The Vermont Cynic

English professor explores music and poetry in new book

English professor explores music and poetry in new book

Emma Adams, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

New York City is a concrete jungle, but embedded in that concrete is the history of music and poetry.   Stephen Cramer is a professor in UVM’s English department and has been at UVM since 2008. He is an advisor for The Gist, a student curated literary and visual arts journal.  After living ...

Senior documents cause to get rid of fighter jets in Burlington

A screenshot from senior Ruby Bates’ short film about the basing of F-35’s in Burlington. Rajnii Eddins was one of the interviewees in Bates’ film.

Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

A group of concerned community members are protesting the use of fighter jets in Vermont. A UVM senior sought to document their cause in a two part film. Burlington area community members tuned into Zoom April 18 for a virtual viewing of senior Ruby Bates’ short film about the basing of F-35’s in Burling...

Must-see street art in Burlington

A spray paint artist finalizes his design behind ArtsRiot on the South End.

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

April 20, 2020

It's almost May, and around this time of year Church Street should be filled with families, shoppers, dogs and excitement for the coming summer. While shops and restaurants have closed their doors, the street art that lines the walls, sidewalks and fences around Burly are always available for viewing. During...

QuaranTime to get drunk: your guide to Chittenden county’s to-go cocktails

Illustration by Kate Vanni

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

April 17, 2020

On March 19, Gov. Phil Scott announced Vermont restaurants could now offer to-go alcoholic beverages. This announcement could not have come at a better time, because relaxing with a drink that an expert made for me is what I have been craving most during this time of uncertainty. If you are 21 or over, check out the list be...

New Childish Gambino album doesn’t live up to his discography

New Childish Gambino album doesn't live up to his discography

Connor Adams, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

I’ve never really been a Childish Gambino fan, but I strongly believe “3.15.20” is his worst album yet. Childish Gambino a.k.a. Donald Glover, is a tour de force of the arts. He’s a director and screenwriter, actor and musician, but music is his weakest link. Most of his songs are egocent...

Best movies to stream during quarantine

Best movies to stream during quarantine

Evan Peck, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

If you already watched “Tiger King” and now realize you are sick of Joe Exotic and his wild shenanigans, chances are you’re ready for something else to watch.  Here is a list of some of my favorite films, available on Netflix, which will hopefully keep you entertained during the next month of cha...

100 gecs brings tasteful anarchy to pop music

100 gecs brings tasteful anarchy to pop music

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

Imagine you opened a door to a wormhole: a magnetic warp pulls you forward with growing intensity and just as you are about to fall in, a pair of auto tuned voices reaches in and pulls you out.  On a manic day in mid-September, I sent a text to a friend with a link to experimental electronic duo 1...

Sophomore raps from Sichel, publishes on SoundCloud

The walls of sophomore Cam Barnes' room do not go undecorated, as both artwork and neon lights hang on them, Feb 28.

Stephan Toljan, Photo Editor

March 26, 2020

Cam Barnes’ music career started at 9 years old when he picked up a saxophone. “I started playing the saxophone in the fourth grade, and that’s when it took off,” Barnes said. “I was like, ‘wow, this music thing is kinda cool.’” However, he didn’t start creating his own m...

Battle of the Bands shows off student talent

Rapper Prince Lood performs during the Battle of the Bands competition, March 4. Lood opened the third night of the three-night competition.

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Brennan's Pub & Bistro on most nights is a laid-back atmosphere for students to get food and hang out with their friends.  UVM Program Board’s Battle of the Bands preliminary rounds took place March 2-4 in Brennan’s. Thirteen bands competed for four spots at the finals. On March 11, President...

Rep. Wazir educates on Afghanistan War

Safiya Wazir, a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, gives a presentation in Fleming Museum, Feb. 28. Wazir was the first refugee elected to the New Hampshire House.

Emma Adams, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

At first glance, the rugs displayed on Fleming Museum’s walls appear to be abstract mosaics composed of deep brown and burgundy thread.  Upon closer examination, they depict jarring images of war. Rep. Safiya Wazir spoke at noon Feb. 28 at Fleming  about one of the museums new exhibits, “WARP: Wa...

“The Witcher” proves not all adaptations are bad

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

March 5, 2020

Despite the amount of streaming services we have at our disposal, it can be hard to avoid one controversial topic: book to screen adaptations. Every adaptation of a classic is held to an incredibly high standard, and no matter its success, inevitably you hear the same old turn of phrase from an a...

Student models show that solidarity is always in style

Model and UVM alumna Pam Winee stands with arms stretched wide during the BSU Fashion Show, Feb. 29. The show was hosted by entertainer Jayson Okanlawon.

Natalie Charron, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Backstage, models got dressed in colorful outfits and prepared to walk the runway. As the music started to play, they walked out to a cheering crowd. The dimming of the house lights marked the beginning of the Black Student Union Fashion Show, titled “Black in Style.” The show took place at 7 p.m. F...

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