Bill Mckibben’s Talk for MSFS residency

Last Monday, Bill Mckibben came to Green Mountain College to give a talk to kick off the Masters students residency. He spoke about the challenges we face with climate change looking to the future.                                             …

Horse Amour- By Seraphina Mallon-Breiman

Over the past few years, Green Mountain College has been in partnership with Horse Amour, a local horse farm about a 20 minute drive off of campus. This farm, run by the incredible Sue Cook, is the location in which the GMC Equestrian club goes for lessons, as well as the 1 credit horseback riding…

Daniel Schechner’s Art Show!

By: Natalie House Beginning tonight and running until March 2nd is GMC student Daniel Schechner’s senior photography exhibit. The show, called “here and there,” includes a variety of portrait and found photographs taken by Schechner, known on instagram as lifeintheboonies.  Besides photography, Schechner also uses video to convey a message: http://www.alifeintheboonies.com. Schechner is the co-founder of greenmtncollective, a collaborative instagram account which exists to engage…

VT Gas Pipeline and Rutland County

by Krista Lee Twenty-five Green Mountain College students and members of Activism@GMC joined with the Rutland Climate Coalition for a rally on Saturday February 14th. We were in Rutland on Valentines Day to celebrate the announcement that happened earlier in the week, which was that Phase II of the pipeline was cancelled! The cancellation of…

“Winter is hard here” – By Seraphina Mallon-Breiman

As the days of winter seem to get longer and colder, temperatures dropping almost consistently to -14 degrees, it starts to feel very difficult to find the motivation or desire to leave your dorm room. But- try! Try going on outdoor adventures with friends, or collaborating on an art project. Walk down the Poultney river…

Love Our Water! By Seraphina Mallon-Breiman

This past Saturday about 30 GMC students and Poultney/Rutland locals gathered on the corner of a street in Rutland in 14 degree weather to rally against the third phase of the Vermont pipeline from being passed! The Activism floor/club put together anti-fracking signs with the theme of Valentines day, encouraging our community to stand up…

“Life, the Universe, and Everything” by: Margot Surr

By: Matthias Baudinet       On the 6th of February 2015 Margot Surr had her expansive senior art show in the William Feick Art Center here on campus. I have know Margot since my freshman year of college–fall 2011. Though her skills and talents as an artist have always blown me away, I have…

Valentine’s Day 2k15 GMC Style!

By: Natalie House Valentines Day is THIS SATURDAY! There are many events going on this weekend in honor of this holiday including an Open Mic Night at the Coffee House on Friday at 8:30 (chocolate-covered strawberries will be provided!), a Love Fest (dance & snacks) on Saturday night from 9-12, and “Dinner for Two” at…

Vermont Fracked Gas Pipeline

by Krista Lee Phase Two has been defeated?? What?? Yes, it is true. Through the people-powered organizing of the folks of Vermont, Rising Tide Vermont, 350 Vermont, and Just Power (and the 35+ million dollar cost increase)…International Paper, the multinational paper company has revoked their funding for the second phase of the pipeline project. Phase…

Vessel Film Screening at GMC

by Krista Lee Last Thursday, students gathered in the coffeehouse to watch the documentary film “Vessel.” This was the first “Documentary Thursday” of the semester by Activism@GMC. The student activist organization paired with the organization “Advocates for Youth” for this film screening. The documentary discusses the topic of reproductive justice and abortion access globally. It…

Preparing to Eco-League

By: Natalie House I’m getting ready to Eco-League next fall to Dickinson College, the newest edition to the Eco-League Exchange network. Since coming to GMC as a freshman, I’ve been interested in this program – I want to experience another undergraduate environment and share what I’ve learned here at GMC with other students in a…

Voltaire vs. Rousseau – By Seraphina Mallon-Breiman

This semester, as a Sociology/Anthropology major, I am taking a class with professor Gordon Knight who is retiring here at GMC after this year. I’m wishing that I had had the opportunity to have taken more classes with Gordon before he’d left because his lectures are incredible. I’ve spent time studying European history while actually…