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 housemates are goi...

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 challenges international ...

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 before the homecoming acapella concert.  Eating out during homecoming weekend is alw...

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 it existed.” ...

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 reflections on race and his own e...

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, the quiet calm of the L...

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

Ying Yang Twins Come to UVM

October 9, 2015

In the Harris-Millis dining hall last week, I overheard a snippet of conversation above the din of t...

Africa to Vermont: a students journey

Africa to Vermont: a students journey

October 8, 2015

Of the 739 international students at UVM, there is only one from the Republic of Zambia.  In fac...

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

Study finds exercise can reduce depression

October 7, 2015

UVM researchers are studying ways to decrease suicide rates — the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S....

UVM ranked “top bang for buck”

UVM ranked “top bang for buck”

October 7, 2015

UVM is a top “bang for your buck school,” according to Washington Monthly, but some students don...

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 around Burlington that you alwa...

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