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Different teaching styles can help students

Different teaching styles can help students

Emily Johnston

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I have only been in college for a couple months and I have already started to notice that some professors teach the same material differently. Neil Fleming, a professor at Lincoln University in New Zealand, popularized the idea that people learn best through auditory, visual, verbal or kinesthetic t...

Public school, private donors

Public school, private donors

Staff Editorial

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Over $100 million was designated to campus renovations and construction over the next few years at the most recent board of trustees session, a biannual meeting in which board members discuss and vote on the future of UVM. Despite the spending, the humanities remain in crisis on UVM’s campus. Earl...

Mental health is a long-term investment

Letter to the Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

As someone who was diagnosed with a high-functioning mental illness during early adolescence, I really expected to be overrun with resources in college to handle my feelings and ultimately leave that part of my life behind. Yet, I have seen a frightening institutional trend at UVM: apathy towards st...

Letter to the editor: Kavanaugh’s appointment

Ecofeminism Students

October 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the lifetime appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the highest court in the United States, we can no longer deny the deeply entrenched patriarchy in the US and around the world. The case had eerie resemblances to the Anita Hill case (1991). Many may have assumed that several decades later there...

Use your anger to fuel activism

Use your anger to fuel activism

Letter to the Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Three weeks ago, almost 1,000 students walked out of classes to protest the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, to support heroes Christine Blasey Ford and Anita Hill and to stand with survivors of sexual assault. We stood to oppose the political threats that Kavanaugh poses – the er...

Don’t wait to speak up

Don’t wait to speak up

Staff Editorial

October 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The survivors of the Parkland shooting came to speak Oct. 19 in Burlington. While addressing a crowd gathered in the First Universalist Church, David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez and Alex Wind spoke about the importance of activism. These individuals, although only 18 years old, have already formed March for O...

Society cannot tolerate sexual misconduct

Society cannot tolerate sexual misconduct

Olivia Stafford

October 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Studies show that 20 to 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men are victims of sexual misconduct at college, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Close to 90 percent of these cases go unreported. Sexual violence occurs at significantly higher rates than other crimes on college ca...

Why protesting is important for democracy

Jackson Schilling

October 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Does protesting matter to a government that doesn’t listen to its people? Thousands of people across the nation gathered in protest of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the supreme court. UVM students walked out of class, hundreds of protestors gathered around the senate hearing and women shared stor...

Engage in democracy and vote

Engage in democracy and vote

Staff Editorial

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The polls open for many of our state and local midterms Nov. 6. As we enter this election season, people all over the country are starting to feel the pressures of voter turnout. But because news media covers presidential elections extensively, there is a general tendency for people to feel disintereste...

Sullivan’s duty to the community

Letter to the Editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear President Sullivan, I hope that you can see fit to address the University as to where we stand as a community concerning the current state of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. There is a palpable sense of hurt and foreboding among our female students and...

Increasing wage will help local businesses

Increasing wage will help local businesses

Letter to the Editor

October 13, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Want to hear something obvious? Raising the minimum wage increases the take-home pay for low-income workers without hurting job growth. A study released this month from the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at University of California, Berkeley shows that minimum wage increases are working as ...

Faculty members defend Ford

Faculty members defend Ford

Letter to the Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

We, the undersigned University of Vermont faculty, write in support of Christine Blasey Ford and all survivors of sexual assault. We also write against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and against the toxic conditions of gender, sexual and racial inequality and violence that ha...

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