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Why Bates? At first, what drew my attention to Bates was a vague affection towards its extremely dazzling photos of the campus and the particular fame of Vietnamese Batesies. However, the more I talk to current Vietnamese students at Bates and look at what the college has to offer, the bigger my passion for this college becomes. What really made the school distinctive for me is the achievements and reputation of Batesies debaters. I often see myself preposterously aggressive and rhetorical in trying to persuade the principal to reinstate the high school radio show “Voice of Ams” or to argue about the bafflement of Mona Lisa’s smile with my pal in the next cabin of the restroom. I admire wholeheartedly the public speaker, their forceful reasons, their professionalism, or simply their convincing smiles. I therefore was absolutely fascinated by the fact that lately, Bates debaters are ranked 15th internationally. Since then, I could not give up the dream of exchanging ideas with Vaibhav Bajpai ’07 or shaking hands with Brendan Jarobe ’08 in the nationally regarded Brooks Quimby Debate Council. Especially, upon
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2011 for the course ECON 125 taught by Professor Diannelabert during the Spring '11 term at Hamilton College.

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