The Vermont Cynic

Finding strength and community at Pride

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

6 hours ago


Filed under Culture, Life

There’s something undefinable about the moment you look around and realize you aren’t alone. Marching down Church street in the Burlington Pride Parade, surrounded by fellow students adorned with rainbows and smiles, I experienced that moment. It was my first pride parade, and I don’t think I’ve ...

Dancers inspire audience

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

1 day ago


Filed under Arts, Culture

As three women danced on stage at the Redstone Recital Hall, the audience could hear their breath and they made intense eye contact with those watching the performance. The UVM department of music and dance collaborated with the Vermont Dance Alliance to present the Vermont Dance Sampler Sept. 8. ...

TREK expands programming to include mountain biking and LGBTQ groups

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

5 days ago


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Miles of lush green forests and stark mountains make up the Vermont wilderness, perfect for hiking, skiing and college. TREK is a program for UVM first-year and transfer students that takes place the week before classes and lets its participants take advantage of the state’s outdoors. Divided ...

Student Life has new leadership

Student Life has new leadership

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

6 days ago


Filed under Campus Life, Culture

The office was bathed in sunlight. A house plant and tea pot sat on the window sill. This summer, Daphne Wells ‘06 took the office of Pat Brown as the new director of Student Life. She has over 13 years of experience in Student Life and graduated from UVM’s Higher Education Student Affairs Master’s degree program, accord...

Culture staff recommends

Culture Staff

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

TV Show "Sharp Objects" Recommended by Sarah Robinson Based on a novel by Gillian Flynn, “Sharp Objects” follows Camille Preaker (Amy Adams), a journalist in Saint Louis. When a girl is found viciously murdered, Camille goes back to her hometown looking for the scoop but is reunited with o...

Art Hop boasts new events and workshops

Art Hop boasts new events and workshops

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Culture

The South End Arts and Business Association will hold its 26th annual Art Hop in the South End Sept. 7-9. The three-day event sprawls mostly along Pine street, with over 600 artists displaying their work in studios or local businesses that are briefly reimagined as galleries, according to the ...

Intervale offers fresh produce and strong community

Intervale offers fresh produce and strong community

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Culture, Headliners

Sweet bell peppers, leafy green arugula, and papery yellow onion create a rainbow at the end of an otherwise dusty and gray Vermont road. All this produce was grown by local farmers at the Intervale Community Farm, a 58-acre farm in Burlington that includes seven sections of the Winooski River’...

“Eighth Grade” hits the mark

“Eighth Grade” hits the mark

Hunter McKenzie, Senior Staff Columnist

September 5, 2018


Filed under Culture, Reviews

Holly Coughlan It didn’t occur to me until the first blinding moments of “Eighth Grade” that I didn’t remember what it was like to be 13 years old in middle school. But when I sat in my theater seat and watched as the film opened on a grainy, adolescent face in front of a webcam, it all came ...

Concerts at Higher Ground to look forward to and how to prepare to go

Concerts at Higher Ground to look forward to and how to prepare to go

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Culture, Previews

A favorite venue of concert goers in the Burlington area is geared up and ready for another year. Higher Ground’s calendar is jam-packed with shows featuring next few months. Nationally headlining bands and local groups alike will take the stage. The local Burly venue hosts a wide variety of band...

Professor’s novel selected by actress for book club

Professor’s novel selected by actress for book club

Sarah Robinson, Senior Staff Writer

August 29, 2018


Filed under Culture, Editor's Picks

A Los Angeles artist is known for her provocative paintings depicting herself as famous female murder victims. That same LA artist organizes a gala of her paintings to save the Rocque Museum from complete atrophy. The artist never arrives, which begs the question: has the artist become a victim like those i...

New director of student life selected

New director of student life selected

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

July 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Life, News

A new director of student life has been selected following the departure of former director Pat Brown. Daphne R. Wells will be replacing Brown, who retired this June after 39 years of service to UVM. Wells was selected after a nationwide search according to a July 9 email from Dennis DePaul, asso...

Following the Calling: The Cynic reviews Boston Calling

Following the Calling: The Cynic reviews Boston Calling

Hunter McKenzie, Culture columnist

June 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Editor's Picks, Reviews

Natalie Portman was seated upon a platform stage in the Arena of the Harvard Athletic Complex in Cambridge when the noise started. Hundreds of baffled festival-goers watched her engage in a Malcolm X-dedicated spoken-word performance while a strange, silent short film from 1930 called “Hell-B...

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