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Slipin Sips: Why you should care about Natural Wine

“Slipin Sips” is a wine column written by Staff Writer Sam Lipin (hence the title, “Slipin”). As an amateur sommelier, Sam exists deep in the world of wine, particularly natural wine, and this column seeks to share the joy he finds in fermented grapes with the rest of the world. 

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From the Archives: Pop-Up Books

When pop-up books come to mind, what is the first thing you picture? Maybe the phrase conjures a kindergarten classroom or tiny toddlers sounding out their first words. Yet passersby and visitors to Davis Family Library’s current exhibit “Pop-Up! 3-D Books from Special Collections” will soon learn ...

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Emerson String Quartet visits Middlebury for the final time

Amidst this year’s Fall Family Weekend bustle of pumpkin rolling, bouncy houses and meals shared at the Knoll, several families, students and members of the Middlebury community made their way to The Chapel to honor a musical tradition that spans five decades. 

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Beyond the Blundstones: fall clothing on Middlebury’s campus

After spending a week meticulously observing the student body’s clothing choices from Proctor Dining Hall to academic buildings and talking to students about their fall garment essentials, I have compiled a list of notable trends and persisting classics that constitute Middlebury students’ fall ...

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Student-led fitness offerings at a glance

There is no question that there is a strong culture on campus of athletics, even beyond students on varsity teams. Over the years, students have organized group fitness efforts to combine athletic pursuits and social life. Taking eight classes of one of the activities can even grant you a PE credit. ...


Hirschfield International Film Series returns to Middlebury

After over a yearlong hiatus, the Hirschfield International Film Series is returning to Middlebury College. The upcoming Oct. 5 screening of “The Royal Hotel” marks the series’ first event since May 2022, offering the college community the chance to see an Australian social thriller the day before ...

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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 ...


"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 ...

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Crossword 09/21/2023

Here is this week's crossword. Solutions will be posted on Friday, September 22 at noon. Good luck!

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College museum welcomes visitors to special exhibitions

Nestled in the south corner of campus, the Middlebury College Museum of Art (MCMA) was buzzing this Thursday, as students, faculty and visitors gathered in celebration of the museum’s two special exhibitions, “Tossed: Art from Discarded, Found, and Repurposed Materials,” and “The Light of the ...

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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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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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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.


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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Crossword 09/14

Here is this week's crossword. Solutions will be posted on Friday, September 15 at noon. Good luck!