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CHEWS Mindfulness

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

#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...

{Pause}: Cookies, Art, and Zero Expectation

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,...

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...

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

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...

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...

Get Connected With the Harward Center

January 16, 2019

The frigid temperatures did not stop students from attending the Harward Center open house this past Friday, January 11, to learn about the Center’s many opportunities. The purpose of the event was...

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