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Girl Got a (Tattoo) Gun

Caroline Slack, B-Side. Aja Briana at Vermont Custom Tattoo.
Caroline Slack, Staff Writer February 19, 2018

Vermont Custom Tattoo and Piercing is tucked a flight of stairs above Cosmic Grind Coffee at 104 Church Street Marketplace, Suite 2A. You might just miss it if it weren’t for a plastic sign on the...

Music Making for the Masses

MAX MCCURDY. B-Side. Del Water Gap performing in Burlington.
Max Mccurdy March 9, 2017

It is genuinely hard to find someone who doesn’t enjoy listening to music. It’s quite a bit easier to find someone who doesn’t play music. While factors such as lack of interest or time might...

President Sullivan assures enrollment for DACA students

President Sullivan assures enrollment for DACA students
Chloe Chaobal January 19, 2017

UVM sent emails to assure students that the University will stand with them, even if there are national changes to immigration policy. Last month, President Tom Sullivan sent an email to the UVM community...

Parking restricted near Redstone campus

January 19, 2017

Faculty and staff showed up to their usual Wednesday parking spaces on a November morning   and were greeted with reserved signs.   Due to a resolution passed on Sep. 21 by the Public Works...

The evolution of NBR over time

Chloe Chaobal January 18, 2017

Although the Naked Bike Ride has occurred at UVM for the last 21 years, each “ride” is different.   The event occurs annually on the last day of classes. In past years, the NBR has fallen...

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop
Erika B. Lewy January 18, 2017

UVM fraternities and sororities are facing a decrease in membership following the loss of their property tax exemption.   On Jan. 1, a 2014 state law that repealed Greek organizations' exemption...

Bikers see renovations along Burlington waterfront

Colin Bushweller January 17, 2017

Those who cycle through Burlington this year will be greeted with renovations made to the city’s downtown bike path. The path —which is now renamed the “Burlington Greenway” — has newly-added...

Faculty assesses student performance

Faculty assesses student performance
December 7, 2016

The Faculty Senate has begun implementing a new form of student assessment focused on helping faculty better design their curriculum. The UVM Assessment Initiative launched last year is ready...

Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad

Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad
December 6, 2016

For some students, the ability to sublet may be just as important a factor as rent and location are while searching for off-campus leases for next year. Students struggle to find subletters...

Burlington becomes a sanctuary

Burlington becomes a sanctuary
Colin Bushweller December 6, 2016

The City Council approved the decision to make Burlington a sanctuary city Nov. 8, contrary to President-elect Donald Trump’s federal immigration plan proposals. The council passed the motion...

Mental help spikes

Mental help spikes
Erika B. Lewy December 6, 2016

The increase in students requesting mental health services at UVM — particularly during finals —may actually be a very good sign, several university officials said. As the stigma around...

Clean Energy Fund to get financial facelift

December 1, 2016

The Clean Energy Fund is being restructured to have students more involved in choosing what projects the money goes toward. The CEF is funded by a $10 contribution included in the cost of...

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