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UVM and Garuka team up to feed the needy

UVM and Garuka team up to feed the needy

Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer

5 days ago

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

6 days ago

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

6 days ago

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 ...

Trick-or-treaters celebrate Halloween at Horse Barn

Trick-or-treaters celebrate Halloween at Horse Barn

Maryann Makosiej, Staff Writer

November 9, 2019

A sea of trick-or-treaters went stall to stall collecting candy from student handlers and their costume-clad horses.  The Halloween Barn event was held on Monday, October 28 at the UVM Horse Barn. It was a student-run, faculty-supported effort led by the Animal and Veterinary Science department. Adult...

OLLI lets older dogs learn new tricks

OLLI lets older dogs learn new tricks

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

When typical college students enroll in a class, the doom of an impending exam looms on the horizon. Often, it’s impossible to relax and enjoy the content of the class. While this is not a reality for most UVM students, it is for some older adults who are committed to continuing to learn. ...

Hand-poked tattoos rise in popularity

Hand-poked tattoos rise in popularity

Kellyn Doerr, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Dip, poke and repeat. Tons of people are going under the needle to get new ink, and it’s not in the traditional method of tattooing with a gun. People have been practicing this art for thousands of years. The art has even been traced back to ancient Egypt, Rome and the Victorian era, accordi...

Students bring awareness to assault

Students bring awareness to assault

Isabella Ross, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

Dressed in however they chose,  protestors left Waterman Oct. 28 to demonstrate that clothing, or lack thereof, does not equal consent. UVM SlutWalk was started by  Brianna Ball ‘18 in 2017. It has been run for the past two years by senior Riri Stuart-Thompson, a member of the Womyn of Color c...

No tricks, only treats for VT families

No tricks, only treats for VT families

Jenny Koppang, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

In this most eerie season, Burlington parents can attest that trick-or-treating in a college town is decidedly not the spookiest part of Halloween.  With this holiday comes hoards of college-aged witches and ghouls partaking in family- unfriendly festivities, though these rowdy shenanigans are not...

Ghostly guide to UVM’s haunted halls

Ghostly guide to UVM’s haunted halls

Kate Germain, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Bronze leaves swirl and nights grow longer, making UVM a whole lot spookier. UVM is no exception to the haunted essence of Burlington in the fall. Many students are eerily aware of the most unsettling spots on campus, and they have something to say about it.  ROYALL TYLER THEATRE Royall Ty...

Sladers live sustainably together

Sladers live sustainably together

Christa Guzman, Staff Writer

October 19, 2019

String lights illuminated the walls and people huddled into any free space they could find as musicians, poets, storytellers and beyond took the stage. Students flock to the Slade Coffee Haus every other Thursday night for an open mic. Slade Ecological Co-op, an off campus housing option for stude...

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