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Skin Care Routine of the Week: An Honest Account

Annabel Mahon, contributing writer

April 3, 2019

Full disclosure, my skin care routine is average at best. I’m not too great at washing my face consistently, especially when I come home from a night out. I shower at least once a day, and always apply lotion and moisturizer following. That said, I won’t make a seperate trip to the bathroom to...

Spring Dance Concert Showcases Student Choreographers

April 3, 2019

This past weekend, the Bates Dance Company presented the Spring Dance Concert in Schaeffer Theatre. All four performances of the concert featured choreography by students in the Bates Dance Department’s Dance Composition course and Advanced Composition Seminar. Additionally, dance majors Yesul Lee ...

Bates Gamelan Ensemble Combines Tradition with Modernity

Bates Gamelan Ensemble Combines Tradition with Modernity

April 3, 2019

Before last Thursday, I had never experienced a gamelan performance before. In fact I didn’t even know what “gamelan” was. I walked into the Olin Arts Center having no idea what to expect and left the theater in complete awe. During their performance on Thursday, March 28th, the Bates Gamelan...

Peele’s “Us” Captivates and Overwhelms Audiences

April 3, 2019

“Us” opens with an unsettling message: there are miles and miles of unused tunnels that stretch across America and their locations and purposes are unknown to most of the public. These tunnels are assumed to be abandoned subway projects that were bricked up and built over when they were no longe...

Delicate Steve Triumphantly Returns

March 20, 2019

After a fabulous performance at Bates during Short Term 2018, Delicate Steve came back to campus for a second show on March 8th, 2019 in the Benjamin Mays Center. This time, Delicate Steve’s performance included tracks from his newly released album "Till I Burn Up," which came out on March 1st. Both ...

I am ‘Proud to Present’ my Honest Review

March 20, 2019

We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884–1915 written in 2012 by Jackie Sibblies Drury, is a difficult play to put on and perform. Its presentational, metatheatrical narrative accompa...

Skin Care Routine of the Week: Lotions and Potions to Healthy Skin

March 20, 2019

Growing up, my mom loved to pamper my sisters and I with a facewash and some good smelling lotion before we went to bed. Eventually, as ridiculous as this sounds, I grew up and got my very own good smelling facewash. My dad calls the bottles of products my mom and I use “lotions and potions” as they ...

Hozier Fails to “Take Us to Church” with New Album

March 20, 2019

When Hozier released his "Nina Cried Power" EP, and later his single "Movement" last year, it had been almost five years since the Irish singer-songwriter captivated the world with "Take Me to Church." Upon listening to "Nina Cried Power," as a Hozier fan, I was immediately excited to see what he ...

Not Just Rocks for Jocks

March 20, 2019

This past week, I sat down with Emily Erard-Stone ‘20 and Christopher Sargent ‘20 to talk about the newly formed Geology Club. The club was originally started by The Bates Geology Department and was then accepted as an official Bates club in January. “We wanted to be an official club in order ...

College Choir Explores Love and Fortune in “Carmina Burana”

Olivia Dimond, staff writer

March 20, 2019

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Bates College Choir’s spring concert. The choir performed Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, composed in 1935 and 1936. The piece is adapted from a collection of medieval poems from the 11th-13th centuries and retains the original Latin and Middle Ge...

Motivation with Maru: Throwing in the Towel vs. Doing your Laundry (A Piece on Productivity)

March 20, 2019

“I’d get it one piece at a time…and it wouldn’t cost me a dime..” Oh hey! Didn’t see ya there! I was just singing “One Piece at a Time” by Johnny Cash, a fantastic song. I recommend listening to it if you have never heard it! The song from ‘76 tells of a man who works on a car-manu...

Francine J. Harris, Literary Arts Live

Pippin Evarts, assistant Arts & Leisure editor

March 6, 2019

On Thursday evening at the Musky Archives, Bates College welcomed the poet Francine J. Harris to campus. At 7:30pm, students came to listen to Harris read some of the works from her most recent book, Play Dead, that came out in 2016. Harris was introduced by Bates’s visiting poetry professor Myronn...

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