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Club places focus on design

Kate Vesely, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under Life

Although it’s less than a year old, one of UVM’s newest clubs is sparking conversation. At the most recent meeting for Design for America, balloons and ideas bounced off each other as members gathered in the Dana Medical Library. DFA, an organization that originated at Northwestern University, uses the design pr...

Staying in Shape in the Winter

Staying in Shape in the Winter

Izzy Siedman, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Life

Every winter, buses depart campus each weekend bound for some snowy peak, but students who don’t ski have other ways of staying in shape this chilly season. The sunlight people receive directly correlates to biological performance, according to the American Council on Exercise. So, it’s important...

The Fight Against Anxiety

The Fight Against Anxiety

Kailey Bates, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Life

Students rolled out yoga mats on the floor of the Living Well Studio and sat silently with straight spines and closed eyes, following their breath at the weekly “Yoga for Anxiety” class. The six-week-long, led by CAPS counselor Jennifer Phillips, was underway. It was created to offer students ...

CAS Lecture Analyzes Trump

CAS Lecture Analyzes Trump

Kate Vesely, Staff Writer
February 20, 2017
Filed under Life

There has been frequent discussion about President Trump here on-campus. On Feb. 6, English professor Todd McGowan had the honor of giving this year’s CAS Dean’s Lecture, which he titled “Citizen Trump.” President Trump’s favorite film, “Citizen Kane,” inspired the title of his lectur...

A Day of Silence

A Day of Silence

Hunter Colvin, Senior Staff Writer
February 19, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

I like to talk. A lot. So when someone suggested I try being silent for an entire day, I wasn’t sure how well I would do. Sure, there are days I spend lying in bed doing homework, i.e. watching Netflix, when I don’t talk to anyone — but that’s because nobody is around, not because I’m de...

Exploring Burlington’s Thrift Store Scene

Exploring Burlington’s Thrift Store Scene

Hunter Colvin, Senior Staff Writer
February 19, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

Just because I love shopping doesn’t mean my wallet loves it. So, I decided to look into some local thrift shops to see if I could give my wallet a well-deserved break. Second Time Around specializes in high-end, gently worn clothing, shoes and accessories for women. It isn’t the cheapest thrif...

Planned Parenthood secured my support

Planned Parenthood secured my support

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

With national talks about Planned Parenthood lately, I decided I should head over there and see what all the fuss is about. It had been a while since I was tested for STI’s and figured what better way to support Planned Parenthood than by becoming a patient myself. I scheduled an appointment for an annual exa...

Get Trump out of the bedroom

Get Trump out of the bedroom

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

I hate to admit it, but I have thought about Donald Trump while having sex. Not because he makes me weak in the knees, but because his anti-women policies can very well put myself and many others in unfortunate situations. I try to talk myself down from these fears, but all of them are legitimate concerns...

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...