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Mental health care will start with the next generation

Mental health care will start with the next generation

Lucy Gilbert

October 24, 2019

We need to teach our youth to take care of their mental health in order to end the stigma around talking about mental illness. One in five U.S. adults experience mental illness each year, and one in six U.S. youth ages 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year, according to a September 2019 N...

Don’t pretend to be broke if it hurts others

Don’t pretend to be broke if it hurts others

Mills Sparkman

October 17, 2019

There’s a big division on campus that no one talks about. It’s not in-state or out-of-state, it’s not Yerba Mate versus kombucha, it’s fake broke versus actually broke. Someone who’s fake broke has beer money but can’t Venmo you back for the time you bought them groceries. They go out eve...

Ending the stigma of female masturbation

Ending the stigma of female masturbation

Gabby Lescadre

December 13, 2018

Masturbation: in our culture, it’s often seen as the “she-who-must-not-be-named” of all actions. At the drop of the “M-bomb,” you may experience an array of reactions: wonderful, gross, desperate, pleasurable, shameful. It might even make your shoulders tight and your face hot. Regardless ...

Give a little sugar, make a little dough

Give a little sugar, make a little dough

Libby Camp, Life Staff Writer

December 13, 2017

EEmily, a senior at UVM, padded her college student bank account by meeting with sugar daddies, using her earnings on rent, utilities, and some to splurge.   Emily, a pseudonym, became a sugar baby to aid her college finance problems, she said. A sugar baby is a younger woman who agrees to date an...

Humanities students fight stigma

Humanities students fight stigma

Jacob Potts

September 29, 2017

I always feel a pang of anxiety when people ask me about my major. Expressions of confusion, pity or even disgust flash across their faces when they hear the answer. When I say I’m an English major, they hear, “I’m a fool who wants to be in debt for the rest of my life.” When I told my...

Walking to reduce eating disorders’ stigma

Walking to reduce eating disorders’ stigma

Anna Power

April 14, 2016

Transitioning to college creates many new pressures – there are new classes, social expectations and relationships to navigate. For many students, there’s an added layer of difficulty: eating disorders.    Eating disorders increased from 23 to 32 percent among college females and from 7.9...

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