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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

My brains battle with my vagina

My brain’s battle with my vagina

Cameron Provorny, Culture Staff Writer December 9, 2021

I am 20 years old, in my second year of college, and over a year and a half into my relationship. I lie to the people around me, I lie to myself. I say I’ve had sex before. My gynecologist was the...

Culture Staff Recommends: Your sex playlist

Culture Staff Recommends: Your sex playlist

Culture Staff December 8, 2021

“ANTI” by Rihanna - Sophia Venturo There is nothing and no one sexier than Rihanna, and her 2016 record “ANTI” is nothing short of beloved. Packed with radio hits like “Needed Me” edged...

Wenzdae’s illustration for the Ed Sheeran album review.

Ed Sheeran warns against pining for the future

Laura Meyer, Culture Staff Writer November 30, 2021

The lover of math symbols, Ed Sheeran, released his fourth full-length studio album, “=” Oct. 29. Sheeran does not stray from his well-known pop and soft rock tones on “=.” The songs range from...

Exterior of Nunyuns Bakery, which is located in the Old North End Nov. 17.

Nunyuns brings fresh foods to the North End

Cameron Provorny, Culture Staff Writer November 29, 2021

The smell of fresh-baked sweet breads and brewing coffee wafts across a colorful, open dining space. Nunyuns Bakery sits on the corner of North Champlain Street and North Street in Burlington’s Old...

My unique Thanksgiving traditions

My unique Thanksgiving traditions

Natalia Stamatatos, Culture Staff Writer November 29, 2021

I always felt jealous of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner growing up as the daughter of an immigrant. I saw the turkey roasting in the oven and the cranberry sauce simmering on the stove on television...

Jeans from vintage for a modern life hang inside of The Vault Nov 13.

Vintage stores notice increased popularity

Grace Decker, Culture Staff Writer November 18, 2021

Off the north end of Church St. a shop with wide clear windows features mannequins posed in vintage clothing. There has been an influx of people shopping vintage in Burlington who are more interested...

Wes Anderson delivers eulogy to print newspapers

Wes Anderson delivers eulogy to print newspapers

Bridget Mackie, Culture Staff Writer November 17, 2021

Wes Anderson’s new movie, “The French Dispatch,” premiered at the Roxy Cinema Nov. 5. Anderson described the film as “a love letter to journalists” and was inspired by the New Yorker, according...

President Suresh Garimella and his wife lighting the celebratory lamps for Diwali in the Grand Maple Ballroom of the Davis Center Nov 14.

Community celebrates international campus presence at Diwali

Becca Olshan, Culture Staff Writer November 16, 2021

For the first time since 2019, the Davis Center Grand Maple Ballroom came to life with colors and lights to celebrate Diwali.  The Indian Student Association held their 15th annual Diwali celebration...

Posters on wall outside of the Office of Student Life in the Davis Center Nov. 5.

UPB returns from hiatus understaffed

Kate Germain, Culture Staff Writer November 16, 2021

UVM’s student programming group faces staffing troubles after its year-long break from full capacity operations, said Jerome Budomo, associate director of Student Life. The UVM Program Board paused...

The Cynic reimagined: New Yorker covers

The Cynic reimagined: New Yorker covers

November 12, 2021

In an effort to mimic the illustrative cover styles of the New Yorker, the Cynic asked its staff illustrators to capture their version of UVM in one piece.   These cover pieces reimagine the...

Ditch fast fashion, the world depends on it

Ditch fast fashion, the world depends on it

Eamon Dunn, Culture Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Climate anxiety seems to tax almost everyone, but many people are failing to take action when it comes to their closets. Born into a society dominated by consumerism, many young people care deeply about...

Artist Shanta Lee Gander speaks to a crowd in the Fleming Museum Nov. 5. Gander gives a  lecture on issues of restitution.

Artists and scholars discuss problematic legacies of museums

Natalia Stamatatos, Culture Staff Writer November 8, 2021

Academics gathered in the Fleming Museum to discuss the problematic legacies of the artworks that hung on the walls around them. On Nov. 4, a three-day conference opened in the Fleming Museum called...

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