The Vermont Cynic

Out with the Rooster and in with the Dog

Out with the Rooster and in with the Dog

Enola Mercer, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

The promise of Asian cuisine and a new community waiting on the top floor of the Davis Center offered fun and comfort to students of Asian descent. The Asian American Student Union hosted the 2018 Lunar New Year celebration  in the Grand Maple Ballroom at the Davis Center. Though the official s...

BSU celebrates Black History Month

BSU celebrates Black History Month

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

February 24, 2018


Filed under Life

When sophomore Harmony Edosomwan came to UVM last year, she found a community in the Black Student Union. “I went to every single meeting last year and wanted to run for president to shift us in a new direction: a little more politicized,” said Edosomwan, now president of BSU. The BSU was f...

Weed extract catches on

Weed extract catches on

Alexandra Shannon, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Life

Forget back-alley drug deals and sketchy smoke shops to get cannabis, in Burlington, cannabidiol can be found in coffee shops and grocery stores. CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical component of weed, according to the World Health Organization. It can offer anxiety-reducing and antidepressant effe...

Practice self love with a sex toy

Practice self love with a sex toy

Autumn Lee, Life Columnist

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Life

Whether single or taken this Valentine’s Day, self-love is in order. Let’s be honest: we can’t talk about love without talking about sex. It’s time to treat yourself to a sex toy. Whether you’re a sex shop regular or new to the game, the season of love is always a great time to explore sexualit...

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 come to prefer it. My adventure began while studying in Wellington, New Zealand. I set my mind to traveling alone to a place I’d always dreamed of visiting: Thailand. I was nervous before my solo ...

Sunrise ski aims to empower women

Sunrise ski aims to empower women

Erin Powell, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Editor's Picks, Life

Hoards of students hit the slopes each weekends, but a group of UVM women don’t just shred  for fun — they ski for Planned Parenthood. Chicks on Sticks is an all-female ski group that was started in 2017 by senior Emily Listow. It aims to create an inclusive and fun environment for women who ski a...

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...

‘Becoming’ Nepali: stupas and studies

‘Becoming’ Nepali: stupas and studies

Ali Barritt, Cynic Correspondent

February 7, 2018


Filed under 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...

Lack of trash cans frustrates campus

Lack of trash cans frustrates campus

Isabella Alessandrini, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Life

The UVM waste supervisor can count all the outdoor trash cans on campus on one hand. He wants to get rid of all of them, he said. Corey Berman is the waste and recycling program supervisor and made the conscious decision to abolish outdoor trash cans at UVM when he first started work in 2005. ...

Marchers seek inspiration from youth

Marchers seek inspiration from youth

Samantha Granham, Cynic Correspondent

February 1, 2018


Filed under Life

“But where are all the people?” my friend Rachel Zell asked as we turned off 89 to Montpelier and entered the downtown area of Vermont’s capital. The sun couldn’t decide whether to leave the clouds, and slush puddled the sidewalk. Not the most favorable weather for an outdoor event. Afte...

Perfecting the wine swirl

Perfecting the wine swirl

Alexandra Shannon, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Life

With an elegant swish of a thin stemmed glass, the wine’s scent floats into the air. And as long as it doesn’t “smell like a wet basement,” it’s a good wine. This proper swirling technique was one bit of wine knowledge I gained from my evening at Dedalus wine bar. Tucked away on artsy ...

Mending community health one yoga pose at a time

Mending community health one yoga pose at a time

Charlie Ross, Cynic Correspondent

January 30, 2018


Filed under Life

One Burlington yoga studio is redefining charity by donating mental and physical health to the local community. Sangha Studios, with locations on Pine Street and North Winooski Ave, opened its doors to the public Jan. 20 to give back to locals with a day of complimentary classes. Sangha Studios...

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