The Vermont Cynic

Making use of hair dye as a means of self expression

Hunter Colvin, Senior Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

For the last four years, I’ve always gotten the same haircut: one inch off the length to cut split ends and shortening the bangs from the top of my ear to the bottom of my eyebrow. One time I got layers put in, but only that was only once; trying to braid hair with layers is a disaster I don’...

Mind the gap: females orgasm less than men

Sarah Heft, Senior Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

We have all heard of the wage gap: the average white female makes about 77 cents to the white man’s dollar. The gap increases for women of color and trans women. Common knowledge. Less commonly known, however, is the orgasm gap. The orgasm gap is a phenomenon referring to the lack of orgas...

Harvest Café has best food

Harvest Café has best food

Chris Leow, Senior Staff Writer

March 31, 2017

As a college student, finding a good deal is my idea of thriving, especially when it comes to food. So, I usually avoid buying any meals on campus because of how expensive all of the options are. But fortunately, there is another way to dine at the University without spending every cent you have. ...

Trump fuels U.S. anti-vaccination ideas, movement

Michaela Paul, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017

As far back as I can remember, I have always left the doctor’s office with Band-Aids on my arm and stickers in hand following each vaccine I received—well, until I got older and thought I was too cool for the stickers. I never enjoyed getting a needle prick, but I knew the vaccines were going to ...

Destigmatizing sex by riding the ‘red tide’

Sarah Heft, Senior Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Just because you are hanging out with Aunt Flow — your period — doesn’t mean you have to stop having sex. My whole life, I was taught periods had to be hidden; I would sneak tampons to the bathroom whenever I needed to check on the condition of my underwear. The menstrual cycle, the biologi...

Examining the pros and cons of milk

Michaela Paul, Staff Writer

March 11, 2017

I grew up being told milk was essential for my bones and health. My mother always made me drink a tall glass of it with dinner and the “Got Milk?” slogan was ingrained in my mind with its constant appearances in classrooms, television ads and on posters. Recently, however, I’ve noticed a variety of p...

On graduate school and racism in VT

Drew Cooper, Cynic Correspondent

March 9, 2017

What could happen in a day? So I got into graduate school. On Jan. 20, UVM’s Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine accepted me into their rigorous accelerated master’s program in pharmacology, the dream for a burgeoning drug nerd such as myself. After months of pulling my hair out — literall...

Broad City gets real for a young generation

Greta Bjornson, Life Editor

March 8, 2017

It’s rare that a television show comes along that so thoroughly embodies the voice and experience of a generation. Comedy Central’s “Broad City” does just that. The show’s creators and lead characters, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, have comfortingly uncertain and wonderfully comedic ...

Good places to get caffeinated

Chris Leow, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017

Whether you’re looking to finish an essay, catch up with an old friend or just enjoy a warm beverage in the bitter cold, Burlington offers many options for a coffee shop getaway.  Here are a few of my favorites: Muddy Waters:   This is the place to go to for great conversations and first da...

The Tinder app shapes this campus’ hookup culture

Izzy Siedman, Assistant Life Editor

March 5, 2017

Right next to Facebook and Instagram on my home screen, there it is: Tinder, mascot of the hookup culture that has swept college campuses. “You have to get it,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. “Just do it for the laughs,” chanted my friends. And I did. For a couple days, I ...

Kombucha’s popularity climbs

Chris Leow, Senior Staff Writer

March 4, 2017

Kombucha, a fermented tea beverage, has become quite the trendy drink in recent years. Believed to originate around 200 B.C. in Asia, according to the journal “Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety,” Kombucha is not a new find in the world of home-remedies. That isn’t stop...

Cost of rent prompts roommate life in cities

Marissa Lanoff, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

Roommates: they’re the family you get to choose. They’re whom you say goodnight to before bed and whom you say good morning to over a cup of coffee. They’re the people you love and yell at. They’re the ones who teach you lessons you didn’t know you needed to know. But some may be...

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