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Rainey Reads Mean Yik Yaks

By Guest Contributor

March 24, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Rainey Reads Mean Yik Yaks from Margaret Lindon on Vimeo. Charles Rainey ’19 is from Lithonia, Georgia....

The Case for Makerspace

By Guest Contributor

March 23, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

What makes an idea powerful? A good idea is not implicitly powerful; an idea is made powerful by being shared. Over the past few months, a friend and I have built a laser sensor system that tracks and updates how crowded the...

The College and The Campus

By Guest Contributor

March 23, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Katrina Drury, the first-year responsible for last week’s opinion piece “It’s Not Fair,” shows no remorse. Like her prior writings, Drury openly attacks Black and Brown people here in The Campus, the widest read medium...

Equity Before Equality

By Guest Contributor

March 23, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

This column is written by white students and for white students. Each week, we will discuss topics or themes regarding race and, more specifically, the role of whiteness in race relations. If you would like to reach out to us...

Racism Doesn’t Exist

By Guest Contributor

March 23, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I’m only human, but I think it’s long past time for me to shrug off the pitiful garments of my victimhood and take a stand, and as a person with Black heritage, I believe that I am an authority in my community and can thus...

White Privilege in the Face of the Law

By Guest Contributor

March 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion

This article is not meant to be comprehensive as it neither discusses the depth and complexities of policing, prosecution and incarceration nor the intersections of identities. We encourage you to explore how trans and gender no...

It’s Not Fair

By Guest Contributor

March 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Life’s not fair. Ever since we were little children, we’ve heard that phrase so many times, and while we never wanted to believe it, it’s true. Life isn’t fair. And it all starts at birth: we arrive into this world carrying...

Imagining Radical Accountability for Sexual Violence

By Guest Contributor

March 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion

We will not engage in a “debate” about the college judicial process. We are not here to attack college administrators who are working within the confines of Title IX legislation to create as supportive and fair a process as...

Not Victims, Not Risks, Not Impressed

By Guest Contributor

March 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion

This letter was co-authored by three Middlebury survivors. It is not our intention to speak for all survivors, but rather to speak from our own situated experiences. The identities inhabited within adjudicatory processes are no...

Inclusion Beyond Tradition

By Guest Contributor

March 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion

“All paradises, all utopias are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in.” — Toni Morrison  Many of you may know, and others of you may wish not to know, that many members of our community are in...

On Club Sports and Student Interests

By Guest Contributor

March 9, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Do you currently play a club sport? Have you ever tried one out? I think a typical experience of many students on this campus, if they are not of the 300+ club sport athletes, is that they tried a club sport for a day or two,...

The Question of Unpaid Work: No, I’m Not Talking About Your Internship

By Guest Contributor

March 9, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In her 2016 letter outlining her philanthropic goals for the year, Melinda Gates chose to focus on the question of unpaid work. Specifically, she outlined the imbalance in the amount of time men and women spend on tasks that must...