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.
COURTESY OF BOWDOIN ATHLETICS The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) named Kate Kerrigan ’18 the WBCA Division III Player of the Year after an exceptional season. Kerrigan joins Eileen Flaherty ’07 as only the second Bowdoin player to receive this award.
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.
Daniel JangLOOKIN' PRETTY ICE: Katie Leininger ’20 faces off for the puck against an opponent from Wesleyan on January 27. The hockey team is looking towards its last regular season series agaisnt Trinity College at home this weekend.
courtesy of Brian BeardSkiing to victory: Kaitlynn Miller ’14 was named to the 2018 U.S. Olympic Cross Country Skiing Team, which will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea. Miller graduated from Bowdoin as one of the finest Nordic skiers in the program’s history and recently finished third overall in the 1.3 km classic at the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
Men’s tennis doubles team Luke Tercek ’18 and Grant Urken ’19 performed spectacularly well at the ITA-Oracle Cup in Rome, Georgia last Saturday. Tercek and Urken soundly defeated duos from Emory and Skidmore before falling to Tyler Raclin and Jeremy Yuan of Chicago in the finals.