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The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

President Jenkins gives a speech at his inauguration.

President Jenkins’ Inaugural Address Inspires Students to “Rise Together”

Max Olson, Staff Writer May 5, 2024

Apple cider. I remember my friends and I turning the bottles in our hands as we read aloud “Inauguration of Garry Jenkins, 2024”. It was amidst the lockdown following the tragic shooting of Oct. 25,...

How to Speed Up By Slowing Down

How to Speed Up By Slowing Down

Maggie Kornfeind, Contributing Writer April 10, 2024

It’s that time of the year again: papers are due and exams are approaching. April affords us one last chance to tie up loose ends before heading into the summer, but how can we stay motivated to wrap...

The Cost of Carelessness: One Student’s Response to JB Hall Damages

The Cost of Carelessness: One Student’s Response to JB Hall Damages

Anonymous April 9, 2024

As many residents of John Bertram Hall might know, the 2023-24 academic year has been full of so much damage that every single student living in the building was charged $50, whether complicit in the crimes...

View of Roger Williams Hall, once known as “The Bill” and still is by many alumni.

Do You Speak Bates?

Sarah Lieber and Inez Johnson April 9, 2024

It’s Chicken Patty Satty, do you want to study in P’Gill and watch the ‘Cats on Garc before walking by the Puddle on the way to 280 then Frye? To a Batesie, that sentence would be crystal clear,...

Snow covered Bates after a storm on Dec. 3 and 4.

Combating Your Sunshine Deficit

Maggie Kornfeind, Contributing Writer March 19, 2024

As we trudge through the rest of winter and prepare for spring, I am constantly humbled by the fact that I am from California. Raised in a coastal town between Malibu and Santa Monica, I live for my sun-soaked...

Spring Cleaning: Let’s Start with Mental Health

Spring Cleaning: Let’s Start with Mental Health

Jamie Shelton, Contributing Writer March 19, 2024

Life can be difficult: in a number of ways, for a variety of reasons. The same is true of our mental health. Here are some friendly reminders and strategies to help you stay healthy this spring! First...

Birth control is one type of reproductive healthcare that Carly Philpott ‘27 relies upon.

SEX WEEK | This November, Vote to Protect Reproductive Healthcare: It’s Not Just About Abortion

Carly Philpott, Assistant News Editor March 11, 2024

Periods have never been a happy experience for me. Part of it was deep-seated shame; I don’t know why I was embarrassed, but I was, and I refused to talk about it. Until late high school, I couldn’t...

Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College

President Jenkins Laments the use of Blind Tiger

Garry Jenkins, Contributing Writer March 6, 2024

Bates students, we have a problem. It’s Blind Tiger. The name of the app itself speaks to the problem: It’s a forum for anonymous and sometimes vicious speech that is thoroughly counter to the open...

Photo of the CityLink bus.

Why You Should Take the Purple Bus

Alan Wang, Contributing Writer March 6, 2024

I’m sure you have seen these purple buses operated by CityLink running down Lewiston streets. Have you ever wondered what it feels like to use them? If anyone takes  at all? That’s what I decided...

Photo of Commons muffins.

How Bates Muffins Made Me a Morning Person

Ashley Taylor, Contributing Writer March 6, 2024

If you asked anyone in my family, my friends, or even my dog, they would consider me a night owl, not a morning person. The problem was that I had my first 8am class this semester. Fortunately for me,...

Image of the Chicago river from last summer.

When I’m Back in Chicago, I Feel It

Sarah Lieber, Contributing Writer March 6, 2024

In early to mid-February, the song End of Beginning by Djo went semi-viral on TikTok. Maybe it wasn’t viral and my algorithm kept showing me videos with the sound, nevertheless, I have seen over one...

A white ribbon in memory of the victims of the Lewiston mass shooting hangs on a sign on campus. Ribbons were distributed in bundles of 18 and will hang for 18 days to commemorate the 18 people killed on Oct. 25. Noah Skinner/The Bates Student.

Let’s Continue to Show Up to Prevent Gun Violence

Emily Walsh, Contributing Writer March 4, 2024

Editors note: Please be advised that this article contains reference to gun violence. On Oct. 25, 2023, the Lewiston community went through an unimaginable tragedy. As students, it was difficult for...

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