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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Open-note tests should stay

Open-note tests should stay

Jordan Spindel, Opinion Columnist October 18, 2021

Nearly all of my exams have been open-note since the pandemic began. As classes went back to more traditional exams, I realized open-note testing is better than the traditional style. I had my first...

UVM’s grading system deserves an F

UVM’s grading system deserves an F

Kayla Yousman, Opinion Columnist October 6, 2021

I received a C+ on my first college exam. I cried over it. After getting A’s and B’s in high school, this felt terrible.  I’m obsessed with my grades. UVM’s lack of  consistent grade range...

All work no play makes America dull

All work no play makes America dull

Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinion Editor March 25, 2021

Side hustles, two jobs and monetizing every moment of one’s day seems to be the newfound market plan of aspiring business people even though this method causes burnout fast. Online and in-person,...

Empathy a necessity for school in a pandemic

Empathy a necessity for school in a pandemic

Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinion Editor November 23, 2020

Last semester when UVM went online professors repeated one phrase to their students: we understand this is a rough time. It is a rough time; online learning is not great for many students and adding...

Cynic Staff Recommends

Cynic Staff Recommends

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mental health: UVMs 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...

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...

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