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Easy and healthy meals to make off-campus

Easy and healthy meals to make off-campus

Isabella Alessandrini, Culture Columnist

September 20, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

If you are living off-campus with no meal plan, don’t worry! Here are a few satisfying and speedy recipes based around healthy complex carbohydrates and veggies that will come together in 40 minutes or less. For plant-based protein sources that are sustainable for the planet and slim budgets, ...

Finding strength and community at Pride

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

There’s something undefinable about the moment you look around and realize you aren’t alone. Marching down Church street in the Burlington Pride Parade, surrounded by fellow students adorned with rainbows and smiles, I experienced that moment. It was my first pride parade, and I don’t think I’ve ...

TREK expands programming to include mountain biking and LGBTQ groups

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Miles of lush green forests and stark mountains make up the Vermont wilderness, perfect for hiking, skiing and college. TREK is a program for UVM first-year and transfer students that takes place the week before classes and lets its participants take advantage of the state’s outdoors. Divided ...

Student Life has new leadership

Student Life has new leadership

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture

The office was bathed in sunlight. A house plant and tea pot sat on the window sill. This summer, Daphne Wells ‘06 took the office of Pat Brown as the new director of Student Life. She has over 13 years of experience in Student Life and graduated from UVM’s Higher Education Student Affairs Master’s degree program, accord...

New director of student life selected

New director of student life selected

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

July 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Life, News

A new director of student life has been selected following the departure of former director Pat Brown. Daphne R. Wells will be replacing Brown, who retired this June after 39 years of service to UVM. Wells was selected after a nationwide search according to a July 9 email from Dennis DePaul, asso...

Best of UVM

Best of UVM

Culture Staff

May 10, 2018


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

The Culture staff curated a list of places we wish we knew about during our first few weeks at UVM. Once you’re unpacked and settled in, take time to wander campus and check them all out.   Best Dining Hall: Redstone - Located in Simpson Hall, Redstone Unlimited Dining offers several differ...

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...

Grab a mat and keep your pj’s on, it’s time for home yoga

Grab a mat and keep your pj’s on, it’s time for home yoga

Anna Power, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

Getting to a yoga class can be difficult. It costs money, it’s far away and classes are limited to specific times. One alternative to studio classes is practicing at home. Senior Haley Creamer, a neuroscience major and yoga teacher, finds yoga helps her interdisciplinary learning, she said. ...

Sips and Scents: Brothers invent aromas in magical cocktail experience

Sips and Scents: Brothers invent aromas in magical cocktail experience

Alexandra Shannon, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

Most laboratories smell like chemicals, but two brothers are spinning scents of morning coffee, rain on concrete and the ocean air in their magical lab. This is what drove brothers Aaron and Sam Wisniewski to establish Alice & The Magician cocktail apothecary in 2015, they said. “Everything ...

Women dealers change weed culture

Women dealers change weed culture

Autumn Lee, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

One UVM student is out to change the stoner stereotype from bong-ripping bros to be more friendly towards women. Olive, a pseudonym, first sold psychedelics when she came to UVM, then began selling weed when she realized she could smoke for free, she said. She has since stopped smoking because it ...

Community gather to celebrate, share herstory

Anna Power, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

Men and women gathered in Waterman to celebrate ordinary women for the Herstory event. UVM Program Board hosted Herstory for Women’s History Month March 19. Event coordinator junior Flannery Mehigan said that Herstory focused on women who have shaped history but generally aren’t celebrate...

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