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Club sports cleared to start practicing with restrictions

The UVM swimming pool lays empty and still in the Patrick Gym, Sept. 17.

Hayley Rosen, Assistant Sports Editor

September 25, 2020

COVID-19 restrictions have brought one unexpected win to UVM students: club sports seem to be functioning better than many of the athletes could have expected, and for some even more than they’d experienced in past seasons. Club sports teams were cleared to start practicing mid-last week, marking a...

COVID changes how club sports will operate this fall

COVID changes how club sports will operate this fall

Hayley Rosen, Cynic Sports Reporter

August 11, 2020

Club sports cannot travel to compete based on new Vermont state regulations regarding travel restrictions and social distancing requirements effective through December 15, 2020. According to the UVM Clubs website, there are on average 60 club sports teams present on campus each year with 1,800 pa...

Weightlifting team snatches victories

Weightlifting team snatches victories

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

The weekend of Feb. 6, the UVM olympic weightlifting team competed at the National Junior Championships and National University & Under 25 Championships in Pleasanton, California.  Sophomore Noah Oliff-Lieberman and seniors John Bickers and Nicho Ader were the three UVM athletes in attendance....

Table tennis team enters a new era with new players

First-year Levi Putman returns a volley during a warmup match, Sept. 19. The club now meets in Mann Hall instead of the Redstone Lofts and practices on three tables instead of one.

Matthew Bizier, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

The Table tennis club returned to UVM this semester after an extended absence and only had one table to play on for their first few meetings. While the numbers were low, the atmosphere was competitive; everyone watched as two players faced off at a time. “I started young, my dad said I started at 4,” sai...

Quidditch team fosters friendship

Sophomore Jacob Curtis participates in a Quidditch team practice, Sept. 24. After five-year break from national competition, the team plans to rejoin the U.S. Quidditch League in the coming months.

Lilly Page, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

If you see students running around on the Redstone green with PVC pipes between their legs, it might be the UVM Quidditch team preparing for their next tournament. On a Tuesday in early fall, the team practiced on Redstone green, laughing and joking around, but got serious when it came to the physical ga...

How to achieve the full college experience

How to achieve the full college experience

Ariana Arden

August 31, 2017

Dearest Student Body, Welcome back! Another summer has come and gone, and here we all are again, ready (or maybe not so ready) to dive back into school. Whether this is your first year at Groovy UV or your last, I want to recommend you try something: do something extracurricular at UVM. ...

Member of Squash Club apologizes

Alexandra Shannon

November 18, 2015

Squash Club remains on probation after an email with a racial slur in the subject line was sent to the 68 members on the club’s listserv. Junior Edward Smith, the member who sent the email, sent another to the team’s listserv apologizing for the subject line Nov. 4. “For anyone who was disp...

Squash Club member uses racial slur in email

Alexandra Shannon

November 10, 2015

The UVM Squash Club is on probation after SGA officials received word of an email that a club member sent out to the club which used a racial slur. A member of Squash Club sent an email to over 60 students through the club’s listserv Nov. 2, according to the email. The subject line: “Cl...

The process behind using UVM’s trademark symbol

October 8, 2015

The “V-cat” logo has been on the club football team’s helmets since before head coach Jeff Porter began coaching in 2011. In order to be allowed to use the logo on their helmets, the team had to go through an approval process when they were founded in 2007, just like any other University club or organ...

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