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The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

Orientation Issue 2023

Orientation Issue 2023

August 28, 2023
Welcome to campus, Class of 2027! Click here to access a handy list of orientation content, just for you.
Welcome, Class of 2027: A Letter from the Editors

Welcome, Class of 2027: A Letter from the Editors

Maple Buescher and Ella Beiser August 28, 2023

Welcome to campus, Bobkittens! We are so glad that you’ve decided to join us in Lewiston from your homes all around the globe. As the Editors in Chief of The Bates Student, Bates’s only student-run...

View from the Androscoggin Riverwalk, a lovely destination walking distance from campus.

What to Do in the Lew

Catalina Passino, Leah Belber, and Hadley Blodgett August 28, 2023

Congratulations on your enrollment at Bates! You’ve made a great choice not just about your school but also about the area where you will live and learn for the next four years. Bates sits on Wabanaki...

Dear First-Years: Well Hold the Door

Dear First-Years: We’ll Hold the Door

Trinity Poon, Managing News Editor August 28, 2023

Welcome, Bobkittens! Your first year of college is an absolutely wild time, and having just been through mine, I feel qualified to say that. I’ve learned many things last year that I feel rather compelled...

Student members of CHEWS share their recommendations for managing stress during finals week.

Spice it Up: “Cooking” in Commons

Zoe Schaedle, Managing News Editor August 28, 2023

Love it or hate it, Commons is a staple of student life at Bates. There’s something special about the fact that students voted to have one dining hall. It is indicative of the type of community you are...

How to Join The Bates Student

How to Join The Bates Student

Willa Wang, Managing Forum Editor August 28, 2023

Enjoying The Bates Student so far? Here’s why and how you can join our team! We are a welcoming, one-of-a-kind publication of, by and for the Bates community. We are the oldest continuously-published...

Your Super-Honest Insiders Guide to Mental Wellness During Your First-Year at Bates

Your Super-Honest Insider’s Guide to Mental Wellness During Your First-Year at Bates

Catalina Passino, Managing Features Editor August 28, 2023

Disclaimer: I have no certificate to be delivering official mental health advice. However, I made it through my first year at Bates College, so maybe I should be getting a certificate. The transition...

Beyond the Books: Five Little-Known Items You Can Check Out from the Library

Beyond the Books: Five Little-Known Items You Can Check Out from the Library

Maple Buescher, Editor-in-Chief August 28, 2023

As Bates’s signature (and only) on-campus library, Ladd is a lot of things. It’s home to over one million books. It’s one of the few academic libraries in the country to lend children’s books to...

Listen to the Music: Music Options on Campus

Listen to the Music: Music Options on Campus

Anastasia Fowler, Arts Editor August 28, 2023

Music is a fantastic medium for expression, and Bates has many opportunities for those of you yearning for a musical outlet. You can audition for any of Bates’ five a cappella groups. These include two...

Why We Love Bates

Why We Love Bates

Trinity Poon, Managing News Editor August 28, 2023

Maple Buescher ‘25, Editor-in-Chief I love Bates because it is so easy to be involved in anything that interests you, without having to make one single commitment into your whole life. I'm a member...

How to Respect and Get Along with Your Roommate(s)

How to Respect and Get Along with Your Roommate(s)

Willa Wang, Managing Forum Editor August 27, 2023

Residential life is an important part of college. It might be the first time for some of you to live with another person. This is challenging. Three key words make you successful in becoming a good roommate:...

Navigating Commons Nutrition

Navigating Commons Nutrition

Lucy Green, Managing Sports Editor August 23, 2023
With all the adaptations and new routines you'll be learning during your transition Bates, your dietary needs and what you feel comfortable eating do not need to be a point of stress. Whether you have dietary restrictions or struggle with an eating disorder, Bates Dining has resources to help you.
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