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

Abroad at Home: Accounts of the Invisible

By: Timothy Garcia Abroad at Home: Accounts of the Invisible” is a short documentary that takes a look into student life at Middlebury college by exploring experiences of Students of … Continue reading

May 16, 2014

dear community

Dear community,         I am typing this email distressed, not just because of the impending final examinations that I am to take in the next week, but also because the … Continue reading

May 15, 2014

this is an un(safe) space

by Anonymous I’m sitting in my room, right now, at 8:50pm on this Sunday evening. It’s the last week of school, and I feel like I’ve made it even though … Continue reading

May 13, 2014

The Extent of an Apology

by Anonymous Two baggy shirted, gym short clad men came out onto the library porch this afternoon, after seeing their friend shirtless, tanning right behind where I was sitting. The … Continue reading

May 12, 2014


by Anonymous. Up and down the crowded hallways people prepare for imminent battle. Sex and disrespect are the theme of the costumes. In and out, in and out, they float … Continue reading

May 11, 2014

Just so you’re aware…

by Alex Strott and Jackie Park Today, someone I know told me something very disturbing. She told me that she had been invited, along with a friend, to a party … Continue reading

May 9, 2014

K12: End public education as we know it?

Here’s something from a faculty member that thinks Middlebury should sever all ties with K12, Inc. by Laurie Essig Faculty are discussing Middlebury’s MIL’s affiliation with a company called K12, … Continue reading

May 9, 2014

In Defense of Anger

by Anonymous As a woman of color on campus, I have felt ignored. I have felt dismissed and marginalized. I have felt invisible at the Feminist Action at Middlebury meetings, … Continue reading

May 8, 2014


or, everything I want to say before graduating by Lily Andrews   because beyond the green continues to be misunderstood and that’s annoying there is no place like Middlebury that makes … Continue reading

May 8, 2014


by: anonymous when I was young, when I was in high school, when I was thinking about– falling in love- I used to imagine lifting. I used to imagine strong … Continue reading

May 7, 2014

The Rules of Engagement

by Kya Adetoro Now please, understand that the following are in no way an authoritative set of rules—I certainly don’t have that type of power, rather these are reflections that … Continue reading

May 7, 2014

Dear Writers, Listeners, and Writers who do not Listen in Middlebury (and other privileged places)

By: Diku R. @dikoolaid   Dear Writers, Listeners, and Writers who do not Listen My poetry makes you uncomfortable My stories do not make sense to you My characters are … Continue reading

May 5, 2014

the other night

by: Timothy Garcia On Friday night around 3am I was hanging outside of Forest Hall, which I live in, with a group of around 4 other friends (so in total … Continue reading

May 5, 2014

pungent and immediate

By: Anonymous “Tell me a story that’s pungent and immediate.  Avoid sounding academic at all costs.  Have a really, really powerful example.  Illustrate somehow that a victim of a grotesque … Continue reading

May 3, 2014

Fuck School.

by Missan DeSouza i have finally realized why i am always so tired on school days- I’ve become exhausted by the classroom, hearing the same overly used perspectives. The same … Continue reading

May 1, 2014


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