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Doug Morency Leaves Bates College

After serving two years as Director of Security & Campus Safety, Douglass Morency has left Bates College to pursue his new position as Director of Safety & Security for the District of Columbia’s 26 branch Public Library System where he will be overseeing a 40 member armed special police force. Affectionately referred to as Doug […]

Where to Buy Weed in L/A

An Interview with @batescommonscrushes

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

Dancing Around White Supremacy

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Student Government Updates

The Bates College Student Government (BCSG) has continued to pursue new initiatives and organize events for the benefit of the student body into the second part of the academic year. Below is a brief summary of BCSG’s activities during the first half of the winter semester. Upcoming Elections General information meetings on the upcoming BCSG […]

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Water Outage Interrupts Everyday Routines

Last Monday, an unexpected water outage in numerous buildings on campus surprised members of the Bates community. The shutdown, running from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 24, occurred as the Water and Sewage division of Lewiston Public Works (LPW) replaced a broken water main along Central Ave.LPW detected a problem in the […]

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“Break Out this February” Encourages Outing Club Diversity

The short duration of February break means that, unlike many other school breaks, many Batesies stay on campus for the entire week. The limited activities and lonely nature of the week are helped by a saving grace: The Outing Club’s “Break Out this February” initiative. All week, Outing Club members Ronan Goulden (’22) and Jin […]

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Coding Club Aims to Fill in Curriculum Gaps

Bates Coding Club – which stands today at only two months old – was born out of necessity. The club, which appeals to programmers and non-programmers alike through weekly all-level coding sessions, aims to provide Bates students a survey-level knowledge of coding that, its co-presidents Kenza Nadifi ‘21 and Sam Goldstein-McGowan ‘21 argue, is not […]

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Doug Morency Leaves Bates College

After serving two years as Director of Security & Campus Safety, Douglass Morency has left Bates College to pursue his new position as Director of Safety & Security for the District of Columbia’s 26 branch Public Library System where he will be overseeing a 40 member armed special police force. Affectionately referred to as Doug […]

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Literary Hegemony in a Nutshell

After graduation, I found myself wanting to establish better habit of reading. In order to prepare myself to teach English to high school students, I thought it would be difficult, yet benefit for me to commit to my own independent readings. On top of that, I thought it would be a great opportunity for me […]

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In Sanders We Trust?

The Democratic nominations for the 2020 presidential election are in full swing now. Not only has it been an absolute mess but many believe for a long time that there is no clear candidate to win. Until now, Bernie Sanders has been in the midst of allegations and criticism by fellow Democratic competitors such as […]

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Dancing Around White Supremacy

“Their core and foundations for the teachings of modern dance are based upon Eurocentric history instead of including and having the inclusion of African dance within modern dance” “I never felt like I belonged” “I am not equipped enough to comment on a body on stage that looks like yours” “You need to tone it […]

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Thesis Spotlight: Ursula Rall

A new addition to the Forum section of the Bates Student is called “Thesis Spotlight”, and in these types of articles, I hope to use my platform to highlight the incredible research Bates students are conducting their senior years. I hope that this will not only motivate seniors to continue their work, but also encourage […]

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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 […]

Arts & Leisure

The Return of the Bates Arts Festival

The Bates Arts Festival returned to Olin arts Center on Feb. 7 after a two-year hiatus. Up until two years ago, Bates had hosted an annual art crawl in order to show student work. The current goal of the festival is to exhibit what is happening at Olin Arts Center in new and creative ways. […]

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Dancing Will Save Lives At Upcoming Dance Marathon

            It’s that time of year again. Your fellow Batesies are posting on social media about the Dance Marathon for the children’s hospital, and they’re asking you to donate. You read the little blurb about the kids, think about the status of your bank account, and just when you think you’re good to do it, […]

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More than Just a Conversation: Review of Who Will Sing for Lena?

content warning: discussion of rape and sexual assault “He raped me. He raped me. He raped.” These lines are repeated throughout the short play “Who Will Sing For Lena?” which was presented February 12th at Bates College. The play relays the story of Lena Mae Baker, the only woman to be executed by the electric […]

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VCS Student Showcase Wows

As expected, the Thursday before break seemed as if it would drag on forever. Thursday is never my favorite day of the week. It’s the day before Friday, the last real day, in my opinion, and as I go throughout Thursday, it seems as if my body freezes in the time of the day, as […]

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Where to Buy Weed in L/A

Thanks to the Marijuana Legalization Act which took effect in Maine in 2016, there has been a plethora of new marijuana dispensaries popping up in the Lewiston/Auburn area. Although marijuana is not legal on the Bates College campus, this article aims to be a source of information for those who enjoy cannabis away from Bates […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Athlete Spotlight: Cal Schrupp ‘23

This year, Bates Ski led off the season with a strong start, finishing sixth out of 15 teams at the Harvard Carnival, eighth out of 15 at the UVM carnival and seventh out of 15 at the Colby Carnival. First-years have been paramount to the success of the Nordic teams during the 2020 season, especially […]

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Men’s Squash Finishes 4th at NESCACs

The Bates men’s Squash team finished up conference play last weekend by participating in the NESCAC Tournament, hosted by Bowdoin. The Bobcats went in to the tournament as the number 3 seed in the NESCAC, behind just Trinity and Williams. This set up a meeting with number 6 Colby in the opening round – a […]