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Avoid being fooled by advertisements

October 28, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

It’s 3 a.m., the TV hums quietly in the background as you drift in and out of sleep. You catch the voice of your favorite actress. She’s promoting something. You turn up the TV.It’s anti-aging cream.Do you need anti-aging cream? You’re only 19. Should you call the 1-800 number? It says they will give you two for the price of one if th...

NHL sharpens its skates

Joe Gallant

October 23, 2015

Filed under Columns, Sports

The NHL season is underway and it’s time to draw some early season conclusions and identify things to look out for as the season progresses. First, youth is all the rage. Everyone knows about Jack Eichel and Connor McDavid.  I was admittedly wrong about how soon Eichel would become a force, but other rookies around...

Profile on Women’s Soccer head coach Kristi Lefebvre

Claire Messersmith

October 23, 2015

Filed under Sports

Hired in 2010, at 26, Kristi Lefebvre was one of the youngest coaches at the Division I level. But age did not stop Lefebvre -— she is in her fifth season with the Catamounts. Five seasons after hiring Lefebvre, the Catamounts have had the best start to their America East Conference season since 2001. Lefebvr...

A new director of hockey operations brings changes

October 23, 2015

Filed under Sports

The operations director for UVM men’s hockey has a more unique story. As operations director Noah Segall’s responsibilities include video analysis and scouting the opposing team the week before they play, he said.Noah Segall grew up playing hockey in California and considered playing college hockey.“I played some junior hockey, b...

University hosts food summit

Camilla Broccolo

October 23, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

UVM’s Real Food Challenge organization held its first-ever summit in the Davis Center Oct. 16-18. The Real Food Challenge is a student run initiative. The purpose is to change the sourcing of food on campuses nationwide. UVM’s goal is to get 20 percent “real food” by 2020. “Real food” is food that is from inde...

Alumna remembers her time at UVM

October 23, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

UVM alumna returned to campus to find that many things have changed.From new buildings to empty seats where plane spotters once sat in the Old Mill tower, Margaret Davis ’45 remembers what UVM was like when she was a student.Davis visited UVM during homecoming weekend Oct. 2-4 and said the campus has grown over the last 70 ...

Restaurant Review: Burlington Burrito scene

Chris Leow

October 23, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

Burritos are my favorite. There’s something indescribably satisfying about biting into a warm bundle of salsa, meat and beans. I identify as an extreme Chipotle fan. I can’t begin to calculate how much time and money I’ve spent there over the past few years of college. However, Chipotle isn’t the only player in ...

Humans of UVM

October 23, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

CHELSEA GELWARG NEW YORK, NEW YORKI have a WRUV radio show starting in about 6 minutes. It’s called “A Bundle of Carrots.” There’s no real reason for the name. I just spent a lot of time in City Market last year buying a variety of colored carrots. The purple ones are my favorite.This station is my outlet. I like to share good music. Today is blues and bubbly ...

Witches Get Snitches

October 20, 2015

Filed under Features

Where can you play the most lighthearted, full-contact sport on campus? Only through club quidditch, the most unique sports craze to sweep college campuses in the last decade.Quidditch, originally a fictional sport from the “Harry Potter” series — played with flying broomsticks — was adapted for “muggles” in the early 2...

Cats fall to No. 3 Nebraska-Omaha in two-game series

Alexander Benoit and Shane Town

October 18, 2015

Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

In their first visit to Gutterson Fieldhouse, the University of Nebraska-Omaha proved a tough matchup for the Catamounts. Ranked No. 3 in the nation, Nebraska came in winning their last two games. In the first game of the weekend series, the Mavericks got out to a 2-0 lead in the first period when forward Fredrik Ol...

“Bald Bill” Henshaw: Inside the Mind of a Body Artist

Caroline Shea

October 17, 2015

Filed under Features

My parents started placing bets on what my first tattoo would be after I left for college. I’m still leaving them hanging. Bill Henshaw, affectionately known as “Bald Bill” by his friends and coworkers, guesses he’s a little bit ahead of me. He’s been tattooed by over 100 tattoo artists and estimates he’s 80 percent...

How a botany class led to a nutrition major

October 15, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life, Professor Profiles

One UVM professor is no stranger to the feeling of uncertainty, which she experienced  during her undergraduate career and led her to where she is today. Professor of nutrition and food science Jean Harvey originally began studying biology at Pennsylvania State University, but said  she hated the major due to the amounts of...

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