The Crossover

Youth Mentoring Program Prepares for Another Semester

Youth Mentoring Program Prepares for Another Semester

Alayna Masker, Contributing Writer

August 9, 2019

At the beginning of each week, a group of nine Champlain College students gathers in a classroom to turn kids’ dreams into reality. This group consists of mentors for the DREAM Program, a non-profit youth mentoring organization that pairs college students with children between the ages of 5-18 living...

Interpreting the World Through Art: CREM Senior Show

Gillian English, Editor in Chief

May 3, 2019

When you think of Creative Media, a number of different things come to mind. After all, the Creative Media (CREM) major is something completely unique and original to Champlain College. It allows students with multiple talents to explore all of their areas of interest, choosing from three artistic sp...

Grit ‘N Wit

Jenna Misra, Visual Content Coordinator

April 17, 2019

On Sunday, April 14 from 1:00–3:00 p.m., Champlain's Student Engagement Team hosted Grit 'N Wit, an obstacle course competition comprised of a mix of physical and mental challenges.

Ask a Shuttle Driver: Advice from BG

BG (Photo by Jessica Schultz)

Kevin Luo and Cat Butrick

April 11, 2019

I constantly miss talking to friends face to face, eating food from back home, and waking up in my house. How do I deal with feeling homesick? - Missing NY From a Shuttle Driver: “That’s a tough one. If you getting sick from food, try to cook by your own. Or change where you get your meat. If you don’t...

Screen Reading Breaks Boundaries and Brings Students Together

Jim Ellefson (courtesy of Champlain College)

Ben Siegal, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2019

“We call it the Screening-Reading. Because if you say it ten times fast, it sounds like ‘Screaming Reading’” — Jim Ellefson Something is bubbling in the creative waters of Champlain College, and on Monday, March 4, it's going to burst forth to the surface once more. For the last couple yea...

Vermont’s Up and Coming Comedy Scene

Comedy and Crepes, photo credit: VPR

Kendra Harris, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2019

BURLINGTON, VERMONT - The local comedy scene has risen in popularity in recent years and only continues to grow with the steadfast efforts of hardworking comedians. From small open mics to larger competitions, Vermont’s local comedians have been working and running their own shows and creating their...

Ask a Professor: Advice from Betsy A. Pennebaker

Betsy A. Pennebaker

Kevin Luo, Advice Column Editor

February 8, 2019

"I'm kind of a reserved dude and I can't talk to girls. Help!" - Filmfreakcheesecube From a Professor: “Based on the way this person framed this question, my assumption is that this is a straight male looking to talk to girls with the intention of dating them. If I missed that then I apologize. S...

Ask a Professor: Advice From Eric Ronis

Professor Eric Ronis

Kevin Luo, Advice Column Editor

December 14, 2018

There’s someone I know who’s dating a guy that I think is terrible for her. He seems to be emotionally manipulative and is only using her because he doesn’t know how to not be in a relationship. We’ve talked and she says she knows they’re not good together but stays anyway. I don’t know wh...

Top 5 Study Spots in Burlington

Muddy Waters Coffee Shop

Erika Skorstad, Contributing Writer

December 10, 2018

It’s that time of year again, folks—the snow is falling, darkness comes alarmingly early, and many of us are chugging caffeine in an attempt to pull those occasionally needed all-nighters.   Whether you have a math final to study for or a 12-page paper to wrap up, it’s nice to be able to do ...

Tips for Surviving This Winter

photo by Jenna Misra

Rachael Elmy, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

Let’s be honest here: Vermont is cold. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. You will get numb toes, a runny nose, and chapped lips. However, there are simple ways to combat the cold. Yoga Pants Underneath Your Jeans: Isn’t it weird that your top half gets a lot of coverage but your bottom half jus...

A Green Campus

Champlain College's Eco Rep Team

Hansel Carter IV, Contributing Writer

November 19, 2018

Burlington, Vermont is consistently named as one of the “greenest” cities in the United States. Champlain College, and the culture their students have created, have had a significant impact on those headlines. The college doesn’t use a power plant because other resources are available. Cha...

Ask A Professor: Advice Column

Professor Jim Ellefson with a creature

Kevin Luo, Advice Column Editor

November 19, 2018

Every few weeks, our advice column editor sits down with one of Champlain College's faculty or staff members and asks them your questions. This week, Professor Jim Ellefson gives his advice. I literally have no motivation to do my work anymore. But I can't graduate without doing my work… should...