The Bates Student

Vanessa Paolella '21 was the editor in chief of The Student for the 2020-21 year.

Updates on The Student and a Final Message from Editor in Chief Vanessa Paolella ’21

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief May 26, 2021

  To the Bates College community,   This is the final Bates Student newsletter for the 2020-21 academic year, and my last as editor in chief. As this year comes to a close, I would like...

Letter to the Editor: Anti-Zionist Graffiti is inherently Antisemitic

Michael Lieber '92 May 24, 2021

As someone who chose to attend Bates primarily because of its tradition of egalitarianism, I am deeply troubled by the antisemitic graffiti on campus recently. In my years at Bates and in all the years...

Letter to the Editor: Support Open Dialogue on Israel/Palestine

Steve Hoad '72 May 14, 2021

As a Bates alum, I write to support some open dialogue about the situation in Palestine and Israel today. My long study of history, and reading plus speaking with people on each side of the situation has...

Summer Break

Summer Break

Yuri Kim, Illustrator May 12, 2021

At Journey’s End: A Year In Review

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor May 12, 2021

With every start of a journey, there is always an end. As there are only two weeks left in the semester, we are all rapidly approaching that end. Recently, I have found myself in a swarm of conflicting...

Students Think I am Safety When I Drive Around Campus — This is what I See

Students Think I am Safety When I Drive Around Campus — This is what I See

Sadie Basila, Managing Forum Editor May 12, 2021

I drive a silver SUV. It looks almost exactly like a Campus Safety car. Of course, I don’t have the red letters (by the way, how much did they spend on getting those new ones that say safety instead...

Recognizing Indigenous People and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womxn and Girls

Recognizing Indigenous People and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womxn and Girls

Ellie Wolfe, Managing Sports Editor May 5, 2021

For the first time, President Biden announced that May 5 will be Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day. For years, activists have worked to highlight the crisis that is Missing and Murdered...

The “Forever War”: The U.S Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Gabriel Coffey, Copy Editor May 1, 2021

I hate when people say that time heals everything. We have so little time, and yet, we decide to fill it with our past transgressions – even if that past transgression is a very real war. Acceptance,...

Toxic Atmosphere: The Debate Surrounding Policing

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor May 1, 2021

If there was one topic that has been on the minds of many people over the past couple of weeks,  it has got to be policing. I know, it is a very touchy subject, as it involves topics such as the abuse...

“In 2060…”

Katy Boehm, Illustrator May 1, 2021

“It mocks me…”

Yuri Kim, Illustrator April 14, 2021

Trans-Atlantic Love: The EU and United States

Gabriel Coffey, Copy Editor April 14, 2021

A good relationship is a balanced one, where the question of sides dissolves into mutual benefit. And yet, this is rarely how diplomacy works; it is a kind of game of domestic interests placated by international...

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