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Actualizing Angels In America within the Bates Community

Actualizing Angels In America within the Bates Community

March 7, 2018

Angels In America: Millennium Approaches is an epic tour de force set in 1985s United States of America. Playwright Tony Kushner tackles the AIDS crisis, Reaganism, love, heartbreak, self-discovery, and a multitude of other themes via witty dialogue, magical realism, and complex and profoundly genui...

Berger ’19 Directs the Charged Play Dry Land

Berger ’19 Directs the Charged Play Dry Land

February 14, 2018

When Rebecca Berger ’19 chose to direct Ruby Rae Spiegel’s Dry Land this semester, she was told she would need to include trigger warnings and a sensitive director’s note in both the program and posters for the show. She was even told she might receive hate mail. "Honestly, that made me want to do ...

Club Spotlight: The Strange Bedfellows

Club Spotlight: The Strange Bedfellows

February 7, 2018

The Strange Bedfellows is Bates’ oldest and only improvisational comedy group. I am a member of the Bedfellows, and we practice and perform improv comedy through short and long form games. Some of the games we play are structured, some involve a large dose of audience participation, and others are lo...

BOTM: Is Reading Right For You?

BOTM: Is Reading Right For You?

Tory Dobbin

January 31, 2018

From a young age, I have been an avid reader; I pride myself in my third-grade Berenstain Bears library, high school collection of dystopian fiction, and collegiate assortment of French theatre. With new technology, like Nooks, Kindles, and e-books, reading has been more accessible than ever. You almo...

A 90’s Playlist (For You!)

A 90’s Playlist (For You!)

January 31, 2018

Keeping with the reverie of the season, our beloved and bacchanalic 90’s weekend, I’ve got some songs for you: a loose playlist of transatlantic alternative rock and pop; selections from Scotland and England and good ol’ America included. "Race to the Prize" - The Flaming Lips The lead single from The Fl...

Speakers, Performers, and Protests Policy Sparks Controversy

Speakers, Performers, and Protests Policy Sparks Controversy

January 17, 2018

On Monday, December 11, 2017 Nick Dressler, Assistant Director of Campus Life, sent out an email to Bates students informing them of a new policy regarding practices relating to speakers, performers, and protests.  This document outlines suggested measures that student clubs and organizations could take...

Black Mirror Underwhelms with New Season

Black Mirror Underwhelms with New Season

January 17, 2018

I have been a fan of Black Mirror since it was released in 2011. I was attracted to the prospect of having a sci-fi TV show that is not in the distance, but a viable, potential future. In previous seasons, Black Mirror did an impressive job in scripting believable and emotionally-charged scenarios that lie...

Szlachetka ’02 and Posner ’18 Discuss Music and Life

Szlachetka ’02 and Posner ’18 Discuss Music and Life

Halley Posner and Tory Dobbin

January 17, 2018

This week, Editor-in-Chief Halley Posner ’18 had the opportunity to interview Matthew Szlachetka ’02, known as the musical artist Szlachetka (pronounced SLA-HET-KA), about his upcoming album and journey in the music industry. Szlachetka also spoke with The Bates Student about his future plans and out...

WATCH OUT: A List of Movies to Watch This October

WATCH OUT:  A List of Movies to Watch This October

October 4, 2017

1. Wet Hot American Summer While summer has come to close, there is still time to reminisce on your camp days with this hilarious movie. Taking place at a summer camp in 1981, this movie is guaranteed to make you laugh at all of the ridiculousness that occurs for every character on the final day of...

Art Walk Brings L/A Community Together

Art Walk Brings L/A Community Together

Anah Witt

September 20, 2017

A performer at Art Walk L/A. JAMES MACDONALD/THE BATES STUDENT A community member contemplating work at Art Walk L/A. JAMES MACDONALD/THE BATES STUDENT Bates students perform at Art Walk L/A. JAMES MACDONALD/THE BATES STUDENT Music floats on the warm summer wind at the monthly Lewiston Auburn Art ...

Best shows to watch in 2013

Best shows to watch in 2013

Jen Butler

January 30, 2013

With the New Year comes new TV shows to watch and the mid-season winter returns of some old favorites. Now that February is almost upon us, here’s a quick update on the best shows to watch in the coming months as the cold weather keeps you bundled up inside in front of your television or computer. For...

Taking the personal route to advice in the modern age

Taking the personal route to advice in the modern age

Savy Cat

January 30, 2013

Close your eyes and image a time, long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away. Close your eyes as I bring you back in time, almost back to the dinosaurs but not quite. Close your eyes and focus as I bring you to a white picket fence, to the American nuclear family, complete with a dog in the yard, to a ...

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