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Sam Borne

Orient Staff — Class of 2026

Number of articles: 13

First Article: September 30, 2022

Latest Article: September 8, 2023


Dean talks Watergate, fifty years on

“First, let me thank you for warning me we’re being taped, and we know where the machine and recording is,” Former White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon John Dean said. Dean and Nixon historian Timothy Naftali discussed the Watergate Scandal and its greater impact on American government and society last night at Kresge Auditorium.

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CSA provides Christian and interfaith community

Whether through Bible study groups or s’mores and songs around the bonfire, the Christian Students Association (CSA) works hard to provide Bowdoin students who identify as Christian with a sense of religious belonging and community grounded in inclusion, collaboration and celebration of their faith.

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Cichocka explores the impact of narcissism on political landscape

Aleksandra Cichocka, a professor of political psychology at the University of Kent in Canterbury, U.K., believes that psychology has failed to account for narcissistic behaviors in rising right-wing populists. In the VAC Beam classroom Monday, Cichocka explained that for the past half century, researchers have largely believed that selfish desire is the primary motivator of human behavior.

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Faculty debate first-year advising options, changes to new faculty hiring

After an extensive review of the current first-year advising program and a prolonged effort to devise alternatives, faculty voiced their opinions about the future of first-year advising at this semester’s third faculty meeting. The meeting, moderated by Associate Professor of Government Jeffrey Selinger, was held on Monday in Daggett Lounge and continued prior discussions about changes to the faculty hiring process.

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On books

I used to read more. I would come home from school and spend hours sitting in the branches of the tree in our backyard, high enough above the ground to feel I had been transported to the world of Percy Jackson or Artemis Fowl, later venturing to Middle Earth and beyond.

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Professor lectures on controversial study justifying Cold War-era development

Jason Pribilsky, a professor of anthropology at Whitman College, delivered a lecture on Wednesday about the Vicos Project to discuss the morality of humanitarian efforts in developing countries. The Vicos Project was a controversial anthropological study in the Peruvian Andes under the auspices of Cornell University in the 1950s, during the height of the Cold War.

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Talk of the Quad

On snow

It’s become the universalized symbol of winter: the first snow, where you run out in the now cold air. A light dusting covers the ground and you try to catch a snowflake on your tongue. I always look forward to that first snow of the year, because it marks the changing of the seasons and the beginning of a beautiful winter.

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CXD Sophomore Bootcamp returns to campus sparking praise, criticism and reflection

Sophomores attended the various workshops, networking events and panels offered by Career Exploration and Development (CXD) for the fifth iteration of Sophomore Bootcamp last week. For CXD, the goal of Bootcamp is to provide students with an opportunity to explore potential career paths while also developing skills and resources that will aid them in their job search, including resume building, cover letter writing and networking.

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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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M Soccer

Men’s soccer rebounds with shutout victory

The men’s soccer team (6–1–1; 2–1–1 NESCAC) is no longer undefeated after a 1-1 tie to Middlebury College (4–1–2; 1–1–2 NESCAC) and a 2–1 loss to Williams College (3–0–4; 2–0–2 NESCAC) last weekend. Prior to those two matches, the team was 5–0–0, scoring more than four goals in three of those matches.

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