The Vermont Cynic

COVID-19 impacts BTV bar scene

COVID-19 impacts BTV bar scene

Rebecca Holt, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

On Aug. 20th, the City of Burlington instituted new policies limiting gathering sizes and alcohol sales to prevent the spread of COVID-19, right before University of Vermont students flooded back into Burlington to start a new semester. Establishments with a First or Third Class License from the Depa...

Leader, activist and caregiver: Meet Noel Riby-Williams

Noel Ruby-Williams sits on a porch in the home of the children she nannies for in Montpelier, Vermont.

Kate Vanni, Layout and Illustrations Editor

September 4, 2020

A smile crept over Noel Riby-Williams’ face as the three kids she nannies tapped on the window and peeked through the blinds, watching her throughout the interview. Sitting on the porch, Riby-Williams, a UVM junior, relayed her past experiences that detail the impact she has had on Montpelier, Ver...

Emerge Vermont helps to bring more women’s voices to the ballot

Stebbins' and Bluemle's campaign signs sit next to each other on Locust Terrace, a street they both live on. Aug 3.

Tulley Hescock, Staff Writer

August 4, 2020

This year, neighbors, opponents and close friends, Gabrielle Stebbins and Tiff Bluemle join 36 other Emerge Vermont alums on the upcoming ballot for state representative.  The democratic women running in the upcoming elections are equipped with the skills and support acquired through Emerge Vermo...

UVM junior named one of “20 Under 20: Young LGBTQ People Shaping the Future of Media and Activism”

Alex Excaja-Heiss proudly holds up a poster he made for transgender rights July 15.

Lilly Page, Staff Writer

July 16, 2020

Around the age of 14 Alex Escaja-Heiss boarded a plane, when he got off, he had been changed by a single moment during the flight.   On the flight, he had watched a film called “My Prairie Home”, which he said is about a nonbinary artist. It gave him a sense of empowerment that he said he h...

“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,...

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