Sex Therapist Answers Student Inquiries

Georgina Scoville, Assistant News Editor & Layout Editor

March 11, 2020

In anticipation of the upcoming Sex Week at Bates, The Student interviewed Jennifer Wiessner, a local sex therapist. Wiessner is a clinical social worker, certified sex therapist, sex educator, workshop creator, and sexual health innovator in Maine; also important to note is that she is one of only...

Is Bates Ready for COVID-19?

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing News Editor

March 11, 2020

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which is caused by the severe acute respiratory system coronavirus 2, has stoked panic into the globe’s social fabrics, political systems, and markets. The disease, first recorded in Wuhan, China, may cause severe respiratory distress and has been shown to b...

Student Government Updates

Vanessa Paolella, Managing Editor

February 26, 2020

The Bates College Student Government (BCSG) has continued to pursue new initiatives and organize events for the benefit of the student body into the second part of the academic year. Below is a brief summary of BCSG’s activities during the first half of the winter semester. Upcoming Elections General...

Water Outage Interrupts Everyday Routines

Vanessa Paolella, Managing Editor

February 26, 2020

Last Monday, an unexpected water outage in numerous buildings on campus surprised members of the Bates community. The shutdown, running from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 24, occurred as the Water and Sewage division of Lewiston Public Works (LPW) replaced a broken water main along Central Ave....

“Break Out this February” Encourages Outing Club Diversity

Georgina Scoville, Assistant News Editor & Layout Editor

February 26, 2020

The short duration of February break means that, unlike many other school breaks, many Batesies stay on campus for the entire week. The limited activities and lonely nature of the week are helped by a saving grace: The Outing Club’s “Break Out this February” initiative. All week, Outing Club m...

Coding Club Aims to Fill in Curriculum Gaps

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing News Editor

February 26, 2020

Bates Coding Club – which stands today at only two months old – was born out of necessity. The club, which appeals to programmers and non-programmers alike through weekly all-level coding sessions, aims to provide Bates students a survey-level knowledge of coding that, its co-presidents Kenza Nad...

Doug Morency Leaves Bates College

Doug Morency Leaves Bates College

Christina Perrone, Editor in Chief

February 26, 2020

After serving two years as Director of Security & Campus Safety, Douglass Morency has left Bates College to pursue his new position as Director of Safety & Security for the District of Columbia’s 26 branch Public Library System where he will be overseeing a 40 member armed special police fo...

Bates Perspective on Fulbright Awards

Eliza Fischer

February 26, 2020

Bates College has been named the top producer of Fulbright Student awards for the second out of three years. This prestigious award was originally created by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1945 to promote international goodwill by sending talented and driven U.S. students abroad. Yet, one may wonder why...

Councilwoman Khalid Shares Goals for Lewiston

Councilwoman Khalid Shares Goals for Lewiston

Khadeeja Qureshi

February 5, 2020

Sixteen years ago, a seven year old Somali girl arrived in a congested terminal of JFK airport alongside her mother and her two younger brothers with no knowledge of what the signs above read, no familiar faces to find solace in, and no way to ask for help from passersby. This young girl was Safiya K...

Hedge Closure Disrupts Campus Life

Vanessa Paolella, Managing Editor

February 5, 2020

An isolated sprinkler malfunction in the basement of Hedge Hall resulted in the closure of the academic building for ten days, beginning Jan. 19. Professors, events and classes were displaced while the water damage was assessed and repairs were made. This incident occurred the day before the MLK obse...

Health and Safety for Old Frye Street Houses

Jack McLarnon, Staff Cartoonist & Writer

February 5, 2020

Jack McLarnon/Bates Student Recent chemical lab tests have determined that some houses on Frye Street have lead paint layered into their walls. The houses with definite presences of lead in the exterior paint are Chase, Frye, Hacker, Herrick, Mitchell, Moulton, Pierce, Whittier, and Wilson. No int...

New Forté Chapter At Bates Welcomes More Women Leaders

Elizabeth Crawford

February 5, 2020

“What do you think of when I say the word business?” asked Adama Diaby ‘22 to a group of Bates women on Wednesday, January 29th. “Is it a bunch of white men sitting around in suits? If that’s it, that’s okay, but we are here to change that.” Led by Diaby and her fellow student ambassad...