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Student clubs help bridge culture gap among years

Student clubs help bridge culture gap among years

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

September 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Black Student Union celebrates blackness in annual fashion show

Black Student Union celebrates blackness in annual fashion show

Anna Power, Healy Fallon, and Chloe Chaobal

March 2, 2017

Lights, camera, fashion: black pride hits the stage at UVM to top off celebrating Black History Month. During a night full of fashion, music and spoken word, the Black Student Union Fashion show topped off Black History Month by celebrating black pride at UVM. The Black Student Union’s annual fashion s...

Ecuador trip sparks activism at UVM

Ecuador trip sparks activism at UVM

Jackie Flynn

February 24, 2016

After returning from a study abroad trip to Ecuador, two students are sharing  what they learned with the campus community. Sophomore environmental studies majors Emma Trainor and Margaret Gish plan to start a club at UVM aiming to promote environmental alternatives they learned during their time abroad. The environ...

Exposing  the sexual double standard 

<p>Exposing  the sexual double standard </p>

Anna Power

February 24, 2016

Despite progress towards gender equality, there are still many areas where men and women are held to different standards. One such place, even on our own campus, is the bedroom. 2013 studies by Susan Sprecher of Illinois State University have shown that “both men and women considered casua...

Your symptoms may be more than the ‘Winter Blues’

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December 10, 2015

As the winter months quickly approach, some students are bracing for the onset of seasonal affective disorder.“SAD is a form of clinical depression, where people experience bouts of depression in the fall [and] winter months, and feel pretty great in the spring [and] summer months,” said Jennifer Mahon, a doctoral candida...

Facebook has created a tool that allows users to ignore their exes

Camilla Broccolo

December 8, 2015

Seeing your old flame on social media can be one of the worst aspects of a breakup, or as this generation calls it, the end of a “committed” hookup, whatever you want to call it, as long as no one caves in and calls it a “relationship.” To solve this, Facebook has released a new feature that allows y...

UVM club creates change

Emilee Conroe

December 1, 2015

UVM has 200 SGA-recognized clubs on campus, with over 80 percent of students involved in at least one of them, according to the University’s website. One of these is the Golden Key Society. The club engages in monthly meeting service activities throughout the year. These have included making ...

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