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At the International Club’s 2014 annual talent show, students and faculty performed acts representing cultures all over the world, including France, Cambodia, Vietnam, Spain, China and the United States.
Each year, Bowdoin’s student-run International Club hosts a show for students, staff and faculty to play music, dance, sing or, as the case may be, perform card tricks. The club also orders takeout from local ethnic restaurants, treating the show’s attendees to a feast of noodles, curries and spicy stir-fries.
The Saturday evening show included the following performers: Phoebe Zhang ’16 (piano); Max Miao ’17 (xiao); Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics Justin Marks (vocals); Alexis Little ’14 (piano and vocal); Justin Hung ’15 (guitar); Violet Ranson ’16 (poetry); Lucy Luo ’16 and Richard Guo ’17 (magic card performance); Viet Nguyen ’14 (piano and vocal); Amalie MacGowan ’15 (vocal); June Guo ’16 and June Woo ’16 (dance); Chandy Eng and Sivgech Chheng (dance and vocal); and Adjunct Lecturer in French Erin Curren (dance). Read the full story.
Here’s another acronym for you: SPI, or Social Progress Index. Heard of it? Probably not, since it’s a newly developed indicator that is especially designed to be a non-economic measure of well-being. SPI tracks 132 countries across 54 indicators that look at social, health and environmental factors. When SPI is then situated with GDP, we can see how countries do in social inclusiveness compared to economic strength — typically correlated but not always. Just one example is Brazil and Kuwait, which rank about the same in terms of social progress, despite the Gulf country having four times the GDP per person. See GDP vs. SPI graphed and how different countries fall onto the graph on the Economist.
Women’s Lacrosse — The women’s lacrosse team celebrated Senior Day with a resounding 17-2 non-conference win over Wheaton Sunday.
Men’s Tennis — The men’s tennis team couldn’t overcome a 3-0 deficit after doubles play in an eventual 7-2 loss to Amherst Sunday at Maine Pines Tennis Club.
Women’s Tennis — The women’s tennis team came within a single match of upsetting second-ranked Emory Sunday afternoon, falling 5-4 to the Eagles in a non-conference match at Maine Pines Tennis Club.
Softball — The softball team dropped a pair of low-scoring games to defending national champion Tufts Sunday afternoon.
Rowing — The Bowdoin crew shone in the Knechy Cup finals on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J. on Sunday. The First Men and First Women took gold, the Second Women were silver, and the Novice Women won the bronze. Complete results here.
Sailing — The Bowdoin sailing team competed in a pair of regattas this weekend as their season comes to its homestretch. A complete report from Coach Pizzo here.
In an education system that increasingly favors expository writing and the analysis of non-fiction text, learning to write in iambic pentameter and fabricating interpretations from cryptic stanzas might seem unnecessary to some. In fact, many high school literature teachers are cutting the study of poetry from their lesson plans. While this may be debilitating to the study of literature, Andrew Simmons — a high school literature teacher and writer for The Atlantic — argues that the solution for this isn’t so straight forward.
Women’s Lacrosse — Bowdoin’s Jordan Smith scored six goals to lead the Polar Bear women’s lacrosse team to a 9-6 win over Wesleyan Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field.
Men’s Lacrosse — In a battle of top-20 squads, the Wesleyan University men’s lacrosse team got a late goal from Graham Macnab to take a 11-10 win over Bowdoin Saturday afternoon.
Softball — The softball team completed a series sweep of Colby with a pair of wins Saturday afternoon.Baseball — The Bowdoin and Colby baseball teams split a Saturday doubleheader at Pickard Field Saturday with the Polar Bears using late heroics to take game one, 3-2, before the Mules bounced back to take the series with a 4-2 win in the nightcap.
Men’s Tennis — The Bowdoin College men’s tennis team dispatched Tufts 7-2 Saturday afternoon.
Scores listed are those available at time of publication.
“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” This phrase is repeated over and over again during any career talk further emphasizing the importance of networking. Whether the thought of networking excites of terrifies you, here are four ways to improve your networking game.
Baseball — Scott Goldberg pitched eight innings, allowing just a single earned run, to lead the Colby College baseball team to a 8-2 win over Bowdoin Friday afternoon at Pickard Field.
Softball — Melissa DellaTorre pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just one hit, as the Bowdoin softball team defeated Colby, 2-0, Friday afternoon.
Women’s Tennis — The Amherst College women’s tennis team prevailed in singles action to edge Bowdoin, 6-3, in a battle of top-ten squads Friday evening in Brunswick.
Students gathered last weekend for Masque and Gown’s 80th Annual One-Act Competition, which began Friday evening with three distinctly different pieces, five to 10 minutes each. Bowdoin students wrote, directed and acted in each play.
The winner of Friday’s competition advanced to a multi-college One-Act festival on Saturday, where they performed alongside winners from Colby and Bates in Bowdoin’s Kresge Auditorium.
The One-Act Festival gives students with minimal theater experience the chance to immerse themselves in the creative process of putting together an original production. Ben Rosenbloom ’14 directed “The Game,” his first show, and described the experience as a “low-pressure way into theater and a fun learning experience.” Read the full story by Julie Pinerro ’14.
When the magical quality of graffitied and individualized storefronts start vanishing, an entire culture of a city can’t help but a feel some sort of loss. Photographers James and Karla Murray are trying to capture this loss by photographing New York’s unique mom-and-pop stores before they transform into homogenized spaces.
The Murrays try to use their art to reconcile the history and tradition of New York with its tumultuous nature: “We have learned that although cities like New York have always been synonymous with change, we never realized how heavily the deck was stacked against an independently-owned small business and how a way of life for many residents is rapidly disappearing.”