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Why Is the Anonymous Blind Tiger App so Popular at Bates?

Why Is the Anonymous Blind Tiger App so Popular at Bates?

Isabel O'Connell, Contributing Writer November 17, 2021

When I was down at Boston University over the long weekend, I was scrolling through Blind Tiger, as I embarrassingly do every morning as if it’s The New York Times, when my friend told me she had never...

The Den: A Lost Late-Night Experience

Ramiro Davila, Contributing Writer November 10, 2021

For underclassmen like myself who have only just discovered what or where the Den is, it might seem like we’ve been missing out on an essential component of the Bates experience. Legend has it that the...

Studying at Kings College, Ali noted that university in the UK grants much more independence to its students.

A Series of Study Abroad Features

Maple Buescher, Contributing Writer November 10, 2021

Among colleges in the United States, Bates ranks highly for the number of students it sends to other countries. According to the college’s website, about 70% of students receive credit for some sort...

The Lewiston municipal election is set to be one of the most significant in recent memory.

Lewiston Municipal Election: Ready to Vote on Nov. 2?

Sophie Mackin, Assistant Forum Editor October 27, 2021

Chances are you’ve come across some signs about school committee or city council candidates while walking and driving around in Lewiston recently. Or maybe you’ve seen advertisements about Question...

Departures in Economics Department Contributes to a Restructured Academic Year

Departures in Economics Department Contributes to a Restructured Academic Year

Najá Crockett, Managing Features Editor October 26, 2021

On July 26, economics majors received an email stating that four professors in the department — Professors Asfaw, Chicoine, Tefft and Yung — were set to leave Bates before the start of the 2021-22...

Fall Fashion: What Are Bates Students Wearing These Days?

Fall Fashion: What Are Bates Students Wearing These Days?

Ilana Zeilinger, Assistant Features Editor October 26, 2021

No longer confined to their dorm rooms for online classes amidst pandemic restrictions, Bates students are out and about sporting a variety of styles that deserve some attention. As the air gets colder,...

“I think we need to start by questioning why we are lacking in diversity. Why is Bates not an attractive institution to more Black staff and Black students? Starting to form an answer to that question and then fixing the problems pointed out by the question can get us going in the right direction.”

“Iola”: A Conversation With Kara Neal on Diversity

Joseph Vann, Contributing Writer October 13, 2021

Let’s all be honest with ourselves. The diversity at Bates is extremely lacking. I won’t criticize the institution too much for its “lack of Black,” as I like to put it, since we are in Maine,...

The chalk outside of Commons is just one of numerous places that messages of support for BESO can be found around campus.

Students Stand in Solidarity With the Bates Educators & Staff Organization

The following letter was written by Friends of the Bates Educators & Staff Organization. Contributors to this letter include Wilder Geier ’22, Tasha Kaluzynski ’22, Lily Ritch ’25, Quinn Kieselowsky...

“The quietness and small size of the Arcade allows for a more consistent and socially protective space, since your table and its numbers are not on public display.” The Arcade provides a different physical, and aesthetic, space for students to dine.

Exploring the Arcade

Najá Crockett, Managing Features Editor October 6, 2021

Walking into Commons is likely the most consistent action in my life. I enter and walk towards the area I usually sit in and find a friend to eat with. This experience is distinct for everyone, as different...

COVID-19 Campus Guidelines: Are They Inconsistent?

Ilana Zeilinger, Assistant Features Editor September 22, 2021

Hello! The Features Section is starting “The ‘Cat Corner,” a weekly column expressing students’ perspectives on campus culture and Bates life. Articles can be between 150 and 400 words and may...

A New Features Column: The ‘Cat Corner

Najá Crockett and Ilana Zeilinger September 22, 2021

Hello! The Features Section is starting “The ‘Cat Corner,” a weekly column expressing students’ perspectives on campus culture and Bates life. Articles can be between 150 and 400 words and should...

Single Fee Increases for 2021-2022 School Year

Sadie Basila, Managing Forum Editor September 13, 2021

From academic year 2020-2021 to academic year 2021-2022, Bates’ comprehensive single fee rose 2.98%. The single fee this year is $75,720.  Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer...

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