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Sadie Housberg

Sadie Housberg, Editor at Large, Audio Editor

Sadie Housberg ’21 is an Editor-at-Large.

She previously served as a managing editor, senior local editor, and staff writer.

Housberg is majoring in Gender, Sexuality, & Feminist Studies and French at Middlebury. During the summer of 2020 she worked remotely as a producer for the Off-Campus Podcast. In the spring of her junior year she studied abroad in Paris, France at the University of Paris Didérot. In the past she interned at the Burlington Free Press on the morning news team. Her contributions at the daily paper included reporting on education, food and local news.

She has also worked as an intern for Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, MA, creating, producing, and editing short-form audio pieces for WCAI, the local NPR station (90.1 FM). As a sophomore, she co-authored a long-form narrative piece as an independent study project under the guidance of Sue Halpern, which was published in VTDigger.

Twitter: @SadieHousberg

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In Isolation: Audio portraits from spring 2020

In Isolation: Audio portraits from spring 2020

August 13, 2020

“Springtime at Middlebury College typically finds students packing away their parkas, cuffing their jeans, and finding any excuse to bask in the wavering spring sunshine — perhaps too eagerly for the...

The Nash family from left to right: Kristin, Will, Drew, Cate, and Lenny.

Remembering William Garrett Nash ’20

May 2, 2020
Will Nash will be remembered for his ability to live with joy in the present, his passion for innovating and the boundless love he held for those around him. 
Authorization cards, like the one above, were distributed to some facilities staff starting this summer. At this juncture, not enough cards have been returned to the union representative to warrant moving forward with the effort.

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

October 31, 2019
Catalyzed in part by last year's workforce planning process, some facilities staff members reached out to a union representative over the summer about organizing.
Peer sex educator Ella Houlihan ’21 greets first-year students at workshop table.

Let’s talk about SPECS, baby: Students lead new orientation event

September 12, 2019
Peer sex educators want students to have easy access to information about sex. Last week, they had the chance to bring their message to first year orientation.

Please, read this newspaper

September 12, 2019
If you thought you and your friends kept up a lively group chat this summer, you should have seen ours.
An image that ran on the front of the Gensler Symposium pamphlet, alluding to the ‘pussy hat’ phenomenon associated with the 2017 Women’s March.

Gensler Family Symposium Engages With the ‘Complex and Peculiar Lives of Intersectionality’

May 2, 2019
“What exactly is intersectionality?” — this was one of many questions posed at last week's Gensler Symposium, which featured talks by several prominent scholars in feminist and queer studies.
Scott Gemignani, owner of Tinker and Smithy game store, hopes to build a bowling alley where Ben Franklin’s used to stand.

Town Rallies for a Bowling Alley: A Community’s Cry for Fun and One Man’s Plan to Revitalize Downtown Middlebury

March 14, 2019

MIDDLEBURY – “The idea is this: get the building. Gut the thing. Because it’s hot garbage inside,” said Scott Gemignani, owner of Tinker and Smithy Game Store. Gemignani explained his plan...

Vermont’s Budding Industry: Next State to Tax & Regulate Cannabis?

February 21, 2019

For those Vermonters advocating for a tax-and-regulate cannabis market, new legislation moving through both the House and the Senate could herald welcome changes. A bill proposed by Representative Sam...

Concept A, one proposal for the Triangle Park overhaul.

Town Seeks Public Input on Green Spaces Ahead of Overhauls

November 29, 2018
Residents of Middlebury will be coming together to vote on the transformation of the town's Triangle Park green space.
The Rough Cut shut its doors last week, one year after opening.

Rough Cut Latest to Close Doors

November 15, 2018
Facing rent hike, The Rough cut Dishes up its last plates.
Just a year after its opening, the Rough Cut announced Tuesday that it will be closing its doors on Friday, Nov. 9.

One Year After Opening, The Rough Cut Announces Closure

November 7, 2018
The local restaurant joins the crowd of other businesses, including Storm Cafe and The Lobby, that have closed this year.
Governor Phil Scott interviewed before a campaign event here in the town of Middlebury.

Incumbent Scott, Favored to Win, Says Stay the Course

November 1, 2018
Gov. Scott, one of the most favored Republican governors in the nation, is finding himself confronted with Hallquist's progressive agenda. We met with him in Middlebury for an interview.
College Parent Driving Force for National Support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

College Parent Driving Force for National Support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

October 4, 2018
The Middlebury Campus interviews Nahid Markosian, one of the founders of an online support letter for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
A Bun Bakery by Day, Italian Restaurant by Night: A Local Couple to Reinvent The Lobby

A Bun Bakery by Day, Italian Restaurant by Night: A Local Couple to Reinvent The Lobby

September 27, 2018
While some may be disappointed to say goodbye to The Lobby and half-priced burger nights, it seems The Arcadian and Haymaker Bun Co. have a lot to offer.
Retailer Ben Franklin nears the end of its long run in Downtown Middlebury.

From Carol’s to The Lobby, Stores are Closing in Downtown Middlebury

September 13, 2018

Stroll down Main Street this afternoon and you may find a vastly different landscape from the downtown of semesters past.  The “For Sale,” “For Lease,” and “Markdowns up to 70% off” signs,...

Migrant workers and activists support milk with dignity campaign.

‘Now We Are More Scared’: Migrant Workers, and Dairy Farms, Feel Threat of Immigration Policy

April 25, 2018

In the late 1980s and into the 1990s, dairying in New England was in crisis. Small farms were faced with a lack of demand for agricultural labor, according to Vermont Representative Peter Conlon, 53. Conlon,...

Jack Sawyer facing trial last week.

VT Supreme Court: Sawyer Cannot Be Held Without Bail

April 18, 2018

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jack Sawyer on Wed. Apr. 11 on the question of bail. The decision means that the 18-year-old accused of planning a shooting at Fair Haven Union...

$15 Minimum Wage Passes Senate

March 7, 2018

MONTPELIER — On Thursday, Feb. 15, the Vermont Senate passed a bill during a procedural vote to increase the hourly minimum wage from its current level of 10.50 to 15 dollars by 2024. The proposed bill...

Community members gather to share their creative works at the Maker’s Faire.

Career Center Hosts Maker’s Faire

February 21, 2018

MIDDLEBURY – The Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center welcomed The Maker’s Faire for the first time to their annual Open House last Thursday, Feb. 15.  Students and community members gathered at the...

Drilling to put vacuum tubing in place for maple tapping.

Vermont Sugarmakers Take on New Challenges

January 17, 2018

Steve Willsey of Shaker Maple Farm in Addison County tapped his first tree in 1988. For Willsey and many other Vermonters, maple syrup production, or sugarmaking, now represents a primary source of income....

Plants growing at Champlain Valley Dispensary.

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Eyes Middlebury

December 6, 2017

On Monday, Nov. 27, the Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB) heard a proposal by Champlain Valley Dispensary (CVD) to establish a medical-marijuana dispensary in Addison County. Following the...

Posters for the Film Series

Marquis Theater and SURJ Join in Anti-Racism Film Series

November 29, 2017

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) and Middlebury’s Marquis Theater on 65 Main Street will present the second installment of “Seeing Color/Seeking Justice,” billed as “a...

State Senator Claire Ayer (VT-D)

Vermont Tackles Shortage of Addiction Treatment Specialists

November 1, 2017

MIDDLEBURY — On Monday, Oct. 16, Gov. Phil Scott and Secretary of State Jim Condos announced that reforms to Vermont’s regulations concerning licensing of substance-abuse counselors had been approved....

Student participates in carbon pricing activism event at Snow Bowl.

Community Tackles Vermont Carbon Pricing

October 18, 2017

MIDDLEBURY — At a public hearing hosted by the Vermont Climate Action Commission in Brattleboro on Thursday, Oct. 5, Middlebury students joined community members to discuss solutions to reduce carbon...

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