Arts & Leisure

Other Schools Party, too: A Review of Bowdoin Ivies

Whilst many a Batesie was enjoying the splendor of Short Term’s first weekend, I ventured south to another small college’s spring party weekend. Bowdoin Ivies, best described as a three-day, all-campus party, vastly differed from what us Batesies experience with school security and party guidelines. The whole experience started Thursday with a brief AJR concert

4 Hands +1 Piano

The first academic week of short term ended with an amazing performance put on by James Parakilas and Duncan Cummings ’93 in the Olin Arts Concert Hall on Friday night. The audience was treated to phenomenal piano music from composers such as Mozart, von Weber, Poulenc, Schubert, and so many more. What was most striking

Reviewing 211 Days and a Lifetime in Art

On Friday, April 6, the 2018 Senior Thesis Exhibition opened to the public. Every year, the show is one of the most well-attended events at the Bates College Museum of Art, and for good reason. The show is the product of a full year of preparation for 14 splendid graduating seniors. It has been 211

Berger ’19 and French ’18 Make Seussical Their Own

Each year, during the fourth week of short term, yellow school buses arrive on campus to transport Lewiston preschoolers, kindergartners, and elementary school kids to see the Short Term musical. The Robinson Players, Bates’s student-run theatre group, puts on the show as a community engagement project, connecting the Bates and Lewiston communities through theatre. Performing

Gutterman’s Little Shop Delightfully Entertains

This semester, sophomore Julia Gutterman triumphantly directed Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s rock musical, Little Shop of Horrors. The show ran from Friday, March 30th to Sunday, April 1 in Gannett Theatre. The show follows Seymour, played by Justin Demers ’18, a young man working at Mushnik’s Skid Row Florists. Mr. Mushnik, the owner of

An Interview with a Bates Alumnae: Abigail Abbott ’17

Sure, it’s posted on the face of every Bates brochure; job outcomes after graduation from Bates College are near perfect. A staggering 99.5% of the class of 2017 reported being settled. But do we actually see this affect back on campus? In my experience, yes. I sat down with Abigail Abbott ’17, an Education Fellow

Bleachers Bring Down the House at State Theater

If you haven’t heard of the band Bleachers, you’re missing out. This group, led by ex-fun. front man Jack Antonoff, recently came to Portland’s State Theatre for a colossal concert experience. The band, on tour this year with their 2017 album Gone Now, shared music, jokes, and personal anecdotes under lights Friday, March 30 for

Hillel Sedar Celebrates Jewish Life at Bates

The first Seder of Passover at Bates, held on Friday, March 30 in Memorial Commons, was a great way to kick off the holiday. As someone who has been to a few Hillel events, I found this one to be organized especially well. Twenty or so round tables were filled with friends talking, laughing, and

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