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

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The 49 Year Streaking Streak

Catalina Passino, Staff Writer January 25, 2023

It’s 8:00 p.m. on a Monday night, and I’m sitting on a little ledge in the library staircase right next to the third floor entrance. That’s when the rumbling starts. Cheers arise, and I think, ‘That’s...

Illustration Credit: Jiayi Yang

Volume #1 – Fire on the Foothills

Cooper Berkoff, Contributing Writer January 25, 2023

Editor’s Note: This is the first volume of a new, serialized story written by Cooper Berkoff ‘24. Future parts to this story will be published in the coming weeks. Aldo opened the blinds to his...

Choose Self-Compassion this January

Choose Self-Compassion this January

Maggie Kornfeind, Contributing Writer January 25, 2023

Although it is a new year, there is no expectation from a wellness standpoint to “reinvent” yourself this January, despite what many fitness and diet culture ads suggest. Rather, there exists an opportunity...

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A Strikingly Good Deal “Just-in-Time” for Maine Winter

Christina Leonard, Executive Managing Editor January 25, 2023

Let’s face it, Maine in the wintertime can be far too cold for the outdoors. If you are a Bates Outing Club member (who I’m sure are all much braver than I), please don’t be offended by my last sentence....

MLK Day Recap: “The Right to Live with One’s Parents vs U.S. Immigration Policy of Family Separation”

MLK Day Recap: “The Right to Live with One’s Parents vs U.S. Immigration Policy of Family Separation”

Trinity Poon, Staff Writer January 19, 2023

On the afternoon of Jan. 16, a ground floor Pettengill Hall classroom was filled with Bates students eager to engage in the workshop, “The Right to Live with One’s Parents vs. U.S. Immigration Policy...

A Letter to My Sister

A Letter to My Sister

Sam Jean-Francois January 19, 2023

Editor’s Note: Sam Jean-Francois ‘23 gave this speech at a Multifaith sponsored event in a pre-celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Sunday, January 15th. Sam agreed to share this speech with...

Workshop Introduces New BlackNESCAC Campus Group

Workshop Introduces New BlackNESCAC Campus Group

Ella Beiser, Assistant Features Editor January 18, 2023

The BlackNESCAC workshop was led by Bates student Sabrina Mohamed ‘24 and Colby student Samah Mohamedzein ‘24. BlackNESCAC is a pilot program created by Mohamed and Mohamedzein to connect Black students...

The Future of Equity in Education: Un-grading? 

The Future of Equity in Education: Un-grading? 

Christina Leonard and Ferzan Coskun January 18, 2023

On MLK day, there were two workshops hosted by Bates’ Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning on equity in grading.  The first workshop, “Mythbusting Grading for Equity,” was hosted by Director...

“Speak Your Purpose into Existence:” Keith Hamilton Cobb’s opening remarks for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

“Speak Your Purpose into Existence:” Keith Hamilton Cobb’s opening remarks for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

Zoe Schaedle and Lucy Green January 18, 2023

Students, faculty and community members filled the Peter J. Gomes Chapel to listen to welcoming remarks by keynote speaker, playwright and actor Keith Hamilton Cobb on Monday, Jan. 16. The event was...

The Season of Giving: Bates College Hosts Annual Harvest Dinner

The Season of Giving: Bates College Hosts Annual Harvest Dinner

Lucy Green and Zoe Schaedle December 1, 2022

There is nothing more reminiscent of the holiday season than waking up to those first snowflakes. Therefore, it was fitting that the first snow at Bates College was marked by the annual Harvest Dinner.  From...

Q&A on the Bathroom Equity Movement With Mason Bunker ‘23

Q&A on the Bathroom Equity Movement With Mason Bunker ‘23

Ella Beiser, Assistant Features Editor November 15, 2022

How would you explain what bathroom equity is to someone who doesn’t know what it is? When we're kids, we're often taught that the basic needs and the basic human rights are food, water and shelter....

Sitting down with Bates Nutritionist: Bates Peer Health Educators and Josh Palomera

Sitting down with Bates Nutritionist: Bates Peer Health Educators and Josh Palomera

November 15, 2022

Trigger warning: this article contains sensitive information regarding food and nutrition. In October, Bates Peer Health Educators developed a survey to find out which health resource students know...

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