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EDITORIAL: Walk it out.
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theriseof theIslamic StateinIraqandSyria.
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Meet Birgit Pols, Bowdoins
new director of Health
Services who doubles as a
scuba diver extraordinaire.
An overtime goal gave the Polar Bears an opening-
game win against Wesleyan last Saturday.
FIELD HOCKEY: The team began its national title
defense with a 3-0 win over Wesleyan last weekend.
Renovations took place this
summer in Coles Tower,
Hubbard, 52 Harpswell,
H-L Library, Hyde Plaza,
the Coastal Studies Center
and 216
Maine Street.
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publishes job
description for
next president
Te committee searching for Presi-
dent Barry Mills successor shared the
job description it is providing to appli-
cants and issued a call for nominations
in an email sent to members of the Bow-
doin community last Friday. Over the
summer, the committee hired the frm
Isaacson, Miller to assist with the search
and conducted information-gathering
forums with students, faculty and staf,
according to the email.
Isaacson, Miller is an executive
recruitment frm that recently con-
sulted for Amhersts and Williams
presidential searches.
Te job description was written by the
recruitment frm and the search com-
mitteewhich consists of 10 trustees,
three faculty members, two students,
two staf members and a member of the
Alumni Counciland was reviewed by
the Board of Trustees.
Te document begins with the writ-
ings of two former presidents of the
College, William DeWitt Hydes Ofer
of the College and the portion of Jo-
seph McKeens inaugural address that
highlights the importance of serving the
common good.
Te rest of the document consists of
a description of the College and a list
College launches states largest solar panel project
Please see PRESIDENT, page 3
New town, College parking rules frustrate student drivers
Harpswell burglary raises
campus security concerns
Students received a blunt re-
minder of the Bowdoin Bubbles
vulnerability last weekend when
burglars entered a Harpswell
Apartments unit and stole thou-
sands of dollars worth of electron-
ic equipment.
On Saturday evening around 8
p.m., seniors Anthony Todesco,
Jack Donovan, Brian Golger and
Peter Yasi were in their living room
watching television and using their
computers, according to Todesco.
They opened the units sliding glass
door for a couple of hours due to
the rooms heat.
There were people outside cir-
culating around because it was
a Saturday night, so they would
have been able to see inside, said
Todesco. We had a couple of TVs
right by the door and we were on
our laptops, but it was just students
out there, at least as far as we knew.
Around 10:30 p.m., the students
shut their sliding door and pulled
the shade down. Both the front and
back door were closed and locked
and the four roommates were asleep
before midnight.
At one point during the night
I thought I heard some shuffling
around or doors opening, but I
didnt think much of itI just
thought it was my roommates,
said Todesco.
The next morning, the students
awoke to find that a television and
two Apple MacBooks had been sto-
len from their living room some-
time during the night. With each
computer worth approximately
$1,500 and the TV worth several
hundred dollars as well, the total es-
timated value of the stolen property
is close to $4,000, according to Di-
rector of Safety and Security Randy
Please see BURGLARY, page 4
Students, facultyandsta gatheredinDudleyCoeQuadat 7:45a.m. tohonor thevictims of theSeptember 11attacks. BowdoinStudent Government providedags torepresent eachAmericancitizenwhopassedawayonthat day.
Over the summer, the College in-
stalled a series of solar panels on the
roof of Sidney J. Watson Arena.
The panels are part of a new
solar installation that will sup-
ply eight percent of the Colleges
electricity and includes over 4,300
photovoltaic cells making it the
largest solar installation in the state
of Maine.
The majority of installation
work took place over the summer.
Panels on Watson Arena have been
operational since August 29 and
supply power to the South Campus
Loopwhich includes Osher Hall,
West Hall and Moulton Union,
among other buildings.
Over 2,100 panels are also being
installed on the three-acre plot of
land at the former Naval Air Sta-
tion Brunswick that the college
acquired in 2011. Additional pan-
els are under construction on the
roofs of Farley Field House, Grea-
son Pool and 52 Harpswell. These
panels are scheduled to be fully
operational by the end of October.
Te College purchases the elec-
tricity generated by the panels from
the energy company SolarCity,
which covered the upfront costs of
the installation.
According to the Director of
Finance and Campus Services
Delwin Wilson, the current rates
for the energy produced by the
new installations are comparable
to rates for non-sustainable energy
from different companies.
In the long term were thinking it
Please see SOLAR, page 3
In late August, the Brunswick Town
Council passed an ordinance approving
a two-hour parking limit and restricted
overnight parking on Park Row from
Gustafson House to College Street. Te
new regulations, which afect approxi-
mately 20 parking spaces, are the new-
est restrictions in a string of added rules
designed to limit long-term parking on
and adjacent to campus.
According to Director of Safety and
Security Randy Nichols, the recent town
ordinance refected Bowdoins concern
that there was not enough vehicle turn-
over on the section of Park Row.
Tat critical stretch of Park Row,
which has such convenient access to so
many college facilities, was locked up
pretty much day and nightmostly by
student vehicles. People could camp
out there for extended periods of time,
he said.
According to Captain Mark Waltz of
the Brunswick Police Department, the
College approached the town with the
idea of instituting the two-hour limit
and the overnight parking restriction.
Te College has not only made clear
that it is dedicated to promoting a walk-
ing campus where people are encour-
aged to travel on foot, but also to pro-
viding more convenient parking spaces
for campus visitors. Tis reasoning was
instrumental in Bowdoins decision to
convert certain student parking lots
into visitor, faculty and staf lots.
Te College announced in February
that it would make signifcant changes
to parking on campus, including the
elimination of 63 spaces available to stu-
dents in the College House parking lots
on Maine Street during weekdays busi-
ness hours.
In 2012, the College also convert-
ed the parking lot on Cof n Street
formerly available for student use
into a lot solely for faculty, staff
Please see PARKING, page 4
AIM AND IGNITE: Solar panels ontheroof of WatsonArena havebeenfullyfunctional sinceAugust.
2 news the bowdoin orient friday, september 12, 2014
Compiled by Olivia Atwood.
Probably buying a grill.
Emma Young 15
He didnt even buy a grill this week.
What is the most exciting thing that happened to you this week?
Eduardo Jaramillo 17
I went to Salvation Army and they
had coat hangers for like, a buck.
Jay Blenhyne-Gaillard 16
The rst time I impressed my
teacher in sociology. I said the
correct answer.
The lowdown on the best
student employment
RIGHT SIDE OF THE BREAD: Wild Oats Bakery and Caf, a long-time student favorite, opened a second location last week near the former Naval Air Station Brunswick. See story on page 8.
Did you know you could
work as a student manager in
the Rock Band Studio? Perhaps
youre more interested in being
a Student Steward at Thorne.
The Student Employment
Office has a number of posi-
tions it needs to fill, and, ac-
cording to Assistant Director
of Financial Aid and Student
Employment Sarah Paul, now
is the best time to fill out an
In August there were 33
jobs posted, with 103 position
openings. As of September 10,
there were 32 additional jobs
posted, with 132 openings.
So far this semester, 1,355
hires have been made. This
figure represents the number
of positions filled, not the
number of student workers,
since some students work mul-
tiple jobs.
One hundred and one first
year students have been hired
so far this semester. That num-
ber will continue to grow as
more members of the Class of
2018 file the necessary employ-
ment paperwork, said Paul.
The average wage for stu-
dents hired for fall 2014 is
$8.60 per hour.
in high school counselor rank-
ings. Tis category measures
how ofen high school conselors
reccommend Bowdoin.
in the best liberal arts college
category, tied with Pamona
College in Claremont, Calif.
in the best value college
category. Amherst College,
another NESCAC school, was
ranked frst in this category.
in the best undergraduate
teaching category.
Christian Boulanger 15
On Tuesday, the U.S. News
and World Report released
its 2014 Best College rank-
ings. Heres how the Report
ranked Bowdoin:
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Entrepreneurial startup
Polar Pad Rentals laid to rest
Polar Pad Rentals, a student-run
business providing deluxe rental
mattresses and futons to Bowdoin
students, has been shut down in-
definitely by the College adminis-
tration. The business was launched
and advertised to students through
an all-campus email sent on June
30. By the end of July, after con-
versations with other senior staff
members, Director of Student Life
Allen Delong informed student
founders Adam Fitzgerald 16, Bil-
ly Valle 16 and Tommy Garry 17
that Polar Pad was not an entrepre-
neurial endeavor that the College
could support.
Discussions between Delong
and the founders of Polar Pad re-
garding the future of the business
will continue through the end of
September. Al-
though Fitzger-
ald and Valle
are currently
abroad, Garry is
on campus and
acting as the in-
terim head.
Polar Pad is
a franchise of a
company called
Roomie Rentals,
which was start-
ed by three Dartmouth alumni and
now has many successful branches
at colleges across the country. The
most successful branch is at peer
school Middlebury, which is why
Fitzgerald, Valle and Garry were
particularly excited to introduce
the rental service to the Bowdoin
Delong cited several issues that
factored into the decision not to
support Polar Pad. Generally the
process for student-run businesses
is to meet with Delong to pitch the
idea and then proceed from there.
Delong said he first heard of Polar
Pad when the campus-wide email
was sent out in June. However,
Garry claimed that his business
partners had talked to the admin-
istration before summer began.
One of the administrations main
concerns involves
the Colleges so-
licitation policy
about the role of
commercial en-
terprises , such as
Roomie Rentals,
on campus.
There are
very few if any
corporate icons
at Bowdoin and
thats by design,
said Delong.
There are a
lot of people, corporations, busi-
nesses and philanthropic groups
who would love to have access to
Bowdoin students, and we really
are cautious about who has access
to our students.
Though Delong mentioned that
Fitzgerald, Valle and Garry have
been very transparent with him,
he remained wary of the businesss
connection to a bigger entity that
is not just our students.
That doesnt mean that we
never would go with students who
are involved in a franchise, said
Delong. But it does get a different
degree of analysis.
Another primary concern was
that Polar Pad would be a burden to
staf that work during the busy stu-
dent move-in and move-out periods.
The students who proposed it
were adamant that it wouldnt [add
work for staff ] and I trust those
students, said Delong. But I also
trust the people who are cleaning
the rooms, who are painting the
rooms, who have to make sure that
beds are put together for the next
occupants. And in the end, I need
to listen to them.
Dean of Student Affairs Tim
Foster added that affordability also
played a role in why the administra-
tion chose not to support Polar Pad.
Mattress and futon rentals cost up-
wards of $249 a year.
The idea of haves and have
notsof Im going to upgrade be-
cause I can afford to upgrade
thats just not the Bowdoin way,
he said.
Foster emphasized that this was
by no means the
chief reason for
shutting down
the business, but
it was a factor of
The Polar Pad
business model
states that when
one of their rental
beds is brought
into a dorm room,
they disassemble
the existing bed and store it under
the new rental. There is no guaran-
teeing that students will keep the
College-issued bed there through-
out the year, however. Delong was
concerned that students might
choose to store the bed in a sepa-
rate facility. By move-out time,
tracking that bed down could be
difficult and it would be unclear
who would be responsible for the
potentially missing bedPolar
Pad or the student.
Frankly, we the College dont
want to get involved in that, De-
long said.
Garry expressed disappointment
over the administrations attitude
towards Polar Pad.
The three of us were really in-
terested in entrepreneurship and
we were really excited about [Polar
Pad], said Garry.
Bowdoin doesnt
really have any-
thing like this
I think it could
definitely be
something that
adds to the cul-
ture here and
shows the inge-
nuity and cre-
ativity of the
kids here.
Before the ad-
ministration an-
nounced that they would not sup-
port the business, Polar Pad had
received upward of 20 orders, ac-
cording to Garry. All clients have
been fully refunded.
Delong noted that he gets
around three to five entrepreneur-
ial pitches a year. He has faith that
Fitzgeraldhis primary student
contact throughout this process
will be back with another idea in
the near future.
[Adam] is a person whos been
bit by the bug, said Delong. So
even though the answer was no
about this one, I fully expect that
hes going to have another pitch,
and I look forward to having that
conversation with him.
of the challenges the next president
will face.
I think it is a document that tries to
present the College frst and foremost
to potential candidates for the college
presidency, but also to frame the discus-
sion about the Colleges aspirations and
what objective the next president might
lead the College towards, said Jes Staley
79, the trustee who is serving as chair of
the Presidential Search Committee, in a
phone interview with the Orient.
Te job description refers to Bow-
doins upward trajectory fve times, with
the introductory section stating, Te
College seeks a new president who can
extend Bowdoins trajectory.
Staley said that based on conversa-
tions he has had with members of the
committee and other members of the
Bowdoin community, there is a shared
belief that the College is in a good place.
Tis is not a college that is in need
of a major change because the school is
in such terrifc shapethe quality of the
faculty, the quality of the students, the
quality of the residential life, the support
of the alumnias the document under-
scores, people just want to make sure
that we fnd the best possible candidate
to continue what is a pretty extraordi-
nary place, he said.
Te section of the job description
titled Qualifcations and Experience
mentions the ability to lead a conversa-
tion about the curriculum, an under-
standing of college governance, and
experience working with both faculty
and board of trustees. Staley said that
those preferred qualifcations are not
an indication that the committee is
only considering applicants working
in academia.
We havent set out criteria that
limit the range of candidates that
the committee can look at, he said.
Clearly theres an appreciation by the
committee of the value of fnding an
individual with a deep understanding
of academic life and an appreciation
for liberal arts education.
Te committee also laid out its ex-
pectation that the next president will be
able to engage efectively with the many
constituencies of the college, skillfully
negotiating diferent points of view and
articulate the value of a liberal arts edu-
cation in the twenty-frst century.
During an interview with the Ori-
ent last semester, Associate Professor
of English and Africana Studies Tess
Chakkalakal, a member of the search
committee, said that the second of these
abilities is particularly important to her.
What Im looking for is someone
who really has not just a commitment
to the liberal arts in general, but some-
one who really is on the front line in the
current debates regarding our colleges
role in training young people to become
active citizens and productive in the
world, she said.
Te job description praises Mills ad-
ministration for raising funds dedicated
to fnancial aid and diversifying the fac-
ulty and student body, and calls on the
next president to continue expanding
access to the College.
Te new president should extend
Bowdoins eforts to remain afordable to
frst-generation and middle-class fami-
lies, continue eforts to diversify the fac-
ulty and staf, and address the academic
and social needs of the student popula-
tion to ensure that every Bowdoin stu-
dent feels included in the campus cul-
ture and is positioned to thrive, it reads.
Staley echoed that the committee
would keep the Colleges commitment
to diversity in mind throughout the
search process.
Te composition of the search com-
mittee tried to refect the diversity of
the Bowdoin community overall, said
Staley. Teres a deep commitment by
the College to embrace diversity, and I
think that embracing diversity extends
to how the search committee is going to
handle its search.
Staley said that in order to attract the
most talented applicants, the commit-
tee has to keep the names of candidates
confdential. Applicants do not want to
risk losing their current jobs by demon-
strating a public interest in becoming
Bowdoins next president.
Withholding the names of candidates
is common practice during a colleges
presidential search, according to Staley.
Te committee has already re-
ceived nominations and will continue
to receive them in the coming weeks.
We have reviewed a very long
list of potential candidates and we
are going to be reaching out to doz-
ens and dozens, said Staley. Tese
are people that were going to be ap-
proaching, people that have been
recommended to us, and people that
have approached us. It is a long list
and Im sure it will be an even longer
list as the fall moves forward.
will save us some money depending on
what happens to electricity rates, Wil-
son said.
Te College has agreed to a 20-
year deal with SolarCity, which stip-
ulates that the company is responsi-
ble for upkeep and management of
the new panels.
In May 2013, Central Maine Pow-
er (CMP), the electric utility com-
pany that supplies the College with
much of its non-renewable energy,
attempted to introduce new standby
charges as part of an efort to in-
crease distribution rates.
Tese charges would have levied a
special rate on customers who sup-
ply some of their own powernot
using energy from CMPs gridbut
who still rely on CMP for depend-
able distribution services.
Te proposed standby charges were
dropped from CMPs proposal afer a
14-month proceeding that included
two public hearings held last spring.
Te Maine Independent Colleges As-
sociation opposed the standby charges
but signed on to CMPs plan when the
proposed charges were abandoned.
Other aspects of the proposal, such as
the increase of the monthly fxed charge
from $5.71 to $10, have gone into efect
this month.
Te College does not currently have
any concrete plans for further solar de-
velopment, but it may be keeping that
option open for the future.
Te cost of solar keeps coming
down so this is our frst toe in the water,
said Senior Vice President for Finance
and Administration Katy Longley. But
were just trying to fnish this one frst.
Te Treasurers Of ce coordinated
tours of the panels at the Naval Air Sta-
tion Brunswick with SolarCity in Au-
gust and plans to run two more tours for
students and residents in October.
LET THE SUN SHINE: Solar panelsat theformer Naval Air StationBrunswick. SolarCitywill offer toursof thepanelstotownresidentsandBowdoinstudentsinOctober.
Bowdoin doesnt
really have anything like
this...I think it could definitely be
something that adds to the
culture here and shows the
ingenuity and creativity
of the kids here.
The idea of haves
and have notsof Im
going to upgrade because I can
aord to upgradethats just
not the Bowdoin way.
4 news the bowdoin orient friday, september 12, 2014
Summer construction to boost Colleges energy efceincy
Students returned to a more energy
ef cient campus last week thanks to nu-
merous renovations and upgrades that
took place over the summer.
Some summers [have] more smaller
projects, sometimes we have bigger ones
and less smaller ones, said Director of
Facilities Operations Ted Stam. We had
a few bigger ones this year.
One of this years biggest projects
was the renovations of the third and
fourth foors of Coles Towerthe frst
phase of the Colleges plan to renovate
the entire building. For the next four
years, several foors will be renovated
each summer until the entire Tower has
been revamped.
A lot of what we did you cant
see, said John Simoneau, capital
projects manager.
In addition to renovating the
two floors, the College replaced the
Towers original 1952 electrical sys-
tem and made numerous masonry
repairs on the exterior of the build-
ing. Work began June 6 and was fin-
ished by August 20.
Thanks to a gift from the Class
of 1953, as well as grant from the
George I. Alden Trust, the College
was also able to refurbish Hubbard
Halls west classroom, now called
the Thomas R. Pickering Room.
The room boasts new rugs, desks,
lighting and audiovisual technol-
ogy, and window shades and its
acoustics have been improved. The
classroom will be officially dedicat-
ed on October 20.
Another of the large projects took
place at the former Stevens Home
at 52 Harpswell Road, when it was
converted into chem-free student
housing. Te building now houses
35 upperclassmen. Te College also
relocated the organic garden to the
back of the property.
Te building required a complete
overhaulnearly everything but the
basic structure was altered. Benches
in the hallway of 52 Harpswell were
constructed using recycled wood
from the benches at the former
Dayton Hockey Arena.
Afer receiving a grant from Ef-
fciency Maine, an independent
administrator for energy ef ciency
programs in Maine, the College was
able to replace lighting in 14 campus
buildings, including the Hawthorne-
Longfellow Library, with LED bulbs.
Hyde Plaza, the area around the Po-
lar Bear statue, was widened with new
granite pavers and planted fowers.
Of campus, Capital Projects oversaw
both renovations and an addition to the
Coastal Studies Center.
We created a dry laboratory space
because most of the space was origi-
nally designed for marine research
with sea water and a corrosive envi-
ronment, said Simoneau. Now if you
want to use analytical equipment and
things like that associated with your
sea work, thered need to be a separate
space where you could take a tissue
sample. Teyve got all new tanks for
their seawater system.
Construction for a new administra-
tive building at 216 Maine Street is cur-
rently underway and is scheduled to be
fnished by December.
Its going to house Human Re-
sources, the controllers of ce and
some other administrative of ces
which we havent decided yet, said
Senior Vice President for Finance
and Administration Katy Longley.
Most renovations were started and
fnished during the summer, with
crews ofen working overtime to com-
plete the projects.
The work takes place in the
summer, the design takes place
over the winter, said Simoneau.
The College let companies bid
on contracts for most of the proj-
ects, rather than completing them
with its own staff.
Once it gets big enough to call it a real
project, we hire a contractor, said Stam.
It wouldnt surprise me at all
if a number of apartment doors
were checked and that was the one
that was unlocked, said Nichols.
Weve run into that before, when
suspects will literally walk down
the length of an apartment com-
plex checking doors as they go.
If there is a crime of opportu-
nity, people will take it, said Molly
Soloff 15, who lives in a neighbor-
ing unit at Harpswell Apartments.
I think its a lesson to be more
cautious. We live in an incredibly
secluded part of campus.
The students whose apartment
was burglarized contacted the Of-
fice of Safety and Security and
the Brunswick Police Department
(BPD) and were able to provide the
computers serial numbers, which
will be added to the FBIs National
Crime Information Center (NCIC)
database of stolen properties.
If the burglars attempt to connect to
the Internet using the laptops on Col-
lege WiFi or if the serial numbers are
checked against the NCICs records,
Security or the police will be notifed.
We have those Find My Mac
apps, and we could actually see
that one of the computers was
turned on at one point somewhere
in Portland said Todesco, refer-
ring to a tracking service included
with Apples iCloud software. But
I dont know that the police can re-
ally do anything with that since its
not an exact location.
That laptop could have already
been sold on the street, said Nich-
ols. Most laptops stolen here from
campus are sold very quickly on
the street for whatever [the bur-
glars] can get for them.
Also on Sunday morning, a
masked man displaying a knife
unsuccessfully attempted to rob a
resident of Union Street. Accord-
ing to Nichols, the BPD believes
that this was an isolated incident
and that there is no threat to the
campus. Both events follow a sum-
mer of relatively little crime.
Ive been here nine years now
and it was probably the quietest
summer weve had since Ive been
here, in terms of significant inci-
dents, said Nichols.
and visitors.
For students with cars on cam-
pus, the Town of Brunswick ordi-
nance and the Colleges new park-
ing rules have dramatically reduced
where and for how long students
can park in central campus loca-
tions. Some students expressed
concerns that their mobility will be
hampered because of the changes.
The only remaining student lots
are peripheral to the main campus,
with the majority of the student
population now parking at Farley
Field House and Watson Arena.
At this time of the year, I am
perfectly fine biking, but I live on
Pleasant Street, said Denis Magu-
ire 15. In the winter, I would like
a place to park that is convenient to
class. As it stands now, the eight-
minute walk from Farley to the
Quad almost negates the drive I
had to take to get on campus.
The cost of Bowdoin parking
decals is another concern that has
been raised by some students who
have cars on campus. The charge
of $20 per semester seems high to
those who believe that the reduc-
tion in student spaces has eroded
the value of the decals.
If there are fewer places we
can park, the price should go way
down, said Amanda Kinneston 15.
Many students living in Col-
lege Houses on Maine Street have
voiced disappointment that they
cannot park in their house lots.
Im really frustrated by the no-
student parking rule at Helmreich
House, said Beth Findley 16, a
resident of the House. I dont even
think faculty would feel comfort-
able parking here, and that is dis-
played by the fact that our lot is
empty all day.
Kinneston questioned whether
making more lots available to fac-
ulty and staff is truly necessary.
Its not like were hiring more
faculty and staff, said Kinneston.
If anything, were accepting more
students, and they will eventually
need more parking in the future.
Kinneston lives in Brunswick
Apartments, which has a large
student parking lot. However, she
reported that the lot is now fre-
quently at capacity because of the
new regulations.
Nichols acknowledges that the
campus parking changes have
mainly affected students, but de-
fended the new limitations.
Unfortunately, students are
probably the most inconve-
nienced, he said. If you live in
Quinby House, its nice to be able to
park right outside of your bedroom
window. I understand that. But its
simply not practical for the smooth
operation of the College.
FACELIFT: 52Harpswell Road, ColesTower andHubbardHall wereamongseveral campus buildings that underwent renovations this summer. Clockwisefromleft: anactivityroomin52Harpswell, abathroominColesTower and
theThomas R. PickeringRoom.
the bowdoin orient friday, september 12, 2014 news 5
SECURITY REPORT: 8/22 to 9/11
Friday, August 22
A student reported that there
were two cut bike locks on the
ground near the bike rack at the
entrance to Sargent Gym. There
were no associated reports of bikes
being stolen.
Monday, August 25
A student living at 98 Union
Street reported the thef of a sky blue
Zebra bicycle. Te Bowdoin registra-
tion number is 03440.
Tuesday, August 26
Brunswick Rescue transported
a football player to Mid Coast Hos-
pital afer he become severely dehy-
drated during practice.
Wednesday, August 27
An orange Hufy Cruiser bicycle
was stolen from Harpswell Apart-
ments. Te bike has a basket on the
front with many stickers on it.
Friday, August 29
Four local men seen loitering at
the Outdoor Leadership Center were
questioned by a security of cer.
A student reported a bicycle
stolen from Yellow House, 75 Harp-
swell Road. Te bike is a blue Sch-
winn World Tourist with Bowdoin
bike registration 30942.
Saturday, August 30
An of cer escorted a student to
Mid Coast Walk-In Clinic for treat-
ment of a reaction to a bug bite.
A student reported a suspicious
man soliciting money from students
near the Buck Fitness Center.
A female rugby player with a
possible broken hand was escorted
to the Mid Coast Walk-In Clinic.
Sunday, August 31
A second student with a bug
bite reaction was escorted to Mid
Coast Hospital.
A student cooking in the kitch-
en at 52 Harpswell accidentally acti-
vated the fre alarm.
Monday, September 1
A defective heat sensor at Jack
Magees Pub and Grill set of the
buildings fre alarm.
Two bikes were stolen from
the front bike racks at Stowe Inn
a black and red Raleigh M60, and a
red, white and blue kids Trek moun-
tain bike.
Students were observed riding
a privately-owned golf cart on Col-
lege property and on town streets,
in violation of College policy and
Maine law.
Brunswick Police (BPD) asked for
assistance from Security in dispersing a
large party on Potter Street.
Tuesday, September 2
A student with severe abdomi-
nal pain at Chamberlain Hall was
escorted to Mid Coast Hospital.
An officer checked on a stu-
dent at Hawthorne-Longfellow Li-
brary suffering from heat exhaus-
tion and dehydration.
An Ultimate Frisbee player
with an injured ankle was escorted
to the Mid Coast Walk-In Clinic.
A student accidentally acti-
vated the fire alarm at Hyde Hall
when a garment got caught on a
pull station.
Wednesday, September 3
A student report that his Yamaha
bass guitar was missing or stolen from
a music practice room at Sargent Gym
sometime over the summer.
A student was cited for pos-
sessing and consuming hard alcohol
during a chem-free lobster bake at
the Pickard Athletic Fields.
An of cer checked on the well-
College welcomes three new staff, one in newly created position
In a September 1 email to faculty
and staf, Dean of Student Afairs
Tim Foster announced the hiring of
three key additions to Bowdoins staf.
Christopher Dennis was hired as
assistant dean of student afairs. He
replaces Jarrett Young 05, who was
at the College for four years. Dennis
will primarily support upperclass-
men with last names A-L.
The College also hired Benje
Douglas as the director of gender
violence prevention and educa-
tiona new role created by the
administration. Douglass will ad-
vise on matters relating to the sex-
ual misconduct policy on campus,
working with both complainants
and respondents who are going
through the disciplinary process.
Additionally, he will advise stu-
dent groups on campus that make
up the Alliance for Sexual Assault
Prevention (ASAP).
Te groups with representatives in
ASAP include Peer Health, the Ath-
letic Council, Safe Space, Bowdoin
Queer-Straight Alliance, Bowdoin
Student Government, the African
American Society, the Womens Re-
source Center and the Inter-House
Council, among others.
Dr. Birgit Pols will take over the
position of director of health ser-
vices. She will be responsible for the
operation and oversight of medical
staf and services at the Colleges
Health Center (see page 6 for a full
profle of Pols).
Both Dennis and Douglas are
looking forward to the connections
with the campus community that
their positions will bring. In the
past, Dennis has held jobs that re-
quired a large amount of travel. He
has worked in admissions for Con-
cordia University St. Paul (his alma
mater) and as a recruiter at the Uni-
versity of California, Riverside. Most
recently he was a program manager
for A Better Chance, a program that
helps academically talented students
of color gain admission to prep
schools across the country.
It was time for me to come of
being of a student at Moore Hall who
became sick afer eating shellfsh.
A student with nausea and
stomach cramps was escorted to
Mid Coast Hospital.
BPD responded to an off-
campus private home on Baxter
Lane at midnight after receiving
a report of an intoxicated male
student pounding on a back door
and hollering to get into the house.
The police took the student into
custody and turned him over to
Security. A report was filed with
the Dean of Student Affairs.
Tursday, September 4
Brunswick Rescue transported
a student from Moore Hall with
an allergic reaction to Mid Coast
An underage student was cited for
possession of alcohol at Jack Magees
Pub and Grill, a licensed establishment.
Friday, September 5
Te Of ce of Safety and Secu-
rity, in coordination with the Dean
of Student Afairs and the Athlet-
ics Department, investigated infor-
mation received about a suspicion
of hazing at an of-campus private
property. Te investigation deter-
mined that hazing did not occur.
Saturday, September 6
A neighbor complained of
loud noise coming from 10 Cleave-
land Street.
A frst year student reported
that her purse and contents were
stolen from her residence hall. An-
other student was found to be in
possession of the purse and all prop-
erty was recovered.
Sunday, September 7
An of cer checked on the well-
being of an intoxicated student at
Moore Hall.
Officers checked on the well-
being of an intoxicated student at
Reed House.
Two Apple laptops and a 32-
inch Samsung television set were
stolen in a burglary of an apart-
ment at Harpswell Apartments.
Te burglar(s) entered through an
unlocked door overnight while the
residents were sleeping.
Students at Red Brick House re-
ported an unsettling encounter with
a suspicious man in the parking lot
during the previous week.
Monday, September 8
Cooking smoke at Brunswick
Apartments set of a fre alarm.
Tuesday, September 9
A suspicious man sitting in
a vehicle that was parked behind
Brunswick Apartments at 2:30 a.m.
was issued a trespass warning and
ordered of of campus property.
A student with a football-re-
lated ankle injury was taken to Mid
Coast Hospital.
An ill student at Winthrop Hall
requested an escort to the hospital.
A brown Huffy Cranbrook
bicycle was stolen from outside of
Coles Tower.
A student in Osher Hall was
found in possession of marijuana
concentrates and drug paraphernalia.
Wednesday, September 10
A motorist was spoken to about
speeding in the Farley and Watson
parking lots.
A student reported the thef of
a silver Specialized bicycle from the
Hyde plaza area.
Tursday, September 11
A student with fu-like symptoms
was escorted to Mid Coast Hospital.
the road, and still be able to invest
in a student population, said Den-
nis. Higher education is where my
heart is.
Dennis, a father of fve, was drawn
to Maine when his oldest son was
admitted to Lincoln Academy, a
Maine prep school. Dennis and his
family made the decision to move
in order to support his son and the
position at Bowdoin ended up being
a fortuitous opportunity.
Douglas comes to Bowdoin with
extensive experience in the area of
sexual violence and domestic vio-
lence prevention and response. He
has worked at the National Sexual
Violence Resource Center, where
he provided training and technical
assistance to colleges, law enforce-
ment agencies, advocates, prosecu-
tors, health care professionals and
others. He also worked as a director
of prevention at a domestic violence
shelter and as a community educator
in a crisis center.
Prevention works best when
its locationalwhen its local and
when it has a really clear sense of
52 Harpswell
makes space
in rst-year
residence halls
As the Of ce of Residential Life
opens new upperclassman housing at
52 Harpswell Road and reviews the
foating chem-free foors introduced
last fall, it expects positive results.
Tirty-fve upperclassmen now re-
side at 52 Harpswell, freeing up space
in frst year bricks where some soph-
omores and juniors lived before. Te
new dorm was once an assisted living
facility, Stevens Retirement Home,
but was converted into chem-free
College housing this summer.
In past years, the fourth foors
of both Osher Hall and West Hall
were shared between frst years and
upperclassmen. With the addition
of the living space at 52 Harpswell,
however, frst years were able to
reclaim those foors, said Associ-
ate Director of Housing Operations
Lisa Rendall.
We like the idea of having all
frst-years on a foor, and not a mix
of upperclassmen and frst years, so
that students can have that true frst-
year experience, said Rendall.
Tis change means an additional
20 open beds for first years in Osh-
er and West and allows Residential
Life to redesignate quints as quads
and many quads as triples in the
first-year bricks.
Because of the additional space,
there are more vacancies than there
have been in the past.
Tats awesome for the frst-year
class because we have some fexibil-
ity if we need to make changes,
said Rendall.
Rendall reported no other chang-
es to upperclass housing.
Last fall, Bowdoin switched from
its former system of having one
chem-free frst-year dorm to hav-
ing chem-free foors in all of the
diferent residence halls used by
frst years. Tis also meant that each
foor in a dorm was af liated with a
diferent College House. Now, in the
second year of this system, the foors
have switched house af liations, but
the model is still the same.
Last year we heard really great
feedback about how there was no
stigma about what dorm you lived
on or what foor you lived on, said
Associate Director of Student Af-
fairs Meadow Davis.
Because of this feedback, the des-
ignation of house af liations and
chem-free foors will likely continue
changing each academic year.
My guess is that we would con-
tinue to fip them around so that
people make that choice [about
chem-free living] and then decide if
they tell people or dont tell people,
said Davis.
While College House residents
reported dif culty building unity
between house af liates because of
their disjointed locations on campus
last year, there have been fewer com-
plaints from the studentsmostly
sophomoresthat are now living in
the College Houses this year.
What weve heard this year is that
because the residents living in the
houses, [the foating-foor system]
was their only experience, they are
doing a great job of thinking about
and attracting af liates from all of
their diferent places, said Davis.
the community moving forward,
said Douglas.
Douglass is also excited to work
in a community that has a track re-
cord of success, and has some core
concepts already in place. For in-
stance, he believes most Bowdoin
students have a good sense of what
consent is.
He is very interested in getting
input from the many diferent per-
spectives on campus and collaborat-
ing with the many constituencies on
prevention programing.
I want to make sure that students
feel comfortable in the environ-
mentperiod, said Douglas.
Dennis is also looking forward to
collaborating and has appreciated
how much students are willing to
work with the deans of ce.
Students really come to this
office looking for solutions, and
its been a pleasant surprise to see
that most of the students have an
answer in mind, said Dennis. Our
job is really to guide them through
the process of talking through their
own solutions.
6 the bowdoin orient friday, september 12, 2014
hand, appear slightly more relaxed
at this point, despite the tidal wave
of decisions they will have to make
this year: WTF even is a major?
Should I go abroad? Should
I get an internship?
Dont get us started
about the seniors. The
stress and uncertainty al-
ready emanating from visi-
tors to the Career Planning
Center and the inhabit-
ants of the Tower merit manda-
tory meetings with the Counseling
Center. We encourage all of you to
make an appointment as soon as
As for the juniorshalf of us
are gone, half remain. Yes, we miss
each other. Yes, it is aw-
ful. However, this ac-
cursed situation
does allow for
some enter-
tainment. For
the next se-
m e s -
ter we
will offer you
our perspectives,
from inside and outside the
Bowdoin bubble, on whatever it is
that is gnawing at the soon-to-be
frozen souls that inhabit this cam-
We can only hope that Alexan-
ders perspective from abroad will
offer a respite from the rampant
bitching that will soon plague the.
In good health: Catching up with doctor Birgit Pols
her work at Health Services and
taking every opportunity to engage
with students. She is working with
peer health educators and the De-
partment of Athletics and is serving
as staff advisor to Reed House.
Birgit has been incredibly
friendly and communicative with
Reed House. I know I speak for all
of us when I say that we are glad to
have her, said Jacob Russell 17, the
programming director of Reed.
Pols will be hosting a question
and answer session about campus
health at Reed next Thursday.
Pols said she does not anticipate
making any large-scale changes to the
current campus health care system.
Hopefully any changes I would
make would seem seamless to the
students because what I would be
looking to do would be to improve
access to care, she said.
Pols said she hopes any changes
that come will benefit both stu-
dents and staff.
herethose are the things that en-
ergize me.
Pols has years of experience in
the medical field, both on land and
at sea. An avid scuba diver, she has
achieved the distinction of being a
dive master, a master scuba diver
and a dive medical technician.
Besides diving in the Maldives
with whale sharks, some of Pols fa-
vorite dives have been in Thailand
and the Great Barrier Reef.
Pols is already diving right into
She has traveled around the
world, she has gone scuba diving
with whale sharks in the Maldives
and she has even played compete-
tive croquet, but what really ex-
cites Dr. Birgit Pols is providing
health care to students.
Bowdoins new director of
health services has been working
in college health for over eight
yearsmost recently at New York
University (NYU) and NYU Abu
Dhabi, located in the United Arab
NYU Abu Dhabi was sort of
this magical, mystical place that
none of us really knew much
about, said Pols. The opportu-
nity presented itself to go there for
the short term, and I took advan-
tage of it.
Although Pols only expected to
work at NYU Abu Dhabi for a few
weeks, she ended up staying for
four years. While there, she lived
and collaborated with Emirati
students, getting to know each of
them by name.
Working with the small com-
munity of NYU students was a
factor in Pols decision to come to
I learned how much I really
love providing health care at a lib-
eral arts college, she said.
Pols also has a strong connec-
tion to the area.
I grew up in Maine, so Ive al-
ways known about Bowdoin and
always found it a very exciting
place, she said. Having the op-
portunity to get to know students
here, to get to know my colleagues
Breaking the Bowdoin cycle of angst
The first thing we noticed when
we took the bottle out of its brown
paper bag (keep it on if you wish
to drink wine in the alley behind
7/11), was the year the grapes were
harvested. We were initially sur-
prised that a wine under $10
had a clearly marked vin-
tage, much less one that
wasnt from the past
year. It was truly
a shock when we
saw that our
wines har-
vest year was
We pictured
ourselves in the
deepest vaults of
the Vaticans wine cel- l a r s
where in the flickering candlelight
we brushed off the dust of a thou-
sand ages that had settled on our
coveted Flaco Tempranillo.
It was only when our roommate
noted that 2012 was really only
two years ago and that her laptop
was in fact, older than our wine
that the bubble was burst. Clearly
we have been drinking too much
Franzia if a bottom-shelf wine
from 2012 impressed us.
There was a pleasant moment of
surprise when we realized that our
wine had a cork.
Much to
our dismay,
though, this
cork was made
not of wood,
but some sort of
plastic composite.
We wrestled with
this cork, we were
eventually able to pull
it out. Youd think with
a Rabbit wine opener, the
struggle would have been less
Honestly, if youre not going to
use a wood cork just put on a screw
top and make everyones life easier.
The wine we chose this week
was a Tempranillo. As you may
have guessed from the name, Tem-
pranillo grapes come from Spain
and Portugal. The arguably poorly
named Flaco (meaning thin or
skinny in Spanish) comes from
the province of Madrid in central
The beginning of a new
academic year is always
exciting. Reuniting with
friends, exchanging tales
of absurd shenanigans
from the summer, and,
lets be real, going to
the lobster bakeall
these things make for
a delightful cocktail
of fun times and
cute outfits.
However, this
time of peace will
be torn apart by
the stress and
angst, both social
and academic,
that will descend
upon the cam-
pus in about two
weeks time.
The first years
got a head start
in the angst-
fest when they
stomped around
New England dur-
ing their godfor-
saken Orientation
trips with people
they had never met.
The sophomores, on the other
Flaco Tempranillo: A
vintage dissapointment
The most important [task] is
either directly providing patient
care or supporting my staff who are
providing patient care, Pols said.
At the same time, she hopes to
focus on establishing connections
with the Bowdoin community.
If you see Pols working out in
the gym early in the morning or
practicing her croquet swing on
the snowy Reed lawn, stop and in-
troduce yourself. After all, your
health and is in her hands.
TAKING CHARGE: Birget Pols is excited to take over as Bowdoins Director of Health Services. In her position she will oversee the daily operations of the Health Center and supervise the medical sta who work there.
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Spain. Tempranillos are noted for
their rich color and moderate tan-
nins and acidity.
What initially drew my eye to
this bottle was not the label it-
self, but the fact that it is part of
a limited reserve. It is unknown
whether this means the supermar-
ket distributor simply forgot to or-
der enough bottles or if our Flaco
is truly a jewel in
what we imagine
to be the vast
and well-stocked
wine cellars be-
neath the store.
Either way, in
addition to the
low price, the
description was a strong selling
point. Along with the usually du-
bious comments about what to ex-
pect in regards to nose palate, and
body, the line that instantly sold
us stated that this wine is way too
easy to drink. Also, it apparently
pairs well with barbequecan you
say Greenstock?
When we poured our glasses,
we immediately noticed the dark
purple color and noted that this
would be great if you were looking
for a wine that looks like wine. The
nose of the wine was perhaps its
strongest attribute. It was pleasant
and had strong fruity notes, with
pleasing aromas of raspberry and
Then we started to drink. At a
comfortable 13.5 percent alcohol
by volume (ABV), there was a very
real possibility that we could get
drunk off this wine.
Fifteen minutes in we had fin-
ished three-quarters of the bottle
which was already living up to the
way too easy to drink part of its
This is not to say this wine was
at all good. Hard-hitting and swal-
lowable best categorize the main
notes on the palate. Flaco defi-
nitely has a nice
acidity (some
may say too
much acidity)
and finishes with
a strong note of
alcohol. Isnt that
what its all about
This wine would be excellent if
you wanted boxed-wine quality at
a bottle-wine price.
Additional Notes:
Brandon: Best paired with dry,
salty crackers that force you to
keep drinking the nearest bever-
Bryce: Quite liquid. Very wine.
Pick up some limited reserve Fla-
co while it lasts. Hannaford: $8.
We also look forward to his special
investigation into missing British hu-
man rights workers, what its like to live
somewhere without snow and with sun,
and most impor-
tantly, 10 ways to
occupy yourself
when you cant
stream Netfix.
But return-
ing to campus,
the frst years
and their social
anxiety were on
full display this
past week. We
all remember
the days we de-
pended on easy conversation starters
and ice breakers, such as: where are
you from? What dorm are you in?
What Pre-O did you do?
Tis year, we heard a new way
to kick of a conversationby tak-
ing shots at our dear campus pink
monolithic structure, Searles Science
Building. To summarize the elo-
quence of a typ-
ical conversa-
tion: its ugly.
People pick
on Searles be-
cause its one
of the easiest
things to talk
about, but we
can be more
creative. You
can discuss the worst eyesore on
campus, the Visual Arts Center, with
its heinous 70s architecture.
What are the meanings behind
the yonic nature of the VAC and the
phallic towers of the chapel? Why
the postmodern glass entrance to a
renaissance-inspired museum? You
could even talk about the crumbling
foundation of Burnett House.
Alas, none of these more riveting
topics of conversation were chosen
since they would have demanded
less superfcial discussions between
frst years.
What was happening is what al-
ways seems to be happening on cam-
pus. We have a habit of choosing the
easy conversations and ignoring the
dif cult or more interesting ones in
an efort to appear
Bowdoin students
dont do dishev-
eledwe leave that
to kids at Colby and
Bates. Even the kids
who do look dishev-
eled spent a lot of
time digging around
Salvo looking for
that perfect owl
shirt and hand knit
We look nice everyday, get to class,
ofer politically correct statements in
dif cult discussions, smile fabulously
on the Quad, rant online, and then
silently cry in our showers.
We hope that the new first year
class will break this culturewe
hope first years choose the difficult
conversations, attack the issues
they are passionate
about with energy
and unashamed in-
tellectualism, and
realize that they
will learn more
about (and from)
their peers when
they say provoca-
tive and thought
provoking things.
We all feel stressed
out and angsty from time to time,
and we all deserve to rant whine, and
bitch. Lets at least make our screeds
meaningful and interesting this year.
Hopefully our confessions will
move from Facebook pages to the
dining hall tables, and then finally
we will admit that we might not
have it all together. We are capa-
ble of that muchbecause lets be
honesthow many of our worries
here arent #firstworldproblems?
What is it like to live some-
where without snow and with
sun, and, most importantly,
ten ways to occupy yourself
when you cant stream Netix?
Dont get us started
about the seniors. The stress
and uncertainty emanating
from visitors to the CPC and
inhabitants of the tower merit
mandatory meetings at the
Counseling Center.
We pictured ourselves in
the deepest vaults of the
Vaticans wine cellars.
8 features friday, september 12, 2014 the bowdoin orient
Reclaiming American beer: Buying into the craft brewing revolution
tag as a craft beer pioneer and the
story of Anchor, check out Steve
Hindys terrific book The Craft
Beer Revolution).
I love craft beer, and now I love
my washing machine. I look for-
ward to a day in the United States
when I dont have to qualify beer
with the word craft, where qual-
ity isnt the marked case. I love
beer because it is like my old house
on Potter Street: with its age comes
heritage and stories; a diversity of
looks, feels, and quirks; something
that brings joy to people.
Sadly, when referencing beer,
that description sometimes comes
as a surprise to Americans; here,
many of us conflate the word
beer with boring, uniformly
tasting mass-marketed light beer.
Historically, America hasnt done
beer right.
Remember Prohibition? Right,
not good for breweries, as you can
imagine. When Prohibition caused
the majority of small-scale local
breweries to close, the few to sur-
vive became the sole providers and
influencers of the American pal-
ate, and business people that they
were, created a cheap product that
catered to the lowest common de-
nominator among the beer drink-
ing population.
As college students were all fa-
miliar with it: the flavorless, fizzy
yellow stuff, so ubiquitous that it
predisposed the average American
palate to tasteless, watery lagers
for decades to come. Craft beers
didnt exist much, and when they
did, people werent used to their
taste and didnt buy them.
But there is good news. While
microbrews are still fighting an
uphill battle, we Americans are
finally coming around. The Fritz
Maytags of the world slowly but
surely revived a culture of good
tasting artisanal beer.
Now, the craft beer industry is
growing at an alarming rate. The
amount of craft breweries doubled
in the last two years, now reaching
over three thousand and with more
in the pipeline. People are begin-
ning to appreciate beer as some-
thing with more flavor and integ-
rity than the Silver Bullets of the
world might suggest.
People are now cooking with
beer, pairing food with beer, cel-
laring beer, and discussing beer
Its my senior year and my friend
and I are living off campus in a
small, old house on Potter Street.
The floors are wobbly, the wallpa-
per is busy, outdated and peeling
in places, and some of our bed-
rooms are clearly retrofitted liv-
ing rooms and studies. My bed, for
instance, takes the place of an old
baby grand, and when I fall asleep
at night, my feet should be resting
on a piano bench.
Many of these realizations make
me smile, but none so much as
the inheritance of an washing ma-
chine. Its an old Maytag washing
machine, old enough that it tap-
dances while it washes. However,
the reason it caught my eye actu-
ally has nothing to do with wash-
ing machines, with clothes, clean-
ing, or any of that: it has to do with
beera good story about beer.
Heres the long and short of it:
back in the sixties, Fritz Maytag,
heir to the Maytag washing ma-
chine fortune, was persuaded by
a friend to visit the old Anchor
Brewery in San Francisco, Califor-
nia is one of the remaining craft
breweries, because it was on the
brink of shutting down. It couldnt
compete in a market dominated by
macro-brewed adjunct lagers (the
Miller Lites of the time).
Fritzs friend knew Fritz (who
loved a good beer, one withyou
knowflavor) would fall in love
with the charm of the place and of-
fer to buy it. He was right.
The revamping of the Anchor
Brewery and Fritz Maytags love
and investment in the idea of local,
micro-brewed, craft beer began
what today is known at the craft
beer revolution (for more on May-
with the respect and dignity his-
torically accorded to wines and
distilled alcohols.
Frankly, it deserves it: as an al-
coholic beverage, beer is friendly
and democratic, offering itself
as a variety of tasty flavors and
styles, and remaining relatively
cheap, (a world-class beer can
cost $6 a pint; what do you think
world-class wine costs?)
Best of all, a lot of this is hap-
pening here in Maine. Hope-
fully at some point youve helped
yourself to an Allagash, made by
one of the more reputed Belgian
breweries in the States. And Alla-
gash, located in our neighboring
Portland, is only one of the great
places to get local beer close to
Im not a beer expertIve
have not drank nearly enough
and you can tell my mom that.
But what I hope to do is take you
along for the ride as I drink my
way through the craft, art, and
history of brewing, with an em-
phasis on the local and craft beer
around us. I will draw from my
own experience drinking beer, as
well as many books, articles, and
news on the topic.
I hope to put a spotlight on an
underdog industry fighting to re-
introduce America to the worlds
favorite beverage, and to cele-
brate what has always been at the
core of beer making: innovation,
history and taste.
Of course, taste is subjective,
and youre entitled to your own
opinion, but its my hope that
with enough imbibing, youll be
able to trust me enough to ac-
cept a recommendation here and
there. After all, its a beerhow
bad could it be?
Wild Oats debuts an additional location at Brunswick Landing
Wild Oats Bakery and Caf, the
popular downtown Brunswick eat-
ery, opened a second location last
week in the Brunswick Landing
business district on the site of the
former Naval Air Station Brunswick.
Te new cafe is serving a full range
of breakfast and lunch items in the
renovated space.
Te process was long and ardu-
ous, owner Becky Shepherd said.
But worth the efort. Its a beautiful
space. Its really peaceful out here
with all the open space.
Brunswick Landing is a commer-
cial and industrial campus managed
by the Midcoast Regional Redevelop-
ment Authority. It is currently home
to a handful of manufacturing and
technology companies, as well as
Southern Maine Community College
(SMCC) and multiple other schools.
Lunch has been really busy,
said Shepherd. Our clients are
a really mixed bag: people from
Harpswell, weve had people from
SMCC, and we have schools on all
sides of us. Theres a lot of industry
around us too.
Many people have already begun
to enjoy spending time in the dining
area of the new restaurant, which is
located of of a connecting road be-
tween large of ce buildings.
Every day has been better and
better, said server Kelly Reming-
ton. I think the community itself is
just coming over and welcoming us,
which is nice.
Nearby residents noted that Wild
Oats is a welcome addition to ex-
isting food options in Brunswick
We live on the base, so weve been
waiting for this to open up, said An-
gela Hughes of Brunswick. Obvi-
ously we can go out to Cooks Corner
and fnd something there, but noth-
ing as good as Wild Oats.
According to Shepherd, Bowdoin
students and staf have yet to ven-
ture to the new location in signifcant
She estimates that a couple hand-
fuls of people from the College have
stopped in so far, although Shepherd
hopes that an expanded smoothie bar
and a new line of fresh fruit juices
will increase the new restaurants cus-
tomer base.
I actually havent been out there
yet, but I plan to make a few appear-
ances, said Torey Lee 15.
Te original Tontine Mall loca-
tion is already immensely popular
with Bowdoin students. Admissions
recommends it to visitors as the best
place to get lunch in town. It will re-
cieve its own improvement addi-
tional seating outsidein the spring.
BY THE GLASS: Oxbow, Newcastle brewery, is one of over three thousand craft breweries in America.
ROOM WITH A VIEW: The newBrunswick Landing location of Wild Oats Bakery and Caf aims to attract customers fromBowdoin and the surrounding areas.
Shepard hopes that an
expanded smoothie bar and
new line of fresh juices will
increase the new restaurants
customer base.
the bowdoin orient 9 friday, september 12, 2014
Professors new book explores theories of place
Please see PICKS, page 10
Anti-poptimist picks for autumn
Maybe its the lack of a ubiq-
uitous crotch-affirming an-
them a la Get Lucky this
summer, but hasnt the music
released in the past few months
felt a little, you know...flaccid?
Such is the neutering toll of
poptimism, the inevitable push-
back against driveling hipsters,
which has turned Coldplay from
a bunch of saccharine try-hards
into a band of inveterate everymen.
Ill be the first to defend Ariana
Grande, but when Questlove (a
member of The Roots, a record col-
lector and a tastemaker) acknowl-
edges the supremacy of Iggy Azaleas
Fancy as the song of the summer,
we need to take a cultural step back-
ward. Fancy is not the best song
of the summer. Its not even the best
song this summer to feature no-
fucks given whilst chandelier-swin-
ingthat honor would go to Sias
high-flying single, Chandelier.
At its best, the hegemony of pop-
timism leads to a torpid summer
of forgettable music, epitomized
by Calvin Harris unforgivably un-
imaginative Summer. At its worst,
poptimism becomes a vehicle for
whitewashing the Billboard charts,
under the cynical aegis of if you
cant beat em, appropriate em.
We need only look so far as pop-
timisms main beneficiary, Tay-
lor Swift, and the god-awful four
minutes she tries to pass off as a
song in Shake It Off. Turn down
for racially insensitive stereotypes.
In the words of a rubbery legged
Future Islands frontman, however,
seasons change. With the chill of
September, we leave behind this
summers musical dysfunction
(but hold onto that Spoon album)
and throw ourselves into another
semester at Bowdoin. Let us turn
our flannel collars against autum-
nal winds and poptimist entreaties
alike, with thoughts of Weird Al for
#Ivies150 to keep us warm. Here
are songs to soundtrack the intro-
spection that a Maine fall brings.
War on the East Coast by The
New Pornographers
Chugging power chords and a
euphoric chorus are good indica-
tors for a song vying for the sum-
mer titleexcept this is the New
Pornographers, meaning Dan
Bejar drawls about total war, sea
level rise flooding British Co-
lumbia and wild gypsy shit.
His impenetrable lyrics yield to
the sort of hermeneutics you learn
at small liberal arts colleges, so dust
off those Lacan compendiums. My
theory? Its about the hopelessness
of facing down the apocalypse.
As for blondes, brunettes, paper
jets? You try writing a better hook.
Ultraviolence by Lana Del
Te singer of the decades fn-
While teaching a class theoriz-
ing people, place and space at the
Pratt Institute in New York City,
Dr. Jen Jack Gieseking realized
that she and her colleague, Wil-
liam Mangold, were rewriting
the same, overdone syllabus that
so many people had taught be-
fore them. So they decided to do
something about it.
Tat something evolved into Te
People, Place, and Space Reader, a
new anthology dedicated to scholars
writing about the ways in which peo-
ple inhabit the space around them.
Though it initially seemed an
arduous task, Gieseking was ex-
cited by the idea of compiling all
of her favorite works into one ac-
cessible reader.
This is really great, fun mate-
rial, and people think about it all
the time, explained Gieseking.
Mangold and Gieseking, along
with renowned researchers and
scholars Cindi Katz, Setha Low,
and Susan Saegert, dove to work
set on assembling the best texts
from geography, sociology, de-
sign, and other fields.
Space is everywhere we go,
noted Gieseking. We wanted to
take this very unique interdisci-
plinary approach and get it out to
the world.
DEFINING SPACES: Dr. Jen Jack Geiseking, Bowdoins New Media and Visualization Specialist (center), discusses her newly released interdisciplinary
book on the various ways that people inhabit the worlds spaces at the launch of her new anthology on Wednesday afternoon in Massachusetts Hall.
Tyrelle Johnson 15
Just like a late-night conver-
sation that you would have with
friendsyou know, when you
have those life talks. Lets just
model that on stage, said Tyrelle
Johnson 15.
Thus began the task of writing
and directing Perspectives, a
play performed during Orienta-
tion that portrays the diversity of
experiences and backgrounds in
the first year class. The show is
based on short essays first years
write before entering Bowdoin,
describing their life experiences
through challenges.
Taking on Perspectives, a
Bowdoin Orientation tradition,
was a new endeavor for John-
son. He has not been heavily
involved in theater groups since
high school and the job was one
of many that Johnson applied for
on campus this summer. Luck-
ily, he said, the experience was a
positive one.
Johnson said that condens-
ing the life experiences of 505
individual students into one play
with only six actors was not an
easy task. It was a balancing act
of representing
everyone and
avoiding rep-
etition of simi-
lar stories.
They were
pretty much
similar in that
they asked the
same questions
to all the stu-
dents. I had to
be really cre-
ative to figure out ways to not
make it so monotonous.
Johnson wanted to highlight
not only the similarities between
students but also the differences.
I was very serious about hav-
ing it about class issues. The only
way to do that is to pull out things
that would signify what social-
economic status people come
from, said Johnson. I would
look for things about trips that
people who are poor couldnt af-
fordthings of that nature.
Tese anecdotes were harder for
Johnson to fnd than stories from
the other end of the spectrum.
It was much easier to find
stories based on poverty than
those of privilege, he said. No-
body who has a lot of money is
going to sit there and talk about
how much money they have, es-
pecially in a college essay.
Choosing quotes was a process
of digging below the surface.
I had to really examine what
these people were talking about
and if that took money, and what
resources it took to do that, he
said. I had to really question
certain stories.
Johnson said he was more ner-
vous presenting his own writing
than he was performing.
I had such a huge stake in
it. I didnt want anyone to feel
like their story was represented
in the wrong way. I hoped that
people would laugh at the parts
that I meant to be funnywhich
wound up happening. It worked.
The goal of the production
was to give an accurate over-
view of all the backgrounds
that make up a typical class at
Bowdoin. Johnson hopes the
show made first years more
aware of the other students they
will be spending the next four
years with.
The show is really about de-
veloping a foundationsort of
a common-
ality among
peopl es o
they can ac-
tually dis-
cuss issues,
he said. I
hope that
the show
i m p a c t -
ed them
enough so
that they
might actually want to learn
about their peers and figure
out things that they may not
have thought of. I want people
to be connected.
Outside of this project, John-
sons main artistic outlet is
singing in the Meddiebemp-
sters and his band, The Jboard.
But it was performing in theater
productions in high school that
gave Johnson the confidence on
stage he has now.
Over time I just developed
natural ways of being on stage.
It just works for me. I just try
to use my natural self-taught
methods in this processwhich
has actually worked out because
singing on stage is not that dif-
ferent from acting on stage.
Johnson feels that his main
contribution to the Med-
diebempsters is bringing char-
acter to the performances.
When I get on stage, I just
know how to interact with people.
I just get really goofy, he said.
Like many students, Johnsons
artistic pursuits have been a part
of his education, but ultimately
Johnson would like to use his
Government and Legal Studies
major to become a judge. For
now, singing is just a hobby.
It just makes life around
here a little nicer, he said.
Thats all.
Please see PLACE, page 10
The show is really about
developing a foundationsort of
a commonality among people
so they can actually discuss
issues[...] I want people
to be connected.
Lana ourishes on the fringe
of camp where there is no
black and whiteonly
(fifty) shades of grey.
At its worst, poptimism becomes
a vehicle for whitewashing the
Billboard charts, under the cynical
aegis of if you cant beat em,
appropriate em.
10 a&e friday, september 12, 2014 the bowdoin orient
est song proves shes no
one-hit wonder. Drawing
on Clockwork and the
Crystals, Lana push-
es her is-it-satire
schtick into the
realm of physi-
cal abuse. Its
a dangerous
game, but
she pulls it
off beauti-
fully, turn-
ing from
victim to
menace with the
swell of the vio-
lins. Lana flourishes
on the fringe of camp
where there is no black and
whiteonly (fifty) shades of grey.
Chambers by Cymbals Eat
If ever a song is to get you to
shout babys got cataracts! in the
middle of HL, its this one. The
bass line and sputtering guitar is
enough to drive the song into your
memory, but Joseph DAgostinos
snotty narrative of drug withdrawal
keeps it there. Getting high might
not be what it
used to be,
but you
wouldnt believe it from his falsetto.
You Know Me Well by
Sharon Van Etten
Much how Victoria Legrand
stepped into her own with Beach
Houses Teen Dream four (!)
years ago, here Sharon Van Etten
embraces her heart and her voice.
Gieseking approaches space
in a broad sense.
I mean the environment; I
mean the landscape: I mean build-
ings, neighborhoods, cities. The
global, the intimate, the body, the
street. Everything from the Car-
tesian coordinates on a Google
map to the experience of where
your head is at. That sort of rela-
tive and relational space, all those
kinds of spaces.
Whether students are aware of
it or not, space affects everything
in their worlds, all of the time,
Gieseking asserts.
How does the campus design
affect how you feel about your-
self ? Here, we have these teched-
out classrooms and this beautiful
view, and it really changes who
we are and how we feel about
ourselves, Gieseking said as she
gestured. Ive been obsessed
with this since I was a child.
For years scholars have been
experimenting with compiling
readings in the discipline. The
People, Place, and Space Reader
contains texts from geography,
anthropology, psychology, archi-
tecture, urban studies and even
a piece by Virginia Woolf about
not being allowed entrance to the
Oxford Library.
Its exciting. Its compelling.
Theres something for everyone,
she said.
For her, this project has a spe-
cial draw: Its a lot about power
and empowerment, she noted,
Its a lot about examining limited
access to space.
A huge part of this project
was universal accessibility. Their
provides the written introduc-
tions for each reading and a com-
plete list of texts.
According to Gieseking, a
group of people in Colombia who
do not have enough money to buy
the The People, Place, and Space
Reader have been using the web-
site to read the introductions,
locate the PDFs online, and then
hold local reading groups about
the material.
That is exactly what I want,
said Gieseking. [The website] is
an entry point that you can just
jump into. You can do this on
your own.
Additionally, young scholars
can add to the People Place Space
website with recommendations of
their own.
Added Gieseking, I dont want
the book to end.
Studying geography as an un-
dergraduate student and mak-
ing a lot of maps, Gieseking
has always loved space. Her own
sexuality also played a role in
her long-lasting obsession with
space. Having gone to Mount
Holyoke, a womens college, Gie-
seking has thought quite a bit
about womens education and
womens spaces.
Im a lesbian, and trans, which
wasnt even a word until 1996.
All of this led to a lot of think-
ing about womens spaces and gay
spaces. When people talk about
LGBTQ spaces, they talk about
neighborhoods, bars, and cities. I
dont know of a city of women; I
dont know of a neighborhood of
women; and there are two lesbian
bars in Manhattan for women,
and 58 for men. So if thats what
LGBTQ spaces are, it doesnt rep-
resent womens experiences, Gie-
sking said.
She is also working on an in-
teractive online map of New York
City. Gieseking has compiled
2,400 lesbian/queer places and
events thus far, and visitors to
the site can click on the marker
dots and read about the stories
that transpired at those locations.
She is also expanding this proj-
ect to be nation-wide, consider-
ing there is a queer mapping ini-
tiative in almost every city that
could be incorporated into one
large survey.
For Gieseking, all of her proj-
ects this year have come to re-
volve around one concept.
There needs to be access to
knowledge, she said. That is key.
The result is one of the years most
devastating couplets, you know
me well / you show me hell, made
all the more poignant with the
added sting of, when Im look-
ing. The song is full of such
clever but affecting lines, as she
implores her lover to
cut me to the chase,
or bellows the ti-
tle, daring her-
self to believe it.
Ways by In-
I nt e r p ol s
Paul Banks
remains the
king of in-
s uf f e r a bl y
dense lyrics
o n the obviously titled
new album El Pintor. But that just
gives us more fodder for intellec-
tual appraisal. Banks exhorts us to
fuck the ancient ways, though of
which ancient ways he disapproves
remains up for debate. Certainly In-
trepids well-cultivated angular gui-
tar slash, atmospheric production
and Joy Division aesthetic dont
need to go on the ancient burn pile.
How does the campus
design aect how you feel about
yourself? Here, we have these
teched-out classrooms and this
beautiful view, and it really changes
who we are and how we feel about
I mean the environment;
I mean the landscape: I mean
buildings, neighborhoods , cities.
The global, the intimate, the body,
the street.
11 the bowdoin orient friday, september 12, 2014
Mens soccer opens with mixed results
Volleyball starts season on win streak
NEXT ONE UP: Matt Dias Costa 17 rehydrates on the sideline before re-entering the Endicott game.
The womens volleyball team has
opened its regular season with a
five-game win streak, finishing the
Endicott Invitational undefeated
and picking up a home win against
the University of New England on
Tuesday night.
So far only one opponent, New
York University, has been able to
drag the Polar Bears to a fifth set.
Endicott College took just the first
set against Bowdoin before losing
the next three by a substantial mar-
gin. The other three games were
won in straight sets, a goal for the
team this season.
Captains Hailey Wahl 16 and
Field Hockey starts repeat campaign
Afer winning last years NCAA
championship, the feld hockey team
returned to campus with the bar set
high for this season.
Preseason went really well, said
senior captain Pam Herter. Te frst
years are already ftting in really well
on the team, both on the feld and of
the feld.
Te top-ranked team opened its
season with a win at Wesleyan, earn-
ing eight total ofensive penalty cor-
ners to the Cardinals three. Two of
Bowdoins three goals came of of of-
fensive penalty corner shots.
Weve been working really hard
on our ofensive corners, so this was
really big for us, said Herter.
Only 2:55 into play, Alexa
Baumgartner 16 scored the frst
goal of the season of of a feed from
Kimmy Ganong 17. In the thirteenth
minute, senior captain Colleen
Finnerty stretched the Polar Bears
lead with a straight shot from the top
of the circle.
Rachel Kennedy 16 received the
ball from Finnerty to score the fnal
goal in the second half.
Bowdoin outshot the Cardinals
by a 19-5 margin. with goalkeeper
Hannah Gartner 15 only needing to
make two saves.
We had a solid win, said Met-
tler Growney 17. But we defnitely
pointed out some areas where we
need to practice, like fnishing.
Our coach always tells us that
games are won and lost in the circle,
both ofensively and defensively, said
Herter. So we are working on a lot of
shooting drills and circle play. It was
a great frst showing for us, but we are
looking to improve every game with
the big goal in mind of repeating na-
tional championship.
Bowdoin will host the Amherst
Lord Jeffs tomorrow at 11 a.m for
their home opener.
The mens soccer team opened
its season on September 3 with a
2-0 home victory against Endicott
College, before falling to Wesleyan
2-1 in its conference opener on
Despite the loss, Bowdoin
showed improvement from the
first to the second game.
I think were starting to get into
the flow of things, captain Eric
Goitia 15 said. From Endicott to
Wesleyan there was a big improve-
ment in our play. Were under-
standing how to possess the ball
better and be a better team both
offensively and defensively. Were
learning how to conserve energy
better on both ends.
In its first two games, Bowdoin
has shown encouraging signs on
the offensive side of the ball.
We havent spent a ton of time
working on offense because de-
fense is first, though the three
goals weve scored have been at-
tractive combinations of play in-
volving lots of different players,
said Head Coach Scott Wiercinski.
I think if we do that more were
going to be successful.
Matt Dias Costa 17 and Ben
Citrin 16 scored Bowdoins goals
against Endicott.
Against Endicott we had some
good wing play which led to one of
our goals, and the other goal came
from a great through ball, captain
Thomas Henshall 15 said. That
victory against Endicott was good
because we had a much stronger
performance in the second half.
In the three goals weve scored
so far, Andrew Jones [16] has been
involved in each of them, Danny
Melong [15] has been involved in
a few of them, and Ben Citrin had
two fantastic contributions to both
goals in the first game versus Endi-
cott, said Wiercinski.
Possession has been mediocre,
he added. We havent passed the
ball as well as weve liked, but I was
happy to see a big improvement at
the end of the Endicott game and
the Wesleyan game. Maybe confi-
dence was the issue from the start
so if we gain some confidence well
continue to grow as a team.
Bowdoin graduated several key
players last spring, particularly at
the forward and center back posi-
tions, and new players have been
given the opportunity to step for-
ward as a result.
Weve had Cedric Charlier
[17] and Connor Keefe [16] step
up and do a great job at forward,
said Goitia. Those are both big,
strong guys up top and they bring
a lot of energy. Nabil Odulate [16]
has also stepped in well. Hes got a
lot of speed so he brings a different
I think if we go up the ladder
and keep on improving every game,
well be very good by the end of the
season, Wiercinski said. Obvi-
ously you want to start the season
on top, but thats difficult with a
short preseason to get everyone on
the same page.
Right now were focusing on
each games improvement. So go-
ing from Wesleyan to Amherst,
our goal is to improve against Am-
herst, Goitia said.
The Polar Bears take on the Lord
Jeffs at home tomorrow at noon.
Womens soccer wins rst
game with overtime header
After a demoralizing 7-0 defeat
to Montclair State in last years
NCAA tournament, the womens
soccer team looks to build off of
its recent regular season sucess
this year and improve on last years
The team kicked off the 2014-
15 campaign with a thrilling 2-1
overtime victory against Wesleyan
on Saturday. The win marked the
third year in a row that the Polar
Bears have taken down Wesleyan
during the regular season. The
team will now turn its attention
to its match against Amherst (1-0)
In the past two years that we
played Wesleyan it has been a one
goal difference, so we knew it was
going to be rough from the start,
said Kiersten Turner 16. Also,
that day in particular it was 88
degrees and humid, which we just
werent very prepared for. So to
come out with the win was huge.
The one and only Wesleyan goal
came early, five minutes into the
game, but the Polar Bears did not
lose their composure.
When we went down early we
never gave up and always felt like
we were in the game, said Maggie
Godley 16.
While giving up the early ini-
tial goal, the teams defense stood
strong the rest of the match, con-
trolling the game and only allow-
ing eight shots on goal.
Defensively they did an awe-
some job. They didnt let anybody
really get to Bridget other than
that one goal that they scored,
said Turner.
Afer controlling the ball for most
of the frst half, the Bears fnally
broke through the Wesleyan defense
when Amanda Kinneston 15 put in
a pass from Taylor Haist 17.
However, after scoring once on
the Cardinal defense, Bowdoin
could not seem to strike again de-
spite 10 chances in the second half.
We were knocking on the door
basically from the start. We had
our opportunities and it was all
about having the composure and
finishing it. I think that hopefully
throughout the season that will
improve with time and practice,
said Godley.
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Sat 9/6
v. Endicott
at Wesleyan
Sa 9/6 at Wesleyan W 3-0
Fri 9/5
Sat 9/6
Tue. 9/9
v. Plymouth St.
v. Roger Williams
v. NewYork U.
at. Endicott
v. U. of NewEngland
Christy Jewett 16 attributed part
of the teams early success to their
ability to play within a new for-
mation that features at least four
hitters and relocates the setter to
the back row without substituting
a libero [a defensive player not re-
quired to rotate with the rest of the
team]. Both captains agreed that
an encouraging effect of the new
system has been that players are
able to serve in multiple roles on
the court.
Players cant be as specialized,
Wahl said. Our middles switch
off for our setters, so players that
might not usually go all the way
around [the rotation] now go all
the way around.
Jewett maintains that the sys-
tem is a strong fit for the players
and believes that the new rotation
works in part because the teams
hitters are also good at digging.
Jewett and NESCAC Player of the
Week Katie Doherty 17 are both
ranked in the top five in the NES-
CAC in digs as outside hitters.
Sa 9/6 at Wesleyan W 2-1
Jewett also noted that exclud-
ing the libero, who has a handset-
ting restriction within ten feet that
forces hitters to stay on the ground,
has made their offense more un-
Once we get past the confusion
of not having a designated person
to receive the ball, the ability to
handset has been worthwhile, Jew-
ett said.
While the Polar Bears worry that
teams will catch on to the scheme
change and direct attacks at their
setter, who now plays back right
instead of front right, Jewett as-
serted that they are prepared for
that tactic.
We dont actually lose a hitter
[if one is forced to set the second
ball] because we have an additional
hitter to begin with, she said.
Wahl explained that keeping the
setter in the back allows an addi-
tional hitter to threaten with a kill,
creating hesitation and confusion
When we went down early we
ne ver gave up, and always felt
like we were in the game.
Prior to the game we had only
one practice with our actual team
and that was on the Friday before
the game. So after the game we ob-
viously knew that we had to work
on more things like finishing when
it really matters in regular time so
that we dont have to go into over-
time, said Turner.
After a scoreless first overtime,
Godley sent a corner kick into
the box where Abby Hammerl 17
headed in the game-winning goal.
I thought it was good to come
in and make a point in our season
that we expect to do well and we
expect to be strong, said Godley.
The team will face another for-
midable opponent in its match to-
morrow against Amherst.
They are always very direct and
they apply really high pressure. So
in the middle, we need to keep it
to two touches and up top we have
to connect together and combine
said Turner.
The game will be at 12 p.m. at
Pickard Field.
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Mens golf struggles as tournament host
Doubling as competitor and host,
the mens golf team placed ninth out
of 12 schools in its opening tourna-
ment, the Bowdoin Invitational,
which took place last weekend.
Thomas Spagnola 17 led the Po-
lar Bears with a weekend score of
160, with Dustin Biron 15 right
behind him at 164. Although he
led the Polar Bears this weekend,
Spagnolas 160 slotted him into
23rd place16 strokes behind the
individual champion, Providences
Jamie Ferullo.
Bowdoin, and even Providence,
were no match for Middlebury,
the Invitationals champion. The
Panthers placed three players in
the top five, leading to a team
Su 9/7 Bowdoin Invitational 9
Last year, Katie Doherty 17
made an immediate impact on
the volleyball team as a frst year.
She had a statistically explosive
frst season, appearing in 29 of
the teams 30 matches and grab-
bing 163 kills and 277 digs, good
enough for second on the team in
both categories.
At the start of her sophomore
campaign, Doherty, who hails
from Menlo Park, Calif., has
not shown signs of letting up.
A graduate of Menlo Ather-
ton High School, Doherty had
an impressive high school career,
playing for the varsity team all
four years and helping it reach
the California state semi-fnals.
She also competed in soccer and
pole-vaulting during high school.
At Bowdoins frst tournament
of the season, the Endicott Invi-
tational, Doherty helped the team
win four straight matchups by av-
eraging 2.47 kills and 4.20 digs
per setsurpassing her averages
of 1.85 kills and 3.1 digs per set
from last season.
We were looking to go un-
defeated for the weekend, said
Doherty on the teams attitude go-
ing into the tournament. We have
a bitter taste from last year and we
really want to go farther this year.
Afer a 20-5 showing in the reg-
ular season last year, Bowdoin lost
in the NESCAC fnals to Williams
and failed to earn an at-large bid
to the NCAA tournament.
Doherty was strong through-
out the Polar Bears frst two
matchesthree-set victories over
the Plymouth State University
Panthers and the Roger Williams
Hawksbut really came through
in a dramatic fve-set victory over
a well-regarded squad from New
York University (NYU).
Though Bowdoin jumped out
to a two set lead, NYU fought
back, taking the third set and
narrowly forced a fifth by win-
ning the fouth set 29-27.
In the decisive fifth, Doherty
and fellow sophomores Erica
Sklaver and Clare Geyer led the
team to a 15-12 victory.
Everyone on the court really
believed that we were going to win
the whole time, Doherty said.
We have a really positive attitude
and a really positive team and we
were really excited to just play.
Doherty finished the match
with 15 kills and a team-lead-
ing 29 digs, 11 more digs than
teammate Christy Jewett 16,
who had Bowdoins second-
highest total in the match.
Later in the day Doherty and
the rest of the Polar Bears beat
Katie Doherty 17
Endicott College. After narrowly
dropping the first game 25-22
the Polar Bears comfortably won
the next three 25-18, 25-12, and
25-17, respectively. Dohertys 19
total digs was nearly double that
of the next-closest Polar Bear.
Doherty of cially plays outside
hitter, a position usually played
on the line nearest the net on the
lef side. Despite playing in a po-
sition that is close to the net, she
has a high number of digsthe
third most in the NESCAC. Only
Katie Kershaw of Amherst and
Anna Brown of Hamilton have
more digs this season, and both
play positionsdefensive spe-
cialist and libero respectively
that ofer them more oppurtuni-
ties for digs.
Part of the reason Doherty has
such a high number of digs for
her position is because Bowdoin
has changed formations this
year, as detailed in the Orients
article this week about the start
of the volleyball season. Even
though players rotate through a
variety of different positions on
the team, Doherty seems to have
a knack for consistently coming
up with the ball and getting it
back over the net.
Doherty was named to the
Endicott Invitational All-Tour-
nament Team and was honored
as the NESCAC Womens Volley-
ball Player of the Week.
After domination at the En-
dicott Invitational, Doherty
Doherty helped the Polar Bears
to a convinving win in their
home opener against the Univer-
sity of New England on Tuesday.
The reigning Player of the Week
led the team with 15 digs while
also racking up seven kills, good
for the second most on the team.
Doherty said she was surprised
by the recent slew of accolades.
I was honestly really sur-
prised, she said. I was expect-
ing Christy [Jewett] or Erica
[Sklaver] to get something like
[the NESCAC Player of the Week
award]. I wouldnt really have ex-
pected myself to but it was nice to
be recognized. It could have been
any of my team members.
Named to the Endicott
Invitational All-Tournament
Recognized as the NESCAC
Womens Volleyball Player of
the Week
We were looking to go unde-
feated for the weekend. We have a
bitter taste from last year and we
really want to go farther this year.
We have a really positive attitude
and a really positive team and we
were really excited to just play
among the opposing ranks. This
is how the team benefits from the
new formations unpredictability.
Anything that forces the defense
to slide its blockers a second too
slowly tremendously benefits the
Te teams performance has been
aided by the return of middle backer
Erika Sklaver 17, who has recovered
this year from a torn ACL. She is cur-
rently third in the NESCAC in blocks
per set. Jewett also singled out frst
years Clare McInerney and Michelle
Albright for their steady contributions.
For a team that graduated what
Wahl called, the most successful
class in Bowdoin volleyball his-
tory, and does not have one senior
on the roster, strong play from the
first years has been integral to the
Polar Bears early success.
Bowdoin will travel to Atlanta,
Ga over the weekend to play Em-
ory University, a top-five Division
III school.
score of 601five strokes ahead
of the second and third place
teams and 34 strokes better than
fourth place Bates.
Kevin Zmozynski 16, Mar-
tin Bernard 17, and Jay Vaidya
16 rounded out the Polar Bears
five-man team that posted a score
of 661.
The Polar Bears will be back on
the course tomorrow for the Maine
State Tournament at the Bangor
Municipal Golf Course.
BLOCK PARTY: Clare Geyer 17 and Christy Jewett 16 teamup to re-direct the ball over the net .
13 sports friday, september 12, 2014 the bowdoin orient
NBA cannot escape history of racism
Despite controversy of the court,
the past few months have been nar-
ratively fawless for the National
Basketball Association.
Te San Antonio Spurs, a team of
unselfsh veterans, defeated the Mi-
ami Heat, a ssquad of superstars that
arrogantly declared a dynasty before
winning a single game together (not
fve, not six, not seven).
In July, Heat centerpiece LeBron
James decided to gallantly return
home and sign with Cleveland, just
four years afer announcing on live
TV that he would be spurning his
hometown and taking [his] talents
to South Beach.
Basketball fans should be cel-
ebrating the poetic justice of both
the Heats defeat and James return.
Instead, these events have been
overshadowed by another all-too-
familiar incident of racism within
the league.
In early August, Donald Sterling
was still clinging to ownership con-
trol of the Los Angeles Clippers. A
recording of a conversation of Ster-
ling with his girlfriend leaked in
which he expressed his reluctance to
bring [African Americans] to [his]
games. He has since been banned
and forced to sell the team.
As revolting as Sterlings com-
ments are, they would be less trou-
bling if they were not part of a pat-
tern. However, Atlanta Hawks owner
Bruce Levenson recently added to
the NBAs summer of racial issues.
On Saturday he announced that he
had reported himself to the NBA
for a 2012 email containing racially
charged comments. In the email,
Levenson suggested that the black
crowd scared away the whites who
were not attending Hawks games
and asserted that there are not
enough af uent black fans to build a
signifcant season ticket base.
Levenson, unlike Sterling, may
not harbor a personal animosity
toward African Americans, but his
comments illustrate the subcon-
scious infuence of harmful racial
Te NBA has come a long way
since its early days of racial quotas.
In David Halberstams 1981 work
Breaks of the Game, he discusses
the way in which African Ameri-
cans, especially with early superstars
like Bill Russell and Wilt Chamber-
lain, transgressed the racial barriers
of the NBA. Nevertheless, as late as
the 1970s, many suspected the exis-
tence of tacitly accepted quotas.
As African-American players be-
came a majority in the league, white
owners kept token white players on
the end of the bench to appease big-
oted, albeit deep-pocketed, white
fans. Halberstam argues that more
qualifed African-American NBA
players frequently lost their spots to
less qualifed white players.
Boston and the Boston Celtics ex-
perienced some of the most vicious
racial tensions of any city or team.
Russell, one of the greatest players
in the history of basketball and the
anchor of 11 championship teams in
Boston from 1956-1969, sufered big-
oted attacks throughout his career.
Russell angered intolerant fans
through his activist work in support
of racial justice. People broke into
his home and vandalized the walls
with racist slurs.
In his book Second Wind, Russell
called Boston, a city whose baseball
team was the last to racially integrate,
a fea market of racism. Russell has
since reconciled with the city, and
Boston is now seen as a much more
liberal and tolerant place.
Similarly, the NBA has made great
strides to eliminate intolerance and
encourage diversity, although the
recent incidents involving Sterling
and Levenson demonstrate the per-
sistence of bigotry within the league.
African Americans comprise 75
percent of the leagues players and
43 percent of NBA head coaches,
according to Richard Lapchick from
Te Institute for Diversity and Eth-
ics in Sport. Yet only one African
Americanbasketball ambassador
Michael Jordan of the Charlotte
Bobcatsis a majority owner. Al-
though Ive never taken a math class
at Bowdoin, I can still recognize the
lack of symmetry in these numbers.
Sports fans ofen view the court or
the feld as an escape from frustrat-
ing social realities. Instances of ra-
cial prejudice demonstrate that the
sports world is not immune from
the social issues that have plagued
the rest of society.
Leagues must must address these
issues forcefully and efectively, as
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
did by banning Sterling for life, and
they must continue to foster cultures
of tolerance and inclusivity.
Such progressive eforts will im-
prove the equality of opportunity for
all individuals interested in sport.
Tat includes potential owners seek-
ing to shape the next San Antonio
Spurs, players striving to be the next
LeBron, or fans longing to enjoy the
beauty of the fast break in a league
untainted by prejudice.
Sa 9/13 at Amherst 11 A.M.
Compiled by Jono Gruber
Sources: Bowdoin Athletics, NESCAC
F 9/12
Sa 9/13
v. Birmingham-Srn (Ga)
v. Transylvania (Ga)
v. Wis.-Whitewater @ (Ga)
v. Emory (Ga)
2 P.M.
4:30 P.M.
Sa 9/13
Tu. 9/16
v. Amherst
v. Bates
Sa 9/13
Su 9/14
v. Bates (Day One)
v. Bates (Day Two)
11 A.M.
1:30 P.M
NESCAC Standings
Sa 9/13
Wed 9/17
v. Amherst
v. Bates
11:00 A.M.
7 P.M.
Sa 9/13
Su 9/13
Maine St. Tourn. (Day One)
Maine St. Tourn. (Day Two)
Sa 9/13
Wed 9/17
v. Amherst
v. Bates
4:30 P.M.
BOWDOIN 1 0 1 0
Middlebury 1 0 2 0
Trinity 1 0 2 0
Tufts 1 0 2 0
Williams 1 0 2 0
Amherst 1 1 2 1
Bates 0 1 0 1
Colby 0 1 1 1
Conn. Coll. 0 1 2 1
Hamilton 0 1 1 1
Wesleyan 0 1 1 2
Tufts 1 0 0 3 0 0
Wesleyan 1 0 0 2 0 1
Williams 1 0 0 2 0 0
Amherst 0 0 1 1 0 1
Hamilton 0 0 1 1 0 1
Middlebury 0 0 1 1 0 1
Trinity 0 0 1 2 0 1
Bates 0 1 0 0 2 1
BOWDOIN 0 1 0 1 1 0
Colby 0 1 0 2 1 0
Conn. Coll. 0 0 0 2 0 0
Amherst 0 0 2 2
Bates 0 0 4 0
BOWDOIN 0 0 5 0
Colby 0 0 3 0
Conn. College 0 0 0 2
Hamilton 0 0 3 2
Middlebury 0 0 0 0
Trinity 0 0 3 1
Tufts 0 0 1 3
Wesleyan 0 0 2 1
Williams 0 0 3 0
Amherst 1 0 0 2 0 0
BOWDOIN 1 0 0 1 0 0
Hamilton 1 0 0 2 0 0
Tufts 1 0 0 2 0 0
Williams 1 0 0 2 0 0
Bates 0 1 0 2 1 0
Colby 0 1 0 1 1 0
Conn. Coll. 0 0 0 2 0 0
Middlebury 0 1 0 2 1 0
Trinity 0 1 0 2 1 0
Wesleyan 0 1 0 0 3 0
*Bold line denotes NESCACTournament cut-of
Sa 9/13
Su 9/14
Harry Anderson (Yale)
Toni Deutsch (MIT)
Penobscot Bay (Me. Maritime)
Philip Harman (Me. Maritime)
FJ Invite (Harvard)
9:30 A.M.
9:30 A.M.
9:30 A.M.
9:30 A.M.
9:30 A.M.
14 the bowdoin orient friday, september 12, 2014
Bowdoin Orient
Established 1871
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and information relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the
College and its administrators, the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly,
following professional journalistic standards in writing and reporting. Te Orient is
committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse discussion and de-
bate on issues of interest to the College community.
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sole discretion of the editors. Te editors reserve the right to edit all material. Other than in
regards to the above editorial, the opinions expressed in the Orient do not necessarily refect
the views of the editors.
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Copy Editors
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Tese editorials represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orients editori-
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Kaufman, Sam Miller, Leo Shaw, and Kate Witteman.
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Sarah Bonanno
Register to vote now
To the Editors:
On Tursday, September 4, I was
walking through Smith Union, and I
noticed that two representatives of a
Maine non-proft organization were
registering students to vote. While I
was glad that students had this op-
portunity, I was concerned that the
two representatives were trying to
persuade a student who obviously
wanted to vote in his home state to
register in Maine.
Bowdoin students have every right
to register to vote in Brunswick if
they consider it to be their residence.
However, students who do register
become subject to the same laws con-
cerning drivers licenses, automobile
registrations, and income taxes as
other Maine residents.
I recommend that students visit
the website of the Brennan Center for
Justice at NYU and search for Stu-
dent Voting Guide. Te guide ex-
plains voting laws in each state.
Students who want to vote in other
states should be aware that many
states have much earlier deadlines
for registering and requesting absen-
tee ballots than Maine. For example,
Massachusetts requires mailed voter
registration applications to be post-
marked by Wednesday, October 15;
New York requires them to be post-
marked by Friday, October 10; and
California requires them to be post-
marked by Monday, October 20.
Te Brennan Centers Student
Voting Guide contains links to voter
registration applications and absen-
tee ballot request forms that may be
printed and submitted by mail. For
some states, there are links to web-
sites where these documents may be
completed and submitted online.
If you start the process now, you
will have plenty of time to mark your
absentee ballot and return it to your
state by Election Day.
Michelle A. Small 86
Support for solar power
To the Editors:
As an alumnus working to solve
climate change, I want to say kudos
and thanks to the Bowdoin adminis-
tration for moving forward with the
states largest (1.2 megawatt) solar ar-
ray! Tis is great leadership, a good
business move and a fantastic educa-
tional tool for students of economics
and science alike.
Auden Schendler 92
Peoples Climate March
To the Editors:
Over the past two months, youve
probably received an email from me
imploring you to come to the Peo-
ples Climate March.
Given the amount of spam you
have received, I feel it necessary
to give my own motivations for
marching in New York.
Roughly two years ago, Hurricane
Sandy touched down in lower Man-
hattan. It knocked out my power
and fooded my neighborhood.
While I only waited weeks to return
to my routine, for many of those
close to me, it was months before
the healing process even began.
In the following months family
friends would come over in search
of reassurance and/or some basic
appliance. In these interactions I
was given a window into those un-
thinkable moments of panic, the de-
cisions over which family keepsakes
to save and which to part with.
And so, I march to reclaim some
sense of ownership over the city that
I saw downtrodden in unimaginable
ways. I march to raise attention so
that we may all bear witness to the
damage and pain that Sandy still
wreaks, two years on.
Though we cannot directly con-
nect climate change to Hurricane
Sandy, the increase in extreme
weather events across the nation
frightens me. I ask my peers to
consider their own stories. While
we often view climate change in
abstract terms, all of us are in-
extricably tied to the warming of
our planet.
Ill be there, President Obama
will be there, hundreds of thousands
of people will be there. Will you?
Kenny Shapiro 17
Dear Bowdoin students:
Climate change is a defning issue
of our time and will deeply afect your
generation. It has widespread implica-
tions for the health and economic well-
being of populations in the U.S. and
across the globe. Solutions may be dif-
fcult to agree upon and to implement
on a wide scale. However, science-
based public policy and governmental
regulation can help identify and enact
the most efective and cheapest mea-
sures to combat climate change. But
governments will take action only if
they hear from citizens that climate is
an urgent issue.
On September 21 Bowdoin students
will be among tens of thousands of in-
dividuals participating in the Peoples
Climate March in New York. March-
ers will assemble peacefully in advance
of the UN climate summit to demand
action by governments. In recent years,
Bowdoin students have been active
on campus and beyond to mobilize
around this challenge. If this issue is
important to you, consider joining fel-
low students in New York to display
your concern.
Te bus will leave Bowdoin on Sat-
urday afernoon (afer Common Good
Day; 4:30 from Farley) and will return
late Sunday night. Te cost is cur-
rently $35 (which includes transporta-
tion and housing), though organizers
are accepting donations to defray that
cost. Tere are a limited number of
spots for non-students. You can indi-
cate your interest here (http://tinyurl.
com/p76ttph) or sign up on Eventbrite.
Please contact Kenny Shapiro (kshap- or Michael Butler
( with ques-
tions about attending or donating.
U.S. history shows us that citizens
acting together can change policy, by
marching to expand civil rights, for
example, and increase environmental
protections. We now have another
opportunity to act to choose our fu-
ture path.

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Open letter from faculty to community
any upperclassmen with cars on campus have abided by the new student
parking restrictions with frustration over the past week. Now that Bow-
doin has reserved College House lots for faculty, staf and visitors, and the Town of
Brunswick has designated all of Park Row as two-hour parking, students have mini-
mal access to any central parking locations on campus. Te administrations park
once philosophysuggested by an independent parking consultant in 2012en-
courages drivers to park at the beginning of the day and not use their vehicles again
until leaving in the evening.
Te new restrictions require most students with cars on campus to park in the
Farley Field House and Watson Arena lots for extended periods of time. For some
students driving from of-campus houses, that means walking a distance that is al-
most equivalent to their original commutes. But while new restrictions may be espe-
cially inconvenient for those who drive frequently, they are necessary steps toward
improving the experience of all those who share Bowdoins limited space.
Te College regularly attracts visitors for whom it must provide convenient park-
ing. Both the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and the Peary-Macmillan Arctic
Museum draw tourists, and prospective applicants and their families can be seen
wandering campus throughout the year. It is worth sacrifcing some parking con-
veniences to ensure that these guests have easy access to all that our campus has to
ofer. We may not have the same degree of mobility that we used to, but with a main
campus that is less than a mile in diameter, students do not need to have constant
access to their vehicles.
Walk it out
efore students arrived on campus this fall, Information Technology (IT) was
hard at work making adjustments to the campus printing system. Up until
this semester, students could easily print any items in the queues at public printers,
even those that did not belong to them. Te updated system requires students to
enter their usernames and only allows them to print their own documents.
Tese changes represent signifcant improvements in terms of electronic security
and privacy and were long overdue. Te rollout of the new system was not fawless,
however, and it has lef many students frustrated, confused and inconvenienced.
Certain printer kiosks display documents in the queue as random numbers, and the
College failed efectively to inform students that they would have to provide their
usernames when printing.
We understand that employees at IT have been working for several weeks to fx
the glitches plaguing the new system, and we appreciate their eforts. We wish, how-
ever, that the College had explained the new system and its problems to the student
body. Awareness of the problems, at the very least, would have enabled students to
budget more time for printing and thus avoid a frantic scramble before class.
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the bowdoin orient friday, september 12, 2014 opinion 15
Interrogating American consumerist trauma following 9/11
U.S. government should take responsibility for role in Middle East
President Obamas speech on
Wednesday night outlined his plan
for degrading and ultimately de-
stroying the Islamic State. The plan
involved a vastly expanded military
operation and a campaign of preci-
sion bombing that will continue for
years. A host of American politi-
cians and pundits have joined the
president in voicing their desires to
see the Islamic State destroyed.
We will follow them to the gates
of hell, warned Vice President
Joe Biden in a speech Wednesday
night. Or, as Judge Jeanine of Fox
News put it, Keep bombing them.
Bomb them again and again.
The Islamic State shocked the
world over the last two months
by conquering wide swaths of
Iraq and Syria and establish-
ing an Islamic caliphate. More
sensational yet are the numer-
ous videos of mass executions
conducted by the group, and
its predilection for public
crucifixion or decapitation as
punishment for crimes rang-
ing from drug possession to be-
ing part of the wrong religious
denomination. The Islamic State is
surely vicious and brutal.
In this way, it mirrors its makers.
If the Islamic State is the can-
cer of the Middle East, the United
States is the worlds unscrupulous
dumper of carcinogens. When the
U.S. invaded Afghanistan to de-
stroy the Taliban, it gave the Tali-
ban a raison detre. When the U.S.
went into Iraq to dismantle Sad-
dam Husseins regime, it gave al-
Qaeda room to grow.
When the United States and a
coalition of the willing invaded
Iraq in 2003 under blatantly false
pretenses, it killed over 100,000
Iraqis, destroyed the countrys in-
frastructure, exacerbated sectarian
divisions and left the nation des-
titute, with a U.S.-armed puppet
government in Baghdad.
The memory of sexual and psy-
chological torture at the hands of
American soldiers is fresh in the
minds of many Iraqis, including
members of the Islamic State who
staged a prison break from Abu
Ghraib last year.
Several months ago, the Islamic
State stormed northern Iraqi cities
and, in the process of overrunning
the Iraqi soldiers stationed there,
gained control over an enormous
9/11 was aesthetic. Some of my
strongest childhood memories are of
those burning towers. I grew up in
Brooklyn, though did not see the de-
struction in person. Yet nobody could
escape the images. Tey were plas-
tered across television, in the paper,
and magazines. Most Americans did
not know anyone who was killed, but
this event was about all of us.
Safety is the basis of American
consumerism. Tat is why shootings
in shopping malls, movie theaters,
airports and wealthy neighborhoods
always get more press than those in
trailer parks, housing projects and
industrial zones. We need to be safe
to consume, but we also consume to
be safe.
On vacations, we shop because we
can. We have surpassed the dangers
of savagery and can now enjoy civi-
lized leisure time. And when we sense
impending danger, we fock to super-
markets to stock up on the necessities,
afraid they will not be available later.
Of course, the security that con-
sumption lets us feel is an illu-
sion. Nothing feels more real, more
grounded than going out and pur-
chasing an object, but what about
buying an idea? Nike sells motivation;
J. Crew sells style; Coke sells happi-
ness. American productive fervor has
On 9/11, al-
Qaeda hit us
where it hurt
mo s t t h e
World Trade
Center. It was
a building that
r e p r e s e nt e d
trade, but
dealt with
n u mb e r s
instead of
o b j e c t s .
Te attacks
chal l enged
our con-
s t r uc t i ons
and beliefs
and signifed
a religious war.
Only an unas-
sailable sense of
what is right
can provoke war
and drive nations
to mutual destruc-
It is not a coinci-
dence that we call
consumer products
goods. Tey have
become religious
icons, objects of
worship that com-
fort us in the day-
to-day. Tey are
our daily bread.
Te institu-
tions that make up
our culture seem
silly and arbitrary, but they form
our collective consciousness. A spe-
cial sense of ease comes
from walking around a
CVS. It is a store full of
objects I do not really
need, the chain itself
a brand that does
not represent
cache of American weapons and
supplies. Of course, the group al-
ready had many arms, some of
which it received from the C.I.A
to overthrow Bashar al-Assad in
Syria and Moammar al-Qaddafi in
Preventing the Islamic State
from gaining further traction is
a reasonable goal,
but any serious venture to combat
the sort of militancy and extrem-
ism displayed by the Islamic State
would require the West to stop try-
ing to colonize and subjugate the
Middle East (through war, neo-
liberal capitalism and the Israeli
colony), and to stop supporting
and providing weapons to auto-
cratic leaders in the region.
Saudi Arabia likes to behead
class, culture or intellect. I should hate
everything about it. However, chain
pharmacies are religious
temples. Tey
are little havens
of reliability
that claim all
the answers to
our problems.
CVS is my
Afer 9/11,
without a
clear enemy, we
did not know how to re-
spond. All we could do
was entangle our deep
and serious sympathy for
the victims with the im-
ages of American nationhood.
My family frst got cable afer the
attacks, maybe just an excuse to
saturate ourselves with images. As
a child I was obsessed with TV
nothing seemed more real than
Lizzy McGuire, Invader Zim or
Te Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
I got immersed in the idealized lives
of the characters from shows like
Seinfeld and Friends.
Parents always lament their
childrens aversion to yards and
sidewalks, outside games and real-
word interactions. When I was a
kid, they say, you couldnt pay us
to stay indoors. When my parents
were kids, they only had the A-
Bomb. If it was going to hit, they
were all goners, so they might as
well stay together.
But with terrorism, death isnt for
everyoneonly the fear. And when
they were kids, there werent as
many fantastic visual alternatives to
the outside world.
Yet nobody could escape
the images [of 9/11]. They
were plastered across television,
in the paper, on magazines. Most
Americans did not know anyone
who was killed, but this event
was about all of us.
people just as much as the Islamic
State, so why is one our close ally
and the other a mortal enemy?
Bombing people has simply
proved ineffective in the U.S.s
tragicomic Global War on Terror.
If anything, it has bred anti-Ameri-
can anger and sympathy for groups
like al-Qaeda. Any attacks on the
White House would
simply be a case of
the chickens coming
home to roost.
If you threaten
America, you will
find no safe haven, Obama
warned on Wednesday. But if
American leaders really wanted
to protect Americans, they would
put controls on energy companies
in order to stop a crisis of massive
climate change, would they not?
Why do they not spend less money
on war and more on education and
health? Or at least jail one of the
bankers responsible for the current
U.S. involvement in Iraq and
Syria is not really about protect-
ing Americans. We hear the same
fearful language that was thrown
around in the lead up to the Iraq
War and the disastrous Global
War on Terror, but the threat of
the Islamic State is only concep-
tual here.
The threat of corporate gang-
sters and a militarized police state,
on the other hand, is very real, es-
pecially when governments, such
as those of the U.S. and the U.K.
use the threat of groups like al-Qa-
eda and the Islamic State to justify
surveillance, censoring and a host
of other authoritarian measures
against their own citizens.
We should have learned, but the
same military-industrial business-
men who raped Iraq and wasted
nearly a trillion dollars to line
their pockets are trying to do it all
over again.
Rather than hiding behind the
screens from which they direct
drones and spread lies, the peo-
ple who really want this warthe
president, his cabinet, those in
Congress, and all their cronies in
the weapons and oil industries
should stay true to their word,
journey to Iraq and Syria, and
personally accompany the Islamic
State to the gates of hell. Stay there
for all I care.
We hear the same
fearful language that was thrown
around in the lead up to the Iraq
War and the disastrous Global War
on Terror, the threat of the Islamic
State is only conceptual here.
16 the bowdoin orient friday, september 12, 2014
Swing Dance
Students will recapture the spirit of a bygone era with a
night of swing dancing. No experience necessary.
Art Museum Steps. 6:00pm to 9:00 p.m.
HL Party for the Class of 2018
The library is usually a sedate space, but frst years will
be able to dance to DJ GG's jams and pick up their Class
of 2018 T-shirts at this library party.
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
A Cappella Recruitment Concert
Each of the six a cappella groups will showcase two of
their songs and provide information about how to sign
up for auditions. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
The Chapel. 9:00 p.m.
The Green Bowdoin Alliance, the Of ce of Student Activi-
ties and Sustainable Bowdoin will host a barbecue.
Coe Quad. 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Novel Jazz
Novel Jazz's performance will feature swing music from
American composers Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.
Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day-of.
Frontier Caf. 8:00p.m.
Bowdoin Student Government
An information session will be held for those in the
Classes of 2015 and 2018 who are interested in running
for class council or at-large representative positions.
Pickering Room, Hubbard Hall. 8:00 p.m.
Holiday H l d
Protestant Chapel Service
The Chapel 7:00 p.m.
Improvibilities Auditions
Improvibilities, Bowdoin's only improv group, will hold
auditions for new members. Auditions will consist of
short exercises and scenes. Call backs will take place on
Monday. No experience is necessary.
Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union. 7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.
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Blood Drive
Morrell Lounge, Smith Union. 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
"Stem Cell Tumors: Getting Their Fix on
the Fly"
Michelle Markstein, a biology professor at the University
of Massachusets at Amherst will explain how stem cells
can be used to develop new cancer therapeutics. She
conducts her research with fruit fies.
Room 016, Druckenmiller Hall. 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
"A Chance to be Aware"
Richard Schif, a professor at the University of Texas at
Austin, will address the philosophical questions about
awareness posed by artist Richard Tuttle's work. RSVP to
Bowdoin College Museum of Art. 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Health Talk with Birgit Pols
New Director of Public Health Services Birgit Pols will
host a forum at which she will answer questions asked
anonymously by students.
Reed House. 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Stand-up Comedy
Australian comedian Aamer Rahman will bring his
solo tour to campus for a night of giggles and gufaws.
Rahman is known for both his incisive humor and the
political nuance of his act.
Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Rosh Hashanah
Common Good
Holiday H l d
Rosh Hashanah
BASKING INTHE BAKE: Ally Carmichael '17 enjoys herself at the annual lobster bake at Farley Field House, which takes place the day before classes begin.
"The Power of the Metaphor: Evolution,
Economics, and the Selsh Gene"
Assistant Professor of History David Hech will deliver a
lecture. Bufet lunch will be provided for $3.
Main Lounge, Moulton Union. 12:00 p.m.
Student Activities Fair
Smith Union. 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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