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Good places to get caffeinated

Chris Leow, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017

Filed under Columns, Life

Whether you’re looking to finish an essay, catch up with an old friend or just enjoy a warm beverage in the bitter cold, Burlington offers many options for a coffee shop getaway.  Here are a few of my favorites: Muddy Waters:   This is the place to go to for great conversations and first dates. The coffee isn’t the b...

Change in seasons brings a change in mood

Michaela Paul, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017

Filed under Life

The snow is no longer fresh, the sunlight disappears earlier, classes are back in session and everything may suddenly appear dreary to some. It is midwinter, and some people might have noticed a negative change in their moods and behavior. According to the University of Vermont’s Health Network, seasonal affective dis...

Professor brings a global perspective

Kate Vesely, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017

Filed under Life

Is the glass half full, or half empty? Romance language professor Maria Woolson says both. She also says neither. To her, it depends on who is looking at this glass and from where. Born in Argentina, Woolson grew up in an Italian household. Italian was her first language, followed by Spanish, English, French and Portugue...

Clubs set out to find new members

Clubs set out to find new members

March 5, 2017

Upon arriving back on campus for the spring semester, students find club tables piled high with free swa...

The Tinder app shapes this campus’ hookup culture

Izzy Siedman, Assistant Life Editor

March 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Life

Right next to Facebook and Instagram on my home screen, there it is: Tinder, mascot of the hookup culture that has swept college campuses. “You have to get it,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. “Just do it for the laughs,” chanted my friends. And I did. For a couple days, I had a blast. My ego was aw...

Kombucha’s popularity climbs

Chris Leow, Senior Staff Writer

March 4, 2017

Filed under Columns, Life

Kombucha, a fermented tea beverage, has become quite the trendy drink in recent years. Believed to originate around 200 B.C. in Asia, according to the journal “Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety,” Kombucha is not a new find in the world of home-remedies. That isn’t stopping its popularity from co...

Sugar is good for you in moderation

Michaela Paul, Staff Writer

March 4, 2017

Filed under Life

I am a self-proclaimed sugar addict. Everywhere I look, I’m warned about its affect on my health — in documentaries, news reports, pamphlets, social media. I wondered if completely removing sugar from my diet was necessary for my health. The average individual in the U.S. consumes 358 calories of sugar in a ...

Film screening prompts conversations

Izzy Siedman, Assistant Life Editor

March 3, 2017

Filed under Life

Students piled into the rows of chairs, grabbed free popcorn and picked up colorful paper that was offered for writing down their thoughts during the movie. In a collaboration with UPB, UVM’s Black Student Union hosted a free screening of “Dear White People” Feb. 21 in the Jost Foundation Room of the Davis Center. ...

Cost of rent prompts roommate life in cities

Marissa Lanoff, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

Filed under Columns, Life

Roommates: they’re the family you get to choose. They’re whom you say goodnight to before bed and whom you say good morning to over a cup of coffee. They’re the people you love and yell at. They’re the ones who teach you lessons you didn’t know you needed to know. But some may be wondering just how long th...

Lingering effects of a nickname

Drew Cooper, Cynic Correspondent

March 2, 2017

Filed under Columns, Life

Despite the somewhat meandering nature of this column, I intend to keep my word and discuss the intricacies of mental health as I understand it. As my first article was an introduction, it’s fitting that my sophomore piece be an introduction to myself: this is a brief history of Drewpy. To many close friends and some a...

ECHO Center showcases butterfly world

Kailey Bates, Cynic Correspondent

March 2, 2017

Filed under Life

Dozens of butterflies flew around a tent brimming with lush green plants and swarming with children fascinated by the colorful creatures. The Butterflies, Live! exhibit at the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain showcases a variety of butterfly species all sent in from a farm just outside of Boston, according to an exhibi...

Black Student Union celebrates blackness in annual fashion show

Black Student Union celebrates blackness in annual fashion show

March 2, 2017

Lights, camera, fashion: black pride hits the stage at UVM to top off celebrating Black History Month. Durin...

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