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Students shouldn’t stress this summer, do self-care instead

Students shouldn’t stress this summer, do self-care instead

Mary Kueser, Staff writer May 18, 2021

Finding a summer job or internship is hard, and being in a pandemic doesn’t make things any easier for stressed out college kids. Only 25% of polled college students claim to have been unaffected...

Ask the cats: answers for your questions

The cats of opinion, staff writers May 14, 2021

Hey readers! Here are this weeks first question: Do you think friends with benefits work? Gary Purr: Not really. I have the opinion that when two people are friends with benefits one is bound...

Are vinyl records pointless?

Are vinyl records pointless?

Jude Roberts , staff writer May 12, 2021

Though vinyl has made a comeback recently, there are far better and more convenient options for today’s listeners. Vinyl record sales were the highest they'd been in over a decade in 2020. The “vinyl...

Parents shouldn't restrict their kids' eating

Parents shouldn’t restrict their kids’ eating

Grace Visco, staff writer May 10, 2021

Growing up, food was always an interesting — and stressful — topic of conversation in my house.  My parents — whose own families handled food in very different ways — restricted eating as a...

Unpopular opinion: You don't have to marry a romantic partner, marry your best friend instead

Unpopular opinion: You don’t have to marry a romantic partner, marry your best friend instead

Gabby Felitto, Opinion Editor May 7, 2021

It is my dream to get married in Las Vegas by an Elvis impersonator while wearing a 50s style wedding dress. Now, I've always pictured the romantic love of my life to be waiting at the end of the aisle,...

Unpopular opinion: Rally cat is outdated and should be replaced with Rally Raven

Unpopular opinion: Rally cat is outdated and should be replaced with Rally Raven

Jordan Spindel, staff writer May 5, 2021

For the last 98 years, the University of Vermont has had the catamount as its official mascot. Strong and fierce, it has played heavily into UVM’s imagery and athletics.  Yet UVM could’ve made...

Unpopular Opinion: Cars shouldn’t be the main transportation system

Unpopular Opinion: Cars shouldn’t be the main transportation system

Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinon Editor May 3, 2021

I dream about it all the time. Every sleeping moment I lay in bed and ponder the beauty of it; the future so close yet just out of reach. The soft sound of hooves on dirt, feet on pavement and the bustle...

Ask the cats: answers for your questions

Ask the cats: answers for your questions

The Cats of Opinion, staff writers May 1, 2021

Hey readers! Here is the second question of the week: what are some things I can do now that the weather is getting warmer?  Catphrodite: I am a big fan of picnics by the Waterfront. If that does...

Ask the cats: answers for your questions

Ask the cats: answers for your questions

The Cats of Opinion, staff writers April 30, 2021

Hey readers! Here is this week’s first question: How can I manage my time between school, work, and friends? Catphrodite: I try and set times during the day for myself where I am dedicated to one...

The music marketed to kids isn't as innocent as parents think

The music marketed to kids isn’t as innocent as parents think

Sophie Oehler, staff writer April 30, 2021

The most popular radio station in my region is KISS 108, “Boston’s #1 Hit Music Station.” Growing up, I was not allowed to listen to it.  My options were NPR, the classical music station, or...

What health means to me

What health means to me

Tori Scala, staff writer April 28, 2021

The warped notion of what society says “being healthy” is, is a toxic idea that diet culture has forever ruined.  Social media has created a body image monster. I often come across diet culture...

The covid vaccines may have risks, but we can't be picky during a pandemic

The covid vaccines may have risks, but we can’t be picky during a pandemic

Jordan Spindel, staff writer April 26, 2021

Over the last couple of months, COVID-19 vaccinations have really amped up nationwide, but especially in Vermont, where more than 51% of residents have received at least one dose as of April 25th according...

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