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Detention and Immigration Law

    By Olivia O’Brien and Zoe Sipe Throughout the summer of 2021, I, alongside my co-leader, Alexandra Burns (‘21.5) led a cohort of four Middlebury College students in remote immigrant advocacy internships with the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, and Capital Area Immigrant Rights Coalition (CAIR) based in Westminster, Colorado,…

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    Haitian Migration Crisis

      By Daniela Roldan Cabrera Last month, the world was shocked to discover thousands of Haitians in the U.S.-Mexico border hoping for asylum. The crisis might appear to some as a catastrophe that came out of nowhere. However, this problem has been brewing for years, and the issues the country has recently faced have only exacerbated…

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      Hostile Terrain 94 at Midd

        Just outside Wilson Hall, little manilla and orange tags line the wall as the beginnings of the participatory art installation, Hostile Terrain 94 take place.  The project is part of the Undocumented Migration Project, an informative pop-up exhibition created by anthropologist Jason De León to humanize the data and statistics of migration across the US-Mexico…

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        Duolingo

          As Middlebury’s lone Esperantist, I’m overall a pretty big fan of Duolingo. I may have shed a tear the day I finally got my 365-day streak in Esperanto. Though Duolingo’s gamification approach to language is certainly not perfect, there’s no doubt that it can really fuel language learning. Daily practice on the app meant that…

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          Pan de Muerto

            Golden Crown Panadería By Emily Nagatomo The warm smell of orange zest wafts through the air of Golden Crown Panadería, an old-fashioned neighborhood bakery located in Albuquerque, New Mexico famous for its traditional New Mexican-style breads and pastries.  In honor of Día de los Muertos, Golden Crown Panadería begins the process of baking and preparing…

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            “Palabras Urgentes”: Susana Baca’s New Album as Past and Prophecy

              Susana Baca is constructed as a two-headed figure in Peruvian cultural and political life. Over the course of her 50-year musical career, 77-year old Baca has gained international recognition as an Afro-Peruvian musician and folklorist, whose music weaves together pieces of Peruvian history in every album, song, and lyric. A writer and singer of Afro-Peruvian…

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