Elliot Shor '09

Everywhere I’ve Been Has Brought Me Here

“Someone once said that traveling is the best cure for prejudice,” says senior Elliot Shor, paraphrasing Mark Twain. “I feel like that’s pretty much on the mark.”

It’s a lesson the Dallas, Texas, native has learned through experience. Elliot attended college fitfully in Dallas and Oklahoma before he began his travels— living in Los Angeles, then following his older brother to Europe, where his ecologic conscious started churning. The disparity he perceived between that American brand of environmental awareness and the indelible European model was painfully clear. “When I was in Greece and Turkey they had solar hot water heaters everywhere. It’s surprising you don’t see that so much here.”

Upon returning stateside he decided to return to school, focused on renewable energy. “There is so much we can do to decrease our current usage of energy,” he says. “The fact that non-renewable energies are limited presents a challenge to the world to come up with new forms of energy regulation and dispersal.”

As an environmental management major and DEEP Scholar, Elliott is heavily invested in his community. He teaches Sudoku lessons to the elderly and is a lifeguard, tutor, and RA. He has completed an internship with Central Vermont Solar & Wind and has attended NOLS in New Zealand, and is now focused on a new independent study into the possibilities for prisons to become closed-loop renewable ecosystems. Elliot plans to join his brother in renewable energy ventures upon graduation - and he looks forward to continuing to explore the world.

“Once you travel you recognize it’s probably the best form of learning,” he says. “Then you never want to stop. “

By Ryan Dixon '11


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Men's Soccer
Tuesday, 9/15
vs. Southern Vermont College
4 p.m.

Saturday, 9/19
vs. Johnson State College
1 p.m.

Women's Soccer
Wednesday, 9/16
at New England College,
4 p.m.

Saturday, 9/19
vs. Johnson State College
3 p.m.

Women's Volleyball
Tuesday, 9/15
at Norwich University, 7 p.m.

Thursday, 9/17
vs. Word of Life Institute. 5 p.m.

Saturday, 9/19
at Husson College, time TBA

Cross-Country
Saturday, 9/19
at Bard College, 12 p.m.

Golf
Saturday, 9/19
at Beaver Meadow Golf Club,
12 p.m.

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
African Dance
5 - 6 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Belly Dancing
6 - 7 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Kayak Pool Session
8 - 9:30 p.m., Waldron Pool

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Fitness Swim
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Waldron Pool

Tai Chi
5:15 - 6 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Meditation
6 - 6:30 p.m., Ackley Chapel

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Massage Therapy & Reflexology
11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Wellness Center

Fitness Swim
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Pool

Meet the Wellness Center Staff
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Withey Lobby

Yoga
1 - 2:30 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Academic Skills Workshop:
Note Taking

3 p.m., Special Collections Reading Room, Griswold Library

GreenMAP: Road Bike Ride
Meet at 5 p.m. in Brennan Circle

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Shakti Tribal Belly Dance (advanced)
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Tribal Dance (beginners)
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Meditation
8:30 - 9 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Fitness Swim
7:30 - 9 a.m., Waldron Pool

Academic Skills Workshop: Reading
10 a.m., Special Collections Reading Room, Griswold Library

Yoga
12:15 - 1 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Massage Therapy & Reflexology
1:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wellness Center

Wellness Center Open House
3 - 5:30 p.m, Wellness Center, 38 College St.

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Paper Girl
9 p.m., The Gorge

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Bruce Piasecki
10:45 a.m., The Gorge

Fitness Swim
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Waldron Pool

Meditation
2:15 - 2:45 p.m., Ackley Chapel

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Laser Tag
12:30 - 4:30 p.m., Moses Lawn

Yoga
1 - 2 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio



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