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Opinion

The Idiot

Cold climate fuels the ego

Prolonged existence within cold environments feeds the ego. Or, at least, this has been my experience since hitting the hot and dusty, eastbound out of Los Angeles and settling in Maine last fall. And before I’m met with any gripes …

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The fight against the erasure of John B. Russwurm

Despite his contributions to addressing the struggles of being Black in America, Bowdoin College’s first Black student, John Brown Russwurm (Class of 1826), has been erased, hidden and overlooked by the College. During his lifetime (1799-1851), Russwurm taught Black history …

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Editorial

Pack the stands

Last Saturday night, the men’s hockey team defeated Colby in front of a sold-out Sidney J. Watson Arena. Over 1,900 students, alumni and community members came to show their support for Bowdoin. Alumni tickets sold out in under two hours. …

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Editorial

We mean business

Returning to the snowy, sleepy town of Brunswick, Maine in the middle of the winter—especially for those who spend break in a large, bustling city—can feel a little bit like going into hibernation. The sidewalks are slippery, the air is …

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Editorial

What flies with AI?

With the end of another semester comes another Bowdoin Orient Student Survey (BOSS). When you all filled it out (we hope), you may have noticed a new set of questions asking Polar Bears about their habits around generative artificial intelligence …

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