The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

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

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...

Zabby & Elfs Stone Soup sits at 211 College St. on a cold evening on Jan. 22.

Stone Soup serves food and conversation for workers and patrons alike

Dominic Minadeo, Culture Staff Writer January 25, 2022

Cooks converse with customers, scooping dishes from a steaming buffet while cheerful chatter wafts across the dining room.  Zabby & Elf’s Stone Soup, named after owners Avery Rifkin “Zabby”...

Exterior of Nunyuns Bakery, which is located in the Old North End Nov. 17.

Nunyuns brings fresh foods to the North End

Cameron Provorny, Culture Staff Writer November 29, 2021

The smell of fresh-baked sweet breads and brewing coffee wafts across a colorful, open dining space. Nunyuns Bakery sits on the corner of North Champlain Street and North Street in Burlington’s Old...

Jeans from vintage for a modern life hang inside of The Vault Nov 13.

Vintage stores notice increased popularity

Grace Decker, Culture Staff Writer November 18, 2021

Off the north end of Church St. a shop with wide clear windows features mannequins posed in vintage clothing. There has been an influx of people shopping vintage in Burlington who are more interested...

Artist Shanta Lee Gander speaks to a crowd in the Fleming Museum Nov. 5. Gander gives a  lecture on issues of restitution.

Artists and scholars discuss problematic legacies of museums

Natalia Stamatatos, Culture Staff Writer November 8, 2021

Academics gathered in the Fleming Museum to discuss the problematic legacies of the artworks that hung on the walls around them. On Nov. 4, a three-day conference opened in the Fleming Museum called...

Senior Will Sturcke sits on a dock with his guitar.

Moondogs defines their sound with debut record

Max Gerlach, Culture Staff Writer November 5, 2021

A psychedelic backdrop and voices melting in the heat of emotion: it’s Moondogs. Moondogs’ debut album “ACiD TeST” was released on Oct. 19. Moondogs is a Burlington based band led by senior Will...

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Fletcher Library opens undocumented migration exhibit

Natalia Stamatatos, Culture Staff Writer October 25, 2021

Thousands of toe-tags hanging on a map represent lost human lives and bring attention to an ongoing humanitarian crisis. Interactive exhibit “Hostile Terrain 94,” organized by the Undocumented Migration...

The Burlington Farmer’s Market occurs every Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from early May until the end of October.

Farmers Market loses vendors, gains student traffic

Cameron Provorny, Culture Staff Writer October 22, 2021

Saturdays in early fall on Pine Street mean busy streets and bustling sidewalks. The Burlington Farmers Market runs every Saturday and began in 1980. Originally located at City Hill Park, the market...

Alyx the Magician wraps up a performance on Church Street.

Street performers bring heart to commerce sector

Becca Olshan, Culture Staff Writer October 14, 2021

It’s a crisp autumn afternoon and Church Street is alive with tourists and townies alike. Throughout fall weekends, Church Street comes to life with a variety of performances, ranging from magic shows...

Signs advertise apartments for rent on College Street.

Rising rent costs put students’ health at risk

Sophia Venturo and Quinn Johnson October 12, 2021

For upperclassmen, fall semester in Burlington is marked by competitive apartment hunting, but this year’s frenzy may pose extra challenges due to low vacancies and high prices. After years of gradual...

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