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Polar eyes: In Portland, students protest Muslim ban
Since the election of Donald Trump, hundreds of Bowdoin students have been rallying, protesting and marching across the globe. Residents of Maine—despite living in the 11th smallest state and one of the whitest states in the nation—are also voicing their opposition. In light of Trump’s Muslim ban, thousands of Mainers have taken to the streets in Brunswick, Augusta, Portland and other towns and cities in solidarity with the growing community of refugees in Maine.
The following photographs by Jenny Ibsen and Hannah Rafkin are from the Protest Against the Muslim Ban at the Portland International Jetport on January 29 (roughly 4,000 in attendance) and the Rally Against the Muslim Ban at the Portland City Hall on February 1 (roughly 1,500 in attendance).
Polar eyes: Bowdoin after hours
Editor's Note, December 3, 3:15 p.m.: This article has been updated to clarify the buildings featured in the photographs.
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Polar eyes: Dogs of the quad
Katie BacallApollo and Argos10 ½ and 13 years oldBeaglesApollo and Argos have been convincing their owner, Allen Moss, to walk them around the campus for more than a decade. They love to walk on the fields behind Farley Field House and solicit pats from the practicing players.
Katie BacallGordie2 years old“He’s named after the hockey player, Gordie Howe.”“What does he like to do?”“He loves to chase tennis balls. If he was off leash he would love to chase squirrels”“What does he like to eat?”“Pretty much any dog chow. Biscuits. He loves biscuits.”“Any favorite flavor?”“Beef”“What’s his hobby?”“Swimming.”
Katie BacallJulietteGolden doodle1 ½ years old“Walks and squirrels!” are what make Juliette happy. To keep her happy, her owner brings her to campus almost every day. While her owner’s favorite spot is the main Quad, Juliette will go wherever the squirrels are.
Katie BacallBetBorder CollieBet was first spotted running next to her bike-riding owner as they sped past a tour group. “One of her jobs is to steal the show from the people who are being taken around and introduced to Bowdoin, and so like we go by and they are all looking at her because of how boring can it be when you are being told about the buildings or something,” her owner said. When she is not distracting visitors, Bet enjoys chasing after squirrels. “She has caught a couple squirrels and it’s unclear as to whether she killed them or not… but her job is more herding and not killing.”
Harry JungHannah3 ½ years old“Do you come here often?”“Everyday!”“What does she like to eat?”“Everything!”The best part about Hannah? “She’s always smiling!”
Katie BacallRaffi3 years oldPortuguese water dogRaffi’s owner commented on the numerous dog that often walk on campus. “There’s really a dog community. I don’t think there are exceptions to all of us being so grateful we can use this space and I think we are pretty respectful of it ... It’s really a great thing, we know the dogs’ names better than the people’s!”One of the best parts about the dog community is that the dogs can play with each other. For example, Raffi has a best friend, Mandy. “He plays with her almost everyday and has since he was 6 months old and they’re a little bit like Mr. and Mrs., they just are so glad to see each other everyday and race around and wrestle and carry on and then they get tired and go lie in the shade and then... off they go again!”
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