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Signs with the Kru Coffee logo hang on a Church St. building, Jan. 29. “Kru” is short for “Krucible,” the full name of the brand.

New café opening on Church Street

George Weed, Staff Writer February 5, 2020

Kru Coffee hopes to prove that supporting farmers pays off all the way to the coffee cup. The coffee company, based out of Saratoga Springs, New York, is setting up a second location at 2 Church...

A historic black-and-white photo from UVM Special collections shows students smoking and studying in the apse in Billings Library. Today, the apse is a space dedicated to telling the history of the building.

A look into the past: Billings

Stephan Toljan, Photo Editor February 5, 2020

The Billings Library students are familiar with is not the only one that exists. In fact, there are two “Billings” Libraries. One sits on UVM’s main campus and a second stands in Billings, Montana. Both...

Library Instruction Coordinator Daisy Benson volunteered in a library throughout high school before working in a library during graduate school.
“I realized I really like the different ways I can work with people in a library,” Benson said.

UVM’s Librarians: Who are they?

Sabrina Fiore, Staff Writer January 28, 2020

Structurally, UVM’s libraries are buildings with countless bookshelves. Less visibly, the people inside keep the libraries’ hearts beating. Librarians are behind the bookshelves and desks of UVM’s...

Women in politics: UVM alumna earns her position in Vermont government at 23

Women in politics: UVM alumna earns her position in Vermont government at 23

Tulley Hescock, Feature Writer January 22, 2020

The winding driveway up Rogers Road seems to be heading straight for a dead end until you see the “Lucy Rogers 2018” campaign sign sticking out of the snow. Inside her family’s white farmhouse,...

Things you can fit a condom on

Things you can fit a condom on

Stephan Toljan and Kate Vanni December 13, 2019

Malaysian condom company Karex made 5 billion condoms in 2016, accounting for roughly 15 percent of the world’s condom market, according to an August 2016 Forbes article. With this photo feature,...

Classics struggles to not fall into ruins

Classics struggles to not fall into ruins

Lilly Page, Staff Writer December 6, 2019

It’s 9:40 a.m., and students in classics professor Mark Usher’s “Classics Then and Now” are excitedly chatting about a book they read, “The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius.” This book was adapted...

Snow melts on the roof of Royall Tyler Theatre as students on the ground below walk to and from class, Nov. 13.

Cats in the snow: Burlington winter weather breaks records

Caroline Slack, Feature Writer November 19, 2019

UVM’s campus is blanketed in a layer of snow, and students have started trudging to class in parkas and snow boots. Burlington temperatures dipped to a record-breaking 11 degrees Fahrenheit at 6 a.m....

Cars drive on College Street as Lake Champlain reflects the last rays of the sun, all seen from the belfry of Old Mill, Oct. 24. The journey up to the top of the building starts with a locked door, and after many steps, ends with walking up through the floor of the belfry.

A look into the past: Old Mill

Stephan Toljan, Photo Editor November 14, 2019

When asked if she knew what Old Mill looked like before 1880, sophomore Sinéad Murray said, “I don’t.” Murray, by nature of her political science major, spends a lot of time in Old Mill, the home...

Exploring the effectiveness of WE required course

Exploring the effectiveness of WE required course

Chelsea Seabold, Feature Writer November 5, 2019

Bleary-eyed students shuffled into a lecture hall, clutching coffee mugs and iClickers as they prepared for their first class of the day, Healthy Brains Healthy Bodies. According to the Wellness...

Exploring the local food in UVM's dining halls

Exploring the local food in UVM’s dining halls

George Weed, Feature Writer October 22, 2019

A small truck steered around the corner and backed into the loading dock. In its refrigerated compartment, 1,500 pounds of diced potatoes sat alongside cases of local produce. This week’s shipment...

Authenticity served at Pho Hong

Authenticity served at Pho Hong

Elizabeth Roote, Feature Writer October 8, 2019

Vietnamese restaurant Pho Hong has carved out a little slice of home, causing locals and college students alike to return for over 10 years. Pho Hong, on 325 N. Winooski Ave., opened in February 2008....

Community fostered in Burlington nonprofit

Community fostered in Burlington nonprofit

Cyrus Oswald, Feature Writer October 1, 2019

From the outside, 96 Buell St. doesn’t look very striking. One might not expect formerly incarcerated people to live in the middle of a street known for housing UVM students. However, in this tidy...

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