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Planned Parenthood Gen Action’s GOTV Initiative

November 7, 2018

Given their active presence on campus, you wouldn’t know that the Bates College Planned Parenthood Generation Action club was only started a few months ago. From the beginning of the semester until now,...

Boygenius’ Self-Titled Debut Flourishes

November 7, 2018

When I heard that Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus were making an album together, my initial reaction was one of skepticism. Despite the fact that they are all brilliant artists in their own...

Directing Success in One Acts Festival

November 7, 2018

Prior to last weekend’s One Acts Festival, I had only directed once before. It had been a good experience and I was interested in trying again. Upon arriving at Bates this fall, I joined the Robinson...

A College Student’s Guide to Westwood, Los Angeles

November 7, 2018

Home to the UCLA Bruins, Westwood, Los Angeles, is a buzzy SoCal area located in between Santa Monica and West Hollywood. When visiting friends at UCLA or even USC, you’ll be spending time dining in...

Have you heard? WRBC’s Cream of Wheat

Cream of Wheat in session. PIPPIN EVARTS/ COURTESY PHOT
October 24, 2018

I skirted through the back entrance of the WRBC building into the basement radio station for the first time last Friday afternoon. There, I joined Robyn Moss ‘20, Isabelle Oliver ‘20, and Lizzie Ottenstien...

Eggs Portrays Female Friendship and Loss Onstage

Wilson and Crimmins, mid-scene. DAVID GARCIA/ COURTESY PHOTO
October 24, 2018

From the left corner of the front row in the Black Box theater, I watched as Girl One, portrayed by Maya Wilson ‘20, paces and rambles to a solemn Girl Two, played by Tricia Crimmins ‘19, about the...

Polykhroma’s “Haunted!” Art Exhibition Spooks

The “fear wall” exposes guests deepest anxieties. TRICIA CRIMMINS/COURTESY PHOTO
October 24, 2018

On October 19, the basement of a residential property in Somerville, MA, was transformed into "Haunted!" a Halloween-themed art exhibition put on by the Tufts University-based curatorial art collective...

VCS Green Dot Student Showcase Brings the House Down

October 24, 2018

The Village Club Series Student Showcase is a place for people to show their talents to the student population. The first VCS student showcase of the year took place on the chilly Thursday night before...

Skin Routine of the Week: The Natural Route to Confidence

October 24, 2018

For a while now, I’ve had problem skin and it has been a huge insecurity of mine. Growing up, I experienced everything from stubborn redness and inflammatory acne to puffy under-eyes. However, after...

Causes Of Mental Health Struggles at Bates

Students dine at Commons, mid-morning. AZUSA OKADA/THE BATES STUDENT
October 3, 2018

You walk onto a college campus and the first thing you see is your fellow students looking down at their phones, typing emails, writing papers, or reading from a computer. I suppose in the “digital age”...

“Burning:” Rise of the Murakami-Pixie-Dream-Girl

October 3, 2018

“Burning” is a new South Korean mystery-drama directed by Lee Chang-dong, based on the short story, “Barn Burning,” by the hyper-popular Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. While the movie is beautifully...

Skin Care Routine of the Week: A Strategy for the Fearful

October 3, 2018

There are not many things in my life that I’m regimented about. In fact, I’d say I’m generally a pretty lazy person. My laziness is undermined by a singular exception: my all-consuming and expensive...

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