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UVM First-year Matt Fisher sits inside the Harris-Millis common area Feb. 21. Fisher has been working on music for five years now.

‘The Neon Lounge’ showcases the best and worst of house

Connor Adams, Culture Staff Writer February 22, 2021

Student musician Matthew Fischer’s new album draws on both of house music’s most common cliches and it’s greatest strengths. Releasing an album during the waves of COVID-19 is no easy feat, especially...

Notes on coolness

Notes on coolness

Sophia Venturo, Culture Editor February 19, 2021

How does one define the essence of cool? Being a member of a subversive art scene? Mastering a balanced strike between hot and cold — of promiscuity and aloofness? Following certain trends? Or turning...

Inclusive sex lecturers debunk myths and teach pleasure

Inclusive sex lecturers debunk myths and teach pleasure

Anna Kolosky, Assistant Culture Editor February 10, 2021

Upbeat pop music played as a single prompt stood out on the computer screen: “Take any movie title and replace one word with orgasm.” Responses flooded in, including, “Harry Potter and the Deathly...

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...

A covid-safe Hanukkah guide

A covid-safe Hanukkah guide

Kellyn Doerr, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

“Put on your yamakah, here comes Hanukkah” With COVID numbers on the rise, it’s important now more than ever to stay vigilant about being safe, even as the holidays roll around. With Hanukkah...

Hannah Rose Arafeh poses in Roosevelt Park, Nov. 8.

Cynic Fit Check: Hannah Rose

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

Sophia Venturo, Culture Editor 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...

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