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About Town

By the books: Gulf of Maine fosters community

Sam HoneggerA NOVEL IDEA: Gary Lawless opened Gulf of Maine Books in 1973 in Lewiston. Today, the store's Maine Street location is a destination for book lovers from the Bowdoin and Brunswick communities. Holding court behind the counter as two men from a local band walk through the store’s glass door, Gary Lawless asks: “What’s a drummer who’s lost his girlfriend?” It’s quiet for a beat.

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Bowdoin Back Home

A home revived in the heart of ‘flyover country’

Courtesy of Emily CohenROYALTY, LOYALTY: Some parts of Kansas City have experienced redevelopment in recent years, but old institutions remain meaningful. Some, like the Royals, the major league baseball team, represents both sides. Kansas City natives Camille Serrano '18 and Maggie Burke '21 have always like their hometown, but have noticed a lot more national attention.

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Talk of the Quad

From S.A.D. to spring

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.

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Space, Place and Sucking Face

Queer faces, straight places: inclusion at Bowdoin

Jenny Ibsen Last Thursday night, I attended my first “underground queer party.” Inspired by Wesleyan’s biweekly “secret gay keg parties,” this was intended to bring together and revitalize Bowdoin’s lackluster queer community. This party wasn’t the local gay club I frequented abroad, replete with handsome men in their mid-twenties, strobe lights, drag queens and complimentary drinks.

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