A Canadian’s View of the Election

A Canadian’s view of the U.S. Presidential Election. I’m an international student at Green Mountain College who grew up about thirty minutes away from the U.S. border in Ontario. Though I was a watching it all as a spectator, I can remember the election of 2008 very clearly. In the final weeks of the struggle…

Burlington Half Marathon Experience

Usually when I sit down to write, my body doesn’t ache so much that it hurts to sit. Okay maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but it’s not too far from the truth. Yesterday at around 1pm I was running through the finish line of my first half-marathon experience. But let’s back up just…

10 Cool Facts about GMC

Environmental leadership starts here! Check out these 10 cool facts about GMC. We can’t wait to see what we add to this list in the coming years.

Nepal Travelogue: GMC Study Abroad – Ethnographic Blog Series pt. 8

By: Seraphina Mallon-Breiman Sarangkot: during our last day of trekking, we finally came to a flat road, presenting Padam with the opportunity to put me on the back of a motorbike to travel to our next location more quickly.  “Relieved, but nervous, my gaze traveled toward Padam’s outstretched hand in the direction of the man…

Nepal Travelogue: GMC Study Abroad – Ethnographic Blog Series pt. 7

By: Seraphina Mallon-Breiman We proceeded down the mountain the next day. Still moving slowly, I had the opportunity to get to experience the villages we passed feeling less like a tourist traveling with such a large group, as well as getting to further know Akal. He told me his story. Forty-four years old, he lives…

Spring Break in Maine

Whenever someone says “spring break,” I immediately think of spending the week down in Florida on some beach, being somewhat unaware of my situation for the few days that I have off. However, my break was nothing like that, in fact, it was the exact opposite. After not planning to do any traveling during break,…

Nepal Travelogue: GMC Study Abroad – Ethnographic Blog Series pt. 6

By: Seraphina Mallon-Breiman While our days began feeling routine with the same schedule, expected meals and snacks and early evenings filled with huddled banter over a warm wood stove- I began questioning my sense of time, reality and other people’s daily life routines. “When your day can be so easily determined, it seems as the…

Sustainability Story Katelyn Mann

Freshman Katelyn Mann didn’t wait to get involved when she arrived here at GMC just last semester. Already, she is the President of the GMC Slow Food chapter, majoring in Sustainable Agriculture from within the Progressive Program, and lives on the Sustainability Floor. hear her talk about how her involvement on campus has helped adjust…

Nepal Travelogue: GMC Study Abroad – Ethnographic Blog Series pt. 5

By: Seraphina Mallon-Breiman Sitting astounded by our surroundings: “If you look to one side, there lies a scenic valley with waterfalls and rivers running through. To another side, 22,000-foot mountains, snowy-peaked and glowing pink in the setting sunlight. And between it all, miles of terraced slopes built for high elevation farming/gardening for rice and wheat crops. It’s…

Hiking the Taconic Peaks Ramble

Want a quick hike right around GMC? The Taconic Peaks Ramble hiking preserve is a great choice. The hiking preserve has many options of different hikes. Maps are provided free of charge a short walk from the parking area. This area was purchased back in 1966 by a man named Kit Davidson. He dedicated the land to…

Annie’s Top 10 Favorite Places on Campus

Hello Dear Readers of the Rope Swing Blog,  I’ve been at GMC for three years now, and in my time here I have gotten to know the campus and the surrounding areas pretty well. I’ve hiked, I’ve biked, I’ve teleported (okay, maybe not that one…) to many cool places in and around the GMC campus,…

Annie’s Top 10 Fav Places on Campus

Hello Dear Readers of the Rope Swing Blog, I’ve been at GMC for three years now, and in my time here I have gotten to know the campus and the surrounding areas pretty well. I’ve hiked, I’ve biked, I’ve teleported (okay, maybe not that one…) to many cool places in and around the GMC campus,…