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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...

Gear up for colder weather with these seasonal essentials

Gear up for colder weather with these seasonal essentials

Libby Camp, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Life

Though the Princeton Review ranks UVM as one of the top-10 greenest universities in the country, campus is looking pretty white this season. The city of Burlington received a total of 20 inches of snow in the one month students were gone and had an average temperature of 19 degrees, according to W...

Stop and think before you get forever inked

Stop and think before you get forever inked

Autumn Lee, Life Columnist

January 26, 2018


Filed under Life

Tattoos are permanent pieces of art. They are a form of expression, and it seems like everyone is into them — even grandmas. I entered adulthood in a time when it wasn’t just motorcyclists and sailors who had tattoos. One in five Americans sports ink, so it’s not surprising that 40 percent of...

Don’t sweat it, coolness is a social construct

Don’t sweat it, coolness is a social construct

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Columns, Life

When I was in kindergarten, the cool kids wore bell bottoms and were growing out their baby bangs. But the definition of cool grew more complicated as I got older. Now, coolness is measured by how many personal electronics you have and whether or not your ears are pierced. The Oxford English D...

Music Shaming

Music Shaming

Libby Camp, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Life

While walking down the street in Burlington, the buzz of bass and licks of guitar reverberate from buildings all around. Burlington’s flourishing music scene is expansive in scale but perhaps limiting in its inclusion of different genres.   There are over 20 different venues in a 15 square-mile r...

‘Spilling the Tea’ on 2017’s slang

Bernadette Higgs, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Columns, Life

If there’s one place to look for 2017’s slew of new slang words, it’s a college campus. After more than a year and a half at UVM and a few sly visits to Urban Dictionary, I compiled a list of slang I’ve heard around campus. Surrounded by pop culture and up to date students, I often heard words and phrases ...

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