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Literary Arts Live: A Fitting Farewell to Farnsworth

The upper floor of Muskie Archives, full of seats arranged in rows, was already packed with students, professors, parents, and friends alike. I walked in with a couple of other students from my Poetry Writing class; our professor had suggested we attend this poetry reading in anticipation of analyzing some of Robert Farnsworth’s work in […]

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Video Games Make for a Good Nightlife

I strolled into the Chase Hall Longue a couple of minutes before 8 p.m. with some friends and settled down on one of the modest-but-comfortable couches. Around the room, laptops were being plugged in, televisions arranged by seats, and a large projector pointed towards the center. Bates students aren’t ones to turn away the offer […]

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First-year Tiffany Cervantes ’21 Speaks About the 2017-18 Squash Season

Many first-years have already finished their first collegiate athletic season at Bates College. For others, like Tiffany Cervantes ‘21, they have only just begun. Tiffany Cervantes is a member of the women’s squash team and like any other athlete, the transition from high school athletics to collegiate athletics was not easy. “There was a huge […]

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Defend the Right to Protest!

What would the world be like if student protests never happened? What would the sixties be if students weren’t out protesting the Vietnam War? Or if students didn’t fight for their right to free speech at Berkeley? We would most certainly be living in a different world. We might still have segregation. We might not […]

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Dear Sustainable Abigail

  Dear Sustainable Abigail, I’ve always admired commons for their commitment to sustainability–with the mug club, the local food, and the various waste bins. However, I’ve also always wondered what happens with the liquid waste? Especially now that we have the separate spot at the dish return to pour our liquids down, I’m just wondering […]

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Squash Teams Are off to a Strong Start

For the men’s squash team, the season couldn’t be off to a better start.  In four matches, they have gone 4-0, winning three by margins of 9-0 and the last 7-2.  These matches have come against Bowdoin, Connecticut College, Vassar, and Haverford.  As of right now, the team is nationally ranked at number eighteen.   […]

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Sustainable Abigail: Dear Everyone

Dear Everyone, Thank you so much for participating in changing the way we interact with and appreciate our world. I know at times the environmental plight can seem overwhelming and dire, and the individual impact that we all have can seem small, but I just wanted to send along some holiday cheer and a reminder […]

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Dear Sustainable Abigail…

Dear Sustainable Abigail,   I live on the third floor of a house on Frye Street and, up until recently, I’ve really loved living there. But with the changing weather and the heat being turned on, my room has become a horribly hot place to spend time in. I know that opening my window wastes […]

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Dear Sustainable Abigail…

Dear Sustainable Abigail, I am very confused about where our food waste goes to be turned into compost once a plate is put on the revolving dish rack. Does it stay on campus? Does it go to a nearby farm? Is it even composted? Many thanks, Confused in Commons Dear Confused in Commons, This is […]

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Dear Sustainable Abigail…

Hi Abby! I am living in Adams this year and I have noticed students putting the trash bags from their room into the larger bathroom bins. I was under the impression that all trash from our room should be placed in a trash room, and definitely not the bathroom. I want to tell people to […]