Freddie Wright

Stories by Freddie Wright
A peek behind the curtain: Contents of a costume shop

Friday, January 27, 2023 9:00 am

Step into the costume shop, ground zero for the many costumes in the Bates Theater Department's upcoming production of "Much Ado About Nothing" in the first "peek behind the curtain" of the production process.

‘Say yes’: MLK keynote address at Bates College

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 11:48 am

Saying “yes" to the voice inside us that calls for activism, "is your way of speaking your purpose into existence," said Keith Hamilton Cobb, an actor and playwright who delivered the keynote address for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance at Bates College.

‘Art & Activism’: The story behind this year’s two MLK Day posters

Thursday, January 12, 2023 11:49 am

Two distinctive posters for Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Bates celebrates the idea that "the history of MLK is beautiful," says Olivia Orr, the graphic designer who created the posters. "We're allowed to be joyful and artistic and expressive.”

‘Ba-ha-ha Mitzvah’: Thesis binding with Frances White ’23

Friday, December 16, 2022 8:53 am

Hugs were had, congratulations traded, and champagne and cola shaken and opened. Another edition of a sweet Bates ritual, melding academics, friendship, and community, neared its end.

From left, Wilder Geier ‘22, Lars Schuster ’20, and Julian Cook ’20 take a look at a pileated woodpecker in Lewiston’s Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary..Nick Lund of Maine Audubon @maineaudubon spotted the bird as he led Clark A. Griffith Professor of Environmental Studies Jane Costlow and students in her “Living With Animals” course on a midday birding excursion during their last class session.
Bates in the News: Dec. 9, 2022

Thursday, December 8, 2022 2:14 pm

An 80s-inspired Black queer horror flick, the 100th anniversary of Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary, and insights into Maine's rich — and often overlooked — history.

Riley Baker ’26 of Northfield, Ill., painting tree watercolor and cookiesWatercolors and ThanksWatercolors and writing thank you notes to those who are special to us!WhenMonday, November 14th, 20227:00pm (until 8:30pm)WhereRoss House, The Ronj Coffee House 100 - ThunderdomeFor More InformationRaymond Clothier (Multifaith Chaplaincy)rclothie@bates.edu
Color these Bates students grateful

Friday, December 2, 2022 10:19 am

Bates students held their own version of a paint and sip night at the Ronj to paint postcards to express gratitude to someone special in their lives

The Trashion Show, including Harvest Meal desserts served by Bates College Dining in Commons on Nov. 16, 2022, was held in the Christian Daggett Gray Athletic Building.Contestants:First Place: Miguel Pacheco '24, wearing stilts and a dress made of recycled book covers, created by Sloan Phillips '25.Second Place: Bora Lugunda '25, wearing a Marie Antionette-inspired gown made from trash bags and plastic sheeting, and a hat made from cardboard and brown packing paper, created by Grace Acton '24Third place: Claire Barlass '25, wearing a self-designed "milk dress" made from discarded milk cartons from Commons, an outfit that was also her Halloween costume this year.Quinn Macauley '24, wearing a "mermaid-inspired" outfit made from trash/discarded swim gear from Tarbell Pool, created by Talia Skaistis '25 and Lianna Rosman '26, all three students are on the Bates Swimming and Diving TeamLily Ritch '25, wearing a "puffy jacket-inspired" outfit made from discarded bubble wrap, chip bags, coupons, mesh orange bag, and straws, created by Emma Righter '23, and accessories by Ella Lungstrum '23 .Leen Dockery '26, wearing a self-created cowgirl-inspired outfit made from discarded cardboard from the Parker 4th floor recycling bin. (I didn't recognize her in the outfit! I remember her from the Visio Divina photos) (edited) 3:39Let me know if you want the self-written descriptions for their outfits. I have the script Theo shared, and I can pick them out (there were a lot of withdrawals, I guess! There are like 13 names on the script)Plus one more male contestant:7. As Abraham Lincoln once said: there is nothing like a sour patch kid to brighten your day! In this issue of munchies, Henry Welch, Ben Huston, and Jonah Yaffee design a chic, yet delicious outfit of sour patches, chips, goldfish bags, and other assorted snacks to express the intrinsic human primal desire for food, and boy does it look good.
Video: ‘Really cool outfits out of trash’

Friday, December 2, 2022 10:03 am

Watch Bobcats strut their stuff during the annual Trashion Show, where students model outfits designed by fellow students and made from campus trash.

Bates in the News: Nov. 18, 2022

Friday, November 18, 2022 12:43 pm

The 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a new study showing the effects of global warming on the Gulf of Maine, and a new mission to the moon.

They don’t call it a trash can’t: Can-do students model fashion created from campus trash

Friday, November 18, 2022 9:59 am

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” as the proverb goes, and students took it to heart — and to the runway — during the 16th annual Trashion Show, and the first in-person edition since 2019.

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Real-world kitchen and food tips from Bates Dining’s executive chef

Thursday, November 10, 2022 6:15 pm

Executive Chef Owen Keene shares kitchen and shopping tips with students in hopes it will make their life after Bates a little easier, and a little tastier.

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