‘What is Bowdoin?’ is The Question to a ‘Jeopardy!’ Answer — Again

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That sound you heard last evening was that of Polar Bears across the land — screaming at their televisions during Jeopardy! The $1,200 clue in the College Knowledge category — “Sam Adams signed an act establishing this school in 1794 & the end of it is pronounced “uhn,” not “oyn” — went unanswered.

It’s not the first time “What is Bowdoin?” was the correct answer-in-the-form-of-a-question; a clue in 2012 hinted at Nathaniel Hawthorne’s alma mater. Cindy Cammarn ’14 was a contestant on the show in 2013.

Winner of NBC’s ‘The Voice’ Played with Custom Guitar from Dana Bourgeois ’75 Company (Mainebiz)


When 16-year-old Sawyer Fredericks won the NBC singing competition show, The Voice, his grand finale was a rendition of “Please,” a song written specifically for him by his idol, former Lewiston resident and folk-musician Ray LaMontagne.

Also featured in this performance was a custom guitar by Bourgeois Guitars, a Lewiston company headed by Dana Bourgeois ’75. Read more about it Mainebiz.

Look It Up: Emoji, Hashtag and Lolz Among Newest Approved Scrabble Words (NPR)


Scrabble players will be delighted to learn that more than 6,500 words have been added to Collins’ Official Scrabble Words.

Many of the additions reflect newer trends in the English language, such as “hashtag” and “FaceTime,” which have evolved out of the recent social media craze. Other new admits include “paczki,” a round filled donut, and “coqui,” which is a foreign tree-dwelling frog. Read more.

Photos: Bowdoin’s Spring Gala Transforms Smith Union



Bowdoin students filled an elegantly transformed Morrell Lounge in the David Saul Smith Union Saturday night for the annual semi-formal Spring Gala organized by Student Activities and a Bowdoin Student Government committee.