The Vermont Cynic

Behind Burlington’s Creative Social Network

Max Mccurdy

February 6, 2017

It’s no secret that Burlington is a creative community — this much can be understood by simply looking at jackets and backpacks Burlingtonians  embellish with the Grateful Dead logo. In an attempt to better understand Burlington’s artistic spirit, I reached out to a number of local artists and creato...

A narrative of a full day devoid of animal products

Hunter Colvin

February 25, 2016

I want to start off by saying I love cheese, more than is healthy for me. Which is why this week’s experiment was such a sacrifice for me. I followed a vegan diet for one day this past week. Of course, the day that I couldn’t have cheese or chocolate had to be the day people were giving away fre...

Stuck in a Stockholm suburb

Stuck in a Stockholm suburb

Allie Parkin

February 25, 2016

All college students know deep down that a month is not a long time. It certainly feels that way now, as I look out my window  at snow-covered playgrounds in the bustling city of Stockholm. At least, the part of Stockholm I’m living and studying in  – the quiet suburb of Bergshamra – b...

Ecuador trip sparks activism at UVM

Ecuador trip sparks activism at UVM

Jackie Flynn

February 24, 2016

After returning from a study abroad trip to Ecuador, two students are sharing  what they learned with the campus community. Sophomore environmental studies majors Emma Trainor and Margaret Gish plan to start a club at UVM aiming to promote environmental alternatives they learned during their time abroad. The environ...

One impromptu winter vacation in Florida

One impromptu winter vacation in Florida

Eva Bartels

February 24, 2016

The first time I was in Florida was a 2001 family Disney trip. At this point, I was around 5 years old and unaware of the aggressively raging “club” scene of Miami or the rampant racism found everywhere else in the state. Now that I’m older and more aware of these parts of Florida’s culture,...

Exposing  the sexual double standard 

<p>Exposing  the sexual double standard </p>

Anna Power

February 24, 2016

Despite progress towards gender equality, there are still many areas where men and women are held to different standards. One such place, even on our own campus, is the bedroom. 2013 studies by Susan Sprecher of Illinois State University have shown that “both men and women considered casua...

Meandering Stowe’s Main Street & Beyond

Meandering Stowe’s Main Street & Beyond

Maggie Richardson

February 7, 2016

        Sometimes, you just need to take the day and get out of town. After a long week of running from Colchester to College Street, walking down a different Vermont Main comes as a much-needed change of pace. On a relatively balmy, brilliantly beautiful January afternoon my friend Eva and I hea...

Sociology department fills course

Bryan O'Keefe

December 14, 2015

Students have raised concerns over the amount of space available for “Introduction to Sociology”. Only one 145-person sociology 001 class is being offered in the spring, and three overrides have already been granted. Professor Beth Mintz, the course instructor, said she has been giving overrides ...

Student opposition grows against cutting of reading days

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

December 13, 2015

[Updated: Dec. 13 3:33 p.m.] Students at the University of Vermont are now taking a stand opposing the Faculty Senate’s April 13 decision to eliminate reading days starting fall 2016. Following a  Dec. 9 Cynic article, students have organized petitions and protests in response to the r...

New drug trial helps patients

New drug trial helps patients

Caroline Alkire

December 12, 2015

UVM has joined a number of universities testing a drug that is giving patients the chance to try an alternative style of treatment for a disabling disease. While most people with Parkinson’s opt for oral medication, this is not always effective, neurology professor James Boyd said. Duopa is a t...

Student talks about climate change in Paris

December 11, 2015

A UVM student presented in front hundreds of scholars and world leaders gathered in Paris to discuss climate change.The 21st conference of the parties, also known as COP21 is the yearly meeting where countries speak about plans to end climate change, according to the conference’s website.Beginning Nov. 30 ...

UVM developing new drone policy

UVM developing new drone policy

Courtney Cunningham

December 10, 2015

UVM is developing a policy to make drone use safer on campus and at University-sanctioned events. The University formed a group of people with legal experience and managers to address how drones will be used within the UVM community called the Drone Working Group, Al Turgeon, the group’s chair said. ...

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