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Downtown Burlington shows off its pride at the LGBTQA parade!

Downtown Burlington shows off its pride at the LGBTQA parade!

Shiyan Hong, Multimedia Reporter

September 20, 2018


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On September 8th, people from all over the country paraded on Church Street, showing off their LGBTQA+ pride. This annual event is a time for people to come together and let their rainbow flags fly. In this video, the Cynic gets to know some of the members participating in the parade. ...

Meeting Daphne Wells

Meeting Daphne Wells

Ruby Bates, Video Editor

September 14, 2018


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Daphne Wells, the new director of student life, talks about what components make up student life, what she plans on changing within the program, and why representation matters in leadership positions at UVM. ...

UVM students talk about weed legalization

UVM students talk about weed legalization

Ruby Bates, Video Editor

September 7, 2018


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What are the effects of legalizing weed in VT? UVM students Wyatt Garratt, Jordan Kleiman, and Clarissa Libertelli cover topics from retail weed, to criminal reform, to cannabis "gentrification." Video made by Ruby Bates.

Furious Festival 2018

Furious Festival 2018

April 26, 2018


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The Living/Learning Community for Artistic Development hosted their annual Furious Festival on Saturday, April 21st. The event included live music and poetry, student artwork for sale, and food! All proceeds will go towards the South End Burlington Arts and Business Association (SEBABA)....

Meet Adventure Dog: the rock n’ roll band with a funky soul

Meet Adventure Dog: the rock n’ roll band with a funky soul

April 26, 2018


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Adventure Dog, the opening act for SpringFest, describes their sound as “rock and roll with a funky soul." I sat down with the members to ask them how their band originated, what they are doing to prepare for SpringFest, and where they plan to go in the future....

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

Kailey Bates, Video Editor

April 18, 2018


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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, they serve up their magical cocktails at Stella Mae's Anniversary Bash and talk about the process....

What’s Up With Williams?

What’s Up With Williams?

Allie O'Connor, Multimedia Reporter

April 15, 2018


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While Williams stands before the campus green as a historical beauty, not many people know of its history or of what it offers students across the University. The building featuring walls chock full of student art, floor space full of sculptures and 3D works, as well as The Francis Colburn Gallery, ...

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


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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


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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


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"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...

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


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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...

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