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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

A street in Oslo flanked by a Christmas market (left) and a governmental parliament building (right).

Traveling: A winter-break family tradition

Jamie Kaplan, Staff Photographer January 27, 2023

It all started when the plane landed in Oslo, Norway. As my family and I stepped foot into the cold Scandinavian air, our eleven day journey had officially begun. I had my camera with me every second...

An American Airlines plane from Philadelphia lands at the Burlington Airport landing on Jan. 14.

Students face COVID-19 travel hardships

Cameron Provorny, Culture Staff Editor January 17, 2022

UVM’s spring semester started Jan. 18, but with new COVID-19 variants and rising case counts, some students experienced difficulties making their way back to campus. Due to the possibility of canceled...

How a Brit experiences the wonders of American college life

How a Brit experiences the wonders of American college life

Anna Rees October 17, 2019

Some might say the transition from rural Wales to the U.S. wouldn’t come with many adjustments, but you couldn’t be more wrong. I’ve been here for just over a month and it’s fair to say my visit...

Between fall and spring semester, 12 students enrolled in the course Travel Writing in Sri Lanka. The trip lasted from Dec. 26 to Jan. 12.

Sri Lankan Tea Pickers: Plantations and the Periphery

Ali Barritt, Staff Writer February 21, 2019

I found myself standing on a government-owned tea plantation in the Western Province of Sri Lanka, Dec. 30, 2018. My UVM classmates and I were just outside the Janaudanagama village, where we had lived...

Travel must be simplified for students

Travel must be simplified for students

Mills Sparkman November 30, 2018

We’ve all been there: break rolls around and after trying to ride with a friend or join a carpool, you give up and buy a bus ticket. Shivering in the Downtown Transit Center, afraid to get out of line...

Learning to embrace a city as a home

Learning to embrace a city as a home

Kian Deshler, Feature Writer August 30, 2018

Holly Coughlan Fog nestled into the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The wind whispered over the bay, causing the slightest of ripples. Conifer trees colored the landscape a deep green. My family and...

Adventure-seekers on a budget joining a tourism wave in Iceland

Adventure-seekers on a budget joining a tourism wave in Iceland

Gabriella Marchesi September 2, 2017

No one had to look further than their Facebook timeline this summer to see the wondrous and dramatic landscapes of Iceland. It seemed like everyone was jetting off to explore this once-remote...

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