‘NARPs’ and athletes: examining campus divisions
At Bowdoin, there are two kinds of people: varsity athletes, and everyone else. Colloquially, this second group is commonly referred to as “NARPs:” Non-Athletic Regular Persons.
True or not, the idea that a student’s sport (or lack thereof) defines his or her life on campus is so pervasive that even last year’s National Association of Scholars’ (NAS) report on the College discussed the notion of two distinct spheres on campus: the athletes and the non-athletes. This conclusion was largely based on information gleaned from decade-old Orient articles and the College Prowler book “Bowdoin College 2012: Off the Record.”
But contrary to the NAS report’s conclusions, this divide—if it exists—is not an academic one; the differences in athlete and non-athlete GPAs is negligible, according to an April 2013 Orient article.
What it takes: FBI recruits on campus
As I mentioned last night [at the information session] I’m strong believer in the liberal arts education, as is the Bureau. They’re really looking for well-rounded people.” -Special Agent Alison King
“End of Summer” explores themes of revolution, wealth
This past weekend, the Bowdoin theater department resurrected the forgotten drama “End of Summer,” by S.N. Behrman, with a production directed by Professor of Theater Davis Robinson. “End of Summer,” a comedy set in south coastal Maine, explores the divide between haves and have-nots, radicals and conservatives, an older generation and the younger. Written in the 1930s, the play draws obvious parallels between the Great Depression and the current economic climate in the United States, Robinson made a point of emphasizing.
Photo grant recipients celebrated in showcase
Becky Rosen ’13, Zara Bowden ’13 and James Boeding ’14 presented their summer work yesterday evening at the Visual Arts Department’s annual showcase of summer grant recipients.
District 66 candidates speak at Quinby House
Last night the three candidates running for the District 66 seat in the Maine House of Representatives spoke at a forum held in Quinby House. Democrat Matthea “Mattie” Daughtry, Republican Grant Connors and Fred Horch of the Green Party are vying to represent the district, which comprises most of the College.
Karen Mills delivers speech at Democratic National Convention
One day after Michelle Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, Bowdoin’s own First Lady, Karen Mills, made her debut on the convention stage. Mills addressed the convention in her capacity as a member of the Small Business Association and a cabinet member in the Obama White House.