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Ted Burns on His Album “Atlantic”

On Friday Sept. 12, I had a chance to chat with Ted Burns ‘19 who released his most recent album, “Atlantic,” this past summer. Burns makes music under the name “Short Shorts,” his musical persona. Burns explained his motivations for creating Atlantic, his creative process, and what he plans to do next.

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There I was at the podium, ready to present as the first speaker in my state wide debate championship. But this debate was not just about a 10 minute moment in time; this journey totally challenged my perception of myself and how I viewed the world around me. It lit a fire that has been burning down obstacles ever since.

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Skin Care Routine of the Week: Skin Care Routine of the Week: Transitioning from Fall to Winter

As the weather starts to get cooler, it’s important to update your skincare routine to adapt to the lower temperatures that can result in drier skin. Skin care is a great way to practice self-care, and it is important to transition to different products in order to maintain healthy skin. Luckily, there are many ways to maintain glowing skin after the summer sun is gone.

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Best Indie Albums of the Summer

“High as Hope” by Florence + the Machine
With their newest album, the English pop/rock band, led by the enigmatic singer-songwriter Florence Welch, creates an interesting departure from their typical gothic choral style. Gone is the drama and sheer intensity of records like “Ceremonials and Lungs,” and in its place a stripped-down and brutally honest Florence remains.

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Review of “Miseducation:” Dull, Yet Insightful

Through a field trip sponsored by the Bates Rhetoric department, a friend and I boarded a yellow school bus that would take us to the Portland Museum of Art to see “The Miseducation of Cameron Post.” The field trip attendees were mostly rhetoric majors and students of Professor of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies Charles Nero’s Lesbian and Gay Images in Film, a course I’m taking this fall. “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” is based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Emily M. Danforth and was directed by Desiree Akhavan.

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“Curious Incident,” and Why Representation Matter

This summer, I finally read “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” My search for summer reading began an hour before I left for the airport to depart for my summer job. I worked at my summer camp in Colorado, and up until I was about to depart, it hadn’t crossed my mind to pack any reading material.

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Men’s Rugby Kicks Season Off 52-19 Against MMA

The Bates men’s rugby team solidly defeated Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) 52-19 last Saturday, Sept. 16, at Garcelon Field. While this was the first game of the season and the first rugby game played by some on the team, the Bobcats’ fitness, teamwork, and skill carried them to a strong victory over MMA, who they lost against last year.

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Equestrian Club: A Unique Team at Bates

Bates College provides nine different club sports teams (which range from rugby to ultimate frisbee) that provide students a uniquely structured intercollegiate sports program. However, there is one club in particular that many students don’t really know about.

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Time Management for Athletes: Advice for Balancing Athletics and Academic Work

The essential skill of balancing many facets of life in harmony is referred to as “time management.” For the majority of college students, time management proves to be a difficult and stressful task. Balancing friends, significant relationships, schoolwork, class time, and extracurricular activities can often feel challenging, if not impossible.

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How to Naviagate Bates Athletics

The college admissions process can by scary enough, even without the added stress of trying to make a team. For about half of the incoming class of 2022 however, this was a reality. While some were worrying about test scores, gpa and the common app; others tacked on maintaining their plus/minus, fastest time, or number of goals in a season. Why do they choose to do this you ask? I sat down with a few first-year athletes to answer just that.

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