The Vermont Cynic

Diwali brings light to campus despite restrictions

Suresh Garimella (left) and his wife Lakshmi light the ceremonial lamp that signifies the start of Diwali Nov. 14.
Emma Adams, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

UVM students clad in mustard-yellow saris and flowing turquoise skirts ornamented the stage for a joyous celebration marking the beginning of Diwali.  The Indian Students Association held their 14th...

Art student renders pandemic life in new sculpture

Daisy Hutter poses with her sculpture '2020 Self Portrait
Laura Meyer, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

In the lobby of Williams Hall, a three-dimensional sculpture suspends from the ceiling. It is a portrait of a young woman wearing a mask. Her deep eyes and flowing hair are sketched in black and white,...

The personal and political of ‘FRENZY’

Senior Noah Zhou’s Exhibit, FRENZY, is displayed in the Francis Colburn Art Gallery in Williams Hall, Nov 6. The Exhibit will be open until November 16.
Anna Kolosky, Assistant Culture Editor November 13, 2020

Tucked away in the Colburn Gallery in Williams, abstract paintings and photography line the white walls.  The artwork is part of senior Noah Zhou’s first solo art exhibition at UVM that seeks to...

New tattoo parlor prioritizes inclusivity

Moody Rose Christopher, owner of Love and Death tattoo, poses with a free-hand, no reference back piece for a customer, Nov. 6. Moody opened Love and Death Tattoo on College Street in the midst of COVID.
Kellyn Doerr, Staff Writer November 12, 2020

Underneath a thrift store in downtown Burlington, there’s a white door to the left, adorned with a padlock and three words in unaligned black lettering. It spells out “LOVE AND DEATH.” Love and...

Students explain why they didn’t vote

Ballot counting machine assigned to counting early ballots for Ward 7 inside of City Hall Oct. 29.
Culture Staff November 3, 2020

Often the Cynic asks voters why they voted, but what about the group of people that didn't? Or what about the students and community members that did vote, but begrudgingly? The Cynic created an anonymous...

Don’t vote for Kanye

Don't vote for Kanye
Connor Adams, Staff Writer November 3, 2020

We look towards celebrities for inspiration regarding culture and the arts, but when it comes to politics celebrities cause problems that can manipulate voters . Kanye West is one of the most important...

Major Jackson to leave UVM next semester

Major Jackson to leave UVM next semester
Sabine Foerg and Nicole Hardy November 2, 2020

After 18 years at the University of Vermont, University Distinguished Professor Major Jackson is heading for a warmer climate and new challenges. Nationally acclaimed poet Jackson has announced...

Culture staff recommends: Masks for all occasions

Culture staff recommends: Masks for all occasions
Culture Staff October 29, 2020

Sarah Robinson Durability - Kize premium mask (Two for $25) Kize’s premium masks are sturdy and built to last come. While a bit on the pricey side, the company donates a portion of every sale...

The Fleming reopens with digital option

The Fleming reopens with digital option
Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer September 16, 2020

For the first time, the Fleming will be featuring a digital collection for student access. Fleming museum will reopen its doors to the public on Sept 15. Numerous COVID prevention policies have been...

Recent grad lands BTV artist residency

Recent grad lands BTV artist residency
Sophia Venturo, Assistant Culture Editor September 11, 2020

Although a pandemic forced Burlington Artist Erin Bundock, ‘20 to uproot her studio, mid-project, the artist is now hitting her stride in the Burlington arts scene.  Bundock’s studio is laced with...

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....

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...

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