The Bates Student

The search for the perfect internship

Katharine Sgarro

February 6, 2013

Right now, many Batesies are extremely busy, and not from midterms. Rather, students are preoccupied with finalizing their summer plans. For college students, February marks the height of the summer internship search process. Students pour over ads in pursuit of an internship that could lead to a job ...

The influenza epidemic hits Bates

The influenza epidemic hits Bates

Katharine Sgarro

February 6, 2013

Feeling sick? You are not alone. Many Bates students are fighting the flu this winter. The sound of coughing echoes throughout campus and a multitude of professors can be heard commenting on the large amount of flu-related Dean’s Excuses flooding their inboxes. Flu outbreaks are far from unusual on college campuses. Cl...

Embrace the unexpected: A Batesie reflects on time abroad

Embrace the unexpected: A Batesie reflects on time abroad

Katharine Sgarro

January 30, 2013

As the off-campus study application deadline approaches (February 1st), many Batesies are anxiously weighing their options. Study abroad continues to be very popular at Bates – over 60 percent of juniors study abroad every year. Evan Binder ’14 reflects on his experience. Binder, a politics major, sp...

2013 welcomes a new bobcat

2013 welcomes a new bobcat

Katharine Sgarro

January 30, 2013

With a new year comes a new bobcat. On Saturday, January 26, the new Bates College mascot was formally introduced at halftime of the Bates-Tufts men’s basketball game. The new bobcat is a fresh take on the college’s former seventeen-year-old logo– it is both differentiable from the original mascot whi...

A bridge between the past and the present: A call to action for the future

A bridge between the past and the present: A call to action for the future

Katharine Sgarro

January 23, 2013

"It does not mean anything if you fight to sit at the lunch counter and you still cannot buy the hamburger." On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a substantial segment of the Bates community gathered in the Peter J. Gomes Chapel to listen to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Keynote Address entit...

Bates democrats and republicans continue activism

Bates democrats and republicans continue activism

Katharine Sgarro

January 23, 2013

Two of the most well-known and active clubs on campus, also happen to be each other’s biggest competition, the Bates Democrats and the Bates Republicans. Both clubs assumed center stage in November as they fiercely promoted their respective parties during the 2012 presidential election. Now that the election is over, what will these two clubs set their sigh...

Bates debate “breaks” at worlds

Bates debate

Katharine Sgarro

January 16, 2013

The Bates Quimby Debate Council has reached new heights. Over winter break the team travelled to Berlin, Germany for the 33rd World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) held at the Technische Universität Berlin. Over a week of competition, the Bates debate team performed strikingly well at the largest international debate tournament in the world. "Bates A", c...

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