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The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

Meghan Graff last year after the team won NESCACs. Credit: Katherine Merisotis 23

Meghan Graff Breaks Program Points Record; Reflects on Career

Nichol Weylman-Farwell, Managing Sports Editor February 1, 2023

With an eye-popping 44-point performance against Tufts on Jan. 21, senior Meghan Graff became the program’s all-time leading scorer, breaking Emily King’s 23-year-standing record of 1,478 points in...

Credit: Katherine Merisotis 23

Faculty Members React to ChatGPT and AI Software

Ella Beiser , Assistant Features Editor February 1, 2023

On Nov. 30, 2022, OpenAI announced their new product ChatGPT which sparked debate among students, educators, parents and the New York Times about the future of education. ChatGPT is a novel chatbot trained...

Geoff Swift Discusses Impending Budget Cuts

Geoff Swift Discusses Impending Budget Cuts

Ella Beiser, Assistant Features Editor February 1, 2023

At the beginning of January, faculty and staff were sent a letter from Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer Geoff Swift asking all senior staff to reduce their programmatic budgets...

Credit: Leah Belber 26

Not Your Common(s) Dining Experience: DCCE Gets a Food Truck

Catalina Passino and Trinity Poon February 1, 2023

Bates College Dining wants to give the people what they want, and the people want a food truck: “We wanted to have a late night [dining] option for students,” said Christine Schwartz, director of Dining,...

Vanessa Paolella 21 and Alex Voight Shelley 24 at Alexs job shadow.
Credit: Vanessa Paolella 21

Purposeful Work’s Job Shadow Program Thrives Post-Pandemic

Nora Fox, Digital Editor February 1, 2023

This year, 284 students are participating in the Purposeful Work Job Shadow Program, an “exploration focused program that allows students to explore different career paths by shadowing alumni or parent...

On Fallibility: Biden’s Foreign Policy

Gabriel Coffey, Managing Forum Editor February 1, 2023

American diplomat George Kennan once said, “In no field of endeavor is it easier than in the field of foreign affairs to be honestly wrong; in no field is it harder for contemporaries to be certain they...

Credit: Savannah Walske

The 49 Year Streaking Streak

Catalina Passino, Staff Writer January 25, 2023

It’s 8:00 p.m. on a Monday night, and I’m sitting on a little ledge in the library staircase right next to the third floor entrance. That’s when the rumbling starts. Cheers arise, and I think, ‘That’s...

Straight Out The Lew: Football Predictions

Straight Out The Lew: Football Predictions

Dylan Azcarate , Chris Cimino, and Luke Linnehan January 25, 2023

Who Will Win the AFC Championship? Dylan: Kansas City Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes has reached his fifth consecutive AFC championship game, his second in a row against Joe Burrow’s Bengals. It’s tough...

Illustration Credit: Jiayi Yang

Volume #1 – Fire on the Foothills

Cooper Berkoff, Contributing Writer January 25, 2023

Editor’s Note: This is the first volume of a new, serialized story written by Cooper Berkoff ‘24. Future parts to this story will be published in the coming weeks. Aldo opened the blinds to his...

Credit: Hannah Kothari

Maine Ski Season – It’s Here!

Hannah Kothari, Contributing Writer January 25, 2023

It’s no secret - Sunday River, Sugarloaf and Lost Valley are officially open for skiing and snowboarding. So, what does this mean, and how can you navigate the slopes right now?  I’m a first-year...

Credit: Kat Merisois 23

Commons Reflection from a First-Year

Leah Belber, Staff Writer January 25, 2023

Commons. The place where we all spend many hours of our day. Maybe at one point, 24! It has only been one semester, and yet hundreds of hours of my life have passed there. I learned a lot even after only...

We Are Not Foreign Hostile Forces, We Are Chinese Citizens

We Are Not Foreign Hostile Forces, We Are Chinese Citizens

Anonymous, Contributing Writer January 25, 2023

Editor’s Note: This article is longer than those usually published in The Student. In this case, The Student has decided to publish the entirety of this Forum piece submitted, without cutting anything...

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