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SGA election applications at a high

SGA election applications at a high

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 8, 2019

This year’s SGA senate elections are contested for the first time in two years. By 4 p.m. April 5, senior Meghan Driscoll, SGA Elections Committee chair, received 49 election packets of those competing for the 39 senate seats, she said. Driscoll attributed the number to increased campus engagement....

Scannell and Doherty elected SGA president and vice president

Scannell and Doherty elected SGA president and vice president

Emma Pinezich, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

Junior Jillian Scannell and her running mate, sophomore Owen Doherty, won the SGA presidential and vice presidential elections. Scannell and Doherty’s victories were announced March 29. The only other presidential candidate was sophomore Harmony Edosomwan.  Doherty ran unopposed. Scannell won with 1,724 v...

Candidates talk policy and principles at SGA debate

Candidates talk policy and principles at SGA debate

Emma Pinezich and Zoe Stern

March 26, 2019

Students will vote on the SGA president for the 2019-2020 school year March 28 and 29. Junior Jillian Scannell is running for president alongside sophomore Owen Doherty. Sophomore Harmony Edosomwan is running for president without a running mate. The three candidates discussed their platforms and an...

Who are the SGA candidates?

Who are the SGA candidates?

March 26, 2019

Harmony Edosomwan Presidential Candidate, Sophomore Studying English, American Sign Language and integrative health, Edosomwan was a leader on campus during the NoNames For Justice protests in February 2018. Previously, she served as the president of the Black Student Union and has more recently served as a leader in NoNames. Some of...

Students weigh in on Vermont midterm election

Students weigh in on Vermont midterm election

Zoe Schemm, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Through many initiatives and organizing, UVM students were motivated to vote in the elections Nov. 6. Many considered the midterms to be especially important because the outcomes determined the remainder of President Donald Trump’s term. “My estimation is that over 2,000 UVM students voted in Burlingt...

Student groups work to increase voter turn out

Student groups work to increase voter turn out

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Voter turnout for young people has historically been low compared to other age groups. At UVM, groups like the SGA, College Democrats and College Republicans have been working to register students to vote in either Burlington or their hometowns. SGA-organized meet-and-greets with gubernatorial c...

VT Governor Candidate campaigns with celebrity

VT Governor Candidate campaigns with celebrity

Staff Report

September 19, 2018

Alek Fleury Democratic candidate for Vermont governor Christine Hallquist and actor Misha Collins discussed campaign issues in front of a crowd of students Wednesday in the Davis Center at a UVM College Democrats’ event. Hallquist made history as the first openly transgender candidate to win a major pa...

Trumpdates

March 30, 2017

President Donald Trump’s approval rating has sunk to 36 percent, the lowest it has been since he took office Jan. 20, according to Gallup. This drop in Trump’s approval rating came after House Republicans pulled a bill from the floor March 24 that would repeal Obamacare. This new rating is two points below Barack Obama’s lowest o...

Trump’s actions against EPA may affect UVM environmental programs

Kassondra Little, Hannah Morgan, and Bryan O'Keefe

February 1, 2017

While an environmental science major, Taylor Smith ‘16 spent the majority of his final semester at UVM planting 500 trees to revive the former grounds of Burlington College. Smith now works as an environmental scientist for a Massachusetts engineering company, working on a contract with the U.S. E...

UVM students join Women’s March on Washington

UVM students join Women’s March on Washington

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor

January 25, 2017

A contingent of 48 UVM students joined the estimated 470,000 pink-hatted, sign-waving protesters who attended the Women's March on Washington Saturday. Some students were hours late to the march, watching tightly-packed Metro cars shuttle pink blurs of protesters from the surrounding suburbs ...

Burlington residents: love will ‘Trump’ hate

Erika B. Lewy

November 15, 2016

Hundreds of protesters braved near freezing temperatures Nov. 11, to attend a 7 p.m. vigil for “inclusiveness, kindness, and empathy” following the election Nov. 8.   The vigil concluded a day of protesting in and around City Hall Park on Friday. As night fell, calls for peace, hope, and unity c...

Community stands together in light of election results

Community stands together in light of election results

November 9, 2016

Students shed tears and held tight to their candles as night descended upon UVM’s campus. “How many of you are scared?” first-year Manza Campaz said. Multiple students raised their hand and embraced one another as they talked about the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. “Wel...

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