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Cable News and Co.: Please Do Not Show Trump’s Face After Jan. 20

December 2, 2020

The 2020 presidential election is definitely one for the history books. The countless articles of conflicting information, with one side basing their arguments on utter nonsense, has made reading about...

Your Room is Yours, Don’t Forget It

Lucy Sherman ‘23 decided to create this piece from construction paper after she decided to decorate her room.
November 25, 2020

Not long ago did i take a trip to our beloved walmart supercenter on mount auburn avenue. i came across 1. silly straws, but also 2. construction paper. You know, that cheap, dull, colored paper that we...

The Blame Game Won’t Solve Anything

November 25, 2020

When CNN called Pennsylvania for Joe Biden, clinching his presidential seat, Fox News had already begun reporting that the reason there was no “blue wave” in the Senate and House elections, like the...

Coming Home

November 25, 2020

As the wind continues to blow a brisk breeze on campus, the sun is setting on what has been a memorable and emotional fall semester at Bates. As everyone has had to grapple with a new module system, COVID-19,...

More Than Fun and Games: Building Community in Discordians

The Discordians have partnered with many groups on campus including the OIE.
November 25, 2020

In non-COVID-19 times, on some nights in the Fireplace Lounge Bates students would be huddled around a tabletop board game laughing, strategizing, and enjoying each other's company. This is the Discordians...

“Let’s Celebrate Ashley Bryan!” Showcases Bates Treasures New and Old

Ashley Bryan, [Untitled Collage from Beautiful Blackbird], n.d., paper collage, 20 1/2 x 28 in. (framed), Bates College Museum of Art, gift of Henry Isaacs and Donna Bartnoff Isaacs, 2019.2.4
November 18, 2020

How many picture books did you read growing up that placed people of color at the center? I don’t remember many personally, but Bates runs the Diverse Book Finder so the next generation can have a more...

One Season, Two Bachelorettes: Catch up on the Bachelorette Quarantine Edition

November 18, 2020

Welcome back to “The Bachelorette,” where Chris Harrison promises this will be the most dramatic season yet, but do we get two for the price of one?  The season was set to begin filming in March...

Democrats Contribute just as much to Polarization as Republicans

Joe Biden after his victory speech on Oct. 7 in Wilmington, Del.
November 18, 2020

Well, not exactly.  I, like many, am ecstatic about the election of Joe Biden. Also, like many, I am ready to support a push for progressive policies in the White House. All the while, if you think...

SPARQ! Undergoes Transitions to Build Professional & Sustainable Support for Students

SPARQ! Undergoes Transitions to Build Professional & Sustainable Support for Students
November 6, 2020

In a semester full of transitions and change, SPARQ! is yet another evolving component of campus life at Bates.  SPARQ! is a program run through the Office of Intercultural Education (OIE) that supports...

Senior Thesis Café Provides Writing Support & Community

“We want seniors to feel comfortable asking for help. We will meet each writer where they are and help them get to where they want to be.” - Sarah Raphael ‘21
November 6, 2020

One unique and fundamental aspect of the Bates learning experience is the senior thesis that all students are required to complete. Thesis Cafe is a space for seniors to plan, write, and revise their theses....

Sloan is Not “Someone You Hate”

Sloan is Not “Someone You Hate”
October 21, 2020

On Oct. 16, a cold and rainy day in Lewiston, American singer-songwriter Sasha Sloan released her ten-song debut album, “Only Child.” The 40-degrees Fahrenheit weather and heavy rain had me feeling...

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