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Health and Safety for Old Frye Street Houses

Recent chemical lab tests have determined that some houses on Frye Street have lead paint layered into their walls. The houses with definite presences of lead in the exterior paint are Chase, Frye, Hacker, Herrick, Mitchell, Moulton, Pierce, Whittier, and Wilson. No interior paint was found to have a significant amount of lead. Future tests […]

Arts & Leisure

Student Spotlight: Shae Gwydir ‘20

This week The Bates Student talks with senior Elisabeth “Shae” Gwydir about her college experiences with dance and theater. TBS: How did you decide to participate in performance arts at Bates? Did you want to do this coming into college, or did you get into it once you were here? Shae Gwydir (SG): Well, I […]


MIT MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Meet for Indoor Track

Last Saturday, the women’s Track and Field team traveled down to Cambridge, Mass. to compete against MIT and Colby for their first meet of the indoor season. This meet served as an ideal opportunity for the Bobcats to show their abilities after several weeks of preseason training. 


Shooting for Excellence in the “Pineland Super XC Shootout”

This Saturday, Sept. 15, the Bates women’s cross-country team competed in what may very well be the most fantastically named dual-meet in the history of the sport. Running at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine, the Bobcats went head-to-head in a 5K against Tufts to see how both teams stood at the beginning of their […]


Track and Field Teams Compete at Tufts “Last Chance” Meet

The Tufts National Qualifying “Last Chance” Meet held Saturday, March 3, saw the men’s and women’s track and field teams head down to Medford, MA to try for performances that could send them to the NCAA Indoor Championships. The highly competitive nature of this meet, with each athlete striving to hit national qualifying times, heights, […]


Women’s Track and Field Gives 100 Percent for Opening Meet

The first meet for the women’s indoor track and field season was a thrilling mixture of excitement, grit, determination, effort, tough losses and triumphant victories. The meet was held at Bates on Saturday, January 13, and was a three-way competition between MIT, Colby, and our own Bobcats. Although the day saw tremendous performances from all […]


Women’s Cross Country Dominates at DIII Regionals Meet

This Saturday, November 11, the women’s cross country team competed in the NCAA Division III New England Regional Meet in Gorham, Maine on the Gorham Country Club golf course, the home course for the University of Southern Maine. Out of 56 teams, Bates finished in an impressive fifth place, thanks to an outstanding team effort […]


Women’s Cross Country Hosts NESCAC Championship Meet, 4th Place Team Finish

It was a beautiful day at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester this Saturday, October 28, but the hundreds of spectators were not there just to look at blue skies and foliage. This year’s NESCAC Championship race for women’s cross country was an exciting event to behold, amplified by the inescapable buzz of excitement in the […]