The Bates Student

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Day: February 3, 2016 (Page 1 of 3)

Bates runs on Forage

“The Squealer” is a fan favorite at Forage. JULIA MONGEAU /THE BATES STUDENT

Picture this: it’s Sunday morning. You have a day of work ahead of you. Commons coffee just won’t cut it today. What do you do? You go to Forage Market, of course.

Forage Market is a Bates favorite and popular destination for Saturday and Sunday brunch. Spend any weekend morning there and you will see herds of Bates students filing in the door to order the classic Forage breakfast sandwich and a cup of coffee.

The Forage breakfast sandwich is an ungodly creation consisting of a fried egg, greens, tomato, meat of your choice and savory aioli stacked between a salt bagel. Trust me on the salt bagel—it changes everything.

Breaking it down by ingredients, the breakfast sandwich is made using local and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. In an age where people like to know where their food is coming from, Forage provides information on its website about the farmers from whom it get its food products. The fresh greens could come from Bluebell Farm in Bowdoinham, ME or Emery Farm in Wayne, ME. And the meat that makes the sandwich all the more hearty and satisfying comes from Wee Bit Farm in Orland, ME.

The incredible bagels are house-made, cooked in a wood-fire oven. Made out of a dough consisting of four simple ingredients, the bagels are warm, hearty and freshly made each morning. These are no grocery store bagels.

The bonds are strong between Bates and Forage, whether through frequent customers like Alison Simmons ’16 or staff who also attend the college.

Bates students enjoy their brunch. JULIA MONGEAU/THE BATES STUDENT

“Nothing beats a relaxed Sunday morning, drinking a mocha latte and eating a Forage breakfast sandwich,” Simmons said. “The fresh ingredients that make me actually want to eat my vegetables and the alternative, hipster atmosphere make it the best breakfast place around.”

It’s true the ambiance only adds to the overall dining experience. Wooden tables, Mason jar glasses and the smell of baking bread foster a warm, relaxing environment.

Bates has a unique relationship with the popular market, as three students work at Forage. Georga Morgan-Fleming ’18, Hannah Otten ’16 and Sasha Grodsky ’16 spend part of their week working there, serving up breakfast to their fellow classmates and Lewiston community members alike.

“Our relationship with the L/A community is very strong,” Morgan-Fleming said, who has worked at the market since August 2014. “We have a large number of regulars who we all know by names (and sandwich order) and see on an almost daily basis. We also support local community projects and always encourage people to post flyers for local events on our community board.”

In addition to the breakfast sandwiches and making lattes, Grodsky loves the atmosphere at Forage, speaking highly of her co-workers and enjoying an opportunity to get “to know people in Lewiston beyond the Bates community.”

As for the Bates presence, Morgan-Fleming said, “The Bates students who come in on the weekends are also a big part of the market. They create a slightly different vibe in the market than our typical weekday crowd. On Saturdays and Sundays we pump up the music and bounce around while delivering sandwiches and lattes. You will rarely see a Forage employee on a weekend who isn’t dancing.”

“The Bates regulars also play a big role in stimulating the market financially, something for which we are incredibly grateful. The Bates students are a wonderful addition to the demographics of the market and I love to hear that they are as excited about us as we are about them.”

And if you are craving some delicious hot chocolate, you have Morgan-Fleming to thank. Her favorite thing to make is Forage’s bulk hot chocolate powder, made from scratch. She worked with the market’s owner on its recipe, and she feels “very personally attached to it.”

So next Sunday morning, if the weather is dreary and you just can’t handle that midterms are in two weeks, get your friend with the car out of bed and make your way to the best breakfast place on Lisbon Street. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a dining experience like no other.

Sisters keeps the comedy classic

I’ll admit it: on the opening night of Star Wars, my friend and I walked proudly past the crowd of die-hards and into the only theater playing something other than the much-too-late next installment of this famous movie series. It was unfortunate that Sisters had the same opening night as Star Wars, but that only meant fewer people to be irritated by our unnecessarily obnoxious laughter. This movie starred the most famous duo in comedy, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, as they portrayed two grown sisters coming together to throw one last rager in their childhood home before their parents sell it. As expected, everything that could go wrong did.

What I found striking as the movie began was that these two women played characters you wouldn’t expect them to. In Baby Mama (2008), Poehler played a rough-around-the-edges surrogate mother looking for mother. Fey portrayed the single, successful and cleanly put together character who hires Poehler to carry her baby. In Sisters, however, quite the opposite happens.

Poehler’s character, Maura, is a recently divorced nurse who consistently checks in on her aging parents. Kate, her sister played by Fey, is a single mother struggling to maintain a relationship with her responsible and mature teenaged daughter even though Kate is stuck in her high school partying phase. This characterization of the two actresses was unexpected because of the past characters they’ve played on the screen.

While some people don’t like their comedy because it’s so absurd and mostly situational, I find it to be the most entertaining. Like Bridesmaids and many Saturday Night Live skits, the best part about their comedy is how funny it is to reenact. The one-liners are what make it classic. Everything about the movie is so unrealistic, but the conversations and interactions between the characters foster a hilarious and memorable film.

The writer for the movie, Paula Pell, also made an appearance as Kate’s interim roommate who eventually kicks her out for being the irresponsible and chaotic person she is. Pell also writes for Saturday Night Live and has provided additional writing for Bridesmaids and 30 Rock, hence why the humor is similar. She has also been seen as Ron Swanson’s mother in Parks and Recreation.

There is one scene in the movie when the sisters return to their childhood home, finding out that their parents are moving out and are going through their old things. They find their high school diaries – Kate’s entries are all about the guys she hooked up with and how drunk she got at the wild parties they threw; Maura’s entries are about how excited she got being the “party mom.” Overall, Maura’s diaries were quite pathetic in juxtaposition to Kate’s crazy character. What makes this so hilarious is that Maura’s diary entries come from Pell’s actual diary as a kid.

Although Sisters hasn’t been raved about as much as Star Wars, Joy, The Danish Girl and other recent movies (probably because of its competition with Star Wars for the opening night), it was still entertaining. Yes, I’ve seen it twice now. Fey and Poehler are continuously strengthening their dominance as one of the leading female duos in comedy and film. The night after Sisters premiered, the two of them hosted Saturday Night Live. That’s another story in itself.

Informed by data, the Campus Culture Working Group makes recommendations

First in a series of installments as The Student tracks the work of the CCWG.

Survey results show that Bates is no worse off than fellow NESCAC institutions addressing drug and alcohol issues, nor is the number of frequent drinkers increasing despite common misconceptions.

The Bates Student sat down with members of the Campus Culture Working Group last week to discuss the findings the group has gathered since its birth in spring 2015. As Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Josh McIntosh explained, it may seem that the CCWG started as a way to address alcohol related issues but “quickly moved to how do we build a more fun and inclusive student experience and an educated student experience.”

As “the voice of the students,” the Bates Student is periodically taking the pulse of the CCWG to help inform the student body about the group’s progress and initiatives. We hope to disseminate the information the group has produced thus far, consisting mainly of its aggregation of the main concerns brought up by students, faculty and staff on the CCWG and in focus groups. We also discuss observations of its successes thus far and recommendations for future courses of action.

The draft findings are meant to “engage the student community broadly in a discussion” about the three frameworks the committee believes will enhance student life: Campus Life, Education and Intervention, and Student Services.

According to the NESCAC Alcohol and Drug Survey from 2012, data shows that Bates is similar to its peers. However, the CCWG is not using this information to rank Bates, Dean of Students Josh McIntosh explained.

The results of the survey were normalizing, as all NESCAC schools were struggling with these issues. When faced with the question of what next, McIntosh concluded, “Let’s take a far more Bates-focused approach.”

“We were less concerned about comparing ourselves against other people,” said McIntosh to the Student.

The group’s empirical approach also included an analysis of results from the Class of 2014’s Senior Survey Data, hospital transport records, internal conduct data, and mental health and medical services data. CCWG also considered student responses from Psychology professor Su Langdon’s courses, “Health Psychology” and “Women, Culture, and Health,” in addition to various independent psychology studies.

The student voice has played an integral role in CCWG, and the data results have resonated with some members like Keenan Shields ’18.

“It was helpful to see data and contextualize it in a quantified way, where it made the ways the students and staff and faculty talk about Bates more real,” Shields said. “I think a lot of times these problems are really blown up or really minimized.” The data sets helped form a “clearer picture” of what the group’s challenges are and how they could start to approach and address these issues.

The narrative that everybody drinks and everybody drinks a lot on campus was challenged by the data. Or more so, as McIntosh explained, 25 percent of students drink often, but 25 percent rarely or never drink and 25 percent drink moderately. He said that the CCWG also has a “responsibility to the 75 percent of our other students” who do not drink heavily.

The CCWG is addressing these statistics through an examination of Campus (and “off-campus”) Life in order to “create a social culture that better reflects the values of Bates.” This includes incentivizing off-campus houses to bring events and parties onto campus, citing the inevitable disruption to the community. McIntosh and members of the CCWG understand that, while off-campus houses intend to have controlled parties especially for seniors, their efforts are often futile.

Keeping off-campus parties under control is “nearly impossible,” McIntosh said. “There is no way to do it and control it. [Off-campus houses] are taking on so much responsibility.” Students inevitably take on legal responsibility for under-aged students or people they do not necessarily know or want in their homes. This is beyond the normal scope of the college when they opt to host parties in their residences.

While some other aspects of the draft findings require more development, McIntosh pointed out that some things are already underway, like planning and implementing on-campus social events.

Moving events on campus, however, does not address all concerns, one of which being students who do not always feel welcome or comfortable at certain events and traditions. Referring back to the 25 percent of Bates students who rarely or never drink, the CCWG wonders if these students feel comfortable at some on-campus social gatherings. If Bates traditions are considered part of “the shared Bates experience,” then making those events more inclusive should be explored.

The CCWG hopes to “create more spaces that facilitate serendipitous interactions and gatherings to foster community and integration,” McIntosh said. The draft findings propose reconsidering the design and layout of Chase Hall, which has already seen improvements in the OIE, but the group hopes to push for much more.

However, part of creating an inclusive environment is a strong leadership—this is where the senior class comes in. CCWG member senior Emilie Muller believes that this year’s senior class will help catalyze some of these inclusive changes.

“There is a certain amount of campus attitude that is drawn from the senior class,” said Muller. “[They] can be a focal point for attitude on campus. Bates doesn’t fall into the hierarchy that many schools fall into.” Muller argued that because Bates fosters the integration of all class years, the senior class has the ability to spread new ideas, but also to learn from younger students. The CCWG can capitalize on this as the group moves forward.

The CCWG hosted an open forum for juniors and seniors Monday evening to discuss their draft findings and to hear student feedback. It will host a similar forum this evening in the Mays Center tonight at 8 p.m. for sophomores and first-years. Drawing on comments from these forums and an online survey distributed via the Bates Today, the draft findings will be revised after deliberations. According to McIntosh, the CCWG will “end the academic year with a sense of clarity.”

Women’s squash finishes regular season at 5-9

Freshman Katie Bull leaves her opponent on the run. (Alison Mackay/The Bates Student)

Senior Lauren Williams leaves her opponent on the run.
(Alison Mackay/The Bates Student)

For the women’s squash team, it was a very hard fought and successful end to their regular season slate of matches. After splitting the weekend by beating Connecticut College and falling to Virginia, it marked a final month that saw the women go 5-9 this season and gain some momentum heading into postseason play.

In a close tussle with the Cavaliers, Bates’ first-years and top two seeds, Kristyna Alexova and Vicky Arjoon, won both of their matches on the weekend. They both handled their counterpart in straight sets.

Junior co-captains Charlotte Cabot and Emma Dunn also had a successful weekend. For Cabot, she beat Amanda Whelan of Virginia and Caroline Lippincott of Conn. College in straight sets, while Dunn beat Molly Prockop of Virginia in four sets and Aaliyah Davison of Connecticut College in straight sets.

The team will next be in action starting Friday for the NESCAC Championship Quarterfinals at Trinity College.

Tufts outlasts women’s basketball

Bates women’s basketball fell to the undefeated number nine nationally ranked Tufts on Saturday, 68-53 in Alumni Gym. With the loss, Bates fell to 2-5 in NESCAC play and eighth overall in the NESCAC. Junior captain Allie Coppola commented, “We played really good basketball for the first three quarters. They are ranked ninth in the country and it’s so much fun to compete with them. But it would’ve been more fun to beat them. I think, as a team, we have come to place where we are prepared and able to compete with teams like Tufts. We still have some tough opponents to play in the regular season, and wins against those teams will prove that we can do more than just compete.”

Despite the fact that the Jumbos were better on paper, the Bobcats fought hard and forced the Jumbos to earn the win. At the half, Bates was only down by nine and they came out strong in the third quarter, holding the away team to only five points while scoring 15 of their own. Tied at 47 apiece going into the fourth, Tufts outlasted Bates and seized another NESCAC win. Nina Davenport ‘18 led the team in points (19), and Coppola led the team in rebounds (12). Turnovers played a huge factor in the loss, with Bates giving the ball away 16 times compared to Tufts’ six.  Tufts scored 17 points off turnovers. They also outscored Bates by 16 in points in the paint. This had much to do with Tufts’ powerhouse Melissa Baptista, who had 25 points and 12 rebounds.

Bates travels to face Amherst next weekend, the only other undefeated team in the NESCAC. They will need to limit their turnovers, have a strong fourth quarter, and control the paint more in order to dig out a win.

Abdel Khalek ’16 wins 55th consecutive match as men’s squash wins fourth in a row

Senior Caran Arora strikes a backhand. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Senior Caran Arora strikes a backhand. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

It was a superb end to the regular season for the men’s squash team as they took down nationally ranked Virginia and NESCAC foe Connecticut College to finish the regular season on a four-match win streak and move to 9-6 on the season thus far.

In the final home weekend of the 2015-16 campaign, the ‘Cats handled the Cavaliers 8-1 while blanking Conn. College 9-0, with every member of the team winning in straight sets. Also over the weekend, senior Ahmed Abdel Khalek won his 54th and 55th consecutive matches, as he defeated Mason Blake of Virginia and Brendan McClintick of Connecticut College.

Senior co-captain Caran Arora continued his hot streak, as he defeated both opponents he faced in straight sets. For Arora, Saturday’s victories were his fourth and fifth in a row, dating back to Navy on January 17.

The underclassmen also had a successful weekend for the team. The trio of freshmen, Coley Cannon, John Cannon and McLeod Abbott, notched important victories as they capped off their first collegiate squash regular season.

Up next for the team will be the NESCAC Championship Quarterfinals at Trinity College, which will take place this weekend.

Easy A for community service

In the fall of my sophomore year I explored Bates’ opportunities and realized that by applying some solid effort for a few hours a week, I could walk away with a greater expertise at a musical instrument of my choice and pump a bit of much-needed steroids into my GPA. I have since continued my studies in applied music and relished each Easy A. More importantly, I have tangible results to show for my efforts.

Allow me to take an aside to explain my definition for an Easy A: An Easy A is a class in which one earns an A simply by giving it a Bates College effort; if one exhibits why Bates accepted him or her, then he or she deserves an A. The A, therefore, might elude your average human, but we, here at Bates, are far from average.

Now, should Bates offer Community Service as a half-credit Easy A?

The answer is simple: absolutely. The utilitarian morality makes this decision a no-brainer. In my past four years here, I have witnessed too many students cruise through their experience at Bates without transcending their studies. This is not to say Bates’ student body lacks philanthropic and adventurous qualities—it’s clear it does not. This is to say it’s on Bates to incentivize the student body to give back to the Lewiston community not only with GPA boosters, but also with accessibility.

Let’s not ignore the digital world in which our students live. Maybe 40 years ago accessibility meant providing on-campus recruitment in a classroom at 5 p.m. with pizza and pop. (That’s what they called soda then, right? Let’s just say it is.) In 2016 accessibility means not having to leave your room to sign up for community service. From the most altruistic of altruists to those with the Jewish mother guilt-trip gene, imagine how many more people would sign up for community service in Lewiston if they could do so simply by logging into Garnet Gateway.

On top of that, so much of Bates’ community service program runs through the education and psychology department, all of which have fairly harsh hourly minimums. Like music lessons, a one hour a week commitment assures students that their service won’t consume their busy waking hours while still allowing, over a ten week period, enough time for the students to develop meaningful relationships and witness their unique trajectory of personal growth.

Back to answer to an obvious concern from the administration: this is not handing out A’s. Although it might be the expected grade for any adequate student, that student, through charitable ardor (and probably a three-page end of semester reflection) earned his A.

“Yeah, but students should not need the incentive of a half-credit A to lend a hand in their community,” some Lane Hall cynic might say. Sorry, but isn’t this, and some of Bates’ strongest objectives, to foster a fiery hunger for education and to cultivate a strong, supportive community? Don’t draw those borders on Frye and Russell St.

Community-based work also generates unique experiences for every party involved. Through my experiences in Lewiston schools for my education classes and at the Boys and Girls Club coaching a middle school basketball team, kids throughout the area look up to Bates students as mentors and friends.

And that’s what this is about: the benefits. The benefits outweigh any notion of GPA-induced malintent. The benefits also extend past each particular semester. If this inspires just one person to take up a charitable career, won’t this be worth it?

Where’s my money? BOC audit

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In a search for accountability, the Bates Outing Club will be the first student organization in line in the Budget Committee’s audit process. Founded in 1920, the Bates Outing Club is one of the school’s oldest student organizations, and perhaps the largest. The Budget Committee, chaired by Connor Cahill ’17, decided to tackle the beast as the first formalized audit since the “shakeup” in student government last year.

“The audit process is our primary means of enforcing student organization budget rules, and by extension, college policy,” Cahill said in an interview. As Student Government Treasurer and Chair of the Budget Committee, Cahill and the committee members have a duty to address any discrepancies in club budgets, citing the right to cut funds of any club or organization that does not abide by the Budget Committee Guidelines.

Unfortunately, the Outing Club has been on the Budget Committee’s radar since first semester. The Outing Club, in addition to other clubs yet to be disclosed, was flagged for violations under budget guidelines. “Due to the significant presence and impact the Outing Club has on campus,” Cahill said, “[the Budget Committee] felt that it would be prudent to begin audit proceedings in order of perceived risk and suspected extent of the infractions.”

The Outing Club is particularly susceptible to audits and loss of funds due to its extensive equipment rental program. The E-room is stocked with thousands of dollars worth of skis, climbing gear, sleeping bags, tents and more—it is difficult to keep track of gear and to hold students accountable for damages and returns.

The Outing Club has attempted different methods to solve this problem, but all come with their disadvantages. Previous efforts included trying to work with the Administration to charge the student accounts of individuals who do not return gear. However, no developments have been made at this time.

“As a club, we cannot charge students,” former BOC President Sasha Lennon ’16 said. “We want to decrease the barriers to outdoor activities as much as possible, and part of that is by providing gear—that is something we feel strongly about.”

Lennon and other members of the club, including E-Room Director Thorn Merrill ’18, have shared concerns about a better method of discouraging students from keeping the gear over their assigned rental period. Merrill is currently conducting a full inventory of the equipment room alongside club Treasurer sophomore Katie Hartnett ’18. Students may put down a deposit of $10 for a pair of skis, but if they never return them, the club will incur a cost of $200 and lack available equipment for other students.

The Budget Committee and members of the Outing Club are optimistic about the audit.

“A lot of people hear the word audit and think of it as a negative thing,” Lennon said. “The BOC has spent their money in a very correct and law-abiding way, but I do acknowledge that there are issues in the way certain things are done…we need help in fixing [them].”

Cahill sees the audit as not only a way of maintaining the organization of the Outing Club’s funds, but also as a way to improve the Budget Committee’s own auditing process. “As one of the oldest, largest, and most active student organizations on campus, the Outing Club serves as a model for what we hope all student organizations can achieve,” Cahill said.

The Budget Committee will determine penalties for any infractions it discovers. Their three goals include determining whether the infraction was due to intentional irresponsibility on the part of the BOC, enforcing a suitable penalty for such an infraction, and providing a solution to ensure that there are no repetitions of such infractions, Cahill told the Student.

Further information on the state of BOC financials will be released after the audit process is complete.

Men’s basketball loses fourth straight game

If the Bates men’s basketball team is going to hit its stride, it needs to happen soon. Because after Saturday’s 90-75 defeat at Tufts, the Bobcats are 2-5 in NESCAC play and ninth in the conference, just ahead of 1-5 Colby and a half-game behind 2-4 Bowdoin, meaning that Bates would miss the NESCAC tournament if the season ended today.

Though Bates managed to win Saturday’s second half by a 46-43 margin, their improved play came far too late. The Jumbos, who have a 15-4 overall record and are 5-2 in conference play, dominated the first half and took an insurmountable 47-29 lead into the break. Tufts held a lead for the entirety of the game, thanks to efficient shooting (49 percent from the field) and their ability to draw fouls on the Bobcats. For the game, Tufts attempted an incredible 42 free throws (making 29), while Bates was only 13-22 from the foul line.

Senior Mike Boornazian continued his strong play despite the constant uphill battle. Boornazian led the team in the three major offensive categories, scoring 24 points, grabbing 13 rebounds, and dishing five assists. He is now averaging 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game on the season. Fellow senior Mike Newton was the only other Bobcat to score in double figures, posting 13 points and six rebounds. One positive for Bates to take away as a team is the fact that they outrebounded Tufts, 51-41. Unfortunately, that advantage wasn’t enough to overcome Tufts’ superior shooting effort and frequent trips to the foul line.

At press time, Bates is 9-10 overall on the season, although NESCAC competition is definitely the team’s foremost concern at the moment. The Bobcats will play their first home game in approximately three weeks this Friday in a critical NESCAC matchup against Amherst.

New Sexual Assault Awareness Club joins the Bates community

With its first meeting held on Wednesday, January 27th, Bates was recently introduced to a new organization. The Sexual Assault and Violence Advocacy Club (SAVAC) was started by leaders Charlotte Cramer ’19, Tessa Liebes ’19, Ceri Kurtz ’19 and John Fletcher ’19. The current club name may still transform and possibly change to the Sexual Violence Awareness Club, for there have been misconceptions and misunderstandings that the club advocates for sexual assault. This is far from its intended purpose, which is to raise awareness of and prevent sexual assault and violence.

During its first meeting, Cramer introduced the club’s agenda and goals for the near future, which include discussing the hookup culture at Bates, drinking in college, gender roles and masculinity. It was reiterated that the leaders would be abstaining from rallying and other assertive components, which are often part of raising awareness. The objectives of the leaders are to encourage dialogues. Cramer said discussions would take place during lunch and relate to issues that the students are facing.

Currently, the leaders are working with the Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Peter Lasagna, to start a new program designed for the athletes. Cramer’s decision in choosing to work with the lacrosse team is not biased; it merely coincided with the fact that Lasagna has been supportive of the club’s mission and encourages these discussions.

The goal is to dispel the stigma surrounding these conversations and to remove any pressure or external and internal judgment. If the program is truly effective and fulfills Cramer’s goals, then she will expand it to other athletic teams.

Another aspect of the athletic program involves the screening of “The Hunting Ground” documentary to both genders of a certain team. After, participants will divide based on how they identify themselves—man or woman—in order to discuss the film. The program aims to foster an open conversation regarding athletes’ identities and how they think they are portrayed in the media and at Bates.

The club’s many ambitious plans and goals require the active support of the administration, which has in fact been supportive of club’s goals thus far. Fletcher and Cramer are both looking to create a 24/7 hotline program where students will be trained in a Short Term class to speak to sexual assault and violence victims over phone, text or in person. They will mentor the student until he or she receives more professional help. The training will be rather extensive and will require confidentially on the side of the mentor.

Cramer has also begun working to bring a speaker to Bates, and she has already contacted Amy Oestreicher, a sexual assault survivor. Oestreicher was raped at the age of 17, which led to twenty-seven surgeries, organ failure, coma, six years of being unable to drink or eat, and PTSD from ten years of trauma. The speaker’s agenda may be overwhelming for some students. Therefore, the club members and leaders are still discussing the effectiveness and appropriateness of asking her to speak at Bates.

The leaders believe that it is important for the club to have conversations that are geared towards women sexually assaulting men, for the First-Year Orientation lecture seemed to have put an emphasis on men hurting women. Additionally, the LGBTQ community is often left unacknowledged in these conversations. The often-ignored groups will be brought to light through discussions and programs in an attempt to create a comfortable setting where people can be educated on these issues.

The future of the club is pertinent to both the college and its students, Cramer expressed. “I see the club becoming an influential force on campus,” Cramer said. “I believe that it will challenge Bates College’s perceptions of gender, the hookup culture and alcohol, and hopefully in extension sexual violence on campus.” SAVAC will be meeting every Wednesday for the rest of the semester.

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