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The Fleming reopens with digital option

The Fleming reopens with digital option

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

For the first time, the Fleming will be featuring a digital collection for student access. Fleming museum will reopen its doors to the public on Sept 15. Numerous COVID prevention policies have been put into place to secure the safety of museum goers. Fleming also announced that admission is free ...

Students manage COVID inconveniences

Junior Claire Smith poses for a photo Sept. 10. “If I see people out and about downtown, it’s not strange because everyone’s living there, but when I go to campus it’s a weird in-between,” Smith said.

Cyrus Oswald

September 15, 2020

As students return to campus with the oppurtunity for in-person classes, some  don’t feel that the University is totally on their side. On Mar. 11, the UVM department of Residential Life recommended that students not return to campus after spring break, marking what would be the begin...

Recent grad lands BTV artist residency

Recent grad lands BTV artist residency

Sophia Venturo, Assistant Culture Editor

September 11, 2020

Although a pandemic forced Burlington Artist Erin Bundock, ‘20 to uproot her studio, mid-project, the artist is now hitting her stride in the Burlington arts scene.  Bundock’s studio is laced with second-hand bed sheets, sewn as textiles and saturated with vibrant colors stretched out over studi...

Joyner Lucas and the new Americana

Joyner Lucas and the new Americana

Luke Davis, Staff Writer

June 6, 2020

On March 27 2020, rising hip hop artist Joyner Lucas released ADHD, his debut studio album. Track 7 is entitled “Devil's Work” and is the fourth most popular song off the 13-song work, amassing nearly 30 million plays on Spotify since its release as a single on May 2, 2019.  The song is best ...

English professor explores music and poetry in new book

English professor explores music and poetry in new book

Emma Adams, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

New York City is a concrete jungle, but embedded in that concrete is the history of music and poetry.   Stephen Cramer is a professor in UVM’s English department and has been at UVM since 2008. He is an advisor for The Gist, a student curated literary and visual arts journal.  After living ...

Students take to Minecraft to recreate their home away from home

Students take to Minecraft to recreate their home away from home

Taylor Perez, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

Flying through corridors of brick buildings and familiar residential halls, it almost feels like home. It almost is. UVM students have collaborated to create a life-like creation of the campus on a Minecraft server.  Seniors Lauren Posklensky, Jarrod Lee and Tim Fitzgerald, and juniors Hunter Jensen, Brandon Goodwin, Lu...

Economist, lecturer, Ironman

Stapleton and his daughter run during an Olympic Triathlon at Lake Dunmore in 2018.

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor

April 27, 2020

With 2.4 miles of swimming and 112 miles of biking behind him and a 26.22 mile run in front of him, CDAE lecturer Kevin Stapleton, in his first Ironman Triathlon at Lake Placid, laced up his running shoes and took off. As a former swimmer, he likes that leg of the race and as someone whose weekend-lo...

A look at the last days on campus

A look at the last days on campus

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused huge changes in the way UVM operates. To help stop the spread of the virus, the campus has been largely evacuated. But, some students remained on campus. The Department of Residential life recommended March 11 that all students not return from spring break, or return bri...

Senior documents cause to get rid of fighter jets in Burlington

A screenshot from senior Ruby Bates’ short film about the basing of F-35’s in Burlington. Rajnii Eddins was one of the interviewees in Bates’ film.

Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

A group of concerned community members are protesting the use of fighter jets in Vermont. A UVM senior sought to document their cause in a two part film. Burlington area community members tuned into Zoom April 18 for a virtual viewing of senior Ruby Bates’ short film about the basing of F-35’s in Burling...

UVM professor spends free time running ultramarathons

UVM professor spends free time running ultramarathons

Jenny Koppang, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

When she isn’t lecturing statistics to her UVM students, Karen Benway is running distances upwards of 26 miles. She competes in ultramarathons; rugged, often multi-day races that stretch beyond the customary marathon. “I’ve run races of pretty much every distance from a mile up to 100 miles,” she said. Benway possesses a uniqu...

Must-see street art in Burlington

A spray paint artist finalizes his design behind ArtsRiot on the South End.

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

April 20, 2020

It's almost May, and around this time of year Church Street should be filled with families, shoppers, dogs and excitement for the coming summer. While shops and restaurants have closed their doors, the street art that lines the walls, sidewalks and fences around Burly are always available for viewing. During...

Quarantine Survival Guide

Quarantine Survival Guide

Cynic Design Staff

April 17, 2020

The Vermont Cynic’s design staff created “how to” guides for surviving online learning. Check out these infographics to ensure a successful end to an irregular semester. ...

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