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Bates Loosens Masking and Testing Policies

Bates Loosens Masking and Testing Policies

Ellie Wolfe, Editor-in-Chief August 10, 2022

Bates will not require asymptomatic testing or masking in most places on campus, the college announced on Tuesday. Associate Dean of Students Blake Reilly and Student Outreach and Support Specialist Brenna...

President Clayton Spencer to Leave College After Eleven Years

President Clayton Spencer to Leave College After Eleven Years

Ellie Wolfe, Editor-in-Chief June 22, 2022

In an email to the Bates community on Wednesday, President Clayton Spencer announced that she will be stepping down from her role on June, 30, 2023, making the coming 2022-2023 school year her last at...

Students Hold Pro-Choice Protest in Response to Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Leak

Students Hold Pro-Choice Protest in Response to Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Leak

Aneeza Ahmad, Assistant News Editor May 7, 2022

Students decked in green gathered at the Bates amphitheater to protest the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade on Thursday evening in a demonstration of resistance and solidarity.  The pro-choice...

A Recap of the 2022 Mount David Summit

Ella Beiser, Assistant Features Editor April 13, 2022

Last Friday, Bates community members flocked to Pettengill Hall to enjoy the 20th annual Mount David Summit. With 220 student presenters, the building was packed as students showcased their research, writing...

Former Head Football Coach Sues College for Racial Discrimination, Negligence

Former Head Football Coach Sues College for Racial Discrimination, Negligence

Ellie Wolfe, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2022

Former Bates Head Football Coach Malik Hall filed a civil lawsuit in the U.S. District Court, District of Maine against the college yesterday, claiming he faced “severe racial discrimination” during...

Q&A With Ray Grant, The New Assistant Dean of First Generation & Bobcat First Programs

Q&A With Ray Grant, The New Assistant Dean of First Generation & Bobcat First Programs

Skye Brown, Managing Features Editor April 6, 2022

In early December of 2021, an email sent out by Josh McIntosh, the Vice President for Campus Life, officially announced and welcomed to the Bates community a new addition to The Office of Intercultural...

Commons Mugs Disappear, Dining Urges Students to Return Mugs

Commons Mugs Disappear, Dining Urges Students to Return Mugs

Aneeza Ahmad, Assistant News Editor April 6, 2022

Mugs have been disappearing from Commons. Director of Dining Services Cheryl Lacey is urging students to return their mugs. Students often bring their black mugs out of Commons with them to finish a...

Omicron BA.2 Causes Campus Case Increase, Public Health Policies Remain Same

Omicron BA.2 Causes Campus Case Increase, Public Health Policies Remain Same

Aanika Patel, Assistant News Editor April 6, 2022

Across the United States, COVID-19 cases have risen due to the new omicron BA.2 variant. According to the Center for Disease Control website, the majority of Maine’s counties have remained at the green...

In Case You Missed It: A Recap of the 2022 BCSG Debate

In Case You Missed It: A Recap of the 2022 BCSG Debate

Christina Leonard, Executive Managing Editor March 28, 2022

The Bates College Student Government (BCSG) Presidential Debate took place on March 21 at the Benjamin Mays Center and over livestream. Moderated by Larry Cruz ’22 and Hayden Eckblom ‘25, the hour-long...

Bates Will Hold First Gala in Two Years

Aneeza Ahmad, Assistant News Editor March 23, 2022

Bates will host its traditional Gala event in the Gray Cage on April 2, 2022, for the first time since 2019. The Gala will be Hollywood-themed and will include performances by several student groups. Gala,...

Chai Is Back at Le Ronj!: Le Ronj Reopens for Food and Drinks

Chai Is Back at Le Ronj!: Le Ronj Reopens for Food and Drinks

Ella Beiser, Assistant Features Editor March 16, 2022

After nearly two years without food or drink services, Le Ronj reopened with no COVID-19 restrictions and a limited menu. They hosted a soft opening March 8 where patrons enjoyed iced chai and a performance...

Pictured above is the artist’s rendering of the Campus Avenue entrance of Chase Hall.

Chase Hall To Be Renovated for the Start of the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor March 16, 2022

For 102 years, Chase Hall — once the hub of campus — has served a multitude of purposes at Bates, including as the former dining hall and as the current center for student services. Now, starting in...

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