The Bates Student

Should Women be Included in the Draft?

Julia Raboy

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 assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimeni, social media exploded. The people of TikTok an...

What Does MLK Day Mean to You?

Kyle Larry, Managing Forum Editor

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 Death.” And instead of talking about my own experience, I thought it would be best to use my platf...

Diversity in the Democratic Presidential Election

Diversity in the Democratic Presidential Election

Naja Crockett and Naja Crockett

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 by the Jan. 14 debate, it was an all-white stage. Though this could be for many reasons, it is importan...

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, frustrations, and more. Oftentimes, people relapse into the same routines as before because that is whe...

Letter to the Editor: Bates Employees Deserve At Least $15 an Hour

Ryan Lizanecz

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 of $15 an hour. Those who clean our dorms and dishes, cook our food and keep our campus beautif...

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 a sluggish winter break. Weirdly enough, the majority of articles are targeted towards fi...

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 on the tipping point between order and chaos. Every day, people being hurt by global crises such a...

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’ students, faculty, and any wandering stranger. You can expect after you walk in, to be greeted ...

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 focus their resources on Iowa to keep their campaigns afloat. We’ve seen everything from Medicar...

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 that are composted (food, tea bags and stirrers,) recycled (paper, plastics, tin, glass, a...

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 for who I am. Sadly, after coming to Bates College, I realized that was far from the truth. Instead...

Problematic Faves

November 20, 2019

On Nov. 14, Professor Erich Hatala Matthes from Wellesley College, Massachusetts, gave a talk at Bates regarding how people should react and interpret art created by morally questionable artists. Professor Matthes is a professor of ethics, politics, and the aesthetics of cultural heritage, art, and the ...

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