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Why The Word “Woke” Needs To Be Put To Rest

October 23, 2019

One of the most problematic parts about attending a liberal arts school is the arbitrary manner in which the term “woke” is used. People use the term in their everyday language because it’s one of those buzzwords that indicates a person is “down for the cause.” But, in my opinion, I believ...

Leave Your Stereotypes at the Door

September 18, 2019

Imagine this! An eighteen-year-old, gay, African American male from the Southside of Chicago leaves his hometown to seek out what he was led to believe a “better education.” The only problem is that this education comes with a price: he has to overcome preconceived notions people have about him b...

Stephen Engel talks Gay Rights and Dignity in Kroepsch Award Lecture

May 2, 2018

As a part of his receiving of the annual Ruth and Robert Kroepsch Award, Associate Professor and Politics Department Chair Stephen Engel was given free reign to lecture on a subject of his choosing. His talk "The Conservative Potential of the Supreme Court’s Gay Rights Jurisprudence, or Why Justic...

Bates airs “You Can Play” video

Bates airs

Sam Learner

January 30, 2013

On the Bates athletic website on January 21, Batesies saw some familiar student athletes flicker across the screen. After smashing squash balls, diving into pools, and hurling shot-puts, each student then turned to the camera with the same message to say: “If you can play, you can play.” Bates’ “You Ca...

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