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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

Photo illustration: Members of student band Cows on the Moon Oct. 13 (left to right): first-years Keagan Lafferty, Peter Nicholson,  Sebastian Cataldi and Henry Leister. Two members live on Trinity campus, forcing the other two to bring their equipment from their dorms on Redstone and Central campuses.

The journey to jam: The spatial gap at the heart of UVM’s music community

Ashna Hille, Culture Staff Writer October 18, 2022

Trinity campus is arguably the center of UVM’s on-campus independent music scene and an incredible resource to anyone looking to start a band or to just find people to jam with. A large number of...

First-year Alisson Fernández and senior Naomi Laver learn salsa dancing at UVM Salsa’s practice in Mann Hall Gym Sept. 30.

UVM Salsa Team offers a supportive community for all dancers

Eamon Dunn, Culture Editor October 6, 2022

Editors Note: This story was updated on Oct. 6th at 7:30 p.m. to correctly identify a source. Partnered up and moving to the beat of Latin music, members of the UVM Salsa Team join together to exercise...

“Don’t Worry Darling” release generates discourse on inequality in accountability

“Don’t Worry Darling” release generates discourse on inequality in accountability

Brooke Burns, Culture Staff Writer October 4, 2022

I think people hold women in positions of authority accountable far more often than men. In the case of the release of “Don’t Worry Darling,” a new blockbuster Hollywood film, director Olivia Wilde...

Rapper Yung Gravy performs at Patrick Gym for FallFest Sept. 30.

Yung Gravy revives FallFest, flings food at students

Kailey Shea, Culture Staff Writer October 3, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. to correctly contextualize a quote from a band member. Yung Gravy led UVM students in a moment of silence for the extinct catamount species...

The Soda Plant building on Pine Street in the South End of Burlington Sept. 18. The building hosts many studios and shops that participate in Art Hop, including Brio Coffeeworks, ALKAME CO, The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery and many more.

30 years of Art Hop: UVM students and locals alike celebrate art and innovation

Kailey Shea, Culture Staff Writer September 19, 2022

Creative entrepreneurship crescendoed under the orange glow of the recent harvest moon for the 30th year of Art Hop.  Burlington’s South End Arts and Business Association, a local nonprofit, held...

Staff Recommends: What we listened to over the summer

Culture Staff August 30, 2022

“Country Squire” by Tyler Childers – Avery DeLisle Country music has, sometimes understandably, gotten a bad rap for its cheesy sound and overly-patriotic themes. While I can understand why, the...

Culture Staff Recommends: What to do while procrastinating studying for finals

Culture Staff May 3, 2022

Watch “Russian Doll” – Anna Berg “Russian Doll” is a mind-bending show that goes far beyond your typical time travel story, and Netflix released a second season April 20. The series stars...

Higher Ground on Williston Road in South Burlington.

UVM band shares spot as opener for “Love, Kelly” concert

Alicia Wolfram, Culture Staff Writer April 14, 2022

UVM band Blu Pak and Castleton singer Tyler Serrani will open for the April 16 “Love, Kelly” hip-hop show after tying in an Instagram competition, said Kelly Butts-Spirito, independent music video...

Dark Goddess: Rethinking the Sacred Feminine

Dark Goddess: Rethinking the Sacred Feminine

Anna Berg, Culture Staff Writer April 11, 2022

In her latest photography exhibition, Vermont-based artist Shanta Lee Gander rethinks the Sacred Feminine and the male gaze through a collaboration between artist, model and museum. “Dark Goddess:...

Sophomore Jordan Barbour, first year Spencer Cook, junior Taylor Slonaker, first year Katie Ovitt, and first year Abbie Hazelton (left to right), during their performance of “The Origin of Annoyance” by Evan Dodge, a first year.

Students direct and perform plays at Fringe Fest

Miranda Degreenia, Culture Staff Writer April 5, 2022

As the chandeliers in Ira Allen Chapel dimmed, colorful lights lit the stage for an evening of performances by the University Players. The University Players, a student-run theater club, began preparing...

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