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The Art of Saying Goodbye

May 1, 2019

Conclusions have never been easy for me to read or write. I reach the final chapter of any story and I need to pause and wait until I am ready to soak in the final page. When I reach the final paragraph of an essay, my laptop’s cursor blinks for days before I am able to finish tying my prose together...

One Last Season

One Last Season

April 3, 2019

Sarah Rothmann ‘19 discusses her personal journey through 24 seasons of competitive running I used to only think in numbers. Now, as an English major at Bates, this seems absurd. But it’s true. In high school, I measured my success as a cross country and track-and-field runner based on how f...

Women in Politics: The New Normal

March 20, 2019

The 2018 midterms saw the election of a record-breaking number of women, many of whom achieved historic “firsts” as individuals. To name a few, Rashida Tlaib became the first Muslim woman elected to Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the youngest woman elected to Congress, and Kyrsten Sinema the ...

Student Athlete Profile: Caroline Apathy ’21

March 6, 2019

Caroline Apathy ’21, a sophomore from Devon, PA on Bates’ swim and dive team, has been on campus for a little over a year and a half and has already seen the Division III NCAA stage and squashed program records. During her first season as a Bates swimmer, she earned five All-America honors at t...

Men’s Track & Field Demolishes Bowdoin, Wins State Meet

February 13, 2019

Last year, the Maine State title was snagged from the Men’s Track and Field team; they fell to Bowdoin by 43 points at their home track in Merrill Gymnasium. Flash forward one year and the tables have turned. On Saturday Feb. 2, in Gorham, Maine at the University of Southern Maine, the men came bac...

No Underhill? New Coach? No Problem.

January 30, 2019

Men’s hockey overcomes adversity and looks to end 2019 with triumph The men’s hockey team has seen two critical road bumps at the start of the 2018-19 season. One, Underhill Arena, the team’s home rink and site for tremendous school attendance and support has been under construction with a broken...

Ski Teams Impress at St. Lawrence Carnival

January 17, 2019

Most Bobcats finished their travel plans as they transitioned back into another semester at Bates. The Nordic and Alpine Ski teams, however, could not get too comfortable in Maine. Both teams drove six hours to Lake Placid, New York, for their first Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association Carnival ra...

Men’s Cross-Country Impresses in Wisconsin at NCAAs

November 28, 2018

The men’s cross country team started their Thanksgiving break with a short, but exciting, trip to Winneconne, Wis. for the Division III NCAA Championships. The 8-kilometer race was held on Nov. 17 at the Lake Breeze Golf Club and comprised a field of 280 nationally qualified collegiate runners. This tri...

Men’s Cross Country Dominates NESCAC Championships

November 7, 2018

The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is notoriously one of the most competitive Division III conferences in the country. Several schools such as Amherst, Williams, and Tufts are often nationally ranked. Therefore, when Bates’ cross country team finished fourth out of 11 schools...

Coach Hall Looks to Enliven Bates Football

Head Football Coach Malik Hall’s high energy  demeanor captured during a practice this season. PHYLLIS GRABER JENSEN/BATES COLLEGE

October 24, 2018

Last year marked Head Football Coach Mark Harriman’s 20th and final season. The Bobcats capped off Harriman’s final season with a record of 2-7. Their only two wins were against Bowdoin and Colby, granting them the state of Maine CBB title. Read More »...

Rowing Teams Ready to Dominate the NESCAC and NCAA This Spring

Sydney Beres ‘18 watches her Sam Reiss ‘18 advance the ball.  JOHN NEUFELD/THE BATES STUDENT

Sarah Rothmann

April 4, 2018

One point capped off an incredible 2016-17 season for the women’s rowing team. The Bobcats became national champions as their second varsity eight narrowly defeated the Williams Ephs by one crucial point on Mercer Lake in West Winsor, New Jersey at the NCAA Championships last May. The men’s team...

Baseball Team Looks to Reclaim Their Season After Tough Start in California

Sydney Beres ‘18 watches her Sam Reiss ‘18 advance the ball.  JOHN NEUFELD/THE BATES STUDENT

March 21, 2018

Despite a six-game losing streak during their week-long 2018 debut in California, Bates’ baseball team looks to persevere and regain a victorious momentum throughout the remainder of their season. The Bobcats were in California from Sunday, February 18-Saturday, February 24 and recorded six losses ag...

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