As Sunday evening is coming to a close, here is a sneak peak of some things to enjoy tomorrow! Stop by the Gamut Room Monday, November 12 7:30-9 p.m. and grab some tasty and innovative culinary concoctions made by Annalise Carington ’15 and Jordan Collins ’15 for Local Food Night, or as they call it the Localmotive! I promise you won’t be disappointed, neither with the food nor the company, both are just lovely!
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Like stories? Like your classmates? Like stories told by your classmates? You won’t want to miss The Middlebury Moth‘s first gathering of 2011, tomorrow (Thursday) night in the Gamut Room at 10 PM.
The Middlebury Moth, a bi-monthly storytelling series, was originally inspired by the nationally-aired program The Moth Radio Hour and began last year under the leadership of recent graduate Will Bellaimey ’10.5 and Bianca Giaever ’12.5 (currently abroad).
The setup is simple: each series of Moth stories are related to a central theme (past themes have included Fear, Family, School, Summer, Escape, among others). Anyone- students, professors, townspeople- can tell a story at the Moth, as long as they follow two simple rules: 1) stories must be 100% true, and 2) no notes.
Since its inception last spring, the Moth has become a student favorite. The Gamut Room is regularly packed to capacity (and beyond capacity) on Moth Thursdays. The series was featured in a local paper as well.
Now that Bellaimey has graduated and Giaever is abroad, three sophomores- Cody Gohl, Audrey Tolbert, and Olivia Noble (all MiddBlog contributors, too!) have stepped up to keep the Moth going. Their first theme? “Lost in Translation.”
Don’t miss out on what’s sure to be another great edition of the Middlebury Moth! Want to hear past Moth stories? Check out the Moth’s podcast archive.
Almost four decades ago, Tower of Power pondered what exactly it meant to be hip. To be seen in all the right places? Seen with just the right faces? Unfortunately, Tower of Power has yet to answer the question—their most famous song still ends with the line: “I wanna know what hipness is.”
But hipness, according to some Midd Kids, is to be informed. And apparently you do have to be in the right place, seen with the right faces.
Described as a “crash course in current events,” Be H.I.P. will take place this Sunday in the Gamut Room (Gifford Lounge) from 2:00pm – 6:00pm. The afternoon will entail seven 30-minute talks by current Middlebury students:
2:00 Arrival and Opening
2:10-2:40 Climate Change with Rhiya Trivedi
2:45-3:15 Tibet and China with RD Jenkinson
3:20-3:50 The Politics of Gender and Sexuality with Bronwyn Oatley and Chelsea Guster
4:00-4:30 Education in America with Jeff Garofano
4:35-5:05 Microfinance with Lizzie Faust
5:10-5:40 Israel and Palestine with Mori Rothman
5:45-6:15 Global Health with Hannah Judge and Amalia Kane
So, in the words of Tower of Power, “If you’re really hip, the question is, will you show?”
As I write this post I am sitting in my dorm room, listening to the decidedly unvaried and repetitive musical choices pounding through my relatively thin walls from the neighbors next door. After listening to “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz and Justin Bieber’s “Baby” several times apiece I began to wonder if my fellow Hepburn residents had any musical taste beyond the most popular pop/rock songs from the past month. It was then that I heard it- yes, something new, something different- but what was it? That’s right it was Kenny Chesney’s “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy.”
I began to wonder where Middlebury students got their musical tastes from and if, in fact, there were other students with hopefully more diverse musical interests. With this in mind, I am beginning my quest to seek out the sources of music at Middlebury, be they a cappella, student bands, or the student-run radio station and inform you of them so you don’t turn out like my cliché (albeit nice) neighbors.
To start it off, many Midd students do not know about the Gamut room. Open as a cafe and (hipster) study area during the weeknights, the Gamut room is also a performance space, hosting events like the Middlebury Moth. This Friday at dinnertime, the Gamut room is celebrating its opening with performances by Whale Belly and Beach Fossils in the Gampitheater. Check it out, should be pretty fun! Keep an eye out for upcoming Gamut performances as well.
In a story about working at an industrial factory over the summer, former student and now head of the education department Gregg Humphrey told of how one night he emptied a full bag of cereal only to fill it back up entirely with Superballs, the toy he was assigned to put into each separate bag, to be packaged and sent away to St. Louis.
Tonight marked the return of the Middlebury Moth, a live podcast of sorts where students, faculty, and townspeople come together to tell stories. The evening of storytelling, started by Will Bellaimey ’10.5 and Bianca Giaver ’11.5 12.5 and inspired by the nationally broadcasted ”The Moth” radio show, found quite the following last year, crowding the Gamut room far beyond capacity each night. Not surprisingly, tonight was no different. With a theme of “Summer,” it featured such campus characters as Max Kanter ’10.5, Michaela Lieberman ’10.5, and Ken Grinde ’11. The moth gives the storytellers an opportunity to share their lives in a truly open forum with stories ranging from sentimental to hilarious. You can listen to all of the podcasts on iTunes under the name “Middlebury Moth,” or here.
Look out for the next Middlebury Moth, themed “SCHOOL” on October 7th at 10pm. And be sure to get there early, the Gamut room crowds up fast!