The Vermont Cynic

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...

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...

Burlington native Ace$world writes his own raps

Senior Andrew “Ace” Trainor-Clark stands against a tree outside the Davis center, Feb. 6. Trainor-Clark’s music is produced by Burlington-based producer Rajit Sachdeva.

Natalie Charron, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Rapper Ace$world was “born light, light as a feather.” Senior Andrew “Ace” Trainor-Clark, who records his rap music under the name “Ace$world, puts his finished work on Apple Music and Spotify.  Trainor-Clark was born in Sri Lanka and raised in Burlington. He has been recording rap music for the p...

First-year pasta chef kneads and feeds

First-year pasta chef kneads and feeds

Jenny Koppang, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

On weekends in McAuley Hall on Trinity campus, the kitchen is bustling with the anticipation of a home-cooked meal.  First-year Jack Page uses his passion for cooking to bring the McAuley community together over authentic Italian cuisine.  Page gently fed his kneaded dough into the pasta machine...

Student artist explores a new medium

Student artist explores a new medium

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Pink chalk drawings completely cover the brick sections of walls inside Charlie Piper’s dorm room in the Living/Learning Center.  Also hung up are his proudest pieces of artwork. Sophomore Charlie Piper drew a lot as a kid, and as he grew up, he never stopped.  “I remember my grandmother always ...

Senior releases new album “Sunburst”

Senior releases new album

Natalie Charron, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

It’s early in the morning and the day is ushered in by the hypnotic lull of a tenor saxophone and trumpet, accompanied by the steady beat of percussion cymbals. This imagery is realized through “Sunrise,” the first track of senior Cam Gilmour’s second album “Sunburst.” “Sunburst” was rel...

Visiting dancer talks art and activism

Contemporary dancer and choreographer Miguel Gutierrez addresses an audience in the Livak Ballroom, Sept. 18. During his talk, Gutierrez discussed his recent essay, “Does Abstraction Belong to White People?”

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

September 24, 2019

The class chanted in unison as the instructor took it all in: “Self-consciousness is the illusion that this is only happening to me.” Contemporary dancer and choreographer Miguel Gutierrez came to UVM Sept. 18 as a visiting performer. The artist was there to speak to a class and to give a talk about his essay, “Does Abstraction Belong to White Peopl...

Student releases book of poetry

Junior Harmony Edosomwan poses with her new book, Aug. 22. The book, titled “Sad Black Girl,” is an interactive poetry book filled with Edosomwan’s words, places to write or draw the reader’s own feelings and art made by friends and strangers.

Sarah Robinson, Culture editor

September 1, 2019

The poet sat in a vegan bakery, Kneads, in the North End. The blank walls contrasted the color of her newly published book sitting on the table. Junior Harmony Edosomwan published a book of poetry in May through Amazon’s self-publishing service.  The book, titled “Sad Black Girl,” is ...

Senior Lecturer’s art addresses ecological changes

Senior lecturer of art and art history Cameron Davis stands in front of one of her pieces March 28 in the UVM Medical Center. Her collection is entitled “Endless Spring” which the refers to one of many Buddhist terms for enlightenment or awakening.

Juliet Malkowski, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

Despite the bleakness of late winter, looking at Cameron Davis’s bright, earthy canvases is like stepping into the beauty of springtime. Davis is a senior lecturer of art and art history, and teaches drawing, perspectives on art making and courses on art and ecology. She currently has her work ...

Senior curates Winooski art show

Senior curates Winooski art show

Kelly Duggan, Staff Writer

November 10, 2018

Senior Mak Baker flipped through a sketchbook they filled with pen-and-ink drawings their time abroad in Denmark. Baker paused at a sketch of a classic Danish girl: blonde hair, blue eyes. “She knew I was drawing her, so I left,” Baker said. Beyond their studies as a studio art and psychological ...

Dancer hopes to keep UVM weird

Dancer hopes to keep UVM weird

Kassondra Little and Genevieve Winn

October 30, 2018

Jae Baker ’17 saw breakdancing for the first time in a movie trailer when he was a kid, he said. “I remember it was a headslide, and I just thought that was so cool,” he said. “I had to learn how to do it,”  Baker, from Albany, NY, graduated from UVM with a degree in French and a minor ...

Adventure Dog to open for SpringFest

Winner of UVM Program Board’s Battle of the Bands, Adventure Dog performed March 24 at Nectars on Main Street. The band will open for Playboy Carti at this year’s SpringFest April 28.

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018

Wires snaked around the feet of the band as they walked into their rehearsal space, a chaotic basement littered with craft beer cans, amps and drum kits. Amps were pulled up to sit on as senior Andrew Tonra, guitarist and vocalist of Adventure Dog, began to speak. Adventure Dog won UVM Program Bo...

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