The Bates Student

Bleachers Bring Down the House at State Theater

Bleachers Bring Down the House at State Theater
April 4, 2018

If you haven’t heard of the band Bleachers, you’re missing out. This group, led by ex-fun. front man Jack Antonoff, recently came to Portland’s State Theatre for a colossal concert experience. The...

Hillel Sedar Celebrates Jewish Life at Bates

Hillel Sedar Celebrates Jewish Life at Bates
April 4, 2018

The first Seder of Passover at Bates, held on Friday, March 30 in Memorial Commons, was a great way to kick off the holiday. As someone who has been to a few Hillel events, I found this one to be organized...

Pau Faus Brings Humanity to Spanish Political Figures in Film “Alcaldessa”

Pau Faus Brings Humanity to Spanish Political Figures in Film
March 21, 2018

I am a 1997 kid and I grew up in a Spain of economic decadence, a straight-up (note the irony) down-hill Spain. The new millennium approached and within less than a decade, apartments went from somewhat...

Sex Trivia Excites the Den

Sex Trivia Excites the Den
March 14, 2018

Free food filled the Den; wine and beer were sold at reduced price; condoms littered the tables. What event am I describing? None other than Sex Trivia hosted by Residential Life and the Feminist Collective. This...

Elbadawi ’18 and Hopkins ’18 Showcase Diverse Approaches to Dance Theses

Elbadawi ’18 and Hopkins ’18 Showcase Diverse Approaches to Dance Theses
March 14, 2018

Everyone knows thesis: it’s the project that we work towards for three years; the culmination of our academic careers. Sofi Elbadawi ’18 is one such senior who is currently working on choreographing...

Portland Museum of Art Biennial Explores Contemporary Art

Portland Museum of Art Biennial Explores Contemporary Art
March 14, 2018

Walking around the Portland Museum of Art 2018 Biennial Exhibit, I happened to be thinking about what a museum is. The definition by the books popped in my head: museums collect, conserve, and interpret...

Recognizing the Power of B**tch

Recognizing the Power of B**tch
March 7, 2018

I’ve always grappled with the word “b**ch.” When it is at the epicenter of my self-deprecating quips, the word is a celebration of who I am, unabashedly living my life and laughing at myself. “Guess...

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...

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...

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...

BOTM: Is Reading Right For You?

BOTM: Is Reading Right For You?
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...

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...

Load more stories
The Voice of Bates College Since 1873