The Bates Student

I Appreciate You

September 18, 2019

Oh Mommy, How are you doing? Oga, I am doing just fine. But that is the issue I am doing just fine What I own that is mine Should not only be fine I need you to be better Do not follow by my example I need you to live the life you want to live I need you to never forget that health is wea...

The Bates Routine

September 18, 2019

Growing up, many of us were told the importance of keeping a routine. We became aware that routines provide structure and expectation that set our days, weeks, months, and years up for success. Go to bed at the same time, wake up at the same time. Eat dinner at a reasonable hour. Shower. Brush our teeth...

Skin and Hair Care from the Outside In and the Inside Out

September 18, 2019

I love hair and skin care, although sometimes it may not always look like it. Sometimes my hair is overly frizzy in the summer’s heat and humidity and I still get the occasional pimple even though I finished with puberty a few years back but am not fully in my “adult”, or less hormonal, skin....

Boyband Explores Inner Demons ​GINGERly

September 18, 2019

As the summer comes to a close, welcoming in the delicate fall climate, students can reminisce and mull over various happenings of the vacation period. In the sphere of art, one occurence worth noting is on Friday, Aug. 23, the self proclaimed boy band BROCKHAMPTON released their fifth studio albu...

The Ronj: Bates’ Living Room

September 18, 2019

Nestled on Frye Street is the Ronj, a student-run coffee shop which exemplifies Bates’ best qualities. The Ronj is a hidden gem of Bates that should be found early in a Bates career. It offers refuge to countless students meeting tutors, studying into the night (the Ronj is open till 1:00PM), or r...

Mindfulness is Essential

Mamta Saraogi

May 1, 2019

Mental health is a popular topic amongst the Bates student body. There are GPAs to maintain, careers to plan, social lives to balance and an unending list of things that we tackle everyday. It can all get overwhelming, especially when emotional and physical health are in the picture; balancing ever...

Skin Care Routine of the Week: Living with Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome

Emma Gomez-Rivas

May 1, 2019

In February of 2017, I decided to stop taking birth control. I wanted to see what my life would be like free of artificial hormones and learn to manage my monthly bouts of anxiety without the pill. Unfortunately, not only did I completely lose my period, but my skin went crazy. I started breaking out ...

“After” Unintentionally Gives a Good Laugh

Annie Blakslee, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

May 1, 2019

I went to see “After” with my two sisters, another trio of sisters, and three of their friends, but I was the only one who understood what it was like to be a freshman in college. My experience watching After was filled with constant laughter both at the movie itself, and at the ease with which ...

Currier Works Toward Best Bates Dance Festival Yet

May 1, 2019

Each July, the Bates campus transforms into a destination for contemporary dance in the Northeast. This summer’s upcoming Bates Dance Festival will be the event’s 37th year, and its second under the direction of Shoshona Currier. Currier joined the Bates Dance Festival just after the summer of 201...

Opening Up that Door: The Robinson Players’ Stage for All Ages

Olivia Dimond

May 1, 2019

I remember each moment so clearly: the seats in the theater, the view of the stage. The moments during the show that drew me in—the Beast transforming into a prince, the Cat in the Hat inviting me to a new story. It was all so exhilarating and awe-inspiring. I was six or seven, but even then I knew: I...

Motivation with Maru: Half-Assed vs. the Whole Booty

April 3, 2019

Hullo hullo my feisty friends!! It’s ya gorl Maru back with a lil’ motivational mojo to help y’all get through Finals Week! Today I’m going to be discussing giving a half-assed effort and the results that follow vs. giving a full 110% effort (AKA the whole booty) and the results that follow...

Power Unfolds from Tragedy in Berger’s “The Wolves”

Power Unfolds from Tragedy in Berger's

April 3, 2019

Two weekends ago, ten fiercely talented women battled it out on the Gannett Theater stage, which was transformed into an indoor soccer dome complete with netting, Astroturf, and sideline benches. Rebecca Berger ’19, in partial completion of a thesis in directing, brought the 2017 Pulitzer Prize nom...

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