The Vermont Cynic

Hypocrisy among youth vote

Hypocrisy among youth vote

Bex Adams

March 1, 2016


Filed under Life

College students love to root for candidates, plaster bumper stickers on their laptops and bash whichever candidate they deem most likely to cause the world to end, but registering to vote and voting are getting more rare in our generation. I bought a shirt with Bernie Sanders’ face on it before I...

Author gives perspective about women, sex in Bible

Bex Adams

February 17, 2016


Filed under Life

An activist visited a local bookstore Feb. 11 to offer a new perspective on women and sex in the Bible.  Phoenix Books presented author Matthew O’Neil to discuss his book “What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn’t) Say about Sex: The How, When, Why, and With Whom of Scriptural Prohibitions and ...

Staying on a budget at City Market

Staying on a budget at City Market

Chris Leow

February 11, 2016


Filed under Life

The closest supermarket to campus is City Market. It carries all the essentials and also provides a wide variety of delicious produce and artisanal food products from local Vermont farmers. While it’s extremely easy to rack up a large grocery bill at City Market, there are definitely ways to k...

Cricket Blue Haunts with Ethereal Folk

Cricket Blue Haunts with Ethereal Folk

Frances King

February 6, 2016


Filed under Features

    Cricket Blue makes exactly the kind of music you would expect when you hear their name.     The folk duo is comprised of Middlebury College alumni Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith, who play what they have deemed “botanical, spooky, umbilically-resonant folk.” With soft vocal harmonies and ca...

New ‘disorder’ is eating away at students

New ‘disorder’ is eating away at students

Camilla Broccolo

February 4, 2016


Filed under Life

It’s Friday night at the dining hall; there’s a line at the pasta station where students are filling up for a long night. It’s no myth that eating a well-balanced meal before drinking can be a big factor in how the night and the next day turn out. However, according to the University of Texa...

Club urges removal of SAFE act

February 3, 2016


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UVM students have asked the administration to “denounce” a federal act, according to a December letter sent to President Tom Sullivan. College Undergraduates Not Tolerating Sexism, UVM’s feminist club known by the acronym C.U.N.T.S, asked the University to join the club in condemning a federal...

‘Star Wars’ breeds sexism

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February 2, 2016


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Is Princess Leia too old for her buns?So much progress has been made in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Daisy Ridley plays Rey, an aspiring pilot for the resistance who ends up kicking Kylo Ren’s ass. The film has been seen as a triumph for feminism. Finally, a film where the female lead does...

Students reflect on the little things this semester

Jackie Flynn

February 2, 2016


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Spring semester at UVM means we must say goodbye to fall and adjust to new routines – namely the freezing weather that engulfs Vermont every year. With winter now in full swing, the Cynic asked students, “What are the little things that help get you through the winter?” Junior Michaela Hoo...

C.U.N.T.S: Why do we need feminism?

January 27, 2016


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According to UVM’s feminist club, CUNTs, its name has been a source of controversy.Stevie Hunter, a sophomore and co-leader of College Undergraduates Not Tolerating Sexism, shortened to CUNTS, said a man who approached them at an October tabling event was offended by the name. She said the man was ...

VOX plans to raise public acceptance

VOX plans to raise public acceptance

Emilee Conroe

January 27, 2016


Filed under Life

Sexual health and reproductive rights are frequently debated in government, with party lines drawing a massive divide on how and if the government should intervene. Planned Parenthood has provided reliable health care for the past 100 years and is one of America’s most “trusted providers of ...

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January 26, 2016


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Higher Ground pulsated with the enormous sound of a seven-piece band Jan. 20. As the band Lettuce rocked their sizzling grooves, the audience brought the sold out venue to a boil with energetic dancing.Standing in the front row, a cool, comfortable microclimate, I reached out behind me to give a fri...

Hip Burlington Café satisfies any diet

Hip Burlington Café satisfies any diet

Chris Leow

December 1, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

New Moon Café is full of rustic and modern vibes, lots of rugged hardwood and simple decor. The ambience is much more modern than say, Muddy Waters, but that’s okay with me. New Moon offers soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and an assortment of café drinks. They proudly display the very colorful and vi...

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