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The “sexile:” a six-step guide to getting your room back

The “sexile:” a six-step guide to getting your room back

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

In a poll of 88 UVM sophomores, 45 percent of them stated they had asked their roommate to leave the room so that they could have sex. On the other hand, 72 percent answered that they themselves had been sexiled. Emma Pinezich Thirty-three percent of these students said they’d been sexiled overnigh...

We need to discuss abusive relationships

We need to discuss abusive relationships

Anonymous, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

As a campus, we’ve opened up a dialogue around more sensitive topics like rape culture. Students aren’t afraid to address hard-hitting issues around sex and relationships. However, there is an astonishing lack of dialogue around the reality of abusive relationships. Valentina Czochanski Domestic v...

Peer discussions promote positive sex

Peer discussions promote positive sex

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Disco music played over speakers as colorful lights spun around the room, an appropriate setting for a party rather than a sex ed group.  Stephan Toljan The Good Stuff is a peer-led group focused on educating students about sex through conversation and discussion. The group was started when senior Ja...

Scientist’s story reveals sexism in field

Lindsey Imhoff, Staff Writer

December 8, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

“I thought I couldn’t do what I wanted to do in life, which was be a scientist, because I wasn’t good at school,” Donna Toufexis, associate professor of biobehavioral psychology, said. This semester, Toufexis is teaching Women in Science, a sophomore Honors College seminar, for her third ti...

Who has the best bagel in Burly? We’ve got the results

Who has the best bagel in Burly? We’ve got the results

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

With so many bagel places around UVM, it can be hard to decide on the best post-Friday night bagel spot. Don’t worry, the Cynic has you covered. Cyrus Oswald One groggy Saturday morning, I along with my team of five hungry college students, scoured Burlington for the best bagel in town. Here ...

Students bake Challah bread to aid in hunger relief

Students bake Challah bread to aid in hunger relief

Amelia Dodds, Staff Writer

November 18, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture

A small group of UVM students convenes in the kitchen of Hillel every Monday after dark. The oven light blinks, signifying go, and they start to knead, braid and bake. These students are a part of UVM’s Challah for Hunger, an organization founded in 2013. They raise money to provide hunger relie...

Shared space for women in business

Shared space for women in business

Marco Cepeda, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Currently statistics show that of all UVM students who study at the Grossman School of Business, about two-thirds are men and only about one-third are women. A 2-year-old club called Women in Business (WIB) is trying to change this and get more women to pursue math and science careers.    Wo...

Web publication to make STEM more accessible

Web publication to make STEM more accessible

Gordon Coates, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

Anyone who has read and enjoyed a research paper probably wrote it. Communicating science effectively and beautifully is an issue that has plagued scientists since the creation of the research paper.  “The Natural Philosopher,” a student-run online STEM publication, addresses this issue. Gordon C...

Rustic Roots welcomes all with comforts of brunch

Rustic Roots welcomes all with comforts of brunch

Sophie Avantaggio, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

I constantly find myself bored by the restaurant choices in Burlington, so I asked my dad, a food connoisseur, to help me find somewhere new. I think I may have found a new gem: Rustic Roots.   Located on the village green in Shelburne, Vermont, a mere 20 minutes from Burlington, Rustic Roots loo...

Rail Jam shreds into its 10th year

Rail Jam shreds into its 10th year

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

“Mo Bamba” was playing in the background as skiers and snowboarders alike came down the miniature trick park set up on Trinity campus. Dawn of the Shred X: the Human SENDipiede rail jam, hosted by the UVM Ski and Snowboard Club, took place Oct. 25.  There were 44 hours filled with sho...

FallFest attracts fans, makes new ones

FallFest attracts fans, makes new ones

Allie O'Connor and Kelly Duggan

October 27, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture

Fog swirled through the streams of blue and purple lights, illuminating the instruments and equipment on the stage. Students cheered as silhouettes emerged on stage. UVM Program Board’s annual FallFest concert took place Oct. 19 at the Patrick Gym. This year’s show opened with student band Fat...

Cohen Hall: a new home for UVM arts

Cohen Hall: a new home for UVM arts

Marco Cepeda, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

When audience members stepped inside the new building they saw colorful lights and tech equipment around them. The voices of art students whispered with excitement and faculty gathered in circles talking eagerly with each other.   Michele and Martin Cohen Hall, an integrated arts building on the corner of So...

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