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Don’t forget the vets

Don’t forget the vets
November 20, 2013

You may not know that Monday was Veterans Day because the Bates community did not publicly acknowledge it. As taxpayers or future taxpayers living in a global economy shaped in many ways by US military...

The Politics of Sports Lockouts

The Politics of Sports Lockouts
January 23, 2013

Last week marked the first games of the 2012-13 National Hockey League (NHL) season after a four-month long strike reduced the season to only 48 games. The lockout originated after a dispute between the...

Wanted: Effective U.S. Gun Policy

Wanted: Effective U.S. Gun Policy
January 16, 2013

Six months after the mass shooting in Aurora, CO, and a month removed from the Newtown, CT, massacre, the Obama administration is finally considering legislation to improve federal gun control laws in...

President Clayton Spencer’s Speech Signals a Promising Future for Bates

President Clayton Spencer's Speech Signals a Promising Future for Bates
November 7, 2012

To be completely honest, I had no idea what to expect from President Spencer’s inauguration ceremony. It was taking place in the middle of a Friday afternoon (a time when people were probably either...

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