Archives for March 2013

Senior Class Shares Hidden Talents


By Lidey Heuck ’13

It’s no secret that Bowdoin students have a variety of talents, skills and interests, but this weekend, the Class of 2013 learned that many of their classmates have special talents they don’t often have the opportunity to share. This weekend’s Senior Class Talent Show let students put their abilities — from the crafty, to the musical, to the just plain quirky — on display one last time before graduation.

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Saturday Scoreboard

Sailing — The Polar Bears are in action this weekend, at the Dellenbaugh Women’s Trophy race as well as the Ferrarone Team Race. In-progress scores are available here.

Softball — The Bowdoin softball team earned a sweep of Trinity on Saturday afternoon, taking a 6-5 win in the opener and a 9-1 victory in game two.

Baseball — The Bowdoin College baseball team split a Saturday doubleheader against host Trinity College.

Women’s Lacrosse — Ellen Halle scored five goals and added three assists to lift the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team to a 15-10 win over Bowdoin in battle of top-ten squads Saturday at Ryan Field.

Men’s Lacrosse — Bowdoin goaltender Christopher Williamson made 18 saves, including a point-blank stop as time expired, to give the Polar Bear men’s lacrosse team a 7-6 win over Middlebury on Saturday afternoon.

Rowing — Bowdoin swept its opening day on the water with Clark and UMass-Lowell. Results are available here.

Tennis and Women’s Rugby — See scores here.

The Newest (and Easiest) Way to ‘Skimm’ the News (Forbes)

Last year, co-founders and roommates in NYC’s West Village, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, quit their jobs at NBC to launch their own news outlet in the form of a daily newsletter called “The Skimm.” Not even 12 months later, Forbes notes that the duo has transformed the way that  CEOs and stay-at-home moms alike are staying informed, ‘skimming’ the daily news and breaking it down into synthesized bits of digestible, relatable information for readers.

Bowdoin Employees Walk Their Way to Big Donation

Approximately 80 Bowdoin employees participated in a recent walk-a-thon at Farley Field House to benefit the Bowdoin Staff Assistance/Paller Fund. The College agreed to make a donation of $1 per lap, and walkers cumulatively logged 1,030 laps around the track.

Fresh Florida oranges were used to track each lap and were donated to the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program following the event. At the finish line, participants sipped hot chocolate and snacked on chocolate fondue. “It was a very successful event, which gave our employees an opportunity to make a contribution to two good causes, get some exercise, chat with friends, and enjoy the health benefits of chocolate,” said Michele Gaillard, associate director of operations for Bowdoin Dining.