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Foreign Yet Familiar: Students form American Sign Language Club

Josephine Levey '24, top left, recently created the ASL club at Bates. Students are signing
December 2, 2020

When considering adding a new language to their repertoire, some Bates students may decide to take a Spanish class or try French out; others may choose Russian or Mandarin. However, a language that many...

Clifford Odle’s Tenure-Track Promotion is a Win for Bates Playwrights

Odle began teaching at Bates in 2017 and was recently offered a promotion from lecturer to a tenure-track position. He will become an assistant professor of theater beginning in the 2021-22 academic year.
December 2, 2020

Playwriting is a rather nebulous area of study – does it belong in English, with the other creative writing disciplines, or in theater, the art that could not exist without playwrights? There are merits...

Supporting BIPOC Businesses Over the Holidays

November 25, 2020

The weather has been getting colder, the days are growing shorter, and Bobcats are migrating back home for break. That can only mean one thing – the beginning of the winter holiday season and gift giving....

Your Room is Yours, Don’t Forget It

Lucy Sherman ‘23 decided to create this piece from construction paper after she decided to decorate her room.
November 25, 2020

Not long ago did i take a trip to our beloved walmart supercenter on mount auburn avenue. i came across 1. silly straws, but also 2. construction paper. You know, that cheap, dull, colored paper that we...

More Than Fun and Games: Building Community in Discordians

The Discordians have partnered with many groups on campus including the OIE.
November 25, 2020

In non-COVID-19 times, on some nights in the Fireplace Lounge Bates students would be huddled around a tabletop board game laughing, strategizing, and enjoying each other's company. This is the Discordians...

“Let’s Celebrate Ashley Bryan!” Showcases Bates Treasures New and Old

Ashley Bryan, [Untitled Collage from Beautiful Blackbird], n.d., paper collage, 20 1/2 x 28 in. (framed), Bates College Museum of Art, gift of Henry Isaacs and Donna Bartnoff Isaacs, 2019.2.4
November 18, 2020

How many picture books did you read growing up that placed people of color at the center? I don’t remember many personally, but Bates runs the Diverse Book Finder so the next generation can have a more...

One Season, Two Bachelorettes: Catch up on the Bachelorette Quarantine Edition

November 18, 2020

Welcome back to “The Bachelorette,” where Chris Harrison promises this will be the most dramatic season yet, but do we get two for the price of one?  The season was set to begin filming in March...

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Delivers Laughs, Lacks Purpose

Borat Movie Poster
November 6, 2020

In November of 2006, a little known Kazakhstani journalist named Borat Sagdiyev shocked the world with his revelatory film on life in America. The 90-minute mockumentary followed Borat—played by comedian...

“The Haunting of Bly Manor”: It’s a Love Story

Bly Manor
November 6, 2020

Though Halloween may be over and winter is on its way, the spooky “The Haunting of Bly Manor” is still worth watching. “The Haunting of Bly Manor” follows the successful show of “The Haunting...

What is TIME to you?

What is TIME to you?
November 6, 2020

The United States has major issues with its prison system:  like how about twenty-two percent of the world's prisoners are in America while America only makes up about four percent of the global population,...

Sloan is Not “Someone You Hate”

Sloan is Not “Someone You Hate”
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...

Stories of Haunted Lewiston, Just in Time for Halloween

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...

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