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M.I.A.N.

middlebury international action network

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The Middlebury International Action Network (MIAN) is a blog page with the aim of building a community of politically aware, socially responsible international students. MIAN provides a platform for international students at Middlebury College to bring in perspectives from our familiar locales to our shared locale in the U.S, by critically engaging with socio-political issues in the global sphere.

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May 18, 2021

Can Canada Handle its Vaccine Crisis?

When we were asked to leave campus due to COVID over a year ago, I was excited to go home to Toronto, Canada. This...

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May 18, 2021

S.O.S Colombia

Earlier this month I received a text from one of my cousins living in Colombia, he said, “Laura, the situation is getting worse. It...

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May 14, 2021

Who Do We Talk About When We Talk About Women

As I watched the women on stage dance to the upbeat song while kicking their heels into a cartwheel, I thought, has female empowerment...

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May 13, 2021

Languages For Love - Review for "Crying at the Dinner Table"

A year ago, as I rushed onto a plane leaving the U.S, I put “talk to parents more” at the top of a to-do...

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May 13, 2021

The Storm of the COVID Crisis in Brazil

As I sat in Walgreens about to get my second dose of the Pfizer Vaccine, I thought of my Grandma (Vovó in Portuguese) for...

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March 24, 2021

My Experience With Asian-Hate

I had never thought that this would happen to people around me, but I guess you never know. When things like this happen, the...

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March 24, 2021

A Seat at the Royal Table

The search for belonging within institutions built on exclusion is no new concept. This search is at the root of pushes for racial diversity...

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March 22, 2021

Vietnamese Summer Rolls

I love eating summer rolls with friends and family because it’s like a build-your-own-roll adventure! The rolls are healthy, tasty, and filling. They are...

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March 21, 2021

A Chinese Student’s Journey for Education in the U.S

It was almost midnight in Eastern Standard time. My watch still read 1pm - China time

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March 21, 2021

Ukraine and Its Fight Against an "Infodemic"

In late February, Ukraine finally received its first shipment of vaccines — 500,000 AstraZeneca doses. According to AP News, Ukraine became the second to...

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March 21, 2021

A Biden Presidency and What It Means for International Students

On the eve of the elections, I was seated on a couch in my friends’ townhouse, watching anxiously at the projected election results as...

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Meet the team

Rachel Lu

Editor in Chief & Founder

Abby Schneiderhan

Managing Editor

Masha Makutonina

Senior Editor

Florence Wu

Senior Editor

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