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Russian Journalist Warns Against Complacency

By Lucy Grindon, Contributing Writer

May 3, 2017

Filed under Features

Last Wednesday, Russian television journalist Tikhon Dzyadko warned the Middlebury community about the similarities between Donald Trump’s behavior toward the American media and Vladimir Putin’s restriction of the press in Ru...

A New Look at Americana

By Alex Newhouse

November 5, 2015

Filed under Opinions

It is easy to discount “American Culture” as a loose, insufficient, reductionist term for the patchwork heritage of the U.S. As we all know, America is called a “melting pot” for a reason – this country is primarily...

Confronting Life’s Big Questions

By Alex Newhouse

September 30, 2015

Filed under Opinions

“Oh, I’ve spent my time pondering my existence, contemplating life and death, wondering what it all means.” It’s the cliché joke about intellectuals – sitting around at a coffeeshop or a pub, discussing life’s bi...

The Value of Doing Less While Abroad

By Alex Newhouse

September 17, 2015

Filed under Opinions

The end of my second week in England is coming to a close. I have started getting into a routine. I finally know how to walk from my building to Oxford’s library. Research has dominated most of my days this week; I have buckled...

Enjoy The Moment

By Alex Newhouse

April 29, 2015

Filed under Opinions

It’s been a hard winter and a hard spring semester. We grow restless as the cold weather drags on long into April, and we’re given only a few of the most tantalizing warm days to enjoy. Project upon test upon essay upon book...

One Life Left: Hotline Miami 2

By Alex Newhouse

April 22, 2015

Filed under Arts & Sciences

Alright. Four guards patrolling the room to the right, one guard in an alcove to the left. Shoot forward and they’ll all come running. But I’m standing in a bottleneck, so I should be able to get all of them. Okay, let’s...

Why I am an Objectivist

By Alex Newhouse

April 15, 2015

Filed under Opinions

Often I find myself debating against people who argue that it is impossible to know the best way to live a life, or the best moral code, or the best way to understand the universe. More often than not, I find that Middlebury st...

One Life Left: Journey

By Alex Newhouse

March 18, 2015

Filed under Arts & Sciences

It opens with a view of sand. Dark tan and flashing in the sun’s rays — this is clearly the desert. The camera pulls up and shows heatwaves emanating from the sparkling sand, and behind a hill the large sun beats down on the...