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The Campus Voice: Fate of Honor Code

Cartoon by Brian Cronin

By Jessica Cheung

March 16, 2015

"We [the SGA] think that having an 'eliminate it' option—we don't think that will pass—but we think it will scare enough people into thinking about it and to vote... Honor codes can and do work in some places but they only work if students buy into the concepts. If a large number of Middlebury stu...

The Campus Voice: Athletic Privilege

Paid for by the Board of Trustees' fundraising efforts, Middlebury's $46 million Ted Virtue Field House unveiled itself as the latest addition to the College. The Field House was named after Ted Virtue,  a Middlebury Trustee who —three years ago—was founded to be a part of a controversial Wall Street Fraternity with ritualized hazing activities. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/raucous-hazing-at-a-wall-st-fraternity/

By Jessica Cheung

March 14, 2015

This week, we follow-up with Hannah Bristol '14.5, one of the writers of the controversial "It's Actually Just a Game" opinion article, on the numbers that show athlete privilege is real, the backfire, and the gendering of athletic privilege. Before this op-ed, no one was talking about the athletic...

The Campus Voice: Middlebury on Ferguson, Racism, and the Town Vigil

The Campus Voice: Middlebury on Ferguson, Racism, and the Town Vigil

By Jessica Cheung

December 7, 2014

The town candlelight Vigil for Michael Brown and Eric Garner's deaths took place at the Middlebury Green Triangle. The Vigil was organized by town resident Joanna Colwell. This photo was taken by town resident Mason Wade from the roof of a nearby building. Have you experienced racism at this coll...

The Campus Voice: President Elect Laurie L. Patton

The Campus Voice: President Elect Laurie L. Patton

By Jessica Cheung

November 23, 2014

"She just has this magnetism around her. She is energetic, charismatic and that came through when she walked in the door—bright eyed, very attentive. It was just a very genuine feel. She came to our process with her research done. She articulated what makes this place tick, what makes it so speci...

The Campus Voice: Big Freedia

Big Freedia comes to Middlebury and raises questions about identity politics.

By Jessica Cheung

November 16, 2014

"You couldn’t say we’re bringing Big Freedia in just for the music and completely ignoring this identity. That wouldn’t be smart or the right thing to do. But WRMC never put the identity before the art, like “oh yes we should bring a gay person or “we should bring a person of color.” Whether the...

The Campus Voice: It Happens Here and a Technology Fast

It Happens Here exhibition at Davis Family Library.

By Jessica Cheung

November 9, 2014

"It Happens Here is an important first step in piecing together survivor stories—whether or not they've reported—and getting a better pulse on this campus." -Maddie Orcutt '16We talk to organizers of It Happens Here Maddie Orcutt '16 and Michelle Peng '15 about the event tomorrow night at 8PM in McCullo...

The Campus Voice: Town-Gown Relations Fray as We Party

Snapshot of the Middlebury Party Scene from the YouTube 2010 music video

By Jessica Cheung

October 26, 2014

"It's not just noise complaints, it's urination complaints, people setting stuff on fire."Partying during the past homecoming weekend may have brought town residents to a boiling point. We hear stories from town residents themselves. Plus, we hear student perspectives. Hosts: Jessica Cheung and...

The Campus Voice: Yik Yak

The Campus Voice: Yik Yak

By Jessica Cheung

October 19, 2014

  This week on The Campus Voice, Campus editors and writers debate the ethics of the popular app, Yik Yak.  Later in the hour, Jess looks around the library and asks students what were doing when they should have been studying? Plus, Jess and Michelle tell you how to use Yik Yak to provoke...

The Campus Voice: Community Volunteers

Calling everyone to get involved!

By Jessica Cheung

October 5, 2014

This week, we go to the Open Door Clinic, a health clinic that offers free healthcare to uninsured Vermonters, to chat with bilingual student volunteers and staff members about their work. (It wasn't hard to get an interview... their door was open.) Then, we chat with neuroscience major Rita Pfeiffe...

The Campus Voice: The Tailgate Debate

Middlebury beats Wesleyan at a home football, days leading up to the homecoming game. Even with the new Middlebury tailgate ban, the game goes on.

By Jessica Cheung

September 28, 2014

Middlebury College's recent policy to ban alcohol at tailgates created an uproar. Some believe that this necessary policy will prevent out-of-hand drinking. Others think this is another example of Middlebury's social police state. We hear all these perspectives this hour. Plus, we ask students: What's one issue yo...

The Campus Voice: The NYC Climate Rally

People's Climate March in New York City. The New Yorker calls our very own Scholar in Residence Bill McKibben the face of the march.

By Jessica Cheung

September 21, 2014

We kick off the year's first episode with talk on the NYC People's Climate March. We also talk to Emma Erwin '15.5 about her near-death experiences on a 102-day hike from Mexico to Canada.Plus, we get student reactions when Middlebury falls from #4 to #7 on the U.S. News Report rankings. ...with you...

The Campus Voice: Overstimulated?

The Campus Voice: Overstimulated?

By WRMC

April 19, 2014

On Friday, Apr. 18 hosts GRETA NEUBAUER and IAN STEWART spoke with Kyle Finck about his two-part series, “Living in the Adderall Generation”. Who’s taking the drug, what’s it doing for them, and what’s it doing to them?...

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