The Crossover

Burlington’s Celebration of Biden’s Win

Photo taken at the Burlington Waterfront.
I was accidentally in Burlington when I heard the honking.
November 12, 2020

Saturday, November 7, three of my friends and I gathered at the park and ride in St. Albans, Vermont, about to have a shopping day in Burlington that we had been planning for a week. As we all packed into...

A Relentless Semester on the Horizon

A Relentless Semester on the Horizon
Why students need a spring break.
November 11, 2020

One of many schedule alterations that Champlain College made in the face of COVID for the upcoming Spring ‘21 semester was the cancellation of spring break. The vacation time won’t disappear entirely...

Attending College From My Bed

Rebecca's Zoom University setup.
November 6, 2020

During the 2020 spring semester, students merely got a taste of what it was like to attend college from home. I was sitting in my room on a Wednesday afternoon trying to figure out what I was going to...

A Horrific Spin on a Love Story

A Horrific Spin on a Love Story
Why “The Haunting of Bly Manor” is the representation the world needs.
October 27, 2020

Movies, TV shows, and books are beginning to have more representation of various races and ethnicities, the LGBTQ+ community, and people of specific minority groups. Although, there is still a long way...

Why You Should Register to Vote

@champlainedu on Instagram
It's all on us.
September 30, 2020

National Voter Registration Day was September 22, and Champlain College’s Center for Service and Sustainability held a booth in Rozendaal Courtyard to encourage people to sign up. The 2020 election...

Should tuition be partially refunded due to COVID-19?

Photo from Champlain's Event Center website
April 29, 2020

Champlain College Interim President Laurie Quinn sent an email on Thursday, April 2, informing students that they would not be returning to campus. She added information about work-study jobs, remote learning,...

Why Can the White Van…?

This white van hasn't moved from the Maple Street parking garage under 194 St. Paul Street since early this summer. Students have graffitied in the dust accrued on the body.
October 8, 2019

I remember reading the email, back in April of 2018, that Champlain College students would not be able to park in the garages below 194 St. Paul Street. Of course we couldn’t. It made sense originally;...

My Counseling Stress: Session Limits

My Counseling Stress: Session Limits
March 28, 2019

I am a very anxious person. I have struggled with anxiety my entire life, and after a very long and anxious summer, I vowed that I would enter into on-campus counseling upon my arrival back to campus....

We Weren’t Picking Cotton: Our Response to the Poster

Poster placed around 194 St. Paul Street for Selma Screening Event
February 13, 2019

Racism is always wrong regardless of the time, place, or situation. During Black History Month, it’s a slap in the face. Our campus is no stranger to racist and biased incidents. The irony here is that...

How Will You Spend Your $126?

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January 25, 2019

Silence—deafening silence—has filled my classes ever since I first came to Champlain College. Getting students to raise their hands has always been like pulling teeth. I can’t understand why, and...

Why It’s Not Okay to Be White

White Nationalist Poster on UVM Campus
December 4, 2018

Last spring, flyers with the words “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” began popping up on college campuses across Burlington. Just a little over a month ago, at least one more flyer was found on Champlain College’s...

A Message of Support

November 26, 2018

Updated 11/29/18 to include memorial details. It is with great sadness that The Crossover shares the death of first-year student, Nova McGarry. Nova was from Pearl River, New York, and was studying...

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