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Aleena Nasruddin

Staff Writer — Class of 2026

Number of articles: 10

First Article: October 14, 2022

Latest Article: March 3, 2023


Stromae’s “L’enfer”: Roxanne Panchasi talks mental health and celebrity

On January 9, 2022, French television broadcast a live news interview with renowned Belgian singer Paul van Haver, better known as Stromae. During the last few minutes of the broadcast, Stromae answered the final question of the interview, which was directed towards his struggles with depression, by singing his latest song “L’enfer.” A year later and 3,398 miles away in Brunswick, Associate Professor of History and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at Simon Fraser University Roxanne Panchasi hosted a talk at the College discussing the significance of the moment.

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BSG focuses on community building

Soon, Bowdoin students will not be judged on the merits of their academics, but instead on how well they can construct a snowman. During their meeting on Wednesday, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) made plans for the upcoming Winter Carnival, a proposed community-building event to take place sometime this winter.

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BSG representatives discuss SAFC policy changes and inclusion

Last Wednesday, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) held its weekly meeting, during which members discussed their plans to adjust Student Activities Funding Committee (SAFC) guidelines, plans for No Hate November programming and more inclusive dining policies. To begin the meeting, Chair of the Treasury Kiley Briand ’25 announced that in November she will propose legislation to change the SAFC guidelines to provide clubs easier access to funding and materials.

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