The Vermont Cynic

Vampire movie sucks fans in

April 21, 2015

The mockumentary genre has a unique niche in the movie industry.While having huge potential, films often struggle to balance comedy with absurdity. “What We Do in the Shadows” has no such trouble and...

Humans of University of Vermont

Humans of University of Vermont

April 15, 2015

It may not always be evident, but diversity is real here at UVM.  The diversity exists in personalities, upbringings, interests, religion, sexuality; you name it, it’s here.  In New York City, Brandon...

Tolkien fans turn up like Hobbits

April 15, 2015

Lafayette Hall was taken over by creatures of Middle-earth this weekend.The 12th annual Tolkien in Vermont Conference, put on by UVM’s Tolkien Club, filled Lafayette April 10-12. The three-day gathering...

On punk rock

April 14, 2015

What do a 19th century German philosopher and a musical genre focused on defiance and a “do it yourself” attitude have in common? Well, first off, they were both wrongly co-opted by the far right.Nietzsche...

Roger Dagama, New York

Humans of the University of Vermont

March 31, 2015

It may not always be evident, but diversity is real here at UVM. The diversity exists in personalities, upbringings, interests, religion, sexuality; you name it, it’s here.In New York City, Brandon Stanton...

For a carbon pollution tax

March 24, 2015

Dear Editor,Climate activists and liberal policy makers often cite the harm that climate change will cause to future generations, saying that our children and grandchildren will feel the drastic effects...

Humans of University of Vermont

Humans of University of Vermont

March 18, 2015

GREG  JACOBS, New Hampshire “What’s one thing that nobody knows about you?” “I used to be an art major. I really like to create things. I especially like to sculpt. Working out is even a form...

Rape jokes reveal injustice

March 18, 2015

Dear Editor,I would like to bring to your attention the dangers of censorship as they pertain to comedy, specifically how they relate to the touchy subject of rape jokes.Comedians and feminists have almost...

Duo drops double night of dance in Burly

Duo drops double night of dance in Burly

February 24, 2015

Two college friends have taken over the electronic music scene with slow, psychedelic beats and crowd-rocking sounds.   When BeachesBeaches and CatacombKid work together, they form the chill, trippy,...

Gender equality thrives at UVM

Gender equality thrives at UVM

February 24, 2015

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...

The art of the swipe: finding a match

The art of the swipe: finding a match

February 24, 2015

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...

SGA hosts debate for elections

SGA hosts debate for elections

February 24, 2015

Candidates in the upcoming Ward 1, Ward 8 and East District elections held their final debate Feb. 18, organized by the Student Government Association, at Brennan’s Pub on the first floor of the Davis...

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