The Vermont Cynic

CAS program allows students to take classes elsewhere

 Since fall 2017, the College of Arts and Sciences has allowed students to take courses at either Saint Michael’s College or Champlain College if the course is not offered at UVM.

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

It’s challenging to find the perfect program: in one university, a place that offers in-depth classes in every possible discipline. However, UVM College of Arts and Sciences Consortium makes it possible to gain the best of both worlds between 3 institutions for CAS students. Since fall...

Caring for cows: students experience farm life at UVM’s dairy barn

Inside UVM’s Miller Farm, the herd of almost 100 cows are kept inside during the winter. The CREAM program allows students to work with cows to produce milk for ice cream offered at many of the on-campus dining halls.

Juliet Malkowski, Staff Writer

March 10, 2019

In an experience that seems unique to going to school in Vermont, a UVM program allows students to witness the birth of a calf and to name it. “Everyone in the program gets to have a calf, and it gets to be your calf,” senior Ariela Burk, a member of the program, said. UVM’s Cooperative...

BSU Fashion Show breaks from tradition

Sophomore Christa Guzman and participant Pam Winee pose in matching purple outfits. Designers from brands including MYB Clothing, Mimidesignss, Ataria NYC and Diamond Ayodele presented their work on student models.

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

UVM’s Black Student Union held their annual fashion show Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Davis Center’s Grand Maple Ballroom. This year’s theme was “Paint it Black,” and it defied tradition in many ways. Typically, clothing is the centerpiece of the show, but this year, the models were front a...

UVM hosts local producers for Cheese and Dairy Fest

UVM Dining hosted its annual Cheese and Dairy Fest Feb. 19 in the Davis Center Atrium. The event was designed to promote cheese and dairy producers in the state of Vermont.

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

February 26, 2019

The sweet aromas of cheese and freshly-scooped ice cream gave busy students a reason to pause last week. UVM hosted its annual Cheese and Dairy Fest Feb. 19 in the Davis Center Atrium. Sponsored by UVM Dining, the event’s aim was to promote cheese and dairy producers in the state of Vermont. ...

Students talk meditation on campus

“I love to stop at the Interfaith Center and walk the labyrinth as a meditation if I have time on my walk to class,” first-year Sienna DeVoe-Talluto said.

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

The walls of most dorms are covered with posters, candles are at risk of confiscation and the shouts of the next door neighbors playing Super Smash Bros make meditation seem like an impossible routine to develop in the college years. Despite this, students and faculty at UVM find ways to reap the ...

Tying the knot: married and engaged students on campus

Sophomore Ethan Welch and first-year Sandra Guyette, a biology major at St. Michael’s College, met in 2015 through a mutual friend and began dating a few weeks later. Welch proposed on August 19, 2018.

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

February 15, 2019

When an undergraduate Public Communication major joined Chi Alpha, an on-campus Christian fellowship, she didn’t expect to meet her husband. The average marriage age for women in the U.S is 27 years old and for men is 29, according to the November 2018 U.S. Census. That statistic doesn’t stop some s...

How to spend Valentine’s Day in Burlington

Burlington residents walk Church Street, window shopping and scurrying into restaurants to escape the cold Feb. 9.

Culture Staff

February 14, 2019

Love is in the air. Burlington might not be known as the city of love, but despite the cold and the snow, it can still be the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whether you are with your partner or with your friends, you can enjoy your time together without breaking the bank. After your l...

Students seek mental health help in winter months

The Jacob’s House is home to UVM’s Counselling and Psychiatry Services where students can set up appointments with counsellors for their mental health needs.

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

Vermont’s dark winters, with their bluster and shadow, leave many studetns struggling with their mental health. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs in nine percent of New England’s population, according to a 2015 study by the National Institute of Health. D...

Students celebrate religion through song

Junior Tyler Lederer sings at The Niggun Collective Club meeting Jan. 30. The club is a gathering of students who practice niggun singing, a melody that originated in Jewish religion, a wordless tune that uses musical sounds such as “lai-lai-lai” and “ya da dai.”

Juliet Malkowski, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019

In the center of the room, an individual raises their voice and begins to sing. Eventually, all members are singing, eyes closed, drumming on the desk and creating a song that overtakes the room.  The Niggun Collective Club,  started by sophomore Navah Fried and senior Alec Collins, is a gathering o...

Improv performance shows off humor and creativity

Members of UVM’s only improv troupe, Name Pending, prepare to begin their Winter Week of Welcome show Jan. 22. Junior Matthew Noenickx was the host for the night in a show that featured a group of improvisors playing out a series of skits and games.

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

February 2, 2019

Standing in front of an audience and confronting the expectation to be funny on the fly are challenges improv actors must confront each performance. Name Pending, UVM’s first and only improv troupe, performed Jan. 22 as part of the University’s Winter Week of Welcome. At a Name Pending improv show, a group o...

Rail Jam transforms Davis Center green

A snowboarder competing in this year’s Winter Rail Jam Jan. 25 outside the Davis Center performs a stalefish grab, hopping over the barrel. The event attracted hundreds of UVM students and was hosted by the UVM Ski and Snowboard Club in conjunction with Jay Peak Parks and UVM Program Board.

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

Hundreds of UVM students braved the Burlington cold to check out the local skiing and snowboarding talent on display at this year’s Winter Rail Jam. The event, organized by UVM Ski and Snowboard Club in conjunction with Jay Peak Parks and UVM Program Board, kicked off 7 p.m. Jan. 25  outside of th...

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

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...

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