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Ben & Jerry’s widens milk horizons

Ben & Jerry’s widens milk horizons

Chris Leow

March 2, 2016

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Vermont’s ice cream icons, Ben and Jerry, want everyone to be able to enjoy their delicious ice cr...

Hypocrisy among youth vote

Hypocrisy among youth vote

March 1, 2016

College students love to root for candidates, plaster bumper stickers on their laptops and bash whichever...

Ecuador trip sparks activism at UVM

Ecuador trip sparks activism at UVM

February 24, 2016

After returning from a study abroad trip to Ecuador, two students are sharing  what they learned wit...

One impromptu winter vacation in Florida

One impromptu winter vacation in Florida

February 24, 2016

The first time I was in Florida was a 2001 family Disney trip. At this point, I was around 5 years old...

Barbie is no longer one-size-fits-all

Barbie is no longer one-size-fits-all

February 19, 2016

After almost 60 years, Barbie is receiving a makeover. New dolls are being manufactured to look more...

Author gives perspective about women, sex in Bible

Bex Adams

February 17, 2016

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An activist visited a local bookstore Feb. 11 to offer a new perspective on women and sex in the Bible.  Phoenix Books presented author Matthew O’Neil to discuss his book “What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn’t) Say about Sex: The How, When, Why, and With Whom of Scriptural Prohibitions and Permissions.” He to...

The myth, the legend, the hymen

February 17, 2016

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The hymen is probably the most misunderstood part of the female body. You may have had your first experience with your hymen when you were 12 and wanted to try tampons. You might have mentioned this venture to a friend who responded with something like, “My mom won’t let me use tampons because she wants me to stay a virgi...

Meandering Stowe’s Main Street & Beyond

Meandering Stowe’s Main Street & Beyond

February 8, 2016

        Sometimes, you just need to take the day and get out of town. After a long week of ru...

Cricket Blue Haunts with Ethereal Folk

Cricket Blue Haunts with Ethereal Folk

February 6, 2016

    Cricket Blue makes exactly the kind of music you would expect when you hear their name.     The...

VOX plans to raise public acceptance

VOX plans to raise public acceptance

January 27, 2016

Sexual health and reproductive rights are frequently debated in government, with party lines drawing a mass...

Periods just entered the twenty-first century

Periods just entered the twenty-first century

January 26, 2016

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In the fifth grade, I was handed a parcel wrapped in purple floral cellophane. Its contents?  A mini...

UVM welcomes new all-inclusive chapter

UVM welcomes new all-inclusive chapter

December 11, 2015

Junior Sheila Cruz said that on her first day of college, she only counted five people of color on ca...

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