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Bates College Student Government Asks the Hard Questions on Tuition Hikes

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief

January 22, 2020

Last Wednesday, Jan. 15, the Bates College Student Government (BCSG) welcomed Bates Vice President for Finance & Administration and Treasurer Geoffrey Swift to their first meeting of the winter semester to discuss the bane of Bates–the rising cost of tuition. While this is an issue affecting j...

When Are We Getting Lizanecz’s On-Campus Bar?

October 23, 2019

Student body president Ryan Lizanecz ’20 has promised an on-campus bar since his initial campaign as a means of creating what he referred to as “a social place for upperclassmen.” He believes that a bar on campus can act as an alternative to the Blue Goose, a popular Lewiston-based establi...

Lizanecz’s Plans for his Presidency

October 2, 2019

Ryan Lizanecz ’20 wasn’t planning on running for Student Body President. Although he has represented the class of 2020 for three years, he didn’t necessarily see himself in the chief position. “[Running] was a very last-minute thing,” he said. “To be completely honest, during my time...

A Call for BCB Transparency

A Call for BCB Transparency

Danielle Fournier

April 4, 2018

The Budgets & Clubs Board (BCB) is the governing body for all club funding on campus. There are currently 94 active clubs and the great majority receive funding through BCB. The ten members of BCB are students selected through an interview process by the Committee Selection Board. I served as BCB...

Walter Washington ‘19 on the Importance of Being a Well-Rounded Student-Athlete

Max Petrie

September 20, 2017

Walter Washington ’19 wears many hats.  On top of a full slate of classes and being Student Body President, he sings in an a cappella group, works a job, and is a member of the football team. With this much on his plate, managing time effectively becomes very important. “Even if I have a very busy d...

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