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What to expect when you look to Tinder to find love

What to expect when you look to Tinder to find love

Hunter Colvin

May 7, 2016

In case anyone was still unsure, Tinder is 100 percent a hookup app. I would know because I went on a Tinder date for the first, and probably last, time. Talking on Tinder is odd. There are some people who just want to get right to the hooking up part. There are some who never reply to messages...

The feeling of being done

The feeling of being done

Eva Bartels

April 21, 2016

There seems to be a term for every bad thing that could happen in college which makes it sound cuter than it actually is. The “freshman 15” is glamorous compared to the reality of eating full pints of ice cream in one sitting and not even considering going to the gym. For those of you like me...

A Vermonter’s spring break in California

A Vermonter's spring break in California

Hunter Colvin

March 25, 2016

Big news: I can start blaring Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” everywhere I go now because over spring break I went to California for the first time. My family went to San Diego over break. I’m an East Coast girl, and we usually go to Florida for the week, but I have to admit I really enjoy...

An honest narrative of a first meditation

A Mindful Meditation session at LivingWell is pictured Jan.27. The drop-in classes are offered through the Center for Health and Wellbeing. PHIL CARRUTHERS/ The Vermont Cynic

Hunter Colvin

February 3, 2016

I’ve never really meditated. Not unless you count the mini meditation I did at the end of a yoga class I took that one time. But I was too busy wiping copious amounts of sweat from, well, everywhere to really meditate. I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of meditation, though.  I mean, ...

Angsty teen upset by the medical community

ILLUSTRATON BY EVA BARTELS FOR EVIE'S OUTLOOK

Eva Bartels

December 9, 2015

The Friday night of Halloween weekend, I, like every other college student in America, set out looking for a party that would justify drunkenly roaming the streets of Burlington dressed as a slutty cat or a culturally-appropriative Native American. I went in my own clothes only to be continually asked if I was d...

On campus coffee for your exam cram

ILLUSTRATION BY MARISSA LANOFF FOR COFFEE STORY

Chris Leow

December 8, 2015

Finals are coming and for most students that means late nights, flashcards and lots of coffee. To help with the latter, I’ve compiled a list of coffees around campus and my thoughts on them: Speeder and Earl's (Cyber Cafe):   The Cyber Cafe was my long standing caffeine source my first years o...

Hip Burlington Café satisfies any diet

Hip Burlington Café satisfies any diet PHOTO BY RYAN THORNTON

Chris Leow

December 1, 2015

New Moon Café is full of rustic and modern vibes, lots of rugged hardwood and simple decor. The ambience is much more modern than say, Muddy Waters, but that’s okay with me. New Moon offers soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and an assortment of café drinks. They proudly display the very colorful and vi...

‘Thanksgiving’ spent across the pond

Hunter Colvin

December 1, 2015

As we all know, Thanksgiving is a very American holiday. And Canadian. And Liberian. And Dutch. And actually quite a few more countries. My point being, it is not celebrated in England. Although, according to the Telegraph, the Brits are starting to celebrate American Thanksgiving more and more. ...

A ‘Pebble’ you’ll want to share

Pictured is a dish from A Single Pebble PHOTO BY RYAN THORTON

Chris Leow

November 20, 2015

A Single Pebble is an upscale Asian restaurant, and well aware of it. The lighting is dim and waiters and waitresses give off a sophisticated air, creating a more formal atmosphere. This is the place that springs to mind when you ask locals where to find gourmet Asian food.  It was named “The Best Re...

Dining on-campus: my favorite places to go

Chris Leow

November 5, 2015

As a junior, I’m still exploring UVM’s on-campus dining options. There are some locations that are well known and some that are hidden gems. Classy Dining One little, lesser-known place is the Waterman Manor. Located on the top floor of Waterman, this fancy location is only open for three hours a ...

Study abroad: housing in England versus in America

Hunter Colvin

November 5, 2015

One of my biggest concerns about coming to Newcastle, England was housing. It’s only three months, but three months can feel like three years if you have the wrong roommate. Plus, living in University Heights for the past two years has left me kind of spoiled.  No other dorms on campus are that...

Avoid being fooled by advertisements

October 28, 2015

It’s 3 a.m., the TV hums quietly in the background as you drift in and out of sleep. You catch the voice of your favorite actress. She’s promoting something. You turn up the TV.It’s anti-aging cream.Do you need anti-aging cream? You’re only 19. Should you call the 1-800 number? It says they will gi...

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