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Surviving Midd Unplugged: One Student Goes Off the Internet for a Week

By Ben Anderson

November 13, 2014

Filed under Features

Last Sunday, I walked into the editorial office a few minutes before 5 p.m., as I’ve done most Sundays for the past two years, eager to discuss whatever it was we had decided to editorialize on that week. But instead of being gree...

A Right to Privacy in the Internet Age

By Ben Anderson

November 12, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Last year, I wrote a column urging students and the public in general to pay more attention to the news surrounding the large trove of information Edward Snowden leaked to The Guardian. The leaks detailed a vast network of domestic and international spying ...

Middlebury Parent Talks About Gravity Wave Discovery

By Ben Anderson

April 16, 2014

Filed under Arts & Sciences

Regardless of your scientific background, you’ve probably heard of the Big Bang. Approximately 13.7 billion years ago, all of the energy in the Universe was concentrated at a single point and then suddenly underwent a rapid...

Students Read People’s History

By Ben Anderson

March 19, 2014

Filed under Arts & Sciences

The stories we tell ourselves about our own past are the result of hundreds of voices — both named and otherwise — coming together to paint a picture. Each voice has its own volume and each listener comes with their own biases,...

Students Honor Martin Luther King

By Ben Anderson

January 22, 2014

Filed under Arts & Sciences

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., four a cappella groups, students from the J-Term course Move2Change and the newly formed student group, the Oratory Society came together this past Monday to put on the “MLK Oratorio: A Celebration in Song, Speech and Dance”. This...

The Reel Critic: Gravity

By Ben Anderson

October 16, 2013

Filed under Arts & Sciences

“How can you possibly tell a movie-length story about Sandra Bullock floating in space?” That was the response I most commonly heard after showing someone the trailer for “Gravity.” And the short answer to that question...

We Cannot Sacrifice Liberty for Security

By Ben Anderson

September 25, 2013

Filed under Opinion

By now, I would hope that the majority of students at Middlebury College have heard of the whistleblower Edward Snowden and know why he is currently stuck in legal limbo in Russia. Most people have probably also heard of “Planning...

‘Syrup’ Spills Over Screen with Q&A

By Ben Anderson

May 9, 2013

Filed under Arts & Sciences

Last Sunday, the Middlebury Film Society hosted a screening of “Syrup,” an edgy comedy set in the cut-throat world of advertising, based off of the best-selling novel of the same name by Max Barry. The film was produced in...