The Vermont Cynic

Tips and tricks for living with a roommate

Tips and tricks for living with a roommate

October 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Now that you’ve been living with your roommate for about a month or so, their habits and personal quirks are becoming noticeable – and unless you lucked out with Jesus, those habits don’t include baking you cookies and washing your sheets. [media-credit name="Genevieve Winn" align="alignnone"...

Point Counterpoint: An interpretation of last week’s Presidential Debate; Point: Supporting making America great again

Point Counterpoint: An interpretation of last week’s Presidential Debate; Point: Supporting making America great again

October 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

[media-credit name="Kira Bellis" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] Although Donald is the master of the universe, and I support him wholeheartedly, by the way, and I did sell him that cocaine he did before the debate, and it was a tremendous amount of cocaine, very beautiful, top ...

First-year declassified school survival guide

September 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Entering college as an introvert can be tricky, especially if you’re coming from out-of-state with no familiar faces around. Luckily, I’ve devised some handy tricks to make sure you get the best out of your investment. Hopefully you knew the first step started way before the first day of school at orient...

Finding your true identity at ‘Sputi’s’

Finding your true identity at ‘Sputi’s’

Lily Spechler

September 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

For those struggling to find an identity in college, I can say with certainty that Rasputin’s bar in downtown Burlington, more commonly referred to as “Sputi’s,” is the place to go. Of all the experiences I have had in college so far, nothing has shaped me more as an adult than my e...

Why are we here, in philosophy class?

Why are we here, in philosophy class?

September 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

With the first few weeks of the school year wrapping up, the opportunity to easily drop and change classes has come to a close. Ideally, this means everyone is where they want to be and taking the classes they want to take. Personally, jumping from class to class didn’t resolve my discont...

Living your life through the lens of social media

September 22, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I am having more fun that you. Can't you tell from my Snapchat story? I go to brunch and eat crème fraiche. You are not doing that. You are eating eggs alone. Again. I am at bars gallivanting with attractive members of the opposite sex. What are you doing? Watching that show a...

All boarders, stay in your lane

All boarders, stay in your lane

September 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It’s true. That means you, shirtless man on your way to the dorm, coolly drinking your kombucha with little regard for pedestrians.Many a time have I walked across campus frowning at your four hard wheels skating across pavement, nearly hitting you while riding my bicycle because you roamed the roa...

Despicable rule: a minion takeover

Despicable rule: a minion takeover

Daltrey Burris

May 5, 2016


Filed under Modest Proposals, Opinion

It all started July 9, 2010. It was innocent enough: finally, Steve Carrell was going to do some voice acting in a children’s movie — he had a silly enough voice for it, good for him. He played a supervillain named Gru, an Eastern-European man with a massive, hawkish nose. The char...

Dental Damn: a sad story about a boy’s braces case

Daltrey Burris

April 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

"Oh man, not again! Aaron Sherman moaned. It was the third time this week he had woken up with an empty mouth. He was trying to be better about wearing his retainer, but it was just so hard. After four excruciating years of tightening wires and avoiding taffy, it was unbelievable he had to ...

Clinton won’t back down from her principles

April 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I support Clinton because of her courage, authenticity and conviction.Time and time again Clinton has stood up for her principles. She voted for the war in Iraq. For years, Clinton stood up against gay marriage. For years, she promoted a “tough on crime” agenda. She also stood up for the rights of po...

The true story behind Gary Derr

The true story behind Gary Derr

Daltrey Burris

April 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The moment seemed to go on forever. This was, in fact, because time had come to a complete stop. The moment would never end, which was unfortunate, as some people were caught in pretty awkward situations: grown men watching “The Bachelor,” women aggressively fixing wedgies and more peop...

‘Sorority Life’ piece: rude and misinformed

April 8, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,This is in regards to the “Reflections on sorority life” piece that was recently published. Not only is it offensive to a large number of UVM students, but it is horribly misinformed. As sorority women, we try very hard to create a positive image on campus and I feel we’ve been taking hug...

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