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The Last Steering Column

April 26, 2010

You probably never thought the day would come, but I'm afraid a bittersweet moment is upon us.  That's right.  UVM's favorite biweekly automotive piece has reached its conclusion.And since there doesn't seem to be any more nerdy car fanatics clamoring for my job, that means it's curtains for...

Miracle berries boost buds

April 19, 2010

A lime, a lemon, a grapefruit and a bottle of hot sauce may seem like an unlikely combination of ingredients, but Peter Katz begs to differ. "We have found a way to mess with our taste buds," Katz said.  "Now we can devour these foods with great health benefits that we otherwise wouldn't eat."Katz...

Style Files: farewell, fashion friends of UVM

April 19, 2010

 It's almost that time of year again. The time where classes end and finals start. When we watch — or possibly participate in — the Naked Bike Ride and wave in sheepish surprise at the people we know. Most importantly, though, it's the time where we embrace those lazy, hazy days of summer.Unfortunately,...

Saturday recovery breakfast

April 19, 2010

Heads throbbing, eyes red and glazed — hordes of people wake up Saturday, and after a few morning rituals, are ready to feast.Cold pizza and unlabeled Tupperware is usually a breakfast of champions — but not today, no, today is the day something majestic is made.Begin by washing your hands. ...

All students now eligible for grant funded research

April 12, 2010

Honors students are not the only ones able to pursue funding for undergraduate research through the University.UVM now offers up to $500 in funding for each student interested in pursuing undergraduate research for faculty-mentored undergraduate research in all disciplines.UVM Mini Grants, introduced...

UVM hits zesty high note

April 12, 2010

UVM Zest — the newest musical addition to the University — is determined to bring more opportunity for student involvement in the singing community."We are a group of down-to-earth individuals that want to bring together UVM students in an atmosphere that is accepting, energetic and full...

Let’s go ride a bike

April 5, 2010

Bikes with broken frames, flat tires and rusted chains are strewn throughout campus, and it seems no one is willing to repair them.This will all change with the initiatives of UVM's newest prospective club, the Bike Users Group (BUG). BUG is trying to help create a way to get more bikes off of those...

Swim into spring

April 5, 2010

The month of April has finally graced us with its presence and it's time to hit up North Beach — or the campus green — with your bangin' new bathing suit. Here are some of our favorite new trends for you to pick and choose from.Pin-up style: Bring it back to the 1950s with this modestly cut...

Eco-Repping food and waste at UVM

March 29, 2010

The Eco-Reps Program at UVM implemented a Dining Services Eco-Rep position in Fall 2009, and since January, junior environmental science major Rachel Meyer has held the position. Like other Eco-Reps, Meyer works toward changing student behavior through education and activities that promote a greater...

No more forks in the compost pile for UVM

March 22, 2010

Eating with utensils made from corn is no longer such an eco-friendly option.Within the past few weeks, signs have been posted around the Davis Center's takeout food areas stating that "compostable" forks, knives and spoons, which are offered as disposable silverware, are no longer being accepted in...

An array of cultural cuisine at Duino Duende caters to palates

March 22, 2010

Radio Bean — a  popular café with live music on North Winooski Avenue — expanded its repertoire by adding a restaurant called Duino Duende right next door in November 2009. The name reveals it all:  Duino is the name of a town in Northern Italy and Duende is a complicated...

Stories straight from Haiti

March 15, 2010

The earthquake in Haiti has effected many in the United States — some far more than others.Jozy M. Smarth — a native Haitian, nurse and Lieutenant Colonel for the U.S. Army — has been providing support for Haitians after the military diverted her to Haiti on her way to tour in Afghanistan. She...

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