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A comforting, quick pasta dish

A comforting, quick pasta dish

Charlotte Fisher
November 9
Filed under Life

As temperatures drop, warm and comforting meals are essential. This vegetable-pasta dish is just that. And with a big basket of organic veggies, this recipe is the way to go. It’s great for a quick meal with a bunch of vegetables to just toss everything together, cook and serve. Ingredients: ...

Saying goodbye to Vine after four years of memories

Saying goodbye to Vine after four years of memories

November 9
Filed under Life

The video-looping service Vine has been pronounced dead. After a four-year run, Vine was discontinued on Oct. 27, according to its parent company Twitter. With their stock at an all-time low, Twitter decided that the app did not make enough money, according to CNN Money. It had been bought for o...

Third time’s the charm: what I have learned

November 9
Filed under Life

I recently had sex with a new partner. This new rendezvous bumped the number of guys I have slept with up from two. My “number” is now three. I have had sex with three different people. I thought about this for a bit. At first I felt pretty bad about it. Of everyone I have shared my body with,...

One quest to find the best VT vegan pizza

Chris Leow
November 3
Filed under Life

Vegan pizza is mysterious. How can one of America’s favorite junk foods be any good without the cheese and the meat? I’m not vegan myself, but I have a dairy allergy that forces me to seek out vegan options a lot of the time when eating out. I have toured the Burlington area searching for t...

A new use for your squash

A new use for your squash

Charlotte Fisher
November 3
Filed under Life

Why waste a dish when nature can provide you with one? It was hard to miss the large buttercup squash that was sitting in my Intervale Food Hub basket this week. This squash has a dark green skin and a bright orange flesh and is a perfect substitute for boring ceramic bowls. INGREDIENTS: Oliv...

Students warned against offensive Halloween costumes

November 3
Filed under Life

Preceding the weekend of dressing up and parties around college campuses nationwide, an email was sent out to the UVM student body Oct. 27. The email warned of the possibly unintended effects of certain Halloween costumes and encouraged students to be more cognizant of their clothing choices when dressing ...

Dispelling all the common myths regarding gluten

Dispelling all the common myths regarding gluten

November 2
Filed under Life

Gluten seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue lately, which is ironic because, it’s not that we are eating more of it; it’s because we are declaring our newfound desire to go gluten-free. It’s the new fad: to be free of gluten. Just the way it rolls off the tongue makes it falsely sound...

Own your body; how to embrace your hair down there

Own your body; how to embrace your hair down there

November 2
Filed under Life

I can remember the day well. I had just gotten back from dance class. As I peeled off my sweaty leotard, I noticed something mysterious.   I walked up to my full length mirror to take a better look only to be confronted by three curly hairs hanging out on my vulva. Shocked, I took a step back. ...

A guide for how to craft the perfect resume

A guide for how to craft the perfect resume

Camilla Broccolo
November 2
Filed under Life

Although most students are in their element and have settled into their normal routine of the school year by now, it’s also the point at which bank accounts begin to dwindle. Wallets are worn out from indulgences in concerts, brunches and off-campus lunches. Few fund their own college educati...

Keeping the dish simple

Charlotte Fisher
October 27
Filed under Life

This week’s lesson is in simplicity. The Intervale Food Hub delivered another beautiful basket: Bright green Brussel sprouts,  crunchy carrots, crisp spinach, sweet pears and fresh-from-the-ground potatoes. But I was strapped for time this week with midterms hitting hard. I decided to sizzle som...

A look at college sexual assault reporting

A look at college sexual assault reporting

Anna Power
October 27
Filed under Life

In 1987, Lehigh University student Jeanne Clery was raped and murdered in her dorm room. Filled with grief, Clery’s parents took to Capitol Hill to change the laws regarding how colleges report these heinous crimes. Her parents believed that if they knew Lehigh had criminal activity, they would no...

An experience of trying to study abroad senior year

Eva Bartels
October 26
Filed under Life

During this current semester or in the spring, the most organized and put-together of the junior class will be studying abroad. Those who usually think ahead and manage to keep up with deadlines were able to start their study abroad applications and have them turned in during their sophomore yea...

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