beyond the green: collective of middlebury voices

a student-run publication that seeks to provide space for voices that are not being heard on our campus. we are grounded by politics that are radical, anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-classist, anti-homophobic, anti-ableist, and anti-transphobic (against all forms of oppression) and that reject the structural neo-liberal paradigm that characterizes middlebury college and its official publications

Have a Seat: It’s not about you

I want to take this moment to get unapologetically messy with you, because I’m frustrated and the fact that I even have to speak to this is flipping frustrating. So, … Continue reading

April 28, 2014

why I don’t want to talk about Race at middlebury college anymore.

By Timothy Garcia     middlebury lacks Cultural Competency   Students and Professors alike     I cannot remove Race and how it affects my life on an Everyday Basis … Continue reading

April 26, 2014

2nd generation

by: Jeanette Cortez   2nd generation I am so many things Like any good artist, I take in my surroundings And my surroundings are 102 and Anzac right behind the … Continue reading

April 23, 2014

Nose Goes (and other things)

By Diku Rogers Edited by Maya Doig-Acuña It’s been a stressful semester. Like every Middlebury student, I am balancing school, life at home and extracurriculars. And let us not forget … Continue reading

April 21, 2014

i am angry. but i am also exhausted.

By: anonymous   I am angry. But I am also exhausted.  Last night as I stood outside of a party, I overheard an older student singing a triumphant “drink, party, … Continue reading

April 20, 2014

notes from A student of color

by Tim García. | | | | | notes from A student of color | | | | | Okay, Okay, Okay, Alright.  You got me. I will stop complaining.  … Continue reading

April 20, 2014

“tell massa I’m coming back”

by Veronica Coates It’s 2AM on a Wednesday night. I have class at 9AM tomorrow, but insomnia sometimes visits me and I find myself randomly searching the internet for momentary … Continue reading

April 17, 2014

ignore the pain

by anonymous I could hear the tone of his voice change as I disclosed that piece of information that I always hold on to so closely: “So they are illegal,” … Continue reading

April 16, 2014


I was fifteen-years-old when I started to identify with the term “person of color.” In fact, it was the first time I really encountered the term at all. I knew … Continue reading

April 15, 2014

profiling and pubsafe

by anonymous. Last night, my girlfriend and I got into her car, which was parked outside of McCullough, after studying in Crossroads. We noticed that there was another car parked … Continue reading

April 14, 2014

vision for btg

By: Lily Andrews “I hope that this effort can be sustainable, and can fundamentally be a group, a community effort, rather than the stringing together of the tenaciousness of a … Continue reading

April 13, 2014

late nights at middlebury

by Maya DA I am wondering how to stay well here. It is easy for me, for many of us here I think, to become overwhelmed with all the work—and … Continue reading

April 11, 2014

a list of demands

By: The Coalition We are a coalition of students who have come together to build sustained political community on our campus. As members of this community engaged in multiple initiatives … Continue reading

April 10, 2014

for the haters

A Quote to Explain beyond the green to Those Who Say We Are Making a Mistake; Refusing to Engage in Dialogue; Preaching to the Choir By: Anonymous “when we are … Continue reading

April 10, 2014

navigating the system

by Katie Willis My stomach is full. Vegetables, pickle jars, butter, cheese, and eggs sit nestled precariously in the mini-fridge I share with my girlfriend. I do not know the … Continue reading

April 10, 2014

spring symposium highlights

By: Lily Andrews here are the events I think look most interesting and transformative. It would be great if those that attended could take a few notes and send commentary or … Continue reading

April 10, 2014

on the publishing process

By: Ally Yanson Hey Hi Hello.   If you have come this far, you are probably either a) somewhat interested in the issues and articles we are publishing (you may … Continue reading

April 9, 2014

calling for submissions

beyond the green is accepting submissions on a rolling basis (for the rest of eternity). because beyond the green is a new publication, we hope that a diverse group of … Continue reading

April 9, 2014

feminist consciousness raising

By: Veronica Coates In an article I recently read about virtual feminism, blogging for girls was a way for them to connect “their personal experiences to the larger social, political, … Continue reading

April 8, 2014

invisible identities

“zuni” I am an upper-middle class white girl and when people ask me where I’m from I usually say “Western Massachusetts.” I have an enormous amount of privilege and comfort … Continue reading

April 7, 2014


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