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Abortion in Trump’s America

Abortion in Trump’s America

Sarah Heft, Senior Staff Writer
February 18, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

Abortion. Some may be picturing chopped up babies. Others may be envisioning an irresponsible teenager with her best friend walking into a clinic, ready to dispose of the mistake she made on prom night. These are two common images thought of when discussing abortion. Well, I would like to paint a differe...

Inclusive panties promote happy periods

Inclusive panties promote happy periods

Sarah Heft, Senior Staff Writer
February 18, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life, Uncategorized

As someone who menstruates, I am always looking for the next device that will make riding the red tide a little less terrible. As of right now, I am a fan of menstrual cups and cloth pads or pantiliners. This past period, however, I discovered something that I believe will change the way we all v...

Mosaic Center continues inclusive tradition to L/L

Mosaic Center continues inclusive tradition to L/L

December 8, 2016
Filed under Life

According to the Voluntary System of Accountability, 19 percent of students at UVM identify as students of color. The Mosaic Center for Students of Color, formerly the African, Latina, Asian and Native American Student Center, exists to provide support for these students and make them feel welcom...

President-elect Trump starts cabinet picks

President-elect Trump starts cabinet picks

December 7, 2016
Filed under Life

On Election Day, Donald J. Trump walked away as our president-elect in the race to 270 electoral votes, contrary to nearly every pollster’s predictions. The shock and uncertainty at the prospect of a Trump presidency has yet to dissipate for some, such as the many still participating in speak-o...

A conversation with counselor Keith Smith

A conversation with counselor Keith Smith

December 7, 2016
Filed under Life

Keith Smith, a UVM psychiatric counselor, sat in a chair in his Jacobs House office, surrounded by psychology textbooks and house plants. Smith serves as the the Men’s Outreach Coordinator and a counselor at UVM. Alongside these duties, he advises the 1 in 4 sexual assault peer education grou...

Public opinions influenced by increase in fake news

Izzy Siedman
December 7, 2016
Filed under Life

Raise your hand if you’ve ever scrolled past an factually incorrect article or a misleading post from a friend on Facebook and thought nothing of it. The prevalence of “fake news” and how often it is taken as fact, reveals the influence social media has on informing and grouping the populous....

Challenge for a millenial: spending a day phone free

Hunter Colvin
November 10, 2016
Filed under Life

As a millennial, a technology devotee and an avid Candy Crush player, I use my phone quite frequently. So, I tried giving it up for a day. Quick disclaimer: I did use my phone as an alarm clock and as a way to time my break at work, since watches are for people who don’t lose every single one t...

A comforting, quick pasta dish

A comforting, quick pasta dish

Charlotte Fisher
November 9, 2016
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

Izzy Siedman
November 9, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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