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Muskan Verma ‘21 (left) and Max Younger ‘22 (right) starred in “Gaggle of Saints” the first in person theatre event of the year.

Reilly’s “A Gaggle of Saints” Chills in Bates’ First Live Production

Olivia Dimond, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor April 7, 2021

Making theater right now is complicated, to say the least. Theaters across the country, guided by major unions like the Actors’ Equity Association and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

Jack Cantor’s passion for the outdoors and recreation has led him to some beautiful places.

“Absolutely Rad”: an Interview with Jack Cantor ‘23

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor April 7, 2021

Jack Cantor ‘23 became passionate about photography when he was about 9 or 10 years old. For Christmas, he received a Nintendo DS, which he sometimes used for playing games, but primarily for the feature...

Bates Returns to Semester Schedule

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor April 7, 2021

On Tuesday, Bates College faculty approved a motion to revert the fall 2021 semester back into its typical semester system. The measure passed with 86% of faculty (or 129) voting yes. Around nine percent...

Active COVID-19 Cases Rise to 79

Active COVID-19 Cases Rise to 79

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief April 7, 2021

COVID-19 has spread like wildfire at Bates.  Just a little more than a week ago on March 29, Bates posted its highest single-day number of positives at the time – seven. A week later, the single-day...

Students Express Dissatisfaction with Modular System at Student Forum

Students Express Dissatisfaction with Modular System at Student Forum

Elizabeth LaCroix, Assistant News Editor April 7, 2021

On Tuesday, March 30 and Wednesday, March 31, President Clayton Spencer held an open student forum regarding the continuation of the module system next fall.  In an email sent out to current first-years,...

On Oct. 30, 2020, student body co-presidents Perla Figuereo ‘21 (left) and Lebanos Mengistu ‘21 (right) brought forth a demand for a Critical Race Theory (CRT) requirement. Now, plans are underway for implementing it into the curriculum.

‘It’s no longer a matter of if, but when’: An Update on the Critical Race Theory Requirement

Amelia Keleher, Managing News Editor April 7, 2021

During the student-led protest on Oct. 30, 2020, representatives from Bates Student Government (BCSG) put forth a series of demands to the Bates administration, including the insistence that “all Bates...

Lewiston/Auburn COVID Vaccination Sites

Lewiston/Auburn COVID Vaccination Sites

Max Devon, Assistant Design Editor April 5, 2021

In light of Governor Mills' announcement that all Maine residents 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on April 7th, The Bates Student has created an interactive map of all the vaccination...

Jared Golden ‘11 and fellow U.S. Representative Ben Cline ‘94 spoke at Reunion in 2019. Here, Golden is taking a photo with the son of a Bates alum in Pettengill Hall.

Jared Golden ‘11 Voted Against President Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Bill Twice. Here’s Why.

Sacha Feldberg, Staff Writer March 31, 2021

When the House of Representatives voted to pass President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, there was only one House Democrat who voted against it, twice. That was Democratic representative...

In addition to featuring student dishes in Commons, CHEWS invited the winners to share their understanding of “home” and the significance of their recipes.

“Recipes from Home” Contest Helps Bring a Sense of Comfort to Commons

Amelia Keleher, Managing News Editor March 31, 2021

Dominican Majarete Pudding, Ben’s Pumpkin Bread, and Pepas de Dulce de Leche were some of the recipes that students had the opportunity to sample in Commons on Wednesday, March 24. These recipes, in...

IN THE WAY: a Bates College Experience

IN THE WAY: a Bates College Experience

Brian J. Evans, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Dance March 24, 2021

Lecturer in Dance Brian J. Evans came to Bates last fall after earning his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Dance from the University of Washington, Seattle Campus. Beginning a tenure-track position is a...

“For many first years, this year has made it especially difficult to meet friends due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Given that Bates is a predominantly white institution (PWI) these vital connections and networking opportunities are already less available for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC).”

First Years Aim to Create Space for BIPOC Womxn and Non-binary Students on Campus

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor March 24, 2021

First-years Aaliyah Moore, Aisatou Barry, and Faith Nwando started the school year as three strangers who all lived in Page Hall; now they are the coordinators behind the theme house Empowering Young Minds...

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