Arts & Leisure

A walk through the arts: Bates Arts Crawl 2017

Art Crawl is a yearly event occuring all over campus that incorporates multiple types of art. It ranges from singing to dancing, theatre to visual art. I find this night to be special because as an Art & Visual Culture Studio major, I think it is important for other members of the Bates community to

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Come relax, recharge, and jam out at Nezinscot Farm

In case the fact has escaped you, we go to school in Lewiston, Maine. Our little town is not exactly the most hustling-bustling place there ever was. But if you know where to look, there are a plethora of activities to keep you occupied on a chilly Saturday night. If ever you feel suffocated by

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What it means to perform at KCACTF

From January 31th to February 4th, Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) hosted the Northeast Regional of The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). Through the course of the week, select Bates students had the chance to showcase their work and participate in workshops designed to improve American collegiate theater. The Festival offered a multitude

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Barry: The Obama biopic for the post-election era

As America has entered the next generation of politics, a time of uncertainty, several films have looked to the past to hunt for nostalgia and comfort of America’s 44th president’s earlier life. While Southside With You presents the love story of Barack and Michelle Obama, Barry takes a darker approach, aiming to uncover past president

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Barry: The Obama biopic for the post-election era

As America has entered the next generation of politics, a time of uncertainty, several films have looked to the past to hunt for nostalgia and comfort of America’s 44th president’s earlier life. While Southside With You presents the love story of Barack and Michelle Obama, Barry takes a darker approach, aiming to uncover past president

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Stephan Koplowitz’s two cents on the interdisciplinary arts

We have all heard the mantra that being well rounded is best. In the highly competitive world in which we live, having a varied interest base is vital to achieving anything. But for most, that lesson of well roundedness seems to evaporate once we achieve our goals of getting into college, grad school, or having

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Doors

I. A girl walks out of Commons and presses the handicap button with one of her free hands. She is not holding anything that might inhibit her from opening the door and she is apparently able. The door opens on command, as it was designed to do. The girl walks through the open door and

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Be a Man(Op)

The Manic Optimists will compete this year on “Sing that Thing”, a singing competition hosted by WGBH featuring choral groups from Southern New. After being eliminated in the final round in Season 2, they are approaching this competition with their titular optimism. Last year the ManOps were invited to perform by WGBH, and did well

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Sasha Lurje performs at Temple Shalom

Acclaimed Latvian singer Sasha Lurje performed at Auburn’s Temple Shalom last Wednesday, easily being the highlight of the congregation’s week. She performed a mix of traditional and modern Yiddish songs, accompanied by violinist Craig Judelman. Lurje also visited Bates College, giving a talk to Professor Cernahoschi’s class on Jewish lives in Eastern Europe. Sasha was

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