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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Students play with kendamas on the Andrew Harris green.

Kendama craze: UVM’s newest obsession

Will Hamilton, Culture Staff Writer November 9, 2023

While the frisbee has long been king in the sprawling lawns of UVM, an unlikely competitor has emerged this fall to challenge its grasp as the go-to activity between classes: the kendama. Kendamas are...

Dont let the little cinemas die

Don’t let the little cinemas die

Ayelet Kaminski, Opinion editor October 10, 2023

During lockdown, I remember dreaming about one day being able to see movies on the big screen, surrounded by friends, family and members of the community. I couldn’t wait until it was safe for cinemas...

Photo Illustration:  In a survey of 324 UVM students conducted by the Cynic, 62% said their roommate has requested that they leave their room for the sake of privacy to engage in a sexual act.

Sexiling: The unspoken college tradition

Maxine Thornton, Features Staff Writer December 7, 2022

A sock on the doorknob, a forewarning text, a locked door. What do these signals all have in common? Your roommate needs the room. The Urban Dictionary defines sexiling as when college age students...

Members of Alianza Latinx President and Historian Miguel Figueroa; Scarlett Espinoza, vice president and treasurer; Secretary and Publicist Fernanda Acevedo (left to right) running Alianza Latinx’s Lotería game in the L/L Fireplace Lounge Oct. 6.

Latine students celebrate culture in Alianza Latinx

Delaney Roy, Assistant Features Editor October 13, 2022

In addition to hosting regular meetings, Alianza Latinx brings students together twice a year for its biggest annual events, filling the Grand Maple Ballroom with food, dancing and joy. Alianza Latinx,...

Juniors Lucy Powell, club treasurer, co-presidents Jillian Conway and Sierra Sabec, and Lily Edge, vice president, are members of UVM club Runway of Dreams.

Runway of Dreams spotlights inclusive fashion 

Elizabeth Roote, Features Editor September 16, 2022

Disability advocacy and a devotion to fashion combine through UVM club Runway of Dreams, said junior Jillian Conway, co-president and co-founder.  Runway of Dreams is UVM’s chapter of a national...

Students line up outside the COVID-19 Testing Center Nov. 18.

The University to close down on-campus testing site next semester

Lila Cumming, Summer News Editor July 19, 2022

The University is removing the on-campus testing center due to decreasing demand for PCR testing, according to a July 18 email from UVM Provost Patricia Prelock. After the state-run testing sites closed...

Exploring recreational drug use at UVM

Exploring recreational drug use at UVM

Ellie Scott, Layout Editor April 20, 2022

 Two students choose food items from the fridges in Rally Cat’s Cupboard Feb. 23. Rally Cat’s Cupboard can be found at L/L C102 on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Fridays from noon-4 p.m. or at their pop-up events in the Davis Center Atrium on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m.

Student-run food pantry relocates and expands

Miranda Degreenia, Culture Staff Writer March 23, 2022

Rally Cat’s Cupboard, UVM’s on-campus food pantry, seeks to aid a larger group of students after being forced to relocate, said graduate Malarie McGalliard, co-president of Rally Cat’s Cupboard. SGA...

Clumsily cooking in college

Clumsily cooking in college

Dominic Minadeo, Culture Staff Writer February 23, 2022

Cooking a meal from scratch and carefully following steps from a recipe can be rewarding, but getting drunk and winging it is more fun. I began a weekly tradition with my friend Peter since moving to...

UVM Firsts works to create a space for current and future first-generation students

Natalia Stamatatos, Culture Staff Writer January 28, 2022

As another semester begins and students return to campus, first-generation college students can find a comforting space in one of UVM’s new clubs: UVM Firsts.  UVM Firsts was created to support first-generation...

The Living Well office is located on the first floor of the Davis Center.

Living Well space re-opens

Sabine Foerg, Features Staff Writer October 20, 2021

In a whirlwind return to in-person campus events and packed lecture halls, students can find peace in the calm, welcoming space of Living Well. Living Well reclaimed its space on the bottom floor of...

Juniors Adalia Williams, Max Kriff and Cam Tagatac are the student producers of “What’s Up Church Street.”

Photo of the week

Mac Mansfield-Parisi, Staff Photographer October 13, 2021

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