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Thursday, March 22, 2018 Volume 147, Issue 18

We’re out for Spring Break

The Orient does not publish regularly during Spring Break. Check Facebook and Twitter for updates. The nineteenth issue of vol. 147 will be published on Friday March 30.

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Acevedo performs poetry with power

PJ SeelertODES OUT LOUD: Elizabeth Acevedo performs her slam poetry in Jack Magee’s Pub on Tuesday night. Some of her poems take the form of “imaginary clapbacks,” addressing instances of invalidation and injustice. Rats, Cardi B and Catholic iconography each have a home in Elizabeth Acevedo’s award-winning slam poetry.


Jose Antonio Vargas discusses immigration, discomfort and finding home

Tessa Epstein Jose Antonio Vargas is home. His California driver’s license may look a little different than a citizen’s, but—in front of a packed Kresge Auditorium last night for the Kenneth V. Santagata Memorial Lecture—he shared his personal struggle to feel like he belongs in America as an undocumented immigrant, and he challenged Bowdoin students to undertake the uncomfortable conversations necessary in today’s immigration debate.

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Ableist language: a culture of carelessness

Caroline Carter During my time away from Bowdoin, my life changed dramatically when somebody close to me was diagnosed with a severe case of bipolar disorder. Part of their diagnosis also included “psychotic tendencies,” or sensory experiences of things that do not exist and/or beliefs with no basis in reality.

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A shiver down the spine

Sara Caplan Eight months ago I checked into Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, changed into a hospital gown and mustard-colored socks and plummeted into the depths of general anesthesia to the sound of Paul Simon’s first solo album.

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