The Vermont Cynic

The search for a roomate: finding a family that fits

Eva Bartels

October 15, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

The beginning of sophomore year means thinking about the dreaded junior year living situation. It’s still a year away and you haven’t figured out why you hate your current roommate, but it’s fine. Before roaming the streets of Burlington looking for a new abode, you have to figure out who your house...

Freshers’ Week: A week packed with music, alcohol and fun parties

Hunter Colvin

October 7, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

The British have a thing called “Freshers’ Week,” which is basically a week-long party. And when I say party I mean party, with famous DJs and more alcohol than anyone should consume. During the day, there are activities like paintballing, kayaking or beach trips. You know those things aro...

Exploring the importance of touch

October 7, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

Stand-up comedian Chelsea Peretti has a sketch in which she tells the audience that she has found a new method for people who don’t like being “touchy” to handle “huggers” at parties. She suggests that when someone approaches you with wide-open arms, going in for the hug, grab their hands and start...

Pingala: Vegan Food for Omnivores

Pingala: Vegan Food for Omnivores

September 14, 2015


Filed under Features

   As both an omnivore and a nitpicky jerk, it’s always bothered me a little to be called a carnivore. The confusion, if that’s what it is, likely stems from the fact that I eat meat with obvious enthusiasm. I’ve heard the term directed at other people who eat meat, usually by those who do n...

Sugar Shack Celebrates Syrup

Sugar Shack Celebrates Syrup

April 24, 2015


Filed under Features, Food, Reviews

 [dropcap style="normal or inverse or boxed"]I[/dropcap]t takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup, and 30 to fuel Misery Loves Company’s springtime Sugar Shack event.That figure doesn’t factor in the four gallons of syrup that chefs Nathaniel Wade and Aaron Josinsky also us...

Eat a Real Donut: Ren Wiener at Scout & Co

Eat a Real Donut: Ren Wiener at Scout & Co

March 29, 2015


Filed under Features, Food, Reviews

[dropcap style="normal or inverse or boxed"]D[/dropcap]o you ever find yourself dwelling on cartoon depictions of ordinary food items, taking in their eye-popping colors and lushly plump contours and wishing that they’d leap into your hand from the television screen? More specifically, have you sympathiz...

Murder By Death unveils new love

Murder By Death unveils new love

February 10, 2015


Filed under Arts, Previews

Trying to fit an artist into one genre is like using primary colors to describe a sunset.When I first heard of Murder By Death, I pictured a group in black and white make-up playing heavy metal, but that wasn’t even close.The group, which got their name from a ‘70s spoof of mystery movies, is a ...

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