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 Spanish, his Colombian education, and the importance […]
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 radius, “local food” can embody […]
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 semester.
Chances are, if you’ve visited the vegan or salad bar in Commons since classes have started, you’ve been fortunate enough to sample produce from the newly instated Bates Garden. Located just west of campus off Russell Street, it’s a quick walk to the 1.6-acre plot. In one year, the garden has gone from an ambitious […]
Last year, The Student ran a column highlighting the invaluable work done by foreign language teaching assistants. This week I spoke to Alina Popova, the new teaching assistant for the Russian department. When learning a difficult language like Russian, students stress the importance of a teaching assistant in the foreign language learning experience.
If you’ve ever found yourself shuffling through the dish return line amidst the post-12 o’clock lunch rush—AKA the great exeunt of Commons—you’ve probably entertained yourself by reading the fresh and quirky “Napkin Board” along the wall. Cheryl Lacey, head of dining operations at the college, sat down to talk with The Bates Student about the […]
On Wednesday Sept. 13, 2018, Professors Sue Langdon of the Psychology Department and Josh Rubin of the Anthropology Department held a lunch discussion centering on gender roles and sexual violence in romantic comedies, or “rom coms.” The discussion is the first in a year-long grant series of monthly lunches coordinated by Bates Alumna Sadie James […]
At noon on Wednesday, Sept. 12, students approached Commons to find it transformed. A podium, an American flag, and a golden retriever replaced the typical spattering of penny boards and scooters. Max Gardner ‘20 stood at the center of the display, announcing his intention to run as a Democratic candidate for President as part of […]