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Letter: Racial Profiling by Public Safety

October 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

When you are a person of color engaged in an innocent activity and security officers leap to the conclusion that you are a dangerous suspect, it is hard not to conclude that you are a victim of racial profiling.

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Wanted: Student Spaces

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

October 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The Crest Room: formerly a meeting space for the SGA during some hours, arts and crafts center at others and ambiguous pseudo-lounge when unlocked and unoccupied. Now it is a faculty lounge from the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30...

Sharp Left: When the ‘Common Ground’ is a Swamp

By TEVAN GOLDBERG

October 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

There is an intoxicating and surprisingly tenacious myth in American politics, one seemingly oblivious to the distasteful reality that increasingly contradicts it. Nevertheless, it continues to waft happily down the hallways of b...

Why Do You Hate Us?

By SARA HODGKINS

October 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Millennials. Everyone hates us. Our propensity for arrogance and merciless decimation knows no bounds. Industries, products and practices we’ve “killed” — according to the internet — include: beer, Buffalo Wild Wings, App...

Introducing: Observations of an Outsider

By LINH MÜLLER

October 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Before I came to the U.S. for the first time as an exchange student in grade 11, I had to attend a week-long seminar that was supposed to prepare us for the American culture waiting for us on the other side of the ocean. I ve...

Racism and Responsibility

By LAURIE PATTON

October 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In the last few weeks, administrators have heard numerous new reports, both on and off campus, of racism. Racism is present at Middlebury, and it will not be tolerated. We must come together as a community to address it. I argued ...

Bookstore Blues

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

October 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The college bookstore is an inevitable, unfortunate part of the Middlebury experience, contributing significantly to our school’s textbook problem. Middlebury does little to address the substantial burden of excessive textbook c...

For the Culture: Savage

By JOSHUA CLAXTON

October 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“Yo bro, that was an absolute savage move!” Person sinks the final cup in a game of beer pong. Spectators comment, “Savage.” “200 pages of reading?!? That professor is a savage.” No one will deny that these and other simila...

I Cover the Waterfront: On the Alt-Weekly

By WILL DIGRAVIO

October 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Three weeks ago I touched on the importance of original reporting in this column, and argued that the blogosphere would never replace traditional media because the very existence of news relies on reporters immersing themselves...

Introducing: What’s Got Me F****d up This Week?

By NIA ROBINSON

October 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The answer is a lot of things. From whitesplaining to people having conversations in doorways, I have a lot to say. If you know me personally, this isn’t anything new. If you don’t know me, well, now you know. The purpose of t...

Culinary Colonialism

By AUSTIN KAHN

October 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

There is nothing more celebrated at Middlebury College than a student-led business venture. Middlebury dedicates an enormous amount of its financial and human resources to entrepreneurship. This meticulously animated video pe...

Counter to “Culinary Colonialism”

By JEREMY ALBEN

October 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The critiques in Austin Kahn’s piece “Culinary Colonialism” are vital in a growing culinary scene dominated by young white male chefs who accumulate wealth and accolades through the sale of “global” and “ethnic” ...