The Vermont Cynic


Grooving with the Mountain Goats

Caroline Slack, Features Editor April 29, 2018

Four men in suits ran on stage, looking like a band of dads  hurrying from a business meeting to this gig. For a second I wondered what I was getting myself into. Then I felt the pulse of the bass...

Creating magic with scent: a look into Alice & the Magician Cocktail Apothecary

Kailey Bates, Video Editor April 18, 2018

Brothers Aaron and Sam Wisniewski are the founders of "Alice and the Magician," a cocktail apothecary that creates powerful elixirs and mists that spark imagination and elicit scent memories. In this video,...

Reclaiming Identities of Addiction

Reclaiming Identities of Addiction

Kian Deshler, Staff Writer April 12, 2018

Language is a powerful form of representation, and one that is largely absent on this campus for our students in recovery. Professors banter about the consumption of alcoholic beverages in class, students...

Illistrations: Egg Plant

Eggplants: Cooking and Connecting with the Old World

Brigitte Riordan, Staff Writer March 13, 2018

Food is culture. I am a first-generation Romanian-American, but I don’t know much about Romanian food. My father fled the country in the height of Ceausescu’s dictatorship, and once he moved to the...

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Burlington’s Hierarchy of Needs

Bettina Cataldi, Staff Writer February 28, 2018

Bagels, attention and therapy. Those are what I’d consider my three most potent needs to be. When Glenn Walter, owner of Three Needs Taproom & Brewery in downtown Burlington, saw the sign that...

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Connor Allan, Web Editor October 3, 2016

Diversity Growth in Enrollment

March 2, 2016

From 1995 to 2014, the overall undergraduate population at UVM has grown by roughly 75 percent, with an increase of about 2,400 undergraduates, according to the UVM Sourcebook. Despite this, the “multicultural”...

Aftermath of the Waterman Takeovers

March 2, 2016

At one point, Davis walked out into the hall and said to the protesters, “You are disrupting the flow of business in this wing,” according to the magazine. All seven protesters were arrested by...

UVM student's protesting 1988

After the Kake Walk: A history of UVM’s racial climate from Lattie Coor’s presidency to the present

Bryan O'Keefe and Sarah Olsen March 2, 2016

Student activism was common at UVM throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, resulting in the creation of some of the first African-American, Chicano/a and women’s studies departments in the U.S., English professor...

The mid-90s Hunger Strikes

March 2, 2016

Many who were not in the Waterman Building during the 1991 takeover showed their support through a hunger strike, refusing to eat anything until the administration and the student protesters came to an...

The Second Takeover

March 2, 2016

Jagbandhansingh said he was also one of the 22 students who occupied Waterman for a  second time in 1991 — this time for 20 days. Coor had resigned at this point, and was succeeded by George Davis,...

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