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Former dancer shatters track records

Former dancer shatters track records

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

April 9, 2019

After 12 years of competitive dancing, senior Lauren Trumble of Ithaca, New York, chose UVM to pursue a collegiate running career on the track and field team. Trumble later rose to track captain and broke the America East Championship record in February 2019, according to UVM athletics. She...

Men’s lacrosse defeats conference rival

Ashley Miller, Senior Staff Writer

April 7, 2019

The men’s lacrosse team defeated University at Albany 10-9 April 6 marking their first win against Albany since Spring 2011, according to UVM athletics. UVM fell to Albany last season, which eliminated Vermont from the America East Championship. Head coach Chris Feifs said he was very pleased...

The “other” admissions scandal at public universities

The “other” admissions scandal at public universities

Tori Scala

April 6, 2019

The college admissions scandal that surfaced in early March has made me reflect on the biased way in which colleges accept incoming first-years. Based on my personal experience as a current college student and someone who went through the college admissions process, the news of this college admissions...

Why college is a time for self-reliance

Why college is a time for self-reliance

Izzy Abraham

April 5, 2019

Over the past several months, one thing has re-sparked my interest in Facebook. It’s not a group posting pictures of lacy prom dresses, it’s not an environmental activism page — it’s the closed Parents and Family of UVM Students group. I’ve heard some leaks from this page regarding what pa...

When action plans are not enough

When action plans are not enough

Staff Editorial

April 3, 2019

The University announced March 29 the end to  an investigation into fraternity involvement in the death of first-year Connor Gage. Gage died in the early morning Feb. 2 from freezing temperatures and alcohol consumption, according to autopsy results. The action the University is taking based on the resu...

Five game winning streak ends in loss

Five game winning streak ends in loss

Jared Paquette, Sports Writer

April 1, 2019

During a blustery Saturday afternoon battle on Virtue Field, women’s lacrosse faced conference rival University of Maryland Baltimore County. Vermont ended a five-game winning streak with the loss, according to UVM Athletics. The Catamounts concluded with a final score of 14-13 for the March 30 game. Vermont ...

University officials fire back at protestors: “we don’t police language, we do policy”

University officials fire back at protestors: “we don’t police language, we do policy”

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 27, 2019

University of Vermont administrators have fired back at accusations of free speech restrictions on campus. Recently, 33 faculty and staff members sent a letter to UVM administrators stating they were concerned student rights were being limited and that campus policies were being abused. Annie St...

University admin reports conduct violations at rally

University admin reports conduct violations at rally

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 27, 2019

Nine students who spoke at a rally in the Waterman building Feb. 26 could face misconduct charges for disruption. The students include leaders from rally organizers NoNames for Justice, who organized the rally, and other social justice groups on campus. The Feb. 26 rally was organized by NoNames in...

UVM professors back student activists against conduct process

UVM professors back student activists against conduct process

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 26, 2019

  A letter signed by 33 University of Vermont professors and staff calls on administrators to drop all policy violations against nine students. The open letter was sent to the University by the English and Film and Television Studies departments. The letter calls on UVM to stop investigating...

Men’s lacrosse player has career score high

Men’s lacrosse player has career score high

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

March 26, 2019

In the midst of a chilly afternoon on Virtue Field, the UVM men’s lacrosse team played Hartford University. The Catamounts held the Hawks scoreless for the first three periods of the March 23 game. UVM won with a final score of 15-6. The game began with nearly nine minutes of attempted shots, each team missing a few times before the scorebo...

Sadness follows short-lived madness

Sadness follows short-lived madness

Sabrina Hood, Sports Editor

March 25, 2019

The crowd at UVM’s March Madness game had a tiny section of Florida State University fans. The rest of the stadium was green and gold. Vermont was viewed as the underdog in the March 21 NCAA tournament game against Florida State. Vermont had a No. 13 seed ranking while FSU was No. 4. UVM remain...

UVM knocked out of March Madness tournament

UVM knocked out of March Madness tournament

Sabrina Hood, Sports Editor

March 21, 2019

The Catamounts energized a stadium full of fans in a back and forth game before losing the first round of the NCAA March Madness tournament. UVM had a No. 13 seed for the tournament and their opponent, Florida State University, was a No. 4 seed. During the first half of the game, neither team was able to pull ahead. At halft...

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