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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 an aspect of your life. I did not intend for my stutter to become a secret. But nonetheless, it seems ...

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 is the product of a full year of preparation for 14 splendid graduating seniors. It has been 211 day...

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 the woods to talk about her life in fashion turned activism. Born in Damascus and growing up in the...

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 Trump of the United States. While the South Korea meeting date is set, April 27, the United States...

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

Pau Faus Brings Humanity to Spanish Political Figures in Film

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 affordable prices to price tags that nobody could handle. Banks gave out a lot of money and messe...

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 how she got here. Growing up in the South, Spencer’s father was president of two different coll...

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 her dance thesis this semester. She explains that she got her inspiration when she choreographed a duet ...

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 objects. But as it often happens, after a few seconds, I realized that this model is limited, and t...

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 vote. This is not the first time a letter has been sent out to Bates students seeming to attack thei...

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 basketball team traveled to two different NESCAC schools in Connecticut and came back to Bates with...

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 security. Born in Haiti, Morency moved to northern Virginia at a young age when his mother got a job a...

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 protests.  This document outlines suggested measures that student clubs and organizations could take...

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