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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 ...

Students get down and dirty on Redstone’s pines

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December 1, 2015

Students met on the Redstone Green to begin phase one of the Redstone Pines Restoration Project Nov. 15.“All of the trees in Redstone Pines, for the most part, are invasive Norway Maples,” senior James Biddle said. “They are classified as invasive because they outcompete native vegetation and also ha...

Davis Center employee brings culture

Davis Center employee brings culture

Camilla Broccolo

November 19, 2015

Each day at 6 a.m., one Davis Center employee heads to Brennan’s to add books to the shelf and find what students have left behind. “The Book Nook was inspired by UVM students and the vision of Jacques Paul Marton, a Davis Center custodian,” according to the UVM website. “I love seei...

Writer shows bleak view of SeaWorld

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November 17, 2015

“I am impressed,” Tim Zimmermann said. “This is the biggest audience I’ve seen for a ‘Blackfish’ talk.”UVM students and community members came together to hear Zimmermann, co-producer and writer of the 2013 documentary Blackfish, speak Nov. 11 in the Grand Maple Ballroom.Zimmermann’s present...

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