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  • P.O.T.U.V.M.

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    Growing up as a kid I was hooked on the television show called “The West Wing.” This show was on every Wednesday night at 9:00 pm and documented the happenings of President Josian Bartlet, played by the legendary Martin Sheen. It was well known on the show that the nickname for the President was POTUS [...]
    Posted February 27, 2012.
  • A Walk in the Woods

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    This semester I am taking a class called “Forest Ecology” and it has quickly become one of my favorite classes this semester. The lecture portion only meets once a week for an hour, but it is the lab section that is the best part of the class. Each of our labs takes place at the [...]
    Posted February 11, 2012.
  • The Final Semester

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    I’m back up in Burlington for what will be the final semester of college! It’s even more depressing when you write it down, let alone say it aloud. Last week was the first week of classes, nicknamed by many students to be “Syllabus Week,” due to the fact that teachers will spend the first couple [...]
    Posted January 23, 2012.
  • The First of Many

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    Last week I submitted my first job application for after college! The position is called a Regional Director and I would be working for my fraternity – Sigma Phi Epsilon. Every year SigEp hires eleven men to serve as Regional Directors throughout different regions of the country. The responsibilities of these men include driving to [...]
    Posted November 21, 2011.
  • Vermont Afternoon

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    This past Saturday a few of my fraternity brothers and myself spent the day walking around Shelburne Farms. This farm located in Shelburne, VT (just south of Burlington), is a 1,600 acre area of land that was originally claimed and constructed on by the Vanderbilt family in the late 1800′s. Today, the farm land remains [...]
    Posted November 08, 2011.
  • Don't Jump!

    Don't Jump!
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    Last weekend, my mom came up on a Sunday afternoon to Vermont to meet me for lunch and bring me everything that I forgot to bring back up with me to school when I moved into my apartment in late August (mainly just lots of clothes, and all the delicious food that she made for my [...]
    Posted October 12, 2011.
  • New England Weather

    New England Weather
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    I’m currently sitting in my apartment wrapped up in blankets wearing sweatpants and a sweatshirt on this terribly overcast and rainy day in Burlington. But just last week it was 80 degrees and sunny, so much that I had to walk downtown to run a couple of errands and visit my favorite “store” on Church St. [...]
    Posted October 03, 2011.
  • Proud to be a SigEp

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    This afternoon I had my first tour of the semester. Before every tour starts we have a brief student panel where the tour guides aka Advocats introduce themselves to the students and families, while also telling a brief introduction about their life here at UVM. During my introduction I mentioned my involvement in Greek Life, [...]
    Posted September 19, 2011.
  • The 'Cats Are Back in Town

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    The first week of senior year is officially in the books! And what a week it was! For the first time ever during my time at UVM, classes were canceled; and it was the first day of classes! Due to the severe weather brought to Burlington by Hurricane Irene, UVM was shut down for a [...]
    Posted September 05, 2011.
  • Network, Network, Network!

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    Last Saturday, I gave a tour for admitted students and their families of UVM. There was one family in particular that I made a close connection with and really stood out. I found out that this student lives in the town next to me in Massachusetts, and she currently attends my rival high school (Go [...]
    Posted March 31, 2011.
  • Snowed In!

    Snowed In!
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    So over the past few weeks, it has been consistently snowing here in Burlington. So my friends decided to play a nice little trick on me! My car was somewhere under that pile – some friends I have!
    Posted February 17, 2011.
  • Back At It

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    So while the majority of students are officially back in “school mode” here at UVM, I certainly am not! This is the second week of classes, and I am still trying to adjust to being back at school. I am taking 5 classes this semester – Biostatistics (YIKES!), Survey of Folklore (aka analyzing poems, fables, and [...]
    Posted January 25, 2011.
  • Merry Christmas!!!

    Merry Christmas!!!
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    Merry Christmas to all! Hope Santa Claus was good to you!!!
    Posted December 25, 2010.
  • Holiday Spirit???

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    So Christmas is rapidly approaching (3 days?!?!), and sadly I am truly not in the holiday spirit at all. However, I have come up with a list of reasons why (kind of like making a list for Santa)… I finished my finals on the LAST DAY OF FINALS!!!, and while everyone was listening to Christmas music [...]
    Posted December 22, 2010.
  • The Maple Bowl

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    Thanksgiving break is only two days away and basically…I CAN’T WAIT!!! I don’t think that we have had a day off from school since Labor Day in September – so Friday afternoon cannot come soon enough! Friday afternoon is the onset of Thanksgiving break and a very longggg and well deserved break (in my opinion!). [...]
    Posted November 17, 2010.
  • Time Flys

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    Hey everyone! Sorry that it has been soooooo long since my last post – but a lot has been happening! It is officially the midterm period here at school, so I am spending WAYYY too much time studying in the library! I also went home this past weekend, as my parents went away for the [...]
    Posted October 27, 2010.
  • Experiences You Can Only Get at UVM

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    A question I am always asked by family and friends is “I’ve heard so many good things about UVM; what is it that makes that school such a great place?” And now into my third year at UVM, I can already give an abundance of reasons – many of which have occurred this year. Being [...]
    Posted September 23, 2010.
  • Back to School, Back to School!

    Back to School, Back to School!
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    Hey everyone! So I’m back again for another year of blogging here at UVM! It’s hard to believe, no it’s actually scary, that I’m already a junior in college. But enough of the sentimental sadness; it’s time to catch up on summer and life! For one, I changed the name of the blog this year. “Mookie” [...]
    Posted August 30, 2010.
  • Hibernation Has Come to a Close

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    If you were to tell me last week that it was going to be 80+ degrees this weekend in Vermont, I’d probably tell you that you were going insane. But I must say that I stand corrected, as this weekend was by far the best weekend of the year! Friday and Saturday topped off around [...]
    Posted April 04, 2010.
  • Why I Love Burlington

    Why I Love Burlington
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    As I sit hear in the study lounge of my fraternity house, I cannot help but recall why I love the city of Burlington, Vermont so much. This past weekend, my fraternity volunteered at the Mardi Gras parade downtown on Church Street. Even though the actual Mardi Gras was two weeks ago, and we are not [...]
    Posted March 04, 2010.