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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 water damage was assessed and repairs were made. This incident occurred the day before the MLK obse...

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 difficult to ask of a college student. Imagine playing on two different varsity sports teams...

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...

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 bed at the same time, wake up at the same time. Eat dinner at a reasonable hour. Shower. Brush our teeth...

“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, David Muir, Linsey Davis, and Jorge Ramos, the debate featured the top ten polling candidates ...

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 a highly-contagious gastrointestinal (GI) virus. Read More »...

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 is racialized, stigmatized, and all-encompassing, and the reaction of the Bates community has a...

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...

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 eagerly awaiting you to finish your workout; or worse, not being able to use the machine you wante...

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 park their cars overnight on Bardwell Street, Campus Avenue, College Street, Central Avenue, Davi...

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 search process. Students pour over ads in pursuit of an internship that could lead to a job ...

So Much to Do and So Little Time

So Much to Do and So Little Time

Erin Harmon

February 6, 2013

My first “real” date at Bates: freshmen year, lunch at the “Bobcat Den.” Since then, the Den has been revamped into a miniature on-campus pub. The alcohol-free Den as I remember it three years ago offered a quiet hideaway where faculty frequently met for lunch and conversation. Students read The ...

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