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Humans of the University of Vermont

Humans of the University of Vermont

March 31, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

It may not always be evident, but diversity is real here at UVM. The diversity exists in personalities, upbringings, interests, religion, sexuality; you name it, it’s here.In New York City, Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York roams the streets looking for hints of humanity to intertwine us all. At U...

Translating between communities

Harper Simpson

March 24, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Respect, integrity, innovation, openness, justice and responsibility makeup UVM’s Common Ground, according to the University website. These six pillars hold up the values of the community. The University is accepting of  all identities, all opinions and all backgrounds, and the Deaf community is no...

Students voice opinions on Springfest performers

Eileen Parks

March 24, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

The 2015 SpringFest performers have been announced. The Disco Biscuits are a jam band from Philadelphia and AlunaGeorge are an electronic music duo from London, according to their respective websites. “I’m very disappointed,” sophomore Kaeli Mace said. The Disco Biscuits are a jam band from Phi...

Students talk about legalizing marijuana

Students talk about legalizing marijuana

Danielle Goglia

March 18, 2015


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Imagine April 20, the “marijuana holiday,” without the fear of being arrested. This could happen in Vermont with a new bill that proposes the legalization of the drug. “I think that legalizing it will make it less of a big deal,” junior Hannah Weiss said. “It is the same thing that people ...

Promoting food justice at UVM

Heather Rankine

March 17, 2015


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UVM explored the topic of food justice March 11 in the Aiken Center. “Food Justice Activism: Through a Social Justice Lense” was an intersectional food justice workshop led by Kat Yang-Stevens. Food justice suggests that food is a right and that no  one should live without enough food because ...

Humans of University of Vermont

Humans of University of Vermont

March 17, 2015


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GREG  JACOBS, New Hampshire “What’s one thing that nobody knows about you?” “I used to be an art major. I really like to create things. I especially like to sculpt. Working out is even a form of sculpting. [Your body] is a form of art.” MIKAYLA VARUNOK, New York “Would you call ...

Students to tackle race, gender and sexuality

Students to tackle race, gender and sexuality

Jackie Morris

March 10, 2015


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Race, gender and sexuality will be in focus at UVM March 13. On this date, UVM will host the 11th annual UVM Student Conference on Race, Gender and Sexuality. The conference will include presentations by students who submitted various scholarly papers and creative works. These works...

Dancing through the night for a cause

Dancing through the night for a cause

Heather Rankine

March 10, 2015


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Students danced into the night Feb. 20 as part of the annual Rallython event. After a year-long fundraiser, UVM greek life partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network to host the 12- hour dance marathon. The event took place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. in the Maple Ballroom in the Davis Center. “To...

Gender equality thrives at UVM

Gender equality thrives at UVM

February 24, 2015


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Students at UVM are likely familiar with the openness at their University. Now every reader of The New York Times is as well.Just over two weeks ago, New York Times writer Julie Scelfo wrote an article about the transgender community at UVM.The headline read “A University Recognizes a Third Gender: ...

UVM community reflects on Dairy Bar

UVM community reflects on Dairy Bar

Eileen Parks

February 17, 2015


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Only alumni may remember, but before the Davis Center, there was Carrigan Hall and the UVM Dairy Bar. The Dairy Bar operated from 1950 to 1995 and served sandwiches, coffee, ice cream and other dairy products, according to the UVM Foundation website. The Dairy Bar was in Carrigan Hall, which was...

First-years transition into second semester

First-years transition into second semester

Jackie Flynn

February 17, 2015


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Kaylee Ellis and Jessica Wolfe are in their second semesters at UVM at a time when ski season and frostbite temperatures are in full swing. Living in Jeanne Mance has certainly been more difficult this semester, both students said. With the temperature hitting low to negative numbers on a consistent...

Humans of UVM

Humans of UVM

February 10, 2015


Filed under Campus Life

Maybe it's not evident, but diversity is real here at UVM. The diversity exists in personalities, upbringing, interests, religion, sexuality, you name it.In New York, Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York, roams the streets looking for hints of humanity to intertwine us all.At UVM, Marissa Lanoff and Harpe...

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