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Calvin Reedy ’17 talks ‘On Art and Justice’

Margy Schueler

February 13, 2019

Calvin Reedy’s talent is evident from his photographs, but on closer inspection it can be seen that they represent and embody something deeper than aesthetic appeal. Some of his most recent work is a collection of photographs titled “Negro Sunshine” which captures people of color in the ...

CHEWS Mindfulness

Ayden Eickhoff

February 13, 2019

When people hear the word “mindfulness” what do they think? What do they associate it with? What do people do that may be considered mindful? These were the questions that guided my attempt to identify how mindfulness plays a role in the Bates community. Early on, I ran into a few roadblocks—most...

Sustainable Abigail: The Concerned Flusher Edition

February 13, 2019

Dear Sustainable Abigail, Some automatic flushing toilets flush like 3 times before you even stand up (e.g. the ones in Hedge, 55, 65). It’s so frustrating and wasteful :( ~Concerned Flusher Dear Concerned Flusher, Thank you for recognizing this! These automatically flushing toilets, while con...

How Did We Get Here? Carbon Neutrality at Bates

February 13, 2019

Bates has promised to go carbon neutral by 2020, a seemingly daunting task, as few other schools have accomplished such a feat. However, the college is not falling short. This year, we are proud to say, Bates College has reached 95% carbon neutrality, with further improvements still coming. This has ...

Debating 4 Democracy

February 13, 2019

Bates College is a constituent member of Project Pericles, a consortium of 31 institutions that have a commitment to public and community engagement. On February 9, Project Pericles held at Bates its Debating 4 Democracy workshop, which aims to train individuals interested in activism and advocacy w...

How Gender, Race, and Geography Play a Role in Sentencing

January 30, 2019

On Monday January 21, Chad Posick, a Criminal Justice and Criminology professor at Georgia Southern University held a lecture as part of the MLK Day events program called “At the Intersection of Race, Gender and Geography: Criminal Justice Sentencing in the United States.” Posick is situated in S...

Dive into February with a New Year’s Check-in

January 30, 2019

As January comes to a close, it’s a good time to check in with your New Year’s Resolution. How is it working? Has it been a beneficial addition to your life? Whether or not they notice it, most people have tossed their resolutions to the side by the end of January. However, depending on your goal,...

#MeToo Means Who?

January 30, 2019

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in keeping with the theme of intersectional activism, Bates students explored the issue of sexual violence against marginalized groups and the ways in which we can support women as well as LGBTQ people whose stories have been ignored. So many people showed up for th...

{Pause}: Cookies, Art, and Zero Expectation

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

January 30, 2019

Students are frequently told to prioritize “self-care” practices such as meditation, reading, or signing up for yoga classes instead of aimlessly scrolling through social media. More often than not, these activities feel time-consuming, particularly when already faced with homework, exams, and cl...

Maintaining Our Wild Tongues

January 30, 2019

Each year, the observance of the Martin Luther King holiday honors the life of an instrumental figure of the civil rights movement. It also acts as a day to celebrate our shared diversity and spread awareness of contemporary social issues. The theme of Bates’ 2019 MLK observance, “Lifting Every Voice:...

Generation Action, Elections, and Printing: A Student Government Update

Emily Bass

January 30, 2019

At the Student Government meeting on January 16, Budget and Clubs Board (BCB) and Generation Action met with the Student Government to discuss why Generation Action was not approved as a club. Because Generation Action was not granted club status, they could not book rooms on campus, table in Common...

Get Connected With the Harward Center

January 16, 2019

If your interests lie with assisting those with disabilities, then you may want to get involved in the Social Learning Center Friendship Program. Bates students get the chance to form a one-on-one connection with a member of the Social Learning Center. Coordinator Maddy Shmalo ’19 describe...

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