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Anti-immigration posters appear on campus

Anti-immigration posters appear on campus

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 15, 2018


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This post was updated from a previous version 1/16/18 at 3:11 PM Several posters encouraging the deportation of people of color appeared on Waterman green Jan. 15. The posters, which read “stop importing problems, start exporting solutions” had photos of three people of color with crimes l...

UVM junior dies at home over break

UVM junior dies at home over break

Staff Report

January 13, 2018


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Junior Nathaniel Winschel died at his home in Pittsburgh, PA Jan. 6, according to a Jan. 9 email from Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs. Winschel was an anthropology student in the College of Arts and Sciences and was active in the UVM community. He worked as a part of the Davis Cent...

Vermont moves to legalize marijuana

Vermont moves to legalize marijuana

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

January 10, 2018


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The Vermont Senate voted to legalize the possession of marijuana Jan. 10, according to a Jan. 10 Seven Days article.    Governor Phil Scott still needs to approve the legislation before it becomes law, though he has said that he “would sign it into law,” according to Seven Days.   In al...

Court case against UVM student dismissed

Court case against UVM student dismissed

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 3, 2018


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A hate speech case against a UVM continuing education student has been dismissed by the Vermont Superior Court. Judge David Fenster threw out the case against Wesley Richter, citing lack of probable cause, according to a Jan. 2  email sent to students from University communications. Richter ...

Friends remember UVM junior

Friends remember UVM junior

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

December 24, 2017


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All day Charlie Mufson had been in the woods of Vermont, raising money for the Vermont Public Interest Research Group. Having forgotten his rain jacket, Mufson was drenched by the summer downpour. His field manager picked him up and as the car drove off he reached into his backpack and found his jack...

How I made money off my feet

How I made money off my feet

Brigitte Riordan, Oddities Writer

December 22, 2017


Filed under Headliners, Life

Brigitte Riordan About a year ago I fell into a paid writing gig when I launched my online foot dominatrix domain. What kind of jobs are out there for English majors? Well, this is mine, and it was hardly well planned. I stumbled into this profitable side hustle through Tinder. I had just taken a break ...

Health center director steps down after two decades

Health center director steps down after two decades

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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The director of the Center for Health & Wellbeing is stepping down after eight years in the role. Though he has loved working with students, Jon Porter wanted to return to an environment where he would be doing more long-term clinical work, he said. “It’s kind of bittersweet,” ...

Sophomore sues University for suspension

Sophomore sues University for suspension

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

December 4, 2017


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An unnamed sophomore is suing the University over a one-semester suspension following allegations that he groped a female student. The student’s lawyers are arguing that the University chose to make an example out of the accused and claim there was no evidence to support the defendant’s ...

UVM sophomore sues school following suspension

UVM sophomore sues school following suspension

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under Headliners, News

An unnamed sophomore is suing the University over a one-semester suspension following allegations that he groped a female student. The student’s lawyers argue that the University chose to make an example out of the accused. They claim there was no evidence to support the defendant’s claims i...

Music chair resigns seat after 12 classes are cut

Music chair resigns seat after 12 classes are cut

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 18, 2017


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Following several cuts to music and dance courses, department chair D. Thomas Toner stepped down from his position Nov. 10. The cuts come following an email sent to Toner from the office of the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Nov. 8. “The cuts happened to us because we have a lot of part-t...

WE residents circulate petition to re-hire RA

WE residents circulate petition to re-hire RA

Emma Jarnagin, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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Central Campus Residence Hall residents have started a petition to have their RA reinstated after her dismissal. Sophomore Carter Bradshaw has been relocated to Wellness Environment housing in Christie Wright Patterson after being fired Oct. 16. The petition stated she was terminated for “havin...

Posters highlight racial tensions

Posters highlight racial tensions

Brandon Arcari, Breaking News Assistant Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Headliners, News

White pieces of printer paper featuring the phrase “It’s ok to be white” were taped up around campus Nov. 7 by an unknown party. The posters, which were affixed to police blue lights, streetlamps and doors, all read the same thing before most were removed by 7 a.m. that day. “It appears t...

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