Home Games this Weekend

(note: apologies for the repetition of pictures of the football field, but it’s not our fault that it’s incredibly picturesque!!) SATURDAY: Men’s Soccer NESCAC SEMIFINAL (!!!!!) vs. Wesleyan @ 11am (big deal!!) Football vs. Hamilton @ 12:30 **Soccer is hosting semifinals of the NESCAC tournament, so if you’re thirsting for some more games to watch, check out Bowdoin vs. Conn College @ 1:30 on Saturday!

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Meeker Presents the First Ever: The Droth

from Erin Reid ‘16.5: This Friday, Meeker is hosting the first ever droth, a night of casual storytelling with good food and dope people. There is no theme and no real structure–get up on the mic and tell us a tall tale, an embarrassing story, or anything else you’ve been meaning to say in front of an audience of your peers. There will be a chance for open mic, but if you want toContinue reading

TEDYouth, Session 3, November 15, 2014, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York.  Photo: Ryan Lash/TED
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An Interview with Cloe Shasha, Co-Founder of TedxMiddlebury

Have you purchased your tickets for TedxMiddlebury yet? If not, you might want to get on that! I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Cloe Shasha ’11, who graduated from Middlebury with a degree in Psychology. During her sophomore year, Cloe joined the first Old Stone Mill Board along with five other students. The board was led by Liz Robinson, now an associate dean of the college. For the next coupleContinue reading


Tomorrow: GlobeMed Fall Bar Night

GlobeMed writes in to middbeat: “Come out to our fall bar night this Thursday at Two Bros! Students UNDER 21 are welcome to enter before 9PM, so come early and enjoy great music and food! Hear live music by Absolute Fire, buy raffle tickets, and be sure to order some nachos–10% of food and drink proceeds before 9PM go to our partner charity, Gardens for Health International.” Date: Tomorrow, November 5th Time: 7:00 PM – 2:00Continue reading

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Accessing Your App: An Interview with Dean Buckles

Middbeat contributor Lucy Nussbaum ’19  sat down with Dean of Admissions Gregory Buckles. Check out the shortened interview below: As a first year here at Midd, just coming out of the admissions process, I wanted to evaluate it from the other side. I have always been very curious about what goes on in between submitting an application and receiving that acceptance letter and, in turn, how that process affects life onContinue reading

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SGA Updates

Introducing the SGA Update of the Week

Hello, people! The point of this weekly column is to give you a brief and colloquial update on what’s going on in the SGA. Because it can oftentimes be difficult to find the time to sit down and read through all the articles addressing the weekly issues being tackled by the SGA, I thought that the student body would appreciate a short but informative SGA update column! So, before we getContinue reading


TOMORROW: Outdoor Gear Sale

Need to stock up on outdoor gear but never want to pay full price? Now’s your chance!! Check out the Outdoor Programs’ [used] outdoor gear sale in the Freeman International Center parking lot (rain location: the Bunker) for discounted prices on good, gently used outdoor stuff!! Notable items include cross country skis, snowshoes, and backpacks! Date: Wednesday, November 4th Time: 2-5pm Place: FIC parking lot Cost: Depends on what youContinue reading

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TOMORROW: Community Council Meeting

from Tiff Chang ‘17.5: “Tiff Chang, CC (Co-Chair of Community Council here). In the vein of better marketing, letting people know what Community Council is up to, here is the agenda for next week! We’ve been talking about addressing student stress for a while, and had six guests speakers and a presentation from Andi Lloyd, Miguel Fernandez and Katy Smith Abbott for the past two meetings, and now we’re ready to work on solutions! MeetingsContinue reading

Thursday Thought

Thursday Thought: Culture in Costumes

With Halloween on the horizon, one common theme is dominating campus conversation: costumes. Over the course of the month I’ve grappled with many questions on the manner of my own costume(s). How many do I need? Should I aim for humor? Shoot straight for sexy? Will I dare to go solo or tag team with a friend? If only we could go back to simpler times, when the costume deliberationContinue reading

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Revealed: The Speaker Line-up for TEDx Middlebury 2015

By this time, you might have already seen the exhibit in the library, the posters, or the Facebook event.  But are you still wondering what TEDx Middlebury is all about? Well we’re here with all the details.  This year, the TEDx 2015 speaker line-up includes a current Middlebury student, a Midd alum, a local farm worker, a start-up guru, a self-declared TransFabulous Twerkshop coordinator, the creator of the #SurvivorPrivilege hashtag, and a longtime Vermont stateContinue reading

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Opinion, Popular

Just In Thoughts on the Inauguration

On Sunday, October 11th I sat outside of McCullough and watched our new president’s inauguration. On Sunday morning, I saw many empty seats and lots of grey hair. After observing the vibe first hand and talking to a number of other students who attended, I’ve come to the conclusion that this event was not meant to appeal to the students. [Disclaimer: I’m a freshman, so I’ve only experienced Midd forContinue reading

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A 14-Step Guide to Defining Your ‘HU’

A ‘hu’. A ‘hoo’. A ‘huh???’. Hooking up at Midd is weird, and most of the time no one is very clear on what the term ‘hooked up’ really means. Leah Fessler ’15 studied this phenomenon extensively (read her thesis here!!!!–seriously if you haven’t yet you need to) and came to much more astute conclusions than those that will be presented in this piece; however, we here at middbeat hope that this guideContinue reading


Middbeats 🎶

You’re looking for a song that induces a sort of nostalgia (the subject of which you can’t quite identify) and sounds like fall ending and pretty leaves and lots of work but also remnants of back-road summer loving and times that were good?? Yes? Look no farther!! We’ve been jamming to Shane Alexander’s Skyway Drive-In and it’s, well, all of those things. Check it out.

Opinion, Popular

Checking in from “Abroad” by Murphy Roberts ’17

Check out this awesome op-ed from Murphy Roberts ’17 who is studying “abroad” at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.  Checking in from “Abroad”: Finding Middlebury Away From Middlebury “Wait… I don’t understand. So you’re just doing this, alone?” I don’t know what it is exactly that made me take this road. People didn’t understand the concept of going abroad without the “abroad” to the same degree that IContinue reading

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Home Games this Week! (#sports)

This is a huge week for NESCAC rivalries! If you haven’t heard, our sports teams are pretty darn good, and these last few weeks of the fall season are really important in terms of play-off qualification. Soooo come watch your friends take down a whole zoo of competitors (Ephs (cows), Camels, Bantams (roosters), Jumbos (elephants)) (ha ha) and enjoy what is arguably the last week of beautiful fall weather! Tuesday: Women’sContinue reading


Wednesday: Campaign Finance Talk

Julian Gerson ’18 writes in: With the presidential election only a year away, campaign finance has never been as pertinent or as important.  For that reason, the Middlebury Democrats are thrilled to announce that on Wednesday, October 28th, Ann Ravel, the Chair of the Federal Election Commission will be giving a talk about campaign finance reform and the role of money in politics. Chair Ravel, who was appointed by PresidentContinue reading


Free Money and Music from MCAB?!?!?

From Cole Bortz ’17: Fact: Middlebury College is home to the largest window in Vermont. But do you know what’s not large? What’s actually really small? The MCAB Small Concerts Initiative. The MCAB Small Concert Initiative (SCI) is designed to allow students access to funding and logistical support to bring small concerts of their choosing to Middlebury College. By filling out an application and meeting with the MCAB Concerts Committee, youContinue reading


Op-Ed: The Phenomenon of the ‘Middle’ MiddKid

by Lizzy Weiss ’17: When I first decided to apply ED to Middlebury in the fall of 2011, I pictured a very specific type of Middkid– outdoorsy, intelligent, relaxed… debating the issues of the world, listening to a less mainstream version of Mumford and Sons, experimenting with Kombucha brewing. I don’t know exactly where that idealization came from– maybe the Middkid music video (be honest, we all watched it) inContinue reading