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UVM cannabis consumption reaches a new high

UVM cannabis consumption reaches a new high

Mills Sparkman, Summer Editor

August 15, 2019

UVM has been ranked the top school in the nation for cannabis consumption, according to the latest rankings from the Princeton Review. Also in the top five were the University of Rhode Island, Wesleyan University and Skidmore College, according to an August 9 VTDigger article.  Every year...

What to do in Burlington this August

What to do in Burlington this August

Jean MacBride, Assistant Summer Editor

August 1, 2019

The month of July might be over, but these events in August prove that summer is hardly over.  The Festival of Fools, Champlain Valley Fair and the Leddy Park Beach Bites promise thrills for those who enjoyed July’s events and who are looking for a taste of adventure. Festival of Fools ...

Review: Lake Street Dive shines at sold-out show

Review: Lake Street Dive shines at sold-out show

Mills Sparkman, Summer Editor

July 30, 2019

When I found out I was attending the sold-out Lake Street Dive concert on July 25 at Burlington’s Waterfront Park, I gasped so loudly that my coworkers stared at me. I didn’t let out my breath until the show was over.  As I rode down College Street from work to the show, I saw the full scale of what ...

How to spend summer in Burlington this month

How to spend summer in Burlington this month

Jean MacBride, Assistant Summer Editor

July 1, 2019

If you feel like the Burlington Farmers Market and the Arts Riot Truckstop are becoming tourist traps, then consider giving these lesser-known events a try this July. The Guerilla Queer Bar Takeover, The North End Ramble and The Summervale Kickoff all offer unique experiences while still promis...

Following the Calling 2: The Cynic Reviews Boston Calling 2019

Following the Calling 2: The Cynic Reviews Boston Calling 2019

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

June 1, 2019

During the school year, Harvard University, one of the United States’ most prestigious universities, fills its hallways and sidewalks with students ready to learn, party or both. When school lets out for summer, the Harvard University athletic complex fills with eager festival goers to enjoy music...

Concerts, art shows coming to Burlington this fall

Concerts, art shows coming to Burlington this fall

Anna Kolosky, Senior Culture Writer

May 31, 2019

With fall semester approaching, it can be overwhelming finding the best places to go for fun, music and entertainment. That’s why this preview of fall events is the best way to plan out what will be happening in Burlington. Paddy Reagan, the talent buyer for ArtsRiot, a music venue on Pine...

Shorts made by senior take off at UVM

Shorts made by senior take off at UVM

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

May 31, 2019

He learned how to sew just over a year ago. Today, his signature plastic bag logo with a smiley face is worn proudly on the shorts of students, skaters and bikers alike. Senior Sammy Hedlund has a clothing company called takeout shorts. He recently released his finished product to the world: mid-le...

Geography professor adds art to classes

Geography professor adds art to classes

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

May 31, 2019

As climate change becomes an increasing social and political concern, students are turning to art to provide context that science alone can’t provide. At UVM, environmental science curriculums are progressively including art as a different way to absorb class material. First-years in the Ru...

Poet reads and reminisces at Fleming event

Poet reads and reminisces at Fleming event

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

Light chatter echoed in the marble halls of the Fleming Museum as audience members trickled in, but the sound diminished as the rhythm of poetry filled the room. Both UVM students and Burlington residents came to see Matt Miller perform his original poetry as part of the Painted Word Poetry Series ...

Coffee crawl: a guide to Burly’s caffeine scene

Coffee crawl: a guide to Burly’s caffeine scene

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

With finals around the corner, it's almost that time of year again. Don’t worry though, the Cynic has you covered with a handy guide of Burlington’s thriving coffee scene for when you need your next hit. Over the span of an hour, I toured five of downtown’s most popular spots, ordering my drink of choi...

SpringFest 2019

SpringFest 2019

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

The line spread all the way down Main street as thousands of excited festival goers flocked to catch some of the east coast’s finest rappers perform at UVM. SpringFest 2019, a block party hosted by the UVM Program Board, was held on April 27 in the Jeffords Parking Lot. Although it threatened t...

Alumni host Winooski’s music festival for ninth year

Alumni host Winooski’s music festival for ninth year

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

May 1, 2019

For one weekend each year, the neighboring city of Winooski transforms into a celebration of music, art, literature and more. The festival is the brainchild of former UVM students. Waking Windows is an annual music festival in Winooski created by Paddy Reagan ‘04 and former student Nick Mavodon...

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