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Support your fellow UVM student leaders

Staff Editorial

October 4, 2017

The past two weeks on campus have been filled with protests, marches, rallies and emails about diversity and inclusion at UVM. Student leaders of various diversity organizations on campus delivered a list of demands to president Tom Sullivan asking for the University to take specific action ...

New therapy dogs to soothe UVM students

New therapy dogs to soothe UVM students

September 29, 2016

With many students’ first exams coming up, some are “going to the dogs” to reduce stress. Upperclassmen will remember Tucker, LivingWell’s resident therapy Golden Retriever, who hosted “office hours” for students to interact with him. Tucker has since moved to Redstone campus to wo...

Bathroom laws ignite activism

Bathroom laws ignite activism

May 7, 2016

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...

Harriet Tubman to knock Jackson out

Harriet Tubman to knock Jackson out

Anna Power

May 7, 2016

For as long as the U.S. monetary system has existed, paper bills have portrayed only male historical figures, but a new movement has added a woman to these bills. Harriet Tubman in particular is to replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill, while the former president is relocated to the ...

What to expect when you look to Tinder to find love

What to expect when you look to Tinder to find love

Hunter Colvin

May 7, 2016

In case anyone was still unsure, Tinder is 100 percent a hookup app. I would know because I went on a Tinder date for the first, and probably last, time. Talking on Tinder is odd. There are some people who just want to get right to the hooking up part. There are some who never reply to messages...

The creation of the Book Nook

The creation of the Book Nook

Greta Bjornson

May 7, 2016

Every day, countless students filter through the Davis Center. Many drop by Brennan’s, popular for its local ingredients and extensive menu. But some congregate there for a reason other than a maple milkshake craving: a visit to the Book Nook. Founded in 2010, the Book Nook is tucked away in a corner...

The feeling of being done

The feeling of being done

Eva Bartels

April 21, 2016

There seems to be a term for every bad thing that could happen in college which makes it sound cuter than it actually is. The “freshman 15” is glamorous compared to the reality of eating full pints of ice cream in one sitting and not even considering going to the gym. For those of you like me...

Best snack fixes for your 4/20 munchies

Charlotte Fisher

April 20, 2016

It’s the day UVM students cherish: the hailed 4/20. You’ve just spent the last few hours lounging on the Redstone Green, surrounded by a thick cloud of smoke, occasionally interrupted by slight panic when police services strolled by. After soaking up some sun and now feeling a sense of euphoria,...

Commencement speaker reflects on career

Greta Bjornson

April 20, 2016

Author and journalist Gail Sheehy, who will give this year’s commencement speech, is renowned for her work both as a journalist and a prolific author. . During a recent visit to campus, Sheehy took some time to speak about her career, her time as a UVM student and to offer advice to students head...

Erasing stigma around ‘vagina’

Erasing stigma around ‘vagina’

Anna Power

April 20, 2016

Taboo topics don’t always have a space to be discussed, but Eve Ensler has created a place where we can speak about the unspoken: vaginas. Ensler’s play has become a phenomenon taken on by many colleges, including UVM’s College Undergraduates Not Tolerating Sexism, who have been performing the sho...

Slade Hall fights to stay in cottage on Trinity

Slade Hall fights to stay in cottage on Trinity

Hannah Carpino

March 23, 2016

Slade Hall, an independent residential community self-described as a “UVM house of love,” is in danger due to proposed changes by ResLife and the University. The current residents have mobilized to save it, as outlined by the community “Save Slade” petition. For those unfamiliar with ...

Women are inspired by the bralette

March 3, 2016

I remember my first bra. My mother came home from work and said she had a surprise for me. I started to feel butterflies in my stomach. I knew what it was. She had finally caved and bought me the new Pixter Plus art pack. She brought me up to my room and boy, was I disappointed when she pulled out what se...

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