The Vermont Cynic

Hand-poked tattoos rise in popularity

A heart and devil adorn the leg of junior Garet Ewing, Nov. 1. Ewing has 20 tattoos in total, and only three of them are not stick and pokes.

Kellyn Doerr, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Dip, poke and repeat. Tons of people are going under the needle to get new ink, and it’s not in the traditional method of tattooing with a gun. People have been practicing this art for thousands of years. The art has even been traced back to ancient Egypt, Rome and the Victorian era, accordi...

Composer performs in protest for 24 hours straight

The artist known as DBR performs at 1 a.m. Oct. 27 in front of Burlington City Hall. His performance was part of a 24-hour demonstration meant to call attention to U.S. immigration policy.

Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer

November 3, 2019

In the middle of the night Oct. 24, young Burlingtonians hopped from bar to bar along Church Street while a lone violin song fought to be heard. Violinist, composer and activist Daniel Bernard Roumain began his 24-hour performance at noon Oct. 24 outside of Burlington’s City Hall. Roumain hoped his song “Protest Song...

Students bring awareness to assault

Students walk from Waterman building to the Living/Learning Center Fireplace Lounge, Oct. 26. The walk was the third annual SlutWalk, which calls attention to domestic violence, sexual assault and gender inequality.

Isabella Ross, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

Dressed in however they chose,  protestors left Waterman Oct. 28 to demonstrate that clothing, or lack thereof, does not equal consent. UVM SlutWalk was started by  Brianna Ball ‘18 in 2017. It has been run for the past two years by senior Riri Stuart-Thompson, a member of the Womyn of Color c...

Diwali brings light to UVM

Suresh Garimella (Kneeling) and his wife Lakshmi light the ceremonial lamp that signifies the start of Diwali, Oct. 27. This year’s celebration falls on the exact day of Diwali.

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

November 1, 2019

Silence permeated the audience as UVM President Suresh Garimella and his wife,  Lakshmi, knelt to light the ceremonial lamp that signals the beginning of the festival.  The Indian Students Association held their annual Diwali celebration Oct. 27 in Grand Maple Ballroom. Diwali is the Hindu festi...

No tricks, only treats for VT families

No tricks, only treats for VT families

Jenny Koppang, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

In this most eerie season, Burlington parents can attest that trick-or-treating in a college town is decidedly not the spookiest part of Halloween.  With this holiday comes hoards of college-aged witches and ghouls partaking in family- unfriendly festivities, though these rowdy shenanigans are not...

Ghostly guide to UVM’s haunted halls

Converse Residence Hall stands against the weather as rain begins to fall, Oct. 23. Converse is considered to be haunted by some students.

Kate Germain, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Bronze leaves swirl and nights grow longer, making UVM a whole lot spookier. UVM is no exception to the haunted essence of Burlington in the fall. Many students are eerily aware of the most unsettling spots on campus, and they have something to say about it.  ROYALL TYLER THEATRE Royall Ty...

Production of Halloween classic does the time warp

(Left to Right): Junior Cobalt Tolbert, junior Em Lyden and sophomore Zoe Silverman practice for the UPB production of Rocky Horror Picture Show, Oct. 22. The student-run show will be performed at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Roxy Cinema.

Anya Kauffman, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

A group of UVM students are preparing to leave their audience invincibly fabulous this Halloween season. The cast will perform a cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Roxy Cinema. The show is free for UVM students. The group will perform the show in its t...

Boys Cruise brings more than music

Members of Boys Cruise perform during the Abolish ICE concert in the Davis Center, Oct. 18. The band’s new album is available on music streaming services or can be digitally purchased on Bandcamp for $7.

Emma Adams, Staff Writer

October 26, 2019

The four members of Boys Cruise knocked one another to the floor and kicked in synchrony as they performed songs from their first album, “Jerry.” Sophomores Jake Flaherty, Joey Krouse, Jackson Halus and Jake Moran go by their stage names Johnny Clarke, Joey Rolo, Jack Parker and Jake Scott, resp...

“Joker” evokes sympathy for the ultimate anti-hero

Evan Peck, Culture Columnist

October 25, 2019

A roar of laughter erupts from a dimly lit comedy club. As the comedian sets up the next joke, one distinct high-pitched cackle inappropriately isolates itself from the crowd.  This sad and lonely man with no sense of humor is soon to become known as the infamous villain, the Joker. The movie “...

Behind the scenes of Fallfest’s lineup

Coast Modern plays to an almost sold-out crowd. UPB’s FallFest took place Oct. 19 in Patrick Gym and featured the indie duo as well as Burlington’s own 99 Neighbors and Princess Nostalgia.

Kellyn Doerr, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Princess Nostalgia, 99 Neighbors and Coast Modern have already left the stage of FallFest 2019, but there’s more to these performers than the set they gave on Saturday. Coast Modern, a duo hailing from the West Coast, consists of members Luke Atlas and Coleman Trapp. The duo said they were excite...

Literary magazine hosts reading at downtown venue

Image Courtesy of The Gist (Left to Right): Senior Lauren Sky, Senior Sunny Nagpaul, Junior Aiden Blasi, Junior Alicia Tebeau-Sherry, Senior Keana Moreau, Senior Chris Soychak and Senior Seth Wade pose on stage at the Light Club Lamp Shop, Oct. 14.

Sabrina Fiore, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Student poets walked onto the stage, stood straight in front of the glitzy golden curtain, faced the audience and began to speak.  Light Club Lamp Shop hosted a poetry reading evening Oct. 14. The Gist, UVM’s literary arts magazine, was the featured act for students to share their poetry with the great...

FallFest 2019 attracts hundreds

FallFest 2019 attracts hundreds

Natalie Charron, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

Patrick Gym was filled with an energetic crowd during this year’s FallFest. UVM Program Board’s annual FallFest concert was held 8 p.m. Oct. 19 in Patrick Gym. “Over 1,500 people came tonight,” junior Indy Jeremy, a UPB concert committee chair, said. Jeremy said UPB sold around 2,100 tickets, which is 300...

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