The Bates Student

Do-It-Yourself Face Oil

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor

April 13, 2020

Something else one may pick up while being quarantined is focusing on personal growth, mental health, and finding healthy habits. Self-care and self-love is so important during these stressful, confusing times and a great way to take a break from this is giving yourself a much needed stress relieving...

Art Across Distances: Making and Sharing Art In A Global Pandemic

April 2, 2020

While industries across the board are getting hit by the coronavirus pandemic, arts institutions and artists are perhaps amongst those hit the hardest. Theaters, concert halls, museums, and galleries have closed and canceled events to stay in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Movie release dates...


Henry Morjikian, Contributing Writer

April 2, 2020

  From the point of view of an eager, word-obsessed youth who can't look past the temptation of the English language, we see that the reality of the situation in which we find ourselves comes quicker to some than others.   It was an overcast morning in town Blanket skies for as ...

Things to Bake While in Quarantine

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor

March 27, 2020

Sitting at home with nothing to do can inspire people to take up some hobbies or activities that they may not be able to do during the busy school year. One of these hobbies is cooking. However, with quarantine becoming the new normal it may be hard for people to get out and go to the store to pick...

Apps and Technology that Can Help With Quarantine Blues

Pippin Evarts, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor

March 27, 2020

During this time of stress and uncertainty, it does a person well to know the innovations and resources available to them to help them through. Although technology does not fully replace human-to-human interaction, there are many resources available to help make this time of social distancing, quar...

“Make That Soul Glow!”: An Uplifting Playlist

Alexandria Onuoha

March 27, 2020

It’s overwhelming and simply sad to be back home without receiving the proper closure from Bates. The news and their explicit headlines concerning the COVID- 19 makes everyone uneasy and not so optimistic about the future. However, this too shall pass and yes it is going slower than what we expect. On...

Stupid F*cking Bird Review

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor

March 11, 2020

Where are you right now? In a dorm trying to occupy your time before doing homework? In the den late at night eating mozzarella sticks and wondering what this play was about? At the very least, we are here, right now, together, right? Well, being present and aware of what’s going on around you as...

Art Senior Thesis Spotlight: Sophia Gerry ’20

Anne Blakslee

March 11, 2020

This week, The Bates Student asks senior Sophie Gerry about her year-long Art Thesis. We are looking forward to this article being the first of many that spotlight the talents and passions of Bates students through their thesis and other work! First of all, can you give a brief summary of what yo...

Is Love Blind? Bates Alum Finds Out

Olivia Dimond, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

March 11, 2020

The following contains spoilers for the whole first season of Love Is Blind. Read at your own risk. Netflix’s newest hit TV show is Love Is Blind, a new reality dating series. Unlike The Bachelor or any of its spin-offs, Love Is Blind isn’t exactly a competition, but more of a social experimen...

Winter Skincare Routine

Julia Bisson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

Winter can be tough on skin, especially in the winter. Dry conditions, frostbite, cold, unforgiving wind, all of which can lead to unhappy looking skin! Here are some tips for maintaining healthy and happy skin in the cold months, and the transitioning spring months we are experiencing as well. As a rule o...

Q&A with A Figure Drawing Model

Amanda Metzger

March 11, 2020

At 6 pm on Wednesday nights, students and local artists head to the basement of Olin for weekly life drawing sessions. The session is a whole three hours, but for the people who come to draw a  nude model in different poses, the experience is an exciting way to practice figure drawing and an e...

Pilot Pete is Preparing for Descent, Weber is in Descent

Katherine Merisotis, Photographer

March 11, 2020

Welcome Bates Bachelor Nation to the recap of the penultimate Bachelor Episode. If you have not been keeping up on Season 24 of the Bachelor that began on January 6, 2020, this season follows Peter Weber, a former contestant on The Bachelorette who came in third on Hannah Brown’s season. There has been ...

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