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Halloween fit check Leonardo Barber

Cynic Fit Check: Halloween

Ashna Hille, Culture Staff Writer November 6, 2023

Leonardo Barber — Edward Scissorhands Leonardo Barber is a first-year at UVM.  THE CYNIC: Okay, so tell me your name and what grade you're in and what you're dressed as. BARBER: My name is...

We need to treat the trick-or-treating stigma

We need to treat the trick-or-treating stigma

Isabella Soddu, Opinion Columnist October 25, 2022

Everyone remembers the year trick-or-treating became lame. Maybe it was the year your parents told you that you were too old to participate, or when you began awkwardly towering over the toddlers as...

On black cats: Leave the superstitions in the past

On black cats: Leave the superstitions in the past

Olivia Langlan, Opinion Columnist October 24, 2022

Black cats should no longer be the mystified, superstition-riddled poster children of Halloween. They never asked to be.  Every Halloween, there is a fascination with the eerie, the unsettling and...

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is a Thanksgiving movie

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is a Thanksgiving movie

Mary Kueser, Opinion Columnist October 29, 2021

The first time I watched “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” I had a revelation: it’s not a Halloween movie, and it’s not a Christmas movie either. Even though the movie circulates around Halloween...

Illustration by Eleni Pappas.

Act sustainably this Halloween

Henry Figler, Opinion Columnist October 28, 2021

It’s no secret that Halloween is a capitalist holiday, but that doesn’t mean it has to be so unsustainable. The sugar-filled, spooky holiday serves no religious or nationalistic function, yet research...

Mini Opinions: The scariest place on campus

Opinion Staff, Staff Writers October 26, 2021

  Spencer Hurlburt: Harris-Millis is an eerie building for the brave The Harris-Millis prison, or as UVM says, “dormitory,” is undoubtedly the spookiest place on campus.  Many think...

Jeanne Mance became UVMs designated quarantine and isolation building for students at the beginning of the semester. Located on Pearl Street, the residence hall is surrounded by other UVM buildings and Burlington homes.

‘There is no real surveillance of this place’: A look inside UVM quarantine as COVID cases rise

Ella Ruehsen and Sawyer Loftus November 9, 2020

Driving down Colchester Avenue, as it turns into Pearl Street, it’s not hard to skip over UVM’s last residence hall—Jeanne Mance—before the landscape changes to the commercial center of downtown...

Opinion staff: Cynical Halloween Tunes

Opinion staff: Cynical Halloween Tunes

Opinion Staff October 30, 2020

As an emo kid at heart, “IT is the end” by metalcore band Ice Nine Kills is the best halloween song. While it was hard to pick between their other songs from their horror movie inspired album,...

A group of restaurant goers sit outside of Sweetwaters on Church Street, Oct 23.

Police express confidence students won’t violate COVID rules for Halloween

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter October 30, 2020

UVM and Burlington Police expressed little concern about students potentially violating COVID-19 safety precautions over Halloween weekend, despite rising cases in the state. UVM Police Chief Tim Bilodeau...

Trick-or-treaters celebrate Halloween at Horse Barn

Trick-or-treaters celebrate Halloween at Horse Barn

Maryann Makosiej, Staff Writer November 9, 2019

A sea of trick-or-treaters went stall to stall collecting candy from student handlers and their costume-clad horses.  The Halloween Barn event was held on Monday, October 28 at the UVM Horse Barn....

No tricks, only treats for VT families

No tricks, only treats for VT families

Jenny Koppang, Staff Writer October 31, 2019

In this most eerie season, Burlington parents can attest that trick-or-treating in a college town is decidedly not the spookiest part of Halloween.  With this holiday comes hoards of college-aged witches...

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