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Songs and Arias: Showcasing vocal talent at the college

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 ...


From the Archives: Women’s history at Middlebury College

During this March — Women’s History Month — as the snow seems to bury any motivation to study for that mid-term exam looming ahead, The Campus invites its readers to reflect on the value of a college education through the women who fought to be here and learn among the men.


Oscars fashion 2023: Highlights of the not-so-red carpet

This Sunday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented its 95th Academy Awards. At first glance, the Oscars are a platform to award the bests of the film industry. But the Oscars’ guise is weak. Despite many changes made by The Academy this year, including the addition of a “crisis ...

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Choral Chameleon returns to Robison Hall

The Choral Chameleon Ensemble blessed the Middlebury campus for the second time in the 103rd season of the Middlebury Performing Arts Series on March 3. Unlike Choral Chameleon’s previous visit, there were no blindfolds or spiritual wind chimes to welcome audience members prior to the performance. ...


American history through five guitars

Vintage Martin Flat-top. Jazz Archtop. National resonator. Flat-top with DeArmond sound-hole pickup. Solid-body Electric. These five pristine, glistening guitars stood still, entrancing the audience as the lights of the Robison Concert Hall in the Mahaney Arts Center slowly faded on March 3. 


Reel Critic: “Tár”

At the 2023 New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Martin Scorsese made one of his regular pronouncements on the state of cinema when he presented writer-director Todd Field with the Circle’s Best Film award. “The clouds lifted when I experienced Todd’s film, ‘Tár,’” Scorsese said. Referencing ...

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Crossword 3/9

Here is this week's crossword! Solutions will be posted here on Friday, 3/10 on noon. Good luck!


From the Archives: On divine love and the book as an artifact

Enveloped in deep maroon velvet, with ornate embroidery weaving floral patterns across the cover, spine and back, “Les Spirituelles Délices de L’Âme Pénitente en L’Amour Divin” is a pleasure to look at. This stunning book was published in Paris in 1608, and Middlebury received it as an anonymous ...

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Niche Reads: Novels for Gender Studies Majors

If you struggle to find time for fun reading, this is the spot for you. Niche Reads recommends novels that relate to academic (or other) interests so you can explore a new book while still feeling productive. Check back each week for more cool books!

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3/2 Crossword!

Here is this week's crossword! Solutions will be posted here at noon on Friday, March 3rd. Good luck!

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From the Archives: In defense of Valentine’s Day

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Special Collections team offered a collection of old Valentine’s Day cards that have been acquired throughout history for this week’s “From the Archives.” These cards not only showcase the evolution of Valentine’s Day as a holiday, but also the evolution ...


Halftime Show Review: Reduce, reuse, recycle, Rihanna?

The Super Bowl Halftime Show is the zeitgeist of our time — the last true spectacle that can provide years of conversation fodder for people with even the tiniest pop culture inclinations. In September of last year, when Rihanna, one of the biggest artists of all time, was announced as the Halftime ...

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Reel Critic: “The Pale Blue Eye”

When “The Pale Blue Eye” was first announced in early 2021, the film’s most immediate appeal was its fusion of subject matter and setting. Cooper intended to bring Gothic atmospherics to bear on a 19th-century military school in the remote Hudson Highlands, an eerie pairing that would evoke Poe’s ...