I write this anonymously because I don’t want it to negatively impact my boss or their business, so please think of this as a public service announcement, rather than an accusation. There have been recent changes in how local restaurants are approached to cater events for Middlebury College groups ...
Four years in retrospect: It doesn’t end with CommencementBy Editorial Board | May 11, 2023
A love letter to The Campus, from the executive teamBy Abigail Chang, Rain Ji and Tony Sjodin | May 11, 2023
Spiraling through seasons at the KnollBy Aria Bowden | May 11, 2023
Junior Year: “All My Friends Are Gone”By Maggie Reynolds, Hannah Sayre and Chris Donohue | May 11, 2023
Be The Match at MiddleburyBy Caroline Haggerty | May 11, 2023
Last Wednesday, May 3, the Middlebury football and field hockey teams ran a “Be The Match” event on campus.
The importance of sustainable fashion at MiddleburyBy Libby Scaperotta | May 4, 2023
At Middlebury, once my friends found out I could sew, I became inundated with texts asking me to patch a pair of jeans or alter a top. Upcycling and repairing clothing is crucial to capitalizing on the longevity of clothing and avoiding the wasteful process of buying something new. There is an obvious ...
It’s time to rethink Middlebury’s Honor CodeBy Editorial Board | May 4, 2023
Of the 1,112 students surveyed by this year’s Zeitgeist, two-thirds admitted to breaking the Honor Code, in which students affirm that they have not given nor received unauthorized aid on a given assignment. The vast majority of cases involve using aids such as Google Translate, Sparknotes or calculators ...
The power of a feminist mini golf courseBy El Fahey | May 4, 2023
“A Feminist Mini Golf Course? What’s that?”
The urgent need for Migrant Justice: The systemic oppression of migrant workers in Addison County and a fight for visibilityBy Laura Rivera and Damaris Neaves | May 4, 2023
Middlebury, Vt. is a small, idyllic town nestled in the Green Mountains. Despite its serene exterior, hundreds of migrant workers are facing deplorable working and living conditions that remain invisible to our community. Migrant workers play a critical role in the state’s agricultural industry, supporting ...
Why you should volunteer at Homeward BoundBy Bella Burke | May 4, 2023
That’s why when Noah Osher ’23.5 told me about Homeward Bound, Addison County’s humane society, I had my volunteer application submitted within 24 hours. It has been one of the best decisions I’ve made since starting my college career.
Reimagining landscaping on campusBy Tim Parsons, Aria Bowden and Sj O’connor | April 27, 2023
As spring arrives, we find ourselves eagerly awaiting the emergence of bright buds on trees, the return of green grass and the chance to lay on the lawn basking in the sun. The sprawling quads in some ways feel synonymous with college life; a leftover design choice from a colonial archetype of universities ...
On understaffing across college departmentsBy The Editorial Board | April 27, 2023
Most current Middlebury students are familiar with a college that is understaffed. In addition to some academic departments being low on faculty, Facilities Services, Custodial Services and Dining Services have battled persistent understaffing since 2020.
Response to the Letter to the EditorBy Abigail Chang, Rain Ji, Tony Sjodin and Lily Laesch | April 27, 2023
Last Thursday, we published what we expected to be one of our least controversial editorials of the semester: another opinion piece centered around work-life balance and managing the pressures of Middlebury’s busyness culture. We’ve opined on this topic before without inciting outrage — so we ...
Notes from the Desk: Red or green? I’m not sureBy Rain Ji | April 27, 2023
When thinking about how to make classrooms or other settings more accessible to students with color deficiency, try to imagine that colors don’t exist.
What is up with all of the events about Israel?By Joshua Glucksman | April 27, 2023
Israel has been changing in character to become a more authoritarian regime. There has been a documented increase in settler violence, acts of terror, far-right ideology and, of course, democratic backsliding due to ongoing judicial “reforms.” To understand this trend, as many political scientists ...
Letter to the Editor: You can’t have your cake and eat it tooBy Sarah Miller and Gage Schrier | April 27, 2023
The Editorial Board’s plea that the school help us escape our “academic cage” fails to recognize Middlebury’s mission: the “academic cage” offers more freedom than restraint. Many people have worked their entire lives to come to a prestigious institution like Middlebury and will reap its ...
On becoming a preachy, pick-me pescetarianBy Bella Burke | April 20, 2023
When people ask me why I’m pescetarian, I usually say something like, “I love animals, but it’s just a personal thing, really. I think everyone should eat meat if they want to.” I use those lines to end the conversation as quickly as possible so people don’t think I’m one of those meat-eater-shaming ...
Spring us from our academic cageBy Editorial Board | April 20, 2023
But with the change of seasons also comes a shift in student culture. Students usually find themselves in an environment where it seems like everyone is competing to be the most productive or have the busiest schedule. As the weather starts to warm up, it transforms into a competition to see who can ...