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Near and far: trails to try this far

Near and far: trails to try this far

Gordon Coates, Culture Columnist

September 28, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Views for miles in all directions, a new perspective, a greater appreciation for life and a good workout all come from summiting one of the many mountains within an hour’s drive from UVM.  Whether it’s a leisurely walk for a picnic, a great view of the lake or a physical challenge, Vermo...

Club seeks representation with flag raising

Club seeks representation with flag raising

Mateo Cardenas-Clarimon, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

A breeze blew across the oval as a crowd slowly gathered outside of the Davis Center. Students and Alianza Latinx members stood in the shade as they waited for the event to begin. Alianza Latinx, a Latin and Hispanic identity group, raised a flag displaying a collage of flags from different Lat...

“TrinCity:” a new home for arts and creativity on campus

“TrinCity:” a new home for arts and creativity on campus

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Campus Life, Culture, Editor's Picks, Life

Tucked away on Colchester Avenue, past the UVM Medical Center and adjacent to the town of Winooski, lies Trinity campus, now a conflicting home for artists and creators. Also known as North campus, the buildings were used for traditional housing until fall 2018, when UVM’s official Arts and Creat...

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. ...

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