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The Case for Free Birth Control

The Case for Free Birth Control
November 1, 2017

In 2009, the Affordable Care Act reformed the American health care system. With its passage came a provision that all insurers had to cover co-pay free birth control of all types for all women with medical...

Boko Haram, 18 brave girls and the power of lending a hand

Boko Haram, 18 brave girls and the power of lending a hand
November 1, 2017

Northeastern Nigeria has long been plagued by the presence of Boko Haram and the violence and terror that they have inflicted on Nigerian citizens in this region. Boko Haram is a militant group that was...

Catalonia Wants Independence, Right?

Catalonia Wants Independence, Right?
November 1, 2017

Well, it happened. Catalonia declared independence from Spain. We, as Americans, as people whose founding fathers declared independence from our own overlords, should be happy, supportive even. Based on...

Letter to the Bates Community

Letter to the Bates Community
October 11, 2017

My Fellow Bates Students, Today marks over a month since Student Government has been in full force, working hard to transform itself into a more student-facing organization. This necessary rebuild comes...

The Second Ammendment and Gun Control

The Second Ammendment and Gun Control
October 11, 2017

In the wake of yet another tragic mass shooting, it’s time to finally put aside our differences and take a look into the ways in which we as a nation can protect our fellow citizens. This is a charge...

Bates, Lewiston, and the State of the Community

Bates, Lewiston, and the State of the Community
October 4, 2017

Anyone who lives off-campus, knows someone who lives off-campus or who just has frequented off-campus gatherings during their time at Bates, knows there is something noticeably different this year. Due...

Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes
October 4, 2017

Released worldwide on Friday, the new film Battle of the Sexes takes a look into the highly acclaimed tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs that took place in 1973. The film stars Emma...

Back to Bates: A First Year’s Experience

Back to Bates:  A First Year’s Experience
September 27, 2017

After three weeks of living on campus and becoming adjusted to our lives as Bates students, being engaged in our classes, spending hours in Commons, and meeting new faces daily - our parents arrived. This...

Climate Change … Isn’t That a Hoax?

Climate Change … Isn’t That a Hoax?
September 27, 2017

As we as a nation continue to be devastated by hurricanes and other natural disasters it is hard to understand how climate change is still not a universally accepted theory. While hearing stories of Hurricanes...

On Commons and Mental Health

On Commons and Mental Health
September 20, 2017

Being back at Bates after a semester abroad brings up many things to re-adjust to, classes that actually require hard work, friends you have not seen for a year or so, but most prominently the readjustment...

Bates+Who?: A New Coalition for Racial Justice at Bates

Bates+Who?: A New Coalition for Racial Justice at Bates
May 16, 2017

Bates+Who? is a coalition of Bates students standing up to contest the abuses of Bates Campus Security officers against students at Bates (especially against students of color). The group formed in response...

Bates+Who: A coalition for Racial Justice at Bates

May 16, 2017

Bates+Who? is a coalition of Bates students standing up to contest the abuses of Bates Campus Security officers against students at Bates (especially against students of color). The group formed in response...

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