The Bates Student

Apps and Technology that Can Help With Quarantine Blues

Pippin Evarts, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor

March 27, 2020

During this time of stress and uncertainty, it does a person well to know the innovations and resources available to them to help them through. Although technology does not fully replace human-to-human interaction, there are many resources available to help make this time of social distancing, quar...

Sangai Asia Night

Pippin Evarts, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor

February 5, 2020

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 ...

The Benefits of Meditating in College!

January 22, 2020

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 Bens...

Bates Student Creates Upcycled Clothing

January 22, 2020

Talia Sperduto is a junior here at Bates College and the owner of the upcycled clothing company Tal and Mai Design. I was able to catch up with Talia this past week to hear about her background in clothing design and creation, her inspirations for starting Tal and Mai, and what is plans to do next. Ta...

Moisturizing in Maine

November 20, 2019

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...

Love/Sick Captivates Audience

November 6, 2019

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 hims...

A Guide to Breakfast in the Lewiston-Auburn Area

October 23, 2019

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 sta...

Combatting the Bates Plague

October 2, 2019

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 nose...

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

September 18, 2019

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....

Bates Gamelan Ensemble Combines Tradition with Modernity

Bates Gamelan Ensemble Combines Tradition with Modernity

April 3, 2019

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...

Not Just Rocks for Jocks

March 20, 2019

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 ...

4 Hands +1 Piano

4 Hands +1 Piano

Pippin Evarts, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor

May 2, 2018

The first academic week of short term ended with an amazing performance put on by James Parakilas and Duncan Cummings ’93 in the Olin Arts Concert Hall on Friday night. The audience was treated to phenomenal piano music from composers such as Mozart, von Weber, Poulenc, Schubert, and so many more. ...

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