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Bobcat Bites for 1/19/22

Bobcat Bites for 1/19/22

January 18, 2022

After a month-long break and the surge of another COVID-19 variant, the Athletic Department at Bates is back in the swing of things. As always, if a member or a coach of a club or varsity team would like...

Junior Guard Kayla Bridgeman took The Student through the 24 hours before the women’s basketball team’s big win against Hamilton College.

The 24 Before With Women’s Basketball Guard Kayla Bridgeman ’23

Kayla Bridgeman, Contributing Writer January 18, 2022

Kayla Bridgeman and the Bates women’s basketball team currently hold a 11-3 overall record while remaining undefeated in NESCAC play. On Friday night, the team beat the No. 3 nationally ranked Amherst...

The women’s basketball team celebrates during their dramatic and impressive win over No. 3 nationally ranked Amherst on Friday night.

Hodin’s Hoops Corner: Women Thrive, Steph Baxter Excels

Robbie Hodin, Assistant Sports Editor January 18, 2022

National Championship (WBB) and NESCAC Player of the Year (MBB) Watch The Bates Women’s Basketball Team The Bates women’s basketball team is making waves this season, both within the NESCAC and nationally....

Ranking the NESCAC Mascot Costumes: An Emotional and Spiritual Journey

Ranking the NESCAC Mascot Costumes: An Emotional and Spiritual Journey

Ellie Wolfe, Managing Sports Editor January 18, 2022

The other day while I was tapping through Instagram stories and minding my own business, I came across a post from a girl I went to high school with. She’s a varsity athlete at Trinity College, a NESCAC...

The latest installment in Tom Holland’s “Spider-Man” trilogy, “No Way Home,” cashes in on nostalgia at the loss of advancing Holland’s Peter Parker storyline.

Overhyped and Underwhelmed: “No-Way Home” Is Clichéd, Even for Marvel

Elizabeth Patrick, Contributing Writer January 18, 2022

Spoilers for “Spider-Man: No Way Home” below. Marvel movies are not artistic masterpieces by any means, but they do bring a certain excellence of their own to viewers. I am definitely a fan, though...

In her astonishing third studio album “Home Video,” Lucy Dacus reminisces and mourns the past.

Arts and Leisure Roundup: The Top Music of 2021

Eben Cook, Lucy Detrick, Anastasia Fowler, and Robby Haynos January 18, 2022

Members of The Student’s Arts & Leisure staff ranked their top albums, artists and songs from 2021. Below, you’ll find recommendations spanning pop, rap, alternative and beyond to carry you into...

My College Experience Is Almost Over, but COVID-19 Is Sticking Around

Sophie Mackin, Assistant Forum Editor January 18, 2022

My final semester at Bates has officially begun, and the more I remind myself of that, the more surreal it feels. Just as life at Bates was starting to feel settled and close to normal again, the omicron...

Balancing Mental and Public Health

Alexi Knight, Staff Writer January 18, 2022

If you were on campus at any point last school year, you know how tough it was to make the best of the pandemic-related public health guidelines. It wasn’t easy to sit through Zoom classes, suffer through...

Putting Athletics Over the Arts

Sadie Basila, Managing Forum Editor January 18, 2022

When I decided to go to Bates, one thing that really drew me in was the complete and utter lack of school spirit. I personally hate school spirit. I love that we don’t care!  A lack of school spirit...

DCCE Plans to Re-Open the Den and Return to In-Person Dining in January

Aneeza Ahmad, Staff Writer January 18, 2022

Dining, Conferences and Campus Events (DCCE) hopes to transition from its current grab-n-go system to regular seated dining at the end of January, provided COVID-19 testing results improve. They plan to...

B1st2Swim Is Making Waves and Ending Inequities in Bates’ Swimming Pool

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor January 18, 2022

In the fall of 2021, Sydney Phan ‘24, a Bobcat First Fellow and an office assistant at the Office of Intercultural Education (OIE), started B1st2Swim — a program focused on building water safety skills...

From left to right: Dhruv Chandra ‘25 (Chris), Ali Sheikh ‘23 (Dennis), Sydney Childs ‘24 (Annie), David Walker ‘24 (Robert), and Joaquin Torres ‘25 (Max) try to keep things moving smoothly in “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong,” directed by Robby Haynos ‘22.

“The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong” Was a Successful Disaster

Maple Buescher, Contributing Writer December 8, 2021

Note: Robby Haynos is the assistant arts and leisure editor of The Bates Student. The Robinson Players’s production of “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong,” which ran from Dec. 3 to 5, was one of...

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