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Science on Display: The Renovation of Dana Chemistry Hall Will Cater to More Than Just STEM Classes

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor September 22, 2021

It is easy to be distracted by the grandeur of Bonney Science Center, which recently opened in late June; however, the Bates community has yet another expectant addition to its science buildings: the renovation...

Faculty and Staff Departures Raise Questions about Bates Culture

Faculty and Staff Departures Raise Questions about Bates Culture

Ellie Wolfe, Managing Sports Editor September 15, 2021

Contributing reporting by Sophie Mackin ‘22, Assistant Forum Editor A number of faculty and staff members at Bates have announced their departures from the college in the past year, prompting concern...

Single Fee Increases for 2021-2022 School Year

Sadie Basila, Managing Forum Editor September 13, 2021

From academic year 2020-2021 to academic year 2021-2022, Bates’ comprehensive single fee rose 2.98%. The single fee this year is $75,720.  Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer...

A Work in Progress: Students Are Included in the Bates Campus Safety Summer Working Group

A Work in Progress: Students Are Included in the Bates Campus Safety Summer Working Group

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor September 12, 2021

This summer, a committee composed of both staff members and students met regularly to discuss the implementation of changes to the policies and procedures of Bates College Campus Safety. Coined the Campus...

Emily Hayes will take the reins of the new volleyball team, who recently played in their season opener against Husson University.

New Volleyball Coach Emily Hayes Seeks to Serve Up Success

Ellie Wolfe, Managing Sports Editor September 12, 2021

Emily Hayes sees challenges as adventures, rather than trials, a mindset that has helped the volleyball coach lead so many teams and players to success. Her career includes assisting a team that made...

Amisha Kalra, a junior on the women’s golf team, shared her favorite products with staff writer Julia Bisson.

A Few of My Favorite Things with Amisha Kalra

Julia Bisson, Staff Writer September 12, 2021

Amisha Kalra is a junior from Milburn, New Jersey and has been a member of the women's golf team for three years. She is a sociology and environmental studies double major. Kalra shared some of her staples...

Michael Lopez, the Senior Director of Data and Analytics at the NFL, sat down with the Student to discuss the projects closer to his heart and how he hopes Bates students can get involved.

Michael Lopez ‘04 on the NFL, Data, and Bates

Ellie Wolfe, Managing Sports Editor September 12, 2021

When Michael Lopez ’04 was a student at Bates, having a career in analytics at a major sports league wasn’t an option.  “There weren’t careers and football data that existed, at least for folks...

 Coach Vari sat down with the Student to discuss his advice to student athletes and his favorite Commons meal, among other things.

10 Questions with Women’s Soccer Coach Vari

Archie Green Jr., Contributing Writer September 12, 2021

Joe Vari is the head coach of the women’s soccer team. According to the athletic department, “in 2019, Bates Director of Athletics Jason Fein announced the appointment of University of Puget Sound...

On left: Brendon Croteau, who previously played at the University of Southern Maine will take charge of the men’s golf program.

On right: Abby Spector, the new head coach of the women’s golf program, has a series of impressive credentials.

Bates Golf Makes Statement with New Hires

Quinn Troy, Staff Writer September 12, 2021

As Bates athletics attempt to regain a sense of normality that was lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, new golf hires Brendon Croteau and Abigail Spector hope to use their experience to bring growth and success...

Cherry Lemonade (left) and Gigi Gabor (right) are the stars of Curbside Queens, a traveling drag show.

The Curbside Queens Bring Live Drag to Alumni Walk

Olivia Dimond, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor September 12, 2021

The intersection of Bardwell Street and Alumni Walk is perhaps not a natural spot for a performance, but when the Curbside Queens rolled onto campus on Sept. 11, it certainly felt like one. The Curbside...

Adele at the Rollodrome

Paul Baribault, Safe-Ride Shuttle Driver September 12, 2021

Around 7:30 p.m. I’d taken a group of students to the Rollodrome in Auburn. On the way, I played a CD from my college years, classic rock tunes by a band that was especially popular on campuses in the...

El Pochos, located on South Avenue, offers a variety of authentic Mexican dishes.

El Pocho’s: A Triumph in Simplicity and the Best Damn Burrito I’ve Ever Had

Robby Haynos, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor September 12, 2021

You may be thinking, “Who is this Robby dude to tell me what food is good?” but look. I have no concrete proof, but I am very good at eating. I worked as a line cook over the summer, I’ve been cooking...

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