The Vermont Cynic

Eat a Real Donut: Ren Wiener at Scout & Co

RYAN THORTON The Vermont Cynic
An array of textures and flavors are available every week.

March 29, 2015

[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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mild, spicy and not too pricey

February 7, 2013

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...

Cynical Sports Rewind

September 28, 2012

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September 28, 2012


Animal Collective Rewinds

Dillon Baker

September 5, 2012

Over the past 10 years, few bands have been as consistently great, unique and, perhaps most notably, divisive, as the Baltimore-based group Animal Collective.  Their newest album, "Centipede Hz" - released on Sept. 3 - is the latest in a long line of psychedelic noise-pop that has captured the alt...

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