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Bobcat Bites for 4/13

April 13, 2022

I have some seriously devastating news. This is the last Bobcat Bites of the season. It’s hard, it’s emotional, it’s almost too much to bear. I am trying to stay cool, but please imagine me, your...

Friends of Bates Athletics Prepares for Fourth Annual Giving Challenge

Friends of Bates Athletics Prepares for Fourth Annual Giving Challenge

Sydney Schuster, Assistant Sports Editor April 13, 2022

This May, Friends of Bates Athletics (FBA) will be holding its fourth annual spring giving challenge. FBA is a group of alumni, parents and other generous individuals dedicated to supporting the Bates...

Jolie’s illustration for Chapter 6, “Around Your Finger,” represents feelings of smallness at school through a person trapped in a lunch tray.

“Every Speck of Rain, a World:” Selbrede’s Life Through Raindrops

Isaac Williams, Contributing Writer April 13, 2022

Oftentimes, I think of memoirs as stuffy reflections written by people who are much farther down in life and who carry vastly different experiences than me. As a result, they’ve never been my go-to....

Paris Texas is one new act to watch, with two EPs currently available on Spotify.

Who’s Next Up in Hip Hop?

Robby Haynos, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor April 13, 2022

The biggest accomplishment a hip hop head can have is discovering someone who’s about to blow up. I personally can lay a claim to being early on the J. Cole and Joey Bada$$ hype trains. But trying to...

The Role of Affirmative Action at PWIs

Ollie Rhee, Contributing Writer April 13, 2022

It has reached the fateful time of the year at which wide-eyed high school students anxiously refresh their college application portals and flood your Instagram feed with cheery, albeit annoying, stories...

New Ghost Gun Laws and ATF Nominee Bring Hope Amid Slow Progress on Gun Violence Prevention

Sophie Mackin, Assistant Forum Editor April 13, 2022

When President Biden took office, I was excited to see what would come of his campaign promises regarding gun violence prevention, specifically his goals of banning assault weapons and expanding background...

Dared to Dream: Ketanji Brown Jackson Is an Inspiration to Women of Color Across America

Aanika Patel, Assistant News Editor April 13, 2022

April 7, 2022, marks one of the largest days in history — a day that is, arguably, even bigger than the inauguration of the first Black and Asian American woman as the vice president of the United States...

Valley View is a 75 acre farm that contributes vast amounts of produce to the local community.

“Hooked on Farming:” Learning about Life and Sustainability on Local Farms

As you walk your perfectly balanced tower of your mug, bowl, plate, and silverware toward the dish return station in Commons, you may have glanced at the map of Maine that’s displayed right before you...

Sitting Down with Bates College Student Government Co-Presidents Ali and Kush

Sitting Down with Bates College Student Government Co-Presidents Ali and Kush

Elizabeth LaCroix and Fiona Cohen April 13, 2022

On April 12, The Bates Student met with Ali Manning ‘23 and Kush Sharma ‘23, the incoming BCSG Co-Presidents. The Student aimed to get to know the candidates as leaders in the Bates community. BS:...

A Recap of the 2022 Mount David Summit

Ella Beiser, Assistant Features Editor April 13, 2022

Last Friday, Bates community members flocked to Pettengill Hall to enjoy the 20th annual Mount David Summit. With 220 student presenters, the building was packed as students showcased their research, writing...

Bobcat Bites for 04/06

Bobcat Bites for 04/06

April 6, 2022

My Dearest Readers,  My friends have introduced me to the television show “Bridgerton,” so now I am trying to embody my anon queen Lady Whistledown. So it’s me, Lady BobcatBitesDown. This week...

Intramural Basketball Wraps Up With a Strikingly Successful Season

Robbie Hodin, Assistant Sports Editor April 6, 2022

The 2021-22 Bates Intramural (IM) basketball season has come to an end. The COVID-19 pandemic shut down most club and intramural sports at the college in 2020, so for the league to have had such an incredibly...

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