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Earl Handy serves up sandwiches at Handy’s Lunch, a local diner (Credit: Burlington Free Press).

Earl Handy’s Journey in Local Business

Aki Fairbanks, Contributor April 15, 2021

“There are not many family owned businesses that have been around for 75 years,” Earl Handy said. “So, it really makes me feel proud of what I’m doing and keeping the legacy that my grandparents...

The Rising Popularity of “Renegades: Born in the U.S.A.” Podcast

The Rising Popularity of “Renegades: Born in the U.S.A.” Podcast

Preston Banas, Staff Writer March 15, 2021

“Renegades: Born in the U.S.A.,” a new Spotify podcast hosted by former president Barack Obama and rock legend Bruce Springsteen, showcases the political divide and hopeful unity moving forward in...

Daft Punk. Credit: David Black

The Slow Death of Anonymity in Music

Bel Kelly, Associate Editor March 9, 2021

As of Feb. 22, Daft Punk are no more. With little to no fanfare, the duo, comprised of French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, uploaded an eight-minute video titled ‘Epilogue’...

Hannibal: The Goriest Love Story of All Time

Hannibal: The Goriest Love Story of All Time

Eric Banks, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

Once upon a time, there was a one-of-a-kind show on NBC called Hannibal, created by cult TV writer Bryan Fuller. The show was a very loose adaptation of the highly popular book series by Thomas Harris,...

Promising Young Woman: A Promising Start for Emerald Fennell

Promising Young Woman: A Promising Start for Emerald Fennell

Eric Banks, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

The world is not a kind place to women. That’s not to say that we haven’t made great strides reaching true gender equality, especially given the #Me Too movement, but we’re still not quite there...

Art Credit: Bel Kelly

Current Student Advice for the Class of 2025

Bel Kelly, Associate Editor March 1, 2021

Choosing which college to attend as a high school senior is always a big choice, but now, with the restrictions on dorm living, most classes being taught at least partially remotely, and a general air...

Chauncey T. Beaver wearing a mask before everyone went virtual.

A Professor’s-Eye View on Fall 2020

Bel Kelly, Staff Writer December 10, 2020

At first glance, professors are feeling the same way about this semester as we are. Professional Writing professor Sheila Liming, this semester her first at Champlain, describes it as, “Challenging,...

The Crossover's List of Books You Must Read Over Winter Break

The Crossover’s List of Books You Must Read Over Winter Break

Crossover Staff December 8, 2020

Haley Seymour, Editor-in-Chief- In my senior year of high school, I read The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, and it ended up being one of my favorite books. A young, white girl named Lily Owens runs...

Is This the Future of Games?

Is This the Future of Games?

Dan Porosoff, Contributing Writer December 2, 2020

On November 16, 2009, Left 4 Dead 2 was released with resounding success. On July 24, 2012, Left 4 Dead 2 received the last major content patch for almost a decade with a pack of maps referred to as the...

The Wire: A Must-See, 20 Years Later

The Wire: A Must-See, 20 Years Later

Eric Banks, Staff Writer December 1, 2020

June 2, 2002, the first episode of The Wire aired on HBO. Upon first glance, the show seemed like your typical police procedural, albeit one with much more profanity and diversity than network television...

Understanding the Handmaid's Tale Protests

Understanding the Handmaid’s Tale Protests

Sammie Lee Wilhoit, Staff Writer November 30, 2020

The latest Handmaid’s Tale protest occurred on October 12 of this year. Women dressed in red robes with crisp white bonnets shading their eyes and cloth masks over their mouths marched on Capitol Hill....

Da Five Bloods: A Vietnam Movie for 2020

Da Five Bloods: A Vietnam Movie for 2020

Eric Banks, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

Ever since his cinematic debut with She’s Gotta Have It, director Spike Lee has proven himself to be one of the most provocative voices in the film industry. His films are stylish, bold, visually inspired,...

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