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Three study tips by way of Capitol Hill

Three study tips by way of Capitol Hill

Abby Robins

August 30, 2019

As summer ends, I have been reflecting on my experience working as a legislative intern in Sen. Patrick Leahy’s office on Capitol Hill. I had opportunities to attend briefings, write memoranda for senior staff, answer constituent calls and watch politics in action. Throughout this experience, I identifi...

Four things I wish I knew before arriving at UVM

Chris Harrell

May 12, 2019

At the halfway point of my college education here at UVM, I found there are four things I wish I knew before arriving here. 1. Join clubs. Student organizations play a fundamentally different role in college than they do in high school. They are one of the most effective ways to find like-minded people in s...

Tips for coping with finals week

Tips for coping with finals week

Henry Mitchell

May 6, 2018

Whether this is your first semester at UVM or you are a seasoned veteran, one thing is certain during this finals season: You’re screwed. Since you’re probably procrastinating like the irresponsible student you are, I’ll help you out with these tips: 1: Free your mind. Creativity is your body’s way ...

A few words of wisdom to the incoming class of 2021

A few words of wisdom to the incoming class of 2021

Alexander Collingsworth

April 28, 2017

Dear Incoming first-years, Nice job. You got accepted. You will soon discover that this school wants your money and not much else. You got fooled. At some point, somehow, describing you as “fresh” was somehow offensive. I get the “men” part. Maybe let’s call you “freshfolks,...

On the amazing first-year experience

On the amazing first-year experience

September 2, 2015

Perhaps the most hectic and unpredictable time in life is the first week of college.Being tossed into a new academic environment and expected to succeed, have a social life and get enough sleep is the “bermuda triangle” of the college experience.But that’s okay. You’re lucky that there’s a se...

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