The Crossover

A Role Model to All Internet Personalities

A Role Model to All Internet Personalities

Dan Porosoff, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2020

With millions of people having YouTube channels nowadays, it’s no simple feat to achieve even one-hundred subscribers. Due to this, some may be intimidated by these internet figures with thousands of followers; they may believe that these “e-celebrities” are stuck up, cocky, or are overall mean-...

Unique Fall Activities in Vermont

From Nightmare Vermont's Facebook page.

Haley Seymour, Editor-In-Chief

October 14, 2020

Autumn is a great time to get outside before the snow falls, especially considering that the snow could have a coating on the ground by the end of October. Everyone loves carving pumpkins and leaf peeping, but there are so many interesting fall-themed activities to do in Vermont as well. Nightmar...

Six Music Videos Made During Quarantine

Six Music Videos Made During Quarantine

Sammie Lee Wilhoit, Staff Writer

October 12, 2020

The pandemic has limited the options of creatives. However, these limitations have allowed artists to showcase their different creative strengths. Creative media is still being produced, but certain aspects are changing. Photographers have held photoshoots over Zoom. Bad Bunny’s girlfriend Gabriela B...

There is a Trending Game Among Us

There is a Trending Game Among Us

Connor Judge, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

Especially in the tumultuous times we live in now, escapism is a must-have break from reality, and video games are the perfect example of escapism. They allow players to live out the greatest power fantasies, survive unthinkable and horrific odds, or give into the sociopathic tendencies that all gamers secr...

COVID’s Impact on the Film Industry

COVID's Impact on the Film Industry

Eric Banks, Staff Writer

October 7, 2020

Many industries have seen irrevocable damage due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the film industry being hit especially hard thanks to the necessity of social distancing. Movie theater release dates have been heavily pushed back or altogether abandoned, while streaming services such as Netflix and Hu...

Five Must Sees During Quarantine

Photo by @plqml // felipe pelaquim on Unsplash

Sammie Lee Wilhoit, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

Free from the excess of jobs and extracurriculars, we now have more time than ever before to sit and watch hours of TV. From Netflix to Hulu, there is so much to offer. Also, if you didn’t already know this, Spotify has a student deal for Spotify Premium that also gets you a subscription to Hulu and ...

“Drippin’ in Melanin” Fashion Show is a Hit

Group Picture of All the Models After a Successful Show

Cat Gullotta, Section Editor

February 21, 2020

In honor of Black History Month, Shades of Me—Champlain’s womxn of color affinity group—hosted a fashion show entitled “Drippin’ in Melanin” on Saturday, February 16, from 6:00-8:30pm in the Champlain Room. The event was organized by third-year Shades President Hannah Short, who is a Communic...

What Got Snubbed This Year

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Eric Banks, Staff Writer

February 9, 2020

I have… strong feelings in regards to the Academy Awards. On one hand, the academy allows for some extremely talented individuals to be recognized for their achievements in film. On the other hand, there are still plenty of excellent films that are ignored around awards season, some of which are among...

Taika Waititi’s WWII Comedy is Bold and Brilliant

Taika Waititi’s WWII Comedy is Bold and Brilliant

Eric Banks, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

Never in a million years would I have guessed that the funniest film of the year would be about Nazi Germany. I mean, how could anyone find anything funny about a political regime that led to the deaths of millions of Jewish people? While there have certainly been movies in the past that have tried to ...

Looking For Alaska: More Than A Manic Pixie Dream Girl

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Sammie Lee Wilhoit, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Alaska walks over on a bench beside Dr. Hyde. She asks if she can sit there and eat her sandwich. He allows her to, although she did interrupt his meditation. She confides in him about feeling alone because the other students have been isolating and shaming her. He listens and tells her that change ...

Understanding Your Privacy Rights as a Student

Understanding Your Privacy Rights as a Student

Erika Brown, Editor in Chief

October 26, 2019

Before you turned 18 and came to college, your parent or guardian had the right to access your education records, make changes to them, and control how much of your personally identifiable information was disclosed to others.  But now that you’re an adult (yes, an adult!) with your own autonomy, th...

Vermont International Film Festival Returns

Erika Skorstad, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

The 34th annual Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF) runs from October 16 to 27 in downtown Burlington. The festival features almost 70 independent films, which will be shown at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington City Arts, and ECHO’s Lakeside Hall. The films were made all a...