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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

Andrew Slowmans cartoon for the cartoon caption collaboration #1. A farmer in the desert pulling up a chicken from the ground.

Cartoon Caption Collaboration

Illustrations Staff and Opinion Staff February 6, 2024

In this collaboration, the illustrations section created a unique cartoon with no caption. The opinion staff was then tasked with coming up with creative captions for the cartoon. Here our the top three...

Molly Parkers illi for the Jake Minch EP review. A sketchy silhouette with headphones on with music notes floating around them.

The best new artist you haven’t heard of: a review of “how many”

Clare Yesilonis, Culture Staff Writer February 5, 2024

From the day that I first received a TikTok of Jake Minch’s original song, “id pick up flowers” two years ago, I became a fan. The video takes place in what I assume to be his bedroom, and he...

Mollys illi for the 1989 album review

Taylor Swift channels synth-pop and nostalgia: a “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” review

Sophie Williams, Culture Staff Writer November 8, 2023

Heartbreak, polaroids and red lipstick: Taylor Swift brings 2014 to 2023 with her highly-anticipated fourth re-recording: “1989 (Taylor’s Version).”   Released on Oct. 27, the re-recorded “1989...

Mollys illustration for the Scarlet album review

Doja Cat sees red: “Scarlet” and its complexities

Maya Surrenti, Culture Staff Writer October 4, 2023

Editor's note: This story was updated on Oct. 4 at 3:46 p.m. to cite "Paint the Town Red," as the song that hit the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100.  Doja Cat’s new album “Scarlet” simultaneously...

Del Water Gap headlines Fall Fest held in Roy L. Patrick Gymnasium Sept. 22.

Del Water Gap Brings FallFest to New Heights

Nora Sissenich, Culture Staff Writer September 28, 2023

Electric isn’t a word most UVM students would typically use to describe Patrick Gymnasium, but it was certainly an accurate descriptor for last Friday night.  On the evening of Sept. 21, students...

Brightly-colored murals lined the walls of Burlington-based artist Raphaella’s studio at this year’s Art Hop Sept 8.

Art Hop: Newcomers revel in the Burlington art scene

Agnes Shales, Culture staff writer September 19, 2023

Weird and wonderful Art Hop brought the fun to Burlington’s South End. The annual arts festival, hosted by the South End Arts and Business Association, ran Sept. 8-11. Vendors of food and all varieties...

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