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Clubhouse: Is It Safe To Use?

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor March 3, 2021

As we are all trying to do our best to continue communicating with each other while social distancing, the new app Clubhouse has gathered remarkable attraction from entrepreneurs and influencers around...

Reflections on the Extended Winter Break in the Hampton Inn

Reflections on the Extended Winter Break in the Hampton Inn

Nicole Kumbula and Eliana Al-Konsul March 2, 2021

On Monday Feb. 8, I woke up really excited to be moving back to campus from the Hampton Inn. I had signed up for the 9:30 a.m. shuttle, because I couldn't wait. It was just going to be a five minute ride,...

Genocide Today: Retaining Power in Language

Gabriel Coffey February 23, 2021

In a generation where American youths seem increasingly worried about preventing offensive language, one would assume accusing a country of genocide to be cause for ceasing relations. Yet, in the Biden-led...

Campus Petitioning: Think Before You Sign

Perry Beckett February 23, 2021

On Monday morning, I was returning from being tested at Merrill when a man walked up to me and shoved a clipboard and pen in my face. He implored me to sign “in support of free and fair elections.”...

Everyone 25 and Under Should Get to Vote Twice

Samuel Poulos, Assistant Features Editor February 10, 2021

I know, I know, this sounds crazy, but listen. There’s over representation for the older generation of the United States in politics. Baby Boomers, born after WW2 but before 1964, in particular, hold...

Take this Survey to Find your True Love at Bates

Take this Survey to Find your True Love at Bates

Cameron Anderson, Contributing Writer February 10, 2021

The time has come for you to pull the prospect of true love off the long-neglected backburner of life. Datamatch has come to Bates, it has come with free food, and it is available from now until Feb. 14.  What...

The Connection between Protest and Commons

Muhammad Hamza Kalim 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

Najá Crockett, Managing Features Editor 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

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor 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...



Yuri Kim November 25, 2020

The Blame Game Won’t Solve Anything

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor 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...

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