The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

Q&A on the Bathroom Equity Movement With Mason Bunker ‘23

Q&A on the Bathroom Equity Movement With Mason Bunker ‘23

Ella Beiser, Assistant Features Editor November 15, 2022

How would you explain what bathroom equity is to someone who doesn’t know what it is? When we're kids, we're often taught that the basic needs and the basic human rights are food, water and shelter....

Sitting down with Bates Nutritionist: Bates Peer Health Educators and Josh Palomera

Sitting down with Bates Nutritionist: Bates Peer Health Educators and Josh Palomera

November 15, 2022

Trigger warning: this article contains sensitive information regarding food and nutrition. In October, Bates Peer Health Educators developed a survey to find out which health resource students know...

Waste not want not: How we can reduce food waste in Commons

Waste not want not: How we can reduce food waste in Commons

Maggie Kornfeind, Contributing Writer November 8, 2022

Another fall season has left our beloved Bates as beautiful as ever. Whether it’s the crisp air, the falling leaves or the sweet apples, October is truly something special here in Maine. As we head into...

What it’s like at Bates on a Wednesday at 3:00 a.m.

What it’s like at Bates on a Wednesday at 3:00 a.m.

Andy Xu, Contributing Writer November 8, 2022

What does 3:00 a.m. at Bates College look like during the weekdays? You may wonder if people are walking back to their dorms from parties or hanging out near the Puddle. However, things are the opposite...

Q&A on the Bathroom Equity Movement With Tyler Shambaugh ‘23

Q&A on the Bathroom Equity Movement With Tyler Shambaugh ‘23

Ella Beiser, Assistant Features Editor November 8, 2022

Why is bathroom equity important to you? I think access to bathrooms is a pretty simple human right that is overlooked sometimes. And, from my experiences as a trans person, not always feeling comfortable...

Blind Tiger: Fact or Fiction?

Blind Tiger: Fact or Fiction?

Zoe Schaedle and Madeleine Leger November 1, 2022

“Time to check the news,” says Lucy Green ‘26 jokingly. The signature orange screen pops open to display the rapid fire thoughts, hopes and emotions of Bates’ students. For those unfamiliar with...

My Meditation Manifesto

Isabel O’Connell , Contributing Writer November 1, 2022

When I went to commons right before closing on Friday night with Abbey Ende ‘23, Barry Kilmister ‘24 and Whitney Miller ‘26, Abbey turned to us and asked, “How are you guys going to explain what...

Candid ‘Cats

Candid ‘Cats

Katherine Merisotis, Managing Photography Editor October 12, 2022

Welcome back to Candid ‘Cats, where our photographers highlight a photo from the week and life at Bates.  Meet Tilly, one of my favorite people to hang out with on campus. Tilly is a seven year old...

Skoden! Why Everyone Should Be Watching Reservation Dogs

Skoden! Why Everyone Should Be Watching Reservation Dogs

Skye Brown, Managing Features Editor October 12, 2022

Editor’s note: Trigger warning: this article mentions mental health, grief and trauma. Premiered on August 9 in 2021, Hulu’s drama series “Reservation Dogs” successfully and full-heartedly illustrates...

Candid ‘Cats: October 5, 2022

Candid ‘Cats: October 5, 2022

Katherine Merisotis October 5, 2022

Welcome to the first rendition of Candid ‘Cats, where our photographers highlight a photo from the week and life at Bates.  Back to Bates Weekend signals fall to the Bates students and is always...

What are you reading? 

What are you reading? 

Willa Wang, Assistant Forum Editor October 5, 2022

This is a very concise ethnographic research on Bates Students’ reading habits.  Research Purpose: I always heard my friends at Bates say that they have a lot of reading. The tone they say “I need...

Jo-Jo’s Journal: Tales of a Bullied Middle-School Bully

Joseph Vann, Assistant Features Editor October 5, 2022

Yes it’s true. The amazing, beautiful, intelligent king you see before yourself today was once a middle school bully. But, I was also bullied, so in my book that cancels out. Now you may be asking yourself,...

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