Category: Bowdoin

How is your yeast infection? And 10 other questions to ask instead of how was your break.

By BROOKE VAHOS Jan. 22, 2019

It’s here, everyone’s least favorite time of year. The period where all you can talk about is the 5 agonizing, tragic weeks of winter break. To avoid the monotonous and disingenuous question “How was your break?”, our team at the Harpoon came up with 10 questions for you to ask your peers instead: Continue reading “How is your yeast infection? And 10 other questions to ask instead of how was your break.”

Pre-Med Student Pulls Gastroenterology Paper Out of His Ass

By ELIZA JEVON Oct. 17, 2018

It was the typical grind of midterms week at Bowdoin College. Pre-Med student Jimmy Blaine was swamped. He had put off working on his gastroenterology paper for weeks, and Jimmy’s grade was plunging deeper and deeper into a pile of shit. One more late assignment and he was sure to fail. Continue reading “Pre-Med Student Pulls Gastroenterology Paper Out of His Ass”

New Professor Reevaluates Life Choices After Teaching Sub-1100 Level INS Class

By LUCY SIEGEL Oct. 2, 2018

Linda Makinson is re-evaluating her decision to become a professor after teaching a class that fulfills the Inquiry in Natural Science (INS) requirement for the past month. Makenson received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins last year and has received countless awards for her groundbreaking research on the devastating effects climate change is having on sub-Saharan Africa. She decided to become a professor to “help shape the minds of tomorrow’s greatest scientific researches.” Continue reading “New Professor Reevaluates Life Choices After Teaching Sub-1100 Level INS Class”

Legacy Student “Honored” to Pull Trig in Same Bathroom as Father, Grandfather

By BLAINE STEVENS Oct. 2, 2018,

This past Sunday, First Year Emma Winslow participated in a decades-long Bowdoin family tradition in Maine Hall’s Third Floor bathroom. Following in the footsteps of her father, James Winslow ’81, and grandfather, Henry Winslow ‘57, Emma pulled trig — and in doing so, celebrated her family’s legacy at the College. After shoving her index and middle fingers down her throat in an effort to “sober the fuck up,” Emma claimed that she was “honored” to be vomiting into the same toilet as her beloved patriarchs. Continue reading “Legacy Student “Honored” to Pull Trig in Same Bathroom as Father, Grandfather”