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Best of Burlington

Best of Burlington

Culture Staff

May 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture, Life, Life Regular

Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, and with Burlington there are so many unique places to explore. To get you started, the Culture staff rounded up ten of our favorite spots.   Best Music Venue: Radio Bean - This self-described “bohemian utopia” features live music from bot...

24 hours in Burlington

Lily Merriam, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture, Life, Life Regular

Welcome to Burlington! You won’t be disappointed with your choice of college location. Vermont’s queen city was selected as the No. 1 college town in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2013. Burlington hosts innovative restaurants, excellent shopping on Church Street, and a thriving music an...

Sororities are not stereotype

Sororities are not stereotype

Autumn Lee, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Life, Life Regular

When it comes to sorority girls, a lot of images come to mind — bleach-blonde hair, matching Greek letter t-shirts and lots of partying. Recently, I’ve been trying to challenge my thoughts on this stereotype. Senior Natalie Mitchell admitted to thinking this way early in college. She thou...

Mental illness: a silent struggle for students

Mental illness: a silent struggle for students

Renee Willard

October 19, 2016


Filed under Life, Life Regular

The National Alliance for Mental Illness has declared the first week of October “Mental Health Awareness Week.” The week is dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding mental illnesses, and it’s especially important for the one out of four college students who will be diagnosed with a mental i...

Giggling to a healthy lifestyle: the great benefits of laughing

Allison Carey

February 10, 2015


Filed under Life, Life Regular

We all probably know what it feels like to laugh, but did you know that laughing with friends can offer health benefits? Check out this great list from the Gaiam Life website: 1.  Laughing lowers your blood pressure, which will decrease your risk of stroke and heart attack. If you already h...

Don’t let the cold temperatures slow you down

Allison Carey

February 3, 2015


Filed under Life, Life Regular

It's cold out and the weather may be stopping you from hitting the trails. Use these quick tips from Runner's World Magazine to beat the cold and keep up with your routine. Shoes matter. With slush and ice, it is hard to keep your feet warm and underneath you. Avoid shoes with a lot of mesh a...

A healthier New Year

Allison Carey

December 9, 2014


Filed under Life, Life Regular

The end of 2014 may seem far away, but it is never too early to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. If you’re like me, you’ve made about a hundred promises to yourself over the past year that you haven’t put effort into keeping. Use these three tips to hold yourself accountable...

Foods for finals week

Allison Carey

November 18, 2014


Filed under Life Regular

As the semester winds down, exams are approaching causing stress levels to rise. Try some of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s recommended foods to boost brainpower. 1) Fish: Our bodies can’t make EPA and DHA, the fatty acids found in fish, so we need to get it from our diet. These omega-3s...

The different diets

Allison Carey

November 11, 2014


Filed under Life Regular

Gluten-free, lactose-intolerant, vegan and Paleo. The names of these diets are thrown around all the time, and they can all blend together if you don’t know the differences. Here’s a quick cheat sheet: Gluten-free: Gluten is a protein found in grains — wheat, barley and rye. Those who are g...

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