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College Choir Explores Love and Fortune in “Carmina Burana”

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 German text. You have probably heard the […]

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

“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 […]

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Francine J. Harris, Literary Arts Live

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 Hardy, who told the […]

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Solange’s “When I Get Home” Breaks Fresh Ground

Before immersing myself in “When I Get Home” this past weekend, I hadn’t heard much of Solange Knowles’ music before. “Cranes in the Sky” had popped up on Apple Music playlists curated especially “for me,” and I knew “Don’t Touch My Hair” was an immensely important cultural statement on behalf of black women. After seeing […]

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In Defense of Over-Analyzing Art

I absolutely adore video essays. For those who aren’t familiar, video essays are a genre of YouTube content that analyzes media- mostly movies- in both an academic and humorous framework. For reference, look up the channels Wisecrack, Nerdwriter1, and Now You See It. A common meme within this genre focuses on how many creators, for […]

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MOTIVATION WITH MARU

Chello chello my feisty friends! I hope that y’all had a fan-freakin-tabulous February break and that y’all are as stoked for spring as I am! Speaking of spring, happy March! Soon the snow will be melting, the days will continue to get longer, and Short Term will be upon us! Until then, we do have […]

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Pianos In Conversation: A Collaborative Faculty Concert

Watching musicians fascinates me. It is different from watching other artists, as many of them are separate from their work: visual artists are normally not part of the art, actors play characters, writers normally aren’t around when you read. Dancers and musicians, on the other hand, are vital pieces of their art. I am always […]

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Skin Care Routine of the Week: Reminding Us All to Read the Ingredients

Let’s talk about skincare! My skin is super sensitive and dry, so this edition will be geared toward people who would like to hydrate during the winter months. There are no particular products I prefer for my skin; however, I am always cautious of the ingredients in the products I use. So, I have some […]

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Skin Care Routine of the Week: A Glossier-Inspired Routine

When I was younger, I would ask my mother to spray me with her perfume before I left for school so I could smell just like her. My mother, whom I can thank for my curly hair, fair skin, and brown eyes, is a minimalist when it comes to skin care. As a result of […]