Stumble upon go/gapyear and you will find yourself caught up in the midst of a gap year student mecca, a brand new resource for gap year students. “Get together with Midd kids on campus who have recently returned from gap years. Reflect, ponder, and talk about poop,” one of the blurbs reads. The statement accurately portrays the collectively humorous and down-to-earth voice of one of Middlebury College’s newest student organizations: “Gap Year Students at Middlebury”—a voice that I became acquainted with during my recent chat with some of the group’s founding members, including co-president Megan Sears, ‘17.5, Jeremy Vandenberg ‘17, Kelsey Lee ‘17 and Azalie Welsh ‘17.
Join the Feminist Action at Middlebury, the Queer Studies House, and Queers & Allies for an end of the year BBQ!
On the menu: burgers (beef and veggie), hot dogs, watermelon, guac, cookies, salsa, and all the other goodies in the photo above.
Time: 1- 3PM
Place: Queer Studies House (Directly behind Proctor on Hillcrest Rd.)
It’s the end of an improv comedy era. Come see Jenny Johnston ’14 and Asher Hussain ’14 in their final show with the Otters. They’re gonna get wet, I can tell you that much.
Date: Monday, May 12
Time: 10:30 PM
Place: McCullough Social Space
a) Are you interested in Indian “culture”, music and festivals?
c) Do you want to do something really fun on a Saturday afternoon?
d) Do you like colors and water being thrown at you?
If you answered yes to any or all of the questions above, come celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colors and welcome the season of Spring on Battell Beach on SUnday. And remember, as the Facebook page wisely warns, it’s best you wear something you don’t mind getting dirty. Great company and great music guaranteed.
Date: Sunday, 11th of May*
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Place: Battell Beach
*note the change in date
Middlebrow Improve Comedy will be performing tonight at 10 PM in the Abernethy Room (Axinn) in what will be their final show of the semester. The show promises to be a great time, but also an emotional evening, as Senior and longest tenured group member Matthew Ball ’14 will be making his final appearance with Middlebrow. Freshman Jackson Prince ’17 has been feeling pretty shook up as Matt’s final show approaches, “I feel like I just met Mark yesterday. Like, I barely know the guy! Why, Mike? Why are you leaving us??”
Take heart Jackson, and all ye faithful Ball-boys and girls. We still have one more evening to enjoy Matt’s skills as a comedian, improvisor, and competitive eater.
Where: Abernethy Room
When: 10 PM
Interdisciplinary publication Room 404 releases its third issue tonight.
Nick Smaller ’14 and Hubert Adjei-Kontoh ’14 to spin jazz/funk vinyl.
Food by the Co-Op.
Contributors to this issue include: Kate Leib ’16, Stephanie Roush ’14, Maddie Dai ’14, Dylan Otterbein ’16, Sally Caruso ’15.5, Sam Tolzmann ’14.5, Izzy Ocampo ’14
WHEN: TONIGHT (Thursday), 8:30
WHERE: Self-Reliance Solar Decathlon House
WHY: Copious free food, chillin’ on the porch of Solar D in the balmy nighttime, all your friends (bring them), Estonian synth-funk from the 80s? Also there’s this publication.
The Old Stone Mill always has some really cool stuff going on that many of us have no idea exists. Here’s your opportunity to see what people have been working on and learn more about getting involved. Brittany Thomas ’14 writes in:
Come see the work of creative students at the Old Stone Mill! The Old Stone Mill is a student space, initiated by the Project on Creativity and Innovation, where tenants can work on any non-academic personal project. Projects of the Spring semester include clothing design, wool dying, woodworking, game creation and storytelling. Plus, there’ll be sushi!
Date: Wednesday, May 7
Time: 4 – 6 pm
Place: Crossroads Cafe
Timothy Garcia ’14 wants you to know:
There will be free Barbecue, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, and a live musical performance. Music plays throughout the event and other organizations join in and have booths for various other activities right outside in the sun. Featuring The Machine, a hip hop group from Washington Heights NYC.
Date: Saturday, May 3
Time: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Behind Ross Complex
Looks like the weather should hold out for this outdoor event (one of my favorites from last year). Keep your fingers crossed. See more on The Machine after the break.
For those who’ve already gotten their tickets to Sepomana, WRMC’s Spring concert featuring Dan Deacon, Badbadnotgood, Argonaut & Wasp, and Thank God For Mississippi, read no further and just remember to stop your pregame in time to catch all of tonight’s acts. If you don’t have tickets yet, fear not. Swing by the box office or go/sepomtix. Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door. Also, make sure to get the Dan Deacon app before heading over. The app’s free, and apparently makes an audience based light show while he plays a certain song. Righteous. Make sure to get to the show early to hear the final, final Thank God For Mississippi Show; one of the most beloved campus bands over the past couple years, if their show at Brooker this past January was any indication, tonight promises to be fantastic. Get your tickets, get stoked, get over to McCullough at 8. See you there.
Date: Tonight, April 19, 8 PM
Place: McCullough Social Space
Cost: $5 in advance, $8 at the door