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A Vermonter’s spring break in California

A Vermonter’s spring break in California

Hunter Colvin

March 25, 2016


Filed under Columns, Life

Big news: I can start blaring Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” everywhere I go now because over spring break I went to California for the first time. My family went to San Diego over break. I’m an East Coast girl, and we usually go to Florida for the week, but I have to admit I really enjoy...

An honest narrative of a first meditation

An honest narrative of a first meditation

Hunter Colvin

February 3, 2016


Filed under Columns, Life

I’ve never really meditated. Not unless you count the mini meditation I did at the end of a yoga class I took that one time. But I was too busy wiping copious amounts of sweat from, well, everywhere to really meditate. I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of meditation, though.  I mean, ...

Angsty teen upset by the medical community

Angsty teen upset by the medical community

Eva Bartels

December 9, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

The Friday night of Halloween weekend, I, like every other college student in America, set out looking for a party that would justify drunkenly roaming the streets of Burlington dressed as a slutty cat or a culturally-appropriative Native American. I went in my own clothes only to be continually asked if I was d...

On campus coffee for your exam cram

On campus coffee for your exam cram

Chris Leow

December 8, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

Finals are coming and for most students that means late nights, flashcards and lots of coffee. To help with the latter, I’ve compiled a list of coffees around campus and my thoughts on them: Speeder and Earl's (Cyber Cafe):   The Cyber Cafe was my long standing caffeine source my first years o...

Hip Burlington Café satisfies any diet

Hip Burlington Café satisfies any diet

Chris Leow

December 1, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

New Moon Café is full of rustic and modern vibes, lots of rugged hardwood and simple decor. The ambience is much more modern than say, Muddy Waters, but that’s okay with me. New Moon offers soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and an assortment of café drinks. They proudly display the very colorful and vi...

‘Thanksgiving’ spent across the pond

Hunter Colvin

December 1, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

As we all know, Thanksgiving is a very American holiday. And Canadian. And Liberian. And Dutch. And actually quite a few more countries. My point being, it is not celebrated in England. Although, according to the Telegraph, the Brits are starting to celebrate American Thanksgiving more and more. ...

A ‘Pebble’ you’ll want to share

A ‘Pebble’ you’ll want to share

Chris Leow

November 20, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

A Single Pebble is an upscale Asian restaurant, and well aware of it. The lighting is dim and waiters and waitresses give off a sophisticated air, creating a more formal atmosphere. This is the place that springs to mind when you ask locals where to find gourmet Asian food.  It was named “The Best Re...

Dining on-campus: my favorite places to go

Chris Leow

November 5, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

As a junior, I’m still exploring UVM’s on-campus dining options. There are some locations that are well known and some that are hidden gems. Classy Dining One little, lesser-known place is the Waterman Manor. Located on the top floor of Waterman, this fancy location is only open for three hours a ...

Study abroad: housing in England versus in America

Hunter Colvin

November 5, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

One of my biggest concerns about coming to Newcastle, England was housing. It’s only three months, but three months can feel like three years if you have the wrong roommate. Plus, living in University Heights for the past two years has left me kind of spoiled.  No other dorms on campus are that...

Avoid being fooled by advertisements

October 28, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

It’s 3 a.m., the TV hums quietly in the background as you drift in and out of sleep. You catch the voice of your favorite actress. She’s promoting something. You turn up the TV.It’s anti-aging cream.Do you need anti-aging cream? You’re only 19. Should you call the 1-800 number? It says they will gi...

Restaurant Review: Burlington Burrito scene

Chris Leow

October 23, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

Burritos are my favorite. There’s something indescribably satisfying about biting into a warm bundle of salsa, meat and beans. I identify as an extreme Chipotle fan. I can’t begin to calculate how much time and money I’ve spent there over the past few years of college. However, Chipotle i...

The search for a roomate: finding a family that fits

Eva Bartels

October 15, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

The beginning of sophomore year means thinking about the dreaded junior year living situation. It’s still a year away and you haven’t figured out why you hate your current roommate, but it’s fine. Before roaming the streets of Burlington looking for a new abode, you have to figure out who your house...

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