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Tonight: Anxieties. in M Gallery

from Annie Bartholomew’17 are you anxious? do you like art? come down to the m gallery for the opening night of anxieties. check out sculptures and installations made by Annie Bartholomew over j term. plus it’s on the way to the bar, so you might as well stop by. Where: M Gallery When: 7 PM Cost: Free!

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my take on the sunset is better than everyone else’s – a photo contest

Have you ever seen a sunset and thought, “wow, I bet I could take a photo and leave long lasting favorable memories so long as I post to Instagram #vsco #liveauthentic”? Honestly, same. We have all fallen victim to the beauty of Middlebury and the world outside of the actual acrylic bubble surrounding the campus. However, we’ve never outright competed for it. No likes, no community voting, just a good-old-fashioned-behind-closed-door-judgement photoContinue reading

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#AllSchoolEmailDrafts Black Lives Matter

A black flag peers from behind a now bare tree, false signs of winter obscures its appearance– scraping but a few leaves blocking its visage. Upon walking closer it reads “Black Lives Matter.” In just a short walk from the library to this building a few students look up at this new installation. They wonder why its there, how it got there, and maybe what it means. For some, thisContinue reading

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10 Steps to Protest at Middlebury College

Middlebury College’s Handbook offers an in depth policy on how to protest. The following text of their “how-to” suggestions are from the Demonstrations and Protests component. To read the policy in full click here.   1.) Protest but please whisper it to yourself in the comfort of your own dorm away from any administrator to avoid enacting change or making the institution aware of the issue. Students, faculty and staffContinue reading

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I Have Neither Given Nor Received Authorized Aid on Community Standards

*the following opinion does not necessarily represent that of middbeat as a whole from Brandi Fullwood ’17: After snaking through a maze of push and pull doors, I finally make it into a crowded corridor to get into the Ross elevator. The night as anticipated was less than exciting, but I took some pride in not walking over to the Grille. The elevator lights were blaring and bright compared toContinue reading

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A Call for Common Sense: Responding to Campus Cultural Appropriation

from Brandi Fullwood ’17: “they have been raised to believe, and by now they helplessly believe, that no matter how terrible some of their lives may be and no matter what disaster overtakes them, there is one consolation like a heavenly revelation–at least they are not black” – James Baldwin There will be writers much more radical than myself. There will be many who use emotions to argue against whatContinue reading

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Good Title, s.T.R.E.S.S.E.d Campus

With the year coming to a close, many of us are beginning to spend hours in the library, staking out the best carrels, memorizing the places that deliver past five, filling ourselves to the brim with coffee and calculating how much sleep we can afford to lose without a dean noticing. This is the beginning of finals week stress. Interestingly enough, many of us will also spend time on whatContinue reading

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SGA PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: CAROLINE WALTERS ‘16.5

On Tuesday night I sat down with Caroline Walters ‘16.5 in Crossroads Cafe. Despite Jay Z’s “Run This Town” playing loudly in the background, providing a chilling and yet ironic soundtrack, Caroline and I were able to talk about her platform to a greater extent. Caroline is best known for running as an SGA outsider this election cycle. She is quick on her feet with a dry sense of humor and aContinue reading