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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

Drag queens empower audience in Winooski

Drag queens empower audience in Winooski

Eamon Dunn, Culture Staff Writer September 21, 2021

Last Friday joy pulsed in Monkey House as if from a beating heart.  In honor of Burlington pride month, Winooski’s Monkey House hosted “Untapped: a Night of Drag and Burly-Q”on Friday, Sept....

Patrons mill around outside of ArtsRiot on Sept. 12.

ArtsRiot reopens and rebrands at Art Hop

Bridget Mackie, Culture Staff Writer September 20, 2021

As summer comes to a close, Burlington residents come together and celebrate the arts with lively exhibits and local food and music. The South End Arts District hosted the 29th annual Art Hop Sept....

Chaz Krouse ‘21 aka DJ Greyhound sits in his home studio Sept. 9.

House music for the house party: Burlington’s emerging DJ scene

Willow Scherwinski, Culture Staff Writer September 14, 2021

In a college town notorious for amateur indie-rock, the thuds of bass-driven music spilling from basements of student apartments are changing the pace of nightlife.  Kicking overplayed hits and garage...

A Philadelphia Pride flag, which represents intersectionality within the LGBTQ+ community and a legacy of activism, flies over Burlington Pride Sept. 5.

Burlington Pride rejects ‘rainbow capitalism’

Laura Clifford, Culture Staff Writer September 13, 2021

Looming rain clouds couldn’t dull the bursting excitement of Burlington’s annual Pride Parade and Festival.  Organized by Pride Center VT, hundreds of students and community members clad in rainbow...

Palladino standing on the edge of a small cliff overlooking a mountain range.

Student hikes Appalachian Trail in 97 days

Cyrus Oswald, Culture Staff Writer September 9, 2021

Many UVM students spend their summers in Burlington or their hometowns, working summer jobs or internships. Sophomore Ben Palladino decided, instead, to hike 2,190 miles.  Palladino completed the entirety...

The Young Love Scene’s Gordon Goldsmith ‘03 poses for photos Sept. 2.

The Young Love Scene follows viral single with explorative debut record

Max Gerlach, Culture Staff Writer September 8, 2021

The Young Love Scene’s debut LP, “Holy Punch,” delivers just what its title entails: a holy punch. The Young Love Scene is Gordon Goldsmith’s ‘03 solo project. The 36-year-old Burlington resident...

Senior Liv Marshall stands on the steps of the Howe Library Sept. 1.

Cynic Fit Check: Back to school edition

Sophia Venturo, Culture Editor September 6, 2021

We all know the first week of school is a fashion show. Here’s what UVM students wore to bid summer farewell and greet fall. Sophomore Mara Wyman  “I literally ordered all of this online,”...

Four students reflect on pandemic era campus

Four students reflect on pandemic era campus

Sophia Venturo, Culture Editor September 1, 2021

Each grade has had differing accessibility to what campus has to offer. On March 11 2020, the department of Residential Life announced in an email that students were not to return to campus after spring...

Culture Staff Recommends: Burlington Hot Spots

Culture Staff Recommends: Burlington Hot Spots

Quinn Johnson, Culture Staff Writer August 31, 2021

As summer winds down and the start of classes creeps closer and closer, UVM students from across the country will begin their pilgrimage back to campus.  UVM first-years and transfers may have difficulty...

A sign reminds students to put their masks on before they enter Aug. 28.

Despite University-wide mask policy, RAs not required to enforce masks in dorms

Ella Ruehsen , News and Sports Editor August 30, 2021

Residential Advisors are no longer tasked with enforcing masking despite UVM’s indoor mask policy, said Gary Derr, VP of operations and public safety.  Last year, RAs enforced the Green and Gold...

Mask on? Mask off?: Navigating unclear cultural expectations post-pandemic

Mask on? Mask off?: Navigating unclear cultural expectations post-pandemic

Sophia Venturo, Culture Editor May 20, 2021

The past year seemed to be one day played out on a continuous loop.  After the lockdown procedures last March, the shock and disruption of the pandemic wore off, a “new normal” set in and we accepted...

Culture Staff Recommends: Spring fever edition

Culture Staff Recommends: Spring fever edition

Culture Staff May 14, 2021

In this edition of Culture Staff Recommends, the culture writers share their entertainment picks that are pulling them through a gloomy spring and into another beautiful Burlington summer. Christa Guzmán...

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