The Best of The Middlebury Campus: Feb. 2018

By Will DiGravio

Spring Break is almost here! To celebrate, here’s the best work produced by our paper during February 2018!

P.S. If you read our paper regularly, you will have noticed this note by Ethan Brady, our editor in chief, announcing a change to both the Features and Opinion sections. Please read it.  Also, our Cartoons section is now online, check our their work!

Disclaimer: It is my hope that our readers will use this monthly post to both rediscover old stories and find new ones they may have missed. Of course, most months I will probably leave out a piece that should have been included. It is important to note that I will be selecting stories more or less from memory, so I apologize in advance if I leave anyone out! I’m open to suggestions both before and after the post is published. Feel free to comment or email me at [email protected] Also, there may be times when stories by me appear in this post. In those instances, I will have already reached out to another editor(s) to confirm that they belong. If you disagree, also feel free to email me or comment! Also, the selection of a piece does not constitute an endorsement.



Applicant Pool Reaches Record High Despite Murray Controversy – By Bochu Ding

Applicants Have Right to Protest, College Says – By Elaine Velie

Interview with President Patton by Ethan Brady, Amelia Pollard, and Elizabeth Zhou:

Marijuana Policy Unchanged Despite New Vermont Law – By Elizabeth Sawyer

College Disciplines Dunn – By Catherine Pollack



Vermont Furthers Equal Pay Act – By Joel Lyons

Career Center Hosts Maker’s Faire – By Sadie Housberg

UVM Students Protest Racism, Demanding President’s Resignation – By Ally Murphy



Why You Should Pick Up That Copy of New England Review Lying Around the Library – By Ellie Eberlee

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby  & You Are Not Alone – By Ivey Noojin

The Mammies of Middlebury – By Treasure Brooks

Study Abroad: The Hardest Four Months of My Life – By Laura Dillon

Gun Violence Is a Product of Social Illness, Not Mental Illness – By Elizabeth Zhou

Administrators Should Follow His Lead – By The Editorial Board

Redefining ‘Inclusivity’ as ‘Freedoms’ – By Shawna Shapiro and Michael Sheridan

Why Hate Crime Laws Shouldn’t Exist – By Brendan Philbin

In Defense of Our Hate Crime Laws – By Kai Wiggins

We Need to Confront Civil War Falsehoods – By Joey Lyons


Arts & Sciences

Grace Kelly Charms – By Monique Santoso

The Big Sip Laps up Success – By Nate Obbard

Alum Talks Changing Environmental Markets – By Sarah Holmes

Feminism, Science Commingle – By Caroline Jaschke

Cabaret Captivates Campus – By David Gossens



Eagles Fans at Middlebury Rejoice – By Rob Erickson

Cavs GM Altman ’05 Tries to Save Sinking Ship – By Andrew Rigas

Women’s Swimming & Diving Takes Seventh at NESCACs – Lauren Boyd

Women Finish Third, Martinez Wins 400 – By Jordan Howell

Women’s Squash Takes Down Amherst, Finishes 15th at Nationals – By Emily Bian

Men’s Basketball Earns NCAA Bid, Readies for Regionals – By Andrew Rigas

Men’s Lacrosse Committed to Overcoming Playoff Heartbreak – By Imran Ganda



A Change to Features – By Ethan Brady

Professor Provides Local and Global Context to #MeToo – By Emma Patch

Dining Hall Staff Innovates with Dairy-Free Ice Cream – By James Finn

Speaker Defends Sandusky, Discussing Malleability of Memory – By Nicole Pollack

Professor Teaches Winter Term Class at Local Correctional Facility – By Kacey Hertan

MAlt Trips Culminate with Reflection Dinner and Presentations – By Benjy Renton