First years, sophomores and upperclassmen alike filed into Jack Magee’s Pub Monday night for the Smith Union spot’s first concert of the academic year: a brief but dynamic show from student band Far From Juno organized for first year orientation.
“My mother’s womb,” Sajel Surati ’25 said, when asked where she was really from. In the Lamarche Gallery, hanging neatly below their speaker’s portrait, are dozens of similar replies—some punctuated and to the point, some dreamy and meandering, but all exploring the same, loaded question: What are you?
A hodgepodge of wallpaper details, nooks, crannies and even a time capsule, Bowdoin’s David Saul Smith Union is more than just your average student center. Before the building was constructed, the campus had no comparable student center.