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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

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...

UVM interns work at Common Roots kitchens Flatbread Friday event in South Burlington April 22.

UVM interns support Common Roots

Dominic Minadeo, Culture Staff Writer April 27, 2022

Internships at Common Roots are unpaid but offer students college credit and valuable experience, said Lauren Jones, Farm to School program overseer. Twenty-two UVM interns volunteer this spring at...

Around 200 students gather on central campus for the Bus Ball vigil April 23.

Students mourn removal of “Bus Ball” sculpture

Paige Fisher, Culture and Podcast Editor April 26, 2022

At least 150 students gathered for a candle-lit vigil on Central campus at midnight April 24 to mourn the removal of a signature campus art piece: New York City artist Lars Fisk’s “Bus Ball.” Bus...

SpringFest headliner SAINt JHN stands on stage April 23.

SAINt JHN performs; offers edible to student

Bridget Mackie, Culture Staff Writer April 25, 2022

SpringFest headliner SAINt JHN offered a cannabis edible to whoever could sing his song in its entirety, after arriving 55 minutes late due to technical difficulties, he said.   SpringFest returned...

Higher Ground on Williston Road in South Burlington.

UVM band shares spot as opener for “Love, Kelly” concert

Alicia Wolfram, Culture Staff Writer April 14, 2022

UVM band Blu Pak and Castleton singer Tyler Serrani will open for the April 16 “Love, Kelly” hip-hop show after tying in an Instagram competition, said Kelly Butts-Spirito, independent music video...

Dark Goddess: Rethinking the Sacred Feminine

Dark Goddess: Rethinking the Sacred Feminine

Anna Berg, Culture Staff Writer April 11, 2022

In her latest photography exhibition, Vermont-based artist Shanta Lee Gander rethinks the Sacred Feminine and the male gaze through a collaboration between artist, model and museum. “Dark Goddess:...

Director of Marketing Liv Roscoe, a freshman, co-event coordinator Shayna Minsk, a freshman, co-vice president Ally Wheeler, a sophomore, secretary Abby Shea, a freshman, and president Sarah Gremelsbacker, a sophomore (left to right), in the Patrick Gym March 30.

Club seeks to end gender disparities in the weight room

Dominic Minadeo, Culture Staff Writer April 7, 2022

A newly founded club, Girl Gains, is promoting female weightlifting and ending the stigma of a male-dominated weightroom, said Girl Gains President Sarah Gremelsbacker, a sophomore. The club gained official...

Sophomore Jordan Barbour, first year Spencer Cook, junior Taylor Slonaker, first year Katie Ovitt, and first year Abbie Hazelton (left to right), during their performance of “The Origin of Annoyance” by Evan Dodge, a first year.

Students direct and perform plays at Fringe Fest

Miranda Degreenia, Culture Staff Writer April 5, 2022

As the chandeliers in Ira Allen Chapel dimmed, colorful lights lit the stage for an evening of performances by the University Players. The University Players, a student-run theater club, began preparing...

McAuley Kart singer Kaia Jefferson, a sophomore, sings during their set April 1.

Meet the Battle of the Bands finalists

April 4, 2022

After three preliminary rounds, an eclectic group of four bands battled it out for the opportunity open for this year’s SpringFest. The Battle of the Bands is an annual event hosted by the UVM Program...

Assistant Archeology Professor Marieka Brouwer Burg in her office with replica Belizean pots and replica skulls March 24.

Professor shares love of archeology with students

Avery DeLisle, Culture Staff Writer April 1, 2022

Assistant Archeology Professor Marieka Brouwer Burg came to UVM two months before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and classes went online. Now, she relishes the opportunity to interact with her students, she...

Equity Chair Emma Fox, a senior, Marketing Executive Lauren Drasher, a senior,  President Emily Howard, a senior, Vice President Marielle Clerc, a senior, and Secretary of Communication Marguerite Jouët, a sophomore (Left to right) in Kalkin Hall March 25.

Student-run club supports women in business school

Bridget Mackie, Culture Staff Writer March 30, 2022

Walking into a classroom where you are one of five women in a class of 25 can be intimidating, said senior Emily Howard, UVM’s Women in Business club president.  WIB began promoting equity and diversity...

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