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An Ode to Taylor Swift

Sophie Mackin, Assistant Forum Editor November 17, 2021

Taylor Swift is someone who needs no introduction. A household name, she is one of the most successful and well-known artists of our time. My generation has grown up with her, experiencing each and every...

TikTok, Doom Scrolling, and Digital Self Harm—Protect Yourself

Sadie Basila, Managing Forum Editor November 10, 2021

Everyone knows that most social media sites track your activity and use your data to target content toward you. In some ways this can be helpful, like when Youtube recommends videos they know you’ll...

My Mentor Was Arrested for Treason

Maggie Nespole, Contributing Writer November 10, 2021

Yes, you read the title correctly. My mentor is currently sitting in jail, awaiting her trial date. She’s accused of being a co-conspirator on espionage related charges. Allegedly, she and her husband...

CRT, Stem and Fox News

Alexi Knight, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

A few weeks ago, someone sent me a clip of Fox News’s Greg Gutfeld poking fun at the proposals made to amend education regarding race, white supremacy and colonialism here at Bates. Conservative media...

What if: Lessons from Cardiac Concerns

Maggie Nespole, Contributing Writer November 3, 2021

I wish I could tell you that I am a healthy person. When I began to have disordered eating tendencies, I decided to reach out to CAPS and Health Services to get help. I had begun to feel confident and...

Dreaded Daylight Savings

Dreaded Daylight Savings

Sophie Mackin, Assistant Forum Editor November 3, 2021

It’s impossible to ignore how early darkness falls these days. Most nights, before I even head to Commons, it’s already completely dark outside. Unfortunately, daylight savings is right around the...

Be Very Worried: COP 26 in Glasgow

Gabriel Coffey, Copy Editor November 3, 2021

American writer and environmentalist Daniel Quinn once said “But why? Why do you need prophets to tell you how you ought to live? Why do you need anyone to tell you how you ought to live?” A bunch...

“Victims” and The Criminal Injustice System

Sadie Basila, Managing Forum Editor November 3, 2021

Last year, Jacob Blake was shot seven times by a police officer, leaving him paralyzed. Like other instances of police brutality, the incident (and subsequent lack of justice brought to the officer) sparked...

Market Shortages and Food Waste in Commons

Market Shortages and Food Waste in Commons

Fernando Rojas, Contributing Writer November 2, 2021

On Thursday, Oct. 21, crispitos were available for the first time this semester.  Of course I was buzzing with excitement. It is, without a doubt, one of my top three favorite meals that Commons offers....

What Decides a College’s Prestige?

Willa Wang, Contributing Writer October 27, 2021

A month ago, US News & World Report (US News) magazine published the rank of universities and liberal arts colleges for 2022. This is a “transcript” of last year for all these schools. Some universities...

What is Bates Doing to Stop Unionization—and is it Legal?

Sadie Basila, Managing Forum Editor October 27, 2021

In my opinion, the administration is anti-union, and they’re not good at hiding it.  Despite the insistence from the administration that “every employee has the right to support or not support...

Why You Should Vote Yes On Question One

Sydney Schuster, Contributing Writer October 27, 2021

On Nov. 2, one of the most controversial and expensive referendum elections that Maine has ever seen to this day will be voted on, and one question in particular, is creating polarity throughout the state....

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