The Vermont Cynic

The Cosmopolitan: My first sex shop visit

March 15, 2010

Things weren't going so well in the sex department, and I was climbing the damn walls.So I turned to the Internet, that scary place filled with scarier websites all promising to deliver what I needed in an unmarked box, which would discreetly be sent to me in two to three weeks. Weeks? Really? Dear God....

15 days of New Years with a twist

March 15, 2010

Mr. Chen held a bow to the four-stringed mahogany instrument that he invented himself. Most students here have never seen anything like the bello, let alone the celebration that followed.Mr. Chen and the homemade music maker were the featured performance of this year's Chinese New Year Celebration...

MPG offenders

March 15, 2010

I couldn't be more bored of writing about hybrids.  You're probably bored reading about the same thing.  Yet Priuses aren't getting any faster. I get it — going on a poutine run to Canada every other night with six empty seats in my truck and the V8 in third gear the whole way is a waste...

Derby Dames like it rough

Julia Wejchert

March 1, 2010

Bring together a bunch of women, some skimpy outfits, plenty of aggression and a crowd full of beer and what do you get? No, the answer is not a keg party catfight - it's an all-girl roller derby. The Green Mountain Derby Dames are Vermont's first and only ladies' derby league, and they are serious...

Nature refreshes student spirituality

November 2, 2009

It could be said that many students come to UVM in search of some wicked ski slopes, but Lifelines, a Christian ministry on campus, gives students a new way to look at those classic Vermont mountains."Students are at odds with so many things during this phase of their lives," three-year Lifelines facilitat...

Is grammar gone in our generation?

November 2, 2009

Plz dun stop readin ma column b/c of grammatical errs + typos im jus tryin 2 make a pt cuz I <3 a good rofl as much as the next person.Sometimes I feel like I'm getting lol-ed to death with all the acronyms and textspeak that flood my inboxes. I never really knew how often textspeak terms like pwn, ...

Grocery goods of Burlington

April 27, 2009

When students get tired of on-campus food from dining halls or yearn for mom's home cooking, they do the unthinkable — go grocery shopping.When asked about her favorite grocery store, UVM junior Marya Brooks said that she prefers City Market because it's all organic, but it's a bit on the price...

On the road with T.I.: Service served with a side of entertainment

March 2, 2009

He has 45 days of freedom left and he wants his fans to share every moment.Starting on March 27, Clifford Harris, known as rapper T.I., will serve his sentence of one year and a day for being charged with two gun felonies. Prior to his day behind bars, he has been filling 1,000 hours of community service. ...

Not quite so neighborly

March 2, 2009

As the University of Vermont expands, Burlington does not. Town-gown relations are becoming strained as both the University and city fight to maintain their share of housing.The University is reaching its housing capacity. Currently, UVM has a total housing capacity of 5,544, according to the Campu...

Spring break options for girls (and guys) who don’t want to “go wild”

Julia Wejchert

March 2, 2009

If you type the phrase "spring break" into a Google image search, the pictures that come up play a little like a bad teen television show as they depict a certain spring break experience: people in bathing suits, on the beach, partying. Some University of Vermont students may choose to go to spring...

The Steering Column

March 1, 2009

For thrill-seeking individuals, a motorcycle is the coolest thing your mum doesn't want you to have since sex. The appeal is obvious; they're extremely fast, cool looking and inexpensive.With these people, I sympathize. After reading that a new Ferrari beating a 10 year old Kawasaki was considered i...

Turbulent Days

September 29, 2008

Wall Street is in an unprecedented crisis. We now have a long list of casualties: Bear Sterns, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers, AIG, Merrill Lynch and WaMu. The surviving ones - e.g., Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs - were also under massive pressure and gave up their once profitable investmen...

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