Police presence not unprecedented

Bates is known for its “work hard play hard” mentality and has also garnered an unofficial reputation within the NESCAC as a “drinking school” rather than a party school. For the most part, however, weekend parties remain checked and controlled and while visits from Campus Security aren’t rare, they only infrequently end in substantial punishment.

Students split over Party With Consent

While over a week has already passed since Party With Consent, the conversation that it generated is far from over. Collaboration between the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Alliance (CBBA), headed here by Nora Hanagan, and the Student Government, the party’s official intent was to focus on the positive aspects of consent in an atmosphere that would draw students

Introducing Bates United

From its founding in 1855, Bates has been committed to inclusivity and equality. Bates was the first coeducational college in New England. One of Bates’ newest student organizations, Bates United, seeks to honor this tradition. Bates United focuses on addressing issues of diversity on campus and bringing the entire community together. Specifically, the club’s mission

Bates beats Colby

Fundraising has never been so critical for Bates. As the Student Government sponsored budget forum in February confirmed, Bates is in serious need of more financial assets. Recognizing this need, the Bates fundraising team decided to accept Colby College’s invitation to join “The Senior Gift March Mania” competition this year. The “Beat Colby” posters displayed

Bates debate continues to win

The Bates debate team remains an undergraduate debate powerhouse. The team is ranked 14th in the country and 19th internationally. Last month, the Bates Brooks Quimby Debate Council added two more victories to its season. Team president Ben Smith ’13 and team vice president Cat Djang ’13 beat out 43 other teams to win the

Rise Against Rape continues the conversation

Statistically speaking, one in three women is a victim of sexual assault in her lifetime. For homo- or bisexual men, that number is two in five. And in the modern college community that focuses on “hookup culture” and deemphasizes personal responsibility, sexual assault is a real problem. Beginning in the fall and continuing through last

Student government treasurer appointed, not elected

Last week Batesies elected several of their classmates to positions in student government. Alyssa Morgosh was elected VP of Student Committees, Paul Fourgous VP of Student Clubs, and Brad Reynolds Student Body President. One position, however, was conspicuously absent from the list of elected positions—BCSG treasurer. There has been a great deal of controversy over

Outing Club strives for backcountry safety

If you have ever been to an Outing Club meeting, chances are you heard someone make a joke about purchasing avalanche beacons. For almost a year, the club argued over the merits of providing backcountry safety equipment. Would people use it? Who should be able to use it? Is the price of renting higher than

Bates debate “breaks” at worlds

The Bates Quimby Debate Council has reached new heights. Over winter break the team travelled to Berlin, Germany for the 33rd World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) held at the Technische Universität Berlin. Over a week of competition, the Bates debate team performed strikingly well at the largest international debate tournament in the world. “Bates A”,

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