Stories about "Winter Carnival"
Thanks Guv! Another Bates Winter Carnival torch-lighting in the books

Friday, February 9, 2024 2:58 pm

Bates Winter Carnival fun? State of Maine State approved! This afternoon, Maine Gov. Janet Mills continued a grand Bates tradition by lighting a torch to help celebrate Winter Carnival at Bates.

Video: Ski area takeover is ‘part of going to college in Maine’

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 4:07 pm

Despite temperatures dipping into the single digits above zero, some 500 Bates students flocked to a local ski area for a takeover night.

Picture story: After a year’s hiatus, a gleeful return for the Puddle Jump

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 3:49 pm

The pandemic showed us how quickly beloved traditions, silly or significant, can be disrupted. Hence the unbounded glee during this year's Puddle Jump — the Return!

Video: Winter Carnival torch lighting returned today with Maine Gov. Janet Mills

Friday, February 8, 2019 12:26 pm

Earlier today, a 20th-century Bates Outing Club tradition was reignited when newly…

Video: Watch ski jumping off Mount David in 1936

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 2:51 pm

The spectacle of ski jumping from Mount David in 1936 was no less grand, or less popular, than the Olympic version.

Picture story: Puddle Jump 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:44 pm

Check out photos and video of the Jan. 20 Puddle Jump at Lake Andrews, a joyous student tradition that happily leaves the question “Why?” unanswered.

Bates at Night: Skill ’N’ Grill

Friday, January 20, 2017 11:12 am

With tuneage, food, and snow, students get together for a Winter Carnival rail jam on Jan. 17.

Images of Mount David ski jumps, 1939 and 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016 12:25 pm

For shredders of yore and of today, Mount David's elevation still provides the necessary inrun for ski jumps, though the takeoff spot is different.

Winter carnival to be held

Monday, January 13, 1997 3:20 pm

"Mardi Gras" has been selected as the theme for the 78th annual Bates College Winter Carnival, which includes a ceremonial torch lighting by Gov. Angus King at noon Friday, Jan. 17, on the front steps of the Statehouse in Augusta followed by a relay of the Winter Carnival torch to the Bates campus by student runners.