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A Critique of the Opinions Section

By Dan Bateyko

March 2, 2016

Last week’s editorial is a hypocritical mess and falsely claims that The Campus gives students an adequate space to voice their opinions.  In “A Paper for the People,”  the editorial board takes pride in publishing any article that’s not outright slander. “This section is a reflection of the...

Conservatism Today

By Phil Hoxie

February 24, 2016

Politics today seems to be more about shouting insults than offering solutions. Fox, MSNBC, Donald Trump, all seem to be more interested in ratings than the issues faced by every day Americans. At this point, we are all numb to it. For years we have looked at politics in terms of red and blue and have...

We Are All Humans

By Guest Contributor

February 24, 2016

Dear Katrina, I want to thank you for letting us hear your story. Thank you for saying what you really mean to say. It is only through such difficult dialogue that understanding may ever begin. So thank you again for being yourself. I totally agree with you. Political correctness means nothing....

Use Tact Next Time

By Zane Anthony

February 24, 2016

I face lingering disappointment after re-reading Katrina Drury’s piece “I’m Only Human,” published on Feb. 18. On the other side of the fold, a column over, Laurie Patton offers timely, levelheaded comments on the much-discussed Texas Supreme Court case, which questions the role of race in college...

When the Micro Becomes Macro

By Harry Cramer

February 24, 2016

We are writing directly in response to the op-ed from the last issue, “I’m Only Human.” The op-ed has upset a lot of people and has hurt a lot more. As demonstrated by the polarized comment section online, it unfortunately represents the views of a sizable portion of the student body. And while...

The Inclusion of Our Humanity

By Guest Contributor

February 24, 2016

Dear Katrina, As always, the willingness to put pen to paper, with a signature, and publish it in a public forum is important and admirable. Thank you for taking the time to write and for offering your thoughts. As I understood your op-ed, you are deeply frustrated with what you perceive to be hyper-sensitivity...

Talk About It, Would Ya?

By Maddie Hoar

February 24, 2016

I wrote an article last semester on mental health on campus. Here is why this problem is still relevant. I am a human being attending college. If you are reading this, chances are you are also a human being attending college. The current population of students in college is experiencing an incredibly...

If We Vote Bernie, We Have to Own It

By Day Robins

February 24, 2016

I came very close to passing up Bernie’s big dreams for the sake of rationality last week. But in the end, I sent in my ballot for the Vermont primary with a vote for Bernie, thanks to my naive faith in America’s most unreliable electorate (I’m not kidding). Like many millennials, I initially...

National Mentoring Month

By Guest Contributor

February 17, 2016

January was National Mentoring Month! We at Community Engagement wanted to say: Thank you to our Middlebury College mentors! National Mentoring Month (NMM) was created by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and MENTOR in 2002. The month aims to focus national attention on the need for mentors,...

I’m Only Human

By Guest Contributor

February 17, 2016

I am a white student who has “white privilege” and who has committed hundreds of “micro-aggressions” throughout my life due to my “ignorance” of other cultures. There. That’s what most of you want me to say. But now, please allow me to say what I really feel. I warn you, though, you may...

In Response to “Unlearning Ignorance”

By Jena Ritchey

January 27, 2016

I am writing as a white student in response to the editorial written last week by Eli Susman.  When I talked to Eli over dinner, he emphasized that his intention was to foster open listening and unify the campus against racism.  Unfortunately, many of the things he said were hurtful to our fellow students. ...

Wake Up and Smell the (Fair Trade, Organic) Coffee!

By Sarah Koenigsberg

January 27, 2016

Since returning for J-term you might have noticed that your dining hall coffee is better than usual. But you may not know just how much better it is. Dining Service’s recent switch to Vermont Coffee Company represents more than an improvement in taste. Your new morning brew also happens to be fair...

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