In case you haven’t seen it already, here is the latest from Sam Robinson ’11, the man behind the (in)famous “Midd Kid” rap (which now has almost 1.3 million YouTube views). It’s called “Find Me in the 90s,” a kind of ode to Robinson’s youth and the “era that defined [him],” as he sings in the chorus.
It’s worth watching for its novelty, although too random and not catchy enough to achieve the success of the Midd Kid rap.
What do you think readers?
The team that brought us last year’s mockumentary-style series “Public Safety” is back in action this J-Term with a new online show entitled “Legacies.”
The series, directed by Brad Becker-Parton ’11.5 and produced by Rebecca Tharp ’12 and Matt Yaggy ’12, stars Adam Benay ’13.5, Greg Dorris ’13, and Ben Orbison ’12.5 as Chet, Zach, and Kevin, three college losers bumbling through the pledging process for Kappa Omega Chi. Tom Califra ’13 stars as the frat’s weird president with a cottage cheese fetish, and Ele Woods ’11.5 plays his girlfriend.
Episodes are released every Sunday night (prime procrastination time), and the first ep received over 400 views in just over 12 hours. Check out the first episode here:
Moveon.org recently put up this video of economists from around the country in support of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. One of those economists is Middlebury’s own Professor of Economics Robert Prasch. Prasch spoke at the Occupy Wall Street Teach-In that was organized at the begining of November.
The video was made by Econ4, an organization whose aim is to “change both the economics profession and common-sense understanding about how the economy works and should work.” Here is their post of the video, along with a list of the 300 economists supporting OWS.
As a follow up to our previous post, here are some videos, pictures, and comments from the Occupy Middlebury March today.
Student activists began by gathering at the library while spectators observed from nearby Adirondack chairs. After describing the message and importance of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Hanna Mahon ’13.5 then emphasized Middlebury’s history of political participation and activism. ”We stand here to prove that the Middlebury community still has a political conscience,” said Mahon.
After rousing speeches from three student leaders, the March began up Storrs Walk toward Hillcrest. Chants from the group rang out through campus and passing students stopped and stared. There was even one critic who boo’ed at the crowd. The response…”We love you”.
The march ended at Hillcrest to integrate into the discussion with Vermont migrant workers Danilo and Antonio because they represent another dimension of the 99% who are victims of social injustice at the hands of the system which favors the rich corporations at the expense of the disadvantaged.
Tomorrow, there is a panel discussion led in the RAJ at 12:15 to discuss the movement and put today’s march in perspective. Professors as well as students who participated in protests in New York will ofter a general overview of the movement and then hopefully facilitate a meaningful dialogue about the importance and future of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Team Middlebury’s Self Reliance placed fourth overall and won the competition’s final category, Market Appeal, which focused on the marketability, affordability, and buildability of the house. Middlebury also placed first in Communications and Home Entertainment earlier in the competition. Final scores by category, team, contest, and date can be found here. Read more