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Meet Amy Sercel: The anti-diet dietician

Meet Amy Sercel: The anti-diet dietician

Kate Germain, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

Dietician Amy Sercel ‘14 doesn’t believe in calorie counting,  “My goal is to help people use their internal cues to guide their eating habits,” she said. Sercel is an on-campus dietician. She offers drop-in office hours at Living Well in the Davis Center to work with students on their ...

Culture writer learns self defense at UVM class

Culture writer learns self defense at UVM class

Anna Kolosky, Culture Columnist

March 3, 2020

The room echoed with shouts of “No” as women stood in a circle practicing strikes, kicks and blocks. Their stances were strong, their power filled the room, and it felt amazing to be a part of it. R.A.D., or Replicating Adverse Dynamics, is a self-defense course for female-identifying people...

A look inside the Pottery Co-op

A look inside the Pottery Co-op

Anya Kauffman, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

As students enter and exit the Marché, pottery wheels and giant bins of clay mark the entrance to an art studio. These materials belong to the Living/Learning Center’s Pottery Co-op, a space that hosts a variety of pottery classes for its members all year long.  The Pottery Co-op is a feature...

Tri Delta throws annual Delta Desserts

Tri Delta throws annual Delta Desserts

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Pink streamers, cut out hearts and plates full of decadent desserts filled every room in UVM’s Tri Delta house. Every spring, UVM’s Tri Delta chapter hosts Delta Desserts, an all-you-can-eat dessert event that raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Delta Desserts 202...

Culture Staff’s 100 word rants

Culture Staff’s 100 word rants

Culture Staff

February 12, 2020

    Evan Peck Between the last time I went skiing and the next time I go, there will be a generation of ski babies born that will whiz past me. Born to wealthy parents, these young park rats begin shredding as soon as they can stand. In no time, they are tormenting below average skie...

Fostering gives adoptable pets a home

Fostering gives adoptable pets a home

Kate Germain, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

Andrew roamed and sniffed around the living room, switching from couch to couch, hoping for a hug or maybe even a belly rub.  One-year-old Andrew is a yellow pit bull staying with junior Taylor Peltier while she fosters him.  Peltier fosters her dog from Winnie’s Legacy Canine Rescue, a non-profit adoption...

New hair salon opens near campus

New hair salon opens near campus

Emma Adams, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Two decades ago, Radika and Bidur Dahal were living together in a Nepalese refugee camp.  Today, the husband and wife team are now established Vermonters and owners of the newly opened Campus Hair Salon. The salon is located at 94 Colchester Ave., just across the street from UVM’s Fleming Museum and medical cente...

UVM and Garuka team up to feed the needy

UVM and Garuka team up to feed the needy

Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

A small, transportable snack is a trusted boost of energy to many students, especially when cramming for exams around the corner.  Garuka Bars is a small company based in Burlington that caters to this demand. Mike Rosenburg, Vermonter and founder of Garuka Bars, began making the bars in 2011. ...

The science of sleep

The science of sleep

Jean Macbride, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Among college students, 70.6% reported that they get an inadequate amount of sleep, according to a study done by the National Institute of Health in June, 2014. At finals time, UVM students at Howe Library have a lot of different ideas about sleep and schoolwork. Sophomore David Lindholm said tha...

The call of caffeine

The call of caffeine

Natalie Charron, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

With finals approaching, students are turning to caffeinated drinks in an attempt to summon the energy to cram. Several students at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 19 were at Howe Library for a late night study session, typing on laptops and scribbling in notebooks with Speeder & Earl’s coffee cups sitting on their ...

Meet Dia Brown: engineer and leader

Meet Dia Brown: engineer and leader

Emma Shapera, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Despite the STEM community making up most of UVM’s majors, there was no National Society for Black Engineers at the University until last year. Junior Dia Brown, the club’s president and founder, launched the club at UVM in August 2018. “When I found out in my first year there wasn’t a ...

Citizens try to save Burly’s tree canopy

Citizens try to save Burly’s tree canopy

Emma Adams, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

Burlington is defined by its lush green foliage. However, local arborists say the signature  trunks and leaves of Vermont need citizen help.  Branch Out Burlington! is an organization that seeks to nurture and expand the city’s leafy canopy. Volunteers help plant and maintain the health of ...

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