With President Trump in office, it does not get better until it gets worse. Every time we find ourselves thinking the apogee of indecency, hotheadedness, and disregard for the truth has been reached, Mr. Trump rises to the challenge and proves us wrong. While the mainstream GOP leaders would certainly prefer to have someone other […]
On Friday Sept. 12, I had a chance to chat with Ted Burns ‘19 who released his most recent album, “Atlantic,” this past summer. Burns makes music under the name “Short Shorts,” his musical persona. Burns explained his motivations for creating Atlantic, his creative process, and what he plans to do next.
There I was at the podium, ready to present as the first speaker in my state wide debate championship. But this debate was not just about a 10 minute moment in time; this journey totally challenged my perception of myself and how I viewed the world around me. It lit a fire that has been […]
As the weather starts to get cooler, it’s important to update your skincare routine to adapt to the lower temperatures that can result in drier skin. Skin care is a great way to practice self-care, and it is important to transition to different products in order to maintain healthy skin. Luckily, there are many ways […]
“High as Hope” by Florence + the Machine With their newest album, the English pop/rock band, led by the enigmatic singer-songwriter Florence Welch, creates an interesting departure from their typical gothic choral style. Gone is the drama and sheer intensity of records like “Ceremonials and Lungs,” and in its place a stripped-down and brutally honest […]
Through a field trip sponsored by the Bates Rhetoric department, a friend and I boarded a yellow school bus that would take us to the Portland Museum of Art to see “The Miseducation of Cameron Post.” The field trip attendees were mostly rhetoric majors and students of Professor of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies Charles […]
This summer, I finally read “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” My search for summer reading began an hour before I left for the airport to depart for my summer job. I worked at my summer camp in Colorado, and up until I was about to depart, it hadn’t crossed my mind […]
The essential skill of balancing many facets of life in harmony is referred to as “time management.” For the majority of college students, time management proves to be a difficult and stressful task. Balancing friends, significant relationships, schoolwork, class time, and extracurricular activities can often feel challenging, if not impossible.