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A cappella groups sparkle like the snow at Winter Carnival concert

A cappella groups sparkle like the snow at Winter Carnival concert

Rebeccah Bassell

January 23, 2013

In the midst of the aptly-timed snow during Thursday’s Winter Carnival activities, Batesies gathered in Alumni Gym to attend the all-group a cappella concert. "It’s always been a part of Winter Carnival as far as I can remember," said senior Merimander Caroline Cook, "But I remember once in my fr...

Argo proves a worthy contender for Best Picture

Argo proves a worthy contender for Best Picture

Mary Anne Bodnar

January 23, 2013

There was a time, long ago, when television networks didn’t have programs running twenty-four hours a day, and each night’s broadcast ended with an update on the Iranian Hostage Crisis. It was a time when news was impossible to avoid and nearly all Americans seemed invested in the outcome. Argo, dire...

Book Review: Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos

Book Review: Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos

January 16, 2013

The Polaroid is a cultural artifact widely referenced in popular media and music. Established in 1937, the Polaroid revolutionized the world of photography by making film accessible to the masses. When the digital wave came in, Polaroid refused to go digital, wanting to retain its original essence. In...

Q&A with the Man-Ops

Q&A with the Man-Ops

Lydia O'Brien

January 16, 2013

Throughout the first semester, The Bates Student interviewed many a cappella groups throughout campus.  This week, the fun-loving guys at the Manic Optimists sat down to share their thoughts about performing and working as a group. The Bates Student: When were the Manic Optimists founded, and what’...

Sarah Wainshal ‘16 brings vintage chic to the ‘Cats campus

Sarah Wainshal ‘16 brings vintage chic to the ‘Cats campus

Ashley Bryant

January 16, 2013

The season of Winter Carnival is upon us. The white blanket of snow left over from December storms still covers the Quad and a strong, cold breeze blows around the Chapel. Despite this bitter cold, first-year Sarah Wainshal never fails in dressing to impress. Her plum Anthropologie sweater tops a blac...

The Guilt Trip succeeds as a funny, feel-good comedy

Jen Butler

January 16, 2013

Bogged down by the work accumulating in all of your classes? Feeling blue about the long, cold, winter days ahead? Looking for a way to escape your worries and to laugh until your stomach hurts? If so, then grab a friend and head to a movie theater to see "The Guilt Trip" starring funnyman Seth Rogan a...

A love song for humanity: “The Thinking Heart” at Schaeffer Theatre

A love song for humanity:

Lily Christine

January 16, 2013

From the real-life stories of Elie Wiesel’s Night and Anne Franks’s diary, many accounts of World War II feature real-life survivors of the Holocaust who fought against enslavement in the concentration camps. The heroine of "The Thinking Heart," however, made the unusual decision to enter the camps by choice...

Les Misérables: A Broadway legend hits the silver screen

Les Misérables: A Broadway legend hits the silver screen

Mary Anne Bodnar

January 16, 2013

Towards the end of Les Misérables, a heart broken Maurice (Eddie Redmayne) revisits the massacred apartment that once acted as congregating place for him and his revolutionary friends. He speaks a truth that encompasses the director Tom Hooper’s vision in creating this production of Les Mis; "There’s a grief t...

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