Coming onto a college campus amongst the lively, energetic environment of orientation, the experience of freshmen is unlike any other. Everyone is excited to introduce themselves and make friends; orientation is marked with a substantial increase in the number of times eye contact turns into small talk.
On October 5, Senator Susan Collins voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, a vote that ultimately decided his lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Two days before her decision, Collins received an open letter signed by faculty, administration, and staff members of higher education institutions around Maine: 84 of the signatories were from Bates.
As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) prepared its next climate assessment and Brett Kavanaugh edged closer to the Supreme Court, conservationists in Maine came together on October 3 to celebrate the positives in what has been a difficult year for environmental protection.
On October 10 in the Muskie Archives, the Bates and Lewiston community were joined by Maine State Senator Mark Dion and Maine State Prison Warden Randall Liberty for a panel on criminal justice reform.
Tuesday, October 9 brought with it sun and warmth–conveniently, two ingredients needed for a successful and first-ever “Plot Party,” hosted by Bates College’s EcoReps. The Plot Party, located on Russell Street, attracted over 50 Bates students to stop by and enjoy the two-and-a-half-hour event.
Bates has seen tremendous success in the world of athletics. Teams have competed at the national level, state and regional championships have been won, and Bates offers over 30 varsity programs to students. Approximately one third of the student body has been recruited or chose to compete for these teams. These students are busy on […]
Hungry for some volunteer work? The Trinity Jubilee Center – only a five-minute drive from campus – has plenty of opportunities. An independent non-profit organization since 2001, the Trinity Jubilee Center now serves over 1,000 people in the Lewiston-Auburn area each week. The Center provides immediate aid in the form of meal programs and a […]
On Sept. 20, 2018, the Isuken Co-op Food Truck held its much-anticipated grand opening on 966 Sabattus Street in Lewiston, where it shares a space with New Roots, a local Somali Bantu farm stand. After two years of planning, the Isuken Food Truck is the first ever Somali Bantu farm-to-fork food truck in the US.
Margaret Flynn ’22 has felt alienated from math since high school. She can pin it back to a sophomore year class when she was placed in a group with three boys and was asked to complete problems. “They would say, ‘Oh, we don’t even need to do this one, it’s so easy,’ and I wouldn’t […]
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 […]