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Sleep Out raises homeless awareness

Sleep Out raises homeless awareness

Izzy Siedman, Assistant Life Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Life

A group of about 25 UVM students pitched their tents and laid down their sleeping bags outside the Davis Center, gathering in support for the homeless community in Burlington. On March 25, the Student Sleep Out group slept through 21-degree weather at the lowest point in the night, according t...

Burlington residents march to support clean water

Izzy Siedman, Assistant Life Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Life

Wednesday in Vermont, the temperatures dropped to 15 and the water pipes still ran. Wednesday in North Dakota, the temperatures were similarly chilled, but the water was under attack. Just after dark, 13 students from the Burlington area marched to the waterfront in 15-degree weather March 22. ...

Making use of hair dye as a means of self expression

Hunter Colvin, Senior Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

For the last four years, I’ve always gotten the same haircut: one inch off the length to cut split ends and shortening the bangs from the top of my ear to the bottom of my eyebrow. One time I got layers put in, but only that was only once; trying to braid hair with layers is a disaster I don’...

Mind the gap: females orgasm less than men

Sarah Heft, Senior Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

We have all heard of the wage gap: the average white female makes about 77 cents to the white man’s dollar. The gap increases for women of color and trans women. Common knowledge. Less commonly known, however, is the orgasm gap. The orgasm gap is a phenomenon referring to the lack of orgas...

Film highlights body image issues

Film highlights body image issues

Izzy Siedman, Assistant Life Editor
April 1, 2017
Filed under Life

All over campus, plates, calorie listings and scents of fresh crepes, remind students of the constant presence of food in their daily lives. Throughout National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Living Well hosted a number of food-informative and body positivity events, including a screening of the documentary ...

Harvest Café has best food

Harvest Café has best food

Chris Leow, Senior Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

As a college student, finding a good deal is my idea of thriving, especially when it comes to food. So, I usually avoid buying any meals on campus because of how expensive all of the options are. But fortunately, there is another way to dine at the University without spending every cent you have. ...

Trump fuels U.S. anti-vaccination ideas, movement

Michaela Paul, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

As far back as I can remember, I have always left the doctor’s office with Band-Aids on my arm and stickers in hand following each vaccine I received—well, until I got older and thought I was too cool for the stickers. I never enjoyed getting a needle prick, but I knew the vaccines were going to ...

Destigmatizing sex by riding the ‘red tide’

Sarah Heft, Senior Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

Just because you are hanging out with Aunt Flow — your period — doesn’t mean you have to stop having sex. My whole life, I was taught periods had to be hidden; I would sneak tampons to the bathroom whenever I needed to check on the condition of my underwear. The menstrual cycle, the biologi...

Students work at the Marche

Students work at the Marche

Katie Brobst, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Life

As students rush to get food in between their classes, they may not register their peer behind the counter as more than a blurred figure in green swiping their CatCard. Working in a dining hall isn’t glamorous, senior Sara Ahlers, a University Marche employee, said, but many students seek employment ...

New club promotes vegan lifestyle

New club promotes vegan lifestyle

Michaela Paul, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Life

A new club on campus welcomes vegetarians, vegans, individuals who wish to help the environment. First-year Alex Bonfiglio, the club’s president, founded Green Mountain Veggies since there was no vegan, vegetarian or animal rights club at UVM, she said. The members ultimately chose “Vegg...

Living Well offers solace

Living Well offers solace

Kate Vesely, Staff Writer
March 12, 2017
Filed under Life

Words of inclusion echoed through the Davis Center’s Burak Lounge the morning of Jan. 20  at the Pre-Inauguration Loving Kindness Meditation. The ceremony was hosted by Engage Mindfulness, a Living Well program. Coordinator Lindsay Foreman reached out to students, faculty and Burlington residents to ...

Examining the pros and cons of milk

Michaela Paul, Staff Writer
March 11, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

I grew up being told milk was essential for my bones and health. My mother always made me drink a tall glass of it with dinner and the “Got Milk?” slogan was ingrained in my mind with its constant appearances in classrooms, television ads and on posters. Recently, however, I’ve noticed a variety of p...

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