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Wayback Wednesday: Orient’s ‘College Notes’ a Precursor to Facebook? Archives

Wayback Wednesday is a popular feature that began on Bowdoin’s Facebook page in 2011. Today’s challenge: Guess the year these College Notes were published in the Bowdoin Orient. (Class years have been hidden so as not to give away the answer.) Each one is part of a column in a single issue of the Orient – perhaps a precursor to the modern day Facebook. Scroll below for the answer.


The correct answer is: The Bowdoin Orient, Vol. XXXVI, No. 2, published on April 27, 1906.