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The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

Beyoncé Asserts Herself as the Ultimate Musical Chameleon With Her Foray Into Country in New Album, “COWBOY CARTER”

Beyoncé Asserts Herself as the Ultimate Musical Chameleon With Her Foray Into Country in New Album, “COWBOY CARTER”

Anastasia Fowler, Amanda Edge, and Moriah Scharn April 9, 2024

An Introduction to “COWBOY CARTER” from Anastasia I have been a huge Beyoncé fan since middle school. Her sixth studio album “Lemonade” (2016) was a revelation for my 7th-grade self. An anthem...

Six ounce maple syrup container purchased at Ricker Hill in Turner, ME.

My Maine Maple Sunday

Hadley Blodgett, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor April 9, 2024

On March 24 families flocked to the numerous maple sugar shacks spread through the state. This wasn’t a random occurrence. Maine Maple Sunday/weekend has celebrated Spring, maple trees and local businesses. Always...

“Julius Caesar” Shines in Gender-Swapped Ode to Dark Academia

“Julius Caesar” Shines in Gender-Swapped Ode to Dark Academia

Max Olson, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

While many students were looking forward to Friday, March 15 to herald in St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, I was excitedly waiting for The Ides of March. Beyond the “Et tu, Brute” jokes I was going to...

Illustrations of Frye Street Houses by Maddie Kemp 24.

A Journey Through Le Ronj’s Art Museum

Ashley Taylor, Contributing Writer April 3, 2024

I walked into a variety of smells – coffee, matcha, chai and vanilla lattes – and the warm glow of lights. Students sat studying and chatting, doing their homework and sipping their coffee. Le Ronj,...

Book Review: Sex Tips for Girls by Cynthia Heimel

Grace Thomas, Contributing Writer March 19, 2024

To preface my review I am going to give context to my going into reading this book. I was in the Gender and Sexuality Studies lounge, one of the first to arrive at a casual get-together with a professor....

An Oscars Review by the Esteemed A&L Team

Leah Belber, Hadley Blodgett, and Anastasia Fowler March 19, 2024

Before launching into our reflections on the 2024 Oscars on March 10, we deem it appropriate to begin in the exact manner the ceremony commenced: with a short delay to call for an immediate ceasefire in...

A Day in Camden, Maine

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring! A Reflection on Daylight Savings

Madeline Cournoyer, Staff Writer March 19, 2024

We made it! We escaped the Maine winter. The days of leaving your 4 p.m. class only to be greeted by the already dwindling sunlight have come to an end. Don’t get me wrong, Maine winters are nothing...

“Dune: Part Two”: A Mega-Review on the Massive Cinematic Feat

Hadley Blodgett, Gail Curtis, and Aidan Riano March 19, 2024

Gail: Spoiler Free Denis Villeneuve has “dune” it again. The first installment, released in 2021, was a monumental critical and commercial success, winning six awards at the 94th Academy Awards...

Screenshot from the Bates Museum website.

Presence is Power: A Journey through Indigenous Narratives at the Olin Arts Center Film Festival

Mary Beth Tune, Contributing Writer March 19, 2024

When I arrived at the Olin Arts Center on Feb. 28, I was less than excited. I was required to attend the pop-up film festival Presence is Power: an Evening of Indigenous Short Films for a class. When I...

Merimanders performing at the Sex Week a cappella concert.

SEX WEEK | A Happy Ending to Sex Week 2024

Trinity Poon, Managing News Editor March 17, 2024

On Friday Mar. 15, the lights were low in Memorial Commons and students were in the mood for Bates College’s favorite musical pastime: the Sex Week A Capella Concert. Getting the audience loose and...

Mosaics of Imagination: Exploring Jiayi Yangs Fusion of Fandom and Fine Art

Mosaics of Imagination: Exploring Jiayi Yang’s Fusion of Fandom and Fine Art

Luha Ali Naseer, Contributing Writer March 6, 2024

Where would one find a common thread between “The Hobbit”, The French Revolution, and “Genshin Impact”? The answer lies in the artwork of Jiayi Yang ‘25, who has found a way to weave these...

One of my finest chicken patty satty sandwiches!

A (Not So) Definitive Ranking of Commons Chicken

Leah Belber, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor March 6, 2024

Chicken is the most consumed food in Commons, and therefore, it makes sense that I have tallied at least 22 versions over my many months at this institution. I am very biased and picky with my chicken...

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