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Students Collaborate and Celebrate in SANG AI Asia

Sukanya Shukla, contributing writer

January 30, 2019

Every year, the student-run cultural evening Sangai Asia is organized by the club of the same name to celebrate Asian cultures and the students who represent them on Bates' campus. The event's title is fitting: the word Sangai is a combination of two Hindi words SANG and AI and translates to coming to...

Skosh’s Multi-Genre “Shaking the Ghost” Defies Convention

Pippin Evarts, assistant Arts & Leisure editor

January 30, 2019

If you are looking for a fun, local, Phish-meets-Dave-Matthews-Band group, than look no further! Meet the band Skosh. Skosh is based in Lewiston/Auburn and has amassed quite a following from Bates students and in the greater Portland and coast areas. So, I jumped at the opportunity to listen to an up-and-...

Robinson Players’ 24 Hour Musical Success

Tricia Crimmins, managing Arts & Leisure editor

January 30, 2019

After only one twelve-hour-long rehearsal in various locales in Pettigrew Hall, twenty five cast members, a nine person tech crew, two costume designers, a choreographer, musical director, and director put on an original musical on Saturday night. The “24 Hour Musical” included 10 musical numbers in t...

Skin Care Routine of the Week: Less is More

Madeline Clark, contributing writer

January 30, 2019

Too many hours of my adolescence were spent pouring over the videos of prominent YouTube beauty gurus. I routinely absorbed their gospel, blowing my meager allowance on overpriced makeup and skincare products. All the women in my family were born with naturally glowing skin. I put my faith in the p...

How to Break Free from the Resolution Rut

Patrick Reilly, contributing writer

January 30, 2019

We’re a month into the second semester and already the snowy weather and freezing temperatures seem to be taking their toll. As the weather outside gets bleaker, is your outlook for the New Year following suit? It’s hard, especially in these winter months, to keep up with New Year’s Resolution...

On Getting Through Your Final Semester…

Tricia Crimmins, managing Arts & Leisure editor

January 16, 2019

Primarily and above all else: keep calm. Don’t get caught up in how many days you have left to get a job, find an apartment, and emotionally process the enormous change you’re about to experience. Unless having a countdown app on your phone will motivate you in a strictly positive and rewarding...

Motivation with Maru

Mary Richardson

January 16, 2019

Hullo hullo my feisty friends! How goes it? I hope this fresh installment of MWM finds you well and warm whenever and wherever you’re reading this, and that the new semester is being good to you thus far! In this shpeel I’m going to dish out some tips for starting the new year on a high note her...

A Skin Care Routine To Find Balance

Jacqui Gutman

January 16, 2019

Have you ever had a flare up of hand, foot, and mouth disease? Have you ever gotten a fever that manifests in a full body rash? Have you ever gotten impetigo on your left butt cheek? Have you ever gotten a rash on your inner thighs from drastic temperature changes, or gotten sunburn so severe that ...

“Into The Spider-verse Swings To Success”

Olivia Dimond, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

January 16, 2019

*Massive spoilers for the Spider-Man continuity in general and specifically Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse.* If you’re anything like me, you asked yourself "Really, Spider-Ham?" when you first saw announcements for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse. We’ve had six Spider-Man centric films in the past fiftee...

Chilling Adventures Mixes Horror with High School Camp

Patrick Reilly

January 16, 2019

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is the newest Netflix show from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, writer and executive producer of Glee and Riverdale. Fans of his work will be thrilled: Chilling Adventures is arguably his best series yet. The show is centered on Sabrina Spellman, a “half human-half witch” ...

Sandglass’s Babylon Holds a Mirror to Refugee Crisis

Pippin Evarts, assistant editor of Arts & Leisure

January 16, 2019

On Friday and Saturday evening, Bates welcomed the Sandglass Theater Company from Putney, Vermont to campus. The theater group performed their piece Babylon, Journeys of Refugees in the Gannett Theater in Pettigrew Hall. The piece was incredibly moving: it gave the audience an intimate understanding of the...

What Can I Do with an English Major?

Mamta Saraogi

November 28, 2018

Even at liberal arts colleges, a common source of contention is the utility of an English Major in light of a future career. There is an element of fear associated with the pursuit of the major, especially if one does not aim to be a tenured professor. However, the good news is the culture of liberal ar...

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