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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).
April 3, 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...

Student, Faculty Concerns Prompt Pass/Fail Option

March 27, 2020

As of Wednesday, March 25th, Bates has moved to implement an optional pass/fail policy for the remainder of the winter semester as a means of adjusting academic expectations in response to the emergence...

Bates Econ Professors Assess the Coronavirus Impact

March 27, 2020

Amidst the recent economic fallout due to coronavirus, The Student interviewed Professors Shea and Yung of the Bates Economics department. The pair answered questions regarding their analysis of the virus’s...

Fulbright Program Suspended as Bates Alums Scramble to Return Home

Fulbright Program Suspended as Bates Alums Scramble to Return Home
March 27, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalated two weeks ago, daily life in America and in many countries around the world abruptly changed. In a matter of days, sporting events were cancelled, colleges and universities...

A Bobcat’s Guide to Online Learning in the Time of Social Distancing

March 27, 2020

Up until a few weeks ago, an online campus at Bates was an unheard of prospect. Now, with the outbreak of COVID-19, faculty and students are left with the difficult challenge of finding a virtual alternative...

Mental health during COVID-19

March 25, 2020

With so much hysteria and panic around the globe due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, many people are left feeling anxious, scared, and hopeless. While all of this is going on around us, it is really...

Jack Allard ‘16 in Critical Condition during Battle with COVID-19

Jack Allard ‘16 in Critical Condition during Battle with COVID-19
March 23, 2020

Last Updated: March 26, 1:25 p.m. UPDATE [3-26-20]: Jack has been flown to the hospital at UPenn. His oxygen levels continue to rise, and when his liver function is within a normal range, he will...

Coronavirus Concerns Explode across the NESCAC : A Timeline

March 11, 2020

As of now, Bates is the last NESCAC college planning to remain in session as the Coronavirus pandemic progresses. Although the college indicated that it plans to complete the winter semester as scheduled,...

Bates Students Abroad Feel the Impact of COVID-19

March 11, 2020

Preparing to study abroad is daunting, to say the least. As students apply to exchange programs, they commonly worry about how they’ll adjust to a foreign country, if they’ll make friends easily,...

Sex Therapist Answers Student Inquiries

March 11, 2020

In anticipation of the upcoming Sex Week at Bates, The Student interviewed Jennifer Wiessner, a local sex therapist. Wiessner is a clinical social worker, certified sex therapist, sex educator, workshop...

Is Bates Ready for COVID-19?

March 11, 2020

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which is caused by the severe acute respiratory system coronavirus 2, has stoked panic into the globe’s social fabrics, political systems, and markets. The disease,...

Is Love Blind? Bates Alum Finds Out

March 11, 2020

The following contains spoilers for the whole first season of Love Is Blind. Read at your own risk. Netflix’s newest hit TV show is Love Is Blind, a new reality dating series. Unlike The Bachelor...

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