Bates+Who?: A New Coalition for Racial Justice at Bates

Bates+Who? is a coalition of Bates students standing up to contest the abuses of Bates Campus Security officers against students at Bates (especially against students of color). The group formed in response to a long train of abuses committed by security   – the incident involving a black student and two Bates security officers on

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The real challenge of requirements

During my college search, academic requirements played an important part in my decision-making. I didn’t want to attend a college, like Georgetown, at which I would be locked into the requirements of a core curriculum. But I felt intimidated by schools with completely open curricula, like Brown, at which I would have absolute freedom in


Republicans speak out

Amidst the hype of the 51st Super Bowl on Sunday night, where the New England Patriots won by 34-28, it is important to remain focused on the politics that are affecting all of us. Given the new policies that President Trump is implementing, it is important to understand the point of view of the Republicans.


Mission IMPROVable saves the day

Last Friday January 20, Bates College was filled with the unexpected. The comedy team Mission IMPROVable presented their Always Original show in Memorial Commons. The show is constantly new because it is created on the spot based on audience participation – the audience gives ideas for places, objects, and characters and the “mission” starts. The


Cafe LA: The best tasting hole-in-the-wall

Over winter break, I had the pleasure of experiencing a quaint, hidden cafe in Auburn. As an avid cafe lover, and lover of all things food, finding this cute small restaurant was the best thing that could have happened to me that Wednesday. Located on the bottom floor of the public library along Spring St.,


From an Indians fan: Why the club should move on from

This past October, the Cleveland Indians made a surge onto the national stage with their run to the world series, and in the process brought their controversial logo into the spotlight. In the summer of 2013, my dad and I saw the Indians play two games against the Twins in Cleveland. The team was on

NBA preview

It was early morning on Monday July 4th, hours before any fireworks would light up the sky. As everyone took their first sips of iced coffee, news broke that would put the sports world (and twitter) into hysteria: “Kevin Durant signs with the Golden State Warriors.” Basketball fans shared a collective scream of WTF?! Are

Sydney Beres ‘18 watches her Sam Reiss ‘18 advance the ball.  JOHN NEUFELD/THE BATES STUDENT

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