The Vermont Cynic

Defining a Meme with the moderators of “Make UV Groovy”

Defining a Meme with the moderators of “Make UV Groovy”

Jordan Mitchell, Multimedia Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

The popular Facebook group “Make UVGroovy Again” (MUGA) is a safe space where UVM students and friends can share their favorite memes, start conversations, and share their thoughts about both on and off-campus phenomenons. In this video, the moderators of MUGA explain what a meme is, how memes have...

Profile on John Becker, UVM men’s basketball coach

Profile on John Becker, UVM men’s basketball coach

Augie Benjamin, Multimedia Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

For the past seven years, UVM men's basketball coach John Becker has transformed the Catamounts into a consistently winning team. In a short profile, the 3-time America East Coach of the Year and 2-time America East champion sheds light on his coaching style and his close relationship with the players.

Stories about inspirational women shared at event “Herstory”

Stories about inspirational women shared at event “Herstory”

Shiyan Hong, Multimedia Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

"Herstory" is event that shares inspiring stories about women. Many female students and staff members came to have a discussion and create crafts inspired by women who have had a deep impact on their lives. The purpose of this event was to encourage women to talk about their powerful voice, strengthening...

Prime Time Cats – Guns VS Lives

Prime Time Cats – Guns VS Lives

Corey Drew, Multimedia Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Podcasts

Diane Feinstein once said, "If I could have banned them all - 'Mr. and Mrs. America turn in your guns' - I would have!” Find out in this week's Prime Time Cats episode Corey and Faith’s stance on arming teachers, gun control, and the NRA.   Links to the videos mentioned: Trevor Noah and Parkland Students Parents Explain school ...

UVM first-years show off their ink

UVM first-years show off their ink

Kristen Werner, Multimedia Reporter

April 9, 2018


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March 2018 - From self-designed tats to spiritual symbols, UVM students share their stories about their first tattoos. ...

Downtown Parade mural’s lack of diversity causes controversy

Downtown Parade mural’s lack of diversity causes controversy

Sean Coyne, Multimedia Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

April 2018 -- Burlingtons “Everybody Loves a Parade” Mural is located on Leahy Way on Church Street. It has drawn controversy for its lack of diversity and stereotypical representations of some communities. There has been effort among members of the community to alter or take down the mural. The...

Cynic Soundbites – Shots Fired Part Two: An Examination of Gun Culture on UVM’s Campus

Cynic Soundbites – Shots Fired Part Two: An Examination of Gun Culture on UVM’s Campus

Sawyer Loftus, Multimedia Reporter

April 4, 2018


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Shots Fired Part Two: An Examination of Gun Culture on UVM’s Campus March 24th, 2018 activists across the country gathered for the "March for our Lives". The event was created in part to help end mass shootings and gun violence. In Montpelier, Vermont UVM students and others gathered to protest gun...

Study Abroadcast – Santeria Baby!

Study Abroadcast – Santeria Baby!

Kim Henry, Multimedia Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Podcasts

Kim gets invited to a party celebrating someone’s initiation into Santería! Take a listen to hear her crash course on Santería and her recap of the party with all the twists and turns (and a possession or two). Special guest star, Matthew Holliday. The Cynic goes on the road! Or, more accurately...

In The Raw – Jake Potts and Poetry as Remembrance

In The Raw – Jake Potts and Poetry as Remembrance

Leah Kelleher, Multimedia Reporter

April 3, 2018


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Through poetry, we can express raw emotion, honor our loved ones, and grapple with our own identity. This week Leah talks with Jake Potts about the reflective nature of poetry and how it can help a writer come to terms with loss. In the Raw is a podcast created by Leah Kelleher. It promotes the work...

The Newsroom – Languages

The Newsroom – Languages

David Cabrera, Multimedia Reporter

March 30, 2018


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What's happening with Arabic and Italian at UVM? Today David interviews Khalid Almubarak about his experience with languages at UVM and in general, and his upcoming article about the Arabic and Italian departments.

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Headliners, Multimedia, Uncategorized, Videos

Rapper Playboi Carti will headline SpringFest, according to UPB’s announcement at Battle of the Bands March 24. UPB did not reveal to the winner of the event due to time constraints. “We were told we had to clear out of Nectar’s, and didn’t have time to make a clear decision,” said sophomore Tay...

Cynic Soundbites – Shots Fired: An Examination of Gun Culture on UVM’s Campus Part 1

Cynic Soundbites – Shots Fired: An Examination of Gun Culture on UVM’s Campus Part 1

Sawyer Loftus, Multimedia Reporter

March 27, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Podcasts

March 8, 2018: UVM’s chapters of Young Americans for Liberty and Turning Point USA held a “Discussion of Gun Rights”. Less than a month after the massacre of 17 high schoolers at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida the gun debate has come to the University of Vermont. In this first...

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