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Caffeine consumption on campus has pros and cons

Kailey Bates, Life Columnist

November 8, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Columns, Life

Some love it, some hate it, and some absolutely need — coffee. One of the most popular beverages on a college campus, coffee straddles the line between being a legal drug with possibly harmful side effects or a warm drink that awakens the senses before an early morning class is blurred. Coffee cont...

UVM SToPP 5k

Stephainie Hodel, Cynic Correspondent

October 27, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

In the crisp autumn morning air, UVM students and Burlington community members stretched their legs and prepared to run for sexual assault awareness on college campuses. On the morning of Oct. 14, UVM became one of many colleges to participate in the “Stop. Think. Protect your Peers” 5k. The...

The transfer experience

Bernadette Higgs, Cynic Correspondent

October 26, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Transferring universities can be an exciting experience, but can also be awkward and confusing. Some students step onto the UVM campus, look around and immediately feel the need to cover everything they own in quirky stickers, buy some Birkenstocks and throw on a Patagonia fleece. Others are j...

Library Lookout

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Columns, Life

Some students go to the library to quickly print homework between classes. Others show up at 8 a.m. sharp and have to be shoved out by the closing staff. As a member of the second group I can never get enough of Bailey/Howe Library. There are so many amazing things about a place filled with books. The Cyber Caf...

Looking up to three women

Tracy DeLade, Cynic Correspondent

October 18, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life, Professor Profiles

They dash between academic buildings, give lectures at other colleges and work hard in downtown businesses. Here in Burlington, there are countless women to look out for. Women like Kathryn Fox remind us that the world is full of ambitious and determined women. In her 23-year career at UVM, Fo...

Students finagle fall fashion in spite of heat

Students finagle fall fashion in spite of heat

Libby Camp, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Late September is usually full of cool air, crisp leaves and cups of hot coffee, but a recent wave of heat has caused all things fall to fall out of favor. According to Wunderground, Burlington experienced a high 92 and an average of 76 degrees this month which are strangely summer-like temperatures ...

Student clubs help bridge culture gap among years

Student clubs help bridge culture gap among years

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

College is about connections, and while it’s easy to meet people in your year, there seems to be a growing social distance between students of different ages. “I don’t know any first-years,” senior Zach White said. “I don’t avoid them, I’m just not in any classes with them.” Ac...

Students personalize dorm rooms to feel like home

Students personalize dorm rooms to feel like home

Stephanie Hodel, Cynic Correspondent

September 23, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Upon arrival at UVM, students are housed in some form of a 12-by-15 foot box. The difference between concrete and plaster walls is not what makes those boxes feel special – it’s the decor. Through decorating, students can express themselves and bring out their unique styles in one of their most freq...

Local chefs rival for spot on food truck fleet

Local chefs rival for spot on food truck fleet

Alex Shannon, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

It’s hard to imagine UVM’s University Place road without a fleet of food trucks during midday. Aromas of dumplings, cheeseburgers, tacos, kabobs and egg sandwiches seep into the air surrounding University Place, the road that runs alongside Williams Hall, Old Mill and Ira Allen Chapel.     ...

Promoting a safe space for LBGTQA students at UVM

Promoting a safe space for LBGTQA students at UVM

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

September 16, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

With the start of a new year, UVM’s LGBTQA Center readied itself to welcome new members the UVM queer community. Since its formation in 1999, the LGBTQA Center, located in the Allen House on Main Street, has been responsible for a lot of the University’s queer accommodations. “UVM is oft...

LGBTQA gives welcome back BBQ

LGBTQA gives welcome back BBQ

Libby Camp, Cynic Correspondent

September 14, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Despite the dreary weather, spirits were high and smiles were bright at the annual LGBTQA Center Welcome Back Family Barbecue. From 1-3 p.m. Saturday, UVM students gathered at the Allen House, home of UVM’s LGBTQA Center, to celebrate the beginning of the new school year. The barbecue boast...

Savoring the last sunshine & sleep in syllabus week

Katie Brobst, Life Assistant Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Columns, Life

Syllabus week has come and gone. There was a unique atmosphere on UVM’s campus. Whether you are dragging your feet to class or are more than ready to finally start the semester, no one expects the first week of classes to be that difficult. The sweat and mania of move-in weekend has ended a...

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