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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...

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 ...

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