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The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

Bates womens basketball played U Maine-Farmington in Alumni Gym on Nov. 14. Carly Philpott ’27 for Bates College.

Playing For a Crowd and Passing It Along to the Next Generation

Carly Philpott and Catalina Passino March 19, 2024

Before the Bates Women’s Basketball team moved forward to play in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen versus Wartburg College, The Student sat down with their team captains to discuss their leadership experiences...

Bates hosts Trinity on April 14th, 2023. (Theophil Syslo for Bates College Communications)

Familiar Faces and Promising Newcomers Take the Spotlight as Bates Sweeps Plymouth State

Zach Marchick, Assistant Sports Editor March 19, 2024

The inception of the 2024 Bates Baseball season, as I view it, can be characterized by two pivotal components. First, the resurgence of a returning pitching nucleus. And second, the task of addressing...

Top left to right Claudia Mabley ’24, Mitchel Soederberg ’25 and Courtney Tally ‘23. Bottom left to right is Greta Shuster ’25, Maggie Forger ’25 and Ryan Clark 25.

Sailing Team’s Boat Barn to be Demolished This Summer

Lucy Green and Zach Marchick March 19, 2024

“After over 40 wonderful years, it was determined that the barn's foundation is currently too unstable for further usage. This is heartbreaking, but we remain hopeful for what the team’s future has...

Here’s What to Know When You Fill Out Your March Madness Bracket

Here’s What to Know When You Fill Out Your March Madness Bracket

Zach Marchick, Assistant Sports Editor March 19, 2024

Four months ago, I penned an article marking the commencement of the 2023-2024 men’s college basketball season, specifically emphasizing the “anarchy” of it all. Well, beyond any other chaotic season,...

Bates students gathered around a TV in Commons stare in disbelief after a buzzer-beater layup won Wartburg College a trip to the Elite Eight over Bates.

Bates Suffers Late-Game Deficit Against Wartburg College to Miss Out on Elite Eight

Carly Philpott, Assistant News Editor March 9, 2024

After a historic season, women’s basketball lost to Wartburg College on a buzzer-beater layup, ending their NCAA DIII Tournament run with the Sweet Sixteen on March 8. The game started strong for...

Photo of Garcelon Field.

Why Some Athletes are Quitting their Sports

Lucy Green and Zach Marchick March 6, 2024

Being a college athlete is an intense commitment, and there is a large component of sacrifice and struggle that comes with that role. At Bates, student athletes have to balance not only their athletic...

Players celebrate after advancing to the Sweet Sixteen for the third time in program history.

In Final Alumni Gym Game, Bates Defeats Widener University to Advance to Sweet Sixteen

Carly Philpott, Assistant News Editor March 3, 2024

As the minutes dwindled in the fourth quarter, Bates put up an ultimately insurmountable lead over Widener University, and the crowd went wild. Alumni Gymnasium erupted into a raucous rendition of “Happy...

Players rush to celebrate with Elsa Daulerio ‘26 and Morgan Kennedy ‘24, who led the game offensively with 20 points scored each.

Bates Wins Tense Game 66-51 Against Brooklyn College to Continue to Round 2

Carly Philpott, Assistant News Editor March 2, 2024

Bates women’s basketball emerged triumphant over Brooklyn College 66-51 on March 1, moving on to the second round of the NCAA DIII Tournament. Despite an early lead for Bates, ending the first quarter...

Photo of Bates Baseball on March 14, 2023. Photo provided by Bates Communications.

‘It’s Us Versus Them’ – A New Era of Bates Baseball

Max Lucas, Contributing Writer February 14, 2024

With the spring season on the horizon, Bates Varsity Athletics is gearing up to bring home some hardware this year. The Men’s Baseball team is ready to make a statement after narrowly missing the playoffs...

Mens Lacrosse featured in Davis Fitness Center.

Men’s Lacrosse wins Headstrong Fundraiser

Nichol Weylman-Farwell, Executive Managing Editor January 31, 2024

Men’s lacrosse secured its first victory of the year late last semester by beating cancer, apparently. Wait, no, they won a fundraising competition in support of those affected by cancer. As part of...

National Selfie Day with the Bates Bobcat (as portrayed by Social Media Specialist Dave Ernst) around campus.

A Sit Down with the New Bates Bobcat

Ana Moreno, Contributing Writer January 31, 2024

The Student had the opportunity to meet and interview the Bates Bobcat.  How did you come to be the new mascot? Were you selected or did you volunteer? Did you always dream of being a mascot? “Yeah!...

Sophomore Elsa Daulerio scored a team-high 19 points and hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer as the Bates womens basketball team won a 62-60 thriller over Tufts on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Phyllis Grader Jensen/Bates College)

Thrilling Ending Gives Bates Women’s Basketball a Trademark Win

Zach Marchick, Assistant Sports Editor January 31, 2024

With 0.8 seconds left on the clock, Bates Women’s Basketball (16-2, 4-0 NESCAC) found themselves on the brink of overtime against in-conference rivals Tufts (10-6, 2-2 NESCAC). Then, the unthinkable...

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