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Fantasy Football: Outlooks for Week 4

September 29, 2016

WHO I LIKE QB, Trevor Siemian (DEN) – Denver’s rookie quarterback stunned everyone by beating an always-tough Bengal’s defense at Cincinnati. The Broncos play a weak Tampa Bay secondary Sunday,...

New therapy dogs to soothe UVM students

New therapy dogs to soothe UVM students

September 29, 2016

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...

First-year declassified school survival guide

September 29, 2016

Entering college as an introvert can be tricky, especially if you’re coming from out-of-state with no familiar faces around. Luckily, I’ve devised some handy tricks to make sure you get the...

Finding your true identity at 'Sputi's'

Finding your true identity at ‘Sputi’s’

Lily Spechler September 29, 2016

For those struggling to find an identity in college, I can say with certainty that Rasputin’s bar in downtown Burlington, more commonly referred to as “Sputi’s,” is the place to go. Of...

Soul Food Social encourages unity

Soul Food Social encourages unity

September 29, 2016

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...

Sororities welcome new sisters

Sororities welcome new sisters

September 29, 2016

This year’s greek life recruitment has officially begun.   From Sept. 22 to 25, UVM’s sororities held their annual “Formal Recruitment” sessions, in which over 200 sorority-hopefuls...

City fights algae problem

September 29, 2016

Burlington is starting a new initiative to fight the growing algae blooms in Lake Champlain.   The city has teamed up with the engineering, planning and construction firm EcoSolutions in order...

Author returns to a painful past

Bridget Higdon September 29, 2016

Literature lovers and history buffs alike will be interested in a spectacular event coming to Burlington next week. Local author Mary Fillmore will be speaking at Phoenix Books in Burlington Oct. 4....

Zen scholar lectures on mindfulness

September 29, 2016

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...

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