The Vermont Cynic

‘Star Wars’ breeds sexism

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February 2, 2016

Is Princess Leia too old for her buns?So much progress has been made in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Daisy Ridley plays Rey, an aspiring pilot for the resistance who ends up kicking Kylo Ren’s ass. The film has been seen as a triumph for feminism. Finally, a film where the female lead does...

Students reflect on the little things this semester

Jackie Flynn

February 2, 2016

Spring semester at UVM means we must say goodbye to fall and adjust to new routines – namely the freezing weather that engulfs Vermont every year. With winter now in full swing, the Cynic asked students, “What are the little things that help get you through the winter?” Junior Michaela Hoo...

C.U.N.T.S: Why do we need feminism?

January 27, 2016

According to UVM’s feminist club, CUNTs, its name has been a source of controversy.Stevie Hunter, a sophomore and co-leader of College Undergraduates Not Tolerating Sexism, shortened to CUNTS, said a man who approached them at an October tabling event was offended by the name. She said the man was ...

VOX plans to raise public acceptance

VOX plans to raise public acceptance

Emilee Conroe

January 27, 2016

Sexual health and reproductive rights are frequently debated in government, with party lines drawing a massive divide on how and if the government should intervene. Planned Parenthood has provided reliable health care for the past 100 years and is one of America’s most “trusted providers of ...

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January 26, 2016

Higher Ground pulsated with the enormous sound of a seven-piece band Jan. 20. As the band Lettuce rocked their sizzling grooves, the audience brought the sold out venue to a boil with energetic dancing.Standing in the front row, a cool, comfortable microclimate, I reached out behind me to give a fri...

Hip Burlington Café satisfies any diet

Hip Burlington Café satisfies any diet

Chris Leow

December 1, 2015

New Moon Café is full of rustic and modern vibes, lots of rugged hardwood and simple decor. The ambience is much more modern than say, Muddy Waters, but that’s okay with me. New Moon offers soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and an assortment of café drinks. They proudly display the very colorful and vi...

UVM club creates change

Emilee Conroe

December 1, 2015

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

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

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 

<p>Spotlight on The Monkey House </p>

November 19, 2015

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 

<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...

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