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Guys, sex talk and its problems

Guys, sex talk and its problems
Sam Jefferson, Opinion Columnist December 16, 2020

I’m a guy. And as a guy, oftentimes I hear conversations from other dude’s about their sex life, and usually the stories are very brash.  And it’s not the bragging that’s wrong, people are...

Manic pixie dream girl is a tired concept

Manic pixie dream girl is a tired concept
Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinion Editor December 15, 2020

I’ve been doing research. I’ve watched “500 days of Summer.” I’ve seen “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” and I’m extremely familiar with “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” All...

Perspectives: Structural changes are needed to save UVM programs

Perspectives: Structural changes are needed to save UVM programs
Owen Doherty, History and Political Science Major December 12, 2020

The recent cuts to undergraduate and graduate programs should come as no surprise. These programs are not the first ones seeing cuts, and likely will not be the last unless serious changes are made to...

CAS matters more than UVM believes

Savanah Tebeau-Sherry
Carolynn Van Arsdale December 11, 2020

This past Wednesday, when I discovered that my beloved Religion department would be dissolved as a result of the budget cuts to the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)… my heart fell into my stomach....

It’s time birth control goes over the counter

It’s time birth control goes over the counter
Gabby Felitto, Opinion Editor December 5, 2020

It was last August whenI realized that I only had one more pack of birth control pills left.  Unfortunately instead of being able to go to the store to pick up a new packet, I would need to see my...

Leave golf to the rich white man, save the planet instead

Leave golf to the rich white man, save the planet instead
Sophie Oehler, Opinion Columnist December 4, 2020

The Tee High golf course in Medford, Wisconsin is small as golf courses go. Sandwiched in between the Black River and a Chrysler dealership, its 9 holes are occupied largely by men in their sixties, middle...

Trumps refusal to concede is further dividing the country

Trumps refusal to concede is further dividing the country
Jordan Spindel, Opinion Columnist November 27, 2020

It’s been weeks since America elected Joe Biden as the next president of the United States.  Normally, everybody would just accept the outcome and get on with their lives.  But this election...

Pass/fail deserves a comeback…please….I’m begging you

Pass/fail deserves a comeback...please....I’m begging you
Sophie Oehler, Opinion Columnist November 27, 2020

I’m throwing a farewell party this weekend to say goodbye to my academic scholarship.  There’ll be cake, champagne flutes full of my tears, and fun party games, such as “Guess How Old Sophie...

High schoolers seniors need COVID support

High schoolers seniors need COVID support
Sam Jefferson, Opinion Columnist November 25, 2020

March 12th, 2020, my last day of regular school. An email was shot out by my high school that evening announcing a two week cancellation due to COVID-19, expecting a return on March 30th.  It’s been...

Empathy a necessity for school in a pandemic

Empathy a necessity for school in a pandemic
Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinion Editor November 23, 2020

Last semester when UVM went online professors repeated one phrase to their students: we understand this is a rough time. It is a rough time; online learning is not great for many students and adding...

We’re a house divided and starting to fall

We're a house divided and starting to fall
Sophie Oehler, Opinion Columnist November 21, 2020

I learned of Joe Biden’s victory in the fitting rooms of American Eagle, where I work. The news promptly sent me into diabetic shock and I was forced to sit down for twenty minutes.  I’ve still...

Perspectives: Professors need to meet students where they’re at

Perspectives: Professors need to meet students where they're at
Sara Klimek, Senior Environmental Studies Major November 19, 2020

This year has certainly been like no other academic year for UVM students. While we have seen great resilience in our ability to shift classes from in-person to online formats within a matter of...

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