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Alumni from Across the Globe Reflect on Reunion and Bates

Alumni from Across the Globe Reflect on Reunion and Bates

Willa Wang and Ruslan Peredeylskyi June 16, 2022

It’s been a while! It’s time for the reunion—Welcome back! More than 1,200 alumni came to the reunion this year. Two thirds of them already graduated from Bates more than half a century ago. They...

Carolyn Ryan ‘86 Promoted to Managing Editor of The New York Times

Carolyn Ryan ‘86 Promoted to Managing Editor of The New York Times

Christina Leonard and Ellie Wolfe May 25, 2022

Though she recalls the field as one she “stumbled” into, looking at her career, it is clear that Carolyn Ryan ‘86 was made for journalism.  Recently promoted to managing editor of The New York...

Look up! Its a bird! Its a plane! Nope, its the New York Times next Best Seller! 

Look up! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope, it’s the New York Times’ next Best Seller! 

Joseph Vann, Assistant Features Editor May 17, 2022

It comes with no surprise that the Mount David Summit showcases some of the best work of our student body. The projects, presentations and experiments not only inspire others to possibly take on their...

Valley View is a 75 acre farm that contributes vast amounts of produce to the local community.

“Hooked on Farming:” Learning about Life and Sustainability on Local Farms

As you walk your perfectly balanced tower of your mug, bowl, plate, and silverware toward the dish return station in Commons, you may have glanced at the map of Maine that’s displayed right before you...

Sitting Down with Bates College Student Government Co-Presidents Ali and Kush

Sitting Down with Bates College Student Government Co-Presidents Ali and Kush

Elizabeth LaCroix and Fiona Cohen April 13, 2022

On April 12, The Bates Student met with Ali Manning ‘23 and Kush Sharma ‘23, the incoming BCSG Co-Presidents. The Student aimed to get to know the candidates as leaders in the Bates community. BS:...

Bates Equestrians: Kerry Ettinger ‘23 and Hannah Braslau ’23

Bates Equestrians: Kerry Ettinger ‘23 and Hannah Braslau ’23

Fiona Cohen, Managing News Editor April 6, 2022

The Bates Equestrian team might be one of the lesser-known club sports on campus. With just 11 members, the club is mostly comprised of underclassmen. Still, team members Kerry Ettinger ‘23 and Hannah...

Remembering Santo Pelletier ‘20

Remembering Santo Pelletier ‘20

Maria Gray, Contributing Writer March 29, 2022

People are vivid and small and don’t live very long— — Molly Brodak, “How to Not Be a Perfectionist”   I first met Santo during the fall of my freshman year, in Professor Myronn...

Julie Jesurum ‘22 (Right) and Katie Carrier ‘22 (Left) work in Dr. Colleen T. O’Loughlin’s lab to complete their senior theses.

Senior Thesis Spotlight: Julie Jesurum

Fiona Cohen, Managing News Editor March 9, 2022

This piece seeks to highlight a member of the senior class who is in the process of completing their senior theses in partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements. If there is anyone who you believe...

“Iola:” A Conversation With Zaylan Washington on Intersectionality

Joseph Vann, Assistant Features Editor March 9, 2022

This week, I want to talk about intersectionality. More specifically, the intersectionality of black, queer people and how we have to balance our intersectionality on a daily basis. In any space that black,...

Womxn of Color Club Spotlight

Ella Beiser, Assistant Features Editor February 16, 2022

Attending a predominantly white institution such as Bates means that it can be more difficult to find spaces for women of color. That’s exactly what Womxn of Color (WOC) Co-Presidents Lauren Reed ‘23...

Senior Thesis Spotlight: Mackenzie Daly & Peter Riley

Fiona Cohen, Managing News Editor February 16, 2022

This piece seeks to highlight members of the senior class who have completed or are in the process of completing their senior theses in partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements. If there is...

Student Spotlight: Talia Kurlansky and Flavors Hook Kids Maine

Student Spotlight: Talia Kurlansky and Flavors Hook Kids Maine

Noah Forman, Digital Editor February 8, 2022

There are many students on campus involved in an array of interesting, important and inspiring activities, a number of which are individual, off-campus projects that often go unnoticed. The Student is...

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