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Cynic Staff

April 15, 2020

When editors at the Vermont Cynic aren't working at the paper, we've been keeping ourselves busy in a variety of unique ways. Take these with a grain of salt, and get ready to laugh. Dave Cabrera, Podcast Editor: Watch Lost to remember that all mysteries will be solved During quarantine I’ve been rewatching ...

When “you time” takes a toll on time

When “you time” takes a toll on time

Izzy Abraham

October 25, 2019

Mindfulness is entering the mainstream as trendy, cute and healthy, but being mindful can be a chore to those with busy routines. It’s no wonder that because of this, most people monetize the invaluable benefits of mindfulness. Not only are people brushing over the value of mindfulness, but many ...

Residential Adviser: one job where you can’t clock out

Residential Adviser: one job where you can’t clock out

Tori Scala

February 16, 2019

Residential Advisers do so much for the UVM community, the least we can give them in return is a substantial paycheck, and be truthful of what the job entails. As an RA at UVM, your room and board is waived. This might seem tempting to possible applicants, but once they hear the real truth of being an...

Prioritizing mental health services

Prioritizing mental health services

Staff Editorial

September 27, 2017

Taking care of your mental health is hard. Sitting in front of a professional and vulnerably telling them your worries? Not easy. Getting mental health homework? Some people would rather have four exams in one week. Maybe you think meditation sounds even scarier. Having to sit silently with your o...

Meditation will help ease stress and anxiety

Meditation will help ease stress and anxiety

December 7, 2016

Chances are you dear Cynic readers are just about Trumped out, and would rather not read another thing about Trump and his latest shenanigans. Instead, I want to talk to about the benefits of meditation. I think we could all use some help staying sane in these trying times, especially with ...

Mental health: UVM’s crowning jewel

Mental health: UVM's crowning jewel

December 7, 2016

Our education goes far beyond what we learn in the classroom. Though the ultimate goal of an undergrad is to earn a degree, there is so much more to gain from a college experience than enhanced knowledge, especially at UVM. College is about the trials and tribulations of learning to overc...

Sleep deprivation and stress? Welcome to college

October 13, 2016

Is it just me, or has everyone else had enough, too? I can’t get over the pity-party I just threw for myself a few minutes ago. It’s like I’m five again, balled up in fetal position crying for mommy, but mommy isn’t coming because this is college. As soon as I stepped foot o...

Study measures impact of parental control on stress

Caroline Alkire

February 5, 2016

The UVM psychology department is measuring the impact parents have on students’ relationships with their peers. Assistant psychology professor Jamie Abiaed teamed up with developmental psychology graduate student Caitlin Wagner to research whether UVM students who have stress-inducing parents are ...

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 to really meditate. I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of meditation, though.  I mean, ...

How to make your finals experience less stressful

Keely Agan

December 9, 2014

Here they are, sooner than we could have imagined: Finals. First-years are panicking because they don’t know what’s hit them and the rest of us are panicking because we do know. But whether you’re a first-year or a senior, everyone could use a few tips on how to make this experience a little less...

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