What: BINARIES is the latest exhibit at the M Gallery. A multimedia show curated by Nerissa Khan, it features a wide range of media and showcases many student artists: Brad Becker-Parton, Elma Burnham, Emma Ermotti, Evio Issac, Ki Chan Lee, Karen Rauppius, and Annie Veziris.
When: Fridays 3-6pm, Saturdays 12-6pm and Sundays 12-6pm. The exhibit is up until December 9th, so don’t miss it!
Where: The M Gallery (1st floor of Old Stone Mill)
Why: Even though you may have missed the opening night, the art still shines in residence. M Gallery’s vision of creating a meaningful exhibit space for student artists and discussion of art comes to life once again with this inspiring exhibit. Freshly inaugurated this term, definitely bookmark the M Gallery website for future exhibits, performances, lectures and all things Art here at Middlebury.
And heck, while you’re basically in town, why not treat yourself to a Middlebury Chocolates hot chocolate. You’ll thank me later.
Maybe this is just me… but I have had dreams of taking classes Pass/Fail almost as much as I dream of the joy of the end of semesters. The benefits are endless: I finally could take Music Theory or heck, maybe even a computer science class! If we truly are a liberal arts institution, why not enable this measure that will even further facilitate the ability of students to embrace creativity and exploration — without the fear of ‘failure’ by destroying their GPA?
We’d finally be joining the ranks of a myriad of schools that offer this option. Schools such as MIT, Amherst, The University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Barnard, William & Mary, Virginia Tech, and UNC Chapel Hill (who even created a video demonstrating how to take a class this way) all boast pass/fail options.
The Student Government Association has repeatedly tried to usher Pass/Fail into action here at Middlebury.
Catch up here.
Episode 7: It’s My Party and I’ll Bang if I Want To
Zach gets defensive when the housemates pressure him and Ashley
What happened on this week’s ep is unimportant; it’s what didn’t happen that made this installment particularly awk.
Thing that didn’t happen #1: Zashley. In the beginning of the show, Sam put together a simple equation: hot girl plus hot guy should equal sex. (This is one of many times that Real World viewers must separate real life from entertaining television- of course, not every owner of a nice 6-pack or pair of perky ta-ta’s has a moral imperative to get it on. But this is reality television! Who wants to watch two attractive people just read Mitch Albom books in bed?!) Zach freaks out that the rest of the house is “in his business,” talking behind his back about why on earth he’s not doing it with Ashley. His tirade against Sam doesn’t include another gay slur, thank goodness; he instead tells her to eat another piece of pizza (?). I think he intended to say something hurtful but couldn’t think of anything. oops.
It’s clear that Ashley is 100% ready and willing to take things with Zach to the next level. She even buys the guy a $500 pair of ostrich skin cowboy boots for his birthday! He, however, is clearly hesitant, and his upbringing may have something to do with it. Zach gets a serious talking-to from his pops, who had seen a clip of Zach holding someone (“I presume it was a girl”) too intimately. At their joint birthday bash end of the episode, Zashley share a kiss but head to bed without utilizing the SexBox of kinky toys that Frank and Nate had put together for them. Zach’s final quote of the night- every girl has a dad and an uncle and a brother, and that he thinks about his sisters before he pulls moves on a girl. What’s the verdict: is this admirable self-control, or is something amiss? Read more
Student Government Association Word Cloud. Yeah, that awesome!
Whenever the SGA is mentioned here at Middlebury, it always seems to solicit a rather unusual response: “Wait we have one?!” The follow up questions come in close for second and third: “What does it do? That’s just for PoliSci Majors right?”
As a resident SGA Senior Senator, I’d like to clarify a few things. First, we have an SGA. Second, the SGA does (or can and should do lots of things). And third, SGA is not just for PoliSci majors (take it from me, a former neuroscience, literary studies, and now finally history major).
From my approximate eight weeks in office, I’d love to quickly provide an understanding of what I’ve learned the SGA does, why you should care, and how you should get involved.
What does SGA do? SGA serves as the central voice of the student body. Students’ dreams, hopes, fears, and all types of emotions and desires should be the concern and soul of the SGA.
The SGA, feasibly, can do two things: