Bowdoin Back Home Over winter break, the Orient dispatched writers to bring stories from their homes back to Bowdoin. Though we don’t often acknowledge it, Bowdoin is shaped by our experiences in these places, just as we are.
Aleksia SilvermanLET’S DANCE Bowdoin Zumba instructor extraordinaire Béa Blakemore pumps up the class to lead stretching. A Parisian who has found her home and her people in Maine, Blakemore lights up her community and leads classes every Monday and Thursday at 5:15 in Buck 213.
Victoria Yu Bowdoin’s foundation is its history. For centuries the institution was mostly wealthy, mostly white and all male. These students fought on both sides of the Civil War, influenced federal policy, founded colleges—and invested innumerable resources back into their alma mater. Few are more aware of the school’s rich, complicated legacy and the breadth of its accumulated knowledge than Marieke Van Der Steenhoven, Special Collections outreach librarian and educator.
Sam HoneggerMeeting on sacred ground: Pazos joined the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life in August. He hopes to engage in dialogue both with students of faith and those who are questioning. Eduardo Pazos just moved into his office in 30 College.
COURTESY OF BENJAMIN PAINTERSTANDING IN SOLIDARITY (Left to right:) Abukar Adan from Maine Public speaks to Irfan Alam ’18 and Mohamed Nur ’19 about their speeches and Bowdoin’s presence at the rally against President Trump’s rescindment of Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals at Portland City Hall last Friday.Bowdoin’s community came together at Portland City Hall last Friday to protest President Trump’s rescindment of Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, an Obama administration executive order which extended rights such as higher education and tax obligation to undocumented youth.
Ellice Lueders10-4, OVER Bowdoin Shuttle Driver Levi Wark spends up to 10 hours a night driving Bowdoin students around campus and Brunswick. Spending so much time in this way has led him to gain a solid understanding of the area as well as Bowdoin students’ weekend routines.
An in-depth look into the dynamics of class and wealth among Bowdoin's student body, especially exploring the perspectives of the wealthy majority on campus. Confronting class differences throughout a diverse student body can be uncomfortable and difficult to navigate; this article asks students to face this discomfort and talk about their experiences anew.