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Prepare for off-campus living

Prepare for off-campus living

Staff Editorial

September 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

After spending their first two years as an undergraduate in a residence hall enjoying the comforts of accessible laundry, nearby food and no utility bills to worry about paying, most students begin their off-campus housing experience. And in the midst of all the excitement — which place to choose, how ...

Student Life has new leadership

Student Life has new leadership

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture

The office was bathed in sunlight. A house plant and tea pot sat on the window sill. This summer, Daphne Wells ‘06 took the office of Pat Brown as the new director of Student Life. She has over 13 years of experience in Student Life and graduated from UVM’s Higher Education Student Affairs Master’s degree program, accord...

Response to “Mandated Reporting Issue”

Letter to the Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

As the Intake and Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (which addresses incidents of discrimination and harassment on campus, including sexual misconduct and assault), I am writing in response to the “Mandated Reporting Issue” staff editorial in the April...

Tips for coping with finals week

Tips for coping with finals week

Henry Mitchell

May 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Whether this is your first semester at UVM or you are a seasoned veteran, one thing is certain during this finals season: You’re screwed. Since you’re probably procrastinating like the irresponsible student you are, I’ll help you out with these tips: 1: Free your mind. Creativity is your body’s way ...

Complaints from a graduating senior

Complaints from a graduating senior

Cole Wangsness

May 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As I finish out my super-senior year, I’d like to take a minute to look back at some of my general gripes and grievances about UVM. It’s backed up by haphazardly constructed strawpolls with leading questions that support my agenda, so you can’t dispute that I’m right. Tour groups; they clog ...

Education for drug safety

Education for drug safety

Staff Editorial

May 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

College is often depicted as one big party in movies and TV shows. Drugs and alcohol are often glamorized — we’re rarely shown the passing out, blackouts or the overdoses. But, substance use is not always a fun thing to take part in. When party drugs become more than just a carefree experience...

Mandated reporting issue

Mandated reporting issue

Staff Editorial

April 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

For some people it’s a friend, others a family member, sometimes a professor.  We all have someone we trust in our lives who we can turn to with issues or concerns. But when is that person legally obligated to share those conversations with law enforcement? As mandated reporters, all faculty, s...

How to succeed in final exams without really trying

How to succeed in final exams without really trying

Henry Mitchell

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Finals are back again, and you’re going to need every bit of help if you want to remain a respected finals-procrastinator. That’s why I’m here to get you through your exams with these five easy tips: 1: Be a smart individual. Studies have found a direct correlation between intelligence and succ...

Library Lookout

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Columns, Life

Some students go to the library to quickly print homework between classes. Others show up at 8 a.m. sharp and have to be shoved out by the closing staff. As a member of the second group I can never get enough of Bailey/Howe Library. There are so many amazing things about a place filled with books. The Cyber Caf...

Intervale provides local food to students

Intervale provides local food to students

Kailey Bates, Senior Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Life

Fresh, local, and sustainable food -- this is what UVM is progressively feeding their students, and it’s made possible by organizations like Intervale. The Intervale Center is a 360-acre farm in the middle of Burlington and a food hub that runs a Community Supported Agriculture program and deliv...

Self care is vital to managing time

Self care is vital to managing time

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Life

Whether it’s by using a bulleted list, Google calendar or mind palace, students need to keep track of their commitments. With exams always lurking around the corner, scheduling is a priority. “I think that poor time management can negatively affect our overall health because we feel rushed an...

Students finagle fall fashion in spite of heat

Students finagle fall fashion in spite of heat

Libby Camp, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Late September is usually full of cool air, crisp leaves and cups of hot coffee, but a recent wave of heat has caused all things fall to fall out of favor. According to Wunderground, Burlington experienced a high 92 and an average of 76 degrees this month which are strangely summer-like temperatures ...

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