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Chayma Charifi

Orient Staff — Class of 2025

Number of articles: 28

First Article: September 24, 2021

Latest Article: April 14, 2023

Inside “Chuffed”: Brunswick’s woman-owned barber shop

Kristy Beury-Moore is an art school drop-out, cosmetologist, the second-best female wrestler in Maine and the owner of Chuffed, Brunswick’s woman-owned barber shop located on Maine Street. Chuffed was founded in March 2022 with a mission to offer a friendly and trendy spot for anybody looking for a stylish, manageable haircut.

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Talk of the Quad

God is dead, but Cupid isn’t!

One fateful day, German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, “God is dead!” And on an even more fateful day, Chayma Charifi wrote, “God is dead.… but Cupid isn’t!” According to Nietzsche, God’s death means that humans are now free to create their own values and meanings.

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Science and Technology

AI Ethics Board weighs the uses and misuses of ChatGPT

In November, the San Francisco-based research firm OpenAI launched ChatGPT, an advanced artificial intelligence (AI) interface capable of generating essays and creating computer code, which is now open to the public. ChatGPT’s popularity has spread to academia, prompting charged discussions amongst administrators and faculty in higher education, including Professor of Digital and Computational Studies Eric Chown and Professor of Government Michael Franz, both members of the National Initiative on AI Ethics board at the College.

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McKeen Center

The Bowdoin Friends talk “Bowdoin and the Common Good”

The Association of Bowdoin Friends, which aims to connect the College and Brunswick communities, returned yesterday from a hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to sponsor the community lecture series: “Bowdoin and the Common Good.” Led by Director of the Mckeen Center for the Common Good Sarah Seames, the talk served to inform the greater community about the College’s commitment to the Common Good.

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Mónica Guzmán ’05 talks on effective communication across political divides

On Monday, author, journalist and conversational bridge-builder Mónica Guzmán ’05 delivered a talk at Kresge Auditorium about her best-selling book “I Never Thought About It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times.” The “Fireside Chat” was hosted by the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good and facilitated by Alondra Romero ’24 and Samuel S.

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Talk of the Quad

Why are we catapulting in classrooms?

I didn’t start talking until I was three years old. One of my first conversations was with four walls in my grandmother’s home in Morocco. My mom tells me that I would “faire la bise’’ each wall, enthusiastically (and in Moroccan fashion) talking a mile a minute: “How are you!” “Oh, it’s so great to see you.” “How are the kids?” I nodded along to imaginary responses, carving out equal pockets of ‘eye contact’ to ensure each wall got its share of my attention.

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Rachel Lord Center hosts first “Belong at Bowdoin” workshop

The Rachel Lord Center for Religious and Spiritual Life hosted its first installment of the “Belong at Bowdoin” workshop series on Wednesday. Led by Director of the Rachel Lord Center for Religious and Spiritual Life Oliver Goodrich, the series intends to help Bowdoin students build new relationships and nurture established ones.

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SWAG hosts discussion to process leaked Roe v. Wade draft

In response to recent news about the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade, the Sexuality, Women and Gender (SWAG) center hosted a discussion entitled “Processing the Leaked Roe v. Wade Draft.” The discussion hosted at 24 College served as a space for students to find community, share their thoughts on the leaked draft and become energized for more advocacy work.

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Asbury ’03 and Garcia-Moreno ’81 to spearhead Presidential search

Following President Rose’s announced resignation, the College is in the market for a new President. Chair of the Bowdoin Board of Trustees Robert White ’77 P’15 appointed two trustees, Sydney Asbury ’03 and Bertrand Garcia-Moreno ’81 P’17, to co-chair a presidential search committee with the hope of finding a new President that aligns with Bowdoin’s institutional goals.

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College further eases COVID-19 guidelines

With consistently low case numbers in recent weeks, the College further loosened its COVID-19 restrictions throughout campus this week. In a campus-wide email on February 11, COVID-19 Resource Coordinator Mike Ranen announced that Bowdoin Dining Services would return to full capacity beginning on Monday, February 14.

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Talk of the Quad

The south is not your scapegoat

“What are y’all sorry about?” Following my first semester as a Polar Bear, I nearly bawled after seeing a cowboy hat at the Memphis International Airport. That flamboyant hat, paired with muddy cowboy boots and a raspy Southern drawl was enough to make me break out into song.

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RISE: Working together to represent the female experience

With auditions for RISE, the performance of Bowdoin women’s stories, coming to a close, the leadership team looks forward to an in-person production they hope will make campus culture safer for women. Khue Anh Tran ’25, a member of the RISE leadership team, was responsible for facilitating auditions with the rest of the RISE team on Sunday.

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