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The beef with the beef industry

The beef with the beef industry

April 14, 2018

The line at the grill is long at any dining hall on campus; there’s ample demand for beef. In fa...

Teaching empowers

Teaching empowers

March 27, 2018

Conversations around education often focus on the gender imbalance among students. What I don’t hea...

Seniors fight to maintain motivation second semester

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

March 22, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, Columns, Life

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 accepted as what you feel when...

Practice self love with a sex toy

Practice self love with a sex toy

February 16, 2018

Whether single or taken this Valentine’s Day, self-love is in order. Let’s be honest: we can’t talk about lov...

Taking on Thailand solo

Taking on Thailand solo

February 15, 2018

Filed under Columns, Life

Traveling alone can seem scary and intimidating, but after spending a week solo in Thailand, I’ve c...

Hit pause on college

Lily Merriam, Cynic Correspondent

February 8, 2018

Filed under Columns, Life

Over winter break I was one of 16 students travelling to Nepal that learned study abroad is not just a pursuit of education, it is a chance to become part of another culture. The three-credit travel study course in the department of community development and applied economics was led by Prem Timsina, a Nepal native and CDAE...

Perfecting the wine swirl

Perfecting the wine swirl

January 31, 2018

With an elegant swish of a thin stemmed glass, the wine’s scent floats into the air. And as long as it...

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

Filed under Campus Life, Columns, Life

When I was in kindergarten, the cool kids wore bell bottoms and were growing out their baby bangs. B...

‘Spilling the Tea’ on 2017’s slang

Bernadette Higgs, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018

Filed under Columns, Life

If there’s one place to look for 2017’s slew of new slang words, it’s a college campus. After more than a year and a half at UVM and a few sly visits to Urban Dictionary, I compiled a list of slang I’ve heard around campus. Surrounded by pop culture and up to date students, I often heard words and phrases I didn’t recognize...

Mid-Atlantic defines students’ idea of home

Mid-Atlantic defines students’ idea of home

November 30, 2017

For many people, college is the first time they’ve spent an extended time at an extended distance fr...

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 contains 135 mg of caf...

Speaking in favor of sexy feminist costumes

Speaking in favor of sexy feminist costumes

Autumn Lee, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

Filed under Columns, Life

Women in leotards, bunny ears and fishnets, freezing. Men, legs covered, dressed in something humorous o...

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