Stories about "Bates values"
A peek behind the curtain (Ep. 1): 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.

‘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.”

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.

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.

Video: Learning life lessons in the Bates Garden

Friday, November 11, 2022 12:41 pm

“Some days you show up and everything you've planted has been eaten by groundhogs," says Nimco Jama '25, who tended the Bates Garden ove the summer. "That teaches you a lot about facing day-to-day challenges!

Negro voting in Cardoza [i.e., Cardozo] High School in [Washington,] D.C. / [MST].SummaryPhotograph showing a young African American woman casting her ballot.Trikosko, Marion S, photographer. Negro voting in Cardoza i.e., Cardozo High School in Washington, D.C. / MST. Washington D.C, 1964. Nov. 3. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2003688167/.
Q&A: Navigating your ballot and what’s at stake in the 2022 midterms, with Jenna Dela Cruz Vendil ’06

Friday, November 4, 2022 10:46 am

Whether it’s your first time voting or you still think Dewey defeated Truman, you might have ballot questions.

Slideshow: Dionysus comes to Main Street America with ‘Hurricane Diane’

Friday, November 4, 2022 8:46 am

In directing a play with a message about climate change, Kush Sharma '23 explains how theater can be a way for people to feel they can "be part of change."

Bates receives $500,000 grant to fund major arts and technology project

Friday, October 28, 2022 8:46 am

A new Immersive Media Studio — a focal point of a major new arts and technology project funded by a $500,000 grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation — will be a magnet pulling everyone from scientists to playwrights into collaboration. 

The Bates College Philip J. Otis Committee invites you to attend The 25th Annual Otis Lecture, made possible by the Philip J. Otis ’95 EndowmentCarolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors will deliver a talk entitled “Reparative Gestures: On Race, Redemption and (Re)making a Green World.” A book signing will follow the lecture.Wednesday, October 12, 20227:30 p.m.Olin Arts Center Concert HallBates College
‘An intention to do better’: Reparative gestures and nature meet in Carolyn Finney’s Otis Lecture

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 10:44 am

Environmental history is too often written without acknowledging the presence, passion, and stories of the Black people in it, and storyteller and cultural geographer Carolyn Finney aims to change that.

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