The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

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

Classics struggles to not fall into ruins

Classics struggles to not fall into ruins

Lilly Page, Staff Writer December 6, 2019

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...

Snow melts on the roof of Royall Tyler Theatre as students on the ground below walk to and from class, Nov. 13.

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....

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...

Students sit close to one another, maskless, in a lecture hall prior to the COVID-19 pandemic November 2019.

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...

Exploring the local food in UVMs 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...

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. Pho Hong, on 325 N. Winooski Ave., opened in February 2008....

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...

No place like home: A look at UVMs 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...

Expecting the unexpected: A glimpse into the class of 2023s 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...

A small stream leads to a cove at the Niquette Bay State Park in Colchester, VT. The park offers sweeping views of Lake Champlain from its cliffs and a number of trails to explore.

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...

A gold bangle for $18 graces the wrist of a mannequin in Old Gold, a vintage clothing shop on Cherry Street, Aug. 27.

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...

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...

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