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Van Barth, Senior Photo Editor

Van Barth ’21 is the Senior Photo Editor

He served as a photo editor for the last two years.

Barth is majoring on political science and minoring in environmental studies and Spanish.

He has interned for his Congresswoman’s office and connected research at a nonproliferation think tank in DC. He is additionally serving a three-year term on the Town of Middlebury's Energy Committee.

He specializes in landscape photography and you can frequently find him around campus with his camera in hand.

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Roughly double the usual number of first years opted to take a gap year and join the Class of 2025.

[Photo] College installs eighteen security cameras at McCullough, Bicentennial Hall

November 19, 2020

Roughly double the usual number of first years opted to take a gap year and join the Class of 2025.

Senator Bray campaigns for his fourth re-election representing Addison County in the Vermont Senate.

[Photo] Incumbent Christopher Bray makes a fourth run for Addison County Senate seat

October 29, 2020

Senator Bray campaigns for his fourth re-election representing Addison County in the Vermont Senate.

MiddVotes co-president Nora Bayley ’21.

[Photo] MiddVotes demystifies the absentee ballot process

October 29, 2020

MiddVotes co-president Nora Bayley ’21.

Matthew’s carillion is located in the tower of Mead Chapel and can be heard ringing out all across campus.

[Photo] Behind the Mead Chapel bells, carillonneur George Matthew Jr. plays for passion and protest

October 22, 2020

Matthew’s carillion is located in the tower of Mead Chapel and can be heard ringing out all across campus.

Some Middlebury restaurants, like Mad Taco, are responding to the pandemic by forgoing seating and sticking with takeout.

[Photo] As seasons change, Middlebury restaurants and cafes adjust operations

October 22, 2020

Some Middlebury restaurants, like Mad Taco, are responding to the pandemic by forgoing seating and sticking with takeout.

The Knoll has been growing produce to help fulfill the community’s emergency food needs during the Covid-19 pandemic.

[Photo] ‘More than just food’: Tracing the history of The Knoll from grassy hill to community haven

October 15, 2020

The Knoll has been growing produce to help fulfill the community’s emergency food needs during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Addison Central Teens has provided support and programming for local teens through games, workshops, and community based activities since 2008.

[Photo] ‘It’s hard to tell them they can’t hug their friends’: Addison Central Teens navigates acting as a support system amidst a pandemic

October 15, 2020

Addison Central Teens has provided support and programming for local teens through games, workshops, and community based activities since 2008.

The Mail Center has been operating out of a warehouse behind McCullough and adjusting to stay safe for students.

[Photo] Mail Center relocates to the warehouse to ensure social distancing

October 8, 2020

The Mail Center has been operating out of a warehouse behind McCullough and adjusting to stay safe for students.

While cuts to the library’s budget began over the summer, the full impacts will likely not be felt until the start of 2021.

[Photo] ‘Contrary to our ethos’: Deep budget cuts force librarians to make tough decisions

October 8, 2020

While cuts to the library’s budget began over the summer, the full impacts will likely not be felt until the start of 2021.

Hundreds of students and community members lined the streets of downtown Middlebury.

[Photo] Students protest grand jury verdict for officers who killed Breonna Taylor

October 1, 2020

Hundreds of students and community members lined the streets of downtown Middlebury.

Although the Chip Kenyon ’85 Arena usually serves as the home for the men’s and women’s ice hockey programs, this year it has been transformed into a cardio space due to COVID-19 changes.

[Photo] Cleans and cleaning: athletic facilities return in Phase Two

October 1, 2020

Although the Chip Kenyon ’85 Arena usually serves as the home for the men’s and women’s ice hockey programs, this year it has been transformed into a cardio space due to COVID-19 changes.

The admissions office is located at the historic Emma Willard House, named for the pioneer in women’s education who resided there and established a school for girls in her home.

[Photo] Prospective students partake in a new age of admissions

September 24, 2020

The admissions office is located at the historic Emma Willard House, named for the pioneer in women’s education who resided there and established a school for girls in her home.

Now in Phase 2, students are permitted to go into the town of Middlebury.

[Photo] Students flock to old haunts as Phase Two loosens restrictions

September 24, 2020

Now in Phase 2, students are permitted to go into the town of Middlebury.

Throughout Phase One, dining halls have relied on bottled beverages in place of drink dispensers to reduce the potential for Covid-19 transmission.

[Photo] Sustainability concerns pile up amid packaged meal protocols

September 17, 2020

Throughout Phase One, dining halls have relied on bottled beverages in place of drink dispensers to reduce the potential for Covid-19 transmission.

McKibben is pictured at a Middlebury event from January 2019.

[Photo] Overlapping crises: Bill McKibben on social solidarity in a world after Covid-19

September 17, 2020

McKibben is pictured at a Middlebury event from January 2019.

Volleyball head coach Sarah Raunecker (second from the right) coaches her athletes during the first practice of the fall season on Saturday, September 5. Photo by Van Barth.

[Photo] Fall coaches adjust to a season without competitive play

September 10, 2020

Volleyball head coach Sarah Raunecker (second from the right) coaches her athletes during the first practice of the fall season on Saturday, September 5. Photo by Van Barth.

Seniors trekked to the football field for the time-honored tradition of watching the sunrise the day of graduation. But this time, no one was graduating.

[Photo] Senior Week in March: Covid-19 truncates seniors’ final semester

March 18, 2020

Seniors trekked to the football field for the time-honored tradition of watching the sunrise the day of graduation. But this time, no one was graduating.

Divest Middlebury, a movement to divest the college’s endowment from fossil fuels, can be traced back until at least 2012, when the students from the self-named Dalai Lama Welcoming Committee pushed the issue into prominence.

[Photo] What does it mean to be an activist at Middlebury?

November 14, 2019

Divest Middlebury, a movement to divest the college’s endowment from fossil fuels, can be traced back until at least 2012, when the students from the self-named Dalai Lama Welcoming Committee pushed...

Student organizers designed posters in preparation for Ryszard Legutko's visit to campus three weeks ago.

[Photo] Faculty Consider Changes to College Protest Policy

May 9, 2019

Student organizers designed posters in preparation for Ryszard Legutko's visit to campus three weeks ago.

Over 275 students presented at the annual Spring Symposium on April 12, a day filled with intellectual inquiries and inspiration.

[Photo] Photos: Spring Student Symposium

April 18, 2019

Over 275 students presented at the annual Spring Symposium on April 12, a day filled with intellectual inquiries and inspiration.

Left to right: Richard Wolff, Keegan Callanan and Michael Munger at Thursday’s debate. Callanan, a Political Science professor, moderated the forum.

[Photo] Economists Visit College to Debate Future of Capitalism

March 7, 2019

Left to right: Richard Wolff, Keegan Callanan and Michael Munger at Thursday’s debate. Callanan, a Political Science professor, moderated the forum.

Common Ground keynote speaker Thomas Tonatiuh Lopez Jr. on stage 
Friday evening.

[Photo] Students Talk Inclusivity, Environment at Symposium

March 7, 2019

Common Ground keynote speaker Thomas Tonatiuh Lopez Jr. on stage Friday evening.

Addison Central Teens gather around their construction project.

[Photo] Addison Central Teens Learn Boat Building

February 21, 2019

Addison Central Teens gather around their construction project.

The candidates for Addison County's two state Senate seats were among those who debated in a town hall last month.

[Photo] Packed Addison County Senate Race Most Expensive in History

November 1, 2018

The candidates for Addison County's two state Senate seats were among those who debated in a town hall last month.

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