Congratulate Susanne Claxton!

By: Natalie House Susanne Claxton is a well-loved faculty member on campus. Her class “Body & Being” is very popular among students because it incorporates belly dance with philospohical lecture. The class was created by Susanne soon after she started teaching in the fall of 2008, and is the first course of its kind in…

Making a Difference with Beans!

By: Natalie House Today I attended “Making a Difference & Making a Living,” an conference event hosted at GMC featuring alumni and others in career fields including business, agriculture, energy efficiency, education, and more. The purpose of the event was to answer the questions many students at GMC have regarding how we can go on…

Darkmatter comes to GMC!

By: Natalie House This Saturday at 9 PM in the Gorge, Darkmatter, a trans south asian performance art duo, is coming to GMC as part of their “It Gets Bitter” tour. The title is commentary from a marginalized perspective in reference to the saying queer youth are often told that things “get better.” Prior to…

Meet Freshman Rhiannon Brewer!

By: Natalie House Rhiannon Brewer 18′ is from Sunapee, New Hampshire. She has not yet declared a major, but is interested in the Progressive Program and topics including herbalism, beekeeping, and natural healing. Rhiannon heard about GMC through current students she went to high school with – her school was small and taught students grades…

Student Casualties in Myanmar

By: Natalie House The uprisings of peaceful protests by university students in Myanmar have been met with violence from police, resulting in deaths and imprisonment of students. Police are using lethal weapons during these actions, causing major uproar and riots. The protests are in opposition to the recently passed education bill that seeks to dictate…

Call for #GMCspring pics!

By: Natalie House In effort to celebrate the transition into spring, the GMC Social Media Team is launching an Instagram photo contest. Students and staff are encouraged to post pictures to Instagram continuously over the next two weeks (contest ends 4/6) using the hashtag #GMCspring. The best photos will be displayed in Withey Lobby! Here…

A Scenic Trainride from Campus

By: Natalie House    This spring break I went home to spend time with my family. I live in Maryland and don’t have a car so I take the Amtrak train out of Castleton. The Ethan Allen Express train runs everyday from Rutland to New York City, and the route takes you past the Hudson…

Turning 21 in Poultney!

By: Natalie House Last Tuesday was my 21st birthday! I went to the pub and had a great time listening to live music and drinking local beer! The pub is a really great space to interact with peers and faculty – some faculty members regularly play bluegrass which is one aspect of GMC I find…

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…

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…

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…

Tips for Combatting Winter Blues

By: Natalie House Coldness, barren land, and overcast days.            This time of the year can be really tough on all of us – students and staff alike. Seasonal affective disorder, or “SAD” affects a lot of northerners, but you don’t have to be diagnosed to experience the sluggishness, gloominess, and exhaustion brought on by…