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The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

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...

Photograph taken by Theophil Syslo/Bates College. Byrant Terry giving the keynote address to an audience in Gomes Chapel.

From Grandmother’s Music to Tofu Curry

Ashley Taylor, Contributing Writer January 31, 2024

Snow glittered on the ground as over 200 Bates students and faculty rose early to trek to Gomes Chapel. Conversations filled the calm winter air, and students filed in lines, walking into the pews and...

A white ribbon in memory of the victims of the Lewiston mass shooting hangs on a sign on campus. Ribbons were distributed in bundles of 18 and will hang for 18 days to commemorate the 18 people killed on Oct. 25. Noah Skinner/The Bates Student.

OPINION | We Will Not Wait for the Next School Shooting

Andrew Sun and Alexander Denza January 24, 2024

Editor’s Note: The following is a student-written op-ed, signed by over 110 student leaders and meant to be published simultaneously across over 40 student newspapers. The breadth of this op-ed is national...

Former Head Football Coach Malik Hall courtesy of the Lewiston Sun Journal.

BREAKING NEWS: Bates Agreed to Pay an Unspecified Amount to the Children of Former Head Football Coach

Ella Beiser, Editor-in-Chief January 21, 2024

Bates agreed to pay an unspecified amount to the three children of former head football coach Malik Hall as a settlement of Hall’s claims that they suffered adverse health effects from living in the...

An artists rendering from 2022 shows the newly-renovated Chase Hall.

Chase Hall Reopens with Renovations

Ella Beiser, Editor-in-Chief September 19, 2023

Once the home to a billiard room, barber shop, bowling alley, the men’s union and a post office, Chase Hall has operated as a gathering place for students for years. Built in 1917, the building has undergone...

View from the Androscoggin Riverwalk, a lovely destination walking distance from campus.

What to Do in the Lew

Catalina Passino, Leah Belber, and Hadley Blodgett August 28, 2023

Congratulations on your enrollment at Bates! You’ve made a great choice not just about your school but also about the area where you will live and learn for the next four years. Bates sits on Wabanaki...

Student members of CHEWS share their recommendations for managing stress during finals week.

Spice it Up: “Cooking” in Commons

Zoe Schaedle, Managing News Editor August 28, 2023

Love it or hate it, Commons is a staple of student life at Bates. There’s something special about the fact that students voted to have one dining hall. It is indicative of the type of community you are...

How to Join The Bates Student

How to Join The Bates Student

Willa Wang, Managing Forum Editor August 28, 2023

Enjoying The Bates Student so far? Here’s why and how you can join our team! We are a welcoming, one-of-a-kind publication of, by and for the Bates community. We are the oldest continuously-published...

Your Super-Honest Insiders Guide to Mental Wellness During Your First-Year at Bates

Your Super-Honest Insider’s Guide to Mental Wellness During Your First-Year at Bates

Catalina Passino, Managing Features Editor August 28, 2023

Disclaimer: I have no certificate to be delivering official mental health advice. However, I made it through my first year at Bates College, so maybe I should be getting a certificate. The transition...

Why We Love Bates

Why We Love Bates

Trinity Poon, Managing News Editor August 28, 2023

Maple Buescher ‘25, Editor-in-Chief I love Bates because it is so easy to be involved in anything that interests you, without having to make one single commitment into your whole life. I'm a member...

How to Respect and Get Along with Your Roommate(s)

How to Respect and Get Along with Your Roommate(s)

Willa Wang, Managing Forum Editor August 27, 2023

Residential life is an important part of college. It might be the first time for some of you to live with another person. This is challenging. Three key words make you successful in becoming a good roommate:...

Navigating Commons Nutrition

Navigating Commons Nutrition

Lucy Green, Managing Sports Editor August 23, 2023
With all the adaptations and new routines you'll be learning during your transition Bates, your dietary needs and what you feel comfortable eating do not need to be a point of stress. Whether you have dietary restrictions or struggle with an eating disorder, Bates Dining has resources to help you.
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