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‘Thanksgiving’ spent across the pond

Hunter Colvin

December 1, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

As we all know, Thanksgiving is a very American holiday. And Canadian. And Liberian. And Dutch. And actually quite a few more countries. My point being, it is not celebrated in England. Although, according to the Telegraph, the Brits are starting to celebrate American Thanksgiving more and more. That being said, they don’t ...

A ‘Pebble’ you’ll want to share

A ‘Pebble’ you’ll want to share

November 20, 2015

A Single Pebble is an upscale Asian restaurant, and well aware of it. The lighting is dim and waiters and wai...

Dining on-campus: my favorite places to go

Chris Leow

November 5, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

As a junior, I’m still exploring UVM’s on-campus dining options. There are some locations that are well known and some that are hidden gems. Classy Dining One little, lesser-known place is the Waterman Manor. Located on the top floor of Waterman, this fancy location is only open for three hours a day but offers fantast...

Study abroad: housing in England versus in America

Hunter Colvin

November 5, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

One of my biggest concerns about coming to Newcastle, England was housing. It’s only three months, but three months can feel like three years if you have the wrong roommate. Plus, living in University Heights for the past two years has left me kind of spoiled.  No other dorms on campus are that nice. Heck, half the ...

Avoid being fooled by advertisements

October 28, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

It’s 3 a.m., the TV hums quietly in the background as you drift in and out of sleep. You catch the voice of your favorite actress. She’s promoting something. You turn up the TV.It’s anti-aging cream.Do you need anti-aging cream? You’re only 19. Should you call the 1-800 number? It says they will give you two for the price of one if th...

Restaurant Review: Burlington Burrito scene

Chris Leow

October 23, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

Burritos are my favorite. There’s something indescribably satisfying about biting into a warm bundle of salsa, meat and beans. I identify as an extreme Chipotle fan. I can’t begin to calculate how much time and money I’ve spent there over the past few years of college. However, Chipotle isn’t the only player in ...

The search for a roomate: finding a family that fits

Eva Bartels

October 15, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

The beginning of sophomore year means thinking about the dreaded junior year living situation. It’s still a year away and you haven’t figured out why you hate your current roommate, but it’s fine. Before roaming the streets of Burlington looking for a new abode, you have to figure out who your housemates are goi...

Noodle shop offers a diverse menu

Chris Leow

October 13, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

Asiana Noodle Shop is a warm little restaurant nestled in a basement off of Church Street. Offerings include sushi, curries, various asian entrees and of course, noodles. This past week, my friends were in the mood for Asian food, so we decided to head down to Asiana for a quick dinner before the homecoming acapella concert.  Eating out during homecoming weekend is alw...

Freshers’ Week: A week packed with music, alcohol and fun parties

Hunter Colvin

October 7, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

The British have a thing called “Freshers’ Week,” which is basically a week-long party. And when I say party I mean party, with famous DJs and more alcohol than anyone should consume. During the day, there are activities like paintballing, kayaking or beach trips. You know those things around Burlington that you alwa...

Exploring the importance of touch

October 7, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

Stand-up comedian Chelsea Peretti has a sketch in which she tells the audience that she has found a new method for people who don’t like being “touchy” to handle “huggers” at parties. She suggests that when someone approaches you with wide-open arms, going in for the hug, grab their hands and start jumping up and dow...

Study Abroad: My first few days across the pond

Study Abroad: My first few days across the pond

September 22, 2015

You most likely know the crosswalk on Main Street between Athletic and Central. I mean, everyone who has ever been in Burlington knows th...

Study Abroad: a new adventure is about to begin

Hunter Colvin

September 14, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

In exactly five days I will be boarding a plane headed for England. For the next three months, I will be in Newcastle, England, studying, exploring, learning, and drinking (hello, drinking age of 18). It’s a little nerve-wracking. For three months, I will be in another country, far away from friends, family and from every...

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