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‘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...

Give a little sugar, make a little dough

Give a little sugar, make a little dough

December 13, 2017

EEmily, a senior at UVM, padded her college student bank account by meeting with sugar daddies, using her...

Senior gives sugar, makes dough

Senior gives sugar, makes dough

December 12, 2017

Emily, a senior at UVM, padded her college student bank account by meeting with sugar daddies, using her e...

Reflection on Black Friday

Nicole Morris, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

Filed under Life

Though campus was deserted for Thanksgiving break, the Church Street shopping scene was still crowded for Black Friday. Black Friday fell on Nov. 24 this year, hitting the consumer world again as the unofficial holiday opportunity for some major discount shopping since the 1960s, according to blackfriday.com. The day aft...

Facing the facts about food waste at the source

Facing the facts about food waste at the source

December 7, 2017

Students scrape forks across half-filled plates, emptying the uneaten food into the black square hole...

UVMtv hopes to get new studio in Taft

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

December 7, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, Life

There is one club on campus that cannot wait for the construction on UVM’s Taft building to end. If UVMtv’s hope to be awarded a studio in the newly renovated Taft building comes true, it won’t be the first time the organization moves its headquarters. UVMtv began with its headquarters in Billings Hall but has since been housed in Coo...

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