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Sips and Scents: Brothers invent aromas in magical cocktail experience

Sips and Scents: Brothers invent aromas in magical cocktail experience

Alexandra Shannon, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

Most laboratories smell like chemicals, but two brothers are spinning scents of morning coffee, rain on concrete and the ocean air in their magical lab. This is what drove brothers Aaron and Sam Wisniewski to establish Alice & The Magician cocktail apothecary in 2015, they said. “Everything ...

Women dealers change weed culture

Women dealers change weed culture

Autumn Lee, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

One UVM student is out to change the stoner stereotype from bong-ripping bros to be more friendly towards women. Olive, a pseudonym, first sold psychedelics when she came to UVM, then began selling weed when she realized she could smoke for free, she said. She has since stopped smoking because it ...

Community gather to celebrate, share herstory

Anna Power, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

Men and women gathered in Waterman to celebrate ordinary women for the Herstory event. UVM Program Board hosted Herstory for Women’s History Month March 19. Event coordinator junior Flannery Mehigan said that Herstory focused on women who have shaped history but generally aren’t celebrate...

Hand poked or pro: students get ink

Hand poked or pro: students get ink

Lily Merriam, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

  Paper and pen aren’t the only way to tell a story — some use needle and ink to create tattoos and share their narratives. First-year Isabel Fetter got her tattoo at Stone the Crow Tattoo parlor in her home-state of Maryland. Fetter got a mountain sunrise with the saying “way ope...

The beef with the beef industry

The beef with the beef industry

Ali Barritt, Cynic Correspondent

April 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Culture, Life

The line at the grill is long at any dining hall on campus; there’s ample demand for beef. In fact, the US produced 99.8 billion pounds of meat in 2017, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Sophomore Julian Kafka eats meat because it tastes good and it’s widely available, he said. Would ...

College finances reveal student divide

College finances reveal student divide

Lily Merriam, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under Life

When picking a college, finances were definitely a factor in senior Sophia Danison’s decision. “I think I’ve been focused on being as little a financial burden on my family as possible,” Danison said. “I chose a school that offered me a good financial package and I’ve constantly held a ...

Graduate finds donor for transplant

Graduate finds donor for transplant

Jonathan Greenberg, Cynic Correspondent

March 28, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

Most college students don’t think about the possibility of having a life threatening disease while attending classes or hanging with friends. 2011 graduate Sarah Anders was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia in September 2015. “Getting diagnosed was difficult and terrifying for me, no one expects it to happ...

Teaching empowers

Teaching empowers

Autumn Lee, Life Columnist

March 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Culture, Life, Uncategorized

Conversations around education often focus on the gender imbalance among students. What I don’t hear discussed is gender representation among teachers. More than three quarters of kindergarten through high school teachers are women, according to a September 2014 New York Times article. Sitting in ...

Campus seeks solution to cat-calling

Campus seeks solution to cat-calling

Isabella Alessandrini, Staff Writer

March 24, 2018


Filed under Life

One professor has no illusion of safety in idyllic, liberal Burlington and is taking action against cat-calling. Cat-calls are loud and sexually suggestive calls directed mostly at people who are female-presenting. There is no legal repercussion for cat-calling and no clear social consensus on wh...

Rallython funds hospital

Lily Merriam, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

Particpants in an all-night fundraiser danced from 4 p.m. March 3 to 4 a.m. March 4 to mimic a nurse’s 12-hour shift. Rallython, Miracle Network Dance Marathon’s year-long fundraising culmination event, raised money for the UVM Children’s Hospital and the local Miracle Network Children’s H...

Seniors fight to maintain motivation second semester

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Columns, Life

It’s dark, it’s still cold and everyone is wishing for sunshine. But the lack of motivation in spring semester is perhaps felt most by seniors. Senioritis is infecting upperclassmen. “I have experienced it, since junior year actually,” senior Zach White said. “I think it’s generally accep...

Greenhouse gives space to breath, study, research

Greenhouse gives space to breath, study, research

Lily Merriam, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Life

UVM wouldn’t be a college of the green mountains if it didn’t have a greenhouse. In fact, UVM has three greenhouses. The largest facility is located behind the Aiken Center and is the only one open regularly to the public, according to the UVM Greenhouse Facilities website. The centra...

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