The Vermont Cynic

What health means to me

What health means to me

Tori Scala, staff writer April 28, 2021

The warped notion of what society says “being healthy” is, is a toxic idea that diet culture has forever ruined.  Social media has created a body image monster. I often come across diet culture...

UVM voices offer advice on staying active in isolation

UVM voices offer advice on staying active in isolation

Henry Perretta, Staff Writer April 24, 2020

Weeks have passed since students skied down the Green Mountains, skateboarded on Athletic campus, walked to class and dominated Burlington's terrain. Wherever students find themselves now, we hope they...

Juul, but use common sense

Juul, but use common sense

Staff Editorial December 5, 2018

Growing up, we were all told not to smoke. It would make us wheeze, turn our lungs black, give us cancer. Cigarettes were a relic of the past. Now, few of us can be caught flicking a lighter during a...

Tips and tricks to avoid the campus cold this winter

Tips and tricks to avoid the campus cold this winter

Jules Lubner February 18, 2017

When life gives you lemons, squeeze them into a cup of hot water and then add your favorite bag o’ tea. While you wait for the flavors to combine, reach over and grab that trusty box of tissues....

Food choices impact chronic pain symptoms

Kassondra Little November 30, 2016

A beaming Kimberly Evans, UVM Medical Center nutritionist, set up a table of food for her presentation in front of a crowd of eager attendants in Davis Auditorium Nov. 15. Along with 27 other...

Why does cleanliness matter?

October 12, 2016

Cleanliness in an apartment and dorm is so hard to maintain with such busy schedules — rising early for 8:30 a.m. classes, late night study sessions and parties. But I am going to walk you through...

Rec classes teach women to lift

Rec classes teach women to lift

October 6, 2016

Believe it or not, as you struggle through midterms, some students even have time to go to the gym. And yes, they do even lift. But, mysteriously, any casual venture into the weight room reveals...

A souvenir you won’t want

September 1, 2016

Your summer was fabulous, filled with friends, sunny days and a killer tan. And while many people will ask you, “What did you do this summer?” the question you should be asking yourself is, “Who...

Let’s talk UTIs: Are you feeling the burn down there?

Let’s talk UTIs: Are you feeling the burn down there?

April 15, 2016

You wake up one fine Saturday morning. The sun is shining, the air is clear and you think to yourself, “Today is going to be a great day.” You head to the bathroom to take your morning pee and suddenly...

Photo Illustration by RYAN THORNTON

Is the FitBit a good fit for you?

March 24, 2016

There’s been a recent health fad of fitness and activity tracking devices which are conveniently found on smartphones or worn on wrists.[media-credit name="RYAN THORNTON" align="alignnone" width="354"][/media-credit]On...

The essentials of keeping your immune system healthy

February 9, 2016

It’s that time of year again: cold and flu season. People are coughing in lecture halls, sneezing in the Davis Center and buying tissues in CAT Pause. The constant weather changes, stress from new courses...

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