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Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Arts & Culture


Recapping summer TV favorites

If you’re anything like me, summertime is for catching up on TV shows. This season brought the latest installments of fan-favorite shows like “Stranger Things,” “Never Have I Ever” and “Only Murders in the Building,” but also fresh and exciting programs. I will be recapping four of my ...


Reel Critic: “Thor: Love and Thunder”

Early in “Thor: Love and Thunder,” the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film from writer-director Taika Waititi, a world-weary Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is meditating when his trance is broken by Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy. “Thor, we need your help ...


Catalog curveballs: Students find joy in unlikely classes

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 ...


Aca-ditions: A survey of the Middlebury a cappella scene

“Why on earth does Middlebury have six a cappella groups?” Or so I asked myself on a Sunday as I sat in the Chapel and watched each group perform a song at the annual “A Cappella Jambo” to advertise their upcoming auditions. For such a small college, Middlebury has an astonishing variety of ...


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The ultimate list of Vermont fall activities

September has begun. The air is getting crisper, leaves are starting to change color and pumpkin spice is on the menu again. This can only mean one thing: Fall is here. Many first-years might be experiencing their very first New England fall, and with so many great ways to enjoy the season, it may begin ...


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Reel Critic: “Top Gun: Maverick”

Reel Critic is back for another year with more reviews of the latest Hirschfield hits, indie favorites and blockbuster classics making the rounds at Middlebury. Look for the weekly column in the Arts and Culture section to hear what The Campus’s film critics have to say about the films you’ve already ...


WRMC: Meet the Radio!

My name is Gennie Herron, and I am the General Manager for WRMC Middlebury College Radio. I have been involved with the station since my first semester, when I started a radio show called “Songs I Play for My Dad in the Car.” Each week I picked a different road trip destination and made a playlist ...


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Middlebury’s Museum of Art: A not-so-hidden gem on campus

On Middlebury’s small campus, many students struggle to seek respite from the chaos of back-to-school season. Caught up in the cycle of academics, sports and busy social lives, they rarely get the chance to embrace their artistic sides. What students may not realize is that the Middlebury Museum of ...


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The Performing Arts Series at Middlebury: The Fall Rundown

Each year, the Mahaney Arts Center (MAC) hosts internationally-acclaimed performances every couple of weeks — and this year they range from healing sound baths to world-renowned classical musicians. Of the many weekly activities at Middlebury, the arts offerings, and the “long” walk to the MAC, ...


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Radio Roundup: Songs I found in my mom’s closet

Perhaps one of the best things to come out of isolation was "folklore," an exciting creative departure for Taylor Swift. "folklore" is more stripped down than her previous albums. Still, it doesn't skimp on rich imagery and complex storytelling.


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Nocturne Arts Festival 2022: A Campus Transformed

This past weekend marked the fourth festival in five years — with 2020’s Nocturne canceled due to Covid-19. Featuring over 175 student artists — the most in its history — Nocturne sprawled across campus, drawing hundreds of students to revel in each other’s creative offerings, oddities and ...


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TEDxMiddlebury finds growth in failure

“Maybe failure is worth dwelling on,” began two TEDxMiddlebury organizers Kian Lalji 23’ and Liv Cohen ’23 to a full Dana Auditorium. On April 22, TEDxMiddlebury hosted Failing Forward, an event encouraging Middlebury speakers to share stories of failure, and how they grew from these trying ...


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Takács Quartet entertains with a genre-bending performance

The Takács Quartet first played Middlebury’s Performing Arts Series in 1994,  the start of a 28-year partnership. The quartet’s April 22 performance, featuring a genre-bending ensemble with bandoneón and accordina virtuoso Julien Labro, was by far the most daring program presented.


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On Tap taps into energy of popular throwbacks in spring show

Right from the get-go, On Tap’s Friday night performance brought energy to Wilson Hall with an opening number set to Elvis’s “Hound Dog” that featured the full company. With bright smiles and matching red scarves, the group of 14 looked upbeat, cohesive and confident.