You can find out just about anything with a few keystrokes or a voice command. Got a question? Ask Alexa. Or Siri. Or Cortana. Google’s “year in search” for 2017 showed that, more than anything, people used the search engine to ask “how.” There’s a lot we want to know, learn, and understand. As easy as technology makes it, there’s something special about hearing from a person—someone we know who knows. As it turns out, the Bowdoin community is filled with people like that.
- Alvin Hall ’74 on How To Tell a Good Story
- Rob Burns ’07 and Michael Oxton ’07 on How To (Home)Brew World-Class Beer
- Courtney Reichert ’06 on How To Help Your Reluctant Math Student
- Sarah Horn ’07 with Five Tips for Every Pet Owner
- Kate Adams ’89 on How To Assist Aging Parents
- Nat Wheelwright on How To Observe and Analyze Nature
- Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79 on How To Build Mental Toughness
- Joe Tecce ’55 on How To Know If Someone Is Lying
- Rebecca Knapp Adams ’88 on How To Find Yard Sale Treasures
- Benje Douglas on How To Respond To Harassment
This article first appeared in the Winter 2018 edition of Bowdoin magazine.