Arts & Leisure

Stephen King’s The Green Mile is a Must Read

As summer fades away, familiar signs of autumn announce the new season’s arrival. Cooler weather shakes a myriad of colorful leaves onto the ground as the trees prepare for winter. They crunch underfoot as people hustle across the quad between classes. Apples, pumpkins, and cider find their way into many different foods, offering a host

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Resinosa Ensemble Graces Bates with its Presence

Yet again, Alan Carr presented to me and the Bates community a wonderful night of music. The Resinosa Ensemble, composed of Joëlle Morris (mezzo-soprano), Eliza Meyer (cello), and Bridget Convey (piano) delighted the Olin Concert Hall with their presence this past Friday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. This group of Maine musicians presented two sets

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The Ballroom Thieves Play at VCS

This last Thursday, October 5, the Bates community welcomed The Ballroom Thieves to VCS. The Ballroom Thieves had their Bates debut in 2015 and have performed here multiple times. The band has three members, Martin Earley on the guitar, Calin Peters on the bass, and Devin Mauch on the drums. As most bands performing at

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The Dark and Other Love Stories: Exquisite Heartbreak

The Greeks had four main words for love: eros, agape, philia, and storge. Each word has a different connotation: sexual love, love of a divine figure, love of a friend, and familial love.  Our own and sometimes crass English language does not make such distinctions in diction. In her collection of short stories, The Dark

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Drink Lewiston Local, Drink Bear Bones

Maine has hundreds of local breweries, and even more when including nano breweries. However, on a day where the weather is nice and no one wants to drive (no designated driver) Bear Bones in downtown Lewiston is a great brewery to try for those of us twenty one plus. The walk from the Bates campus

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The Manhattan Short Film Festival: 10 Powerful Shorts

This week of September 28 – October 8 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Manhattan Short Film Festival. Every year the festival selects ten short films that are screened all over the world. This year, the festival took place in 250 different cities across six different continents, which includes Lewiston! The Public Theater in Lewiston

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Kate Gilmore and Stamatina Gregory: Women on a Mission

This past week, I had the opportunity to interview Kate Gilmore ’97, the artist behind one of the exhibits in the Bates College Art Museum, and Stamatina Gregory, the curator of Gilmore’s work. As we walked through the interactive work, I had to sidestep big metal boxes placed on soft grey rugs. These were all

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WATCH OUT: A List of Movies to Watch This October

1. Wet Hot American Summer While summer has come to close, there is still time to reminisce on your camp days with this hilarious movie. Taking place at a summer camp in 1981, this movie is guaranteed to make you laugh at all of the ridiculousness that occurs for every character on the final day

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Corey Harris: Blues and Social Justice on Stage

Over Back to Bates Weekend, there was a flurry of activity. A tent of beer, a homecoming game, a petting zoo, dance concerts, an a cappella concert, and improvisational comedy were all on display as students and families meandered around campus. On Sunday, just as some of the chaos was clearing, Corey Harris ’91 performed

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