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DCCE Plans to Re-Open the Den and Return to In-Person Dining in January

Aneeza Ahmad, Staff Writer January 18, 2022

Dining, Conferences and Campus Events (DCCE) hopes to transition from its current grab-n-go system to regular seated dining at the end of January, provided COVID-19 testing results improve. They plan to...

B1st2Swim Is Making Waves and Ending Inequities in Bates’ Swimming Pool

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor January 18, 2022

In the fall of 2021, Sydney Phan ‘24, a Bobcat First Fellow and an office assistant at the Office of Intercultural Education (OIE), started B1st2Swim — a program focused on building water safety skills...

Grab-n-go is one of many stricter COVID-19 restrictions being put in place by Bates College.

Bates Updates COVID-19 Policies for Winter Semester in Light of Omicron

Aneeza Ahmad and Elizabeth LaCroix December 29, 2021

Bates Updates COVID-19 Policies for Winter Semester in Light of Omicron On Wednesday morning Josh McIntosh, Vice President of Campus Life, released an update on winter semester plans. The plan calls...

Adjunct faculty and staff will find out the results or the union vote on January 31st.

Adjunct Faculty and Staff Will Vote to Form Their Union in January

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor December 17, 2021

Announced on Dec. 16 by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), ballots will be mailed to all adjunct faculty and staff to decide if they want to form the union. Votes will be counted on Jan. 31 by...

Starting next semester, Underhill Arena will turn back into an ice rink and testing will move into the Muskie Archives.

COVID-19 Testing to Move from Underhill Arena

Ellie Wolfe, Managing Sports Editor December 8, 2021

After a year and a half serving as the COVID-19 testing center, Underhill Arena will be converted back into an ice hockey rink on Dec. 15. Next semester, testing will be conducted in the Muskie Archives. Vice...

Bates’ First Student-Led Diwali Celebration Hosted by the South Asian Students Association

Aanika Patel, Contributing Writer December 1, 2021

Typically celebrated with diya lighting, decorations, fireworks, puja (prayers), sweets, gifts and food, Diwali, or Deepavali, is one of the most celebrated holidays in South Asia. The celebrations last...

Bates Dining, Conferences, and Campus Events Hosts 28th Annual Harvest Meal

Bates Dining, Conferences, and Campus Events Hosts 28th Annual Harvest Meal

Aneeza Ahmad, Staff Writer December 1, 2021

On Nov. 17, Bates College Dining, Conferences, and Campus Events (DCCE) hosted its 28th annual Harvest Meal, the Thanksgiving-themed dinner that is one of Bates’ most celebrated traditions.  The...

58.2% of Bates Students Say They Have Never Missed a COVID-19 Test: COVID-19 Testing Compliance Fall 2021

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor November 17, 2021

According to an anonymous survey conducted by The Bates Student, 58.2% of the 67 students who completed the survey have never missed a COVID-19 test. Another 23.9% said they miss about one test per academic...

Update on the Campus-Wide Masking Mandate

Skye Brown, Assistant News Editor November 17, 2021

On Nov. 10, Vice President for Campus Life Josh McIntosh and Vice President for Finance and Administration Geoff Swift sent out an email regarding a change of the mask policies on campus. In the email,...

The Bates Student spoke with the administration, BESO Organizing Committee, and union-eligible employees to learn more about their positions on the labor organizing.

Q&A With Bates Administration, the BESO Organizing Committee and Union-Eligible Employees

Jackson Elkins and Elizabeth LaCroix November 16, 2021

It has been over a month since the Bates Educators and Staff Organization (BESO) filed with the National Labor Relations Board to hold a union election. With the election drawing ever closer, The Bates...

Bobcat First Students Speak Up After OIE Staff Departures

Bobcat First Students Speak Up After OIE Staff Departures

Sacha Feldberg and Elizabeth LaCroix November 10, 2021

The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OIE) is billed as a quintessential part of the Bates experience for many students, aiming, according to their mission statement, to “provide students with a sense...

Election Rundown: Local and Statewide Results from Nov. 2

Noah Forman, Contributing Writer November 10, 2021

A lot happened last Tuesday — let’s start local in Lewiston.  After defeating Donna Gillespie in last week’s race, Carl Sheline will be the next mayor of Lewiston. Sheline emerged victorious...

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