Archives for 2015

Decisive End-of-Year Wins for Women’s and Men’s Basketball Teams


Women’s Basketball: The women’s basketball team used a big third quarter to pull away for a 69-55 win at MIT. The Polar Bears claim a victory in their final contest of 2015 and improve to 7-2 this season. More here.

Men’s Basketball: The men’s basketball team pulled away in the second half for a 86-66 win over Saint Joseph’s College in Morrell Gym. With a win in their final game of 2015, the Polar Bears improve to 6-3. More here.

The Most Common Google Searches in 2015 (The Atlantic)


Curious what your neighbor may have been looking up on Google? The annual list of the year’s most popular searches on Google was recently released, and the results reveal a lot about human behavior, argues Adrienne Lafrance is The Atlantic.

Take for instance two of the most commonly searched items: “how to…” and “what is….” According to Lafrance, these phrases reveal our inquisitive nature to know things and encapsulate “how humans use the Internet to interact with one another.” Read the article here.

How to Eat Healthy on a Budget (Vox)

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Contrary to popular belief, eating healthy does not have to mean eating expensively. Instead, eating healthy on a budget simply requires being strategic in your purchases, like buying items that have the most nutritional value for your buck.

“Grains, sugars, and fats are cheap sources of calories. But nutrient-rich foods (like dairy, beans, and eggs) are inexpensive sources of key nutrients,” says Adam Drewnowski, a nutritional epidemiologist. Check out other budget-friendly health tips here.

Students Find Social Commentary in Comic Relief

comics_eyeballsStudents in the fall class Of Comics and Culture, taught by Associate Professor of English Elizabeth Muther, spent the semester chuckling over comics and thinking about the social criticism and political commentary cartoons sometimes convey in their jokes.

In one class project, the students compiled comics that look at climate change, racism and social justice, the topics addressed by the campus-wide Teach-in held October 1.

The project “picks up on Bowdoin’s Intersections Teach-in that brought the Bowdoin community together to engage in meaningful conversations surrounding systemic inequality and climate destabilization this past fall,” Trey Brown ’16 wrote in an email he shared with some faculty and staff. “So now, my classmates and I are adding comics to the already multidimensional intersection between the crucial themes explored by the Teach-in.”

The students collected comics — from the web, graphic novels, Sunday funnies, “you name it” — that spoke to their respective experiences at the Teach-in, Brown explained. “We hope you enjoy them and continue to make connections between the challenges of racism, climate change, social justice…and the comics!”