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CAS Lecture Analyzes Trump

Kate Vesely, Staff Writer
February 20
Filed under Life

There has been frequent discussion about President Trump here on-campus. On Feb. 6, English professor Todd McGowan had the honor of giving this year’s CAS Dean’s Lecture, which he titled “Citizen Trump.” President Trump’s favorite film, “Citizen Kane,” inspired the title of his lectur...

A Day of Silence

A Day of Silence

Hunter Colvin, Senior Staff Writer
February 19
Filed under Columns, Life

I like to talk. A lot. So when someone suggested I try being silent for an entire day, I wasn’t sure how well I would do. Sure, there are days I spend lying in bed doing homework, i.e. watching Netflix, when I don’t talk to anyone — but that’s because nobody is around, not because I’m de...

Exploring Burlington’s Thrift Store Scene

Exploring Burlington’s Thrift Store Scene

Hunter Colvin, Senior Staff Writer
February 19
Filed under Columns, Life

Just because I love shopping doesn’t mean my wallet loves it. So, I decided to look into some local thrift shops to see if I could give my wallet a well-deserved break. Second Time Around specializes in high-end, gently worn clothing, shoes and accessories for women. It isn’t the cheapest thrif...

Planned Parenthood secured my support

Planned Parenthood secured my support

Sarah Heft, Senior Staff Writer
February 18
Filed under Columns, Life

With national talks about Planned Parenthood lately, I decided I should head over there and see what all the fuss is about. It had been a while since I was tested for STI’s and figured what better way to support Planned Parenthood than by becoming a patient myself. I scheduled an appointment for an annual exa...

Get Trump out of the bedroom

Get Trump out of the bedroom

Sarah Heft, Senior Staff Writer
February 18
Filed under Columns, Life

I hate to admit it, but I have thought about Donald Trump while having sex. Not because he makes me weak in the knees, but because his anti-women policies can very well put myself and many others in unfortunate situations. I try to talk myself down from these fears, but all of them are legitimate concerns...

Abortion in Trump’s America

Abortion in Trump’s America

Sarah Heft, Senior Staff Writer
February 18
Filed under Columns, Life

Abortion. Some may be picturing chopped up babies. Others may be envisioning an irresponsible teenager with her best friend walking into a clinic, ready to dispose of the mistake she made on prom night. These are two common images thought of when discussing abortion. Well, I would like to paint a differe...

Inclusive panties promote happy periods

Inclusive panties promote happy periods

Sarah Heft, Senior Staff Writer
February 18
Filed under Columns, Life, Uncategorized

As someone who menstruates, I am always looking for the next device that will make riding the red tide a little less terrible. As of right now, I am a fan of menstrual cups and cloth pads or pantiliners. This past period, however, I discovered something that I believe will change the way we all v...

Mosaic Center continues inclusive tradition to L/L

Mosaic Center continues inclusive tradition to L/L

December 8
Filed under Life

According to the Voluntary System of Accountability, 19 percent of students at UVM identify as students of color. The Mosaic Center for Students of Color, formerly the African, Latina, Asian and Native American Student Center, exists to provide support for these students and make them feel welcom...

President-elect Trump starts cabinet picks

President-elect Trump starts cabinet picks

December 7
Filed under Life

On Election Day, Donald J. Trump walked away as our president-elect in the race to 270 electoral votes, contrary to nearly every pollster’s predictions. The shock and uncertainty at the prospect of a Trump presidency has yet to dissipate for some, such as the many still participating in speak-o...

A conversation with counselor Keith Smith

A conversation with counselor Keith Smith

December 7
Filed under Life

Keith Smith, a UVM psychiatric counselor, sat in a chair in his Jacobs House office, surrounded by psychology textbooks and house plants. Smith serves as the the Men’s Outreach Coordinator and a counselor at UVM. Alongside these duties, he advises the 1 in 4 sexual assault peer education grou...

Public opinions influenced by increase in fake news

December 7
Filed under Life

Raise your hand if you’ve ever scrolled past an factually incorrect article or a misleading post from a friend on Facebook and thought nothing of it. The prevalence of “fake news” and how often it is taken as fact, reveals the influence social media has on informing and grouping the populous....

Challenge for a millenial: spending a day phone free

November 10
Filed under Life

As a millennial, a technology devotee and an avid Candy Crush player, I use my phone quite frequently. So, I tried giving it up for a day. Quick disclaimer: I did use my phone as an alarm clock and as a way to time my break at work, since watches are for people who don’t lose every single one t...

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