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“Fempowering” the Midterms

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor

October 24, 2018

As we head to the ever important 2018 midterm elections in a few weeks, we need to discuss the sensitive topic of gender equality. Gender equality is not just some topic that can be scoffed at and taken lightly. Gender equality is something to witness and be exposed to in everyday life in which peopl...

Women Will Win: Biting Back in the 2018 Midterms

Women Will Win: Biting Back in the 2018 Midterms

Julia Raboy, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2018

With the American government composed of sex offenders, eyes are turned towards women as we approach the 2018 midterm elections. If Kavanaugh’s appointment validated anything for American women, it’s that there is still so much work to be done. Read More »...

Ranked-Choice Voting: A Dangerous Experiment

Ranked-Choice Voting: A Dangerous Experiment

Nick Morgoshia, Assistant Forum Editor

October 24, 2018

The 2018 midterms will be a time of many firsts for members of our community. For the freshly minted eighteen-year-olds, November 6 marks the inaugural day in their long, exciting journey as American voters. For the seasoned ballot-casters among us, this is the first opportunity to partake in a referendum o...

It’s Too Soon for Civil War

It’s Too Soon for Civil War

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

October 24, 2018

I am willing to bet you haven’t heard of Josh Gottheimer or Clarke Tucker, Democratic nominees for the House who are labelled as moderates. I’m even more willing to bet that you have heard of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Read More »...

Socialism: Back on the Ballot

Socialism: Back on the Ballot

William Hibbitts

October 24, 2018

It’s midterm election season, meaning state and federal offices all around the US are up for grabs. The races for these offices are prime territory for the conflict between the Trump administration and its myriad opponents. However, there is a variable that distinguishes this set of midterms from al...

Me Too? Not the Supreme Court

Me Too? Not the Supreme Court

Julia Raboy, Contributing writer

October 3, 2018

With the rise of the #MeToo movement, one would think it safe for a woman to share past trauma of sexual assault. It seems incongruous that, despite ever growing support for movements like the Women’s March, which has an Instagram page with upwards of one million followers, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford...

Science Buildings or Students?

Science Buildings or Students?

William Hibbitts

October 3, 2018

Science is political. Not only does science have political implications, politics shapes the direction and demands of the scientific process. In a few months’ time, we will see the interaction between politics and science right in front of our eyes when Bates College will break ground on a new, multi-million...

Islamophobia is Racism

Islamophobia is Racism

Christopher Hassan, Managing Forum Editor

October 3, 2018

Despite what my last name would suggest, my only connection to any Islamic identity is my Albanian grandfather. And even if I was Muslim, you would never assume so since I am just an average-looking white man. In fact, I can’t count how many times people have read my name and assumed it was the common...

The Obama-Trump Foreign Policy: Two Sides to the Same Coin

The Obama-Trump Foreign Policy: Two Sides to the Same Coin

Nick Morgoshia, Assistant Forum Editor

October 3, 2018

After loading up on a daily dose of Trumpian bile, revisiting President Obama’s speeches, social media posts, and interviews is a breath of fresh air. Of particular resonance is the idea that Obama’s composure, gentle temperament, and oratorical mastery – qualities that President Trump has repeatedly...

The Continuation of the Crisis in Myanmar

The Continuation of the Crisis in Myanmar

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor

October 3, 2018

One of the many international crises in recent years has been the ongoing devastation in Myanmar. Specifically, we have seen the presence of an authoritarian junta using ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya Muslim minority. For those unaware, Myanmar is a small country in Southeast Asia with a population...

We’re Here, We’re Queer

We’re Here, We’re Queer

Kyle Larry, Managing Forum Editor

October 3, 2018

“The closet does have a benefit. It provides safety. Which at times is important. But remember, as long as you are in there, two other things will be too. Fear and shame.” This quote by Anthony Venn-Brown, a former Australian evangelist, highlights how queer and trans individuals tend to hide who...

80s: Do the Right Thing

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Christopher Hassan, Managing Forum Editor

September 19, 2018

Since the moment I stepped on campus as a first-year, the 80s dance was instantly infamous amongst current students. “80s Weekend” is, for many first-years, the first big initiation into the party life at Bates. We all can recount our AESOP leaders making small talk during our trips and hyping up...

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