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Exploring the importance of touch

October 7

Filed under Columns, Life

Stand-up comedian Chelsea Peretti has a sketch in which she tells the audience that she has found a new method for people who don’t like being “touchy” to handle “huggers” at parties. She suggests that when someone approaches you w...

Study Abroad: a new adventure is about to begin

Hunter Colvin

September 14

Filed under Columns, Life

In exactly five days I will be boarding a plane headed for England. For the next three months, I will be in Newcastle, England, studying, exploring, learning, and drinking (hello, drinking age of 18). It’s a little nerve-...

Taking a different approach this year

September 1

Filed under Columns, Life

You’ve arrived at college. You’ve moved in, hung up all of your Mac Demarco posters and met the guys next door. After a haze of new classes and old friends, take a second to reflect on where you are and where you’re hopi...

Tips to survive the heat

Allison Carey

April 21

Filed under Columns, Life

The temperatures are rising, and it is going to get hot fast. Use these eight tips from ACTIVE.com to stay safe while you exercise in the heat: Get hydrated Getting enough water not only before, but also during your workout is ver...

‘Stay up and forever weird’: my four years at UVM

April 21

Filed under Columns, Life

Seniors are often asked questions based around their own experiences as a student, like where they plan to use their knowledge and how.With college coming to an end and a life-altering move possibly on the horizon, there is a ten...

Stretching toward finals

Allison Carey

April 14

Filed under Columns, Life

With finals week looming, we are all getting ready to bunker down in our favorite library study spot. Use these quick mobility tricks to keep your back and legs from getting too stiff and to give yourself a break from those boo...

Stout’s so thick you’ll think it’s a milkshake

April 7

Filed under Columns, Life

Another great pick from The Oskar Blues Brewery in North Carolina: The Ten FIDY.This is a strong imperial stout that is sure to leave a lasting impression.  This high-grade beer comes in four-packs and does some damage to the w...

Tips to avoid spring sniffles

Allison Carey

April 7

Filed under Columns, Life

Spring has – kind of –sprung, and for a lot of us, this means allergy season. Trees, grass and weeds are to blame, and if you need to beat the snuff this season, use these tips. 1. Shower before bed. Allergens (hell...

After a day on the mountain, Switchback is the brew you should reach for

March 31

Filed under Columns, Life

For those of us over 21, I'm sure one of the first things you do once getting off the mountain is have a post-ski beer.There’s nothing more relaxing than kicking up your feet, talking about the best parts of the day and, of co...

Take your workouts outdoors

Allison Carey

March 31

Filed under Columns, Life

The sun is out, and the days are longer. If you’re like me, you spent the winter working out inside and can’t wait to get back into the fresh air. Unfortunately, running shape comes slowly and goes quickly. Use ...

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