Middlebury Moth-Up packed the Robison Concert Hall in the Mahaney Arts Center for the group’s largent event of the year: Cocoon.
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One of my favorite parts of my (infrequent) visits to BiHall is taking a minute to view my home through one of the many massive windows that span the back wall of the building. Beyond the glass panes lies one of the most beautiful and unique views I’ve ever seen of upstate New York.
This summer, an often overlooked corner of campus got a makeover. Amidst unpredictable weather and on an unconventional canvas, architecture major Wyatt Robinson ’24 successfully completed a vibrant mural encircling the silo outside the Recycling Center. The mural is one of the latest additions to Middlebury’s outdoor art collection and is sure to become a community favorite.
My small hometown in upstate New York is one with a mighty sprawl through winding avenues of pines, up and over hills and alongside mountains. Neighborhoods, grocery stores and restaurants are awkward distances from one another without sidewalks in between.
Those who enjoy the monthly reveal of the Middlebury Moth-Up theme on their way into Proctor Dining Hall will notice that this semester, the bulletin board lacks its typical vibrant posters highlighting creative storytelling themes, like “Fluke,” “Lost and Found” and “Meta.” This beloved storytelling event, inspired by The Moth storytelling collective of a similar name, has disappeared from the arts scene on campus. As a tried and true Middlebury classic, many have been left wondering: Where did it go?
I have fond childhood memories of sitting criss-cross apple-sauce with my three younger siblings, listening and giggling as my father read us the storybook “Everybody Poops.” For families with little kids, this is often a staple of their repertoire of nighttime stories, and one that I’ve enjoyed seeing passed on to younger cousins. Not only does it elicit infectious giggles from little kids, but it also provides a positive outlet to teach them about their bodies.
“From the Archives” is an opportunity for various writers to visit the Middlebury Special Collections and write about a different artifact each week. The Special Collections boasts hundreds of thousands of historic items, and through this column we encourage writers to explore not only the college’s history, but also the history of the world around us.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I drag myself out of bed at 8 a.m. My eyes do not gracefully flutter open. Instead, I force them to lift what seems like pounds, until the pink decor that adorns my walls turns from sporadic blurs of color into the shapes of a carefully curated collection of photos, art and posters. Rolling over, I fumble around the top shelf of the cart that sits next to my bed in search of my phone, struggling to locate the source of the horrible noise that wakes me up each and every morning. There's a sense of relief when my hand finally hits the pink plastic of its case. Next, I violently throw my pink covers off of me. This is how my day begins.
Who are these three well-dressed young gentlemen who I have seen standing outside Proctor Dining Hall for the last few weeks, handing out pamphlets and talking to Middlebury students? Well, the four of us were asking the same questions during the last week of J-Term over lunch. So, we decided to ask the new missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in town if they wanted to sit down with us and talk about their lives. What follows are the highlights from an hour-long interview in which we — Liam Morris ’26, Rach Peck ’25, Sophia Afsar-Keshmiri ’24 and Joshua Glucksman ’25 — asked them — Isaac Tippett, Isaac Quick and Parker Taylor — about their lives, aspirations and stories.
By the end of the fall semester, winter break is much needed. However, the rest we enjoy over those three weeks can easily turn into boredom. A restlessness to get back to campus sets in even though students might not be quite ready to manage the stress of a full-blown semester. J-Term can offer the happy medium we need, a time when students can both satisfy the curious mind and continue to rest up for the spring semester that awaits. The continued reprieve from the pace of a normal semester combined with access to on-campus resources makes for a month of countless opportunities for academic, personal and emotional learning. So what were the most important things we learned over this past J-Term?
At the close of each semester, Middlebury students scatter across the globe — returning home and traveling to wherever they will spend their breaks. Although it's easy to think of time off from school as a break from learning, the environments and experiences in which we find ourselves in between semesters gives way for a whole new type of learning. And we find that what we learn while apart might actually be helpful to our peers and inform our experiences on campus. This article therefore seeks to answer one question: What did we learn over break?
The close of the semester can be a hectic time. Faced with a whirlwind of exams, papers and projects, it is easy to get caught up in the mayhem of trying to finish out the semester strong. The allure of the “A” is mighty, and it can make it easy to forget why we’re all actually here: to learn. So, as a student body, what did we actually learn this semester?
At a small liberal arts college like Middlebury, one would think that a strong overlap between the arts and athletics would be both inherent and central to the campus community. However, whether it be based on the fact that students only have so much time or whether there is a cultural divide between the athletes and the arts, students can have a tendency to pick one or the other. The Campus spoke with some varsity athletes who are also majoring in the arts to ask them how they do it and what they think of this supposed cultural split.
On Friday, Nov. 4, a group of Middlebury students gathered to march in solidarity with the Iranian and Kurdish women protesting for their basic human rights in Iran, and mourning the death of Mahsa Jina Amini. After allegedly being killed by the morality police for not properly adhering to the sexist and oppressive mandatory hijab laws of the Iranian government, Iranian and Kurdish women and girls turned their freedom dream, to have basic human rights, into a freedom fight.
Content Warning: This article contains mentions of suicide.
Middlebury College Dance Department Professors Lida Winfield and Christal Brown performed their first in-person performance of “Same But Different” on Friday, Sept. 23. They performed as part of this year’s Clifford Symposium, which focused on conflict transformation.
The beginning of the semester can be incredibly stressful for a million reasons, but one universal dilemma Middlebury students face is class scheduling. If you haven’t frantically emailed professors about getting on their waitlist, attended a class you’re unsure if you’ll get a seat in or dropped a class and had to scramble to find a fourth, what is your secret? So much of the process is left up to luck. No amount of prior planning can help you avoid the mad-dash of clicking at 7:30 a.m. Even if you’re praying to the Wi-Fi gods that your computer will be the mighty conqueror and break through that first Banner page before anybody else’s.
It's finally time to put away your skis, coats and winter hats, and take out your sandals, sundresses and sunglasses. At long last, the never-ending Vermont winter is over, and spring has sprung! The days of bitter-cold walks to the dining hall are through, now replaced by leisurely strolls to class, town and clubs.
Fifteen minutes before the Middlebury Moth-Up, a cacophony of sound filled The Gamut room as participants practiced in the back of the space while others casually talked. With voices coming from all directions, speakers practiced their stories one last time before the audience filled the small space. The room was filled with an air of palpable excitement, spunk and creativity. Four student storytellers, Nicky Coupe ’25, Seth Brown ’24, Luke Stovak ’23 and Zoe Greenwald ’24 filled the room with laughter as they told stories related to this event’s theme, “Fluke.”
Editor’s Note: This article may contain mild spoilers for seasons one and two of “Bridgerton.”