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Mask on? Mask off?: Navigating unclear cultural expectations post-pandemic

Mask on? Mask off?: Navigating unclear cultural expectations post-pandemic

Sophia Venturo, Culture Editor May 20, 2021

The past year seemed to be one day played out on a continuous loop.  After the lockdown procedures last March, the shock and disruption of the pandemic wore off, a “new normal” set in and we accepted...

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...

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...

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....

Minority gamers deserve a voice

Minority gamers deserve a voice

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor September 14, 2019

I love the gaming community, I really do. I think it’s full of amazing people who are able to appreciate innovative games and experiences.  I’ve made lifelong friends with fellow gamers through...

A musician's necessary hiatus causes fan heartbreak

A musician’s necessary hiatus causes fan heartbreak

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor September 12, 2019

I’m in mourning. Grief, loneliness and isolation surround me. Why, you ask? Mitski has deleted all her social media accounts and announced an “indefinite” break from touring. In reference to a...

Matcha maintains trend of popularity

Chris Leow, Senior Staff Writer April 17, 2017

Matcha tea has become extremely popular in recent years, appearing in everything from candy, cupcakes, smoothies and lattes. Ben & Jerry’s even has a Matcha-flavored ice cream with caramel and...

Superfoods provide many delicious benefits

Michaela Paul, Staff Writer April 16, 2017

Superfoods may not make someone fly or become invisible, but they can certainly improve one’s overall health and wellbeing. According to Ethan Smith, a senior dietetics, food and nutrition major,...

Future students of color: I was once where you are

Naydeline Mejia, Cynic Correspondent April 13, 2017

Dear prospective student, I saw you today, having lunch with your mother in Cook dining hall, silently. Today is Admitted Student Visit Day, so it wasn’t unusual that I ran into you when I did....

Niche local bar makes eating out fun and affordable

Niche local bar makes eating out fun and affordable

Chris Leow, Senior Staff Writer April 12, 2017

I’ve probably walked or driven by Drifter’s Cafe & Bar over a hundred times since it opened last June and never thought to venture inside; that was my loss. Located at 156 North Winooski Avenue,...

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Reflecting on March, Women’s Month

Izzy Siedman, Assistant Life Editor April 12, 2017

As March winds down, we all start crossing our fingers for temperatures above freezing, but it’s not time to put away your pussyhats quite yet. In 1987, Congress designated March as National Women’s...

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