The Vermont Cynic

The essentials of keeping your immune system healthy

February 9, 2016

It’s that time of year again: cold and flu season. People are coughing in lecture halls, sneezing in the Davis Center and buying tissues in CAT Pause. The constant weather changes, stress from new courses and the busy daily rush can all put stress on our immune systems.  Amidst the chaos of a ne...

New ‘disorder’ is eating away at students

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY OLIVER POMAZI

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...

‘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...

UVM welcomes new all-inclusive chapter

(Left to right) Fraternity members sophomore Sha’Kylah Morris, junior Sheila Cruz and graduate Lynn Wales perform an initiation ritual in front of the Bailey/Howe Library Nov. 19. photo courtesy of Theta Sigma Delta at UVM

December 11, 2015

Junior Sheila Cruz said that on her first day of college, she only counted five people of color on campus.“I didn’t want to just be another statistic, the token half-Latina, half-African American girl,” said Cruz, Theta Delta Sigma President.This feeling was what drew her to join Theta Delta S...

On campus coffee for your exam cram

ILLUSTRATION BY MARISSA LANOFF FOR COFFEE STORY

Chris Leow

December 8, 2015

Finals are coming and for most students that means late nights, flashcards and lots of coffee. To help with the latter, I’ve compiled a list of coffees around campus and my thoughts on them: Speeder and Earl's (Cyber Cafe):   The Cyber Cafe was my long standing caffeine source my first years o...

Dining on-campus: my favorite places to go

Chris Leow

November 5, 2015

As a junior, I’m still exploring UVM’s on-campus dining options. There are some locations that are well known and some that are hidden gems. Classy Dining One little, lesser-known place is the Waterman Manor. Located on the top floor of Waterman, this fancy location is only open for three hours a ...

Campus suits-up for the 2015 Halloween weekend

Camilla Broccolo

October 28, 2015

With the Halloween weekend approaching, students and campus organizations are preparing for the festivities. Students like junior Erin Mahoney use the weekend as an opportunity to go out more. “I plan on going to a party at my friend’s house,” Mahoney said. “I’m going to be a ‘pink l...

Students impacted by construction

October 28, 2015

Central Campus has been rumbling with trucks and workmen since before the first day of classes this semester and students seem to have mixed opinions about the expansion.“I have a friend in Converse Hall who struggles to sleep due to the noise coming from construction just across the parking lot,...

Skinny Pancake climbs the hill to a home on campus

Charlotte Fisher

October 23, 2015

UVM is providing students with another option to sink their teeth into. The Skinny Pancake opened last week, replacing Alice’s Café in the Living/Learning Complex and many students say they ap- prove. “I love the downtown location so I’m really excited that they’ve brought one to campus,” junior ...

International Students talk about their experiences

October 14, 2015

Different academic cultures, another language and 7,400 miles don’t seem to be enough to stop four UVM students from encouraging others to achieve their academic goals -- in addition to their own.  Sophomores Chen Yang, Kaseya Xia, Dave Chik and first-year Zhou Shihao’s understand the academic cha...

The triggered campus tyrants

Joey Brown

April 21, 2015

Last Thursday, American Enterprise Institute scholar and author of “Who Stole Feminism?” Christina Hoff Summers spoke at Georgetown University, at the invitation of a campus conservative group. She was greeted by GU students who held up signs warning that Ms. Sommers’ speech may “contain discussions o...

UVM talks ‘walk of shame’

UVM talks 'walk of shame'

March 16, 2015

It’s 7 a.m, you’re in the clothes from the night before.You may be tired, nervous and embarrassed by the glances thrown your way.It’s happened again. The so-called “walk of shame.”The Cynic decided to explore this concept and look into the safety of this walk.The exact definition of the walk of ...

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