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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 the 2020-21 assembly. The Bates Student has confirmed that Figuereo will be the first woman of color to hold t...

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 faces to find solace in, and no way to ask for help from passersby. This young girl was Safiya Kh...

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 letter signed by faculty, administration, and staff members of higher education institutions around...

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. No team has won four in a row since Colby won five in a row between 1988 and 1992. The senior class...

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 political awareness. However, according to a study conducted at Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts ...

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 Street, White Street, Elm Street, Davis Street, and Mountain Avenue. Unfortunately, relations bet...

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 false statements. First, students wanting to vote must change their driver’s licenses to...

Bates crew conquers New England and ECAC Rowing Championships

Bates crew conquers New England and ECAC Rowing Championships

NOAH LEVICK — MAY 13, 2015

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 excellent performances at the New England and ECAC Rowing Championships, a national championship...

Dancing Will Save Lives At Upcoming Dance Marathon

Olivia Dimond, Contributing Writer

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 the kids, think about the status of your bank account, and just when you think you’re good to ...

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 area. Although marijuana is not legal on the Bates College campus, this article is aims to be a so...

Foreign Language TA Spotlight: Andrea Elisabeth Kreditsch

January 16, 2019

The Bates Student runs a regular column which hopes to highlight the unique gifts to the Bates community brought forth by foreign language teaching assistants. This week, I spoke to Andrea Elisabeth Kreditsch, the 2018-19 German language teaching assistant, about her native country of Austria, adjusting t...

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