The Bates Student

Two Plays, Many Viewpoints

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor February 10, 2021

Though Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day looked different this year due to COVID-19 regulations and the fact that students were not on campus like past years, students and faculty were still able to put...

The Benefits of Code Meshing in Academic Writing

Olivia Dimond, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor February 10, 2021

I could write this article the way I write my others, bending to the rules of the powerful Associated Press (whomever and wherever they are). Ou peut-être, pour m’amuser, je peux essayer d’écrire...

Everyone 25 and Under Should Get to Vote Twice

Samuel Poulos, Assistant Features Editor February 10, 2021

I know, I know, this sounds crazy, but listen. There’s over representation for the older generation of the United States in politics. Baby Boomers, born after WW2 but before 1964, in particular, hold...

Reverend Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays Debate 2020

Annual Mays Debate Sparks Conversation about History

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor February 10, 2021

The annual Reverend Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays debate serves as one of the longest and most popular traditions of Bates’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day programming. Each year, Bates’ Brooks-Quimby Debate...

NESCACs Battle over Spring Athletics

NESCACs Battle over Spring Athletics

Jackson Elkins, Managing Sports Editor February 10, 2021

While the weather in New England may not feel like spring, there is new pressure on the NESCAC to come to a decision on whether or not to hold intercollegiate competition this spring. As the United States...

Take this Survey to Find your True Love at Bates

Take this Survey to Find your True Love at Bates

Cameron Anderson, Contributing Writer February 10, 2021

The time has come for you to pull the prospect of true love off the long-neglected backburner of life. Datamatch has come to Bates, it has come with free food, and it is available from now until Feb. 14.  What...

Communications and Admissions Seek Feedback During MLK Day Workshop

Amelia Keleher and Elizabeth LaCroix February 10, 2021

During Bates’ 2021 MLK Day observance on Jan. 18, over 70 students, administrators, alumni, faculty, and staff gathered for “Between the Lines: Communications & the Predominantly White Institution...

A Cold or Covid? Diary of a Self-Quarantined Student

A Cold or Covid? Diary of a Self-Quarantined Student

Ellie Wolfe, Assistant News Editor February 10, 2021

I, like many Bates students, am feeling beyond ready to return to campus to see my friends and start classes. I talked to my roommate on the phone last week, and as we were going on and on about how great...

Results of The Bates Student Winter Calendar Change Survey

Results of The Bates Student Winter Calendar Change Survey

Jackson Elkins, Managing Sports Editor December 29, 2020

After President Clayton Spencer and the Bates College administration announced that student return to campus would be delayed until Feb. 12, The Bates Student conducted a survey of the Bates community.  The...

The Connection between Protest and Commons

Muhammad Hamza Kalim December 21, 2020

It is a testament to how awful this year has been that the campus protests seem like ages ago. Lest we forget, we had an actual walk out arranged a day ahead of Halloween on campus. It wasn’t nearly...

Bates Pushes Move-In to Feb. 12, Most Students will not Receive Refund

Bates Pushes Move-In to Feb. 12, Most Students will not Receive Refund

Georgina Scoville and Vanessa Paolella December 7, 2020

After reading, please take our anonymous survey here. On Monday, Bates College faculty approved a motion for the start of the winter semester to be moved from Jan 13. to Feb. 17.  Module C will have...

Winter semester/January term plans for each NESCAC.

Bates Planned for a January Return. Will it Happen?

Max Devon, Assistant Design Editor December 5, 2020

At the time of publication, Bates plans to invite students back to campus on Jan. 8 to begin in-person classes days later. In the context of the NESCAC as a whole, Bates’ plans stand out. No other NESCAC...

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