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Finding Silence

Finding Silence

Devanshi Trivedi, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2018

Coming onto a college campus amongst the lively, energetic environment of orientation, the experience of freshmen is unlike any other. Everyone is excited to introduce themselves and make friends; orientation is marked with a substantial increase in the number of times eye contact turns into small talk....

Calling for a Calling-In Culture: Bates reflects on Kavanaugh appointment

Professor Hill with 1991 open letter to the Times in protest of Thomas appointment. PHYLLIS GRABER JENSEN/BATES COLLEGE

Christina Perrone, Editor in Chief

October 24, 2018

On Oct. 5, Senator Susan Collins voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, a vote that ultimately decided his lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Two days before her decision, Collins received an open letter signed by faculty, administration, and staff members of higher education institutions around...

Climate Change on Maine Gulf Coast

Climate Change on Maine Gulf Coast

Shane Ward, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2018

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) prepared its next climate assessment and Brett Kavanaugh edged closer to the Supreme Court, conservationists in Maine came together on October 3 to celebrate the positives in what has been a difficult year for environmental protection. Read More &r...

Being Smart on Crime: Officials discuss improvements for Maine’s Criminal Justice System at Bates

Being Smart on Crime: Officials discuss improvements for Maine’s Criminal Justice System at Bates

Margy Schueler, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018

On October 10 in the Muskie Archives, the Bates and Lewiston community were joined by Maine State Senator Mark Dion and Maine State Prison Warden Randall Liberty for a panel on criminal justice reform. Read More »...

Plot Garden Party Plants Interest in Sustainability

Students munch on garden delicacies: caprese salad, chips and salsa. XINGREN WANG/THE BATES STUDENT

Kerry Manuel, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2018

Tuesday, October 9 brought with it sun and warmth–conveniently, two ingredients needed for a successful and first-ever “Plot Party,” hosted by Bates College’s EcoReps. The Plot Party, located on Russell Street, attracted over 50 Bates students to stop by and enjoy the two-and-a-half-hour event....

Janet Judge Speaks About Divison III Athletics

Janet Judge Speaks About Divison III Athletics

Sarah Rothmann, Editor-In-Chief

October 3, 2018

Bates has seen tremendous success in the world of athletics. Teams have competed at the national level, state and regional championships have been won, and Bates offers over 30 varsity programs to students. Approximately one third of the student body has been recruited or chose to compete for these teams....

Batesies Volunteer at Trinity Jubilee Center

Bates’s Swim and Dive team help the center build a garden. 
ERIN REED/COURTESY PHOTO

Sophie Mackin, Copy Editor

October 3, 2018

Hungry for some volunteer work? The Trinity Jubilee Center – only a five-minute drive from campus – has plenty of opportunities. An independent non-profit organization since 2001, the Trinity Jubilee Center now serves over 1,000 people in the Lewiston-Auburn area each week. The Center provides...

Isuken Food Truck Drives New ‘Commensality’ to Lewiston

Isuken Food Truck serves hot chai and delicious food to locals.
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Christina Perrone, Editor in Chief

October 3, 2018

On Sept. 20, 2018, the Isuken Co-op Food Truck held its much-anticipated grand opening on 966 Sabattus Street in Lewiston, where it shares a plot with New Roots, a local Somali Bantu farm stand. After two years of planning, the Isuken Food Truck is the first ever Somali Bantu farm-to-fork food truck...

The Consequences of Gender Imbalance in Economics

The Consequences of Gender Imbalance in Economics

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

October 3, 2018

Margaret Flynn ’22 has felt alienated from math since high school. She can pin it back to a sophomore year class when she was placed in a group with three boys and was asked to complete problems. “They would say, ‘Oh, we don’t even need to do this one, it’s so easy,’ and I wouldn’t speak...

Foreign Language T.A Spotlight: Daniel Guarín

Foreign Language T.A Spotlight: Daniel Guarín

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor

October 3, 2018

Each week, The Bates Student interviews a foreign language teaching assistant to get a better grasp on how foreign languages are taught at Bates and understand the importance of teaching assistants. This week I spoke to Spanish teaching assistant Daniel Guarín, who discussed his non-linear path to teaching...

PLOT Garden Caters to Locavores

PLOT Garden Caters to Locavores

Ayden Eickhoff, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2018

More than ten years after the word “locavore” was added to the New Oxford American Dictionary and featured as the word of the year, the jury is still out on what “local” and “local food” actually is. While “locavore” describes someone who attempts to eat food produced within a 100-mile...

President Clayton Spencer Voices Her Vision for 2018-19 and Beyond

President Clayton Spencer dicusses her goals for Bates during the 2019-19 academic year. 
VANESSA PAOLELLA/THE BATES STUDENT

Sarah Rothmann, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2018

September is always a hectic month at Bates College. New and returning students are settling into their dorms, classes, sports, and clubs. Faculty and staff are prepping for courses and campus events. Ultimately, everybody is transitioning from the relaxing summer months to a bustling start to the fall...

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