Every year during orientation, first-year students are required to watch Speak About It, a play written, directed and acted by Bowdoin students. The performance brings to life the College's dry sexual misconduct policy, and shows clearly, through skits and monologues, what the legalese "effective consent" really means.

The seven actors in the play on Wednesday recited stories written by former Bowdoin students about personal relationship experiences and acted out a number of scenarios to illuminate what the dating and sex scene can be like at Bowdoin. The play hammers home the message that consent is vital, in every sexual experience, every step of the way.

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