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Looking for trust

By Middlebury Campus

November 11, 2010

College students get a bad rap. Among any population there will be a few misbehaved deviants scattered among many upstanding individuals; but at Middlebury, it seems that some faculty and administrators overestimate the prevalence of these malcontents. My friend Charlie and I recently walked through...

Go green for the kids

By Middlebury Campus

November 10, 2010

Three weeks ago, as the rest of the editorial board was working tirelessly on our third annual Green Issue, I was taking a holiday from The Campus — but not from the theme of sustainability. I was in Denver, Colo., attending the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability...

The audacity to lead

By Middlebury Campus

October 13, 2010

Almost every day at Middlebury College, I receive an influx of emails announcing the latest environmental initiatives and encouraging students to make their voices heard. Last weekend, climate change activism took the global stage by storm with the 10/10/10 Global Work Party organized by 350.org. The...

An ode to yum brands

By Middlebury Campus

October 7, 2010

Some days here at Middlebury just seem too perfect. The autumn air is crisp, but not too cool, professors cancel class and homework assignments and maybe you even sneak a glimpse of your Proctor crush giving you the once-over from across the salad bar. Yet every golden sunset at the end of every sublime...

The new house on the block

By Middlebury Campus

September 23, 2010

I live in the newly renovated Munford House a.k.a. “Young Munny” a.k.a. “Beta Gamma Omichron” (BΓO). The numerous nicknames we’ve invented for our beloved house, as well as the fact that we made shirts celebrating Munford at the end of last year, provide a sense of how excited everyone is...

Stuck in the middle(bury)

By Middlebury Campus

September 15, 2010

This past January, as the nation collectively reflected on the past decade and prepared for the next one, I bid a fond farewell to my teenage years — and all the awkwardness, angst and acne that accompanied them. Needless to say, I wasn’t too broken up to see them go, but my anxiety about the decade...

Let the adventures begin.

By Middlebury Campus

September 9, 2010

Welcome back, Middlebury. After browsing through the photos you submitted to The Campus’ Summer Photo Contest, I know that many of you did some really spectacular things this summer. You traveled, you spent time with family, you made new friends. You soaked up beautiful vistas, you met exotic animals,...

Notes from the Desk: Charting a new course for Middlebury journalism

By Middlebury Campus

May 6, 2010

Student journalism has never been more central to the future of news media. At a time when traditional industry titans are being challenged for control over the information landscape, it’s college reporters who are writing the next chapter of media history. To have helped pen a paragraph or two of...

Notes from the Desk: Last will and Tess-tament

By Middlebury Campus

May 6, 2010

I, Tess Russell, do hereby bequeath the following: To B.M., D.B. and the rest of the ENAM department, I leave: my last residual shred of coolness. When I came to Middlebury, I was, frankly, pretty disillusioned with the whole idea of learning in a classroom, and intended to spend my time here just getting...

Notes from the Desk – 04/29/10

By Middlebury Campus

April 29, 2010

Nestled in beautiful Vermont, in one of the most liberal states in the nation, Middlebury College is an open and accepting community, where everyone can be whatever they want. That’s what we tell ourselves. Well, we tell ourselves a lie. The acts of homophobic graffiti over the last two weeks tell...

Notes from the Desk: Beyond the Relay

By Middlebury Campus

April 22, 2010

Tomorrow evening, hundreds of people will descend on Middlebury for the town’s annual Relay for Life event. It’s a success by any measure, especially when you consider that our relay has raised more than $1 million for the American Cancer Society since a Middlebury student started it seven years...

Notes from the Desk – 04/15/10

By Middlebury Campus

April 14, 2010

Though tradition tells me that senior crush lists are to be posted roughly two weeks before the semester ends in the dining hall of your choice, I’ve decided to take advantage of the fact that I’ve worked my butt off as an editor of the paper since my freshman year and publish mine now, and in The...

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