The Bates Student

Hook-Up Culture During COVID-19

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Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

September 22, 2020

One of the hallmarks of college campuses is “hook-up culture,” or the tendency of students to enter into sexual relationships with their peers. Oftentimes, these relationships defy the new norms set by COVID-19 protocols: they require entering different dorms, close contact, and expanding social b...

The First-Years’ Take: COVID Edition

The First-Years’ Take: COVID Edition

Brianna Gadaleta

September 22, 2020

Imagine starting off your college career standing in a grab n’ go lunch line, knowing that your Zoom class starts in ten minutes and you are in need of a quiet study place to take notes on your lecture. While upperclassmen are able to understand the differences in college life, the first-years are getti...

“Can You Hear Me OK?” First Person Narrative of Remote Therapy

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Lucy Sherman

September 22, 2020

My name is lucy sherman and i see a therapist. I go to therapy for an hour, once a week (sometimes for an extra 15 minutes if needed). My therapist’s name is liza and she is from los angeles (where i am from). She wears cute outfits and sometimes, i feel like we have an unspoken face-off over the c...

Life at the Hampton Inn

A student single in the Hampton Inn

Sophie Mackin and Georgina Scoville

September 16, 2020

Students in the summer housing lottery, primarily juniors whose study abroad plans were cancelled due to Covid-19, waited all summer to find out where they would be living this semester. On Aug. 13, these students received an email titled “Summer Placement Assignment,” and to their surprise, abo...

Acknowledging its “Problematic Past,” BOC Strives to Expand Access and Inclusion

Bates Outing Club Members celebrated the centennial of the club earlier this year.

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor

September 8, 2020

The Bates Outing Club (BOC) is deeply ingrained within Bates' history. It began in 1920 and is one of the oldest outing clubs in the United States as well as the oldest outing club for a co-ed institution. It is tasked with running several Bates traditions such as Bates AESOP and the Bates Winter Carn...

Rise in Cost of Attendance Evokes Renewed Concern Among Students

Lane Hall houses Bates administrative offices

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief

September 8, 2020

As anxiety and economic uncertainty spike among students for the fall semester, many have expressed concern about Bates’ latest rise in fees. While the rate of increase is lower than in recent years, some students are worried they will be paying more for a diminished Bates experience.  More tha...

The new normal of moving in: A first-person perspective

The new normal of moving in: A first-person perspective

Evan Ma

August 23, 2020

Ever since leaving campus in March, it seems like every aspect of life has changed in some way as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even looking back at things we used to do is startling in the new world we are living in. As the day I had been anticipating for months grew close, I already began to ...

Talk Like a Batesie

Samuel Poulos, Assistant Features Editor

August 23, 2020

With a new environment often comes a new lexicon to familiarize yourself with. Here's a comprehensive guide on how to talk like a true, seasoned Batesie! 1. Commons Crush - Noun Being attracted to a stranger in Commons. Possible Usage: “The worst part of quarantine is not getting to see my Commons...

Things to Know About Bates

August 23, 2020

While campus life will surely look different this semester, there are a number of places and resources all students should know when they arrive to school. This list offers a comprehensive list of anything you might need to know while familiarizing yourself with campus.  Add/Drop  Students can change which classes they are registered for at...

[email protected] Movement Takes Focus on Racism at NESCAC Institutions

Najá Crockett, Managing Features Editor

August 23, 2020

 The New York Times reports that between 15 to 26 million people have participated in protests or demonstrations for racial equality since the murder of George Floyd in May of this year. This makes the Black Lives Matter movement possibly the largest social movement in United States history, according ...

Popping the Bates Bubble: Exploring Lewiston/Auburn

The writer in 2017 at the Lewiston Farmers Market off of Main St.

Amelia Keleher, Managing News Editor

August 23, 2020

My first off-campus excursion was a walk to the Lewiston Farmers Market with several other first-years on my floor. On the way back to campus, we shared the golden-yellow ground cherries we’d bought. Since then, I’ve continued to explore what the Lewiston/Auburn area has to offer.  When you find yourself in need of a break from campus, here...

Virtual Club Fair

Virtual Club Fair

Katherine Merisotis, Photographer

August 23, 2020

Check out video introductions to more than thirty Bates clubs organized by theme. Interested in any of these clubs? Email the contact(s) listed next to the name! Assorted Competitive Alpine Ski Club (0:22) - Amanda Becker Yoga Kula (0:55) - Elene Chamberlin  Run Club (1:45) - Margy Schueler Clu...

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