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Caitlin Panicker

Columnist — Class of 2026

Number of articles: 13

First Article: September 16, 2022

Latest Article: May 4, 2023

Highlight Reel

Highlight Reel for May 5

SMOOTH SAILING Last weekend, the sailing team ended its regular season with an eighth place finish in the Open New England Fleet Race Championship at Connecticut College. The Polar Bears competed in 14 races over two days with key performances from Hattie Slayton ’23, Chris Lukens ’23, Timmy Gee ’25 and Tbo Antonietti ’24.

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BSG passes torch, talks SAFC funding

Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) met this Wednesday for their final meeting of the year. Both current members and newly elected members of the 2023–24 BSG executive team attended the meeting. Current BSG president Susu Gharib ’23 began the meeting by speaking about the wellness event BSG is hosting this Friday from 1 to 3 p.m.

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W Lacrosse

Women’s lacrosse to take on Middlebury in NESCAC Playoffs

The women’s lacrosse team (6–9; 3–7 NESCAC) will take on top-seeded Middlebury College (15–0; 10–0 NESCAC) in the first round of the NESCAC playoffs tomorrow. The Polar Bears enter the playoffs as the eighth seed and are coming off a 15–9 win against Connecticut College (Conn; 5–9; 1–9 NESCAC) and a 15–18 loss to Tufts University (12–3; 8–2 NESCAC).

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Good Old Raisins and Peanuts (GORP)

Thoughts from on the island

I spent most of my fall break circumnavigating Kent Island’s tidepools—slipping over mounds of seaweed, hopscotching boulders, singing to periwinkles, bushwhacking a mile in rubber boots and lifting tiny green crabs out of the water. Until I was closed in by the Atlantic in every direction, my experience with the ocean was limited to yearly beach outings and a few whale watching trips in Canada with my family, and I was fascinated by it.

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Good Old Raisins and Peanuts (GORP)

Tree teachings

When you think of a forest, maybe you think of an ecosystem. A hierarchy, a function, a mechanism of inputs and outputs driven by competition. Maybe a million tiny elements working asynchronously, maybe a huge, labyrinthine conglomeration of life bound by rain and sunlight and soft dirt.

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