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Society cannot tolerate sexual misconduct

Society cannot tolerate sexual misconduct

Olivia Stafford

October 18, 2018

Studies show that 20 to 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men are victims of sexual misconduct at college, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Close to 90 percent of these cases go unreported. Sexual violence occurs at significantly higher rates than other crimes on college ca...

Expanding student access to birth control

Expanding student access to birth control

Kate Springer

October 11, 2018

Women’s reproductive health is underrepresented in mainstream health care, forcing women to do more research, spend more money and face more difficulty in accessing birth control than they would in other health care endeavors. Women’s birth control needs are often not fully addressed, marginaliz...

How ResLife is violating our human rights

How ResLife is violating our human rights

Mills Sparksman

October 4, 2018

Warning: This piece is satire! This year, I was assigned to a triple on Redstone campus. It was all that was left by the time I had a chance to select my room, and I was immediately disappointed by the outcome. Having lived in Davis hall for approximately a month, I can now conclude that living in...

Students need helpful advisers

Students need helpful advisers

Staff Editorial

September 26, 2018

For some students, their advisers are the most valuable resource of their UVM experience. They’re open for office hours and let their advisees in on internship opportunities. For far too many students, however, an adviser is inaccessible and unconcerned with each student’s personal experience. It is an u...

Prepare for off-campus living

Prepare for off-campus living

Staff Editorial

September 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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