The Vermont Cynic

Seniors grow gardens

Harper Simpson

April 28, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

The Vermont Community Garden Network is a nonprofit dedicated to helping people start and grow their own gardens. The food grown in the gardens reaches neighborhoods, schools and food shelves, feeding thousands, said Jess Hyman, executive director of VCGN. VCGN offers “hands-on” garden education...

Seniors fight textbook prices

April 21, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

A semester’s worth of books may cost nothing for students in the future.Seniors Alex Perkins and Benjamin Kaufman are creating an online system where students donate and borrow books, all free of charge. “We spent all this money on a book that we were really only using for one semester,” Per...

A culture change ‘is in the air’

A culture change ‘is in the air’

Harper Simpson

April 14, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Based on anonymous reports from surveys sampling thousands of college students, one in four college women report being rape or experiencing attempted rape in their lifetime, according to oneinfourusa.org. “[Rape] is a direct symptom of a culture that aims to make its men violent and its women objec...

Humans of University of Vermont

Humans of University of Vermont

April 14, 2015


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It may not always be evident, but diversity is real here at UVM.  The diversity exists in personalities, upbringings, interests, religion, sexuality; you name it, it’s here.  In New York City, Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York roams the streets looking for hints of humanity to intertwine us all....

High rankings for UVM

Eileen Parks

April 14, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

UVM was recently ranked as the public college with the 22nd highest graduation rate in the country, according to CNN Money. Sixty-five percent of UVM students graduate within four years. “I think it’s because tuition is so expensive,” sophomore Ganesh Sharma said. “Graduating in four year...

Feminist teaches history of the ‘F-word’

Jackie Morris

April 7, 2015


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UVM welcomed an internet celebrity to discuss feminism and sex education March 31. Members of the UVM and Burlington community gathered in the Grand Maple Ballroom to hear feminist and sex education activist, Laci Green.  “I thought it was awesome," first-year Julia Blanding said. “I thin...

ONE chapter seeking SGA approval

Jackie Flynn

April 7, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

The SGA is about to be presented with a new on-campus organization that is aiming to fight global poverty. The ONE Campaign, founded in 2004 by U2 frontman Bono, is an international, nonprofit that seeks to prevent poverty and preventable diseases, like HIV and AIDS, throughout the globe, ac...

A week filled with beauty

Charlotte Fisher

April 1, 2015


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The UVM community came together this week to put beauty back in the eye of the individual. Several UVM organizations, including the Women’s Center, LGBTQA, Inter-Residences Association and the African, Latino(a), Asian and Native American Student Center to name a few, teamed up to bring Beauty Week...

Community to raise awareness for eating disorders

Heather Rankine

April 1, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

The community is getting ready to raise awareness for eating disorders. The second annual Burlington National Eating Disorder Association Walk will take place Saturday, April 11 and will begin at the Royall Tyler Theatre. The NEDA Walk is a non­competitive event that seeks to raise money and awareness...

April Fools’ Day comedy show cancelled

Jackie Morris

April 1, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

UVM’s annual April Fools’ Day comedy show has been cancelled. This years’ show was set to be hosted by Godfrey C. Danchimah, professionally known as Godfrey. The comedy show was cancelled due to Godfrey having an “unexpected obligation,” according to the University Program Bored. Comedians...

Beginner’s guide to downtown nightlife

Danielle Goglia

March 31, 2015


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Downtown Burlington’s night scene has places to go no matter how old you are. Voted the No. 1 best college town by “Travel and Leisure” in 2013, some may say nightlife is never dull, in Burlington. “I normally go out with my friends to fraternity parties or house parties," first- year ...

First-years reflect on their experiences

Jackie Flynn

March 31, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

The school year will soon be coming to a close, and Kaylee Ellis and Jessica Wolfe are almost through their first year of college. Throughout their entire first year, Ellis and Wolfe have faced challenges from living in Jeanne Mance to acing a big exam. It's time for the final check-in befor...

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