Nearly 140 minority students visited Bowdoin last weekend and were
welcomed by students, faculty, and staff. Several Bowdoin students
commented on how the sudden influx of minorities improved the atmosphere
on campus. Certainly, a walk across campus this past weekend made
it easy for one to feel that Bowdoin was doing a good thing.
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am writing in regards to the Editorial in last week's Orient entitled
"Maine is not Vermont - unfortunately." This editorial, while very
well written (kudos to the author), brings forth some very controversial
statements about those who would vote against Question 6. While
I am not a Maine voter (I voted absentee in my home state), I would
have voted against Question 6. This is not because I am anti-homosexual.
It is not because I am bigoted. It is not because I am hateful.
It is most certainly not because I am a white male who is financially
comfortable. It is because I believe in the U.S. Constitution; that
document which we all (should) venerate as being the highest law
under which we live.
you ever caught the wind with a crack of the sails and felt a boat
lurch beneath you as it seized onto the gusts? Ever felt the sunlight
whip around you the same way the wind does? How about when that
wind dies, a cloud devours the sun, and you're left with nothing
but the gray ocean mildly lapping at your thwarted sailboat? What
do you do then?