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Bates Students Become Tax Preparers — Doing their Part to Help L/A Become Financially Savvy

Sacha Feldberg, Assistant News Editor May 24, 2021

When Bates extended its break, seven Bates students seized the opportunity to make a difference in the Lewiston-Auburn community from the comfort of their homes. Their mission: to become IRS-certified...

Local Threatens Student, Campus Safety officer with Broken Bottle

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief May 24, 2021

Early Saturday morning, Campus Safety responded to a call for a disturbance on Frye Street where a local threatened a student and safety officer with a broken bottle. Campus Safety was called near 1:30...

This photo, which was taken on the Alumni Walk side of Roger Williams Hall, was taken on May 17. The graffiti reads

Administrations Response to Anti-Israel Messages Draws Criticism from Students

Elizabeth LaCroix, Assistant News Editor May 24, 2021

On Sunday morning May 9, chalk writing was seen under the library arcade and on Bates campus buildings, including Commons. The messages displayed were in support of Palestinians in relation to the ongoing...

ALOK Speaks of going beyond the Gender Binary to Kick off Pride Week

Amy Townend May 24, 2021

During the week of May 10, Pride Week was celebrated on campus with a visit from a keynote speaker and a variety of other events. Though many events had to take place virtually due to the ongoing pandemic,...

Photo from the 2018 Mount David Summit

Students to Present Research, Independent Projects at Virtual Mt. David Summit

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief May 12, 2021

The Mount David Summit is often considered as a rite of passage for students at Bates, providing the opportunity for the Bates community to come together and celebrate student achievements. For seniors,...

Bates Mandates Vaccination For the Fall Semester

Bates Mandates Vaccination For the Fall Semester

Max Devon, Assistant Design Editor May 12, 2021

Bates will require all students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus for the upcoming fall semester, Dean of Students Josh McIntosh wrote in an email to the student body.  “The...

Students Gather to Defund and Disarm Campus Safety

Students Gather to Defund and Disarm Campus Safety

Ellie Wolfe, Assistant News Editor May 12, 2021

More than 100 students gathered outside Lane Hall on Friday to protest Campus Safety’s policies. The rally, which was promoted and facilitated by the Bates Restorative and Transformative Justice Coalition...

Ashka Jhaveri '22, left, and Amalia Herren-Lage '22 led the Harward Center’s effort to maximize student voting participation through Bates Votes, a non-partisan initiative. Their work resulted in more than 800 new voter registrations among Bates students.

Bates Named ‘Voter Friendly Campus’

Sacha Feldberg, Assistant News Editor May 12, 2021

For the first time in its history, Bates has received the ‘Voter Friendly Campus’ designation from the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project,...

Commons seeks to support the local food system through sourcing from local producers and supporting campus sustainability initatives such as the Bates Garden and Pollinaotr Project.

Commons’ Local Night and Pollinator Project Aim to Support Local Food Systems

Fernando Rojas May 12, 2021

Local Night On Wednesday, May 12, Commons will feature Local Night – an opportunity to highlight the Maine products typically served in the Bates dining hall. This is an opportunity for students to...

Photo Story: Bates students walk out to

Photo Story: Bates students walk out to “defund and disarm” campus safety

The Bates Restorative and Transformative Justice Coalition and the Bates Leftist Coalition hosted a walk-out outside Lane Hall on Friday, May 7 to “defund and disarm” campus safety. During the...

Campus Safety Officers will no longer Carry Batons

Campus Safety Officers will no longer Carry Batons

Ellie Wolfe, Assistant News Editor May 5, 2021

In a Tuesday email to students, faculty, and staff, Vice President for Campus Life Josh McIntosh formally responded to a petition that was created earlier this semester by members of the Bates Leftist...

New Club Aims to Break STEM Barriers

New Club Aims to Break STEM Barriers

Noah Dumont May 5, 2021

Attention Bobcats, there’s a new club on campus! Fem STEM Friends was created over winter break after a group of female-identifying students met virtually to discuss their experiences with gender discrimination...

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