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UVM welcomes new all-inclusive chapter

(Left to right) Fraternity members sophomore Sha’Kylah Morris, junior Sheila Cruz and graduate Lynn Wales perform an initiation ritual in front of the Bailey/Howe Library Nov. 19. photo courtesy of Theta Sigma Delta at UVM
December 11, 2015

Junior Sheila Cruz said that on her first day of college, she only counted five people of color on campus.“I didn’t want to just be another statistic, the token half-Latina, half-African American girl,”...

Your symptoms may be more than the ‘Winter Blues’

Your symptoms may be more than the ‘Winter Blues’
December 10, 2015

As the winter months quickly approach, some students are bracing for the onset of seasonal affective disorder.“SAD is a form of clinical depression, where people experience bouts of depression in the...

Angsty teen upset by the medical community

ILLUSTRATON BY EVA BARTELS FOR EVIE'S OUTLOOK
Eva Bartels December 9, 2015

The Friday night of Halloween weekend, I, like every other college student in America, set out looking for a party that would justify drunkenly roaming the streets of Burlington dressed as a slutty cat...

Facebook has created a tool that allows users to ignore their exes

Camilla Broccolo December 8, 2015

Seeing your old flame on social media can be one of the worst aspects of a breakup, or as this generation calls it, the end of a “committed” hookup, whatever you want to call it, as long as no one...

On campus coffee for your exam cram

ILLUSTRATION BY MARISSA LANOFF FOR COFFEE STORY
Chris Leow December 8, 2015

Finals are coming and for most students that means late nights, flashcards and lots of coffee. To help with the latter, I’ve compiled a list of coffees around campus and my thoughts on them: Speeder...

UVM club creates change

Emilee Conroe December 1, 2015

UVM has 200 SGA-recognized clubs on campus, with over 80 percent of students involved in at least one of them, according to the University’s website. One of these is the Golden Key Society. The...

Students get down and dirty on Redstone’s pines

Redstone Pines being restored PHOTO BY RYAN THORTON
December 1, 2015

Students met on the Redstone Green to begin phase one of the Redstone Pines Restoration Project Nov. 15.“All of the trees in Redstone Pines, for the most part, are invasive Norway Maples,” senior James...

Davis Center employee brings culture

The Book Nook in Brennan's Pub
Camilla Broccolo November 19, 2015

Each day at 6 a.m., one Davis Center employee heads to Brennan’s to add books to the shelf and find what students have left behind. “The Book Nook was inspired by UVM students and the vision of...

Professor teaches for the laughter

November 18, 2015

One UVM professor does not know how he chose his career.Todd McGowan has been a professor in the English department at UVM for 15 years. Though he mainly teaches classes in the film and television studies...

Writer shows bleak view of SeaWorld

Tim Zimmerman comes to UVM to speak about documentary Blackfish PHOTO BY DAYNA WYCKOFF
November 17, 2015

“I am impressed,” Tim Zimmermann said. “This is the biggest audience I’ve seen for a ‘Blackfish’ talk.”UVM students and community members came together to hear Zimmermann, co-producer and...

Plan ahead: registering for a solid schedule

November 17, 2015

As class registration nears, students may seek advice to calm their nerves about making crucial academic decisions. “I am doing fine, but I know a lot of my first-year friends are stressed out about...

The experience of living in the dorms

November 5, 2015

Undergraduates are required to live on campus for their first two years, but this requirement seems to have a mixed reaction from students.Both upperclassmen and underclassmen shared pros and cons regarding...

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