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Graduate finds donor for transplant

Graduate finds donor for transplant

Jonathan Greenberg, Cynic Correspondent

March 28, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

Most college students don’t think about the possibility of having a life threatening disease while attending classes or hanging with friends. 2011 graduate Sarah Anders was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia in September 2015. “Getting diagnosed was difficult and terrifying for me, no one expects it to happ...

Teaching empowers

Teaching empowers

Autumn Lee, Life Columnist

March 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Culture, Life, Uncategorized

Conversations around education often focus on the gender imbalance among students. What I don’t hear discussed is gender representation among teachers. More than three quarters of kindergarten through high school teachers are women, according to a September 2014 New York Times article. Sitting in ...

Fund brings painter to talk abstraction

Fund brings painter to talk abstraction

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

On the blackboard is the image of an wooden arrow suspended from a wall, a mixture of oranges, greens, yellows and blues painted in the sections. Each piece of wood contains tick marks and the name of someone who was hanged, written in small print. Abstract painter Mike Cloud gave a presentation on ...

Campus seeks solution to cat-calling

Campus seeks solution to cat-calling

Isabella Alessandrini, Staff Writer

March 24, 2018


Filed under Life

One professor has no illusion of safety in idyllic, liberal Burlington and is taking action against cat-calling. Cat-calls are loud and sexually suggestive calls directed mostly at people who are female-presenting. There is no legal repercussion for cat-calling and no clear social consensus on wh...

Rallython funds hospital

Lily Merriam, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

Particpants in an all-night fundraiser danced from 4 p.m. March 3 to 4 a.m. March 4 to mimic a nurse’s 12-hour shift. Rallython, Miracle Network Dance Marathon’s year-long fundraising culmination event, raised money for the UVM Children’s Hospital and the local Miracle Network Children’s H...

Seniors fight to maintain motivation second semester

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Columns, Life

It’s dark, it’s still cold and everyone is wishing for sunshine. But the lack of motivation in spring semester is perhaps felt most by seniors. Senioritis is infecting upperclassmen. “I have experienced it, since junior year actually,” senior Zach White said. “I think it’s generally accep...

Dancers revive community tradition

Dancers revive community tradition

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Previews

The sound of a fiddle and a country band blasted over an amp as people twirled and spun in their socks, laughing and talking over music. As snow fell on a Sunday evening in late February, six members of the Mad Robin Callers Collective gathered in the Rose Street Co-op, a living and community space for ar...

Review: Red Sparrow leaves viewers uninspired

Review: Red Sparrow leaves viewers uninspired

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Reviews

There’s fashion, sex, espionage and violence, but not even Jennifer Lawrence can make this bloated spy thriller work. “Red Sparrow” follows prima ballerina Dominika (Jennifer Lawrence) who, after a career-ending injury, is forced to join a Russian secret intelligence school that trains studen...

Greenhouse gives space to breath, study, research

Greenhouse gives space to breath, study, research

Lily Merriam, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Life

UVM wouldn’t be a college of the green mountains if it didn’t have a greenhouse. In fact, UVM has three greenhouses. The largest facility is located behind the Aiken Center and is the only one open regularly to the public, according to the UVM Greenhouse Facilities website. The centra...

Theatre students reflect on diversity

Theatre students reflect on diversity

Carolyne Sandoval, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Editor's Picks, Headliners

Amongst the whirlwind of costume fittings and script readings, the UVM theatre department is  re-evaluating itself. With 84 majors and minors and 13 faculty and staff members, the department is a tight-knit group, Gregory Ramos, chair of the theater department, said. “We are a predominantly w...

Local baristas create latte art

Local baristas create latte art

Julia Nugent

March 8, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Uncategorized

Some people build monuments, other people build lattes. Although the intricate designs don’t last long, they are compelling and deemed Instagram-worthy. I attended the Latte Art Throwdown Feb. 25 to answer these questions and to meet the Burlington coffee community. Baristas entered the compe...

Try a digital device detox

Alexandra Shannon, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Life

As a young adult with my whole life ahead of me, but I might be wasting it staring at my phone. An average person spends five years and three months on social media in their lifetime, according to ComScore, a media statistics company. I would often get frustrated with friends for looking down at their phones while we...

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