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Tips for Staying Fashionably Warm in Maine Winter Weather

Tips for Staying Fashionably Warm in Maine Winter Weather

Ellie Stevenson and Avery Welch February 14, 2024

It’s 2024. Time to step up winter fashion! In previous years, we have seen the rise of mini Uggs, North Face puffers, and Carhartt jackets –– what’s next?  Here's our guidance for the 2024...

Megan Billings showing off a crafted project.

Crafty Crochet and More: An interview with the entrepreneur behind Grapedumdum

Hadley Blodgett, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor February 14, 2024

Several students across campus have utilized their specific expertise and created businesses to sell their art. One of these students is making waves, you might’ve seen her work on campus. Look for the...

Mac Gaither behind the camera at Lost Valley filming Amanda Yolles, director of MaineLines for the ski patrol section of the film

Student-Helmed Ski Documentary In the Works

Gail Curtis, Contributing Writer February 14, 2024

Amanda Yolles, ’26, wears many different hats. She’s an environmental studies major, the Captain of the Bates Sailing Team, a teaching assistant, and a ski patroller at Lost Valley. Her newest hat...

A Winter Morning at Sugarloaf Mountain.

Maine Skiing: The Best of Both Worlds

Madeline Cournoyer, Contributing Writer February 13, 2024

It’s easy to fall in love with the picturesque Maine summer. What’s better than a buttery lobster roll and a day by the ocean? The plethora of historic lighthouses and quaint coastal towns draw in...

Timmy Not So Wonka: a Review

Timmy Not So Wonka: a Review

Claire Orfield, Contributing Writer February 13, 2024

Wonka’s back! Well…sort of. Over 50 years since its inception (and 20 since the remake), Warner Bros. released a prequel telling the origin story of the now iconic Willy Wonka. Directed by family...

Why Are We Giving Miley Cyrus Flowers Its Undeserved Flowers?

Why Are We Giving Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” Its Undeserved Flowers?

Ana Fowler, Managing Arts Editor February 13, 2024

The 66th Annual Grammy Awards premiered on Sunday, February 4, 2024. Of the main categories, the Recording Academy awarded Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” for “Record of the Year,” Taylor Swift’s “Midnights”...

Artwork by Sarah Rowe featured in the Bates Museum of Art.

“This Is Authentic Native Art”

Lena LaPierre and Luciana Zaiet January 31, 2024

Brimming with paintings, photography, film, sculptures and music, the Bates Museum of Art’s latest exhibit Exploding Native Inevitable is a dazzling eruption of Indigenous art, agency and activism. Inspired...

A Gripping Film: The Iron Claw

A Gripping Film: The Iron Claw

Max Olson, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

To be completely candid, I never was a “sports person.” So, when my dad asked me to come and watch a movie about professional wrestling with him and his high school best friend, I immediately sensed...

Bates Arts and Visual Culture Professor Michel Droge holds the pamphlet for Beyond Midnight, their exhibit on deep sea exploration and preservation, currently on display in the Immersive Media Studio in Coram Library.

Coram Deep Sea Exhibit Astonishes in its Deep Dive into New Ocean Science

Carly Philpott, Assistant News Editor January 31, 2024

The vast majority of humans will never see the ocean floor in their lifetime. And yet, humanity is encroaching upon deep sea ecosystems at an alarming rate. Threats to these ecosystems include mining,...

Oscar Nominations 2024: Snubs and Surprises

Oscar Nominations 2024: Snubs and Surprises

Anastasia Fowler and Felix Danishmend January 31, 2024

With award season underway, it is officially Oscar time! “Oppenheimer,” an engrossing depiction of the emergence of the Atomic Age, took the lead in the race for the 96th Academy Awards with an impressive...

“Mean Girls” Falls Flat in a Lukewarm Revival

“Mean Girls” Falls Flat in a Lukewarm Revival

Gail Curtis, Contributing Writer January 31, 2024

“Mean Girls” (2004) is one of the most iconic and quotable movies of all time. Brimming with sharp humor, memorable one-liners, and witty writing that skillfully satirizes the absurdities of adolescent...

The Costal Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine are lit up with decorations for the holidays.

Navigating Maine’s Holiday Magic: A Guide to Local Festivities

Hadley Blodgett and Gail Curtis December 14, 2023

Picture it. A small, snowy, picturesque town decorated with cute festive lights, their windows radiating warmth and light, casting a shadow on the snow. The stars dance in the clear night sky overhead....

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