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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

UVM’s Reputation as #1 Weed School

Kira Schaefer and Nicole Hardy April 25, 2022

Stay up to date with the Cynic Roundup, giving you coverage on the stories you might have missed in news last week. In this edition, we take a deeper dive into UVM's reputation as the Princeton Review's...

Legalize kratom for its benefit during withdrawal

Legalize kratom for its benefit during withdrawal

Spencer Hurlburt, Opinion Columnist April 21, 2022

Opioid addiction is a public health problem in Vermont, according to the Vermont Department of Health. Legalizing kratom can help. Kratom, the common name for Mitragyna speciosa, belongs to the coffee...

Exploring recreational drug use at UVM

Exploring recreational drug use at UVM

Ellie Scott, Layout Editor April 20, 2022

Psychedelic Science club co-president Micah Bernat, a sophomore, president Henry Schaer, a senior, and co-president Zach Grinspoon, a sophomore (left to right) pose before a club meeting April 14.

Psychedelic club educates UVM students

Skyeler Devlin, Cynic News Reporter April 18, 2022

UVM’s newly-recognized Psychedelic Science Club offers students a space to learn about the different effects of substances in a judgment-free zone, said Zach Grinspoon, club co-founder and sophomore. Grinspoon...

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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