Friday Scoreboard

VolleyballWomen’s Volleyball – The Bowdoin College volleyball team opened its weekend at the Hall of Fame Invitational with a 3-0 win over Wheaton (Mass.). Winners of six consecutive matches, the Polar Bears improve to 18-5 on the season with the 25-15, 25-22, 28-26 victory.

Flick It Good: Wading Into a Fly Fishing Experience — On the Quad

Andrew Haeger ’16 organized a beginners’ fly fishing workshop on the quad Thursday afternoon after the rains finally let up. He enlisted the help of Maine fly fishing guru Macauley Lord ’77, and biology lab instructor Kate Farnham. Together, they showed a few students who had little experience with the sport how to flick their wrists and cast their lines gracefully into the grass. Indre Altman ’18 admitted that the Robert Redford film A River Runs Through It was the inspiration behind her wanting to pick up the skill.
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’Tis the Season for 17,000 Varieties of Apples (New York Times)

Apples256If asked to name some apple varieties, you’d probably be able to list a few: Golden Delicious, Fuji, Granny Smith, and the like. But for one Iowan restaurant-supply salesman and apple enthusiast, the varieties we see at the grocery store are only the tip of the iceberg. Since 1983, Dan Bussey has been compiling an encyclopedia of every kind of apple he’s come across, including some that may no longer exist – yes, that’s 17,000 varieties. Read more about Bussey and his magnum opus, the first volume of which will be released in January 2015.

Six LinkedIn Mistakes That Could Cost You (Inc.)

Social Network on White Laptop ComputerLinkedIn is a powerful networking tool, but many of its members aren’t reaping all of its benefits. Joined any groups lately? Ever tempted to outline your entire career in your profile? Inc. columnist Drew Hendricks explains six common mistakes users make on LinkedIn.