Thinking Outside of the 100-square-foot box

The idea of a personal and quiet retreat away from the stress of our daily lives is one that entices all of us. You only have to look at what seems like every child’s fascination with treehouses for affirmation that there is something fascinating about the idea, and yet, what might appear to be the…

White Rocks Recreation Area

White Rocks will blow your mind. No really. You have to go see this place. The Draw:  Exceptional views the Green Mountains Accessible trail to visit “Chaos Canyon” and the Ice Beds (explained below) Very short and mellow trail 35 minute drive from GMC Great place to view the sunset Description: White Rocks National Recreation…

A Trip to Estonia

Last Monday night I returned from Valma, Estonia where I was competing in the World Ice and Snow Sailing Championships. This is an annual international competition  sanctioned by WISSA (the World Ice and Snow Sailing Association) that has been happening since the 80’s and I have been attending throughout my life with my family. And…

Media Bias as a Millennial

  By: Seraphina Mallon-Breiman The topic of media bias is important because media filters into our lives today more than ever before. Historically, we are the generation that media has pervaded most drastically. We are the millennials, the individuals who’ve grown up with cell-phones in hand and computers just an arms length away. Texting, networking…

Nepal Travelogue: GMC Study Abroad – Ethnographic Blog Series pt. 4

By: Seraphina Mallon-Breiman As days passed, it was hard not to contemplate the inequality between trekker and porter/sherpa. Feeling awkward that these people were carrying our things so that we could leisurely stroll, I wrote in my journal, “It doesn’t feel right, and whether it’s subtle or not, I just think it’s creating more of…

Nepal Travelogue: GMC Study Abroad – Ethnographic Blog Series pt. 3

By: Seraphina Mallon-Breiman We began traveling to Bhaktapur the next day. This city felt even more broken down than our previous destinations due to earthquake rubble. Nonetheless, we were privileged tourists, so we stayed in a fancy hotel comparing the beauty of our 7th-floor hotel room with a stunning sunset and a landscape of poverty. Being in this…

Deane’s Nature Preserve Hike

 The first thing I heard when I got to this campus in the fall was “you HAVE to go to the Deane’s.” I had no idea what that meant, but I soon found out and I’ve been hooked on Deane’s since.     Welcome to the first entry of my hiking blog! I will be…

Introduction to the Hiking Blog

Hi there! As a new member to the social media team, I’ll be a weekly contributor to the blog, and I’ll be making videos on occasion as well! Before I begin, I’d like you all to know a bit about myself. I’m a freshman here at GMC, and I’m currently in the Progressive Program, combining…

Nicole Harding: A Sustainability Story

Meet Nicole Harmon, ’16, a senior and Sustainability Office worker here at the college. Nicole sees sustainability actions in two distinct ways: the small scale personal choices we make each day and the large scale infrastructural processes that too often feel out of our control. Not for Nicole! Over her four years at GMC, she…