The Vermont Cynic

Resolve to try even if you do not succeed

Erin Powell, Staff Writer

January 20, 2018


Filed under Life

There is no scientific reason for the new year to begin when it does, but the arrival of January still holds global significance. A new year signifies a fresh slate and a chance to improve from the previous year, and is often accompanied by resolutions. Whether it is to lose the freshman 15 o...

College teaches cheating

College teaches cheating

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

January 19, 2018


Filed under Life

A quick glance at a neighbor’s scantron can seem like an easy way to check answers, but many students go a step beyond when it comes to cheating. Cheating, plaigarization, and fabrication of data are prevalent in academic communities across the US, Vermont included, but students at UVM do not condone th...

How I made money off my feet

How I made money off my feet

Brigitte Riordan, Oddities Writer

December 22, 2017


Filed under Headliners, Life

About a year ago I fell into a paid writing gig when I launched my online foot dominatrix domain. What kind of jobs are out there for English majors? Well, this is mine, and it was hardly well planned. I stumbled into this profitable side hustle through Tinder. I had just taken a break from college,...

Send nudes, but consider who receives them

Send nudes, but consider who receives them

Autumn Lee, Life Columnist

December 18, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

The nude: The image that can sexually liberate, but also lead to lots of trouble—and I admit my camera roll is full of them. A Feb 2014 study by Pew Research Center found that 27 percent of smartphone users have received sexts, and 12 percent have sent them. There’s something sexually freeing...

Everyone is doing it: walking in when you shouldn’t

Bernadette Higgs, Staff Writer

December 16, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Between cramped rooms, thin walls and the overall lack of privacy, the setup of college dorms makes it difficult to find a private space for couples to get it on. This leads to inevitable awkward situations like walk-ins, desperate attempts to find privacy or accidental eavesdropping on intimate momen...

Hook-up spots

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Life

College is often associated with youth hookup culture, and UVM is no exception. The question is not if UVM students are hooking up, but where exactly they’re getting it on. College is a residential community as well as an academic one, and with so many shared spaces, students have to get crea...

Give a little sugar, make a little dough

Give a little sugar, make a little dough

Libby Camp, Life Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


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EEmily, a senior at UVM, padded her college student bank account by meeting with sugar daddies, using her earnings on rent, utilities, and some to splurge.   Emily, a pseudonym, became a sugar baby to aid her college finance problems, she said. A sugar baby is a younger woman who agrees to date an...

Senior gives sugar, makes dough

Senior gives sugar, makes dough

Libby Camp, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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Emily, a senior at UVM, padded her college student bank account by meeting with sugar daddies, using her earnings on rent, utilities, and some to splurge.   Emily uses a pseudonym for her safety, and became a sugar baby to aid her college finance problems, she said. A sugar baby is a younger ...

Reflection on Black Friday

Nicole Morris, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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Though campus was deserted for Thanksgiving break, the Church Street shopping scene was still crowded for Black Friday. Black Friday fell on Nov. 24 this year, hitting the consumer world again as the unofficial holiday opportunity for some major discount shopping since the 1960s, according to blackfr...

Facing the facts about food waste at the source

Facing the facts about food waste at the source

December 7, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Students scrape forks across half-filled plates, emptying the uneaten food into the black square holes of compost bins in the dining hall. Three Eco-Reps stood in Redstone Unlimited Dining Hall’s waste room, the central hallway between its two main seating areas during the week of Oct. 9. Stude...

UVMtv hopes to get new studio in Taft

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

There is one club on campus that cannot wait for the construction on UVM’s Taft building to end. If UVMtv’s hope to be awarded a studio in the newly renovated Taft building comes true, it won’t be the first time the organization moves its headquarters. UVMtv began with its headquarters in Billin...

Self-care projects are the perfect gift

Self-care projects are the perfect gift

Libby Camp, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Life

Snow begins to fall, dry skin begins to crack and the time spent caring for your body after chilly walks to class becomes especially important. Not only does winter weather indicate an increased need for self-care, it also marks gift-giving season with major holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah and Kw...

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