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The Rise of Tik Tok: Trends, Controversies, and What Bates Students Think

Sophie Mackin, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

If you are like me and decided to download Tik Tok, chances are you have lost MANY hours scrolling through the popular video-sharing app since then. I commonly hear from my friends that they downloaded Tik Tok as a joke or out of temporary curiosity and have now become thoroughly invested in the app, ch...

The Benefits of Meditating in College!

January 22, 2020

Meditation is a practice that has become increasingly popular in mainstream culture due to its extraordinary health benefits. Throughout the middle ages, meditation became popular as a religious tradition. It became popular in western culture in the late 1900s, when medical researchers such as Dr. Hubert Bens...

Uncovering a Historic Bates Tradition: The Pipe Orations

A Bates peace pipe found in Muskie Archives

Kaitlyn Boehm and Carly Harris

January 22, 2020

Non-Native (and predominantly white) Americans have a long history of appropriating Native culture. Despite hundreds of years of destruction of Native peoples and assimilation into white settler culture, white Americans have held a fascination towards Indigenous traditions.  From the foundations of many ...

Bates Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Owen Keene

January 22, 2020

This month I would like to feature one of our most popular made from scratch cookies. We serve over 1200 of these delicious delights and yes … they are vegan. I would like to start by dispelling the most common myths, rumors and biases I hear about vegan foods. At the top of this list is that vegan...

Bates Student Creates Upcycled Clothing

January 22, 2020

Talia Sperduto is a junior here at Bates College and the owner of the upcycled clothing company Tal and Mai Design. I was able to catch up with Talia this past week to hear about her background in clothing design and creation, her inspirations for starting Tal and Mai, and what is plans to do next. Ta...

Why Does This Indigenous Photograph in Commons Not Have a Plaque?

Joanna Vollrath

November 20, 2019

The next time you’re looking for a place to study and all the PGill lounges are full (and you’ve inevitably made uncomfortable eye contact with the person studying in each one), consider heading to the cozy Whelan Balcony Overlook in Commons (above the Fireplace Lounge). As you enter, you may n...

Moisturizing in Maine

November 20, 2019

Last week I was sitting at a table in Commons eating breakfast when a friend walked over with really big news: he had just learned that there was a difference between face and body moisturizer. Learning about face lotion for the first time can be an eye-opening event. A whole new avenue of cosmetics...

Bates Entrepreneurship Spotlight: Olivia Cuneo

November 20, 2019

Bates College is filled to the brim with unique individuals who are excited to share their creative minds with the community. This week I talked to first-year Olivia Cuneo about her small hat business that has historically kept the skiing community of Vermont warm and protected on the cold New England...

St. Martin’s Day, Culturally Enriching and Emotionally Uplifting

November 20, 2019

As Halloween concludes and we move into November, it seems like American culture immediately plunges into the extravagant and over-the-top Christmas bonanza (even before Thanksgiving, my goodness). Us people in the States may not be aware but there is actually a wonderful European holiday, also ending in...

Longo’s The Zoo Story Asks For Genuine Connections

November 6, 2019

How often do you strike up a conversation with a stranger in public? I will occasionally talk to people at airports or at stores, but I definitely don’t tell strangers my life story. However, that doesn’t change the fact that when I am really stressed out in public, I want people to ask if I’m ...

“Acknowledge that our Souls have Power”

“Acknowledge that our Souls have Power”

Vanessa Paolella, Managing Editor

November 6, 2019

Renowned sculptor and performer Vanessa German visits Bates, installs art exhibit On Oct. 25, Vanessa German celebrated the opening of her art installation Miracles and Glory Abound in the Bates Museum of Art with a performance for students, staff, faculty and community members. German held the a...

Skin Care Routine of the Week: Fall Back!

November 6, 2019

Summertime allows us all to spend a little more time on ourselves. We set fitness goals and actually reach them, excel at our internships and jobs, earn money, spend time surrounded by all those summer friends that we might not find at school. With these magical, sun-filled months, we spend a little less ...

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