The Louvre Museum-Lens, France

      The Louvre museum in Paris is the world’s largest museum and the world’s most visited museum. It can take days to visit and view every single collection of art in the Louvre. For this reason, in 2008, a new ‘Louvre’ museum was planned in a city almost 200 miles from Paris called Lens in Northern…

Legend of the Graoully dragon and Saint Clement of Metz

      On the 23rd of November and on Christmas Eve, the people of the city of Metz in Northeastern France celebrate and feast the defeat of the Graoully dragon. Saint clement of Metz is venerated as the first Bishop of Metz, and according to tradition, he was sent by Saint Peter during the first century…

School->Exams->France->Home

      With the semester finally ending and with exams now behind us,  students now can relax, sit back, and spend some quality time with friends and family, wherever that may be, I wish everyone a great break and happy holidays.     As for me, I will be finally going back to my native France and…

Ice Climbing

Since coming to Green Mountain College I have studied Adventure Education, a program to help students prepare to become leaders in the backcountry.  Some of the classes I have had to take include outdoor living skills, essentials of winter mountain travel, as well as an entire semester completely dedicated to traveling, hiking, biking, canoeing, backpacking,…

Break Time

As the winter season approaches and students finish taking exams there always seems to be a sense of excitement towards the idea of break.  I have felt it every semester.  There is something unique about the days and moments just before that second to last or perhaps last final exam.  The moment when you realize…

Bittersweet

Tonight has to be one of the most reflective nights I have had in a long while. I won’t be returning to Green Mountain College next semester (or any of the semesters to follow) and although I truly believe this to be the right decision for me at the time for multiple reasons, it has…

Manon des Sources

     The direct sequel of Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources is the story of the daughter of the main character from Jean de Florette and her journey in achieving revenge from the two men who caused her father death. Released two weeks after Jean de Florette, this film, like its prequel, won many awards…

Jean de Florette

     A film of beauty, love, jealousy, betrayal, lying, revenge, and friendship, Jean de Florette is considered one of the best French films ever made.  Set in the beautiful Provence region of southern France, the film also stars three of France’s most famous actors;Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, and Yves Montand.       Released in 1986, the…

Video ~ Bill & Lou: Mascots or Livestock?

After weeks of shooting interviews, editing, and refining based on feedback, the video is done.  To be very specific, this video is not a college official message.  As many know this is a multifacited issue and there is no one simple answer.  The video represents many of the opinions of students and faculty during October…

The Free Store

Located in the basement of Withey, the Free Store is a place where students can give and take everyday items.  Clothing, books, bags, craft supplies, and electronics are among the items found in the Free Store.  Eco Reps including Alyson Montione and Sarah Edelman gather items from the free boxes around campus dorms and bring…

Lorraine-Champagne

     My family’s history in France is centered upon two regions in Northeastern France; Lorraine and Champagne (Champagne-Ardennes officially). Historically, my ancestors came from Champagne which is the region directly east of Paris. Cities like Chaumont, Epernay, and Chalonswere the homes of my family for centuries. In the 1800s however, a lot of my family…