The Vermont Cynic

Dungeons & Dragons

Mike Hurley, Feature Writer

5 days ago

Filed under Features

When people think of Dungeons & Dragons, their minds conjure images of dark, musty basements occupied by zealous fanboys wielding mighty cardboard swords, ancient relics gripped tightly in hands that have seen frequent battle and Cheetos dust. While this depiction, lovingly featured in shows such as “Stranger Things...

Students navigate new cannabis laws

Caroline Slack, Feature Editor

September 6, 2018

Filed under Features

Recently, the laws on the books regarding cannabis in Vermont have evolved, loosening state regulations on pot. What remains unclear is how these laws have affected the lifestyle of UVM students.    In January, Gov. Phil Scott signed Act 86 into law, legalizing recreational cannabis use and the possession of up to one ounc...

Learning to embrace a city as a home

Learning to embrace a city as a home

Kian Deshler, Feature Writer

August 30, 2018

Filed under Features

Holly Coughlan Fog nestled into the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The wind whispered over the bay, causing the slightest of ripples. Conifer trees colored the la...

UVM Dining by Day, Culture by Night

UVM Dining by Day, Culture by Night

May 12, 2018

I could barely believe it. After the story I had just received, my perception of the man standing before me h...

Grooving with the Mountain Goats

Grooving with the Mountain Goats

April 29, 2018

Four men in suits ran on stage, looking like a band of dads  hurrying from a business meeting to this...

Creating magic with scent: a look into Alice & the Magician Cocktail Apothecary

April 18, 2018

Brothers Aaron and Sam Wisniewski are the founders of "Alice and the Magician," a cocktail apothecary...

Reclaiming Identities of Addiction

Reclaiming Identities of Addiction

April 12, 2018

Language is a powerful form of representation, and one that is largely absent on this campus for our...

Eggplants: Cooking and Connecting with the Old World

Eggplants: Cooking and Connecting with the Old World

Brigitte Riordan, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

Filed under Features, Food

Food is culture. I am a first-generation Romanian-American, but I don’t know much about Romanian food....

Burlington’s Hierarchy of Needs

Burlington’s Hierarchy of Needs

February 28, 2018

Bagels, attention and therapy. Those are what I’d consider my three most potent needs to be. When...

Girl Got a (Tattoo) Gun

Girl Got a (Tattoo) Gun

February 19, 2018

Vermont Custom Tattoo and Piercing is tucked a flight of stairs above Cosmic Grind Coffee at 104 Church...

Assault in ‘safe spaces:’ Women in the DIY music scene speak out

Assault in ‘safe spaces:’ Women in the DIY music scene speak out

February 12, 2018

The first DIY show I went to was a hardcore show in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was hosted in a Vete...

Fresh Tracks

Fresh Tracks

February 5, 2018

While winter slept stubbornly through the early days of December, my friend and I spent our Saturday...

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