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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).

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief

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

Student, Faculty Concerns Prompt Pass/Fail Option

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor

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 of COVID-19 and remote learning. The policy, which was communicated by Dean of the Faculty Malcolm ...

Bates Econ Professors Assess the Coronavirus Impact

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

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 economic impact, and how Bates students can be best prepared for a possible recession. ...

Fulbright Program Suspended as Bates Alums Scramble to Return Home

Fulbright Program Suspended as Bates Alums Scramble to Return Home

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief

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 closed, and stringent travel bans put into place. As challenging as these changes may have ...

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

Christina Perrone, Editor in Chief

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 to face-to-face interaction. Obviously, with online learning comes the added challenge of accom...

Mental health during COVID-19

Julia Bisson, Assistant Sports Editor

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 important not to forget to take care of what is going on inside of us too! Self care is not selfish, bu...

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

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

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief

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 be able to begin treatment. 2016 Bates alum and two-time All-American lacrosse athlete Jac...

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, uncertainty and confusion about the future of athletics, finances, performances, events and sho...

Bates Students Abroad Feel the Impact of COVID-19

Eleanor Vance, Contributing Writer

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, and how their coursework will compare to their classes at home.What they probably don’t imagine ha...

Sex Therapist Answers Student Inquiries

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

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 creator, and sexual health innovator in Maine; also important to note is that she is one of only...

Is Bates Ready for COVID-19?

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor

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, first recorded in Wuhan, China, may cause severe respiratory distress and has been shown to b...

Is Love Blind? Bates Alum Finds Out

Olivia Dimond, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

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 or any of its spin-offs, Love Is Blind isn’t exactly a competition, but more of a social experimen...

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