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Senior Cole Thorton poses inside the Cosmic Grind on Church street April 24.

Cynic Fit Check: Cole Thorton

Sophia Venturo, Culture Editor May 7, 2021

Cole Thorton is a senior studio art major and barista at the Cosmic Grind on Church St. You can find Thorton’s art on his Instagram @swimsinink THE CYNIC: Describe your style. THORTON: I’ve been...

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Vermont movie theaters face reopening challenges

Emma Adams, Culture Staff Writer May 6, 2021

Many movie theaters, especially ones that are family-owned or local, have become haunting, life-sized playhouses emptied by economic turmoil. With social distancing restrictions lifting, movie theaters...

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Natural hair and body expo promotes community and Black business

Quinn Johnson, Culture Staff Writer April 20, 2021

Gold balloons spelling out “WOCC” bobbed around in the hallway leading into the Davis Center’s Grand Maple Ballroom, opening into a room full of joyful celebration.  UVM's Women of Color Coalition...

A collection of graffiti tags are found on the side of a staircase in downtown Burlington April 8.

‘Freedom and anonymity:’ The social acceptability of Burlington street art

Quinn Johnson, Culture Staff Writer April 14, 2021

It is hard to miss the delightful auras of chaos gracing Burlington rooftops, alleyways and dumpsters, but even harder to cease the flow of controversial expression.  There has long been a distaste...

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“A profound lack of thinking:” History professor Charlie Briggs on UVM and dismissal

Mae Nagusky, Culture Staff Writer April 9, 2021

History Professor Charlie Briggs first felt inspired to become a professor in college.  He fell in love with the idea of teaching and researching. Today, Briggs has turned into one of those beloved...

Freshman Elene Karlberg, known as UVM Condom Kid, poses surrounded by over 100 Trojan condoms March 31.

‘UVM Condom Kid’ brings peer-to-peer sex education to campus

Willow Scherwinski, Culture Staff Writer April 7, 2021

Despite the misconnection that has ensued from the global pandemic, people are still driven by their primal behavior.  First-year Elene Karlberg recognized this during her time in the dorms this year...

UVM Senior Kellyn Doerr and her boyfriend Wallace Burgess, recent Syracuse University graduate, stand in front of American Flatbread March 27. Doerr and Burgess met during the pandemic through Tinder.

A look at dating culture in COVID-19

Kellyn Doerr, Culture Staff Writer April 2, 2021

I met the love of my life during a global pandemic.  My boyfriend and I met on Tinder. An app I used to love to make fun of and “swipe” on cute guys with my roommates.  We hit it off immediately...

A COVID safe guide to Passover

A COVID safe guide to Passover

Kellyn Doerr, Culture Staff Writer April 1, 2021

We’re back with yet another COVID safe Jewish holiday guide, this time around; Passover. Chag Pesach Sameach bitches.  The wonderful holiday that is Passover. This time commemorates the exodus of...

The simple power of walking

The simple power of walking

Laura Meyer, Culture Staff Writer March 26, 2021

I used to not think much about walking. It was just walking. It got you from point A to point B.  If anything, I thought walking was an inconvenience because of how long it takes to actually get to...

Students lament live at 'Lonely Hearts Club' variety show

Students lament live at ‘Lonely Hearts Club’ variety show

Willow Scherwinski, Culture Staff Writer March 21, 2021

Echoing through the first floor of the Davis Center were sounds of students eagerly showcasing their talents for an audience just excited to be at a live show.  On Friday, March 12 UVM Program Board...

Sustainability students denied housing requests

Sustainability students denied housing requests

Kate Germain, Culture Staff March 18, 2021

As the weather warms and UVM students make their plans for Fall 2021 housing, Sustainability students grapple with major changes in their learning community.   The UVM Department of Residential Life’s...

James Williamson, Senior Lecturer for UVM’s English Department sits in his office surrounded by books Feb. 16. Williamson is one of three other College of Arts and Sciences professors who have recently been laid off due to the budget cuts.

“On a human level, this is the most disrespectful way to go about things:” English professor reflects on time at UVM, dismissal

Cyrus Oswald, Culture Staff Writer March 17, 2021

UVM English Professor James Williamnson is one of three faculty members slated to lose his job with the University, sparking questions from community members and students who have described his unique...

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