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Knowing your protein

Allison Carey

March 10, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

Protein is a popular pre-workout and post-workout drink. Use this quick cheatsheet to learn more about the most popular kinds of protein.   Whey Protein Milk is manufactured and separated down into curds and whey. Twenty percent of protein in milk comes from whey, which is separated from curds and processed...

Thoughts dictate well-being

March 10, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

Right now, there may be countless thoughts swirling through your head. These thoughts drift through our consciousness, and we often don’t give them much attention.In this time of speculation, the thoughts themselves are not the entire problem.Rather, the problem is the manner in which we say them to ourselves. When...

Fighting for education

Fighting for education

February 24, 2015

A UVM student is helping a persecuted religious community’s voice be heard through film and conversation.The film, “...

The clean-crisp taste of a patriotic pale ale

February 24, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

Dale’s Pale Ale, brewed by Oskar Blues Brewery, is a patriotic canned beer that is sure to turn you into a lover of pale ales.With a crisp clean flavor, the ale has just the right amount of bitterness to its aftertaste that it 
doesn’t distract
 from the true 
taste of the beer.It has a full pale ale taste of hops ...

The choice of one less can benefit your overall health

Allison Carey

February 24, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

More often than not, our lives come down to little everyday decisions rather than monumental, life-changing ones. That is why it is usually the combination of these little decisions that decides the direction we are going. Bentley University’s Choose OneLess program uses this idea to motivate college students to choose...

Keeping break healthy

Allison Carey

February 17, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

Spring break is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to dive into water and spend time in the sand and sun. Use these quick tips to stay safe and healthy in an unfamiliar place and really enjoy that vacation.   Walk everywhere.   Why pay for transportation when you can get a little extra exercise i...

Unconscious guides your dreams

February 10, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

It’s 4 a.m. and you wake up in a cold sweat. You had the pregnancy dream again. But you’re also a boy. What does it mean? What is your unconsciousness trying to communicate?Sigmund Freud, known as the father of psychoanalysis, was very preoccupied in the meaning behind dreams and famously said, “dreams are the royal roa...

Alumnus’ first novel

Alumnus’ first novel

February 3, 2015

UVM alumnus Samuél Lopez Barrantes is pictured above. Barrantes wrote his novel “Slim and the Beast” af...

Warm up with an IPA

December 9, 2014

Filed under Columns, Life

If you enjoy an IPA and have yet to stumble upon this beer, you should get your life together and grab a cold Harpoon IPA.This flavorful beer is super heavy and warming during the wintertime, which is probably why so many of us 21-year-old students love it so much.With 5.9 percent alcohol per volume, this bitter beer doesn’t g...

Sipping on the dream

November 18, 2014

Filed under Columns, Life

The Dream Machine, an Indian Pale Lager from The Magic Hat Brewery, is one of the first of its kind.The IPL has become the “hipster’s” choice of beer, with its very potent bitterness created by the hops during the brew.The strong bitterness is a tell-tale sign that the IPL has its place on the micro brew game.It is al...

The new way to pay it forward

April 29, 2008

Filed under Archives, Columns, Life

In today's world of terrorism, fear mongering, genocides, school shootings and countless other violent acts, the future seems bleak and pessimistic. However, there is some hope.This hope comes in the form of concrete action, and in particular, through random acts of kindness.April 24 is, according to the UVM Department of St...

The Newly Discovered Symptoms of PTS

February 7, 2006

Filed under Archives, Columns, Life

Once last semester when I was living in the Harris-Millis complex I was sound asleep, recharging myself for another enlightening day in the classroom. All of the sudden I was sitting up straight in my bed with my heart pounding, catching my breath and clinging to my window overlooking the main entrance. Did I hear so...

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