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“Fempowering” the Midterms

As we head to the ever important 2018 midterm elections in a few weeks, we need to discuss the sensitive topic of gender equality. Gender equality is not just some topic that can be scoffed at and taken lightly. Gender equality is something to witness and be exposed to in everyday life in which people can create their own beliefs based on their own personal experiences.

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Batsies Take to the Outdoors During October Break

The Bates Outing Club (BOC) organized three trips over fall break: a multi-sport and backpacking trip which each went to North Conway, N.H. and a People of Color (POC) trip that went to both Camden Hills State Park and the BOC lean-to.

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Eggs Portrays Female Friendship and Loss Onstage

From the left corner of the front row in the Black Box theater, I watched as Girl One, portrayed by Maya Wilson ‘20, paces and rambles to a solemn Girl Two, played by Tricia Crimmins ‘19, about the inherent hypocrisy of a vegetarian choosing to eat eggs on a brunch date.

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Polykhroma’s “Haunted!” Art Exhibition Spooks

On October 19, the basement of a residential property in Somerville, MA, was transformed into “Haunted!” a Halloween-themed art exhibition put on by the Tufts University-based curatorial art collective Polykhroma in the home of Ella Huzenis.

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VCS Green Dot Student Showcase Brings the House Down

The Village Club Series Student Showcase is a place for people to show their talents to the student population. The first VCS student showcase of the year took place on the chilly Thursday night before fall break and served as both a celebration of the Green Dot program and as a way to showcase the talents of the Bates student body.

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Women Will Win: Biting Back in the 2018 Midterms

With the American government composed of sex offenders, eyes are turned towards women as we approach the 2018 midterm elections. If Kavanaugh’s appointment validated anything for American women, it’s that there is still so much work to be done.

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Being Smart on Crime: Officials discuss improvements for Maine’s Criminal Justice System at Bates

On October 10 in the Muskie Archives, the Bates and Lewiston community were joined by Maine State Senator Mark Dion and Maine State Prison Warden Randall Liberty for a panel on criminal justice reform.

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Coach Hall Looks to Enliven Bates Football

Last year marked Head Football Coach Mark Harriman’s 20th and final season. The Bobcats capped off Harriman’s final season with a record of 2-7. Their only two wins were against Bowdoin and Colby, granting them the state of Maine CBB title.

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Talia Regenstein ‘19 on Post Athletics Life

Athletics is a very large part of the Bates community. Tour guides jokingly tell potential students that you could throw a ball in Commons and someone from one of the 30+ varsity teams will be there to catch it. Indeed, over half of Bates students are varsity athletes, and another 10-20 percent are club or intramural athletes.

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Plot Garden Party Plants Interest in Sustainability

Tuesday, October 9 brought with it sun and warmth–conveniently, two ingredients needed for a successful and first-ever “Plot Party,” hosted by Bates College’s EcoReps. The Plot Party, located on Russell Street, attracted over 50 Bates students to stop by and enjoy the two-and-a-half-hour event.

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