Using Coronavirus To Stigmatizes Asian Bodies

Kyle Larry, Managing Forum Editor

March 11, 2020

Recently, the rapid and global outbreak of Coronavirus has caught the attention of many. However, this fear of getting sick has turned into a fear of Asian bodies. And Bates is not exempted from this level of discrimination. I sat down with a Bates student from China to give her a platform and talk...

Institutional Racism at Bates: Take a Stand

Cole Phaire

March 11, 2020

In this issue of the Bates student, I will be discussing the changes that have taken place on campus at the Office of Intercultural Education (OIE). The purpose of this article is to inform, analyze, and ignite an essential campus wide discussion in regards to the needs of students of color that are not b...

Winter Blues

Fernando Rojas

March 11, 2020

The commencement of March is notoriously related with two events: March Madness Basketball and spring. People are thrilled to fill out their “perfect bracket” and eagerly watch games throughout the day. Screams of joy and disappointment will be heard all over Commons during this time. Moreso, peop...

Messy March

Miles Nabritt, Assistant Forum Editor

March 11, 2020

Here we go again. It’s March as the longest month of the year descends upon us to impact our mental psyches. For someone who has endured the harshness of March for the past two years, I must say it is hard to keep a level head. March is not a month where there is particular harmony and frivolity a...

90’s, Midriff, and Self Proclaimed Dress Codes

Elizabeth Crawford

March 11, 2020

As a first year, I came to college never having gone to a party before. I went to a small Christian high school where partying was unheard of, and if it was heard of, it was always placed in the negative light. Therefore, when I was first approaching the “going out” aspect of my college career, w...

Literary Hegemony in a Nutshell

Carl Deakins

February 26, 2020

After graduation, I found myself wanting to establish better habit of reading. In order to prepare myself to teach English to high school students, I thought it would be difficult, yet benefit for me to commit to my own independent readings. On top of that, I thought it would be a great opportunity ...

In Sanders We Trust?

Miles Nabritt, Assistant Forum Editor

February 26, 2020

The Democratic nominations for the 2020 presidential election are in full swing now. Not only has it been an absolute mess but many believe for a long time that there is no clear candidate to win. Until now, Bernie Sanders has been in the midst of allegations and criticism by fellow Democratic compe...

Thesis Spotlight: Ursula Rall

Kyle Larry, Managing Forum Editor

February 26, 2020

A new addition to the Forum section of the Bates Student is called “Thesis Spotlight”, and in these types of articles, I hope to use my platform to highlight the incredible research Bates students are conducting their senior years. I hope that this will not only motivate seniors to continue the...

A Country in Crisis: China Plagued With Coronavirus

Miles Nabritt, Assistant Forum Editor

February 5, 2020

There has been the Bubonic plague, there has been the Spanish Flue, there has been Ebola, but now were are faced with a new, threatening global epidemic: the Coronavirus. The Coronavirus first surfaced in Wuhan, China where an estimated 426 people have already died according to the World Health Org...

Remembering Kobe’s Cool

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing News Editor

February 5, 2020

I’ve felt, to varying degrees, painfully uncool my entire life. There is perhaps no period in one’s life where being uncool feels as painfully acute as it does in middle school. A modern rendering of Dante’s Inferno could be easily substituted for a simple description of the seventh grade. In ...

“Hello, Bates, It’s Me… Remember?”

Skye Brown

February 5, 2020

After the state of Maine and Bates recognized Indigenous People’s Day, I believed the conversation was going to continue...it didn’t. Months later, the event just became another post on Bates’s social media and was shelved away. After much dust has settled on the importance of that day, the issues...

A Hot Take on Valentine’s Day

Kyle Larry, Managing Forum Editor

February 5, 2020

As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, I wanted to take this time to assess the feeling the Bates community has towards the holiday. Although I sampled a small population of Bates students, I think their responses to the question, “what does Valentine’s Day mean to you”, raised some concerns th...