The Vermont Cynic

Plan ahead: registering for a solid schedule

November 17, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

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 Arts and Sciences advise...

<p>Underachievers review </p>

Underachievers review 

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 T...

Rapper ‘chops it up’ at the Lamp Shop

Jacob Holzman

November 16, 2015

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

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.Ferreira struck a chord with ...

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...

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

Caroline Shea

November 5, 2015

Filed under Features

“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 documentary, The Resurr...

Dining on-campus: my favorite places to go

Chris Leow

November 5, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

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 day but offers fantast...

The experience of living in the dorms

November 5, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

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-year Grace Cheroun...

Living on-campus, not in dorms

November 5, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

For upperclassmen that don’t want to live downtown but still want an off-campus feel, there are two options: the Redstone Apartments and the Redstone Lofts.The Redstone Apartments are located behind the Wing Davis Wilks residence complex,  between Redstone Campus and the Burlington Country Club along South Prospect Street.They...

Modest Mouse Hits Burlington

Autumn Benjamin

October 28, 2015

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Burlington finally got its much needed indie-rock fix when hundreds of fans gathered at the Memorial Auditorium for the sold out Modest Mouse concert Oct. 19. With a diverse fan base of old and young, the energy of the crowd was calm, yet excitement ruled the air. Isaac Brock, lead vocalist of the band, took the stage and ...

Town is on board for new skate park

October 23, 2015

Filed under Sports

The city officials say a “world class” skate park is coming to the waterfront in December.The worry that concrete where the new skate park is being constructed by the Lake Champlain waterfront could potentially contaminate the lake is not a concern, a city official said.Kirsten Shapiro, special projects manager at the Community an...

“Bald Bill” Henshaw: Inside the Mind of a Body Artist

Caroline Shea

October 17, 2015

Filed under Features

My parents started placing bets on what my first tattoo would be after I left for college. I’m still leaving them hanging. Bill Henshaw, affectionately known as “Bald Bill” by his friends and coworkers, guesses he’s a little bit ahead of me. He’s been tattooed by over 100 tattoo artists and estimates he’s 80 percent...

Nectar’s 40th anniversary 

October 14, 2015

Filed under Arts, Reviews

When walking down Main Street, the Nectar’s retro sign is sure to stand out amongst the red and blue awnings of the venue’s neighbors. Nectar’s, founded in 1975, is celebrating its 40th birthday this year. “We wanted to make our 40th anniversary not just a celebration of Nectar’s, but of the Burlington music scene...

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