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Ariadne Will

Ariadne Will, Local Editor

Ariadne Will ’22 is a local editor for the Campus.

She has previously served as a staff writer, where she has covered topics ranging from Middlebury’s Town Hall to the College’s dance performances.

Will has spent the summer as a reporter at her hometown newspaper, the Daily Sitka Sentinel. She is continuing coverage of local news at the Sentinel this semester.

Will is studying English and American literature with a minor in gender, sexuality and feminist studies. She is concentrating in creative writing with an emphasis in creative nonfiction.

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Preview: ‘Same But Different’ connects the dots through dance

Preview: ‘Same But Different’ connects the dots through dance

April 1, 2021

Dance professors Lida Winfield and Christal Brown explore their differences and similarities in performing “Same But Different,” a show about curiosity and friendship. The show opens on April 2...

Ripton votes to leave Addison school district

Ripton votes to leave Addison school district

January 28, 2021
Ripton voted on Jan. 12 to leave the Addison Central School District (ACSD) in an effort to keep its elementary school open amid declining enrollment, budget cuts and potential school consolidation. The town of Weybridge voted to stay.
Vermont’s Complete Count Committee has worked with groups across the state to encourage participation in this year’s census.

Ninety-nine percent down, one to go: Census nears completion in Vermont

September 24, 2020
For Vermonters, a complete 2020 Decennial Census count is within reach.
Students define

Students define “hook-up,” discuss romantic scene at Middlebury

May 7, 2020

The Campus asked Middlebury students to participate in the second annual Zeitgeist survey in November, looking to gain insight into campus culture by asking the questions that are often not discussed....

Zeitgeist takes on love

Zeitgeist takes on love

April 22, 2020
The Campus asked Middlebury students to participate in the second annual Zeitgeist survey in November, looking to gain insight into campus culture by asking the questions that are often not discussed. This year’s survey included an exploration of love, relationships and the ever ill-defined “hook-up culture.”
Students strive to navigate long-distance relationships created by coronavirus

Students strive to navigate long-distance relationships created by coronavirus

April 22, 2020
“There was definitely a shock to [realizing] we weren’t going to see each other for half a year,” said Katelyn Mei '22 about boyfriend Cater Wang '21. “It was like, ‘We have four days we need to spend together, now.’”
Following the suspension of in-person classes in mid-March, Middlebury sent a school-wide email reminding students that the college will count them in the 2020 Census. 

Covid-19 outbreak exacerbates difficulties with Census 2020

April 16, 2020
The 2020 decennial census risks miscounts as a result of Covid-19.
A Middlebury resident poses a question to the selectboard during the Middlebury town hall.

All articles are approved in annual Middlebury town meeting

March 5, 2020
The two most contentious articles of the night were Article 4 and Article 2, both of which allocated additional extra-budget funds to first responder services.
The Mail Center received an award for efficiency after delivering 89,000 packages last year. Staff members pose with the award (above).

You’ve got (so, so much) mail

March 5, 2020
The Middlebury Student Mail Center received an award for efficiency in distribution from technology company Neopost in October after delivering over 89,000 packages in the 2018-19 school year.
Bernie Sanders addressed the crowd.

Bernie returns to Vermont roots after competitive Super Tuesday

March 5, 2020
“[This campaign] is about transforming this country,” Bernie Sanders told the crowd on Tuesday. “This movement started right here.”
Middlebury Union High School, abreast to the Addison Central School District Building off Route-7 in Middlebury.

School consolidation: how did we get here?

March 5, 2020

This is the second article in a series on school consolidation. Read the first article in that series here. Over the last three years, Middlebury and the surrounding towns have shifted from conversations...

Winfield’s work draws on her own experience with learning disability in the classroom.

‘In Search of Air: Growing Up Dyslexic’

February 20, 2020
Assistant Professor of Dance Lida Winfield speaks out about learning disabilities through her performance.
Thoughts on the SGA’s new look

Thoughts on the SGA’s new look

February 20, 2020
As the student body will soon vote on whether to keep the five SGA commons senator seats, I would like to argue in favor of these representative positions.
Those in opposition to school consolidation within the county have been vocal in newspaper editorials, board meetings and demonstration.

School consolidation movement divides rural VT

February 13, 2020

Rural Vermont schools are consolidating with larger schools under the guidelines of Act 46, a bill passed in 2015. “It is the conclusion of a multiyear process to create more sustainable and efficient...

An insider's look into the Dance Company of Middlebury

An insider’s look into the Dance Company of Middlebury

January 23, 2020
This upcoming weekend, the Dance Company of Middlebury will perform a new work centered on intentionality and simplicity, let by Scholar in Residence Karima Borni and Oregon-based artist Meshi Chavez.
One of the exhibits used old Campus articles from Special Collections to highlight queer activism at the college.

Stonewall and Middlebury: Exhibits on queer activism

December 5, 2019
Marking the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, three student interns worked with Special Collections to curate an exhibit and display in Davis Family Library, highlighting queer writers, history and activism on campus.
'Radical & boundary pushing': Annual Fall Dance Concert promises experimental work

‘Radical & boundary pushing’: Annual Fall Dance Concert promises experimental work

November 21, 2019
At the annual Fall Dance Concert this weekend, audience members can expect to see a range of themes and styles in choreography by students and Artist-in-Residence Tori Lawrence.

Proximity

November 14, 2019
I woke up Thursday morning to loud voices outside my door.
Hadley hall will no longer serve as the first-year residence hall for Ross commons, effective next fall.

Commons system to be eliminated starting next fall

October 31, 2019
In response to several years of review, and concern about financial efficiency, the college announced in mid-October the restructuring of student residential life systems.
Phil Scott is first Republican governor to support Trump impeachment inquiry

Phil Scott is first Republican governor to support Trump impeachment inquiry

October 10, 2019

Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) made public his support for the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump at a Sept. 26 press conference, making him the first Republican governor in the nation...

a.	Cameron Weiner, ’20.5 (left) Nora Peachin ’21 (center) and Hollis Rhodes ’20 (right) set up at a Middlebury Foods delivery site in Vergennes.

After six years, Middlebury Foods comes to an end

September 19, 2019
Student-run nonprofit bids farewell, delivers last boxes
Aless and Matt Delia-Lôbo, the barista masterminds behind Royal Oak Coffee.

Ethical, Artisanal & Piping Hot: Baristas to Bring Craft Coffee to Middlebury

April 18, 2019

For Aless and Matt Delia-Lôbo, making coffee has never been about the money. “Working in coffee pays terrible because it’s minimum wage, but you’re also a craftsperson,” said Matt. “What...

The Daily Sitka Sentinel’s own printing press at their headquarters in Sitka, Alaska.

Staying in Print in the Digital Age: The Role of An Independent Newspaper from VT to Alaska

March 21, 2019

Thad Poulson and Angelo Lynn live 3,000 miles apart and have never met. As owners and publishers of independent newspapers, however, the two have experienced the recent decline in newspaper prosperity...

Middlebury professor Christal Brown, who made possible the new floor.

Middlebury Dancers Find Traction on Revamped Rec Center Floors

February 28, 2019

MIDDLEBURY – Following three days of physical labor and over three months of planning, Middlebury’s Recreation Center at 154 Creek Road received a new dance floor last week. The brainchild of Christal...

A look into the hydroponic greenhouse at Hartshorn’s organic farm in Waitsfield, VT.

Green Against Gray: A Portrait of Winter Agriculture

February 14, 2019
Due to its greenhouse setting, Burnt Rock Farm doesn't ever stop producing — even in the coldest months.

Where Are Our Feathered Friends?

January 24, 2019
A decrease in the number of birds at the feeders sparks interest in a potential declining bird population.
Bags for auction at the Humane Society.

Pawing for Purrrses: Handbags to be Auctioned off to Support Humane Society

January 17, 2019
Purrrses for Paws is spreading the word about their fifth annual event set for Feb. 7.

Security Report Reveals Increase in Some Reported Crimes

October 11, 2018
The crime statistics released in the college’s annual security and fire safety report reveals a sharp increase in incidences of rape, stalking and dating violence and a continued decline in discipline for liquor law violations compared to last year’s numbers.

Enrollment in VT Colleges on the Decline

October 4, 2018
Downward trend in Vermont college enrollment.
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