The Bates Student

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Szlachetka ’02 and Posner ’18 Discuss Music and Life

Szlachetka ’02 and Posner ’18 Discuss Music and Life

Halley Posner and Tory Dobbin

January 17, 2018

This week, Editor-in-Chief Halley Posner ’18 had the opportunity to interview Matthew Szlachetka ’02, known as the musical artist Szlachetka (pronounced SLA-HET-KA), about his upcoming album and journey in the music industry. Szlachetka also spoke with The Bates Student about his future plans and out...

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