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Catalina Escobedo

Staff Writer — Class of 2026

Number of articles: 21

First Article: October 14, 2022

Latest Article: December 1, 2023


Colby lecturer parses history of Israel and Palestine conflict from 1917–1948

Bowdoin Hillel and the Department of Government and Legal Studies collaborated to bring lecturer in Jewish Studies and director of Jewish Student Life at Colby College Lauren Cohen Fisher to Kresge Auditorium on Tuesday evening. Fisher illuminated historical events occurring from 1917 to 1948 that have shaped the political dynamic between Israel and Palestine and contextualized present violence in the region.

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Student Affairs

Division of Student Affairs introduces new Director of Student Leadership Development position

The Division of Student Affairs recently welcomed Bowdoin alumna Sara Binkhorst ’15 as the College’s first director of student leadership development. Binkhorst started her role on Wednesday and is responsible for establishing a framework of what student leadership looks like at the College and how to unify all existing leadership initiatives.

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“Palisadia”: Spritz ’23 leaves Maine for the city

Although it’s not his first film that has screened at Bowdoin, “Palisadia” is Henry Spritz’s ’23 last before he graduates. The film, which premiered in Sills Hall last Friday, tells the story of an actress living in New York City as she navigates both the acting in a movie and her life outside her work, as the experiences begin to increasingly mirror one another.

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BSG discusses Integrated Health Survey, office hours initiative

Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) convened on Wednesday to discuss the Integrated Health Survey (IHS), the success of Tuesday night’s BSG office hours and the winter concert happening Saturday in Morrell Gymnasium. BSG was joined by Director of Gender Violence Prevention and Health Education Rachel Reinke to brainstorm how to incentivize students to take the IHS so that certain areas of health education can be strategically bolstered by the College.

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Portrait of an Artist

Portrait of an Artist: Julia Jennings ’23

Since being cast in the role of a murderous old woman during her freshman year of high school, actor, writer and director Julia Jennings ’23 has only grown in her understanding and appreciation of theater. From studying at the National Theater Institute (NTI) in 2022 to, more recently, writing and developing a play titled “In the End, we all go to Providence,” Jennings has been involved in many different facets of theater production, ranging from writing to acting to stage management.

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BSG debates EdGE program

On Wednesday, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) convened with Director of Multicultural Life Eduardo Pazos to discuss the Education through Global Engagement (EdGE) diversity and inclusion training platform. The Class of 2026 was the first to use this platform in its mandatory diversity and inclusion training in the fall.

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Mask mania: New BCMA exhibit explores Papua New Guinean funeral masks

This fall, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) opened its new exhibition of Papua New Guinean funeral masks titled “The Masks of Memories: Art and Ceremony in Nineteenth Century Oceania.” The exhibition shares the powerful history of the masks, detailing their creation on the island of New Ireland, their significance as cultural artifacts and the way in which they were acquired by the BCMA.

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Nurturing community through henna

Aniqa Chowdhury ’26 has just begun her journey at Bowdoin and is already working to create a stronger community for herself and others. Her creative journey began after teaching herself henna at age eleven. Now, she is sharing her art with the campus community.

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