Club Spotlight: Badminton Club

Every few weeks The Bates Student covers one club out of the nearly one hundred clubs on campus. This week, we’re covering the Badminton Club which meets every Sunday at 4:30 p.m. in the Gray Cage. Though club meetings are casual and always welcome to new players, the club’s members are looking to test their

Who is Clayton Spencer?

Clayton Spencer is a name immediately familiar to anyone who knows Bates College. She is Bates’ eighth president as well as a great fundraiser, but we want to know more about the lady behind Bates and how she got here. Growing up in the South, Spencer’s father was president of two different colleges. Living on

Mayor Bouchard’s Letter Rattles the Community

On February 28, Lewiston’s mayor, Shane Bouchard, sent a letter out to 221 people, Bates students and community members alike, that can be understood as voter intimidation or an attempt to subdue the vote. This is not the first time a letter has been sent out to Bates students seeming to attack their constitutional right

Sustainable Abigail

Dear Bates Community, We Ecoreps have been hearing a lot of talk about some confusing sustainability terms that are often thrown around Bates and can be quite frankly isolating to those who aren’t as familiar with sustainable practices and processes. For that reason, I wanted to take this opportunity to explore one term that is

Affection is Our Best Protection

On Friday, March 2, 2018, 65 people gathered into a small room in upstairs Commons to listen to a talk with a rather provocative title. Timothy Lyle, an Assistant English Professor at Iona College, and Bates College’s own Stephen Engel, an Associate Politics Professor, gave the talk as part of the “Angels in America” Bates

Matt Dunlap Talks Lawsuits and Legislation

Maine’s Secretary of State, Matt Dunlap, addressed members of the Lewiston and Bates community Wednesday night in Muskie Archives. Though Dunlap has been involved in state government for decades, he recently received a large amount of national media attention after he was named as a member of a commission created by President Donald Trump to

L/A Participates in Statewide Bikeshare

Lewiston and Auburn may join Norway and Machias as cities in Maine with bikeshare programs. Seniors Sadie Mae Palmatier, Ben Berger, and Matt Reback are working on making this a reality for their project in ENVR 417, “Community-Engaged Research in Environmental Studies.” They are working with Professors Francis Eanes and Ethan Miller as their faculty

Hitting the Pause Button: Mindfulness at Bates

Every afternoon, a handful of Bates students sit together in Gomes Chapel. They aren’t talking or working, rather they are just being. This small group is the Dharma Society, and their regular meditation involves a sitting practice that takes place in the chapel for about twenty minutes a day. Dharma Society co-president Caleb Perlman ’19

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