The Middlebury Campus

Who Do We Think We Are?

By Fritz Parker

September 24, 2014

 I’m writing this op-ed to express my support for the recently announced tailgating policy, but I’m going to start with a slightly different chord: I love tailgating. Don’t believe me? I once drove from D.C. to New Orleans to attend a tailgate (it was awesome). I have tailgated at schools up and...

We Did Not Sign Up For This

By Jack Dolan

September 18, 2014

In response to the changes in the tailgate policy effective this Tuesday, there have already emerged a number of great arguments against this new policy, and some weaker ones for it. I am impressed by the initiative and zeal displayed by my schoolmates, and am equally disappointed by the actions and...

This One’s For the Record Books

By Joe Flaherty

September 10, 2014

One afternoon last October, I descended the stairs of Davis Family Library for a foray into the College Archives. My purpose was an article on the Archives and its staff, but in truth I was simply curious about what the Archives was all about. Before that article debuted, I had not spent time in what...

Learning From Hazing

By Alex Edel

May 7, 2014

It has been over three and a half years since the day when the women’s swimming and diving team was told that due to hazing allegations, the 2010-2011 season would be cancelled for all upper-classmen girls. We were two weeks from championships. I was sitting in the stands as Coach Solomon delivered...

“Read Books Written By Those You Disagree With”

By Rachel Frank

April 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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