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Talia Traskos-Hart

Staff Writer — Class of 2025

Number of articles: 21

First Article: September 30, 2022

Latest Article: September 29, 2023

Dining Service

18,000 spoonfuls of sugar: the Bowdoin Bake Shop’s sweet and secret operations

At 4:30 a.m. each morning, the Bake Shop above Thorne Hall begins filling muffin tins with homemade batter. 2,000 muffins are baked each week, but the Bake Shop’s operations do not stop there. From homemade breads to pastries to pies and cakes, Bowdoin’s Dining Service relies upon its baking staff for sweets at every meal of the day.

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Arctic Studies

Bowdoin students venture to Arctic as program expands

For over 160 years, Bowdoin has been connecting students and faculty members with the Arctic, forging intellectual and community relationships across Norway, Finland, Canada, Alaska and Greenland. This summer, the Arctic studies program sent student researchers to Greenland and the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador to continue this legacy of years past.

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Wilco worlds away

My family’s photo albums are filled with mementos of musical pursuits. In one particularly treasured shot, my brother stands on our wooden kitchen floor as rays of sun pour in through wide glass windows. Though the table and chairs tower over him, he is more enthusiastic than his size might suggest as he strums a toy guitar, his head thrown back in classic rock star fashion.

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Hatch student employees face substantial cuts to working hours due to library re-financing

Student workers at Hatch Science Library have had their hours cut by as much as half in response to budgeting re-evaluations that have reduced student working hours across the Bowdoin library system. In total, 20 weekly hours of student work were cut this semester for Hatch employees, which has raised concerns around the future of student employment in the library system.

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Russian Department virtually hosts Nataliya Shpylova-Saeed in first lecture of Russia-Ukraine war series

Ukrainian scholar Nataliya Shpylova-Saeed gave a virtual lecture to the College community yesterday entitled “Russia’s War On Ukraine: Culture, Memory, Politics” in which she explored the history of shifting Russian and Ukrainian identities. Shpylova-Saaed, a visiting professor in the department of Russian and Eurasian studies at Colgate University, recently gained her Ph.D.

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Michael Kolster discusses influence and inspiration at “Paris Park Photographs” book launch

Editor’s note 10/21/2022 at 3:13 p.m. EDT: A previous version of this article mistakenly identified Michelle Kuo as a curator. The article has been updated with Kuo’s proper titles as writer, lawyer and activist. Professor of Art and Chair of the Visual Arts Division of the Department of Art Michael Kolster presented photographs from his new book on Thursday in Hawthorne-Longfellow library.

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Speaker Magali Armillas-Tiseyra discusses reverberations of Latin American literary boom

Students gathered in the Shannon Room on Wednesday afternoon to hear from Magali Armillas-Tiseyra on author Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s modern literary influence. Armillas-Tiseyra is an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Pennsylvania State University and the author of “The Dictator Novel: Writers and Politics in the Global South.” In her speech, “The Legacies of the Latin American ‘Boom,’” Armillas-Tiseyra discussed the legacy of Garcia Marquez’s 1967 “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” which students in a Hispanic Studies seminar on Garcia Marquez are reading now.

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