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Councilwoman Khalid Shares Goals for Lewiston

Sixteen years ago, a seven year old Somali girl arrived in a congested terminal of JFK airport alongside her mother and her two younger brothers with no knowledge of what the signs above read, no familiar faces to find solace in, and no way to ask for help from passersby. This young girl was Safiya […]

Health and Safety for Old Frye Street Houses

The Ins and Outs of Indigenous Archaeology

Behind the Scenes of Winter Carnival

Should Women be Included in the Draft?

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Councilwoman Khalid Shares Goals for Lewiston

Sixteen years ago, a seven year old Somali girl arrived in a congested terminal of JFK airport alongside her mother and her two younger brothers with no knowledge of what the signs above read, no familiar faces to find solace in, and no way to ask for help from passersby. This young girl was Safiya […]

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Hedge Closure Disrupts Campus Life

An isolated sprinkler malfunction in the basement of Hedge Hall resulted in the closure of the academic building for ten days, beginning Jan. 19. Professors, events and classes were displaced while the water damage was assessed and repairs were made. This incident occurred the day before the MLK observance at Bates. Events scheduled to occur […]

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Health and Safety for Old Frye Street Houses

Recent chemical lab tests have determined that some houses on Frye Street have lead paint layered into their walls. The houses with definite presences of lead in the exterior paint are Chase, Frye, Hacker, Herrick, Mitchell, Moulton, Pierce, Whittier, and Wilson. No interior paint was found to have a significant amount of lead. Future tests […]

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New Forté Chapter At Bates Welcomes More Women Leaders

“What do you think of when I say the word business?” asked Adama Diaby ‘22 to a group of Bates women on Wednesday, January 29th. “Is it a bunch of white men sitting around in suits? If that’s it, that’s okay, but we are here to change that.” Led by Diaby and her fellow student […]

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The Ins and Outs of Indigenous Archaeology

Learning about the career and accomplishments of Bates professor, Dr. Kristen Barnett, and sensing her passion, it’s hard to believe that she didn’t always know that she wanted to be an anthropologist. Dr. Barnett, who received her PhD in cultural heritage and archaeology from the University of Montana, admits that this was, in fact, the […]

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“Hello, Bates, It’s Me… Remember?”

After the state of Maine and Bates recognized Indigenous People’s Day, I believed the conversation was going to continue…it didn’t. Months later, the event just became another post on Bates’s social media and was shelved away. After much dust has settled on the importance of that day, the issues surrounding indigenous people and their communities […]

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A Hot Take on Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, I wanted to take this time to assess the feeling the Bates community has towards the holiday. Although I sampled a small population of Bates students, I think their responses to the question, “what does Valentine’s Day mean to you”, raised some concerns that I know many people resonant with. […]

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Should Women be Included in the Draft?

It’s safe to say that in the wake of recent events between the US and Iran, war and violence are have become relevant topics amongst the American public. Just hours after the news broke of the US led assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimeni, social media exploded. The people of TikTok and Twitter are fully […]

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A Country in Crisis: China Plagued With Coronavirus

There has been the Bubonic plague, there has been the Spanish Flue, there has been Ebola, but now were are faced with a new, threatening global epidemic: the Coronavirus. The Coronavirus first surfaced in Wuhan, China where an estimated 426 people have already died according to the World Health Organization as of Jan. 3. The […]

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Remembering Kobe’s Cool

I’ve felt, to varying degrees, painfully uncool my entire life. There is perhaps no period in one’s life where being uncool feels as painfully acute as it does in middle school. A modern rendering of Dante’s Inferno could be easily substituted for a simple description of the seventh grade. In middle school, I decided that […]

Arts & Leisure

Puddle Jump 2020 Photos

Photos take by David Chen ’23

Arts & Leisure

Grammys Congratulate Progressive Sound for Some but not Others

At the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, Billie Eilish won Album, Record and Song of the Year on top of winning Best New Artist, and she’s just 18 years old. This historic accomplishment is the first in nearly four decades, and she is the first ever woman to do so. This is a huge win for […]

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Sangai Asia Night

Bates’ Sangai Asia Night is, to put it bluntly, so much fun and incredibly lovely. This event, which happens every year during the winter semester, celebrates Asian cultures through student performances. The performances range from dance performances, to poetry readings, to musical pieces. As the writer of this article, this was my first time attending […]

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Self Care: Bachelor Edition

ABC’s “The Bachelor” airs as an opportunity for viewing routines and moments of non-academic group “activity.” This season is full of your weekly dose of reality television drama, and provides an excuse to spend time with the people who surround you.   As campus becomes less populated by the question, “how was your break,” we […]

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Meet the Bates Arts Festival Coordinators

One of the hallmark projects of the Bates Arts Collaborative, a faculty committee, was the Bates Arts Crawl, a campus-wide celebration of the visual, literary, and performing arts at Bates. The last Arts Crawl occurred in the winter semester of 2018. However, last fall the committee decided to find a new way to bring that […]

Sports

The Future is Bright for Women’s Basketball

The women’s basketball team has finally returned from a tough stretch of the season in which five of their last six games have been played on the road. They started the year on a good note, heading into conference play at 7-5 overall and taking down Wesleyan in their NESCAC opener to start off 1-0 […]

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Bates Track & Field Introduces the Peter and Lois Doran Award for Excellence

The track and field program here at Bates is one of the oldest and most successful on campus, as anyone who has ever seen the east wall of the indoor track can well attest–hundreds of men’s and women’s All-Americans, along with national champions across nearly every event discipline. However, new additions to this wall will […]

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Men’s Basketball Reaches the Home Stretch

The Bates men’s basketball team had a pair of CBB matchups at home in Alumni Gym on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 against Colby and Bowdoin, respectively. Mid-season conference games tend to draw fairly large crowds, and this weekend was certainly no exception. Alumni Gym is known around the NESCAC as an especially difficult place […]

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Bobcats Sweep WPI Invitational

The Bates Swim and Dive team competed in the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) meet this past weekend, marking the beginning of their championship season. The men and women both saw impressive time drops and dives, leading both teams to victory. The WPI meet is the final meet for swimmers before their journey to the fast-approaching […]

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Nordic Skiing Begins Season on the Right Foot at Harvard Carnival

On Jan. 17-18 the Bates Nor- dic Ski teams kicked off the competitive season with the Harvard Carnival held in Craftsbury, Vt. The Bobcats placed sixth out of 15 teams with a combined Nordic and Alpine score of 420 points. The Harvard Carnival was originally supposed to take place at the Dublin XC Ski Center […]