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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

Learning to embrace a city as a home

Learning to embrace a city as a home

Kian Deshler, Feature Writer August 30, 2018

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 landscape a deep green. My family and...

Bidur Rai stands at the front desk of Simpson Dining on Redstone Campus

UVM Dining by Day, Culture by Night

Mike Gasparrini, Feature Writer May 12, 2018

I could barely believe it. After the story I had just received, my perception of the man standing before me had changed completely.   Although I had known Bidur Rai for months as the cashier...

CAROLINE SLACK, B-Side.

Grooving with the Mountain Goats

Caroline Slack, Features Editor April 29, 2018

Four men in suits ran on stage, looking like a band of dads  hurrying from a business meeting to this gig. For a second I wondered what I was getting myself into. Then I felt the pulse of the bass...

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

Kailey Bates, Video Editor April 18, 2018

Brothers Aaron and Sam Wisniewski are the founders of "Alice and the Magician," a cocktail apothecary that creates powerful elixirs and mists that spark imagination and elicit scent memories. In this video,...

Reclaiming Identities of Addiction

Reclaiming Identities of Addiction

Kian Deshler, Staff Writer April 12, 2018

Language is a powerful form of representation, and one that is largely absent on this campus for our students in recovery. Professors banter about the consumption of alcoholic beverages in class, students...

Illistrations: Egg Plant

Eggplants: Cooking and Connecting with the Old World

Brigitte Riordan, Staff Writer March 13, 2018

Food is culture. I am a first-generation Romanian-American, but I don’t know much about Romanian food. My father fled the country in the height of Ceausescu’s dictatorship, and once he moved to the...

Bettina Cataldi, B-Side.

Burlington’s Hierarchy of Needs

Bettina Cataldi, Staff Writer February 28, 2018

Bagels, attention and therapy. Those are what I’d consider my three most potent needs to be. When Glenn Walter, owner of Three Needs Taproom & Brewery in downtown Burlington, saw the sign that...

Central Market Taste of Asia. RYAN THORNTON. The Vermont Cynic.

Extra Spice in the Old North End

November 8, 2015

“I’ll do medium spice, just to be safe,” said the server at Central Market Taste of Asia on North Winooski Avenue in Burlington’s North End. I tried again. “No, I really do want it hot....

DIY Humanitarianism Hits UVM

November 5, 2015

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...

Witches Get Snitches

October 20, 2015

Where can you play the most lighthearted, full-contact sport on campus? Only through club quidditch, the most unique sports craze to sweep college campuses in the last decade.Quidditch, originally a fictional...

The Internet at Signal Kitchen

October 11, 2015

If you have never heard of Odd Future or Tyler the Creator, then you’ve missed some truly artful hip hop. Tyler, specifically, has been brought into the spotlight for his satirical crudeness. His tracks...

In Defense of the Ying Yang Twins DAYNA WYCKOFF/The Vermont Cynic

Ying Yang Twins Come to UVM

October 9, 2015

In the Harris-Millis dining hall last week, I overheard a snippet of conversation above the din of the crowd. "Are you going to see the Ying Yang Brothers?" asked a voice directly behind me."Nah, they're,...

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