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Alumnus’ first novel

Alumnus’ first novel

February 3, 2015

UVM alumnus Samuél Lopez Barrantes is pictured above. Barrantes wrote his novel “Slim and the Beast” af...

Warm up with an IPA

December 9, 2014

Filed under Columns, Life

If you enjoy an IPA and have yet to stumble upon this beer, you should get your life together and grab a cold Harpoon IPA.This flavorful beer is super heavy and warming during the wintertime, which is probably why so many of us 21-year-old students love it so much.With 5.9 percent alcohol per volume, this bitter beer doesn’t g...

Sipping on the dream

November 18, 2014

Filed under Columns, Life

The Dream Machine, an Indian Pale Lager from The Magic Hat Brewery, is one of the first of its kind.The IPL has become the “hipster’s” choice of beer, with its very potent bitterness created by the hops during the brew.The strong bitterness is a tell-tale sign that the IPL has its place on the micro brew game.It is al...

The new way to pay it forward

April 29, 2008

Filed under Archives, Columns, Life

In today's world of terrorism, fear mongering, genocides, school shootings and countless other violent acts, the future seems bleak and pessimistic. However, there is some hope.This hope comes in the form of concrete action, and in particular, through random acts of kindness.April 24 is, according to the UVM Department of St...

The Newly Discovered Symptoms of PTS

February 7, 2006

Filed under Archives, Columns, Life

Once last semester when I was living in the Harris-Millis complex I was sound asleep, recharging myself for another enlightening day in the classroom. All of the sudden I was sitting up straight in my bed with my heart pounding, catching my breath and clinging to my window overlooking the main entrance. Did I hear so...

Going Mod, Black and White Style

January 31, 2006

Filed under Archives, Columns, Life

If you have noticed the increasingly black-and-white outfit choices of many celebrities, as well as striped shirts creeping up everywhere, you are not the only one. Early summer forecasts predicted that the fall of 2005 would bring a trend that had been hiding for quite a while: black. Whether flying solo or arm-in-arm wi...

The DOs and DON’Ts of College Romance

November 29, 2005

Filed under Archives, Columns, Life

As if dating and relationships weren't already hard enough, college adds a whole new layer of misunderstanding, confusion and embarrassment to the realm of romance. Random rendezvous and one night stands usually result in a substantial amount of awkwardness and uncertainty, but for some who commit one of the ultimate sexual si...

Backtalk: An Occasional Column About College Life

October 27, 2003

Filed under Archives, Columns, Life

If you're a college student today, it's assumed that you both a) have your own computer and b) posses intricate knowledge of its inner workings. This is only half the problem. Today's college student is also supposed to be able to fix their own computer, every single damn time it makes a weird noise, starts smoking, begins sp...

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