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Corona Culture Column: Remote Learning isn’t for Everyone

November 25, 2020

A couple weeks ago, the growing number of coronavirus cases on campus resulted in a mass exodus from Bates and some students shifted to remote learning early. Now, the student body has fully returned to...

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November 25, 2020

Five Artists that have Gotten Me Through the Year

Five Artists that have Gotten Me Through the Year
November 25, 2020

The year 2020 has been an especially harsh one. We’ve all lost inspirational figures in our lives. Highly anticipated plans have disappeared in a matter of hours. I can’t speak for everyone, but coping...

Supporting BIPOC Businesses Over the Holidays

November 25, 2020

The weather has been getting colder, the days are growing shorter, and Bobcats are migrating back home for break. That can only mean one thing – the beginning of the winter holiday season and gift giving....

McIntosh Provides insight to Module C Decision in Interview with Cats V Covid

McIntosh Provides insight to Module C Decision in Interview with Cats V Covid
November 19, 2020

Tuesday night, Vice President of Campus Life Joshua McIntosh spoke to Imani Boggan ‘21 and Mary Corcoran ‘22, both members of Cats V Covid, on Instagram Live. Boggan and Corcoran asked McIntosh students’...

PHOTO STORY: Harvest Dinner, a Decades-old Tradition, Lives on in 2020

Adam Osma (bottom), Shamso Dahayo (left), Gamma Yaro (right) acting silly for the camera.
Thank you to the Commons staff for everything this fall!
November 19, 2020

Harvest Dinner was one of the few Bates traditions which survived the pandemic this fall. Christine Schwartz, Assistant Vice President for Dining, said the vote was unanimous; with so many cancellations...

COVID-19 Cases Soar at Bates, still Middle of Road in NESCAC

November 18, 2020

COVID-19 cases on campus have hit an all-time high, with the official campus dashboard reporting 14 active cases (including 13 active student cases – one who is not on campus – and one active staff...

After Historic Election, Student are both Excited and Wary about the Future

Bates Votes volunteers recorded a tally of student voting methods outside of Commons.
November 18, 2020

In 2016, some members of the Bates community were devastated by Donald Trump’s win. The day after the election, students cried in Commons, and some professors cancelled class.  The 2020 election...

Fall Athletics in Review: How Did Athletics Fare with COVID-19?

Women’s Soccer was able to modify existing drills to comply with the COVID-19 guidelines.
November 18, 2020

Amidst what has been a challenging fall, to say the least, Bates Athletics has done its best to brave the conditions and forge ahead with practices and training. With collegiate competition being non-existent...

Academic Affairs Council Holds Open Forum on Critical Race Theory Requirement

November 18, 2020

On Thursday, Dean of Faculty Malcolm Hill invited students to voice their thoughts on the addition of a critical race theory (CRT) course as a curricular requirement at an Academic Affairs Council (AAC)...

More than just a Convenience Store: Meet the Owner of Kim’s Kitchen

Tariq Yasin, owner of Kim’s, offers take-out options including fried rice, pad that and lo mein, among other quick meals.
November 18, 2020

Kim’s Kitchen is frequently visited by Bates students for late-night food and beverages such as chicken fried rice and french fries. However, the strength of the link between Kim’s and Bates is often...

Campus Safety Vows to Transform its Philosophy and Improve Student Relations

Bates College Campus Security Vehicles with new logo after name change. The vehicles are located in the parking lot attached to Campus Security building on 245 College Street Lewiston, ME
November 18, 2020

Throughout the past few years, Bates students' relationship with Campus Security might have been described as tumultuous by some. Interactions between the student body and the security office have ranged...

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