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Vaughn Vial

Staff Writer — Class of 2025

Number of articles: 28

First Article: November 5, 2021

Latest Article: November 17, 2023


SJP sit-in challenges Michael Rubin’s rhetoric on Israel-Palestine violence

As students, faculty and community members entered the doors of Sills Hall on Monday night, they were asked: “sit-in or talk?” While a lecture from Dr. Michael Rubin discussing  the violence occuring in Israel and Palestine took place in Smith Auditorium, roughly 150 students participating in Bowdoin Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)’s silent sit-in lined the hall leading to the auditorium in protest of Rubin’s rhetoric and in support of a ceasefire.

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Heather Berg gives GSWS “Porn Work” virtual talk examining sex, labor and late capitalism

On Thursday night, the College hosted Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis Heather Berg to give a talk entitled “Porn Work: Sex, Labor, and Late Capitalism.” The lecture, which was held on Zoom, was the first in a fall series put on by the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program (GSWS).

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M Soccer

Men’s soccer: Three and O, ready to grow

Last Friday night found Bowdoin men’s soccer tied 0-0 with Bates ten minutes into the second half. In front of a crowd packed with equal parts Bowdoin and Bates fans, striker Felipe Rueda Duran ’26 threaded the ball between three Bates defenders and launched it forward, where it collided with the cleat of his fellow sophomore, Mateo Pacelli ’26, and then promptly made contact with the back of the net.

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Ladd reopens doors in celebration of intersectionality

After a year of renovations, Ladd House reintroduced itself to students on Thursday evening with a welcome event, which took up the whole first floor of the building and spilled out onto the patio. The event was complete with music, affinity group stations and a formidable line in front of the Taco the Town food truck.

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Portrait of an Artist

Portrait of an Artist: Tracy McMullen

Professor of Music Tracy McMullen’s journey into jazz was neither direct nor without resistance. Raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, McMullen’s introduction to jazz came from a high school stage band visiting her elementary school. “For me, it’s definitely mysterious how I had this love of jazz,” McMullen said.

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“Our Town” wows despite last-minute change

Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “Our Town” depicts the lives of everyday people living in the fictional town of Grover’s Corner, N.H. at the beginning of the 20th century. This weekend, the Department of Theater and Dance is opening its own unique take of the American classic, directed by Professor of Theater Davis Robinson.

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Chamberfest leaves audience impressed

Early on Monday evening the Department of Music held Chamberfest, a performance featuring groups of musicians and soloists that spanned across many different genres, traditions and eras of music. Listeners heard everything from a cello solo to a classical guitar duet to a trombone ensemble in Studzinski Recital Hall.

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M Basketball

Men’s basketball builds on hot start to season

After their win over Husson University on Wednesday, Bowdoin’s men’s basketball team has launched into their season with a 7-2 start. The team looks vastly different from a year and a half ago with the entrance of new head coach Alex Lloyd and two new talented classes to go alongside the already proven upperclassmen.

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