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Merrill’s War on Space Continues

As part of an initiative to revamp sports medicine at Bates and better support student-athletes’ well-being, the Athletic Department has decided to repurpose the second and last on-campus convertible squash/racquetball court into a physical training room.

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Goldman Sachs Comes to Bates

Many consider Goldman Sachs to be the most powerful and influential investment banking company in the US, if not the world. The multinational company as of 2018 has a revenue of $36.62 billion, has $1.542 trillion assets under management, and employs around 36,600 people. On Saturday, April 27, six Bates alumni working at Goldman Sachs […]

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MLK and Masculinity

Because weather prevented her from joining us on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Dartmouth professor and author Shatema Threadcraft came to Bates to speak about her research paper “Gender Trouble: Manhood, Inclusion and Justice” on Thursday, April 25th instead. Politics professor Nina Hegel and Philosophy professor Paul Schofield facilitated the panel discussion, asking Threadcraft some […]

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Letter to the Editor, The Bates Student

Earlier this week, I sent a letter to returning students and their families regarding the single fee for the 2019-20 academic year. I write this letter to provide some additional context for understanding the factors that inform our approach to setting the number. The residential liberal arts experience is an expensive form of education to […]

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Say Yes to Fulbright

Students entered Keck on Thursday afternoon to an unfamiliar setting. Instead of current college kids filling the rows, former fulbright scholars stood with nametags, chatting and milling about. They offered advice that students should make sure to spend time outside of the United States, and to delve into these cultures instead of only visiting in […]

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Rising Tuition Incites Petition

On Tuesday, April 23rd, Bates Students and families received an email from President Clayton Spencer concerning tuition for the upcoming 2019-2020 year. Bate’s single fee will total the large sum of 71,388 dollars, an increase of 2,370 dollars over last year’s total price. The tuition hike is not unique to this specific academic year. The […]

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Making Space for Introverts at Bates

When you have to stand up in front of the entire class and present, do you feel your stomach drop? Does visiting your professor’s office hours make you cringe? What about being at a party or a dance? Do you find these events to be anxiety-inducing beforehand, even if you have a good time in […]

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Democrats in Division

In the countless politically-charged articles that graze my social media timelines daily, no word meets my eyes more than “polarizing.” Normally, the opinionated authors of these articles use this word to assess the evolving relationship between the Democrat and Republican Parties. But frankly, it now seems that we’ve lost sight of the polarizing nature that […]

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Happy Endings

Can you believe that it’s the end of the school year? I know that I sure can’t! I don’t think I only speak for myself when I say that I didn’t think I would make it to the end. After much reflection on the events that occurred this year, I have come to the conclusion […]

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The Art of Saying Goodbye

Conclusions have never been easy for me to read or write. I reach the final chapter of any story and I need to pause and wait until I am ready to soak in the final page. When I reach the final paragraph of an essay, my laptop’s cursor blinks for days before I am able […]

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The Paradox of Presentism

Physics teaches us that a myriad of factors – causal loops and the grandfather paradox, to name just two – render the possibility of travelling back in time obsolete. It teaches us that the future is born out of the past, and that it is unlikely that our kind will ever be able to journey […]

Arts & Leisure

Mindfulness is Essential

Mental health is a popular topic amongst the Bates student body. There are GPAs to maintain, careers to plan, social lives to balance and an unending list of things that we tackle everyday. It can all get overwhelming, especially when emotional and physical health are in the picture; balancing everything together can be challenging and […]

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Skin Care Routine of the Week: Living with Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome

In February of 2017, I decided to stop taking birth control. I wanted to see what my life would be like free of artificial hormones and learn to manage my monthly bouts of anxiety without the pill. Unfortunately, not only did I completely lose my period, but my skin went crazy. I started breaking out […]

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“After” Unintentionally Gives a Good Laugh

I went to see “After” with my two sisters, another trio of sisters, and three of their friends, but I was the only one who understood what it was like to be a freshman in college. My experience watching After was filled with constant laughter both at the movie itself, and at the ease with […]

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Currier Works Toward Best Bates Dance Festival Yet

Each July, the Bates campus transforms into a destination for contemporary dance in the Northeast. This summer’s upcoming Bates Dance Festival will be the event’s 37th year, and its second under the direction of Shoshona Currier. Currier joined the Bates Dance Festival just after the summer of 2017, replacing Laura Faure. Working at the helm […]

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Opening Up that Door: The Robinson Players’ Stage for All Ages

I remember each moment so clearly: the seats in the theater, the view of the stage. The moments during the show that drew me in—the Beast transforming into a prince, the Cat in the Hat inviting me to a new story. It was all so exhilarating and awe-inspiring. I was six or seven, but even […]

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Bates Rowing Cruises Towards Postseason

The Bates Men’s and Women’s Rowing teams continued their excellent run of results over the weekend, with both teams posting multiple wins at Holy Cross and the President’s Cup Regatta. With both programs coming off strong performances at WPI, the races at Holy Cross and the President’s Cup presented a tremendous opportunity to build momentum […]

Sports

Merrill’s War on Space Continues

As part of an initiative to revamp sports medicine at Bates and better support student-athletes’ well-being, the Athletic Department has decided to repurpose the second and last on-campus convertible squash/racquetball court into a physical training room.

Sports

Run Like the Wind

Men’s track and field endures weather for NESCACs This Saturday, April 27, the Bates men’s track and field team traveled to Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont to compete in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship Meet. The weather was less than ideal for them, with rain and wind enduring throughout the whole […]

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Bates Tennis Optimizes Short-Term for Success

Being a student athlete at a rigorous institution such as Bates is already a struggle in itself. It sometimes feels as if balancing sleep, studying, practice, and eating can be an impossible feat. Now imagine being a student athlete whose season runs throughout the entire school year. One has to be constantly on top of […]

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Women’s Track and Field Gains Momentum

On a Saturday afternoon that featured torrential rain and 20mph gusts of wind, the Bates women’s track and field team squared off against conference rivals for a shot at NESCAC supremacy. The Bobcats entered the competition coming off an impressive second-place finish at the Aloha Relays last week.