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

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

Financial Crisis At Hand

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...

Messy March

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...

In Sanders We Trust?

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...

A Country in Crisis: China Plagued With Coronavirus

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...

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...

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...

The Pain is Still Here

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Yes, it’s March, and to many, this may seem outdated, but I want to discuss the importance of Black History Month and the continuation of racism.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...

Donald Trump’s Solo Endeavor Into Madness

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,...

Brexit Busts Britain!!!

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...

The Self-Destruction Of American Politics

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...

“Fempowering” the Midterms

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...

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