Don’t Ignore MiddFesh

By Jack Dolan

November 6, 2013

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following text contains vulgarity.] There are certain things we cannot discuss openly at Middlebury. Given that we are a small, close-knit community, there is a sweeping obligation to maintain an atmosphere of civility in order to allow the members of our community a sense of sec...

Stuck on Repeat

By Stephanie Roush

October 30, 2013

In light of the current debate surrounding Chance the Rapper’s performance at the College the idea of artistic freedom in conjunction with hip-hop has arisen in a big way. By telling Chance he cannot perform a certain song or say a certain word on our campus, are we not then limiting the very artistic...

Fighting for Social Good on All Fronts

By Hannah Bristol

October 2, 2013

How do we use the skills and opportunities we have to make the world a better place? Middlebury students revisit this question time and time again, from conversations in the dining hall to the “Careers for the Common Good” blog from the EIA. Hudson Cavanaugh ’14 has explored this question over...

We Missed an Opportunity

By Kyle Finck

September 25, 2013

In November 2011, a student at Williams College painted the wall of a dormitory with a racist, profanity-laced death threat aimed at African-Americans. In response, the administration canceled all classes, athletics and extracurricular activities to hold a school-wide discussion and lunch as a college...

We Cannot Sacrifice Liberty for Security

By Ben Anderson

September 25, 2013

By now, I would hope that the majority of students at Middlebury College have heard of the whistleblower Edward Snowden and know why he is currently stuck in legal limbo in Russia. Most people have probably also heard of “Planning Tool for Resource Integration, Synchronization, and Management” (PRISM),...

Doubling Down to Bring You the Best

By Kyle Finck

September 11, 2013

The Campus has two contracts to uphold this year. A contract with you, the reader, and a contract to pursue the truth at all costs. We don’t write for Old Chapel. We don’t write for the Board of Trustees. We write for you, the Middlebury student. This year, we have made slight changes to try and br...

A Signed Professor Evaluation

By Michelle Smoler

May 8, 2013

Professors have a unique and important place in a student’s life. We should never underestimate the deep and at times life-long impact of the student-teacher relationship. Yet although the role of professors exists both in the classroom and in an advisory capacity, it seems that many are unaware of...

The Passion Question

By Lauren Davidson

May 1, 2013

Three and a half weeks. With less than a month left of my college career, I have yet to solidify a real plan for after May 26. Right now, I’m set to live the post-grad dream on my couch with my newly printed diploma in Columbus, Ohio. Having always had a plan of action, I am growing increasingly concerned...

Why I’m Doing ‘Relay For Life’ This Year

By Molly Talbert

April 24, 2013

For three years, I ignored Relay for Life — I never had change to give them when they asked for money, April is a busy time of year to do very much except homework and cancer is scary to think about. Plus, everyone in my family was healthy, so why worry? The big purple cake in Proctor was always a...

Senior in Waiting

By Charlotte Gardiner

April 17, 2013

In 38 days, the senior class graduates. To say the least, it is bittersweet. As I now apply for jobs, I am often asked why I chose to attend Middlebury. My response is the same each time: the students. While academically driven, they do more than spend time in the library. We are passionate about athletics,...

What’s the Honor Code Sans Honor?

By Kyle Finck

April 10, 2013

I wrote this week’s honor code story while sitting in the lobby of a hotel on baseball’s spring training trip in Tucson, Ariz. As players made their way to and from dinner, I casually polled the 20-or-so who asked me what I was doing about their thoughts on Middlebury’s honor code. “What honor...

Dialogue and Diversity of Thought

By Isabelle Stillman

March 20, 2013

At the activities fair a couple weeks ago, I was wandering the aisles of clubs and organizations when I spotted a friendly face behind the College Democrats table. In his typical outgoing fashion, this friend shouted to me that I should come join the College Democrats. I politely declined, and when asked...

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