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Bates makes history: People’s Climate March

Bates Students make their voices heard at the People's Climate March

Anna Luiza Mendonca

September 24, 2014

Sixty students travel to NYC over the weekend It’s rare to realize a particular point in time when one is making history. This past Sunday, Batesies had no doubt about it as they marched alongside a staggering 400,000 people down the streets of New York City in the People’s Climate March. The Pe...

Lost Valley Ski Area threatens to close

Lost Valley Ski Area threatens to close

Hannah Goldberg

September 17, 2014

Bates and the Lewiston/Auburn community may lose their local ski spot this winter, as Lost Valley Ski and Banquet Resort is struggling to open its doors for the 2014-15 season. Since 1961, Lost Valley has provided the surrounding community with a family-oriented ski area, bringing some warmth to th...

The search for the perfect internship

Katharine Sgarro

February 6, 2013

Right now, many Batesies are extremely busy, and not from midterms. Rather, students are preoccupied with finalizing their summer plans. For college students, February marks the height of the summer internship search process. Students pour over ads in pursuit of an internship that could lead to a job ...

The influenza epidemic hits Bates

The influenza epidemic hits Bates

Katharine Sgarro

February 6, 2013

Feeling sick? You are not alone. Many Bates students are fighting the flu this winter. The sound of coughing echoes throughout campus and a multitude of professors can be heard commenting on the large amount of flu-related Dean’s Excuses flooding their inboxes. Flu outbreaks are far from unusual on college campuses. Cl...

Student government treasurer appointed, not elected

Student government treasurer appointed, not elected

Sam Learner

February 6, 2013

Last week Batesies elected several of their classmates to positions in student government. Alyssa Morgosh was elected VP of Student Committees, Paul Fourgous VP of Student Clubs, and Brad Reynolds Student Body President. One position, however, was conspicuously absent from the list of elected positions...

Outing Club strives for backcountry safety

Outing Club strives for backcountry safety

Grace Pezzella

February 6, 2013

If you have ever been to an Outing Club meeting, chances are you heard someone make a joke about purchasing avalanche beacons. For almost a year, the club argued over the merits of providing backcountry safety equipment. Would people use it? Who should be able to use it? Is the price of renting higher ...

B.E.A.M. fights for an examination of the college’s endowment

B.E.A.M. fights for an examination of the college’s endowment

Haley Keegan

January 30, 2013

Since returning from winter break, members of the Bates Environmental Action Movement (B.E.A.M.) have been making their presence known on campus through tabling and other means in an effort to gain support for their latest venture in combating climate change: a petition for an investigation into the f...

German-Russian Fusion: The new “European Studies” major

German-Russian Fusion: The new “European Studies” major

Catherine Tuttle

January 30, 2013

Beginning this fall, the German and Russian Departments at Bates are combining forces under the newly-minted Program in European Studies. This change aims to “reinforce the College’s mission to engage students in a journey of intellectual discovery and informed global awareness.” In the same vein...

Embrace the unexpected: A Batesie reflects on time abroad

Embrace the unexpected: A Batesie reflects on time abroad

Katharine Sgarro

January 30, 2013

As the off-campus study application deadline approaches (February 1st), many Batesies are anxiously weighing their options. Study abroad continues to be very popular at Bates – over 60 percent of juniors study abroad every year. Evan Binder ’14 reflects on his experience. Binder, a politics major, sp...

2013 welcomes a new bobcat

2013 welcomes a new bobcat

Katharine Sgarro

January 30, 2013

With a new year comes a new bobcat. On Saturday, January 26, the new Bates College mascot was formally introduced at halftime of the Bates-Tufts men’s basketball game. The new bobcat is a fresh take on the college’s former seventeen-year-old logo– it is both differentiable from the original mascot whi...

B.E.A.M. fights for an examination of the college’s endowment

B.E.A.M. fights for an examination of the college’s endowment

Haley Keegan

January 30, 2013

Since returning from winter break, members of the Bates Environmental Action Movement (B.E.A.M.) have been making their presence known on campus through tabling and other means in an effort to gain support for their latest venture in the combat of climate change, a petition for an investigation into the fo...

Multifaith chaplin Bill Blaine-Wallace retires

Multifaith chaplin Bill Blaine-Wallace retires

Grace Pezzella

January 30, 2013

Bill Blaine-Wallace taught Bates College that, among other things, sadness is an acceptable emotion. As the Multifaith Chaplain announced his pending retirement late last week, his lesson held a lot of credence. After what he described as “seven amazing and life-giving years” at the college, Bla...

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