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Corona Culture Column: Remote Learning isn’t for Everyone

November 25, 2020

A couple weeks ago, the growing number of coronavirus cases on campus resulted in a mass exodus from Bates and some students shifted to remote learning early. Now, the student body has fully returned to...

PHOTO STORY: Harvest Dinner, a Decades-old Tradition, Lives on in 2020

Adam Osma (bottom), Shamso Dahayo (left), Gamma Yaro (right) acting silly for the camera.
Thank you to the Commons staff for everything this fall!
November 19, 2020

Harvest Dinner was one of the few Bates traditions which survived the pandemic this fall. Christine Schwartz, Assistant Vice President for Dining, said the vote was unanimous; with so many cancellations...

After Historic Election, Student are both Excited and Wary about the Future

Bates Votes volunteers recorded a tally of student voting methods outside of Commons.
November 18, 2020

In 2016, some members of the Bates community were devastated by Donald Trump’s win. The day after the election, students cried in Commons, and some professors cancelled class.  The 2020 election...

More than just a Convenience Store: Meet the Owner of Kim’s Kitchen

Tariq Yasin, owner of Kim’s, offers take-out options including fried rice, pad that and lo mein, among other quick meals.
November 18, 2020

Kim’s Kitchen is frequently visited by Bates students for late-night food and beverages such as chicken fried rice and french fries. However, the strength of the link between Kim’s and Bates is often...

Campus Safety Vows to Transform its Philosophy and Improve Student Relations

Bates College Campus Security Vehicles with new logo after name change. The vehicles are located in the parking lot attached to Campus Security building on 245 College Street Lewiston, ME
November 18, 2020

Throughout the past few years, Bates students' relationship with Campus Security might have been described as tumultuous by some. Interactions between the student body and the security office have ranged...


November 2, 2020

The Bates Student conducted a survey of current Bates students, staff, and faculty to investigate political views, affiliations, voting trends and other factors related to the 2020 election. The survey...

A Brief History of Voter Suppression at Bates

October 28, 2020

The ability of Bates students to vote in the state of Maine is a constitutional right, yet still a contentious issue when it comes to putting that right into practice. Despite the clear and relatively...

Sixty Years of Progress Down the Drain? – The Fate of Reproductive Rights

October 28, 2020

On Sept. 18 of this year, Supreme Court Justice and active supporter of reproductive rights, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG), died at her home in Washington D.C. after a final battle with pancreatic cancer....

The 2020 Presidential Election from a Sociological Perspective

October 28, 2020

For many sociologists, the election between President Donald Trump and former vice-president Joe Biden is the most socially relevant in American history. To further unpack what this means, I interviewed...

Political Clubs Rally Students

Political Clubs Rally Students
October 28, 2020

With just a few more days until the Nov. 3 election, political groups on campus have intensified their voices. In addition to non-partisan voting efforts like Bates Votes, there are a number of different...

Corona Culture: Masks have Become an Expression of Style

Corona Culture: Masks have Become an Expression of Style
October 21, 2020

​I spent a lot of hours of my COVID-19 summer working a job in retail. Following New Jersey state guidelines, the small women’s boutique was able to open on June 15 after a three-month closure. We...

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