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Monday, Dec 11, 2023

Arts & Culture


Reel Critic: “The Fabelmans”

He made us afraid to go in the water with “Jaws.” He gave the world its most beloved whip-wielding adventure hero in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” He even resurrected the dinosaurs in “Jurassic Park.” Now, with “The Fabelmans,” Steven Spielberg has given audiences the story they didn’t ...

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The most important things we learned over break

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 ...

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Heart of Afghanistan showcases Afghan history through music

Heart of Afghanistan graced Mahaney Arts Center on Jan. 13 with a performance, just under a year after their spring 2022 debut and days after their largest performance yet at the Kennedy Center. The group is made up of four performers: Afghan soap opera star and famous singer Ahmad Fanoos on vocals ...

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J-Term Crossword!

Here is this week's crossword! Solutions will be published on Friday, January 20th at 12 p.m. Good luck!

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The most important things we learned this semester

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. ...

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A story from abroad: A shared bookstore in Japan

Senichi Books, or “1000+1 Books,” is a small bookstore located in Sengawa, Chofu in Tokyo, Japan. Home to 100 32-centimeter square bookshelves, the goal of 1000+1 Books is to create a space for people to express themselves through books that they’re interested in by allowing people to purchase ...

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Holiday Crossword!

Check out this week's holiday-themed crossword! Solutions will be posted Friday, December 9th at 12 p.m.

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Reel Critic: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

After the sudden death of Chadwick Boseman in 2020, the star who embodied the Black Panther while silently suffering from cancer, there was likely not a single movie fan who did not want “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” to be a resounding success in his honor. And with writer-director Ryan Coogler ...

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From the Archives: Skiing at Middlebury

With the first snow on campus, eager students are already anticipating winter trips to the Snow Bowl to hit the slopes. While many consider skiing a crucial aspect of outdoor recreation in Vermont, the Snow Bowl and ski culture at Middlebury only rose to fame relatively recently.

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Conversations with athletes in the arts

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 ...


Niche Reads: Novels for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving rolls around, a lot of people have family on their minds. Spending time with family can be wonderful but also stressful, so look below for some novels that explore family relationships.

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The Castalian Quartet returns to perform at Middlebury

Many eager admirers of classical music braved the inclement weather and made the journey to Robison Hall on Friday, Nov. 11, when the Castalian Quartet returned to Middlebury for the first time since 2019. Named for the Ancient Greek spring that bestowed poetic inspiration upon those who drank its waters, ...

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Crossword 11/17

Here is this week's crossword! Solutions will be posted Friday 11/18 at noon. Good luck!