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Hypocrisy among youth vote

Hypocrisy among youth vote
Bex Adams March 1, 2016

College students love to root for candidates, plaster bumper stickers on their laptops and bash whichever candidate they deem most likely to cause the world to end, but registering to vote and voting are...

Exposing  the sexual double standard 

Exposing  the sexual double standard 
Anna Power February 24, 2016

Despite progress towards gender equality, there are still many areas where men and women are held to different standards. One such place, even on our own campus, is the bedroom. 2013 studies by...

Barbie is no longer one-size-fits-all

Barbie is no longer one-size-fits-all
Camilla Broccolo February 19, 2016

After almost 60 years, Barbie is receiving a makeover. New dolls are being manufactured to look more like “real people.” Women and girls of the past six generations have grown up either playing with...

Author gives perspective about women, sex in Bible

Bex Adams February 17, 2016

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...

The myth, the legend, the hymen

February 17, 2016

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...

Staying on a budget at City Market

Staying on a budget at City Market
Chris Leow February 11, 2016

The closest supermarket to campus is City Market. It carries all the essentials and also provides a wide variety of delicious produce and artisanal food products from local Vermont farmers. While it’s...

New safety device allows for peace of mind

New safety device allows for peace of mind
Bex Adams February 10, 2016

Guard llamas are known to keep livestock safe from predators. Perhaps we should have a llama on every street corner in Burlington as a  safety measure. However, since we are a campus and not a farm,...

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...

New ‘disorder’ is eating away at students

Camilla Broccolo February 4, 2016

It’s Friday night at the dining hall; there’s a line at the pasta station where students are filling up for a long night. It’s no myth that eating a well-balanced meal before drinking can be a big...

An honest narrative of a first meditation

A Mindful Meditation session at LivingWell is pictured Jan.27. The drop-in classes are offered through the Center for Health and Wellbeing. PHIL CARRUTHERS/ The Vermont Cynic
Hunter Colvin February 3, 2016

I’ve never really meditated. Not unless you count the mini meditation I did at the end of a yoga class I took that one time. But I was too busy wiping copious amounts of sweat from, well, everywhere...

‘Star Wars’ breeds sexism

‘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.” Daisy Ridley plays Rey, an aspiring pilot for the resistance who ends up kicking Kylo Ren’s...

Periods just entered the twenty-first century

Periods just entered the twenty-first century
January 26, 2016

In the fifth grade, I was handed a parcel wrapped in purple floral cellophane. Its contents?  A mini deodorant, panty-liners, two maxi pads and two tampons. I was officially a woman. With a pad as my...

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