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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, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor 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, Assistant 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, Assistant 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, Staff Writer 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, Assistant Design 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...

In addition to featuring student dishes in Commons, CHEWS invited the winners to share their understanding of “home” and the significance of their recipes.

“Recipes from Home” Contest Helps Bring a Sense of Comfort to Commons

Amelia Keleher, Managing News Editor March 31, 2021

Dominican Majarete Pudding, Ben’s Pumpkin Bread, and Pepas de Dulce de Leche were some of the recipes that students had the opportunity to sample in Commons on Wednesday, March 24. These recipes, in...

Environmental Coalition met virtually last semester to work on the draft of their Climate Emergency Declaration.

Environmental Coalition’s Ten-Year Plan

Fiona Cohen, Assistant Features Editor March 24, 2021

Last Tuesday, The Bates Student met with Gabrielle Brewer '23, an environmental studies major and one of Bates' Environmental Coalition (EC) presidents. Over the past year, EC has been working on drafting...

Owen Daniell ’21 backcountry skiing

A Snapshot of Study Abroad: Back to Reality in New Zealand

Christina Leonard, Digital Editor March 24, 2021

Unaware how the world would change, Owen Daniell ’21 arrived in New Zealand on Feb. 13, 2020, to study geology for a semester at the University of Otago. Boarding his flight from Los Angeles, Daniell...

CAPS Reports Increase in Students Requesting Support during Winter Semester

58% of Students Say They are more Stressed now than in the Fall
Elizabeth LaCroix, Assistant News Editor March 17, 2021

It is not unusual during the darker months to see an increase in the number of Bates students seeking help through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). But, with a surge in the numbers of COVID-19...

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Commons

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Commons

Samuel Poulos, Assistant Features Editor March 17, 2021

There’s a popular saying that goes: “common knowledge isn’t that common.”  Even less common than common knowledge is Commons knowledge. That is, knowledge on how to effectively and efficiently...

“I read the book and I felt that it just had all the stuff of life,” Choudhary said. “When I read it, I felt less lonely. I felt hopeful.”

Bates Book Club Explores Life’s Meaning Through “Tuesdays with Morrie”

Jack Howard March 17, 2021

It is an ordinary Tuesday at Bates College. Students are sprinting to class and many are drinking their third cup of coffee after a restless night of sleep. Others are speed walking to Ladd to print their...

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