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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

Footprints in the snow leading up to the house from the frozen pond.

A weekend away in St. J

Annalisa Madonia, Co-Photo Editor February 29, 2024

It’s that time in the semester when work starts piling up and syllabus week is a distant, sweet memory.  It’s easy to get swept up in clubs, work and your social life until it’s 3 a.m. and you’re...

The second room of the public portion of the greenhouse is warm and full of life.

Winter Time Greens

Alex Strand, Staff Photographer February 16, 2024

A jungle stands in an unlikely home: the very center of UVM. The UVM greenhouse offers plants from all walks of life, and provides a peaceful green escape from the gray February skies and concrete...

A dorm mini fridge covered in various stickers and magnets

A Sticky Situation

Annalisa Madonia, Co-Photo Editor February 8, 2024

As an avid sticker collector ever since the second grade, I have always been intrigued by all of the different stickers found around campus. Stickers in public have been used for decades for numerous reasons,...

Desire paths are paths created by pedestrians near a designated walkway, but are slightly altered in their direction for convenience.

Winter Desire Paths

Emily Kobus, Co-Photo Editor February 1, 2024

While traditional sidewalks may tempt the average college student wary of stepping into snow, muddy trails across campus, mimicking the original desire paths, prevail.  These paths reveal the deep...

Bird Bikes serve as a sustainable and affordable transportation option to college students and other community members.

Chirp chirp: Bird Bikes infiltrate Burlington

Emily Kobus and Annalisa Madonia December 1, 2023

Bird bikes have landed and made their nests in the greater Burlington area. You have probably seen the bright robin’s egg blue bikes sprawled across campus and downtown in unusual locations or conditions....

A UVM student casually skating in front of the Grossman School of Business Oct. 10.

Skateboarding Around Vermont

Jamie Kaplan, Staff Photographer November 29, 2023

In case you haven’t already noticed, the city of Burlington has an abundance of skateboarders. Vermont’s smooth roads and steep hills are perfect for longboarding. Most people, though, prefer a more...

BOYSCOUTMARIE plays at the Doghouse Sept. 17.

Harmony unleashed: Burlington’s thriving music scene fosters community and connection through local shows

Collin Chamberlain, Staff photographer November 8, 2023

Although only two months into the UVM school year, Burlington’s music scene is already blooming, with many students rushing to see their first local shows. The music performed is a testament to years...

Flick is featured as a skier and is prepared for the upcoming winter months.

Through the lens: Halloween Barn

Annalisa Madonia and Molly Galin November 3, 2023

The Halloween Barn located at 500 Spear Street is an annual event that brings together students and families from Burlington and the surrounding area. The event features horses and their caretakers dressed...

Yellow American Beech leaves lined with brown towards the end of fall.

The colors of fall

Alexandra Bodelle, Staff Photographer November 1, 2023

Whether you enjoy autumn for its warm colors, spooky traditions or mandatory apple and pumpkin treats, the iconicity of this season is undeniable in New England. Although the bursts of October warmth kept...

Handprint on the support of a bridge.

Interactions with bridges

Gillian Symolon, Staff Photographer October 27, 2023

People tend to not take a second look at bridges, but bridges see and hold a lot more than what meets the eye. In this series, I look at truss bridges and metal structures and how we interact with them.

Tiny drawings and messages cover the stalls in the Williams bathrooms on the second floor.

Through the lens: Campus Bathroom Art

Annalisa Madonia, Co-Photo Editor October 20, 2023

Our campus has an abundance of creativity coursing through its students. However, for students who are not in a major or club that allows for that creativity to be expressed, it can be difficult to find...

An L&L common room, adorned with posters and cushions makes for a great place to hang out.

Through the lens: Dorm Decor

Alex Strand, Staff Photographer October 12, 2023

In her famous extended essay, “A Room of One’s Own,” Virginia Woolf discusses the importance of a woman having her own space to write and educate herself in. She writes, “Women have sat indoors...

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