Stories about "Student Life"
Peek Behind the Curtain (Ep. 2): Maine takes the main stage

Thursday, February 2, 2023 4:49 pm

Fly fishing in Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing?" See how Carol Farrell, costume shop supervisor, and Adelle Welch '25 bring Shakespeare to Maine in this second "peek behind the curtain" of the production process.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 2:25 pm

January experiences: Clowning, celebrating, studying, knitting, reading, knitting, debating, GPSing, and scoring (our 999th point!).

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.

38 items in the Bates library’s lost and found on Jan. 11, 2023

Thursday, January 12, 2023 10:26 am

Tea, toothpase, and a formal bow tie: Unfound items awaiting their losers — hmm, that didn't sound right — on the first day of the winter semester here on campus.

Leana E. Amáez to join Bates College as vice president for equity and inclusion 

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 8:58 am

Leana Amáez, who joins Bates on Feb. 27, 2023, is a seasoned equity and inclusion leader and longtime advocate for underrepresented populations. “I am thrilled to welcome Leana to Bates to lead our work in equity and inclusion — work that is central to our mission and to the success and well-being of every member of our community,” said Bates President Clayton Spencer.

The brand new Bates Food Truck arrives at the Commons lock midday on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. It will take about two weeks before it is up and running. Exterior design by Olivia Orr of the Bates Communications Office. Todd McCollough and John Lajoie left Wednesday from South Bend, Ind., where they picked up the truck and drove 11,160 miles to Lewiston, Maine. Lajoie drove and McCollough was the co-pilot and navigator. They were met at Commons by colleagues, including and Chrstine Schwartz, Cheryl Lacy. Other students and staff who passed by stepped into the truck’s interior at Schwartz’s invitation to check it out. Three students inside the truck, from left to right are sophomores Lucas Jordan, Adrian Allannic, and Ethan Rayburn. Allannic said: “It’s beautiful. I am very excited to see what’s coming out of here.” Student alone in truck is Owen Chang.
Bates’ top 10 Instagram and Facebook posts in 2022

Thursday, December 15, 2022 4:10 pm

The results are in. From millions of impressions, reactions, and engagements on Bates Facebook and Bates Instagram, here are the top 10 posts of each channel n 2022.

13 favorite Bates sportraits from the fall season

Friday, December 2, 2022 12:52 pm

Bobcats talk about their creative sports portraits. "We have to remember that sport is a performance, and athletes are performers," explains Amy Bass '92, an expert in sport, culture, and society.

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.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 9:31 am

From the first snow of the season to celebrations of culture and achievement, and plenty of moments of unbounded joy and togetherness in between, here is selection of photographs that offer a window into This Month at Bates.

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