Arts & Leisure

Christmas Dinner Hosted by BCF Was Full of Joy, Food, and Fun

This past Saturday evening, the Bates Christian Fellowship (BCF) hosted a Christmas Dinner to celebrate the holiday season with the Bates community. The event was festive, heartwarming, relaxed, and welcoming. Hosted in the Benjamin Mays Center, the space was cozy and warm as any Christmas dinner should be. With a combination of delicious food, wonderful

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DC Can’t Touch Marvel

I’m going to say something polarizing: Marvel is better than DC. Now, I’m not unbiased in this regard. I come from a family of proud Marvel watchers (we have been known to miss exits on the highway due to deep discussions about the Marvel universe). That being said, we obviously had to go see the

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The Marcy Plavin Fall Dance Concert: An Homàge to Our Roots

Every year, the Fall Dance Concert provides a glimpse into the place of dance in our college. This year’s Marcy Plavin Fall Dance Concert demonstrated the importance of this combination, inviting the community to reflect on works that expand the boundaries of dance as a discipline. During the opening, the artistic director for the show,

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Bates Is a Family Tradition

I arrive on campus and see the tremendous changes from when I lived at 97 Bardwell Street, now the home of a faculty member. I used to run up the street to visit my grandparents, Louis and Sadie Brackett Costello, at 45 Campus Avenue, which is now a parking lot. It brings back memories of

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Lil Yachty and Chaos in the Gray Cage

A DJ’s thumping bass blares throughout the Gray Cage, I am gently swaying with the pulsating crowd; communication with friends becomes a game of lip-reading. Where am I? The Gray Cage before Bates’ Fall Concert performance, Lil Yachty. As many of you know, this past weekend our campus hosted the 21-year-old rapper Miles Parks McCollum,

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A Place at the Table: Hunger in the US

Although one of the richest nations in the world, the United States still suffers from chronic hunger. In fact, the US ranks worst in hunger among the world’s most developed countries. But in this country, food shortages are not the issue, cyclical poverty is. This the main message that A Place at the Table presents.

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Diary of a Madman: From 1835 to 2017

Diary of a Madman was a show to remember. The performance happened from Thursday, November 9 through Tuesday, November 14 in the Black Box Theater; I was afraid tickets would be sold out completely, but I managed to sign my name for Saturday’s show waitlist. Prior to watching the thought-provoking show, I had already interviewed

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