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Good places to get caffeinated

Chris Leow, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

Whether you’re looking to finish an essay, catch up with an old friend or just enjoy a warm beverage in the bitter cold, Burlington offers many options for a coffee shop getaway.  Here are a few of my favorites: Muddy Waters:   This is the place to go to for great conversations and first da...

Change in seasons brings a change in mood

Michaela Paul, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Life

The snow is no longer fresh, the sunlight disappears earlier, classes are back in session and everything may suddenly appear dreary to some. It is midwinter, and some people might have noticed a negative change in their moods and behavior. According to the University of Vermont’s Health Netwo...

Professor brings a global perspective

Kate Vesely, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Life

Is the glass half full, or half empty? Romance language professor Maria Woolson says both. She also says neither. To her, it depends on who is looking at this glass and from where. Born in Argentina, Woolson grew up in an Italian household. Italian was her first language, followed by Spanish, E...

Clubs set out to find new members

Clubs set out to find new members

Izzy Siedman, Assistant Life Editor
March 5, 2017
Filed under Life

Upon arriving back on campus for the spring semester, students find club tables piled high with free swag, club leaders filled to the brim with information and an overwhelming array of new opportunities to become involved in. On Jan. 25, members of UVM’s approximately 110 event registered clubs, organizat...

The Tinder app shapes this campus’ hookup culture

Izzy Siedman, Assistant Life Editor
March 5, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

Right next to Facebook and Instagram on my home screen, there it is: Tinder, mascot of the hookup culture that has swept college campuses. “You have to get it,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. “Just do it for the laughs,” chanted my friends. And I did. For a couple days, I ...

Kombucha’s popularity climbs

Chris Leow, Senior Staff Writer
March 4, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

Kombucha, a fermented tea beverage, has become quite the trendy drink in recent years. Believed to originate around 200 B.C. in Asia, according to the journal “Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety,” Kombucha is not a new find in the world of home-remedies. That isn’t stop...

Sugar is good for you in moderation

Michaela Paul, Staff Writer
March 4, 2017
Filed under Life

I am a self-proclaimed sugar addict. Everywhere I look, I’m warned about its affect on my health — in documentaries, news reports, pamphlets, social media. I wondered if completely removing sugar from my diet was necessary for my health. The average individual in the U.S. consumes 358 ...

Film screening prompts conversations

Izzy Siedman, Assistant Life Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Life

Students piled into the rows of chairs, grabbed free popcorn and picked up colorful paper that was offered for writing down their thoughts during the movie. In a collaboration with UPB, UVM’s Black Student Union hosted a free screening of “Dear White People” Feb. 21 in the Jost Foundation...

Cost of rent prompts roommate life in cities

Marissa Lanoff, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

Roommates: they’re the family you get to choose. They’re whom you say goodnight to before bed and whom you say good morning to over a cup of coffee. They’re the people you love and yell at. They’re the ones who teach you lessons you didn’t know you needed to know. But some may be...

Lingering effects of a nickname

Drew Cooper, Cynic Correspondent
March 2, 2017
Filed under Columns, Life

Despite the somewhat meandering nature of this column, I intend to keep my word and discuss the intricacies of mental health as I understand it. As my first article was an introduction, it’s fitting that my sophomore piece be an introduction to myself: this is a brief history of Drewpy. To ma...

ECHO Center showcases butterfly world

Kailey Bates, Cynic Correspondent
March 2, 2017
Filed under Life

Dozens of butterflies flew around a tent brimming with lush green plants and swarming with children fascinated by the colorful creatures. The Butterflies, Live! exhibit at the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain showcases a variety of butterfly species all sent in from a farm just outside of Boston, a...

Black Student Union celebrates blackness in annual fashion show

Black Student Union celebrates blackness in annual fashion show

Anna Power, Healy Fallon, and Chloe Chaobal
March 2, 2017
Filed under Arts, Campus, Campus Life, Life, News

Lights, camera, fashion: black pride hits the stage at UVM to top off celebrating Black History Month. During a night full of fashion, music and spoken word, the Black Student Union Fashion show topped off Black History Month by celebrating black pride at UVM. The Black Student Union’s annual fashion s...