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What is it Like to Be Religious at Bates?

What is it Like to Be Religious at Bates?

November 6, 2019

The transition to Bates can be difficult for people coming from religious backgrounds. It is the first time in your life where you get to decide how you spend your time. Often, this new found freedom can leave students reconsidering the role faith plays in their life. In search of some spiritual f...

Love/Sick Captivates Audience

November 6, 2019

This past weekend I was able to attend Love/Sick, a play written by John Cariani and directed by Bates’s own Martin Andrucki. Love/Sick is a series of nine miniature plays centered on the highs and lows of love. The best way to describe the play’s arc is from the words of the playwright hims...

Have You Heard of the Bullet Journal?

October 23, 2019

The “Bullet Journal” has become the new planner, life organizer, list-maker and journal all mashed up into a Pinterest-worthy personal book. A bullet journal is an analog system of structure that instead of lined or blank sheets of paper, the page is composed of rows and columns of “dots” -...

Opinions on ASMR

October 23, 2019

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...

A Guide to Breakfast in the Lewiston-Auburn Area

October 23, 2019

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 sta...

Dance Concert Opens Performance Season With A Bang

October 23, 2019

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 ...

Netflix Watch Guide

October 23, 2019

A Walk Around the Olin Arts Center

October 2, 2019

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 pieces to...

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

October 2, 2019

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 kn...

Bates Entrepreneurs: Beans Neckies

October 2, 2019

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 scarf...

Combatting the Bates Plague

October 2, 2019

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 nose...

Student Spotlight: Shae Gwydir ‘20

October 2, 2019

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 (...

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