The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

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

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...

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...

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...

The Opening Note: Tall Travis and The Beanie Babies / Hillbilly Guitarist

Katie Monacella, Podcast Host December 1, 2021

Tall Travis is a folk band comprised of several UVM students. They released their first album "Travis is Out There" and continue to be a quintessential representation of UVM's folk scene. In this episode,...

The Opening Note:

Katie Monacella, Podcast Host October 28, 2021

Moondogs is the project of UVM Senior Will Sturcke. You'll commonly find Will and his band filling local basements with their 70's inspired songs woven between long, creative jams. In this episode, Host...

Are vinyl records pointless?

Are vinyl records pointless?

Jude Roberts , staff writer May 12, 2021

Though vinyl has made a comeback recently, there are far better and more convenient options for today’s listeners. Vinyl record sales were the highest they'd been in over a decade in 2020. The “vinyl...

Lil Nas X isnt responsible for what kids see, parents are

Lil Nas X isn’t responsible for what kids see, parents are

Gabby Felitto, Opinion editor April 14, 2021

A week ago, Lil Nas X dropped the music video for “Montero (Call Me By Your Names),” and many parents are getting their panties in a bunch. The video depicts Lil Nas X as Eve in the garden of Eden,...

Izzy Pipa

Pons’ Creative Chaos

Connor Adams, Staff Writer December 6, 2020

Pons’ new album, “Intellect,” is brimming with talent and budding ideas, but ends up being a lesson on the dangers of uncontrolled chaos. In an interview with the band, band member Jack Parker...

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,...

Male rappers are more than their music

Male rappers are more than their music

Sophie Oehler, Cynic Columnist October 23, 2020

May, 2017. Long Island born rapper Lil Peep is due to take the stage at his concert in Los Angeles. Well, if he can find it. He’s clearly disoriented, reaching out through a drug induced haze to anyone...

Try not listening to music, your mood may improve

Try not listening to music, your mood may improve

Sam Jefferson, Cynic Columnist October 22, 2020

It was a Friday morning, and it looked like I was going to be late to my international relations class. I grabbed my water bottle, notebook and Dentyne spearmint gum and rushed out the door, only to realize...

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