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Mosaic Center continues inclusive tradition to L/L

Mosaic Center continues inclusive tradition to L/L
December 8, 2016

According to the Voluntary System of Accountability, 19 percent of students at UVM identify as students of color. The Mosaic Center for Students of Color, formerly the African, Latina, Asian and Native...

President-elect Trump starts cabinet picks

President-elect Trump starts cabinet picks
December 7, 2016

On Election Day, Donald J. Trump walked away as our president-elect in the race to 270 electoral votes, contrary to nearly every pollster’s predictions. The shock and uncertainty at the prospect...

A conversation with counselor Keith Smith

A conversation with counselor Keith Smith
December 7, 2016

Keith Smith, a UVM psychiatric counselor, sat in a chair in his Jacobs House office, surrounded by psychology textbooks and house plants. Smith serves as the the Men’s Outreach Coordinator and a...

Public opinions influenced by increase in fake news

Izzy Siedman December 7, 2016

Raise your hand if you’ve ever scrolled past an factually incorrect article or a misleading post from a friend on Facebook and thought nothing of it. The prevalence of “fake news” and how often...

Challenge for a millenial: spending a day phone free

Hunter Colvin November 10, 2016

As a millennial, a technology devotee and an avid Candy Crush player, I use my phone quite frequently. So, I tried giving it up for a day. Quick disclaimer: I did use my phone as an alarm clock and...

A comforting, quick pasta dish

A comforting, quick pasta dish
Charlotte Fisher November 9, 2016

As temperatures drop, warm and comforting meals are essential. This vegetable-pasta dish is just that. And with a big basket of organic veggies, this recipe is the way to go. It’s great for a quick meal...

Saying goodbye to Vine after four years of memories

Saying goodbye to Vine after four years of memories
Izzy Siedman November 9, 2016

The video-looping service Vine has been pronounced dead. After a four-year run, Vine was discontinued on Oct. 27, according to its parent company Twitter. With their stock at an all-time low, Twitter...

Third time’s the charm: what I have learned

November 9, 2016

I recently had sex with a new partner. This new rendezvous bumped the number of guys I have slept with up from two. My “number” is now three. I have had sex with three different people. I thought...

One quest to find the best VT vegan pizza

Chris Leow November 3, 2016

Vegan pizza is mysterious. How can one of America’s favorite junk foods be any good without the cheese and the meat? I’m not vegan myself, but I have a dairy allergy that forces me to seek out...

A new use for your squash

A new use for your squash
Charlotte Fisher November 3, 2016

Why waste a dish when nature can provide you with one? It was hard to miss the large buttercup squash that was sitting in my Intervale Food Hub basket this week. This squash has a dark green skin and...

Students warned against offensive Halloween costumes

Hannah Carpino November 3, 2016

Preceding the weekend of dressing up and parties around college campuses nationwide, an email was sent out to the UVM student body Oct. 27. The email warned of the possibly unintended effects of certain...

Dispelling all the common myths regarding gluten

Dispelling all the common myths regarding gluten
November 2, 2016

Gluten seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue lately, which is ironic because, it’s not that we are eating more of it; it’s because we are declaring our newfound desire to go gluten-free. It’s...

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