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Towards a More Pre-COVID Bates—a Recap of the Fall 2021 Important Information Webinar

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor July 30, 2021

Urged by changing COVID-19 public health policies, Bates Student Affairs hosted a webinar for returning students and parents on July 27. Some of the highlights included information regarding procedures...

Head Football Coach Malik Hall will not Return to Program

Head Football Coach Malik Hall will not Return to Program

Ellie Wolfe, Managing Sports Editor July 27, 2021

In an email to the Athletic Department on Tuesday, Athletic Director Jason Fein announced that football Head Coach Malik Hall will not return to the team this fall. Effective immediately, Associate Head...

Vanessa Paolella '21 was the editor in chief of The Student for the 2020-21 year.

Updates on The Student and a Final Message from Editor in Chief Vanessa Paolella ’21

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief May 26, 2021

  To the Bates College community,   This is the final Bates Student newsletter for the 2020-21 academic year, and my last as editor in chief. As this year comes to a close, I would like...

Bates Students Become Tax Preparers — Doing their Part to Help L/A Become Financially Savvy

Sacha Feldberg, Assistant News Editor May 24, 2021

When Bates extended its break, seven Bates students seized the opportunity to make a difference in the Lewiston-Auburn community from the comfort of their homes. Their mission: to become IRS-certified...

Local Threatens Student, Campus Safety officer with Broken Bottle

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief May 24, 2021

Early Saturday morning, Campus Safety responded to a call for a disturbance on Frye Street where a local threatened a student and safety officer with a broken bottle. Campus Safety was called near 1:30...

This photo, which was taken on the Alumni Walk side of Roger Williams Hall, was taken on May 17. The graffiti reads

Administrations Response to Anti-Israel Messages Draws Criticism from Students

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor May 24, 2021

On Sunday morning May 9, chalk writing was seen under the library arcade and on Bates campus buildings, including Commons. The messages displayed were in support of Palestinians in relation to the ongoing...

COVID-19 Stories: A Collection of Covid Experiences at Bates

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor May 24, 2021

In partnership with Cats v. Covid, The Student conducted a series of confidential interviews with students who contracted COVID-19 while living at Bates. Together they serve as a memoir of life at Bates...

ALOK Speaks of going beyond the Gender Binary to Kick off Pride Week

Amy Townend May 24, 2021

During the week of May 10, Pride Week was celebrated on campus with a visit from a keynote speaker and a variety of other events. Though many events had to take place virtually due to the ongoing pandemic,...

Letter to the Editor: Anti-Zionist Graffiti is inherently Antisemitic

Michael Lieber '92 May 24, 2021

As someone who chose to attend Bates primarily because of its tradition of egalitarianism, I am deeply troubled by the antisemitic graffiti on campus recently. In my years at Bates and in all the years...

Photo from the 2018 Mount David Summit

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, Managing Sports 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...

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