The Middlebury Campus

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...

Is it Okay to Miss Class to be Arrested?

By Bronwyn Oatley

March 13, 2013

This week, I had a hard time writing my story for the news section. On Monday evening around 6 p.m., just as we were about to begin layout for the newspaper, we received word that four students had been arrested while attending a protest at the TransCanada northeast U.S. office in Massachusetts. The s...

The Legacy of ‘Old Middlebury’

By Fritz Parker

March 13, 2013

At a family party over the holiday break, I got to talking to a friend of my parents, a man in his 50s who graduated from Middlebury in the early 80s. In our conversation we covered all the basics of typical college small-talk – majors, abroad plans, clubs, you know the drill – but kept returning...

Middlebury, Je T’ehhh…

By Emily Singer

March 6, 2013

“After living in a big city and growing so much, it’s hard to shrink back down to fit into Middlebury to adjust back to all this stuff,” a friend who had recently returned from a semester-abroad-in-a-major-European-cultural-and-historical-urban-environment said to me in an Atwater stairwell on...

Deconstructing ‘the Fanhood Problem’

By Damon Hatheway

February 27, 2013

When I was a senior in high school and deciding where I wanted to go to school, most of my extended family expected me to go to a Division I school where I could experience the culture of big-time college sports. I didn’t know then that I would come to love Division III athletics, but choosing to attend...

Let’s Turn off Snapchat and Have a Real Chat

By Alex Edel

February 13, 2013

Are you addicted to your phone? Think about it for a second. How much of your day do you spend glued to your smartphone, checking emails, texting friends and reading articles? I know that when all is said and done, I am guilty of spending a good chunk of every single day on my phone. Before this winter...

There Are No Answers

By Jess Berry

January 23, 2013

The first thing I did when I got a text message asking if I had seen what was going on in Newtown was check online news sources. After reading a few headlines and skimming a few articles, sparse in detail and high in speculation, I went downstairs to my family room. I sat down next to my mother, who...

A Mixed Feb Experience

By Joshua Kruskal

January 16, 2013

Being a Feb has, for better or for worse, defined much of my time at Middlebury thus far. I am now preparing to work as one of the leaders for Feb orientation after the end of winter term. I look forward to meeting the new class and re-experiencing some of the orientation activities alongside them, but...

Dialogues on Repeat

By Jessica Munyon

December 5, 2012

A good friend of mine told me about a conversation she had considering the dialogue present on campus, how people are always speaking about an issue, stringing eloquent sentences together and producing infallible logic that is birthed, lives and dies in the span of 15 minutes in the Proctor booths. She...

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