The Vermont Cynic

Thoughts dictate well-being

March 10, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

Right now, there may be countless thoughts swirling through your head. These thoughts drift through our consciousness, and we often don’t give them much attention.In this time of speculation, the thoughts themselves are not the entire problem.Rather, the problem is the manner in which we say ...

Decade of dismantling

March 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

In the world of higher education, few social issues are more pressing than sexual assault.If the casual observer of the media were to make a judgement, few would fault them for believing that many college campuses exist underneath the shadow of rape culture.At UVM, this culture is challenged. The 10th annual ...

Crime Log: Feb. 12 – Feb. 15

Jill Vaglica

February 24, 2015


Filed under Crime Log

Feb. 12   2:54 p.m. A student in Mason Hall received two notes under their dorm room door. One had been sent last semester and one had been sent this semester. The notes were unsigned, and don’t appear to be related. The first didn’t appear to amount to anything, but the second one had se...

Gender equality thrives at UVM

Gender equality thrives at UVM

February 24, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Students at UVM are likely familiar with the openness at their University. Now every reader of The New York Times is as well.Just over two weeks ago, New York Times writer Julie Scelfo wrote an article about the transgender community at UVM.The headline read “A University Recognizes a Third Gender: ...

Fighting for education

Fighting for education

February 24, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

A UVM student is helping a persecuted religious community’s voice be heard through film and conversation.The film, “To Light a Candle,” about the Iranian government’s systematic oppression of the Baha’i, will play Feb. 25 in the Davis Center.The Baha’i religion was formed in Iran in 1863 ...

The clean-crisp taste of a patriotic pale ale

February 24, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

Dale’s Pale Ale, brewed by Oskar Blues Brewery, is a patriotic canned beer that is sure to turn you into a lover of pale ales.With a crisp clean flavor, the ale has just the right amount of bitterness to its aftertaste that it 
doesn’t distract
 from the true 
taste of the beer.It has a full pale ...

The art of the swipe: finding a match

The art of the swipe: finding a match

February 24, 2015


Filed under Life, Tech

On sophomore Abigail Howlett’s phone you’ll find an array of apps like Snapchat, Pandora and Words With Friends. But there is one you won’t find: Tinder.“The concept is creepy and it’s very superficial to be able to say yes or no based on someone’s picture” Howlett said.Tinder allows users to ...

The choice of one less can benefit your overall health

Allison Carey

February 24, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

More often than not, our lives come down to little everyday decisions rather than monumental, life-changing ones. That is why it is usually the combination of these little decisions that decides the direction we are going. Bentley University’s Choose OneLess program uses this idea to motivate...

Teams put on the pink for cancer fundraiser

Teams put on the pink for cancer fundraiser

Jack Estrin

February 24, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

The UVM men's and women's basketball teams held their “rally against cancer” games  Feb. 14 and 18. In their Feb. 14 game against University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the men’s team came out on top, while the women narrowly fell to the University of Maine in their game Feb. 18. In both g...

Season ticket waitlist drops

Season ticket waitlist drops

Dave Brandt

February 24, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

The waitlist for men’s hockey season tickets is lower than it has been in years. There are currently fewer than 200 people on the waitlist, with a wait time of one to three years, according to the athletic ticket office. There have been times, when over a thousand names filled the season ticket wa...

Budget system approved

Budget system approved

Aidan Breen

February 24, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

UVM has recently approved a new budget model which has left many students confused, they say. After a year-long discussion, the final report of the Incentive-Based Budget Model Steering Committee has gained approval. The IBB model was published on the IBB website and “collaboratively addresses many...

Hockey attracts fan loyalty

February 24, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

Fans come from across the state of Vermont to Gutterson Fieldhouse, Patrick Gym and Virtue Field to watch the Catamounts compete each year.George Vernon, a Colchester native, has been watching the UVM men’s hockey team for 20 years.“They’re our professional hockey team here in Vermont.” Vern...

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