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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

Signage for the Catamount Recovery Center outside Living Well May 1.

Recovery at UVM

Caroyln Kelly, Culture Staff Writer May 7, 2024

An understanding of UVM’s culture around drug and alcohol use would be incomplete without the perspectives of students who are in recovery and the program that supports them. UVM’s Catamount Recovery...

Many students at UVM visit Imperial Tattoo in downtown Burlington to get new tattoos April 6.

The student body: a look at UVM’s unique tattoo culture

Erika Tally, Culture Staff Writer April 9, 2024

It’s a well-known fact that at UVM, the student body is known for its unashamed individuality. From curated wardrobes to vibrantly dyed hair, the school has developed a reputation centered around self-expression...

Photo Illustration: Up to 75,000 visitors are expected in Burlington at the time of the eclipse.

How Burlington is preparing for the largest influx of visitors seen in one day

Maggie O'Shea and Keagan Lafferty April 8, 2024

With Burlington in the line of totality, this eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime event for residents and the expected tens of thousands of visitors. With the event coming up quickly on Monday, April 8, Burlington...

Stellas illustration for the eclipse events column.

Culture staff recommends: the best eclipse events 

Culture Staff, Culture Staff Writer April 3, 2024

As Burlington prepares for the influx of visitors under the total eclipse of the sun, the culture staff is here to prepare you for which once-in-a-lifetime event to attend.  It’s not totality without...

Dr. Damon A. Williams returns to UVM as a keynote speaker in an event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Ira Allen Chapel Jan 25.

Dr. Damon A. Williams gives his second MLK celebration keynote lecture

Sophia Balunek, Editor-in-Chief January 29, 2024

Dr. Damon A. Williams returned to UVM to give the University’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration’s keynote lecture on Jan. 25 at Ira Allen Chapel. Williams spoke at UVM in 2022 for the...

Mollys illi for the outdoor spaces column

Walkable and bikeable natural areas in Burlington

Maggie O'Shea, Culture Staff Writer November 10, 2023

It can be frustrating to be in a city surrounded by mountains, and yet experience much difficulty accessing them to hike and get outdoors.  Especially as a person without a car, it’s very tough to...

Mollys illi for the Vermont Green column

Beyond the Pitch: How Vermont Green is Destined for More

Mahder Teferra, Guest Culture Writer November 2, 2023

The date was July 7. The Vermont Green faced the Western Mass Pioneers for the second time this season, the first matchup ending in a disappointing 0-1 loss for the Green. This match, if won, would give...

Henry Street Deli Mark is located a few blocks from UVM’s campus.

Hidden Gems in the Old North End

Tatum Johnson, Culture Staff Writer October 31, 2023

The Old North End is not only home to many of UVM’s upperclassmen, but it also boasts some of the best spots for a quick, affordable bite.  The Old North End is the residential area north of downtown...

People attend the Burlington Farmers Market weekly to purchase local food, art and produce.

Make your way to the Burlington Farmers Market

Carolyn Kelly, Culture Staff Writer October 13, 2023

The sun was shining down on a lively scene at the lot of 345 Pine St. one Saturday afternoon this past September.  Bikers pulled in, people strolled around and lines accumulated at a variety of food...

Mollys summer in Burlington illi

Make the Most of the Heat

Maya Surrenti, Culture Staff Writer September 14, 2023

Fall semester at UVM officially kicked off a little over two weeks ago, though the weather outside so far does not reflect fall weather at all. If you are new to UVM, beating the Vermont heat may be...

Looking at the Burlington Reparations Task Force

Looking at the Burlington Reparations Task Force

Cameron Provorny, Culture Editor February 16, 2022

In response to Black Lives Matter protests in summer 2020, the Burlington City Council put together the Burlington Reparations Task Force, said Rebecca Zietlow, associate dean at the University of Toledo...

Phoenix Books Burlington is located on 191 Bank St. The bookstore cultivated Onion River Press, an independent publisher helping individuals publish their work.

Local publishing company provides alternative to industry giants

Dominic Minadeo, Culture Staff Writer February 4, 2022

Phoenix Books offers publishing opportunities for local authors under one, specific condition; they don’t work with Amazon. Phoenix Books developed Onion River Press to provide an alternative publishing...

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