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Royall Tyler Theatre undergoes renovation

Jackie Flynn

September 10

Filed under Campus Life, Life

A year and $215,000 in renovations later, UVM’s Royall Tyler Theatre is ready to start the season. During last year’s Homecoming and Family Weekend, a fundraising campaign launched to raise funds to renovate the Royall Ty...

Tackling a major decision

Jackie Morris

September 1

Filed under Campus Life, Life

Junior David Brandt said he always intended on declaring a political science major, but wanted to wait until he had taken some classes at UVM. “By the end of my second semester, I realized that all of my favorite classes were...

UVM dining serves up new food options

Chris Leow

September 1

Filed under Campus Life, Life

Being stuck with a meal plan doesn’t have to mean a lack of dining options. Melissa Zelazny, general manager for Sodexo at UVM,  mentioned some of the newer options, including Green Roof Deli located next to the Ben and J...

Students debate the new tobacco ban

September 1

Filed under Campus Life, Life

UVM’s tobacco ban has ignited debate and criticism about its effectiveness and impact on campus culture.Students are starting the fall semester under the new policy that began Aug. 1 according to the UVM website. The policy...

Breaking down dorm life

Heather Rankine

April 28

Filed under Campus Life, Life

You may be away from your parents, but there are still rules to follow in the dorms at UVM. Full-time students are required to live on-­campus for their first and second years, and must sign the Housing and Meal Contract befor...

Seniors grow gardens

Harper Simpson

April 28

Filed under Campus Life, Life

The Vermont Community Garden Network is a nonprofit dedicated to helping people start and grow their own gardens. The food grown in the gardens reaches neighborhoods, schools and food shelves, feeding thousands, said Jess Hy...

Seniors fight textbook prices

April 21

Filed under Campus Life, Life

A semester’s worth of books may cost nothing for students in the future.Seniors Alex Perkins and Benjamin Kaufman are creating an online system where students donate and borrow books, all free of charge. “We spent al...

High rankings for UVM

Eileen Parks

April 14

Filed under Campus Life, Life

UVM was recently ranked as the public college with the 22nd highest graduation rate in the country, according to CNN Money. Sixty-five percent of UVM students graduate within four years. “I think it’s because tuition ...

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