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Women in Politics: The New Normal

March 20, 2019

The 2018 midterms saw the election of a record-breaking number of women, many of whom achieved historic “firsts” as individuals. To name a few, Rashida Tlaib became the first Muslim woman elected to Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the youngest woman elected to Congress, and Kyrsten Sinema the ...

Admissions Discusses Incoming Class of 2023

March 20, 2019

The Bates Student sat down with the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Leigh Weisenburger on Friday, March 15 to discuss the incoming Bates class of 2023. The next morning, regular decision candidates were notified with their admission decisions. The 2023 applicant pool is another record-breaking ...

Benevides Fights for Acceptance in Brazilian Navy

March 6, 2019

On Wednesday, February 27, Bruna Benevides, a Second Sergeant in the Brazilian Navy, spoke in Chase Hall. Translated from Portuguese by Visiting Assistant Professor Jacob Longaker, Benevides advocated for tolerance and activism in her hour-long talk. While Bruna Benevides was serving in Brazil’...

Karen Jaime Discusses the Glam Slam at the Nuyorican Poets Café

March 6, 2019

The words ballooned on the homepage of the Nuyorican Poets Café’s website are derived from the quote by the iconic beat poet, Allen Ginsburg: “The Nuyorican Poets Café is the most integrated place on the planet.” Karen Jaime, Ph.D. who came to Bates on Wednesday, February 27, to talk on a partic...

Citizen Talk: A Different Kind of Presentation

March 6, 2019

On Wednesday, February 27, students entered Commons 221 to find the room set-up differently from the usual presentation layout. Instead of the typical rows of chairs facing a chalkboard, the room was filled with round tables covered with pens and paper. This presentation, one of a three-part series ...

Bates Hosts International Dinner

March 6, 2019

Foodies at Bates from all four corners of the campus flocked to the Gray Cage for the annual International Dinner on Saturday, March 2. The dinner is one of the most anticipated events of the year, as Batesies get the rare opportunity of a literal world-class dinner for the price of $10. In preparation ...

T. A. Spotlight: Franck Dumergue

March 6, 2019

The Bates Student runs a column featuring an invaluable part of Bates’ academic community—foreign language teaching assistants. These TAs provide foreign language students with firsthand cultural interaction and strengthen their abilities to converse with native speakers. This week, I spoke with...

Club Spotlight: Bates College Republicans

Quinn Troy

February 13, 2019

Sunday afternoon I was pleased to sit down and meet with the presidents of a club, one of whom suggests, “people don’t know it exists.” Frank Fusco, ’19, and Charles Harker, ’19, are co-presidents of Bates College Republicans. The club can be characterized as the proverbial “black sheep” of Ba...

“Malarkey!” The Consequences of Charter Schools

February 13, 2019

On Thursday Jan. 31, John Kosinski, the Government Relations Director for Maine’s Education Association (MEA) gave a talk about the current state of “malarkey” in Maine regarding charter schools. His talk in particular focused on the need to recognize that charter schools are in fact private rat...

Calvin Reedy ’17 talks ‘On Art and Justice’

Margy Schueler

February 13, 2019

Calvin Reedy’s talent is evident from his photographs, but on closer inspection it can be seen that they represent and embody something deeper than aesthetic appeal. Some of his most recent work is a collection of photographs titled “Negro Sunshine” which captures people of color in the ...

CHEWS Mindfulness

Ayden Eickhoff

February 13, 2019

When people hear the word “mindfulness” what do they think? What do they associate it with? What do people do that may be considered mindful? These were the questions that guided my attempt to identify how mindfulness plays a role in the Bates community. Early on, I ran into a few roadblocks—most...

Sustainable Abigail: The Concerned Flusher Edition

February 13, 2019

Dear Sustainable Abigail, Some automatic flushing toilets flush like 3 times before you even stand up (e.g. the ones in Hedge, 55, 65). It’s so frustrating and wasteful :( ~Concerned Flusher Dear Concerned Flusher, Thank you for recognizing this! These automatically flushing toilets, while con...

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