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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

Give TikTok a chance, you may find the community “For You”

Give TikTok a chance, you may find the community “For You”

Mallory Klein Valente, Opinion Columnist September 15, 2021

There are many who love to hate on TikTok for being toxic and causing more harm than good.  But TikTok is actually very positive, creating loving and comforting communities.  Whether you’re into...

TikTok, Travis Barker and the pop-punk revival

TikTok, Travis Barker and the pop-punk revival

Gabby Felitto, Opinion Editor April 16, 2021

If you hear two coughs in a row, and you automatically think of the lyrics, “I got your picture, I'm coming with you, dear Maria count me in,” you are a pop-punk kid.  Today, pop-punk makes many...

There are better alternatives to resin art

There are better alternatives to resin art

Emily Johnston, staff writer April 7, 2021

Trends on the internet are great for creative ideas anyone can accomplish no matter their art skill. Yet there is a massive problem with a recent trend, resin art, that not a lot of people are talking...

Girls arent ruining anime, men are

Girls aren’t ruining anime, men are

Gabby Felitto, Opinion Editor March 4, 2021

“You like anime? I bet you can’t name 5.”  “You haven't watched "One Piece" or "Dragon Ball Z?" Nah, you’re not a real anime fan.”  “Oh, you like “Attack on Titan,” bet you only...

Tiktok needs to stop romanticizing eating disorders

Tiktok needs to stop romanticizing eating disorders

Emily Johnston, Assisstant Opinion Editor October 16, 2020

Picture Cassie Ainsworth, the character from “Skins,” not eating for 3 days for an arbitrary reason and teaching her classmates how not to eat.  She was the quintessential thinspo, or thinspiration,...

Sophomore Sam Joyner posted a video on TikTok for his second day in isolation after going to his sisters wedding, sharing what food UVM gave him.

UVM student looks to quell quarantine concerns through TikTok

Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter October 14, 2020

It’s almost a normal weekday for Sophomore Sam Joyner, except today he’s sitting alone in a hallway of empty dorm rooms accompanied only by people in hazmat suits, making TikToks to offer a glimpse...

TikTok brings young creators to the center

TikTok brings young creators to the center

Emily Johnston January 30, 2020

TikTok, a video-sharing app that is growing in popularity, is exactly what youth culture needs. TikTok is a social network owned by ByteDance and was launched in 2017. Since its initial release, the...

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