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Roither Gonzales

Orient Staff — Class of 2020

Number of articles: 10

First Article: October 20, 2017

Latest Article: April 13, 2018

Talk of the Quad

From S.A.D. to spring

Alex Burns When I was looking at colleges, I placed a very particular (almost unreasonable) emphasis on the weather. I wasn’t looking for anything perfect; rather I wanted something different. The weather in Los Angeles always seemed too sunny and perfect—in fact the weather in California is so perfect that we have a perpetual problem with droughts.

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Safety and Security

In wake of Parkland, College to hold first-ever lockdown drill

Sometime on the week of March 5, the Office of Safety and Security will hold its first ever on-campus lockdown drill, during which all campus buildings will be locked and inaccessible with OneCards. Although this drill comes shortly after a shooter killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Associate Director of Safety and Security Dave Profit said that this drill has been planned for months and was not influenced by the event.

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M Basketball

Men’s basketball rebounds against Bates

Caroline FlahartyWhat a baller: Hugh O’Neil ’19 reaches towards a jump ball in the game against Saint Joseph’s on Tuesday, which the Polar Bears lost 77-58. The men’s basketball team broke its incredible six-game winning streak this week with two losses against Colby and Saint Joseph’s, but rebounded against Bates on Thursday, beating the Bobcats 70-63 to get back into the win column.

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Student Government

Career Planning, BSG launch myth-busting campaign

Last week, the Career Planning Center (CPC) and Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) announced a new initiative called “Just the Facts,” an attempt by both groups to better inform students of the career resources and opportunities available to them on campus, while also demystifying and debunking common misconceptions about the role of the CPC and its priorities.

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Equestrian team focuses on rebuilding

After keeping a low profile for many years, the Bowdoin equestrian team has decided to use this time to rebuild and refocus the team’s effort on increasing its organization, skills, and accessibility. The equestrian team has kept a relatively low profile in previous years—preferring to remain a smaller group of students that worked closely together.

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