Try MiddCourses

By Guest Contributor

November 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As registration for spring semester approached during my first year at Middlebury, I remember the stress and excitement that came with it. And, like any enterprising first year with nearly a semester of experience under his belt, I immediately began trying to figure out all the important course infor...

Reform Now

By Guest Contributor

October 29, 2014


Filed under Opinion

In my last column, I discussed three important responsibilities of the SGA on campus: 1) allocating the student activities fee, 2) managing student organizations and 3) serving as a vehicle for students to change institutional policy. It was on the third front, I noted, where there is much room for i...

Trace the Problem to the Source

By Guest Contributor

October 29, 2014


Filed under Opinion

It is a joy to live in a home rather than a dorm. Whether coming back from the library to find your friends catching up in the living room or simply returning after a hectic day to water your plants, off-campus life is a source of strength and often tranquility in the craziness of life at Middlebury College....

Green Or Bust?

Green Or Bust?

By Guest Contributor

October 22, 2014


Filed under Opinion

It was 8 o’clock on a Thursday morning when I heard a knock at my front door. The sky was blue, the birds were chirping, and … nobody I knew in my three years of college existence would be knocking on my door right now. “… Carolyn! Do you want to … come in?” That was the first moment I eve...

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

By Guest Contributor

October 22, 2014


Filed under Opinion

We have all seen them: the placards on every table in our dining halls hawking EatReal, a student-run organization seeking to advocate for more socially and environmentally responsible food at the College. The idea is to move toward a food system that is local/community-based, humane, fair and ecologically ...

Sexual Assault Clarification

By Guest Contributor

October 22, 2014


Filed under Opinion

We are writing in response to the article Oct. 8 Campus article “Report Shows that Sexual Assault Numbers Tripled.” While we think it is important that the topic of sexual assault is covered in the Campus, we were disappointed by the ways that the article misrepresented the issue. First of all, the title was ...

Why SGA?

By Guest Contributor

October 8, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Shortly after the administration announced its controversial change to the tailgating policy, many students asked me why I, as the President of the SGA, had no knowledge of the impending change. Their concern highlights a question I imagine many of you have pondered at one point or another while at ...

Politics and Generation Y

By Guest Contributor

October 8, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As of 2012, the estimated population of Americans belonging to the so-called “millennial” or Generation Y numbered around 80 million, making those born between the mid-1980’s and late 1990’s approach one-third of the total population. Of these 80 million, only 41.2 percent that were of voting ag...

What’s Really Going On

What’s Really Going On

By Guest Contributor

October 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion

While I don’t agree with the manner in which the College administration revised the tailgating policy, I understand it. Especially with the advent of social media, we have the need to play up our college experiences. There’s the constant pressure to make our normal college experiences align with...

The Hunt For Heinz

The Hunt For Heinz

By Guest Contributor

October 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion

You may already know about my campaign to get Heinz ketchup in all of our dining halls. Between the WeTheMiddKids petition, the go/heinzforall posters, and my somewhat unconventional ketchup solicitation in Atwater last week, I feel as though “Heinz Girl” has become something of a campus characte...

My Summer In Jerusalem

By Guest Contributor

October 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion

So where were you over the summer?  Well, you know, I was back at home in Palestine-Israel.  Oh, wow, how was it? Umm, I mean, if you wanna talk about it… Ah, yeah, I mean, I guess it’s important to talk about it. But it’s not the casual response. What do you mean? I mean, you might not enjoy ...

Let’s Get Back to the Game

By Guest Contributor

October 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion

A large majority of you reading this letter will not recognize my name, so as a way of introduction, I was the football coach at Middlebury from 1973 to 2000.  With that experience, I would like to add my thoughts to the continuing dialogue expressed by some students and alumni regarding the administr...

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