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Students get down and dirty on Redstone’s pines

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December 1, 2015

Students met on the Redstone Green to begin phase one of the Redstone Pines Restoration Project Nov. 15.“All of the trees in Redstone Pines, for the most part, are invasive Norway Maples,” senior James Biddle said. “They are classified as invasive because they outcompete native vegetation and also ha...

Davis Center employee brings culture

Davis Center employee brings culture

Camilla Broccolo

November 19, 2015

Each day at 6 a.m., one Davis Center employee heads to Brennan’s to add books to the shelf and find what students have left behind. “The Book Nook was inspired by UVM students and the vision of Jacques Paul Marton, a Davis Center custodian,” according to the UVM website. “I love seei...

Writer shows bleak view of SeaWorld

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November 17, 2015

“I am impressed,” Tim Zimmermann said. “This is the biggest audience I’ve seen for a ‘Blackfish’ talk.”UVM students and community members came together to hear Zimmermann, co-producer and writer of the 2013 documentary Blackfish, speak Nov. 11 in the Grand Maple Ballroom.Zimmermann’s present...

Plan ahead: registering for a solid schedule

November 17, 2015

As class registration nears, students may seek advice to calm their nerves about making crucial academic decisions. “I am doing fine, but I know a lot of my first-year friends are stressed out about making a class schedule and getting the classes they want,” junior Esther Hershkovits said.College of ...

The experience of living in the dorms

November 5, 2015

Undergraduates are required to live on campus for their first two years, but this requirement seems to have a mixed reaction from students.Both upperclassmen and underclassmen shared pros and cons regarding life in residence halls.“Living on campus is great because of how close I am to everything,” first-ye...

Letting it grow for a cause

Jackie Flynn

November 5, 2015

This November, UVM students can grow out their mustaches and beards for a cause. Movember, a nonprofit foundation that started in Australia, works to raise funds for men’s health, with all proceeds raised going toward prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health research, according to the...

Living on-campus, not in dorms

November 5, 2015

For upperclassmen that don’t want to live downtown but still want an off-campus feel, there are two options: the Redstone Apartments and the Redstone Lofts.The Redstone Apartments are located behind the Wing Davis Wilks residence complex,  between Redstone Campus and the Burlington Country Club alo...

Campus housing for international students

Emilee Conroe

November 5, 2015

Some international students  are rethinking the benefits of their required housing situation. First-years Haoxiang Huang and Zhuonan Kong and sophomores Chen Ling and Chen Yang are all international students from China. They are all residents of Marsh-Austin-Tupper, the required housing location for in...

Campus suits-up for the 2015 Halloween weekend

Camilla Broccolo

October 28, 2015

With the Halloween weekend approaching, students and campus organizations are preparing for the festivities. Students like junior Erin Mahoney use the weekend as an opportunity to go out more. “I plan on going to a party at my friend’s house,” Mahoney said. “I’m going to be a ‘pink l...

Challenges faced by international students

October 28, 2015

UVM’s international student population is growing and more resources will be required to meet their needs, but there are still struggles.“I’ve heard Americans call [The Marsh-Austin-Tupper Dorms] the ‘China Wall,’” said sophomore Stas Litvinenka, an international student from Belarus.About 25 p...

UVM looking to ease the stress of applying to college

Jackie Flynn

October 28, 2015

For many students, the process of applying to college can be challenging. UVM is working to change that. UVM has joined the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, a group working to help make the college application process easier for all students. “UVM joined the coalition because ...

Students impacted by construction

October 28, 2015

Central Campus has been rumbling with trucks and workmen since before the first day of classes this semester and students seem to have mixed opinions about the expansion.“I have a friend in Converse Hall who struggles to sleep due to the noise coming from construction just across the parking lot,...

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