The Vermont Cynic

Comedy Finds a Home in Burlington

Comedy Finds a Home in Burlington

Eva Bartels

November 7, 2015

Filed under Features

Nathan Hartswick eagerly joined me at my table at Muddy Waters one Thursday afternoon, after weeks of trying to meet. We were finally able to sit down and disc...

DIY Humanitarianism Hits UVM

November 5, 2015

Filed under Features

No matter what day of the week, walk through the Davis Center atrium or past the library steps and you’re likely to be asked for a moment of your time by a group of activists. In an atmosphere where everybody cares, it’s tricky finding the right fit for your world saving ambitions. One UVMer, though, is building her own framework to so...

Indie Films Showcase Labor and Love at Vermont Filmmaker’s Showcase

Caroline Shea

November 5, 2015

Filed under Features

“Indie filmmaking has never had it so good,” John Summa told me. We were sitting in his Old Mill office, surrounded by stacks of towering books. Summa, an Economics professor at UVM, wrote one of the films featured at the Vermont International Film Festival’s Vermont Filmmaker’s Showcase. His documentary, The Resurr...

Burlington’s Haunted History

Caroline Shea

November 5, 2015

Filed under Features

Halloween season is in full swing and it’s not unusual to see ghosts prowling the streets, usually sporting bedsheets and various party paraphernalia. However, collegiate mischief is not the only spooky thing afoot in Burlington. “Surprisingly, Burlington has more haunted restaurants in one place than many other cities I've visited,” said Thea Lewis, an exper...

Letting it grow for a cause

Jackie Flynn

November 5, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

This November, UVM students can grow out their mustaches and beards for a cause. Movember, a nonprofit foundation that started in Australia, works to raise funds for men’s health, with all proceeds raised going toward prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health research, according to the organizations website. ...

Study abroad: housing in England versus in America

Hunter Colvin

November 5, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

One of my biggest concerns about coming to Newcastle, England was housing. It’s only three months, but three months can feel like three years if you have the wrong roommate. Plus, living in University Heights for the past two years has left me kind of spoiled.  No other dorms on campus are that nice. Heck, half the ...

Campus suits-up for the 2015 Halloween weekend

Camilla Broccolo

October 28, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

With the Halloween weekend approaching, students and campus organizations are preparing for the festivities. Students like junior Erin Mahoney use the weekend as an opportunity to go out more. “I plan on going to a party at my friend’s house,” Mahoney said. “I’m going to be a ‘pink lady’ from Grease.” ...

Challenges faced by international students

October 28, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

UVM’s international student population is growing and more resources will be required to meet their needs, but there are still struggles.“I’ve heard Americans call [The Marsh-Austin-Tupper Dorms] the ‘China Wall,’” said sophomore Stas Litvinenka, an international student from Belarus.About 25 percent of internatio...

Lecture explores 19th century opiate use in Vermont

October 28, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

An author and former federal prosecutor talked about the widespread opiate addiction Vermonters had in the mid to late 19th century Oct. 20 in UVM’s Waterman Lounge.Gary Shattuck gave his lecture as the first in a series dedicated in memory of Samuel Hand, a historian, political scientist and scholar at UVM for many years ...

Studio 5 Spotlight 

October 25, 2015

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

From mothers coming in with their 7-year old daughter to 72-year old retirees looking for new hobbies, the art of DJing is rapidly increasing in popularity in every demographic.John “DJ Johnny Utah” Jones and Russell “DJ Mashtodon” founded the Studio 5 DJ school in Burlington about a year and a half ago. “A lot of fol...

Profile on Women’s Soccer head coach Kristi Lefebvre

Claire Messersmith

October 23, 2015

Filed under Sports

Hired in 2010, at 26, Kristi Lefebvre was one of the youngest coaches at the Division I level. But age did not stop Lefebvre -— she is in her fifth season with the Catamounts. Five seasons after hiring Lefebvre, the Catamounts have had the best start to their America East Conference season since 2001. Lefebvr...

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