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Bates investigations: fact-checking legends of a tunnel deep in Bates’ labyrinthine libraries

Bates investigations: fact-checking legends of a tunnel deep in Bates’ labyrinthine libraries

Teddy Rube

March 30, 2016

At Bates, myths about secret underground tunnels abound. Perhaps because it’s so darn cold to walk anywhere in the winter. Many are theorized to exist: Lane Hall to PGill. Lane Hall to Hathorn. Nash House to the Barn. Commons to your dorm (only dreamed of). Bardwell’s basement to Lewiston Variety. Yell...

Bates ranks 3rd in 2016 Fulbright “Top Producers”

Bates ranks 3rd in 2016 Fulbright “Top Producers”

Hannah Goldberg

March 9, 2016

The Bobcats have earned their place on Fulbright’s “Top Producer” list for the past five years. This year, Bates surged from 9th to 3rd in the country, ranking below only Pitzer (CA) and Smith Colleges (MA) for the Bachelor’s and Liberal Arts category. Rival Bowdoin ranks 4th with Williams close behind. With students tr...

The year without Trick or Drink: Tradition unexpectedly cancelled

Hundreds of Students from all class years gathered in Memorial Commons to hear from President Spencer and Dean McIntosh

Julia Mongeau and Hannah Goldberg

October 22, 2014

Bates students were overwhelmingly disappointed last week when an announce email informed the campus that the long-celebrated Halloween tradition, Trick or Drink, was cancelled. As Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs Joshua McIntosh explained in his message to the student body,...

Lost Valley will remain open this season

Lost Valley will remain open this season

October 8, 2014

Earlier this fall, Auburn’s own Lost Valley Ski and Banquet Resort publicized their financial struggles. The two-chair mountain was unable to earn enough income last winter; despite lots of snow, the bitter cold and rain became a liability and ticket sales plummeted. Co-owner Connie King told The Bates...

Bates makes history: People’s Climate March

Bates Students make their voices heard at the People's Climate March

Anna Luiza Mendonca

September 24, 2014

Sixty students travel to NYC over the weekend It’s rare to realize a particular point in time when one is making history. This past Sunday, Batesies had no doubt about it as they marched alongside a staggering 400,000 people down the streets of New York City in the People’s Climate March. The Pe...

Lost Valley Ski Area threatens to close

Lost Valley Ski Area threatens to close

Hannah Goldberg

September 17, 2014

Bates and the Lewiston/Auburn community may lose their local ski spot this winter, as Lost Valley Ski and Banquet Resort is struggling to open its doors for the 2014-15 season. Since 1961, Lost Valley has provided the surrounding community with a family-oriented ski area, bringing some warmth to th...

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