The Vermont Cynic

Perspectives: Professors need to meet students where they're at

Perspectives: Professors need to meet students where they’re at

Sara Klimek, Senior Environmental Studies Major November 19, 2020

This year has certainly been like no other academic year for UVM students. While we have seen great resilience in our ability to shift classes from in-person to online formats within a matter of...

Opinion staff: Cynical Halloween Tunes

Opinion staff: Cynical Halloween Tunes

Opinion Staff October 30, 2020

As an emo kid at heart, “IT is the end” by metalcore band Ice Nine Kills is the best halloween song. While it was hard to pick between their other songs from their horror movie inspired album,...

Stay calm, despite COVID-19 threats

Sophie Oehler, Opinion Writer March 22, 2020
A virus like COVID-19 can kill us. But fear will destroy us. We can’t let that happen.
Despicable rule: a minion takeover

Despicable rule: a minion takeover

Daltrey Burris May 5, 2016

It all started July 9, 2010. It was innocent enough: finally, Steve Carrell was going to do some voice acting in a children’s movie — he had a silly enough voice for it, good for him. He...

On Montreal and tragic poutine encounters

On Montreal and tragic poutine encounters

Daltrey Burris April 8, 2016

One of the perks of attending the University of Vermont is its proximity to Canada, a terrifying place where speeds are measured in thousands of meters per hour and milk comes in plastic bags. The...

Post course info online to better inform students for registration

March 23, 2016

On March 20, SGA leadership sent a letter to the administration advocating for course descriptions and syllabi to be made available online for all classes during registration.Professors are “expected”...

Four ways to better your Halloween

October 28, 2015

1. Don’t under-think your costumes. Every year I see the same avoidable mistakes at Halloween parties. Many groups try to do a theme costume which works well in pictures, but ends up being horribly...

BuzzFeed refashions culinary industry

Daltrey Burris October 21, 2015

World-renowned winner of the Iron Chef award, Javier del Toro, stated last Thursday that the key to his culinary success was Buzzfeed’s online cooking videos. “I had always been on Facebook a lot,...

There isn’t a man in your shower

Daltrey Burris October 14, 2015

There’s not a man waiting behind your shower curtain waiting to kill you. Why would there be? That would be a terrible place to murder you in cold blood. If you’re about to shower, you’ll be naked...

Lend graduate students your support

October 14, 2015

Even the most skilled debater would have a hard time arguing the position that public research universities aren’t vital to the health of society.This is especially true in Vermont, where UVM stands...

UVM police services blame victim

Caroline DeCunzo October 7, 2015

UVM police services recently sent an email to all UVM students regarding a reported sexual assault at UVM FallFest. Reporting an instance of sexual assault, particularly to police, can be a traumatic and...

UVM preacher should opine somewhere else

Aleah Gatto October 7, 2015

A few weeks ago, I was walking through the quad when I saw a middle-aged man standing on a rock, yelling, waving his arms around and holding a black  leather Bible in his hand. A throng of college students...

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