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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...

Sleep Out raises homeless awareness

Sleep Out raises homeless awareness

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

A group of about 25 UVM students pitched their tents and laid down their sleeping bags outside the Davis Center, gathering in support for the homeless community in Burlington. On March 25, the Student Sleep Out group slept through 21-degree weather at the lowest point in the night, according t...

Burlington residents march to support clean water

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

Wednesday in Vermont, the temperatures dropped to 15 and the water pipes still ran. Wednesday in North Dakota, the temperatures were similarly chilled, but the water was under attack. Just after dark, 13 students from the Burlington area marched to the waterfront in 15-degree weather March 22. ...

Making use of hair dye as a means of self expression

Hunter Colvin, Senior Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

For the last four years, I’ve always gotten the same haircut: one inch off the length to cut split ends and shortening the bangs from the top of my ear to the bottom of my eyebrow. One time I got layers put in, but only that was only once; trying to braid hair with layers is a disaster I don’...

Mind the gap: females orgasm less than men

Sarah Heft, Senior Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

We have all heard of the wage gap: the average white female makes about 77 cents to the white man’s dollar. The gap increases for women of color and trans women. Common knowledge. Less commonly known, however, is the orgasm gap. The orgasm gap is a phenomenon referring to the lack of orgas...