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President-elect Trump starts cabinet picks

President-elect Trump starts cabinet picks

December 7, 2016

On Election Day, Donald J. Trump walked away as our president-elect in the race to 270 electoral votes, contrary to nearly every pollster’s predictions. The shock and uncertainty at the prospect...

Meditation will help ease stress and anxiety

Meditation will help ease stress and anxiety

December 7, 2016

Chances are you dear Cynic readers are just about Trumped out, and would rather not read another thing about Trump and his latest shenanigans. Instead, I want to talk to about the benefits of...

Mental health: UVM's crowning jewel

Mental health: UVM’s crowning jewel

December 7, 2016

Our education goes far beyond what we learn in the classroom. Though the ultimate goal of an undergrad is to earn a degree, there is so much more to gain from a college experience than enhanced...

A conversation with counselor Keith Smith

A conversation with counselor Keith Smith

December 7, 2016

Keith Smith, a UVM psychiatric counselor, sat in a chair in his Jacobs House office, surrounded by psychology textbooks and house plants. Smith serves as the the Men’s Outreach Coordinator and a...

Faculty assesses student performance

Faculty assesses student performance

December 7, 2016

The Faculty Senate has begun implementing a new form of student assessment focused on helping faculty better design their curriculum. The UVM Assessment Initiative launched last year is ready...

New J.K. Rowling film has same old magic

New J.K. Rowling film has same old magic

Bridget Higdon December 7, 2016

New Yorkers bustled and Model Ts chugged down the cobblestone streets of Manhattan in the fantasy film that turns the clock back to 1926 New York City. Harry Potter author JK Rowling’s debut screenplay...

Public opinions influenced by increase in fake news

Izzy Siedman December 7, 2016

Raise your hand if you’ve ever scrolled past an factually incorrect article or a misleading post from a friend on Facebook and thought nothing of it. The prevalence of “fake news” and how often...

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