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Finne Murphy

Finne Murphy, Senior Arts and Academics Editor

Finne Murphy '19 is an English major from South Lake Tahoe, California.

She’s been part of The Campus since her first year, writing and editing for the Arts and Academics section.

She has interned at New England Review, taught English in Italy and received a scholarship to attend the 2018 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

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‘Call Me By Your Name’ Author on Ambiguity and Attraction

‘Call Me By Your Name’ Author on Ambiguity and Attraction

October 25, 2018
Hala Kassem ’19 reached out to André Aciman after feeling inspired by his novel “Call Me By Your Name.”
Steve Chung ’21, Tyler Lochan, Finne Murphy ’19 and Edil Hassan at Bread Loaf in August 2018.

Reflections From a Long-Awaited Stay at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

September 13, 2018
There is a joke amongst Bread Loafers that Robert Frost’s ghost haunts the writers’ conference. I am inclined to believe it, if only because of our habit of discussing him as if he were there made it seem like he really was inescapable.
The last issue of 2017 features poets and writers from South Africa.

New England Review Celebrates 40 Years

March 7, 2018

When I arrive, it is tea time. “It’s mango black tea,” Carolyn Kuebler ’90 says. She offers me local honey before leading me back to her office. The surprisingly sunny day lends the office a...

The Mahaney Center for the Arts will kick off its 25 anniversary season with a performance from BANDALOOP.

Mahaney Center Celebrates 25th Season

September 14, 2017

This fall, the Mahaney Center for the Arts will celebrate its 25 anniversary in style, bringing to the College an exciting schedule of events showcasing a variety of artistic disciplines. The scheduled...

Students perform “Panda Porn” with Middlebury Discount Comedy.

MDC Takes the Stage for ZooDystopia

March 2, 2017

At 4:30 p.m. on a Wednesday, Proctor Lounge is not exactly a raucous venue. I was sitting in my usual manner — quiet repose and decided neutrality — as I waited to speak with Shannon Gibbs ’18....

Middlebury graduate Katerine Arden ’11 is garnering attention for her new novel.

College Alumna Publishes Fantasy Novel

February 16, 2017

One need not look far for snowscapes and subzero temperatures when living in Vermont, but the atmospheric world of a new novel by alumna Katherine Arden ’11 offers some consolation: there are colder...

Cole Merrill ’19 and Madeleine Russell ’19 rehearse their roles as troubled brother and sister in Merrill’s play Chronic Blush.

Student Pens Play about Media and Love

January 26, 2017

Chronic Blush, a play written by and starring Cole Merrill ’19, will be running in the Hepburn Zoo on Jan. 28 – 30. It will be directed by Eliza Renner ’18 and also stars Victoria Isquith...

August Rosenthal ’17 and Lana Meyer ’17 play endearing characters in Talley’s  Folly.

Talley’s Folly Considers Love and Fear

December 8, 2016

Just before the doors of the Hepburn Zoo closed, a well-dressed and jovial man strode onto the stage to greet the audience. The man — Matt Friedman, played by August Rosenthal ’17 — pointed out...

Author Maria Padian ’83 lives with her family in Brunswick, Maine.

Novel by Alum Discusses Sexual Assault

October 27, 2016

It is rare to find a story so relevant that it feels like it takes place on your college campus. It is rarer to find a story so relevant that makes you realize it does. One such story is found...

Alumna Rachel Liddell ’15 took the stage to discuss her frenzied post-grad job search.

Cocoon Storytellers Share Revelations

October 13, 2016

I would consider myself a pretty punctual person, but when I arrived at the Robinson Concert Hall for the fourth annual Cocoon, the seats were already brimming to capacity. Only after climbing to the...

Novel by Midd Alumna Hits Shelves

September 15, 2016

It’s an understatement to say that the Paul Ward ’25 Memorial Prize merely recognizes extraordinary writing talent among the first-years of Middlebury College — it seems instead to be a premonition...

The Pitchfork Disney provocatively investigates our attraction to the grotesque.

Pitchfork Disney Indulges in Grotesque

April 21, 2016

The Pitchfork Disney stupefied, disgusted and enticed audiences at the Hepburn Zoo from April 14-16. Written in 1991 by Philip Ridley, the often dark, sometimes grotesque comedy was directed by Kristin...

Detroit ’67 Highlights Race Relations

March 23, 2016

This weekend marked the premiere of Detroit ’67, a play written by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Rebecca Johnson ’16.5. The recipient of the 2014 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by...

Chicago Shows Despicable Power of Press

February 17, 2016

Murder, fame and the unsettling relationship between the two were the subjects of this year’s J-term musical, Chicago, which sold out for every show. The classic American work, with music by John Kander...

Proposed Bill Allows Warrantless Cell Phone Searches

Proposed Bill Allows Warrantless Cell Phone Searches

January 27, 2016

On Jan. 8, Senator Martin LaLonde (D) of South Burlington introduced bill H.527, an amendment to the 2014 ban on using electronic devices while driving on the highway. This bill allows policemen and other...

Chance Meetings Shine in Ordinary Days

December 9, 2015

Before the musical began, director Maria Flanders ’18 spoke to the audience crowded inside Hepburn Zoo. Along with a kind reminder to silence our cell phones, she implored us to recognize the ability...

Judas Iscariot, played by Alexis de la Rosa '19, sat at the center of the courtroom as various characters testified against him. Courtesy Annie Urlich.

First-Year Play Shows Trial in Purgatory

October 21, 2015

Pulsating music and dim lights greeted audiences as they entered the makeshift courtroom and took their seats in what felt like a jury box. The hunched figure of the Bible’s most famous sinner sat squarely...

Photo by Hiruy Ephrem

Ingoma Beats its Own Drum

September 30, 2015

On Sunday, Sept. 20, Ingoma made its first appearance at the Middlebury A Cappella Jamboree. But rather than mmm-bopping through a Billboard Hot 100, the group performed music from another source: the...

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