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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

No Ragrets: Love for Unconventional Tattoos

No Ragrets: Love for Unconventional Tattoos

Caroline Slack, Assistant Feature Editor March 7, 2019

Junior Max Mitiguy has 70 tattoos, a lot of them are stick and pokes that he has done on himself. But of his more than many tattoos, Mitiguy only regrets a couple: a text piece that he says isn’t...

Dinner and Dialogue: Gathering for gratitude at the UVM Interfaith Center

Dinner and Dialogue: Gathering for gratitude at the UVM Interfaith Center

Greta Rohrer, Feature Writer February 18, 2019

Separated into four tables, Dinner and Dialogue attendees discussed gratitude, spirituality and unusually warm weather over plates of lasagna. These dinners, hosted monthly at the UVM Interfaith Center,...

Junior Tali Friedman uses “light boxes” that emit bright light which simulates daytime sunlight levels to combat feelings of depression that come during the winter months. Thirty minutes of exposure to light therapy on a daily basis can provide symptom relief to many sufferers.

Seasonal Sadness: Winter Woes

Caroline Slack, Assistant Feature Editor February 15, 2019

It’s a Sunday afternoon, and junior Tali Friedman opens her windows to watch an early sunset. Then, she turns on her light box, a special lamp on her wall that mimics sunlight and helps her combat...

Climate change threatens Vermont skiing

Climate change threatens Vermont skiing

Nina Loutchko, Feature Writer January 15, 2019

Warmer winters mean less time scraping ice off your car in the morning and fewer fears of falling on icy sidewalks while shuffling to class. But for skiers, snowboarders and anyone who enjoys the snowy...

Burlington On Vinyl

Burlington On Vinyl

Beth Goodwin, Feature Writer November 14, 2018

Caroline Slack The music scene in Burlington is thriving; there are live gigs every weekend in quirky venues from house shows to ArtsRiot. Music is a huge part of the city’s creative and cultural...

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Grieving the Pittsburgh Shooting as a Jewish Student

Alec Collins, Staff Writer November 6, 2018

When I first heard the news about the shooting in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh in which a white nationalist murdered 11 members of the Tree of Life synagogue, the first thing I felt, strangely, was annoyance. “Of...

UVM Parents Take to Facebook

UVM Parents Take to Facebook

Mike Hurley, Feature Writer October 23, 2018

When students feel the urge to share their concerns about college life, they might log onto the student-run meme page Make UV Groovy Again. They might wonder, though, where their parents go when they...

Pub Pints and Basement Blackouts

Beth Goodwin, Feature Writer October 13, 2018

At my home university in Cardiff, Wales, alcohol runs in the veins of the city. It keeps the social, sporting and student scenes alive. After choosing UVM as my destination to study for a semester abroad,...

Disconnected.

Disconnected.

Foster Borch, Feature Writer October 8, 2018

Ten years ago, Harris Millis Unlimited Dining would have buzzed with casual conversations between strangers. Now, those who eat alone are kept company by their Instagram feeds. I removed myself from...

Girls Who Skate

Girls Who Skate

Kian Deshler, Assistant Feature Editor September 29, 2018

  The sun dipped lower into the Adirondacks, casting a golden glow on the skaters. Sophomore Ivana Djiya and junior Abby Trombley rolled up in a 2008 Subaru Outback, hopped out, dropped...

Dungeons & Dragons

Mike Hurley, Feature Writer September 14, 2018

When people think of Dungeons & Dragons, their minds conjure images of dark, musty basements occupied by zealous fanboys wielding mighty cardboard swords, ancient relics gripped tightly in hands that...

Students navigate new cannabis laws

Caroline Slack, Feature Editor September 6, 2018

Recently, the laws on the books regarding cannabis in Vermont have evolved, loosening state regulations on pot. What remains unclear is how these laws have affected the lifestyle of UVM students.    In...

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