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Lily Spechler
April 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I think it’s about time we talk about the birds and the bees. Especially the bees. Bees account for a third of everything we eat globally; 84 percent of the crops grown for human consumption, around 400 different types of plants, need bees and other insects to pollinate them, according to...

We must carry the flag on our backs and in our hearts

We must carry the flag on our backs and in our hearts

Staff Editorial
April 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The Black Lives Matter flag became an emblem whose impact radiated beyond UVM’s campus and across Vermont state boundaries. It was a symbol: the student body of a predominantly white university stood behind a movement to end slayings of black men and women in America. The flag that was s...

Colleges must stand for free speech

Colleges must stand for free speech

Kate Lipman
April 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Middlebury College recently received author Charles Murray to speak at an event hosted by a student group and co-sponsored by the school’s political science department. I had never heard of Murray before the event became a national news story; he is a conservative author and social scient...

UVM recognized as one of the most “green” campuses

UVM recognized as one of the most “green” campuses

Letter to the Editor
April 15, 2017
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, The University of Vermont recently received its second gold STARS award. STARS, or the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, is a system for universities worldwide to track and compare their sustainability efforts. STARS reports are broken down into six s...

The pro-choice vs. pro-life argument

The pro-choice vs. pro-life argument

Alexander Collingsworth and Jim Simpson
April 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

AC: Believe me, I grasp the irony that two men are debating abortion. Pro-lifers take the philosophical stance that life is sacred. Pro-choice advocates argue that women should have control over their own bodies, empowering them socially and economically. In a sense, these are both mora...

Housing and local employment for refugees

Housing and local employment for refugees

Gabriella Marchesi and Sarang Murthy
April 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Housing The Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program handles all refugees’ housing needs from the time they arrive in Vermont. A housing manager secures an affordable apartment for the family, assists in setting up the apartment and utilities and supplies basic household furnishings. To ensure...

SGA executives have transformed UVM

SGA executives have transformed UVM

Staff Editorial
April 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

During the past two years, the entire student body of this University has been blessed to be led by two incredible student leaders. Since April 2015, Jason Maulucci and Tyler Davis have led this campus with strength, integrity and intelligence. Everything they have sought to complete was done...

Relay for Life: an experience of hope and inspiration

Relay for Life: an experience of hope and inspiration

Letter to the Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, My name is Grace Murphy. I have never participated in a Relay for Life event until this year. I joined UVM’s Colleges Against Cancer club at the beginning of the year and I have committed a lot to this club. I have been inspired watching the donations made to my team throughout this event. I am...

Vermont refugees’ employment issues

Vermont refugees’ employment issues

Gabriella Marchesi and Sarang Murthy
April 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Current Refugee Situation In the fiscal year 2015, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants reported 69, 948 refugee admissions nationally. Three hundred-twelve of these refugees, hailing from Bhutan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Burma and Burundi, were resettled in...

Nation drowning under Trump’s program

Nation drowning under Trump’s program

Lily Spechler
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Hopefully that wall that Trump is building will double as a raft to save us from the perpetually rising sea levels induced by climate change. Trump’s plan to revive the coal industry and cut back on environmental regulations will potentially be one of the most expensive and dangerous mist...

Students pop UVM’s liberal bubble

Students pop UVM’s liberal bubble

Staff Editorial
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

A university is a marketplace of ideas. The discussions we choose to have on campus will define the solutions that we develop in the real world after college. Every person has a different opinion. Our nation is built around a political system that is not meant to divide us, but to help us ent...

Consent is not sexy, but it is mandatory

Consent is not sexy, but it is mandatory

Lily Spechler
March 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Since it is such a hot topic on college campuses, I can say with certainty that everyone has heard of the word “consent.” By The Free Dictionary’s definition consent means “permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.” Generally, I have noticed that consent i...