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Students drawn to mindfulness on campus

Michaela Paul, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017

Filed under Life

At UVM I always hear the term “mindfulness,” yet I never have a complete understanding of what it is and how I too, can practice it. Mindfulness practices are actually informed by Buddhism, said Lindsay Foreman, director of Engage Mindfulness for Living Well. But, she explained, one does not have to be Buddhist to enga...

Superfoods provide many delicious benefits

Michaela Paul, Staff Writer

April 16, 2017

Filed under Columns, Life

Superfoods may not make someone fly or become invisible, but they can certainly improve one’s overall health and wellbeing. According to Ethan Smith, a senior dietetics, food and nutrition major, a superfood is defined as a whole food product that contains phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are non-nutritive, bioactive ...

Spring show brings skating teams together

Spring show brings skating teams together

April 14, 2017

The ice and snow outside has finally melted, but indoors, skaters are spinning on ice in solos, duets...

Future students of color: I was once where you are

Naydeline Mejia, Cynic Correspondent

April 13, 2017

Filed under Columns, Life

Dear prospective student, I saw you today, having lunch with your mother in Cook dining hall, silently. Today is Admitted Student Visit Day, so it wasn’t unusual that I ran into you when I did. Or was it? I feel as though the universe may have placed me there at that moment. The stars aligned just correctly for ...

Day of visibility shines light on trans issues

Day of visibility shines light on trans issues

April 12, 2017

Transgender Day of Visibility is intended to celebrate the trans community. On March 31, UVM’s LGBTQA cen...

UVM hosts feminist leaders

UVM hosts feminist leaders

April 12, 2017

Students and community members filled the Ira Allen Chapel on Wednesday night to hear the organizers of...

Niche local bar makes eating out fun and affordable

Niche local bar makes eating out fun and affordable

April 12, 2017

I’ve probably walked or driven by Drifter’s Cafe & Bar over a hundred times since it opened l...

Reflecting on March, Women’s Month

Reflecting on March, Women’s Month

April 12, 2017

As March winds down, we all start crossing our fingers for temperatures above freezing, but it’s not ...

Sleep Out raises homeless awareness

Sleep Out raises homeless awareness

April 12, 2017

A group of about 25 UVM students pitched their tents and laid down their sleeping bags outside the Davis...

Burlington residents march to support clean water

Izzy Siedman, Assistant Life Editor

April 12, 2017

Filed under Life

Wednesday in Vermont, the temperatures dropped to 15 and the water pipes still ran. Wednesday in North Dakota, the temperatures were similarly chilled, but the water was under attack. Just after dark, 13 students from the Burlington area marched to the waterfront in 15-degree weather March 22. The event, hosted by s...

Making use of hair dye as a means of self expression

Hunter Colvin, Senior Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

Filed under Columns, Life

For the last four years, I’ve always gotten the same haircut: one inch off the length to cut split ends and shortening the bangs from the top of my ear to the bottom of my eyebrow. One time I got layers put in, but only that was only once; trying to braid hair with layers is a disaster I don’t want to repeat. And the...

Mind the gap: females orgasm less than men

Sarah Heft, Senior Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

Filed under Columns, Life

We have all heard of the wage gap: the average white female makes about 77 cents to the white man’s dollar. The gap increases for women of color and trans women. Common knowledge. Less commonly known, however, is the orgasm gap. The orgasm gap is a phenomenon referring to the lack of orgasms in women having hetero...

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