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Currier Works Toward Best Bates Dance Festival Yet

May 1, 2019

Each July, the Bates campus transforms into a destination for contemporary dance in the Northeast. This summer’s upcoming Bates Dance Festival will be the event’s 37th year, and its second under the direction of Shoshona Currier. Currier joined the Bates Dance Festival just after the summer of 201...

Spring Dance Concert Showcases Student Choreographers

April 3, 2019

This past weekend, the Bates Dance Company presented the Spring Dance Concert in Schaeffer Theatre. All four performances of the concert featured choreography by students in the Bates Dance Department’s Dance Composition course and Advanced Composition Seminar. Additionally, dance majors Yesul Lee ...

Delicate Steve Triumphantly Returns

March 20, 2019

After a fabulous performance at Bates during Short Term 2018, Delicate Steve came back to campus for a second show on March 8th, 2019 in the Benjamin Mays Center. This time, Delicate Steve’s performance included tracks from his newly released album "Till I Burn Up," which came out on March 1st. Both ...

Berger ’19 and French ’18 Make Seussical Their Own

Berger ’19 and French ’18 Make Seussical Their Own

Tricia Crimmins

May 2, 2018

Each year, during the fourth week of short term, yellow school buses arrive on campus to transport Lewiston preschoolers, kindergartners, and elementary school kids to see the Short Term musical. The Robinson Players, Bates’s student-run theatre group, puts on the show as a community engagement pr...

Gutterman’s Little Shop Delightfully Entertains

Gutterman’s Little Shop Delightfully Entertains

Tricia Crimmins

April 4, 2018

This semester, sophomore Julia Gutterman triumphantly directed Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s rock musical, Little Shop of Horrors. The show ran from Friday, March 30th to Sunday, April 1 in Gannett Theatre. The show follows Seymour, played by Justin Demers ’18, a young man working at Mushnik’s ...

Bates Community Discusses Stigma Surrounding Opioid Crisis

Bates Community Discusses Stigma Surrounding  Opioid Crisis

Tricia Crimmins

April 4, 2018

Initially used to treat headaches, menstrual cramps, and coughs in the late 1800’s, opioids are at the center of an epidemic that directly or indirectly involves all Americans. The national opioid crisis is racialized, stigmatized, and all-encompassing, and the reaction of the Bates community has a...

Mt. David Summit Showcases Student Work

Mt. David Summit Showcases Student Work

Tricia Crimmins

March 28, 2018

Each spring, Bates students are given the opportunity to share their unique research projects with the rest of the Bates community at the Mount David Summit. This past Friday, March 23, Pettengill Hall was buzzing with academic energy as students presented their research projects in the atrium and mo...

Bates Students Demand Gun Control During Walkout

Bates Students Demand Gun Control During Walkout

Tricia Crimmins

March 21, 2018

On Wednesday, March 14, the snow fell quietly onto Alumni Walk, quickly melting as it hit the pavement, or adhering together, creating frozen mounds. Amidst the storm, precisely at 10:00 a.m., members of the Bates community headed toward Commons to gather for the Bates College Walkout for Gun Control. The...

Recognizing the Power of B**tch

Recognizing the Power of B**tch

March 7, 2018

I’ve always grappled with the word “b**ch.” When it is at the epicenter of my self-deprecating quips, the word is a celebration of who I am, unabashedly living my life and laughing at myself. “Guess which b**ch just spilled yogurt on her jeans?!” Me. I am that b**ch, indirectly empowering my...

Actualizing Angels In America within the Bates Community

Actualizing Angels In America within the Bates Community

March 7, 2018

Angels In America: Millennium Approaches is an epic tour de force set in 1985s United States of America. Playwright Tony Kushner tackles the AIDS crisis, Reaganism, love, heartbreak, self-discovery, and a multitude of other themes via witty dialogue, magical realism, and complex and profoundly genui...

Berger ’19 Directs the Charged Play Dry Land

Berger ’19 Directs the Charged Play Dry Land

February 14, 2018

When Rebecca Berger ’19 chose to direct Ruby Rae Spiegel’s Dry Land this semester, she was told she would need to include trigger warnings and a sensitive director’s note in both the program and posters for the show. She was even told she might receive hate mail. "Honestly, that made me want to do ...

Club Spotlight: The Strange Bedfellows

Club Spotlight: The Strange Bedfellows

February 7, 2018

The Strange Bedfellows is Bates’ oldest and only improvisational comedy group. I am a member of the Bedfellows, and we practice and perform improv comedy through short and long form games. Some of the games we play are structured, some involve a large dose of audience participation, and others are lo...

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