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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 cont...

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...

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 or maybe as a superhero. This is Halloween weekend on a college campus. Halloween is my favorite holiday; I start counting down days way in advance. What I really like about this holiday is...

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 college campus. Several events will be happening both on campus and downtown the evening of Oct. 31, so students have their pick of ghostly adventures. On Trinity campus, the UVM Ski and Snowboard...

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...

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 j...

Self-care: a remedy for self and others

Self-care: a remedy for self and others

Libby Camp and Kailey Bates, Staff Writers

October 25, 2017


Filed under Life

October is Bullying Prevention Month, an important time to reflect not only on how people treat those around them, but also how they treat themselves. People often treat others better than they treat themselves, and this can lead to poor self-image, depression and increased substance abuse, accordin...

Eco Investigation: Local Farming

Eco Investigation: Local Farming

Enola Mercer, Cynic Correspondent

October 20, 2017


Filed under Life

Like the long, winding roots of the sugar maple, Vermont’s state tree, Burlington’s connection to local farming goes deep. The “slow food” revolution is making significant changes in the U.S. agricultural system by promoting a return to our farming beginnings, according to Slow Food USA. Slo...

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 Caf...

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-shirts and lots of partying. Recently, I’ve been trying to challenge my thoughts on this stereotype. Senior Natalie Mitchell admitted to thinking this way early in college. She thou...

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, Fo...

The pill is one option of many

The pill is one option of many

Sarah Heft, Staff Writer

October 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Life

What do pills, patches, shots, implants, and rings all have in common? They’re all forms of hormonal birth control women use everyday and for a variety of reasons. Some women use hormonal birth control to control acne, to manage moods, regulate periods and yes, have baby-free sex. Birth control ...

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