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Arts & Culture

Bryan on Bryan: Zach Bryan and the summer of country

When it comes to who can be credited with country music’s newfound appeal across the country and here at Middlebury, the answer may not even be a country artist. Armed with a fusion of musical influences, an unparalleled level of authenticity and a uniquely Oklahoman accent, Zach Bryan has redefined ...


Late spring frost creates challenges for local orchards

Apple picking is a classic New England fall activity, but an abnormally late frost in May of this year robbed many Addison County orchards of much of their apple crop. Faced with the inability to offer the usual pick-your-own-apples services, farms have been forced to find creative new ways to bring ...


The club fair: It’s not just for first-years

The fall 2023 Student Involvement Fair was a success. The quad in front of McCullough Student Center buzzed last Wednesday afternoon with club leaders eager to recruit new members and first-years itching to find their extracurricular niches at Middlebury. Some clubs, including Middlebury Ski Patrol, ...


Students navigate recent Covid-19 surge on campus

Though many experts now consider Covid-19 to be endemic, the virus continues to impact the lives of Middlebury students this fall. Since the beginning of the semester, there has been a surge in Covid-19 infections among Middlebury students. While such an increase in cases has impacted students’ academic ...

The Setonian

Rookie of the Week: Audrey MacLean ’27

Welcome back to another edition of Rookie of the Week, where we interview first-year athletes making a major impact in their chosen sport. This week, I sat down with Audrey MacLean ’27 of women’s cross country, who has finished in the top two in all three of the Panthers’ races this fall, to talk ...


Chim Chimney plans new store in Middlebury, opens food trailer

Chelsea Griggs and Armistice Travis Ryan knew they wanted to bring something unique and different to the downtown Middlebury community. So, when the storefront opened up, they jumped on the opportunity to purchase 40 Main Street, the former home of Main Street Stationary. Now, the couple is in the process ...



We love sloths. We know — it’s basic. It’s predictable. But we loved them way before they started appearing on mugs and socks (although we proudly own those, too). What sets us apart from these other self-proclaimed ‘sloth-luvrs’ is that our obsession runs deeper. Sloths have affected the ...


Seven Questions with Joely Virzi ’24, women’s soccer team

Joely Virzi ’24 is starting her fourth and final year on the Middlebury women’s soccer team. She was a top scorer for the team last season and is on top of the scoring charts again this year as they head into conference play. In this installment of Seven Questions, Virzi discusses what she loves ...

Arts & Culture

"In previews: Student theater this fall"

As the leaves begin changing, so too are the lights in Wright Theatre and the Hepburn Zoo. Middlebury student theatre is back on its feet after a long summer, and the Middlebury community has much to look forward to this semester. Seven shows will be performed around campus — three directed by faculty ...


Resurrecting the Bird: Blackbird Literary and Visual Arts Journal

My name is Liv Cohen and I have one semester left at Middlebury College (I refuse to use the term super-senior Feb; I am sorry, it just makes me squirm, but that is beside the present point). The point is that I remember Middlebury in the fall of 2019 with all of the startling clarity of a terrified ...