The Vermont Cynic

Classics struggles to not fall into ruins

Classics struggles to not fall into ruins

Lilly Page, Staff Writer

5 days ago

It’s 9:40 a.m., and students in classics professor Mark Usher’s “Classics Then and Now” are excitedly chatting about a book they read, “The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius.” This book was adapted from Latin by the professor standing in front of them. As Usher claps his hands and discusses...

Cats in the snow: Burlington winter weather breaks records

Cats in the snow: Burlington winter weather breaks records

Caroline Slack, Feature Writer

November 19, 2019

UVM’s campus is blanketed in a layer of snow, and students have started trudging to class in parkas and snow boots. Burlington temperatures dipped to a record-breaking 11 degrees Fahrenheit at 6 a.m. Nov. 13. The previous low for Nov. 13 was 15 degrees in 1986, according to a Nov. 13 Burlington ...

A look into the past: Old Mill

A look into the past: Old Mill

Stephan Toljan, Photo Editor

November 14, 2019

When asked if she knew what Old Mill looked like before 1880, sophomore Sinéad Murray said, “I don’t.” Murray, by nature of her political science major, spends a lot of time in Old Mill, the home of the political science department. Every UVM student is familiar with the image of Old Mill. T...

Exploring the effectiveness of WE required course

Exploring the effectiveness of WE required course

Chelsea Seabold, Feature Writer

November 5, 2019

Bleary-eyed students shuffled into a lecture hall, clutching coffee mugs and iClickers as they prepared for their first class of the day, Healthy Brains Healthy Bodies. According to the Wellness Environment’s page on the UVM website, all students living in WE are required to take Healthy Brai...

Exploring the local food in UVM’s dining halls

Exploring the local food in UVM’s dining halls

George Weed, Feature Writer

October 22, 2019

A small truck steered around the corner and backed into the loading dock. In its refrigerated compartment, 1,500 pounds of diced potatoes sat alongside cases of local produce. This week’s shipment arrived at UVM from Intervale Food Hub, a Burlington-based food distributor. According to the Food Hub...

Authenticity served at Pho Hong

Authenticity served at Pho Hong

Elizabeth Roote, Feature Writer

October 8, 2019

Vietnamese restaurant Pho Hong has carved out a little slice of home, causing locals and college students alike to return for over 10 years. “We try to treat people like family,” Wick said. Pho Hong opened as the result of one woman’s love for cooking. Jade Le, daughter of Pho Hong’s owners, remembers it was always her mother’s dream...

Community fostered in Burlington nonprofit

Community fostered in Burlington nonprofit

Cyrus Oswald, Feature Writer

October 1, 2019

From the outside, 96 Buell St. doesn’t look very striking. One might not expect formerly incarcerated people to live in the middle of a street known for housing UVM students. However, in this tidy house, students, international volunteers and formerly incarcerated people live together. They all work to help reconcile...

No place like home: A look at UVM’s dorm party culture

No place like home: A look at UVM’s dorm party culture

Jenny Koppang, Feature Writer

September 24, 2019

The neon glow from LED strip lights illuminate a pong table, and every knock on the door throws the room into anxious anticipation of the dreaded, “RA on duty.” Vaguely recognizable faces, uncomfortable small talk with the kid who sits four rows behind you in your sociology class and mysteriously sticky floors are just a...

Expecting the unexpected: A glimpse into the class of 2023’s first few weeks

Expecting the unexpected: A glimpse into the class of 2023’s first few weeks

Lilly Page, Feature Writer

September 17, 2019

Her heart was pounding as she carried boxes into what would be her new home for the next nine months. First-year Abbie Doiron thought that finally, the moment she had been waiting for all summer had come. Sitting in her dorm room in Central Campus Residence Hall now, Doiron realized college life as a fi...

Exploring the beauty of Vermont’s state parks

Exploring the beauty of Vermont’s state parks

Nina Loutchko, Feature Writer

September 10, 2019

Tucked away behind the shadows of the state’s tallest peaks, blue waters, sandy shores and luscious greenery are the natural spectacles of Vermont State Parks. Vermont currently maintains 52 developed state parks and 21 undeveloped properties spanning from the Northeast Kingdom to the islands of Lake ...

Old Gold: New and old clothing collide

Old Gold: New and old clothing collide

Greta Rohrer, Feature Editor

September 3, 2019

Inside of Old Gold, classic rock T-shirts hang from the ceiling, party clothes line the walls and ball gowns, wigs and vintage military jackets hang together. Approaching the store located at 151 Cherry St., the window display filled with whimsically dressed mannequins only gives a small glimpse ...

Ayahuasca: the alternative antidepressant

Ayahuasca: the alternative antidepressant

Caroline Slack, Assistant Feature Editor

April 24, 2019

Though psychedelics are often portrayed in popular culture as recreational drugs, psychedelics like ayahuasca have played a role in religious ceremonies and alternative medicine. Josh — not his real name — a junior, was 23 when he took mental health treatment into his own hands with a do-it-your...

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