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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Winter is Back with a FORCE

Today we had our first official SNOW DAY this semester. For the past month, SORO has been a brown, ugly mess and today we got at least 1.5 feet of SNOW!!!!! As of right now, the snow is still falling and there is another storm piggy backing this storm. SORO might receive another 2 feet […]

Who knew?

Prior to becoming a MELP candidate I have participated in a great deal of environmental protection, cleanup, and restoration activities and jobs. One thing I’ve never done before attending VLS was lobby or advocate for a particular issue. In fact, I never wanted to be an activist. If I was asked to march for certain […]

Looking Forward

There are definitely times when South Royalton gets tiring. I love the co-op, but I wish we had a bigger grocery store that wasn’t a 30 minute car ride away. I really have learned the importance of modern amenities like an in-house dishwasher, and washer/dryer units. The public laundromat is really inconvenient when you’re so […]

It’s good to be learning

I’ve been spending a lot of time reading all about water issues down here in Australia. Although I’m learning so much as I read, I’m also realizing that I learned an awful lot in my classes at VLS last semester. It’s actually a great feeling, because when you’re spending all of those hours reading for […]

Late evening ice hockey on the green

The town builds an ice skating rink on the green for the town to enjoy throughout the winter. Tonight someone is enjoying a quiet Monday night shooting around a puck on the rink. I wish I could find my skates. I’d love to get out and enjoy the fresh air myself. The amusing thing about […]

You know you’re up late when…?

You hear the truck diver that honks his 1:45am “Hello” series to the South Royalton community below. This is definitely an interesting phenomena that I’m curious to know how many other students are aware of. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this in a previous blog from last fall but, in my late night delirium maybe not. […]

Job Summit

Today was the Job Summit at VLS. It was sponsored by Career Services and had several different types of panels. The day started with a MELP only panel, while the JD/LLM students had their own separate panel. The MELP panel consisted of two graduates who talked about their life experiences before and after attending VLS. […]

Economists, economists everywhere

Phew… I just finished three days of listening to resource and agricultural economists give talks, and I can say I’ve had enough models to last me for quite awhile. That said, I am grateful I was able to attend the conference right here in Adelaide, where I am doing my research on water policy. I’m […]

Winter Doldrums

I have hit a bit of a winter slump. It’s not that I don’t like my classes, actually I’m enjoying them more this semester than I did last semester, since the topics are a bit more on point with what I want to do in my future. It’s just a slump. We’re five weeks into […]

Hellooooo February!

Alright now we’re a good couple of weeks into classes. This semester is MUCH busier than last fall was. At least in terms of scheduled requirements. My four classes and internship are being managed fairly well at this point. I would love to be able to have more time to commit to my internship than […]