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Top picks from the Cynics News Editor: 2020-2021 headlines you may have missed

Top picks from the Cynic’s News Editor: 2020-2021 headlines you may have missed

Ella Ruehsen , News and Sports Editor August 30, 2021

Following an unprecedented year of hardships for students and updates in the news cycle, some may not have followed the many newsworthy events that have occurred on campus.  This year’s News and...

Cynic History: a decade of UVM climate rallies

Cynic History: a decade of UVM climate rallies

Bridget Higdon, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2019

Ahead of today's global climate strike, the Cynic searched its archives to find environmental protest coverage from the past decade.  Students at UVM have been involved in dozens of climate protests...

“Friends” Nepali restaurant makes you feel like family

Amanda Anderson, Staff Columnist October 31, 2018

Alek Fleury On the day the first snowflakes were spotted in Burlington, the sky was gray and the 38-degree wind whipped through the autumn colored trees. I had not ventured out all day and was feeling...

Members of the Arts Initiative learning community, located on Trinity Campus, covered the windows of McAuley hall with inspirational and artistic messages.

“TrinCity:” a new home for arts and creativity on campus

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer September 21, 2018

Tucked away on Colchester Avenue, past the UVM Medical Center and adjacent to the town of Winooski, lies Trinity campus, now a conflicting home for artists and creators. Also known as North campus,...

Professor Maria Hummels new novel, Still Lives was selected by actress Reese Witherspoon for her book club.

Professor’s novel selected by actress for book club

Sarah Robinson, Senior Staff Writer August 29, 2018

A Los Angeles artist is known for her provocative paintings depicting herself as famous female murder victims. That same LA artist organizes a gala of her paintings to save the Rocque Museum from complete...

The crowd at the Delta Blue Stage at Boston Calling cheers as rap group Brockhampton takes the stage. Many in the front row had held their spot for as long as as six hours.

Following the Calling: The Cynic reviews Boston Calling

Hunter McKenzie, Culture columnist June 3, 2018

Natalie Portman was seated upon a platform stage in the Arena of the Harvard Athletic Complex in Cambridge when the noise started. Hundreds of baffled festival-goers watched her engage in a Malcolm...

Review: “Blockers” falls flat on plot, brings feminism

Review: “Blockers” falls flat on plot, brings feminism

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist April 19, 2018

If you enjoy feminist perspectives and John Cena butt chugging beer, “Blockers” might be the film for you. “Blockers” stars Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz, and follows three parents...

Gaku Ramen specializes in Japanese ramen noodle soups.

Burly chefs pledge to serving local

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor April 18, 2018

Rich chocolate, creamy soups, French pastries — all of it local.  It doesn’t take much of a walk down Church Street to get a sense of what the Burlington food scene and its chefs have to offer. One...

Theatre students and faculty discuss diversity Feb. 25

Theatre students reflect on diversity

Carolyne Sandoval, Staff Writer March 8, 2018

Amongst the whirlwind of costume fittings and script readings, the UVM theatre department is  re-evaluating itself. With 84 majors and minors and 13 faculty and staff members, the department is a...

Waterman takeover ends, protesters return home

Waterman takeover ends, protesters return home

Just after 9:30 p.m., protesters rolled up sleeping bags, cleaned up litter in the halls and gathered food they’d brought in preparation of a night on the floors of classrooms and hallways in the Waterman...

Protest Day 1: Wednesday, Feb. 21

Protest Day 1: Wednesday, Feb. 21

February 26, 2018

1:12 PM Students gather outside Waterman Feb. 20, preparing to occupy the building. Sophomore Harmony Edowosman and UVM staffer John Mejia spoke on the front steps. “Whenever we have a rally...

Protesters, led by Harmony Edosomwan, move from the Davis Center to Waterman Feb. 23.

Day 2: Student racial justice protesters take over Admitted Students Day

NoNames for Justice disrupted Admitted Students Day at UVM by staging a racial justice protest in the Davis Center. A group of more than 200 protesters gathered for a second day of anti-administration...

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