Digitized Student Newspapers

The Bates Student is the student-run newspaper of Bates College, and has been published nearly-continuously since 1873. The Bates Student began as a monthly, then bi-weekly publication, as a combination campus newspaper, alumni magazine, and literary journal. Student editorials, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction writing, and sports results were the main features of the newspaper until its format was changed in 1916. That year the paper became a “classic” newspaper in both size and content, reporting on campus news and events along with an editorial opinion page.

Issues up to 1980 are now accessible online.

Contact: Muskie Archives, muskie@bates.edu or 207-786-6354

Digital Student Newspapers