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Penguin Plungers get cold for a cause

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

If walking out into ice cold temperatures isn’t enough of a shock, try jumping into ice cold water. The Penguin Plunge took place on Feb. 3 at Lake Champlain. This event has been held for 24 years and raises money for Special Olympics Vermont, who supports athletes with intellectual disabilities i...

Pack the Gut sees third largest crowd yet

Pack the Gut sees third largest crowd yet

Ashley Miller, Senior Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

The UVM women’s hockey team played against Boston University Feb. 3 in the annual Pack the Gut event. 1,967 fans were in the stands for the challenge to break the Women’s Hockey East attendance record of 2,136 fans, which was set two years ago in Vermont, according to UVM athletics. I...

Super bowl hype touches down on campus

Super bowl hype touches down on campus

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

January 31, 2019

 Sabrina Hood After two thrilling league championship games, the New England Patriots and L.A. Rams will head to the Super Bowl Feb. 3 in Atlanta. For local New England fans, including many UVM students, the Patriots stand out as clear favorites. This could be Patriot’s quarterback, Tom Brady, sixth super bowl ...

Quarterback leads team to season success

Ashley Miller, Senior Staff Writer

January 31, 2019

The Philadelphia Eagles finished the 2018 season on top of the world with second-string quarterback, Nick Foles, leading the path to unexpected triumph. Over the past two years, Foles has proven himself to be an essential asset for Philadelphia. In 2017, Foles took over for the Eagles’ start...

Men’s hockey wins against Merrimack

Men’s hockey wins against Merrimack

Ashley Miller, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019

The UVM men’s ice hockey team has broken their five game losing streak. In an effort to rally against Mental Health, the Catamounts faced off and defeated Merrimack, 5-1 Jan. 25. Vermont had a 8-13-1 record in Hockey East prior to this game, according to UVM athletics. The Catamounts hit the...

Men’s basketball loses six game winning streak at home

Men’s basketball loses six game winning streak at home

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

January 29, 2019

In front of an electrified Patrick Gym, the men’s basketball team played for their seventh straight win Wednesday night. The UVM men’s basketball team lost 74-61 against the University of Maryland Baltimore County Jan. 23. This game was a rematch from the March 2018 conference title game wher...

Swimming & diving celebrates grads

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

UVM women’s swimming and diving team hosted the University of Rhode Island Jan. 19 for their last home meet. Each senior was congratulated by Athletic Director Jeff Schulman. They were also presented with a bouquet from head coach Gerry Cournoyer and posed for pictures. The meet began short...

Men’s soccer player was drafted in Major League Soccer

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

Men’s soccer forward Geo Alves, a senior, was drafted in the third round of the 2019 Major League Soccer SuperDraft Jan. 14 by D.C. United, according to UVM athletics. Alves now joins a small group of 14 other athletes who have gone on to sign professional contracts during or after their time at U...

Beginning ski season dispels the winter month blues

Beginning ski season dispels the winter month blues

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

January 16, 2019

Winters in Vermont can be rough, with daily temperatures fluctuating between cold and colder. One of the best ways to deal with the winter blues is find a way to make the season more fun. There are plenty of options to choose from, including  ice hockey, bobsledding, ice skating and even competitive i...

New recruits prepare to hit the field

New recruits prepare to hit the field

Ashley Miller, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019

The men’s lacrosse team ended 2018 with a successful 12-4 record, said Chris Fiefs, men’s lacrosse head coach. The 2019 team is preparing for their spring season with new recruits and intentions of reaching the America East Championship, according to UVM athletics. Last year, the Catamount...

Women’s hockey plays to fight cancer

Women’s hockey plays to fight cancer

Ashley Miller, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

The UVM women’s ice hockey team played a double header against the University of New Hampshire winning 1-0 Nov. 2 and tying 2-2 Nov. 3. Head coach Jim Plumer said that he anticipated UNH would show up looking for revenge Nov. 3. “Whenever you beat a team and play them again the next day, t...

St. Michael’s players kneel in protest

St. Michael’s players kneel in protest

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

November 9, 2018

Protests for racial equality were present at UVM Nov. 4, but this time at Patrick Gymnasium. Seven players on the St. Michael’s College men’s basketball team kneeled during the National Anthem in support of Black Lives Matter. This is one year after they were booed for kneeling during the Nationa...

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