Kaylee Sullivan

Students advocate for mental health

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When it comes to mental health, an often-difficult topic to talk about, groups at St. Michael’s College are breaking barriers. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, various campus groups convened in Alliot Hall for the second annual Fresh Check Day, which invites students, faculty, staff and alumni to rally around mental health in an active and engaging…

Kings and queens shine at prom

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The lights were dimmed last Friday night as blue and red strobes flashed in the Essex Alliance Church gymnasium, where guests broke out in funky dance moves at the end of a red carpet, cloaked under a large balloon arch. One of 350 churches worldwide to host Night to Shine, a prom organized by the…

Busy bodies: Florists arrange for snowy holiday

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A foot of snow may have dropped on Chittenden County overnight this week, but for local florists gearing up for Valentine’s Day, the show had to go on. Ribbons were carefully cut and swirled around vases, and particularly picked flowers were placed amongst greenery as the creative design process flurried around Essex and Colchester flower shops…

Sandbar gets state’s highest protection

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The Sandbar wetland was granted the state’s highest protection last Thursday, Vermont’s wetlands program manager Laura Lapierre confirmed. Located in Sand Bar State Park, which spans into Colchester, the wetland was one of three approved for the Class I designation at a Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules hearing. Lapierre said she presented Sandbar as having…

Taking it to the streets: St. Michael’s community among millions at Women’s Marches

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A sea of pink swarmed the capital lawn in Montpelier last Saturday afternoon as thousands of Vermonters rallied in the state’s version of the nationwide Women’s March. While hundreds of thousands of supporters flocked to Washington D.C., up to 20,000 gathered at the State House in solidarity for women around the world — including surprise guest…