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“Roma” deserves the biggest screen

“Roma” deserves the biggest screen

Hunter McKenzie, Senior Culture Columnist

5 days ago


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

I should admit that before I sat down to watch “Roma,” I knew almost nothing about it. Holly Coughlan I knew that it was a Spanish language film. I knew that it was in black and white. I also vaguely knew of the soft controversy surrounding the film’s distributor, Netflix, that made it available...

Animated “Spider-Man” swings into success

Animated “Spider-Man” swings into success

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

6 days ago


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

I’ve seen a lot of Spider-Man movies. Probably one too many Spider-Man movies. After a while, they kind of bleed together. Sophie Spencer That being said, Tobey Maguire was not a bad Spider-Man. Neither was Andrew Garfield. Tom Holland appears to be a youthful, hilarious mix of a great Spider-Man and a great Peter Parker, with future movies ...

The “sexile:” a six-step guide to getting your room back

The “sexile:” a six-step guide to getting your room back

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

In a poll of 88 UVM sophomores, 45 percent of them stated they had asked their roommate to leave the room so that they could have sex. On the other hand, 72 percent answered that they themselves had been sexiled. Emma Pinezich Thirty-three percent of these students said they’d been sexiled overnigh...

We need to discuss abusive relationships

We need to discuss abusive relationships

Anonymous, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

As a campus, we’ve opened up a dialogue around more sensitive topics like rape culture. Students aren’t afraid to address hard-hitting issues around sex and relationships. However, there is an astonishing lack of dialogue around the reality of abusive relationships. Valentina Czochanski Domestic v...

Peer discussions promote positive sex

Peer discussions promote positive sex

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Disco music played over speakers as colorful lights spun around the room, an appropriate setting for a party rather than a sex ed group.  Stephan Toljan The Good Stuff is a peer-led group focused on educating students about sex through conversation and discussion. The group was started when senior Ja...

Scientist’s story reveals sexism in field

Lindsey Imhoff, Staff Writer

December 8, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

“I thought I couldn’t do what I wanted to do in life, which was be a scientist, because I wasn’t good at school,” Donna Toufexis, associate professor of biobehavioral psychology, said. This semester, Toufexis is teaching Women in Science, a sophomore Honors College seminar, for her third ti...

We should all listen to more multilingual pop music

We should all listen to more multilingual pop music

Sarah Robinson, Culture Columnist

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

Lili Traviato The use of Spanish in American music has, until recently, only appeared sparingly in music’s top charts.   This is despite there being 40.5 million Spanish speakers in the U.S, according to a March 2018 CNN article. Cardi B’s song “I Like It” featuring Puerto Rican rappe...

Breaking into the scene: a guide to getting started in music

Breaking into the scene: a guide to getting started in music

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

There’s so much a student can do to get involved in the music scene at UVM and in Burlington that it might be intimidating for those who don’t quite know where to begin. While the campus is well known for fostering a creative environment, getting started in the music scene isn’t always easy. H...

“Wildlife:” a sturdy directorial debut

“Wildlife:” a sturdy directorial debut

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

December 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

Sophie Spencer Welcome to Great Falls, Montana, 1960. A wildfire rages across the forested Rockies, just at the edge of the small town caught between two eras of mid-century America. This is the set up for actor Paul Dano’s (“Little Miss Sunshine”) directorial debut, “Wildlife,”  a quiet...

Queen’s legacy is showcased in “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Queen’s legacy is showcased in “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Jonathan Greenberg, Staff Writer

December 1, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

Reese Green “We Will Rock You,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Another one Bites the Dust.” All of these song were sung by Queen, the iconic rock band lead by Freddie Mercury. One of their songs just so happens to be the title of a new movie: “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The film centers on Fred...

Williams gallery finishes semester with student art

Williams gallery finishes semester with student art

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Previews

Rotting fruit, empty fish tanks and a pile of dirt are only some of the things that have been on display this semester in the Francis Colburn Gallery, a large room across from room 301 in Williams Hall.  Run by the art and art history department and curated by Associate Professor Mildred Beltré, the Fra...

Who has the best bagel in Burly? We’ve got the results

Who has the best bagel in Burly? We’ve got the results

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

With so many bagel places around UVM, it can be hard to decide on the best post-Friday night bagel spot. Don’t worry, the Cynic has you covered. Cyrus Oswald One groggy Saturday morning, I along with my team of five hungry college students, scoured Burlington for the best bagel in town. Here ...

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