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Sangai Asia Night

Bates’ Sangai Asia Night is, to put it bluntly, so much fun and incredibly lovely. This event, which happens every year during the winter semester, celebrates Asian cultures through student performances. The performances range from dance performances, to poetry readings, to musical pieces. As the writer of this article, this was my first time attending […]

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The Benefits of Meditating in College!

Meditation is a practice that has become increasingly popular in mainstream culture due to its extraordinary health benefits. Throughout the middle ages, meditation became popular as a religious tradition. It became popular in western culture in the late 1900s, when medical researchers such as Dr. Hubert Benson, a professor at Harvard Medical School, studied meditation […]

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Moisturizing in Maine

Last week I was sitting at a table in Commons eating breakfast when a friend walked over with really big news: he had just learned that there was a difference between face and body moisturizer. Learning about face lotion for the first time can be an eye-opening event. A whole new avenue of cosmetics has […]

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Love/Sick Captivates Audience

This past weekend I was able to attend Love/Sick, a play written by John Cariani and directed by Bates’s own Martin Andrucki. Love/Sick is a series of nine miniature plays centered on the highs and lows of love. The best way to describe the play’s arc is from the words of the playwright himself: “[S]ince […]

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A Guide to Breakfast in the Lewiston-Auburn Area

I love breakfast, although this hasn’t always been the case. When I was younger, eating food early in the morning before school made me nauseous. Thankfully, now that I have adjusted to college life and know never to take 8am’s ever again, I have been able to enjoy a later breakfast-time that starts my day […]

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Combatting the Bates Plague

It is that time of year again! Everyone has returned to campus, the weather is beginning to get colder, and the dance floor of 80s is essentially a petri dish. Each year in September and the beginning of October the annual Bates Plague rears its ugly head. Coughs, fevers, sore throats and runny noses fill […]

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Skin and Hair Care from the Outside In and the Inside Out

I love hair and skin care, although sometimes it may not always look like it. Sometimes my hair is overly frizzy in the summer’s heat and humidity and I still get the occasional pimple even though I finished with puberty a few years back but am not fully in my “adult”, or less hormonal, skin. […]

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Bates Gamelan Ensemble Combines Tradition with Modernity

Before last Thursday, I had never experienced a gamelan performance before. In fact I didn’t even know what “gamelan” was. I walked into the Olin Arts Center having no idea what to expect and left the theater in complete awe. During their performance on Thursday, March 28th, the Bates Gamelan Ensemble performed traditional Sudanese music […]

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Not Just Rocks for Jocks

This past week, I sat down with Emily Erard-Stone ‘20 and Christopher Sargent ‘20 to talk about the newly formed Geology Club. The club was originally started by The Bates Geology Department and was then accepted as an official Bates club in January. “We wanted to be an official club in order to get more […]