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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 over the years. Climate justice and environmental action are issues that for many are intertwined ...

“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 crabby. All that changed when I stepped foot inside Friends Nepali Restaurant. Located at 212 Main St. in...

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

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

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, the buildings were used for traditional housing until fall 2018, when UVM’s official Arts and Creat...

Professor’s novel selected by actress for book club

Professor Maria Hummel's new novel,

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 atrophy. The artist never arrives, which begs the question: has the artist become a victim like those i...

Following the Calling: The Cynic reviews Boston Calling

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.

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 X-dedicated spoken-word performance while a strange, silent short film from 1930 called “Hell-B...

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 as they try to prevent their daughters from losing their virginities on prom night. Although it...

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

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

Kailey Bates, Video Editor

April 19, 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, they serve up their magical cocktails at Stella Mae's Anniversary Bash and talk about the process....

Burly chefs pledge to serving local

Gaku Ramen specializes in Japanese ramen noodle soups.

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 of these restaurants is Revolution Kitchen, which specializes in vegan and vegetarian food. ...

Theatre students reflect on diversity

Theatre students and faculty discuss diversity Feb. 25

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 tight-knit group, Gregory Ramos, chair of the theater department, said. “We are a predominantly w...

Waterman takeover ends, protesters return home

Waterman takeover ends, protesters return home

Joey Waldinger, Ben Elfland, Lee Hughes, Oliver Pomazi, Alek Fleury, Kyra Chevalier, Brandon Arcari, and Meg Trogolo

February 26, 2018

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 building. The leadership instructed protesters to clean up and leave Waterman building, rather ...

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 such as this Tom Sullivan and the provost and the entire administration like to go home because they’re s...

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

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

Brandon Arcari, Joey Waldinger, Ben Elfland, Lee Hughes, and Meg Trogolo

February 23, 2018

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 protests on the fourth floor of the Davis Center. The protest, originally focused on informi...

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