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Nothing is written in the stars

Nothing is written in the stars

Mills Sparkman, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2019

The bad news: Mercury is in retrograde, according to this year’s Farmer’s Almanac. The good news: it doesn’t matter. In recent years, astrology has gained a new life in memes on social media. We use it to explain the ups and downs of our lives, but we’re playing a dangerous game. The app Co-S...

Students & faculty delve into books over break

Students & faculty delve into books over break

Jean McBride, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

During winter break, members of the UVM community spent their time catching up on good books. While your course work is light, head to the library to check out some of these recommendations.  Although college students and professors have plenty of assigned reading during the semester, 83 percent of 18 ...

Positive thinking promotes health and wellness

Positive thinking promotes health and wellness

Lily Spechler

March 11, 2017

According to Buddha, “all that we are is a result of what we have thought.” When we experience negative emotions over and over again, we are affected on a physical level. Anxious thoughts are rooted in fear, whether it be fear of the future of fear of the past. When we feel fear, ...

Relationship’s blurred lines

Relationship’s blurred lines

November 11, 2014

So you’re a month or two into a relationship, and it’s going pretty well. You begin to wonder, is this exclusive? Does this person care about me? Are people beginning to associate the two of us together?“Emotional ambiguity happens when there is no direct line of honest communication, which lea...

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