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Virtual Senior Thesis Binding

Virtual Senior Thesis Binding

Jack McLarnon, Staff Cartoonist & Writer

April 3, 2020

How to Survive Quarantine: A Parody

Sam Poulos

March 27, 2020

We all know the preventative measures we need to take in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus—wash your hands, social distancing, etc. But what about quarantine? Many of us are back at home with our families, intruding into the empty nests of our parents. How will we survive being cooped...

Coronavirus? Like the beer?

Roy Mathews

March 27, 2020

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!” ...

“NESCAC Champs”: Nobody Wins

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing News Editor

March 27, 2020

When I was in the first grade, I got sick with what everyone – including my pediatrician – thought was a bad cold. I was told to drink eight Dixie Cups worth of Gatorade a day, but weeks passed and I became virtually incapicated by severe flu-like symptoms. One day, I woke up with – unbeknownst...

Cartoon: Bates Students React to Social Distancing

Jack McLarnon, Staff Cartoonist & Writer

March 27, 2020

Cartoon by Jack McLarnon '20 ...

Thinking About More Than Just the Students

Skye Brown

March 25, 2020

I got the notification during my 9:30 chemistry lecture. My professor had just put us into groups at the boards and he asked us to solve a problem. I couldn’t even focus on what the problem was, because I saw one person after another pulling out their phones, showing them to others around them and...

A Puzzling Pandemic

Elizabeth Crawford

March 25, 2020

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...

Mental health during COVID-19

Julia Bisson

March 25, 2020

With so much hysteria and panic around the globe due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, many people are left feeling anxious, scared, and hopeless. While all of this is going on around us, it is really important not to forget to take care of what is going on inside of us too! Self care is not selfish, bu...

How to see the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Julia Raboy

March 25, 2020

I am not an optimist. Far from it, in fact. Anyone who knows me even a little bit is all too familiar with my tendency to assume the worst. Given the current state of affairs in the wake of the Coronavirus, my less than sunny disposition has led me to some dark places. I’m still processing everyt...

Dancing Around White Supremacy

Alexandria Onuoha

March 22, 2020

“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 st...

What Happened to the OIE?

Skye Brown

March 11, 2020

“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 valued...

As Primaries Close, Moderates Consolidate Power as Progressives Stay Divided

Naja Crockett

March 11, 2020

The 2020 Democratic Primary has concluded to be between two major candidates vying for the party’s nomination. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former-Vice President Joe Biden Jr. are the remaining major candidates aiming to beat President Donald Trump in the general election. With these two remaining, De...

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