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LePage Shuts Door on Refugees

This past Friday, Governor Paul LePage announced that Maine will be withdrawing from the federal government’s refugee resettlement program. While LePage can not actually prevent refugees from being resettled in this state, he can refuse to provide.

The stigma of conservatism

Tonight at dinner, my friends and I were discussing how easy it is to be socially and politically liberal at Bates. Often times, I will find myself having passionate conversations about gender, the presidential campaign, and education reform..

The not so great outdoors

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean,” suggests John Muir, an esteemed environmental writer and naturist. It makes sense. Get away from the hustle and.

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