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Food For Thought : Notes on the New Commons Menu

October 2, 2019

CONTENT WARNING : eating disorders are discussed When one searches for the Bates Commons Menu online, a new website greets their eyes in comparison with years past. This new website is equipped with nutritional information ranging from the sodium content of buttermilk ranch dressing to the caloric value ...

Motivation with Maru: Half-Assed vs. the Whole Booty

April 3, 2019

Hullo hullo my feisty friends!! It’s ya gorl Maru back with a lil’ motivational mojo to help y’all get through Finals Week! Today I’m going to be discussing giving a half-assed effort and the results that follow vs. giving a full 110% effort (AKA the whole booty) and the results that follow...

Motivation with Maru: Throwing in the Towel vs. Doing your Laundry (A Piece on Productivity)

March 20, 2019

“I’d get it one piece at a time…and it wouldn’t cost me a dime..” Oh hey! Didn’t see ya there! I was just singing “One Piece at a Time” by Johnny Cash, a fantastic song. I recommend listening to it if you have never heard it! The song from ‘76 tells of a man who works on a car-manu...

Motivation with Maru: An Introduction

November 7, 2018

Hello hello my feisty friends! My name is Mary Richardson, but y’all can call me Maru, I am a first-year here at Bates. I have an Instagram account called @motivationwithmaru that preaches all things positivity, healthy body-image, nourishing food, fitness, and self-care. Read More »...

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