Je Suis Charlie Aussi

Je Suis Charlie Aussi

By Guest Contributor

January 14, 2015

Je suis Charlie. These words echoed across France in cities across the country, and around the world, on Sunday Jan. 11, as people proudly protested Wednesday’s shocking terrorist attack on the headquarters of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.   “Still no terrorist attacks in France? Wai...

What Shirley Taught Us

By Guest Contributor

January 14, 2015

I first met Dean of the College Shirley Collado at an event about hardships low-income students face at Middlebury. I was moderating the event, and Dean Collado was getting grilled by students asking for more financial transparency. Dean Collado repeatedly reminded students that because Middlebury is a 5...

Framing It Happens Here

By Guest Contributor

January 14, 2015

As the student organizers of It Happens Here (IHH), we wanted to take time to further the conversation around triggering and advertising. It Happens Here is a student-run sexual violence awareness group. We invite Middlebury students to anonymously share stories that detail personal experiences with sexu...

Divestment’s New Mission

By Guest Contributor

December 3, 2014

Divest-Middlebury invites you all to read our new mission statement:  Divest Middlebury believes Middlebury College has the potential to be a leader in social responsibility and sustainability. Middlebury College’s mission statement identifies environmental stewardship and global engagement as critical p...

The Real Side of the Hunger Games

The Real Side of the Hunger Games

By Guest Contributor

December 3, 2014

After I saw Mockingjay Part 1, I was a bit of an emotional wreck. Not because I love Peeta and couldn’t stand to see him hurt and turned evil or because Jennifer Lawrence’s acting was so moving, but because a lot of the movie resonated with so much of what is going on in the world today. The Hun...

On My Honor

By Guest Contributor

November 12, 2014

Three weeks ago I found my bike in a bush. I had locked the wheel to the frame, but not the bike rack. Someone had thrown my bike into a bush. This wasn’t an isolated incident. Two other friends have had their bikes thrown into bushes. Now when I walk by all of the bikes are locked to the rack. I woul...

Gun Violence Across the Border

Gun Violence Across the Border

By Danny Zhang

October 29, 2014

I was sitting in Wilson Café last Wednesday, preparing for a job interview with a friend, when my phone buzzed with a New York Times Breaking News update. “Gunfire Reported in Canada’s Parliament,” it read. It was a headline that no Canadian thought they would ever see. In disbelief, I opened my lap...

Trace the Problem to the Source

By Guest Contributor

October 29, 2014

It is a joy to live in a home rather than a dorm. Whether coming back from the library to find your friends catching up in the living room or simply returning after a hectic day to water your plants, off-campus life is a source of strength and often tranquility in the craziness of life at Middlebury College....

Green Or Bust?

Green Or Bust?

By Guest Contributor

October 22, 2014

It was 8 o’clock on a Thursday morning when I heard a knock at my front door. The sky was blue, the birds were chirping, and … nobody I knew in my three years of college existence would be knocking on my door right now. “… Carolyn! Do you want to … come in?” That was the first moment I eve...

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

By Guest Contributor

October 22, 2014

We have all seen them: the placards on every table in our dining halls hawking EatReal, a student-run organization seeking to advocate for more socially and environmentally responsible food at the College. The idea is to move toward a food system that is local/community-based, humane, fair and ecologically ...

Why SGA?

By Guest Contributor

October 8, 2014

Shortly after the administration announced its controversial change to the tailgating policy, many students asked me why I, as the President of the SGA, had no knowledge of the impending change. Their concern highlights a question I imagine many of you have pondered at one point or another while at ...

Politics and Generation Y

By Guest Contributor

October 8, 2014

As of 2012, the estimated population of Americans belonging to the so-called “millennial” or Generation Y numbered around 80 million, making those born between the mid-1980’s and late 1990’s approach one-third of the total population. Of these 80 million, only 41.2 percent that were of voting ag...

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