The Vermont Cynic

The search for a roomate: finding a family that fits

Eva Bartels

October 15, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

The beginning of sophomore year means thinking about the dreaded junior year living situation. It’s still a year away and you haven’t figured out why you hate your current roommate, but it’s fine. Before roaming the streets of Burlington looking for a new abode, you have to figure out who your house...

International Students talk about their experiences

October 14, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

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...

Al Gore on the changing climate

October 13, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

“We are counting on you,” said former vice president Al Gore to Vermont residents, the fifth-graders from the Sustainability Academy and UVM students in the Ira Allen Chapel Oct. 6.Gore’s lecture, “The Climate Crisis and The Case for Hope,” was a part of UVM’s Energy Action Seminar Series. “When someone as historically and politically relevant as Al Gore is g...

Noodle shop offers a diverse menu

Chris Leow

October 13, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

Asiana Noodle Shop is a warm little restaurant nestled in a basement off of Church Street. Offerings include sushi, curries, various asian entrees and of course, noodles. This past week, my friends were in the mood for Asian food, so we decided to head down to Asiana for a quick dinner be...

Fund for student life seemingly unknown by students

Jackie Flynn

October 13, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

  The Inter-Residents Association Student Union has part of their budget dedicated to improving student life. The only problem is that not enough students are aware of this, said junior Natalia Korpanty, IRA president. “What do they do with it?” junior Abigail Howlett said. “I didn’t know...

The Internet at Signal Kitchen

October 11, 2015


Filed under Features

If you have never heard of Odd Future or Tyler the Creator, then you’ve missed some truly artful hip hop. Tyler, specifically, has been brought into the spotlight for his satirical crudeness. His tracks are either rowdy and full of hyperbolic violence towards women and himself, or serious reflection...

Lit Club at the Light Club

Cleo Rohn

October 11, 2015


Filed under Features

Walk into the Light Club Lamp Shop on any night and you’ll be greeted with an immediate sense of serenity. The intimate space, with its dark wooden bar counter and lamp-lined walls, stays quieter on most nights than its adjacent older siblings, ¡Duino! (Duende) and Radio Bean. But on Monday nights...

Ying Yang Twins Come to UVM

<p>Ying Yang Twins Come to UVM</p>

October 9, 2015


Filed under Features

In the Harris-Millis dining hall last week, I overheard a snippet of conversation above the din of the crowd. "Are you going to see the Ying Yang Brothers?" asked a voice directly behind me."Nah, they're, like, outdated," said the voice’s counterpart. Both voices had the lilting, spliff-cured huskiness that...

Africa to Vermont: a students journey

Africa to Vermont: a students journey

Emilee Conroe

October 8, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Of the 739 international students at UVM, there is only one from the Republic of Zambia.  In fact, Nkandu Yumbe believes she may be the only Zambian in Burlington. A sophomore double majoring in biology and international and community development, Yumbe said she first discovered Vermont through a pic...

Study finds exercise can reduce depression

<p>Study finds exercise can reduce depression</p>

October 7, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

UVM researchers are studying ways to decrease suicide rates — the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control’s latest Fatal Injury Report.Jeremy Sibold, associate professor and chair of the department of rehabilitation and movement science at UVM, along with three other...

UVM ranked “top bang for buck”

UVM ranked “top bang for buck”

Camilla Broccolo

October 7, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

UVM is a top “bang for your buck school,” according to Washington Monthly, but some students don’t seem to agree with this number. “The term ‘bang for your buck’ means you get the best deal for what you pay,” sophomore Claire Charde said.  “I really don’t think $53,864 is a grea...

Freshers’ Week: A week packed with music, alcohol and fun parties

Hunter Colvin

October 7, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

The British have a thing called “Freshers’ Week,” which is basically a week-long party. And when I say party I mean party, with famous DJs and more alcohol than anyone should consume. During the day, there are activities like paintballing, kayaking or beach trips. You know those things aro...

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