The Vermont Cynic

Colorful bowls are on display at the Bern Gallery on Main Street. The Bern Gallery was opened in 2004 by Tito Bern, the company’s CEO.

The art of lighting up

Keely Lyons, Senior Staff Writer April 27, 2019

Bongs, hookahs and bowls of every color and style adorn the Bern Gallery, a local smoke shop on Main Street. Large and artful pieces that can cost up to thousands of dollars sit near the front of the...

Ayahuasca: the alternative antidepressant

Ayahuasca: the alternative antidepressant

Caroline Slack, Assistant Feature Editor April 24, 2019

Though psychedelics are often portrayed in popular culture as recreational drugs, psychedelics like ayahuasca have played a role in religious ceremonies and alternative medicine. Josh — not his real...

Xanax on Campus

Xanax on Campus

Ben Elfland, Senior Staff Writer May 1, 2018

Photo Illustration/ Alek Fleury and Genevieve Winn First-year Joe Smith, a pseudonym, popped four bars of Xanax at 1 a.m. one Friday. The next thing he knew he was lying in his Harris Millis dorm bed,...

You can prevent DUIs to save lives

You can prevent DUIs to save lives

Staff Editorial September 20, 2017

One week ago, a member of our staff was at a small party on campus, drinking with eight of her friends in a residential hall. As the night went on, the group got rowdier. At 11 p.m. one of the...

Students turning to drugs to excel in school

April 27, 2016

Have you ever found yourself panicking that you have yet to study for an exam or write your paper, due in only a few hours?If so, you’re certainly not alone. But what happens when you feel like the only...

WinterFest: University’s hypocrisy in school party

Ariana Arden February 4, 2016

WinterFest happened last week, and we all know what that means. The University Program Board had activities coming out its ass; there was a fun, new UVM beanie going around and everyone gets hyped...

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