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The Vermont Cynic

Where to get your music fix in Burlington

Camilla Broccolo
September 22
Filed under Columns, Life

Remember those summer days? The warm sun hitting your face, wind blowing and you’re swaying to the amazing live music. The classic image of any person at a summer concert. As sad as it is, outdoor concert and festival season is officially over and the great tunes are moving indoors. The musi...

Yearly orgasm talk keeps them coming

Izzy Siedman
September 22
Filed under Life

A line curls out the door, down the stairs and through the hall, clustering eagerly around a table of sex goodies and the seats of the Grand Maple Ballroom. The UVM Program Board hosted a yearly tradition: I Heart Female Orgasm Sept. 14. The event manifests as a semi-educational, semi-comical prog...

Fresh ingredients for the perfect summer salad

Charlotte Fisher
September 21
Filed under Columns, Life

Tuesday afternoon with a bag in hand I arrived to pick up my first basket of the semester from the Intervale Food Hub. The day before I had received a newsletter that detailed what I should expect to find inside. I was pleased to find a basket sitting perched on a table labeled “Fisher.” Ins...

Not your mother’s brand of feminism

Not your mother’s brand of feminism

September 21
Filed under Columns, Life

The summer before 11th grade I went to summer camp, like I had been doing year after year for the past seven years. Except this summer was different. I had one counselor who handed me a copy of Jessica Valenti’s “Full Frontal Feminism.”   This book started me on a journey to find my...

Interactive class teaches out-of-the-box thinking

Interactive class teaches out-of-the-box thinking

Greta Bjornson
September 21
Filed under Life

It’s rare that lessons taught in the classroom can be directly applied to the real world, but one course at UVM is designed for this exact purpose. Design Your Life, a one- credit course only offered at Stanford University and UVM, is intended to give juniors and seniors a better idea of what to ...

Get the most out of this season

Camilla Broccolo
September 15
Filed under Life

The days are getting shorter, the temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing and the campus is flooding with flannel and bean boots. It is easy to say it has finally turned into sweater weather, making Vermont the best place to be on Earth. Aside from pumpkin spice lattes making a co...

Parade paints pride in Vt.

Parade paints pride in Vt.

September 15
Filed under Life

Rainbow pride spread throughout Burlington streets on Sunday. Hundreds marched and celebrated the LGBTQAI+ community in Burlington’s annual Pride Parade. The event, hosted by the Burlington Pride Center, is one of many throughout the country honoring the history of this group of people. In 1969, p...

Charlotte talks Intervale

Charlotte Fisher
September 14
Filed under Life

It’s a weekday evening and you've arrived home after a full day of classes. You almost fell asleep in your 8:30 a.m. class, you were dying of hunger during your 11:40 p.m., and you were planning your next Netflix binge during your three-hour lab. Now that you’ve finally made it home, the last thing yo...

Retail: more than meets the eye

Hunter Colvin
September 14
Filed under Life, Uncategorized

Let me tell you about my first time working in retail. It’s different from working in restaurants, nannying or being an intern at a newspaper, all of which I’ve done before. I feel like you really get a glimpse at people’s highs and lows in retail like you don’t in other jobs. Except n...

UVM in the top 30 LGBTQ-friendly schools

Hannah Carpino
September 14
Filed under Life, Uncategorized

I can remember one of my very first days at UVM clearly: standing in a circle at orientation and being asked by a cheerful leader for my name, hometown, and preferred pronouns. Preferred pronouns? I had no idea what I was being asked. Preferred pronouns, their significance and the larger context o...

The qualms of dating by way of apps

September 9
Filed under Life

Tinder. OKcupid. Friendsy. Coffee meets bagel. If you are a person in college, you have most likely dabbled in online dating. The ability to view millions of single people’s profiles and judge them in one swipe...what more could you ask for?My experience with online dating has been comical, to say t...

Spinning your way to strength

Jackie Flynn
September 8
Filed under Life

Whether you find going to the gym a nightmare, are a fitness fanatic or you like to workout occasionally, group fitness classes offer something for everybody. With classes like Zumba, kickboxing, TRX, cycling, pilates and plentiful variations of yoga, every student can find something they’ll enjoy r...

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