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Sloan is Not “Someone You Hate”

Sloan is Not “Someone You Hate”

Sacha Feldberg, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2020

On Oct. 16, a cold and rainy day in Lewiston, American singer-songwriter Sasha Sloan released her ten-song debut album, “Only Child.” The 40-degrees Fahrenheit weather and heavy rain had me feeling some kind of way as I trudged across the wet campus grounds, making my way back to my house, replaying ...

Stories of Haunted Lewiston, Just in Time for Halloween

Jessica Gross, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

October 21, 2020

Halloween is fast approaching. A time period usually marked by excitement, party planning, and long-anticipated costume reveals may look a little different this school year. This may cause some to lose faith in the spooky October spirit. However, ghost stories are a perfect way to inspire the frightening ...

Bates Creative Writers Tackle Memory, Isolation, and More in Module A Courses

Olivia Dimond, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

October 21, 2020

As module A came to an end, students in Playwriting, taught by Lecturer in Theater Cliff Odle and the junior-senior Autofiction seminar, taught by Lecturer in English Jessica Anthony, presented readings of their work via Zoom on Oct. 13 and 15, respectively. The readings were open to the Bates communit...

Video Game Club Creates Community in Uncertain Times

The Video Game Club often meets in Chase Lounge for events.

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor

October 21, 2020

In a time where we are encouraged to stay distant from friends and loved ones, it can be daunting for people to find ways to stay connected. That’s where the Video Game Club comes in. The club is actually relatively new — presidents Naythan Delgado ‘21 and TJ Emmerman ‘21 said that the club was sta...

Bates Knitwits: Knitting, Crochet and More

Bates Knitwits: Knitting, Crochet and More

Jessica Gross, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

October 14, 2020

Do you ever find yourself yearning for a creative outlet amidst the chaos of college? Why not try one where you could make things that are useful for your day to day life, particularly in the cold weather of Maine? The Knitwits, a coalition of Bates knitters, specializes in making cozy handcrafted piec...

Embroidery for Food Justice

Embroidery for Food Justice

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

October 14, 2020

Sadie Basila ’23 offers a new way to stay fashionable: for a baseline $2 plus an extra charge for new items or donations, she will embroider any clothing item and donate the money to food justice organizations. Her fundraiser’s Instagram is filled with images of embroidered floral gardens, descriptions of the food justice group...

Dan Mills Takes you on a World Trip

Dan Mills Takes you on a World Trip

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor

October 14, 2020

Dan Mills is currently the Director of the Bates College Museum of Art and a lecturer in the humanities. However, he is also a renowned artist and has had his work displayed in professional exhibitions at locations such as the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. His newest collection runs there virtually until Oct. 17.  Mills’ pieces focus heavily on cartography and other systems that visually display information, history, and ...

Writing about Home: WOC’s First Poetry Workshop

Women of Color group photo from last year.

Sacha Feldberg, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2020

My Friday evening was filled with poetry, love, some laughter, carrot cake, and high-quality conversations with high-quality people via Zoom. How was your Friday evening? Friday, Oct. 9 was Womxn of Color’s first poetry workshop, led by Lauren Reed ‘23. Reed took the lead in this workshop because ...

Netflix’s “Enola Holmes” Puts a New Spin on the Classic Detective Stories

Netflix’s “Enola Holmes” Puts a New Spin on the Classic Detective Stories

Olivia Dimond, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

October 14, 2020

What if Sherlock Holmes had an equally deductive sister? The new Netflix film “Enola Holmes,” adapted from the 2006-2010 book series by Nancy Springer, asks just that. “Stranger Things” Millie Bobby Brown produces and stars as 16-year-old Enola, set in the early days of Sherlock’s (Henry Cav...

Joji gives us no place left to “Run”

Joji gives us no place left to “Run”

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor

October 7, 2020

At midnight on Sept. 25, Japanese musician George Kusunoki Miller, known by his stage name Joji, released his second album, "Nectar."  Joji's style has been described primarily as lo-fi, a genre of music using audio with an unpolished or rough sound quality. His songs also have hip hop, R&B, pop, and trap el...

“Safaera” Highlights Bates’ Hispanic and Latinx Artists

Erick Gredonia’s recorded piece “Ode to LA”.

Olivia Dimond, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

October 7, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month will come to an end on Oct. 15, but Latinos Unidos and the Carribean Students Association (CSA) wouldn’t let the month pass without a celebration of the Hispanic/Latinx community on campus. Safaera, held last Friday, Oct. 2, combined performances with an examination of what it ...

‘The Way Things Go’ Celebrates Simple Mechanics in Bates Museum of Art

Osceola Heard ‘22 watches “The Way Things Go” by Swiss artist duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss in the Bates Museum of Art

Jessica Gross, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

September 30, 2020

A high pitched, firework-like whistle cuts through the silence as a rocket ignites, shaking a large metal box with a soft boom as it combusts within its insides. There are chairs laid out (six feet apart, of course) in the airy display room, positioned carefully for the audience to assume the best van...

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