The fervent education of a non-religious religion major
Last week I came across a column in the Orient—“Students value varied spiritual support (Jan. 25)”—on the small but significant role of religion in the lives of Bowdoin students. I was inspired to think about my own religious quest here at Bowdoin—not at Bible study or a spirituality club, but academically. I’m an English and religion double major, but if I were to meet you on the street, odds are that I wouldn’t be honest about what I study. “I’m an English major,” I’d offer, and even that with a little hesitation. At the very least, then, I could explain my love of writing, how I’m considering becoming a teacher someday, and the joy I get from literature.
Weekly Roundup: Sailing has strong opening weekend at four regattas
The sailing team began what looks to be a promising season last weekend with impressive performances in competitive fleets. Bowdoin sent sailors to four events from Rhode Island to Maine, all of which featured amicable conditions and tough competition.