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What Will COVID Mean for Graduation Rates?

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor

September 23, 2020

With COVID-19 radically altering the state of higher education as we know it, graduation and retention rates at colleges and universities have become the subject of greater inquiry. Some colleges’ graduation rates have already decreased in the midst of COVID, and this trend is expected by many to continue throughout the course of the pandemic. The Bates Student spoke with Tom McGuinness, Dir...

“I don’t get it”

Yuri Kim

September 23, 2020

The Future of Off-Campus Study following COVID-19

Fiona Cohen, Assistant Features Editor

September 23, 2020

"I talked to my Spanish professor, and she said that it's really up in the air at the moment, so we'll just have to figure things out. Hopefully, by next year I'll be able to travel."  These are the words of Maya Castiblanco '23. With plans to be a psychology major and a Spanish minor, she had alway...

Poulos: ‘RBG always reminds me of my mom’

Samuel Poulos, Assistant Features Editor

September 23, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Millions of online remembrances, a movie, and several clips from Saturday Night Live have all been rightly made to honor the titan on the bench. I can neither better attest to her moral fiber than a family member, nor better explain her impact a...

The First-Years’ Take: COVID Edition

The First-Years’ Take: COVID Edition

Brianna Gadaleta

September 22, 2020

Imagine starting off your college career standing in a grab n’ go lunch line, knowing that your Zoom class starts in ten minutes and you are in need of a quiet study place to take notes on your lecture. While upperclassmen are able to understand the differences in college life, the first-years are getti...

Bites on my Body

Sam Jean-Francois

September 22, 2020

Dear Bates,  I want you to tell me how I taste. How I taste when you cannibalize me. When you turn my body into flesh, mind into profit, (I)mage into proof. I want you to tell me how I taste after you eat away at my energy and leave bones on my plate. When your bites turn my trauma into worksh...

The Middle East’s New Reality

Roy Mathews, Managing Forum Editor

September 22, 2020

Thanks to the genius of our president, or more likely thanks to his ability to get out of his own way, two peace deals were signed at the White House this week that normalized relations between Israel and two Gulf Arab states. The last time Israel normalized relations with an Arab state was with Jor...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Pioneer, Advocate, and Accomplished Justice

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor

September 22, 2020

This past Friday we had to deal with the passing of another global icon: Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg was not just a Supreme Court justice; she was a champion of feminism and civil rights, a revered intellectual, and a symbol of equality. Ginsburg was known for accomplishing many historical feats in her ti...

“Change is the Name of the Game”: Many Leave, some Stay at the Hampton Inn 

Exterior of the Hampton Inn

Ellie Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

September 22, 2020

One of the biggest changes implemented at Bates this semester has been the addition of new, off-campus living. Faced with the task of providing housing to juniors who planned on studying abroad this fall, Bates Residence Life has looked to the Hampton Inn to house students.  Bates decided to partner with the Hampton In...

BatesConnect: Linking Bates-created Resources with Local Educators

BatesConnect: Linking Bates-created Resources with Local Educators

Noah Dumont

September 22, 2020

Looking for the positives of a pandemic can be a difficult task, but the recent introduction of BatesConnect is a clear gem.  BatesConnect is an online platform created through a collaboration between the Harward Center for Community Partnerships, Assistant Professor of Biology Andrew Mountcastle, and B...

“Can You Hear Me OK?” First Person Narrative of Remote Therapy

Yuri Kim/The Bates Student

Lucy Sherman

September 22, 2020

My name is lucy sherman and i see a therapist. I go to therapy for an hour, once a week (sometimes for an extra 15 minutes if needed). My therapist’s name is liza and she is from los angeles (where i am from). She wears cute outfits and sometimes, i feel like we have an unspoken face-off over the c...

Fall Athletes Return to Practice after Months of Anticipation

Katherine Mersiotis The Bates Student

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief

September 16, 2020

When students were sent home in March, few thought the pandemic would last through the summer, much fewer impact athletics in the fall. Now, after six uneasy months and the cancellation of competition during the fall sports season, student-athletes are back with their teams.  Due to the pandemic...

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