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The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

Bobcat Bites for 9/29

Bobcat Bites for 9/29

September 29, 2022

Okay, nobody freak out!! But I’m back with Bobcat Bites. And I know what you’re thinking: “mysterious Bobcat Bites writer, why did you return? Haven’t you moved on to bigger and better things?”...

Bateschella: A New Campus Tradition?

Bateschella: A New Campus Tradition?

Lucy Green and Catalina Passino September 21, 2022

After two years of COVID-19 restrictions on school-wide gatherings, Bates Campus Life held the large-scale event Bateschella to welcome students back to campus on Saturday September 17.  According to...

FILE - This combination of file photos shows Bruce Poliquin in 2017, left, and Jared Golden in 2018, right, in Maine. Former Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin announced Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021 that hes going to try to win back his old seat from Democratic Rep. Jared Golden. (AP Photos/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Rural America: Democrats Just Don’t Care

Gabriel Coffey, Managing Forum Editor September 21, 2022

Russian writer Fyodor Dostovesky wrote “I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.” Well, the last sixish years of American politics have felt as such, and yet, as I sit here...

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Why Should We Learn Foreign Languages?

Willa Wang, Assistant Forum Editor September 21, 2022

How many languages can you hear at Bates? You might see students gathered at the language tables in the Commons. Your friends hurry on their way to language classes at noon, or maybe hear others chatting...

Student Struck by Unidentified Man on Alumni Walk

Student Struck by Unidentified Man on Alumni Walk

Fiona Cohen, Aneeza Ahmad, and Aanika Patel September 14, 2022

At 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, students received a text from the college’s emergency system notifying them that “a student was struck on campus by a shirtless man in tan pants.” The message did not...

Student Hit by Truck on Alumni Walk

Student Hit by Truck on Alumni Walk

Ellie Wolfe and Noah Forman September 8, 2022

A student was hit by a W.B. Mason truck on Alumni Walk outside of Parker Hall at approximately 12:05 p.m. today. The truck was backing up when the student was struck. They remained on the ground for...

A History of Roe V. Wade Coverage from The Bates Student

A History of Roe V. Wade Coverage from The Bates Student

Christina Leonard and Ellie Wolfe August 30, 2022

Dear Readers, Two months ago, the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health marked the end of a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion. That 6-3 vote overturned...

Gail Johnston ‘84 on covering Roe v. Wade at Bates in the 1980s

Gail Johnston ‘84 on covering Roe v. Wade at Bates in the 1980s

Christina Leonard, Executive Managing Editor August 15, 2022

Whilst digging through decades of The Bates Student’s reporting on abortion - one name caught my interest. Three articles are written in a row by former Editor-in-Chief Gail Johnston ’84. So, I decided...

Bates Loosens Masking and Testing Policies

Bates Loosens Masking and Testing Policies

Ellie Wolfe, Editor-in-Chief August 10, 2022

Bates will not require asymptomatic testing or masking in most places on campus, the college announced on Tuesday. Associate Dean of Students Blake Reilly and Student Outreach and Support Specialist Brenna...

Planned Parenthood National Campaign Director Sarah Standiford ‘97 on the overturning of Roe v. Wade

Planned Parenthood National Campaign Director Sarah Standiford ‘97 on the overturning of Roe v. Wade

Ella Beiser, Assistant Features Editor July 7, 2022

Standiford, a lifelong advocate for reproductive healthcare, spoke to The Student about what the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision means for millions of women Almost immediately after graduating...

President Clayton Spencer to Leave College After Eleven Years

President Clayton Spencer to Leave College After Eleven Years

Ellie Wolfe, Editor-in-Chief June 22, 2022

In an email to the Bates community on Wednesday, President Clayton Spencer announced that she will be stepping down from her role on June, 30, 2023, making the coming 2022-2023 school year her last at...

Alumni from Across the Globe Reflect on Reunion and Bates

Alumni from Across the Globe Reflect on Reunion and Bates

Willa Wang and Ruslan Peredeylskyi June 16, 2022

It’s been a while! It’s time for the reunion—Welcome back! More than 1,200 alumni came to the reunion this year. Two thirds of them already graduated from Bates more than half a century ago. They...

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