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Kenzo Okazaki, Local Editor

Kenzo Okazaki ’21 is a Local Editor.

He has previously served as a senior writer for the news and local sections.

Kenzo is a History and Philosophy double major. Through each of these disciplines he investigates systems of oppression and inequality with a focus on biopolitics and Aristotelian ethics. He recently returned from a semester abroad at the University of Oxford.

His coverage at The Campus is geared toward publicizing local service organizations as well as political lectures hosted by the college.

Kenzo is a Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellow and serves as Director of Academic Affairs for the SGA. He also works as an outreach assistant at the Mittelman Observatory.

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If music be the food of love, listen on

If music be the food of love, listen on

April 22, 2020
Bring some love to your quarantine with this Spotify playlist.
Cicilia Robinson (left) and Devon Karpak (right) outside of ACT.

Addison Central Teens Offers Support and Compassion

March 14, 2019

MIDDLEBURY — Tranquility is perhaps the last word that one would think to associate with a teen center. However, before the kids arrive at 3 p.m., tranquility is exactly what one might experience...

A bird’s eye view of Green Mountain College’s campus, located in Poultney, VT.

Green Mountain College Falls to Financial Hardship

February 14, 2019
Green Mountain College will be closing their doors at the end of this academic year due to financial constraints.
Madeline Kunin speaks to students

The Center Will Hold: Madeleine Kunin Reflects on Aging and Optimism in Politics

November 1, 2018
Madeleine Kunin, the only female governor of Vermont reads from her memoir at Middlebury, noting the adversity and challenges women in politics face today.

Parton, SGA Establish Support Group for Survivors

October 25, 2018

The counseling department at the Parton Center for Health and Wellness has formed a support group for students who are survivors of sexual violence.  The group will meet every Thursday beginning on...

Political Science professor Sarah Stroup, the faculty head of the training program and one of the professors who spear-headed the grant application.

College Gets Grant to Fund Discourse Post-Murray

September 27, 2018
With a grant of $800,000, the college hopes to facilitate several workshops over the next three years to tackle navigating controversial ideas.
The poster winner for the 2018 student contest.

Students Express Interest in State “Green Up Day”

May 2, 2018

MIDDLEBURY - Vermont has a rich history of environmental sustainability - its residents pride themselves on their deep connection to the nature in which they live. Nowhere is this commitment to environmental...

Leading MLK Scholar Lectures On King’s Legacy

April 25, 2018

Martin Luther King scholar Clayborne Carson addressed MLK’s unanswered question, “Where do we go from here?” in an April 17 talk about his legacy and the future of the civil rights movement. He said...

Treasurer Talks Divestment

April 11, 2018

In response to calls for more divestment, treasurer David Provost and representatives from Investure, Middlebury’s endowment manager, justified the college’s continued investment in fossil fuels. Middlebury’s...

Jeb Wallace-Brodeur / Staff Photo
More than 100 Montpelier High School students walked out of the school Wednesday and rallyed at the State House for safer schools and gun legislation.

A Close Vote: Gun Control Bill Passes VT Legislature

April 4, 2018

MONTPELIER — Last Friday, Vermont’s Senate voted 17-13 to approve a House version of S.55, giving final legislative approval to the expansive gun control bill. The bill will now be passed onto VT Governor...


Vermont Senate Passes Three Gun Control Bills

March 21, 2018

MONTPELIER — On Feb. 14, Nikolas Cruz opened fire on students at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida with an AR-15 assault rifle, killing 17 students and wounding 17 more. This act of what Florida...

From left, Jill Lepore, Kwame Anthony and Jonathan Haidt.

Classroom Is Not the Public Sphere, Panel Says

March 8, 2018

Three professors from Harvard and New York universities held a discussion on Feb. 21 addressing the importance of debate on college campuses. The talk, called “Building a Robust Public Sphere,” is...

WinterFest Replaces Chili Festival

WinterFest Replaces Chili Festival

February 14, 2018

MIDDLEBURY — Students may now dry their eyes because although chili fest will be missed, it is being replaced by a new event called WinterFest. WinterFest will be held on Feb. 24 at the Middlebury Recreation...

Commissioner Beth Fastiggi

VT Executive Branch Self-Mandates Sexual Violence Training

January 24, 2018

MONTPELIER-- After the revelations of sexual misconduct by such public figures as Al Franken, Harvey Weinstein, and Matt Lauer, the #metoo movement continues to carry momentum, prompting action...

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