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Monday, Feb 26, 2024

Opinion


The Setonian

Students Face Immigration Trials

Author: Namik Kirlik Many things changed for international students after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in terms of our status and the process of obtaining valid documents to study in the United States. First, the U.S. Patriot Act, which was implemented as a response to the terrorist attacks in 2001, ...


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A Recurring Nightmare Febs Overtake Social Spaces

Author: Michael Stahler On Wednesday night, I had a nightmare involving Hepburn Hall, in which I'm a Residential Advisor (RA). It began with a voicemail from my commons residential advisor saying, "they have closed our lounges." It also included the sight of one of my residents trying to get into the ...


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War Objector Implores Patience

Author: Wellington Lyons So we're going to war again.Whether you're on the right, left or center of the political spectrum, there are a number of reasons to be upset with our leaders for what they have gotten us into.Let's start at the beginning. Why are we preparing to invade Iraq? The story goes that ...


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COLUMN Middle Ground Reasons that Bush is Beatable

Author: Fahim Ahmed As President Bush prepares his State of the Union address to outline the policies for the second half of his tenure, he must confront a solemn but distinct possibility: that he is indeed beatable in the 2004 presidential election. Despite the fact that no single Democrat has yet ...


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Alumnus Believes Morning Classes Are Acceptable

Author: [no author name found] Evening classes would interfere with sports and many other extracurricular activities. Plus, for students who spend their afternoons in labs, evening classes would extend what has already been a very long day. Friday afternoon classes are an even worse idea. A weekend ...


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Reexamining the 8 a.m. Class

Author: [no author name found] Current students and junior faculty have not been around long enough to remember what was once Middlebury College's biggest course. It was called Art 101, and in any given semester it filled every seat in Dana Auditorium. Several of us taught it together, and it often ...


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COLUMN Middle Ground

Author: Fahim Ahmed With former Vice President Al Gore announcing that he will not run for President in 2004, the race for the Democratic nomination seems as wide open as ever. Candidates that have lined up thus far for the party nod, ranges from the far left (Reverend Al Sharpton), to the conservative ...


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Habitat for Humanity Dinner A Success

Author: [no author name found] On Friday night, January 10th, Habitat for Humanity hosted a Beans and Rice benefit dinner for the Addison County Habitat for Humanity Chapter. Students who joined us for the dinner swiped their cards at Cook dining hall, donating the difference between an average Middlebury ...


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COLUMN Holt's Harangue

Author: Christian Holt During holiday break, my family always gets together to go Christmas tree shopping. There, hark! is a tree that is perfect. Perfectly shaped, beautiful branches, and of course, a good three feet taller than our living room ceiling. What a beautiful spirit of Christmas! Now where's ...


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Southern Steward of Vermont Yankee Plant Responds to Criticism

Author: [no author name found] I am a spokesman for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant and I would like to respond to Edith Honan's recent opinion piece ("Vermont Nuclear Power Plant," The Middlebury Campus, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002) in which she expressed concern about the safety of our plant. She sought ...


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COLUMN Middle Ground

Author: Fahim Ahmed As United Nations weapons inspectors return to the presidential palace in Baghdad, security threats against U.S. interests continue to loom across the globe. In Bali, Indonesia, a suspected suicide attack by al Qaeda left more than 180 dead. In Mombasa, Kenya, another bombing killed ...


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Will Cracks and Corrosion Spoil the Birthday Bash?

Author: Edith Honan This February, the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant will celebrate its 30th birthday. But hold the celebrations: aging reactors signal cracks, corrosion, metal fatigue and worse could make the event an unhappy one for the plant and its New England neighbors. Many of these signs ...


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Student Calls for Sound Investing

Author: [no author name found] Middlebury College is above all an academic institution. Within and supporting the institution's mission to educate "ethical leaders" who are "committed to service" and "prepared to accept responsibility for their actions" is a strong statement of values. I believe that ...


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COLUMN Holt's Harangue

Author: Christian Holt Honestly, Thanksgiving was a bad idea. It boils my noodle to think that our government had to sit down and approve this as a national holiday. In the days of yore, some ancient senator (probably a contemporary of Reagan) had to have proclaimed, "Hey! Let's make a holiday where ...


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Student Opposed to Anti-Smoking

Author: [no author name found] I've never been bothered by smoking at Middlebury College, and I've been here since 1999. My friends haven't had any problems with it either. But some students on campus are currently passing around a petition that will become a bill for the Student Government Association ...


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Vermont Nuclear Power Plant

Author: [no author name found] Several years ago, I had the chance to chat with a former captain of an American nuclear submarine. An avowed believer in nuclear power, old clichés like "too cheap to meter" and "the peaceful atom" resonated strongly with him. After a long career in the nuclear Navy, ...


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EDITORIAL A Worthy Cause, Poorly Executed and Seeing Where We Lack

Author: [no author name found] A Worthy Cause, Poorly ExecutedOn Thursday, Middlebury College will open its doors to the American Cancer Society for that organization's "National Smoke-Out Day." The event, which is aimed to help cigarette smokers quit smoking, is the latest in a campaign to change the ...