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The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

Interview with Maine Oncologist Dr. G. Richard Polkinghorn

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor April 13, 2020

With the emergence of the novel coronavirus, we have learned much about the selfless and valiant efforts of frontline medical professionals in the fields of emergency medicine and primary care. What we...

Student, Faculty Concerns Prompt Pass/Fail Option

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor March 27, 2020

As of Wednesday, March 25th, Bates has moved to implement an optional pass/fail policy for the remainder of the winter semester as a means of adjusting academic expectations in response to the emergence...

“NESCAC Champs”: Nobody Wins

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor March 27, 2020

When I was in the first grade, I got sick with what everyone – including my pediatrician – thought was a bad cold. I was told to drink eight Dixie Cups worth of Gatorade a day, but weeks passed and...

Is Bates Ready for COVID-19?

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor March 11, 2020

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which is caused by the severe acute respiratory system coronavirus 2, has stoked panic into the globe’s social fabrics, political systems, and markets. The disease,...

Coding Club Aims to Fill in Curriculum Gaps

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor February 26, 2020

Bates Coding Club – which stands today at only two months old – was born out of necessity. The club, which appeals to programmers and non-programmers alike through weekly all-level coding sessions,...

Remembering Kobe’s Cool

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor February 5, 2020

I’ve felt, to varying degrees, painfully uncool my entire life. There is perhaps no period in one’s life where being uncool feels as painfully acute as it does in middle school. A modern rendering...

Reverend Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays Debate 2020

Annual MLK Debate Sparks Deep Reflection

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor January 22, 2020

As part of its lengthy program of events for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Bates College hosts its annual Rev. Dr. Benjamin Mays Debate comprised of students from its own debate team and those from Morehouse...

Africans in Academia: A Faculty Discussion

November 20, 2019

On Friday, Nov. 15 the Bates African Club produced a roundtable discussion entitled “Africans in Academia”, which hosted Professors Patrick Otim and Abraham Asfaw as speakers. The professors discussed...

Nicholas Eaton ‘20 Shares Visions for Fall Concert

October 23, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 16, Bates will welcome rapper and songwriter Bryce Vine to headline its annual Fall Concert, supported by rock band Manwolves. I spoke with Nicholas Eaton ‘20, Fall Concert co-director...

Cory Booker In Portland, Greets The Student

September 18, 2019

Full Disclosure: Polkinghorn gained access to this event through a family donation. This article does not endorse any particular candidate. On Saturday, September 7, United States senator from New...

Students Present Their Work at the Mount David Summit

Students Present Their Work at the Mount David Summit

April 3, 2019

The annual Mount David Summit allows Bates students—particularly seniors who have completed their theses—to present research, academic, and artistic work to the Bates community at large. This Friday,...

Moore ‘21 on Writing a Philosophy Book

March 20, 2019

On any given summer night at roughly 1:00 in the morning, you are apt to find Shane Moore ‘21 at the Portland Denny’s typing furiously on his computer. At this establishment, says Shane, is where...

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