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The @Loveisblind Instagram page has over 1,000 followers as many wait for this new UPB event to begin.

Campus reality show promises love, friendship and fame

Evan Peck, Culture Staff Writer February 8, 2021

A new reality show created by the University Program Board allows students the chance to find the love of their life, even in the midst of a global pandemic. “Love is Blind - UVM” is a dating show...

AJR pioneers virtual concert experience

AJR pioneers virtual concert experience

Luke Davis, Culture Staff Writer February 3, 2021

With the stage set and the harnesses ready, indie pop trio AJR's "One Spectacular Night" was set to begin for an audience of zero. On Dec. 26, the group of NYC-based brothers started livestreaming their...

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Pons’ Creative Chaos

Connor Adams, Staff Writer December 6, 2020

Pons’ new album, “Intellect,” is brimming with talent and budding ideas, but ends up being a lesson on the dangers of uncontrolled chaos. In an interview with the band, band member Jack Parker...

Suresh Garimella (left) and his wife Lakshmi light the ceremonial lamp that signifies the start of Diwali Nov. 14.

Diwali brings light to campus despite restrictions

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...

Daisy Hutter poses with her sculpture '2020 Self Portrait

Art student renders pandemic life in new sculpture

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,...

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.

The personal and political of ‘FRENZY’

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...

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.

New tattoo parlor prioritizes inclusivity

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...

Ballot counting machine assigned to counting early ballots for Ward 7 inside of City Hall Oct. 29.

Students explain why they didn’t vote

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...

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