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The Connection between Protest and Commons

December 21, 2020

It is a testament to how awful this year has been that the campus protests seem like ages ago. Lest we forget, we had an actual walk out arranged a day ahead of Halloween on campus. It wasn’t nearly...

Cable News and Co.: Please Do Not Show Trump’s Face After Jan. 20

December 2, 2020

The 2020 presidential election is definitely one for the history books. The countless articles of conflicting information, with one side basing their arguments on utter nonsense, has made reading about...

America Must Pay People to Stay Home

December 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States has surpassed early, worst-case predictions by unspeakable margins. Each day, a newly grim headline enters the public consciousness and instills in me a sense...

Autofiction

Autofiction
November 25, 2020

The Blame Game Won’t Solve Anything

November 25, 2020

When CNN called Pennsylvania for Joe Biden, clinching his presidential seat, Fox News had already begun reporting that the reason there was no “blue wave” in the Senate and House elections, like the...

Coming Home

November 25, 2020

As the wind continues to blow a brisk breeze on campus, the sun is setting on what has been a memorable and emotional fall semester at Bates. As everyone has had to grapple with a new module system, COVID-19,...

Democrats Contribute just as much to Polarization as Republicans

Joe Biden after his victory speech on Oct. 7 in Wilmington, Del.
November 18, 2020

Well, not exactly.  I, like many, am ecstatic about the election of Joe Biden. Also, like many, I am ready to support a push for progressive policies in the White House. All the while, if you think...

Outdoor Dining in the Winter

Outdoor Dining in the Winter
November 18, 2020

Self Care

Self Care
November 6, 2020

The State of the (Dis)Union: People are more than Political Ideologies

November 6, 2020

At a John McCain town hall in Lakeville, Minnesota, during the 2008 presidential election, a woman stood up and announced, with her voice quivering in fear, that she could not trust then-Senator Barack...

Whom Do You Trust? Joe Biden, Trump, & U.S. Foreign Policy 

November 6, 2020

We often take our relationships for granted. Why? Sometimes we forget about where that friendship was forged, or what common struggle we endured. Sometimes we forget the bread we once broke together. Othertimes,...

We Need a Day Off

November 6, 2020

On Friday, Oct. 9, students at Davidson College received an exciting email from the Davidson administration. “No classes, labs, discussion sections, no mandatory activities. Relax and catch your breath,”...

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