Freddie Wright

Stories by Freddie Wright
Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College
Thesis Cafe reminds Bates seniors that thesis is ‘a journey, not a destination’

Thursday, December 16, 2021 12:14 pm

Bates seniors came to Thesis Cafe "in droves" this semester, said Bridget Fullerton. Was it the Cheetos? The chill beats? “Or maybe it's breaking through COVID solitude."

Omelet anyone? Bates biochemistry students teach middle-schoolers about nutrition

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 2:53 pm

A Bates professor took classroom learning to another level this week, by helping her students connect to students at the Lewiston Middle School.

It’s finals week, and Bobcats make tracks to axe-tossing study break

Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:39 pm

Students put studying on the chopping block on Monday by doing some target practice — with axes.

A record-breaking Big Year for Maine birder Ethan Whitaker ’80

Friday, December 3, 2021 12:27 pm

All that stood — or perched, rather — between Ethan Whitaker ’80 and a Maine record was one rare bird.

Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans PlazaBrittany provided the following program outline:Welcoming Remarks: BrittanyOpening Prayer: BrittanyTaps: Julie Jesurum ’22, a biochemistry major from Weston, Mass., plays on trumpetPoem for Safety- Tyler Shambaugh '22Invitation to lay a stoneBegin ritual by laying a stone for each branch in the armed forces*Moment of Silence*Poem for Peace- Frances White '22Benediction-Raymond
Veterans Day: poetry, taps, and a poignant ritual at Veterans Plaza

Thursday, November 18, 2021 5:23 pm

A poignant observance at Veterans Plaza offered a simple ritual that "people can interact with throughout Veterans Day," says the Rev. Brittany Longsdorf.

Ecorep Tamsin Stringer ’22 of Bloomington, Ind., poses at the new electric charger stations behind Underhill in the Merrill Gym parking lot.“Underhill Electric Vehicle Chargers Project “Bates has installed other EV chargers in the past. This project will be different for three primary reasons. First, we have already received a grant from CMP for the make-ready infrastructure portion of the project, which has historically been the bulk of the expenses for EV charger installations. Secondly, this project will include installing level 2 chargers for the first time at Bates, which will allow for monetary collections for charging, tiered charging for different kinds of customers, and incentivize to move one’s car once it's fully charged. Finally, this project allows for future EV charger installations in the same location for much lower cost, because the make-ready infrastructure for more EV chargers will be easily accessible.
Student energy puts a charge into new electric-vehicle stations

Thursday, November 11, 2021 2:07 pm

One finding from a Bates survey on electric vehicle use gave Tamsin Stringer '22 a jolt: Bates needed more EV plugins, so she set out to help.

Award-winning illustration by Matt Tavares ’97 chosen for Veterans Day poster

Friday, November 5, 2021 11:49 am

The official 2021 Veterans Day poster, depicting a quiet moment at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, is based on an award-winning book illustration by Matt Tavares ’97.

Otis Lecturer Winona LaDuke: ‘You need to make a choice between two paths’

Friday, November 5, 2021 10:47 am

What do hemp, centuries old squash seeds, and a lake of carefully tended wild rice have in common? The future, according to environmentalist, economist, writer, and activist Winona LaDuke.

Professors, inspired by a Bates play, offer lessons in American redlining and racism

Friday, October 29, 2021 10:47 am

Bates professors offer a range of perspectives on racial justice, reparations, and housing inequity during a discussion inspired by the Bates production of the play The Luck of the Irish.

"This message is more than just three words. To grow, evolve, and transform means to accept and embrace the path you were meant to be on in order to grow as an individual and change the world around you."Thank you for this opportunity! I hope this can reach people. Let me know if you need anything else. “Sincerely,Elena Valle ’25 of Damascus, Md.Join us for Free Press on Friday, October 1st from 3:00pm-5:00pm outside of the Benjamin Mays Center.Printmaking at Free Press involves rolling ink out onto stamps carved by a variety of talented Bates artists and using those stamps to make designs on the canvas of your choice. We’ll provide limited quantities of paper, fabric masks, and canvas tote bags to print on, you bring whatever else is in need of artistic embellishment (t-shirts? jean jackets? your roommate’s bedspread?). No prior art experience or skill is necessary—we’ll have artists there to guide you through the printmaking process.
Free Press: printmaking and social justice amidst peppy pop music

Friday, October 8, 2021 11:43 am

Outside the Benjamin E. Mays Center, students traded compliments and encouragement — all the while creating social justice prints — as the Bates "Stringfellows" held their third Free Press printmaking event.

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