The Vermont Cynic

A note to first years

Lily Spechler

May 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Welcome, Freshman, and hurry up, your time is nearly up. Literally. Blink twice and it’s gone so let’s get this straight. You only get one shot at being a college student. So you better make every mistake you can before you go. If you have an inkling you want to be a dancer? Do it. Show up to t...

A few words of wisdom to the incoming class of 2021

A few words of wisdom to the incoming class of 2021

Alexander Collingsworth

April 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Dear Incoming first-years, Nice job. You got accepted. You will soon discover that this school wants your money and not much else. You got fooled. At some point, somehow, describing you as “fresh” was somehow offensive. I get the “men” part. Maybe let’s call you “freshfolks,...

On the amazing first-year experience

On the amazing first-year experience

September 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Perhaps the most hectic and unpredictable time in life is the first week of college.Being tossed into a new academic environment and expected to succeed, have a social life and get enough sleep is the “bermuda triangle” of the college experience.But that’s okay. You’re lucky that there’s a se...

First-years reflect on their experiences

Jackie Flynn

March 31, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

The school year will soon be coming to a close, and Kaylee Ellis and Jessica Wolfe are almost through their first year of college. Throughout their entire first year, Ellis and Wolfe have faced challenges from living in Jeanne Mance to acing a big exam. It's time for the final check-in befor...

Ending the semester

Ending the semester

Jackie Flynn

January 13, 2015


Filed under Life Teaser

The first-years have done it. They have survived their first semester of college. With the last few weeks  of the fall semester taking a serious turn in terms of final exams and weather changes, Kaylee Ellis and Jess Wolfe have to adjust to new challenges as they begin to prepare for their second seme...

First-years talk holidays

Jackie Flynn

November 11, 2014


Filed under Campus Life, Life

RENA MEISLER The Vermont Cynic First-year students Jessica Wolfe (left) and Kaylee Ellis discuss classes and Thanksgiving plans in their Jeanne Mance Hall room Nov. 4. As we enter our third month of the school year, it’s time for the Cynic to catch back up with first-years Kaylee Ellis and Jes...

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