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From Bates And Beyond: Reflections On Race, Identity, and Change

From Bates And Beyond: Reflections On Race, Identity, and Change

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor

June 29, 2020

I can’t breathe. This is a phrase that has resonated throughout the world over the past few weeks. I can’t breathe. These three words have so much meaning. These words mean more than just a cry for help or an act of desperation. "I can’t breathe" represents a generation of black ...

Financial Crisis At Hand

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor

April 14, 2020

As we are all dealing with social distancing and remote learning, what we tend to forget is how people across the country and across the world are dealing with the coronavirus crisis. Even though we are fortunate enough to be college students benefiting from a great education, there are millions of people ar...

Messy March

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor

March 11, 2020

Here we go again. It’s March as the longest month of the year descends upon us to impact our mental psyches. For someone who has endured the harshness of March for the past two years, I must say it is hard to keep a level head. March is not a month where there is particular harmony and frivolity a...

In Sanders We Trust?

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor

February 26, 2020

The Democratic nominations for the 2020 presidential election are in full swing now. Not only has it been an absolute mess but many believe for a long time that there is no clear candidate to win. Until now, Bernie Sanders has been in the midst of allegations and criticism by fellow Democratic compe...

A Country in Crisis: China Plagued With Coronavirus

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor

February 5, 2020

There has been the Bubonic plague, there has been the Spanish Flue, there has been Ebola, but now were are faced with a new, threatening global epidemic: the Coronavirus. The Coronavirus first surfaced in Wuhan, China where an estimated 426 people have already died according to the World Health Org...

Coming Full Circle: Returning From Studying Abroad

January 22, 2020

I believe that if a student ever has the chance to study abroad, it is a precious opportunity that cannot be taken for granted. As we are in a new decade, it is important to realize that our society is on the tipping point between order and chaos. Every day, people being hurt by global crises such a...

Mental Health: The Persistence of a Major Problem

March 20, 2019

I have many friends on this campus who talk about how March is the hardest month at Bates, and rightly so. Coming back from February recess, it is a non-stop effort to get to short term and the warmth of April. March is a month of long nights in the library, late hours at practice, and spending much more ...

The Pain is Still Here

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor

March 6, 2019

Yes, it’s March, and to many, this may seem outdated, but I want to discuss the importance of Black History Month and the continuation of racism. I have been thinking a lot about how racism is still influential in today’s society despite the valiant efforts of the historical Civil Rights and the Bl...

Donald Trump’s Solo Endeavor Into Madness

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor

January 16, 2019

Oops. He’s done it again. Donald Trump’s ever-resounding presence in front of our national televisions was at its finest last week. During his national address to the American people this past Tuesday, January 8th, President Trump tried to convince the country about the benefits of the creation of his ...

Brexit Busts Britain!!!

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor

November 28, 2018

God Save the Queen! Yes, it is a symbolic phrase, no doubt. But I think the phrase should be this instead: God save the United Kingdom! As the country prepares to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom is faced with perpetual turmoil as it is on the cusp of major internal implosion. When I think of t...

The Self-Destruction Of American Politics

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor

November 7, 2018

Is the United States broken? Has our country finally succumbed to hatred and animosity? Just over the past two weeks, there has been a nationwide occurrence of pipe bombs that were targeted at several influential Democrats, liberal celebrities, and organizations who have been disdainful of Donald Tr...

“Fempowering” the Midterms

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor

October 24, 2018

As we head to the ever important 2018 midterm elections in a few weeks, we need to discuss the sensitive topic of gender equality. Gender equality is not just some topic that can be scoffed at and taken lightly. Gender equality is something to witness and be exposed to in everyday life in which peopl...

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