The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

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

Colorful clothing on campus: The students not going neutral for fall

Grace Wang, Culture Staff Writer October 21, 2022

On any given fall day on UVM’s lovely campus, you can swim in the sea of beige, black, white, brown and forest green fits adorning students. Alongside falling leaves and hot cider, the toned-down palette...

Dungeons & Dragons slays students’ stress

Dungeons & Dragons slays students’ stress

Kailey Shea, Culture Staff Writer October 17, 2022

As the average college student does, I prefer to relax by going on imaginary quests with my friends, drop-kicking gnomes and dueling giant top hat-wearing frogs along the way.  I had never considered...

Sophomore Ashna Hille wears a “rock star”-level outfit for a Fit Check Sept. 19.

Cynic Fit Check: Ashna Hille

Maggie Swanborn, Culture Staff Writer October 5, 2022

Ashna Hille is a sophomore from Natick, Mass. She recently transferred to UVM and is double majoring in music technology and business, and health and society.  THE CYNIC: How would you describe...

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...

School is officially in full swing, and so is screen time

School is officially in full swing, and so is screen time

Sam Jefferson, Culture Staff Writer September 27, 2022

Inevitably, the return to class with the onset of the fall semester comes with many changes to daily life—including an uptick in UVM students' screen time.  In a survey conducted by the Cynic, many...

Class of 2026 is making long-distance work

Class of 2026 is making long-distance work

Maya Surrenti, Culture Staff Writer September 26, 2022

Don’t hate me for this, but my high school boyfriend and I decided to attend the same college. Quite frankly, I don’t think I would’ve survived a long-distance relationship. I believed many other...

Kitchen Therapy

Kitchen Therapy

Dominic Minadeo, Culture Staff Writer August 31, 2022

After a year of slicing turkey and boiling beets for my job as a cook, I clocked in for the last time at the Vermont National Country Club kitchen.  I changed into my chef coat. I chopped and washed...

Sophomore Ally Wheeler captures content for her nutritional Instagram page @radiantplates on Redstone campus April 29.

Student promotes intuitive eating and wellness on Instagram

Avery DeLisle, Culture Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Sophomore Ally Wheeler promotes nutrition and wellness through social media by sharing her own health journey on her Instagram page, @radiantplates. Wheeler started @radiantplates January 2021 as a...

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...

 Two students choose food items from the fridges in Rally Cat’s Cupboard Feb. 23. Rally Cat’s Cupboard can be found at L/L C102 on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Fridays from noon-4 p.m. or at their pop-up events in the Davis Center Atrium on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m.

Student-run food pantry relocates and expands

Miranda Degreenia, Culture Staff Writer March 23, 2022

Rally Cat’s Cupboard, UVM’s on-campus food pantry, seeks to aid a larger group of students after being forced to relocate, said graduate Malarie McGalliard, co-president of Rally Cat’s Cupboard. SGA...

My brains battle with my vagina

My brain’s battle with my vagina

Cameron Provorny, Culture Staff Writer December 9, 2021

I am 20 years old, in my second year of college, and over a year and a half into my relationship. I lie to the people around me, I lie to myself. I say I’ve had sex before. My gynecologist was the...

My unique Thanksgiving traditions

My unique Thanksgiving traditions

Natalia Stamatatos, Culture Staff Writer November 29, 2021

I always felt jealous of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner growing up as the daughter of an immigrant. I saw the turkey roasting in the oven and the cranberry sauce simmering on the stove on television...

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