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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

First-years Emily Eisenman, Kya Toms and Sofia Foote pose on the slopes at Jay Peak Feb. 3

Cynic fit check: on the slopes

Maggie O'Shea, Culture Staff Writer February 13, 2024

With ski and snowboard season in full swing, UVM students are on the mountain nearly every weekend. These interviews focus on UVM students’ personal style on the mountain, favorite outdoor wear brands,...

Andrew Slowmans cartoon for the cartoon caption collaboration #1. A farmer in the desert pulling up a chicken from the ground.

Cartoon Caption Collaboration

Illustrations Staff and Opinion Staff February 6, 2024

In this collaboration, the illustrations section created a unique cartoon with no caption. The opinion staff was then tasked with coming up with creative captions for the cartoon. Here our the top three...

Molly Parkers illi for the Jake Minch EP review. A sketchy silhouette with headphones on with music notes floating around them.

The best new artist you haven’t heard of: a review of “how many”

Clare Yesilonis, Culture Staff Writer February 5, 2024

From the day that I first received a TikTok of Jake Minch’s original song, “id pick up flowers” two years ago, I became a fan. The video takes place in what I assume to be his bedroom, and he...

Mollys illustration for the Cynic staff ins and outs for 2024. Four green colors balloons reading 2024 being held by four different hands.

Staff Recommends: 2024 ins and outs — editor’s edition

Cynic Editors, Editor February 1, 2024

Staff Recommends: 2024 ins and outs — editor’s edition The Cynic editors have their fingers on the pulse of the trends, or at least we like to think we do. Here is our list of what should be incorporated...

Mollys illustration for the culture staff ins and outs for 2024. Four balloons reading 2024 being held by four different hands.

Staff recommends: 2024 ins and outs

Culture Staff, Culture Staff Writer January 31, 2024

New year. New culture section.  We’re giving it to you straight. Here is what’s going to be in and what’s going to be out in 2024.  IN Playfulness - Clare Yesilonis Whether you’re...

Dr. Damon A. Williams returns to UVM as a keynote speaker in an event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Ira Allen Chapel Jan 25.

Dr. Damon A. Williams gives his second MLK celebration keynote lecture

Sophia Balunek, Editor-in-Chief January 29, 2024

Dr. Damon A. Williams returned to UVM to give the University’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration’s keynote lecture on Jan. 25 at Ira Allen Chapel. Williams spoke at UVM in 2022 for the...

The shag and brag

Maya Surrenti, Culture Staff Writer December 14, 2023

Hookup culture has some nasty bedfellows, including how people boast about their sex lives.  Recently, I’ve noticed the constant hinting comments people make about how much sex they have, whether...

Stellas illi for the culture staff break up songs rec

Culture staff recommends: best breakup songs

Culture Staff, Culture Staff Writer December 13, 2023

Breakup season is upon us and if you are one of those afflicted, the culture staff is here to set a soundtrack to your sadness.  “Pretty Pictures” by Indigo De Souza — Ashna Hille  Imagine...

Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil and symbolizes light.

Lighting up the dark: UVM’s Indian Subcontinent Student Association celebrates Diwali

Carolyn Kelly, Culture Staff Writer November 28, 2023

With the days getting darker, UVM’s Indian Subcontinent Student Association lit up the night with a magnificent celebration of Diwali Saturday, Nov. 11. The event filled up the Davis Center’s Grand...

Photo illustration: Professors claim class attendance has dropped this semester.

Where are all the students? Exploring the decline in class attendance

Tatum Johnson, Culture Staff Writer November 27, 2023

Many professors have expressed the sentiment that class attendance has been at an all-time low this semester at UVM.  Professor Tyler Doggett of the philosophy department co-teaches a 25-person class,...

Sheas illi for the hot beverage column

Culture staff recommends: hot bevs

Culture Staff, Culture Staff Writer November 16, 2023

The first snowflakes have fallen on campus, and the air is getting cool, crisp and quite dry. To soothe your winter blues and settle your seasonally sore throat, the culture staff is recommending hot bevs.  Matcha...

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