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Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024

Opinion


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Cambodia's Veiled Atrocities Thirty Years and Counting

Author: Lauren Joseph All college students have, at one time or another, studied the Holocaust. The disturbing facts and appalling pictures of emaciated victims have been ingrained in our heads. For just 60 years ago, these atrocious acts ravaged a continent and brutally seized the lives of millions. ...


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Editorial Fostering Bonds Between Houses and Community

Author: [no author name found] As the second annual review of social and academic interest houses gets underway, with the Community Council Subcommittee on Social and Academic Interest Houses evaluating the mission statements of all houses and making sure that they are complying with College guidelines, ...


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Uprising Result of Israeli Supression

Author: Hosam Mekdad In a desperate attempt to defend Israeli occupation, David Schwartz and Amichai Kilchevsky threw around random and baseless accusations, only to support them with even worse analogies that were hurtful, inappropriate and totally out of place. And while claiming to speak for Middlebury's ...


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One Side of Debate Hides Two Sides of Middle East Truth

Author: David Schwartz and Amichai Kilchevsky For a year and a half, we have watched as Middlebury students have presented blatantly one-sided arguments about why Israel is oppressive, how the Palestinians are being slaughtered for no reason, and how American foreign policy continues to perpetrate these ...


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Afterlife Emptiness, Faith Fulfillment

Author: Sam Rodriguez The following article expresses pretty controversial ideas with respect to Christianity, and religion in general, today. I ask that those Christians that are especially sensitive to criticism of their religion keep an open mind during the course of this article. For those curious, ...


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World Bank' Planet Pollution

Author: Wellington Lyons In Cajamarca, Peru lies Yanacocha, the most profitable gold mine in South America. It is also one of the most environmentally destructive operations on the planet. Already one of the largest mines in the world, Yanacocha got the go-ahead on expansion in 1999 when the World ...


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Constructive Debate May Untangle Complicated Policy Debate

Author: Becky Ruby I am writing in direct response to Brian Ashley's column, "The Embattled Bipartisan," in the Nov. 7 edition of The Middlebury Campus. However, the gist of my response does not solely address Ashley's article. There has been a surprising and upsetting increase in one-sided accounts ...


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America Can't Ignore Domestic Needs

Author: Estye Ross I have nothing to write about. When I agreed to do bi-monthly political point-counterpoint column, it was on the assumption that Congress would provide my material. But of late, only one thing has been streaming through senators' mouths, through press conferences, through CNN in ...


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Honor Code in Students' Hands

Author: Brian Elworthy and Erica Rosenthal Students will vote on proposed changes to the Honor Code handbook language during MARS Spring term registration at the end of this week. We want to take this opportunity to share with you why we support the proposed changes to the Honor Fode. As the President ...


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Military Outweighs Domestic Goals

Author: Drew Pugsley Last year when President George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore battled for electoral votes and the presidency none of us realized how important Mr. Bush's plan to boost military morale would be. But after eight years of Defense Department cuts and virtually stagnant growth ...


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Environmental Opportunities at Dinner

Author: Oren Frey In the past several days, you may have noticed the transition of the table tents in Proctor and Freeman from blue to yellow. These new placards announce an event that most of the student body will experience this Thursday, Nov. 15: the Environmental Fair, a collaborative effort of ...


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U.S. Isolationism Impossible in Integrated World

Author: Michael Greene Throughout my four years at Middlebury, I have firmly maintained my conviction that no one cares what I (or you, or anyone else) thinks and therefore refrained from offering my opinions to the campus community in this newspaper. I have stood idly by as everyone with an opinion ...


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Editorial - Entrusting the Honor Code to Voters

Author: [no author name found] Entrusting the Honor Code to VotersAfter two months spent deliberating proposed changes to the Middlebury College Handbook language regarding the College's Honor Code, the Community Council and the Student Government Association (SGA) are about to submit the revised language ...


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Editorial Taking Responsibility

Author: [no author name found] Taking ResponsibilityThe events following Alpha Delta Phi's (ADP) Homecoming football game half time show in which a pledge exposed himself to spectators, including students, faculty, administrators, alumni and citizens of the town of Middlebury, called into question who ...


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ADP Pledges Growth, Education

Author: John Joy I am writing on behalf of the Middlebury Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi Society (ADP) in regard to the pledge event that took place during half time at the Middlebury football game on Oct. 27. As a result of some last minute technicalities, the pledges were unable to play music over the ...


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The Embattled Bipartisan

Author: Brian Ashley So, Vice President Dick Cheney is off hunting in North Dakota. Oh, that's super; we are "at war" and our second-in-command is off killing helpless animals. No wonder everyone hates us. I know I am probably the last person likely to say this, but there has got to be a reason that ...


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Students Can Honor the Code

Author: Lisa Jasinski The Honor Code referendum strives to undercut the principles of academic honesty at Middlebury College. Minimal and incidental language changes aside, the referendum seeks to dismantle the current judicial system. It will sacrifice student influence, peer representation and end ...


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Envisioning Middlebury's Library of Today, Tomorrow

Author: Barbara Doyle-Wilch I need your help in developing the "library of the future." Planning for the library of 2004 often feels like a crystal ball exercise. The physical structure of the new library is only half of the job; what goes on inside the library is the other. Both require seeing into ...


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Looking Beyond Patriotism, Politics

Author: Annie Lionberger Middlebury is renowned for its reputation as the College on the Hill, as existing outside the reality of the real world, as a bubble. It seems most people like it that way, considering that it has taken the impending possibility of a third world war to initiate a school-wide ...


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ADP Apologizes for Half Time Fumble

In response to the embarrassing half time show over Homecoming Weekend, I would first like to apologize, on behalf of Alpha Delta Phi (ADP) and as the Inter-House Council (IHC) representative to the administration and the Middlebury community, for any offenses taken. There have been many questions ...




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