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Survivor story of the UVM meal plans

Survivor story of the UVM meal plans

Ariana Arden
October 26
Filed under Opinion

I’ve been living off-campus this yeahttp://vtcynic.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=34969&action=editr as a junior, which has been both a blessing and a curse. I have to walk further to classes, but I don’t have to listen to my neighbors having sex all the time. I have to pay for my groc...

Biden, Sanders, and other local appearances

Biden, Sanders, and other local appearances

October 26
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

This has been a big week at UVM. Not only did the Vice President of the United States step foot on-campus, but so did several big-name Vermont politicians, including the one and only Senator Bernie Sanders. Vice President Joe Biden was a part of a roundtable discussion Friday alongside Sen. Patric...

Day in the life of a Chipotle employee

Day in the life of a Chipotle employee

October 21
Filed under Opinion

The life of a Chipotle employee is a complicated one. On Job Duties: Not only do you have to be a food industry worker, but an esteemed brand manager, avid stock-market follower and adamant solver of food-borne illnesses. Customers ask you uncomfortable questions about Chipotle’s reputation...

How to nail an interview

October 20
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, So, you’re considering a big career move: finding a job in a brand new industry. It can certainly seem daunting, especially when you have less-than-sufficient experience. What should a job-seeker do in this situation? Some words of advice: 1. Target an entry-level posi...

The Coalition for a Livable City

October 20
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, The Coalition for a Livable City, feeling the Bern and armed with a positive message of a Better Town Center, faces a true David and Diana versus Goliath battle to defeat the two November ballot items: the Sinex zoning amendment and $22 million project tax increment financing f...

Try relieving college stress with music

Try relieving college stress with music

Lily Spechler
October 20
Filed under Opinion

There’s no doubt that college can be a stressful place. Especially during midterms. And finals. And most days in between. Advice on how to deal with that stress comes at you from everywhere and everyone. Take a hike. Bang out some asanas. Run. Drink. Sleep. But I have found the best way...

Trump supporters looking to repeal 19th Amendment

Gaetano Martello
October 19
Filed under Opinion

This election just continues to surprise me. A new trend among Trump supporters has begun, and it is no surprise to me that it happens to be concurrent with Trump’s current series of losses in most polls. According to RealClearPolitics, Trump is losing in every swing state, polls after the ...

On-campus housing to fix Burlington’s ‘get off my lawn’ mentality

On-campus housing to fix Burlington’s ‘get off my lawn’ mentality

October 19
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

There are no parties here!” my neighbor yelled at my friend on the first day of school last year, assuming she was a first-year walking around to find parties. “I’m just looking for my friend!” she yelled back at him and scurried up the apartment stairs. This was the closest thing t...

Efforts to renovate downtown to all outdoor shopping

Efforts to renovate downtown to all outdoor shopping

October 19
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

[media-credit name="Eileen O'Connor" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] A recently proposed project aims to transform the Burlington Town Mall from an inside mall to an outside shopping center, extending Pine St. and St. Paul St. through it. The proposal is most certainly positive...

The trials and tribulations of printing

The trials and tribulations of printing

Ariana Arden
October 13
Filed under Opinion

Last Tuesday morning, I needed to print some pages; 140 pages, to be exact. I had to print 20 copies of my creative writing story for all the kids in my class, so we can assume I was already annoyed having to spend $14 on printing, but then I had to go through the UVM printing process.  [media-cre...

Sleep deprivation and stress? Welcome to college

October 13
Filed under Opinion

Is it just me, or has everyone else had enough, too? I can’t get over the pity-party I just threw for myself a few minutes ago. It’s like I’m five again, balled up in fetal position crying for mommy, but mommy isn’t coming because this is college. As soon as I stepped foot o...

All Live Matter roots in racism

October 13
Filed under Opinion

The slogan “All Lives Matter,” at face value, claims to advocate for the equal value of lives; this turn of phrase has troubling connotations and seemingly ignores the problem that Black Lives Matter seeks to address. To understand ALM we must first understand BLM, which is based on dismantling t...

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