The Vermont Cynic

Analyzing light and dark in superhero films

Analyzing light and dark in superhero films

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

I want to preface this column by saying I adore superhero movies. I guess you could say I “Marvel” at the sight of them. Everything about them entices me – the sound design, the fantastical plots, the deep narratives and the wide array of characters. That being said, I walked out of “T...

What to expect when you look to Tinder to find love

What to expect when you look to Tinder to find love

Hunter Colvin

May 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Life

In case anyone was still unsure, Tinder is 100 percent a hookup app. I would know because I went on a Tinder date for the first, and probably last, time. Talking on Tinder is odd. There are some people who just want to get right to the hooking up part. There are some who never reply to messages...

The feeling of being done

The feeling of being done

Eva Bartels

April 21, 2016


Filed under Columns, Life

There seems to be a term for every bad thing that could happen in college which makes it sound cuter than it actually is. The “freshman 15” is glamorous compared to the reality of eating full pints of ice cream in one sitting and not even considering going to the gym. For those of you like me...

Red Sox Fail to ‘Buy’ Rings

April 16, 2016


Filed under Columns, Sports

The story of the Boston Red Sox for the past decade or so has been one of gargantuan contracts.First there was Carl Crawford, who was signed to a seven-year, $142 million contract. Then there was Adrian Gonzalez, signed for seven years and $154 million. Crawford and Gonzalez were both traded away in ...

A Vermonter’s spring break in California

A Vermonter’s spring break in California

Hunter Colvin

March 25, 2016


Filed under Columns, Life

Big news: I can start blaring Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” everywhere I go now because over spring break I went to California for the first time. My family went to San Diego over break. I’m an East Coast girl, and we usually go to Florida for the week, but I have to admit I really enjoy...

Women are inspired by the bralette

March 3, 2016


Filed under Life

I remember my first bra. My mother came home from work and said she had a surprise for me. I started to feel butterflies in my stomach. I knew what it was. She had finally caved and bought me the new Pixter Plus art pack. She brought me up to my room and boy, was I disappointed when she pulled out what se...

An honest narrative of a first meditation

An honest narrative of a first meditation

Hunter Colvin

February 3, 2016


Filed under Columns, Life

I’ve never really meditated. Not unless you count the mini meditation I did at the end of a yoga class I took that one time. But I was too busy wiping copious amounts of sweat from, well, everywhere to really meditate. I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of meditation, though.  I mean, ...

Angsty teen upset by the medical community

Angsty teen upset by the medical community

Eva Bartels

December 9, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

The Friday night of Halloween weekend, I, like every other college student in America, set out looking for a party that would justify drunkenly roaming the streets of Burlington dressed as a slutty cat or a culturally-appropriative Native American. I went in my own clothes only to be continually asked if I was d...

Study abroad: housing in England versus in America

Hunter Colvin

November 5, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

One of my biggest concerns about coming to Newcastle, England was housing. It’s only three months, but three months can feel like three years if you have the wrong roommate. Plus, living in University Heights for the past two years has left me kind of spoiled.  No other dorms on campus are that...

Avoid being fooled by advertisements

October 28, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

It’s 3 a.m., the TV hums quietly in the background as you drift in and out of sleep. You catch the voice of your favorite actress. She’s promoting something. You turn up the TV.It’s anti-aging cream.Do you need anti-aging cream? You’re only 19. Should you call the 1-800 number? It says they will gi...

NHL sharpens its skates

Joe Gallant

October 23, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

The NHL season is underway and it’s time to draw some early season conclusions and identify things to look out for as the season progresses. First, youth is all the rage. Everyone knows about Jack Eichel and Connor McDavid.  I was admittedly wrong about how soon Eichel would become a force, bu...

Humans of UVM

October 23, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

CHELSEA GELWARG NEW YORK, NEW YORKI have a WRUV radio show starting in about 6 minutes. It’s called “A Bundle of Carrots.” There’s no real reason for the name. I just spent a lot of time in City Market last year buying a variety of colored carrots. The purple ones are my favorite.This station is my outlet. I like to share good music. Today is blues and bubbly ...

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