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Bates Democrats’ Conversation with Betsy Sweet

Bates Democrats’ Conversation with Betsy Sweet
November 6, 2019

Betsy Sweet, Sen. Susan Collins's potential opponent in the 2020 election talked policy and personal beliefs at BatesJames MacDonald/ The Bates Student On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the Bates Democrats hosted...

Are We Running Our Own Show?

November 6, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 24 Professor John M. Doris delivered a Philosophy lecture arguing against the notion that humans are free agents when it comes to moral decision making. Doris hails from Cornell University,...

Reviving Homework Help at the Lewiston Public Library

November 6, 2019

Bates College partners with the Lewiston Public Library to host tutoring sessions every Monday through Thursday after school. The program is specifically geared towards the high school-aged refugee population...

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Elizabeth Strout ‘77 Returns to Bates

October 23, 2019

Photo Credits: Phyllis Graber Jensen/ Bates College On Tuesday Oct. 22, Elizabeth Strout ’77 returned to Bates to talk about her latest book: Olive, Again. That evening, fans poured into Olin...

Nicholas Eaton ‘20 Shares Visions for Fall Concert

October 23, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 16, Bates will welcome rapper and songwriter Bryce Vine to headline its annual Fall Concert, supported by rock band Manwolves. I spoke with Nicholas Eaton ‘20, Fall Concert co-director...

Bates Endowment Dominates in Market Returns

October 23, 2019

James MacDonald/ The Bates Student This month, universities and colleges all over the country released their endowment returns for the fiscal year. The Harvard endowment results in particular were...

The End of Recycling As We Know It?

October 23, 2019

Due to an increase in recycling standards, much of Bates’ recycling is getting rejected, instead going into Maine’s landfills. As a result, Facility Services is considering removing recycling from...

The Great Mug Heist of 2019

October 23, 2019

Have you ever taken a mug out of commons? If not, chances are ou have seen someone who has. Since the beginning of the school year, over 900 mugs have walked out of commons with students, and despite...

When Are We Getting Lizanecz’s On-Campus Bar?

October 23, 2019

Student body president Ryan Lizanecz ’20 has promised an on-campus bar since his initial campaign as a means of creating what he referred to as “a social place for upperclassmen.” He believes...

Emanuel Merisotis ‘90 Reflects on The Student

October 23, 2019

Memories flood from living in Adams his sophomore year, to late night study sessions in Ladd Library or watching football games at Garcelon. For Emanuel Merisotis ‘90, Back to Bates Weekend is more...

Theory into Practice: Maine’s Charter Schools

October 23, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 10, the Harward Center hosted a discussion entitled Navigating the Facts About Maine’s Charter Schools. This event was the first in the Harward Center’s Theory into Practice series....

Meet the Bates Yoga Kula Instructors

October 2, 2019

Whether you are an athlete or non-athlete, chances are likely that you’ll find yourself in downward dog in a yoga class at one point in your time as a student at Bates. For years, yoga has been one...

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