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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Admitted Student Visiting Day

Tomorrow is Admitted Student Visiting Day! It is hard to believe that exactly one year ago, I was counting down the hours until I hit the road to visit South Royalton and check out VLS. A lot has happened over the course of the year, but it feels just like yesterday when I pulled the […]


The best word to describe the brewery tour hosted by the VLS Women’s Rugby Team.  We visited Long Trail, 7 Barrel and Harpoon. When we saw the school bus pull up in front of Oakes, we knew the day could only get better. I already visited the Long Trail Brewery before and their beer is […]

Bogged Down

I am so overwhelmed with work right now that I can’t hear myself think. In the next six weeks I have to finish three twenty-page papers and complete a communications campaign project. One of my papers terrifies me because it requires me to write legal language for amendments to the United Nations Convention on the […]

Still skiing… and great basketball

Holy cow! Can you believe VCU just beat Kansas to make it to the Final Four?! I can’t. But, I’m really excited they did, even though it means my bracket looks terrible now — I wonder if I even have any teams left in my bracket — they all could have lost this weekend. I […]

International understanding…

Today I gave a talk to the VLS community about water rights and water policy in Australia. I presented on the work I did last year as part of my Fulbright scholarship to Australia. The Fulbright mission is to increase international understanding, and so part of me really felt compelled to continue increasing that understanding […]

Resources in South Royalton

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the resources available to VLS students in South Royalton. For a very small town, there are quite a few resources that are very helpful to know about while you are a student. The town’s library is small, but full of many great books and has reading hours for […]

A Clean Space and Brewery Tour

Few things in life are more enjoyable than a clean apartment. I (finally) put up all of my stuff and bags from spring break. Hopefully, this will now help me get more organized for the remainder of the semester. I can’t believe there are only 2 more months left until this semester is over. When […]

VT Maple Weekend

This past weekend was Vermont Maple Weekend, in which sugarmakers across the state opened up their sugarhouses for the public to see how maple syrup is made. Two other people and I ventured out to Sweet Maple Alpacas farm to visit their sugarhouse. This operation was run by a family with 450 maple trees. On […]

Gotta Love the Sunshine

The past couple days have blessed us with sunshine and warm weather, which is getting me very excited for spring.  While I was home in PA over spring break, I had the chance to see flowers peeking out of the ground and buds popping out on willow trees.  Now that I am back in VT […]

Maple sugaring time

It may be mud season, but at least it’s also time for maple sugaring. I’ve never actually had the chance before to help out with collecting sap and turning it into maple syrup, but I am this year! My uncle makes about 10 gallons of maple syrup each year (enough for him to put lots […]