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Lost Amidst an Electronic Smokescreen

For a quick author’s disclaimer, this article is a prime example of self-plagiarism: I originally submitted this essay for a French class. Imagine this: it’s a Friday night, you’re dressed to impress with all your friends making your way down to a dorm pre-game. But despite the comradery and fashion choices, something is missing; you […]

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In Whom Do We Trust?

Sometimes things just don’t work out as planned. For a lot of people in this country, experiencing the presidential leadership of Donald Trump has been less than inspiring and wholesome. From his aggressive political rallies to his confrontational rhetoric on national television to everything that he symbolizes, Donald Trump has been involved in controversy from […]

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Our Lick It

The experiences of queer students at Bates are multifaceted, diverse, and vibrant. They work in every field of study and organization on campus. Our community dresses from high couture queens to thrift shop sissies. Queer students express their sexualities and identities in a myriad of ways through differing layers of privilege. My experience as a […]

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Bye, Bye Shane Bouchard!

CW: Racism On Friday, March 8th the Mayor of Lewiston, Shane Bouchard, resigned amid a scandal arising from racist text messages he sent to his mistress, as well as allegations of having a hand in leaking mayoral election opponent Ben Chin’s emails to the Maine Examiner in 2017. In the text messages, Bouchard called elderly […]

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Surviving March Madness

If you were to go around and ask a dozen of random Bates student what is the hardest month in the school year, I guarantee you that most of them would say March. Between the weather rapidly changing from a snowy nightmare to a sunny paradise, and professors handing out assignments with a very short […]