The Vermont Cynic

Dopapod Preview 

<p>Dopapod Preview </p>

November 19, 2015

Dopapod, a funk-rock band, will be performing at Higher Ground at 9 p.m. Friday Nov. 13.“We throw ourselves into the jam band genre. We’re funk-rock that improvises a lot with heavy, almost progressive rock and electronic elements,” Scotty Zwang, who plays drums for the band, said. Zwang is the mo...

Spotlight on the

Baha Men

<p>Spotlight on the</p><p>Baha Men</p>

November 19, 2015

Every artist has a tough time following up their best work, when I asked Dyson Knight of the Baha Men how you follow up a huge hit like “Who Let the Dogs Out,” he simply responded, “You don’t.”Fifteen years removed from “Who Let the Dogs Out,” and thirteen since their last studio album, t...

Professor teaches for the laughter

November 18, 2015

One UVM professor does not know how he chose his career.Todd McGowan has been a professor in the English department at UVM for 15 years. Though he mainly teaches classes in the film and television studies program now, he still teaches graduate English classes, he said.He said he tries to keep his class...

Band tours for their new album

Band tours for their new album

Emily Daroga

November 17, 2015

A psychedelic techno group returning to Higher Ground Nov. 15. Papadosio is touring for their new album, “Extras in A Movie,” released earlier this year carrying a very orchestral and cerebral yet jammy vibe. The upcoming show will be showcasing a lot of new material, drummer Mike Heal...

Writer shows bleak view of SeaWorld

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November 17, 2015

“I am impressed,” Tim Zimmermann said. “This is the biggest audience I’ve seen for a ‘Blackfish’ talk.”UVM students and community members came together to hear Zimmermann, co-producer and writer of the 2013 documentary Blackfish, speak Nov. 11 in the Grand Maple Ballroom.Zimmermann’s present...

Plan ahead: registering for a solid schedule

November 17, 2015

As class registration nears, students may seek advice to calm their nerves about making crucial academic decisions. “I am doing fine, but I know a lot of my first-year friends are stressed out about making a class schedule and getting the classes they want,” junior Esther Hershkovits said.College of ...

Underachievers review 

<p>Underachievers review </p>

November 16, 2015

One thing that I have learned from attending a multitude of concerts is that a crowd can make or break the experience. I’ve never seen such a pathetic excuse of a crowd at The Underachievers concert this past Friday. It was so awful that the duo themselves called the crowd out several times during thei...

Rapper ‘chops it up’ at the Lamp Shop

Jacob Holzman

November 16, 2015

If there’s one thing you don’t expect to hear a rapper shout out to on stage, it’s light fixtures. However at the Lamp Shop, hip-hop artist Rory Ferreira, also known as Milo, seemed to be obligated to recognize how the venue was filled with lamps.“Shout out to the lamps,” Ferreira said.Fer...

Extra Spice in the Old North End

Extra Spice in the Old North End

November 8, 2015

“I’ll do medium spice, just to be safe,” said the server at Central Market Taste of Asia on North Winooski Avenue in Burlington’s North End. I tried again. “No, I really do want it hot. I liked the curry you made me last time.” “Are you sure?” she asked. “It has chilies i...

Indie Films Showcase Labor and Love at Vermont Filmmaker’s Showcase

Caroline Shea

November 5, 2015

“Indie filmmaking has never had it so good,” John Summa told me. We were sitting in his Old Mill office, surrounded by stacks of towering books. Summa, an Economics professor at UVM, wrote one of the films featured at the Vermont International Film Festival’s Vermont Filmmaker’s Showcase. His...

Dining on-campus: my favorite places to go

Chris Leow

November 5, 2015

As a junior, I’m still exploring UVM’s on-campus dining options. There are some locations that are well known and some that are hidden gems. Classy Dining One little, lesser-known place is the Waterman Manor. Located on the top floor of Waterman, this fancy location is only open for three hours a ...

The experience of living in the dorms

November 5, 2015

Undergraduates are required to live on campus for their first two years, but this requirement seems to have a mixed reaction from students.Both upperclassmen and underclassmen shared pros and cons regarding life in residence halls.“Living on campus is great because of how close I am to everything,” first-ye...

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