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Should Women be Included in the Draft?

February 5, 2020

It’s safe to say that in the wake of recent events between the US and Iran, war and violence are have become relevant topics amongst the American public. Just hours after the news broke of the US led...

Diversity in the Democratic Presidential Election

Diversity in the Democratic Presidential Election
January 22, 2020

The 2020 presidential election has been on people’s minds since the last election four years ago. The Democratic hopefuls began as the most diverse group in history in terms of race and gender, yet...

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...

Jump-start January

January 22, 2020

New Year. New me. A typical saying that is easier said than done. Fulfilling a New Year’s resolution is no easy task. The process of developing new habits involves improvements, setbacks,...

Second Chance Semester

January 22, 2020

Google searches containing the words “adjusting back”, “second semester”, and “homesickness” returns a series of articles providing advice for college students struggling to return to college after...

Coming Full Circle: Returning From Studying Abroad

January 22, 2020

I believe that if a student ever has the chance to study abroad, it is a precious opportunity that cannot be taken for granted. As we are in a new decade, it is important to realize that our society is...

What Does MLK Day Mean to You?

January 22, 2020

This past Monday, January 20, 2020, Bates College celebrated MLK Day through various workshops and performances. This MLK Day was title “From the Ground Up: Inequity, Bias, Privilege, Structure, and...

Why Does This Indigenous Photograph in Commons Not Have a Plaque?

Why Does This Indigenous Photograph in Commons Not Have a Plaque?
November 20, 2019

The next time you’re looking for a place to study and all the PGill lounges are full (and you’ve inevitably made uncomfortable eye contact with the person studying in each one), consider heading...

A Brief History Lesson: Stop Whitewashing Chai

November 20, 2019

Located on Frye Street and in the Ross House lies the unspoken treasure of Bates: Le Ronj. The Ronj, established in 1997, is a student-run coffeehouse dedicated to satisfying the caffeine needs of Bates’...

Pete Intrigues Exhausted Voters

November 20, 2019

With the 2020 Elections right around the corner, the Democratic primary is heating up. Lesser known candidates like Tim Ryan and Seth Moulton have dropped out, while other candidates like Kamala Harris...

Food Waste: Thirty-two thousand, seven hundred and forty-one pounds of it

November 20, 2019

We produced 32,741 pounds of food waste that was converted into pig food in October. What a staggering number, right? Nonetheless, more waste needs to be examined. There is also the consideration of materials...

We’re Here, We’re Queer

November 20, 2019

After years of individuals discriminating against me for identifying as queer, it felt refreshing to hear that in college I would finally be surrounded by individuals who will understand and accept me...

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