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Cynic Fit Check: Hannah Rose

Hannah Rose Arafeh poses in Roosevelt Park, Nov. 8.
Culture Staff November 20, 2020

Hannah Rose is a senior English major, an Undergraduate Diversity Fellow at UVM and a community organizer. THE CYNIC: Break down what you’re wearing right now for us. Why did you choose each of these...

Cynic Fit Check: John Zambarano

Cynic Fit Check: John Zambarano
Culture Staff November 20, 2020

John Zambarano graduated from UVM in 2019 with degrees in Art History and American Sign Language. Since then they have served as the Peer Advising Coordinator at the UVM Advising Center as well as a supervisor...

Poesía en resistencia: Poetry in resistance

Poesía en resistencia: Poetry in resistance
Moirha Smith, Culture Staff Writer September 30, 2020

Throughout Tina Escaja’s career, she has expressed her feminist views through spoken word, virtually and in-person.  Tina Escaja is a Spanish professor and director of the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s...

How COVID-19 changed popular music

How COVID-19 changed popular music
Connor Adams, Staff Writer September 24, 2020

The coronavirus has forced music to evolve within the walls of quarantine into an anomaly exclusive to 2020. Artists have had to find new ways to produce their music in our socially-distanced world....

Alianza Latinx raises Hispanic Heritage Month Flag

Alianza Latinx raises Hispanic Heritage Month Flag
Sophia Venturo, Assistant Culture Editor September 22, 2020

Students and staff convened in the Davis Center circle, chatting excitedly behind face masks and dancing with colorful sheaths of fabric. UVM’s Latinx and Hispanic identity group Alianza Latinx kicked...

Quarantine Survival Guide

Quarantine Survival Guide
Cynic Design Staff April 17, 2020

The Vermont Cynic’s design staff created “how to” guides for surviving online learning. Check out these infographics to ensure a successful end to an irregular semester.

Lonely Campus

Lonely Campus
Kate Vanni, Layout and Illustrations Editor April 10, 2020

I wake up every morning to the sound of birds chirping. That is all I hear on campus now that almost everyone is gone.  There are no midnight screams from drunken first-years. The band...

Meet Amy Sercel: The anti-diet dietician

Dietician Amy Sercel sits in her LivingWell office during her drop-in hours, March 5. Sercel helps students approach health through a non-diet approach.
Kate Germain, Staff Writer March 18, 2020

Dietician Amy Sercel ‘14 doesn’t believe in calorie counting,  “My goal is to help people use their internal cues to guide their eating habits,” she said. Sercel is an on-campus dietician....

Culture writer learns self defense at UVM class

Liz Learned, an investigator for Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations, demonstrates self-defense techniques, Feb. 25. Learned has been teaching R.A.D. since 2016.
Anna Kolosky, Culture Columnist March 3, 2020

The room echoed with shouts of “No” as women stood in a circle practicing strikes, kicks and blocks. Their stances were strong, their power filled the room, and it felt amazing to be a part of it. R.A.D.,...

A look inside the Pottery Co-op

First-year Grace DiGiacoma shapes a piece, Feb. 12. Spinning clay on the wheel is called “throwing.”
Anya Kauffman, Staff Writer February 29, 2020

As students enter and exit the Marché, pottery wheels and giant bins of clay mark the entrance to an art studio. These materials belong to the Living/Learning Center’s Pottery Co-op, a space that...

Tri Delta throws annual Delta Desserts

 A plate of cookies sits on the table at the Delta Desserts fundraising event hosted by sorority Tri Delta, Feb. 8. Tri Delta has been partnered with St. Jude Children’s Hospital since 1999.
Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer February 13, 2020

Pink streamers, cut out hearts and plates full of decadent desserts filled every room in UVM’s Tri Delta house. Every spring, UVM’s Tri Delta chapter hosts Delta Desserts, an all-you-can-eat dessert...

Culture Staff’s 100 word rants

Culture Staff's 100 word rants
Culture Staff February 12, 2020

    Evan Peck Between the last time I went skiing and the next time I go, there will be a generation of ski babies born that will whiz past me. Born to wealthy parents, these young...

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