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How to find comfort in being uncomfortable: breathe

How to find comfort in being uncomfortable: breathe

Valerie Davis

September 21, 2019

Breathe. Just breathe.Ever since the first day of classes as a first-year just four weeks ago, these three words have been crucial to almost every aspect of my life. Since arriving at UVM, my life has become completely different. I have no choice but to step outside of my comfort zone and seek out ne...

Rape kit testing is crucial to ensure survivors’ justice

Rape kit testing is crucial to ensure survivors’ justice

Gabby Felitto

September 4, 2019

Inside evidence rooms across America, about 100,000 rape kits wait to be tested for evidence, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Many victims wait years for evidence retrieved from kits to be tested due to high costs, lack of policies for rape kit testing and poor training on ho...

Addiction is treatable despite common misconception

Addiction is treatable despite common misconception

Letter to the Editor

May 4, 2019

Dear Editors, I appreciate the Cynic’s coverage of issues related to student heath, including recent coverage of drug use. As a drug and alcohol counselor on campus, I’m all for getting us to talk about use and non-use. Thank you for contributing to the conversation. In my job, I mostly talk...

Extending dining hall hours is harmful to employees

Extending dining hall hours is harmful to employees

Chris Harrell

April 13, 2019

We’ve all been there: hungry and tired, facing a closed dining hall. It’s easy to say that the dining halls should close later. But there’s more to the picture than simply keeping the lights on for an extra hour. Every extra minute that we keep the dining halls open is an extra minute’s lab...

Extra swipes won’t fix food insecurity

Extra swipes won’t fix food insecurity

Kim Henry

April 12, 2019

When my friend told me about the University’s Swipe Out Hunger program, I thought UVM had finally solved my biggest grievance: eating on campus. I live off campus, so it’s hard to prep enough food to get through long days. I wouldn’t identify as “food insecure,” but I definitely can’t afford...

Opioids on campus: with no consensus, a problem goes unchecked

Opioids on campus: with no consensus, a problem goes unchecked

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 15, 2019

Sarah came to UVM ready to start the next chapter of her life. As the daughter of a heroin addict, she knew the dangers of the drug. But to her surprise, opioids followed her to campus. The scope of the opioid problem is not clear at UVM, but the experts are in agreement that substances like heroi...

New Allergen Warning in Dining Halls

New Allergen Warning in Dining Halls

Lee Hughes, Katie Kelly, and Julianne Lesch

September 30, 2018

Clara Martorano Until this semester, allergen warnings were not mandated across campus in bakery areas to warn that items are made in a facility with peanuts and tree nuts. Although these previously optional signs were present in some dining halls before this year, all are now required to inform st...

SGA president Chris Petrillo on wellness

Letter to the Editor

November 8, 2017

There have been sweeping changes in higher education as of late. With the introduction  of a more diverse and qualified student population, services provided on college campuses  must adjust to provide suitable resources for the next generation of the American workforce. The University of Vermont ...

University needs a heroin antidote

University needs a heroin antidote

Staff Editorial

August 30, 2017

While heroin use isn’t immediately visible on UVM’s campus, it’s here. In 2009, UVM was forced to confront the opioid crisis when senior Will Gates died of a heroin overdose. Last spring, the UVM Humanities Center invited reporter Sam Quinones to speak about the opioid crisis. The m...

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