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Max Padilla

Max Padilla, Photo Editor

Max Padilla '22 is a Photo Editor.

She began photographing for The Campus in the fall of 2018, and served as senior photo editor for the 2019-2020 school year.

Padilla is double majoring in Chemistry and philosophy.

This fall she will be serving The Campus from Washington D.C.

All content by Max Padilla
On Sept. 16, President Trump confirmed that the Big Ten college football division would be returning for a nine-week season, possibly in order to garner support for the upcoming election.

College football, the American presidency and a century of entanglement

October 29, 2020
How has college football impacted the 2020 election?
After a long history of suppression, minorities still find barriers at the ballot box

After a long history of suppression, minorities still find barriers at the ballot box

October 29, 2020
Today, marginalized communities face blatant voter discrimination.
Ginsburg’s passing: A tragedy for the wrong reasons

Ginsburg’s passing: A tragedy for the wrong reasons

September 24, 2020
To achieve a world that belongs to everyone on this earth, we must fight with every year of our life, the way Notorious RBG fought with every year of hers.
Middlebury’s Civil Rights and Title IX Office is located in the Service Building, the office is tasked with monitoring the college’s compliance with Title IX regulations.

[Photo] Changes to Title IX alter reporting and investigation procedures

September 24, 2020

Middlebury’s Civil Rights and Title IX Office is located in the Service Building, the office is tasked with monitoring the college’s compliance with Title IX regulations.

Athletes tend to get drunker, spend more time in Atwater than non-athletes

Athletes tend to get drunker, spend more time in Atwater than non-athletes

May 7, 2020
On average, athletes get drunker than non-athletes, according to Zeitgeist data. About 48% of non-athletes said they tend to “get drunk” when they consume alcohol, compared to 58% within the varsity-athlete population — a 10% difference.
Friends and family took part in a memorial service for Will Nash on March 11.

[Photo] Remembering William Garrett Nash ’20

May 2, 2020

Friends and family took part in a memorial service for Will Nash on March 11.

Ursula Olender and her team at the Center for Careers and Internships gave a webinar last Friday.

[Photo] Admissions office markets Midd in a year roiled by economic downturn, public health crisis

April 9, 2020

Ursula Olender and her team at the Center for Careers and Internships gave a webinar last Friday.

In the new system, staff — including many “essential” facilities workers, will end up working fewer hours. The days they will be forced to take off because of the stay-at-home mandate will come out of their Covid-19 Pay Banks.

[Photo] “Stay Home, Stay Safe”: stricter guidelines reshape college’s plan for staff

April 2, 2020

In the new system, staff — including many “essential” facilities workers, will end up working fewer hours. The days they will be forced to take off because of the stay-at-home mandate will come out...

Women’s Hockey Secures Bid at NCAAs, Revived After NESCAC Woes

March 12, 2020

Middlebury hosted this year’s NESCAC Women’s Hockey Championship Series, which featured Hamilton, Colby, Amherst and the Panthers themselves. The blue-and-white competed against Hamilton College in...

Kagan and Bermingham Round Out Middlebury Careers

March 12, 2020

This week part of the Men’s Squash Team competed in The CSA Individual Championships. Two of Midd’s own were selected to compete: Jack Kagan ’20 and Nick Bermingham ’20. Kagan competed in the Malloy...

Women’s hockey keeps eyeing NESCAC crown

Women’s hockey keeps eyeing NESCAC crown

March 5, 2020

In perfect fashion on Carnival Weekend, the Panthers just keep on rolling.  The women’s hockey team defeated the Trinity Bantams in the NESCAC Quarterfinals, 4–1, and will advance to the semifinals...

Men’s squash upsets No. 2 seed; claims second at Nationals

March 5, 2020

The Men’s Squash team travelled to Harvard this weekend to play in the CSA team nationals. Middlebury faced Amherst in the quarterfinals and the blue-and-white managed to snag the victory by a score...

Women’s hockey prolongs winning  streak after weekend in Maine

Women’s hockey prolongs winning streak after weekend in Maine

February 27, 2020

The Panthers finished up their regular season this weekend, snatching two away wins against Bowdoin. The defeat of the Polar Bears cemented Middlebury’s incredible season, as they won the first game...

Women’s hockey gifts seniors with a ‘W’

February 20, 2020

The women’s hockey team continued their successful season, notching two wins this past weekend. They defeated Williams 4–0 on Saturday and 3–1 on Sunday as they finished off their home portion of...

Men’s squash snags third at conference tournament

February 20, 2020

The men’s team played Amherst, Bates and Trinity at Bowdoin this weekend. The boys redeemed themself from the last few weeks, bringing home the win from Amherst 6–3 and Bates 7–2, but lost to Trinity,...

Men’s squash rounds out break on top

February 13, 2020

The Panthers lost to Bates, MIT and Virginia over February break, but pulled out wins against Bowdoin, Colby and Tufts. Though they redeemed themselves last week, the Panthers are having a less successful...

Women’s hockey leaves February Break untouched

Women’s hockey leaves February Break untouched

February 13, 2020

The second-ranked Panthers took a few hits over winter term, having lost to Plattsburgh State, 4–1, on Jan. 21 and to Hamilton, 2–0, on Jan. 31. The blue and white, however, turned the tables on Hamilton...

Both the initial and current College Solar Farm location proposals were on South Street Extension (pictured above). The current proposed location is on a plot just west of the Eddy Farm School.

[Photo] College solar farm proposal ignites town-wide debate

February 13, 2020

Both the initial and current College Solar Farm location proposals were on South Street Extension (pictured above). The current proposed location is on a plot just west of the Eddy Farm School.

Women’s hockey perfect season snapped by Plattsburgh St.

Women’s hockey perfect season snapped by Plattsburgh St.

January 23, 2020

Second-ranked women’s hockey pushed their winning streak to seven-games before it was ended by first-ranked Plattsburgh State. On Saturday, Jan. 11, the Panthers triumphed over Endicott College 3–0....

Men’s squash comes up short against higher ranked opponents

Men’s squash comes up short against higher ranked opponents

January 23, 2020

In November, the Panthers started off strong. However, they struggled this month to bring home a win.  Since Jan. 5, Middlebury has taken on 8 teams and walked away with only one win against Amherst this...

Students filled Wilson Hall January 15 to watch the Vermont Supreme Court hear oral arguments for multiple cases as part of their ‘On the Road Series.’

[Photo] Vermont supreme court hears case on campus

January 23, 2020

Students filled Wilson Hall January 15 to watch the Vermont Supreme Court hear oral arguments for multiple cases as part of their ‘On the Road Series.’

Last Fall, Otter Creek Bakery’s previous owners, Ben and Sarah Wood, handed over the 34-year-old establishment to Ned Horton. With new leadership, Horton hopes to retain the essence of the well-loved bakery, with potential expansion projects and menu updates.

[Photo] Otter Creek Bakery maintains essence among changing leadership

January 23, 2020

Last Fall, Otter Creek Bakery’s previous owners, Ben and Sarah Wood, handed over the 34-year-old establishment to Ned Horton. With new leadership, Horton hopes to retain the essence of the well-loved...

President Vijayakumar leading a September SGA meeting.

[Photo] Senate to discuss impeachment of SGA President

December 8, 2019

President Vijayakumar leading a September SGA meeting.

What we talk about when we talk about guns

November 7, 2019
Conversations surrounding gun control can feel like a dime a dozen. And while it is important to have those difficult conversations, it is equally important to do so correctly.
Coffrin is the residence hall for sophomores in Atwater commons.

[Photo] Commons system to be eliminated starting next fall

October 31, 2019

Coffrin is the residence hall for sophomores in Atwater commons.

Homestead, one of the small residential houses owned by the college, is now cleaned by independent contractors.

[Photo] Contractors hired in response to custodial staff shortages

October 31, 2019

Homestead, one of the small residential houses owned by the college, is now cleaned by independent contractors.

“Benefits here are a lot better than what you would find anywhere else around here,” said one facillities employee. “But I can’t go down to Hannaford and buy groceries with my benefits.”

[Photo] Citing low wages and ‘voicelessness,’ some facilities staff push for union

October 31, 2019

“Benefits here are a lot better than what you would find anywhere else around here,” said one facillities employee. “But I can’t go down to Hannaford and buy groceries with my benefits.”

Although the college offers excused absences for religious observance, some students felt unable to miss class or postpone assignments.

[Photo] Balancing school and spirituality during the Jewish high holidays

October 10, 2019

Although the college offers excused absences for religious observance, some students felt unable to miss class or postpone assignments.

Mutual frustration with “13 Proposals” leads administration and new SGA to fresh approach to improve student life.

[Photo] Update on SGA ‘13 Proposals’

October 3, 2019

Mutual frustration with “13 Proposals” leads administration and new SGA to fresh approach to improve student life.

Faculty presented to students and family members on research, ranging from the secrets of public speaking to contemporary Japanese media, at the forum.

[Photo] Fall Faculty Forum celebrates faculty research

October 3, 2019

Faculty presented to students and family members on research, ranging from the secrets of public speaking to contemporary Japanese media, at the forum.

This isn’t good enough

September 26, 2019
I’d like to change the way people at Middlebury talk and think about racial issues and this may be my one shot.
New Health and Wellness team (from left to right) Erin Goodrich, Emily Wagner, Madeline Hope, Kevin Karackas and Barbara McCall will focus on violence prevention, holistic wellness and mental health, amongst other health topics.

[Photo] Health and Wellness Education Office expands staff, programming

September 26, 2019

New Health and Wellness team (from left to right) Erin Goodrich, Emily Wagner, Madeline Hope, Kevin Karackas and Barbara McCall will focus on violence prevention, holistic wellness and mental health, amongst...

Students gathered in McCullough student center to watch the Democratic presidential hopefuls talk about their platforms.

[Photo] Middlebury College Democrats host debate watch party

September 19, 2019

Students gathered in McCullough student center to watch the Democratic presidential hopefuls talk about their platforms.

A display at Mobil gas station in the town of Middlebury offers tobacco and e-cigarette products, which are now no longer available for purchase for customers under 21 years old.

[Photo] New Vermont law bans tobacco and vaping under 21

September 19, 2019

A display at Mobil gas station in the town of Middlebury offers tobacco and e-cigarette products, which are now no longer available for purchase for customers under 21 years old.

Goodrich Farm houses 900 milking cows at their location, 5.6 miles from campus. The new digester will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the cows and provide energy to the college.

[Photo] Energy 2028 update: College partners with Goodrich Farm on anaerobic digester project

September 19, 2019

Goodrich Farm houses 900 milking cows at their location, 5.6 miles from campus. The new digester will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the cows and provide energy to the college.

Vijayakumar consults with a senate member during a student government meeting last Sunday.

[Photo] SGA President Vijayakumar is ready to lead: here’s what she has to say

September 12, 2019

Vijayakumar consults with a senate member during a student government meeting last Sunday.

Sam Kann ’20.5 (first from left) is the student representative serving on the Hirschfield Film Programming Committee.

[Photo] Hirschfield Film Series promises compelling, diverse season

September 12, 2019

Sam Kann ’20.5 (first from left) is the student representative serving on the Hirschfield Film Programming Committee.

Sam Valone ’20.5 competes in the Middlebury 7’s tournament on April 14.

Women’s Rugby Takes NSCRO Nationals

May 9, 2019

This was a record season for the Middlebury College Women’s Rugby Club. On Saturday April 6, they competed in the Rugby Northeast 7’s tournament. The ladies tore up the field, winning three matches,...

Tufts Downs Softball 2-0 in NESCAC Tournament

May 9, 2019

The Panthers played their last game of the season on Friday, May 3 against Tufts in the NESCAC Tournament. Though the softball season worked hard all season and made it to the tournament, the Jumbos ultimately...

Emily Bian ’21 has gone 11-10 in singles for the 2018-19 season.

[Photo] Women’s Tennis Falls Short in NESCAC Championship

May 9, 2019

Emily Bian ’21 has gone 11-10 in singles for the 2018-19 season.

First-year Noelle Ruschil flashes her infielder skills.

Despite Mammoth Sweep, Panthers Set to Play in NESCAC Tournament

May 2, 2019

Middlebury played its last series this weekend; they closed out the season with a five game losing streak.  The team played hard, but they were not able to snag a win from the Amherst Mammoths....

First-year pitcher Alex Price captured a win in six innnings against Wesleyan, allowing just two runs.

[Photo] Baseball Goes 3-1 Against Plymouth State and Wesleyan

May 2, 2019

First-year pitcher Alex Price captured a win in six innnings against Wesleyan, allowing just two runs.

Students lead the weekly politics luncheon in the RAJ.

[Photo] Dickinson Hands off Weekly Politics Lunches to Students

May 2, 2019

Students lead the weekly politics luncheon in the RAJ.

Emily Moore ’21 has earned 32 runs and 35 hits in her career.

Softball Comes Back from Split Weekend as They Look to Face Amherst Mammoths

April 25, 2019

While the softball team did not quite live up to last week’s strong performance, the Panthers were able to capture two wins out of five games, splitting the series against Union College and defeating...

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