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Film producer discusses collaboration and perseverance

Film producer discusses collaboration and perseverance
Kellyn Doerr, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

Students clicked the link and turned on their cameras and microphones, intrigued and prepared to talk with an esteemed producer and UVM alumni.  The UVM Alumni Association held a Live Q&A on Microsoft...

Cynic Fit Check: Hannah Rose

Hannah Rose Arafeh poses in Roosevelt Park, Nov. 8.
Culture Staff November 20, 2020

Hannah Rose is a senior English major, an Undergraduate Diversity Fellow at UVM and a community organizer. THE CYNIC: Break down what you’re wearing right now for us. Why did you choose each of these...

Cynic Fit Check: John Zambarano

Cynic Fit Check: John Zambarano
Culture Staff November 20, 2020

John Zambarano graduated from UVM in 2019 with degrees in Art History and American Sign Language. Since then they have served as the Peer Advising Coordinator at the UVM Advising Center as well as a supervisor...

Diwali brings light to campus despite restrictions

Suresh Garimella (left) and his wife Lakshmi light the ceremonial lamp that signifies the start of Diwali Nov. 14.
Emma Adams, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

UVM students clad in mustard-yellow saris and flowing turquoise skirts ornamented the stage for a joyous celebration marking the beginning of Diwali.  The Indian Students Association held their 14th...

Art student renders pandemic life in new sculpture

Daisy Hutter poses with her sculpture '2020 Self Portrait
Laura Meyer, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

In the lobby of Williams Hall, a three-dimensional sculpture suspends from the ceiling. It is a portrait of a young woman wearing a mask. Her deep eyes and flowing hair are sketched in black and white,...

The personal and political of ‘FRENZY’

Senior Noah Zhou’s Exhibit, FRENZY, is displayed in the Francis Colburn Art Gallery in Williams Hall, Nov 6. The Exhibit will be open until November 16.
Anna Kolosky, Assistant Culture Editor November 13, 2020

Tucked away in the Colburn Gallery in Williams, abstract paintings and photography line the white walls.  The artwork is part of senior Noah Zhou’s first solo art exhibition at UVM that seeks to...

New tattoo parlor prioritizes inclusivity

Moody Rose Christopher, owner of Love and Death tattoo, poses with a free-hand, no reference back piece for a customer, Nov. 6. Moody opened Love and Death Tattoo on College Street in the midst of COVID.
Kellyn Doerr, Staff Writer November 12, 2020

Underneath a thrift store in downtown Burlington, there’s a white door to the left, adorned with a padlock and three words in unaligned black lettering. It spells out “LOVE AND DEATH.” Love and...

Student brings soul food to Burlington

Harmony Edosomwan, creator of Harmony's Kitchen, sits outside of her apartment where she does the cooking for her business.
Mae Nagusky, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

Nigerian-American UVM student Harmony Edosomwan learned to cook from her mom. She said that in Nigerian culture, a lot of pressure is placed on women to do the cooking so that’s what she grew up doing.  “I...

Students explain why they didn’t vote

Ballot counting machine assigned to counting early ballots for Ward 7 inside of City Hall Oct. 29.
Culture Staff November 3, 2020

Often the Cynic asks voters why they voted, but what about the group of people that didn't? Or what about the students and community members that did vote, but begrudgingly? The Cynic created an anonymous...

Don’t vote for Kanye

Don't vote for Kanye
Connor Adams, Staff Writer November 3, 2020

We look towards celebrities for inspiration regarding culture and the arts, but when it comes to politics celebrities cause problems that can manipulate voters . Kanye West is one of the most important...

Major Jackson to leave UVM next semester

Major Jackson to leave UVM next semester
Sabine Foerg and Nicole Hardy November 2, 2020

After 18 years at the University of Vermont, University Distinguished Professor Major Jackson is heading for a warmer climate and new challenges. Nationally acclaimed poet Jackson has announced...

Culture staff recommends: Masks for all occasions

Culture staff recommends: Masks for all occasions
Culture Staff October 29, 2020

Sarah Robinson Durability - Kize premium mask (Two for $25) Kize’s premium masks are sturdy and built to last come. While a bit on the pricey side, the company donates a portion of every sale...

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