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Student, Faculty Concerns Prompt Pass/Fail Option

As of Wednesday, March 25th, Bates has moved to implement an optional pass/fail policy for the remainder of the winter semester as a means of adjusting academic expectations in response to the emergence of COVID-19 and remote learning. The policy, which was communicated by Dean of the Faculty Malcolm Hill, reads as follows: 1. Students […]

Coronavirus Forum

How to Survive Quarantine: A Parody

We all know the preventative measures we need to take in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus—wash your hands, social distancing, etc. But what about quarantine? Many of us are back at home with our families, intruding into the empty nests of our parents. How will we survive being cooped up at home […]

Coronavirus Forum

Coronavirus? Like the beer?

I was recently reminded to look for the comedically-dark silver lining in this pandemic after watching an episode of “Spongebob Squarepants” (judge me, please). Sandy Cheeks, everyone’s favorite undersea squirrel, remarked that, “stupidity isn’t a virus, but it sure is spreading like one!” With that in mind, here is a collection of quotes, deeds, and […]

Coronavirus News

Student, Faculty Concerns Prompt Pass/Fail Option

As of Wednesday, March 25th, Bates has moved to implement an optional pass/fail policy for the remainder of the winter semester as a means of adjusting academic expectations in response to the emergence of COVID-19 and remote learning. The policy, which was communicated by Dean of the Faculty Malcolm Hill, reads as follows: 1. Students […]

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“Suite Life” on Campus During COVID-19: Student Perspectives

It’s been one week since March 17, the final day for the vast majority of Bates students to depart campus for national and international destinations. Following President Spencer’s announcement on Friday, March 13 that Bates would transition to remote learning for the remainder of the semester, most students hurried to pack and say their goodbyes, […]

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Bates Econ Professors Assess the Coronavirus Impact

Amidst the recent economic fallout due to coronavirus, The Student interviewed Professors Shea and Yung of the Bates Economics department. The pair answered questions regarding their analysis of the virus’s economic impact, and how Bates students can be best prepared for a possible recession. Some experts believe that although it is not likely that we […]

Coronavirus Forum

How to Survive Quarantine: A Parody

We all know the preventative measures we need to take in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus—wash your hands, social distancing, etc. But what about quarantine? Many of us are back at home with our families, intruding into the empty nests of our parents. How will we survive being cooped up at home […]

Coronavirus Forum

Coronavirus? Like the beer?

I was recently reminded to look for the comedically-dark silver lining in this pandemic after watching an episode of “Spongebob Squarepants” (judge me, please). Sandy Cheeks, everyone’s favorite undersea squirrel, remarked that, “stupidity isn’t a virus, but it sure is spreading like one!” With that in mind, here is a collection of quotes, deeds, and […]

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“NESCAC Champs”: Nobody Wins

When I was in the first grade, I got sick with what everyone – including my pediatrician – thought was a bad cold. I was told to drink eight Dixie Cups worth of Gatorade a day, but weeks passed and I became virtually incapicated by severe flu-like symptoms. One day, I woke up with – […]

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Cartoon: Bates Students React to Social Distancing

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Thinking About More Than Just the Students

I got the notification during my 9:30 chemistry lecture. My professor had just put us into groups at the boards and he asked us to solve a problem. I couldn’t even focus on what the problem was, because I saw one person after another pulling out their phones, showing them to others around them and  […]

Arts & Leisure

Things to Bake While in Quarantine

Sitting at home with nothing to do can inspire people to take up some hobbies or activities that they may not be able to do during the busy school year. One of these hobbies is cooking. However, with quarantine becoming the new normal it may be hard for people to get out and go to […]

Arts & Leisure

Apps and Technology that Can Help With Quarantine Blues

During this time of stress and uncertainty, it does a person well to know the innovations and resources available to them to help them through. Although technology does not fully replace human-to-human interaction, there are many resources available to help make this time of social distancing, quarantining and self-isolation less lonely, less boring, and less […]

Arts & Leisure

“Make That Soul Glow!”: An Uplifting Playlist

It’s overwhelming and simply sad to be back home without receiving the proper closure from Bates. The news and their explicit headlines concerning the COVID- 19 makes everyone uneasy and not so optimistic about the future. However, this too shall pass and yes it is going slower than what we expect. One thing that is […]

Arts & Leisure

Winter Skincare Routine

Winter can be tough on skin, especially in the winter. Dry conditions, frostbite, cold, unforgiving wind, all of which can lead to unhappy looking skin! Here are some tips for maintaining healthy and happy skin in the cold months, and the transitioning spring months we are experiencing as well. As a rule of thumb, avoid […]

Arts & Leisure

Q&A with A Figure Drawing Model

At 6 pm on Wednesday nights, students and local artists head to the basement of Olin for weekly life drawing sessions. The session is a whole three hours, but for the people who come to draw a  nude model in different poses, the experience is an exciting way to practice figure drawing and an engaging […]

Sports

NCAA Cancels Winter Championships Among Coronavirus Fears

On March 12, following the global spread of the novel coronavirus, the NCAA elected to cancel all upcoming spring sports. In addition, the collegiate governing body also made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of all winter sports. Given the timing of the decision, this meant that all national championships across all three divisions […]

Sports

COVID-19 Cancels Spring Athletics at Bates, Stokes Frustration, Raises Questions

Nestled in small towns and cities across the Northeast, few thought that NESCAC schools would be largely affected by the CoronaVirus. After all, NESCAC schools are not situated in global metropolises, rarely experience mass amounts of international transit, and whose home cities are some of the last to be considered when the national crises strike. […]

Sports

Bates Celebrates 34th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day

On February 8th, Bates celebrated the 34th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day by hosting a multi-sport clinic for young girls, encouraging them to express themselves and empower themselves through sport. With a number of Bates’ female student-athletes in attendance, the girls received one-on-one instruction and coaching in sports like softball, rowing, volleyball, […]

Sports

Simmons and Berube Shatter Bates Pole Vaulting Record

Sophomores Lily Simmons and Lauren Berube do a lot together. They are both math majors, roommates, and teammates on the women’s track team. And following the Maine State Invitational Meet, both Berube and Simmons now share the Bates Women’s pole vault school record. Three quarters of an inch is what separates Berube and Simmons from […]

Sports

Alpine Skiing Speeds Towards the Postseason

The men’s and women’s Alpine Skiing teams recently completed their regular seasons and now look to prepare for the NCAA East Regionals hosted by Middlebury College this weekend. They wrapped up the regular season with carnivals at home and at Williams College this month. At the Bates Carnival, which took place at Sunday River, sophomore […]