The Vermont Cynic

Alumnus' first novel

Alumnus’ first novel

February 3, 2015

UVM alumnus Samuél Lopez Barrantes is pictured above. Barrantes wrote his novel “Slim and the Beast” after being rejected from fourteen master’s programs and moving to Paris.After studying abroad...

Podcast reports a murder

February 3, 2015

Where were you on Thursday six weeks ago?“I was probably in Boston still,” first-year Melina Heroux said.“Six weeks would be two weeks before vacation, which means we were right in the beginning...

Simpson dishwasher still broken

Simpson dishwasher still broken

John Riedel, Staff Writer February 3, 2015

In November, Simpson Dining Hall’s dishwasher broke down due to a faulty heating component. It still hasn’t been fixed. Melissa Zelazny, general manager for Sodexo Dining Services at UVM, oversees...

Rapper rests in peace

Jon Zinter February 3, 2015

The hip-hop community was shocked and saddened at the sudden passing of Steven Rodriguez, 26, also known as A$AP Yams. He died Jan. 18. Rodriguez was the founder and mastermind behind A$AP Mob. He was...

Your town, your vote

February 3, 2015

Over the next four weeks, the race for city council will be on.This is no ordinary city council election, though. The creation of a new, student-majority district gives us a unique chance to elect new...

Dealing with the crowd

Dealing with the crowd

Jack Estrin February 3, 2015

A trip to the gym this semester may lead to long waits and frustrating searches for the machine you want to use. “I come early in the month of January because from 3:30 to 7 p.m. it’s like a mob scene,”...

Small arts center wins big

Small arts center wins big

February 3, 2015

The leader behind the grant’s proposal and the vision it conveyed was DJ Hellerman, a curator and the director of exhibitions at Burlington City Arts.The grant was provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation.“I...

Crime log: Jan. 23 – Jan. 25

Jill Vaglica February 3, 2015

Jan. 23   4:17 p.m. Hall staff in Living and Learning reported an anonymous sexual assault, which took place at an unknown time Jan. 16. Hall staff had received this information from a third party. Jan....

Spoken word artist takes on Burlington

Spoken word artist takes on Burlington

Caroline Shea February 3, 2015

Higher Ground patrons can expect much more than music this month. Buddy Wakefield, the three-time spoken word world champion and acclaimed poet, is returning to Burlington  Feb. 10 to perform at Higher...

Chicken killers not leaving

Chicken killers not leaving

Jill Vaglica February 3, 2015

Three UVM students faced charges last month for allegedly stealing a live chicken, named Sweet Dee, from the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house, killing it and eating it in a UVM residence hall, according...

Rumors of Koch donations to University untrue

Rumors of Koch donations to University untrue

John Riedel, Staff Writer February 3, 2015

Despite documents from UnKoch My Campus, an anti-Koch organization, that suggest UVM allegedly received support from the Charles Koch Foundation, the University has no records of receiving any donations...

New refugee program comes to UVM

February 3, 2015

In response to the ongoing issue of the effects of torture and other human rights violations on the lives of thousands of Vermont refugees, the New England Survivors of Torture and Trauma have given many...

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