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New Drive to Aid Feeling of Being Left to Hang Dry

By Maya Peers-Nitzberg

October 9, 2013

Students call it “the sophomore slump” — that feeling, common to second-year students, of being pressured to make decisions about majors, studying abroad and, ultimately, life. The College may finally have a solution. For the past year, a “Sophomore Experience” committee of Middlebury staff,...

Clinton Hosts Students at Global Conference

By Kelsey Collins

October 2, 2013

Armel Nibasumba ’16 and Rabeya Jawaid ’16 were invited to attend the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City from Sept. 25-27. Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders...

Song Charged, Students React

By Kyle Finck

September 11, 2013

On Monday, Sept. 9, lawyers for former Middlebury College student Dong Yub “Don” Song were back in Addison County Criminal Court facing allegations of Sexual Assault, stemming from an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of May 12. The story of what happened that night was laid out...

Dance Marathon Raises Funds for Hospital

By Isabella Stallworthy

January 23, 2013

Bright flags from around the world, fast-paced dance music and bouncing dancers filled the McCullough Social Space beginning at 4 p.m. on last Saturday, Jan. 19, kicking off the second annual Middlebury College Dance Marathon. The event was organized to raise money for the Vermont Children’s Hospital....

Student CEO Fights Hunger With Crickets

By Kelsey Collins

December 5, 2012

The College has been identified as one of 15 Colleges Fighting World Hunger by Best College Online, a website that ranks colleges and universities in various categories. The ranking highlights Bumu, or Bug Munch, a company founded by Alex Bea ’12 that produces energy bars made from crickets. Since ...

Student Competes on “Millionaire”

By Claire Abbadi

December 5, 2012

Continuing the streak of students on reality television, David Elper ’15 was a contestant on Double Your Money Week of the long-running show, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” that aired this past Tuesday, Nov. 27. Elber, who left the show with $1,000 in winnings, answered five questions correctly, ...

Thursday Night at the BCG

By Maggie Cochrane

November 15, 2012

Following three successful Thursday evenings at the BCG, the Campus' Maggie Cochrane discussed the weekly event with Dan Lee '13, Will Gyory '13 and Nate Goldstone '13. The Atwater suite will host its last event of the semester at 9:35 on Thursday, Nov. 29. Entitled "Study A-Blog", the evening wi...

Student Starts Clothing Company

Students model Brian Ayers’ clothing line, Goodees (from left, Charlottle Michaelcheck ’15, Calvin Williams ’15, Bea Whitton ’13 and George Curtis ’14).

By Stephanie Roush

November 14, 2012

Brian Ayers ’14 took Midd Entrepeneurs as a first-year during winter term and knew that he had what it takes to be an entrepeneur. “In high school I always designed stuff for my lacrosse team and soon I had friends asking me to design stuff for their teams too,” said Ayers. He realized that with...

Ward Prize Celebrates Best First-Year Paper

Catherine Costley '15 won this year's Ward Prize for best first-year paper. (Courtesy)

By Kathryn DeSutter

October 17, 2012

On Friday, Oct. 5 in the Twilight Auditorium at 4:15 p.m., an audience of over 75 faculty, staff, administrators, students and parents watched the ceremony to award the Paul Ward Prize for Excellence in Writing. The winner of the prize was Catherine Costley '15 for her paper "Emily Dickinson and Sylvia...

Students Participate in Green Challenge

By Emma Eastwood-Paticchio

October 10, 2012

Project Green Challenge, a month-long competition run by the environmental group Teens Turning Green, is beginning its second year, and for the first time the College will join a group of over 500 other colleges participating in the project. The challenge was created and put together by mother and daughter...

YAM Trumps Harvard Box Fort World Record

By Isabelle Stillman

October 3, 2012

It was an uphill battle to spread cheer during last Saturday’s gray and gloom, but the Youthful Alliance of Merrymaking (YAM) was up to the challenge. From 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., a group of 45 YAM members slaved away over cardboard and masking tape. They fought mud and wind all in pursuit of making...

JusTalks Prompts Social Awareness

By David Ullmann

October 3, 2012

For the planners of JusTalks, an initiative to foster dialogue on issues of identity, Middlebury is a school with one element missing. “We don’t talk enough about identity,” said Hudson Nicholas ’14 who is helping organize JusTalks. This student-driven social intiative will begin on Jan. 18,...

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