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The feeling of being done

The feeling of being done

Eva Bartels

April 21, 2016


Filed under Columns, Life

There seems to be a term for every bad thing that could happen in college which makes it sound cuter than it actually is. The “freshman 15” is glamorous compared to the reality of eating full pints of ice cream in one sitting and not even considering going to the gym. For those of you like me...

Best snack fixes for your 4/20 munchies

Charlotte Fisher

April 20, 2016


Filed under Life

It’s the day UVM students cherish: the hailed 4/20. You’ve just spent the last few hours lounging on the Redstone Green, surrounded by a thick cloud of smoke, occasionally interrupted by slight panic when police services strolled by. After soaking up some sun and now feeling a sense of euphoria,...

Commencement speaker reflects on career

Greta Bjornson

April 20, 2016


Filed under Life

Author and journalist Gail Sheehy, who will give this year’s commencement speech, is renowned for her work both as a journalist and a prolific author. . During a recent visit to campus, Sheehy took some time to speak about her career, her time as a UVM student and to offer advice to students head...

Librarian running for state rep.

Librarian running for state rep.

Caroline Alkire

April 14, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

A librarian from Bailey/Howe will be running for a seat recently vacated by a UVM alumna. Selene Colburn, a librarian at Bailey/Howe and Burlington City Council Member, said she made the decision to run after Kesha Ram ‘08 vacated her seat to run for lieutenant governor. Ram, a Democrat, has held ...

Residents protest oil pipeline

Residents protest oil pipeline

April 14, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

Despite protests, a Vermont gas company and Gov. Peter Shumlin’s administration are pushing forward on building a 41-mile natural gas pipeline through Addison County from Colchester to Middlebury.The Addison Natural Gas Project was approved in 2013 by the Vermont legislature in order to expand acces...

Graveyard Shift: A Night at WRUV

Graveyard Shift: A Night at WRUV

Frances King

March 16, 2016


Filed under Features

Because of the WRUV graveyard shifts, the Davis Center is the UVM facility that never sleeps. The graveyards, late night shifts reserved for new and training DJ’s,  are a mixture of scary and fun, said first-year Ashley Claude. Though being in the Davis Center late at night can be a bit daun...

The marijuana bill passed in Vermont

The marijuana bill passed in Vermont

March 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The Vermont State Senate made history Feb. 24 by becoming the second legislative body to legalize the sale and possession of marijuana, and the first to do so without the use of a referendum.This isn’t the end of the fight, however. The measure will now head to the House, and supporters will be figh...

Sanders’ Tie-Dyed Primary

Sanders’ Tie-Dyed Primary

Maggie Richardson

February 16, 2016


Filed under Features

     The first thing I notice as I cross the parking lot are the men in suits. It’s thirty degrees—a clear day in Rindge, New Hampshire—but the men in suits don’t seem to notice. They have ear pieces that crawl out of their stiff collars like skin tone worms and one of them is wearing a bl...

Meandering Stowe’s Main Street & Beyond

Meandering Stowe’s Main Street & Beyond

Maggie Richardson

February 8, 2016


Filed under Features

        Sometimes, you just need to take the day and get out of town. After a long week of running from Colchester to College Street, walking down a different Vermont Main comes as a much-needed change of pace. On a relatively balmy, brilliantly beautiful January afternoon my friend Eva and I hea...

Cricket Blue Haunts with Ethereal Folk

Cricket Blue Haunts with Ethereal Folk

Frances King

February 6, 2016


Filed under Features

    Cricket Blue makes exactly the kind of music you would expect when you hear their name.     The folk duo is comprised of Middlebury College alumni Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith, who play what they have deemed “botanical, spooky, umbilically-resonant folk.” With soft vocal harmonies and ca...

C.U.N.T.S: Why do we need feminism?

January 27, 2016


Filed under Life

According to UVM’s feminist club, CUNTs, its name has been a source of controversy.Stevie Hunter, a sophomore and co-leader of College Undergraduates Not Tolerating Sexism, shortened to CUNTS, said a man who approached them at an October tabling event was offended by the name. She said the man was ...

VOX plans to raise public acceptance

VOX plans to raise public acceptance

Emilee Conroe

January 27, 2016


Filed under Life

Sexual health and reproductive rights are frequently debated in government, with party lines drawing a massive divide on how and if the government should intervene. Planned Parenthood has provided reliable health care for the past 100 years and is one of America’s most “trusted providers of ...

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