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Causes Of Mental Health Struggles at Bates

You walk onto a college campus and the first thing you see is your fellow students looking down at their phones, typing emails, writing papers, or reading from a computer. I suppose in the “digital age” it’s acceptable, and even somewhat required, to do so. Assignments are posted online, Google Calendar is our own personal secretary, and social media is our entertainment. We’ve reached a stage where it’s all practically routine.

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“Burning:” Rise of the Murakami-Pixie-Dream-Girl

“Burning” is a new South Korean mystery-drama directed by Lee Chang-dong, based on the short story, “Barn Burning,” by the hyper-popular Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. While the movie is beautifully realized, it’s perhaps too obviously an exercise on behalf of the director to stretch out his source material to the length of a feature film.

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Skin Care Routine of the Week: A Strategy for the Fearful

There are not many things in my life that I’m regimented about. In fact, I’d say I’m generally a pretty lazy person. My laziness is undermined by a singular exception: my all-consuming and expensive passion for skincare. After reading countless articles on the dangers of pollution, sunlight, sleeping with makeup on, non-silk pillowcases, and so on, I have built a skincare regimen centered around my greatest motivator: fear.

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Bates Welcomes Planned Parenthood Gen Action Club

Bates College prides itself on its slew of amazing clubs and organizations. Offering everything from the Outing Club to the Chess Club, the college fosters an inclusive environment for people looking to get more involved in their community. A recent addition to Bates’ lengthy list of clubs and organizations is Planned Parenthood Generation Action.

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Maddy Clark’s “A Dance” Tugs at the Heartstrings

When Maddy Clark ‘20 is not performing with the Crosstones a capella group or singing at PAUSE in the Chapel, she’s an award-winning songwriter who puts her heart and soul into her music. As a testament to her double life, on the last day of short term 2018, Clark released her debut record: “A Dance.” I recently interviewed the talented artist about her recent work, and about what songwriting means to her.

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Ted Burns on His Album “Atlantic”

On Friday Sept. 12, I had a chance to chat with Ted Burns ‘19 who released his most recent album, “Atlantic,” this past summer. Burns makes music under the name “Short Shorts,” his musical persona. Burns explained his motivations for creating Atlantic, his creative process, and what he plans to do next.

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There I was at the podium, ready to present as the first speaker in my state wide debate championship. But this debate was not just about a 10 minute moment in time; this journey totally challenged my perception of myself and how I viewed the world around me. It lit a fire that has been burning down obstacles ever since.

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Skin Care Routine of the Week: Skin Care Routine of the Week: Transitioning from Fall to Winter

As the weather starts to get cooler, it’s important to update your skincare routine to adapt to the lower temperatures that can result in drier skin. Skin care is a great way to practice self-care, and it is important to transition to different products in order to maintain healthy skin. Luckily, there are many ways to maintain glowing skin after the summer sun is gone.

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Best Indie Albums of the Summer

“High as Hope” by Florence + the Machine
With their newest album, the English pop/rock band, led by the enigmatic singer-songwriter Florence Welch, creates an interesting departure from their typical gothic choral style. Gone is the drama and sheer intensity of records like “Ceremonials and Lungs,” and in its place a stripped-down and brutally honest Florence remains.

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Review of “Miseducation:” Dull, Yet Insightful

Through a field trip sponsored by the Bates Rhetoric department, a friend and I boarded a yellow school bus that would take us to the Portland Museum of Art to see “The Miseducation of Cameron Post.” The field trip attendees were mostly rhetoric majors and students of Professor of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies Charles Nero’s Lesbian and Gay Images in Film, a course I’m taking this fall. “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” is based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Emily M. Danforth and was directed by Desiree Akhavan.

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