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Pokeworks: Hawaiian cuisine comes to Church Street

Pokeworks: Hawaiian cuisine comes to Church Street

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

February 9, 2019


Filed under Culture, Life

Light wood, white walls and calm music all lend themselves to a relaxed and beachy atmosphere in this new addition to Burlington’s restaurants. Pokeworks, which opened Jan. 9 on Church Street, is the perfect escape from the frigid winter temperatures and blustery winds.  Pokeworks specializes...

Improv performance shows off humor and creativity

Improv performance shows off humor and creativity

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

February 2, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Standing in front of an audience and confronting the expectation to be funny on the fly are challenges improv actors must confront each performance. Name Pending, UVM’s first and only improv troupe, performed Jan. 22 as part of the University’s Winter Week of Welcome. At a Name Pending improv show, a group o...

Rail Jam transforms Davis Center green

Rail Jam transforms Davis Center green

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Hundreds of UVM students braved the Burlington cold to check out the local skiing and snowboarding talent on display at this year’s Winter Rail Jam. The event, organized by UVM Ski and Snowboard Club in conjunction with Jay Peak Parks and UVM Program Board, kicked off 7 p.m. Jan. 25  outside of th...

Brave the cold, learn to fish

Brave the cold, learn to fish

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under Culture, Headliners, Life, Photo Gallery

The snow and ice in Vermont can seem to stretch on for miles, but community members and UVM students didn’t let the season stop them from getting outside. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Free Ice Fishing Day Festival took place from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Jan. 26 on the ice outside of Knight Poin...

Local opportunities to enjoy a snowy Vermont day

Local opportunities to enjoy a snowy Vermont day

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Culture, Life

The Green Mountain state is looking pretty white right about now, and it’s only going to get snowier. Take a drive down Route 89 and you’ll see a white-capped Camel’s Hump, snow-covered barns and tree branches encased in ice.  Sam Litra Vermont is without a doubt my favorite place ...

Cheap Thrills: the best thrift stores in Burlington

Cheap Thrills: the best thrift stores in Burlington

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Culture, Life

With spring semester just beginning, it’s hard enough to pay for expensive textbooks, much less find new clothes that won’t break the bank. That’s why, one chilly Tuesday afternoon, I decided to search Church Street for the best bargains and clothing selections. Here’s what I found.  ...

The “sexile:” a six-step guide to getting your room back

The “sexile:” a six-step guide to getting your room back

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

In a poll of 88 UVM sophomores, 45 percent of them stated they had asked their roommate to leave the room so that they could have sex. On the other hand, 72 percent answered that they themselves had been sexiled. Emma Pinezich Thirty-three percent of these students said they’d been sexiled overnigh...

We need to discuss abusive relationships

We need to discuss abusive relationships

Anonymous, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

As a campus, we’ve opened up a dialogue around more sensitive topics like rape culture. Students aren’t afraid to address hard-hitting issues around sex and relationships. However, there is an astonishing lack of dialogue around the reality of abusive relationships. Valentina Czochanski Domestic v...

Peer discussions promote positive sex

Peer discussions promote positive sex

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Disco music played over speakers as colorful lights spun around the room, an appropriate setting for a party rather than a sex ed group.  Stephan Toljan The Good Stuff is a peer-led group focused on educating students about sex through conversation and discussion. The group was started when senior Ja...

Scientist’s story reveals sexism in field

Lindsey Imhoff, Staff Writer

December 8, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

“I thought I couldn’t do what I wanted to do in life, which was be a scientist, because I wasn’t good at school,” Donna Toufexis, associate professor of biobehavioral psychology, said. This semester, Toufexis is teaching Women in Science, a sophomore Honors College seminar, for her third ti...

Who has the best bagel in Burly? We’ve got the results

Who has the best bagel in Burly? We’ve got the results

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

With so many bagel places around UVM, it can be hard to decide on the best post-Friday night bagel spot. Don’t worry, the Cynic has you covered. Cyrus Oswald One groggy Saturday morning, I along with my team of five hungry college students, scoured Burlington for the best bagel in town. Here ...

Students bake Challah bread to aid in hunger relief

Students bake Challah bread to aid in hunger relief

Amelia Dodds, Staff Writer

November 18, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture

A small group of UVM students convenes in the kitchen of Hillel every Monday after dark. The oven light blinks, signifying go, and they start to knead, braid and bake. These students are a part of UVM’s Challah for Hunger, an organization founded in 2013. They raise money to provide hunger relie...

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