The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

BREAKING NEWS: Six Vehicles Vandalized in the Village Parking Lot

BREAKING NEWS: Six Vehicles Vandalized in the Village Parking Lot

Fiona Cohen, Managing News Editor January 30, 2023

Six vehicles were vandalized while parked behind the Village complex last Saturday night. Included in damaged vehicles was the Bates College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) vehicle. As of now, no one...

MLK Day Recap: “The Right to Live with One’s Parents vs U.S. Immigration Policy of Family Separation”

MLK Day Recap: “The Right to Live with One’s Parents vs U.S. Immigration Policy of Family Separation”

Trinity Poon, Staff Writer January 19, 2023

On the afternoon of Jan. 16, a ground floor Pettengill Hall classroom was filled with Bates students eager to engage in the workshop, “The Right to Live with One’s Parents vs. U.S. Immigration Policy...

A Letter to My Sister

A Letter to My Sister

Sam Jean-Francois January 19, 2023

Editor’s Note: Sam Jean-Francois ‘23 gave this speech at a Multifaith sponsored event in a pre-celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Sunday, January 15th. Sam agreed to share this speech with...

Workshop Introduces New BlackNESCAC Campus Group

Workshop Introduces New BlackNESCAC Campus Group

Ella Beiser, Assistant Features Editor January 18, 2023

The BlackNESCAC workshop was led by Bates student Sabrina Mohamed ‘24 and Colby student Samah Mohamedzein ‘24. BlackNESCAC is a pilot program created by Mohamed and Mohamedzein to connect Black students...

The Future of Equity in Education: Un-grading? 

The Future of Equity in Education: Un-grading? 

Christina Leonard and Ferzan Coskun January 18, 2023

On MLK day, there were two workshops hosted by Bates’ Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning on equity in grading.  The first workshop, “Mythbusting Grading for Equity,” was hosted by Director...

Sankofa Lights Up Schaeffer Theater Celebrating Black Joy

Sankofa Lights Up Schaeffer Theater Celebrating Black Joy

Maple Buescher, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor January 18, 2023

I’m going to be honest with you: I have shown up to a lot of events at Schaeffer Theater without having signed up for a ticket online, and I have never been challenged about this. The house managers...

“Speak Your Purpose into Existence:” Keith Hamilton Cobb’s opening remarks for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

“Speak Your Purpose into Existence:” Keith Hamilton Cobb’s opening remarks for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

Zoe Schaedle and Lucy Green January 18, 2023

Students, faculty and community members filled the Peter J. Gomes Chapel to listen to welcoming remarks by keynote speaker, playwright and actor Keith Hamilton Cobb on Monday, Jan. 16. The event was...

When Lockdown Kills More than Covid

When Lockdown Kills More than Covid

Anonymous, Chinese Citizen December 1, 2022

Warning: Graphic Images Included Even in my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined how China still hasn’t learned its lesson three years into the pandemic. Resentment among Chinese citizens...

CAPS Provides New Opportunities for Mental Health Care

CAPS Provides New Opportunities for Mental Health Care

Aneeza Ahmad and Aanika Patel November 16, 2022

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) announced a new wave of mental health programs and resources in an email sent to students on Nov. 3 from Director of CAPS Wayne Assing. Assing also met with...

Social Challenges in College Dorms?

Social Challenges in College Dorms?

Willa Wang, Assistant Forum Editor November 15, 2022

Most Bates students live in a double during their first year of college, which means they have a roommate. It is true that the school does not have enough space to offer everyone a single room, but I believe...

My Janky Headphones and Me

My Janky Headphones and Me

Henry Welch, Contributing Writer November 15, 2022

I am a very forgetful person. In my career of forgetting things, I have lost ID’s, laundry cards, silverware, credit cards and water bottles, so many water bottles. I am also pretty good about not caring...

On Elon Musk and Free Speech

On Elon Musk and Free Speech

Gale Park, Contributing Writer November 15, 2022

Elon Musk’s recent take over of Twitter has been turbulent, to say the least. His mass firing of Twitter staff, his granting and revoking of the gray “official” checkmark and the ever-looming threat...

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