Finding opportunities to play sanctioned team sports has been challenging this semester, but as the semester comes to close, intramural soccer playoffs are providing students opportunities to bring some competitive spirit. During the fall semester, Bowdoin was only able to offer one team intramural: badminton, a sport that allows for social distancing.
Intramural badminton has adapted to the College’s health guidelines without losing its spirit of competition or its fun atmosphere. “I thought [badminton] was a good way to get out of my room, especially because it’s different with COVID this year,” Ben Heinrich ’23 said in a FaceTime interview with the Orient.
With all varsity and most club sports cancelled this semester due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and strict on-campus health and safety guidelines, chances to make friends, decompress and get some exercise—typically provided by sports teams—are both rare and valuable.