Archives for 2012

Sunday Scoreboard

Women’s Basketball — The Bowdoin College women’s basketball team defeated Clark 58-53 in the championship game of the 2012 Bowdoin Holiday Invitational at Morrell Gymnasium on Sunday.

Steve Schwartz ’70 Among Producers of New Brad Pitt Film

Steve ’70 and Paula Mae Schwartz, of Chockstone Pictures, are among the producers of the new Brad Pitt film, Killing Them Softly, which opened on November 30. In the thriller, based on George V. Higgins’ novel Cogan’s Trade, Brad Pitt plays hit-man Jackie Cogan, hired to track down three robbers who held up a Mob-protected card game. Directed by Andrew Dominik, Killing Them Softly also stars James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, and Scoot McNairy.

How to Green Your Laundry Room at Home (Scientific American)

If you want to make your laundry room greener, the first place to start is with your detergent. Grist Magazine has tested and reviewed six of the leading eco-friendly brands. Most performed “just as well as mainstream brands,” according to the study, but Seventh Generation Free & Clear topped the list.

Scientific American also recommends losing the fabric softener because many varieties contain harmful chemicals, such as benzyl acetate (linked to pancreatic cancer), limonene (a known carcinogen), chloroform (a neurotoxin and carcinogen) and others. Moreover, “many dryer sheets also contain tallow, a processed form of beef or mutton fat.” Instead, try adding 3/4 of a cup of vinegar to your final rinse cycle to soften your clothing.

Finally, you can replace your old washing machine with an EnergySTAR model that will reduce your electricity consumption, and, if possible, hang your clothes outside to dry in the sun.

Saturday Scoreboard: Two Polar Bear Victories

Women’s Basketball: Kaitlin Donahoe scored a game-high 20 points with nine assists and four steals to lead the Bowdoin College women’s basketball team to a 66-35 win over Clarkson in the opening round of the 2012 Bowdoin Holiday Invitational Saturday at Morrell Gymnasium.

Women’s Ice Hockey: The Bowdoin College women’s ice hockey team picked up a win on the first leg of its midwestern trip on Saturday, 3-2, over St. Norbert College at the Resch Center in Green Bay.