The Vermont Cynic

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...

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....

On Being your own Outing Club

On Being your own Outing Club

September 6, 2017

As I near the start of my senior year, every so often I stop to look around this little college town...

A Night Out with Rose Street Collective

A Night Out with Rose Street Collective

February 14, 2017

Snapping their fingers under lights of purple, blue, and yellow hues, Julia Spelman, Lilly Dukich and...

Down in the Heartland with Twin Peaks

Maggie Richardson

December 2, 2016

Filed under Features

Jack Dolan and his bandmates have been around the block. Touring together since high school, Dolan’s band Twin Peaks released their third studio album in May. After hitting the West Coast and Europe on tour, they are making their first appearance in Burlington on Dec. 5. The band’s roots are in Chicago, where the...

The Anti-Sport

The Anti-Sport

November 30, 2016

Skateboarding is set to be in the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo. I’m confused. The Olympics are for ...

An Education: Lessons Learned from Converse Hall

An Education: Lessons Learned from Converse Hall

April 1, 2016

Incoming college students can arm themselves with myriad study guides, syllabi, and workshops that pro...

Meandering Stowe’s Main Street & Beyond

Meandering Stowe’s Main Street & Beyond

February 8, 2016

        Sometimes, you just need to take the day and get out of town. After a long week of ru...

DIY Humanitarianism Hits UVM

November 5, 2015

Filed under Features

No matter what day of the week, walk through the Davis Center atrium or past the library steps and you’re likely to be asked for a moment of your time by a group of activists. In an atmosphere where everybody cares, it’s tricky finding the right fit for your world saving ambitions. One UVMer, though, is building her own framework to so...

Burlington’s Haunted History

Caroline Shea

November 5, 2015

Filed under Features

Halloween season is in full swing and it’s not unusual to see ghosts prowling the streets, usually sporting bedsheets and various party paraphernalia. However, collegiate mischief is not the only spooky thing afoot in Burlington. “Surprisingly, Burlington has more haunted restaurants in one place than many other cities I've visited,” said Thea Lewis, an exper...

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