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The importance of sibling relationships

The importance of sibling relationships

Eva Bartels
October 6
Filed under Life

One of the first things I like to find out when getting to know someone is the relationship they have with their siblings. There are obvious products of relationships with siblings, like someone’s selflessness or reactions to conflict. It basically forms everyone’s baseline social abilitie...

Rec classes teach women to lift

Rec classes teach women to lift

October 6
Filed under Life

Believe it or not, as you struggle through midterms, some students even have time to go to the gym. And yes, they do even lift. But, mysteriously, any casual venture into the weight room reveals that lifters are disproportionately male. The UVM campus rec class, Women on Weights, is here to ...

LivingWell helps to celebrate recovery month

Anna Power
October 6
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This September, UVM celebrated Recovery Month through Living Well’s Catamount Recovery Program, a programmed housing option for students recovering from addiction. “The Catamount Recovery Program was developed to create a community and a home for students that are in recovery,” Amy Boyd Austin, coor...

Finding beauty in your rolls and curves

October 5
Filed under Life

I am fat. Now before you go and counter my statement with, “You are curvy” or, my personal favorite, “You are not fat, you are beautiful,” as if being fat is synonymous with ugly. The truth is I am 5’8”, 250 pounds, and a size 20. I am fat. I am sure in your head you are picturing me sit...

The story behind UVM Black Out

Camilla Broccolo
October 5
Filed under Life

Sophomore Akilah Ho-Young never thought her Facebook post of the “Black Lives Matter” flag flying outside the Davis Center would become as viral as it did. Her post was shared over 14,000 times from people across the nation.   The response to the flag left her “shocked, extremely happy an...

The season for squash

The season for squash

Charlotte Fisher
October 5
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Fall is upon us and I think we all know what that means: pumpkin everything. But let’s not be closed-minded, people. There are plenty of other squash varieties, like the Delicata Squash;, a winter squash often used as a pumpkin substitute, that could use some love too. With that in mind, I chos...

New therapy dogs to soothe UVM students

New therapy dogs to soothe UVM students

September 29
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With many students’ first exams coming up, some are “going to the dogs” to reduce stress. Upperclassmen will remember Tucker, LivingWell’s resident therapy Golden Retriever, who hosted “office hours” for students to interact with him. Tucker has since moved to Redstone campus to wo...

Soul Food Social encourages unity

Soul Food Social encourages unity

September 29
Filed under Life

On Sept. 24, Billings Library was filled with people awaiting performances and delicious food. On homecoming weekend each year, the Black Student Union brings students, parents and alumni together for one night of food, culture and community. The event draws its theme from the 1997 film “Soul ...

Zen scholar lectures on mindfulness

September 29
Filed under Columns, Life

On the first official day of fall, light trickled into the high arched windows of Ira Allen Chapel. The modest crowd gathered there had come to see Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in the United States, talk about his practice. Kabat-Zinn, known for making mindfulness p...

When it’s okay to be corny

When it’s okay to be corny

Charlotte Fisher
September 28
Filed under Columns, Life

Have your cake and your veggies, too. Another week, another farm-fresh basket from the Intervale Food Hub. The ingredients that called to me this week were the sweet corn, huge leeks, buttery oyster mushrooms and golden potatoes. You know your ingredients are fresh when they have dirt on them. ...

A journey up the pinnacle

A journey up the pinnacle

Camilla Broccolo
September 28
Filed under Columns, Life

Once fall rolls around, the leaf peepers come to town and some UVM-ers hit the mountains. “[My favorite part of hiking in the fall is] the colors of the leaves, because it’s summer year round where I come from,” senior Meghan Egan said. “The temperature is also nice because I’m not dying from h...

Humans of UVM

Humans of UVM

September 22
Filed under Life

Maybe it’s not evident, but diversity is real here at UVM. The diversity exists in personalities, upbringing, interests, religion, sexuality, you name it. In New York City, Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York, roams the streets looking for hints of humanity to intertwine us all. At UVM, Willa R...

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