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Meet the Bates Yoga Kula Instructors

Whether you are an athlete or non-athlete, chances are likely that you’ll find yourself in downward dog in a yoga class at one point in your time as a student at Bates. For years, yoga has been one of the most common ways for Batesies to fulfill the Physical Education requirement for graduation. As Bates […]

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Meet the Bates Yoga Kula Instructors

Whether you are an athlete or non-athlete, chances are likely that you’ll find yourself in downward dog in a yoga class at one point in your time as a student at Bates. For years, yoga has been one of the most common ways for Batesies to fulfill the Physical Education requirement for graduation. As Bates […]

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Kiese Laymon Brings Humor to Reckon with Racial Past in Liberal Arts Institutions

At 7:30 on Thursday, Sept. 26, students, faculty, and many others shuffled into Memorial Commons for an evening discussion of social justice with author and Mississippi native Kiese Laymon. Laymon’s talk garnered interest across campus after various FYS students praised his writing from their class as witty, introspective, and eye-opening. Some students came to learn […]

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The Harward Center Presents: Public Works in Progress

On Sept. 26, the Harward Center presented their second presentation of a series on community-engaged summer work done by Bates students. It featured the work of six students who shared their experiences. Emma Block ’22 presented on her internship at the Lewiston District Court. Some of her assignments included looking at data regarding Family Treatment […]

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Lizanecz’s Plans for his Presidency

Ryan Lizanecz ’20 wasn’t planning on running for Student Body President. Although he has represented the class of 2020 for three years, he didn’t necessarily see himself in the chief position. “[Running] was a very last-minute thing,” he said. “To be completely honest, during my time on student government I found that the system wasn’t […]

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23 and Who? Roth Explores DNA and Identity

On Thursday, Sept. 26, Dr. Wendy Roth of the University of Pennsylvania spoke in Pettengill Hall’s Keck Classroom to members of the Bates community. Sponsored by the Sociology, Psychology, and Biology departments, the talk focused on the mass proliferation of genetic ancestry tests and their social impact. Roth aimed to investigate a timely and fascinating […]

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Tobacco Free vs. Tobacco Freedom: Present and Future Smoking Policy at Bates

Bates students and faculty are reviewing and working diligently to amend the smoking policy. Currently on the Bates College website, the smoking policy is defined as striving “to maintain the well-being of the campus community while considering the needs of individuals who smoke.” People cannot smoke cigarettes, vape, or chew tobacco within fifty feet of […]

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Whose Perspective?: A Critique of The Bates Student Reporting

The article “Bates Perspective on Hong Kong” (which I will refer to as “Perspective”), featured in the last issue of The Bates Student, raises critical concerns about objectivity and integrity through biased rhetoric which overgeneralized, misinformed, and misrepresented its subject matter. By assuming to constitute a single perspective, the title “Bates Perspective” already initiates a […]

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Food For Thought : Notes on the New Commons Menu

CONTENT WARNING : eating disorders are discussed When one searches for the Bates Commons Menu online, a new website greets their eyes in comparison with years past. This new website is equipped with nutritional information ranging from the sodium content of buttermilk ranch dressing to the caloric value of the cookie-dough ice cream that we […]

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Impeachment: A Moral and Political Imperative

The President of the United States must be impeached. This is not something I say lightly; impeachment is perhaps Congress’ most significant and carefully considered power, implemented only twice in the nation’s history. But after the latest revelations about Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with the president of Ukraine, it has become clear that […]

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My Razor, My Choice

Some of my fondest memories from sleep away camp were the bi-weekly shaving parties my friends and I threw. We filled a bucket with water, brought razors and shaving cream outside to the bunk’s concrete porch, and blasted “Call Me Maybe” as we shaved the nonexistent hair off our legs. These parties began when I […]

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A Walk Around the Olin Arts Center

Art, in any form, is a great way to release your mind from the stress of negative energies and the to-do lists that tend to pile up and consume our weeks here at Bates. The Olin Arts Center offers a peaceful, quiet, and grounding experience and a wide variety of paintings, sculptures, and other art […]

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“Yes, And” Meets “No, But”: Intimacy Choreography in Theater and Dance

It is not a coincidence that the #MeToo movement gained traction in the wake of the 2017 Harvey Weinstein scandal, or that many of the scandals have centered around prominent figures in the entertainment industry. Film, TV, and theater operate differently from the traditional job market. Everyone knows everyone, especially in major hubs like Los […]

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Bates Entrepreneurs: Beans Neckies

When I was a sophomore in high school I started my very own small business. Going to high school in the sierras of California made for cold mornings, snowy days, and thus a need for warm things around my neck and necks of others. This is where the idea started. A “neckie!” A fleece circular […]

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Combatting the Bates Plague

It is that time of year again! Everyone has returned to campus, the weather is beginning to get colder, and the dance floor of 80s is essentially a petri dish. Each year in September and the beginning of October the annual Bates Plague rears its ugly head. Coughs, fevers, sore throats and runny noses fill […]

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Student Spotlight: Shae Gwydir ‘20

This week The Bates Student talks with senior Elisabeth “Shae” Gwydir about her college experiences with dance and theater. TBS: How did you decide to participate in performance arts at Bates? Did you want to do this coming into college, or did you get into it once you were here? Shae Gwydir (SG): Well, I […]

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First Years Guide Tennis to Hot Start

As the fall sports season gets under way, many Bates teams have already played several games even though classes have only been in session for three weeks. Bates Men’s and Women’s tennis are no exception, and this year both teams have already achieved something by bringing in six men and six women to the team […]

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Women’s Soccer Coach Vari Brings Decade of Experience to Bates

“It’s been a whirlwind”, said Women’s Soccer Head Coach Joe Vari, describing his transition from The University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington to Bates College. “You have to learn faces, names, players…when you go to away games, you don’t even know where the locker rooms are.” Although Vari is getting used to the new […]

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Hard Work Pays Off: New Emphasis on Student Workers in Athletics

On-campus jobs are some of the best ways to get involved in the community at Bates, while also making a quick buck on the side. In fact, Bates is well known for being very generous with their financial aid giving – about half of the student body receives financial aid from the school. With that […]

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Bates Wins College Cup at Dempsey Challenge, Raises $21,916

Sixty-nine Bates athletes and one staff member raised a combined $21,916 for the 2019 Dempsey Challenge, winning the College Cup. The Dempsey Challenge is an annual fundraising event that supports the Dempsey Center. Founded by Lewiston-native Patrick Dempsey, this organization assists cancer patients and their families at no charge, providing wellness, counciling, and family services. […]

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Cross Country Spotlight: Jillian Richardson ’23

Jillian Richardson, a freshman at Bates from Auburn Maine, placed eighth overall and first for the Bates Cross Country team at the Bates Invitational at Pineland on September 14th, against Middlebury and Tufts. Prior to Bates, Richardson ran for Edward Little in high school, placing 15th at New-Englands, and earning All-New England honors. She started […]