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A Statement Regarding the “Petition Against Censorship at Bates”

A Statement Regarding the “Petition Against Censorship at Bates”

Jackson Elkins and Elizabeth LaCroix October 18, 2021

The Bates Student would like to address the petition released on Oct. 15 (and subsequent articles by News Center Maine and The Intercept) regarding censorship of The Bates Student by the Bates College...

Statement Regarding Our Most Recent Union Update

Jackson Elkins, Editor-in-Chief October 14, 2021

Dear Bates Community, As many have noticed, we pulled our most recent update regarding the union organization from our website and newsletter released on Wednesday, October 13. This was done to ensure...

SNL Showcases Frustrations with Democrat Holdout Krysten Sinema

Sophie Mackin, Assistant Forum Editor October 13, 2021

Saturday Night Live is back, and they have more than enough material from the past several months to craft new jokes. The first episode of Season 47 kicked off on Oct. 2 with an opening skit that was a...

Pro BESO and What’s New in Union Busting

Sadie Basila, Managing Forum Editor October 13, 2021

As a student, I am firmly in support of Bates Educators and Staff Organization and their formation of a union. I have seen how low pay and difficult labor conditions have led to a large amount of turnover...

Residence Life Coordinators: A Step in the Right Direction

Alexi Knight October 6, 2021

After the long and divisive debate about Campus Safety at Bates last semester, I was totally unsure of what things would look like when I returned to campus this fall. When I arrived at Residence Life...

A Personal Narrative of On Campus Sexual Harrassment

Anonymous October 6, 2021

The Bates Student, as a platform for student voices, is committed to allowing students to share their stories. On the sensitive topic of campus sexual harassment and assault, our priority is to assist...

What Comes Next: Resources for Healing after a Sexual Assault

Sadie Basila, Managing Forum Editor October 6, 2021

The Bates Student, as a platform for student voices, is committed to allowing students to share their stories. On the sensitive topic of campus sexual harassment and assault, our priority is to assist...

“Construction ASMR…”

Yuri Kim, Illustrator September 29, 2021

Anonymous App Exposes Sexual Assault on Campus

Georgina Scoville, Managing Editor September 29, 2021

Warning: This piece contains mention of sexual assault on campus. If you are struggling with any issue related to this, you can confidentially reach out to Sexual Assault Victims Advocate Andrea Bucciarelli,...

Biden Maintains Trump-Era Policies at the Border

Sophie Mackin, Assistant Forum Editor September 29, 2021

By now, I’m sure many of you have seen the recent disturbing images and footage of the U.S. southern border in Del Rio, Texas.  Even if you aren’t fully updated on the details of the situation or...

While ultimately necessary, the renovation of Dana Chemistry Hall has proven somewhat disruptive to classes nearby.

Campus Construction: Disruptive and Unnecessary

Alexi Knight, Contributing Writer September 29, 2021

Imagine this: you roll out of bed at 7am on a Tuesday, barely able to stay awake. You stumble around your room almost zombie-like with exhaustion as you turn on the light, put together a cute fall outfit,...

Reconsidering Masks and Indoor Sports

Gabriel Coffey, Copy Editor September 29, 2021

Masks have got to go for endurance exercise indoors. One might say that this issue is insignificant in the grand scheme of public health, and I wholeheartedly agree. Amidst a global pandemic, a sport like...

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