The Vermont Cynic

The art of lighting up

The art of lighting up

Keely Lyons, Senior Staff Writer

April 27, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

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 store. Glass gargoyles and dragons sit on display in the shop. The Bern Gallery was opened...

Ayahuasca: the alternative antidepressant

Ayahuasca: the alternative antidepressant

Caroline Slack, Assistant Feature Editor

April 24, 2019


Filed under Features

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 name — a junior, was 23 when he took mental health treatment into his own hands with a do-it-your...

Xanax on Campus

Xanax on Campus

Ben Elfland, Senior Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

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, 40 hours and nine bars later, at 5 p.m. that Saturday. He had attended two Friday morning engineering...

You can prevent DUIs to save lives

You can prevent DUIs to save lives

Staff Editorial

September 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

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 party attendees, a sophomore with a car on campus, suggested the group drive downtown to look at Lake Cha...

Students turning to drugs to excel in school

April 27, 2016


Filed under Life

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 option is to use “smart drugs” to get it all done?Across the U.S., college students are turni...

WinterFest: University’s hypocrisy in school party

Ariana Arden

February 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

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 over that feature band that no one has really heard of anyway (but we all pretend to because w...

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