The Vermont Cynic

Religion: Campus perceptions

Tracy DeLade, Cynic Correspondent

November 8, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, Life

The bells of Ira Allen Chapel don’t just mark time, they are also a reminder that religion and spirituality are still a part of UVM. At UVM, students can join religious organizations and clubs such as Hillel, the Reformed University Fellowship, the Muslim Student Association and the Catholic Student Association. In Hille...

Caffeine consumption on campus has pros and cons

Kailey Bates, Life Columnist

November 8, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, Columns, Life

Some love it, some hate it, and some absolutely need — coffee. One of the most popular beverages on a college campus, coffee straddles the line between being a legal drug with possibly harmful side effects or a warm drink that awakens the senses before an early morning class is blurred. Coffee contains 135 mg of caf...

The truth about Halloween celebrations for witches

Brigitte Riordan, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

Filed under Life

On Halloween some will dress up in pointy black hats and eat candy, while others will be quietly celebrating the beginning of the pagan New Year. Halloween is the widely celebrated adaptation of the pagan holiday, Samhain, which begins on the night of Oct. 31. With countless black hats and black cats used as decoratio...

Speaking in favor of sexy feminist costumes

Speaking in favor of sexy feminist costumes

Autumn Lee, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

Filed under Columns, Life

Women in leotards, bunny ears and fishnets, freezing. Men, legs covered, dressed in something humorous o...

Prioritizing safety on Halloween

Prioritizing safety on Halloween

Katie Brobst, Julia Higa, Staff Writers

October 31, 2017

Filed under Life

Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, but that’s no deterrent for the spooky festivities of a col...

UVM SToPP 5k

Stephainie Hodel, Cynic Correspondent

October 27, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, Life

In the crisp autumn morning air, UVM students and Burlington community members stretched their legs and prepared to run for sexual assault awareness on college campuses. On the morning of Oct. 14, UVM became one of many colleges to participate in the “Stop. Think. Protect your Peers” 5k. The SToPP5k was hosted by The New ...

The transfer experience

Bernadette Higgs, Cynic Correspondent

October 26, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, Life

Transferring universities can be an exciting experience, but can also be awkward and confusing. Some students step onto the UVM campus, look around and immediately feel the need to cover everything they own in quirky stickers, buy some Birkenstocks and throw on a Patagonia fleece. Others are just trying to go into thei...

Self-care: a remedy for self and others

Self-care: a remedy for self and others

October 25, 2017

October is Bullying Prevention Month, an important time to reflect not only on how people treat those ...

Eco Investigation: Local Farming

Eco Investigation: Local Farming

October 20, 2017

Like the long, winding roots of the sugar maple, Vermont’s state tree, Burlington’s connection to lo...

Library Lookout

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

October 19, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, Columns, Life

Some students go to the library to quickly print homework between classes. Others show up at 8 a.m. sharp and have to be shoved out by the closing staff. As a member of the second group I can never get enough of Bailey/Howe Library. There are so many amazing things about a place filled with books. The Cyber Cafe draws lines of stu...

Sororities are not stereotype

Sororities are not stereotype

Autumn Lee, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

Filed under Columns, Life, Life Regular

When it comes to sorority girls, a lot of images come to mind — bleach-blonde hair, matching Greek letter t-s...

Looking up to three women

Tracy DeLade, Cynic Correspondent

October 18, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, Life, Professor Profiles

They dash between academic buildings, give lectures at other colleges and work hard in downtown businesses. Here in Burlington, there are countless women to look out for. Women like Kathryn Fox remind us that the world is full of ambitious and determined women. In her 23-year career at UVM, Fox has gone from just a socio...

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