Coronavirus Forum

Coronavirus? Like the beer?

I was recently reminded to look for the comedically-dark silver lining in this pandemic after watching an episode of “Spongebob Squarepants” (judge me, please). Sandy Cheeks, everyone’s favorite undersea squirrel, remarked that, “stupidity isn’t a virus, but it sure is spreading like one!” With that in mind, here is a collection of quotes, deeds, and […]


A Puzzling Pandemic

When I received the email that classes were cancelled, I was sitting in my 9:30 Anthropology class, listening to Loring Danforth explain the significance of Western Apache jokes. When the email was released, no matter how hard I tried to appreciate my last class lecture, I couldn’t ignore the ball of fury in my stomach, […]


Dancing Around White Supremacy

“Their core and foundations for the teachings of modern dance are based upon Eurocentric history instead of including and having the inclusion of African dance within modern dance”   “I never felt like I belonged”  “ I am not equipped enough to comment on a body on stage that looks like yours”  “You need to tone […]


What Happened to the OIE?

“We have to fight for space for us to exist” – Topher Castaneda ‘20 “We have to pull our weight, it is not enough to have our presence in the classes at Bates, we need to be present in everything” – Bates Student “There is a history of where Bates treat the faculty members as […]