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Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College

Hundreds of Students from all class years gathered in Memorial Commons to hear from President Spencer and Dean McIntosh

The year without Trick or Drink: Tradition unexpectedly cancelled

October 22, 2014

Bates students were overwhelmingly disappointed last week when an announce email informed the campus that the long-celebrated Halloween tradition, Trick or Drink, was cancelled.

As Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs Joshua McIntosh explained in his message to the student body, the binge drinking and underage drinking that often accompanies this event, as well as the potential ramifications within the Lewiston community, do not align with the College’s goal to create a healthy, respectful social environment on campus.

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