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Film highlights body image issues

Film highlights body image issues

April 1, 2017

All over campus, plates, calorie listings and scents of fresh crepes, remind students of the constant...

Harvest Café has best food

Harvest Café has best food

March 31, 2017

As a college student, finding a good deal is my idea of thriving, especially when it comes to food. So, I...

Trump fuels U.S. anti-vaccination ideas, movement

Michaela Paul, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017

Filed under Columns, Life

As far back as I can remember, I have always left the doctor’s office with Band-Aids on my arm and stickers in hand following each vaccine I received—well, until I got older and thought I was too cool for the stickers. I never enjoyed getting a needle prick, but I knew the vaccines were going to protect me and help keep ...

Destigmatizing sex by riding the ‘red tide’

Sarah Heft, Senior Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Filed under Columns, Life

Just because you are hanging out with Aunt Flow — your period — doesn’t mean you have to stop having sex. My whole life, I was taught periods had to be hidden; I would sneak tampons to the bathroom whenever I needed to check on the condition of my underwear. The menstrual cycle, the biological process that contro...

Students work at the Marche

Students work at the Marche

March 29, 2017

As students rush to get food in between their classes, they may not register their peer behind the counter a...

New club promotes vegan lifestyle

New club promotes vegan lifestyle

March 29, 2017

A new club on campus welcomes vegetarians, vegans, individuals who wish to help the environment. Fi...

Living Well offers solace

Living Well offers solace

March 12, 2017

Words of inclusion echoed through the Davis Center’s Burak Lounge the morning of Jan. 20  at the Pre...

Examining the pros and cons of milk

Michaela Paul, Staff Writer

March 11, 2017

Filed under Columns, Life

I grew up being told milk was essential for my bones and health. My mother always made me drink a tall glass of it with dinner and the “Got Milk?” slogan was ingrained in my mind with its constant appearances in classrooms, television ads and on posters. Recently, however, I’ve noticed a variety of perspectives on w...

Millennials nostalgic for trends of the past

Isabella Alessandrini, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

Filed under Life

Millennials -- people born in the late-1980s to mid-1990s -- are often deemed future-oriented and current event-obsessed. But the same group is also suffering from a serious case of nostalgia, and it appears to be chronic. The side effects can be seen in wardrobes, music playlists and Netflix queues, and they don’t app...

UVM leaders pioneer service trips for spring break

Katie Brobst, Cynic Correspondent

March 9, 2017

Filed under Life

While many students plan to spend their spring vacations catching up on sleep, the student directors and site leaders of UVM’s Alternative Spring Break are planning a more active break. For one week each year, the ASB program sends students on substance-free volunteer trips around the country to do social justice work for commu...

On graduate school and racism in VT

Drew Cooper, Cynic Correspondent

March 9, 2017

Filed under Columns, Life

What could happen in a day? So I got into graduate school. On Jan. 20, UVM’s Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine accepted me into their rigorous accelerated master’s program in pharmacology, the dream for a burgeoning drug nerd such as myself. After months of pulling my hair out — literally and figurativ...

Broad City gets real for a young generation

Greta Bjornson, Life Editor

March 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Life

It’s rare that a television show comes along that so thoroughly embodies the voice and experience of a generation. Comedy Central’s “Broad City” does just that. The show’s creators and lead characters, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, have comfortingly uncertain and wonderfully comedic lives; neither has a steady job, bot...

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