The Vermont Cynic

UVM welcomes new all-inclusive chapter

UVM welcomes new all-inclusive chapter

December 11, 2015


Filed under Life

Junior Sheila Cruz said that on her first day of college, she only counted five people of color on campus.“I didn’t want to just be another statistic, the token half-Latina, half-African American girl,” said Cruz, Theta Delta Sigma President.This feeling was what drew her to join Theta Delta S...

Your symptoms may be more than the ‘Winter Blues’

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December 10, 2015


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As the winter months quickly approach, some students are bracing for the onset of seasonal affective disorder.“SAD is a form of clinical depression, where people experience bouts of depression in the fall [and] winter months, and feel pretty great in the spring [and] summer months,” said Jennifer Mahon, a doctoral candida...

Angsty teen upset by the medical community

Angsty teen upset by the medical community

Eva Bartels

December 9, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

The Friday night of Halloween weekend, I, like every other college student in America, set out looking for a party that would justify drunkenly roaming the streets of Burlington dressed as a slutty cat or a culturally-appropriative Native American. I went in my own clothes only to be continually asked if I was d...

Facebook has created a tool that allows users to ignore their exes

Camilla Broccolo

December 8, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Seeing your old flame on social media can be one of the worst aspects of a breakup, or as this generation calls it, the end of a “committed” hookup, whatever you want to call it, as long as no one caves in and calls it a “relationship.” To solve this, Facebook has released a new feature that allows y...

On campus coffee for your exam cram

On campus coffee for your exam cram

Chris Leow

December 8, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

Finals are coming and for most students that means late nights, flashcards and lots of coffee. To help with the latter, I’ve compiled a list of coffees around campus and my thoughts on them: Speeder and Earl's (Cyber Cafe):   The Cyber Cafe was my long standing caffeine source my first years o...

UVM club creates change

Emilee Conroe

December 1, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

UVM has 200 SGA-recognized clubs on campus, with over 80 percent of students involved in at least one of them, according to the University’s website. One of these is the Golden Key Society. The club engages in monthly meeting service activities throughout the year. These have included making ...

Students get down and dirty on Redstone’s pines

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December 1, 2015


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Students met on the Redstone Green to begin phase one of the Redstone Pines Restoration Project Nov. 15.“All of the trees in Redstone Pines, for the most part, are invasive Norway Maples,” senior James Biddle said. “They are classified as invasive because they outcompete native vegetation and also ha...

Davis Center employee brings culture

Davis Center employee brings culture

Camilla Broccolo

November 19, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Each day at 6 a.m., one Davis Center employee heads to Brennan’s to add books to the shelf and find what students have left behind. “The Book Nook was inspired by UVM students and the vision of Jacques Paul Marton, a Davis Center custodian,” according to the UVM website. “I love seei...

Professor teaches for the laughter

November 18, 2015


Filed under Life, Professor Profiles

One UVM professor does not know how he chose his career.Todd McGowan has been a professor in the English department at UVM for 15 years. Though he mainly teaches classes in the film and television studies program now, he still teaches graduate English classes, he said.He said he tries to keep his class...

Writer shows bleak view of SeaWorld

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November 17, 2015


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“I am impressed,” Tim Zimmermann said. “This is the biggest audience I’ve seen for a ‘Blackfish’ talk.”UVM students and community members came together to hear Zimmermann, co-producer and writer of the 2013 documentary Blackfish, speak Nov. 11 in the Grand Maple Ballroom.Zimmermann’s present...

Plan ahead: registering for a solid schedule

November 17, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

As class registration nears, students may seek advice to calm their nerves about making crucial academic decisions. “I am doing fine, but I know a lot of my first-year friends are stressed out about making a class schedule and getting the classes they want,” junior Esther Hershkovits said.College of ...

The experience of living in the dorms

November 5, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Undergraduates are required to live on campus for their first two years, but this requirement seems to have a mixed reaction from students.Both upperclassmen and underclassmen shared pros and cons regarding life in residence halls.“Living on campus is great because of how close I am to everything,” first-ye...

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