The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

A step-by-step guide on renting a house off-campus

Camilla Broccolo
October 13
Filed under Life

October has finally rolled around and sophomore and junior students are signing leases for homes for next year. Weird? This is just the UVM way.   Starting in late September, sophomores and juniors begin to house-hunt all over Burlington for their new abode for the upcoming year. This could b...

The ‘Real World’ of living life off-campus

Jackie Flynn
October 13
Filed under Life

Alexa Baker, junior: “I was toasting a piece of bread in the oven at 7 a.m. before class, but I forgot I had put it in there and suddenly all the fire alarms in my apartment went off. I woke up all of my roommates and they were not too happy with me.”   Anonymous, junior: "I mooned my housemate...

Respectfully having sex in a shared space

Respectfully having sex in a shared space

October 13
Filed under Life

It’s Friday and you have just finished your last class for the week. Exhausted, all you want to do tonight is nap, watch Grey’s Anatomy and order a pizza. You call in a pizza as you are walking up the stairs to your hall and get to your room. The door is unlocked but closed. Strange, bu...

Why does cleanliness matter?

Why does cleanliness matter?

October 12
Filed under Life

Cleanliness in an apartment and dorm is so hard to maintain with such busy schedules — rising early for 8:30 a.m. classes, late night study sessions and parties. But I am going to walk you through your home to give you the 411 on how often you must clean the essentials to stay healthy. The kit...

Where to order from

Chris Leow
October 12
Filed under Life

Exam cramming, sickness or just a late night craving, college will always require times when you want to order food in. Off or on-campus, ordering food is a strong college tradition rooted in late nights and limited food options. Wings and pizza are popular favorites, but Burlington has more to ...

The importance of self-care in college: Dorm Spa Edition

Isabella Alessandrini
October 12
Filed under Life

If you’re anything like me, you probably have about a thousand things racing around your mind at the same time. Either exams are coming up, or an essay is due in the next few hours, or an academic adviser is putting the pressure on to answer existential questions about the future — big, scary lif...

The importance of Sibling Relationships

The importance of Sibling Relationships

Eva Bartels
October 11
Filed under Life

One of the first things I like to find out when getting to know someone is the relationship they have with their siblings. There are obvious products of relationships with siblings, like someone’s selflessness or reactions to conflict. It basically forms everyone’s baseline social ab...

Women on Weights

Women on Weights

October 11
Filed under Life, Uncategorized

Believe it or not, as you struggle through midterms, some students even have time to go to the gym. And yes, they do even lift. But, mysteriously, any casual venture into the weight room reveals that lifters are disproportionately male. The UVM campus rec class, Women on Weights, is here...

LivingWell helps to celebrate recovery month

LivingWell helps to celebrate recovery month

Anna Power
October 10
Filed under Life

This September, UVM celebrated Recovery Month through Living Well’s Catamount Recovery Program, a programmed housing option for students recovering from addiction. “The Catamount Recovery Program was developed to create a community and a home for students that are in recovery,” Amy Boyd Austin, coo...

Finding beauty in your rolls and curves

Finding beauty in your rolls and curves

October 10
Filed under Life, Uncategorized

I am fat. Now before you go and counter my statement with, “You are curvy” or, my personal favorite, “You are not fat, you are beautiful,” as if being fat is synonymous with ugly. The truth is I am 5’8”, 250 pounds, and a size 20. I am fat. I am sure in your head you are picturing...

The story behind UVM Black Out

Camilla Broccolo
October 10
Filed under Life

Sophomore Akilah Ho-Young never thought her Facebook post of the “Black Lives Matter” flag flying outside the Davis Center would become as viral as it did. Her post was shared over 14,000 times from people across the nation.   The response to the flag left her “shocked, extremely happy an...

The Season for Squash

The Season for Squash

Charlotte Fisher
October 10
Filed under Life, Uncategorized

Fall is upon us and I think we all know what that means: pumpkin everything. But let’s not be closed-minded, people. There are plenty of other squash varieties, like the Delicata Squash;, a winter squash often used as a pumpkin substitute, that could use some love too. With that in mind, I chose to mak...

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883
Life