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BENJY RENTON

Benjy Renton ’21 is the senior local editor.


He has previously served as sports editor, arts and sciences editor, features editor and a staff writer.


Renton is studying East Asian Studies and Geography at Middlebury. His studies concentrate on society, culture, history and geography. He will be spending the winter and spring in 2020 abroad in Beijing and Hangzhou, China.


Over the past five summers, Renton has conducted research on rural education, environmental migration and government policy relating to water quality. He has also worked for a travel company in Beijing, where his responsibilities included marketing trips and creating content for print and web publications.


BENJY RENTON, Editor at Large

Apr 03, 2020
Update: College maintains opt-in Pass/D/Fail policy (Media)
Apr 02, 2020
With no end to Covid in sight, college will finish semester remotely (Media)
Apr 02, 2020
Middlebury business affected by Covid-19: What you need to know (Story/Media)
Apr 02, 2020
Seasons end abruptly due to coronavirus (Media)
Apr 02, 2020
Joining forces with town, Middlebury repurposes resources and offers support (Media)
Apr 02, 2020
In game-time decision, college ski areas close early to maintain social distancing (Media)
Apr 02, 2020
The community relies on organizations like Open Door Clinic and Charter House. How has Covid-19 affected their practices? (Media)
Apr 02, 2020
Q & A with Senator Ruth Hardy (D-Addison District) on Covid-19 (Media)
Mar 28, 2020
Developing: Commencements across Vermont and the Northeast affected by Covid-19 (Story)
Mar 20, 2020
Local business takes hit from mandated closures and quarantined public (Media)
Mar 19, 2020
Senior Week in March: Covid-19 truncates seniors’ final semester (Media)
Mar 17, 2020
College offers Pass/D/Fail option for all classes in spring semester (Media)
Mar 13, 2020
Developing: Middlebury suspends all programs abroad and in Monterey (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
Updates: College details plan to send students home (Media)
Mar 12, 2020
What we talk about when we talk about coronavirus (Media)
Mar 10, 2020
Campus waits for news on coronavirus following professor’s email (Media)
Mar 05, 2020
Bernie returns to Vermont roots after competitive Super Tuesday (Media)
Mar 03, 2020
Super Tuesday 2020 (Media)
Feb 27, 2020
Middlebury C.V. Starr School in Ferrara, Italy canceled amid coronavirus concerns (Story)
Feb 27, 2020
No country for powder hounds: warmer temps threaten Vermont’s ski industry (Media)
Feb 13, 2020
School consolidation movement divides rural VT (Media)
Feb 13, 2020
Experiences from the Coronavirus outbreak in China’s capital (Story/Media)
Jan 23, 2020
The annual creation of an unconventional J-Term catalog (Media)
Jan 11, 2020
College increases wages for some entry-level staff positions following calls for higher pay (Media)
Dec 07, 2019
Students protest for higher staff wages (Media)
Nov 24, 2019
Field hockey captures third consecutive national championship title (Story/Media)
Nov 21, 2019
Changes to Vermont’s higher education landscape on the horizon as Marlboro announces merger (Story)
Nov 14, 2019
Social houses still seeking identities, three decades later (Media)
Nov 14, 2019
Sports recaps: Nov. 14 (Media)
Nov 14, 2019
What does it mean to be an activist at Middlebury? (Media)
Nov 14, 2019
Roll Pants: Exploring school spirit at Middlebury (Media)
Nov 14, 2019
Planapalooza stimulates community conversation (Media)
Nov 14, 2019
Haymaker Bun Co. and The Arcadian reflect on a year (Media)
Nov 14, 2019
The Stone Mill’s grand opening attracts crowd (Media)
Nov 07, 2019
Planapalooza seeking input for newest town planning efforts (Story)
Nov 07, 2019
In Vermont, electric vehicle ownership is on the rise (Media)
Nov 07, 2019
Milk with Dignity pushes for “leche justa” (Media)
Oct 31, 2019
Rainboots and Reese’s: 12th Annual Spooktacular Brings Halloween Festivities Despite Weather (Media)
Oct 31, 2019
Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld visits campus (Media)
Oct 24, 2019
Burlington girls soccer team kicks equal pay into worldwide spotlight (Story/Media)
Oct 17, 2019
Vermont State Senator Ruth Hardy talks women in politics (Media)
Oct 17, 2019
Greens to yellows to reds: Vermont foliage is in full effect (Media)
Oct 10, 2019
Students steal signs, urinate in elevators and damage property (Media)
Oct 10, 2019
Food fighters: Middlebury convenes for 50th CROP Hunger Walk (Media)
Oct 10, 2019
Phil Scott is first Republican governor to support Trump impeachment inquiry (Media)
Oct 03, 2019
Fall flourishes at the Middlebury Farmers Market (Media)
Oct 03, 2019
Re-structured Disability Resource Center expands its scope (Media)
Sep 26, 2019
Administration opens conversation on new student center, Battell renovations (Media)
Sep 26, 2019
Climate activists flood College Park, joining worldwide movement (Media)
Sep 26, 2019
Welch discusses Washington politics, encourages local action (Story/Media)
Sep 19, 2019
They came, they frisbeed, they conquered: Middlebury Pranksters take Nationals (Story)
Sep 19, 2019
After six years, Middlebury Foods comes to an end (Media)
Sep 19, 2019
Bridge and Rail Project: construction slated to wrap up in 2021 (Media)
Sep 12, 2019
Cross country preps for another good run (Media)
May 26, 2019
Women’s Lacrosse Clinches Seventh National Championship Title (Story/Media)
May 25, 2019
Women’s Lacrosse Advances to National Championship (Story/Media)
May 09, 2019
New Admissions Dean Curvin Outlines Her Goals (Media)
May 09, 2019
Through Student Trading Service, Bookstore to Sell Books Again (Media)
May 09, 2019
Back-to-Back Champions: Women’s Lacrosse Takes the Conference (Media)
May 09, 2019
Rachel Eldredge: Trainer, Miracle Worker, Friend (Media)
May 09, 2019
Good for More than Just Syrup: Middlebury Maple Run 2019 (Media)
May 02, 2019
Introduction: The Spirit of the Times (Story)
May 02, 2019
Photos of the Week: Relay for Life Carnival Promotes Cancer Awareness (Media)
May 02, 2019
Men’s Tennis Falls to No. 4 Amherst (Media)
May 02, 2019
Men’s Lax Earns Huge Upset Win in NESCAC First Round (Media)
May 02, 2019
Men’s Track and Field Triumphs, Women Place Second at NESCACs (Media)
Apr 25, 2019
Women’s Lacrosse Wins Tight Battle vs. No. 5 Tufts (Media)
Apr 25, 2019
Promoting Green New Deal, Environmental Groups Host Eco Fair & Town Hall (Media)
Apr 25, 2019
Administrators Failed Protesters and Lecture Organizers (Media)
Apr 25, 2019
Callanan Pushing False Narratives (Media)
Apr 18, 2019
Men’s Lacrosse Cooks the Chickens, Defeats Trinity (Media)
Apr 18, 2019
Women’s Lacrosse on Fire, Continues 11-0 Streak (Media)
Apr 18, 2019
Ski Patrol: The Unsung Heroes of the Snow Bowl (Media)
Apr 17, 2019
Legutko Still Speaks to Politics Class After Administration Cancels Public Lecture (Media)
Apr 11, 2019
‘Baltimore Waltz’ Tells Personal Story of Loss Through the Surreal (Media)
Apr 11, 2019
Women’s Tennis Crushes Weekend, Beats No.1 Emory (Media)
Apr 11, 2019
Photos of the Week: Pond Skim Draws Crowds at Snow Bowl (Media)
Apr 11, 2019
Protestors March 65 Miles from Middlebury to Montpelier as Part of Climate Solutions Walk (Media)
Apr 11, 2019
Women’s Lacrosse Continues Winning Streak, Defeating MIT 20-2 (Story/Media)
Apr 11, 2019
Snow Bowl Will Continue Ski School Scholarship Program Next Year (Media)
Apr 11, 2019
Cycling Club Hosts Weybridge Road Race (Story/Media)
Mar 21, 2019
Governor Scott Addresses Local Issues at Legislative Breakfast (Story/Media)
Mar 21, 2019
SGA Athletic Affairs Committee Hosts March Madness Bracket Challenge (Story)
Mar 21, 2019
Hundreds Strike for National Climate Action at Town Park (Media)
Mar 21, 2019
SheFly Launches at Stonecutter (Media)
Mar 14, 2019
Munroe Hall to Undergo Long-Awaited Renovations (Media)
Mar 07, 2019
Speaker Series Sheds Light on China’s Economic Rise (Story)
Mar 07, 2019
Track and Field Prepares for NCAA Championships (Media)
Feb 28, 2019
Photos of the Week (Media)
Feb 28, 2019
Indoor Track Teams Crack the Top Five in Boston (Media)
Feb 28, 2019
Direct Democracy, Previewed: This Year’s Town Meeting Day (Media)
Feb 28, 2019
Ski Teams Pick Up Third At Sunday River (Media)
Feb 21, 2019
Track Picks up First in Middlebury Team Challenge (Media)
Feb 21, 2019
Nordic Ski Pulls Themselves to Victory (Story/Media)
Feb 21, 2019
A Carnival For the Books (Story/Media)
Feb 21, 2019
Putting the “Win” in Winter Carnival (Media)
Feb 14, 2019
Nari Shakti: Women Power (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
Student Activists Hold Fossil Free Fest Before Divestment Vote (Media)
Jan 24, 2019
Students Critique Proposed Protest Policy at Teach-in (Media)
Dec 06, 2018
Women’s Hockey Anticipates Intensity Against Pioneers (Media)
Dec 06, 2018
Local Artisan Goods Shine at Middlebury’s Holiday Farmers’ Market (Media)
Dec 06, 2018
December Brings Surge of Holiday Cheer (and a Cement Mixer) to Town (Media)
Dec 06, 2018
Women’s Squash: Full of Fresh Faces and Even Fresher Wins (Media)
Dec 06, 2018
Photos of the Week: Middlebury Enjoys First Winter Tracks at Snow Bowl (Story/Media)
Dec 06, 2018
Women’s Soccer Edged by Williams in Final (Story/Media)
Dec 01, 2018
Women’s Soccer Falls to Williams in First National Championship Final (Story)
Nov 30, 2018
Women’s Soccer Sails to National Championship (Story)
Nov 18, 2018
Women’s Soccer Scores Spot in Final Four (Story)
Nov 18, 2018
Champions Again: Field Hockey Wins Fourth National Championship (Story/Media)
Nov 17, 2018
Field Hockey Headed to National Championship (Story/Media)
Nov 06, 2018
Live: Election Night 2018 (Story/Media)
Nov 04, 2018
Field Hockey Defeats Tufts for Second Consecutive NESCAC Championship (Story/Media)
Nov 01, 2018
Dancing in the Rain, Field Hockey Crushes Colby 5-2 (Media)
Oct 25, 2018
Women’s Tennis Ends Season Strong (Media)
Oct 25, 2018
Panther Day: Midd in Two Forms (Media)
Oct 25, 2018
The Protest (Media)
Oct 11, 2018
Demonstrations Continue as Kavanaugh Takes Seat as Nation’s 114th Supreme Court Justice (Media)
Oct 04, 2018
Photos of the Week: Middlebury Track and Field Fights Hunger (Story/Media)
Oct 04, 2018
Middlebury’s Most Magical Tournament (Media)
Oct 04, 2018
Women’s Soccer Kicks Away the Competition (Media)
Oct 04, 2018
Panther Football Dominates Colby Mules in Fourth Quarter (Media)
Oct 04, 2018
Cross Country Passes the Competition (Media)
Oct 04, 2018
Field Hockey Continues 9-0 Streak (But You Already Knew That) (Media)
Oct 04, 2018
Middlebury Rallies to Support Survivors (Media)
Oct 02, 2018
CROP Hunger Walk: Middlebury Marches to Fight Food Insecurity (Media)
Sep 27, 2018
Men’s Soccer Ends Week 2-1 (Media)
Sep 27, 2018
The Snitch on The Middlebury Classic Quidditch Tournament (Media)
Sep 27, 2018
Panther Volleyball Nets Pair of Wins (Media)
Sep 27, 2018
Cross Country Continues to Stride Through Their 2018-19 Season (Media)
Sep 27, 2018
Women’s Soccer Keeps The Streak Alive (Media)
Sep 27, 2018
Panther Football Sends Polar Bears Back Into Hibernation (Media)
Sep 27, 2018
The Weather App Was Right: Field Hockey Heating Up (Media)
Sep 27, 2018
Photos of the Week: Middlebury Field Hockey Unites in the Flight (Story/Media)
Sep 20, 2018
Photos of the Week: Middlebury Cross Country Runs the TAM Trek (Story/Media)
Sep 20, 2018
Field Hockey Remains Undefeated, Duh (Media)
Sep 20, 2018
Panther Volleyball Wins Against Trinity (Media)
Sep 13, 2018
Koby Altman ’04 Returns to Campus (Story)
Sep 13, 2018
Women’s Soccer: Panthers Coming in Hot (Media)
Sep 05, 2018
Bernie Sanders Holds Labor Day Rally in Middlebury (Story/Media)
May 09, 2018
Maple Run Brings Together College and Town (Media)
May 09, 2018
Farmers’ Market Kicks Off Spring Season (Media)
Apr 18, 2018
Students Trek to Treleven Farm for ‘Lambing’ Overnight (Media)
Apr 11, 2018
Meeting Midd: John Schurer Builds Community Through Photo Storytelling (Story)
Feb 28, 2018
MAlt Trips Culminate with Reflection Dinner and Presentations (Story)
Jan 17, 2018
Diplomat and Scholar Discusses Current European Union Issues (Story)
Dec 06, 2017
Spanish Professor Showcases Research on Mayan Language and Culture (Story)
Nov 29, 2017
Project Pengyou Speaker Discusses International Relations (Story)
Nov 15, 2017
IP&E Symposium Highlights U.S. and Global Trade (Story)
Nov 08, 2017
Dead Parents Society Offers Students Support (Story)
Oct 11, 2017
Professor Delivers Talk on Trauma and (Post)memory (Story)
Sep 20, 2017
Center for Careers and Internships Introduces ‘Handshake’ (Story)
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