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Sit-Down, Self-Serve Summer Commons Provides Hope for Fall Semester

Sit-Down, Self-Serve Summer Commons Provides Hope for Fall Semester

Olivia Dimond, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor July 12, 2021

On May 28, a complete transformation hit campus, for both first-years and recently graduated seniors alike: sit-down, self-serve Commons. Governor Janet Mills ended Maine’s mask mandate for vaccinated...

Hedge Closure Disrupts Campus Life

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief February 5, 2020

An isolated sprinkler malfunction in the basement of Hedge Hall resulted in the closure of the academic building for ten days, beginning Jan. 19. Professors, events and classes were displaced while the...

What is it like to Play Two Sports at Bates?

November 6, 2019

Everyone knows the life of a college athlete is a grind. Having to go through a long season full of practices, games, workouts, film sessions, and such on top of a demanding class schedule is incredibly...

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...

The Bates Routine

September 18, 2019

Growing up, many of us were told the importance of keeping a routine. We became aware that routines provide structure and expectation that set our days, weeks, months, and years up for success. Go to...

“Pizza and Politics” Event Screens Democratic Debate

September 18, 2019

Last Thursday, members of the Bates community gathered in the Skelton Lounge in Chase Hall to watch the third Democratic debate of the primary cycle. Aired by ABC News with moderators George Stephanopoulos,...

Bates “Plague” Sends Nearly 100 to Health Services

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief April 3, 2019

Rumors have circulated Bates about the sudden aggressive illness which affected a significant portion of the student body last week. Health Services has confirmed that this outbreak was the result of...

Bates Community Discusses Stigma Surrounding  Opioid Crisis

Bates Community Discusses Stigma Surrounding Opioid Crisis

Tricia Crimmins April 4, 2018

Initially used to treat headaches, menstrual cramps, and coughs in the late 1800’s, opioids are at the center of an epidemic that directly or indirectly involves all Americans. The national opioid crisis...

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...

Navigating the Gym at Bates

Navigating the Gym at Bates

Sarah McCarthy February 14, 2018

Walk in to the Bert Andrews Room (BAR) in Merrill Gym at 4 p.m. on a weekday, and you are bound to become annoyed. People jocking for treadmills, looking over your shoulder as they are on the elliptical...

On Bates Parking Tickets

On Bates Parking Tickets

Sarah McCarthy November 8, 2017

With the ongoing changes occurring with Lewiston City ordinances, parking on campus has become more of a hassle than it already was. Due to the overnight parking ban, students are no longer permitted to...

The search for the perfect internship

Katharine Sgarro February 6, 2013

Right now, many Batesies are extremely busy, and not from midterms. Rather, students are preoccupied with finalizing their summer plans. For college students, February marks the height of the summer internship...

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