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A Stutterer No Longer, on Paper at Least

Halley Posner May 2, 2018

When does a secret become a secret? Is it when someone whispers into another person’s ear and begs them not to tell? Or maybe it happens more gradually, merely a result of choosing not to talk about...

Reviewing 211 Days and a Lifetime in Art

Reviewing 211 Days and a Lifetime in Art

May 2, 2018

On Friday, April 6, the 2018 Senior Thesis Exhibition opened to the public. Every year, the show is one of the most well-attended events at the Bates College Museum of Art, and for good reason. The show...

Mariam Jalabi Reminds Us “We Are Part of a Global Village”

Mariam Jalabi Reminds Us “We Are Part of a Global Village”

Halley Posner April 4, 2018

"] Photograph by the Bates Student Photography squad[/caption]As this year’s speaker from the University of Maine Law School’s Justice for Women lecture series, Mariam Jalabi came up to our neck of...

North Korea Agrees to Talk

North Korea Agrees to Talk

Halley Posner April 4, 2018

The time is finally upon us. North Korea has agreed to have diplomatic talks with both South Korea and the United States. Kim Jong Un will meet separately with both South Korea’s Moon Jae in and Donald...

Pau Faus Brings Humanity to Spanish Political Figures in Film

Pau Faus Brings Humanity to Spanish Political Figures in Film “Alcaldessa”

Halley Posner March 21, 2018

I am a 1997 kid and I grew up in a Spain of economic decadence, a straight-up (note the irony) down-hill Spain. The new millennium approached and within less than a decade, apartments went from somewhat...

Who is Clayton Spencer?

Who is Clayton Spencer?

Halley Posner March 14, 2018

Clayton Spencer is a name immediately familiar to anyone who knows Bates College. She is Bates’ eighth president as well as a great fundraiser, but we want to know more about the lady behind Bates and...

Elbadawi ’18 and Hopkins ’18 Showcase Diverse Approaches to Dance Theses

Elbadawi ’18 and Hopkins ’18 Showcase Diverse Approaches to Dance Theses

March 14, 2018

Everyone knows thesis: it’s the project that we work towards for three years; the culmination of our academic careers. Sofi Elbadawi ’18 is one such senior who is currently working on choreographing...

Portland Museum of Art Biennial Explores Contemporary Art

Portland Museum of Art Biennial Explores Contemporary Art

March 14, 2018

Walking around the Portland Museum of Art 2018 Biennial Exhibit, I happened to be thinking about what a museum is. The definition by the books popped in my head: museums collect, conserve, and interpret...

Mayor Bouchard’s Letter Rattles the Community

Mayor Bouchard’s Letter Rattles the Community

Halley Posner March 14, 2018

On February 28, Lewiston’s mayor, Shane Bouchard, sent a letter out to 221 people, Bates students and community members alike, that can be understood as voter intimidation or an attempt to subdue the...

Men’s Basketball Find Mixed Results in Connecticut

February 6, 2018

Last Saturday, Jan. 20, the Bobcats kept the crowd at their edge of their seats as they barely edged the Jumbos 77-75. This past weekend, after coming off of an exhilarating victory at Tufts, the men’s...

Douglass Morency: New Director of Security Champions Dialogue

Douglass Morency: New Director of Security Champions Dialogue

Halley Posner January 24, 2018

On November 15, 2017, Douglass Morency started as Bates College’s new director of campus safety. Taking over from interim head, Paul Menice, Morency hopes to bring a fresh, new set of ideas to Bates...

Speakers, Performers, and Protests Policy Sparks Controversy

Speakers, Performers, and Protests Policy Sparks Controversy

January 17, 2018

On Monday, December 11, 2017 Nick Dressler, Assistant Director of Campus Life, sent out an email to Bates students informing them of a new policy regarding practices relating to speakers, performers, and...

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