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Slade students to relocate downtown

Slade students to relocate downtown

Hannah Carpino
October 20
Filed under Life

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
Filed under Life

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
Filed under Life

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
Filed under Life

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
Filed under Life

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...

A step-by-step guide on renting a house off-campus

Camilla Broccolo
October 13
Filed under Life

October has finally rolled around and sophomore and junior students are signing leases for homes for next year. Weird? This is just the UVM way.   Starting in late September, sophomores and juniors begin to house-hunt all over Burlington for their new abode for the upcoming year. This could b...

The ‘Real World’ of living life off-campus

Jackie Flynn
October 13
Filed under Life

Alexa Baker, junior: “I was toasting a piece of bread in the oven at 7 a.m. before class, but I forgot I had put it in there and suddenly all the fire alarms in my apartment went off. I woke up all of my roommates and they were not too happy with me.”   Anonymous, junior: "I mooned my housemate...

Respectfully having sex in a shared space

Respectfully having sex in a shared space

October 13
Filed under Life

It’s Friday and you have just finished your last class for the week. Exhausted, all you want to do tonight is nap, watch Grey’s Anatomy and order a pizza. You call in a pizza as you are walking up the stairs to your hall and get to your room. The door is unlocked but closed. Strange, bu...

Why does cleanliness matter?

Why does cleanliness matter?

October 12
Filed under Life

Cleanliness in an apartment and dorm is so hard to maintain with such busy schedules — rising early for 8:30 a.m. classes, late night study sessions and parties. But I am going to walk you through your home to give you the 411 on how often you must clean the essentials to stay healthy. The kit...

Where to order from

Chris Leow
October 12
Filed under Life

Exam cramming, sickness or just a late night craving, college will always require times when you want to order food in. Off or on-campus, ordering food is a strong college tradition rooted in late nights and limited food options. Wings and pizza are popular favorites, but Burlington has more to ...

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