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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Volume 149, Issue 6

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‘A political existence’: Native culture on campus

Maine celebrated its first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday. For many Bowdoin students, their awareness of Native Americans comes only from history books or environmental justice readings. Native students are very much present on campus, and Indigenous people have been present in the Brunswick area since well before Bowdoin’s founding.

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Faculty

Prof. Kolster redefines the L.A. River in new book

A living testament to the rise of a city and its natural remnants, the Los Angeles River was a one-of-a-kind subject for professor of art Michael Kolster. In his new book “L.A. River,” Kolster captures the river through a 19th century lens, questioning conventional notions of time and technical progress.

Sports

Water polo eyes DIII club championship bid

Bowdoin water polo is lacing up its caps in preparation for the North Atlantic Division championship tournament, which will take place this weekend at Bowdoin’s Greason Pool. Bowdoin will compete against teams from Bates, Colby and the University of Vermont in a round-robin style tournament for a berth in the Division III Collegiate Club Championship, slated for October 26-27 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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