Ann BasuSEEKING SUPPORT: In a recent survey, 60 percent of female students said that felt they needed to lose weight. During National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, the Orient spoke with students about their experiences with and perceptions of eating disorders, excercise and health on campus.
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.
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.
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.