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UVM ranked “top bang for buck”

UVM ranked “top bang for buck”

Camilla Broccolo

October 7, 2015


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UVM is a top “bang for your buck school,” according to Washington Monthly, but some students don’t seem to agree with this number. “The term ‘bang for your buck’ means you get the best deal for what you pay,” sophomore Claire Charde said.  “I really don’t think $53,864 is a grea...

A different kind of library

Charlotte Fisher

September 14, 2015


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It may seem hard to avoid racking up a pricey bill when it comes to buying textbooks, but some UVM students are trying to change that. Books 4 Equality is a free library accessible online for anyone to view, search and borrow books from, according to their website. “Equal access to textbooks for every...

Silent Disco dances into Vermont

Emilee Conroe

September 14, 2015


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When Rhonda Bilodeau and Taraleigh Weathers sat down for breakfast several months ago, they hatched an idea to bring a festival to Burlington – a festival of the silent variety, that is. “I had this silent disco idea for a while and had tossed it around to a couple of people with little interest,...

Award-winning author holds UVM book signing

September 14, 2015


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The summer reading assignment for the incoming class of 2019 opened up a conversation surrounding Western and Eastern cultures. The novel, “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman, tells the true story of Lia Lee, a young girl who has epilepsy, and the clash between Western and E...

The debate surrounding the creemee

Emilee Conroe

September 10, 2015


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Junior Abigail Howlett said she had no idea what her friends were talking about when they invited her to get a creemee her first-year at UVM. A Massachusetts native, she said always called it soft serve. “Creemees are the bomb,” sophomore Mara Carini said. “The black raspberry twist is pretty stel...

UVM study brings controversy

September 10, 2015


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A study conducted by UVM in 2012-2013 on cafeteria food waste in Vermont public schools is raising questions about national school meal regulations.The study was published Aug. 26 and gained national attention in the media because it found students were wasting fruits and vegetables despite the Heal...

Royall Tyler Theatre undergoes renovation

Jackie Flynn

September 10, 2015


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A year and $215,000 in renovations later, UVM’s Royall Tyler Theatre is ready to start the season. During last year’s Homecoming and Family Weekend, a fundraising campaign launched to raise funds to renovate the Royall Tyler Theatre. Gregory Ramos, chair of the UVM Theatre Department, said the Roy...

Tackling a major decision

Jackie Morris

September 1, 2015


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Junior David Brandt said he always intended on declaring a political science major, but wanted to wait until he had taken some classes at UVM. “By the end of my second semester, I realized that all of my favorite classes were my [political science] classes,” he said. For students unsure where their pas...

UVM dining serves up new food options

Chris Leow

September 1, 2015


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Being stuck with a meal plan doesn’t have to mean a lack of dining options. Melissa Zelazny, general manager for Sodexo at UVM,  mentioned some of the newer options, including Green Roof Deli located next to the Ben and Jerry’s in the Davis Center, SoYo Frozen Yogurt and the Vermont Bean Crafter Vegan...

Students debate the new tobacco ban

September 1, 2015


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UVM’s tobacco ban has ignited debate and criticism about its effectiveness and impact on campus culture.Students are starting the fall semester under the new policy that began Aug. 1 according to the UVM website. The policy bans all tobacco and smoke-producing substances.SGA President Jason Maulucci said that...

Students get to know UVM’s provost

Students get to know UVM’s provost

April 28, 2015


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UVM's provost holds many titles. Apart from being chief academic officer, David Rosowsky is also the University's chief "optimism" officer, a father, a cheerleader of UVM and a Twitter fanatic.  "I love when students follow me on Twitter; it's great fun," Rosowsky said. The Vermont Cynic (VC): What is...

Breaking down dorm life

Heather Rankine

April 28, 2015


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You may be away from your parents, but there are still rules to follow in the dorms at UVM. Full-time students are required to live on-­campus for their first and second years, and must sign the Housing and Meal Contract before the start of the semester, according to UVM Housing and Meal Contract....

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