The Vermont Cynic

“Where do people come from and how do they end up where they are?”

Rebecca Holt, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

Around halfway through writing her book “Old Canaan in a New World: Native Americans and the Lost Tribes of Israel,” Professor Fenton said she struggled to answer the perennial question for people who study literature: why are you doing this? "Researching this book, I felt like I was on a roller coaster ...

UVM voices offer advice on staying active in isolation

UVM voices offer advice on staying active in isolation

Henry Perretta, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

Weeks have passed since students skied down the Green Mountains, skateboarded on Athletic campus, walked to class and dominated Burlington's terrain. Wherever students find themselves now, we hope they are still finding some enjoyment outdoors. In celebration of Earth day and all of the great natural ...

Onyx Ink: An all female-operated tattoo studio in Burlington

Onyx Ink:  An all female-operated tattoo studio in Burlington

Elizabeth Roote, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Between the potted plants to the vibrant art covering the walls, it’s hard not to feel at home at Onyx Ink Tattoo Studio. Onyx Ink’s owner, Alisha Dykema, opened the studio in 2018. Locate on the second floor of 73 Church Street, the welcoming atmosphere is an integral part of the service th...

A look into Chicks on Sticks’ 5:00 a.m. ski trips

A look into Chicks on Sticks' 5:00 a.m. ski trips

Payton Kurrle, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

At around 5:00 a.m. March 4, a white van pulled into the parking lot of Gutterson Fieldhouse.  Junior Finn Brokaw, a group leader of Power through Powder, got out of the van and opened the back, revealing a pile of ski equipment. Ten women, geared up with backpacks and skis over their shoulders, pil...

Women in Politics: Rebecca White graduated UVM at 20 and joined Vermont government at 22


State Rep. Rebecca White grew up in Wilder, Vermont and attended the University of Vermont at the age of sixteen on a VSAC scholarship for low-income, first generation Vermonters.

Tulley Hescock, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

Vermont State Rep. Rebecca White ‘15  stood behind the podium at the UVM debate house, reminiscing over the hours she spent practicing public speaking, used now in committee.  White grew up in Wilder, Vermont, and attended UVM at the age of sixteen on a Vermont Student Assistance Corporation ...

Cynic History: Reporting on the women’s suffrage movement at UVM

Top fold of the front page of the Vermont Cynic from May 19, 1917. The Cynic reported that the first ever orientation-like event for Vermont high school women had been held at UVM.

Bridget Higdon, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2020

In celebration of Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the Cynic searched its archives for stories that reported on how the movement took shape at UVM.  We found a handful of short briefs which, though sparse in their details, reveal that many UVM women in the late...

English, geology, philosophy, physics and aliens

English, geology, philosophy, physics and aliens

Rebecca Holt, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

A class of nearly 240 students leaned intently towards the muffled rhythmic beating of a radio telescope recording, a radio used to detect frequencies from extraterrestrial life.  Geochemistry professor Nico Perdrial paused the enchanting buzzing to continue his lecture of the day: "False alerts: wh...

A look into the past: Williams Hall

Williams Hall stands on College Row, March 5. The building has stood on UVM's campus since 1896.

Stephan Toljan, Photo Editor

March 19, 2020

In 1896, 43 years after the last fire in Old Mill, UVM decided it was time to build the first fireproof building on a college campus in the U.S. The result: Williams Science Hall. The building was constructed with money donated from Edward H. Williams, a philanthropist and railroad tycoon,...

Cheese Louise leaves University Place

Cheese Louise leaves University Place

Elizabeth Roote, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Since October 2019, food truck Cheese Louise, characterized by its hand-painted menus and easy-going employees, has been an on-campus hit – and it’s not supposed to be here. Cheese Louise first opened in Conway, New Hampshire in 2018, and co-founder James Gaudreault, a senior at UVM, decided to exp...

Women in politics: Vermont native represents hometown district at 24

The Statehouse chambers stand empty during a recess, Feb. 13. The chambers seat all 151 members of the House, as well as extra seating for members of the public and media.

Tulley Hescock, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Felisha Leffler wore a pin  that said “Young People Make a Better Vermont,” a sentiment she carries with her every day as a 24-year-old Vermont House Representative. Leffler grew up in Enosburg, Vermont, and now represents her town in the Franklin-7 district. Leffler knew she wanted to go into politics from...

Publishing company monopolizes libraries’ budget

Publishing company monopolizes libraries' budget

Sabrina Fiore, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

During the UVM SGA meeting Jan. 21, Dean of Libraries Bryn Geffert stood before the room and explained his dilemma. UVM libraries’ contract with Elsevier, a scientific literature publishing company, grants UVM affiliates access to their ScienceDirect journals. Due to this contract, Geffert said the...

New café opening on Church Street

Signs with the Kru Coffee logo hang on a Church St. building, Jan. 29. “Kru” is short for “Krucible,” the full name of the brand.

George Weed, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Kru Coffee hopes to prove that supporting farmers pays off all the way to the coffee cup. The coffee company, based out of Saratoga Springs, New York, is setting up a second location at 2 Church St. Co-owner Kyle Brock plans to have the doors open by Feb. 18. Kru roasts specialty blends for over 50 indivi...

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