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A Closing Note

By Bochu Ding March 10, 2021

Unprecedented. Challenging. Uncertain. These words have become staples in the past year — so prominent and ubiquitous that they have almost lost their meaning. But, in truth, this year has been all...

The View From Here

By Editorial Board March 10, 2021

Here we are, a year in. A lot has changed in the past year and it seems like we’ve almost achieved a certain milestone. For us, it’s been a time to reflect. It’s been a time to make sense of the...

2020 in 100 words

2020 in 100 words

By Campus Writers March 10, 2021

We asked Campus writers to tell us about their most 2020 memories — the anecdotes that could have only happened this year — in around 100 words. This is what they had to say.    Charlotte...

Which Way Home? International students navigate the pandemic world

Which Way Home? International students navigate the pandemic world

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes March 9, 2021

When Middlebury suddenly announced it was shuttering the campus on March 10, 2020, international students were faced with a difficult decision. Should they stay or should they go home? Where would...

New places, old faces

New places, old faces

By Sabine Poux March 9, 2021

I almost rear ended the car in front of me last week when I saw it on the back window — a “Middlebury Crew” bumper sticker. You don’t see Middlebury memorabilia much here. I live in Kenai,...

America’s Normal: A Tragedy

By Max Padilla March 9, 2021

On Jan. 1, 2020, many of us rang in the new year with booze in one hand and our best friend in the other. On Jan. 9, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a mysterious coronavirus...

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Direct Your Attention: Dave Chappelle isn’t joking anymore

By Owen Mason-Hill November 19, 2020

It is difficult to overstate the magnitude of comedian Dave Chappelle’s imprint on our zeitgeist. Even calling him a comedian feels like the wrong title; perhaps activist or social commentator is...

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Direct Your Attention: Ludovico Einaudi’s most intimate concert

By Owen Mason-Hill November 12, 2020
One day when I was scrolling through Apple Music and happened upon an album with a beautifully simplistic design that demanded my attention.
MASK OFF, MIDD: I quarantine-dated Casper the Ghost.

MASK OFF, MIDD: I quarantine-dated Casper the Ghost.

By Maria Kaouris October 8, 2020
MASK OFF, MIDD: Don’t let the ghosts scare you. 
Over 500 students gathered in protest at College Park last Friday.

Can you hear us now, President Patton?

By Kaila Thomas and Rodney Adams October 1, 2020

Dear President Laurie Patton,  “Black Lives Matter! Black Lives Matter! Black Lives Matter!” chant more than 500 voices approaching from a distance on Friday, Sept. 25. Were you to step out...

Can we please stop talking about our quarantine weight?

Can we please stop talking about our quarantine weight?

By Sophie Clark September 24, 2020
And yet, we spend a lifetime being our own judges and executioners. It’s exhausting. 
Ginsburg’s passing: A tragedy for the wrong reasons

Ginsburg’s passing: A tragedy for the wrong reasons

By Max Padilla September 24, 2020
To achieve a world that belongs to everyone on this earth, we must fight with every year of our life, the way Notorious RBG fought with every year of hers.
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