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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

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...

Eight phones sit on a table open to Yik Yak Oct. 3.

Yik Yak is back

Avery Delisle, Culture Staff Writer October 5, 2021

Seemingly overnight, the once popular social media app Yik Yak came roaring back to life.  Popular in early 2014 — in the era of mustaches, washi tape and Vine — Yik Yak was among one of the more...

The ‘Twilight Saga’s’ 10 year grip on pop culture

The ‘Twilight Saga’s’ 10 year grip on pop culture

Shayla Blair, Culture Staff Writer September 23, 2021

There are certain movies that society deems timeless classics. “Twilight” is neither timeless nor classic, but that might be why we love it so much.   The first installment in the four-book series...

Chaz Krouse ‘21 aka DJ Greyhound sits in his home studio Sept. 9.

House music for the house party: Burlington’s emerging DJ scene

Willow Scherwinski, Culture Staff Writer September 14, 2021

In a college town notorious for amateur indie-rock, the thuds of bass-driven music spilling from basements of student apartments are changing the pace of nightlife.  Kicking overplayed hits and garage...

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