The Bates Student

Bobcats Adjust Back to College Life, Hibernation Comes to a Close

January 22, 2020

Vehicles pour into student parking, suitcases roll through the halls, and the occasional snowman is constructed on the quad. You guessed it: the Bates College student body has returned to campus from the winter break. After a refreshing month with friends, family, and holiday cheer, most students sc...

St. Martin’s Day, Culturally Enriching and Emotionally Uplifting

November 20, 2019

As Halloween concludes and we move into November, it seems like American culture immediately plunges into the extravagant and over-the-top Christmas bonanza (even before Thanksgiving, my goodness). Us people in the States may not be aware but there is actually a wonderful European holiday, also ending in...

Kiese Laymon Brings Humor to Reckon with Racial Past in Liberal Arts Institutions

October 2, 2019

At 7:30 on Thursday, Sept. 26, students, faculty, and many others shuffled into Memorial Commons for an evening discussion of social justice with author and Mississippi native Kiese Laymon. Laymon’s talk garnered interest across campus after various FYS students praised his writing from their clas...

Boyband Explores Inner Demons ​GINGERly

September 18, 2019

As the summer comes to a close, welcoming in the delicate fall climate, students can reminisce and mull over various happenings of the vacation period. In the sphere of art, one occurence worth noting is on Friday, Aug. 23, the self proclaimed boy band BROCKHAMPTON released their fifth studio albu...

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