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The Bates Student

Beyoncé Asserts Herself as the Ultimate Musical Chameleon With Her Foray Into Country in New Album, “COWBOY CARTER”

Beyoncé Asserts Herself as the Ultimate Musical Chameleon With Her Foray Into Country in New Album, “COWBOY CARTER”

Anastasia Fowler, Amanda Edge, and Moriah Scharn April 9, 2024

An Introduction to “COWBOY CARTER” from Anastasia I have been a huge Beyoncé fan since middle school. Her sixth studio album “Lemonade” (2016) was a revelation for my 7th-grade self. An anthem...

The Cost of Carelessness: One Student’s Response to JB Hall Damages

The Cost of Carelessness: One Student’s Response to JB Hall Damages

Anonymous April 9, 2024

As many residents of John Bertram Hall might know, the 2023-24 academic year has been full of so much damage that every single student living in the building was charged $50, whether complicit in the crimes...

Fiesta P’al Mundo, A Night of Joy and Celebration

Fiesta P’al Mundo, A Night of Joy and Celebration

Trinity Poon, Managing News Editor April 9, 2024

On the night of Saturday, Mar. 30, the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall was abuzz as students filed into their seats for Fiesta P’al Mundo, the Raíces Unidas annual Latin American cultural showcase.  Raíces...

Roommate falling out turned romance novel

Roommate falling out turned romance novel

April 9, 2024

Dear Bert, My college best friend and roommate (who I deeply care about) and I recently had a major falling out. It's made me realize I might have had stronger feelings for them than just friendship....

Six ounce maple syrup container purchased at Ricker Hill in Turner, ME.

My Maine Maple Sunday

Hadley Blodgett, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor April 9, 2024

On March 24 families flocked to the numerous maple sugar shacks spread through the state. This wasn’t a random occurrence. Maine Maple Sunday/weekend has celebrated Spring, maple trees and local businesses. Always...

View of Roger Williams Hall, once known as “The Bill” and still is by many alumni.

Do You Speak Bates?

Sarah Lieber and Inez Johnson April 9, 2024

It’s Chicken Patty Satty, do you want to study in P’Gill and watch the ‘Cats on Garc before walking by the Puddle on the way to 280 then Frye? To a Batesie, that sentence would be crystal clear,...

BCSG and Campus Safety Hold Joint ‘Chai Chat’

BCSG and Campus Safety Hold Joint ‘Chai Chat’

Carly Philpott, Assistant News Editor April 9, 2024

In the dim light of the Ronj, Bates Student Government (BCSG) and Campus Safety hosted their second Chai Chat of the school year on April 3. Intended to provide more transparency on BCSG and Campus...

“Julius Caesar” Shines in Gender-Swapped Ode to Dark Academia

“Julius Caesar” Shines in Gender-Swapped Ode to Dark Academia

Max Olson, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

While many students were looking forward to Friday, March 15 to herald in St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, I was excitedly waiting for The Ides of March. Beyond the “Et tu, Brute” jokes I was going to...

Photo of the snowy quad this morning.

College Close, Classes Canceled and Power Outages

Zoe Schaedle, Managing News Editor April 4, 2024

At 9:08 a.m. the Bates community received an email from Geoffrey Swift, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer describing several power outages suffered by the college due to a “nor-easter”...

Illustrations of Frye Street Houses by Maddie Kemp 24.

A Journey Through Le Ronj’s Art Museum

Ashley Taylor, Contributing Writer April 3, 2024

I walked into a variety of smells – coffee, matcha, chai and vanilla lattes – and the warm glow of lights. Students sat studying and chatting, doing their homework and sipping their coffee. Le Ronj,...

Students walk across the stage of Gomes Chapel at the Africana Fashion Show. (Photo provided by Mark Mattos at markmattosphotography.com)

Africana Fashion Show Shines

Ashley Taylor, Contributing Writer March 31, 2024

On Friday, March 16, the Africana Club hosted their annual Africana Fashion Show in Gomes Chapel. This event involved dancers, singers, spoken word, and the main spectacle, a fashion show.  To begin,...

A swastika was found drawn on the inside of an elevator in Hathorn Hall. This is the second incident this year where a swastika was found drawn on school property.

How the Antisemitic Graffiti in Hathorn was Discovered

Lena LaPierre, Assistant Forum Editor March 20, 2024

Please be advised that this article contains language talking about antisemitic graffiti. On March 15, Emily DeLossa ‘24 discovered a swastika in a Hathorn Hall elevator around 2:35 p.m. on her way...

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