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“Acknowledge that our Souls have Power”

“Acknowledge that our Souls have Power”

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief

November 6, 2019

Renowned sculptor and performer Vanessa German visits Bates, installs art exhibit On Oct. 25, Vanessa German celebrated the opening of her art installation Miracles and Glory Abound in the Bates Museum of Art with a performance for students, staff, faculty and community members. German held the a...

The End of Recycling As We Know It?

October 23, 2019

Due to an increase in recycling standards, much of Bates’ recycling is getting rejected, instead going into Maine’s landfills. As a result, Facility Services is considering removing recycling from troublesome dorms to combat the problem. This news has sparked increased efforts by the EcoReps, Bates’ s...

Bates Wins College Cup at Dempsey Challenge, Raises $21,916

Bates Wins College Cup at Dempsey Challenge, Raises $21,916

October 2, 2019

Sixty-nine Bates athletes and one staff member raised a combined $21,916 for the 2019 Dempsey Challenge, winning the College Cup. The Dempsey Challenge is an annual fundraising event that supports the Dempsey Center. Founded by Lewiston-native Patrick Dempsey, this organization assists cancer pati...

What’s up with Hong Kong? Students Share Insight on Living with Protests

September 18, 2019

Over the summer, the world has watched as Hong Kong continues to protest for its freedom. Marches on the street. Sit-ins in the airport. Lennon walls. Vandalism. These are just a few of the ways Hong Kongers have fought to have their voices heard. Yet, while these issues can seem far removed from u...

Claws Out ‘Cats! No. 20 Men’s Cross Country pounces on three NESCAC rivals

Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College

September 17, 2019

The men’s cross country team dominated the Bates Super XC Shootout Invitational held at Pineland Farms on Sept. 16. Bates took five of the top six places in the race, overwhelmingly taking first wth 109 points. And this race wasn’t just a preseason warm-up either. Three NESCAC opponents, Connect...

Merrill’s War on Space Continues

May 1, 2019

As part of an initiative to revamp sports medicine at Bates and better support student-athletes’ well-being, the Athletic Department has decided to repurpose the second and last on-campus convertible squash/racquetball court into a physical training room. Read More »...

Bates “Plague” Sends Nearly 100 to Health Services

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief

April 3, 2019

Rumors have circulated Bates about the sudden aggressive illness which affected a significant portion of the student body last week. Health Services has confirmed that this outbreak was the result of a highly-contagious gastrointestinal (GI) virus. Read More »...

Kelsy Ross Leaves Bates Athletics

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief

April 3, 2019

After nine years of coaching Bates Women’s Soccer, eight as the head coach, Kelsy Ross has left Bates athletics. This decision comes after rising tensions and declining team performance over the past few years, culminating in a disappointing 2018 season record. Read More »...

Mueller, Woods Race to Finish at Ski NCAA’s

March 20, 2019

This year, the women’s ski teams sent two athletes to the NCAA Championships in Stowe, Vt. Kaelyn Woods ‘20 raced the 5K Individual Freestyle and the 15K Classic on March 6 and 8; Griffin Mueller ‘21 competed in the Slalom on March 9 and placed 28th. Altogether, the Bobcats took home 20th out of 2...

Ready, Set, Row!

March 6, 2019

Bates Rowing prepares to supersede success of 2018 Anyone familiar with the second floor of Merril at 4 p.m. on weekdays and the prevailing smell wafting from the erg room will know just how hard the Men’s and Women’s Rowing teams have been preparing for this upcoming season. The Women’s Rowing ...

Women’s Swim Surges to 4th in NESCAC

March 6, 2019

The Women’s Swimming and Diving team thoroughly outdid themselves at the NESCAC Championship on Feb. 14-17, placing fourth with an outstanding finish of 1,021 points. Nine women will go on to compete at the NCAA national tournament in two weeks (Mar. 20-23), tying the program record set in 2016. ...

Men’s Squash Looks Toward Nationals

February 13, 2019

The Men's Squash team (9-8) posted a fourth place finish at the NESCAC championships, defeating Amherst 6-3, but falling to two-time defending national champion Trinity 8-1 on Feb. 2. The next day, Bates went up against Middlebury in the third place match, but ultimately fell 5-4. Read More &r...

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