The Bates Student

Maria Gray ‘23 is a poet from Portland, Oregon studying creative writing at Bates. (Maria Gray/Contributed Photo)

“Running Around With a Butterfly Net”: An Interview With Maria Gray, ‘23

Olivia Dimond, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor September 22, 2021

Imagine being six years old and having poetry workshops with an award-winning poet. This was life for Maria Gray, ‘23. Gray recounted that her first exposure to poetry came through her elementary...

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“Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” Brings a Freshness to the MCU

Anastasia Fowler, Contributing Writer September 22, 2021

Marvel’s done it again. Director Destin Daniel Cretton’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is a triumph. A beautiful blend of action and emotional depth, “Shang-Chi” thrives thanks...

Cherry Lemonade (left) and Gigi Gabor (right) are the stars of Curbside Queens, a traveling drag show.

The Curbside Queens Bring Live Drag to Alumni Walk

Olivia Dimond, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor September 12, 2021

The intersection of Bardwell Street and Alumni Walk is perhaps not a natural spot for a performance, but when the Curbside Queens rolled onto campus on Sept. 11, it certainly felt like one. The Curbside...

Adele at the Rollodrome

Paul Baribault, Safe-Ride Shuttle Driver September 12, 2021

Around 7:30 p.m. I’d taken a group of students to the Rollodrome in Auburn. On the way, I played a CD from my college years, classic rock tunes by a band that was especially popular on campuses in the...

El Pochos, located on South Avenue, offers a variety of authentic Mexican dishes.

El Pocho’s: A Triumph in Simplicity and the Best Damn Burrito I’ve Ever Had

Robby Haynos, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor September 12, 2021

You may be thinking, “Who is this Robby dude to tell me what food is good?” but look. I have no concrete proof, but I am very good at eating. I worked as a line cook over the summer, I’ve been cooking...

Dawrin Silfa ’21, right, played Oscar, the handsome janitor of the soup kitchen. Perla Figuereo ’21, center, played Shelley, a chef and Emily Diaz ’23, right, played Emma, a college dropout.

Food and Forgiveness: A Review of Grand Concourse

Jessica Gross, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor May 12, 2021

At the start of her shift, chef Shelley, played by Perla Figuero ‘21, starts the timer on her microwave and recites the following prayer: “I pray for all people, for all places where there is war or...

Deon Custard ‘21 directed Twelfth Night in fulfillment of the theater major requirements.

Deon’s “Twelfth Night” Dazzles Audience

Eleanor Boyle, Community Outreach Coordinator May 12, 2021

When going to a Shakespeare play, one may expect to be hushed early on and to remain in one’s seat — at least the plays I have been to. What one may not expect when waiting for the show to begin is...

Professor of Theater Martin Andrucki directed a virtual staging of his show Class Notes for his final production at Bates.

Andrucki Bids Farewell to Bates with “Class Notes”

Olivia Dimond, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor May 12, 2021

After forty-five years of teaching at Bates, Charles A. Dana Professor of Theater Martin Andrucki will retire at the end of the year. A founding professor of the Theater Department (then the Department...

STAC Takes Office To Create Change in the Department of Theater and Dance

Olivia Dimond, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor May 5, 2021

Theaters and performing venues across the world have been shuttered for the last fifteen months. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the reignition of the Black Lives Matter movement, the WeSeeYouWhiteAmericanTheater...

This year’s fashion show will be screened as a documentary on Bardwell Field, featuring various performances and interviews with students, alums and professors.

Africana Club promises something “New”

Olivia Dimond, Jessica Gross, and Eleanor Boyle May 5, 2021

This week, the Africana Club is hosting its annual cultural celebration. The name of this year’s performance is “Addisu,” which means “the new” in Amharic.  “We are doing this show in such...

Crazy, Weird, Psychedelic: Le Ronj Art Gallery Showcase

Jessica Gross, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor May 1, 2021

The bright purple walls of Le Ronj’s lounge looked especially vibrant on the evening of April 22. Each corner of the octagonal space was decked with pieces of student-made art, ranging from photography...

Pause takes place in the Gomes Chapel every Wednesday at 9:00 p.m.

Press {Pause} with Multifaith

Olivia Dimond, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor May 1, 2021

Sometimes, you just need a break. Every other Wednesday, Pause is there to provide you with one. Sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplaincy, Pause is a half hour of art, reflection, and silence. Multifaith...

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