1873 : The Orient changes its name to The Bowdoin Orient because, as the paper reported, “objections have often been raised against the name Orient, supposing it was first chosen because we were an Eastern College, regardless of the longitude of Waterville and Orono. But this is a false idea. ‘The Orient’ is the seal of Bowdoin and was, therefore, considered a fit name for the college publication. But since many outside the college are ignorant of this fact, we have coupled ‘The Orient’ with another term indicative of its origin.”
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