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Millenium Dance Delivers a Pleasant Surprise

May 2, 2018

Britney Spears. OutKast. Lil Mama. 50 Cent. Do those names ring any bells? Hit songs from the 2000’s rang across campus this past weekend, as Bates celebrated the final decade’s dance of the year, Millennium Dance. The decade’s dances were introduced a few years ago as a way to bring all of camp...

Bleachers Bring Down the House at State Theater

Bleachers Bring Down the House at State Theater

Tory Dobbin

April 4, 2018

If you haven’t heard of the band Bleachers, you’re missing out. This group, led by ex-fun. front man Jack Antonoff, recently came to Portland’s State Theatre for a colossal concert experience. The band, on tour this year with their 2017 album Gone Now, shared music, jokes, and personal anecdote...

Sex Trivia Excites the Den

Sex Trivia Excites the Den

Tory Dobbin

March 14, 2018

Free food filled the Den; wine and beer were sold at reduced price; condoms littered the tables. What event am I describing? None other than Sex Trivia hosted by Residential Life and the Feminist Collective. This past week has been Bates College Sex Week, a week full of events and activities meant ...

BOTM: Is Reading Right For You?

BOTM: Is Reading Right For You?

Tory Dobbin

January 31, 2018

From a young age, I have been an avid reader; I pride myself in my third-grade Berenstain Bears library, high school collection of dystopian fiction, and collegiate assortment of French theatre. With new technology, like Nooks, Kindles, and e-books, reading has been more accessible than ever. You almo...

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