The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

President-elect Trump starts cabinet picks

December 7, 2016

On Election Day, Donald J. Trump walked away as our president-elect in the race to 270 electoral votes, contrary to nearly every pollster’s predictions. The shock and uncertainty at the prospect...

Third time’s the charm: what I have learned

November 9, 2016

I recently had sex with a new partner. This new rendezvous bumped the number of guys I have slept with up from two. My “number” is now three. I have had sex with three different people. I thought...

Own your body; how to embrace your hair down there

November 2, 2016

I can remember the day well. I had just gotten back from dance class. As I peeled off my sweaty leotard, I noticed something mysterious.   I walked up to my full length mirror to take a better look...

Respectfully having sex in a shared space

October 13, 2016

It’s Friday and you have just finished your last class for the week. Exhausted, all you want to do tonight is nap, watch Grey’s Anatomy and order a pizza. You call in a pizza as you are walking...

Why does cleanliness matter?

October 12, 2016

Cleanliness in an apartment and dorm is so hard to maintain with such busy schedules — rising early for 8:30 a.m. classes, late night study sessions and parties. But I am going to walk you through...

Rec classes teach women to lift

Rec classes teach women to lift

October 6, 2016

Believe it or not, as you struggle through midterms, some students even have time to go to the gym. And yes, they do even lift. But, mysteriously, any casual venture into the weight room reveals...

Finding beauty in your rolls and curves

October 5, 2016

I am fat. Now before you go and counter my statement with, “You are curvy” or, my personal favorite, “You are not fat, you are beautiful,” as if being fat is synonymous with ugly. The truth...

Zen scholar lectures on mindfulness

September 29, 2016

On the first official day of fall, light trickled into the high arched windows of Ira Allen Chapel. The modest crowd gathered there had come to see Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress...

Humans of UVM

September 22, 2016

Maybe it’s not evident, but diversity is real here at UVM. The diversity exists in personalities, upbringing, interests, religion, sexuality, you name it. In New York City, Brandon Stanton of Humans...

Not your mother’s brand of feminism

September 21, 2016

The summer before 11th grade I went to summer camp, like I had been doing year after year for the past seven years. Except this summer was different. I had one counselor who handed me a copy of...

The qualms of dating by way of apps

September 9, 2016

Tinder. OKcupid. Friendsy. Coffee meets bagel. If you are a person in college, you have most likely dabbled in online dating. The ability to view millions of single people’s profiles and judge them in...

A souvenir you won’t want

September 1, 2016

Your summer was fabulous, filled with friends, sunny days and a killer tan. And while many people will ask you, “What did you do this summer?” the question you should be asking yourself is, “Who...

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