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

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,...

Anam Cara Helps Batesies Find Friends

Anam Cara Helps Batesies Find Friends

Ella Beiser, Assistant Features Editor September 28, 2022

“Anam Cara” translates in Gaelic to “soul friend.” In the Celtic church, an Anam Cara was, “someone you could share your innermost self, your mind and your heart. This friendship was an act of...

First-Year Parties on the Rise?

First-Year Parties on the Rise?

Hannah Kothari, Contributing Writer September 28, 2022

It’s day two. It’s been 48 hours since the class of 2026 settled into their new homes. The students have already started introducing themselves to their new neighbors, becoming quick friends with those...

Jo-Jo’s Journal: The Queen’s Dead, Can I Laugh?

Jo-Jo’s Journal: The Queen’s Dead, Can I Laugh?

Joseph Vann, Assistant Features Editor September 28, 2022

On Sept. 8, 2022, royal communications announced that Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully at Balmoral Castle (a residence of the British royal family). This announcement was quickly followed by millions...

Eating Local: Commons Edition

Eating Local: Commons Edition

Maggie Kornfeind, Contributing Writer September 21, 2022

We’ve all heard the classic saying “you are what you eat,” but have you ever wondered where you should eat? Incorporating locally-sourced ingredients into your diet is not only beneficial when it...

Gail Johnston ‘84 on covering Roe v. Wade at Bates in the 1980s

Gail Johnston ‘84 on covering Roe v. Wade at Bates in the 1980s

Christina Leonard, Executive Managing Editor August 15, 2022

Whilst digging through decades of The Bates Student’s reporting on abortion - one name caught my interest. Three articles are written in a row by former Editor-in-Chief Gail Johnston ’84. So, I decided...

Planned Parenthood National Campaign Director Sarah Standiford ‘97 on the overturning of Roe v. Wade

Planned Parenthood National Campaign Director Sarah Standiford ‘97 on the overturning of Roe v. Wade

Ella Beiser, Assistant Features Editor July 7, 2022

Standiford, a lifelong advocate for reproductive healthcare, spoke to The Student about what the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision means for millions of women Almost immediately after graduating...

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...

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