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Public opinions influenced by increase in fake news

Izzy Siedman

December 7, 2016

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever scrolled past an factually incorrect article or a misleading post from a friend on Facebook and thought nothing of it. The prevalence of “fake news” and how often it is taken as fact, reveals the influence social media has on informing and grouping the populous. As we’ve made the tr...

Challenge for a millenial: spending a day phone free

Hunter Colvin

November 10, 2016

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As a millennial, a technology devotee and an avid Candy Crush player, I use my phone quite frequently. So, I tried giving it up for a day. Quick disclaimer: I did use my phone as an alarm clock and as a way to time my break at work, since watches are for people who don’t lose every single one they have ever owned. I a...

A comforting, quick pasta dish

A comforting, quick pasta dish

November 9, 2016

As temperatures drop, warm and comforting meals are essential. This vegetable-pasta dish is just that. And with a b...

Saying goodbye to Vine after four years of memories

Saying goodbye to Vine after four years of memories

November 9, 2016

The video-looping service Vine has been pronounced dead. After a four-year run, Vine was discontinued on Oct. 27, according to its parent compa...

Third time’s the charm: what I have learned

November 9, 2016

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I recently had sex with a new partner. This new rendezvous bumped the number of guys I have slept with up from two. My “number” is now three. I have had sex with three different people. I thought about this for a bit. At first I felt pretty bad about it. Of everyone I have shared my body with, none of them have been...

One quest to find the best VT vegan pizza

Chris Leow

November 3, 2016

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Vegan pizza is mysterious. How can one of America’s favorite junk foods be any good without the cheese and the meat? I’m not vegan myself, but I have a dairy allergy that forces me to seek out vegan options a lot of the time when eating out. I have toured the Burlington area searching for the perfect vegan pizza pie. Thankf...

A new use for your squash

A new use for your squash

November 3, 2016

Why waste a dish when nature can provide you with one? It was hard to miss the large buttercup squa...

Students warned against offensive Halloween costumes

Hannah Carpino

November 3, 2016

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Preceding the weekend of dressing up and parties around college campuses nationwide, an email was sent out to the UVM student body Oct. 27. The email warned of the possibly unintended effects of certain Halloween costumes and encouraged students to be more cognizant of their clothing choices when dressing up. “Some...

Dispelling all the common myths regarding gluten

Dispelling all the common myths regarding gluten

November 2, 2016

Gluten seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue lately, which is ironic because, it’s not that...

Own your body; how to embrace your hair down there

Own your body; how to embrace your hair down there

November 2, 2016

I can remember the day well. I had just gotten back from dance class. As I peeled off my sweaty leotard, I noticed something mysterious.   I walk...

A guide for how to craft the perfect resume

A guide for how to craft the perfect resume

November 2, 2016

Although most students are in their element and have settled into their normal routine of the school ye...

Keeping the dish simple

Charlotte Fisher

October 27, 2016

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This week’s lesson is in simplicity. The Intervale Food Hub delivered another beautiful basket: Bright green Brussel sprouts,  crunchy carrots, crisp spinach, sweet pears and fresh-from-the-ground potatoes. But I was strapped for time this week with midterms hitting hard. I decided to sizzle some veggies on a tray. ...

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