Emma McDonald


“Reflection Friday”: A Discussion with President Laurie L. Patton

What matters to our President Laurie L. Patton, and why?

Mental Wellness Abroad

I’ve been in Madrid, Spain for the past week, beginning my semester of study abroad at the Middlebury School in Spain. Though Madrid has been[…]

SWL: More Than Free Finals Snacks

Many students are presently surprised during finals to find free snacks in BiHall and Davis Library, but few know the source. So who provides these[…]

Unspoken Stigmas: Efforts to Start and Sustain Tough Conversations

Mental health dialogue often begins after tragedy, for instance,  the death of Robin Williams sparked debate and conversation on depression and suicide. Despite differences in[…]

Apps Help Manage Stress and Depression

Many people might blame unhappiness or stress on technology, but could technology help combat those things as well? Many new smartphone apps target wellness —[…]

Tips and Tricks for Stress

It can be hard to cope with extreme stress or a mental health condition, especially during college. On particularly difficult days, it helps to have[…]

Fighting Alcoholism in College

“I’m totally addicted to Sour Patch Kids,” said everyone ever. You have probably heard someone say something along those lines recently, or have said something[…]

Friends and Mental Illness

Healthy relationships are a crucial element in mental health; mental illness can often wreak havoc on one’s life and damage relationships. By contrast, mental illness[…]

Treating Depression in College

Having depression can add to an already-stressful life, especially for college students. Oftentimes people experiencing depression feel exhausted and cannot bring themselves to do much[…]

Q & A With Co-Founder of Active Minds

This week, I caught up with Casey Watters ’15, a psychology major from Dallas, Texas who has been involved in various mental health initiatives on[…]

Stress at College Reaches a Fever Pitch

Stress is an inescapable part of college life: probably of life in general, too. Stress can be good: it can be a motivator, it can[…]

Unspoken Stigmas: Eating Disorders – Warning Signs and Aid

  Many people might be surprised to hear that the most fatal mental disorder is anorexia nervosa. According to the American Journal of Psychiatry, anorexia[…]

Erasing Mental Health Stigma, Starting Here

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there were an estimated 43.7 million individuals 18 years or older living with mental illness in the[…]

Midd Cycling Finishes Strong at Nationals

Last weekend, five members of the Middlebury Cycling Team traveled to Richmond, Virginia to the Cycling National Championships. Without a coach, Zack Isaacs ’15.5, Jake[…]

Men’s and Women’s Tennis Fall to Amherst in NESCACs

After blowing past Bowdoin 5-0 in the NESCAC semifinals on Saturday, May 3, the Middlebury men’s tennis team could not  cap their conference tournament with[…]

Sexual Safety: There’s an App for That

As April winds to a close, the College wraps up a month of events focused on raising awareness about sexual assault. April is Sexual Assault[…]

Women’s Tennis Cannot Take the Heat vs. 4th-Ranked Jeffs

The Middlebury women’s tennis team finished their 2014 regular season last weekend with one win and one loss, falling to fourth-ranked Amherst 0-9 on Saturday,[…]

Women Fail to Match Men’s Seventh Straight Win

The Middlebury women’s tennis team faced Bowdoin on Saturday, April 19 in a matchup of national top-ten teams and potential national-championship contenders, with the Panthers[…]

Spring Symposium Gathers Crowd

Last Thursday and Friday, April 10 and 11, students, faculty, staff, community members and guests filled McCardell BiCentennial Hall, Johnson Memorial Building, Wright Theatre and[…]

NESCAC Opponents No Match for Both Tennis Squads

The women’s tennis team continued its season with two wins against Wesleyan and Trinity. The men’s tennis team captured three wins against Williams, Wesleyan and Trinity.

Tennis Squads Rack Up Wins

After recording a 6-2 record in their spring-break trip to California, the women’s tennis team returned to their home court to play sixth-ranked Williams in[…]

Women’s Tennis Stays Perfect Against MIT

The sixth-ranked Middlebury women’s tennis team grabbed another home win this weekend before its spring break trip in California, beating 17th-ranked MIT 7-2. Middlebury started[…]

Tennis Opens Spring Play with Strong Weekend

The Middlebury men’s and women’s tennis teams started off the spring season strong on Saturday, March 8 with wins against Colby and Brandeis. The men’s[…]

Girls Find Their Stride in the Middlebury Community

“I wouldn’t be who I am today without athletics,” Casey Watters ’15 said. Watters – along with Emily Attwood ’14 – worked over Winter Term[…]

BannerWeb: A Crash Course

For college students across the country, class registration is a high-stress, high-stakes time of year. Not only do we have to pick the classes we[…]

Student Wins Studio 360 Battle of the Bands

Rita Pfeiffer ’15 did not expect much to come out of her band-mate Maeve Bell entering their band’s song into a Battle of the Bands[…]