There’s nothing like walking home from a long day of classes and extracurriculars to find a dozen people crowding the thin halls of Coleman, munching on Hannaford brand potato chips and waiting for their love lives to be predicted from a random spread of tarot cards on the carpeted floors.
Nothing captures the essence of Bowdoin like a warm sunny day on the Quad. Students lounge on beach blankets shielding their screens from the sun as they attempt to get a reading done. Hammocks and slacklines anchored between two trees create mini coves in an open expanse of grass.
The beloved Lobster Bake has opened the academic year since the 1960s, with students rushing to the Farley Fields in their finest outfits year after year. When cracking a lobster claw and catching up with friends who you have not seen all summer, you rarely stop to think about the preparation and planning that went into putting that lobster on your plate.
Tomorrow and Sunday afternoons at 3:30 p.m., Masque & Gown will replace theater seating with lawn chairs and stage lights for sunshine as it performs Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” on the art museum steps. Until the 1980s, Bowdoin students performed a Shakespeare classic on the museum steps each spring.
In preparation for Ivies celebrations this weekend, the Office of Gender Violence Prevention and Health Education (OGVPHE) hosted “Intervening at Ivies,” a workshop focused on consent in practice this past Wednesday night. “This is another way of just sort of getting out a conversation that I think is more nuanced and giving people more tools to actually think about consent beyond just what the definition is,” Director of Gender Violence Prevention and Health Education Rachel Reinke said.
The Peer Health Program aims to improve health and wellness on campus through interventions and education from a peer perspective. There are currently 40 members of the Peer Health team, each representing a first-year dorm floor.
The Department of Environmental Studies (ES) celebrated its 50th anniversary with a symposium honoring the legacy of the coordinate major and exploring its future at Bowdoin. Last Thursday evening, Teona Willaims ’12 kicked off the symposium with a keynote lecture on her journey as an environmental justice advocate at Bowdoin and her current work as a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in the geography department at Rutgers University.
From Purity Pact to Masque & Gown, Mira Pickus ’25 has made an impact on Bowdoin’s stage within her first two years on campus. Pickus is best known for her comedic roles as a sketch and stand-up performer in Purity Pact, a comedy group made up of women and non-binary students on campus, but her work has touched countless aspects of the theater community from acting to technical design.
On Tuesday evening, the Department of Psychology invited Harvard Medical School assistant professor and Massachusetts General Hospital clinical psychologist Dr. Kate Bentley to campus. In her lecture, Bentley presented her ongoing research on identifying risk factors for suicide and using technology to predict and prevent suicide attempts.
Editor’s note 03/03/23 at 2:32 p.m.: An earlier version of this article mistakenly reported that Governor Janet Mills campaigned in 2018 on indigenous sovereignty for Maine’s Wabanaki nations. This has been corrected to reflect the truth that the governor campaigned “on improving and repairing Maine’s relationship with local tribes.” The sovereignty of Maine’s indigenous tribes hangs in the balance, and Bowdoin students have mobilized.
On Saturday, the Africa Alliance hosted its African Fashion Show with music and outfits from countries all across the continent. Though the fashion show is an annual tradition for the Africa Alliance, the introduction of outside guests and performers made this year’s show a unique event for both audience members and participants.
On Monday, the Committee on Governance and Faculty Affairs (CFA) hosted a faculty forum framed around the role of artificial intelligence (AI) and technology in teaching and learning prompted by the recent popularity of AI software ChatGPT.
Increasing diversity in academia has been a significant concern for collegiate institutions in recent years. As a result, organizations and programs, such as The Consortium for Faculty Diversity (CFD), have emerged to address disparities in diversity in higher learning.
Nate and Armie Mangoba opened Quickly Boba Cafe on December 15, and in just two months of business, they have taken the Tontine Mall Complex by storm with their authentic boba creations. The franchise, based in California, was originally uprooted in Taiwan and has gained rapid popularity in Brunswick.
Dr. Isaiah Bolden ’15 explores ancient chemical “clues” to inspire modern coral conservation techniques
Oceanographer, biochemist and professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Isaiah Bolden ’15 studies ancient coral reefs to understand the effects of climate change on modern reef ecosystems. In his research, he uses a unique approach to coral conservation which he calls “forensic biogeochemistry” to track the health of coral reefs and predict trends using clues from fossilized coral caves, which he focused on in his talk on Monday.
On Monday night, Bowdoin Underrepresented in Medical Professions (BUMP) brought back its popular suture clinic, during which students learned the basic techniques of suturing from Army medical professionals. In addition, the event provided students with information about Army medicine programs.
This week, the Bowdoin Reproductive Justice Coalition (BRJC) hosted its first Reproductive Health Week, a coordinated effort to increase awareness of reproductive health services on campus and bolster student involvement in various arenas of reproductive healthcare advocacy.
Upon entering the barn behind 52 Harpswell, warmth radiates from a small gas stove on the ground, complemented by the nostalgic scent of Thanksgiving cranberry sauce. This scent is the fragrance of elderberry permeating the crisp fall air.
I never realized how comfortable I had become in the “Bowdoin bubble” until I ventured outside of it for the first time since coming to campus. Stepping off the train at Boston’s North Station during Fall Break felt like a jolt to my system in a way that I had never experienced before.
From September 30 to October 2, Bowdoin hosted the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) New England Regional Championship. Players Reid Staples ’24 and Tristan Bradley ’23 advanced to the finals and played each other. Bradley was crowned as champion and qualified for the ITA Cup, which is being hosted by Berry College in Rome, Ga.