Columns

Zen scholar lectures on mindfulness

On the first official day of fall, light trickled into the high arched windows of Ira Allen Chapel. The modest crowd gathered there had come to see Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in the United States, talk about his practice. Kabat-Zinn, known for making mindfulness practices more well-known throughout the U.S., has written…

When it’s okay to be corny

Have your cake and your veggies, too. Another week, another farm-fresh basket from the Intervale Food Hub. The ingredients that called to me this week were the sweet corn, huge leeks, buttery oyster mushrooms and golden potatoes. You know your ingredients are fresh when they have dirt on them. I call this one a “potato…

A journey up the pinnacle

Once fall rolls around, the leaf peepers come to town and some UVM-ers hit the mountains. “[My favorite part of hiking in the fall is] the colors of the leaves, because it’s summer year round where I come from,” senior Meghan Egan said. “The temperature is also nice because I’m not dying from heat exhaustion.”…

0

The feeling of being done

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…

Angsty teen upset by the medical community

The Friday night of Halloween weekend, I, like every other college student in America, set out looking for a party that would justify drunkenly roaming the streets of Burlington dressed as a slutty cat or a culturally-appropriative Native American. I went in my own clothes only to be continually asked if I was dressed as…

On campus coffee for your exam cram

Finals are coming and for most students that means late nights, flashcards and lots of coffee. To help with the latter, I’ve compiled a list of coffees around campus and my thoughts on them: Speeder and Earl’s (Cyber Cafe):   The Cyber Cafe was my long standing caffeine source my first years of college. Aside…

0

Hip Burlington Café satisfies any diet

New Moon Café is full of rustic and modern vibes, lots of rugged hardwood and simple decor. The ambience is much more modern than say, Muddy Waters, but that’s okay with me. New Moon offers soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and an assortment of café drinks. They proudly display the very colorful and vibrant items for…

‘Thanksgiving’ spent across the pond

As we all know, Thanksgiving is a very American holiday. And Canadian. And Liberian. And Dutch. And actually quite a few more countries. My point being, it is not celebrated in England. Although, according to the Telegraph, the Brits are starting to celebrate American Thanksgiving more and more. That being said, they don’t really celebrate…

0

A ‘Pebble’ you’ll want to share

A Single Pebble is an upscale Asian restaurant, and well aware of it. The lighting is dim and waiters and waitresses give off a sophisticated air, creating a more formal atmosphere. This is the place that springs to mind when you ask locals where to find gourmet Asian food.  It was named “The Best Restaurant in…

Dining on-campus: my favorite places to go

As a junior, I’m still exploring UVM’s on-campus dining options. There are some locations that are well known and some that are hidden gems. Classy Dining One little, lesser-known place is the Waterman Manor. Located on the top floor of Waterman, this fancy location is only open for three hours a day but offers fantastic…

Restaurant Review: Burlington Burrito scene

Burritos are my favorite. There’s something indescribably satisfying about biting into a warm bundle of salsa, meat and beans. I identify as an extreme Chipotle fan. I can’t begin to calculate how much time and money I’ve spent there over the past few years of college. However, Chipotle isn’t the only player in the game….

Scroll Up