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The Oratorio

One of the four classes that every Middlebury first year takes during their first semester is a first year seminar, a writing intensive class capped at 15 students designed to prepare students for the writing-intensive Middlebury curriculum. Each fall, around 40 … Continue reading

Train Tracks

I am having a very unique J-term experience this year as I am working on an independent film project with a few buddies. We are writing, producing, filming, and editing the entire project together from start to finish! It has … Continue reading

One Pen Explosion and Two Floods of Tea

Yesterday, I took the comprehensive exam for my major, Literary Studies. For the last month, I have reviewed the work of over thirty authors. I spent about 100 hours studying and meeting with other students and professors to discuss the … Continue reading

American College Theatre Fesival

J-Term is an awesome Middlebury tradition that allows students to enjoy a alternate form of study for a month. That alternate form of study can be just one class that meets almost every day, an internship, an independent study,  or … Continue reading

“Cheese is milk’s leap towards immortality.”

It’s that magical time of year here at Middlebury – it is J-Term! It is time to adventure (and stay inside), it is a time to dive into a topic (and then go for a ski break), and this year … Continue reading

‘Tis the season

‘Twas the week before finals along the wings of BiHall, every student was studying …well…not really all….   ‘Tis the season to be sledding!   As a native Floridian, it’s only appropriate that I still gasp at the sight of snow. … Continue reading

Post Grad, Pumpkin Pie, and Poster Sessions

The air had shifted. When I returned to campus yesterday from Thanksgiving break, the final leaves of my last fall semester had been replaced by wisps of melting snow. I had just spent the week in California, where the sky … Continue reading

Student Action on Ferguson

A week ago, the grand jury announced their decision not to indict former police officer Darren Wilson on the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014. Many reacted in shock at the … Continue reading

Meet Middlebury’s Next President

On November 18, the campus received an exciting email: it was an invitation to come to Mead Chapel at noon to hear the announcement of the College’s 17th President.  As I walked out of class, students were abuzz about who … Continue reading

Baffling Buffets

This year for Thanksgiving, my family went to Florida, and so for the last week, I have been thawing out. After all, winter is coming. We packed a lot into our vacation including roller coaster rides, nature tours, and beach … Continue reading