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

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...

Ranked choice voting and its critics: Is extremism bad?

Sadie Basila, Managing Forum Editor September 16, 2020

The Sept.1 issue of The Bates Student included a piece titled “One Person One Vote: The Case against Ranked Choice Voting.” The arguments included in this Forum piece rely on incorrect mathematics...

Letter to the Editor: Ranked Choice Voting Unlikely to Fracture Two-Party System

Martin Montgomery September 1, 2020

In response to One Person One Vote: The Case Against Ranked Choice Voting: To add a few remarks on ranked choice voting from someone who has looked at the mathematics behind various voting systems:...

Letter to the Editor: Tenuous Connection between TikTok and Uighurs

Letian Ge August 9, 2020

I am a Bates class of 2017 graduate, and as you might already figure from my name, I am a Chinese. I believe that this article reflects a dangerous trend of anti-sino racism hidden under the mask of national...

Letter to the Editor: Bates Employees Deserve At Least $15 an Hour

Ryan Lizanecz January 22, 2020

As you may have heard, Bowdoin College has recently raised their starting wage to $17 an hour for all employees. It is long overdue that Bates also raise our wages for both students and staff to a minimum...

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