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COVID-19 Stories: A Collection of Covid Experiences at Bates

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor May 24, 2021

In partnership with Cats v. Covid, The Student conducted a series of confidential interviews with students who contracted COVID-19 while living at Bates. Together they serve as a memoir of life at Bates...

ArtVan: A Community-Based Non-profit in the Time of COVID-19

ArtVan: A Community-Based Non-profit in the Time of COVID-19

Fiona Cohen, Assistant Features Editor May 12, 2021

ArtVan is a nonprofit based in Maine that provides local youth with art therapy. Jamie Silvestri founded the organization in 2004. Silvestri is currently the Executive Director and Art Therapist for the...

Bates Students Fundraise for Indian COVID-19 Relief

Bates Students Fundraise for Indian COVID-19 Relief

Ellie Wolfe, Managing Sports Editor May 12, 2021

Sanika Shah ‘22 let out a sigh of exhaustion about three minutes into our scheduled Zoom interview. It had been a long day, she said, with lots of meetings and classes. On top of that, her mind, and...

83% Of Students Received the Pfizer Vaccine

83% Of Students Received the Pfizer Vaccine

Elizabeth LaCroix and Sacha Feldberg May 12, 2021

Bates students are getting the first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, following in step with the rest of the nation as it continues to move towards a post-pandemic world.  “To me, it didn't...

“All the efforts involving interculturality really starts in the residential experience. We come to study here, but we also live here. So it’s important to our overall well-being.” -  Marcos Pacheco Soto '24

Theme House Seeks to Advocate, Support International & First-Gen Students

Amelia Keleher, Managing News Editor May 12, 2021

“Activism takes energy,” first-year Marcos Pacheco Soto shared with The Student. “And the lack of support structures is a barrier to sharing experiences, feeling supported, and advocating for change.” Kush...

Meet BCSG Co-Presidents Kush Sharma and Marcos Pacheco Soto

Meet BCSG Co-Presidents Kush Sharma and Marcos Pacheco Soto

Christina Leonard, Digital Editor May 12, 2021

The Bates Student sat down with newly-elected Bates College Student Government (BCSG) Co-Presidents Kush Sharma ‘23 and Marcos Pacheco Soto ‘24 to learn more about the pair, the election (and re-election)...

Photos: Students Express Frustration with Campus Safety, Administration through Chalk Art, Graffitti

George Natsis and Vanessa Paolella May 5, 2021

Some students are calling on the administration to reform or abolish Campus Safety following a year of tense interactions between officers and students.  In March, an officer tackled and handcuffed...

Bates Outing Club Members celebrated the centennial of the club last year.

Outdoors and Culture: Update on Bates Outing Club

Eleanor Boyle, Community Outreach Coordinator May 5, 2021

After a year in which Bates has been reckoning with its own problematic past, Bates clubs have been reckoning with theirs too. One such club is none other than the Bates Outing Club (BOC).  Over the...

Corona Culture: The Mental Health Pandemic has Turned Students into Activists

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor May 1, 2021

A recent survey conducted by The Bates Student found that 58% of students said their stress levels are much higher or somewhat higher during the winter 2021 semester in comparison to the fall 2020 semester....

Dr. Lori Banks, Assistant Professor of Biology was named one of the 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America.

Dr. Lori Banks Named One of 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor April 21, 2021

Before she was Dr. Banks, assistant professor of biology at Bates, she was a fourth-grader captivated by an experiment at a material science lab at the Boeing Company where her parents worked. A rubber...

Following the attacks on AAPI-owned massage parlors in Atlanta, a sign consisting of sticky notes reading

Voices of the Bates Community Speak Up after Recent Anti-AAPI Hate Crimes

Sacha Feldberg, Assistant News Editor April 14, 2021

“Go back to where you came from,” a man said to Ellie Bauer ‘22, as she passed him on the train in the airport in Denver, Colo., in February 2021.  She thought to herself, “Where I come from…...

Lewiston/Auburn COVID Vaccination Sites

Lewiston/Auburn COVID Vaccination Sites

Max Devon, Digital Editor April 5, 2021

In light of Governor Mills' announcement that all Maine residents 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on April 7th, The Bates Student has created an interactive map of all the vaccination...

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