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Look up! Its a bird! Its a plane! Nope, its the New York Times next Best Seller! 

Look up! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope, it’s the New York Times’ next Best Seller! 

Joseph Vann, Assistant Features Editor May 17, 2022

It comes with no surprise that the Mount David Summit showcases some of the best work of our student body. The projects, presentations and experiments not only inspire others to possibly take on their...

My Thoughts on the World Cup Draw

My Thoughts on the World Cup Draw

Nichol Weylman-Farwell, Managing Sports Editor May 10, 2022

The draw for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar happened over two weeks ago, but I guess I’m so much of a nerd that I’m still thinking about it. It’s finals week, so instead of studying (it’s overrated...

Students Hold Pro-Choice Protest in Response to Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Leak

Students Hold Pro-Choice Protest in Response to Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Leak

Aneeza Ahmad, Assistant News Editor May 7, 2022

Students decked in green gathered at the Bates amphitheater to protest the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade on Thursday evening in a demonstration of resistance and solidarity.  The pro-choice...

Former Head Football Coach Sues College for Racial Discrimination, Negligence

Former Head Football Coach Sues College for Racial Discrimination, Negligence

Ellie Wolfe, Managing Sports Editor April 8, 2022

Former Bates Head Football Coach Malik Hall filed a civil lawsuit in the U.S. District Court, District of Maine against the college yesterday, claiming he faced “severe racial discrimination” during...

Remembering Santo Pelletier ‘20

Remembering Santo Pelletier ‘20

Maria Gray, Contributing Writer March 29, 2022

People are vivid and small and don’t live very long— — Molly Brodak, “How to Not Be a Perfectionist”   I first met Santo during the fall of my freshman year, in Professor Myronn...

In Case You Missed It: A Recap of the 2022 BCSG Debate

In Case You Missed It: A Recap of the 2022 BCSG Debate

Christina Leonard, Executive Managing Editor March 28, 2022

The Bates College Student Government (BCSG) Presidential Debate took place on March 21 at the Benjamin Mays Center and over livestream. Moderated by Larry Cruz ’22 and Hayden Eckblom ‘25, the hour-long...

Four-Time All-American Elise Lambert Places Third in NCAA 800 Meters

Four-Time All-American Elise Lambert Places Third in NCAA 800 Meters

Nichol Weylman-Farwell, Managing Sports Editor March 23, 2022

Despite placing third in the 800 meter at this year’s NCAA Indoor Track Championships and becoming an All-American for the fourth time in her career, Elise Lambert ‘22 seems remarkably nonchalant about...

Me (right) and my roommate before Gala 2019. Credit: Olivia Dimond/The Bates Student

Get Ready for Gala: Advice from A Senior

Olivia Dimond, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor March 23, 2022

Despite being in the middle of an anxiety spiral for most of Gala weekend in 2019, the dance quickly rose to one of my favorite Bates traditions. I have (perhaps selfishly) long-awaited its return so that...

From left to right: Caroline Cassell ‘24 (Antigone), Kush Sharma ‘23 (Nick) and Jacob Dimartini ‘22 (Kreon) star in Bates’s production of “Antigonick,” Anne Carson’s radical translation of the Greek play “Antigone.” Credit: Charlie Gainey/The Bates Student

“Antigonick” Collides Modern Context and Ancient Story in Bates Production

Maple Buescher, Staff Writer March 23, 2022

Whenever a theater company decides to stage an old play—such as Anne Carson’s “Antigonick,” a translation of “Antigone,” written by Sophacles in 441 B.C.E.—there is a present and potent question...

100 Years Later: How Does It End?

Noah Forman, Digital Editor March 23, 2022

When she was just 14 years old, my great-grandmother walked barefoot through the woods of Ukraine until she reached Poland. Now, exactly 100 years later, the people of Ukraine are walking the identical...

How the PRO Act Would Change the Labor Landscape: A Familiar Example

Sadie Basila, Managing Forum Editor March 23, 2022

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) of 2021 would broaden the definition of employee, codify the legality of broad bargaining units, repeal all right-to-work laws, create harsher punishments...

Ukraine: In Response to “Ukraine Isn’t As Bad as X Crisis”

Gabriel Coffey, Copy Editor March 23, 2022

At the beginning of Russia’s invasion in Ukraine, I saw people posting about how the crisis pales in comparison to other crises — Yemen, China, Sudan, etc. These kinds of posts purport that the only...

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