TONIGHT: Spring 2015 Thesis Film Screening

222It’s the last day of classes y’all and we all can use a little bit of a breather before finals start up. What better way to kick back and relax than attending the spring senior thesis screening tonight!! Support your friends or support strangers and watch some really talented students show what they’ve been working on this semester. Ali Salem ’16 writes in:

See spring term films from the Senior Tutorial class, featuring senior thesis work by Christian Bonaventura, Will Hanley, Stella Holt, Hunter Huebsch, Shirel Lebovich, Hannah Marks, Dylan Redford, Molly Stuart, Zach Wilson, and Jason Zhang!

Date: Today, May 11th
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Dana Auditorium
Cost: Free!


TONIGHT! Narrative Journalism Fellows Present: How Did You Get Here?

18702_10202688561213807_5595156830366400880_nTonight the narrative journalism fellows will be presenting their final pieces, each of which profiles a Middlebury student responding to the question ‘how did you get here?’ If you haven’t seen these before, give it a little google search. The talent of the fellows is evident, and their work is an awesome way to learn about the diversity of individuals in our community. Tonight, the fellows will be screening the digital profiles of Adam Milano ’15, Emily Luan ’15, Innocent Tswamuno ’15, Olivia Wiggins ‘18.5, Athraa Yalda ’15, Grace Woroch ’17 , Carmina Moorosi ’17, Yasmine Gilbert ’17, Sophia Bufton ‘15.5, Octavio Hingle-Webster ’17, Stephan Koenigsberger ’16, Sena Voncujovi ’17, Simona Scotta d’Antuono ’17, Christopher Vandiford ’17, Rana Abdelhamid ’15, Armel Nibasumba ’16 and Dylan Otterbein ’16. This should be a great time and I hear snacks and refreshments will be served!

Date: Tonight May 10th
Time: 8-10 PM (come and go as you please)
Place: Axinn 229
Cost: nada

Stoop Sale at Porter Tomorrow

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Alice Oshima ’15 writes in:

So tomorrow me & Sally Caruso (and some other homies) will be hosting the 2nd annual Porter stoop sale. This time it’s a “stoop sale” and will actually be held on some grass next to Porter during Rowdy Roast. We’ll be selling from 2pm to 4pm. Things will be priced from $3 to $20. Last year it was a great success and we almost sold out–gonna be selling a lot of good shit again this year. Some stuff from American Apparel, Urban Outfitters, Brandy Melville. Plus some Marc Jacobs, Free People etc. Oh and Cheap Monday skinny jeans. Those are always a fave. Clothes will be lightly used to unworn. Cash only. And YEAH IT’LL BE SOME 4REAL DISCOUNTED NICE SHIT AND A GENERALLY GUCCI TIME!

When: Saturday, May 9, 2-4PM
Where: Porter Stoop
Cost: varies

The Orchard Short Story: Marney Kline ‘17.5

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They Told Us to Dive In


Penny woke up to the sight of herself in the mirror facing her bed. She usually thought herself beautiful, but the harsh morning light emphasized the large mole on her right cheek, illuminating two new long dark hairs sprouting out of it. She slumped out of bed and grabbed a pair of tweezers, snatching each hair out of its follicle with ruthless precision.

In the kitchen, Winston, her father, sat hunched on a stool at the counter studying the morning paper. Winston’s mouth felt dry and old. He swung his right arm over his chest, pulling it with his left arm for an invigorating scapular stretch. When Penny entered the kitchen, Winston was wiping traces of croissant off of his mustache with a handkerchief.

“Good morning,” he said. “I’ll make breakfast.”

“I’ve got plans to go out for breakfast,” she responded. “Amelia, Carrie and I. We’re meeting up at La Trattoria.”

“Breakfast here is free,” Winston pressed.

“Dad, I leave for Berkeley in like three days.”

“Fine,” he said, grabbing a stray piece of mail and splitting it open with a used butter knife. “Do you have anything else we need to do together before you leave?” he added, scanning the piece of paper – a bill for Penny’s summer dance classes.

“Let’s see,” Penny responded, “I need to get a new phone. Mine’s like really shattered and fucked up. I’ve had it like this for so long. But we can deal with it later. I need to go right now.”

Winston sipped at his tiny cup of espresso. He cleared his throat. “I’ll drop you off.”

“Please just let me use my car,” Penny begged.

“Of, course! That’s why I gave you a car,” Winston snapped sarcastically. Penny interpreted this as her cue to leave.

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TONIGHT: Sofia Donavan-Lefuente at 51 Main

Tonight, Midd’s own Sofia Donavan-Lafuente ’18 will be playing at 51 Main! If you’re looking for a night in town to do something a little different, this should be an awesome event. More on Sofia, who is releasing an EP soon (!), below:

Sofia Donavan-Lafuente is a Spanish and American singer/songwriter. At the age of 13, she took up the guitar whilst recovering from major back surgery and her songwriting began to blossom. Now a first-year student at Middlebury College, Sofia has written over 70 songs, supported a major band at Shepherds Bush Empire, performed at the Isle Of Wight Festival, The Troubadour and a number of other London venues. Sofia’s first EP “Left to the Clouds” launches on May 19.

Date: Today, May 8th
Time: 6-7PM
Place: 51 Main at the Bridge
Cost: nay

Free Friday Film: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

If you’re not too busy rocking out to Misterwives or getting your BBQ on at Proc Terrace, be sure to check out the Free Friday Film of the day!

High school student Ferris Bueller wants a day off from school and he’s developed an incredibly sophisticated plan to pull it off. He talks his friend Cameron into taking his father’s prized Ferrari and with his girlfriend Sloane head into Chicago for the day. While they are taking in what the city has to offer school principal Ed Rooney is convinced that Ferris is, not for the first time, playing hooky for the day and is hell bent to catch him out. Ferris has anticipated that, much to Rooney’s chagrin.

Date: Today, May 8th
Time: 6-8PM
Place: Dana Auditorium
Cost: Free, duh!


10250186_10206407540850265_4283482143251661811_nWe’ve made it! (Mayyyy-d it, ha!) It’s finally May, it’s finally warm, and we’re in the final stretch before we head home for the summer. What better way to celebrate than with MCAB’s Midd Mayhem 2015 lineup. Here we go:

11AM-1PM: Cotton Candy on Proctor Terrace
4:30 – 7:30: BBQ outside of Proctor (ROSS CLOSED FOR DINNER!)
7PM-10PM: Concert outside Battell and Johnson including MISTERWIVES!!!!!

10AM: Color run outside of Johnson (go/colorrun)!!!!
12PM: Celebrate HOLI on Battell Beach!!!

Holi-HSAThis sounds pretty dope. Looking for something bright and colorful to do this afternoon? Head on down to Battell Beach for Midd’s annual celebration of Holi!! What is Holi all about and why do we celebrate it? Akhila Khanna ’17 writes in to middbeat:

HSA, YAM and MCAB present the festival of colors : HOLI! The sun is out and the colors are in! Come celebrate Holi on Saturday May 9th at noon. Don’t forget to dress in white and be prepared to be drenched in water and colorful powder. MCAB’s color run will begin at @11AM and registration @10AM in front of Johnson. Sign up at go/colorrun for the run and then join us as we color Battell Beach and dance to Bollywood mixes by our very own DJ Mariam Khan.


RIDDIM Tickets Still Available!!!

Screen shot 2015-05-08 at 8.34.19 AMHUGE NEWS!! Riddim tickets are still available for the 7:30 show this Saturday!! Okay, okay… so it may not be the 10:30 show, but this should still be AMAZING! Get your groove on this Saturday night and dance off that finals stress. As Annie Powers ’15 says, there will be lots of dancing, both on and off the stage!!

Date: May 9th
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Wilson Hall
Cost: $6– hit up go/boxoffice now!!