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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The Freshman 15: A myth to be left in the ‘90s

The Freshman 15: A myth to be left in the ‘90s

Grace Visco, Opinion Editor August 31, 2022

In my first week of college, all I ate was salad and fruit. I wouldn’t even look at a hamburger. There were a million things to be nervous about upon entering college, but my biggest concern was gaining...

Kitchen Therapy

Kitchen Therapy

Dominic Minadeo, Culture Staff Writer August 31, 2022

After a year of slicing turkey and boiling beets for my job as a cook, I clocked in for the last time at the Vermont National Country Club kitchen.  I changed into my chef coat. I chopped and washed...

Sophomore Ally Wheeler captures content for her nutritional Instagram page @radiantplates on Redstone campus April 29.

Student promotes intuitive eating and wellness on Instagram

Avery DeLisle, Culture Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Sophomore Ally Wheeler promotes nutrition and wellness through social media by sharing her own health journey on her Instagram page, @radiantplates. Wheeler started @radiantplates January 2021 as a...

UVM interns work at Common Roots kitchens Flatbread Friday event in South Burlington April 22.

UVM interns support Common Roots

Dominic Minadeo, Culture Staff Writer April 27, 2022

Internships at Common Roots are unpaid but offer students college credit and valuable experience, said Lauren Jones, Farm to School program overseer. Twenty-two UVM interns volunteer this spring at...

 Two students choose food items from the fridges in Rally Cat’s Cupboard Feb. 23. Rally Cat’s Cupboard can be found at L/L C102 on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Fridays from noon-4 p.m. or at their pop-up events in the Davis Center Atrium on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m.

Student-run food pantry relocates and expands

Miranda Degreenia, Culture Staff Writer March 23, 2022

Rally Cat’s Cupboard, UVM’s on-campus food pantry, seeks to aid a larger group of students after being forced to relocate, said graduate Malarie McGalliard, co-president of Rally Cat’s Cupboard. SGA...

UVM Hillel intern Naomi Scholder ‘25 cooks vegetables for Shabbat. UVM Hillel hosts Shabbat every Friday.

UVM’s Hillel fights food insecurity

Max Gerlach, Culture Staff Writer February 22, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated March 3 at 6:13 p.m. to correct a transcription error. UVM Hillel’s student-led food-based initiatives fight against food insecurity among college students, said...

Campus dining halls list their menu items on the UVM Sodexo My Way website and include the nutrition facts for each item served during that meal time.

How “freshman 15” may contribute to diet culture on campus

Liz Chadwick, Features Staff Writer October 14, 2021

The “freshman 15” is a familiar phrase to many first-years. This rhetoric may challenge students going through an already difficult transition into college, according to UVM dietitians.  The phrase...

Patience Bannerman, the owner of the market, seen inside her store.

Burlington’s sole African Market faces uncertain future

Payton Kurrle, Features Staff Writer November 26, 2020

Patience Bannerman sits at her checkout counter, conversing with a customer. In front of her are Stockfish Bits and homemade donuts, behind her are mannequins with a variety of colored wigs.  The Mawuhi...

Unpopular Opinion: Give the Grundle a break; its not too bad

Unpopular Opinion: Give the Grundle a break; it’s not too bad

Sam Jefferson, Staff Writer October 7, 2020

The Grundle, defined on Urban Dictionary as the region between the balls and the arse-hole. Known to UVM students as the university's disgusting excuse for a dining hall. Falsehood, this is. Come Oct....

 A case of baked goods and Yerba Mate sits on a counter in the restaurant. In addition to sandwiches, the Chubby Muffin also sells muffins and scones.

The Chubby Muffin: Skinny Pancake’s Old North End sister

Jean Macbride, Staff Writer November 13, 2019

The Chubby Muffin was packed with people ordering sandwiches. Two Labrador retrievers sat outside waiting for their owner, who was chowing down on a sandwich. The books on the wall and the buzz of people...

Best of UVM

Best of UVM

Culture Staff May 10, 2018

The Culture staff curated a list of places we wish we knew about during our first few weeks at UVM. Once you’re unpacked and settled in, take time to wander campus and check them all out.   Best...

Best of Burlington

Best of Burlington

Culture Staff May 9, 2018

Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, and with Burlington there are so many unique places to explore. To get you started, the Culture staff rounded up ten of our favorite spots.   Best...

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