The Vermont Cynic

Exploring the importance of touch

October 7, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

Stand-up comedian Chelsea Peretti has a sketch in which she tells the audience that she has found a new method for people who don’t like being “touchy” to handle “huggers” at parties. She suggests that when someone approaches you with wide-open arms, going in for the hug, grab their hands and start...

Greek Life Talks Recruitment Tips

Greek Life Talks Recruitment Tips

Camilla Broccolo

September 22, 2015


Filed under Life

As the Greek community plans events and socials for fall recruitment, there are some tips from the vice president of sorority recruitment and the Panhellenic president that you may want to keep in mind if you are planning on rushing. Be yourself Senior Audrey Williams, vice president of sorority r...

Professor Inspired by Traveling

Professor Inspired by Traveling

September 22, 2015


Filed under Life, Professor Profiles

A UVM professor is using  travel as inspiration for his lectures.Frank Zelko, an environmental studies professor, said his move from Australia to Burlington benefited his work here at UVM and abroad.“One of the benefits of traveling around the world is unexpectedly learning new things and finding them really in...

UVM Gift of Life ambassador raises awareness about foundation

UVM Gift of Life ambassador raises awareness about foundation

Jackie Flynn

September 22, 2015


Filed under Life

One UVM senior is on a mission to give students the opportunity to save a life. Dan Batista recently became a campus ambassador for the Gift of Life Foundation. The nonprofit organization works to find blood donors for bone marrow transplants, according to their website. It’s not just the student participation that Batista wants to...

A response to VOX’s letter

February 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Having read VOX’s letter to the editor, which was published in the Opinion section Jan. 28, it’s apparent that there are some people who do not understand the function of a newspaper, insofar as to how its editors and advertisement team may proffer opinion.I’m writing to offer an explanation, which ...

Problem with Cynic ads

January 27, 2015


Filed under Letter to the Editor

In this past week’s issue, Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood at UVM was dismayed to see an insert from the pro-life group Vermont Right to Life. If the Cynic wishes to uphold credibility as a news source, they must exercise discretion and verify that their advertisements reflect reputable organizations...

Women succeed in engineering

Women succeed in engineering

January 13, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

UVM alumni have won three of the most influential engineering awards in the state.Carolyn Carlson ‘85, Jennifer Fitch ’02 and Karin Emanuelson ’14 showed outstanding personal achievements in the engineering field.Carlson was named Vermont Engineer of the Year for 2014, while Fitch won the Young E...

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