The Vermont Cynic

UVM club creates change

Emilee Conroe

December 1, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

UVM has 200 SGA-recognized clubs on campus, with over 80 percent of students involved in at least one of them, according to the University’s website. One of these is the Golden Key Society. The club engages in monthly meeting service activities throughout the year. These have included making ...

Students get down and dirty on Redstone’s pines

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December 1, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Students met on the Redstone Green to begin phase one of the Redstone Pines Restoration Project Nov. 15.“All of the trees in Redstone Pines, for the most part, are invasive Norway Maples,” senior James Biddle said. “They are classified as invasive because they outcompete native vegetation and also ha...

Nosferatu: A symphony of Horror review

Nosferatu: A symphony of Horror review

Colin Kamphuis

November 19, 2015


Filed under Arts, Reviews

While the prospect of watching a silent, black and white movie from 1922 might sound frighteningly boring for some, “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” proves that even films approaching their 100-year anniversary are highly watchable.   For those familiar with “Spongebob Squarepants,” the Hallowe...

Spotlight on The Monkey House 

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November 19, 2015


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

A small venue in downtown Winooski has been attracting UVM students who are looking for an alternative atmosphere to downtown Burlington. The Monkey House hosts four to five events a week ranging from local and national bands as well as a variety of other shows.  “We are open to anything, we host open mic nig...

Dopapod Preview 

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November 19, 2015


Filed under Arts, Previews

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

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November 19, 2015


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

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


Filed under Life, Professor Profiles

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


Filed under Arts, Previews

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


Filed under Campus Life, Life

“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


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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 

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November 16, 2015


Filed under Arts, Reviews

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


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.Fer...

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