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UVM’s “party school” reputation falls short of reality

Emily Johnston April 25, 2019

It’s Saturday night. Dorms across the hall are blasting music, and you’re hoping to find a house party to go to. You text all your connections, but the typical answer is, “Well, something is going...

Prime Time Cats - Booze v Bud

Prime Time Cats – Booze v Bud

Corey Dew and Kim Henry, Multimedia Reporters September 5, 2018

The idea of college has been so tied to drinking and drugs for so long that Hollywood makes movies about it. But a recent study on alcohol gave us all a bit more information on the subject, and allowed...

Vermont Governor signs legal weed bill

Vermont Governor signs legal weed bill

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor January 22, 2018

This story was updated from the original version at 5:40 P.M. Jan. 22. Vermont Governor Phil Scott has signed the bill passed by the Vermont state legislature legalizing the use and possession of marijuana...

Vermont moves to legalize marijuana

Vermont moves to legalize marijuana

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor January 10, 2018

The Vermont Senate voted to legalize the possession of marijuana Jan. 10, according to a Jan. 10 Seven Days article.    Governor Phil Scott still needs to approve the legislation before it becomes...

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UVM students gather on the Redstone Green April 20 to participate in 4/20 activities as UVM Police look on.

UVM students celebrate 4/20 by exercising, smoking

Chloe Chaobal, Senior Staff Writer April 30, 2017

Some UVM students ran over three miles on 420. Others chose to smoke marijuana publicly.   The Wellness Environment hosted its second annual 4.20 5k for Wellness April 20. The race began...

Guest professor gives lecture on negative effects of cannabis use

Guest professor gives lecture on negative effects of cannabis use

Brandon Arcari October 19, 2016

Cannabis use may be more harmful to students than previously thought, according to one health expert. Amelia Arria, an associate professor in the department of behavioral and community health at the...

Crime Log Sep. 17 to Sep. 24

Crime Log Sep. 17 to Sep. 24

Bryan O'Keefe September 27, 2016

SEP. 17 Police noticed two students located on the Williams Hall fire escape. They were told to get down and the incident was reported to the Center for Student Conduct. SEP. 17 ResLife...

'Groovy UV': embracing a spirited tradition

‘Groovy UV’: embracing a spirited tradition

April 22, 2016

 Today marks a sort of “unofficial” holiday at UVM: 4/20. Hundreds of students will fill the Redstone Green and celebrate weed culture.The event is definitely a part of the culture here on campus,...

The marijuana bill passed in Vermont

The marijuana bill passed in Vermont

March 2, 2016

The Vermont State Senate made history Feb. 24 by becoming the second legislative body to legalize the sale and possession of marijuana, and the first to do so without the use of a referendum.This isn’t...

Vt. debates legalizing cannabis

February 11, 2016

Vermont is debating becoming the fifth state in the U.S. to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.Vermont would be the first state in the union to legalize through legislation - all other states have...

Blazing the route for democracy

April 14, 2015

As April 20 approaches, thousands of people will publicly smoke marijuana.It is time for this annual display of civil disobedience to become a sustained political movement for social and economic justice. Marijuana...

Students talk about legalizing marijuana

Students talk about legalizing marijuana

Danielle Goglia March 18, 2015

Imagine April 20, the “marijuana holiday,” without the fear of being arrested. This could happen in Vermont with a new bill that proposes the legalization of the drug. “I think that legalizing...

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