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Mending community health one yoga pose at a time

Mending community health one yoga pose at a time

January 30, 2018

One Burlington yoga studio is redefining charity by donating mental and physical health to the local co...

Gear up for colder weather with these seasonal essentials

Gear up for colder weather with these seasonal essentials

January 26, 2018

Though the Princeton Review ranks UVM as one of the top-10 greenest universities in the country, campus is looki...

Stop and think before you get forever inked

Stop and think before you get forever inked

January 26, 2018

Tattoos are permanent pieces of art. They are a form of expression, and it seems like everyone is int...

Don’t sweat it, coolness is a social construct

Don’t sweat it, coolness is a social construct

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

January 25, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, Columns, Life

When I was in kindergarten, the cool kids wore bell bottoms and were growing out their baby bangs. B...

Music Shaming

Music Shaming

January 23, 2018

While walking down the street in Burlington, the buzz of bass and licks of guitar reverberate from buil...

‘Spilling the Tea’ on 2017’s slang

Bernadette Higgs, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018

Filed under Columns, Life

If there’s one place to look for 2017’s slew of new slang words, it’s a college campus. After more than a year and a half at UVM and a few sly visits to Urban Dictionary, I compiled a list of slang I’ve heard around campus. Surrounded by pop culture and up to date students, I often heard words and phrases I didn’t recognize...

Resolve to try even if you do not succeed

Erin Powell, Staff Writer

January 20, 2018

Filed under Life

There is no scientific reason for the new year to begin when it does, but the arrival of January still holds global significance. A new year signifies a fresh slate and a chance to improve from the previous year, and is often accompanied by resolutions. Whether it is to lose the freshman 15 or to finally get organized, a promise of pro...

College teaches cheating

College teaches cheating

January 19, 2018

A quick glance at a neighbor’s scantron can seem like an easy way to check answers, but many student...

How I made money off my feet

How I made money off my feet

Brigitte Riordan, Oddities Writer

December 22, 2017

Filed under Headliners, Life

Brigitte Riordan About a year ago I fell into a paid writing gig when I launched my online foot dominatrix domain. What kind of jobs are out there fo...

Send nudes, but consider who receives them

Send nudes, but consider who receives them

Autumn Lee, Life Columnist

December 18, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, Life

The nude: The image that can sexually liberate, but also lead to lots of trouble—and I admit my cam...

Everyone is doing it: walking in when you shouldn’t

Bernadette Higgs, Staff Writer

December 16, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, Life

Between cramped rooms, thin walls and the overall lack of privacy, the setup of college dorms makes it difficult to find a private space for couples to get it on. This leads to inevitable awkward situations like walk-ins, desperate attempts to find privacy or accidental eavesdropping on intimate moments. First-year Ailinn ...

Hook-up spots

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

Filed under Life

College is often associated with youth hookup culture, and UVM is no exception. The question is not if UVM students are hooking up, but where exactly they’re getting it on. College is a residential community as well as an academic one, and with so many shared spaces, students have to get creative for their more priv...

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