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Noodle shop offers a diverse menu

Chris Leow

October 13, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

Asiana Noodle Shop is a warm little restaurant nestled in a basement off of Church Street. Offerings include sushi, curries, various asian entrees and of course, noodles. This past week, my friends were in the mood for Asian food, so we decided to head down to Asiana for a quick dinner be...

Freshers’ Week: A week packed with music, alcohol and fun parties

Hunter Colvin

October 7, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

The British have a thing called “Freshers’ Week,” which is basically a week-long party. And when I say party I mean party, with famous DJs and more alcohol than anyone should consume. During the day, there are activities like paintballing, kayaking or beach trips. You know those things aro...

Exploring the importance of touch

October 7, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

Stand-up comedian Chelsea Peretti has a sketch in which she tells the audience that she has found a new method for people who don’t like being “touchy” to handle “huggers” at parties. She suggests that when someone approaches you with wide-open arms, going in for the hug, grab their hands and start...

Study Abroad: My first few days across the pond

Study Abroad: My first few days across the pond

Hunter Colvin

September 22, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

You most likely know the crosswalk on Main Street between Athletic and Central. I mean, everyone who has ever been in Burlington knows that crosswalk. It’s the one where students cross whenever they feel like it because, hey, what car is going to hit a pedestrian in the crosswalk? There is a ge...

Study Abroad: a new adventure is about to begin

Hunter Colvin

September 14, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

In exactly five days I will be boarding a plane headed for England. For the next three months, I will be in Newcastle, England, studying, exploring, learning, and drinking (hello, drinking age of 18). It’s a little nerve-wracking. For three months, I will be in another country, far away from friends, ...

Taking a different approach this year

September 1, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

You’ve arrived at college. You’ve moved in, hung up all of your Mac Demarco posters and met the guys next door. After a haze of new classes and old friends, take a second to reflect on where you are and where you’re hoping to go this year. The beginning of the school year is a great time to ...

Blend up a fast breakfast

Blend up a fast breakfast

Allison Carey

April 28, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

Spring and summer mean it is finally getting warm enough for smoothies in the morning. These easy, delicious drinks are perfect for breakfast when you’re on the run or when you want to start your day off with something nutritious. Try these five different recipes from Prevention.com. Just add all...

Tips to survive the heat

Allison Carey

April 21, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

The temperatures are rising, and it is going to get hot fast. Use these eight tips from ACTIVE.com to stay safe while you exercise in the heat: Get hydrated Getting enough water not only before, but also during your workout is very important. If you are going on a long run or hitting th...

‘Stay up and forever weird’: my four years at UVM

April 21, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

Seniors are often asked questions based around their own experiences as a student, like where they plan to use their knowledge and how.With college coming to an end and a life-altering move possibly on the horizon, there is a tendency to become nostalgic and sentimental. This is probably what most seniors ...

Stretching toward finals

Allison Carey

April 14, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

With finals week looming, we are all getting ready to bunker down in our favorite library study spot. Use these quick mobility tricks to keep your back and legs from getting too stiff and to give yourself a break from those books. The Couch Stretch Get on all fours and position your foot against the w...

Stout’s so thick you’ll think it’s a milkshake

April 7, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

Another great pick from The Oskar Blues Brewery in North Carolina: The Ten FIDY.This is a strong imperial stout that is sure to leave a lasting impression.  This high-grade beer comes in four-packs and does some damage to the wallet. At roughly $15 per four beers, I recommend this beer only to ...

Tips to avoid spring sniffles

Allison Carey

April 7, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

Spring has – kind of –sprung, and for a lot of us, this means allergy season. Trees, grass and weeds are to blame, and if you need to beat the snuff this season, use these tips. 1. Shower before bed. Allergens (hello, pollen) that have collected in your hair and on your body should b...

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