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MASK OFF, MIDD: Everything on a pedestal falls

MASK OFF, MIDD: Everything on a pedestal falls

January 28, 2021
MASK OFF, MIDD: A hollow statue will always crumble.

Ruby Bowman ’21.5 exhibits photo series “Behind Her Bedroom Door”

December 3, 2020
“Scream in agony,” Ruby Bowman ’21.5 said in our FaceTime interview. “That’s what I’d tell the women I photographed.”
MASK OFF, MIDD: Asking for what you want

MASK OFF, MIDD: Asking for what you want

November 19, 2020
If you can’t ask for what you want, you’ll never get it.
MASK OFF, MIDD: The Politics of Romance

MASK OFF, MIDD: The Politics of Romance

October 29, 2020
When I was in high school, I gave a speech that killed my love life.
MASK OFF, MIDD: Right person, wrong time?

MASK OFF, MIDD: Right person, wrong time?

October 22, 2020
The concept of “right person, wrong time” implies that there are people who are justified in “saving us for later.”...But how long are we supposed to hang on for? 
MASK OFF, MIDD: I quarantine-dated Casper the Ghost.

MASK OFF, MIDD: I quarantine-dated Casper the Ghost.

October 8, 2020
MASK OFF, MIDD: Don’t let the ghosts scare you. 
Sit down, shut up and be a man

Sit down, shut up and be a man

September 24, 2020
While women are now forging multidimensional identities, men are sometimes denied comparable flexibility.
MASK OFF, MIDD: Situationships are dead, long live intentional connections

MASK OFF, MIDD: Situationships are dead, long live intentional connections

September 17, 2020
Now that human connection is spatially inconvenient, even on our small Vermont campus, I wonder if the pandemic has given us a rare gift. 
MASK OFF, MIDD: A college senior’s take on romance amid Covid 

MASK OFF, MIDD: A college senior’s take on romance amid Covid 

September 10, 2020
However, through the years, I have learned that attracting the people you desire, whether that’s a short-term or committed connection, hinges on being honest with yourself and others. 

Hey Midd, u up? Other schools don’t hook up like we do

April 22, 2020
"In an environment where relationships are stunted by booze, insecurities and a rigid social life structure, no one feels comfortable asking the 'what are we?' question, much less answering it."
Guns: New Vt. Law Permits Seizure of Firearms from Suspected Abusers

Guns: New Vt. Law Permits Seizure of Firearms from Suspected Abusers

September 27, 2018
School shooting threat in Vermont segues to tighter gun laws.
Single Occupancy Restrooms Move Toward “Gender Free”

Single Occupancy Restrooms Move Toward “Gender Free”

May 2, 2018

MONTPELIER ­—  In recent years, a movement towards inclusivity has begun the refamig of binaries regarding gender and sex to longer be based on those assigned at birth. The proliferation of these evolving...

Psychiatric beds are in great demand in Vermont.

Vermont Officials Grapple for a Solution to Psychiatric Bed Crisis

April 4, 2018

SWANTON — Envision prison security guards with heavy holsters dodging psychiatric doctors and nurses rushing to check on their patients. Under Vermont Human Services Secretary Al Gobeille, this chaotic...

One of Skinny Pancake’s signature crepes; “The Lovemaker.”

Skinny Pancake Ditches Nutella

March 21, 2018

BURLINGTON—Customers clamber to see the menu, kids are raised on to parents’ shoulders to get a superior view and the sweet smell of crêpes wafts through the building. Vermonters who have been to...

Opioid Epidemic Sees Signs of Hope

Opioid Epidemic Sees Signs of Hope

February 21, 2018

MIDDLEBURY — With the opioid crisis continuing to erupt across the country, Vermont government officials seem to be breathing a collective sigh of relief for the first time in years. Identified in 2016...

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