Hye-Jin Kim


DeVos Doesn’t Know My Public School

Poised to upend the status quo, our next education secretary is likely to be Betsy DeVos. She has pumped millions of her own fortune into[…]

Thousands Attend Montpelier March

In solidarity with over 600 Women’s Marches held around the world, the “sister” march in Vermont’s capitol gave students a local alternative to the main event in Washington D.C.

Middlebury’s Gender Pay Gap Linked to Wall Street

A 2016 report by the Center for American Progress suggests that a college degree is no “great equalizer” for Middlebury graduates, at least when it comes to paycheck size between men and women. Data from the College’s Center for Careers and Innovation (CCI) suggest it is finance – on a national level and at Middlebury, male students are more likely to pursue and stick with lucrative banking jobs – that’s primarily responsible for this wage gap.

Environment or Enterprise: Opinions Split on College Brand and Focus

This year marks the College’s deadline for carbon neutrality, a goal it set back in 2007. Last year, the College also celebrated the 50th anniversary[…]

New CEO, Same Struggle: Can Porter Hospital Provide Primary Care on a Budget?

Students often share anecdotes of faulty x-rays and misdiagnoses, painting Porter Medical Center as a struggling hospital unable to attract quality doctors due to its[…]

Middlebury College Perpetuates Vermont’s Gender-based Labor Divide

Vermont’s reputation for progressive and liberal politics may be undeserved, at least when it comes to labor-gender equality. A recent report by “Change the Story,”[…]

Chemfab Factory Contaminates Water in Bennington

“We are facing a water contamination crisis across our country. North Bennington is the latest in a long line of communities who can no longer trust the most basic necessity of life,” said Erin Brokovich.

Accident in Roundabout Floods Middlebury with Milk

At first, it appeared to be an “udder” disaster.

Last Friday, Feb. 26, an Agri-Mark owned tanker separated from the truck and overturned at the roundabout in downtown Middlebury, spilling roughly 40,000 pounds or 4,600 gallons of milk into the street. No one was injured, though most of the milk ran into Otter Creek.

BTV: Meet the Team Fueling your Internet Habits

It has been said: “Home is where the wifi connects automatically.”  Yes, while it’s convenient being able to speed google French conjugations en route to[…]

Camping For A Cause: Shelter Hosts Sleep-Out to Combat Homelessness

In order to raise awareness and collect donations for Addison County’s homeless, the John Graham Shelter in Vergennes is hosting its second annual sleep-out on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the foot of Otter Creek Falls near Marbleworks.

Panel of Political Science Professors Discuss Paris Attacks, Repercussions

Over 250 students and faculty crammed into Dana Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 17 for a panel discussion on the Paris attacks.

Students Produce Film in Under 40 Hours in Burlington Film Slam

The night before Halloween, Hannah Marks ’15.5, Ali Salem ’16, Danilo Herrera ’18, Sofy Maia ’16, Eric Benoit ’16 and Sasha Schell ’15.5 pulled up[…]

LinkedIn at Middlebury: A Glorified Facebook?

According to Middlebury’s CCI website, LinkedIn is the key to controlling our professional online identity. “LinkedIn profiles rise to the top of search results from[…]

Spending Summer on the Organic Farm: Students Challenged by Recent Drought

Over the summer, a prospective student visiting the Middlebury College Organic Farm asked Jay Leshinsky, “So, does this place run itself?”

Obeidallah Cracks Islamophobia with Comedy

“There are so many POC students in here,” Shannia Fu ’17 whispered as I settled into a pew in Mead Chapel last Thursday, waiting for[…]

Helder der Nacht: Heroes of the Night

“There’s something surreal about it. You feel like God,” Will Jacobs ’16.5 said. Jacobs drives a Snowcat: a 20,000 lb. hulk of metal capable of[…]

On Image-Conscious Campus, Rosie Molinary Talks

“Where are all the fat Americans?” I overheard an international student joke in Proctor Dining Hall during the first week of first-year orientation. And he’s[…]

New Project Resilience Goes Live with Stories

Originally an online platform for story submissions (read them at go/resilience), Project Resilience culminated with a two-hour storytelling event that took place in McCullough on January 20.

Snow Bowl Lift Operations: A Family Affair

Getting on and off the chairlift for the first time can be terrifying. It can also be quality comedy. There is even a short film[…]

Snow Bowl Lift Operations: A Family Affair

Getting on and off the chairlift for the first time can be terrifying. It can also be quality comedy. There is even a short film[…]

Ross Pizza, From Oven to Plate

  The hardest part about making pizza at Ross dining hall last Friday night was resisting the urge to face-plant into the first disk of[…]

Behind the Vest: Mysterious CFA Vent Isn’t Blowing Off Steam

Ever wondered about the mysterious “steam” coming out of the in-ground grate near the Mahaney Center for the Arts? (Hint: it has to do with[…]

Happy Valley, the Apple of my Eye

Kati Daczkowski ’18 loves apples. When she went apple picking last weekend at Happy Valley Orchards, a 16-acre apple orchard just two miles from campus,[…]

A Story and Personality Beneath the Panda Hat

“Panda hat kid just dropped the top scoop of ice cream off his cone, caught it, and put it on #likeaboss.” “Panda hat kid talked[…]

Behind the Vest: Tales from the Front Desk of Office Manager Julie Rheaume

As this semester’s add and drop period winds down, chances are high you’ve filled out at least one add card. So, what happens to all[…]

Mary Jane in the Middlebury Classroom

If Hannah Sobel ’17.5’s linguistics study is valid, there won’t be any feminists left in the movement for marijuana legalization. Though Sobel doesn’t smoke, she[…]

Pruning 101: Diseased, Dead and Dumb

The next time you walk by a tree, and a dead branch does not come crashing down, knocking you off your feet, you can thank the College’s Facilities Services Maintenance and Operations.

Tasting Something New: Go/Middbites

Go/middbites, a sweet (and savory!) website combines the convenience of go/menu with the creative content of student-created recipes.

Bio-methane Purchase Stirs Criticism

With the 2016 deadline of carbon neutrality looming closer, the College’s alternative energy profile is more diversified than ever. We’re powered by sun, wind, trees[…]

TEDx Speakers Burst Middlebury Bubble

TEDxMiddlebury screened three TED talks and hosted 10 speakers, including a current student, Alec MacMillen ’14, in the CFA this Saturday at 10 a.m. The speakers came from a wide range of expertise and backgrounds, but all focused on this year’s theme of “Research, Rethink, Rebuild.”