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Outdoor adventures and new culture in Alaska

Outdoor adventures and new culture in Alaska

Mary Fafard
February 16, 2017
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During the fall semester, senior Rachele Funk lived in Alaska and attended the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) in Juneau, Alaska. Funk took part in the National Student Exchange Program, along with 12 other exchange students who flew into Juneau in late August.     Aside from...

Panic, desperation and plot twists: NaNoWriMo through the years

Panic, desperation and plot twists: NaNoWriMo through the years

Cayla Fronhofer
December 8, 2016
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It’s just after midnight and I’m desperately typing out the final hundred words that I need to make my daily count of 1,667. If I finish it before I go to sleep, it still counts, right?   Such is the desperation and panic of a person entrenched in the middle of National Novel Writing Month,...

A cozy tasting at Citizen Cider

A cozy tasting at Citizen Cider

Agathe Fredette
December 8, 2016
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Located in the corner of an unassuming parking lot along Pine Street is the Citizen Cider tasting room.   Citizen Cider started pressing apples to make cider in 2011, and by early 2014 they had quadrupled production to meet the high demand for their products and opened up their first tasting...

Gaining strength from adversity

Gaining strength from adversity

Jacob Greenia
December 8, 2016
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“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor,” one protester attending UVM said through her megaphone, quoting South African social rights activist Desmond Tutu.   The protester, a self-proclaimed proud Jewish woman, stood before a group of 200...

An open space for nerding out

An open space for nerding out

Avery Bliss
November 10, 2016
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For most college students, the idea of watching anime probably doesn’t cross their minds. It either isn’t what they are used to seeing on their screens or isn’t appealing because they know nothing about it.     But the Anime and Video Game Club here at Johnson State College is...

Tasty and unique food on the go

Tasty and unique food on the go

Cayla Fronhofer
November 10, 2016
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Gas stations and convenience stores are vital to travel, especially in a state with so much distance between towns, but they aren’t usually known for their quality food products. In a landscape of cold, pre-made gas station subs, The Cupboard Deli and Bakery in Jeffersonville stands out.   Positioned...

VT Digger founder speaks about journalism and pursuing dreams

Patrick Musgrave-Losey
November 10, 2016
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Getting a job with an English degree isn’t the easiest thing in the world, especially in Vermont where there are writers in every nook and cranny. Becoming a successful journalist is even more challenging.   Anne Galloway is an excellent example of an individual who, against all odds, has...

Anxious? You are not alone

Anxious? You are not alone

Jacob Greenia
November 10, 2016
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While in the throes of anxiety or depression, being a student can seem like an afterthought. For many, mental illness such as the various forms of anxiety and depression inhibit even the simplest daily tasks. Homework, relationships and professional development seem impossible when you are white-knuckling...

Alcohol and sexual violence

Alcohol and sexual violence

Emily Mullaney
October 31, 2016
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If you look at the calendar for all of the events during Alcohol Awareness Week, you’ll see plenty of events focusing on the effects of alcohol, such as the beer goggle Mario Kart tournament, fact or crap, and a DUI simulator, but you’ll also see a couple of events focused more on the relationship...

A cultured and serene culinary experience

A cultured and serene culinary experience

Jacob Greenia
October 31, 2016
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Brisk Sunday mornings in October are meant for going to cafés with your significant other. Follow that up with a romantic walk in the city park near the ageless fountain and that developing cold is no longer on your mind because the warm hand of your lover you hold melts away any congestion. Or it could...

Spooky film contest brings creativity and fear to St. Albans

Spooky film contest brings creativity and fear to St. Albans

Cayla Fronhofer
October 31, 2016
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Halloween is well known as a time for spooky stories and thrilling tales, but it is also a chance to push the limits of your creativity. While other people are coming up with crazy costumes and disturbing décor, teams of hobbyist filmmakers are creating frightening films to enter into the Northwest...

I was a child candy fiend

I was a child candy fiend

Avery Bliss
October 31, 2016
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Halloween: that magical time of the year synonymous with candy, costumes and small children yelling “trick-or-treat” at every house they come to.   But as those same children grow up and enter college and, in some part, the world of adults, Halloween takes on a new meaning. In college, I...

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