By Nina Gilbert and Abbey Norris
If you want to get to know Alexander Stockhaus, go to any of the sports games. He will probably be playing or watching the game. He is playing JV football right now; he currently just got his first touchdown against South Burlington. Alexander loves all sports and is willing to try any of them, “I play a lot of hockey, I think I’ll play if I get gear and I think I’m playing baseball.” Alexander is from the beautiful land of Sweden and is staying with the Rath family. When asked what his favorite thing about America so far he said “I really like Wendys.” The main difference for Alexander is how everyone interacts and having classes with different people all the time.
By Alexander Stockhaus
The United States against Europe : Who wins the school food battle? What do people in other countries eat for school lunch? Why do some countries have free school lunch?
Most countries in Europe have restrictions when it comes to fat and unhealthy food. For example, in Sweden, all schools—including public and private—have to serve fish at least once a week .The reason behind this is the government said in their school food plan, Swedish schools must serve fish one time, but preferably twice, a week because it is healthy food with unsaturated fat which is good for you. (Read more…)
By Ellie Masson
Calendar 2.0 is proposed to take effect for the 2014-2015 calendar. This may come as a shock to many because nobody really seems to know about it, this new reform has snuck up on us. Although it is still in proposal stage, people from the community have had barely any say on the plannings. How has this been made without any insight from the community, especially from the students it’s affecting? This schedule has been made far too quickly and will be applied way too soon without really discussing the consequences. If this schedule passes, students will be affected in all ways, school related and not. Calendar 2.0 calls for a rescheduling of the 175 days we already have, it is not an extension of school days. It takes two weeks of summer away and places them in other places throughout the school year. (Read more…)
By Becca O’Brien
For most of you, the name Connie Metz doesn’t meant much. However, to the seniors and faculty, they see an administrator and a friendly face. Metz retired from CVU three years ago after 36 years of teaching here. She started out as a French and English teacher and throughout the years made her way up to House Director.
By Brandon O’Connell
Now, buzzing for almost a year, the CVU Turf Project and committee are hoping to take another step closer to completing their goal of bringing two turf fields—one equipped with stadium bleachers and lights—to CVU. With more than $220,000 already raised, CVU is eager for the passage of a 1.5 million dollar bond coming up in November. If this bond is passed, the fundraising efforts will still be a large chunk of money away from the final goal–in fact, about $800,000 away. (Read more…)
By Nina Gilbert
“Please! This is supposed to be a happy occasion. Let’s not bicker and argue over who killed who.”
Most people know this quote from the hilarious movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the broadway musical spin-off Spamalot. The film is a parody of the Arthurian Legend. King Arthur sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Round Table to find the holy grail. Cvu will be performing the play Spamalot this October.
By Hunter Gaynon
The CVU internet has been fairly slow in the past few years through observation. This slowness has impacted many students’ learning because it takes a chunk out of the class’s time to actually get things done. (Read more…)
We’ve all seen them. We’ve all walked by them, at least once a day. Yet the swirls of color and shape on the brick walls of CVU remain a bit of a mystery for some people. Like a pyramid or a temple buried waist-high in the dunes of a far-off land, these murals have been here for as long as we can remember–and they were fairly old even then. What’s their story?
By Nik Delphia
If you were downtown between September 6 and 8, chances are you caught a glimpse of the Burlington Art Hop’s various displays. Stretching all the way down Pine Street, the Art Hop has been a tradition in Burlington’s South End for 21 years now and is the largest art exhibit in Vermont. The styles of art on display varied from paintings, to sculptures, to graffiti and photography. A popular exhibit, which takes place about a week earlier, is Magic Hat’s Wall to Canvas event. The Wall to Canvas competition is a spray painting competition for artist’s 21 years and older. This competition is a kick off for the many art displays that come to the Art Hop. So when a CVU artist, Jack Rooney, tried to enter the competition last year he was not allowed to compete.
Instead of letting this deter him from the competition, Rooney chose to take things into his own hands. (Read more…)
By Amelia Harris
Reading is a popular pastime. Whenever students go to the library you always see them with their noses in their books. Many CVU students faculty and staff spend their time reading. I like to read, too. (Read more…)
By Corinne Casarico
Everything has history. A family, a town, a community, a school. It begins by people coming together to start a tradition, a ritual or a law. History is dear to us, no matter where it started or what form it takes. We teach the history of presidents, wars, civil rights in schools. But what are we missing?
On June 26, DOMA made history. (Read more…)
The dress code at CVU simply states that we need to dress school appropriate. But what does that mean, and is that fair? Our bodies must be sufficiently covered, we can not wear anything promoting violence or substances and nothing can be distracting the the rest of the student body. If you are not following the dress code you may be asked to change into appropriate clothing or you will be dismissed for the rest of the day. (Read more…)
By Bennett Cazayoux
One of the most powerful movements this past decade is the “go green” initiative. CVU has definitely already partaken in this movement, which can be seen by its project to try and cut its emissions by more than 10% in one year. This year, a new change has been put in effect, with the same idea of reducing waste. Unlike the 10% movement, this new movement is trying to reduce physical waste and not energy.
As many students may have noticed, there is a new trash system in the cafeteria. On the surface, the new sorting centers were a shocking (but aesthetically pleasing) change, but in reality, the new sorting centers project was in the works for almost a long time. (Read more…)
By Jessie Hunt
Ever heard rumors about an advisory field trip that ventured to Pizza Putt? Me too. To say the least, these stories of awesome advisory field trips that went to a movie or to lunch, inspired some serious jealousy. I was quick to suggest a trip of that sort to my advisor but apparently there are parameters to taking an advisory field trip–who knew?
By Troy Anger
The new GOAL (Go Out and Learn) program is helping to expand learning opportunities for CVU’s students. This school year it piloted with several independent projects and next year will continue to expand. Below, the words of one student who participated in the pilot: (Read more…)