Stories about "Maine/world"
Video: Maya Benziger ’22, from hesitation to the ‘full nine yards’

Friday, January 21, 2022 9:44 am

After a year and a half of COVID-cancelled a cappella performances, Maya Benziger '22 realized there was more at stake than just singing on stage: the entire pre-pandemic Merimander experience could disappear with her graduating class, and she realized, "I didn't want that to end with me."

What’s in a Lewiston Name: Thorne

Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:20 pm

The name "Thorne" goes deep into Lewiston history, providing half the name of the nearby Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary.

From a Distance: 12 things we spied from the sky looking north from campus

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:09 pm

This aerial photograph was taken six years ago this week, showing features like Lake Auburn and the campus smokestack. Join us for the tour!

Recalling 1893, when men were feeling threatened

Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:34 am

In 1893, for the first time at Bates, "young ladies of the freshman class outnumber the young men."

Meet the 97-year old World War II vet who helped reopen the Bobcat Den

Friday, August 20, 2021 11:03 am

Shortly after the Bobcat Den reopened after its 516-day closure due to the pandemic, 97-year-old Ralph Sylvester ‘50 arrived for breakfast.

Bates to honor Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, artist Vanessa German, musician Rhiannon Giddens, and activist and lawyer Chase Strangio at Commencement

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:44 pm

Following last year's virtual event, the college's 155th Commencement will feature two complete, in-person ceremonies on May 27, each accommodating half the senior class.

Recalling 1941, when Bates touted ‘up-to-the-minute’ airline service

Friday, April 16, 2021 1:35 pm

Northeast Airlines, with a smiling pilgrim logo, used to serve Lewiston and a number of other New England cities.

Creative and curious WiFi names in Lewiston explained

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:36 am

We share a few creative WiFi names seen around Lewiston neighborhoods in recent days, and our best guess as what they refer to.

What’s in a Lewiston name: Luiggi’s

Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:34 am

A favorite Bates haunt since the 1950s, Luiggi’s Pizzeria is named for its founder, Luiggi Carmine Talarico.

Clay play: Learn about the stubborn and slick earth beneath Bates

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:45 pm

Bates and Maine have a historic love-hate relationship with marine clay, aka the Presumpscot Formation.

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