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Tom Brady and human trafficking

I suppose that it is worth noting that football history was made on Sunday night, with a certain comeback led by a certain “amazing” quarterback. There was cheering, crying, indulging, and “I’m skipping work tomorrow’s” heard all over the country. Multiple friends of mine called their families after the game ended to congratulate each other.

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About the big game

In the days leading up to the Super Bowl, there was intense speculation over what role politics would play in the big game. This was particularly in regards to what many consider the most entertaining part of the whole spectacle: the advertisements. Super Bowl commercials are known and anticipated for being more ridiculous or having a

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AASIA statement on immigration ban

To the Bates Community: It is widely known by now that the immigration ban ordered by President Trump has directly prevented thousands of immigrants, refugees, students and visitors from Syria, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, and Somalia from entering the US. Although the executive order has been temporarily halted by the Department of Homeland Security,

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At least Trump sparked white activism?

In spite of the atrocious regulations the Trump administration has been enacting, the one slightly positive outcome is the activism non-minority groups now feel accountable to participate in. Although much criticism around the women’s march was its overwhelming lack of intersectionality and inclusion, it was one of the first in the 21st century in which

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Split and stigma

M. Night Shyamalan’s new movie, Split, premiered last week and was met with general praise, earning over $46 million to date. The horror movie’s premise is the kidnapping of three teenage girls by a man with multiple psychological diagnoses, among them dissociative identity disorder. Dissociative identity disorder, or DID, is a psychological illness in which

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Which one are you?

Two weeks ago, in the #BlackLivesMatter course, a discussion occurred that has been on my mind for some time. I have noticed at Bates College there are quite a few students, including myself, who identify as allies to different oppressed groups. For an example, I believe that I am an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community

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Bates students Women’s March

The day after they took office following an election cycle fraught with racist, sexist, homophobic rhetoric, millions of women and allies gathered around the nation to demonstrate their resistance against the new government.  Among these demonstrators were numerous Bates students, who traveled to D.C, New York, Boston, and various towns around Maine to stand in

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What’s inside a Canada Goose Jacket?

At any school, clothing trends come in tidal waves. Bates is no different; after the first snow hit campus this year, hordes of L.L. Bean boots dominated alumni walk. As the temperature continued to drop, however, a new item seemed to be on the rise: the Canada Goose jacket. Adorned with a fur-lined hood and

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The melting “squash” pot

The Bates Squash team continues to be one of the better teams on campus and it is not because of our successful record. Rather, the integration of people from different backgrounds with a common goal. Former captains Lauren Williams’16 (Zimbabwe) and Caran Arora’16 (India) started a trend of bringing both the women and men squash

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Purposeful Debate

Rather than aggressively complain about our current political events, this week I decided to ask for insight, advice, and tips from Zoë Seaman-Grant and Matthew Davis. The two debate team members recently competed in the World Universities Debating Championship, reaching the final round. Regarding the competition, they agreed that they struggled the most with was defending

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