In my last edition of Burning Bowdoin Questions, I will answer every (and I mean every) remaining question that was asked of me. While I may not be able to provide the same level of detail for each question as in past issues, in celebration of curiosity, I can’t bring myself to leave any unanswered.
Are you frustrated by the lack of bike racks around campus? Or maybe the lack of glacial ice cores? Or even the lack of island living options for students? Well, I have answers to address all of these common concerns.
Dragons and squirrels are more similar than meets the eye. In this edition of Burning Bowdoin Questions, I investigated how these winged and tailed creatures found a home in Brunswick. My first question came to me in a late-night conversation with a friend who excitedly said, “Do you know the story of the Brunswick High Dragon?” Of course, I did not, but I knew that it was a perfect next Bowdoin Burning Question after she began to explain it to me.
This week, in my third set of inquiries, I tackled two things near and dear to my Bowdoin experience: the libraries and Frank J. Wood. One of my friends came to me practically on fire with the first question: What’s the deal with the economics and government libraries in Hubbard Hall?
Bowdoin has become synonymous with a bear native to a region over 1,000 miles north of its campus—the polar bear. So I set out to finally settle the question: Why the polar bear? In the first installment of Burning Bowdoin Questions, I seek to discover when the polar bear was first introduced as the Bowdoin mascot and how the abundance of taxidermy made it all the way to Brunswick.