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

(left to right) Sonia DeYoung, Suzy Zaner and Leigh Sweet transport the catamount to the Davis Center March 16.

Taxidermy catamount finds new home in Davis Center

Mac Mansfield-Parisi March 24, 2023

UVM’s historic taxidermy catamount, long displayed outside the Benedict Auditorium in the Marsh Life Science building, has found a new, more public home in the Davis Center. In summer 2021, the catamount...

“For us as seniors, so much of our experiences were influenced by the unexpected,” senior Nina Pastore said upon reflecting on her college experience.

Conversations with a senior: Nina Pastore

Michael Harrity, Culture Staff Writer March 21, 2023

Though she grew up in Tampa, Fla., senior Nina Pastore spent much of her childhood escaping the heat and vacationing to the snowy hills of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, where her grandparents own a farm. “Vermont...

Photo Illustration: The Yerba Mate shortage on campus has been met with differing levels of concern from those who are troubled by it and those who are indifferent.

Students grapple with a Yerb-shaped void

Kailey Shea, Culture Staff Writer March 20, 2023

As midterms hit and workloads ramped up the week before spring break, UVM students found themselves deprived of their favorite stimulant.   UVM was informed that Guayakí, one of the main retailers...

Photo Illustration: Students holding the door for each other at Innovation Hall. On the topic of door-holding, anthropology professor Luis Vivanco said “there are all kinds of interpersonal politics that go into holding the door.”

Exploring door-holding at UVM

Will Hamilton, Culture Staff Writer March 8, 2023

One of the cultural shifts first-year Cy Stavros had to adjust to when coming to UVM was the culture of door-holding that is central to life on campus.  “I never held the door in high school,”...

Students walk the runway at the Black Student Union’s fashion show “Living in Color” in the Grand Maple Ballroom Feb. 25. The name is reflective of Black artists in the fashion industry as well as the active experience of being a person of color.

“Living in Color:” UVM’s Black Student Union takes to the runway

Eamon Dunn and Miles McCallum March 3, 2023

Editor’s note: Eamon Dunn is the culture editor of the Cynic. Miles McCallum is the historian of the Black Student Union. With the Cynic being a predominantly white newsroom, McCallum was invited to...

Cynic Fit Check: What the new editors are wearing

Eamon Dunn, Culture Editor March 1, 2023

A new semester is full of new things: classes, seasons, and of course, Cynic editors. While we miss those of us who graduated or moved abroad, the new crew is just as stylish. Here’s what the new—and...

Culture staff recommends: Favorite albums

Culture staff recommends: Favorite albums

Culture Staff February 27, 2023

If you ever find yourself in a music rut, know that you can find some excellent suggestions in the digital pages of the Cynic. Here are the culture staff’s recommendations for tunes to turn up to. “Love...

Conversations with a senior: Maddy Holden

Conversations with a senior: Maddy Holden

Michael Harrity, Culture Staff Writer February 21, 2023

Class of 2023, the time is near. Graduation is almost upon us. I have been asked many times over the last few weeks and months if I am ready to graduate. More specifically, I’ve been asked if I’m going...

Balancing it out: How to make the most of your college experiences

Balancing it out: How to make the most of your college experiences

Keely Ehnstrom, Culture Staff Writer February 16, 2023

People preach the importance of balance in life, but the guidance tends to stop there. College students are forced to figure out what “balance” means by themselves.     We are immediately faced...

Danny LeFrancois of Burlington-based Danny & the Parts performing at WRUV during their “Exposure” show Feb. 8.

WRUV “Exposure”: Danny & The Parts

Keagan Lafferty, Culture Staff Writer February 15, 2023

Old CDs are plastered across the wall of a dimly-lit music studio, guitars and amps are scattered across the floor. Listeners across Burlington turn on the radio and tune into a one-of-a-kind show. WRUV,...

Photo Illustration: Students celebrating Valentine’s Day with a box of chocolate . College students’ plans for Valentine’s Day range from a crepe dinner over FaceTime to an Applebee’s outing.

How UVM students are sharing the love this Valentine’s Day

Maya Surrenti, Culture Staff Writer February 14, 2023

My most remarkable Valentine’s Day to date was when I texted “I like you” with a blue heart emoji to my sixth grade crush. I was rejected.  Other than that one year when I was deeply inspired...

Culture staff recommends: Best rom-coms

Culture staff recommends: Best rom-coms

Culture Staff February 13, 2023

Whether it be all by yourself, with your friends or even your bae, the Cynic culture staff has the best rom-coms for you to watch this Valentine’s Day. Here are a few of our favorites to help set the...

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