Student Life

Maine Muslims Speak About Life Under Trump

The Muslim Student Association and Howell House on Tuesday night hosted a panel of Muslim immigrants who are educators, writers and politicians in Maine. Speakers shared their stories about starting their lives in the US and how President Trump administration’s rhetoric and actions have affected Muslim communities in the state.

Six Government Professors Speculate on the Trump Presidency

Two student political groups on campus — the Bowdoin College Democrats and Bowdoin College Republicans — recently organized a panel of government professors to speak about President Donald Trump’s rise to power and how his presidency might change the US and shift the world order.

Students Light Up for the Lunar New Year

This year the Asian Student Association, Chinese Language and Culture Club, International Club, and Chinese Language Program put on a bright celebration for the lunar new year, inviting the rest of the campus to their party.

Cordelia Zars ’16: Three Siblings Rediscover the Grand Canyon and Each Other

Cordelia Zars ’16 first hiked the Grand Canyon with her brothers when she was six years old. Since that trip she has parted with the West, and her brothers, to come to college in Maine. But her deep bonds to the earth and to her brothers have not faded.

Dean’s Office Invites Immigration Lawyers to Explain Trump’s Executive Orders

Bowdoin students have been asking administrators and professors to help them better understand US immigration policy — both what it is currently and what it could become, according to Leana Amaez, Bowdoin’s associate dean of students for diversity and inclusion.

Bowdoin Curling Team a Stone-Cold Hit on the Ice

Momentum has been building within Bowdoin’s curling team. Over the past four years its membership has grown from just five players to nearly twenty. The WCSH newsmagazine 207 visited Watson Arena to catch the team in action and capture the energy behind the quirky sport.

Students Debate Ideological Diversity in ‘What Matters’ Campus Conversation

The issue of political diversity on campus, or the lack thereof, was the subject of a student debate February 3, 2017.

After Intense Winter Service Trip, Students Reflect

Members of the Bowdoin community recently gathered in the Cram Alumni Barn to celebrate the conclusion of the Alternative Winter Break program and to hear from student participants about their experiences.

Environmental Activism Right Now, in the US and in Maine

“The environmental community will be strong and probably stronger after [Trump’s presidency],” Lisa Pohlmann said. “There will be hard-fought losses, no question about it. But state and local progress will happen no matter what.”

Basketball Legend Chamique Holdsclaw Discusses Mental Illness

A wide array of people came out to hear Chamique Holdsclaw talk in Kresge Auditorium about her successful basketball career and her struggles with mental illness, from student athletes to staff, faculty and alumni.

Bowdoin Senior Follows 63-year-old Art History Trail to Hiroshima

Bowdoin’s Michael Amano ’17 had a Curatorial Fellowship from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art to spend last summer in Japan tracking down and interviewing some of the people who had participated in a 1952-1953 art exchange between Japanese and US schoolchildren.

Students Join Portland Rally to Protest Trump’s Immigration Order

Several groups of students traveled to Portland to participate in a City Hall rally organized by Hamdia Ahmed, a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Southern Maine.
A group traveled to Portland yesterday evening to join a City Hall organized by Hamdia Ahmed, a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Southern Maine.

Students Attend McKeen Center’s Spring Volunteer Fair

Several dozen students attended the Spring Volunteer Fair held on January 27, 2017, one of two such events sponsored annually by the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good. Fifteen student groups were represented, including several offering mentoring and tutoring work at local schools, colleges, and in one case, even prisons.

Step Right Up! It’s the Spring Student Activities Fair

It’s a biannual tradition at Bowdoin, happening once in the fall and once in the spring, when Bowdoin’s clubs — old and new — gather at the Student Activities Fair to recruit new members.

Alternative Winter Break Trips Focus on Complex Social Issues

This year, two AWB trips took place: Reproductive Justice, led by Penelope Lusk ’17 and Harriet Fisher ’17, and Immigrants & Refugees, led by Thanh Tran ’19 and Ellen Pham ’18.

Students Enthuse Over Anticipated Highlights of Spring Semester

Students are back in class for the spring semester. A few spoke to us recently about the classes they’re most looking forward to.

Women CompSci Majors Talk Gender, Why They Love Their Field, and Jobs

Bowdoin Women in Computer Science, which was founded by Grace Handler ’17 and Madeline Bustamante ’17 in 2014, aims to not only academically support computer science students but also tries to prepare them for professional success.

New Construction on Campus: Gingerbread Houses

Groups of students affiliated with campus offices competed last week to see who could build the most elaborate gingerbread house. The Outing Club, Student Center for Multicultural Life, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Women’s Resource Center, Counseling Services, and Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity all made some seriously detailed masterpieces.

Finals Time: Students Seek Out Studying Nooks

When finals come around, students can be found squirreled away all over campus, their books and papers spread out around them. We traipsed around to see where students preferred to hole up during the end-of-semester reading and exam period.

Bowdoin Craft Center: Where Students Can Take a Study Break, Make a Pot

On two recent Thursday evenings, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Craft Center Open opened its pottery and art studio to students who wanted to take a study break to make holiday-themed gifts, paint or throw a pot.