The Bates Student

Q&A with A Figure Drawing Model

Amanda Metzger

March 11, 2020

At 6 pm on Wednesday nights, students and local artists head to the basement of Olin for weekly life drawing sessions. The session is a whole three hours, but for the people who come to draw a  nude model in different poses, the experience is an exciting way to practice figure drawing and an e...

Does Bates Deserve a Land Acknowledgement?

Amanda Metzger

February 5, 2020

At Bates, there is a question about the efficacy and ethicality of including a land acknowledgement at events and to open ceremonies. According to Northwestern University, a land acknowledgement is defined as “a formal statement that recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards...

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