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Campus sandwich shop plans to end hunger with grilled cheese

Campus sandwich shop plans to end hunger with grilled cheese

Izzy Siedman, Assistant Life Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Life

A warm grilled cheese delivered with a smile and paid for with a small donation makes students feel good and helps hungry people around the world. FeelGood is much more than just a sandwich shop; it’s a nationwide charity organization that puts its cheesy profits towards solving world hunger. According to the FeelGood w...

Matcha maintains trend of popularity

Chris Leow, Senior Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

Matcha tea has become extremely popular in recent years, appearing in everything from candy, cupcakes, smoothies and lattes. Ben & Jerry’s even has a Matcha-flavored ice cream with caramel and cinnamon, though it’s only available in Japan. But what actually is this bright green powder, ...

On-campus scoop shop hosts last cone day

Izzy Siedman, Assistant Life Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Life

Like rain through the ruts of Church Street, a line of people flowed down the street in anticipation of free ice cream. Around the world, Ben & Jerry’s held its annual Free Cone day event from noon until 8 p.m on April 4. Two free ice cream stands were situated in the Burlington area. One was...

Islam talk held to educate students on faith

Kate Vesely, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Life

Enrolling and attending college can be a huge shift for just about everyone. However, this shift can prove more stressful and challenging for Muslim students at a predominantly white school, according to UVM’s Interfaith Center. Teaching key concepts, rituals and global regional difference in Isla...

Students drawn to mindfulness on campus

Michaela Paul, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Life

At UVM I always hear the term “mindfulness,” yet I never have a complete understanding of what it is and how I too, can practice it. Mindfulness practices are actually informed by Buddhism, said Lindsay Foreman, director of Engage Mindfulness for Living Well. But, she explained, one does n...

Superfoods provide many delicious benefits

Michaela Paul, Staff Writer
April 16, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

Superfoods may not make someone fly or become invisible, but they can certainly improve one’s overall health and wellbeing. According to Ethan Smith, a senior dietetics, food and nutrition major, a superfood is defined as a whole food product that contains phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are n...

Spring show brings skating teams together

Spring show brings skating teams together

Kailey Bates, Staff Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under Life

The ice and snow outside has finally melted, but indoors, skaters are spinning on ice in solos, duets, free style and synchronized groups. The UVM Figure Skating Club is holding its annual Spring Show April 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Gutterson Arena. Tickets will be sold at the door: $5 for students, ...

Future students of color: I was once where you are

Naydeline Mejia, Cynic Correspondent
April 13, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

Dear prospective student, I saw you today, having lunch with your mother in Cook dining hall, silently. Today is Admitted Student Visit Day, so it wasn’t unusual that I ran into you when I did. Or was it? I feel as though the universe may have placed me there at that moment. The stars ali...

Day of visibility shines light on trans issues

Day of visibility shines light on trans issues

Anna Power, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Life

Transgender Day of Visibility is intended to celebrate the trans community. On March 31, UVM’s LGBTQA center held its second annual TDOV in the Davis Center. TDOV was created in 2010 by Rachel Crandall, the head of Transgender Michigan, according to the Transgender On-campus Nondiscrimination Informatio...

UVM hosts feminist leaders

UVM hosts feminist leaders

Katie Brobst, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Life

Students and community members filled the Ira Allen Chapel on Wednesday night to hear the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington speak. Tamika Mallory and Bob Bland visited college campuses during March, which is Women’s History Month, encouraging students to become actively involved i...

Niche local bar makes eating out fun and affordable

Niche local bar makes eating out fun and affordable

Chris Leow, Senior Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

I’ve probably walked or driven by Drifter’s Cafe & Bar over a hundred times since it opened last June and never thought to venture inside; that was my loss. Located at 156 North Winooski Avenue, it has a funky but unassuming exterior. This, however, provides the perfect cover for one of Burling...

Reflecting on March, Women’s Month

Reflecting on March, Women’s Month

Izzy Siedman, Assistant Life Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

As March winds down, we all start crossing our fingers for temperatures above freezing, but it’s not time to put away your pussyhats quite yet. In 1987, Congress designated March as National Women’s History Month. Since this designation, it has been recognized as a time to commemorate and study t...

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