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Students to Present Research, Independent Projects at Virtual Mt. David Summit

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief May 12, 2021

The Mount David Summit is often considered as a rite of passage for students at Bates, providing the opportunity for the Bates community to come together and celebrate student achievements. For seniors,...

ArtVan: A Community-Based Non-profit in the Time of COVID-19

ArtVan: A Community-Based Non-profit in the Time of COVID-19

Fiona Cohen, Assistant Features Editor May 12, 2021

ArtVan is a nonprofit based in Maine that provides local youth with art therapy. Jamie Silvestri founded the organization in 2004. Silvestri is currently the Executive Director and Art Therapist for the...

Bates Students Fundraise for Indian COVID-19 Relief

Bates Students Fundraise for Indian COVID-19 Relief

Ellie Wolfe, Assistant News Editor May 12, 2021

Sanika Shah ‘22 let out a sigh of exhaustion about three minutes into our scheduled Zoom interview. It had been a long day, she said, with lots of meetings and classes. On top of that, her mind, and...

“All the efforts involving interculturality really starts in the residential experience. We come to study here, but we also live here. So it’s important to our overall well-being.” -  Marcos Pacheco Soto '24

Theme House Seeks to Advocate, Support International & First-Gen Students

Amelia Keleher, Managing News Editor May 12, 2021

“Activism takes energy,” first-year Marcos Pacheco Soto shared with The Student. “And the lack of support structures is a barrier to sharing experiences, feeling supported, and advocating for change.” Kush...

Summer Break

Summer Break

Yuri Kim May 12, 2021

Dawrin Silfa ’21, right, played Oscar, the handsome janitor of the soup kitchen. Perla Figuereo ’21, center, played Shelley, a chef and Emily Diaz ’23, right, played Emma, a college dropout.

Food and Forgiveness: A Review of Grand Concourse

Jessica Gross, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor May 12, 2021

At the start of her shift, chef Shelley, played by Perla Figuero ‘21, starts the timer on her microwave and recites the following prayer: “I pray for all people, for all places where there is war or...

Meet BCSG Co-Presidents Kush Sharma and Marcos Pacheco Soto

Meet BCSG Co-Presidents Kush Sharma and Marcos Pacheco Soto

Christina Leonard, Digital Editor May 12, 2021

The Bates Student sat down with newly-elected Bates College Student Government (BCSG) Co-Presidents Kush Sharma ‘23 and Marcos Pacheco Soto ‘24 to learn more about the pair, the election (and re-election)...

Photo Story: Bates students walk out to

Photo Story: Bates students walk out to “defund and disarm” campus safety

The Bates Restorative and Transformative Justice Coalition and the Bates Leftist Coalition hosted a walk-out outside Lane Hall on Friday, May 7 to “defund and disarm” campus safety. During the...

Bates Student Government Presidential Election Declared Void

Bates Student Government Presidential Election Declared Void

Ellie Wolfe, Assistant News Editor April 23, 2021

In an email to students on Thursday night, Campus Life shared that the election results of the Bates Student Government (BCSG) presidential election, which were initially announced on Tuesday, have been...

BCSG Presidential Debate Heats Up

Ellie Wolfe, Assistant News Editor April 16, 2021

The Bates College Student Government (BCSG) Presidential Debate took place on Wednesday night and featured one representative from each candidate pair speaking about their vision for the 2021-2022 school...

Get to know the BCSG Presidential Candidates

Get to know the BCSG Presidential Candidates

Christina Leonard, Digital Editor April 14, 2021

Meet the candidates running for the 2021-2022 Bates College Student Government executive seats. Campus Life and the BCSG Committee Selection board is hosting the BCSG Presidential Debate over Zoom on Wednesday,...

Bates Lifts Campus Lockdown

Bates Lifts Campus Lockdown

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor April 14, 2021

On Apr. 1, Vice President for Campus Life Joshua McIntosh instituted a mandatory in-room restriction lockdown following an exponential rise in positive cases. At the time, the campus listed a total of...

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