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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Various sex toys are displayed on a shelf in Earth and Salt located off of Maple street Dec. 3.

Local sex shop prioritizes inclusivity and holistic pleasure

Delaney Roy, Features Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Earth and Salt, located at 47 Maple St in Burlington, seeks to bridge perceived gaps between the Burlington community, sex positivity and inclusivity. The brick-and-mortar shop opened its doors in August....

Junior Grace Kreitler and junior Casey McKay hold up a quilt in the Davis Center Dec. 3.

Student-run thrift shop provides accessible art and clothing

Meryl Callaway, Features Staff Writer December 3, 2021

Vermont Students Toward Environmental Protection is the student-run organization behind the weekly pop-up thrift shop in the Davis Center. VSTEP sells clothes donated by UVM students at the Davis Center....

Local healthcare nonprofits provide specialized care for LGBTQ+ community

Local healthcare nonprofits provide specialized care for LGBTQ+ community

Lucy Kelly, Features Staff Writer November 18, 2021

LGBTQ+ healthcare nonprofits in Vermont offer different, specialized care compared to traditional medical practices. The nonprofits provide services such as HIV/AIDS services, hormone therapy and gender-affirming...

Student housing can be found on School Street Nov. 5.

New Americans compete with UVM students for affordable housing

Julia Dell'Amore, Features Staff Writer November 11, 2021

As UVM students compete with immigrants and refugees for the same types of housing, housing accessibility for new Americans in the city is threatened, Chittenden District Senator Christopher Pearson said.  Fifty-eight...

Hyper visibility from the eyes of students of color

Hyper visibility from the eyes of students of color

Tushar Asthana, Features Staff Writer October 27, 2021

I wore a mask far earlier than COVID-19, and the one I created for myself fills me with guilt.  I protect myself by pretending to be someone else. I walk around campus every day thinking about who...

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Blackboard fails to renew contract with UVM

Delaney Roy, Features Staff Writer October 26, 2021

This article was updated Oct. 27 at 12:07 p.m. to correct a typo This article was updated Nov. 1 at 5:48 p.m. to correct a transcription issue  UVM began using Blackboard in 2008, but this relationship...

The Living Well office is located on the first floor of the Davis Center.

Living Well space re-opens

Sabine Foerg, Features Staff Writer October 20, 2021

In a whirlwind return to in-person campus events and packed lecture halls, students can find peace in the calm, welcoming space of Living Well. Living Well reclaimed its space on the bottom floor of...

Campus dining halls list their menu items on the UVM Sodexo My Way website and include the nutrition facts for each item served during that meal time.

How “freshman 15” may contribute to diet culture on campus

Liz Chadwick, Features Staff Writer October 14, 2021

The “freshman 15” is a familiar phrase to many first-years. This rhetoric may challenge students going through an already difficult transition into college, according to UVM dietitians.  The phrase...

Students of Color discuss microaggressions on campus: whitewashing

Students of Color discuss microaggressions on campus: whitewashing

Tushar Asthana, Feature Staff Writer October 7, 2021

A recurring microaggression I have faced is being called “whitewashed.”  Mocking me by calling me a byproduct of a white environment due to the circumstances that I am forced to adapt to because...

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Student labor helps CREAM barn run

Lilly Page, Features Staff Writer September 28, 2021

Holstein cows line up at milking machines at the Miller Research Center barn while students attentively assist the process.  These students are part of the Cooperate for Real Education in Agricultural...

Brush Brook Community Farms cows graze on local private property Sept. 17.

Local farmer returns community support with free soup and bread

Tulley Hescock, Features Editor September 24, 2021

Every Friday, Huntington residents gather at the Brush Brook Community Farm to enjoy free soup made with vegetables from their own land.  Farmer and baker Adam Wilson doesn’t own any of his own land....

Cancer survivor Steve Milizia, his wife and son pose in front of a mural that memorializes his experiences with Sail Beyond Cancer.

Nonprofit mural project fosters community

Elizabeth Roote, Assistant Features Editor September 14, 2021

There is now a tranquil scene of sailboats floating across the water on the underpass on the corner of Farrell and Swift Street in South Burlington.  The 12 by 50-foot mural, completed last month,...

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