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How to succeed in final exams without really trying

How to succeed in final exams without really trying

Henry Mitchell

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Finals are back again, and you’re going to need every bit of help if you want to remain a respected finals-procrastinator. That’s why I’m here to get you through your exams with these five easy tips: 1: Be a smart individual. Studies have found a direct correlation between intelligence and succ...

Library Lookout

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Columns, Life

Some students go to the library to quickly print homework between classes. Others show up at 8 a.m. sharp and have to be shoved out by the closing staff. As a member of the second group I can never get enough of Bailey/Howe Library. There are so many amazing things about a place filled with books. The Cyber Caf...

Intervale provides local food to students

Intervale provides local food to students

Kailey Bates, Senior Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Life

Fresh, local, and sustainable food -- this is what UVM is progressively feeding their students, and it’s made possible by organizations like Intervale. The Intervale Center is a 360-acre farm in the middle of Burlington and a food hub that runs a Community Supported Agriculture program and deliv...

Self care is vital to managing time

Self care is vital to managing time

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Life

Whether it’s by using a bulleted list, Google calendar or mind palace, students need to keep track of their commitments. With exams always lurking around the corner, scheduling is a priority. “I think that poor time management can negatively affect our overall health because we feel rushed an...

Students finagle fall fashion in spite of heat

Students finagle fall fashion in spite of heat

Libby Camp, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Late September is usually full of cool air, crisp leaves and cups of hot coffee, but a recent wave of heat has caused all things fall to fall out of favor. According to Wunderground, Burlington experienced a high 92 and an average of 76 degrees this month which are strangely summer-like temperatures ...

University fosters student-community relations

University fosters student-community relations

JP Riedel, Senior Staff Writer

September 1, 2017


Filed under News

As thousands of Catamounts flood the streets of Burlington back from summer vacation, UVM is working with students and local residents to start the year smoothly. For the past eight years, the University has sent letters to locals with information about move-in weekend. These are intended to prepare ...

How to achieve the full college experience

How to achieve the full college experience

Ariana Arden

August 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Dearest Student Body, Welcome back! Another summer has come and gone, and here we all are again, ready (or maybe not so ready) to dive back into school. Whether this is your first year at Groovy UV or your last, I want to recommend you try something: do something extracurricular at UVM. ...

Grumbles bulletin 5/26

Opinion Staff

May 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A few weeks ago on Facebook, the Cynic asked for submissions about the little annoyances our Catamounts face every day: "Finals week stressing you out? Got gripes with your professors (to our profs– students driving you up the wall)? Are you fed up with May snow flurries, chatty library patrons,...

Six of the best spots for coffee, comfort and studying

Six of the best spots for coffee, comfort and studying

Jules Lubner

March 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As if doing homework wasn’t bad enough, finding a perfect place to get your work done may be the hardest part. Everyone’s been there; you start by trying to do our homework in our room, but get sucked into binge watching your favorite Netflix shows. Hours pass and you begin to doze off, and before...

New construction benefits student life

November 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

It's easy to feel on top of the world after senior year of high school. Coming from the top of the totem pole, so comfortable and confident in your environment, to a community so new and untouched can be a weird transition. At the same time, leaving high school in the past and jumping into ...

How to nail an interview

October 20, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, So, you’re considering a big career move: finding a job in a brand new industry. It can certainly seem daunting, especially when you have less-than-sufficient experience. What should a job-seeker do in this situation? Some words of advice: 1. Target an entry-level posi...

On-campus housing to fix Burlington’s ‘get off my lawn’ mentality

On-campus housing to fix Burlington’s ‘get off my lawn’ mentality

October 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There are no parties here!” my neighbor yelled at my friend on the first day of school last year, assuming she was a first-year walking around to find parties. “I’m just looking for my friend!” she yelled back at him and scurried up the apartment stairs. This was the closest thing t...

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