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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Photo Illustration: UVM students created “Sex Bingo” to detail hookup locations around campus, challenging friends to complete the board.

Bingo’s Newest Purpose: Sex

Maya Surrenti, Culture Staff Writer October 18, 2023

Students on campus are taking sex out of the bedroom to pretty much anywhere you can think of with a sex-themed bingo game.  College students living in dorms may struggle to find a private place to...

Mollys illi for the fall weekend culture rec column

Culture Staff Recommends: How to spend your fall weekend

Culture Staff, Culture Staff Writer October 10, 2023

There’s a new season upon us, and with it comes a multitude of autumnal activities to take advantage of. The culture staff recommends how to spend your next weekend.  Go to a corn maze — Maggie...

Students crowd around a bong made out of a watermelon on the Redstone green.

UVM’s students celebrate 4/20, campus smells like weed

April 28, 2023

The crowd counted down from ten until the clock hit 4:20 p.m. on April 20. A large cloud of smoke hovered over the Redstone green, ringing in the much-celebrated day. A few Wellness runners jogged by,...

What’s the deal with dating?

Eamon Dunn December 5, 2022

Welcome to Ask the Cats, where our very own Cynic writers answer all of your burning questions about society, culture, and just life in general. This week, we're talking about dating, kissing, and all...

Faculty union contract negotiations slowly continue

Kira Schaefer and Nicole Hardy October 31, 2022

Stay up to date with the Cynic Roundup, giving you coverage on the stories you might have missed in news last week. In this edition, we take a deeper dive into the slow moving Faculty Union contract negotiations...

Culture Staff Recommends: Stay cozy this fall

Culture Staff Recommends: Stay cozy this fall

Culture Staff October 10, 2022

Alicia Wolfram – Have a dinner party There is nothing better than ending a stressful week with a home-cooked meal and a bottle of wine at your best friend’s house.   My Saturday nights...

First-year Alisson Fernández and senior Naomi Laver learn salsa dancing at UVM Salsa’s practice in Mann Hall Gym Sept. 30.

UVM Salsa Team offers a supportive community for all dancers

Eamon Dunn, Culture Editor October 6, 2022

Editors Note: This story was updated on Oct. 6th at 7:30 p.m. to correctly identify a source. Partnered up and moving to the beat of Latin music, members of the UVM Salsa Team join together to exercise...

Sophomore Ashna Hille wears a “rock star”-level outfit for a Fit Check Sept. 19.

Cynic Fit Check: Ashna Hille

Maggie Swanborn, Culture Staff Writer October 5, 2022

Ashna Hille is a sophomore from Natick, Mass. She recently transferred to UVM and is double majoring in music technology and business, and health and society.  THE CYNIC: How would you describe...

Kitchen Therapy

Kitchen Therapy

Dominic Minadeo, Culture Staff Writer August 31, 2022

After a year of slicing turkey and boiling beets for my job as a cook, I clocked in for the last time at the Vermont National Country Club kitchen.  I changed into my chef coat. I chopped and washed...

Staff Recommends: What we listened to over the summer

Culture Staff August 30, 2022

“Country Squire” by Tyler Childers – Avery DeLisle Country music has, sometimes understandably, gotten a bad rap for its cheesy sound and overly-patriotic themes. While I can understand why, the...

Sophomore Ally Wheeler captures content for her nutritional Instagram page @radiantplates on Redstone campus April 29.

Student promotes intuitive eating and wellness on Instagram

Avery DeLisle, Culture Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Sophomore Ally Wheeler promotes nutrition and wellness through social media by sharing her own health journey on her Instagram page, @radiantplates. Wheeler started @radiantplates January 2021 as a...

Culture Staff Recommends: What to do while procrastinating studying for finals

Culture Staff May 3, 2022

Watch “Russian Doll” – Anna Berg “Russian Doll” is a mind-bending show that goes far beyond your typical time travel story, and Netflix released a second season April 20. The series stars...

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