Seniors design Free Time app to simplify scheduling
The question, "when are you free?" never seems to have a quick and easy answer. Seniors Ben Johnson, Nathan Merritt and Houston Kraft may have found a solution to this problem, however, with their new iPhone app, Free Time. "It basically looks at your calendar from a new perspective," said Kraft. "It imports the calendar from your phone, and shows the blocks of free time when you are available, and you can quickly share those with people."
Hashtags, trends and retweets: Twitter takes flight at Bowdoin
Dismissed by many as a glorified Facebook status update, Twitter has proven to be a powerful social media tool for some students at Bowdoin. Some merely use the popular interface for recreation, others use it to communicate important information to a larger audience, and even others advertise and forge business contacts by way of Twitter's 140 character messages. Within the Bowdoin community, Twitter exposes students to a range of current happenings on campus. Looking at the handle @bsgpresident, run by John Connolly '11, students can read things like, "Have an opinion about Meatless Mondays? The organizers will be talking to BSG Wed. night at 830 in Daggett. Stop by to share your opinion."
Chapel bell updates help community keep with the times
The Chapel's belltower is part of all students' daily lives, relentlessly reminding them of the passage of time day in and day out—and yet, no one knows much about how these iconic bells work. The Chapel, built in the mid-1800s, did not originally have the bell-ringing system that it does today. At first, there was only one bell that was housed in the North Tower (the tower closer to Massachusetts Hall), which was attached to a rope and a wheel. The bell was made by Blake Bell Company and signaled the beginning and end of each class. Today, this bell is no longer in operation. The bells that currently
Indecisive students find few problems switching majors
The only roadblock to switching your major is the door to Moulton Union. Stressful for many students and easy for others, declaring a major is a symbolic step toward graduating from college. By the end of sophomore year, students are expected to have an idea of what they wish to pursue for the remainder of their college careers. Despite this expectation, this is not the case for all students on campus. Some students consider the possibility of changing their major after declaring, which can complicate decisions about life beyond Bowdoin.
Updating a tradition: the Bowdoin Magazine goes digital
Since 1927, the Bowdoin Magazine has connected College alumni with their alma mater. Now, as it continues its transition from print to online media, the Magazine is becoming more accessible to students and expanding its role as a facilitator of communication between all members of the Bowdoin community.