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Bates Virologist Lori Banks Addresses Common COVID-19 Misconceptions

Assistant Professor of Biology Lori Banks joined the Bates Community in the fall of 2019.

Elizabeth LaCroix, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

With the outbreak of COVID-19 and our new favorite activity—social distancing—most of our social lives are now confined to social media and the internet. These same platforms, however, make it a lot harder to find reliable resources that are not riddled with fake news about coronavirus. Fortunately,...

How to Survive Quarantine: A Parody

Sam Poulos

March 27, 2020

We all know the preventative measures we need to take in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus—wash your hands, social distancing, etc. But what about quarantine? Many of us are back at home with our families, intruding into the empty nests of our parents. How will we survive being cooped...

Coronavirus? Like the beer?

Roy Mathews

March 27, 2020

I was recently reminded to look for the comedically-dark silver lining in this pandemic after watching an episode of “Spongebob Squarepants” (judge me, please). Sandy Cheeks, everyone's favorite undersea squirrel, remarked that, “stupidity isn’t a virus, but it sure is spreading like one!” ...

Student, Faculty Concerns Prompt Pass/Fail Option

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing News Editor

March 27, 2020

As of Wednesday, March 25th, Bates has moved to implement an optional pass/fail policy for the remainder of the winter semester as a means of adjusting academic expectations in response to the emergence of COVID-19 and remote learning. The policy, which was communicated by Dean of the Faculty Malcolm ...

“Suite Life” on Campus During COVID-19: Student Perspectives

“Suite Life” on Campus During COVID-19: Student Perspectives

Amelia Keleher, Contributing Writer

March 27, 2020

It’s been one week since March 17, the final day for the vast majority of Bates students to depart campus for national and international destinations. Following President Spencer’s announcement on Friday, March 13 that Bates would transition to remote learning for the remainder of the semester, most s...

Bates Econ Professors Assess the Coronavirus Impact

Georgina Scoville, Assistant News Editor & Layout Editor

March 27, 2020

Amidst the recent economic fallout due to coronavirus, The Student interviewed Professors Shea and Yung of the Bates Economics department. The pair answered questions regarding their analysis of the virus’s economic impact, and how Bates students can be best prepared for a possible recession. ...

Fulbright Program Suspended as Bates Alums Scramble to Return Home

Fulbright Program Suspended as Bates Alums Scramble to Return Home

Vanessa Paolella, Managing Editor

March 27, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalated two weeks ago, daily life in America and in many countries around the world abruptly changed. In a matter of days, sporting events were cancelled, colleges and universities closed, and stringent travel bans put into place. As challenging as these changes may have ...

A Bobcat’s Guide to Online Learning in the Time of Social Distancing

Christina Perrone, Editor in Chief

March 27, 2020

Up until a few weeks ago, an online campus at Bates was an unheard of prospect. Now, with the outbreak of COVID-19, faculty and students are left with the difficult challenge of finding a virtual alternative to face-to-face interaction. Obviously, with online learning comes the added challenge of accom...

Jack Allard ‘16 in Critical Condition during Battle with COVID-19

Jack Allard ‘16 in Critical Condition during Battle with COVID-19

Vanessa Paolella, Managing Editor

March 23, 2020

Last Updated: March 26, 1:25 p.m. UPDATE [3-26-20]: Jack has been flown to the hospital at UPenn. His oxygen levels continue to rise, and when his liver function is within a normal range, he will be able to begin treatment. 2016 Bates alum and two-time All-American lacrosse athlete Jac...

Coronavirus Concerns Explode across the NESCAC : A Timeline

March 11, 2020

As of now, Bates is the last NESCAC college planning to remain in session as the Coronavirus pandemic progresses. Although the college indicated that it plans to complete the winter semester as scheduled, uncertainty and confusion about the future of athletics, finances, performances, events and sho...

Using Coronavirus To Stigmatizes Asian Bodies

Kyle Larry, Managing Forum Editor

March 11, 2020

Recently, the rapid and global outbreak of Coronavirus has caught the attention of many. However, this fear of getting sick has turned into a fear of Asian bodies. And Bates is not exempted from this level of discrimination. I sat down with a Bates student from China to give her a platform and talk...

OMT Offers Opportunities for Wellness

Elizabeth LaCroix, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

This January, Bates Health Services has started a transition towards a different kind of healthcare: one that incorporates osteopathic manipulative medicine. This is a non-traditional type of medicine where Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.’s) manipulate the musculoskeletal system in order to relieve var...

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