The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

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

The “Call and Response” exhibit at the Fleming Museum Nov. 29. The seating in the room creates a storytelling space.

Community curation: A new direction for the Fleming

Will Hamilton, Culture Staff Writer November 30, 2022

Of all the institutions affected by COVID-19, few were more radically impacted than museums, with nearly 90% closing their doors, according to a May 2020 UNESCO article. Among the tangible shifts caused...

Sitting in: The rehearsal process of student bands

Sitting in: The rehearsal process of student bands

Keagan Lafferty, Culture Staff Writer November 29, 2022

Since coming to UVM, I’ve spent many weekend nights crammed in a smelly, unfinished basement or in a backyard downtown as an exciting and talented group of college musicians performs for a crowd.  Following...

Burlington Cafe Superlatives

Burlington Cafe Superlatives

Maggie Swanborn, Culture Staff Writer November 28, 2022

With so many great options for coffee in Burlington, it can be difficult to decide where to go. This list of coffee shop superlatives will help you find the perfect place to stop at the next time you are...

Culture staff recommends: Best books to read over Thanksgiving break

Culture staff recommends: Best books to read over Thanksgiving break

Culture Staff November 16, 2022

The seasons are changing, the days are getting shorter and the holidays are nearly upon us. To combat the frosty weather and shortened sunlight hours, there’s nothing better than escaping into a good...

First-year Sofia Martins on Waterman green Nov. 9. She finds many of her clothes through thrifting.

Cynic Fit Check: Sofia Martins

Grace Wang, Culture Staff Writer November 15, 2022

Sofia Martins is a first-year student from Mattapoisett, Mass. and is pursuing a natural resources degree in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. The charm and sustainable nature...

Literally underground: Problems with accessibility in UVM’s band scene

Literally underground: Problems with accessibility in UVM’s band scene

Ashna Hille, Culture Staff Writer November 14, 2022

It’s dark and sweaty. There’s a concerning smell of mold in the air, but you don’t care. Music is blaring from the amplifier next to you and a mildly attractive guitarist is riffing on the band's...

UVM Outdoor Programs hosted Mountainfilm on Tour in the Grand Maple Ballroom Nov. 4. The event helped promote many of UVM’s outdoor-oriented clubs and spread awareness about the environment.

Documentary film festival urges students to get outside

Kailey Shea, Culture Staff Writer November 11, 2022

Film transported examples of resilient human spirit to the Davis Center to show student snowboarders, change-makers and interested community members that the outdoors belong to everyone.  UVM Outing...

What keeps Taylor Swift up at night: A “Midnights” album review

What keeps Taylor Swift up at night: A “Midnights” album review

Keagan Lafferty, Culture Staff Writer November 9, 2022

Positive, negative or in-between—what keeps you up at night?  Whatever your answer may be, Taylor Swift understands. A listen to “Midnights,” her newest album, will perfectly put those late-night...

How to fashionably survive a Burlington winter

How to fashionably survive a Burlington winter

Maya Surrenti, Culture Staff Writer November 8, 2022

I don’t know about you, but when I really love my outfit, my day has a special shine.  In terms of the winters I have experienced, I grew up in Louisville, Ky., where we would be lucky to get three...

Noah Kahan ushers in the “Stick Season” at Higher Ground

Noah Kahan ushers in the “Stick Season” at Higher Ground

Keely Ehnstrom, Culture Staff Writer November 8, 2022

The season of the sticks lurks in the shadows of each falling leaf. Luckily, someone wrote a New England guide of what to expect.  Noah Kahan released his album “Stick Season” Oct. 14 and two weekends...

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