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Coping with the five stages of coming home for break

Coping with the five stages of coming home for break

Lily Spechler
December 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Everyone who has ever been on a long car ride alone knows that it can be a very dynamic experience. For those embarking on a solo trip for the first time this Thanksgiving break and are having stress acne just thinking about it, take a deep breath and repeat a mantra. Repeating a mantra can ...

Obscene amount of parking tickets exposes UVM’s misuse of power

Obscene amount of parking tickets exposes UVM’s misuse of power

December 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

UVM has a troubling way of raising funds. No I am not talking about its high tuition rates, the cost of living in the dorms, the cost of the meal plan, the price of non-unlimited foods on-campus or the fees residents pay for “damages” or “noise violations.” I am referring to the Un...

Howard Dean is the wrong pick for the DNC

Howard Dean is the wrong pick for the DNC

December 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I scream. You scream. We all scream for Howard Dean. Or maybe at him. If you don’t know what the “Dean Scream” is, I highly encourage you to google it and watch the video; over and over again, and then watch Dave Chappelle’s rendition of it. [media-credit name="Lily Keats" align...

National tragedy necessitates a strong voice

National tragedy necessitates a strong voice

Lachlan Francis
November 30, 2016
Filed under Guest Commentary, Opinion

The last week has been among the most trying of my life (albeit a short one, so far). I have spent much of my time throughout the past week thinking back to an interaction that I had here in San Antonio on Election Day. There was an hour and a half until polls closed, and I was out knocking on doo...

New construction benefits student life

November 30, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

It's easy to feel on top of the world after senior year of high school. Coming from the top of the totem pole, so comfortable and confident in your environment, to a community so new and untouched can be a weird transition. At the same time, leaving high school in the past and jumping into ...

Thanksgiving Survival Guide from GSWS Students

November 21, 2016
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, For many, this has been a tough week. Walking the streets of Burlington, countless numbers of people can be seen wearing the grief on their faces, heads are hung low, people seem to be embracing their loved ones tighter and every conversation heard in passing is a new take on what is caus...

The contradiction behind new UVM Interfaith center

The contradiction behind new UVM Interfaith center

November 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Respecting other religions is important, right? I think the key word there is “other.” Do you need to respect “other” religions if you don’t associate with one in the first place? Is it OK to be an Islamophobe if you are also a “Christianphobe?” It should be noted here tha...

Education as a tool to stop sexual assault on campus

Education as a tool to stop sexual assault on campus

November 16, 2016
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, UVM needs to increase efforts towards sexual assault education and awareness. This is a complicated issue which has red tape lining every door. But, there is room for a conversation about ideas to progress that should be highlighted when talking about these issues. For those ...

Selfless love can overcome national hatred

November 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

How lucky we are to live in a place where so many of us possess the same values of humanity, even at a time when some fear our own humanity may be challenged; a place where a tumultuous election brought us together, instead of apart; a place that hate will not reach. By standing in solidarity, we h...

A final dump on Trump: The easiest voting choice

A final dump on Trump: The easiest voting choice

James Flaherty
November 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I never really considered myself that much of a political enthusiast. I had opinions on social issues, but political and economic matters were never really my strong suit. Because of this, I believed voting in my first election would be a difficult decision. To remedy my apathy toward the...

Clinton devotes her life to the good of the people

Clinton devotes her life to the good of the people

Lily Spechler
November 10, 2016
Filed under Election Opinion, Opinion

I saw I had a text from my grandma, the one who never sends text messages because she doesn’t even have a texting plan. It read, “Girls, turn on your TVs and watch the first woman get nominated to be a presidential candidate of the United States of America.” My grandma was born in 1936...

Those who don’t vote have spoken

Lily Spechler
November 10, 2016
Filed under Election Opinion, Opinion Regulars

Yes, I know, it's very, very depressing. Sickening. Alarming. But let's move on because what's done is done, and there is so little merit in wallowing in our misery, and so much importance in discussing what this means for our country and what we need to do as young people. First of all, for all of th...