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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...

Bates College Campus Security Vehicles with new logo after name change. The vehicles are located in the parking lot attached to Campus Security building on 245 College Street Lewiston, ME

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...

Messages drawn in chalk commanding the disarmament of Campus Safety appeared on buildings across campus this past weekend.

Student Petition Demands the Immediate Disarming of Bates Campus Safety

Elizabeth LaCroix, Assistant News Editor May 1, 2021

On April 22, a petition calling for the immediate disarming of Bates Campus Safety began circulating among Bates students. The petition received 534 signatures before being placed on President Clayton...

Parties in COVID-19 Isolation House Irritated Neighbors, Caused Concern

Parties in COVID-19 Isolation House Irritated Neighbors, Caused Concern

Ellie Wolfe, Assistant News Editor May 1, 2021

 A group of COVID-19 positive students isolating in Clason House broke multiple quarantine guidelines during the recent campus outbreak, according to eyewitnesses and an email sent by Student Affairs...

Bates is launching an independent investigation to scrutinize the use of force Friday night and evaluate claims Officer Skinner made during a video recording last month.

Campus Safety Officer Fired Following Investigation

Ellie Wolfe, Assistant News Editor April 27, 2021

In an email to students on Tuesday, Senior Associate Dean of Students Carl Steidel shared that Lead Campus Safety Officer Dennis Skinner has been dismissed following an investigation which found he violated...

Bates Student Government Presidential Election Declared Void

Bates Student Government Presidential Election Declared Void

Ellie Wolfe, Assistant News Editor April 23, 2021

In an email to students on Thursday night, Campus Life shared that the election results of the Bates Student Government (BCSG) presidential election, which were initially announced on Tuesday, have been...

The Nhyal Danda Aahal pond in Nepal which will be restored this summer by Nissim Gurung ‘24 with funding from the Davis Projects for Peace Program.

Davis Projects for Peace Funds Bates Students’ Environmental, Social Empowerment Projects

Sacha Feldberg, Staff Writer April 21, 2021

Nissim Gurung ‘24 had already been looking for funds to restore the Nhyal Danda Aahal pond in her native country, Nepal, when she heard about the Davis Projects for Peace program. On a whim, she went...

BCSG Presidential Debate Heats Up

Ellie Wolfe, Assistant News Editor April 16, 2021

The Bates College Student Government (BCSG) Presidential Debate took place on Wednesday night and featured one representative from each candidate pair speaking about their vision for the 2021-2022 school...

Get to know the BCSG Presidential Candidates

Get to know the BCSG Presidential Candidates

Christina Leonard, Digital Editor April 14, 2021

Meet the candidates running for the 2021-2022 Bates College Student Government executive seats. Campus Life and the BCSG Committee Selection board is hosting the BCSG Presidential Debate over Zoom on Wednesday,...

Bates Lifts Campus Lockdown

Bates Lifts Campus Lockdown

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor April 14, 2021

On Apr. 1, Vice President for Campus Life Joshua McIntosh instituted a mandatory in-room restriction lockdown following an exponential rise in positive cases. At the time, the campus listed a total of...

Club members hope they can work with Campus Life to find a satisfactory solution. However, costs for renovating the Barn are high, and there is no suitable space on campus to move the half-pipe to.

Shred Club and Campus Life Clash over Moulton House Garage

Ellie Wolfe, Assistant News Editor April 14, 2021

It all started with an Instagram post. On March 9, Shred Club leader Tommy Sheils ‘21 took to the club’s social media platform to inform club members and alumni that the Shred Barn, also known as the...

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