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Intramural team requirements cause conversation

Intramural team requirements cause conversation

Ashley Miller, Senior Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

A co-ed intramural volleyball game was canceled because there were not enough men on the court. Gender ratio requirements for intramural sports at UVM have caused some participants to question their necessity. Co-rec teams have male and female players in order to balance the team’s gender distribu...

Extending dining hall hours is harmful to employees

Extending dining hall hours is harmful to employees

Chris Harrell

April 13, 2019

We’ve all been there: hungry and tired, facing a closed dining hall. It’s easy to say that the dining halls should close later. But there’s more to the picture than simply keeping the lights on for an extra hour. Every extra minute that we keep the dining halls open is an extra minute’s lab...

Extra swipes won’t fix food insecurity

Extra swipes won’t fix food insecurity

Kim Henry

April 12, 2019

When my friend told me about the University’s Swipe Out Hunger program, I thought UVM had finally solved my biggest grievance: eating on campus. I live off campus, so it’s hard to prep enough food to get through long days. I wouldn’t identify as “food insecure,” but I definitely can’t afford...

Taekwondo club hosts tournament in Vermont

Taekwondo club hosts tournament in Vermont

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Personal expression through a painting, a song or a sculpture is only one form of art. For a group of 14 UVM students, they think differently, and embrace martial arts. The UVM Taekwondo club hosted its sixth tournament April 7 at Patrick Gym for the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference. The...

Why Trinity campus is perfect for first-year students

Why Trinity campus is perfect for first-year students

Emily Johnston

April 11, 2019

During the room selection process for rising sophomores, it became clear that most students didn’t want to live on Trinity campus. Yet, Trinity campus allows first-years to succeed. The Residential Life website’s Returner Room Selection page used to say students living in traditional housing could ch...

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...

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