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Dear Everyone,

Dear Everyone,   Thank you so much for participating in changing the way we interact with and appreciate our world. I know at times the environmental plight can seem overwhelming and dire, and the individual impact that we all have can seem small, but I just wanted to send along some holiday cheer and a

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Senate Tax Reform Passes

On December 2 at 2:00 a.m. ET, the Senate passed the new tax overhaul (HR1) by a 51-49 vote. Earlier in November, the House passed a similar, though not identical bill. Before the bill can be sent to the president for his signature the House and Senate bills must be conformed in a conference committee.

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Understanding Net Neutrality

It’s t-minus 10 minutes before you need to send an essay in through Gmail and at the least convenient time you see the dreaded wheel of death. You may try to use a different search engine, to little or no avail. You may try to restart the computer, but that doesn’t fix the problem. So

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Spotlights on First-Generation Bobcats: Part II

At the beginning of this semester, I spoke to several first-year students who are the first members of their immediate families to go to college. That article was the first in a series whereby we at The Bates Student will check-in with our trio at the beginning and end of each semester to see how

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Lewiston Mayoral Election Progresses into Runoff

The mayoral race for the city of Lewiston will continue until December 12, where voters will have the chance to choose between Ben Chin and Shane Bouchard. Early voting will be going on at Lewiston City Hall until December 7, and Election Day voting on December 12 will be at Longley Elementary School on Birch

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Taking No Waste November by Storm

November is a magical month. Leaves fall to the ground, providing a lovely crunch with each step. Morning walks to Commons are characterized by cool air and bright sunlight. And as Thanksgiving break quickly approaches, Bates students, staff, and faculty alike are delighted. But November offers us more than just exquisite weather and some much-needed

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Colombia’s Future Told through Journalism

Photojournalist Christian Escobar Mora came to Bates on November 9 to present his work covering the nation of Colombia’s five decade-long internal conflict. Escobar Mora was born in the capital, Bogota, and has been published in publications such as National Geographic, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. The Colombian conflict is anything

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Dear Sustainable Abigail…

Dear Sustainable Abigail,   I live on the third floor of a house on Frye Street and, up until recently, I’ve really loved living there. But with the changing weather and the heat being turned on, my room has become a horribly hot place to spend time in. I know that opening my window wastes

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Counseling and Psychological Services Reveals Changes to Infrastructure

As the academic demands continue to spike throughout the course of the school year, there is an undeniably palpable sense of anxiety pervading the campus. Bates students stand at the unique intersection of being members of a rigorous, famed academic community while simultaneously joining the most anxiety-ridden generation, statistically speaking. Thus, prioritizing the mental health

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