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

Tricia Crimmins, managing Arts & Leisure editor

March 6, 2019

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...

In Defense of Over-Analyzing Art

Chris Hassan, managing forum editor

March 6, 2019

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 ...

MOTIVATION WITH MARU

Mary Richardson, staff writer

March 6, 2019

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 h...

Pianos In Conversation: A Collaborative Faculty Concert

Olivia Dimond, staff writer

March 6, 2019

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 p...

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

Stine Carroll, contributing writer

March 6, 2019

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 ...

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

Pippin Evarts, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

February 13, 2019

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 me wanting to be just like her, so am I....

Motivation with Maru

Mary Richardson, contributing writer

February 13, 2019

Hullo hullo my feisty friends, I hope that y’all are doing fan-freaking-tastic! In today’s edition of Motivation with Maru we’re going to talk about the Law of the Universe and some other feel good shenanigans that might help you have a more positive, open-minded perspective! LET’S DO THIS! ...

A Portrait of a Dancer as a Young Woman

Tricia Crimmins, managing Arts & Leisure editor

February 13, 2019

Amirah Sackett, artist, activist, and dance educator who performed on Feb. 5 in Schaeffer Theatre at Bates, took her first ballet class at age 10. But before she ever registered for formal training, she’d been dancing for years. Sackett “grew up with hip hop” in Chicago, when the now deep-roote...

First-Year Shines at KCATF

Olivia Dimond, staff writer

February 13, 2019

Last weekend, Bates sent five students to participate in various competitions at the Region I Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Massachusetts. The festival is a celebration of theater hosted by the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In preparation for the Nationals in April, eight regiona...

F.A.B. Night at the Franco Center

Stine Carroll, contributing writer

February 13, 2019

On the evening of Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m., members of the Lewiston community, local dancers, dance companies, and several Bates students gathered at the Gendron Franco Center for the 14th Annual Winter Franco and Bates Dance Showcase (F.A.B.). F.A.B. featured 14 pieces of dance in various gen...

360 Shows Bring New Theater Voices to Bates

Patrick Reilly, staff writer

February 13, 2019

This past weekend, directing majors Ellie Yguico ’20 and Luis David Molina Rueda ’20 put on their shows in a double billed back-to-back night of theater in Black Box. Yguico and Rueda directed the program as an independent study in directing, one act plays that students studying the Directing track of ...

Students Collaborate and Celebrate in SANG AI Asia

Sukanya Shukla, contributing writer

January 30, 2019

Every year, the student-run cultural evening Sangai Asia is organized by the club of the same name to celebrate Asian cultures and the students who represent them on Bates' campus. The event's title is fitting: the word Sangai is a combination of two Hindi words SANG and AI and translates to coming to...

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