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An NCTC Medical Professions Classroom
Photo credit:  Dino Patsouris

How Covid has Changed Hands-on Learning within NCTC’s Programs: Part IV

Lianna St. Francis, Writer April 20, 2021

Part IV Human Services/ Curiosity Corners  According to the NCTC program website, Human Services “[helps] others...through...community involvement, and classroom instruction.” The students work...

Students in Mike Antoniak's Public Safety and Fire Services Class.  Photo credit:  Dino Patsouris

How Covid has Changed Hands-on Learning within NCTC’s Programs: Part III

Lianna St. Francis, Writer March 30, 2021

Part III Cosmetology According to the NCTC program website, in Cosmetology “students learn practical skills, such as hair cutting, braiding, coloring, highlighting, and various hairstyling techniques,”...

NCTC culinary instructor Adam Monette works with Hailey Hatin ('22).
Photo credit: Dino Patsouris

How Covid has Changed Hands-on Learning within NCTC’s Programs: Part II

Lianna St. Francis, Writer March 9, 2021

Part II Culinary Arts According to the NCTC program website, the Culinary Arts program is focused on “food service,” “workplace readiness” and “restaurant management.” Students gain knowledge...

NCTC instructor Ross Lavoie gives students instructions.
Photo credit: Dino Patsouris

How Covid has Changed Hands-on Learning within Northwest Career and Technical Center’s Programs: Part I

Lianna St. Francis, Writer March 3, 2021

Editor's note:   Lianna St. Francis is a NCTC student in the Building Trades program. Career and technical education centers around the country have had to adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic, such as...

BFA Nurse Valarie Lipka stands in the former English Department Office-Turned- Isolation Room
Photo Credit: Helen Simmons

Behind the Scenes at BFA: Adapting to a Global Pandemic

February 6, 2021

On July 23, Superintendent Brigid Nease published Harwood Unified Union School District’s reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Nease introduced the plan with a statement on the effects the COVID-19...

Larissa Hebert during her semester abroad at the University of Heidelberg, Germany at the Hohensalzburg Fortress in Salzburg, Austria.
Photo Credit: Woodrow Thompson

A Drastic Turn for UVM’s College of Arts and Sciences: A Series of Perspectives from Professors, Current Students and Alumni Part IV

January 28, 2021

Larissa and Phillip Hebert, brother and sister-in-law, both studied German at UVM with Larissa Hebert graduating in 2000 and Phillip Hebert graduating in 2001.  Larissa Hebert’s undergraduate degree...

Katherine Brennan
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A Drastic Turn for UVM’s College of Arts and Sciences: A Series of Perspectives from Professors, Current Students and Alumni Part III

Olivia Belrose, Writer January 26, 2021

A Student’s Perspective Katherine Brennan is a senior majoring in religion at UVM. For Brennan, she particularly enjoys the people aspect and examining the ideas of society’s politics through the...

Woodrow Thompson mineral collecting in Connecticut in 1968.
Photo credit: Woodrow Thompson

A Drastic Turn for UVM’s College of Arts and Sciences: A Series of Perspectives from Professors, Current Students and Alumni Part II

Olivia Belrose, Writer January 23, 2021

A Geology Alumni’s Perspective Woodrow Thompson, an alumnus of UVM’s graduate Geology program, 1971, emphasized the need to have a Geology department in the state of Vermont. Aside from working full...

Professor Elizabeth Fenton’s sign that she prepared for the car protest against UVM’s budget cuts. 
Photo Credit: Prof. Elizabeth Fenton (UVM English Department)

A Drastic Turn for UVM’s College of Arts and Sciences: A Series of Perspectives from Professors, Current Students and Alumni Part I

Olivia Belrose, Writer January 20, 2021

The University of Vermont has long been known for division 1 sports, STEM research, a state-of-the-art teaching hospital and an emphasis on liberal arts programs, but this year students and faculty were...

Robert Ide skiing with his granddaughters
Photo Credit:  Robert Ide

Living Red in a Blue State

Adelyne Collin, Writer January 6, 2021

Robert Ide is an 8th generation Vermonter who grew up in Danville, Vt., near the Connecticut River. Years later, while Ide was a part of the Vermont Senate, a friend of his, who was teaching at a high...

The writers' team meets over Zoom to discuss the final edits of their film script. Top row left to right: Emily Parent (22'), Madi Gagner (23'), and Connor Powell (22'). Bottom row left to right: Rebekah Dalmer (23'), Charlotte Pierce (23') and Emily Farrell (23'). Photo credit: Emily Parent

BFA Theater Department’s New Student-Led Venture

Emily Parent, Writer December 16, 2020

It’s no secret that after-school enrichment programs have been hit hard by the worldwide pandemic of 2020. Many activities within BFA have had to rapidly adapt to the ever-changing regulations put in...

Franklin Cody and Delaney Courcelle campaigning for Republican candidates

Q&A: UVM College Republicans Discuss Persistent Challenges on Pursuing the Conservative Perspective

Olivia Belrose, Writer December 14, 2020

Since the presidential election in 1992, Vermont has always voted for the Democratic party. This is especially true for young Vermonters to a point where next-generation conservatives are considered a...

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