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Best of UVM

Best of UVM

Culture Staff

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Campus Life, Culture, Life

The Culture staff curated a list of places we wish we knew about during our first few weeks at UVM. Once you’re unpacked and settled in, take time to wander campus and check them all out.   Best Dining Hall: Redstone - Located in Simpson Hall, Redstone Unlimited Dining offers several differ...

Seniors fight to maintain motivation second semester

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Columns, Life

It’s dark, it’s still cold and everyone is wishing for sunshine. But the lack of motivation in spring semester is perhaps felt most by seniors. Senioritis is infecting upperclassmen. “I have experienced it, since junior year actually,” senior Zach White said. “I think it’s generally accep...

Lack of trash cans frustrates campus

Lack of trash cans frustrates campus

Isabella Alessandrini, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Life

The UVM waste supervisor can count all the outdoor trash cans on campus on one hand. He wants to get rid of all of them, he said. Corey Berman is the waste and recycling program supervisor and made the conscious decision to abolish outdoor trash cans at UVM when he first started work in 2005. ...

Don’t sweat it, coolness is a social construct

Don’t sweat it, coolness is a social construct

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Columns, Life

When I was in kindergarten, the cool kids wore bell bottoms and were growing out their baby bangs. But the definition of cool grew more complicated as I got older. Now, coolness is measured by how many personal electronics you have and whether or not your ears are pierced. The Oxford English D...

Send nudes, but consider who receives them

Send nudes, but consider who receives them

Autumn Lee, Life Columnist

December 18, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

The nude: The image that can sexually liberate, but also lead to lots of trouble—and I admit my camera roll is full of them. A Feb 2014 study by Pew Research Center found that 27 percent of smartphone users have received sexts, and 12 percent have sent them. There’s something sexually freeing...

Everyone is doing it: walking in when you shouldn’t

Bernadette Higgs, Staff Writer

December 16, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Between cramped rooms, thin walls and the overall lack of privacy, the setup of college dorms makes it difficult to find a private space for couples to get it on. This leads to inevitable awkward situations like walk-ins, desperate attempts to find privacy or accidental eavesdropping on intimate momen...

Facing the facts about food waste at the source

Facing the facts about food waste at the source

December 7, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Students scrape forks across half-filled plates, emptying the uneaten food into the black square holes of compost bins in the dining hall. Three Eco-Reps stood in Redstone Unlimited Dining Hall’s waste room, the central hallway between its two main seating areas during the week of Oct. 9. Stude...

UVMtv hopes to get new studio in Taft

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

There is one club on campus that cannot wait for the construction on UVM’s Taft building to end. If UVMtv’s hope to be awarded a studio in the newly renovated Taft building comes true, it won’t be the first time the organization moves its headquarters. UVMtv began with its headquarters in Billin...

College lifestyle increases chances of getting a cold

College lifestyle increases chances of getting a cold

Tracey DeLade, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

As winter begins, students have to protect themselves from more than just the cold. They must also guard against getting sick. The change in weather heralds the spread of sore throats, agitated asthma, viruses like influenza and, of course, the common cold. According to WebMD’s website, cold an...

Bailey/Howe houses artist books display

Bailey/Howe houses artist books display

Enola Mercer, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

On the ground floor of the Bailey/Howe, the smell of old paper replaces the scent of fresh brewed coffee from the Cyber Cafe. The quiet room that house Special Collections filled up with seasoned book collectors and curious newbies alike on Nov. 10 for the annual visit from Vamp and Tramp Booksellers....

Different note taking styles affect learning

Different note taking styles affect learning

Erin Powell, Cynic Correspondent

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

The seats of a lecture hall fill up, the projector turns on, notebooks and laptops are opened and hundreds of students begin to take notes. Taking notes is proven to boost memory, comprehension and the ability to draw conclusions and patterns between material, according to a June 2014 PBS article,. ...

Religion: Campus perceptions

Tracy DeLade, Cynic Correspondent

November 8, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

The bells of Ira Allen Chapel don’t just mark time, they are also a reminder that religion and spirituality are still a part of UVM. At UVM, students can join religious organizations and clubs such as Hillel, the Reformed University Fellowship, the Muslim Student Association and the Catholic Student As...

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