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Arts & Culture

What happened to the 90-minute movie?

Is bigger really always better? I love watching movies and spent the summer catching up on Hollywood’s latest films. Yet I’ve noticed that many popular movies are racking up formidable running times. I’m left wondering: What happened to the 90-minute movie? 

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In defense of the English major

Last Wednesday, Middlebury attempted to eliminate the creative nonfiction position from the English department. Thanks to the efforts of faculty, students and staff, the position will remain on a conditional basis, but the college’s actions reflect a concerning set of shifting priorities for an institution ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

The College Dorm, an Altar to Midd Kids’ Humanity

After a summer filled with work, adventure and fun, Middlebury students have returned to their on-campus homes. Dorm rooms are not only sanctuaries for students’ studies, sleep and sometimes parties. They are a reflection of one’s humanity, an extension of the student soul. A true creative outlet, ...

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Arts & Culture

All It’s Chalked Up to Be

Caitlin Sausville, better known to some as Lady Jane, is Middlebury’s premier chalkboard artist. Since moving to Vermont in late 2022, the smooth loops and bold swoops of Sausville’s  hand lettering have graced the signage of local businesses from Shiretown Marketplace to Elli Parr.


After the flood

In the span of twelve years, I have seen two catastrophic flooding events in Vermont: Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 and the flooding of this past summer in 2023. Both floods were incredibly devastating, and much of the recovery efforts were made possible by the strength of local communities and the amazing ...


Kelly Ferrero ’23.5 reaches 1,000-career digs as leading libero

It’s not often in any sport that a player achieves 1,000 of something, but that’s exactly what Kelly Ferrero ’23.5 did. Ferrero, a senior captain and starting libero on the Middlebury women's volleyball team, surpassed 1,000-career digs on Sept. 9 in a game against Gettysburg College.


Monterey moments: Reflections from my Coasts and Climate Semester

When dawn broke over the Santa Lucia Mountains, I could hear the waves breaking against the cliffs of the Big Sur coastline as the stars began to fade away. As the sun started to bring pastels to the sky, bringing out the mountains’ contours, I sat up on my sleeping pad to be confronted by the vastness ...

Arts & Culture

Flipturn band rocks McCullough lawn

Anyone near McCullough lawn on Friday night undoubtedly heard echoes of Middlebury’s most recent fall concert. Students congregated to watch indie rock band Flipturn and opener Joseph Biss take the stage and deliver energetic, dynamic performances.

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Rookie of the Week: Ben Hughes ’27

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Rookie of the Week, where we sit down weekly with a first year student who has been making a big impact on their varsity team at Middlebury. This week, The Campus had the chance to chat with Benjamin Hughes ’27, a runner for men’s cross country.