The Bates Student

The Case for Universal Pass/Fail

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

April 13, 2020

On March 26th, Bates joined many of its peer institutions in adopting pass/fail grading for the winter semester. The College also waived many of its ordinary restrictions regarding pass/fail courses; for example, students can elect to pass/fail any of their classes, regardless of whether or not they...

Sex Therapist Answers COVID-19 Intimacy Questions

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

April 13, 2020

Several weeks ago, The Student had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Wiessner, a local sex therapist. Wiessner is a clinical social worker, certified sex therapist, sex educator, workshop creator, and sexual health innovator in Maine; also important to note is that she is one of only five sex the...

Bates Econ Professors Assess the Coronavirus Impact

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

March 27, 2020

Amidst the recent economic fallout due to coronavirus, The Student interviewed Professors Shea and Yung of the Bates Economics department. The pair answered questions regarding their analysis of the virus’s economic impact, and how Bates students can be best prepared for a possible recession. ...

Sex Therapist Answers Student Inquiries

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

March 11, 2020

In anticipation of the upcoming Sex Week at Bates, The Student interviewed Jennifer Wiessner, a local sex therapist. Wiessner is a clinical social worker, certified sex therapist, sex educator, workshop creator, and sexual health innovator in Maine; also important to note is that she is one of only...

“Break Out this February” Encourages Outing Club Diversity

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

February 26, 2020

The short duration of February break means that, unlike many other school breaks, many Batesies stay on campus for the entire week. The limited activities and lonely nature of the week are helped by a saving grace: The Outing Club’s “Break Out this February” initiative. All week, Outing Club m...

Second Chance Semester

January 22, 2020

Google searches containing the words “adjusting back”, “second semester”, and “homesickness” returns a series of articles providing advice for college students struggling to return to college after a sluggish winter break. Weirdly enough, the majority of articles are targeted towards fi...

What Happened to Digital and Computational Studies?

What Happened to Digital and Computational Studies?

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

November 6, 2019

The Digital and Computational Studies (DCS) program has frequently been clouded by student discontent. Despite being established as an interdisciplinary program in the 2015-16 school year, there has yet to be a creation of a minor or major. In fact, only two courses listed under the program were offere...

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October 23, 2019

Say Yes to Fulbright

Georgia Scoville

May 1, 2019

Students entered Keck on Thursday afternoon to an unfamiliar setting. Instead of current college kids filling the rows, former fulbright scholars stood with nametags, chatting and milling about. They offered advice that students should make sure to spend time outside of the United States, and to delve in...

A Love Letter to the Left Behind “NARPs”

April 3, 2019

I am not an athlete, and I am not a member of the Outing Club. This puts me in a weird position here at Bates, a small school with a plethora of sports teams and outdoorsy groups: where do I fit in? When I first arrived at Bates, I felt lonely almost immediately. Pretty much everyone in my First...

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