Student Life

After the Storm: Bowdoin, Brunswick Dig Out

Photographer Michele Stapleton captured scenes on campus and on Maine Street during the calm day that followed the blizzard.

Embracing the Ice: Bowdoin’s 3rd Annual Arctic Museum Reception

“This year we went all out!” said Silvia Serban, assistant director of Student Activities. “We’re always looking to innovate.”

Bowdoin College Tells Its Story: A Year in Digital Review


Bowdoin’s digital media team has put together an online scrapbook of sorts of some of the college’s highlights from the past year.

Students Organize First-ever Bowdoin Hackathon

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Students interested in boosting Bowdoin’s computer programing culture are organizing the college’s first hackathon, on Feb. 6-8.

Alternative Break Students Study Poverty and Policy

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The intertwining of policy with social issues was deliberate. “We wanted to give students the big picture, an overview of the policies that affect issues on the ground,” Garcia explained.

Bowdoin’s ‘Dinner With Six Strangers’ Strikes Home

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Cordelia Zars ’17 created a radio story on this year’s Dinner With Six Strangers event, which was centered on the theme of ‘home.’

2014 Winter Dance Show: The Student Clubs

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The Winter Dance Show’s first half featured performances by Shirokuma Taiko, Obvious, Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble, Polar Bear Swing, Vague, and Anokha. The second half was dedicated to Arabesque’s performance of “The Nutcracker.”

Singing Tradition: Bowdoin’s Annual A Cappella Winter Concert

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Bowdoin’s six a cappella groups sang both Christmas songs and non-holiday themed songs at the annual winter show.

Hockey Players Skate With Dazzled Kids, Collect Food for the Needy

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The men’s and women’s ice hockey teams recently held their annual Skate With the Polar Bears food drive at the Sidney J. Watson Arena.

Bowdoin Art Activists Brighten Local Rec Center

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The student club, which is made up of about 10 active members, has just completed its first big project of the year.

Students Turn the Tables on Dining

Sophomores Emily Campbell, Thomas Capone, Matt Dias Costa and Allison Silfen wanted to let dining staff rest their feet and be treated to a home-cooked meal by students for once.

Bowdoin Music Collective’s Winter Showcase

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Singer-songwriters, guitarists, keyboardists and several bands performed at a recent Bowdoin Music Collective show at Jack Magee’s Pub.

A Burst of Color at 19th Annual Sunsplash Craft Fair

Each year before the holiday break, Student Activities transforms Smith Union into a vibrant and diverse arts and craft show.

Flash Mob Offers Unexpected Dining Hall Concert

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Artist-in-residence George Lopez and the Bowdoin Orchestra dropped unexpectedly into Thorne Dining Hall the other night to play the first movement of Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.”

Climbers Compete in First Bates-Bowdoin-Colby Tournament


Fifteen Bowdoin students recently traveled to Bates College’s climbing wall to compete in the first-ever Bates-Bowdoin-Colby climbing tournament.

The Fastest, By Land and By Sea

The running and swimming teams faced off Wednesday afternoon for their annual Aquathalon.

A Campus Responds: Q&A With Students Who Staged Hands-up, Die-in Demonstrations

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Last week, Bowdoin students responded to the recent events in Ferguson, New York City and Cleveland by staging a “Hands-up” photo shoot on the Museum of Art steps and a die-in in the campus dining halls.

Give and Take: Sustainable Stuff Swap at Burnett House


To encourage recycling, Burnett House, one of the eight College Houses, held a recent “sustainable stuff swap.”

Top Investor Talks to Students About Getting Ahead

Harvey Elsen speaks to students at a recent talk in Ladd House

Harvey Eisen, Chairman and CEO of Wright Investor’s Service and “one of the America’s leading portfolio managers,” according to the Bowdoin College Financial Society, offered a number of insights into getting hired, being successful and making money.

A Rare Glimpse into Bowdoin’s Mysterious, Lovely Bliss Room

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The Bowdoin Art Society, a student group made up of art lovers, recently arranged a tour of the Bliss Room on the second floor of Hubbard Hall.