Between 1946 and 1949, it was hard to find an edition of the Orient in which the name Matthew D. Branche ’49 did not appear. His athletic dominance earned him a great deal of notoriety throughout the state of Maine.
If you haven’t heard the story of Iran’s “Blue Girl,” it’s not your fault. It has been a blip in a news cycle dominated by Brexit, Antonio Brown and the Global Climate Strike that many within the Bowdoin community participated in.
August marked three years since Colin Kaepernick chose to take a stand by taking a knee against racial injustice. As is the case with most matters of race in this country, few were willing to take him to task on the issues that he intended to bring to light.