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Opinions on ASMR

What does eating gigantic slabs of honeycomb, slicing apart bars of soap, and running over uncooked spaghetti with a four wheeler all have in common? One, there is a plethora of YouTube and Instagram media that features recorded content of these activities. Two, these various sensational experiences have amassed a gigantic, ever-growing fan base dedicated […]

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A Guide to Breakfast in the Lewiston-Auburn Area

I love breakfast, although this hasn’t always been the case. When I was younger, eating food early in the morning before school made me nauseous. Thankfully, now that I have adjusted to college life and know never to take 8am’s ever again, I have been able to enjoy a later breakfast-time that starts my day […]

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Dance Concert Opens Performance Season With A Bang

Every year during Back to Bates weekend, Schaeffer Theatre hosts a dance concert featuring work by students, guest artists, choreographers, and faculty. It is a welcoming, celebrative environment that kicks off the theater and dance performance scene. One of the trademarks of the Back to Bates concert is the all first-year piece. It is open […]

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A Walk Around the Olin Arts Center

Art, in any form, is a great way to release your mind from the stress of negative energies and the to-do lists that tend to pile up and consume our weeks here at Bates. The Olin Arts Center offers a peaceful, quiet, and grounding experience and a wide variety of paintings, sculptures, and other art […]

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“Yes, And” Meets “No, But”: Intimacy Choreography in Theater and Dance

It is not a coincidence that the #MeToo movement gained traction in the wake of the 2017 Harvey Weinstein scandal, or that many of the scandals have centered around prominent figures in the entertainment industry. Film, TV, and theater operate differently from the traditional job market. Everyone knows everyone, especially in major hubs like Los […]

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Bates Entrepreneurs: Beans Neckies

When I was a sophomore in high school I started my very own small business. Going to high school in the sierras of California made for cold mornings, snowy days, and thus a need for warm things around my neck and necks of others. This is where the idea started. A “neckie!” A fleece circular […]

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Combatting the Bates Plague

It is that time of year again! Everyone has returned to campus, the weather is beginning to get colder, and the dance floor of 80s is essentially a petri dish. Each year in September and the beginning of October the annual Bates Plague rears its ugly head. Coughs, fevers, sore throats and runny noses fill […]

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Student Spotlight: Shae Gwydir ‘20

This week The Bates Student talks with senior Elisabeth “Shae” Gwydir about her college experiences with dance and theater. TBS: How did you decide to participate in performance arts at Bates? Did you want to do this coming into college, or did you get into it once you were here? Shae Gwydir (SG): Well, I […]