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Eating Disorder Awareness Week To Be Marked With Events And Activities On Campus

February 24
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UVM Center for Health & Wellbeing's HOPE Team (Help Overcome Problem Eating) is pleased to offer a variety of programs for Eating Disorder Awareness Week from Monday, February 24th through Monday, March 3rd. Please visit http://www.uvm.edu/health to find out more about Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2...

What’s Happening in SGA

February 18
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The Student Action Committee of the SGA has been continuing their work with a variety of issues. Advocating against the proposed Burlington noise ordinance, that would increase fees and indirect accountability for noise violations for people living off campus. The ordinance will be discussed at the...

Why You Wanna Give Me a Run-Around?

Alison Murray
February 3
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"Hi, I was wondering who I could talk to about studying abroad in Ireland?" I ask a shorthaired woman sitting behind a side desk at the Study Abroad Office in Living and Learning section B. "Have you attended an info session?" "Yes, I already know which program I want to go on. I just need to know...

Open Letters To Celebrities

Nicholas Green
February 3
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Dear Steve (is it okay if I call you Steve?), How's it going? Now that the small talk is out of the way, let's get serious. I'd like to learn karate, but I can't afford the classes, this is where you come in. Since you already know karate it'll be really easy for you to teach me. Right now I'm betwe...

Pro Anorexia Websites

November 15
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I guess this should be addressed to everyone at UVM. Being the boyfriend of an anorexic-bulimic girl, I have found a new enemy to my efforts to help her overcome these illnesses. This enemy comes in the form of websites nicknamed "Pro-Ana" or "Pro-Mia" sites. These are forums and chat rooms where per...

UVM Continues to Diversify Student Body with Partnership Programs

November 11
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Three years ago, UVM began a partnership with Christopher Columbus high school in the Bronx. The aim of this program was to build diversity on UVM's mostly white campus and to encourage Columbus seniors to consider colleges outside the New York City metropolitan area. The partnership has been very su...

Course Registration For Geniuses

November 4
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With another semester coming to a close we are all asking the same questions: Can professors be bought, or do they have the uncompromising convictions/morals of Steven Segall in Under Siege 2: Dark Territory? When will Too Legit: The MC Hammer Movie be released on video? I can read?, and What classes ca...

Zuckerman and Kiss Discuss the Issues

November 4
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Over the last six weeks, we've had the opportunity to go to every UVM dorm, walk on every floor and knock on your door as part of our effort to register new voters and to talk about the issues. Our message is clear: as Progressives we bring an independent voice to Montpelier. We work on issues an...

UVM Gets the Vote Out on Campus

October 28
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Think you cannot vote in Burlington because you are not from Burlington or Vermont? Not true, as a student at UVM whether you live on campus or off campus you are considered a resident and therefore have the right to vote. To register you have to be 18 years old, and if you have previously registere...

We Are UVM!

October 21
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This past weekend my roommate, Goose, and I set out upon a daunting journey in search of a school that reeked with more school spirit than that of our very own University of Vermont. We set out in my car with open minds and "The Two Towers" book on CD in the changer. An empty case of Yodels, a yearnin...

The Croatia Connection: Andrea Rutnik Shares Experiences and Impressions of U.S.

October 21
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I saw the barren land of Vrlika, white rocks and the houses made of those white stones among which snakes and lizards dwell. I saw men and women dancing. . . in silence. There was no sound of music, no singing, just the rhythm created by people's stepping on the ground heavily. The moment was magic an...

Possible Jump in Fines for Downtown

October 19
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Is the city of Burlington going to force residents and students to put their money where their mouth is? Rumors have been spreading around campus about a jump in the price of noise violation tickets. At the last Ordinance Committee meeting that took place on Wednesday, Oct. 9, noise violations appea...

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