The Bates Student

Ben Ayers ’99 Kicks Off BOC Centennial

Outing Club Door

Margy Schueler

January 22, 2020

On the evening of Wednesday Jan. 15, students, alumni, and others from the Bates community gathered in the Benjamin E. Mays Center to celebrate the kickoff of the Bates Outing Club (BOC) centennial. Members of the audience, of various different age, backgrounds, and interests, appeared united by the ...

Bobcat339: Bates Molecule Could Treat Cancer

November 20, 2019

Built in 1965, Dana Chemistry Hall is one of the older buildings on the Bates College campus. Don’t let the aged exterior deceive you, though: the students and professors working inside Dana are producing cutting edge ideas and scientific creations. One recent exemplar of this pioneering work was the...

The Great Mug Heist of 2019

October 23, 2019

Have you ever taken a mug out of commons? If not, chances are ou have seen someone who has. Since the beginning of the school year, over 900 mugs have walked out of commons with students, and despite pleas from dining services the majority of them have not been brought back. The enormous number...

Morency Shares Health, Safety Views on 80’s

September 18, 2019

The decade of the 1980’s, according to the Urban Dictionary, can be summed up in six words: sex, drugs, alcohol, music, hair, and technology. For some Bates students, those words are also an accurate description of the annual 1980’s dance, which took place this past Saturday night. The event hosted...

Rising Tuition Incites Petition

Margy Schueler, News Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

On Tuesday, April 23rd, Bates Students and families received an email from President Clayton Spencer concerning tuition for the upcoming 2019-2020 year. Bate’s single fee will total the large sum of 71,388 dollars, an increase of 2,370 dollars over last year’s total price. The tuition hike is not...

Cigarettes, INC!

April 3, 2019

The evening of Thursday, March 28th marked the third installment of the “What is American Studies?” series. The Bates community in PGill G65 was joined by Nan Enstad, the Robinson Edwards Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Enstad’s lecture, “Cigarettes INC!” focused on her ...

Admissions Discusses Incoming Class of 2023

March 20, 2019

The Bates Student sat down with the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Leigh Weisenburger on Friday, March 15 to discuss the incoming Bates class of 2023. The next morning, regular decision candidates were notified with their admission decisions. The 2023 applicant pool is another record-breaking ...

Maintaining Our Wild Tongues

January 30, 2019

Each year, the observance of the Martin Luther King holiday honors the life of an instrumental figure of the civil rights movement. It also acts as a day to celebrate our shared diversity and spread awareness of contemporary social issues. The theme of Bates’ 2019 MLK observance, “Lifting Every Voice:...

Get Connected With the Harward Center

January 16, 2019

If your interests lie with assisting those with disabilities, then you may want to get involved in the Social Learning Center Friendship Program. Bates students get the chance to form a one-on-one connection with a member of the Social Learning Center. Coordinator Maddy Shmalo ’19 describe...

Get Connected With the Harward Center

January 16, 2019

The frigid temperatures did not stop students from attending the Harward Center open house this past Friday, January 11, to learn about the Center’s many opportunities. The purpose of the event was to connect or reconnect students with the off-campus community for the upcoming semester. Information a...

B’tayavon!: Professor David Freidenreich highlights how food defines religious differences

November 28, 2018

Many of us were fortunate enough to have shared a meal with friends and family this past Thanksgiving. For most Americans, what defines the holiday is the preparation and ultimate consumption of food with family. In return, the holiday has defined what makes Americans American. Identity is powerful,...

Something’s in the Air: Men’s Soccer adds to success with overtime Trinity defeat

Margy Schueler, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2018

Reminiscent of a year ago, the Bates men’s soccer team found themselves in double overtime this past Saturday, Sept. 29, against the Trinity Bantams. Thanks to a game winning goal by team captain Peder Bakken ’20 109 minutes into the game, Bates walked away victorious, besting their draw against...

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