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University officials fire back at protestors: “we don’t police language, we do policy”

University officials fire back at protestors: “we don’t police language, we do policy”

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

University of Vermont administrators have fired back at accusations of free speech restrictions on campus. Recently, 33 faculty and staff members sent a letter to UVM administrators stating they were concerned student rights were being limited and that campus policies were being abused. Annie St...

Concerns after rape on campus

Concerns after rape on campus

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A recent rape on campus has raised concerns about dorm safety and resources available to victims. Thirty-seven year old Tyson Cyphers, an Essex Junction resident, was arrested Feb. 23 on three different charges that occured on campus. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault, stalking and thef...

Prime Time Cats – Cat Wrap

Prime Time Cats – Cat Wrap

Corey Dew and Kim Henry

December 4, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Podcasts

They got burrito wraps, falafel wraps, but prime time cats makes the best cat wraps. Join Corey and Kim for this weeks episode as we make a cat wrap, wrapping up the semester with the Fall's biggest events in the culture, campus, and ca-news? Followed by an announcement by Kim. ...

Tucker the therapy dog dies

Tucker the therapy dog dies

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

With heavy hearts, the UVM community fondly looked back on a campus icon and began grieving following the death of Tucker the therapy dog. Tucker passed away of natural causes at the age of 11, said Tucker’s owner Jeff Rettew, associate director of the Wellness Environment. Tucker started working...

More than brick: Williams Hall

More than brick: Williams Hall

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture

The Gothic, red-brick architecture of Williams Hall hangs over University Green, establishing the scene of the traditional  New England college. While Williams Hall is a familiar sight by many UVM students and faculty, its interior is less known. “When I saw Williams, I was like, ‘I’ve arriv...

Bathroom laws ignite activism

Bathroom laws ignite activism

May 7, 2016


Filed under Life

On April 22, students gathered outside the Bailey/Howe Library, armed with megaphones and signs declaring “peeing is a right, not a privilege” and “#peeinpeace.”The issue of gender identity has been the subject of nationwide debate in recent weeks, sparking activism on campus.This occurred a...

Staying on a budget at City Market

Staying on a budget at City Market

Chris Leow

February 11, 2016


Filed under Life

The closest supermarket to campus is City Market. It carries all the essentials and also provides a wide variety of delicious produce and artisanal food products from local Vermont farmers. While it’s extremely easy to rack up a large grocery bill at City Market, there are definitely ways to k...

Artist stirs up debate on sexuality

Greta Bjornson

February 11, 2016


Filed under Life

It’s fair to say the majority of Vermont is in favor of promoting same-love, as it legalized gay marriage in 2009. However, a dialogue is created when straight celebrities portray homosexuality in a photography movement. French artist Olivier Ciappa’s photo series “Imaginary Couples” has bee...

New safety device allows for peace of mind

New safety device allows for peace of mind

Bex Adams

February 10, 2016


Filed under Life

Guard llamas are known to keep livestock safe from predators. Perhaps we should have a llama on every street corner in Burlington as a  safety measure. However, since we are a campus and not a farm, guard llamas now take shape as a pocket-sized device and still provide safety from predators. ...

The essentials of keeping your immune system healthy

February 9, 2016


Filed under Life

It’s that time of year again: cold and flu season. People are coughing in lecture halls, sneezing in the Davis Center and buying tissues in CAT Pause. The constant weather changes, stress from new courses and the busy daily rush can all put stress on our immune systems.  Amidst the chaos of a ne...

New ‘disorder’ is eating away at students

New ‘disorder’ is eating away at students

Camilla Broccolo

February 4, 2016


Filed under Life

It’s Friday night at the dining hall; there’s a line at the pasta station where students are filling up for a long night. It’s no myth that eating a well-balanced meal before drinking can be a big factor in how the night and the next day turn out. However, according to the University of Texa...

‘Star Wars’ breeds sexism

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February 2, 2016


Filed under Life

Is Princess Leia too old for her buns?So much progress has been made in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Daisy Ridley plays Rey, an aspiring pilot for the resistance who ends up kicking Kylo Ren’s ass. The film has been seen as a triumph for feminism. Finally, a film where the female lead does...

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