The Bates Student

Ranked choice voting and its critics: Is extremism bad?

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

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

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

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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