The Vermont Cynic

Senior Bucket List

May 3, 2010


Filed under Life

Graduation is nigh and as seniors, we have so much to do in the next few weeks:  study for exams, order caps and gowns, figure out post-grad plans and drink excessively with our friends one last time. Here are some of the things my fellow members of the Class of 2010 want to do before they...

The pink pedal challenge

April 26, 2010


Filed under Life

On May 23, sophomore Ty Bereskie and three other college students from different universities will begin a 3,100-mile cycling expedition from Pottsville, Pa. to Los Angeles, Calif.  The purpose of their journey is neither adventure nor recreation, but instead for curing breast cancer."It all started...

No more wheat please

April 26, 2010


Filed under Life

As the number of UVM students following strict gluten-free diets increases, UVM Dining Services is working to meet their dietary needs.Gluten includes barley, rye, wheat and often oats, and must be avoided by people who have Celiac Disease or other digestive problems, according to the Celiac Disease...

The Last Steering Column

April 26, 2010


Filed under Life

You probably never thought the day would come, but I'm afraid a bittersweet moment is upon us.  That's right.  UVM's favorite biweekly automotive piece has reached its conclusion.And since there doesn't seem to be any more nerdy car fanatics clamoring for my job, that means it's curtains for...

Miracle berries boost buds

April 19, 2010


Filed under Life

A lime, a lemon, a grapefruit and a bottle of hot sauce may seem like an unlikely combination of ingredients, but Peter Katz begs to differ. "We have found a way to mess with our taste buds," Katz said.  "Now we can devour these foods with great health benefits that we otherwise wouldn't eat."Katz...

Style Files: farewell, fashion friends of UVM

April 19, 2010


Filed under Life

 It's almost that time of year again. The time where classes end and finals start. When we watch — or possibly participate in — the Naked Bike Ride and wave in sheepish surprise at the people we know. Most importantly, though, it's the time where we embrace those lazy, hazy days of summer.Unfortunately,...

Saturday recovery breakfast

April 19, 2010


Filed under Life

Heads throbbing, eyes red and glazed — hordes of people wake up Saturday, and after a few morning rituals, are ready to feast.Cold pizza and unlabeled Tupperware is usually a breakfast of champions — but not today, no, today is the day something majestic is made.Begin by washing your hands. ...

All students now eligible for grant funded research

April 12, 2010


Filed under Life

Honors students are not the only ones able to pursue funding for undergraduate research through the University.UVM now offers up to $500 in funding for each student interested in pursuing undergraduate research for faculty-mentored undergraduate research in all disciplines.UVM Mini Grants, introduced...

UVM hits zesty high note

April 12, 2010


Filed under Life

UVM Zest — the newest musical addition to the University — is determined to bring more opportunity for student involvement in the singing community."We are a group of down-to-earth individuals that want to bring together UVM students in an atmosphere that is accepting, energetic and full...

Let’s go ride a bike

April 5, 2010


Filed under Life

Bikes with broken frames, flat tires and rusted chains are strewn throughout campus, and it seems no one is willing to repair them.This will all change with the initiatives of UVM's newest prospective club, the Bike Users Group (BUG). BUG is trying to help create a way to get more bikes off of those...

Swim into spring

April 5, 2010


Filed under Life

The month of April has finally graced us with its presence and it's time to hit up North Beach — or the campus green — with your bangin' new bathing suit. Here are some of our favorite new trends for you to pick and choose from.Pin-up style: Bring it back to the 1950s with this modestly cut...

Eco-Repping food and waste at UVM

March 29, 2010


Filed under Life

The Eco-Reps Program at UVM implemented a Dining Services Eco-Rep position in Fall 2009, and since January, junior environmental science major Rachel Meyer has held the position. Like other Eco-Reps, Meyer works toward changing student behavior through education and activities that promote a greater...

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883
Life