The Crossover

Madeline Minks in a tree wearing her signature style.

Mixing the Mystical and the Mundane

Amanda Woods, Staff Writer May 12, 2024
"In her writing, Minks enjoys playing with a contrasting tone and mixing wholesome stories with horror elements. For example, Minks described a novella she wrote last year that tells the story of a lady falling in love with a ghost. However, during the story, this same woman kills a man and hides the body."
Alisa Stands in front of her Signature Kreations display table at a student business event.

A Purer Form of Self Expression

Amanda Woods, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

For Alisa Kokorovic (‘26), jewelry-making started primarily as a hobby. However, when she wore her handmade jewelry out, people would take notice, complimenting her on how beautiful her jewelry was....

Jacob Dwyer is kneeling while throwing a Coin in the Dark during an underground meeting of the Champlain Coin Racers

How Champlain’s Underground Club Accidentally Built a Community

Kelley Lebahn, Editor in Chief October 1, 2023

“Three, two, one, GO!” is the countdown Walker Mack and Jacob Dwyer give at the beginning of each race that sends coins flying. On a Saturday night, with a sign-up table, stage light, and soft jazz...

ChatGPTs Influence in College Settings

ChatGPT’s Influence in College Settings

Kelley Lebahn, Staff Writer March 24, 2023

On Feb. 16, 2023, an email was sent to the students of Vanderbilt University regarding the recent mass shooting at Michigan State University. In the email, the Peabody Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion...

Photo of the Whiting Hall Sign. Photo from: Champlain College Flickr.

How Much Are RAs Expected to Handle?

Rebecca White, Staff Writer May 12, 2022

The first time a resident came to her while having suicidal thoughts, Cara Benjamin, a resident advisor at Champlain College, knew the protocol.  Even though she has a mental health first aid certification...

Vermont Tech Jam

Tech Jam Returned to Burlington October 23

Griffin Therrien, Contributor November 17, 2021

Griffin Therrien attended Vermont Tech Jam on October 23, an event allowing college students, entrepreneurs, job seekers, FIRST robotics coaches and teachers, and others to talk all-things-tech. This...

Students protest UVM’s failure to protect survivors. Photo: Glenn Russell for VTDigger.

UVM Promises it has Improved Response for Assault Survivors; Students Disagree

Bel Kelly, Associate Editor October 6, 2021

Content Warning: discussion of sexual assault, mentions of suicidal ideation.   April 25, 2021: University of Vermont (UVM) student Athena Hendrick shares her story of sexual assault and UVM’s...

Encina Severa. Photo by MedCircle.

DID: A Complexity of Dissociation

Theresa Mcgraw, Contributor May 4, 2021

Dissociative identity disorder, DID, is a condition where a person’s personality is fragmented, resulting in different personalities forming and a person switching among them. To a person with DID, it...

Package from Barbara Switzers essential oils class titled Essential Oils: Todays Potions for Health & Well-Being.

Just Add Essential Oils

Ashley Jacobson, Contributor April 22, 2021

Lorrie Fisher, 45, who lives in Bozeman, Montana, was fed up with unnatural store-bought cleaning supplies. “I’m like ‘why am I breathing all these chemicals? Why?’ This can’t be good for me,”...

Deb Haaland at an event raising awareness for air pollution.

Deb Haaland: The First Native American Woman Expected to Serve as Cabinet Secretary

Rebecca White, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

In December, President-Elect Joe Biden chose Deb Haaland, a congressional representative from New Mexico, to lead the Interior Department. Earlier this month, Haaland took one step closer to becoming the...

Bidens Plan for Forgiving Student Loan Debt

Biden’s Plan for Forgiving Student Loan Debt

Rebecca White, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

Amid the pandemic and President Joe Biden recently being sworn in, the conversation surrounding student loan forgiveness has gotten louder. All over social media, people are asking Biden if he plans to...

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,...

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