The Middlebury Campus

Staying Well Through Living Hell

By Guest Contributor

April 24, 2013

As we near the end of the semester, when assignments abound and professors squeeze in those last 250 pages of reading, it is as important as ever to operate with your well-being in mind. Eating well, exercising, sleeping and even having some fun will go a long way in how you appreciate the end of the...

Be Smart About STI Testing

By Guest Contributor

April 10, 2013

From the conversations I have had with students on campus, STI testing services seem to be underutilized, underappreciated and misunderstood. After seeing the results of the Student Government Association’s all-campus survey and the shockingly low proportion of the student body that has utilized Parton’s...

Reclaim Your Weekend

By Guest Contributor

March 13, 2013

Girl is a few drinks in. Feeling a good buzz, but maybe had a couple too many. It’s one a.m. and this Ridgeline basement is crowded, the floor is sticky and the playlist is beginning to lose its sophistication. Unknown Boy approaches and without even a pleasantry, proceeds to latch himself onto her...

Four More Years and Forecasts of Change

By Julian Macrone

February 27, 2013

If anything can be said of President Obama’s recent State of the Union address, it may be that it left environmentally-minded individuals with more questions than answers. The president wasted little time out of the gates bringing up energy issues (Politico has his first mention of renewable energ...

The Middlebury Epidemic

By Guest Contributor

January 23, 2013

Winter term is wonderful for so many reasons: more fun with friends, homework for only one class and ample time to plan elaborately themed parties, make a kickass broomball team or construct an igloo outside your dorm. These are the parts of winter term that we like to remember — the memories that...

The State of Our Hook-Up Culture

By Caroline Kahlenberg

November 28, 2012

As an enthusiastic blog-following liberal feminist, I welcome new theories that challenge traditional assumptions about men and women’s sexual “natures.” I’m naturally drawn to critiques of the stereotypical view that women seek meaningful relationships while men look only for sexual pleasure....

Dealing With Distance

By Guest Contributor

November 7, 2012

I met my two best friends at a three week summer program about four years ago. Twenty-one days is all it took to develop close connections with them. I’ve seen my best friends fewer than 21 days since that summer. One of them lives in Virginia, the other in Taiwan. We have to communicate across state...

Taking Concussions Seriously

By Guest Contributor

October 24, 2012

During my junior year of high school, I hit heads with another player during a soccer game, resulting in my first concussion. Two weeks later, I was watching a game when a ball from another field hit me in the back of head. Concussions, I had previously thought, were not a big deal. Fight through the...

We Need to Start Talking About Mental Health

By Sanela Smaka

October 10, 2012

Oct. 7 - 13 is National Mental Health Awareness Week — seven short days when we are encouraged to confront a topic many of us try to avoid all year long. Think about it — how often do we actually discuss mental health issues? Middlebury students are quite comfortable addressing a variety of social...

Preventing Cheating Culture

By Caroline Kahlenberg

September 26, 2012

Although cheating at Middlebury sometimes feels like a non-issue — or at least, a non-discussed issue — last month’s events at Harvard have sparked an important conversation. In its biggest case of cheating in recent memory, Harvard announced in late August that it was investigating over 100 undergraduate...

Caring for the Whole You

By Guest Contributor

September 17, 2012

During the health and wellness presentation of my freshmen orientation three years ago, 500 other first-year students and I were given two memorable pieces of advice to get us through our first few weeks at Middlebury. First, we were encouraged to aim for a seven on a ten-point scale of appetite. That...

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