The Vermont Cynic

Author gives perspective about women, sex in Bible

Bex Adams

February 17, 2016

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

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

    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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

UVM club creates change

Emilee Conroe

December 1, 2015

UVM has 200 SGA-recognized clubs on campus, with over 80 percent of students involved in at least one of them, according to the University’s website. One of these is the Golden Key Society. The club engages in monthly meeting service activities throughout the year. These have included making ...

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