The Vermont Cynic

Extra Spice in the Old North End

Extra Spice in the Old North End

November 8, 2015

“I’ll do medium spice, just to be safe,” said the server at Central Market Taste of Asia on North Winooski Avenue in Burlington’s North...

Comedy Finds a Home in Burlington

Comedy Finds a Home in Burlington

Eva Bartels

November 7, 2015

Filed under Features

Nathan Hartswick eagerly joined me at my table at Muddy Waters one Thursday afternoon, after weeks of trying to meet. We were finally able to sit down and disc...

Burlington’s Haunted History

Caroline Shea

November 5, 2015

Filed under Features

Halloween season is in full swing and it’s not unusual to see ghosts prowling the streets, usually sporting bedsheets and various party paraphernalia. However, collegiate mischief is not the only spooky thing afoot in Burlington. “Surprisingly, Burlington has more haunted restaurants in one place than many other cities I've visited,” said Thea Lewis, an exper...

The experience of living in the dorms

November 5, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

Undergraduates are required to live on campus for their first two years, but this requirement seems to have a mixed reaction from students.Both upperclassmen and underclassmen shared pros and cons regarding life in residence halls.“Living on campus is great because of how close I am to everything,” first-year Grace Cheroun...

Letting it grow for a cause

Jackie Flynn

November 5, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

This November, UVM students can grow out their mustaches and beards for a cause. Movember, a nonprofit foundation that started in Australia, works to raise funds for men’s health, with all proceeds raised going toward prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health research, according to the organizations website. ...

Living on-campus, not in dorms

November 5, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

For upperclassmen that don’t want to live downtown but still want an off-campus feel, there are two options: the Redstone Apartments and the Redstone Lofts.The Redstone Apartments are located behind the Wing Davis Wilks residence complex,  between Redstone Campus and the Burlington Country Club along South Prospect Street.They...

Study abroad: housing in England versus in America

Hunter Colvin

November 5, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

One of my biggest concerns about coming to Newcastle, England was housing. It’s only three months, but three months can feel like three years if you have the wrong roommate. Plus, living in University Heights for the past two years has left me kind of spoiled.  No other dorms on campus are that nice. Heck, half the ...

Campus housing for international students

Emilee Conroe

November 5, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

Some international students  are rethinking the benefits of their required housing situation. First-years Haoxiang Huang and Zhuonan Kong and sophomores Chen Ling and Chen Yang are all international students from China. They are all residents of Marsh-Austin-Tupper, the required housing location for international students...

Challenges faced by international students

October 28, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

UVM’s international student population is growing and more resources will be required to meet their needs, but there are still struggles.“I’ve heard Americans call [The Marsh-Austin-Tupper Dorms] the ‘China Wall,’” said sophomore Stas Litvinenka, an international student from Belarus.About 25 percent of internatio...

UVM looking to ease the stress of applying to college

Jackie Flynn

October 28, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

For many students, the process of applying to college can be challenging. UVM is working to change that. UVM has joined the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, a group working to help make the college application process easier for all students. “UVM joined the coalition because the mission of the coalit...

Students impacted by construction

October 28, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

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,” junior Kate Leier said....

Lecture explores 19th century opiate use in Vermont

October 28, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

An author and former federal prosecutor talked about the widespread opiate addiction Vermonters had in the mid to late 19th century Oct. 20 in UVM’s Waterman Lounge.Gary Shattuck gave his lecture as the first in a series dedicated in memory of Samuel Hand, a historian, political scientist and scholar at UVM for many years ...

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