Alex Newhouse


Charles Murray Visit Provokes Uproar

Although he was invited to the College to speak on his most recent book, Coming Apart, which attempts to track and explain a growing divide between white “intellectual elite” and white working class people, Murray is best known for his work, “The Bell Curve.”

Scholars Discuss Nuclear Weapons in North Korea

Jeffrey Lewis and Melissa Hanham gave a lecture at Middlebury College on their work using open-source intelligence to make conclusions about the North Korean nuclear weapons program.

Federal Hiring Freeze Affects Student Job Prospects Across Middlebury

On Jan. 22, 2017, as one of his first acts as President, Donald J. Trump signed an executive order placing a sweeping hiring freeze across[…]

Fighting Bad Weather at the Snow Bowl

The Middlebury College Snow Bowl is one of the more iconic parts of the College, and many students will say that having a ski area close by was one of the deciding factors in their choice of college.

Middlebury Hosts Debate Tournament

On Friday, Jan. 20, dozens of students from different universities descended on Middlebury College for the North American Debate Championships (NorthAms). The tournament took place[…]

Storytelling and Discussion at InspirASIANal Voices

Last year, a group of students put together an event designed to bring students of Asian backgrounds together to share stories about their experiences to the wider community.

Trump Victory Roils Campus

News of Donald J. Trump’s election as the nation’s 45th president sent waves of shock and uncertainty throughout campus, prompting students to stage protests against the president-elect and discussions of what the next four years will bring.

Middlebury Debate Society Delivers at University of Vermont Tournament

The Middlebury Debate Society has had success in recent years on the college debate circuit, winning several tournaments with highly ranked members.

Sanders and Minter Share Vision for Vermont

On Oct. 22, Bernie Sanders spoke at a rally for Sue Minter and other Democratic Party candidates running for state office.

Professor’s Sabbatical Spent Chasing the Election

Last year, Professor of Political Science Matthew Dickinson went on sabbatical to write a book on the White House staff. Dickinson has been working on[…]

Fiasco Fills 51 Main On Succesful First Night

By Alex Newhouse Down at 51 Main on the Bridge Thursday, Sept. 29, students who had trekked into town gathered around the bar, the buzz[…]

Student Organizations Start Strong This Year

Baseball Analytics Club Mason Hinckley ’17 is a self-described statistics junkie.

A New Look at Americana

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[…]

Confronting Life’s Big Questions

“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[…]

The Value of Doing Less While Abroad

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[…]

Enjoy The Moment

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[…]

One Life Left: Hotline Miami 2

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[…]

Why I am an Objectivist

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[…]

One Life Left: Journey

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[…]

On the Path to Transhumanism

Every day we accelerate toward longer life, healthier life, fewer diseases, and better recovery from those diseases we can’t cure. Every single day our technology[…]

The Arrogance of Youth

Most of us probably came to Middlebury in order to have our beliefs challenged. We wanted to confront situations that would make us think and[…]

One Life Left: The Last of Us

How do you confront the unthinkable? How do you persevere in the darkest situation imaginable, when everything familiar and comforting is warped and erased? How[…]

Finding the Constant in Your Life

Recently I’ve found myself describing my life as a runaway freight train. At some point in the last year, it began changing so rapidly and[…]

Nothing is Above Criticism

Each horrifying act of violence that occurs in the world cuts at us. Each example of cruelty takes our conceptions of security and turns them[…]

One Life Left: The Swapper

I’ve experienced my share of existential crises in my life, not surprisingly. But rarely have I had to confront questions of my own physical and[…]

Beating the Winter Blues

The cold has finally arrived. Snow has carpeted the grass and framed the buildings with a border of white. Temperatures are dropping and freezing drizzles[…]

A New Form of Literature

For decades, video games served one main purpose. From “Pong” to “Space Invaders” to “Super Mario Bros.”, games were created and shared to entertain. People[…]

Choose Not To Party

This year, I have not gone to a single party. I have not been involved in any of the party culture, I have only once[…]

Reorient Yourself

 Over the last few weeks, an internet blog has been making the rounds throughout Middlebury students. At this point, you’ve probably heard of it. Called[…]

Breaking Out of The Bubble

It’s often said that we at Middlebury live in a bubble. Our little college sits deep in the Vermont woods, hours from the nearest major[…]

We Need Progress

The United States is growing, in general, increasingly liberal with each passing year. With this liberalization comes greater equality, but perhaps more importantly, a greater sense and understanding of how unequal our society remains.

No Thank You for Smoking

I love to leave my window open in my room. The cool breeze, the smell of the trees and the rain, and the soft white[…]

A Critique of Pure Reading

In my short time here at Middlebury, I estimate that on average, I read about 400 pages a week for class. This guess takes into[…]

Doesn’t Mean I’m Lonely When I’m Alone

I love to be alone. There is something so valuable about solitude, something so unique and singular, that I make a point to find it[…]

Choose Your Words Carefully

We need to change the way we interact with each other. Words are disconnected from speech, and the subsequent loss of emotion, rationality, and intent[…]

No Ambition? That’s Ok

My parents often ask about my future and about what I’m doing to prepare for a career. Most of these conversations descend into arguments, during[…]