“Read Books Written By Those You Disagree With”

By Rachel Frank

April 23, 2014


Filed under Opinion

I am a student in Professor Dry’s Race, Sex and the Constitution course and for my presentation at the Spring Student Symposium reading a paper I wrote for the class, I’ve been called a racist. First, in beyond the green’s preview of the presentation, Lily Andrews wrote, “To watch out for (M...

Donation Manipulation

Donation Manipulation

By Hannah Bristol

April 16, 2014


Filed under Opinion

I was eating breakfast outside Proctor on Sunday when I got a phone call from one of my friends. “I’m making calls for the Senior Fund, and you’re on my list of people who haven’t donated. The money goes to a scholarship fund, and if 68 percent of the class doesn’t donate, we won’t have...

(Your Opinion Here)

(Your Opinion Here)

By Hannah Bristol

April 16, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As editors of the Campus, we strive to make this newspaper accessible to and representative of the student body. We strive to encompass all voices on campus and give voices to those who might otherwise feel marginalized. This has been our goal from the start — just the opposite from what beyond the green...

Give Me My **** Scholarship

Give Me My **** Scholarship

By Edward O'Brien

March 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

I have to admit that when I received my tuition bill I felt guilty. With my parents nearing retirement age, suddenly they have to put me and my twin brother through college. It was not just the price of college I felt guilty about, however. It was the price of Middlebury — my brother’s tuition bil...

Things We Won’t Tolerate

By Guest Contributor

March 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Last week, our fellow editor Edward O’Brien ’17 wrote an interesting Notes from the Desk calling out a group of straight Middlebury guys who verbally berated men who tried to dance with them at a Q&A (Queers and Allies) party, telling them to “fuck off.” We were talking about that situation...

Why I Was Arrested This Weekend

Why I Was Arrested This Weekend

By Hannah Bristol

March 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion

What do you want to do when you graduate? Although I only have a year left, that question is quickly joining the list of things strangers ask you when you’ve just met them and they have nothing left to say. The answer is that I have no idea. When I think about how much I have changed every year since...

Middlebury-U?

By Sarah Sicular

February 26, 2014


Filed under Opinion

In the fall of senior year at my high school, the question people were constantly asking each other was not ‘where are you applying ED?’ but rather ‘to which Ivy are you applying ED?’ Given this attitude of my classmates, I hope that none of you will judge me on the following dilemma I faced. I...

Tolerance: More Than a Number of Beers

By Edward O'Brien

February 26, 2014


Filed under Opinion

You don’t control where you came from or how you were born. You don’t have control whether you were born with privilege any more than you can control whether you were born without it. The one thing you do have absolute control over is your actions. I don’t want anyone to think that I am blaming...

Faculty: This is Required Reading

Faculty: This is Required Reading

By Kyle Finck

February 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

I recently asked a top administrator what percentage of the faculty read the Campus in some capacity every week. “What do you think?” She asked me. “Fifty percent.” “Try twenty,” was the response. Twenty percent is unacceptable. Faculty members, you are part of our community....

Don’t Delay Your Dreams; They May Not Stick Around

Don’t Delay Your Dreams; They May Not Stick Around

By Fritz Parker

December 4, 2013


Filed under Opinion

It’s that time of year again. The ‘jobs/internships’ tab on MOJO is slowly filling. Questions like “is there any way Middlebury would give me funding for this?” and “Do they really mean econ majors only?” are once again popping into our heads as we scroll. The emails from home are growing...

Introducing Our Newest Writers

By Molly Talbert

December 4, 2013


Filed under Opinion

This week our paper looks a little different because we have a few new writers — high school students! Two weeks ago, middbeat posted a video made by an English class at Middlebury Union High. Although the video was made a few years ago, it is still relevant and highlighted an issue we, as the College commu...

Why Apathy is Easier

By Alex Edel

November 13, 2013


Filed under Opinion

If anyone has ventured down to the CFA recently, they will see a bizarre looking sculpture perched on top of the hill by the pond. With its door open, one can look inside Vito Acconci’s “Way Station,” which had been previously displayed outside of Bihall starting in 1983. The piece was open to the public so...

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