a security om cers
uniform jacket, hat and gloves from
the checker station at Farley and
danced with them on the dance foor
at the concert. Te items were recov-
ered and a report was fled with the
deans om ce.
Om cers checked on a student
at Osher Hall who twisted an ankle
while walking on Com n Street.
Om cers intervened and difused
an argument between a male and a
female student at the Ivies concert.
A student at Chamberlain Hall
called Security to check on a friend.
Brunswick Rescue transported
an intoxicated frst-year female stu-
dent from Pine Street Apartments to
Mid Coast Hospital.
Two portable toilets at Farley
were vandalized by knife cuts.
A students personal couch in the
common room at Ladd House was
damaged.
Sunday, April 27
A suspicious person in Coles
Tower turned out to be an alumnus
and guest of a student.
An om cer escorted a dehydrat-
ed student from Osher Hall to Mid
Coast Hospital.
Wall damage was reported on
the frst foor of Burnett House. A
student has taken responsibility for
causing the damage.
A campus visitor reported the
thef of a feece jacket from the lobby
of West Hall. Om cers investigated
and recovered the jacket. Two stu-
dents took responsibility for the thef.
A student with anxiety symptoms
was escorted to Mid Coast Hospital.
Monday, April 28
Skateboarders grinding on a gran-
ite bench near Osher Hall damaged an
edge and caused the bench to collapse.
A door jamb at Harpswell Apart-
ments was damaged by the door be-
ing forced open.
Two 5-gallon gas cans and gaso-
line were stolen from the sailing team
facility at Bethel Point, Harpswell.
A blue Trek mountain bike was
reported stolen from the bike rack at
Howell House.
A blue Trek bicycle was stolen dur-
ing the past several weeks from the bike
rack at Maine Hall. Te bike has a blue
bell and a blue bag on the handlebar.
Tuesday, April 29
Tere was a report of a strong
odor of marijuana on the frst foor of
Stowe House Inn.
Wednesday, April 30
Two local men were given tres-
pass warnings afer accessing a roof
at the Robert H. and Blythe Bickel
Edwards Center for Art and Dance
during a free running routine.
Baxter House will be billed for
student damage to a building exit
sign; the sign has been replaced.
A student reported harassing be-
havior from another student.
An ill student was escorted from
Moore Hall to Parkview Adventist
Medical Center.
A purple Trek mountain bike
with black mud faps was stolen from
the south entrance to Smith Union.
Te bike was lef unlocked and was
not registered.
-Courtesy of the Of ce of Safety and
Security.
REPORT
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Mamdani 14.
Bowdoin Student Government
president Sarah Nelson 14 opened
the discussion by recounting an ex-
perience last fall where she attended
a costume party dressed as a Native
American woman.
When I met with the Deans om ce
later that week and heard how hurtful
my actions had been to some of my
peers, I was embarrassed, horrifed
and surprised, she said. Tat I had
owned a costume for six years and
was so ignorant to the fact that it was
a misappropriation of someone elses
culturesomeone elses identity
terrifed me.
She went on to explain that she be-
lieves awareness education can help
other students to think about these
issues in a new way.
I hope that, in listening to my
story about a time when I made a
serious error, everyone here will be
more willing to talk to their peers, es-
pecially their peers of diferent races
and ethnicities, about where the holes
in our understandings of each others
identities lie, she said.
First year Dylan Goodwill intro-
duced herself to the crowd and iden-
tifed herself a member of the Navajo,
Lakota and Dakota tribes; she grew
up on the Window Rock Navajo Res-
ervation in St. Michaels, Arizona.
Ive grown up with a sense of fol-
lowing my traditional waysgoing
to ceremonies and living in a ho-
gan, which is the traditional Navajo
home, said Goodwill. Ive grown
up dancing pow wow since I was two
years old.
She explained that some stereotyp-
ically native symbols ofen used by
non-natives in costumes hold deep
importance within the Native Ameri-
can community.
We grew up knowing that the way
we dress, the way our hair was, our
moccasins, our turquoise, our feath-
ers were all sacred and that every-
thing had a meaning, she said.
For instance, for Goodwill, eagle
feathers symbolize protection and
harmony, among other things, and she
currently has eagle feathers hanging in
her dorm room to remind her of this.
She explained that seeing these sym-
bols being used by people who had no
connection to them was hurtful.
Teyre not costumes. We call them
regalia, said Goodwill. Its not some-
thing that were trying to hide from
ourselvesits something that we are.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ingrid Nelson and Assistant Profes-
sor of Anthropology Kelly Fayard
brought an academic lens to the talk.
Professor Nelson explained that the
work the teach-in was doing was not
about blame or shame or guilt, but
bringing an awareness of each per-
sons privilege, which shapes expe-
riences and grants advantages that
ofen go unseen. She encouraged
students to use the privilege that
you have to dismantle systems that
perpetuate that privilege.
Fayard, a member of the Poarch
Band of Creek Indians, detailed the
long history of cultural appropria-
tion of Native American images in
America. She showed images from
the Boston Tea Party, secret societies
at Yale and the University of Michi-
gan, professional sports teams logos
and fashion that all took symbols
from Native American culture.
Tese stereotypes, in Fayards
view, are damaging to Native Ameri-
can groups on many levels.
She noted that they consistently
grouped all Native cultures together
without an appreciation for the var-
ied practices of the more than 500
federally recognized Native Ameri-
can tribes.
[Stereotypes] constantly put na-
tives as part of the past, she added.
It basically erases the existence of
modern Native American peoples.
She encouraged students to buy
from Native American designers if
they are interested in Native Ameri-
can patterns or traditional jewelry,
instead of mass marketed products
that proport themselves to be native.
Afer the presentations, students
posed questions to the panelists on
how to discuss issues of appropria-
tion with peers who may not un-
derstand the issue. One topic that
was repeated was the use of Native
American fgures as mascots in pro-
fessional sports.
Ben Woo Ching, a sophomore
who identifes as American Samoan,
noted that these issues can ofen exist
in a gray area.
Te University of Hawaii is the
Hawaiian Warriors and thats okay
for them because theyre in Hawaii
but it is not okay [when] a white man
owns the Atlanta Braves, he said.
Woo Ching thought the discus-
sion refected W. E. B. DuBois dou-
ble consciousness, in that White
only perceives as white perceives but
the minority perceives from both di-
rections.
Amaez hopes that more discus-
sions of race and identity can con-
tinue in a student-led platform. Next
fall, she will begin a training program
for students interested in facilitat-
ing discussions about race for peers.
Plans for this program will be fnal-
ized over the summer.
CULTURE
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
If the problem is ignorance, then
the solution is education.
LEANA AMAEZ
DEAN OF MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS
CATHERINE YOCHUM, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
TALK IT OUT: DylanGoodwill 17(right)spokeabout cultural appropriationandher childhoodonaNavajo
reservationinArizona. DeanAmaezhopesthat thesediscussionsabout raceandculturewill continuenext year.
already in place, but this is a great op-
portunity to look and see what other
schools are doing.
Te White House report called for
campus climate surveys about sexual
assault, heightened bystander train-
ing and prevention strategies, and im-
proved responses when sexual assaults
do occur. Davis highlighted Bowdoins
health and wellness survey (which con-
tains a sexual assault component), its
numerous student groups and training
programs for sexual assault prevention
and advocacy, and the review process
that takes place following any sexual
assault case.
At the end of all of our processes,
we always give people the opportunity
to check back in and let us know what
parts of the process worked for them,
she said.
Te report also recommended in-
creased transparency of complaints
and investigations for Title IX, the law
barring sex discrimination in educa-
tion. Te report states that the Om ce of
Civil Rights (OCR) will release all reso-
lution letters resulting from Title IX
lawsuits and the Department of Justice
will post all federal court flings relating
to Title IX complaints.
Before 2011, the focus of the Title IX
was on equality in athletics. However,
following the Dear Colleague letter
from the Department of Education in
2011which clearly linked Title IX to
sexual assaultmany schools, accord-
ing to Davis, had to scramble to meet
the requirements, many of which are
still unclear to some institutions.
Before 2011, many schools didnt
even have sexual assault policies, said
Davis. Tough Title IX had been in ef-
fect since 1970s, the focus wasnt on the
sexual assault stuf. Te framing of it in
2011 was that theres also this piece
around sexual assault.
On Tursday, the Department of
Education released a list of the 55 col-
leges with open and ongoing Title IX
investigations. Amherst was the only
NESCAC school with an ongoing in-
vestigation, although on Monday the
Department of Education concluded
that Tufs University was not comply-
ing with federal regulations on ad-
dressing sexual assault following a pre-
vious investigation.
Tufs is currently in contention with
the OCR over the results of a four-year
Title IX investigation triggered by a stu-
dent complaint fled in 2010. During the
years of the investigation, Tufs made
various changes to its sexual assault
policies. In early April, the University
entered into a voluntary agreement with
the OCR stating that it would come to
compliance with Title IX policies.
However, on April 26, Tufs with-
drew its signature from the agreement.
Tufs rescinded the agreement af-
ter the OCR determined that the re-
vamped policiesnot just those that
were in place at the time the Title IX
complaint was fledwere not up to
code. Te Tufs administration denied
that the University is currently in viola-
tion of Title IX, and said it believes that
it made sum cient changes in the period
since the complaint.
If Tufs does not improve its policies
so that they meet the OCSs expecta-
tions, it risks losing federal aid.
Te OCR-Tufs agreement refected
a standard arrangement for solving
violations, according to Davis.
However, Tufs is the frst institution
that has withdrawn from an agree-
ment. Tough the next steps follow-
ing that retraction remain unclear, the
OCR will work with Tufs in an at-
tempt to remedy the issue.
FEATURES
6 1ui vowuoi ovii1 iviu.v, m.v i, io1
Post-Ivies whine: the nectar of Nantucket
Ah, Nantucket. Take a deep
breath and smell that salty sea air.
The land of decadence and high
society, an island of 20th century
Gatsbys frolicking in the summer
sun. Yachts, seabreeze, seagulls: the
American dream. With a nod to
CBSs The Jeffersons: Were mov-
ing on upTo a deluxe apartment
in the sky [over Nantucket].
And what do they do in Nantuck-
et, these captains of high society,
fame, and fortune? They sail across
the whitecaps in their yachts, wear-
ing only pale red shorts and sipping
the local vintage. We recreated the
atmosphere by washing our under-
wear with red sweatshirts, taking to
the sea in Ryans newly purchased
kayak. The only thing left was the
wine. The nectar of Nantucket, if
you will.
Nantucket Nectars Grapeade wine
was dateless; its label gave no hint of
its age or origin. Te wealthy resi-
dents of Nantucket drink nothing
but the best. Tis ambrosia of aris-
tocracy is above such sycophantic
labels as age or alcohol by volume.
If we were to mingle with our peers
successfully, we needed to fgure this
wine out on our own.
Te avant-garde bottle surprised
us with a Snapple like pop-cap (no
time for wine openers when youre
yachting). Nevertheless, we man-
aged to open the bottle. Te exte-
rior of the beverages vessel is embla-
zoned with a clump of what could
only be Nantucket grapes. Massive
orbs of crimson and violet rest in
quiet repose on the grass. Nantucket
is a small island nation of the coast
of Mass-o-chumpchump. It remains
populated with the wealthy and
wonderful and isolated from the
plebes of the mainland. Nantucket
is governed by what can only be
described as a totalitarian theoc-
racy. A man known only as Murray
controls access to his trademark red
vintage with an iron fst. Fortunately,
this local wine is sold in Maine.
Grapeade shines translucently,
a pale orange-red that shows little
sediment. Its nose is flled with
sweet, sugary grape notes, without
a hint of bitterness or earth tones.
Forward, fresh and dangerous. Tis
Nantucket wine suited us perfectly.
Due to Murrays legal system, ABV
is not required to be printed. We thus
have no idea how much alcohol was
in our Grapeade, and we extend our
compliments to the vintner on his
ability to hide its favor. Te skill with
which this wine was made is appar-
ent. We noticed almost no alcohol as
we drank this ade (an old oenologi-
cal word used in Nantucket to char-
acterize their wines).
Nectars should be drunk young
and chilled, preferably on a yacht.
DAN LIPKOWITZ
AND RYAN PEABODY
BOTTOM
OF THE
BARREL
However, the imprint on the bot-
tom of our bottle told us that our
Grapeade would be drinkable until
February of 2022.
Without any trace of alcohol,
the sweet nature of this wine shone
through. It starts with a splash of
grape on the tongue, fading to the
pleasant refreshment of Nantucket
spring water. A sort of granular
sugar dominates the middle, leaving
a nice, sugary grit on your teeth, be-
fore dropping out to leave an artif-
cial taste of sour fruit.
You know that moment when
you pee, look down, see that its red
and say, Maybe I should see a doc-
tor. Oh well, its Ivies? People in
Nantucket do that every day. Tey
drink Nantucket Nectars Grapeade,
whether they like it or not. It is the
only beverage allowed to be drunk
on the Island. Be like them, drink
like them. Persevere. It might seem
like a long, dark road, but do you
know what will be on the other side?
Us, on a beach, sipping Nantucket
Nectars Grapeade.
Additional Notes:
Dan: More like nom-tucket. Drink it
for taste, drink it for power and pres-
tige, drink it for Nantucket.
Ryan: Tat was Nan-titillating.
Nose: Doesnt matter
Body: Doesnt matter
Taste: Yee-haw Nantucket
$1.89 at Bowdoin Express.
On Monday morning, throngs
of students slowly made their way
back to their weekly routines, their
thoughts filled with a sense of nos-
talgia for the past weekend and
anxieties for the upcoming last few
days of classes. These thoughts,
and others like them, are the daily
norm. We accept them for what
they are and rarely question where
they come from.
Our daily consciousness is the
sole force that gives rise to what
makes up everything we see and feel
and think, but where does it come
from? We all share the daily expe-
rience of reality and we accept it,
yet neuroscientists today have very
little idea of how it happens.
How does something inanimate
and material such as the human
brain give rise to subjective reality
and emotions such as anxiety and
nostalgia? For a while this ques-
tion was strictly in the realm of
philosophy, where there was a di-
vide based on whether or not the
mind is something entirely sepa-
rate from the body. This mind-
body dualism was most notably
proposed by the French philoso-
pher Ren Descartes.
Descartes posited that the
mindand thus subjective con-
scious experienceactually origi-
nates from an immaterial sub-
stance he called res cogitans,
Latin for thinking thing. This
substance allows for conscious
thoughts and decision making, and
exists somewhere outside the phys-
ical world we are so familiar with
and on which all observational sci-
ence is based.
This view, however, is opposed
today by many neuroscientists who
identify as physicalists, believing
that consciousness comes from
highly organized normal matter.
This different approach turns
out to be exceedingly difficult.
Explaining how subjective experi-
ence arises from normal matter is
so difficult, in fact, that philoso-
phers have dubbed it the hard
problem. In the past decade, how-
ever, the science of consciousness
is quickly gaining a legitimate sci-
entific grounding.
This past week, hundreds of the
worlds leading experts in con-
sciousness studies gathered in Ari-
zona for the largest conference on
the subject. It is here where many
scientists and philosophers hope
for a significant lead in tackling
the hard problem. That lead may
finally have come to fruition.
Acclaimed MIT physicist, Max
Tegmark, is widely known for his
work on cosmology, but he recently
released a paper that takes a com-
pletely different look at what con-
sciousness might be. He supposes
that consciousness can be modeled
as a state of matter. Although this
sounds quite fanciful at first, he
gives an interesting and rigorous
argument for his novel approach.
Tegmark contends that states of
consciousness must obey a set of
mathematical rules similar to the
rules that govern varying states of
matter. Just as ice turns to water un-
der certain conditions, diferent lev-
els of consciousness vary from one
state to another. Approaching the
problem in this way allows physicists
and neuroscientists to start making
progress towards a quantitative ap-
proach to consciousness.
For years, neuroscientists have
agreed that consciousness must
arise from certain parameters such
as the processing of information in
an integrated way. Now, Tegmark
believes that this information pro-
cessing can be categorized more
specifically and will soon be able
to be treated in a mathematically
rigorous way.
Tegmarks model, as with all mod-
els of consciousness, is still very
speculative. Will there ever be a
practical physical model for the na-
ture of consciousness, or is this ques-
tion outside the realm of the obser-
vational science that we know today?
Regardless, understanding how
the human brain functions is at the
frontier of modern science and will
push developments in neurosci-
ence through the next century.
Mind the mind: research on
our consciousness evolving
DAVID MILLER
RELATIVELY
QUARKY
ITs Biedrzycki revs up for scooter rally
year, he said.
Although they expected the
event to be small, about 75 people
showed up, including people from
Nova Scotia and out of state.
Biedrzycki grew up in Topsham,
and both he and his other fam-
ily members still live there. He and
his wife were married in Bowdoins
Cram Alumni Barn and are cur-
rently expecting a child.
As part of his work for IT at
Bowdoin, Biedrzycki works on
classroom projection, AV technol-
ogy, and preparing events with mi-
crophones and projection.
Every day is a little bit different
and a challenge. They keep us busy,
Biedrzycki said.
Some days Ill be setting up
Experimenting with the Linux op-
erating system and restoring a 1966
Vespa may be foreign concepts to
some, but for Audiovisual/Comput-
ing Specialist Andrew Biedrzycki,
this is business as usual.
Biedrzycki came to Bowdoin as
an intern during his time at South-
ern Maine Community College to
complete the curriculum for his
computer technology major. He
later applied to his current position
in Information Technology (IT),
which he has held for seven years.
Audiovisual isnt really where
my strength was, but coming into
the position you learn on your feet,
Biedrzycki said.
When hes not working at
Bowdoin, Biedrzycki enjoys tinker-
ing with Linux, an operating sys-
tem with an open source code that
encourages a community to build
around it.
In addition to his technological
pursuits, hes restoring a 1966 Ves-
pa with his brother and organizing
a scooter rally for this summer.
Currently two of my brothers, a
friend, and I are planning the sec-
ond annual Skis Shrimp Run. A
bunch of scooters get together and
we take a cruise up to Richmond
and enjoy the day. My brother has
always been into scooters and and
motors, so my dad always joked
about starting a scooter gang, and
it evolved into this fun thing we did
last year and are doing again this
COURTESY OF ANDREWBIEDRZYCKI
ALL WIRED UP: Biedrzycki and his wife were married in Cram Alumni Barn in fall of 2012.
BEHIND THE NAME TAG
BY MICHAEL COLBERT
ANNA HALL, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
Please see BIEDRZYCKI, page 8
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TALK OF THE QUAD
SHARING UNHAPPINESS
parody of your RA with the con-
stant robotic smile.
Like the dedicated ResLife staff
member I was, I internalized this
message and tried to carry it forth
in my interactions with my resi-
dents. (This is why I was so upset
that my proctee hadnt heard that
simple statement yet: You dont
have to be happy at Bowdoin all
the time.)
ResLife doesnt have a formal
mission statement, but I have
come to see that its mission is to
validate all students experiences
at Bowdoin and offer support as
needed; it is in large part a com-
mitment to empathy.
For my part, I have tried to pro-
vide a listening ear to my residents
rather than give advice or attempt
to solve their problems. I tend to
balk at blanket statements like Ev-
eryone should go abroad! I want
to tell people, No, listen. That
doesnt fit me. My experience is
different because I am different.
So, no, I didnt tell my proctees
during Orientation that classes
are hard, sometimes you bite off
more than you can chew. I never
warned them that eventually even
Ladd would lose its luster and ev-
ery themed party would blur into
one sweaty first-year memory. I
never said that making the journey
to L. L. Bean at midnight isnt all
its cracked up to be, the Bowdoin
Log is entirely overrated, and
your floormates probably wont
be your best friends for the rest of
Bowdoin.
CULT OF PERSONALITY
I had a conversation with one of
my proctees recently that made me
angry. Usually after a hard conver-
sation with a resident or a friend,
I end up in the same space as that
person. If theyre sad, I also get
down; if theyre worried, I worry
about those same things. In this
conversation, though, my proctee
was pretty down, and afterward I
was angry.
I was angry that in his second
semester at Bowdoin he felt pres-
sure to be OK. In fact, he felt
pressure to be better than OKhe
felt like it was his fault for not be-
ing happy here. I wondered, how
is it possible that someone doesnt
know that people are unhappy at
Bowdoin?
Even just among my friends I
have seen that Bowdoin students
have rough days, rough weeks,
rough semesters. So what are we
doing every day that gives the im-
pression that were always having
the time of our lives?
I remember former director of
Residential Life (ResLife) Mary Pat
McMahon explaining at a ResLife
meeting during my sophomore fall
that as the first years were settling
in and adjusting, it was important
to create space for them not to be
happy with Bowdoin right away.
She said that we should be careful
not to normalize any one experi-
ence at Bowdoin, especially one of
Everyone loves it here! Cue the
I was notI do not think
among Pete Coviellos favorite
students. He was nonetheless
among my favorite teachers.
Pete, or Coves, as his self-
appointed acolytes called
him to make him ours,
had many wonderful
pupils in whom he
delighted. Im think-
ing of the unex-
pected poets of
the lacrosse team
and the unforeseen
theorists at the end
of the seminar table
who inspired him
to clap his hands in
joyful assent.
As Professor
Coviello departs,
I anticipate an
outpouring of
fond remem-
brances to rival
those of President
Mills. So its with
a familiar pro-
prietary feeling
that I once again
raise my hand to
say something to
Professor Coviello
and jealously imagine the sea of oth-
ermaybe more belovedstudents
upon whom he
might call.
Yet as we all lose Pete, I think
that jealousy grants megrants
ussome purchase of this loss.
I first took a class with Profes-
sor Coviello my sophomore year.
It was a seminar on Freud that
was among the courses he offered
when he returned to Bowdoin in
2010. (He began teaching at the
college in 1998).
I admit to some skepticism: What,
I chided myself, could this efortless
intellectual care for my thoughts?
Yet, when Professor Coviello
wasnt teaching electrically,
or gesticulating eloquently,
or expertly deploying jar-
gon and obscenity, he was
listening intently. Perhaps
this is why I never felt as spe-
cial to him as I, or maybe all
of his students, secretly hoped
to: Pete is an egalitarian. We
were all peers in the class-
room, if only for a tantaliz-
ing moment.
This democracy is not
without pedagogy. Here,
as always with Professor
Coviello, Im aware of
the injustice I do in para-
phrasing him.
The languages we, in
academic communities,
create and deconstruct to-
gether has a great power to
sustain and unite us.
Put another way: the
vocabulary with which we
parse our thoughts and care-
fully complicate the seem-
ingly simple can be turned
to the work of our lives. This
talk does not, as Pete might
say, do nothing.
I would not
be writing now (in any of the ways I
am) if it werent for Pete.
Once, in a second course with
him, I managed to suggest a word
that he briefly took to using. To
have permeated his vocabulary
one one-thousandth as much as he
had entered into mine was a thrill
I wont soon forget.
Yet I drifted quickly from Petes
powerful orbit even while at
Bowdoin. My senior year, he of-
fered a course called The Queer
Child and unfortunately, I didnt
take it and dont know much about
the course information.
It did cause a stir on campus
with its title, and managed to at-
tract to it a number of my English
major friends. Queer children,
they called themselves. Their ea-
gerness reminded me when I too,
was in the throes of his charms.
Even then I felt acutely out of his
circle. For this of course I dont blame
him, but to be distant from people who
shine as brilliantly as he does is a kind
of winter.
But perhaps thats too sentimental or
not poetic enough.
Besides, I would like to think that
Professor Coviello teaches a way of
thinking and talking that will sur-
vive his tenure at Bowdoin, as it
survives in me and in all his friends
and students.
So farewell, Pete! You will
be, and have been, missed.
-Cal Pershan,
Class of 2012.
ANNA HALL, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
They didnt need me to pave a
way through Bowdoin for them or
to tell them what things to avoid.
They didntand still dontneed
me to label their experiences. In-
stead theyve needed me every
once in a while to listen to
their individual frustrations,
their successes and their
stories.
The work that ResLife
does to change cam-
pus culture is slow
but essential. In the
broadest sense, we
try to create space
for every individu-
al Bowdoin student
to be heard and we
try to give voice to
the multiplicity of
Bowdoins that exist
for students, good and
bad.
At least, that is what I
have gotten from my in-
teractions with ResLife
staff members, and what
I have tried to pay for-
ward, too. Its slow be-
cause it often happens in
late night conversations
between just two peo-
ple when one person is
stressed, tired and vulner-
able. These conversations
are often about feelings
wed rather not discuss
by daylight. But in the
accumulation of all these
conversations, these mo-
ments, I see change.
On my most optimistic days at
Bowdoin, I see us moving towards
a culture of greater empathy and
acceptance, and of openness to
learning from each othera cul-
ture in which we can
be more
open about being not OK.
Its tiring, though. Not just for
members of ResLife staff, but for
anyone who holds someone elses
frustrations, fears or pain. It can
be draining and disheartening.
Ive had more than my share of
bad days because of someone elses
unhappiness. I see now that my
sophomore slump, which, re-
ally, could be better charac-
terized as a sophomore series
of slumps, was in large part a
result of some of those really
bad days.
But from where I stand
now, at the end of my junior
year looking toward a se-
nior year without ResLife,
I am grateful, not bitter. It
is through these conversa-
tions, as hard as they have
been, that I have made
some of my deepest con-
nections at Bowdoin.
I am honored and
humbled by all of the
people who have trust-
ed me with their un-
happinesses and their
bad days. I have basked
in the warmth of the
intimacy and genuine-
ness of those conversa-
tions. I have held them
close to me to remind
myself on my own bad
days that sadness, apathy,
anger, lonelinesstheyre
natural feelings and I am not
alone in them.
-Oriana Farnham, Class of 2015.
ANNA HALL, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
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meetings talking about infrastruc-
ture, or Ill be setting up micro-
phones for President Mills for his
Life After Bowdoin talks. This
Wednesday night I helped as-
sist with the French flash mob in
Thorne, he said.
Some of his most memorable mo-
ments at Bowdoin are setting up for
events. Trough assisting in event
setup and preparation, hes seen and
met people like Poet Laureate Rich-
ard Blanco and the creator of Post-
Secret Frank Warre.
Another enjoyable aspect of the
job is getting to set up and staf
events during Commencement and
Reunion Weekend.
During reunion theres a lot
of diferent events that take place,
and they try to keep people busy all
weekend long, Biedrzycki said.
AV sets up everything from
slideshows and old movies in the
pub to Dance Dance Revolution for
kids to organized dinners for the
different classeswhich often fea-
ture alumni speakers.
Its interesting because you get
to see people come back and enjoy
the place and be nostalgic for when
they were here. You can hear some
of their stories, and its a really great
time, he said.
Biedrzycki said he enjoys work-
ing at Bowdoin.
Bowdoins always been a thing.
Growing up, you know its there but
dont really go there. Once I started
working here and seeing how beauti-
ful the campus is, Ive seen how its a
really great place to work, Biedrzycki
said. Everyday is diferent. I couldnt
imagine going to an om ce and doing
paperwork all the time. Teres so
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STAFF
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Te disability plan for hourly work-
ers used to be diferent than that of sal-
ary workers, but the HR department
changed the program this year to make
it standard among all employees.
In the past, hourly workers had to
choose between either paying for a dis-
ability plan that would kick in afer 15
days of missing work or having a dis-
ability plan that was free, but pay only
kicked in afer 60 days of missing work.
Tat system was eliminated earlier this
year. Now the disability plan is free and
pay kicks in afer 25 days of missing
work due to a disability.
Te College also changed the long-
term disability program earlier this year.
Long-term disability payments kick
in afer 25 weeks of being unable to
work. Employees used to receive pay-
ments equal to 60 percent of their base
pay, but this amount was taxed. Em-
ployees received lower payments than
they expected so the HR department
decided to make the payment equal to
60 percent of the employees base pay
without tax reductions.
Te HR department has made
changes to beneft plans in response to
legitimate concerns raised by employ-
ees, situations that highlight faws in
the plans, or recommendations from
the Benefts Advisory Committee.
Lack of union organizations
Presently, Bowdoin does not have
any independent labor organizations.
Security om cers were unionized until
the 1990s, when they voted to decertify.
Spoerri said she hasnt recently heard
desire for unionization from any staf
at the College.
When I frst got here, there was a
little bit of chatter about [unioniza-
tion], said grounds crew worker Mike
Grim, who has worked at the College
for eight years. He said the consensus
was that organizing was not a very real-
istic idea.
We do have a couple of people on
our crew who are really gung-ho about
it, said Daniel Kimmick, another
housekeeper. I wouldnt personally do
a union, because I think we would lose
a lot of benefts that Bowdoin gives us.
Despite the fact that Maine is an at-
will employment stateemployees can
be fred without cause or advance no-
ticeSpoerri said that the issues leading
to the last unionization discussion were
resolved through internal communica-
tion and without any disciplinary action.
People feel they have pretty good
working conditionstheyre fairly paid
and have good benefts, said Spoerri.
Kimmick said, Ive learned not to
mess with something thats good.
Support Staf Advocacy Committee
Te Support Staf Advocacy Com-
mittee (SSAC) is one organization on
campus that helps represent Bowdoin
staf both within their workplace and
to the administration. Te SSAC works
with HR and other on-campus resourc-
es to be a representative voice for sup-
port staf. Te SSAC also puts on events
and works on community building. Te
overall goal of the SSAC is to make sure
support staf are able to take advantage
of everything Bowdoin has to ofer.
In some regards, the SSAC comes
close to flling the role of a union, but
as an organization heavily intertwined
with the HR department, it is distinct
from an independent labor union advo-
cating on behalf of workers at the Col-
lege. However, Grim, member of the
committee, said that when there is con-
fict, the SSAC is able to work in a way
similar to that of a theoretical union in
that it advocates for workers.
I look at the SSAC the same as a
union organization, Grim said. Ideas
are presented that could help the work-
ers, its taken up the chain, and we work
with management to see if it can fy.
I call it a quality-of-life program for
our workers, he added.
Rosie Armstrong, program coordi-
nator for the Environmental Studies de-
partment and co-chair of the SSAC, said
that the SSAC was founded to ensure
staf could address their concerns.
It was a way to give support staf
voice so that problems didnt fester, said
Armstrong. If people were frustrated,
there was an avenue of communication
with administration.
One of the most popular events that
the SSAC puts on is the annual lunch
with President Barry Mills in which he
addresses the support staf and then
opens up the foor for questions.
Te SSAC also surveys Bowdoin sup-
port staf and uses that information to
help decide what programs to work on
putting together. Recently, afer hearing
that staf were interested in skill build-
ing, especially surrounding computer
programming and sofware use, the
SSAC worked to install a Lynda.com
kiosk in H-L Library. Lynda.com is a
website which provides tutorials that
improve users computer skills. Staf
members have access to this kiosk and
can use it to browse and view a large va-
riety of these tutorials.
Te SSAC also worked to set up a sick
bank, where employees can donate up to
100 hours of sick time per year, provided
they keep 500 hours in their own bank.
Support staf who must miss work for
extended time periods due to illness or
injury, yet dont qualify for disability, can
use hours from the bank.
Te SSAC meets with HR to discuss
trends and desires of the staf, but does
not discuss individuals. Spoerri also sits
on the SSAC.
Workplace advisors
Te job of dealing with day-to-day
concerns of employees falls less to the
SSAC, which focuses on longer-term
improvements, and more on the Work-
place Advisors Program (WAP).
Tere are currently eight workplace
advisors on campus and the group in-
cludes both faculty and support staf.
According to their brochure, the WAP
provides a confdential, neutral and
informal process that facilitates fair and
equitable resolutions to concerns that
arise in the workplace.
Te function of the WAP is primarily
to provide a listening ear to the concerns
of employees. Tere is no formal proce-
dure that is associated with contacting
a Workplace Advisor, conversations are
not on the record, and the only time
they are required to disclose informa-
tion brought to them is if it involves im-
minent harm or sexual harassment.
Talking to a Workplace Advisor
does not involve a notice being sent to
HR. Mostly, Workplace Advisors aid in
confict resolution by giving advice or
connecting staf to other resources that
could help them. Donna Trout, the co-
ordinator of the psychology department
and the coordinator of WAP, says the ex-
perience is like talking to a friend.
Youre never really sure if theyre
asking you something because youre
a Workplace Advisor or because you
know them, said Trout.
Trout said that most problems that
get brought up with her are surrounding
issues with co-workers or supervisors,
and ofen concern inequitywhen an
employee feels they are being treated
diferently than someone else.
Workplace Advisors are nominated
by their peers, then selected by the cur-
rent Workplace Advisors. Tey then
receive HR training. Te Workplace
Advisors also meet with the Colleges
President to discuss trends that they
have encountered, though due to their
anonymity policy, no specifcs are
brought up.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Art museums Richard Tuttle print exhibit to be rst of its kind
Bowdoins printmaking faculty and
outside speakers.
Goodyear and Homann were also
quick to share their enthusiasm for
how well the show fts at Bowdoin.
According to Homann, the intima-
cy and international exposure that
Bowdoin can provide were part of the
draw for Tuttle.
He was looking for a place with
a record of engaging with prints on
a daily basis, and engaging students
with prints. It just so happens that
Bowdoin is the perfect ft in this re-
gard, said Homann.
While many students on campus
have not yet heard of the Tuttle show,
response upon learning about it was
generally positive.
According to Homann, this exhibi-
tion diverges from the style of recent
summer shows.
Its going to be diferent from
summer shows of the last three
years that have made a statement
about Maine or about New England,
since it is non-representational, said
Homann.
Museum Co-Director Anne
Goodyear and Museum Curator
Joachim Homann said Bowdoin stu-
dents will have the opportunity to
engage directly with the works before
the show closes on October 19. Both
Tuttle and Director of the Tate Mod-
ern Museum Chris Dercon will be at
the opening. Tuttle lives in Mount
Desert, Maine part-time.
Richard Tuttle: A Print Retro-
spective, will open at the Bowdoin
College Museum of Art on June 28.
Tuttle, who will attend the opening,
is known for his minimalist drawings
and textiles. His work is also currently
featured at the Tate Modern in Lon-
don and the Pace Gallery in New York
City. Te Bowdoin exhibit, though, is
unique because it will focus solely on
Tuttles print work.
Te exhibition will feature one of
Tuttles earliest prints titled In Praise
of Historical Determinism, which is in
the Bowdoin collection. It was acquired
through an alumni group known as the
Collectors Collaborative.
Other Bowdoin-owned works in-
clude 11 Tuttle drawings the College
received recently from the Vogel Col-
lection and seven Tuttle works given
by the family of Eric Silverman 85.
Tey will be featured at the Museum
alongside the print show, as part of a
side exhibition.
BY EVAN BULMAN
ORIENT STAFF
COURTESY OF SUZANNE BERGERON
KING TUT: This year, Tuttles work will be featured at the Tate Modern in London and the Pace
Gallery in New York. Cloth(above) will be featured in the Bowdoin art museum this summer.
BY ELLEN CAHILL
ORIENT STAFF
Christiana Whitcomb 14 is an ac-
complished squash player, musician
and writer who also has a longstand-
ing interest in architecture.
Ive always been surrounded by
it; my mom is a designer, she said. I
took art my freshman year and knew
I couldnt do anything else.
Whitcomb said she has been able
to pursue her interest in architecture
at Bowdoin. She is a government and
visual arts double major, and for her
Senior Studio project she is building
an architectural sculpture.
Its a combination between a
chair and a pod, said Whitcomb.
Its looking at the intersection be-
tween sculpture and architecture.
Whitcomb said Drawing I was
her favorite class.
Its probably one of the most
well-taught classes at Bowdoin, and
it is so important to be able to draw,
said Whitcomb. I dont think any-
one should be going into the art or
design world without knowing how
to draw.
Whitcombs experience studying
abroad in Denmark allowed her to
gain the necessary skills to further
pursue architecture.
It was a very intense studio pro-
gram, said Whitcomb. All the ad-
vanced skills I have come from [it].
I was in the studio all the time and
we traveled around to look at art all
around Scandinavia.
In addition to her architecture
project, Whitcomb is also work-
ing on two oil paintings for an-
other class.
I have my own studio space; I
use the woodshop and I have an-
other space where I am assembling
my piece, plus the painting studio,
said Whitcomb.
Whitcomb said she balances art
with squash and cello as well.
Im a multitaskerI get bored
easily and I usually dont feel like
I am doing too much, said Whit-
comb. I cant really give up anything
I like, so when I came to college
I didnt want to quit anything. Its
hard, I have very little downtime.
Being a visual arts and government
major is very time consuming, but I
love being in the studio.
Whitcomb, who is also an editor
of the Globalist, recently won the
Elie Wiesel Essay Prize for her es-
say titled Te Ethics of Intrusion,
which describes the time she spent
on a Native American reservation
in South Dakota during the past
three summers.
I wrote about my experience
with race and identity and the way
that can potentially afect the people
I am working with, said Whitcomb.
It never occurred to me that I
would win, but I love to write, and it
is a topic I really care about.
Afer graduation, Whitcomb will
be interning with the New York De-
partment of City Planning.
Ill be working on urban plan-
ning, said Whitcomb. Te division
I will be with looks at the land review
process for new buildings. Im decid-
ing between getting my masters in
architecture and urban design, so I
wanted to get a job afer graduation
that would give me more exposure
to the urban design world.
Christiana Whitcomb 14
PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST
ASHLEY KOATZ, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
GARRETT ENGLISH, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
WHATS HANGING: Dana Hopkins 14 works on installing her nal project for todays exhibit. She
is one of 18 visual arts majors whose independent projects will be featured in XIXin Edwards.
XIX exhibits work of senior visual arts majors
Afer four years of jogging around
Brunswick to get to art class and
spending late nights in the studio,
the 18 seniors in Senior Studio,
Professor James Mullens capstone
course for senior visual arts majors,
will display their fnal semesters
work in the Robert H. and Blythe
Bickel Edwards Center for Art and
Dance today.
Te show is called XIX because
the group is a team of 19, includ-
ing Mullen, said James Boeding 14.
Each student has created a project
independently, with the freedom to
take it in whatever direction he or
she desired.
Tey came in and they had 18
diferent directions, said Mullen.
Tats whats very exciting about
thiswe have a very broad array of
media and types of work that people
are investigating.
Tis course, which is the culmi-
nation of their four years as student
artists, pushed the students to take
the materials with which they have
grown familiar and challenged them
to become even more thematic and
conceptual, said Mullen.
Te show includes drawings, paint-
ings, photographs, collages, videos,
sculptures and mixed media projects.
Its an opportunity for people to
deeply investigate a body of work.
Tey drive the bus, instead of being
given assignments by instructors.
Te work has their stamp on it, said
Mullen.
Boeding, who has concentrated
on photography during his time at
Bowdoin, decided to focus on work-
ing with flm. He experimented using
the popular short video app Vine and
explored using segmented screens to
show multiple video source outputs.
I created a camera that holds nine
video cameras at once and flms nine
diferent perspectives. I call it the
nine-eye, said Boeding.
For Boeding, this semester has
been a new experience.
It was fun to start something new.
My videos have been described as
disorientating and kind of trippy,
cool, a diferent way of looking at
world, said Boeding. Its like the
world became the subject.
Mullen noted that some students
of female Bowdoin students through
close-up portraits.
Teyre just face, no body, and
mostly only hair, said Hopkins.
Teyre meant to take the context
away, to see how much of someones
identity comes through when all
youre presented with is a face.
Tose involved in the course noted
how rewarding it has been to work
alongside the other senior art majors
in the class.
Te feedback is diverse and thats
fun, Boeding said.
Hopkins noted that prior to the
class she really didnt know the other
majors all too well.
Its been really nice, being in one
building, inspired by what other
people are doing. Not to mention the
late night sessions we would have in
the studio, she said. Its nice to have
camaraderie, and to meet people who
I should have met a long time ago. Its
nice to know we all still had to fgure
ourselves out.
All the artists plan on continuing
with art in some capacity in the fu-
ture, though perhaps not in profes-
sional careers.
Tey will all pursue aspects of a
creative life, Mullen agreed. Art will
penetrate and have a presence in any
path they take now.
BY OLIVIA ATWOOD
ORIENT STAFF
They came in and they had 18 dif-
ferent directions. Thats whats very
exciting about thiswe have a
very broad array of media.
JAMES MULLEN
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ART
entered the class already armed with
an idea of what they wanted to do
while others came in clueless.
Tey now know how to chart their
own artistic course, said Mullen.
Dana Hopkins 14 said she
changed her vision several times over
the course of the semester. She said
that it took her so long to settle on a
project because of the freedom the
class allowed.
I didnt really know how to paint
yet, so I started trying to learn color
and faces. I had to step back and start
looking more deeply, said Hopkins.
She ended up exploring the faces
I think [Tuttle] encourages us
to think freely and
leave behind assumptions.
ANNE GOODYEAR
MUSEUM CODIRECTOR
I think [he] opens up the creative
imagination and I think he encourag-
es us to think freely and leave behind
assumptions, said Goodyear.
Students will get the opportu-
nity to have an interactive experi-
ence with the exhibition during
the fall semester, as it will be used
for a variety of programs involving
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The Seagull rich with intensity under the direction of Fichtner 14
Kinkel 13 pursues poetry in MFA program
Katie Kinkel 13 has a constantly
evolving relationship with the study
of English. While she originally
planned on getting a Ph.D. in Eng-
lish afer graduation, she is now
at the University of Iowa Writers
Workshop, where she will receive a
Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Eng-
lish afer two years.
I ended up becoming increasingly
interested in creative writing when I
was [at Bowdoin], Kinkel said.
Kinkel said she felt that the pro-
gram would ofer her the structure
she needs to write best.
Ive been aware of Iowa as a pro-
gram for a while, and it just looked
really great, said Kinkel. Tere are
readings all the time, and I came [to
Iowa] to visit and it seemed like a re-
ally lively literature-loving commu-
nity. When I got in, it was a pretty
easy decision to make.
Kinkel said that the English de-
partment provided her with con-
siderable support during her years
at Bowdoin.
I think its a really awesome de-
partment and there are people who
have a variety of diferent specialties
and skills but theyre all great as people
and I feel lucky to have known them
and worked with them, said Kinkel.
Its hard not to be there anymore.
However, Kinkel said that the writ-
ing program at Bowdoin was fairly
small in her time, and she worked
exclusively with Writer-in-Residence
Anthony Walton on her poetry.
Additionally, Kinkel worked with
Professor of English Peter Coviello
on a summer research fellowship
before her senior year.
I wrote on Frank Bidart, who
is a poet that I really love who is
really well known for his dramatic
monologues, but he writes in the
voices of other speakerssome of
whom are characters that he cre-
ated and some of them are real
people, said Kinkel.
During her senior year, Kinkel
worked on an honors project with
Walton, a book of poetry, titled
Sleep of Reason. Walton began
helping Kinkel with poetry her
freshman year after her then-advi-
sor suggested she contact him.
I very sheepishly sent him some
of my poems; he was really nice
about it. I took a couple of classes
with him, and I did an independent
study for the last two years of my
time at Bowdoin, said Kinkel.
She added, I dont know that
many people who had the chance to
have that close and prolonged work-
ing experience, and Im infnitely
grateful for that.
Outside of academics, Kinkel
wrote regularly for Te Quill. She
also participated in Glascock-Mount
Holyokes intercollegiate poetry com-
petition in her junior year.
Looking back, Kinkel said she
wishes she was more involved in the
writing community.
I would have encouraged myself
to be more social as a poet, she said.
Tere were a lot of other poets at
Bowdoin who were really smart and re-
ally talented, but we never really got the
chance to sit down and talk about it.
At Iowa, Kinkel is able to interact
and exchange ideas with her peers.
Its a small group of people, but
ALUMNI IN THE ARTS
BY JODI KRAUSHAR
Future Islands shines playing
new album live on Letterman
MATTHEW GOODRICH
HIPSTER DRIVEL
Samuel T. Herring probably isnt
that old, but his receding hairline and
burgeoning beer belly put him at about
45. Hes not quite the spitting image
of the Coors-shirt-and-cargo-shorts
fashion non-statement that is norm-
core, but thats only because he might
really have played a physical education
teacher on Seinfeld. His black t-shirt
tucked into khakis screams washed-up
uncle more than charismatic singer of
an art-pop band from Baltimorebut
guess which one he is?
Future Islands is a band that has
never gotten its due. Formed in 2006
out of the dregs of its college lineup,
the trio has toured relentlessly in small
venues, always leaving an impression
but never catching a break. Tree sort-
of-well-received but not-too-well-
received albums deep, Future Islands
spent last year recording their fourth
and probably best album, Singles,
and got invited to perform on Letter-
man. Usually, exposure on late night
shows gives good bands good public-
ity, but Letterman is a famously frosty
host. His reaction to some bands more
resembles Ed Sullivans treatment of
Lets Spend Te Night Together by
Te Rolling Stones than Jimmy Fallons
greeting of Ariel Pink.
But heres the thing: Future Islands
played spectacularly. Te Independent
called their performance of Seasons
(Waiting on You), jaw-dropping,
precisely because Herring looked like
a repressed P.E. teacher fnally al-
lowed to direct the school play. As
soon as the synth slashed into life, Her-
ring began a bizarre delivery, part pea-
cock-mating ritual, part ocean-cruise
croon. He dipped and dodged across
the stage, a true Napoleon Dynamite,
voice straining in all the right places.
Right as the song surged into the
pre-chorus, Herring pumped his fst
into the air only to draw it back as if
only he understood the raw power of
his energy. People change, he roared,
before beating his chest and digging
his pointer fnger into his breast, but
some people never do. Manic, hulking
and utterly unforgettable, Herring and
Future Islands fnally found a medium
they were suited for: TV. A stunned
Letterman thanked them, crying Ill
take all of that you got, and soon af-
ter tried to turn Herrings dance moves
into a meme.
Whether or not Herrings chest-
pounding becomes as enduring a mo-
ment for late night television as Jaggers
eye-roll is unimportant. Future Islands
performance on Letterman wouldnt
mean much if it didnt highlight all the
best things about Singles: its melodra-
ma, its goofness, its all-in attitude. Te
band owns its soundself-described on
Twitter as too noisy for new wave, too
pussy for punkon this record, just as
Herring owns his combover and equally
rubbery legs and voice.
Tat voice is easily the most com-
manding presence on Singles. It occu-
pies the space between guttural whis-
per and raspy falsetto, ofen within a
single song, while Herring still man-
ages to sound as efortless as a lounge
singer. In Fall from Grace, he takes
the spoken-to-scream structure from
early National songs and blows Matt
Berninger out of the water with a death
metal cannonball.
Was it all inside of me might
sound like the angst-ridden lyrics of a
teenage metal band still in the moms
garage phase of its career, but coming
from Future Islands, its a revelation.
Everything Herring sings could have
been penned stream-of-conscious-
ness, giving the songs enough fuidity
to allow him to get down and dance.
Egged on by basslines with a person-
ality and bubbling slices of the synth,
every song on Singles is a weird pop
morass made even weirder by Her-
rings of-kilter delivery. Neither cool
nor kitsch, Future Islands has created
a human album from inhuman ele-
ments. Te songs grow, twist and ache
with Herrings pulse, as empty or as
full as wed like them to be.
the people here are so talented and
they have so much to offer and
they really want to talk about your
work all the time and help you,
she said.
Kinkel is currently working on
a new book based on great works
of art, historical and philosophical
texts, and the ways in which wom-
en have been depicted as objects or
fascinations.
In the future, Kinkel is hoping to
publish and possibly get into teach-
ing. She has been teaching under-
graduate poetry classes at Iowa.
I think that has been an unex-
pected but awesome thing that has
come out of thisthat I love to
teach creative writing. It is definite-
ly something that I am considering
doing, said Kinkel.
Kinkel is also toying with the idea
of writing for TV or flm. Ultimately,
she is trying to make the most out of
her current experience.
Its all up to youyou could
learn nothing at an MFA program or
you could dramatically change your
work, and it is all up to the amount
of work that youre willing to put in
and the time you want to spend with
your professors and your work and
your peers, she said.
COURTESY OF KATIE KINKEL
We need new forms, cries Ben
Cumings 15 as the young and un-
successful playwright Konstantin
Treplev at the beginning of Anton
Chekhovs Te Seagull. Tis week-
ends production, directed by Sam
Fichtner 14, makes the action itself a
formal experiment that meditates on
the broken selves of its characters on
multiple scales.
Te scene is a country house in late
nineteenth-century Russia, where
Treplev, his famous actress mother,
family and friends gather for a revolv-
ing cycle of love triangles and empty
aspirations. By turns narcissistic and
communicative, the assembled talk
through their frustrated attempts at
self-actualization and romantic ful-
flment with convincing desperation.
Fichtner writes in the playbill that
he aims to register the full range of
each characters psyche. To that end,
his staging keeps the entire cast on-
stage throughout the performance.
Rather than leave for the wings, the
actors migrate from the main sphere
of action toward various cells of a
large scafold that flls the back of
Wish Teaters intimate black box.
BY LEO SHAW
ORIENT STAFF
Tis simple inversion richly densi-
fes the drama in space and opens the
content of the play up to a knowing
dialogue with itself. Te characters,
who are all writers and playwrights
and actors, already function ironi-
cally by worrying over their clichd
and maudlin creativity with outsized
melodrama. Teir existential crises
are made all the more relative by cir-
cling each other silently, like bees in
a hive.
Te efect is mesmerizing in scenes
where Quincy Koster 15, as Treplevs
mother Irina Arkadina, holds court
over an uneasily tittering dinner party
while her sons brooding and her lovers
infdelity haunt the scene from above
and behind. When the foreground his-
trionics reach fever pitch, these other
moving parts help the performance
hold onto its subtlety.
Te cast is skillful at holding the
whole mess of jealous lovers and
relatives in tension, both in the fore-
ground and in the vignettes at the
margins. Te unrequited love of two
women anchors much of the action:
Shannon Grimes 14 pouts solemnly
and Kate Kearns 14 is wonderfully
blunt as the hard-drinking Masha. Joe
Sise 14, Denis Maguire 15 and Peter
Tracy 14 play bumbling male fgures
who defuse many scenes with a great
deal of welcome, if pitiful, humor.
Cumings, whose tragedy is the
driving force of the action, broods
and screams with his characters
depressive elasticity, ofen opposite
Kosters imperious, yet fragile, turn as
Irina. Te two explode at each other
and then crumple with an intensity
that sustains their subtextual actions
in the background.
Senior Steve Strout is disarmingly
confessional as Irinas lover, the fa-
mous writer Trigorin, as he opens up
to the aspiring actress Nina, played by
Sarah Chalfe 14. Chalfe performs
the productions most demanding
scenes with dexterity, bubbling with
her characters hopeful navet at its
beginning and her halting disposses-
sion by its end.
Tere will only be a few tickets lef
at the door for tonights show, but it is
worth waiting in line for them.
ELIZA GRAUMLICH, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
BIRDS-EYE VIEW: Stephen Strout 14 plays Boris Trigorin in The Seagull.Director Sam Fichtner 14 explained in his directors statement why he
chose to keep the actors onstage throughout the show. Our lives dont terminate the moment we leave a plane of action. Performance continues, even
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Baseball to wrap up NESCAC schedule
BY SAM WEYRAUCH
ORIENT STAFF
Both mens and womens
tennis to host NESCACs
Te mens and womens tennis
teams both saw their last action of
the regular season with the women
falling 8-1 to Williams, and the men
losing to Williams 7-2 and defeating
the Stevens Institute of Technology
(SIT) 8-1.
The women concluded the regu-
lar season with a 13-5 record (6-2
NESCAC) and are ranked No. 7 in
the nation.
In doubles play, the women fell
2-1 to the Ephs. The doubles pair
of captain Kate Winingham 14
and Samantha Stadler 17 was the
sole Bowdoin win with its 8-6 vic-
tory at No. 2.
Emma Lewis 14 was the only Polar
Bear to snatch a singles victory from
Williams. Lewis took a straight-set
(6-0, 6-4) win at No. 5. Joulia Likhan-
skaia 17 and Kyra Silitch 17, at No. 2
and No. 6 respectively, were both able
to push their matches to the third set
before falling to their opponents.
I think that everyone on the team
feels that we can compete with Wil-
liams. A lot of the matches were re-
ally close, said Lewis. Tere is a
chance we may play them again this
weekend and we are all excited for
the challenge.
Men
On Saturday, the men lost to Wil-
BY ALEX MARECKI
ORIENT STAFF
liams 7-2 in yet another battle of
nationally-ranked powerhouses, and
the teams entered the contest ranked
No. 12 and No. 5 respectively. Te
mens team lost to Williams on Sat-
urday before beating SIT on Sunday.
Te Polar Bears fnished their regu-
lar season campaign with a record of
10-8 overall and 4-4 in the NESCAC.
Te men were unable to achieve
victory in doubles play against the
Ephs. Sam King 14 and Luke Trinka
16 came close to a win at the No. 1
position, but fell in a hard-fought
9-7 loss.
Bowdoin went 4-2 in singles play.
Sam King 14 and Chris Lord 14
were able to snatch wins at the No. 3
and No. 4 positions, respectively.
Williams is the defending nation-
al championwe knew it was very
important to get a lead in doubles.
Unfortunately, we lost the lead, said
King. Im proud of the way everyone
fought. We are defnitely excited to
get another opportunity to play them,
we are very capable of winning.
Te men closed out their regular
season with a statement, shutting
out Stevens in doubles play 3-0 and
defeating the Ducks 5-1 in singles
play. Noah Bragg 15 was the only
Bowdoin player to lose at singles,
falling at No. 1 in the third set.
As a team, we have been improving
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Softball set to open Championship play
BY CAYLA LIPTAK
ORIENT STAFF
Te sofball team had a full sched-
ule lined up for the fnal weekend of
regular season play last weekend. Te
women (24-12, 8-4 NESCAC) won
three of four NESCAC showdowns
over the weekend and beat UMaine-
Farmington (UMF) twice on Tuesday
to cap of their regular season.
For the NESCAC championship this
weekend, Bowdoin travels to Williams
for the double elimination tournament,
playing against the host team in a 2:30
p.m. opening game this afernoon.
Te Polar Bears opened the weekend
with their senior game Friday, downing
Bates (8-18, 2-8 NESCAC) in just six
innings with a 9-1 fnal score. Seniors
Hanna Wurgaf, Tracy Shirey, Melissa
DellaTorre and Casey Correa were
honored in the pregame ceremonies.
Friday was really fun for us, with
all four of our seniors in the starting
lineup, said Head Coach Ryan Sulli-
van. It was nice to see them perform
well and the game started us out with
nice momentum going into the rest of
the weekend.
Te Bowdoin ofensive charge
was led by Cielle Collins 15, who
fnished with two RBIs, the second
of which won the game. Emily Grif-
fn 17 contributed two stolen bases,
while Adriane Krul 15, Wurgaf and
Marisa OToole 17 each stole one
base. DellaTorre Bowdoins all-time
winningest pitcher, struck out nine
Bobcats and allowed just three hits
and one earned run.
Due to inclement weather, the rest
of the Bates series was postponed until
Sunday. However, before Bowdoin re-
turned to action against the Bobcats, it
took on NESCAC powerhouse Tufs in
a home game on Sunday.
With three conference games sched-
uled back-to-back-to-back on Sunday,
Sullivan admitted that his team was
BRIAN JACOBEL, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
BASTED BOBCAT: Melissa DellaTorre 14 delivers a pitch against Bates last Friday. DellaTorre struck out nine and the Polar Bears topped the Bobcats 9-1.
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Athletic dept. going green
with recycled Atayne apparel
Tis past Tuesday, the baseball
team lost 5-2 to the University of
Southern Maine (USM), dropping
its record to 17-14-1 (5-7 NESCAC).
USM took a 1-0 lead in the top
of the fourth inning on a sacrifice
fly to left field. In the fifth inning,
the Huskies led off with two singles
and a sacrifice bunt to put runners
on second and third. The next bat-
ter hit a grounder to short and put
USM up 2-0. A throwing error,
which would have been the third
out, extended the inning and al-
lowed USM to score two more runs
in the frame.
In the sixth inning, the Polar
Bears got on the board as Kyle LeB-
lanc 14 singled and advanced to
second on a throwing error. Aaron
Rosen 15 had an RBI double to cut
the margin to 4-1.
USM scored again in the eighth
inning and led 5-1. Bowdoin scored
its final run in the ninth inning,
when Rosen singled to score Cole
DiRoberto 15.
Rosen went four for fve for the day.
Aaron had an unbelievable game
at the plate, said senior captain
John Lefeber. He continues to have
three and four-hit games, which is
really impressive and establishes
himself as one of the top hitters on
the team and in the league.
Harry Ridge 16 took the loss,
pitching five innings and giving up
two earned runs.
This past weekend, Bowdoin
went 1-2 against the then 13th-
ranked Jumbos in a must-win situa-
tion. The Polar Bears needed to win
all three games to earn a bid to the
NESCAC tournament.
On Friday, Bowdoin beat Tufts
by a score of 4-3 in a 12-inning
battle, winning on a walk-off sin-
gle by Lefeber.
Lefeber had four hits and earned
the win pitching in relief.
Henry Van Zant 15 was on the
mound until the eighth inning,
when the Jumbos scored to cut
Bowdoins lead to 2-1. Jon Fraser
15 came in to pitch. Tufts tied it on
a sacrifice fly off Fraser.
Tufts and Bowdoin entered extra
innings tied 2-2. The Jumbos took
a 3-2 lead in the 11th inning when
they loaded the bases on a hit-bats-
man, an error and an intentional
walk. The Jumbos scored on a sacri-
fice fly. In the bottom of the inning,
Lefeber led off with a single and
was put in scoring position with a
sac bunt. He was moved to third on
a grounder and scored when Erik
Jacobsen 15 beat the throw to first
on a slow-roller up the middle.
In the bottom of the 12th, Tom
Wells 15 led off with a single. Chad
Martin 16 singled to put the run-
ner on third base. With two outs,
Lefeber singled between first and
second to score the winning run.
John Lefeber had a great day, said
Head Coach Michael Connolly. He
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ORIENT STAFF
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MAD DASH: Kyle LeBlanc 14 rounds the bases against USM in a loss at home on Tuesday.
Thanks to the efforts of womens
lacrosse player Dana White 15, the
athletic department now provides
green recycled practice apparel to
teams for the first time.
Local company Atayne produces
the apparel. Founder Jeremy Litch-
field 99, a native of Brunswick, said
he read a book while at Bowdoin by
the founders of Ben & Jerrys about
how to use businesses to solve real-
world problems. He had realized I
wanted to start a company eventu-
ally that would create good in the
world, environmentally and so-
cially, but for some time he did not
know quite what to do.
The idea for Atayne came to Li-
tchfield in 2007 when he was living
in Washington, D.C., working at a
marketing agency and running 70
miles a week. After completing a
run in a new red athletic shirt one
day, he realized he was covered in
red dye. He wondered what other
chemicals were being absorbed into
his body, and started researching
how the clothing was made.
I realized it was way out of line
with some pretty strong values I
have about human rights and the
environment, he said. I then
decided I would start a running
apparel company that would do
things differentlyI didnt know
how, but I knew I would do it dif-
ferently. I quit my job and started
going from there.
So with an idea and a goal, he
got his company started, adapting
the name Atayne from the idea that
didnt want to compromise values
while still attain-ing everything
he wanted to.
Atayne makes sports apparel
mainly running shirtsusing poly-
ester that is made in the USA entire-
ly from used water bottles.
Just like other plastics, all polyes-
ter is derived from petroleum, which
has the same chemical property as a
water bottle, Litchfeld said. Youre
further down the chain of chemical
reactions, so you save energy and
you prevent materials from going
into landflls. We recycle maybe 30
percent of plastic bottles in the U.S.,
so there are billions of them buried
in landflls every year.
Atayne is a Certifed B Corpora-
tion, and receives third-party certi-
fcations on its fabrics to ensure they
contain no harmful chemical dyes
or treatments that are known to be
carcinogenic or hormone disruptive.
We expose ourselves to so many
chemicals in just the clothes we
wear, and my goal is to limit that as
much as possible, he said.
In addition to using sustain-
able materials, Ataynes production
model is environmentally con-
scious. By using bottles from U.S.
municipal recycling centers and
waste management companies, and
creating the yarns in North Caro-
lina, Atayne is entirely domestically
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Carvajal 16 trains with USA
Rugby after 1 year with sport
Addison Carvajal 16 moved up the
ranks quickly in the womens rugby
world. She began playing last fall and
trained with the National Womens
Rugby team for a week this month.
I run track...but I wanted some-
thing to do in the fall, so my friend
convinced me to try rugby, so I went
for preseason and really liked it,
said Carvajal.
[Carvajal] walked on to the
team and clearly is very athletic, has
a very athletic background, said
womens rugby Head Coach Mary-
Beth Mathews.
Shes very athletic and fast, said
Mathews. It seemed apparent that if
she picked up the game pretty quick-
ly, she would make an impact on the
team. And she did.
Afer one season as open side
fanker, Carvajal was named to the
NESCRC All-Conference Team.
Carvajal said that the team atmo-
sphere was phenomenal.
Ive never seen a more united
team and coaches who genuinely care
about making me better at the sport,
said Carvajal. An incredible environ-
ment, a competitive environment.
Mathews called Carvajal an excel-
lent athlete, wants to learn the game
and be very good.
Shes made an immediate impact
in the NESCRC conference because
shes so quick, said Mathews. Her
mental attitude is phenomenal. She
just is mentally tough, mentally and
physically tough.
Afer briefy attending a recruit-
ing camp in Boston, the coach of the
Womens National Sevens team asked
Carvajal if he could work with her
more extensively, going so far as to
ofer her an all-expenses-paid week
training with the U.S. Womens Rug-
by Team in California.
It was really, really hard, said Car-
vajal. Im inexperienced and all these
girls have been playing for a really long
time, but it was absolutely incredible to
sit in a room with these girls who were
talking about winning a gold medal
and thats their goal and I just felt hon-
ored to be in that pool.
Te [U.S. Womens Rugby] coachs
thing was I like your attitude, I like
your athleticism, I can teach you how
to play rugby, said Carvajal.
When ofered to continue her role
with the national team, however, Car-
vajal turned down the spot.
Rugby is so new to me and Im
very excited about it, but I would
have to defer from Bowdoin and
move out there for two years, Car-
vajal explained. I need some time to
learn to love the sport. I need to fn-
ish school.
Carvajal said she would consider
rejoining the national team afer
graduating from Bowdoin.
Right now, Im just interested in
track, school, and this rugby team,
she said. But if I get better, go to
more camps, develop an instinct, de-
velop a skill, learn to love it as much
as these girls who have dedicated
their lives to it, I would absolutely
give him a call again.
Im in a great place in my life right
now with school and everything thats
going on at Bowdoin, and while this
is an incredible opportunity, I dont
think I could take full advantage of it
right now, said Carvajal.
BY CLARE DESANTIS
ORIENT STAFF
Chaos Theory advances to Nationals
Winning fve of its six games in
the USA Ultimate D-III Regionals
Championships this weekend at Wil-
liams, the womens ultimate Frisbee
team, Chaos Teory, secured a spot
in the national D-III College Cham-
pionships. Te team will travel to
Westerville, Ohio, on May 17 to de-
fend its title.
On Saturday, in the pool play
round of the tournament, Chaos
Teory played Wellesley, Brandeis
and Smith.
Smith was the toughest game,
said Kate Powers 17.
Tey were a really good team,
agreed captain Clare Stansberry 14.
Tey had a couple of really strong
handlers, but we were able to shut
them down. Tat was really key.
Bowdoin beat Smith 13-7 afer
beating Brandeis 15-6 and Wellesley
15-8 earlier in the day.
On Sunday, Chaos played Bates
in its frst game of the championship
round of the tournament, winning
15-5. Te players remarked that Bates
had great spirit and sportsmanship.
A big part of Frisbee, which I
think really sets us apart from a lot
of other sports, is this whole idea of
spirit of the game, said Stansberry.
Part of what ultimate is about is the
love of the game and promoting love
of the game and good sportsman-
ship. Bates was hands down the most
spirited team we played all weekend.
Tey were cheering for us in our
other games and we were cheering
for them.
Afer playing Bates, Chaos Te-
ory played Williams and lost 10-9.
Tey won their third and fnal game
against Smith decisively with a 14-4
score, taking second place in the
tournament.
Strong team play and key players
contributed to the teams success.
I would say an underappreciated
athlete on campus is Ana Leon [16],
said Stansberry. She played for the
USA world team for U-19. Shes a key
movement piece on the feld. She can
just always get discs.
Powers agreed with Stansberry.
Shes one of those players who
makes everyone else better when she
is on the feld. She has great reads and
knows really well how to work with
other people, she said.
Meanwhile, the mens ultimate
team, Stoned Clown, competed in its
own D-III Regionals Tournament at
Amherst. Clown posted a 4-3 record
at the tournament and was one win
away from qualifying for nationals.
In the pool play round, Stoned
Clown recorded a 3-1 record, with its
one loss coming to Bentley, 12-8 in its
frst game.
We came out really slow in the frst
BY LILY RAMIN
ORIENT STAFF
Womens track and eld nishes fth in NESCAC, men nish sixth
Te mens and womens track teams
traveled to Waterville last weekend to
compete in the NESCAC champion-
ships at Colby.
On a cold and rainy Saturday, the
mens team placed sixth out of 11
teams with 55.20 points while the
women fnished ffh out of 11, scoring
72 points. Both teams fnished ffh at
the championship last year.
Two Bowdoin athletes were
crowned NESCAC champions in
their events. Erin Silva 15 claimed
the womens pole vault title with a
3.65-meter jump. Te mens 4x800-
meter relay team of Christian Sleeper
15, Calvin Henry 16, James Boeding
14 and Jacob Ellis 16 won the race
with a time of 7:46.96.
Afer a strong second place fnish
last weekend at the Maine state cham-
pionships, the mens team hoped for a
better result over the weekend.
We were hoping to score 60 points
and place fourth or ffh, so we didnt
do nearly as well as we were hoping,
Ellis said. But we had a lot of really
impressive performances across the
board. Sixth and over 50 points is still
a good day.
Ellis broke his personal best in the
800-meter by 0.07 seconds.
BY MICHAEL EPPLER
ORIENT STAFF
Other high fnishes for the men
included senior Sam Seekins second
place fnish in the 5k with a time of
14:52.50 and sophomore Andrew Mu-
rowchicks second place javelin throw
with a distance of 53.02 meters.
Seekins ran faster than he did at any
other meet this year. He also said he
ELIZA GRAUMLICH, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
EYES TO THE SKY: Ellen Masalsky 17 competes in the javelin in the Aloha Relays at Magee-Samuelson Track on April 19. Masalsky placed second in the event.
half, and they were up 7-2 at halfime,
said Sam Shapiro 14. We played a
lot better in the second half, though.
We scored more points than them in
the second half. Te game got time
capped, so it was only played to 12.
On Saturday Bowdoin beat Mer-
rimack 13-6, and defeated Worcester
Polytechnic by a score of 13-7.
Te following morning, Clown
played Middlebury in a close match,
winning 9-7.
It was probably one of the best
games we played all weekend, said
Shapiro.
Later in the day, Stoned Clown had
three games in the bracket round of
the tournament. Te team lost 15-7
to Bryant, before rebounding quickly
to beat Amherst 15-9.
They went up on us early, 2-0,
but from there we pretty much
steamrolled them. We just played
with a ton of energy and a ton of
fire, said Shapiro.
In its fnal game of the tourna-
ment, fghting for the third and fnal
spot to nationals, Stoned Clown lost
to Brandeis.
Tat game was really tight
through the frst half, said Shapiro.
Tey took half on us 8-6, so we were
right in it. In the second half we just
began to get more tired than they
were, basically.
Te tournament marked the end of
Stoned Clowns season.
had four or fve great catches in right
and put pitching, hitting and defense
all together. You dont have better
days than that as a college athlete.
Bowdoin gave the Jumbos their
third loss all season.
Fridays game was as fun a game
as weve played all year long, said
Connolly. Our guys played great
and we pitched exceptionally. It
was a big win with our backs against
the wall.
Tat Sunday, Tufs swept Bowdoin
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was impressed with his teams will to
improve throughout the season.
Many members of the team have
been making great week-to-week and
season long improvements in addition
to comebacks from injuries and sick-
ness, he said.
NESCAC pole vault champion Silva
also said she was impressed with her
teammates.
Many people truly rose to the oc-
casion and placed above their seed to
gain some extra points that made all
the diference in a meet with so many
teams, she said.
Silvas victory earned the team two
extra points, which proved to be cru-
cialthe women fnished just one
point ahead of rival Bates.
Other strong showings for the
women included the 4x800-meter
relay team of Addison Carvajal 16,
Camille Wasinger 15, Demi Feder
17, and Meghan Bellerose 17 plac-
ing third, Katharine Krupp 16 placing
second in the triple jump, and Pamela
Zabala 17 earning third in shot put.
Additionally, Coby Horowitz 14
competed in the Penn Relays last
weekend and placed eighth in the
Olympic Developmental Mile with a
time of 4:06.44. He set a new school re-
cord with his 1500m split3:46.70
making that time the fastest in D-III
all year.
Te teams will travel to the New
England D-III championships this
weekend at MIT.
and earned a frst seed in the NES-
CAC tournament as a result.
Tufs won the frst game 5-1,
sparked by a four run frst inning.
Te Polar Bears scored their only
run in the ffh as Sean Mullaney 17
singled home Duncan Taylor 14.
Jacobsen took the loss for
Bowdoin, giving up four earned
runs in two innings.
In the second game, Tufts ex-
ploded for 14 runsincluding five
in the 3rd inningand shut out
Bowdoin. They capitalized on 12
hits, six Bowdoin errors and nine
walks by Bowdoin pitchers.
Tufts starter Christian Sbily
pitched a five-hit shutout and
struck out five batters.
Jay Loughlin 14 took the loss, al-
lowing four earned runs in 2.1 in-
nings of work.
On Sunday, [Tufts] came out
and strung hits together early,
said Connolly. I thought our guys
battled and stayed in the game and
gave themselves a shot but on Sun-
day they played better than we did.
Bowdoin has three games left on
the schedule this season and will
play a doubleheader at Middlebury
on Saturday. They finish the sea-
son with a game against St. Josephs
(Maine) on Sunday.
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Womens lacrosse loses in
NESCAC quarters to Jeffs
Te second-seeded Amherst wom-
ens lacrosse team cut the Polar Bears
season short with an 11-5 NESCAC
quarterfnal victory this past Saturday
afernoon.
Tis is the ffh NESCAC tourna-
ment pairing between the two schools
and Amherst improved its record
against Bowdoin to 3-2 in tournament
play and its overall record to 15-1 re-
cord. Te Polar Bears ended their sea-
son with an 8-7 record.
Te record is not indicative of
how strong our team is, said Genna
Warner 15.
Play between the two teams was rel-
atively even. Te game started out with
Caroline Holliday of Amherst scoring
a quick goal, netting a wrap-around
two minutes into the game.
Betsy Sachs 14 tied up the game
when she took immediate advantage of
an Amherst foul 18 minutes into play,
successfully converting a free-position
attempt.
Te Lord Jefs quickly rallied back,
with Holliday once again sneaking a
shot past Isabel Sippel 15 at the inside
post with 11:41 lef in the half. Te
Polar Bears responded when Lindsay
Picard 16 beat Amhersts goalie, Chris-
ty Forrest, only three minutes later.
It was a low-scoring game and ev-
erybody knew we needed to pick up
the pace a little bit, Picard said of her
goal. Everyone knew in the attack that
we had to keep the ball moving, and
that is what we did.
Unfortuantely, just 1:08 afer
Picards goal, Elizabeth Ludlow linked
up with Priscilla Tyler to put Amherst
back on top, 3-2. At 5:50, Krista Zsit-
vay increased Amhersts lead to 4-2,
bouncing a shot into the Bowdoin
goal. Zsitvay had her second score of
the day less than a minute later, receiv-
ing a good feed from Amhersts Devin
O Connor. Te Lady Jefs struck an-
other blow with 11 seconds lef in the
half, when Rachel Passarelli dodged a
couple of Bowdoin defenders before
ripping a high shot into the net. Te
frst half ended with Amherst leading
6-2.
Tere was a momentum shif, and
it was hard to swing it back in our fa-
vor, Warner said of the last few min-
utes of the frst half. Tey got too
many goals on us, and it was hard to
get it back.
The Polar Bears refused to give
up hope at the beginning of the sec-
ond half.
We came out knowing that we
needed to work our hardest and get
everything we had Picard said. Te
momentum shif just made us want to
work harder.
Motivated by the four-goal half-
time defcit, Taylor Wilson 15 fred a
low shot into the lef side of the cage
with 21:10 remaining in the game. Te
would-be rally was cut short when
Amhersts Mia Haughton made a move
toward the net before tucking a shot in-
side the near post, extending the Lady
Jefs lead to 7-3.
Te Polar Bears were unfazed
though, as Jordan Smith 14 put an-
other goal on the board at 12:55.
Smiths goal was answered by Meghan
Mills of Amherst, who scored con-
secutive goals inside of the 10-minute
mark to further increase her teams
mounting lead.
Going a perfect 13-for-13 on clears,
Amherst fnished the game with a
27-8 shot advantage and a 14-5 edge
in ground balls. Te game marked the
end of the season for the Polar Bears.
We really have been getting bet-
ter this whole season, and we were
just getting into our stride, War-
ner said. We played as hard as we
could. Our record does not show
how much hard work weve put into
our practices and play.
Although disappointed in the out-
come of the season, the team was not
let down by their efort-level or the
player improvements made through-
out the season.
In our frst Amherst game, transi-
tions were not great, Warner said. It
was a night and day diference between
this game against Amherst versus our
past game.
BY COURTNEY GALLAGHER
ORIENT STAFF
Please see W. LAX, page 14
Mens lacrosse loses in NESCAC quarters
Afer losing a crucial NESCAC
game to rival Tufs, the mens lacrosse
team traveled to Amherst, where it
lost 13-6 in a NESCAC quarterfnal
playof game. Te loss ends the teams
season and drops their record to 9-7.
Te Polar Bears ended the season on a
fve game losing streak.
Te teams loss against Tufs only
three days earlier negatively im-
pacted its playof seed, giving them a
tougher opening-game matchup.
Its definitely not how you want
to end the season, said Mac Caputi
15. I think if you look at the sea-
son as a whole we still did pretty
well, so we cant afford to dwell on
all the bad stuff.
In the Amherst game, the team
fell behind by four goals, trailing
6-2 at halfime. However, the Polar
Bears fought back at the start of the
second half afer Connor OToole
14 netted two unassisted goals.
Amherst responded quickly, scor-
ing one minute afer OTooles sec-
ond goal.
Every time we got a little momen-
tum, they kind of stopped us with
their own streak of a few goals said
Cody Dussault 15.
Later in the third quarter, the Lord
Jefs pulled away from Bowdoin with
four straight goals.
I feel like we got away from our
systemswe stopped running our of-
fenses the way we should, said Brett
Kujala 17. We had a lot smarter
shots, but we just kind of got stupid in
the last game.
Bowdoins Franklin Reis 14 added
a goal late in the fourth quarter, but
it was too little, too late as the Polar
Bears fell 13-6.
Bowdoin defeated Amherst 17-15
at Howard Ryan Field in early March.
Tat win was part of a season-open-
ing three-game win streak, which at
one point placed Bowdoin atop the
NESCAC standings.
Amherst kind of caught us on
a bad day this year, said Caputi.
What we were doing earlier on in
the yearand just in generalis
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Sa 4/26 at Amherst L 136
when we needed a big ground ball to
keep a possession alive or put to an
end to one of their possessions, we
made the big play. We werent able to
do that on Saturday.
The Polar Bears will graduate six
seniors this year, including start-
ing defensemen Dylan Hannes and
Ben Brewster.
Itll defnitely be hard to replace
a guy like Brewster, who makes big
plays and infuences the momentum
of the game, said Dussault. Were
going to have to play a lot better now
that we do not have an impact player
like Brew.
Brewster is probably one of the
best defensive players in the NESCAC,
and he was a guy who could pick up
fve ground balls a game, force three or
four turnovers a game, and just shad-
ow the best attacker or the best player
for the other team, said Caputi.
Te Polar Bears will also lose se-
niors Reis, OToole and Will Wise in
the midfeld.
We lose about 160 points from
Frank Reis, Dan Hanley [14] and
BY NEIL FULLER
ORIENT STAFF
Were trying [to get another
trainer]; I put in for it, said Da-
vies. Te schools been good to me
though. I started here and we only
had three [full-time trainers], now
we have fve, so they have given me
resources.
Tere are other schools in our
conference that have more than us...
but were in the middle as to stam ng,
he added.
Te divide
While club athletes who have daily
team practices are entitled to some
services ofered by the trainers, non-
varsity athletes by and large do not
receive equal access to trainers.
We have 600-plus varsity athletes
in 31 sports with fve trainers. You do
the math. Its just not possible [to give
equal attention to club athletes], he
said.
While the training staf does not
purposefully neglect club athletes, it
is beyond their power to do as much
for them, according to Davies.
For club sports like Frisbee and
crew, the trainers do the initial eval-
TRAINERS
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
uation to see if immediate attention
is neededfrst responder type of
thingthen well refer them to the
Health Center or doctor, said Da-
vies. Teyll get that frst evaluation
so they know what to do or not to do
so they wont hurt themselves more.
On the feld, if an ultimate Frisbee
player goes down screaming, were
not going to turn our back on them,
added Davies. Teyre still a student
of the College, and were going to take
care of that person and that immedi-
ate need.
Although it is a club sport, mens
rugbybecause of its physical na-
tureis treated as a varsity sport and
receives full access to the trainers.
Overall, Im pleased. Id give the
training staf an A, said Cole Duncan
14, an ex-football player who is now
on the rugby team.
According to Duncan, the football
and rugby teams receive equal access
to trainers. Assistant Athletic Trainer
Gretchen Appleby traveled with the
rugby team to most of their away
matches, including the teams trip to
the New England Regional and Na-
tional tournaments.
Whenever you need [Appleby], you
go in, you call her. Teres no real difer-
ence, said Duncan.
While Duncan is extremely satis-
fed with the care his club team re-
ceives, some varsity athletes say their
sports are unfairly placed lower on
the trainer totem pole.
Some people on the team will get
frustrated when the trainer we have
for indoor [meets] then goes and
joins lacrosse, said track captain Sam
Copeland 14. I understand maybe
in a sport like track you are less likely
to injure yourself in the middle of a
race, but our team is so much big-
ger than most teams on campus so
it makes sense that we would have a
trainer too.
Te track team does not have a
trainer at all of its practices and a
Bowdoin trainer does not go to the
teams meets, although host teams do
provide one for each meet.
We defnitely get adequate atten-
tion, added Copeland. I just think
there [are] defnitely diferences be-
tween teams and unfortunately track
is normally at the bottom.
I dont want to say we dont have
anything good going for us because if
we go to the trainers theyll help us
if we ask, she added. Teyre not
bad or anything at all, its just they do
their job and their job is to help cer-
tain teams more than others.
tested, both mentally and physically
throughout the day.
[Sunday] was arguably the longest
day in my coaching life, said Sullivan,
currently in his tenth year at the helm.
Te Polar Bears managed only four
hits and one walk against Tufs unde-
feated pitcher Allyson Fournie, drop-
ping the morning match 5-0. With
the win, Tufs (32-3, 12-0 NESCAC)
fnished undefeated in conference play.
Afer a quick stop at Big Top Deli for
sandwiches, the Polar Bears headed up
to Lewiston and downed the Bobcats in
a 7-3 victory in the frst game, followed
by a convincing 8-0 fve-inning win to
close out their NESCAC season.
Te series sweep lef Bowdoin (22-
12 overall) with an 8-4 record in con-
ference play, good enough to qualify
for the NESCAC Tournament as the
runners-up in the East division.
Te winning momentum car-
ried over to this week, as the women
swept another UMF series on Tuesday.
Bowdoin dominated the double-head-
er, winning the two games 8-2 and 6-0.
Junior Siena Mitmans two run dou-
ble to center feld was a highlightshe
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spent the frst half of the season recov-
ering from a basketball injury.
Siena had a couple of really nice
plays at center feld defensively, too,
said Wurgaf. Shes been a nice spark
for us coming down the fnal stretch
now that shes back.
When asked what sets this years
team apart from past Bowdoin squads,
Sullivan credited the teams strength
and ability to overcome challenges.
One thing Im really proud of this
year is the teams resilience, he said.
Tey have been able to rallyto come
back the next day afer a loss and play
well. Its a great group overall, and I
started 14 diferent players in the three
games on Sunday. We have pretty good
fexibility and great depth throughout
the lineup this year.
Tis spring marks Bowdoins third
consecutive trip to the NESCAC Tour-
nament. Last year, the Polar Bears fn-
ished as the runner-up, falling to Tufs
in the championship game.
I think the team this year is peak-
ing at the right time of the season, said
DellaTorre. Weve been doing every-
thing really well lately.
Were a super weird team, and we
have so much fun, said Wurgaf. We
have a ton of positive energy, and we all
feed of of that. I think that really sets
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Sa 4/26 at Amherst L 115
OToole, said Kujala.
As the team looks ahead to next
year, the juniors have the responsibil-
ity of ensuring that the team flls the
voids lef by graduating players.
Becoming a senior defenseman,
theres a lot more expected of my
performance and sort of helping
some of the younger guys along,
said Caputi. It can be dim cultes-
pecially for freshmen adjusting to
the speed of the college game from
high school.
Te team will beneft from the
return of Tyler Williams 15, who
broke his wrist in early April in a
game against Colby. Caputi said that
Williams was consistently scoring
huge goals for the Polar Bears be-
fore his injury.
Te team will look to improve next
year and make a deeper run into the
NESCAC tournament.
As long as were doing what were
supposed to in the weight room in the
summer and in the fall, and getting
out and playing, I think well be fne
said Caputi.
CATHERINE YOCHUM, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
LOCK AND LOAD: David Nemirov 15 prepares to launch a shot in a 9-5 victory against Trinity on Mar. 29.
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While the loss to Amherst was
disappointing, the Polar Bears face
an even greater disappointment
with the loss of four seniors: Molly
Popolizio, Jordan Smith, Betsy Sachs
and Erica Nangeroni. Each athlete
was an important force helping to
keep the Bears in contention this
past year.
Our seniors were amazing, they
loved the teamthey could either
make all of us crack up, or make us
really focused, calm and motivated
before the game, Warner said.I am
going to miss them a lot.
Confdent in their depth and
prowess, the team and players were
motivated by this disappointing sea-
son and are sure to come out even
stronger and better next season.
based and produces on demand.
Other companies, including ones
that make recycled products, mass-
produce their merchandise in other
countries before its been ordered
and later ship it back to the U.S.
Ataynes just-in-time philosophy
guarantees that everything being
produced is for a specific order that
will not clog up landfills or sit on
store shelves.
We like to call it progressive
performance apparelits not only
ATAYNE
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Compiled by Joe Seibert
Sources: Bowdoin Athletics, NESCAC
Standings & Schedules
*Bold line denotes NESCACTournament cut-of
WOMENS TENNIS
MENS TENNIS
MENS LACROSSE
W L W L
Tufts 9 1 14 2
Wesleyan 8 2 12 4
Amherst 7 3 13 3
Williams 6 4 10 6
Middlebury 6 4 8 8
BOWDOIN 6 4 9 7
Conn. College 5 5 9 7
Colby 4 6 7 8
Hamilton 2 8 5 9
Bates 1 9 4 9
Trinity 1 9 4 11
NESCAC OVERALL
Sa 5/3
Su 5/4
at Middlebury
at Middlebury
at Saint Josephs (Me.)
NOON
2:30 P.M.
NOON
WOMENS LACROSSE
W L W L
Trinity 9 1 13 2
Amherst 9 1 15 1
Middlebury 7 3 11 5
Williams 7 3 13 3
Tufts 6 4 10 6
Colby 6 4 9 5
BOWDOIN 4 6 8 7
Bates 4 6 8 8
Hamilton 2 8 6 8
Conn. College 1 9 5 10
Wesleyan 0 10 5 10
NESCAC OVERALL
BASEBALL
NESCAC EAST OVERALL
W L W L T
Tufts 8 2 27 4 0
Bates 6 4 18 14 0
BOWDOIN 5 7 17 14 1
Colby 5 7 15 13 0
Trinity 4 8 15 16 0
NESCAC WEST OVERALL
W L W L
Wesleyan 10 2 23 8
Amherst 9 3 24 7
Williams 6 5 10 15
Hamilton 2 9 9 14
Middlebury 2 10 4 21
SOFTBALL
NESCAC WEST OVERALL
W L W L
Williams 10 2 22 9
Middlebury 8 4 18 14
Amherst 6 6 21 11
Hamilton 3 9 13 22
Wesleyan 3 9 10 22
NESCAC EAST OVERALL
W L W L
Tufts 12 0 34 3
BOWDOIN 8 4 24 12
Trinity 7 5 14 17
Bates 2 10 8 20
Colby 1 11 7 19
F 5/2 at Williams 2:30 P.M.
M/W TRACK AND FIELD
Sa 5/3 at NewEngland D-III Champ. 10 A.M.
[6] Tufts (4-6) v. [3] Williams (7-2)
1 P.M.
[5] Trinity (4-4) v. 4 BOWDOIN 44
3:30 P.M.
Second Round winners meet
1 P.M.
Trinity/Bowdoin winner v. [1] Middlebury (7-0)
1 P.M.
Tufts/Williams winner v. [2] Amherst (8-1)
3:30 P.M.
[6] Trinity (3-4) v. 3 BOWDOIN 62
8 A.M.
[5] Tufts (5-4) v. [4] Middlebury (4-3)
10:30 A.M.
Second Round winners meet
9 A.M.
Trinity/Bowdoin winner v. [2] Williams (7-1)
8 A.M.
Tufts/Midd. winner v. [1] Amherst (8-0)
10:30 A.M.
NESCAC PLAYOFFS
Held at Bowdoin College
NESCAC PLAYOFFS
Held at Bowdoin College
First Round - Friday, May 2
First Round - Friday, May 2
Second Round - Saturday, May 3
Second Round - Saturday, May 3
CHAMPIONSHIP - Sunday, May 4
CHAMPIONSHIP - Sunday, May 4
With our push as a college toward
becoming more sustainable
and carbon neutral by 2020,
I thought it would be great
if we could bring Atayne to be
a more everyday part of athletics.
DANA WHITE 15
WOMENS LACROSSE
progressive environmentally and
socially, but also performance-
wise, said Litchfield.
The College has sold Atayne
clothing in the Bowdoin Bookstore
for a number of years and Atayne
offers other options for teams wish-
ing to independently purchase at-
tire, but the company only became
an official vendor for the athletic
department in recent months.
Talks to partner with Atayne
started a few years ago and were
catalyzed last spring by White, who
brought the idea to the department
this spring after returning from a
semester abroad.
White has an interest in sustain-
ability as a member of Bowdoin
Green Athletes and as the eco-rep
of her College House last year. She
was also a member of the now-
defunct Green Global Initiative, a
Bowdoin club that brought to cam-
pus local alumni speakers in the
sustainability field, and went to a
talk by Litchfield as a first year.
Learning about what he did real-
ly sparked my interest, White said.
She then started talking to other
people on campus about Atayne
and realized she already had one of
the companys shirts in her closet.
With our push as a college
toward becoming more sustain-
able and carbon neutral by 2020,
I thought it would be great if we
could bring Atayne to be a more
everyday part of athletics, she
said. It also seemed like it aligned
with a lot of things Im already in-
terested in.
White began discussing the pos-
sibility of bringing Atayne apparel
to athletics with Litchfield and Ash-
mead White Director of Athletics
Tim Ryan. She soon discovered the
Colleges contract with Nike only
applied to competition clothing,
and that they can use any apparel
provider for athletic department-
provided practice clothing. Ryan
was receptive to the idea and decid-
ed to implement the new practice
gear one team at a time.
Its a nice relationship to have
because theyre here in Brunswick
and its obviously an issue thats im-
portant to students, said Ryan.
The switch from Nike to Atayne
practice gear has had little financial
impact, allowing the athletic de-
partment to maintain the pricing
parameters that we have for prac-
tice apparel, said Ryan.
Money was one of my main
concerns, but it wasnt that big
of a difference, said White. [Li-
tchfield] sees this as a pretty cool
opportunity for him and based on
the way they produce clothing,
they try to keep the prices down as
much as possible.
After continuing more serious
conversations last spring, White
talked with her coach and this
spring the change was officially
made for athletics-issued practice
T-shirts.
Now we can take pride in what
were wearing, she said. I think its
really been positive for our team.
And because Ataynes shirts are
ultimately made from the same ma-
terial as traditional counterparts,
they perform the same way.
Theres not a noticeable differ-
ence in how they wear and wash
in comparison to the Nike Dri-
FIT jerseys that we usually have.
Theyre just as great and comfort-
able, she said.
In fact, our fabrics are actually
a much higher quality, made with
super premium fabrics rather than
inexpensive fabrics that come with
bulk orders, said Litchfield.
White spearheaded the process
independent of any of the environ-
mental groups she is involved in.
I was pretty impressed by how
easy it was to get the process mov-
ing, she said. As long as youre ask-
ing the right questions and coming
into meetings prepared, I think that
people here really want students to
take initiative. Theyre more than
willing to help make it happen.
The athletic department cur-
rently only supplies Atayne gear
to the womens lacrosse team, but
both parties have said they have
We like to call it progressive
performance apparelits not only
progressive environmentally and
socially, but also performance-wise.
JEREMY LITCHFIELD 99
FOUNDER OF ATAYNE
an interest in furthering the re-
lationship. White and Litchfield
have talked about having Atayne
develop cold-weather leggings for
teams to wear under their uni-
forms, and the tennis teams have
discussed the possibility of using
Atayne spandex. Atayne is plan-
ning to have a sample sale on cam-
pus this fall.
This relationship entirely de-
pends on demand for Ataynes ath-
letic attire.
A lot of what were doing is driv-
en by the students, said Litchfield.
If enough teams come together
and say they really want to do it,
developing something like that is
very easy.
It cant just be me, said White.
We have to get the word out there.
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ANISA LAROCHELLE, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
BY ALEX VASILE
ORIENT STAFF
Playing Chaos Teory this year
has been a disaster for most op-
posing teams. Te womens ulti-
mate Frisbee team has earned its
third consecutive bid to the D-
III national championship, and
will be the favorite to win for the
second year in a row. What had
been labeled a rebuilding year
by some has become a shot at the
national title in part because of
Ana Leon 16, appropriately nick-
named Calamity.
Friends on her high school
basketball team convinced Leon,
an Atlanta native, to try the game
during her freshman year. She was
already familiar with the sport,
saying it is something you played
on the playground [in Atlanta] in-
stead of football. She stuck with
the game, fnding that a lot of the
skills she developed through 11
years of basketball translated. By
her senior year, her high school
coach invited her to try out for
the U-19 womens team he would
coach at the world championships
in Ireland. She made the team as a
defensive specialist, and it went on
to fnish second in the world.
At Bowdoin, Leon is able to of-
fer advice to newer playerscap-
tain Clare Stansberry 14 calls her
a baby captainbecause she
knows the rules better than most
other players. Tis is important in
a game whose players are respon-
sible for refereeing themselves.
She also came to Bowdoin with a
passion for the fundamentals of
defense already ingrained. Mik
Cooper 14 noted that defense
takes much longer for new players
to learn than ofense.
Leon was already familiar with
Bowdoin and Chaos Teory when
she began her college search. Her
sister, Liz Leon 12, captained the
team during the frst year it quali-
fed for nationals. Leon acknowl-
edges that meeting members of the
team during a visit, compounded by
her desire to go to college far from
home, infuenced her decision to
come to Bowdoin.
Ultimate players generally play
one of two loosely defned posi-
tions: handler and cutter. Han-
dlers are responsible for most of
the throwing while cutters at-
tempt to free themselves from
the defense and advance the disk.
Leon, technically a cutter, excels at
throwing the disk as well, provid-
ing her with the versatility to keep
the ofense fowing.
Ana is usually a cutter, but shes
easily one of the best throwers on
the team, said Kate Powers 17.
Its not too common. Its some-
thing that most people aspire to
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Ana Leon 16
ULTIMATE FRISBEE
HY KHONG, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
be. Few have as impressive han-
dling skills.
Powers also said that Leon is
better at adjusting her throws un-
der windy conditions than many
other players.
Leon explained that her goal as
a player is to become more ver-
satile, and that she models her
game afer Phoebe Aron 13, who,
among other skills, was known for
her ability to throw the disk far
upfeld.
Teams without cutters who can
throw typically accompany long
gains with underneath backwards
passes to allow the handlers to re-
gain control of the disk. Cutters
such as Leon who can look upfeld
put increased pressure on defens-
es and allow their team to move
the disk more quickly.
Leons teammates often de-
scribe her uncanny ability to get
open regardless of the coverage.
Honestly I dont know how
she does it, said Hannah LeB-
lanc 16. Its pretty incredible. If
I knew how to do it, I would be
doing it myself.
Its a lot about setting up your
cuts, Leon said. Youre trying
to get your girl to move her hips
so you can swivel around her.
Leon employs a similar tech-
nique on defense, staying on
her girls hip and denying her
the disk.
She explains how ultimate
teams play a lot of man de-
fense, while individual defend-
ers prioritize taking a side of the
field away from their girl when
she gets the frisbee. This makes
the next throw more predict-
able for an anticipatory defense.
Man defense aims to keep the
disk away from the offensive
player but also to prevent them
from getting into open space on
the uncovered side of the op-
posing handler.
You can watch her play and
see that its just so intuitive for
herwhere to move, where to
bein a way that it isnt for ev-
eryone else on the field, LeB-
lanc said. People can watch our
games, not know anything about
them and say I just know that
Anas dominating out there.
The sports editor of the Orient
chooses the Athlete of the Week
based on exemplary performance.
Played on U-19 National
Ultimate team that nished
second in the world
Named to USA Ultimates
New England D-III All-
Freshman Team last year
HIGHLIGHTS
Ana is usually a cutter, but shes
easily one of the best throwers on
the team.... Few have as impres-
sive handling skills.
KATE POWERS 17
The boys sign off from the Sports section
Matt Glatt: Michael Pineda has
been making my Yankees look pretty
stupid lately, huh?
Wiley Spears: Getting caught us-
ing pine tar against the Red Sox on
national TV twice? He can get
comfy on the throne of SportsCen-
ters Not Top 10, because I dont
imagine anyone topping that bone-
headed decision.
Mikey Jarrell: I think the guys
brilliant.
WS: Im sorry, what?
MG: Here we go again.
MJ: Listen, a bunch of baseball
guys have said that most pitchers use
pine tar to get a better grip on the ball,
especially when its cold or raining.
WS: But its against the rules.
MJ: Yeah, but why? Everybodys
doing it!
WS: It just is. One of the unwritten
rules of baseball is that pitchers can
use something like that to grip the
ball, so long as its not blatantly obvi-
ous. Pineda broke that rule.
MJ: So his crime wasnt that he
used pine tar, it was that he got
caught.
WS: Exactly.
MJ: Well then we have a problem
here. Pineda said to the media that
he did it so the ball wouldnt slip out
of his hands and hit a batter by mis-
take, which seems like a reasonable
concern. But it would have been easy
enough for him to conceal the pine
tar, and youd think hed try a little
harder to do so afer having already
been caught once. But no, he made it
obvious because he wanted to bring
this issue into the media spotlight.
WS: Youre kidding, right? You
think Pineda put pine tar on his neck
on purpose to make a point? Boy, he
sure did stick it to Bud Selig and base-
ball. I hope he has fun during his 10
game suspension.
MJ: Were talking about it, arent
we? Ten he did his job!
WS: Unbelievable. Pineda couldve
taken a shit on the infeld grass, and I
still think you would be arguing that
hes a baseball genius.
MG: Tis sounds to me like an ex-
tension of the performance enhancing
substance debate. Players are going
to constantly try to skirt the rules to
get a competitive advantage, because,
well, money. Where do you draw the
line? Nobody knows, especially not
you two. Okay, to celebrate our last
(om cial) Mike and Wiley column, I
thought we should take a look back at
some of our greatest moments.
Best Predictions
MJ: Ozzie Guillen will be fred be-
fore the end of the season.
WS: Te Pittsburgh Pirates will
have their frst winning season in 19
years.
MG: Tere will be a big mishap
during the [Sochi Olympics] opening
ceremonies.
Worst Predictions
MJ: Peyton throws for three
touchdowns, takes home the Lom-
bardi Trophy with a 31-23 victory,
becomes the frst quarterback to
lead two diferent teams to a Super
Bowl victory, and solidifes his place
in history as the greatest quarter-
back of all time.
WS: Andrew Bynum will make the
world forget about Kobe Bryant dur-
ing the upcoming NBA playofs.
MG: I predict that this will be the
frst and the last Orient article we
ever write.
Best One-Liners
MG: Did someone take a shit in
the bathroom? Oh wait, its just the
pathetic remains of Mikeys common
sense.
MG: Tere is a reason why baseball
isnt played in the Olympics anymore,
and the World Baseball Classic is
about as popular as express dinner.
WS: Texas has to be one of the only
states where people know more about
the I-Formation than the iPhone.
MG: Id rather be watching Cougar
Town.
Dumbest Tings Said
MG: Misrepresentative sampling!
Obviously all 44 of those players were
gay.
MG: Tom Brady is worthless. Hes
not even top 20 in my book.
WS: Fantasy football is ruining the
NFL.
MJ: If you gave most NBA players
those shots, they would probably do
just as well. Give Brian Scalabrine 26
shot attempts (and 13 free throw at-
tempts), and hell score 36 points, no
problem.
MG: Id rather be watching Cougar
Town.
MIKEY
JARRELL
MATT
GLATT
WILEY
SPEARS
MIKE & WILEY IN THE PAPER
& &
TENNIS
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11
all season, said Kyle Wolstencrof
15. No matter who we face as the
season continues we are confdent in
our ability.
Both the mens and womens ten-
nis teams have qualifed for the NE-
SCAC playofs and both teams will
host Trinity College in the frst round
on May 2.
I think Trinity is a really tough
team and always comes out fred up,
said Lewis. Right now we are only
thinking about this match and are
putting all our efort towards win-
ning. We are trying not to take it one
game at a time and not focus on the
semifnals and NCAAs just yet.
We know Trinity will be a dif-
ficult contest. We had a long five-
hour match with them in California
that ended 6-3 in our favor, said
King. We have an idea of the types
of players we will be facing. We
have mostly been focusing on dou-
bles play in practice and on specific
situational work.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Climate Change
To the Editor:
If youre concerned about cli-
mate change, you may feel there
is little you can do that will make
a difference. Heres a suggestion:
vote. If you choose a candidate
who consistently advocates for
climate-friendly legislation, youve
taken a positive step.
As it turns out, Bowdoin stu-
dents have such an opportunity
this June. Jackie Sartoris is running
in a June 10 Democratic primary
for the Maine State Legislature.
Her district includes almost all of
Bowdoins dormitories. Shes been
a consistent proponent of sustain-
ability initiatives at the local and
state levels and her non-partisan
work to pass comprehensive wet-
land laws won a national award
from the Environmental Law In-
stitute. The urgent need for leader-
ship addressing climate change is a
primary reason that Jackie is run-
ning. For more information go to
jackiesartoris.com.
While few Bowdoin students
typically participate in June elec-
tions, these are races with small
turnouts and every vote will mat-
ter. Students can register to vote
in Brunswick and vote absentee. I
encourage you to take this simple
step to help the planet.
Sincerely,
Mark Battle
Associate Professor of Physics
Response to Orient
To the Editor:
A story in the April 24 edition of
the Orient (Mills: Trustees likely
too busy to meet with students on
divestment this year) included
comments by me that have been in-
terpreted incorrectly by some as a
statement that legitimizes the view
that climate change does not exist.
To be clear, I agree that climate
change is real. I believe it is a criti-
calor, as I said to the Orient
a hugely important issue. The
scientific evidence is compelling,
and I believe that those who deny
the existence of climate change
are incorrect. However, the over-
whelming scientific evidence and
the consensus among scientists on
the issue does not eliminate the
fact that there are those who have
different points of viewviews
shaped by a different interpreta-
tion of science, or guided by eco-
nomics or politics.
More importantly, even for those
of us who agree on the existence of
climate change, no one can argue
that there is currently a consensus
at the federal, state, locals, or in-
dividual level on what to do about
the problem, particularly when
it comes to energy and conserva-
tion. For example, some believe in
the imposition of a steep gas tax;
others believe in the expansion of
hydraulic fracturing. For some,
alternative energy like solar and
wind power are the answer. For
others, a revival of nuclear power
offers the best way forward. So,
while there should not be a legiti-
mate debate about the existence of
climate change, there is surely an
ongoing legitimate debate about
the solutions.
I believe it is inappropriate for
Bowdoin to ignore our duties to
the College and our endowment
by essentially picking the win-
ner among these many positions
through divestment from fossil fu-
els. And those who assert that the
economic consequences of divest-
ment to our endowment would not
be substantial are profoundly mis-
informed. The symbolic state-
ment of divestment would result in
significant changes to our college
that would affect each and every
one of us today as well as future
generations.
That said, I have arranged to
have students from Bowdoin Cli-
mate Action meet with Bowdoin
trustees in October to continue
this discussion. I have also of-
fered to consult with the students
in preparation for that meeting.
While I disagree with their ap-
proach, I respect our students
passion for this critical issue and
I applaud their eagerness to join
the national debate over what can
be done to tackle climate change in
our time.
Sincerely,
Barry Mills
Bowdoin Climate Action
To the Editor:
The students of Bowdoin Cli-
mate Action are to be commend-
ed for their activism and efforts
in advocating for divestment of
the college endowment from fos-
sil fuels. And President Mills is
to be commended for stating that
climate change is a hugely im-
portant issue and for arranging
a meeting between these students
and the Board of Trustees for next
October. He also says that about 50
percent of Americans dont share
his belief in climate change. A sig-
nificant reason that many do not
share his belief about the serious-
ness of climate change is that the
fossil fuel industry has spent vast
sums to deny the science and foster
a climate of doubt about climate
change. The issue has falsely been
politicized.
Senator Angus King has said that
climate change is not a Democratic
or Republican issue but an issue
of science. Science tells us that
fully 80 percent of known fossil
fuel reserves need to remain in the
ground if we are to avoid runaway
climate change. The fossil fuel in-
dustry will not stop digging with-
out pressure. Quite the contrary:
In 2013 it collectively spent $650
billion exploring for more oil, coal
and gas to add to its already proven
reserves. If burned, these additions
would push average global temper-
atures so high as to make civiliza-
tion as we have known it, and the
survival of an increasing host of
species, untenable.
By divesting, Bowdoin has an
opportunity to be a moral leader
by applying that pressure. The di-
vestment movement worldwide is
fast growing and soon others will
be following those colleges that
have already divested. President
Mills has stated that the endow-
ment should not be a mechanism
by which we choose winners and
losers on political and social and
moral issues. In the past many col-
leges, universities, and municipali-
ties chose to divest from invest-
ments in apartheid South Africa
and in the tobacco industry.
These divestments were seen as
responding to political, social, and
moral issues. The climate change
crisis surely rises to that level of se-
riousness. And also, by remaining
invested in fossil fuel, one is choos-
ing to support the current business
model of the fossil fuel industry
which, if successful, will likely lead
to catastrophic climate change.
As one BCA sign said, Bow-
doin Divestment is for the Com-
mon Good.
Sincerely,
Billy Rixon
Freeport, ME
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n the wake of President Barry Mills announcement that he will leave the College
next spring, Bowdoin faces a decision about its leadership and future. A president
sets the tone for the Colleges direction and represents it to the wider world. As the
Board of Trustees works with input from students, professors and others to fnd his
successor, it is important that it considers bringing a new perspective to the College.
In the past few years, the College has flled several important administrative po-
sitions from within. Tim Ryan 98 was promoted to director of athletics afer serv-
ing as the interim director. Just last month, former associate dean of student afairs
Meadow Davis replaced Mary Pat McMahon as director of Residential Life. Tere
is a convenience in promoting dedicated and capable servants of the College, but
we encourage the presidential search committee to choose a candidate who does
not already work here. An outsider will be able to evaluate campus culture without
the bias toward the status quo that comes with having been a part of it; he or she
will also have a fresh start with Bowdoins various interest groupsthe students, the
faculty, the staf, and the Brunswick community.
Mills told the Orient two weeks ago that he wanted the Colleges next president
to serve for 10 to 15 years. Te higher education landscape is already changing rap-
idly: college costs are rising precipitously and online courses have permeated the
traditional brick-and-mortar classroom model. Tere is no telling how much the
academic environment will have changed by 2025 or 2030. Mills has spoken about
avoiding the arms race with peer schools to provide lavish amenities, but we are
embroiled in it all the same. Moving forward, we think we should attract students
not with frills like sparkling new buildings, but with forward-thinking policies and
substantive curriculum changes. Te College has not shied away from making
pioneering moves in the past. In 1969 the Om ce of Admissions stopped requir-
ing applicants to submit SAT scores to favor a more holistic evaluation approach.
Many selective peer schools are just implementing this policy now. Additionally,
Bowdoin bravely abolished fraternities in the face of alumni resistance in 1997, and
replaced them with the more inclusive College House System. Mills replaced loans
with grants in 2008, dedicated millions more to fnancial aid, and led the Colleges
endowment past the $1 billion mark.
We want our new president to continue to uphold Bowdoins legacy as a leader
among NESCAC schools. Te College has taken frst steps in a few critical direc-
tions that should be followed going forward. Tese changes include the creation
of the new Marine Science Semester, which could allow Bowdoin to lead its peer
schools in marine biology. Te Robert H. and Blythe Bickel Edwards Center ad-
vances the quality of arts facilities and opportunities at the College. Additionally, the
new courses in the Digital Humanities promise to help the College ofer a curricu-
lum with relevance to web-based communication and data infrastructure.
In his frst week on the job in 2001, Mills outlined his vision for Bowdoin under
his tenure: We have recognized that growing the College is incredibly expensive
and I think it is time for us to focus on curriculum, faculty resources, [and] fnan-
cial aid. Our next president will have to keep pace with the signifcant strides the
College has made on these goals in the last 15 years while adhering to the ideals to
which it has historically subscribed. He or she must also be prepared to adapt imagi-
natively to shifs in higher education while working within the Colleges means.
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Gang green: Bowdoin divest must improve message
When deciding the path for our
country to take, democratic princi-
ples as we now interpret them dic-
tate that we defer to the will of the
people. Political elites know that
to enact policies, one must gener-
ally have the people on your side.
Good ideas and potentially sym-
pathetic groups come in all kinds
of packages, and often it is the de-
livery rather than the idea that is
important in the public eye. Bad
ideas can be very persuasive when
presented well, and good ideas
can be presented terribly and cor-
respondingly fail to gain traction.
The political battle becomes less
about who can produce the most
convincing idea than who can field
the best PR team.
At their inceptions, the Tea
Party and Occupy Wall Street were
considered comparable move-
ments for Republicans and Demo-
crats respectively. They were the
grassroots of the extreme wing of
their parties coming together and
working for change. There is one
obvious and notable difference
between the two parties, however:
the Tea Party still exists and OWS
does not.
The Tea Party started by express-
ing itself in living rooms and had
respectable people wearing ties at
its helm. It developed a compelling
message of personal freedom and
responsibility and made its way
into the hearts of many Americans.
The Tea Party, as Im sure you all
remember, was at first the Taxed
Enough Already party that com-
plained mostly about having to pay
for things like roads and schools.
Im not really any more a fan of
OWS ideologythey missed the
bulls eye by the same amount that
the Tea Party didbut they did
a much worse job of selling their
image. Sexual assaults, drugs, and
homeless people do not a great po-
litical point make.
Previously a nicely polished
movement with wide appeal, the
Tea Party eventually turned into
a conservative race to the bottom
that has become a nightmare for
Republican Party elites. In 2010
Republican candidates were able
to ride the Tea Party wave into of-
fice, but now they are having mas-
sive branding problems because
of the Todd Akins and Richard
Mourdocks of this world. If thats
not current enough for you, theres
also Lindsay Grahams challenger,
Det Bowers, a pastor who views
womens love of their children
as the leading cause of their hus-
bands cheating. The Republican
elite cannot rein in the growing
number of weird candidates run-
ning in Republican primaries, and
it is hurting their image nation-
wide. At least some, like Jeb Bush,
have realized that they cannot look
like their economic policy was de-
veloped by a coked-up Ayn Rand,
or have their social agenda resem-
ble the Westboro Baptist Church
with more guns.
Opponents of fracking have
done a truly fantastic job of pack-
aging their viewpoints, while sup-
porters have been hard-pressed to
come up with arguments that are
compelling in the public sphere.
Stories of flammable tap water and
general ecological devastation are
powerful, as is the voice of Middle-
burys Bill McKibben, the charis-
matic and passionate environmen-
tal activist who might as well lead
the movement.
Fear is a powerful political tool,
and the opponents of fracking have
harnessed it masterfully to the
detriment of better ideas. For in-
stance, regulation or a clear estab-
lishment of accountability would
perhaps be preferable in a utilitar-
ian sense to an outright ban. But
images of fire coming from a fau-
cet drown out meek cries of regu-
late! In lieu of good PR from a
more centrist sidesomwhere be-
tween no way in hell and drill,
baby, drillthose with the best
story, if not the best ideas, have
won out.
Perhaps the only well-known
and talked-about political move-
ment here at Bowdoin is the cam-
paign for divestment of fossil fuels.
The idea has taken hold at many
schools, several of which are ac-
tively considering it. Bowdoins
divestment movement is much less
successful. Students tend to roll
their eyes at the mention of it.
Ive heard general Bowdoin apa-
thy blamed, but I propose another
reason: really, really bad relations
with the campus. Building a slum
on the quad (happened last year,
sorry first years), circulating pe-
titions that many students have
called misleading, and a general
youre with us or youre killing the
world vibe dont really result in
making friends.
Part of having a persuasive mes-
sage is knowing your audience,
and many students here tend to be
unreceptive to showy or preachy
movements.
The secret to electoral or policy
success is not necessarily a good
idea. People are more convinced
by a well-articulated message than
a coherent idea. Most people often
wont look past a gilded exterior to
a bad idea on the inside, and it is
even harder to ignore really bad
delivery to embrace a good idea.
The importance of branding and
messaging cannot be underscored
enough for political entrepreneurs,
and citizens should strive to evalu-
ate messages beyond the initial
glitz. In our democratic market-
place of ideas, it is the skilled pro-
moter rather than the skilled idea-
maker who is rewarded most.
KICKING THE CAN
DAVID STEURY
Part of having a persuasive
message is knowing your
audience, and many students
here tend to be unreceptive to
showy or preachy movements.
On the 50th anniversary of MLKs visit, taking stock of race on campus
an enslaved woman owned by Maria
Malleville Wheelock (the wife of Wil-
liam Allen, then president of the Col-
lege) who stayed in Brunswick during
Russwurms stay. Wheelock brought
Jacobs with her to the College when
the family moved in 1820. While there
is a scholarly debate as to what Jacobs
statusdomestic servant or slave
was during her time in Brunswick,
Craig Steven Wilders recent Ebony
& Ivy, asserts that she was a slave until
Wheelocks death in 1828.
Whatever strides the College made
forward, there were always constant
reminders of the limitations of this
progress. As an institution committed
to the Common Good since its early
days, Bowdoin hosted minstrel shows
until at least the 1910s. Tese inconsis-
tencies are not restricted to Bowdoins
past either; they still strangle our com-
munitys engagement with race today.
Barry Mills became president of the
College in 2001 and has transformed
the diversity of the student body. Ac-
cording to the Colleges common
data set for the 2001-2002 academic
year, less than 14 percent of the Col-
leges student body at the time was
non-white. In the 13 years since, that
statistic has increased to 31.5 percent.
While statistical diversity has more
than doubled, race has gone from be-
ing considered very important in
admissionson par with high school
recordsto considered on the same
level as ones state residency or their
interview. Te change indicates a
satisfaction with the level of diver-
sity that Bowdoin currently enjoys,
and implies that the goal has been
reached. Yet a similar statistic makes
clear just how distant the goal still is.
In the 2001-2002 academic year only
11 percent of the Colleges faculty were
members of minority groups. 13 years
later, that number has grown by less
than four percent.
I have been forced to personally
grapple with these inconsistencies
during my time here. I sit in class
not knowing whether to correct ev-
eryones mispronunciation of an In-
dian womans name. I usually do, but
today Im tired. Im tired of being
one of a few non-white students in a
classroom, if not the only one. I bring
If it were an ordinary, artifcial in-
strument, the humble larynx wouldnt
be well loved. Its a complicated organ,
a dense nexus of muscles, cartilage and
nerves, fanked by bones. As vocal sci-
entist Ingo Titze notes, were the larynx
to be arranged by size against other in-
struments, it would be grouped with
the piccolo, among the smallest of me-
chanical music makers.
Te larynxs unassuming size, how-
ever, belies its power as a musical in-
strument. Some of the greatest pieces of
music ever written wouldnt be half the
works they are if the human voice were
erased from the score.
Remove the voice, and Beethovens
Ninth Symphony becomes a shadow of
itself. Without voice, the musical num-
bers in Bollywood just become garishly
colored dance sequences, robbed of any
meaning. Remove the voice and Ave
Maria is just silence.
Dont get me wrong, I like John Cages
433a composition performed in the
absence of noiseas much as the next
man, but a world without singing is one
that I dont want to imagine and, I sus-
pect, neither do you. And yet, for its im-
portance as an instrument in so many
genres of music, the mighty larynx is
seldom perceived to be a legitimate mu-
sic maker.
I cannot begin to count the number
of times I have had some permutation of
the following conversation, with other
musicians and non-musicians alike:
So tell me, do you play an instru-
ment? they ask.
Yes, I reply I sing.
(Laughs) No, but seriously, do you
play an instrument?
When I ask these people why they
dont think the voice is a legitimate in-
strument, they point to the fact that ev-
eryone has one and we use it more ofen
for speaking than we do for making mu-
sic. Teir ignorance aside, these folks do
have a point.
Te voice is common: there are,
roughly, seven billion larynxes out there
and they are primarily used for speak-
ing, not singing. Yet the commonality of
the voice and its use for something other
than music making shouldnt discredit
its value as an instrument.
Although everyone has the tools at
their disposal to sing, it takes years of
training and plenty of hard work to
build up the vocal strength necessary for
singing. In the same way that picking up
a 500 kg dumbbell on the frst attempt
is all but impossible, you cant expect to
sing an aria without frst practicing.
Titze says that singers ask the vocal
cords to do something no other string
instrument can do: vary the length and
tension of the vibrating material simul-
taneously to change frequency.
And thankfully, all that precise con-
trol doesnt go to wastejust come to
the Chamber Choir concerts in the Cha-
pel, this Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.,
to fnd out what voices can truly do!
Judging by complexity and range
alone, the voice box clearly meets the
defnition of instrument. But Im not
all about merely checking boxes. Tech-
nical considerations are great pieces of
evidence, but they cannot be the only
determining factor. Clearly, something
more ethereal is needed.
Again, vocal music is up to the task.
If you were to draw up a top 10 list of
the best works of music in history, it
wouldnt be all that surprising if some
(if not the majority) of pieces included
a voice. As the universal instrument, the
voice is a unifying experience. While
our tastes in music difer and the ways
that we produce song difer as a con-
sequence, humans can still be united
by our voices. Because it requires no
external aids, no knowledge of musical
notation and no experience in music
whatsoever, the larynx is the perfect
equalizing instrument. Yes, some people
may be more adept at using the voice
than others, but that should not discour-
age you from trying to master your lar-
ynx as well. Go out there and sing!
Vox populi: defending the worlds
most undervalued instrument
HOME IN
ALL LANDS
JEAN-PAUL HONEGGER
acknowledge, there are equally power-
ful reminders of the distance to be trav-
elled. To understand the contradictions
that surround race today however, one
must return to the original contradic-
tions within the Colleges early history.
Te College is named afer James
Bowdoin II, a man who unsuccess-
fully drafed legislation that would
discourage the further importation
of slaves into Massachusetts, accord-
ing to historians Frank and Fritzie P.
Manuel. Yet, the Manuels also make
clear that despite his public pro-
nouncements, Bowdoin took advan-
tage of the current laws in his home
life. He owned a number of enslaved
people himself and did business with
known slavers. When he died in 1790,
his son, James Bowdoin III, ofered a
substantial donation to the yet-to-be
named College under the condition
that the institution be named afer his
father, and by extension, gain a legacy
of race inconsistencies.
Tirty years afer its 1794 charter-
ing, the College admitted John Brown
Russwurm. We know Russwurms
story quite well. Graduating in 1826,
he was Bowdoins frst and the na-
tions third black college graduate,
now commemorated by the John B.
Russwurm house on campus. Less
discussed is that Phebe Ann Jacobs,
up race in discussions only to see the
thought ficker in my peers eyes and
on their tongues. Tey sigh without a
sound. Ive brought up race again. Ive
sidetracked the discussion. Ive chosen
to make an issue out of it.
I grow a beard only to be called a ter-
rorist. I pronounce the h in my name
only to hear mum ed laughs. Clothing
becomes exotic once it clads my body.
Cotton shirts are called dashikis and
sandals ethnic. While I am now com-
fortable in my own skin, I can remem-
ber wishing for whiteness my frst year
when I thought certain types of girls
were impossible to talk to due to my
skin being more kiwi than peach. Only
months later I remember thinking that
attraction might only be possible when
a girl had a thing for brown guys.
Since then, Ive found organizing.
Ive found solidarity, allies, and inspi-
rations. Tere are many lights here
many who have taught me how to en-
gage with the realities of race on this
campus and beyondand many who
will lead the charge in changing our
campus realities. Still, too few people
acknowledge that race is an issue on
our campus, or that it has ever been
one. But if people say they are color
blind, do they even see me?
Zohran Kwame Mamdani is a mem-
ber of the Class of 2014.
Fify years ago next week, Mar-
tin Luther King Jr. spoke at Bowdoin
College. Te Political Forum, a non-
partisan student organization led by
Frederick J. Stoddard, Jr. 64, Berle M.
Schiller 65, and Christos J. Gianopou-
los 64, invited him alongside civil
rights leader Bayard Rustin.
King spoke at a College that was
home to predominantly white males.
I write from a diferent one. One that
is home to more than one gender, is
statistically diverse, and has an estab-
lished Africana Studies department.
Tere is a lot that those three intrepid
students who brought King to campus
would be proud of. And yet.
When he spoke to a crowd of over
1,000 people at Brunswicks First Par-
ish Church, King refected on the
journey of African Americans.
Tracing the Negros struggle for
freedom and full citizenship from the
day he was brought to North America
against his will, it is a fact we have
come a long, long way, he said. But
we still have a long, long way to go.
His words were true then, and they
still are today. Tey are true for the
world outside this bubble as well as for
the one inside. For all the progress we
BY ZOHRAN KWAME MAMDANI
CONTRIBUTOR
oviio 17
Too few people acknowledge
that race is an issue on our campus,
or that it has ever been one. But if
people say they are color blind,
do they even see me?
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ELECTION WEEKEND
Statements of Candidacy for
Bowdoin Student Government
2016 Class
Council President
David Sperber
Hey guys, you may have known
me for the past two years as our
class vice president but Ive had my
sights set on being president ever
since I stepped on campus. Im very
excited to serve as class president
and Im looking forward to a great
junior year. Maintaining class unity
is one of my goals and Ill work dil-
igently toward this since there are
so many people studying abroad.
Of course, there will be class gifts
in the form of 2016 swag. I hope,
with the other officers, that we will
outdo the past two years and make
this coming year the best one yet.
Please feel free to reach out to me if
there is anything I can address over
the school year. Thanks so much
for your support and votes. Best of
luck with the rest of the semester!
2016 Class Council
Vice President (Fall)
William Chase Hodge
Want to hear a joke?
Q: Where do snowmen keep their
money?
A: In snow banks.
As corny as that quip may be, I
want to first mention that the posi-
tion of Class of 2016 vice president
is no joke. Even though most of
you know me as a funny and re-
laxed guy, I want to assure you that
I am also hardworking and caring.
As the class vice president, I will
work my hardest to make my voice
heard and make the fall of 2014
awesome for our class! I have great
planning skills from my experience
as a member of the eBoard (youre
welcome for Timeflies) and I be-
lieve that I will be a great addition
to our class council.
If you made it this far into my
statement, I commend you. I know
that joke was pretty brutal but I
was just trying to be funny. At this
moment, I would like to quote the
respectable Ice-T by saying dont
hate the player, hate the game.
Anyway, vote for Chase Hodge for
Class of 2016 vice president be-
cause I am confident that I wont
let you guys down.
Luke Von Maur
My name is Luke von Maur and
I am running for the position of
vice president of the Class of 2016.
I believe that my involvement at
Bowdoin College, as well as at my
high school, has provided me with
the skills to succeed in this position.
During all four years of high school,
I served as a representative of my
class, and was a member of my Stu-
dent-Faculty Legislationa council
made up of students, school faculty,
and parents. On Bowdoins cam-
pus, I am a member of mentoring
and tutoring groups and Out Al-
liesorganizations which allow me
to reach and interact with a large,
diverse group of people. While the
skills I have gained through this in-
volvement will help to serve me as
vice president, I believe that being
a member of a College House has
provided me with the greatest in-
sight. By living among a large group
of students over two semesters, I
have learned to work collabora-
tively with others, as well as to take
charge when necessary. I promise
that if elected I will serve as a strong
voice for my fellow classmates, and
make it my mission to improve the
college experience for the Class of
2016.
2016 Class Council
Vice President (Spring)
Robo Tavel
This has been a great year on
the Class of 2016 Class Council.
Weve planned several successful
events (including the Mr. Polar
Bear pageant), distributed almost
400 sweatshirts to the class, and
did it all while saving over $7,000
to put towards our senior week. It
has been a blast serving as class
president. I am proud of what we
have accomplished, and I look for-
ward to the new challenge of being
vice president next spring. Good
luck to all the other candidates and
best wishes to everyone in their
endeavors next year, both at Bow-
doin and abroad!
2016 Class Council
Representative
to the BSG (Spring)
Danny Mejia-Cruz
Hello! My name is Danny Mejia-
Cruz, and Im running to represent
the Class of 2016 as a Class Rep-
resentative to the BSG next spring.
First, I would like to ensure
that our Class Council commits to
consistent and exciting program-
ming for our class. I believe that
programming that can bring our
class together is especially impor-
tant when many of our friends will
be abroad. The Class Council can
function to foster new friendships
and maintain a sense of cohesion
for our class. As an active and out-
going member in our community, I
firmly believe that I would be able
to voice popular opinion when se-
lecting events.
Second, I want to make sure that
our class is well represented and its
concerns are clearly voiced on the
BSG Assembly. I have been involved
in BSG every semester Ive been on
campusas treasurer and member
of the SAFC my first year and vice
president for student organizations
this yearand I feel that I will eas-
ily be able to play the role of liaison
between our Class Council and the
Assembly. If elected, I will take ad-
vantage of my previous experience
to foster superior communication
between my constituents, our Class
Council and the Assembly.
It would be an honor to serve
as your voice on the BSGI hope
you consider me when you vote this
weekend!
Andrew Millar
Hello, Class of 2016 polar bears!
I hope that your semesters are
wrapping up nicely. Im running
for the position of Class Represen-
tative to the BSG. I currently serve
in this position and have really
enjoyed contributing to the BSG
assembly and our Class Council.
This year, Ive helped to carry out
some exciting programming, such
as Mr. Polar Bear. In addition,
Ive worked to distribute free class
gear, which you all look very slick
in, by the way. Next year, Id like
to continue these initiatives as well
as push forward with policy and
procedural reforms. As part of my
role on BSG this year, I served on
the Polaris committee. Weve made
a lot of progress with Polaris, but I
believe theres much that we could
add, like a function that would al-
low you to visually lay out your
weekly schedule. Finally, I am a
tireless advocate of mac and cheese
bites and I occasionally tweet from
the class account. All kidding
aside, I believe the BSG has great
potential next year and I hope to
be contributing factor to its suc-
cess. Thank you, and remember;
youll go far with Millar!
Alexander Thomas
Hi everyone! My name is Alex-
ander Thomas, and I am running
to be your BSG representative next
spring. I served as your class trea-
surer this year, and as such helped
allocate your student activities
money to all of the student groups
on campus, as well as to events
such as Mr. Polar Bear. It was an
awesome opportunity to be able
to facilitate all of the amazing ac-
tivities that happen on this campus
throughout the year and I look for-
ward to continuing this next year.
If you vote for me I will make sure
to bring all of your concerns to the
BSG, and do my best to help resolve
them. I look forward to working for
all of you next year to make Bow-
doin the best place it can be.
2016 Class
Council Treasurer
David Levine
Hello Class of 2016, My name
is David Levine and I am running
to be Class Treasurer! I am com-
mitted to making this years Class
Council as strong as it can be. I
have had experience on BSG in the
past, which will help me navigate
the necessary tasks when putting
on events. I am also a very prac-
tical person. I will ensure that
our money is well spent and that
enough is left over for Senior Week
(basically my most important job).
Lastly, I am a very approachable
person. I am always open to hear-
ing new ideas for events that the
Class Council should put on or
for ways to improve the SAFC as
a whole. Please feel free to give me
any ideas you have and I will look
into them. Thank you for your
consideration. I hope I can count
on your support!
2017 Class
Council President
Alex Haregot
My name is Alex Haregot, and
I am running for president of the
2017 Class Council. My wide range
of involvement on Bowdoins cam-
pus during the past year as an at-
large representative has provided
me with the knowledge needed to
succeed as your class president.
During my time on the BSG, I was
not only able to learn a great deal
about how it is run, but also how
it interacts with both the student
and faculty body. Additionally,
having served on the Student Af-
fairs Committee, I have been able
to solidify my ability to work with
both students and faculty in or-
der to organize events that bet-
ter the Bowdoin experience for
all on campus through initiatives
such as the Good Idea Fund and
the Uncommon Hours. As presi-
dent, I would take advantage of
the knowledge learned from my
time on the BSG and Student Af-
fairs Committee to increase com-
munication between the students
of 2017 and the administration. A
vote for me is an assurance that an
individual with a strong relation-
ship with the people and organiza-
tions on campus would be repre-
senting you and your classmates
best interests. Thank you!
Hunter White
First of all, thank you very much
for exercising your right to vote in
this election. BSG cannot function
without the participation of this
community.
I have enjoyed serving the Class
of 2017 in my current role as class
representative to the BSG Assem-
bly. I feel that our Class Council
has had a fantastic year.
I believe that I can continue this
positive momentum as the next
president. Through my experience
this year with BSG, I have discov-
ered that I am extremely passion-
ate about serving our class. While
I have enjoyed being involved
with the General Assembly along-
side students from all four years, I
would like to spend the rest of my
time at Bowdoin focusing on our
Class of 2017.
My goal is to create a stronger
relationship between the Class
Council and the students. We
would like to have more input and
feedback about our events from all
of you.
I would like to thank each and
every one of you for the opportu-
nity that you have granted me this
year, and I would love to have your
support as the next president for
the Bowdoin College Class of 2017.
2017 Class Council
Vice President
Eleanor Ellie Quenzer
As many of you may already
know, my name is Ellie Quenzer
and I am currently the vice presi-
dent for the Class of 2017 Class
Council. Throughout this past year
I have given you my time, my ef-
fort and my resources in order to
best put together a wide array of
events and activities to make your
college experience worthwhile.
From the First Year Game Night,
to Frostys during finals, the First
Year Sophomore Semi-Formal, The
coffeehouse, the Game of Thrones
premier viewing and more, I feel as
though I have begun to show you
all what I am capable of doing. I
am running for reelection for vice
president because I feel as though
I still have so much more to con-
tribute to our class. As a current
member of the Class of 2017 Class
Council, I am already familiar
with the responsibilities that come
with this position and I am eager
to keep the ball rolling by creating
new events and original activities
to enhance our sophomore year
here at Bowdoin. I hope that you
all will support me in this journey.
2017 Class Council
Representative
to the BSG
Rajahthurai Nagarajah
Hello class of 2017! For those of
you who do not know me yet, my
name is Rajah Nagarajah. I hope
that many of you have gotten the
chance to know me throughout
this year. For this election, I de-
cided to run for a class rep to Gen-
eral Assembly position. I feel that if
elected, Ill be able to successfully
serve as a middleman between our
grades class council and BSG. Be-
ing able to relay ideas between the
two committees, and give/share
ideas is a very important piece of
a successful student government. For
those of you who have had the chance
to know me this year, I hope by now
Voting is open from 8 a.m. today until 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 4th.
Students can vote online at bowdoin.edu/vote.
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out with the most important part:
what Ill do for Bowdoin. I have sever-
al ideas on how to improve Bowdoin,
including bringing graduate school
test prep to campus. As an at-large
representative, I will work on these
ideas with BSG. Now, why should you
trust me to be the one to pursue these
ideas? Because I have the experience
and connections necessary to do so.
Tis year, I served as the vice presi-
dent for facilities and sustainability.
As vice president, I served on several
committees, including the Trustee
Facilities and Properties Commit-
tee and the Climate Plan Sustain-
ability Committee, where I provided
a strong student voice. Ive brought
several student ideas to the admin-
istration to improve Bowdoin (such
as longer hot food hours at Moulton
breakfast and more cheese cubes at
Super Snack). Additionally, I have
worked extensively with the adminis-
tration on many issues, including the
fght against Central Maine Power.
Lastly, Ive worked with this years
BSG to add services for the beneft
of the whole campus, like PolarFlix.
I hope I can count on your support!
you know that I care very much
about the things I engage in, and
there is no doubt in my mind that
I will give my all in serving as a
representative to the Class of 2017!
Good luck to you all as we finish
out our first year of college, and for
those of you who havent met me,
dont be afraid to say hello while
walking around campus!
Ryan Herman
Fellow Polar Bears. My name is
Ryan Herman and I am running for
a class council representative posi-
tion for the Class of 2017. During my
frst year on Bowdoins campus, I be-
came deeply involved in the student
government when I joined the BSG
as a representative at-large and was
selected to be the governments di-
rector of operations. Tis experience
gave me true insight into how BSG
functions and its relationship to the
student body. Tis year allowed me to
fnd a passion within campus politics
that I was previously unaware of, and
I wish to extend that passion to the
Class of 2017. As your representa-
tive, I vow to uphold all values of the
members of this class and promote
our class unity and identity. Tank
you for voting!
2017 Class
Council Treasurer
Chrissy Rujiraorchai
My name is Chrissy Rujiraorchai,
and I am running for treasurer.
Te diversity of my involvement
on Bowdoins campus has given me
the institutional knowledge neces-
sary to succeed in this position. I
have gained a wealth of experience
by serving on two BSG committees,
as a community outreach om cer to
our class council, and by working on
several diferent projects. My work
with BSG has educated me about the
BSGs function as a whole. Te po-
sition of class treasurer calls for the
kind of strong working relationship
that I have and maintain with people
across this campus. I care about the
frst year classs goals and objec-
tives. I want our grade to continue
to transition smoothly and thrive in
the Bowdoin community. But more
than anything Im hoping we show
Bowdoin what the Class of 2017 has
to ofer. I want to ofer more events
for our class such as a class-wide
game of assassin, laser tag and movie
events. With my skills and knowl-
edge, Im confdent that I can greatly
serve our class as treasurer. Tank
you for your vote!
BSG At-Large
Representative
Henry Daniels-Koch
Hello, my name is Henry Daniels-
Koch and I am running for at-large
representative. Im running because
I am committed to making Bowdoin
better and I understand ing the varied
interests of Bowdoin students. I have
been highly involved in the McKeen
Center for the Common Good as well
as the cross country, track and frisbee
teams. I will provide a fresh mind to re-
invigorate BSG and increase its impact
on student life. A few of you have made
suggestions to improve Bowdoin such
as integrating athletes and non-athletes
as well as increasing transparency in
the College House system. I can guar-
antee that I will work hard to advocate
for you and solve problems such as
these as a part of BSG.
Kiki Nakamura-Koyama
Te past two semesters I have
served as at-large representative for
the BSG. I have found that the posi-
tion is well suited for me. I tend to
participate in too many activities. One
of my friends said, Its almost like
youre trying to apply to college again.
In reality, however, I just love being
immersed in diferent groups with
diferent perspectives. Trough be-
ing involved in rowing, alpine skiing,
cheer, BSG, Outdoor Zone Leadership
Training, and bowowapo (water polo),
I have had the opportunity to extend
a communication line between the
clubs and BSG. Te line does not fall
short of the clubs I represent. I bring
and will continue to bring thoughts
from individuals to the table. I would
be honored to serve once again as an
at-large representative!
David Levine
Hello, my name is David Levine
and I am running to be an at-large
representative on BSG! Let me start
Timeies when youre abusing Adderall
Timeflies, what a rush. I ex-
pected great music from the duo
at the Ivies concertsongs like the
one whose chorus repeated moth-
erfucker what up 15 times never
failbut I didnt expect such natu-
ral flow from a YouTube superstar.
I originally thought a freestyle
seemed ambitious, but boy did
he deliver.
Opening with a list of
150 random Bowdoin
related things took
some pretty serious
skill, but his emphatic
endorsement of Bow-
doins drug habits re-
ally put his whole
p e r f o r ma n c e
on another
level. It
takes guts
to shout
man, every
school has
Adderall! be-
fore a group of
1,500 college stu-
dents, guts that clearly
only Timeflies had.
Timeflies claim was relatively
typical: musicians everywhere love
to talk about their drug habits. Its
almost strangely fitting that Time-
flies, which comes from Tufts Uni-
versity, would brag about how nor-
mal Adderall is. Yet, sarcasm aside,
it should be painfully clear how
inappropriate his comment was.
For now, lets forget about the
fact that Bowdoins recent Adderall
bust forced two students to resign
from the school and 10 others to
face disciplinary action. Despite
the very real ramifications of re-
signing from a college mid-year,
the argument must be wider than
the fate of a few students.
The relaxed attitude that Time-
flies and many Bowdoin students
take toward Adderall is scary and
needs rethinking before the prob-
lem becomes serious. While cer-
tainly not as dangerous as other
frequently abused opiates like
OxyContin, Adderall is still an am-
phetamine.
Amphetamines, called speed
on the street, are addictive stimu-
lants. Adderall typically comes
in much lower doses than street
amphetamines, but the effects are
similar. Users develop an intense
focus, lose their appetites and feel
more awake.
These effects have a wide appeal
and with the number of prescrip-
tions skyrocketingsales have
quintupled since 2002 according
to a Huffington Post articlethe
pills are becoming more and more
available. A University of Southern
California study recently showed
that 95 percent of stu-
dents could obtain a false
diagnosis of attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder (the dis-
order for which Adderall is pre-
scribed) by faking the symptoms
most commonly associated with
it. Doctors are handing out hard
drugs and people are developing
serious, debilitating addictions.
The pills pose a serious threat
for anyone who abuses them. Even
in academic situations, the pills
put serious stress on the heart and
cause erratic behavior. Over time,
users begin to act similarly to meth
addicts. But given that government
studies have shown 30 percent of
student users report taking Adder-
all and other prescription stimu-
lants to stay awake and party, the
implications of the abuse become
far more serious.
When combined with alcohol,
Adderall suppresses many of the
bodys cues to stop drinking. On
the drug, people can drink more
and stay up longer. The heart takes
even heavier abuse as Adderall
counteracts the depressive qual-
ity of alcohol. According to a 2013
study by the Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Service Administra-
tion, visits to the hospital related
to prescription stimulants nearly
quadrupled among young adults
between 2006 and 2010, with nearly
half of the 15,000 visits due to mix-
ing alcohol with stimulants. Still,
people refuse to see Adderall as a
dangerous drug. Only 2 percent
of students reported seeing the
drug as very dangerous in a 2007
study by the National Institute of
Health. Eighty-one per-
cent viewed the drug as
not dangerous at all
or only slightly
dangerous.
Even here at
Bowdoin, kids
seem to take
the drug
rather lightly.
According to a
2013 Orient ar-
ticle, 15 percent of
students on campus reported
having used the drug in 2012 and a
whopping 42 percent overestimat-
ed that number. In other words,
kids see it as a relatively normal
thing.
Timeflies assertion fits in with
the Bowdoin ethos that way. The
drug is no big deal, or so the think-
ing goes. The recent spike in media
coverage surrounding OxyContin
and the road to heroin addiction
should strike fear in the students
who view Adderall as safe. Pre-
scription drugs certainly arent safe
just because a doctor hands them
out, but few seem to recognize the
danger. Adderall is an incredibly
dangerous drug when abused and
Bowdoin students need to view it
that way. Until the campus has a
change of heart though, were just
asking for a disaster.
Lets talk about bottled water.
First of all, bottled water is sig-
nifcantly more expensive than tap
water. A one-liter bottle of Poland
Spring at the C-Store costs $1.31.
A one-liter Smartwater costs $3.52,
but a liter of tap water is essentially
free (or $0.0009 per liter in Bruns-
wick and Topsham, if you want to
get technical).
Second, bottled water is bad for
the environment. We have turned
parts of the ocean into giant plastic
soups by improperly disposing of our
plastic products. Students that buy
bottled water unavoidably enlarge
their carbon footprints, even if they
recycle every single bottle they drink.
Tap water is also more likely to be
clean and free of contaminants. In
some areas of the world, its necessary
to drink bottled water because the
tap water isnt safe to drink. Bruns-
wick is not one of those areas.
Tap water is not only as clean as
bottled water, but its also more strin-
gently regulated. Te Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) sets safety
standards for all bottled water, while
the EPA, state, and regional munici-
palities work together to create tap
water quality standards.
Te New York Times reported in
2009 that the FDA does not require
bottled water companies to provide
consumers information on what
contaminants their water contains,
where the water was sourced from or
how it was treated. By contrast, the
EPA mandates that all municipalities
report the source of their tap water
and any evidence of contaminants to
their residents.
Erin McAulife wrote in a 2009
Orient article that though Maines
water is the nations third most con-
taminated, the tap water supplied by
the Brunswick Topsham Water Dis-
trict (BTWD) is comparatively clean.
According to the latest annual report
by the BTWD, the concentrations of
all potentially hazardous materials
found in our tap water were all low
enough to pose no health risk.
However, there are diferences in
the cleanliness of diferent sources
of tap water on campus. Several wa-
ter fountainsthose snazzy zero-
touch water bottle fll stations and
the water dispensers in the soda ma-
chines in the dining hallshave re-
verse osmosis fltration systems. Te
bathroom sinks and the other water
fountains do not.
Director of Facilities Operations
and Maintenance Ted Stam could not
say whether fltered water was signif-
cantly safer than non-fltered water,
adding that the choice to drink one
or the other should depend on taste
preference.
Some people like having the natu-
ral minerals and their taste in water,
he said. Others prefer having the
minerals fltered out and the absence
of the taste.
On November 19, members of the
Green Bowdoin Alliance conducted
a blind taste test at Smith union to
investigate if students could tell the
diference between bottled water, fl-
tered water and tap water from the
bathroom sink.
Afer conducting statistical work
with math professor Jack OBrien,
I found that although people could
tell the diference between water
types, they had no signifcant prefer-
ence for any one type. Assuming our
70 samples were collected randomly,
we can generalize that Bowdoin stu-
dents dont prefer bottled water to
tap water.
Some people actually believe that
Smartwaters electrolytes make you
smarter. Smartwater only contains
electrolytes added for taste, as print-
ed on every single Smartwater bottle.
I couldnt fnd the concentrations of
Smartwaters electrolytes on the In-
ternet, so I emailed customer rela-
tions at Coca Cola, the brands owner.
They responded that the exact
amounts of minerals in Smartwater
is proprietary information to our
company, and assured me that their
products electrolyte concentra-
tions are insignificant from a nu-
tritive value point of view. Its not
a sports drinkits a slightly salty
bottled water.
Obviously, you have the right to
buy bottled water. I only want you to
justify your decision: Buy that bottle
of water at the C-Store if your pref-
erence for its subtle taste outweighs
its burden to your wallet and to the
already dirty planet.
Michael Butler is a member of the
Class of 2017.
ALL OUT
OF LOVE
DREW VAN KUIKEN
ANNA HALL, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
BY MICHAEL BUTLER
CONTRIBUTOR
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THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER: Flowers aren't the only things that show up when the sun comes out; students relax outside on the Quad yesterday after
the rain passed.
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FRIDAY
RECEPTION
Senior Studio: XIX
Works by senior Visual Arts majors will be showcased in
this gallery opening. See story on page 10.
Edwards Center for Art and Dance. 5 p.m.
CONCERT
Quadzilla
The Bowdoin Music Collective and WBOR will sponsor
their annual Quadzilla concert, which will feature perfor-
mances from 10 student bands and a free barbecue.
Brunswick Quad. 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
EVENT
RoboCup U.S. Open
Teams from the University of Texas-Austin, Penn. State
and the University of Miami will come to Bowdoin for
this year's RoboCup U.S. Open. Admission is free for all.
Watson Arena. 7 p.m.
FILM FESTIVAL
Spring Film Festival
The Bowdoin Film Society will sponsor a festival featur-
ing student-made flms. Audience members will be
invited to vote for their favorite flm.
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall. 7 p.m.
CONCERT
Ursus Versus Final Concert
Chapel. 8 p.m.
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TUESDAY
FILM
"Household: Four Stories of Kinship
and Curiosity"
Frontier Caf will screen a documentary about four very
diferent families that are exploring the varying defnitions
of family and households.
Frontier Caf. 7 p.m.
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SATURDAY
EVENT
RoboCup U.S. Open
Watson Arena. 10 a.m.
EVENT
Pull-Ups for Prostate Cancer
The College Houses will sponsor this fundraiser to
promote awareness about prostate cancer. Participants
in the fundraiser will ask sponsors to pledge a certain
amount of money for each pull-up completed. The weight
room in Buck will be closed during the event.
Buck Center. 3 p.m.
EVENT
Spring Gala
Bowdoin Student Government will again sponsor this
year's Spring Gala. There will be a cash bar for students
over 21. Semi-formal attire required.
Smith Union. 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
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MONDAY
READING
Advanced Fiction Writing
Students from Professor of English Brock Clarke's
Advanced Fiction Writing class will read excepts from
stories they wrote over the course of the semester.
Faculty Room, Massachusetts Hall. 4:30 p.m.
5
MONDAY
LECTURE
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TUESDAY
4
SUNDAY
EVENT
RoboCup U.S. Open
Watson Arena. 9 a.m.
PERFORMANCE
Bowdoin Chamber Choir
The choir, under direction of music department adjunct
lecture Emily Isaacson, will sing its year-end concert.
Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m.
CONCERT
Students of George Lopez
Piano students of Beckwith Artist-in-Residence George
Lopez will perform works by Chopin, Beethoven, Bonds
and Liszt in their fnal recital of the year.
Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m.
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WEDNESDAY

PERFORMANCE
Pop and Jazz Voice Students
This group recital will feature performances by students of
music instructor Taylor O'Donnell.
Room 101, Gibson Hall. 4 p.m.
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THURSDAY
ACADEMICS
Reading Period Starts
Across campus.
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Museum Pieces
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LONDON BROIL, MAC & CHEESE
TURKEY STEAKS, SALMON FRITTERS
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CHEESE QUESADILLA, NACHO BAR
CHICKEN QUESADILLA, NACHO BAR
T
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PORK RIBS, TEMPEH STIR FRY
PEPPER STEAK, KOREAN TACO
T
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CHICKEN TERIYAKI, PORK SLIDERS
MEATLOAF, MUSSELS
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Music at the
Museum
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TURKEY REUBEN, CHICKPEA CURRY
FRIED CALAMARI, PIZZA
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TORTELLINI, TOFU RAVIOLI SAUT
FRIED CHICKEN, PULLED PORK
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BAJA FISH TACOS, NACHO BAR
HAMBURGERS, ENCHILADAS
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PERFORMANCE COMMON HOUR
Finals begin
EVENT

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