This Is Not Normal

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

February 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Last Wednesday, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz entered Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and shot and killed 17 people. Many of us were devastated. When innocent people (to say nothing of children) lose their lives,...

Study Abroad: The Hardest Four Months of My Life

By LAURA DILLON

February 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion

“How was abroad? It looked amazing from your Instagram!” was the most frequent greeting I received on returning to campus in January after spending my fall semester abroad in Santiago, Chile. I knew that the “how was abr...

WGMFU: Imma Let You Finish

By NIA ROBINSON, Opinion Editor

February 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Men — white men specifically — seem to have this obsession with interrupting me. Over the course of one conversation, it regularly happens five times or more. Throw more white men in the mix and the amount of times they c...

I Cover the Waterfront: On TJ, JA and Guns

By WILL DIGRAVIO, Managing Editor

February 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Isn’t it funny how often we tend to view historical figures in ways they most certainly would not have approved? I think about that a lot these days, since political leaders seem to grow more and more certain that they kno...

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

By IVEY NOOJIN

February 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion

CW: Sexual Assault We have all heard the statistic: 1 in 5 women and 1 in 20 men are sexually assaulted on college campuses.* However, there are still issues with this supposed fact. First, we do not even know how many peopl...

Redefining ‘Inclusivity’ as ‘Freedoms’

By SHAWNA SHAPIRO and MICHAEL SHERIDAN

February 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Much of our campus conversation lately has been about “freedom of speech” and “inclusivity,” as if they were opposing values between which we must choose. We have heard lofty statements like, “Freedom and inclusivity mus...

Administrators Should Follow His Lead

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

February 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Transparency in the administration is an issue our board has raised numerous times over the past years, yet we still find ourselves writing the same editorial. In the aftermath of recent discussions that have taken place in community f...

Why You Should Pick Up That Copy of the New England Review Lying Around the Library

By ELLIE EBERLEE

February 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On entering the office, I am surprised by the scale, or lack thereof. A name like The New England Review evokes multitudes of desks, each manned by its own grey-haired reader or editor; rooms lined with large, industrial-grey bo...

Why Hate Crime Laws Shouldn’t Exist

By BRENDAN PHILBIN

February 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In 2016, arguably one of the most divisive years in recent American history, the FBI reported 6,121 hate crimes nationwide. This number, the highest in the past five years, is startling and extremely concerning. The very notion of...

President Patton: Environmental Stewardship ≠ Fossil Fuel Ownership

By ALEC FLEISCHER and LEIF TARANTA

February 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Middlebury’s Board of Trustees invests our billion-dollar endowment in a fashion that resembles a clandestine mission, code-named Operation Profit. We know little about where our money is invested, the global impact of these inv...

We Support Residential Life

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

January 25, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Even though not all students spend time as part of the Residential Life staff, they all have contact with them over our four years. Whether it is putting in work orders or feeling homesick as a first-year, the Residential Life team spen...

How We Move Forward After ‘The List’

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

January 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

As our campus entered finals period a month ago, a list, inspired by the #MeToo movement, was published on Facebook. This list cited many male students, approximately 35 of them, as being complicit in gender-based violence, desc...

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