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Five Artists that have Gotten Me Through the Year

Five Artists that have Gotten Me Through the Year
November 25, 2020

The year 2020 has been an especially harsh one. We’ve all lost inspirational figures in our lives. Highly anticipated plans have disappeared in a matter of hours. I can’t speak for everyone, but coping...

Perla Figuereo ’21 Makes BCSG History as the First Woman of Color Elected President

BCSG President Perla Figuereo ’21 (right) and President Lebanos Mengistu ’21 (left).
August 22, 2020

The Bates College Student Government (BCSG) released the results of the 50th BCSG election last week, naming Perla Figuereo ’21 and Lebanos Mengistu ’21 as the next President and Vice President of...

Councilwoman Khalid Shares Goals for Lewiston

Councilwoman Khalid Shares Goals for Lewiston
August 22, 2020

Sixteen years ago, a seven year old Somali girl arrived in a congested terminal of JFK airport alongside her mother and her two younger brothers with no knowledge of what the signs above read, no familiar...

Bates Professors reflect on Kavanaugh appointment

Professor Hill with 1991 open letter to the Times in protest of Thomas appointment.
August 22, 2020

On Oct. 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...

Bobcats Takes Down Bowdoin to Claim Fourth Straight CBB Title

Bobcats celebrate after their victory over Bowdoin to claim their fourth consecutive CBB Title
August 22, 2020

It was a great day to be a Bobcat on Saturday, November 6. The football team beat the Bowdoin Polar Bears 24-17 to capture the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) title for a team-record fourth consecutive year....

Report Shows Disappointing Voter Turnout Statistics for Bates

Bates Students register to vote in the 2016 election
August 22, 2020

From its very founding by abolitionists to its history as one of the first coeducational undergraduate institutions in the nation, Bates has prided itself on its reputation as a college brimming with active...

What You Need to Know About Lewiston Police and Bates Campus Security

What You Need to Know About Lewiston Police and Bates Campus Security
August 22, 2020

For years, Bates College has allowed students in their senior year to live off-campus, renting houses from local landlords. Most of these houses are situated very close to campus on streets like: College...

Maine ACLU asks US Dept. of Justice to investigate voter suppression effort at Bates College

These fliers were dispersed around the Bates College campus early Sunday
August 22, 2020

Sunday morning students encountered bright orange leaflets reading "BATES ELECTION LEGAL ADVISORY." The word ‘legal’ was underlined and had stars around it to add emphasis. Below that were two categorically...

Bates crew conquers New England and ECAC Rowing Championships

Bates crew conquers New England and ECAC Rowing Championships
August 21, 2020

Though they may not compete under the spotlights in front of hundreds of fans at Alumni Gym or Garcelon Field, Bates rowing has been quietly dominating on the water. In the wake of the team’s historically...

Dancing Will Save Lives At Upcoming Dance Marathon

February 26, 2020

It’s that time of year again. Your fellow Batesies are posting on social media about the Dance Marathon for the children’s hospital, and they’re asking you to donate. You read the little blurb about...

High Times: Where to Buy Weed in L/A

February 26, 2020

Author: Mary Jane (pen name)  Thanks to the Marijuana Legalization Act which took effect in Maine in 2016, there has been a plethora of new marijuana dispensaries popping up in the Lewiston/Auburn...

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