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Opinion, Popular

Op Ed: Party Paralysis: The Death of Ridgeline and The Paradox of Pub Safe

*the following opinion does not necessarily represent that of middbeat as a whole  from Murphy Roberts ’17: Do you ever feel like you see the same handful of people at every party you go to? This is not a coincidence. This is not the result of some party illuminati. No no no. It is not the result of Atwater Suites. It is not the result of off-campus housing. It is notContinue reading

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Events

SATURDAY: 24 Hour Zine Fest

Greetings world, I’m thrilled to present y’all with Middlebury’s first ever 24 hour zine festival! The challenge: to create a zine from start to finish in 24 hours or less, fueled by the rush of caffeine and the creative vibes of your peers! Come by the Old Stone Mill (3 Mill St) at any point from 9am this Saturday to 9am this Sunday to create, chill, eat, and soak upContinue reading

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Crush of the Week

Crush of the Week: Cate Brams ’18

middbeat had an epic interview with this funky chick; read on to learn more!  MB: What’s your full name? CB: Catherine Emma Brams MB: Where are you from? CB: Outside of Boston, yeah, one of those. Belmont. MB: What year are you? CB: Sophomore MB: What do you do in addition to staying alive, being a friend and a student? CB: Being a friend takes up a lot of my time–I’m very popular–noContinue reading

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Events

SUNDAY: GlobeMed 5k Fun Run

from Meaghan O’Herron ’16: GlobeMed is hosting a 5k on campus! The race is about 3 miles, starts and ends outside of Proctor, and trails through the cross country course. We will pass out race bibs day of, and there will music, prizes given to random runners (Park Squeeze, Vergennes Laundry, & Daily Chocolate gift cards, Skida hats, and Sword an Plough hats) and a BBQ after — it should beContinue reading

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Popular, Thursday Thought

Thursday Thought: Dear Middlebury

This past week, we welcomed flocks of eager and accepted prospective students to our campus for Middlebury College Preview Days. We hosted them in our dorms, carted them off to classes, and shared with them the joys of an over-crowded dining hall—all for the purpose of delivering an enticing taste of what could be their future. We give them this preview, this taste in the hopes that they will comeContinue reading

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Opinion, Popular

Op Ed: In Response to ‘3 Things I’ve Learned About Middlebury While Being Not-at-Middlebury’

from Sean McQuillan ’15: This op-ed is in response to a Middbeat article written by Lizzy Weiss ’17 titled “3 Things I’ve Learned About Middlebury While Being Not-at-Middlebury.” It’s an important and thoughtful article, and I’d recommend giving it a read, especially you sophomores and juniors who may be feeling similar to Lizzy. After first reading Lizzy’s title (“3 Things I’ve Learned…”), I did exactly what any practiced Midd kid wouldContinue reading

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Opinion, Popular

3 Things I’ve Learned About Middlebury While Being Not-at-Middlebury

Lizzy Weiss is a junior studying abroad in Kathmandu, Nepal. Today she writes in with her reflections on her own abroad experience as well as an analysis of the tradition of taking time away from Middlebury. Sometime last week the New York Times published an op-ed entitled “Study Abroad’s Seven Deadly Sins.” The article discussed some “derailing” aspects of study abroad such as students’ tendencies to take easy courses, drink toContinue reading

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Announcements, Popular

Thoughts from the Campaign Trail: David Ollin Pesqueira ’17 for SCOCC

MB: What is a difficulty or challenge you have experienced at Middlebury that you hope other students won’t have to face after you become SCOCC? DP: A challenge I’ve experienced, that isn’t necessarily restricted to the Middlebury campus, has been the unwillingness of others to engage in difficult, uncomfortable conversations—revolving around the interplay of race, class, sex age, etc. What I find most difficult about this trend is that it has aContinue reading

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Announcements, Popular

Thoughts from the Campaign Trail: Karina Toy for SGA President ’17

middbeat has reached out to students running for SGA President as well as Student Chair of Community Council (two un-affiliated organizations, to clarify) to allow them to expand on portions of their platforms they feel they have not been able to elaborate upon to date. Check out go/sga for more info on the SGA, and  go/cc for more info on Community Council. MB: What is a difficulty or challenge you have experienced at MiddleburyContinue reading

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Announcements, Events

Free Music Tomorrow!

Teddy Gold ’16 writes in: “I love concerts. You love concerts? Let’s love concerts, together, this Saturday in the Johnson Pit! @ 10pm. We have an awesome three-part lineup: DJ Will Brennan will open and kick things off. Sweet. Modern Diet is an NYU based Indie Rock / R&B group. They play all over New York’s hottest spots, and just got named the number one band to look out for at LaunchContinue reading

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Announcements, Popular

Thoughts from the Campaign Trail: Reid Manheim ’17 for SCOCC

middbeat has reached out to students running for SGA President as well as Student Chair of Community Council (two un-affiliated organizations, to clarify) to allow them to expand on portions of their platforms they feel they have not been able to elaborate upon to date. Check out go/sga for more info on the SGA, and  go/cc for more info on Community council. from Reid Manheim ’17 (go/reid): MB: What is a difficulty or challenge youContinue reading

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Crush of the Week, Popular

Crush of the Week: Emilie Seavey ’18

We had lunch this week with rugby player/biologist/FYC Emilie Seavey ’18 for a candid convo about woodcocks, Netflix, and running. Middbeat: So, where are you from? Emilie Seavey: I’m from Orono, ME MB: Current relationship status? ES: Taken. MB: Taken!? ES: Yeah! MB: What’s your ideal date? ES: My ideal date? I don’t know, something outside? Maybe, you know, going bird watching or hiking, you know like maybe a littleContinue reading

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Uncategorized

Transcription of SGA Presidential Debate

[Editor’s note: This is not a verbatim transcription of the words of the candidates. They talk very quickly, we are trying our best; please let us know if you feel that any statement has been misrepresented] Format: questions from moderators (from the student body), each student will be able to respond and then there will be time for rebuttles. Opening statements now. CANDIDATES: Ivan Valladares ’17 Karina Toy ’17 MichaelContinue reading

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Popular, Thursday Thought

Thursday Thought: On Weather and Waiting

from Georgia Carroll ’18: When the snow melts once and for all and the sugar maples’ green plumage plumps our hemlock forests again, Middlebury experiences The Best Weather in the World. Greenery creeps through the campus, peeping up through the mud near Adirondack chairs and outdoor dining sets. Sun and green leaves elicit the Warm Weather Effect: the sun feels particularly strong, the breeze unseasonably warm, and spirits are unusually high.Continue reading

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Popular, SGA Updates

A response by SGA Presidential Candidate Michael Brady ’17

from Michael Brady ‘17.5:                                 Yesterday, I received the above email from a fellow student in regards to my campaign posters. The idea behind the poster was to highlight the fact that I’m currently running for SGA President from Europe, while poking a little fun at myself. The portrait I selected is not of a conquistador atContinue reading

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Events, SGA Updates

THURSDAY: SGA Presidential Debate

from Ilana Gratch ’16: Hey Midd! Come to Crossroads Cafe this Thursday, 4/14 at 7 pm to watch the four candidates for SGA President debate the issues in advance of the spring elections! SGA President Candidates: Ivan Valladares ’17 Karina Toy ’17 MIchael H. Brady ‘17.5 Charles Rainey ’19 There will be time for audience Q&A, so come with any questions you may have for the candidates! The debate willContinue reading

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Events

THURSDAY: Parker Merrill Speech Competition Semifinals

from Ellen Colton ’19: Oratory Now revives a Middlebury tradition that began in 1825: the Parker-Merrill Speech Competition. In this semifinal round, a dozen students will compete for a place in the finals (April 29), at which prizes of $500, $250 and $250 will be awarded. The topic is “True North: A Principle To Guide Us Through Troubled Times.” And the semifinalists are (drumroll): August Hutchinson, Bilal Ansar Khan, Brennan Delattre, BrianaContinue reading

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Events

FRIDAY: Spring Symposium

from Tatyana Parks ’18: The 2016 Spring Student Symposium marks the 10th anniversary of a campus wide event where students have the opportunity to showcase and discuss their scholarly and creative projects on topics ranging from social change to identity, to religion and science. This full day event will host student work in the form of oral presentations, performances, posters, artwork and readings. We invite all members of the Middlebury CollegeContinue reading

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Crush of the Week, Popular

Middbeat Crush of the Week: Andrew Jung ’16

Senior Andrew Jung ’16 joined us this week as he searches for some final semester romance.  Check out his interview below: Middbeat: What’s your full name? Andrew: Andrew William Jung M: What’s your year and major? A: I’m a senior.  I’m an Economics major with a minor in Computer Science. M: How do you spell your last name? A: J-U-N-G.  It’s German, like the psychologist Karl Jung. M: What’s your favorite kindContinue reading