Stories about "Student Life"
Mary Corcoran '22 Brookline, Mass.SociologyWomen’s Cross Country Track Team and Bates VotesIn the Ladd Library well with voting graffiti posted by Bates Democrats
Slideshow: ‘Doing what I should’ as students vote in their first presidential election

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:01 pm

We spoke with and photographed student leaders who are voting in a U.S. presidential election for the first time.

Ken Williams ‘23 of Phenix City, Alabama (he/him/his)Residence: Kalperis
Inside the residences, student leaders strive to support Bates’ newest students

Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:08 pm

Meet these talented and devoted Junior Advisors who are, in a pandemic, bringing their first-year students into the Bates community. "We owe them

Video: Keeping Bobcats well, active, and healthy during COVID-19

Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:39 pm

With public-health protocols limiting the scale of indoor activities, Bates is helping the campus community stay well and healthy in creative and safe ways.

Aerial photography taken with a drone of Lewiston, Auburn, Great Falls, and campus by Joshua Turner '20.Credit whenever used: Joshua Sol Turner '20 For info, additional shots, etc., email: To see more images: has provided BCO with permission to use these images as needed.
From ground and sky, your tour of Bates athletics facilities

Friday, October 2, 2020 8:35 am

If your understanding of Bates sports facilities includes a dirt floor in Gray Cage, the baseball field next to Russell Street, and tennis courts next to Alumni Gym, this student-led video tour is the perfect refresher.

Campus scenes on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.The football team has its first workout on Garcelon Field.
Video: How Bobcats redefine teamwork during the COVID-19 era

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:12 pm

With the fall competition season canceled, these Bobcats focus on what it means to be a team.

Have a seat: How Bates students are finding their favorite outdoor spots

Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:15 pm

With outdoors being the place to be during a beautiful time of year, Bates has busted out the outdoor furniture in a big way. And students love it.

Timelapse: Scenes from Bates’ reopening

Thursday, September 10, 2020 2:30 pm

Settle in for 180 seconds to see weedwacking, the Bates Testing Center in operation, and unloading family vehicles during move-in days in August.

Picture story: What the Bates campus looks like in a pandemic

Friday, September 4, 2020 10:51 am

The Bates campus is alife and kicking — with COVID protocols, of course that create a "different but the same" visual vibe. Take a look.

Ariel Abonizio ’20 creates virtual-reality tours for Museum L-A

Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:13 pm

With a Purposeful Work internship available to graduating seniors this year, Abonizio worked with high-end multimedia gear to create VR tours of two major exhibitions, one on the history of child labor in Maine, the other about the Androscoggin River.

My COVID-19 test: ‘No brain scraping required’

Friday, August 28, 2020 11:56 am

Bates Communications editorial assistant Ellie Vance '21 talks about her COVID-19 test, including a stop at the eloquently named "snot station."

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