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Poet reads and reminisces at Fleming event

Poet reads and reminisces at Fleming event

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

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


Filed under Culture, Food

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


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

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


Filed under Arts, Arts Teaser, Culture

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...

The art of lighting up

The art of lighting up

Keely Lyons, Senior Staff Writer

April 27, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

Bongs, hookahs and bowls of every color and style adorn the Bern Gallery, a local smoke shop on Main Street. Large and artful pieces that can cost up to thousands of dollars sit near the front of the store. Glass gargoyles and dragons sit on display in the shop. The Bern Gallery was opened...

Community and students show up for Wellness 5K

Community and students show up for Wellness 5K

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

April 26, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Despite the rain and overcast weather, several hundred students and community members gathered on the indoor tennis courts and turf of the Patrick Gym for the fourth annual 4/20 5K for Wellness April 20. At the same time, students from all across campus trekked to Redstone campus to participate in a ...

Culture Staff Recommends: fun things to try the next time you get high

Culture Staff Recommends: fun things to try the next time you get high

Culture Staff

April 25, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Whether you’re toking up on your own or sharing with a group, check out what the Culture staff recommends for high time entertainment and grub.   The Joy of Painting Jonathan Greenberg Bob Ross’s series is a must watch. No matter your current state of mind, it is impossible not to ...

Interview with a pusher: drugs on campus

Interview with a pusher: drugs on campus

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Cannabis doesn’t actually grow like a weed, at least in Vermont. So to get pot, most people have to buy it. To buy cannabis, you need a dealer. Greg is a pusher, or drug dealer, in his dorm. His name has been changed for this interview.  Greg lives on campus and deals with a partner. In his ro...

Culture Staff Recommends: a guide to self care

Culture Staff Recommends: a guide to self care

Culture Staff

April 22, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

At a time when “Treat yourself” has become more of a marketing tactic than real advice, it’s important to practice self-care. Millenials spend twice as much time as baby boomers do on self-care, according to a June 2017 NPR article. Even with that in mind, it’s hard to remember to de...

New Weyes Blood album balances light and dark

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

April 20, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

On the cover of the album, a young woman lounges in a bedroom underwater. “Titanic Rising,” Natalie Mering’s fourth studio album under the alias Weyes Blood, is a grandiose and sprawling depiction of the end of the world as we know it. But even in the face of disaster, Mering reminds us to ...

Alumni House exhibits student art for first time

Alumni House exhibits student art for first time

Anna Kolosky, Senior Staff Writer

April 19, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

Within its Victorian architecture and woodworking, the Alumni House serves as a place for alumni to connect with students and with UVM. The Alumni House will be hosting its first student art show, Pride of Place, April 18 at 61 Summit St. The show features the work of 13 current students. P...

Student musicians to honor Frank Zappa

Student musicians to honor Frank Zappa

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

Walking past Southwick Music Hall in the late afternoon, a passerby may have heard the sound of a band at work. When practice is over, students hum to themselves as they leave, carrying instrument cases and sheet music. ZappaFest will be held for the first time in 10 years at 7:30 p.m. April 2...

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