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Intervale provides local food to students

Intervale provides local food to students

Kailey Bates, Senior Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Life

Fresh, local, and sustainable food -- this is what UVM is progressively feeding their students, and it’s made possible by organizations like Intervale. The Intervale Center is a 360-acre farm in the middle of Burlington and a food hub that runs a Community Supported Agriculture program and deliv...

Self care is vital to managing time

Self care is vital to managing time

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Life

Whether it’s by using a bulleted list, Google calendar or mind palace, students need to keep track of their commitments. With exams always lurking around the corner, scheduling is a priority. “I think that poor time management can negatively affect our overall health because we feel rushed an...

Students finagle fall fashion in spite of heat

Students finagle fall fashion in spite of heat

Libby Camp, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Late September is usually full of cool air, crisp leaves and cups of hot coffee, but a recent wave of heat has caused all things fall to fall out of favor. According to Wunderground, Burlington experienced a high 92 and an average of 76 degrees this month which are strangely summer-like temperatures ...

Music builds and breaks female stereotypes

Music builds and breaks female stereotypes

Autumn Lee, Cynic Correspondent

September 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Life

Seven years old, in the back seat of my family’s Dodge Stratus, headphones blasting, “Hit Me Baby One More Time,” I was thinking to myself I could be the next big pop star. As I sang out loud, my dad turned to my mom, upset I was listening to music he deemed “too sexy” and disrespectful to...

Student clubs help bridge culture gap among years

Student clubs help bridge culture gap among years

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

College is about connections, and while it’s easy to meet people in your year, there seems to be a growing social distance between students of different ages. “I don’t know any first-years,” senior Zach White said. “I don’t avoid them, I’m just not in any classes with them.” Ac...

Students personalize dorm rooms to feel like home

Students personalize dorm rooms to feel like home

Stephanie Hodel, Cynic Correspondent

September 23, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Upon arrival at UVM, students are housed in some form of a 12-by-15 foot box. The difference between concrete and plaster walls is not what makes those boxes feel special – it’s the decor. Through decorating, students can express themselves and bring out their unique styles in one of their most freq...

Beekeepers’ garden builds ecological buzz

Beekeepers’ garden builds ecological buzz

Isabella Alessandrini, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Life

Amid all the construction on campus, honey bees are working on building a place of their own in UVM’s first apiary, the fancy word for bee yard. The pollinator-friendly garden sprouted up this August in the lush space between the Catholic Center and University Heights South. This new apiary i...

Is recycling a priority at UVM?

Is recycling a priority at UVM?

Erin Powell, Cynic Correspondent

September 21, 2017


Filed under Life

The slogan for saving the planet is “reduce, reuse, recycle” — not “dispose, dump, degrade.” UVM is recognized for its commitment to preserving the environment. However, despite the faculty's best efforts, recycling just isn't a priority for all UVM students. Some students, like firs...

Local chefs rival for spot on food truck fleet

Local chefs rival for spot on food truck fleet

Alex Shannon, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

It’s hard to imagine UVM’s University Place road without a fleet of food trucks during midday. Aromas of dumplings, cheeseburgers, tacos, kabobs and egg sandwiches seep into the air surrounding University Place, the road that runs alongside Williams Hall, Old Mill and Ira Allen Chapel.     ...

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


Filed under Campus Life, Life

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...

Burlington boasts pride in rainbow parade

Burlington boasts pride in rainbow parade

Kailey Bates, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under Life

Hundreds of people showed off their true colors as they marched down Church Street together, waving rainbow flags and cheering in Vermont’s Pride Parade. The event kicked off Sep. 10 in the parking lot of the Hood Plant. Rainbows, glitter and smiles were everywhere. Several organizations, includi...

LGBTQA gives welcome back BBQ

LGBTQA gives welcome back BBQ

Libby Camp, Cynic Correspondent

September 14, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

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...

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