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What do UVM students listen to during sex?

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

“There was the time I was dry humped to Simon & Garfunkel's ‘Sound of Silence,’” first-year Garet Ewing said. Putting on some tunes to set the mood can make or break an intimate situation. The emergence of music streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music have increased the number o...

Female artists speak up and make an impact in 2017

Female artists speak up and make an impact in 2017

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

I bought my hardcover copy of Virginia Woolf’s essay “A Room of One’s Own” in the basement of a New York City bookstore almost three years ago. It now sits on my desk in my dorm room. I have revisited her words on the need for women to build creative spaces of their own often in the past...

Give a little sugar, make a little dough

Give a little sugar, make a little dough

Libby Camp, Life Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Life

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...

UVM students discuss best and worst sex scenes in film

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Most mainstream movies nowadays have some form of romantic subplot. These on-screen relationships usually culminate in a steamy, dramatic, perfectly-lit sex scene, accompanied by the ideal soundtrack and flawless cinematography. Here are the best and worst sex scenes according to UVM students along with...

Senior gives sugar, makes dough

Senior gives sugar, makes dough

Libby Camp, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Life

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 ...

Listen To The Cynic Staffs Picks For The Bedroom

Listen To The Cynic Staffs Picks For The Bedroom

December 12, 2017


Filed under Arts

Courtesy of Wikimedia     Ben Elfland, Arts editor Future, DS2 Dirty Sprite 2 runs the spectrum of passion. It’s rhythmic and aggressive but hits you with some more emotional moments from time to time. It’s gotta be the version with the commentary at the end, though. When thing...

Reflection on Black Friday

Nicole Morris, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Life

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...

Music majors showcase talent at end of semester recitals

Music majors showcase talent at end of semester recitals

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Uncategorized

Amidst mountains of exams and end-of-semester stress, students took to the stage in Southwick Hall last week to perform the final student recitals of the semester. Keith Prescott, a first-year flutist, performed in the recital Nov. 30. Both Prescott and first-year clarinetist Bailey Brown expressed...

New Burlington city flag designed by team of twin brothers

New Burlington city flag designed by team of twin brothers

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Burlington’s spirit, history and environment will soon be represented by a new city flag, courtesy of a local family. The city of Burlington allocated $6,000 to create a new flag, which was proposed by Mayor Miro Weinberger and unanimously accepted by the city council January 2017. A statement...

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