Performing Arts Spotlight: The Women of Troy

Performing Arts Spotlight: The Women of Troy

By Qian (Audrey) Li, Senior Columnist

May 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Academics, Showcase

“The Women of Troy,” a new adaptation of Euripides’s play from more than two thousand years ago, is a lyrical poem of grief and savage irony that is as relevant today as it was then. “Contemporary playwright Don Taylor’s evocative translation is a relentless song of suffering, capturing the w...

Brentano Quartet Honors ‘Art of Fugue’

Brentano Quartet Honors ‘Art of Fugue’

By John Gosselin, Senior Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Academics, Showcase

The Brentano String Quartet performed Johann Sebastian Bach’s “The Art of Fugue” on Saturday, April 29, in Robison Hall as the first part of the Middlebury Bach Festival, which also included a performance of Handel’s Esther. The Art of Fugue commands its place in the repertoire of classical mu...

Chinese Feminist Fights Guerrilla Wars

Chinese Feminist Fights Guerrilla Wars

By Yvette Shi, Arts & Sciences Editor

May 3, 2017


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In China, a country with the world’s second largest economy, women create 41 percent of the GDP. In 1990, Chinese women’s annual salary was about 80 percent of their male counterparts. Six years ago, the number became 60 percent. Simple statistics like this, regardless of the complex reasons behind ...

Green Mountain Adventures Opens on Main Street

By Sophie Slotnick, Contributing Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Local, Showcase

If you did not notice on your last run or walk through town, there is a brand new storefront along Main Street. At the beginning of April, Middlebury Mountaineer, previously located next to Leatherworks, moved to 56 Main Street. In addition to shifting locations of his shop, owner Steven Atocha decided...

College Begins Discipline of Murray Protestors

College Begins Discipline of Murray Protestors

By Will DiGravio and Alex Newhouse

April 26, 2017


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The College has officially begun to discipline those who participated in the March 2 protests that prevented Dr. Charles Murray from delivering a scheduled lecture. According to an official statement released on April 17,  the College has identified “more than 70 individuals it believes may be subject to ...

Midd Masti’s ‘Baat-Cheet’ a Success

Midd Masti’s ‘Baat-Cheet’ a Success

By Bilal Khan, Senior Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Academics, Showcase

Let me paint you a picture. The canvas is blank. The colors are pink, purple, yellow and black. The artist is in a particularly gay mood and has about an hour to paint butterflies, roses and all things good and happy. It is the Midd Masti show, guys. Last Saturday on April 22, Wilson Hall was caugh...

Second Revival of Parker-Merrill Speech Competition Declares Winner

Second Revival of Parker-Merrill Speech Competition Declares Winner

By Kate Cristitiello, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


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On April 20, Middlebury College’s initiative Oratory Now hosted the second revival of the Parker-Merrill Speech Competition. The event, originally established in 1825, took a 50-year hiatus before being reintroduced last year. This year, the competition’s topic was “What if instead…we try th...

Science Showcases at the Symposium

Science Showcases at the Symposium

By Sabina Haque, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


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A friend of mine told me in confidence on Friday, “I’ve never seen so many people in McCardell Bicentennial Hall. It’s weird, seeing so many random people here.” Indeed, a larger than usual fraction of the Middlebury community was found inside the colossal slate building on Friday, April 21, munchi...

‘Freefall’ Explores Family Love & Strife

‘Freefall’ Explores Family Love & Strife

By Sabine Poux, Arts & Science Editor

April 26, 2017


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The Hepburn Zoo provides the perfect environment for a show about family. The audience’s proximity to the action unfolding onstage allows for complete immersion in the scene, verging on a sense of an intrusion into secret business. Even in the back row of the tiny theater, one is brought incredibly clos...

“Spelling Bee” Inspires Laughs and Tears

“Spelling Bee” Inspires Laughs and Tears

By Lior Selve

April 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Academics, Featured, Showcase

We have all been part of our own Putnam County Spelling Bee, though we may not have realized it until the weekend of April 13-15. We may not have spelled the words or participated in the mass hilarity of the show itself, but we certainly connected with the awkward, uncomfortable, spastic and ultimately...

Performing Arts SpotLight: African Music and Dance

Performing Arts SpotLight: African Music and Dance

By Qian (Audrey) Li

April 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Academics, Featured, Showcase

Stop hibernating, and pick up the rhythm of spring! The Middlebury African Music and Dance Ensemble, directed by Assistant Professor of Music Damascus Kafumbe, might just be the event to bring you out of your winter lethargy. On Wednsday, April 26 at 8 p.m., students from the African Music and Dance...

Evelin Toth ’17 Awarded Watson Fellowship

Evelin Toth ’17 Awarded Watson Fellowship

By Bridget Colliton

April 20, 2017


Filed under Featured, News, Showcase

Evelin Toth ‘17 was recently awarded the prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. The Watson program, established in 1961, is a highly selective program that funds a year of international study for its forty-nine fellows. An environmental studies major and French minor, Toth plans to use her Watson...

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