The Middlebury Campus

Day 54

By Owen Teach

November 7, 2012

The day is January 1, 2013. A jaw-dropping 100,000 spectators pack Michigan University’s football stadium to see the annual NHL Winter Classic contested between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings. This is outdoor hockey, the way the game was meant to be played. Over the past five seasons...

A Call For True Impartiality

(Drawing by Marcella Houghton '13)

By Damon Hatheway

November 7, 2012

“I can be fair and impartial.” Every member of the judicial board — academic or community — must say those words before each hearing commences. If last week’s Community Judicial Board hearing involving the Dalai Lama Welcoming Committee (DLWC) is any indication, however, certain members of the bo...

Oh, Geno

By Damon Hatheway

October 31, 2012

The outspoken and oft-controversial University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma made headlines again last week advocating that the NCAA should lower the rims in women’s college basketball in order to make the game more popular. Auriemma’s comments created a firestorm of responses...

The Perfect Storm

By Stephanie Roush

October 31, 2012

Humans have a natural attraction to disaster. Often traffic gets bad after a car accident not because the accident didn’t get moved to the side quickly enough, but because we can’t look away. We often stare at dead animals in the road not because we want to, but because there’s a certain fascination...

Chicken and Beer

By Isaac Baker

October 10, 2012

Before his verse on that Justin Beiber song “Baby,” Ludacris laid down one of the hottest and most forgotten records of 2003, called simply, “Chicken-n-Beer.” This title has stuck with me for some reason, as has the album cover, a lovely image alluding to sex, fried chicken and generic American...

In Praise of Science

By Deirdre Sackett

October 3, 2012

In a world of smartphones, computers, medicine and astronomical advancements, we are constantly surrounded by products of science. Yet despite the hype over iPhone 5, some people do not even wonder how it came to existence. The difference between the excitement over a new electronic toy and the apathy...

Middlebury and the Mantra of “I’m So Busy”

By Santiago Azpurua-Borras

September 26, 2012

Those three words, those three damnable words: “I’m so busy” or its common mutations “I’m too busy” and “I have so much to do!” Assuming you’ve spent more than a week on campus, you’ve heard this phrase at least once. As a senior, I’ve heard it countless times; I’ve used it myself...

A Call For a New Mascot

By Damon Hatheway

September 19, 2012

Before I begin, remember that I write this with the utmost love for the College and its athletics programs. We need a new mascot. There is nothing about the panther that's specific to Middlebury or to Vermont. There is nothing about the panther that's specific to anything, really. According to Wikipedia,...

Happening on Campus

By Kathryn DeSutter

September 17, 2012

Welcome home, Middlebury. "Home" has a different definition for all of us. For the first-years who only just pushed over-eager parents out the doorway of a new dorm room, the idea of calling this place home may seem a little far-fetched. For the seniors who feel like they've been here forever, and...


By Middlebury Campus

April 25, 2007

Two weekends ago I made a last minute decision to attend Xanadu, the new on-campus night club. Having heard about its successful opening the previous Friday, I thought that it would most likely be packed full of students looking to have a great time. When I arrived unfashionably early, I was met with an expected...

Sitting Shouldn’t Sting

By Middlebury Campus

February 21, 2007

Middlebury College has chairs for almost every academic department, three chairlifts at the Snow Bowl and even a hockey goaltender named Cherry. But we're missing two things: a conference-contending basketball team and consistently comfortable chairs in our classrooms. With yet two more first-round...

Middlebury is Middlebury

By Middlebury Campus

January 24, 2007

Middlebury College has always been at the forefront of liberal arts academia, continually raising the bar of excellence for similar institutions to follow. To keep this beautiful place at a superior level, administrators need to change it to meet the demands of prospective students. In the four years I hav...

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