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Plan ahead: registering for a solid schedule

November 17, 2015

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As class registration nears, students may seek advice to calm their nerves about making crucial academic decisions. “I am doing fine, but I know a lot of my first-year friends are stressed out about making a class schedule and getting the classes they want,” junior Esther Hershkovits said.College of Arts and Sciences advise...

The experience of living in the dorms

November 5, 2015

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Undergraduates are required to live on campus for their first two years, but this requirement seems to have a mixed reaction from students.Both upperclassmen and underclassmen shared pros and cons regarding life in residence halls.“Living on campus is great because of how close I am to everything,” first-year Grace Cheroun...

Letting it grow for a cause

Jackie Flynn

November 5, 2015

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This November, UVM students can grow out their mustaches and beards for a cause.Movember, a nonprofit foundation that started in Australia, works to raise funds for men’s health, with all proceeds raised going toward prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health research, according to the organizations website. ...

Living on-campus, not in dorms

November 5, 2015

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For upperclassmen that don’t want to live downtown but still want an off-campus feel, there are two options: the Redstone Apartments and the Redstone Lofts.The Redstone Apartments are located behind the Wing Davis Wilks residence complex,  between Redstone Campus and the Burlington Country Club along South Prospect Street.They...

Campus housing for international students

Emilee Conroe

November 5, 2015

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Some international students  are rethinking the benefits of their required housing situation.First-years Haoxiang Huang and Zhuonan Kong and sophomores Chen Ling and Chen Yang are all international students from China.They are all residents of Marsh-Austin-Tupper, the required housing location for international students...

Campus suits-up for the 2015 Halloween weekend

Camilla Broccolo

October 28, 2015

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With the Halloween weekend approaching, students and campus organizations are preparing for the festivities.Students like junior Erin Mahoney use the weekend as an opportunity to go out more.“I plan on going to a party at my friend’s house,” Mahoney said. “I’m going to be a ‘pink lady’ from Grease.” ...

Challenges faced by international students

October 28, 2015

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UVM’s international student population is growing and more resources will be required to meet their needs, but there are still struggles.“I’ve heard Americans call [The Marsh-Austin-Tupper Dorms] the ‘China Wall,’” said sophomore Stas Litvinenka, an international student from Belarus.About 25 percent of internatio...

UVM looking to ease the stress of applying to college

Jackie Flynn

October 28, 2015

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For many students, the process of applying to college can be challenging.UVM is working to change that.UVM has joined the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, a group working to help make the college application process easier for all students.“UVM joined the coalition because the mission of the coalit...

Students impacted by construction

October 28, 2015

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Central Campus has been rumbling with trucks and workmen since before the first day of classes this semester and students seem to have mixed opinions about the expansion.“I have a friend in Converse Hall who struggles to sleep due to the noise coming from construction just across the parking lot,” junior Kate Leier said....

Lecture explores 19th century opiate use in Vermont

October 28, 2015

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An author and former federal prosecutor talked about the widespread opiate addiction Vermonters had in the mid to late 19th century Oct. 20 in UVM’s Waterman Lounge.Gary Shattuck gave his lecture as the first in a series dedicated in memory of Samuel Hand, a historian, political scientist and scholar at UVM for many years ...

Skinny Pancake climbs the hill to a home on campus

Charlotte Fisher

October 23, 2015

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UVM is providing students with another option to sink their teeth into.The Skinny Pancake opened last week, replacing Alice’s Café in the Living/Learning Complex and many students say they ap- prove.“I love the downtown location so I’m really excited that they’ve brought one to campus,” junior Kaeli Mace said. ...

University hosts food summit

Camilla Broccolo

October 23, 2015

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UVM’s Real Food Challenge organization held its first-ever summit in the Davis Center Oct. 16-18.The Real Food Challenge is a student run initiative. The purpose is to change the sourcing of food on campuses nationwide.UVM’s goal is to get 20 percent “real food” by 2020.“Real food” is food that is from inde...

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