The Bates Student

Combatting the Bates Plague

October 2, 2019

It is that time of year again! Everyone has returned to campus, the weather is beginning to get colder, and the dance floor of 80s is essentially a petri dish. Each year in September and the beginning of October the annual Bates Plague rears its ugly head. Coughs, fevers, sore throats and runny nose...

The influenza epidemic hits Bates

The influenza epidemic hits Bates

Katharine Sgarro

February 6, 2013

Feeling sick? You are not alone. Many Bates students are fighting the flu this winter. The sound of coughing echoes throughout campus and a multitude of professors can be heard commenting on the large amount of flu-related Dean’s Excuses flooding their inboxes. Flu outbreaks are far from unusual on college campuses. Cl...

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