The Vermont Cynic

Student Life has new leadership

Student Life has new leadership

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture

The office was bathed in sunlight. A house plant and tea pot sat on the window sill. This summer, Daphne Wells ‘06 took the office of Pat Brown as the new director of Student Life. She has over 13 years of experience in Student Life and graduated from UVM’s Higher Education Student Affairs Master’s degree program, accord...

Culture staff recommends

Culture Staff

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

TV Show "Sharp Objects" Recommended by Sarah Robinson Based on a novel by Gillian Flynn, “Sharp Objects” follows Camille Preaker (Amy Adams), a journalist in Saint Louis. When a girl is found viciously murdered, Camille goes back to her hometown looking for the scoop but is reunited with o...

Art Hop boasts new events and workshops

Art Hop boasts new events and workshops

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Culture

The South End Arts and Business Association will hold its 26th annual Art Hop in the South End Sept. 7-9. The three-day event sprawls mostly along Pine street, with over 600 artists displaying their work in studios or local businesses that are briefly reimagined as galleries, according to the ...

Intervale offers fresh produce and strong community

Intervale offers fresh produce and strong community

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Culture, Headliners

Sweet bell peppers, leafy green arugula, and papery yellow onion create a rainbow at the end of an otherwise dusty and gray Vermont road. All this produce was grown by local farmers at the Intervale Community Farm, a 58-acre farm in Burlington that includes seven sections of the Winooski River’...

“Eighth Grade” hits the mark

“Eighth Grade” hits the mark

Hunter McKenzie, Senior Staff Columnist

September 5, 2018


Filed under Culture, Reviews

Holly Coughlan It didn’t occur to me until the first blinding moments of “Eighth Grade” that I didn’t remember what it was like to be 13 years old in middle school. But when I sat in my theater seat and watched as the film opened on a grainy, adolescent face in front of a webcam, it all came ...

Concerts at Higher Ground to look forward to and how to prepare to go

Concerts at Higher Ground to look forward to and how to prepare to go

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Culture, Previews

A favorite venue of concert goers in the Burlington area is geared up and ready for another year. Higher Ground’s calendar is jam-packed with shows featuring next few months. Nationally headlining bands and local groups alike will take the stage. The local Burly venue hosts a wide variety of band...

Professor’s novel selected by actress for book club

Professor’s novel selected by actress for book club

Sarah Robinson, Senior Staff Writer

August 29, 2018


Filed under Culture, Editor's Picks

A Los Angeles artist is known for her provocative paintings depicting herself as famous female murder victims. That same LA artist organizes a gala of her paintings to save the Rocque Museum from complete atrophy. The artist never arrives, which begs the question: has the artist become a victim like those i...

New director of student life selected

New director of student life selected

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

July 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Life, News

A new director of student life has been selected following the departure of former director Pat Brown. Daphne R. Wells will be replacing Brown, who retired this June after 39 years of service to UVM. Wells was selected after a nationwide search according to a July 9 email from Dennis DePaul, asso...

Following the Calling: The Cynic reviews Boston Calling

Following the Calling: The Cynic reviews Boston Calling

Hunter McKenzie, Culture columnist

June 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Editor's Picks, Reviews

Natalie Portman was seated upon a platform stage in the Arena of the Harvard Athletic Complex in Cambridge when the noise started. Hundreds of baffled festival-goers watched her engage in a Malcolm X-dedicated spoken-word performance while a strange, silent short film from 1930 called “Hell-B...

New England music festival to return for fifth year

New England music festival to return for fifth year

Hunter McKenzie, Culture columnist

May 19, 2018


Filed under Arts

This Memorial Day weekend, the Calling returns. Music festival Boston Calling will return for its fifth year and ninth season Friday, May 25 and will last through Sunday, May 27. The festival will be held at the Harvard Athletic Complex, where a lineup of over fifty international, acclaimed and upc...

Best of UVM

Best of UVM

Culture Staff

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Campus Life, Culture, Life

The Culture staff curated a list of places we wish we knew about during our first few weeks at UVM. Once you’re unpacked and settled in, take time to wander campus and check them all out.   Best Dining Hall: Redstone - Located in Simpson Hall, Redstone Unlimited Dining offers several differ...

Best of Burlington

Best of Burlington

Culture Staff

May 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture, Life, Life Regular

Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, and with Burlington there are so many unique places to explore. To get you started, the Culture staff rounded up ten of our favorite spots.   Best Music Venue: Radio Bean - This self-described “bohemian utopia” features live music from bot...

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