Art Senior Thesis Spotlight: Sophia Gerry ’20

Anne Blakslee

March 11, 2020

This week, The Bates Student asks senior Sophie Gerry about her year-long Art Thesis. We are looking forward to this article being the first of many that spotlight the talents and passions of Bates students through their thesis and other work! First of all, can you give a brief summary of what yo...

Self Care: Bachelor Edition

Anne Blakslee

February 5, 2020

ABC’s “The Bachelor” airs as an opportunity for viewing routines and moments of non-academic group “activity.” This season is full of your weekly dose of reality television drama, and provides an excuse to spend time with the people who surround you.   As campus becomes less populated by the que...

Bates Entrepreneurship Spotlight: Olivia Cuneo

November 20, 2019

Bates College is filled to the brim with unique individuals who are excited to share their creative minds with the community. This week I talked to first-year Olivia Cuneo about her small hat business that has historically kept the skiing community of Vermont warm and protected on the cold New England...

Skin Care Routine of the Week: Fall Back!

November 6, 2019

Summertime allows us all to spend a little more time on ourselves. We set fitness goals and actually reach them, excel at our internships and jobs, earn money, spend time surrounded by all those summer friends that we might not find at school. With these magical, sun-filled months, we spend a little less ...

Have You Heard of the Bullet Journal?

October 23, 2019

The “Bullet Journal” has become the new planner, life organizer, list-maker and journal all mashed up into a Pinterest-worthy personal book. A bullet journal is an analog system of structure that instead of lined or blank sheets of paper, the page is composed of rows and columns of “dots” -...

A Walk Around the Olin Arts Center

October 2, 2019

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 pieces to...

The Bates Routine

September 18, 2019

Growing up, many of us were told the importance of keeping a routine. We became aware that routines provide structure and expectation that set our days, weeks, months, and years up for success. Go to bed at the same time, wake up at the same time. Eat dinner at a reasonable hour. Shower. Brush our teeth...

“After” Unintentionally Gives a Good Laugh

Annie Blakslee, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

May 1, 2019

I went to see “After” with my two sisters, another trio of sisters, and three of their friends, but I was the only one who understood what it was like to be a freshman in college. My experience watching After was filled with constant laughter both at the movie itself, and at the ease with which ...

Skin Care Routine of the Week: Lotions and Potions to Healthy Skin

March 20, 2019

Growing up, my mom loved to pamper my sisters and I with a facewash and some good smelling lotion before we went to bed. Eventually, as ridiculous as this sounds, I grew up and got my very own good smelling facewash. My dad calls the bottles of products my mom and I use “lotions and potions” as they ...