The Vermont Cynic

Near and far: trails to try this far

Near and far: trails to try this far

Gordon Coates, Culture Columnist

September 28, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Views for miles in all directions, a new perspective, a greater appreciation for life and a good workout all come from summiting one of the many mountains within an hour’s drive from UVM.  Whether it’s a leisurely walk for a picnic, a great view of the lake or a physical challenge, Vermo...

Club seeks representation with flag raising

Club seeks representation with flag raising

Mateo Cardenas-Clarimon, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

A breeze blew across the oval as a crowd slowly gathered outside of the Davis Center. Students and Alianza Latinx members stood in the shade as they waited for the event to begin. Alianza Latinx, a Latin and Hispanic identity group, raised a flag displaying a collage of flags from different Lat...

“TrinCity:” a new home for arts and creativity on campus

“TrinCity:” a new home for arts and creativity on campus

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Campus Life, Culture, Editor's Picks, Life

Tucked away on Colchester Avenue, past the UVM Medical Center and adjacent to the town of Winooski, lies Trinity campus, now a conflicting home for artists and creators. Also known as North campus, the buildings were used for traditional housing until fall 2018, when UVM’s official Arts and Creat...

TREK expands programming to include mountain biking and LGBTQ groups

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Miles of lush green forests and stark mountains make up the Vermont wilderness, perfect for hiking, skiing and college. TREK is a program for UVM first-year and transfer students that takes place the week before classes and lets its participants take advantage of the state’s outdoors. Divided ...

Student Life has new leadership

Student Life has new leadership

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture

The office was bathed in sunlight. A house plant and tea pot sat on the window sill. This summer, Daphne Wells ‘06 took the office of Pat Brown as the new director of Student Life. She has over 13 years of experience in Student Life and graduated from UVM’s Higher Education Student Affairs Master’s degree program, accord...

New director of student life selected

New director of student life selected

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

July 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Life, News

A new director of student life has been selected following the departure of former director Pat Brown. Daphne R. Wells will be replacing Brown, who retired this June after 39 years of service to UVM. Wells was selected after a nationwide search according to a July 9 email from Dennis DePaul, asso...

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...

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