Finding my Contemporaries

Education should be a journey.  I’m a firm believer in the ideas of John Dewey and am grateful that Green Mountain has given me a program based on those principles.  The progressive program at Green Mountain is a self-directed learning experience that allows you to explore disciplines, programs, and thought systems with fluidity and ease. …

Penguin Plunge by Krista Shugart

I wanted to take a minute to recognize Barbara Almeida, Zoe Leary, Johanna Douglas, and Nicole Cardish for taking part in the Penguin Plunge. The Penguin Plunge took place on Saturday January 26th in North Bennington, Vermont. The brave women went into the freezing water of Lake Paran (last week had a high of 12…

Knitting by Krista Shugart

As everyone knows, Vermont has very cold winters. Personally, as a second semester sophomore this is my hardest semester yet. I have been knitting and crocheting for five years now, and I find it as a way to relax and get my mind off of things when I get stressed. I also think that knitting…

Letter from Career Services–Voices of Community Seeks Interviewees!

Every GMC students know that Voices of Community will be the second ELA core course that they will definitely take on the spring semester of their freshmen year. In addition to improve writing skill of students, one of the learning objectives of Voices course is to encourage students to explore their relationship with their communities,…

Sharing a Classroom with a Civil War Re-enactor

  “Prime! Ready! Aim! Fire!” Mr. P walks three students through the process of loading Civil War-style muskets. In the classroom this is just a drill, with imaginary gunpowder and bullets. However, these students are about to go outside to fire the guns for real (just blanks – no bullets involved), complete with replica soldier’s…

Best Roommates by Asad Sohail!

I am senior and this is my last semester at Green Mountain College. I study Sustainable Business with couple minors in Economics and Communications. I love my major, minors, professors and classes. I played soccer. I loved my coach and teammates. I have been involved with Student Senate and currently I am the Student Body…

Photo from the Feick- by Seraphina Mallon-Breiman

            Visiting the Feick, our on-campus art gallery here at GMC, a piece of work by Ian Creitz caught my attention. His work focused on old dilapidated buildings and rooms and other forms of broken down architecture. The picture that I stared upon longest, was of a large room that…

Farm Blog

This past Saturday a group of GMC students and faculty attended the 17th Annual Grass Farmers Conference in Fairlee, VT. The group of fifteen students was led by Professor Philip Ackerman-Leist and the campus farm’s Production and Research Assistant, Benjamin Dube. Many of the students who attended were part of Ackerman-Leist’s Biodiversity Issues in Agriculture:…

The Calm Before the Storm

Having just completed my second week of student teaching, I’m taking the opportunity to reflect and share my experience before being inundated with grading and lesson planning in the next few weeks. As a senior in my last semester at Green Mountain I am finishing my education degree by taking on the full-time schedule and…

An Unusual Movement

  Early this January, I became aware of a movement that was going to be launched by an old friend who used to live nearby in New York.  This movement, focused on ending factory farming, will encourage individuals to go without meat for an entire month.  For many reasons, people may not be able to…

Thoughts on Life

        This evening, while watching classic Disney films such as Aladdin and Cinderella, I was basically pondering about life, both my own, and the very nature of life. I know that it does sound a bit cheesy, but I was shocked on the amount of morals/life lessons that the films present to the audience. Of course, when I…