The Vermont Cynic

Improv performance shows off humor and creativity

Members of UVM’s only improv troupe, Name Pending, prepare to begin their Winter Week of Welcome show Jan. 22. Junior Matthew Noenickx was the host for the night in a show that featured a group of improvisors playing out a series of skits and games.

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

February 2, 2019

Standing in front of an audience and confronting the expectation to be funny on the fly are challenges improv actors must confront each performance. Name Pending, UVM’s first and only improv troupe, performed Jan. 22 as part of the University’s Winter Week of Welcome. At a Name Pending improv show, a group o...

Rail Jam transforms Davis Center green

A snowboarder competing in this year’s Winter Rail Jam Jan. 25 outside the Davis Center performs a stalefish grab, hopping over the barrel. The event attracted hundreds of UVM students and was hosted by the UVM Ski and Snowboard Club in conjunction with Jay Peak Parks and UVM Program Board.

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

Hundreds of UVM students braved the Burlington cold to check out the local skiing and snowboarding talent on display at this year’s Winter Rail Jam. The event, organized by UVM Ski and Snowboard Club in conjunction with Jay Peak Parks and UVM Program Board, kicked off 7 p.m. Jan. 25  outside of th...

Brave the cold, learn to fish

A young angler, kept warm by her Hello Kitty hat and matching pink snow suit, tries for her first catch Jan. 26 at the Free Ice Fishing Day Festival. Student volunteers from the UVM Wildlife and Fisheries Society were there to help hand out fishing equipment and teach the beginners how to ice fish.

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019

The snow and ice in Vermont can seem to stretch on for miles, but community members and UVM students didn’t let the season stop them from getting outside. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Free Ice Fishing Day Festival took place from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Jan. 26 on the ice outside of Knight Poin...

Local opportunities to enjoy a snowy Vermont day

Local opportunities to enjoy a snowy Vermont day

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

January 24, 2019

The Green Mountain state is looking pretty white right about now, and it’s only going to get snowier. Take a drive down Route 89 and you’ll see a white-capped Camel’s Hump, snow-covered barns and tree branches encased in ice. Vermont is without a doubt my favorite place to spend the wint...

Cheap Thrills: the best thrift stores in Burlington

Sophomore Jonathan Barte checks out at the cash register at Dirt Chic on Main Street. Most of the clothes at Dirt Chic are under $20 and are from popular staple brands like Express or Gap.

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

With spring semester just beginning, it’s hard enough to pay for expensive textbooks, much less find new clothes that won’t break the bank. That’s why, one chilly Tuesday afternoon, I decided to search Church Street for the best bargains and clothing selections. Here’s what I found.  ...

The “sexile:” a six-step guide to getting your room back

The “sexile:” a six-step guide to getting your room back

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

December 14, 2018

In a poll of 88 UVM sophomores, 45 percent of them stated they had asked their roommate to leave the room so that they could have sex. On the other hand, 72 percent answered that they themselves had been sexiled. Emma Pinezich Thirty-three percent of these students said they’d been sexiled overnigh...

We need to discuss abusive relationships

We need to discuss abusive relationships

Anonymous, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018

As a campus, we’ve opened up a dialogue around more sensitive topics like rape culture. Students aren’t afraid to address hard-hitting issues around sex and relationships. However, there is an astonishing lack of dialogue around the reality of abusive relationships. Valentina Czochanski Domestic v...

Peer discussions promote positive sex

Peer discussions promote positive sex

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018

Disco music played over speakers as colorful lights spun around the room, an appropriate setting for a party rather than a sex ed group.  Stephan Toljan The Good Stuff is a peer-led group focused on educating students about sex through conversation and discussion. The group was started when senior Ja...

Scientist’s story reveals sexism in field

Lindsey Imhoff, Staff Writer

December 8, 2018

“I thought I couldn’t do what I wanted to do in life, which was be a scientist, because I wasn’t good at school,” Donna Toufexis, associate professor of biobehavioral psychology, said. This semester, Toufexis is teaching Women in Science, a sophomore Honors College seminar, for her third ti...

Who has the best bagel in Burly? We’ve got the results

Who has the best bagel in Burly? We've got the results

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

With so many bagel places around UVM, it can be hard to decide on the best post-Friday night bagel spot. Don’t worry, the Cynic has you covered. Cyrus Oswald One groggy Saturday morning, I along with my team of five hungry college students, scoured Burlington for the best bagel in town. Here ...

Students bake Challah bread to aid in hunger relief

UVM’s Challah for Hunger, an organization founded in 2013, raises money to provide hunger relief across Vermont and the U.S. by baking and selling challah, a traditional Jewish bread. In the fall of 2017, Challah for Hunger raised a total of $1,000 for its affiliates, according to its Facebook page.

Amelia Dodds, Staff Writer

November 18, 2018

A small group of UVM students convenes in the kitchen of Hillel every Monday after dark. The oven light blinks, signifying go, and they start to knead, braid and bake. These students are a part of UVM’s Challah for Hunger, an organization founded in 2013. They raise money to provide hunger relie...

Shared space for women in business

Shared space for women in business

Marco Cepeda, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

Currently statistics show that of all UVM students who study at the Grossman School of Business, about two-thirds are men and only about one-third are women. A 2-year-old club called Women in Business (WIB) is trying to change this and get more women to pursue math and science careers.    Wo...

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