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Living in the dorms: know your rights

November 4, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Some students say they are confused about their rights in a dorm as opposed to off-campus.“I don’t even know; they probably can’t search through my stuff but I would assume if they ask me to open a drawer or something, I have to do it,” first-year Olivia Marelic said.Even if resident advisers ...

Students, residents express concerns

Alexandra Shannon

November 3, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Tension remains between student and permanent residents in Burlington, which was a significant issue during this year’s Burlington city council elections, residents say. Noise is one of the largest sources of conflict between students and permanent residents. “A lot of times, it’s not party no...

‘Born Ruffians’ Spotlight

October 30, 2015


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

With plenty of spunk, enthusiasm and fresh music, this Canadian indie band resurfaces in Burlington. Born Ruffians made their second visit to Signal Kitchen Oct. 27, which was their first stop on the U.S. leg of the RUFF Tour. “[Signal Kitchen does] a great job recording and filming shows and colla...

Madaila Preview 

October 28, 2015


Filed under Arts, Previews

Four bands will take over Burlington’s ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center for a spooky Halloween dance party Oct. 31.Madaila, a five-piece, Vermont-raised group of “dance-rock-pop-juggernauts,” is headlining the event. “When we play in town we do it big,” lead vocalist and guitarist Ma...

Modest Mouse Hits Burlington

Autumn Benjamin

October 28, 2015


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Burlington finally got its much needed indie-rock fix when hundreds of fans gathered at the Memorial Auditorium for the sold out Modest Mouse concert Oct. 19. With a diverse fan base of old and young, the energy of the crowd was calm, yet excitement ruled the air. Isaac Brock, lead vocalist of ...

He Named Me Malala Review

Colin Kamphuis

October 28, 2015


Filed under Arts, Reviews

From distinguished director Phillip Davis Guggenheim comes the film “He Named Me Malala,” the story of a young Pakistani girl attacked by Taliban fighters for seeking an education.   The documentary details the life and family of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager and Nobel Peac...

Art missing from Davis Center

John Riedel, Staff Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

A painting was stolen from outside the men’s bathroom next to Brennan’s in the Davis Center Oct. 9 at 12:59 p.m, according to the police services crime log. The artwork belonged to UVM staff member Peggy Powell, who is a library support assistant in the Bailey/Howe Library. “I haven’t had an...

Vermont Tech Jam builds networks

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

UVM students and graduates gathered to learn how they could be a part of the New England Technology scene. The Vermont Tech Jam took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Burlington Oct. 23 and 24. The event brought in over 60 technology exhibitors ranging from Vermont Medical Center to GameTheory in ...

Davis Center not only for students

October 28, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Colder temperatures may increase the number of homeless people trying to spend the night in the building, Davis Center employees said.Once the center closes for the night, they have to “kick them out,” senior Chris Torossian, a Davis Center employee Torossian said.Junior Ragnar Clarke, who also works at t...

Campus shooting: a UVM outlook

October 28, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

There have been 54 school shootings so far in 2015, 24 of which took place on college campuses, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun safety advocacy movement.Of these campus shootings, 17 resulted in injury or death, not including suicides.Some UVM faculty said they wouldn’t know what to do if ...

Sodexo’s progress to be evaluated by team

October 27, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

A team is being created to evaluate Sodexo’s progress on new goals outlined in the recent contract.Spearheaded by Assistant Dean for Business Operations Dennis DePaul, the Dining Implementation Team will meet monthly to discuss Sodexo’s progress. Members of the team will also work on projects that...

Sorority suspended after social media posts

October 27, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

UVM’s Alpha Chi Omega sorority was recently suspended, pending review by their national office after “questionable” pictures were posted on social media, said Pat Brown, director of Student Life.“I asked the national office to peruse some things and let me know what they find out, which is a t...

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