Once upon a time, fall 1952 to be exact, some dudes who liked to sing and for some reason distrusted instruments joined in the halls of Painter and Hepburn and started a revolution. They called it the Dissipated Eight. Fifty-eight successful, album and performance packed years later, D8 still reigns as Middlebury’s finest all male a capella group. We all know a guy who can sing has really got the upsContinue reading
In cased you missed it, J-term grades went up on bannerweb yesterday.
From Barbara Ofosu-Somuah ’13: The Striver’s Row Poetry Collective, featuring internationally-acclaimed Youth Poets Joshua Bennett, Alysia Harris and Miles Hodges,will claim the stage alongside two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion Buddy Wakefield for a one-night only collaboration. This event will feature some of the best spoken word poetry heard today across these United States. middbeat suggests you watch this video, it’s pretty sick:
Chocolate’s bullying vanilla out of the soft serve swirl tonight. Vanilla goes to Ross.
“Hi, I’m Bill McKibben and I approve this middbeat post” – BIll McKibben* Tomorrow in the Hillcrest Orchard, Andrew Schwarz ’72 will be leading a talk regarding Environmental Risk Management. Schwarz, a biology major during his time at Midd and one of few grads to go into the environmental field after graduating, specializes in environmental policy analysis, helping governments implement their environmental programs effectively. Schwarz is the president of IndustrialContinue reading
I just got back from a quick jaunt to the art museum in the CFA, my first visit, and a worthwhile one for sure. First off, there’s free snacks at the entrance, cheese and crackers. Secondly, on the second floor of the museum there’s an amazing photography exhibit displaying the work of Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky. The exhibit will be up til 4/20 weekend, so don’t worry, you have time,Continue reading
Last year, Middlebury Students Maddie Li ’15 and Brie Baccaglini ’15 began Stop Traffick – a student organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness to combat human trafficking world wide. These girls haven’t been at rest. Bringing in various speakers, symposiums, and screenings, most notably of Half the Sky, a PBS production bringing to life Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDonn’s acclaimed book Half the Sky, which brilliantly explores the struggles women face world wide–from sexContinue reading
Do you enjoy Beer, Wine, Cider, Kombucha, or Mead? And I don’t mean Franzia or Keystone light. (myspace.com) shows us what some people think is beer. Want to learn what makes a beer taste hoppy? Or how Vermont Bees can make you feel tipsy (check out the etymology of “honey moon”)? Like the benefits and taste of Kombucha and want to try your hand at making it yourself? Want toContinue reading
“And, like any court, and any small school, Middlebury also had its own culture. What strikes me now is that a key component of that culture was this: love wasn’t cool. “Hooking up” was cool, walks of shame were cool, but unabashed love, as in shouting to the hills that are his also, that you were madly in love? Not so much. Sure, there were the rare couples who were inContinue reading
“One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. One Billion women violated is an atrocity.” Chellis House, the women’s resource center, is joining in a worldwide event to stomp out sexual violence. Initiated by the V-Day organization, founded by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, One Billion Rising is mobilizing people in 197 countries for the largest global day of action for the cause. TheContinue reading
Are you freaking out thinking about having no idea what to do after college? Does, like, 10 years of med school and residency and then getting a real job when your 30 sound like a remedy? Then come get more information at the pre-med info session. But seriously, we need good doctors, go forth noble midd kids (Disclaimer: you will have to take organic chemistry). Also people interested in pre-dentalContinue reading
In the last game of the season, a game that could have made Middlebury the best in the NESCAC for the regular season, Amherst beat out Middlebury in an epic triple overtime victory. Now Amherst goes into the NESCAC tournament as the top seed and the only undefeated team in the division, while MIdd (8-2 in divisional play) goes into the tourny at a still respectable three seed. For aContinue reading