The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

We Are Not Foreign Hostile Forces, We Are Chinese Citizens

We Are Not Foreign Hostile Forces, We Are Chinese Citizens

Anonymous, Contributing Writer January 25, 2023

Editor’s Note: This article is longer than those usually published in The Student. In this case, The Student has decided to publish the entirety of this Forum piece submitted, without cutting anything...

Me with the snowbanks in Limestone, ME circa 2021. Credit: Hadley Blodgett 26.

Chickadees Stay for Winter Too: About the Winter Blues

Hadley Blodgett, Contributing Writer January 25, 2023

If you have looked outside recently you might have found yourself overjoyed by the sight of fallen snow. But with the changing season and colder weather comes a new change for some people like me.  I...

First-Year Parties!

First-Year Parties!

Anonymous, Contributing Writer January 25, 2023

Editor’s Note: This piece is satire. As a first year student at the prestigious Bates College, I’ve been so excited to see the party scene at this institution live up to the hype. My senior year...

A Letter to My Sister

A Letter to My Sister

Sam Jean-Francois January 19, 2023

Editor’s Note: Sam Jean-Francois ‘23 gave this speech at a Multifaith sponsored event in a pre-celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Sunday, January 15th. Sam agreed to share this speech with...

When Lockdown Kills More than Covid

When Lockdown Kills More than Covid

Anonymous, Chinese Citizen December 1, 2022

Warning: Graphic Images Included Even in my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined how China still hasn’t learned its lesson three years into the pandemic. Resentment among Chinese citizens...

On the Looming Games

On the Looming Games

Kian Moaledj, Contributing Writer November 15, 2022

The World Cup begins this month in Qatar, and it will be the first time the event is hosted by an Arab and Muslim-majority country. With phase one of ticket sales surpassing 2018 figures by 385 percent,...

Social Challenges in College Dorms?

Social Challenges in College Dorms?

Willa Wang, Assistant Forum Editor November 15, 2022

Most Bates students live in a double during their first year of college, which means they have a roommate. It is true that the school does not have enough space to offer everyone a single room, but I believe...

My Janky Headphones and Me

My Janky Headphones and Me

Henry Welch, Contributing Writer November 15, 2022

I am a very forgetful person. In my career of forgetting things, I have lost ID’s, laundry cards, silverware, credit cards and water bottles, so many water bottles. I am also pretty good about not caring...

On Elon Musk and Free Speech

On Elon Musk and Free Speech

Gale Park, Contributing Writer November 15, 2022

Elon Musk’s recent take over of Twitter has been turbulent, to say the least. His mass firing of Twitter staff, his granting and revoking of the gray “official” checkmark and the ever-looming threat...

2022 or 1984? The Bates Parking Ticket Dilemma

2022 or 1984? The Bates Parking Ticket Dilemma

Ryan Smith, Contributing Writer November 15, 2022

I remember it like it was yesterday. A frigid walk to the village parking lot turned even colder when I approached my car. I had rolled the dice the night prior, so to speak, when I left my car in the...

Letter to the Editor: Real Ambitions on Climate and Environment Require Attention to Fundamentals

Letter to the Editor: Real Ambitions on Climate and Environment Require Attention to Fundamentals

November 8, 2022

Bates’ proposal to secure five tenure-track positions, anchoring a program on climate and environment is a bold step forward. But, Bates will stumble if it overlooks the fundamentals of Geology—the...

From Russia with(out) Putin

Gabriel Coffey, Managing Forum Editor November 8, 2022

Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote, “If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them...

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