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Skiers shred for female health care and empowerment

Skiers shred for female health care and empowerment

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

It’s not unusual to see stacks of colorful skis in the dining hall on weekend mornings as student skiers eat an 8 a.m. breakfast before hitting the slopes. For campus organization, Chicks on Sticks, skiing is more than a pleasant pastime - it’s connected it to social justice. Founded by two fem...

CAS program allows students to take classes elsewhere

CAS program allows students to take classes elsewhere

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

It’s challenging to find the perfect program: in one university, a place that offers in-depth classes in every possible discipline. However, UVM College of Arts and Sciences Consortium makes it possible to gain the best of both worlds between 3 institutions for CAS students. Since fall...

Caring for cows: students experience farm life at UVM’s dairy barn

Caring for cows: students experience farm life at UVM’s dairy barn

Juliet Malkowski, Staff Writer

March 10, 2019

In an experience that seems unique to going to school in Vermont, a UVM program allows students to witness the birth of a calf and to name it. “Everyone in the program gets to have a calf, and it gets to be your calf,” senior Ariela Burk, a member of the program, said. UVM’s Cooperative...

BSU Fashion Show breaks from tradition

BSU Fashion Show breaks from tradition

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

UVM’s Black Student Union held their annual fashion show Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Davis Center’s Grand Maple Ballroom. This year’s theme was “Paint it Black,” and it defied tradition in many ways. Typically, clothing is the centerpiece of the show, but this year, the models were front a...

UVM hosts local producers for Cheese and Dairy Fest

UVM hosts local producers for Cheese and Dairy Fest

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

February 26, 2019

The sweet aromas of cheese and freshly-scooped ice cream gave busy students a reason to pause last week. UVM hosted its annual Cheese and Dairy Fest Feb. 19 in the Davis Center Atrium. Sponsored by UVM Dining, the event’s aim was to promote cheese and dairy producers in the state of Vermont. ...

Students talk meditation on campus

Students talk meditation on campus

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

The walls of most dorms are covered with posters, candles are at risk of confiscation and the shouts of the next door neighbors playing Super Smash Bros make meditation seem like an impossible routine to develop in the college years. Despite this, students and faculty at UVM find ways to reap the ...

Tying the knot: married and engaged students on campus

Tying the knot: married and engaged students on campus

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

February 15, 2019

When an undergraduate Public Communication major joined Chi Alpha, an on-campus Christian fellowship, she didn’t expect to meet her husband. The average marriage age for women in the U.S is 27 years old and for men is 29, according to the November 2018 U.S. Census. That statistic doesn’t stop some s...

How to spend Valentine’s Day in Burlington

How to spend Valentine’s Day in Burlington

Culture Staff

February 14, 2019

Love is in the air. Burlington might not be known as the city of love, but despite the cold and the snow, it can still be the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whether you are with your partner or with your friends, you can enjoy your time together without breaking the bank. After your l...

Students seek mental health help in winter months

Students seek mental health help in winter months

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

Vermont’s dark winters, with their bluster and shadow, leave many studetns struggling with their mental health. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs in nine percent of New England’s population, according to a 2015 study by the National Institute of Health. D...

Students celebrate religion through song

Students celebrate religion through song

Juliet Malkowski, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019

In the center of the room, an individual raises their voice and begins to sing. Eventually, all members are singing, eyes closed, drumming on the desk and creating a song that overtakes the room.  The Niggun Collective Club,  started by sophomore Navah Fried and senior Alec Collins, is a gathering o...

Improv performance shows off humor and creativity

Improv performance shows off humor and creativity

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

February 2, 2019

Standing in front of an audience and confronting the expectation to be funny on the fly are challenges improv actors must confront each performance. Name Pending, UVM’s first and only improv troupe, performed Jan. 22 as part of the University’s Winter Week of Welcome. At a Name Pending improv show, a group o...

Rail Jam transforms Davis Center green

Rail Jam transforms Davis Center green

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

Hundreds of UVM students braved the Burlington cold to check out the local skiing and snowboarding talent on display at this year’s Winter Rail Jam. The event, organized by UVM Ski and Snowboard Club in conjunction with Jay Peak Parks and UVM Program Board, kicked off 7 p.m. Jan. 25  outside of th...

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