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Tony Derosby ’80 on Trump’s immigration ban

On Friday January 27, Donald Trump signed a “blanket ban” on all people coming from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Libya and Sudan, whether or not they hold valid visas. He issued this executive order on Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day that remembers a time when Jews were not allowed asylum in the United States

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Trekking for women’s empowerment

On Monday, February 6th, India native Thinlas Chorol, an entrepreneur and advocate for women’s rights, visited Bates to present her work. The talk was entitled “Women in Ladakh, India: Observations and Reflections.” Chorol began her presentation with information on Ladakh, the mountainous region in Northern India in which she resides, where the population is about

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Bates Democrats practice civic engagement

The last few weeks have been the most interesting in a long time for politics in the United States; yet, as the fabric of the world order begins to change, traditional partisan opposition has remained the same. Throughout the week, the Bates Democrats have made it known through their actions that they do not support

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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.

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Green means intervene

As colleges and universities throughout the nation have worked in recent years to implement measures that mitigate potential for sexual assault and misconduct on campuses, Bates College, along with 500 other institutions nationwide, has led the charge through its dedicated involvement in the Green Dot program. In 2015, Bates College joined the Green Dot program

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The art of censorship

At Bates College, we are encouraged to express our identity and opinions freely, without repercussions. Students can express their political opinions through art, protests, and social media. However, in places like Saudi Arabia it is a different story. Abdulnasser Gharem, one of the artists on exhibit in Olin Museum for the Phantom Punch exhibit, gave

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Bates College shutdown

On Tuesday, January 24, Bates College administrative offices were delayed from opening until noon. All employees who were not designated as “essential” were asked to remain at home. Nonetheless, Commons and the Library were still open throughout the day. Classes were left to the discretion of the professor. But campus in many ways did come

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Student government recap

The Bates Student Government held their weekly Sunday meeting — open to all students — to discuss future goals and plans that will benefit the Bates community. The Student Government is attempting to improve relations between the security office and students through organized events. Given the success of the first event, which occurred in the

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