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The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

CAPS Provides New Opportunities for Mental Health Care

CAPS Provides New Opportunities for Mental Health Care

Aneeza Ahmad and Aanika Patel November 16, 2022

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) announced a new wave of mental health programs and resources in an email sent to students on Nov. 3 from Director of CAPS Wayne Assing. Assing also met with...

Amid Lack of Gender Neutral Spaces, Bates Students Mobilize for Bathroom Equity

Amid Lack of Gender Neutral Spaces, Bates Students Mobilize for Bathroom Equity

Fiona Cohen, Managing News Editor November 15, 2022

On Oct. 24, Bates students met at the Multifaith Chaplaincy to discuss steps that could be taken to ensure that accessible and gender neutral bathrooms would be widely provided on campus. There is only...

Takeaways from the Daily Crime Log: September - October

Takeaways from the Daily Crime Log: September – October

Ella Beiser, Assistant Features Editor November 15, 2022

September and October saw 27 incidents of theft and burglary, a sharp increase from the 12 during those months in 2021, but less than the 32 seen in 2019 – the most recent year unaffected by the COVID-19...

Governor Mills Re-elected as Lewiston Leans Blue in Midterms, Elects Three Bates Associates

Governor Mills Re-elected as Lewiston Leans Blue in Midterms, Elects Three Bates Associates

Election day took place across the country yesterday, with several important elections in the state of Maine. Local races trended blue, with the hotly contested congressional competition still too close...

Presidential Response to Influx in Campus Safety Incidents Leaves Community with Lingering Doubt

Presidential Response to Influx in Campus Safety Incidents Leaves Community with Lingering Doubt

Lucy Green, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

Bates students have raised concerns about recent assaults on campus and in response, President Clayton Spencer released a statement regarding campus safety. In her letter, she addresses the incidents on...

Bates VP of College Advancement Describes Successful Fundraising Campaign

Bates VP of College Advancement Describes Successful Fundraising Campaign

Ferzan Coskun, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

As the Bates Campaign reached its end, the College surpassed its fundraising goal of $300 million by an additional $46 million. The Campaign began over five years ago in a push to fund new programs and...

Bates Celebrates Raising $346 Million through The Bates Campaign

Bates Celebrates Raising $346 Million through The Bates Campaign

Ferzan Coskun, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

On the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 28 in Pettengill Hall, the Bates College administration hosted a celebration of the $346 million raised over the past five years through The Bates Campaign.  The first...

Shoppers Grace Thomas ‘26 and Hope Stafford ‘26 discuss which puzzle to purchase after failing to find Spider-man walkie talkies in the new Auburn Target.

Bullseye: Target Acquired

Catalina Passino and Trinity Poon November 8, 2022

On Nov. 6, 2022, the brand-new Target in Auburn, Maine hosted their grand opening. Though, on Nov. 2, the store held a soft opening.  Target is a five minute drive and 55 minute walk from campus. For...

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Registration’s Optimization Algorithm Draws Mixed Reactions

Maple Buescher, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor November 5, 2022

Registration for winter 2023 classes will be determined by an optimization algorithm as opposed to the previous first-come, first-serve, grade-based system popularized during the COVID-19 pandemic. This...

Carolyn Finney Delivers the 25th Annual Otis Lecture

Carolyn Finney Delivers the 25th Annual Otis Lecture

Lucy Green, Staff Writer November 1, 2022

Carolyn Finney, the author of Black Faces, White Spaces, gave the 25th annual Otis Lecture at Bates College on Oct. 12. Finney’s biography describes her as an author and cultural geographer, focusing...

Crime Rises at Bates: Takeaways from the 2022 Clery Report

Crime Rises at Bates: Takeaways from the 2022 Clery Report

Ella Beiser, Assistant Features Editor November 1, 2022

The following article includes mention of sexual assault on campus. If you are struggling with any issue related to this, you can confidentially reach out to Sexual Assault Victims Advocate Andrea Bucciarelli,...

Campus Sees Increase in Bike Theft

Campus Sees Increase in Bike Theft

Lila Schaefer, Contributing Writer November 1, 2022

Bates bike owners beware: at least nine bikes have been stolen so far this semester. At least five of those bikes were stolen in the past two weeks.  On Oct. 11, 2022, Adam Joseph ’25, found his...

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