The Vermont Cynic

TREK expands programming to include mountain biking and LGBTQ groups

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

September 14, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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