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The Vermont Cynic

Moving Downtown

Eva Bartels
September 8
Filed under Life

Starting your junior year at UVM often means starting your life in an off-campus house. This includes an extra 20-minute walk to your morning classes, spending your real-life money on groceries (that you can’t eat all in one sitting or you will be broke) and living alongside obscure Burlington ...

Advisers: your source of academic wisdom at UVM

Anna Power
September 8
Filed under Life

College can become a web of confusion with such a wide range of classes, requirements and schedule options. It is for this reason that we are each assigned to a faculty member who can help guide us throughout our college experience: an adviser. Students can find their advisers and their contact info...

The 411 on going Greek this semester

Greta Bjornson
September 3
Filed under Life

Each fall, SGA-recognized clubs gather around campus to convince new members to join their ranks. But, for some organizations, the process of joining looks a bit different from signing a name and email on a sheet of paper. For Greek organizations, gaining new members means going through the process of rec...

An off-campus quick fix made in just five minutes

Charlotte Fisher
September 2
Filed under Life, Uncategorized

The fall semester is upon us and for many upperclassmen this will be their first year living somewhere other than the dorms. Moving out of the dorms and into an apartment or house off-campus can be thrilling. Finally, no more twin beds, shared rooms or hearing your neighbors through paper thin walls late at nig...

A souvenir you won’t want

September 1
Filed under Life

Your summer was fabulous, filled with friends, sunny days and a killer tan. And while many people will ask you, “What did you do this summer?” the question you should be asking yourself is, “Who did you do this summer?”Maybe you met them at camp, on the beach or on vacation. Maybe you still talk everyday and have plan...

Students turning to drugs to excel in school

May 11
Filed under Life

Have you ever found yourself panicking that you have yet to study for an exam or write your paper, due in only a few hours?If so, you’re certainly not alone. But what happens when you feel like the only option is to use “smart drugs” to get it all done?Across the U.S., college students are turni...

Bathroom laws ignite activism

Bathroom laws ignite activism

May 7
Filed under Life

On April 22, students gathered outside the Bailey/Howe Library, armed with megaphones and signs declaring “peeing is a right, not a privilege” and “#peeinpeace.”The issue of gender identity has been the subject of nationwide debate in recent weeks, sparking activism on campus.This occurred a...

Harriet Tubman to knock Jackson out

Harriet Tubman to knock Jackson out

Anna Power
May 7
Filed under Life

For as long as the U.S. monetary system has existed, paper bills have portrayed only male historical figures, but a new movement has added a woman to these bills. Harriet Tubman in particular is to replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill, while the former president is relocated to the ...

What to expect when you look to Tinder to find love

What to expect when you look to Tinder to find love

Hunter Colvin
May 7
Filed under Columns, Life

In case anyone was still unsure, Tinder is 100 percent a hookup app. I would know because I went on a Tinder date for the first, and probably last, time. Talking on Tinder is odd. There are some people who just want to get right to the hooking up part. There are some who never reply to messages...

The creation of the Book Nook

The creation of the Book Nook

Greta Bjornson
May 7
Filed under Life

Every day, countless students filter through the Davis Center. Many drop by Brennan’s, popular for its local ingredients and extensive menu. But some congregate there for a reason other than a maple milkshake craving: a visit to the Book Nook. Founded in 2010, the Book Nook is tucked away in a corner...

Saying ‘HillYes’ when voting in election

April 29
Filed under Life

I support Hillary Rodham Clinton as the next president of the United States of America. There. I said it.  At first, I was “feeling the Bern.” I proudly stuck a “Bernie 2016” button on my backpack and signed up for Students Supporting Sanders. But upon careful inspection of both candidates,...

Tiny Thai worth the drive

Chris Leow
April 28
Filed under Life, Uncategorized

Tiny Thai delivers authentic flavors and a casual dining experience to make one great meal. This small, laid-back restaurant in Winooski strives to replicate how Thai food is actually enjoyed in Thailand. The space itself is appropriately “tiny,” but manages to seat a lot of people. However, it...

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