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A more normal looking Commons will await students in the fall.

Sit-Down, Self-Serve Summer Commons Provides Hope for Fall Semester

Olivia Dimond, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor July 12, 2021

On May 28, a complete transformation hit campus, for both first-years and recently graduated seniors alike: sit-down, self-serve Commons. Governor Janet Mills ended Maine’s mask mandate for vaccinated...

Summer Dias ‘21 scored two of Bates’ five points and posted an assist in the game against Colby.

Women’s Lacrosse Plays No. 8 Colby Close, but Ultimately Fall 18-5

Ilana Zeilinger, Assistant Features Editor April 21, 2021

After a 13-month competition drought, women’s lacrosse headed to Waterville, Maine on Sunday to play in their first NESCAC game since March 7, 2020. The Bobcats had a close first half against eighth-ranked...

The Nhyal Danda Aahal pond in Nepal which will be restored this summer by Nissim Gurung ‘24 with funding from the Davis Projects for Peace Program.

Davis Projects for Peace Funds Bates Students’ Environmental, Social Empowerment Projects

Sacha Feldberg, Assistant News Editor April 21, 2021

Nissim Gurung ‘24 had already been looking for funds to restore the Nhyal Danda Aahal pond in her native country, Nepal, when she heard about the Davis Projects for Peace program. On a whim, she went...

Finding Silver Linings: How Spring Coaches are Working Around Coronavirus

Jackson Elkins, Editor-in-Chief April 2, 2020

With the NCAA’s cancellation of spring athletics amidst the coronavirus pandemic, everyone involved with spring athletics from student-athletes to coaches and strength coordinators to medical staff have...

Caroline Apathy '21 is a 10-time All-American. She was the No. 1 seed in the 100-yard butterfly for the NCAA Championships, additionally qualifying to race in the 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke, and several relay events. The women who qualify for NCAAs stay on campus to train [over breaks]. So our whole national’s team really felt like our work had gone out the door,” she said.

NCAA Cancels Winter Championships Among Coronavirus Fears

Jackson Elkins, Editor-in-Chief March 27, 2020

On March 12, following the global spread of the novel coronavirus, the NCAA elected to cancel all upcoming spring sports. In addition, the collegiate governing body also made the difficult decision to...

Bates Celebrates 34th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Jackson Elkins, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2020

On February 8th, Bates celebrated the 34th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day by hosting a multi-sport clinic for young girls, encouraging them to express themselves and empower themselves...

Bates Track & Field Introduces the Peter and Lois Doran Award for Excellence

Jackson Elkins, Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2020

The track and field program here at Bates is one of the oldest and most successful on campus, as anyone who has ever seen the east wall of the indoor track can well attest–hundreds of men’s and women’s...

The Everlasting Battle Between Academia and Athletics

Jackson Elkins, Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2020

Bates is far from perfect. No student, professor, administrator, or staff would ever admit to or try to argue that it is, and that is part of what makes it a special place. Acknowledging one’s flaws...

Men’s Club Hockey at Bates: The Best of Both Worlds

November 20, 2019

Nowadays, there are countless options for hockey players coming out of high school looking to play in college. Whether it be playing a year or two of junior hockey in order to prepare for college hockey...

The Complicated Relationship Between Bates and Ice Hockey

The Complicated Relationship Between Bates and Ice Hockey

November 6, 2019

As a New Englander and a former hockey player, I can confidently say that hockey is a sport entrenched in the culture of New England. The region, when compared to other parts of America, isn’t usually...

Women’s Ultimate Frisbee: The Quiet Powerhouse Among Club Teams

Women’s Ultimate Frisbee: The Quiet Powerhouse Among Club Teams

October 23, 2019

While many might look at ultimate frisbee as a fun way to get out and move on a sunny fall or short term day, Cold Front is far from a casual game that pops up on Garcelon Field. Cold Front was the name...

A laser-guided land leveler prepares the Russell Street soccer field for its new sod in mid-June. (Theophil Syslo/Bates College)

Athletic Facilities See Significant Summer Updates

October 2, 2019

This summer, numerous athletic facilities finally received much-needed upgrades, updates, or complete replacement. While many other facets of Bates such as student living and academic buildings have seen...

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