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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

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...

Jeans from vintage for a modern life hang inside of The Vault Nov 13.

Vintage stores notice increased popularity

Grace Decker, Culture Staff Writer November 18, 2021

Off the north end of Church St. a shop with wide clear windows features mannequins posed in vintage clothing. There has been an influx of people shopping vintage in Burlington who are more interested...

President Suresh Garimella and his wife lighting the celebratory lamps for Diwali in the Grand Maple Ballroom of the Davis Center Nov 14.

Community celebrates international campus presence at Diwali

Becca Olshan, Culture Staff Writer November 16, 2021

For the first time since 2019, the Davis Center Grand Maple Ballroom came to life with colors and lights to celebrate Diwali.  The Indian Student Association held their 15th annual Diwali celebration...

Posters on wall outside of the Office of Student Life in the Davis Center Nov. 5.

UPB returns from hiatus understaffed

Kate Germain, Culture Staff Writer November 16, 2021

UVM’s student programming group faces staffing troubles after its year-long break from full capacity operations, said Jerome Budomo, associate director of Student Life. The UVM Program Board paused...

Ditch fast fashion, the world depends on it

Ditch fast fashion, the world depends on it

Eamon Dunn, Culture Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Climate anxiety seems to tax almost everyone, but many people are failing to take action when it comes to their closets. Born into a society dominated by consumerism, many young people care deeply about...

Student creates in-dorm nail salon

Student creates in-dorm nail salon

Shayla Blair, Culture Staff Writer November 4, 2021

First-year Devon Whelchel sits at her desk in UHeights South, prepping her table and setting out colored polishes for her next client to choose from. Whelchel started offering manicure services in her...

Junior Miles McCallum poses outside the Howe Library wearing clothes that resemble a retro-adjacent style.

Cynic Fit Check: Miles McCallum

Sophia Venturo, Culture Editor November 3, 2021

Junior Miles McCallum is originally from Cleveland and moved to Burlington in 2019 to attend UVM. He majors in global studies and serves as president of the Black Student Union. THE CYNIC: Describe your...

Game of Thrones prequel deserves a chance

“Game of Thrones” prequel deserves a chance

Becca Olshan, Culture Staff Writer October 28, 2021

“Game of Thrones” had a notoriously bad ending, and I seriously question the taste in television of those who think otherwise For the first time since 2018, there’s hope for redemption. That light...

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Turning Point USA meets protesters in Burlington

Cyrus Oswald, Culture Staff Writer October 25, 2021

A conservative campaign made a stop on one of the country’s most liberal campuses and encountered protestors. Turning Point USA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting conservative values...

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Fletcher Library opens undocumented migration exhibit

Natalia Stamatatos, Culture Staff Writer October 25, 2021

Thousands of toe-tags hanging on a map represent lost human lives and bring attention to an ongoing humanitarian crisis. Interactive exhibit “Hostile Terrain 94,” organized by the Undocumented Migration...

Juniors Adalia Williams, Max Kriff and Cam Tagatac are the student producers of “What’s Up Church Street.”

New UVMtv series portrays drunken ‘realism’

Shayla Blair, Culture Staff Writer October 15, 2021

Fall semester is officially in full swing and Thursday night marks the descent of undergrads on downtown Burlington’s nightlife.  UVMtv created a new series, “What’s Up Church Street,” produced...

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