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Talk of the Quad

Heart for history

I’ll admit it: Maine’s lighthouses entered my imagination long before Bowdoin or the rest of the state did.

First seeing lighthouses in a cartoon at five years old and following it up with a healthy dose of lighthouse books, magazines, …

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Talk of the Quad

Mirror, mirror

There’s a small coffee shop right down the street from my high school in Pittsburgh, Pa. It’s one of those newer, trendier local spots—the walls and tables are covered in plants, and Bon Iver and Hozier play quietly from the …

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Turning Point

Mother knows best

You know the feeling when you’re thinking about life after Bowdoin?—dread, excitement, anxiety, uncertainty, a hint of nausea? There’s no word for it, but we’ve all felt it.

It’s the feeling that you’re at, or approaching, a turning point in …

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