The Vermont Cynic

Your Weekend Fix: 9/18-20

Caroline Shea

September 9, 2015


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[Editor's Note:     The Weekend Fix is a weekly column highlighting the good/weird/tragically overlooked events and activities that YOU should be doing this weekend.] Friday, Sept. 18 Looking to get moving after a week of laying low and avoiding the heat? Check out Salsa Night at 9 p.m. at Zen ...

Sugar Shack Celebrates Syrup

Sugar Shack Celebrates Syrup

April 24, 2015


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 [dropcap style="normal or inverse or boxed"]I[/dropcap]t takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup, and 30 to fuel Misery Loves Company’s springtime Sugar Shack event.That figure doesn’t factor in the four gallons of syrup that chefs Nathaniel Wade and Aaron Josinsky also us...

The Magic of Gathering

April 20, 2015


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(Leather)Bound for Glory

(Leather)Bound for Glory

Caroline Shea

April 11, 2015


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Local indie-folk band The Leatherbound Books played a show March 15 at Higher Ground, their largest venue yet. With new music out and plans to get back in the studio to record, 2015 is shaping up to be a milestone year in the band’s career. Two nights earlier, the band and I walked into Downtown...

Eat a Real Donut: Ren Wiener at Scout & Co

Eat a Real Donut: Ren Wiener at Scout & Co

March 29, 2015


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[dropcap style="normal or inverse or boxed"]D[/dropcap]o you ever find yourself dwelling on cartoon depictions of ordinary food items, taking in their eye-popping colors and lushly plump contours and wishing that they’d leap into your hand from the television screen? More specifically, have you sympathiz...

2013: a musical spectrum

January 14, 2014


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In 2013, a musical evolution took place among the characters that create it.  New sounds dominated many of the genres that were becoming stale.  The prevailing sounds of the past couple of years have developed further to be better than ever before.  Instead of pointlessly rating the t...

‘Her’ takes top honor

January 14, 2014


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Around 70 minutes into Spike Jonze's "Her," two principal characters have sex for the first time.  It's an intense rush of feeling, full of desire, surprise and instinct. The movie fades to black as the two come down from their high, and transitions back into an angelic, silent view of a city s...

Grilled cheese impacts global hunger

Danielle Goglia

December 4, 2013


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FeelGood is a small non-profit deli with a big mission.  The student-run organization with the slogan, "Ending world hunger one grilled cheese at a time," just completed their second campaign on the international crowdfunding site Indiegogo titled "A Week in Their Shoes."   "We did the first roun...

Skiing onto the screen

Colin Kamphuis

December 3, 2013


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Despite being a state that takes pride in its history and ski culture, Vermont had yet to produce a film that comprehensively covers its diverse range of skiing.  To make matters worse, most of the local ski hills that represent the backbone of skiing have been neglected, their significance forgotten...

Five gym classes you never hear about

Emma Oyomba

November 8, 2013


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Cynic video checks out five physical education courses that are available to students that you may not know about. We interview the instructors of scuba, tennis, badminton, yoga, and figure skating.  ...

How do students feel about a potential tobacco ban on campus?

March 29, 2013


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??Cynic video asked students around campus for their opinion about a campus-wide tobacco ban.

Mild, spicy and not too pricey

February 7, 2013


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Geographically, one might not expect the Burlington cuisine scene to offer a taste of Asian culture. Yet just a few minutes from campus are restaurants with tasty Vietnamese and Thai flair. Tourists may flock to Church Street, but should venture out just a bit farther and try Burlington's Pho Hong and Win...

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