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Opinion: Stay home, Vermont

Anna Huener, Staff Writer December 7, 2020
On November 13, Governor Phil Scott issued an ordinance ordering Vermonters to halt multi-family gatherings, and closing bars and social clubs. Initially, I was shocked. I had convinced myself that the lockdown was done, forgotten, and never to happen again. Yet, here we were, eight months later, retreating into our homes. It was aggravating to see all this new freedom taken away after only a few months. But aggravation isn’t going to do anything to stop the virus or lower the cases in our small state. The best way to help, in this situation, is to do nothing at all.
Literature we love: The Bunker Diary and The Wrath and the Dawn

Literature we love: The Bunker Diary and The Wrath and the Dawn

Anna Huener April 14, 2020
When one reads a story of a kidnapping, the expected result is an unsettlingly dark story. Kevin Brooks brings this disturbing effect to new levels in his novel The Bunker Diary.
Album Review: Lucky Chops

Album Review: Lucky Chops

Henry Padnos April 2, 2020

With the release of Lucky Chops’ first fully original album titled Lucky Chops comes an explosion of brass, pop, jazz, and creativity. Throughout the eleven tracks, Lucky Chops fills the spaces...

Why You Should Shop Local this Christmas

Why You Should Shop Local this Christmas

Anna Huener December 19, 2019

This article was edited on December 11, 2020. The onset of the pandemic has created a plethora of local challenges, one of them being income for small, local businesses. In addition to the positive environmental...

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Custodians Reed Richards and Warren Runnals strike a pose in the cafeteria.

OPINION: Throw it Away

Nora Jacobsen November 7, 2019

Cleaning up after ourselves is not a humanitarian act worthy of praise. It is a simple sign of respect. When you leave a mess, intentional or not, the effect is the same: custodians are forced to take...

OPINION: Choose to be a better man

OPINION: Choose to be a better man

Sam Beste November 7, 2019

Last year I was in the locker room changing into my running clothes for cross country practice when some boys started commenting on the length of the shorts my teammates and I were wearing. In cross country...

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Instagram story culture: not always picture perfect

Jenna Peterson October 8, 2019

On April 15, 2019, people from all over the world watched on screens as the beloved Notre Dame burned in Paris. Suddenly, Instagram stories were flooded with snapshots of the exquisite structure. Posts...

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/ Students gather for an environmental rally in April, 2018.

BSD, stop endorsing student strikes

Julia Shannon-Grillo October 3, 2019

The power of a walkout stems from its core of civil disobedience. Walkouts make a statement by breaking the law. From women walking out of factories to oppose low wages in the 1930s, to 21st century students...

OPINION: You Need to Fail More

OPINION: You Need to Fail More

May 28, 2019

By Sam Beste Last month, news and media outlets buzzed with a scandal in college admissions. At least 50 parents who are among the most wealthy and famous in America allegedly paid millions to get...

OPINION: Please, Protest Responsibly

OPINION: Please, Protest Responsibly

Theo Davis April 2, 2017

There is a right way, and a wrong way to protest and exercise the right to free speech. Middlebury students recently chose the wrong method in a protest on their campus. On March 2, 2017 Charles Murray,...

OPINION: Open Records, Meetings Essential for Democracy

OPINION: Open Records, Meetings Essential for Democracy

March 12, 2017

In 1966, Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), providing public access to government reports and documents. This legislation, along with state open meeting laws, is crucial...

OPINION: Dear America: Be More Like Burlington

OPINION: Dear America: Be More Like Burlington

March 12, 2017

Do we see Muslims as radical? After 9/11, which was a world changing event, many people began to view Muslims in general as such. By radical Muslims, I am talking about the Muslims who use the religion...

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