The Bates Student

Bobkittens Taking Their First Steps in the World

September 18, 2019

This section is meant to illustrate the transition of college through a first-year’s eye. This perspective is unapologetically truthful, funny, serious, brutal, hysterical, happy, all of which are common to feel in college at one point or another. Whether that be navigating Commons during peak hours, ...

The Art of Saying “Hi”

September 18, 2019

For first-years, it’s now been three weeks of “what’s your name”, “where are you from”, and “where do you do live”. Yet nine days of orientation, four days of AESOP, and eight days of classes are still not enough to shake off these semi-awkward and semi-superficial introductory conversati...

Returning to New Beginnings

September 18, 2019

My freshman year experience at Bates was truly a unique one. It went by both incredibly slowly, and too quickly to recall. Much of my first-year experience at Bates consisted of learning and assimilating to the culture that my new educational environment was based around. Being a student of color at a...

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