to Ben Gott's column
feel compelled to thank Ben Gott for doing his share to further
fragment our community. Thanks to individuals like Gott, stereotypes
and pigeonholes remain a large part of life at Bowdoin.
Gott's column in last week's Orient reveals not
only the personal biases which the author holds, but also his willingness
to express those biases in a public forum. In relating his tale
of a student who was intoxicated and unruly in the dining hall during
Homecoming, Gott felt compelled to mention repeatedly (not once,
not twice, but three times) the fact that the individual in question
was an athlete, even though this fact was irrelevant both to the
story and to the moral.
helpful note from Security
am sure that all of you have seen the recent news about Firestone
Tires. For those of you who might not have, please let me elaborate.
Several of the tire models that Firestone makes have been linked
to fatal car crashes. Most of the vehicles involved have been Fords,
mostly in the Explorer line though there are other possibilities.
to Ben Gott