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Outdoor Narrative- Skill & Leadership Development

Outdoor Narrative- Skill & Leadership Development

December 5, 2017


Filed under Life, Podcasts

The Outdoor Narrative is a podcast for and about UVM students and their experiences with the outdoors. Our conversations will take you to the tops of mountains, they will teach us lessons, and we will learn about organizations and opportunities in outdoor recreation and leadership. Together, we will...

Mid-Atlantic defines students’ idea of home

Mid-Atlantic defines students’ idea of home

Lindsay Freed, Life Columnist

November 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Life

For many people, college is the first time they’ve spent an extended time at an extended distance from family, old friends and familiar environment. This is particularly true for the average UVM student, who often comes from a state other than Vermont, as 80 percent of undergraduates are out-of...

Custodian inspires kindness and curiosity

Custodian inspires kindness and curiosity

Erin Powell, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Life

Hiding beneath the quiet presence of staff in monogrammed green or black shirts scattered throughout the Davis Center are some incredible stories. One Davis Center staff member is custodian Jaques-Paul Marton, also known as JP. Given time to learn his personal story, one will see just how complex and influenti...

College lifestyle increases chances of getting a cold

College lifestyle increases chances of getting a cold

Tracey DeLade, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

As winter begins, students have to protect themselves from more than just the cold. They must also guard against getting sick. The change in weather heralds the spread of sore throats, agitated asthma, viruses like influenza and, of course, the common cold. According to WebMD’s website, cold an...

Sharing memories of SGA VP

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Life

David J. Maciewicz, Jr., a former SGA vice president, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 25 due to medical complications. Left behind to remember him are his parents Deborah and David Maciewicz and those who knew him from his time at UVM. David graduated with honors in 2011. He served on the SGA a...

Students grow facial hair to benefit men’s health

Nicole Morris, Cynic Correspondent

November 16, 2017


Filed under Life

November is not just a month for frost and Thanksgiving, but a month for grabbing razors and embracing Movember. During this month, people can participate in both Movember and No Shave November to raise awareness around health issues, according to a Nov. 2014 Daily News article. According to ...

Ate02: Seniors run Burly food blog

Ate02: Seniors run Burly food blog

Alex Shannon, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Life

If there’s a new food trend, a must-try recipe or restaurant opening, it can be guaranteed that the three girls of Ate02 will have it covered. The Ate02 brand was originally created solely as a punny Instagram account by UVM seniors Vanessa Anderson, Madison Kennedy and Alissa Petinge during th...

Bailey/Howe houses artist books display

Bailey/Howe houses artist books display

Enola Mercer, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

On the ground floor of the Bailey/Howe, the smell of old paper replaces the scent of fresh brewed coffee from the Cyber Cafe. The quiet room that house Special Collections filled up with seasoned book collectors and curious newbies alike on Nov. 10 for the annual visit from Vamp and Tramp Booksellers....

Masturbation is tricky when you have five roommates

Masturbation is tricky when you have five roommates

Libby Camp, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Life

Sex is part of the college experience, but it’s not just about having sex with others – it’s also what people are doing alone. 62 percent of women and 82 percent of men ages 18-24 masturbate, according to a 2010 study by Indiana University. On the other hand, only 59 percent of women and...

Different note taking styles affect learning

Different note taking styles affect learning

Erin Powell, Cynic Correspondent

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

The seats of a lecture hall fill up, the projector turns on, notebooks and laptops are opened and hundreds of students begin to take notes. Taking notes is proven to boost memory, comprehension and the ability to draw conclusions and patterns between material, according to a June 2014 PBS article,. ...

Majors and Minors Fair helps students pick academic path

Majors and Minors Fair helps students pick academic path

Bernadette Higgs, Cynic Correspondent

November 9, 2017


Filed under Life

The choice is made and the deposit is in, but the daunting drop-down menu for declaring a major on the UVM enrollment form remains undecided. Choosing a major and minor can be an intimidating task, but the Majors and Minors Fair helped students find the best fit for them. The event was held fro...

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 As...

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