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Climate change impacts are happening now, look outside

Climate change impacts are happening now, look outside

Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinion Editor March 12, 2021

“Climate change isn’t real— look outside,” is the rally cry of climate-deniers all over the globe. This rhetoric worked for a time, but now that climate change has worsened, it is no longer...

Letter to the editor: End the stigma around menstruation

Letter to the editor: End the stigma around menstruation

Ali Drew March 11, 2021

Menstruation stigma must stop.  Menstruation is a shared experience among half the population, and yet it is still a widely stigmatized issue.  But there are a few different solutions to...

Don’t hold off on getting vaccinated

Don’t hold off on getting vaccinated

Tori Scala, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

I’m dumbfounded that after the worst year of our entire lives people still will delay the solution to this mess of a situation.  I’ve heard all the rumors, misconceptions and blatant lies from...

Containing COVID Cases: A Plan Full of Holes

Containing COVID Cases: A Plan Full of Holes

Jordan Spindel, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

Ever since the end of August, UVM has been fighting to combat COVID-19 on campus. For the first few months, their strategies were overall successful, with very few cases recorded on campus. But recently,...

Girls aren't ruining anime, men are

Girls aren’t ruining anime, men are

Gabby Felitto, Opinion Editor March 4, 2021

“You like anime? I bet you can’t name 5.”  “You haven't watched "One Piece" or "Dragon Ball Z?" Nah, you’re not a real anime fan.”  “Oh, you like “Attack on Titan,” bet you only...

No spring break will cause stress among faculty, students

No spring break will cause stress among faculty, students

Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinion Editor February 26, 2021

A semester with no breaks will lead to large-scale burnout among UVM students. I understand why the state decided to forego a spring break in favor of a longer winter one; COVID-19 rages on there are...

Take a gap year after graduating, it's more beneficial than you think

Take a gap year after graduating, it’s more beneficial than you think

Tori Scala, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

I don’t think I’m alone in saying that my college experience has not been what I anticipated. I thought I would be currently studying abroad, but instead, I am writing this article in my Burlington...

Letter from the EIC: How we reported on UVM quarantine conditions

Letter from the EIC: How we reported on UVM quarantine conditions

Sawyer Loftus, Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2021

In journalism, there’s a well-established set of ethics and guidelines, these guiding principles are key to the whole industry. But, sometimes you need to make difficult decisions and promote truth...

Social media needs to stop profiting off of teen insecurity

Social media needs to stop profiting off of teen insecurity

Sam Jefferson, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

Social media will be our generation's cigarettes. Come ten or so years from now, we are going to wonder why we let so many children have free range access to such destructive platforms. I remember in...

Follow your dreams....no seriously

Follow your dreams….no seriously

Sophie Oehler, Staff Writer February 19, 2021

My mother and I like to do this bit where I walk into a room and loudly announce that I am going to change career paths and become a stand up comedian like Pete Davidson and John Mulaney. To which she...

I'm a bimbo and I'm proud

I’m a bimbo and I’m proud

Gabby Felitto, Opinion Editor February 17, 2021

I love wearing teeny tiny skirts that I have to pull down with every step I take. I love caked-on makeup. I love wearing tight little dresses. I love hearing the click-clack of my heels every step I take....

Honors College is a reward for being smart in high school, not in college

Honors College is a reward for being smart in high school, not in college

Jordan Spindel, Staff Writer February 15, 2021

UVM’s Honors College is framed as a place where students who excel in almost every respect can thrive and expand their learning abilities beyond the reach normally offered by the university.  To...

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