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Bowdoin is located in the beautiful town (not college town..) of Brunswick, ME. Maine Street (yes, with an “e”) runs right by campus, and downtown is just a few minutes’ walk.
Brunswick has a ton of cute, non-chain restaurants and coffee shops to frequent! Some of my favorite restaurants are Henry and Marty’s (reserved for Family Weekend due to the price), Little Tokyo, Enoteca Athena, and Shere Punjab for dinner; Jen’s Place, Broadway Deli, Big Top, and Wild Oats for breakfast/lunch. For coffee shops, you have Bohemian Coffee and Little Dog drawing the biggest crowds. And of course, if you’re up at four in the morning, a visit to Frosty’s is a must!
There’s a candlepin bowling place and an inde movie theater also on Maine Street, but if you want regular bowling and a larger, mainstream movie theater, it’s a car ride to Cook’s Corner on the other side of the former naval base!
Nelson Mandela was labeled a terrorist by the United States government.
Nelson Mandela was a political prisoner.
Nelson Mandela was at the helm of a revolutionary organization.
It is so easy to wax poetic about his heroism after the tide of history has turned. But to stand in the tradition of Mandela is to embrace justice when and where power opposes it.
I am grateful that the anti-apartheid and divestment movement was part of my coming of age because it allowed me to cultivate through my own experience a critical gaze and to find footing in a radical tradition.
We need those spaces to flourish for our young people today, and for those who will come behind them. I feel like tonight we should rededicate ourselves to courage and truth-telling rather than mere sentimentalism.
Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve gotten anything — so I’m glad that you were able to find my tumblr. :)
People: The people at Bowdoin are generally friendly. They are collaborative and not competitive with each other (they’re only competitive with themselves!). One of my favorite things about Bowdoin is its students, faculty, and staff. If you have any problem whatsoever, you’d be hard-pressed to not find someone willing to help, whether a friend, faculty member, counselor, etc. Bowdoin does a great job of forming a large safety net, allowing you to fall and get you back on your feet after your numerous failed flight attempts. And of course, you’ll end up flying, eventually, too!