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VIDEO: Forum Focus Episode 2, Diversity and Inclusion

Miles Nabritt, Skye Brown, and Roy Mathews

September 22, 2020

Listen to Forum editors Roy, Skye, and Miles talk about the impact that diversity and inclusion have at Bates and within society. They each talk about their opinions and experiences when it comes to diversity, allyship, and their voice when it comes to being a minority in predominantly exclusive spaces.

Collins? Gideon? What do Students Think?

Collins? Gideon? What do Students Think?

Sacha Feldberg

September 22, 2020

Ever since the day that you’ve come back to campus, you have probably had a variety of conversations— some memorable, some less so. Perhaps you have already commented on the absolute perfection of the apple crisp and banana chocolate chip muffins from Commons. Or maybe you’ve talked about how smart...

Tracking COVID-19 in the NESCAC

Graph from the Sept. 22 update of COVID-19 cases displaying the number of new cases reported and the total daily tests in the NESCAC.

Elizabeth LaCroix, Assistant News Editor

September 22, 2020

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Andrew Kennedy began tracking COVID cases throughout the NESCAC with a team of two seniors, Jillian Serrano ‘21 and Wuyue Zhou ‘21, when college campuses reopened this fall. As Bates students began to arrive on campus, Kennedy and his team recorded a...

Hook-Up Culture During COVID-19

Yuri Kim/The Bates Student

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

September 22, 2020

One of the hallmarks of college campuses is “hook-up culture,” or the tendency of students to enter into sexual relationships with their peers. Oftentimes, these relationships defy the new norms set by COVID-19 protocols: they require entering different dorms, close contact, and expanding social b...

Is the New Mulan A Movie Worth Paying For?

Is the New Mulan A Movie Worth Paying For?

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor

September 22, 2020

It has taken several months for Disney to release its live-action remake of “Mulan.” Even before the new movie was released on Disney+, a streaming website that charges $6.99 a month for its viewers, there were calls to boycott it due to the people involved with the movie as well as where it was s...

“The Duchess” Doesn’t Quite Rule –Yet


Olivia Dimond, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

September 22, 2020

Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan built a stand-up and panel show career around her life as a single mother in London. It was only a matter of time, really, before she mined it into a television show. “The Duchess,” which she created, wrote, executive produced, and starred in, premiered on Netfli...

Bryson DeChambeau Wins the US Open, Signaling a New Era in Golf

Bryson DeChambeau Wins the US Open, Signaling a New Era in Golf

Jack Howard

September 22, 2020

In the 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Professional Golf Association tour golfer Bryson DeChambeau fired a final round sixty-three en route to a fourth place finish. The tournament marked the end of Bryson's 2019 season campaign, but he was already looking ahead to his 2020 season. After his f...

Sports Medicine Adjusts to New COVID-19 Protocols

Approximately ten people can use the physical training room at a time

Ilana Zeilinger

September 22, 2020

Due to the pandemic, campus life at Bates is not what it once was – this has resulted in major changes for not just social and academic life, but athletic life as well. Sports Medicine is a major facet of athletics at Bates and has also been forced to adjust to the new rules.  The Sports Medicine...

New Merrill Fitness Center – A Change for the Better?

Katherine Meritosis/The Bates Student

Julia Bisson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 22, 2020

This year, Davis Fitness Center was relocated to the indoor track in Merrill Gymnasium to space out the equipment and make room for the testing center in Underhill Arena. At first glance, the lifting equipment that looms on the left end of the track looks like a temporary fix. However, this relocation a...

23 and Who? Roth Explores DNA and Identity

October 2, 2019

On Thursday, Sept. 26, Dr. Wendy Roth of the University of Pennsylvania spoke in Pettengill Hall’s Keck Classroom to members of the Bates community. Sponsored by the Sociology, Psychology, and Biology departments, the talk focused on the mass proliferation of genetic ancestry tests and their social ...

“Pizza and Politics” Event Screens Democratic Debate

September 18, 2019

Last Thursday, members of the Bates community gathered in the Skelton Lounge in Chase Hall to watch the third Democratic debate of the primary cycle. Aired by ABC News with moderators George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, Linsey Davis, and Jorge Ramos, the debate featured the top ten polling candidates ...

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