The Vermont Cynic

Hypocrisy among youth vote

Hypocrisy among youth vote

March 1, 2016

College students love to root for candidates, plaster bumper stickers on their laptops and bash whichever...

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Exposing  the sexual double standard 

February 24, 2016

Despite progress towards gender equality, there are still many areas where men and women are held to...

Barbie is no longer one-size-fits-all

Barbie is no longer one-size-fits-all

February 19, 2016

After almost 60 years, Barbie is receiving a makeover. New dolls are being manufactured to look more...

Author gives perspective about women, sex in Bible

Bex Adams

February 17, 2016

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An activist visited a local bookstore Feb. 11 to offer a new perspective on women and sex in the Bible.  Phoenix Books presented author Matthew O’Neil to discuss his book “What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn’t) Say about Sex: The How, When, Why, and With Whom of Scriptural Prohibitions and Permissions.” He to...

The myth, the legend, the hymen

February 17, 2016

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The hymen is probably the most misunderstood part of the female body. You may have had your first experience with your hymen when you were 12 and wanted to try tampons. You might have mentioned this venture to a friend who responded with something like, “My mom won’t let me use tampons because she wants me to stay a virgi...

Staying on a budget at City Market

Staying on a budget at City Market

February 11, 2016

The closest supermarket to campus is City Market. It carries all the essentials and also provides a ...

New safety device allows for peace of mind

New safety device allows for peace of mind

February 10, 2016

Guard llamas are known to keep livestock safe from predators. Perhaps we should have a llama on every...

The essentials of keeping your immune system healthy

February 9, 2016

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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 and the busy daily rush can all put stress on our immune systems.  Amidst the chaos of a new semester, it’s importan...

New ‘disorder’ is eating away at students

New ‘disorder’ is eating away at students

February 4, 2016

It’s Friday night at the dining hall; there’s a line at the pasta station where students are fill...

An honest narrative of a first meditation

An honest narrative of a first meditation

February 3, 2016

I’ve never really meditated. Not unless you count the mini meditation I did at the end of a yoga class ...

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‘Star Wars’ breeds sexism

February 2, 2016

Is Princess Leia too old for her buns?So much progress has been made in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Dai...

Periods just entered the twenty-first century

Periods just entered the twenty-first century

January 26, 2016

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In the fifth grade, I was handed a parcel wrapped in purple floral cellophane. Its contents?  A mini...

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