The Vermont Cynic

Shared space for women in business

Shared space for women in business

Marco Cepeda, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Currently statistics show that of all UVM students who study at the Grossman School of Business, about two-thirds are men and only about one-third are women. A 2-year-old club called Women in Business (WIB) is trying to change this and get more women to pursue math and science careers.    Wo...

Web publication to make STEM more accessible

Web publication to make STEM more accessible

Gordon Coates, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

Anyone who has read and enjoyed a research paper probably wrote it. Communicating science effectively and beautifully is an issue that has plagued scientists since the creation of the research paper.  “The Natural Philosopher,” a student-run online STEM publication, addresses this issue. Gordon C...

Rustic Roots welcomes all with comforts of brunch

Rustic Roots welcomes all with comforts of brunch

Sophie Avantaggio, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

I constantly find myself bored by the restaurant choices in Burlington, so I asked my dad, a food connoisseur, to help me find somewhere new. I think I may have found a new gem: Rustic Roots.   Located on the village green in Shelburne, Vermont, a mere 20 minutes from Burlington, Rustic Roots loo...

Rail Jam shreds into its 10th year

Rail Jam shreds into its 10th year

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

“Mo Bamba” was playing in the background as skiers and snowboarders alike came down the miniature trick park set up on Trinity campus. Dawn of the Shred X: the Human SENDipiede rail jam, hosted by the UVM Ski and Snowboard Club, took place Oct. 25.  There were 44 hours filled with sho...

FallFest attracts fans, makes new ones

FallFest attracts fans, makes new ones

Allie O'Connor and Kelly Duggan

October 27, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Photo Gallery

Fog swirled through the streams of blue and purple lights, illuminating the instruments and equipment on the stage. Students cheered as silhouettes emerged on stage. UVM Program Board’s annual FallFest concert took place Oct. 19 at the Patrick Gym. This year’s show opened with student band Fat...

Cohen Hall: a new home for UVM arts

Cohen Hall: a new home for UVM arts

Marco Cepeda, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

When audience members stepped inside the new building they saw colorful lights and tech equipment around them. The voices of art students whispered with excitement and faculty gathered in circles talking eagerly with each other.   Michele and Martin Cohen Hall, an integrated arts building on the corner of So...

Feverish World set to take over Burlington

Feverish World set to take over Burlington

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Life

In a world that is constantly being faced with new political, environmental and social issues,  Burlington and UVM are working together to figure out how to tackle these issues. The Feverish World Symposium will be happening all over UVM and Burlington Oct. 20 through Oct. 22 and will showcase ...

All-female band to open FallFest

All-female band to open FallFest

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, Campus Life, Culture

The UVM Program Board announced Oct. 5 that artists Dr. Dog, Frankie Cosmos and UVM band Father Figuer will be performing at FallFest 2018. It is the job of UPB’s concert planning committee to find bands for Fall and SpringFest that they think students will recognize. Junior Max Greenwood is on th...

Fashion at UVM: Q&A

Fashion at UVM: Q&A

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

I caught up with sophomore Eva Mazura Oct. 4 to talk about clothes, self-expression and crocs. From Chicago, she can be seen around campus wearing all sorts of clothes: dull or colorful, baggy or tight, hip or old fashioned. She does it all. Cyrus Oswald When we interviewed, she was wearing a bl...

Artists act as curators in new exhibition series at BCA

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

October 6, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

In the basement of the Burlington City Arts Center, a bleached piece of celery sat in a cardboard box filled halfway with water. The sterility of the once-edible vegetable was echoed by the white walls and beige carpet in the room. The pipes of the building burst into the exhibit space, and the ...

Poets meet at the crossroads with new magazine

Poets meet at the crossroads with new magazine

Anna Kolonsky, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

On a sunny day in Henderson’s, two jean jacket-clad students sat in cushy chairs as they talked excitedly. Graduate student Alexander Ellis and junior Mak Baker are editors for Crossroads magazine, an independent, student-run poetry magazine.  The project began in late 2017 when Ellis and hi...

Harvest festival rings in fall

Amanda Anderson, Staff Writer

September 29, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

On an 81-degree, sunny day, the breeze carried the sweet smell of corn roasting over an open fire at Shelburne Farms. Hundreds of people visited the farm to participate in the Harvest Festival Sept. 15. The Harvest Festival is one of Shelburne Farms’ many programs that build community connectio...

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