The Vermont Cynic

Birding combines curiosity and patience

A Hammond's Flycatcher in a tree, New York City. December 18, 2017.

Jordan Spindel, Opinion Columnist

April 24, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to upend our way of life, many people are looking to the outdoors as a way to distract themselves from the relative boredom of our new reality. Although I too have been feeling this boredom, I’ve decided to spend more time doing something I love that connects me to the outdoors...

Pokemon Go brought us outside, Animal Crossing will keep us in

Pokemon Go brought us outside, Animal Crossing will keep us in

Emily Johnston

April 24, 2020

The release of video games in the current era can have a worldwide impact on human behavior. On July 6, 2016, Pokemon Go was released, and for the entire summer, youths across the world went outside to catch pokemon. During the new coronavirus outbreak, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released on ...

UVM voices offer advice on staying active in isolation

UVM voices offer advice on staying active in isolation

Henry Perretta, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

Weeks have passed since students skied down the Green Mountains, skateboarded on Athletic campus, walked to class and dominated Burlington's terrain. Wherever students find themselves now, we hope they are still finding some enjoyment outdoors. In celebration of Earth day and all of the great natural ...

Outdoor yoga brings a breath of fresh air

Outdoor yoga brings a breath of fresh air

Tori Scala, Opinion Columnist

April 23, 2020

Dear COVID-19, This may sound completely crazy, but I would like to thank you. This virus has caused immense suffering and pain on a large scale, but as I sit here reflecting on my time during quarantine, I realize it has done some good for my overall wellbeing.  Before the pandemic, I could not recall...

If you go outdoors, don’t go alone

If you go outdoors, don't go alone

Gabby Felitto, Opinion Columnist

April 23, 2020

Many who come to UVM are outdoorsy people looking to experience the exciting skiing and hiking trails Vermont has to offer. Being from New York City, I wouldn't say that I am not an outdoors person, but I am more of an urban outdoors person.  My favorite outdoors activity is walking from my neighbor...

Photo Gallery: Appreciating the outdoors close to home

First-year Eliza Mabey submitted this photo from a walk in a meadow with her dog Junior in central Vermont  after a long day of doing homework.

April 22, 2020

Today, April 22, is Earth Day. Despite remote-learning and stay at home orders, many of us are still finding ways to get outside and appreciate the world around us. As part of Cynic Outdoors Week, we asked our readers and our staff photographers to submit photos from their latest outdoor excursions...

UVM professor spends free time running ultramarathons

UVM professor spends free time running ultramarathons

Jenny Koppang, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

When she isn’t lecturing statistics to her UVM students, Karen Benway is running distances upwards of 26 miles. She competes in ultramarathons; rugged, often multi-day races that stretch beyond the customary marathon. “I’ve run races of pretty much every distance from a mile up to 100 miles,” she said. Benway possesses a uniqu...

It’s Outdoors Week at the Cynic. Here’s why.

It's Outdoors Week at the Cynic. Here's why.

Staff Editorial

April 20, 2020

Today we begin Outdoors Week at the Vermont Cynic. Our staff had been planning the Cynic’s first-ever Outdoors Issue since January, and though this is not the way we envisioned it would turn out, we are excited to present it to you nonetheless.  Cynic illustrator sophomore Savanah Tebeau-She...

Must-see street art in Burlington

A spray paint artist finalizes his design behind ArtsRiot on the South End.

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

April 20, 2020

It's almost May, and around this time of year Church Street should be filled with families, shoppers, dogs and excitement for the coming summer. While shops and restaurants have closed their doors, the street art that lines the walls, sidewalks and fences around Burly are always available for viewing. During...

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