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More Students Sent Home in Two Weeks than entire Fall Semester

McIntosh Warns Rising Cases May Prompt Campus-Wide Quarantine
Vanessa Paolella and Ellie Wolfe February 26, 2021

Students are letting their guard down against COVID-19 when it matters most. On Friday, Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Joshua McIntosh wrote a message to students imploring them...

“Bringing Bates to You” Helps Bridge the Gap to Prospective and Admitted Students

Vanessa Paolella and Jackson Elkins April 22, 2020

While much about the next few months is uncertain, we can be sure that regardless as to whether classes are still online by then or not, there will be a new school year come September. With every new school...

Class of 2019 Marshals Katharine Gaillard and Michael Driscal Jr. lead the procession of newly graduated seniors at Commencement last year.

Commencement and Reunion Weekend Cancelled amid COVID-19 Concerns

Bates proposes virtual programming alternatives and rescheduling both events
Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief April 6, 2020

Bates officially announced the cancellation of both Commencement and Reunion Weekend today as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen in the U.S. While this move is not unexpected, it is a disappointment...

BCSG President Perla Figuereo ’21 (right) and President Lebanos Mengistu ’21 (left).

Perla Figuereo ’21 Makes BCSG History as the First Woman of Color Elected President

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief April 3, 2020

The Bates College Student Government (BCSG) released the results of the 50th BCSG election last week, naming Perla Figuereo ’21 and Lebanos Mengistu ’21 as the next President and Vice President of...

Fulbright Program Suspended as Bates Alums Scramble to Return Home

Fulbright Program Suspended as Bates Alums Scramble to Return Home

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief March 27, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalated two weeks ago, daily life in America and in many countries around the world abruptly changed. In a matter of days, sporting events were cancelled, colleges and universities...

Jack Allard ‘16 in Critical Condition during Battle with COVID-19

Jack Allard ‘16 in Critical Condition during Battle with COVID-19

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief March 23, 2020

Last Updated: March 26, 1:25 p.m. UPDATE [3-26-20]: Jack has been flown to the hospital at UPenn. His oxygen levels continue to rise, and when his liver function is within a normal range, he will...

Student Government Updates

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief February 26, 2020

The Bates College Student Government (BCSG) has continued to pursue new initiatives and organize events for the benefit of the student body into the second part of the academic year. Below is a brief...

Water Outage Interrupts Everyday Routines

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief February 26, 2020

Last Monday, an unexpected water outage in numerous buildings on campus surprised members of the Bates community. The shutdown, running from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 24, occurred as the...

Athlete Spotlight: Cal Schrupp ‘23

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief February 26, 2020

This year, Bates Ski led off the season with a strong start, finishing sixth out of 15 teams at the Harvard Carnival, eighth out of 15 at the UVM carnival and seventh out of 15 at the Colby Carnival....

Hedge Closure Disrupts Campus Life

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief February 5, 2020

An isolated sprinkler malfunction in the basement of Hedge Hall resulted in the closure of the academic building for ten days, beginning Jan. 19. Professors, events and classes were displaced while the...

Bates College Student Government Asks the Hard Questions on Tuition Hikes

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief January 22, 2020

Last Wednesday, Jan. 15, the Bates College Student Government (BCSG) welcomed Bates Vice President for Finance & Administration and Treasurer Geoffrey Swift to their first meeting of the winter semester...

Nordic Skiing Begins Season on the Right Foot at Harvard Carnival

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief January 22, 2020

On Jan. 17-18 the Bates Nor- dic Ski teams kicked off the competitive season with the Harvard Carnival held in Craftsbury, Vt. The Bobcats placed sixth out of 15 teams with a combined Nordic and Alpine...

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