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First Summer Library Trip…
Since I’m spending the summer up here in Bennington, I get to take advantage of Crossett’s fabulous collection! These are the spoils from my first trip - the pic I took was not so hot, so I decided to make it extra ~weird/mysterious/cool?~Nights in the Gardens of Brooklyn - Harvey SwadosWhite Noise - Don DeLilloA Brief History of Curating - Hans Ulrich Obrist <3Ten Fundamental Questions of Curating - Jens HoffmannOn Curating // Interviews with Ten International Curators - Carolee TheaDeath in Venice - dir. Luchino ViscontiRome (Discs 1-5)Thelma & Louise - dir. Ridley ScottWill let you know what I think of these guys once I’m finished soaking them all up. Me and Hans are already inseparable.Happi reading,- Sarah ‘15 

First Summer Library Trip…

Since I’m spending the summer up here in Bennington, I get to take advantage of Crossett’s fabulous collection! These are the spoils from my first trip - the pic I took was not so hot, so I decided to make it extra ~weird/mysterious/cool?~

Nights in the Gardens of Brooklyn - Harvey Swados
White Noise - Don DeLillo
A Brief History of Curating - Hans Ulrich Obrist <3
Ten Fundamental Questions of Curating - Jens Hoffmann
On Curating // Interviews with Ten International Curators - Carolee Thea
Death in Venice - dir. Luchino Visconti
Rome (Discs 1-5)
Thelma & Louise - dir. Ridley Scott

Will let you know what I think of these guys once I’m finished soaking them all up. Me and Hans are already inseparable.

Happi reading,
- Sarah ‘15 

It&#8217;s finals-time at Bennington which means 
and 

But Memorial Day weekend is coming up!! What&#8217;s on your schedule? Going anywhere fun? Drop us a line?

It’s finals-time at Bennington which means 

and 

But Memorial Day weekend is coming up!! What’s on your schedule? Going anywhere fun? Drop us a line?

So, are there any large concert venues close to Bennington? — Asked by rhuhuz

Well, you’d probably have a hard time finding a large concert venue here in Bennington, VT, but you could take a 40 min drive to MASS MoCA and see someone like Beck this summer or take another 40 min drive to Albany and check out some venues there as well. 

If you have a car it works out pretty well! I’d say it’s pretty wise of you to make friends with cars…at least one… (only kind of joking ;)) 

~Doug ‘16~

Hey! What is Pre-O? — Asked by Anonymous

What is Pre-O you say? Well, let me tell you about the magical experience which is the Pre-Orientation Trip. This is an optional trip you can take before Orientation starts in the fall. You get to campus 4 days early and then spend 4 days and 3 nights hiking or canoeing depending on what trip you want. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet new freshman (you’ll be in a group of about 10), hang out with some super cool, good-looking upper classmen and have a really wonderful, awesome trip in the great outdoors.

I might be a little biased because not only did I have an AMAZING time on my own Pre-O trip, I’m going to be a trip leader this year. So basically y’all should do it so you can spend time with me. But seriously … 

This is a bit out of the realm of Bennington-related questions, but do you have any advice on procrastination? — Asked by Anonymous

I’ve been procrastinating from answering this question for half an hour. Also I’m on Level 17 of Relic Quest so I don’t know if I can help you.

Here’s what some other (less productively-challenged) Wednesday afternoon shifters have to say:

"Change environments"

"Find the right music to listen to"

"Don’t" 

"Just jump in" 

"Don’t stack your train cars"

"Alternate between doing homework and episodes of Desperate Housewives"

"keep your shoes on"

Hope that helps.

-Eliana ‘15

Because of medical reasons, I can't go skiing, and hiking is a bit of a challenge for me. I'm a bit worried that I may feel a bit left out of group trips/activities. Are there a lot of people who stay back when others go out skiing/hiking/exploring? — Asked by Anonymous

You will not be left out, I promise. Tea parties, homework/ jazz jam sessions, hanging out on the lawn, dramatic readings of children’s books in the library, concerts, performances and star gazing are all examples of activities that don’t necessarily pose a big physical investment. I’ve attached a movie made by a Bennington student about what it’s like to be here. It’s great!

http://vimeo.com/84352272

Happy spring,

Sylvia M ‘16

Is there any bathtub in the dorms xD — Asked by Anonymous

Yes. There is.

It may not be like this:

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but it won’t be like this either:

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And if you’re lucky and here on the right day in May you might see something like this:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPr4PjuDIvE

-Eliana ‘15

_HART_

If you’ve been through the application process this year we’ve asked a lot about your interests and the work that you make. So, I figured we should return the favor.

Here at Bennington it’s Long Weekend which means that us students are taking a much deserved break for a few days. Please take this as an invitation to follow in our footsteps. Put down that financial aid document you’ve been thumbing through and relax to the sweet sounds of Hart - a musical project created by two current Bennington sophomores.

(Oh and nodding to the last post I should mention that both members of Hart are indeed bois). 

-Eliana ‘15

i have SO MANY QUESTIONS I HOPE UR READY. so if i want to go to bennington from nyc how do i do that, also are there any malls/shopping centers around bennington, also can a freshman work on plain china (one of the biggest reasons i want to go to bennington wooo), also can you BE in plain china if you go to bennington, also does bennington have literary journals on campus, also are there lots of bugs/insects/roaches etc, also is it cold for most of the year on campus (second message comin soon) — Asked by Anonymous

a) You’ll learn to love the local goodwill and supplement it with online shopping. The nearest mall is in Albany, which is do-able either because a friend with a car is going or because sometimes the school runs a shuttle (we call it Mall-bany (of course, if you are a West Coaster you don’t get the pun because you pronounce it differently)) But why go to that trouble when you can shop in your own bed? And then pick up a package in the mail room? Everyone will be jealous of your cool box that you can walk around with.

b) Plain China is a great reason to come to Bennington. We just launched a new issue today! I worked on it last term and it was a great experience. You need faculty approval to join Plain China, so in a way that sort of excludes first-year students (who haven’t met any faculty yet). But you never know…show your enthusiasm and see what happens. And as for appearing in it, it happens all the time. The Silo, Bennington’s journal, is one of the journals we read. Here is a poem by my friends Laura. Here is my friend Marge’s lil Virginia Woolf inspired diddy.

c) Lastly, sometimes mosquitoes can be a bit much, and there are some bugs but it isn’t too bad. The only roaches we have are the ones we study

Alan ‘15

CONGRATULATIONS!!! We can’t wait to see you in the Fall :)

Arden=You!
Alana = Bennington!
Stop sitting on that bench and come join the fun!

Behind the scenes, behind the sleeves of a goofy video from Thursday morning shift! Enjoy!

-Alana and Arden

Regular Decision Decisions (??) come out tonight&#8230;guess who&#8217;s going to be in the office&#8230;&#8230;that&#8217;s right&#8230;.get in? don&#8217;t get in? GIVE US A CALL
Your admissions hotline (and we mean *hot*)
&#8212; Alan &amp; Parke (we&#8217;ll be here 8&#160;pm to 10:30&#160;pm EST&#8230;waiting oh so patiently&#8230;)PS they let us order a pizza and it has feta

Regular Decision Decisions (??) come out tonight…guess who’s going to be in the office……that’s right….get in? don’t get in? GIVE US A CALL

Your admissions hotline (and we mean *hot*)

— Alan & Parke (we’ll be here 8 pm to 10:30 pm EST…waiting oh so patiently…)

PS they let us order a pizza and it has feta

To answer your question…. 

Adorable Baby White Lion Cub Perfects Her Fierce Roar

Plan proposals were due this week.

To everyone who handed in a lil somethin somethin:

HOPE YOU’RE FEELING FIERCE!

Yay! You did it!

- Sarah ‘15

Scenes from an Afternoon Walk

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about our favorite places to study/hang out on campus. So we (Carlos T. and Tommy M.) asked around the office, went out on a photo-journalistic adventure, and decided to create a little series of photos and related anecdotes. We want to show you how the spaces at Bennington end up being used, and why we end up loving them. And so, without further ado -

~Scenes from an Afternoon Walk~

SCENE 1

The Architecture Studio (or the place Carlos sleeps standing up).

TOMMY and CARLOS enter, walk around.

TOMMY, a rising sophomore from Cambridge MA, studies music, writing, and Japanese. He is energetic, skinny, and brown-haired.

CARLOS, a rising senior from Guayaquil, Ecuador, studies architecture, drawing, assorted visual arts, and social sciences. He is brown-haired, brown-skinned, a thinker, and a screamer.

Carlos gravitates towards his personal workspace.

The Boys of Summer

Last Wednesday in the office was an all-boys day. So, naturally, we played dress-up with each other.

Alan Dupailey

Carlos ‘14 playing the part of Liam “I Wear a Grandma Sweater” Dailey

Liam ‘14, Duponting passionately

Alan Dupailey was born with a baseball cap on his head. The earthly incarnation of the Thug Life, his personal motto is, “Measure Twice, Cut Once.” He lives hard and takes no prisoners.