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

A spiral staircase leads to the second floor in a University Heights suite.

UVM Cribs: Stairway to Heaven

Maya Surrenti, Culture Staff Writer February 26, 2024

Celebrity apartments and houses fill the media, but college dorm interior design is largely overlooked. While the internet raves over Dakota Johnson, her limes and her chic green kitchen, college students...

First-year Gullotti uses clothing to express different parts of herself.

Winter fit check

Marie Spaeth, Culture Staff Writer November 13, 2023

Mia Gullotti is a first-year psychology major from Sudbury, Massachusetts. CYNIC: How would you best describe your fashion sense? GULLOTTI: I think, overall, my fashion sense has always been very...

Colorful clothing on campus: The students not going neutral for fall

Grace Wang, Culture Staff Writer October 21, 2022

On any given fall day on UVM’s lovely campus, you can swim in the sea of beige, black, white, brown and forest green fits adorning students. Alongside falling leaves and hot cider, the toned-down palette...

Sophomore Ashna Hille wears a “rock star”-level outfit for a Fit Check Sept. 19.

Cynic Fit Check: Ashna Hille

Maggie Swanborn, Culture Staff Writer October 5, 2022

Ashna Hille is a sophomore from Natick, Mass. She recently transferred to UVM and is double majoring in music technology and business, and health and society.  THE CYNIC: How would you describe...

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...

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...

Senior Liv Marshall stands on the steps of the Howe Library Sept. 1.

Cynic Fit Check: Back to school edition

Sophia Venturo, Culture Editor September 6, 2021

We all know the first week of school is a fashion show. Here’s what UVM students wore to bid summer farewell and greet fall. Sophomore Mara Wyman  “I literally ordered all of this online,”...

Senior Cole Thorton poses inside the Cosmic Grind on Church street April 24.

Cynic Fit Check: Cole Thorton

Sophia Venturo, Culture Editor May 7, 2021

Cole Thorton is a senior studio art major and barista at the Cosmic Grind on Church St. You can find Thorton’s art on his Instagram @swimsinink THE CYNIC: Describe your style. THORTON: I’ve been...

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Natural hair and body expo promotes community and Black business

Quinn Johnson, Culture Staff Writer April 20, 2021

Gold balloons spelling out “WOCC” bobbed around in the hallway leading into the Davis Center’s Grand Maple Ballroom, opening into a room full of joyful celebration.  UVM's Women of Color Coalition...

Senior Brooke Katz sits on the porch of their apartment on Colchester street March 3.

Cynic Fit Check: Brooke Katz

Sophia Venturo, Culture Editor March 22, 2021

Brooke Katz is a senior Gender and Women's Studies major. Originally from Massachusetts, Katz moved to Burlington in 2017. THE CYNIC: Tell me about what you’re wearing right now. KATZ: This shirt...

Senior Eddie Travieso holds up his fist in Fruition’s Black Lives Matter bomber jacket Feb. 27.

From the Bronx to Burlington: BSU lights up the stage with ‘In the Streets’

Sophia Venturo, Culture Editor March 10, 2021

Members of the UVM BIPOC community took to the catwalk to celebrate Black history and creativity. The Black Student Union hosted their annual fashion show on Feb. 27 in the Davis Center’s Grand Maple...

 UVM Senior Anna Shea holds her cat Pesto in her off-campus apartment Jan. 30.

Cynic Fit Check: Anna Shea

Sophia Venturo, Culture Editor February 5, 2021

Anna Shea is a senior environmental studies major from Verona, New Jersey. She is a founding member of Students for Justice in Palestine, a member of Bread and Roses Collective and a Production Shift Leader...

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