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Best of UVM

Best of UVM

Culture Staff

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Campus Life, Culture, Life

The Culture staff curated a list of places we wish we knew about during our first few weeks at UVM. Once you’re unpacked and settled in, take time to wander campus and check them all out.   Best Dining Hall: Redstone - Located in Simpson Hall, Redstone Unlimited Dining offers several differ...

Best of Burlington

Best of Burlington

Culture Staff

May 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture, Life, Life Regular

Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, and with Burlington there are so many unique places to explore. To get you started, the Culture staff rounded up ten of our favorite spots.   Best Music Venue: Radio Bean - This self-described “bohemian utopia” features live music from bot...

24 hours in Burlington

Lily Merriam, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture, Life, Life Regular

Welcome to Burlington! You won’t be disappointed with your choice of college location. Vermont’s queen city was selected as the No. 1 college town in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2013. Burlington hosts innovative restaurants, excellent shopping on Church Street, and a thriving music an...

Grab a mat and keep your pj’s on, it’s time for home yoga

Grab a mat and keep your pj’s on, it’s time for home yoga

Anna Power, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

Getting to a yoga class can be difficult. It costs money, it’s far away and classes are limited to specific times. One alternative to studio classes is practicing at home. Senior Haley Creamer, a neuroscience major and yoga teacher, finds yoga helps her interdisciplinary learning, she said. ...

Sips and Scents: Brothers invent aromas in magical cocktail experience

Sips and Scents: Brothers invent aromas in magical cocktail experience

Alexandra Shannon, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

Most laboratories smell like chemicals, but two brothers are spinning scents of morning coffee, rain on concrete and the ocean air in their magical lab. This is what drove brothers Aaron and Sam Wisniewski to establish Alice & The Magician cocktail apothecary in 2015, they said. “Everything ...

Women dealers change weed culture

Women dealers change weed culture

Autumn Lee, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

One UVM student is out to change the stoner stereotype from bong-ripping bros to be more friendly towards women. Olive, a pseudonym, first sold psychedelics when she came to UVM, then began selling weed when she realized she could smoke for free, she said. She has since stopped smoking because it ...

Community gather to celebrate, share herstory

Anna Power, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

Men and women gathered in Waterman to celebrate ordinary women for the Herstory event. UVM Program Board hosted Herstory for Women’s History Month March 19. Event coordinator junior Flannery Mehigan said that Herstory focused on women who have shaped history but generally aren’t celebrate...

Hand poked or pro: students get ink

Hand poked or pro: students get ink

Lily Merriam, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

  Paper and pen aren’t the only way to tell a story — some use needle and ink to create tattoos and share their narratives. First-year Isabel Fetter got her tattoo at Stone the Crow Tattoo parlor in her home-state of Maryland. Fetter got a mountain sunrise with the saying “way ope...

The beef with the beef industry

The beef with the beef industry

Ali Barritt, Cynic Correspondent

April 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Culture, Life

The line at the grill is long at any dining hall on campus; there’s ample demand for beef. In fact, the US produced 99.8 billion pounds of meat in 2017, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Sophomore Julian Kafka eats meat because it tastes good and it’s widely available, he said. Would ...

College finances reveal student divide

College finances reveal student divide

Lily Merriam, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under Life

When picking a college, finances were definitely a factor in senior Sophia Danison’s decision. “I think I’ve been focused on being as little a financial burden on my family as possible,” Danison said. “I chose a school that offered me a good financial package and I’ve constantly held a ...

Graduate finds donor for transplant

Graduate finds donor for transplant

Jonathan Greenberg, Cynic Correspondent

March 28, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

Most college students don’t think about the possibility of having a life threatening disease while attending classes or hanging with friends. 2011 graduate Sarah Anders was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia in September 2015. “Getting diagnosed was difficult and terrifying for me, no one expects it to happ...

Teaching empowers

Teaching empowers

Autumn Lee, Life Columnist

March 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Culture, Life, Uncategorized

Conversations around education often focus on the gender imbalance among students. What I don’t hear discussed is gender representation among teachers. More than three quarters of kindergarten through high school teachers are women, according to a September 2014 New York Times article. Sitting in ...

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