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Rape Aggression Defense Training

Rape Aggression Defense Training

February 28, 2018

The UVM Police Department is holding free Rape Defense Training classes for women on campus. This series teaches women verbal and physical techniques to protect themselves against threats. Participants said they felt empowered and strong during these exercises.

Profile on Stefanos Lekkas

Profile on Stefanos Lekkas

February 27, 2018

In his sophomore year playing for UVM Men’s Hockey, goalkeeper Stefanos Lekkas has established himself as one of the premier defensive players in the entire Hockey East conference, and has been named Hockey East’s Defensive Player of the Week numerous times throughout his career at UVM. Here’s...

Sounds of Solidarity

Sounds of Solidarity

Sawyer Loftus, Multimedia Reporter

February 26, 2018

The state of Vermont and the University of Vermont are often thought to be a place of inclusion. However recent incidents of racial bias on the University’s campus have prompted a UVM staff member to start a hunger strike and the student collective No Names For Justice to organize. On February 23,...

Protest Day 1: Wednesday, Feb. 21

Protest Day 1: Wednesday, Feb. 21

February 26, 2018

1:12 PM Students gather outside Waterman Feb. 20, preparing to occupy the building. Sophomore Harmony Edowosman and UVM staffer John Mejia spoke on the front steps. “Whenever we have a rally such as this Tom Sullivan and the provost and the entire administration like to go home because they’re s...

The Outdoor Narrative – Finding Balance

Emily Louis, Multimedia Reporter

February 23, 2018

Finding balance between physical activity and academia can be tough. Podcaster Emily Louis chats with two individuals who use running as a way of escape. In doing so, we explore the realm of intense marathon training and the calming power of yoga. The Outdoor Narrative is a podcast produced by Emily...

Cynic News – Canned UVM

February 21, 2018

Recently, a number of students have claimed that there is a lack of trash cans outside on the University of Vermont's campus. Is this tied to a green initiative put on by the University, or a part of a greater conspiracy against trash cans? Multimedia Reporter Sawyer Loftus traveled to the Bailey Howe...

In The Raw – Katherine Brennan and Slam Poetry

Leah Kelleher, Multimedia Reporter

February 20, 2018

Writing allows us to leave emotions on the page and come to terms with our inner struggles. This week Leah talks with Katherine Brennan about slam poetry and its therapeutic qualities. In the Raw is a podcast created by Leah Kelleher. It promotes the work of writers on and off the UVM campus.

In the Raw – Lilly Sharp and the Writing Process

In the Raw – Lilly Sharp and the Writing Process

Leah Kelleher, Multimedia Reporter

February 15, 2018

Anyone can write poetry, and don't let people tell you otherwise! In this introductory podcast, Leah talks with Lilly Sharp about the importance of writing without self doubt. In the Raw is a podcast created by Leah Kelleher. It promotes the work of writers on and off the UVM campus.

Cat Chat – Ghosts

Cat Chat – Ghosts

February 14, 2018

Do ghosts exist?   Multimedia reporter Chloe Chaobal interviews a UVM student on his belief in ghosts.   Cat Chat is a bi-weekly podcast produced by Chloe Chaobal in Burlington, Vermont. The show covers topics ranging from the effects of Hurricane Irma on Puerto Rico to the str...

Prime Time Cats Episode 3 – Game of the… LAST YEAR!!!

Prime Time Cats Episode 3 – Game of the… LAST YEAR!!!

February 9, 2018

Yah know whats fun? Games, Yah know whats more fun? Cats playing games!!! but we don't have a camera so we'll do yah one better. Tune into this weeks Prime Time Cats episode to get the scoop on our thoughts for game of the year 2017 and upcoming games for 2018.

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