The Bates Student

“NESCAC Champs”: Nobody Wins

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...

Cartoon: Bates Students React to Social Distancing

March 27, 2020

Cartoon by Jack McLarnon '20

Thinking About More Than Just the Students

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...

A Puzzling Pandemic

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,...

Mental health during COVID-19

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...

How to see the Light at the End of the Tunnel

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,...

Dancing Around White Supremacy

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...

What Happened to the OIE?

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”...

As Primaries Close, Moderates Consolidate Power as Progressives Stay Divided

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...

Using Coronavirus To Stigmatizes Asian Bodies

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...

Institutional Racism at Bates: Take a Stand

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,...

Winter Blues

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...

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