The Vermont Cynic

Acceptance and inclusion at Burlington Pride

Sophomore Michael Newton walks in the Burlington Pride Parade, Sept. 8. The parade and festival have been held annually since 1983.

Sabrina Fiore, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

The sun shone down on the smiling faces of Burlingtonians as Church Street bloomed into a rainbow of support and pride. The annual Burlington Pride Parade and Festival took place on Sunday, Sept. 8. UVM faculty and staff marched with various groups and community members at this year’s event. A large ...

Alianza Latinx kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with flag raising ceremony

Alianza Latinx kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with flag raising ceremony

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

September 16, 2019

Latin music echoed across the Davis Center circle as a group of students and staff danced and chatted. Alianza Latinx, an identity group for Latinx and Hispanic students, held a flag-raising event outside the Davis Center Sept. 13.  In total, over forty students and faculty members gathered in t...

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 our shared passion for video games. However, it has been made abundantly clear that most of the ...

Interfaith Center hosts Pride service

Interfaith Center hosts Pride service

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

Sometimes a forbidden symbol in religious institutions, a rainbow LGBT flag covered the back wall of the Interfaith Center as attendees sat together in unity.  The UVM Interfaith Center held a religious service Sept. 5 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and LGBT resilience. The eve...

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 Sept. 7 concert in New York City, Mitski tweeted: “This will be my last show indefinitely, and I...

Student-run barn combines equestrians and education

Student-run barn combines equestrians and education

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

The smell of hay, freshly mowed grass and barn animals mingled with the early morning breeze.  Riders comfortably settled into the hustle of barn life that began at 9 a.m.  Located at 430 Spear St, the Ellen A. Hardacre Equine Center houses the UVM Horse Barn Co-op.  The UVM Horse Bar...

Sex education expert offers non-judgemental advice

Sex education expert Jenna Emerson poses in her office in Living Well with models of vaginas and sperm, Aug. 28. One reason Emerson’s office hours are popular is her work in comedy. Her live comedy show “Sex with Jenna” links her two professions.

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff writer

September 4, 2019

Honesty, humor and inclusivity are pillars of  Jenna Emerson’s practice. Posters covered her office as she spoke about her path to professionalism.  Living Well’s sex education expert Jenna Emerson first became interested in sexuality education while taking a gender and sexuality class as an u...

Summer internships yield valuable work experience

Sophomore Kelsey Deemer walks with both her campers and a fellow counselor at a summer camp in Brookston, Indiana in July. Deemer spent nine weeks sleeping in a cabin with 13-14 year old girls and doing activities such as spa nights, ropes courses and boat races this summer.

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

September 1, 2019

While the school year is crammed with classes, course work and extracurriculars, for some the summer is just as action packed.  Between internships, jobs and summer fun, many UVM students were busy learning and expanding their horizons this summer.  Sophomore Kelsey Deemer worked as a camp ...

UVM cannabis consumption reaches a new high

UVM police services watch over the crowd of students gathered on Redstone campus for the 4/20 celebration April 20.

Mills Sparkman, Summer Editor

August 15, 2019

UVM has been ranked the top school in the nation for cannabis consumption, according to the latest rankings from the Princeton Review. Also in the top five were the University of Rhode Island, Wesleyan University and Skidmore College, according to an August 9 VTDigger article.  Every year...

SpringFest 2019

SpringFest 2019

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

The line spread all the way down Main street as thousands of excited festival goers flocked to catch some of the east coast’s finest rappers perform at UVM. SpringFest 2019, a block party hosted by the UVM Program Board, was held on April 27 in the Jeffords Parking Lot. Although it threatened t...

Community and students show up for Wellness 5K

Sporting courtesy blue 4/20 5K t-shirts, runners leave the starting line at the UVM Wellness Environment 4/20 5K for Wellness in front of the Gucciardi Fitness Center at 4:20 p.m. April 20. Just a few hundred feet away on Redstone campus, students used cannabis in celebration of the 4/20 holiday.

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

April 26, 2019

Despite the rain and overcast weather, several hundred students and community members gathered on the indoor tennis courts and turf of the Patrick Gym for the fourth annual 4/20 5K for Wellness April 20. At the same time, students from all across campus trekked to Redstone campus to participate in a ...

Culture Staff Recommends: fun things to try the next time you get high

Culture Staff Recommends: fun things to try the next time you get high

Culture Staff

April 25, 2019

Whether you’re toking up on your own or sharing with a group, check out what the Culture staff recommends for high time entertainment and grub.   The Joy of Painting Jonathan Greenberg Bob Ross’s series is a must watch. No matter your current state of mind, it is impossible not to ...

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