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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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