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Juul, but use common sense

Juul, but use common sense

Staff Editorial

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Growing up, we were all told not to smoke. It would make us wheeze, turn our lungs black, give us cancer. Cigarettes were a relic of the past. Now, few of us can be caught flicking a lighter during a smoke break. We’re puffing away discreetly: Juuling. Look around on campus and you’ll see it — in the l...

Masturbation is tricky when you have five roommates

Masturbation is tricky when you have five roommates

Libby Camp, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Life

Sex is part of the college experience, but it’s not just about having sex with others – it’s also what people are doing alone. 62 percent of women and 82 percent of men ages 18-24 masturbate, according to a 2010 study by Indiana University. On the other hand, only 59 percent of women and...

Caffeine consumption on campus has pros and cons

Kailey Bates, Life Columnist

November 8, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Columns, Life

Some love it, some hate it, and some absolutely need — coffee. One of the most popular beverages on a college campus, coffee straddles the line between being a legal drug with possibly harmful side effects or a warm drink that awakens the senses before an early morning class is blurred. Coffee cont...

The pill is one option of many

The pill is one option of many

Sarah Heft, Staff Writer

October 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Life

What do pills, patches, shots, implants, and rings all have in common? They’re all forms of hormonal birth control women use everyday and for a variety of reasons. Some women use hormonal birth control to control acne, to manage moods, regulate periods and yes, have baby-free sex. Birth control ...

Tips and tricks to avoid the campus cold this winter

Tips and tricks to avoid the campus cold this winter

Jules Lubner

February 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When life gives you lemons, squeeze them into a cup of hot water and then add your favorite bag o’ tea. While you wait for the flavors to combine, reach over and grab that trusty box of tissues. The inevitable has happened – you’ve caught the campus contagion. You know how the story...

Food choices impact chronic pain symptoms

Kassondra Little

November 30, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

A beaming Kimberly Evans, UVM Medical Center nutritionist, set up a table of food for her presentation in front of a crowd of eager attendants in Davis Auditorium Nov. 15. Along with 27 other institutions, UVM is a part of a nationwide movement known as the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative,...

Dispelling all the common myths regarding gluten

Dispelling all the common myths regarding gluten

November 2, 2016


Filed under Life

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 the new fad: to be free of gluten. Just the way it rolls off the tongue makes it falsely sound...

Why does cleanliness matter?

Why does cleanliness matter?

October 12, 2016


Filed under Life

Cleanliness in an apartment and dorm is so hard to maintain with such busy schedules — rising early for 8:30 a.m. classes, late night study sessions and parties. But I am going to walk you through your home to give you the 411 on how often you must clean the essentials to stay healthy. The kit...

Rec classes teach women to lift

Rec classes teach women to lift

October 6, 2016


Filed under Life

Believe it or not, as you struggle through midterms, some students even have time to go to the gym. And yes, they do even lift. But, mysteriously, any casual venture into the weight room reveals that lifters are disproportionately male. The UVM campus rec class, Women on Weights, is here to ...

A souvenir you won’t want

September 1, 2016


Filed under Life

Your summer was fabulous, filled with friends, sunny days and a killer tan. And while many people will ask you, “What did you do this summer?” the question you should be asking yourself is, “Who did you do this summer?”Maybe you met them at camp, on the beach or on vacation. Maybe you still talk everyday and have plan...

Let’s talk UTIs: Are you feeling the burn down there?

Let’s talk UTIs: Are you feeling the burn down there?

April 15, 2016


Filed under Life

You wake up one fine Saturday morning. The sun is shining, the air is clear and you think to yourself, “Today is going to be a great day.” You head to the bathroom to take your morning pee and suddenly it hits you. The fiery gates of hell have descended upon your lady bits. You try to stop the stre...

Is the FitBit a good fit for you?

Is the FitBit a good fit for you?

March 24, 2016


Filed under Life

There’s been a recent health fad of fitness and activity tracking devices which are conveniently found on smartphones or worn on wrists.[media-credit name="RYAN THORNTON" align="alignnone" width="354"][/media-credit]On my bus ride home this week I noticed seven of the 10 people on board, myself included, were wearing a variety of trackers of different colors...

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