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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

Get tested for COVID-19 after SpringFest

Get tested for COVID-19 after SpringFest

Sam Nylen, Opinion Columnist April 28, 2022

After two years of canceling SpringFest, the University announced the show’s return this year, according to the UPB’s Website. UVM dropped its mask mandate March 19 and lowered other COVID-19 restrictions,...

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...

Students lament live at Lonely Hearts Club variety show

Students lament live at ‘Lonely Hearts Club’ variety show

Willow Scherwinski, Culture Staff Writer March 21, 2021

Echoing through the first floor of the Davis Center were sounds of students eagerly showcasing their talents for an audience just excited to be at a live show.  On Friday, March 12 UVM Program Board...

Rapper Prince Lood performs during the Battle of the Bands competition, March 4. Lood opened the third night of the three-night competition.

Battle of the Bands shows off student talent

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer March 19, 2020

Brennan's Pub & Bistro on most nights is a laid-back atmosphere for students to get food and hang out with their friends.  UVM Program Board’s Battle of the Bands preliminary rounds took place...

(Left to Right): Junior Cobalt Tolbert, junior Em Lyden and sophomore Zoe Silverman practice for the UPB production of Rocky Horror Picture Show, Oct. 22. The student-run show will be performed at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Roxy Cinema.

Production of Halloween classic does the time warp

Anya Kauffman, Staff Writer October 30, 2019

A group of UVM students are preparing to leave their audience invincibly fabulous this Halloween season. The cast will perform a cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at...

Kudu Stooge, Vundabar and Snakehips performed at UVM’s annual FallFest concert Oct. 14, 2017 in the Patrick Gym. The event sold out right before doors opened at 8 p.m.

UPB announces FallFest 2019 lineup

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor September 30, 2019

The University Program Board announced that FallFest 2019, taking place Oct. 19 in Patrick Gym, will feature the Los Angeles based band Coast Modern, Burlington group 99 Neighbors and UVM’s Princess...

 Comedian Mike Birbiglia talks on “The Tonight Show,” June 24. Birbiglia will be performing in the Grand Maple Ballroom 7 p.m. Sept. 2.

Mike Birbiglia to perform at Labor Day comedy show

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer September 1, 2019

This year’s Labor Day Comedy show features Mike Birbiglia, an American writer, producer, director, actor and, most importantly, stand-up comedian.  The show takes place at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 in the...

SpringFest 2019

SpringFest 2019

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer May 2, 2019

The line spread all the way down Main street as thousands of excited festival goers flocked to catch some of the east coast’s finest rappers perform at UVM. SpringFest 2019, a block party hosted...

Sophomores Julia Roy and Callie Kotzan share a laugh April 3 at UVM Program Board’s April Fool’s Day Comedy show featuring comedian Rachel Feinstein. “I got married awhile ago, and being a wife hasn’t made me any more responsible,” Feinstein said. “I’m still an animal. I lose a debit card a week.”

Comedians joke about family and identity at comedy show

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer April 14, 2019

The Grand Maple Ballroom buzzed with excitement as a tall comedian with long, curly hair and a Hawaiian shirt jumped on stage to announce himself as the night’s host. UVM Program Board hosted comedian...

UPB secures rap collective Beast Coast for SpringFest

UPB secures rap collective Beast Coast for SpringFest

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer April 13, 2019

This year’s SpringFest will put the emphasis in “fest.” Multiple headliners will bring a festival vibe, said sophomore Sean Brewer, a member of the UVM Program Board’s concert commitee.   SpringFest...

Hip-hop supergroup Beast Coast to headline SpringFest

Hip-hop supergroup Beast Coast to headline SpringFest

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor April 2, 2019

The UVM Program Board announced the headlining performers for SpringFest 2019 across their social media pages, April 2. The outdoor concert will feature Beast Coast, a rap collective that includes...

Sophomore bassist Jackson Halus of the band Boys Cruise plays at UVM Program Board’s Battle of the Bands Finale March 23 at Nectar’s. During their set, Boys Cruise pulled stunts such as coming on stage on one another’s shoulders in a trench coat and smearing themselves in fake blood, which they said was President Tom Sullivan’s.

Juicebox wins Battle of the Bands

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer March 26, 2019

Student bands performed original songs and smeared themselves in fake blood while posters of legends like Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley hung on the walls. UVM Program Board hosted its annual Battle of...

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