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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
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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...

Program to pioneer body talks

Program to pioneer body talks

October 26
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Being a college student means tackling a multitude of stressors, from assignments and extra curriculars, to social commitments and employment. But for many, body image and weight gain are being added to this list, creating an increased risk for developing eating disorders on campus. To combat ...

How to prep for a winter of VT skiing

How to prep for a winter of VT skiing

Camilla Broccolo
October 26
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In a few weeks, the temperatures will drop and the streets will be covered with snow. And if you visit the mountains soon, you will see the first signs of winter coming. Along with the winter season comes ski season. And at this time, some are dreaming about the first ride up on the gondol...

Tips and tricks for studying abroad

Camilla Broccolo
October 20
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Imagine this: every day you walk to class, you pass where Julius Caesar was killed, or the Vatican, or La Sagrada Familia or the Eiffel Tower. This could be the everyday life of a student studying abroad. If you’ve been thinking you need some time in Paris or Florence, here are some tips to make that happ...

Slade students to relocate downtown

Slade students to relocate downtown

Hannah Carpino
October 20
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The meeting on Hungerford for Slade’s off-campus housing began atypically; before introductions - name, pronouns, years you’ve lived in Slade, spirit vegetable - students joined hands, enjoying a moment of complete quiet, peace and togetherness. The goal of the meeting: “To figure out what Slade’s going t...

Mental illness: a silent struggle for students

Mental illness: a silent struggle for students

Renee Willard
October 19
Filed under Life, Life Regular

The National Alliance for Mental Illness has declared the first week of October “Mental Health Awareness Week.” The week is dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding mental illnesses, and it’s especially important for the one out of four college students who will be diagnosed with a mental i...

A pizza made from fresh, local ingredients

A pizza made from fresh, local ingredients

Charlotte Fisher
October 19
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This week’s basket from the Intervale Food Hub brought together butternut squash, zesty arugula and sweet yellow onions. And I brought them even closer atop a whole-wheat crust. Easy to assemble, fast to cook and great to feed a group or for leftovers, homemade pizza is one of my favorite go-to mea...

A History major tries on Virology

Hunter Colvin
October 19
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I’m definitely not a scientist. Like definitely not. I don’t dislike it necessarily, but I’m also not a huge fan of it. So why I decided going to MMG 225: Eukaryotic Virology at 8:30 a.m. on a Tuesday would be a good idea is beyond me. But I did it. And I didn’t hate it, to be honest. ...

SGA reflects on Black Lives Matter

SGA reflects on Black Lives Matter

Greta Bjornson
October 19
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In one week, UVM received media attention from FOX News, the Huffington Post, Breitbart News Network and the Washington Post, just to name a few. The decision by SGA to put the Black Lives Matter flag next to the American flag outside the Davis Center sparked national conversation, and also promp...

Easy fixes for your growing pile of produce

Charlotte Fisher
October 14
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It’s week five of Intervale Food Hub’s fall season and if you’re anything like me, you have a growing pile of shallots, carrots, peppers and apples sitting on your kitchen table with no idea what to do with them. These fresh ingredients are coming so fast it can be hard to keep up. But let me h...

An inside look into what an RA’s job entails

Izzy Siedman
October 14
Filed under Life

Every new student steps on campus and immediately wishes for a step-by- step guide to the unusual world they’ve entered. Who better to give the straight answer than your Resident Adviser. The real question lies in discovering how these individuals happen upon their knowledge, how they handl...

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