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Is the New Mulan A Movie Worth Paying For?

Is the New Mulan A Movie Worth Paying For?

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor

September 22, 2020

It has taken several months for Disney to release its live-action remake of “Mulan.” Even before the new movie was released on Disney+, a streaming website that charges $6.99 a month for its viewers, there were calls to boycott it due to the people involved with the movie as well as where it was s...

“The Duchess” Doesn’t Quite Rule –Yet

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Olivia Dimond, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

September 22, 2020

Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan built a stand-up and panel show career around her life as a single mother in London. It was only a matter of time, really, before she mined it into a television show. “The Duchess,” which she created, wrote, executive produced, and starred in, premiered on Netfli...

Hulu’s Ramy Is a Quarantine Revelation

Hulu’s Ramy Is a Quarantine Revelation

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor

September 16, 2020

It is hard – given the virtually boundless material with which we’re presented by way of streaming – to determine what stands out amongst the endless shows we’ve watched in quarantine. Hulu’s Ramy, however, possesses an impact that transcends the screen long after the credits roll.  The show centers i...

Is Remote Learning so Bad? Two Batesies Share their Experiences Learning from Home

Is Remote Learning so Bad? Two Batesies Share their Experiences Learning from Home

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor

September 16, 2020

Bates has now entered its third week of module A and of the school year. Now, after more than 1700 of Bates’ students returned to campus, it’s safe to say a majority of students are learning how to process the new normal at school. But what about the 150 students who elected not to return?  Adr...

‘Bates Beyond Borders’ Podcast Review

'Bates Beyond Borders' Podcast Review

Jessica Gross, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

September 9, 2020

For any college first-year, the concept of starting school conjures hopes, fears, and excitement for the year to come. Adjusting to the community, tackling sophisticated academics, and taking ownership of your independence are all expected challenges for a student to take on. But what about adjusting to...

Unabashed Vulnerability: An Interview with Christina Wang ‘22

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Olivia Dimond, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

September 8, 2020

Good art touches you, but it teaches you something, too. Christina Wang ‘22 has always been drawn to how literature can serve as a jumping off point for exploring philosophy, ethics, science, and everything in between. She began writing both prose and poetry in middle school, but since arriving at ...

Reflecting, Living, Ready: An Interview with Perla Figuereo 

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor

August 29, 2020

Throughout Bates campus, there exists tight knit communities composed of people who all have a passion for one thing or another. This could be sports, or a more eccentric topic, but in the case of the arts departments at Bates, this passion is a love for creating, storytelling, and connecting with other peopl...

A Guide to Study Spots at Bates

Sophie Mackin, Copy Editor

August 23, 2020

Shortly after you settle into Bates and your classes kick into full gear, finding the places on campus where you can be most productive will become critical. During your first few weeks at Bates, you will likely test out a variety of study spots before discovering your favorites. Personally, I find i...

Commons Musts

Jessica Gross, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

August 23, 2020

Around mealtimes, the Commons building has a magnetic effect on the entirety of the Bates community. The peaceful expanse of alumni walk transforms into a bustling superhighway of hungry students, and crowds zone in from every angle to get inside of the cafeteria. Whether it’s because of its versatile...

First Year Dorms

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

August 21, 2020

Chu & Kalperis (aka 55 & 65) By far the most braggable element of these dorms is the fact that they are the newest dorms and have air conditioning, which is an absolute lifesaver for the first month at school They have really cool study spots, such as a penthouse lounge in 65 (aka The Tree...

Packing Advice From A Mom Friend

Olivia Dimond, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

August 10, 2020

I am the Mom Friend, always looking out for everyone and ridiculously prepared for any situation. When my friends or hallmates need something, they often come to my door and walk away with their prize. If we're all going to be much more acquainted with our own dorm room this year than we would be any ...

Challenging White Supremacy in Dance Outside the Bates Bubble

Olivia Dimond, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

August 1, 2020

In March of this year, Alexandria Onuoha '20 published an article in The Bates Student on her experiences with racism in the dance department. The arts, especially arts curriculum, in the United States has a long history of racism and, in particular, white supremacy. A majority of the work Bates stude...

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