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Student environmental organizers find ways to keep active from home

Student environmental organizers find ways to keep active from home

By NICOLE POLLACK

May 14, 2020

When sports seasons were canceled and classes went remote, activism did, too.

“The memory hangs on”: 50 years later, activist alums talk anti-war strike

Protesters gathered against the Vietnam War during the March 1970 student strike.

By SOPHIA MCDERMOTT-HUGHES

May 7, 2020

A student strike in 1970 catalyzed anti-war action in the years to follow, but many activists were excluded from the mainstream conversation.

Student activists lead workshops on organizing, protesting

By LILY JONES

March 5, 2020

Leif Taranta ’20.5 and other student activists are leading workshops teaching the Middlebury community how to be more effective activists.

The Middlebury Independent: Koch or woke?

The Middlebury Independent: Koch or woke?

By ELLIS GLICKMAN

February 20, 2020

I’m editor-in-chief of The Middlebury Independent. I won’t play coy: I’m aware of the sentiment against us.

These winter term classes will give you chills

These winter term classes will give you chills

By RAIN JI

January 23, 2020

This J-Term, visiting professors are teaching unique courses following themes of political advocacy, storytelling and social activism. These individuals teach from lived experience and employ diverse methods in the classroom.

This is a f***ing emergency, Middlebury

By EMILY THOMPSON

December 5, 2019

This rising global tension is proof of the urgency of our current socioeconomic and environmental reality.

What does it mean to be an activist at Middlebury?

“A lot of people who are leading activist charges, it’s the same group of people over and over,” said student activist Taite Shomo ’20.5.

By HANNAH BENSEN

November 14, 2019

Students engaged in a variety of change-making efforts, both on-campus and off, report unique challenges that come with navigating activism at the college.

Chat first, cancel second

Chat first, cancel second

By EDITORIAL BOARD

November 14, 2019

You’ve probably seen the posts: you’re scrolling through Facebook or Twitter, and a status or tweet pops up letting you know that so-and-so is “canceled.”

Rep. John Lewis discusses civil rights movement legacy

Lewis is the last remaining member of the “Big Six” civil rights leaders of the 1960s, along with Martin Luther King Jr., Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young Jr. and James Farmer Jr.

By EMILY BALLOU

October 17, 2019

U.S. Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis spoke to a sold-out audience at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington about his book, his experiences in the civil rights movement and what he sees as modern day social justice issue priorities.

Bullets do not discriminate

By OLIVIA BRAVO

October 3, 2019

My name is Olivia Bravo, and I am a gun violence prevention activist.

We commit to climate-conscious coverage

We commit to climate-conscious coverage

By EDITORIAL BOARD

September 26, 2019

For those who joined the protest at College Park last Friday, it felt like maybe — just maybe — we might still have cause for hope.

Pipeline March

Pipeline March

By Leah Pickett

May 7, 2013

On Tuesday, May 7, students and community members marched across campus to protest the College's support for the construction of a natural gas pipeline from Colchester, VT to Chittenden and Addison County. The march in included roughly 25 students and seven community members and was co-organized by lo...

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