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Students warned against offensive Halloween costumes

Hannah Carpino
November 3, 2016
Filed under Life

Preceding the weekend of dressing up and parties around college campuses nationwide, an email was sent out to the UVM student body Oct. 27. The email warned of the possibly unintended effects of certain Halloween costumes and encouraged students to be more cognizant of their clothing choices when dressing ...

Dispelling all the common myths regarding gluten

Dispelling all the common myths regarding gluten

November 2, 2016
Filed under Life

Gluten seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue lately, which is ironic because, it’s not that we are eating more of it; it’s because we are declaring our newfound desire to go gluten-free. It’s the new fad: to be free of gluten. Just the way it rolls off the tongue makes it falsely sound...

Own your body; how to embrace your hair down there

Own your body; how to embrace your hair down there

November 2, 2016
Filed under Life

I can remember the day well. I had just gotten back from dance class. As I peeled off my sweaty leotard, I noticed something mysterious.   I walked up to my full length mirror to take a better look only to be confronted by three curly hairs hanging out on my vulva. Shocked, I took a step back. ...

A guide for how to craft the perfect resume

A guide for how to craft the perfect resume

Camilla Broccolo
November 2, 2016
Filed under Life

Although most students are in their element and have settled into their normal routine of the school year by now, it’s also the point at which bank accounts begin to dwindle. Wallets are worn out from indulgences in concerts, brunches and off-campus lunches. Few fund their own college educati...

Keeping the dish simple

Charlotte Fisher
October 27, 2016
Filed under Life

This week’s lesson is in simplicity. The Intervale Food Hub delivered another beautiful basket: Bright green Brussel sprouts,  crunchy carrots, crisp spinach, sweet pears and fresh-from-the-ground potatoes. But I was strapped for time this week with midterms hitting hard. I decided to sizzle som...

A look at college sexual assault reporting

A look at college sexual assault reporting

Anna Power
October 27, 2016
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, 2016
Filed under Life

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, 2016
Filed under Life

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, 2016
Filed under Life

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, 2016
Filed under Life

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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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