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Monday, May 29, 2023

Arts & Culture

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Reel Critic: “Breaking”

After spending the early years of his career known only for playing a severely underdeveloped  supporting character in Disney’s fleet of modern “Star Wars” films, Englishman John Boyega has finally received his proper introduction as an actor. It comes in “Breaking,” the debut feature ...

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From the Archives: Twentieth-century photos of Mars and Jupiter

“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 over 10,000 historic items, and through this column we encourage writers to explore not only the college’s history, ...

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Reel Critic: Don’t Worry Darling

“Don’t Worry Darling” is a big-budget, star-studded psychological thriller whose reputation preceded its release. I had high hopes for the film, but as the credits rolled, those hopes were replaced with questions.

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Middlebury students seek sustainability through fashion

Fashion culture emphasizes individuality: Clothing is a form of innovation, meaning and personal expression. And with that, many Middlebury students have used their clothing to express their ideals about sustainability and environmental justice.

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Burlington Taiko brings traditional Japanese art to Middlebury

As a guest of the Performing Arts Series of Middlebury College, Burlington Taiko visited Middlebury on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 to introduce the community to the ancient Japanese tradition of taiko. The rhythmic and deep resonance of the drums created a musical effect of powerful beats that listeners of ...


Reel Critic: “Nope”

The promotional material for Jordan Peele’s “Nope” made it clear that the director’s otherwise cryptic third feature film would be an alien invasion movie. Trailers and posters featured a UFO, farm animals being sucked into the sky, an isolated desert locale — everything but the little green ...

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WRMC Radio Roundup

“Expert In A Dying Field” is New Zealand power pop band the Beths’ third studio album. Released September 16, this album builds on a very consistent sound that the Beths maintain through their discography. But “Expert In A Dying Field” incorporates more personal lyricism than 2020’s “Jump ...

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 ...