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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...

Dianna Georges ‘22 and Meg O’Brien ‘22 in the Westfjords.

A Snapshot of Study Abroad: Reconnecting and Discovering a New Culture in Iceland

Christina Leonard, Digital Editor March 17, 2021

Dianna Georges ’22 was in awe after stepping off the bus in the Westfjords, a northwestern region of Iceland composed of huge valleys carved out by glaciers. “It was dead silent, there weren’t animals,...

Your Questions on Student Rights and Campus Safety, Answered

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief March 10, 2021

After two recent incidents surrounding Campus Safety, The Bates Student sought to answer common questions about student rights and interacting with safety officers on campus. We asked Director of Security...

Indigenous Archeology: One Year Later

Indigenous Archeology: One Year Later

Fiona Cohen, Assistant Features Editor March 9, 2021

When I first interviewed Dr. Kristen D. Barnett in early February of 2020, the world was a very different place. Dr. Barnett had recently received two grants from the National Science Foundation, including...

Due to public health concerns, Winter Carnival's hallmark event, Puddle Jump, will not occur in 2021. However, organizers say the limitations have provided space for rethinking the nearly-century old winter celebration.

Public Safety Protocols Prompt Reimagination of Winter Carnival

Najá Crockett, Managing Features Editor March 3, 2021

In the first week of March 2021, Bates College is set to celebrate the Winter Carnival, an annual week-long celebration of the winter season normally filled with age-old traditions and games.  This...

Pitch competition winner George DeLana ‘19 won the $10,000 prize for his storage business in 2019.

Bobcat Ventures Wants to Find the Next Big Thing

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor March 3, 2021

Each year, Bates club Bobcat Ventures hosts its annual pitch contest, where students compete to win cash to invest in their business venture. While last year’s competition was left untenable due to COVID-19,...

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