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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

Students of Color discuss microaggressions on campus: whitewashing

Students of Color discuss microaggressions on campus: whitewashing

Tushar Asthana, Feature Staff Writer October 7, 2021

A recurring microaggression I have faced is being called “whitewashed.”  Mocking me by calling me a byproduct of a white environment due to the circumstances that I am forced to adapt to because...

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Student labor helps CREAM barn run

Lilly Page, Features Staff Writer September 28, 2021

Holstein cows line up at milking machines at the Miller Research Center barn while students attentively assist the process.  These students are part of the Cooperate for Real Education in Agricultural...

Brush Brook Community Farms cows graze on local private property Sept. 17.

Local farmer returns community support with free soup and bread

Tulley Hescock, Features Editor September 24, 2021

Every Friday, Huntington residents gather at the Brush Brook Community Farm to enjoy free soup made with vegetables from their own land.  Farmer and baker Adam Wilson doesn’t own any of his own land....

Cancer survivor Steve Milizia, his wife and son pose in front of a mural that memorializes his experiences with Sail Beyond Cancer.

Nonprofit mural project fosters community

Elizabeth Roote, Assistant Features Editor September 14, 2021

There is now a tranquil scene of sailboats floating across the water on the underpass on the corner of Farrell and Swift Street in South Burlington.  The 12 by 50-foot mural, completed last month,...

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Art on campus is more than just sculptures

Liz Chadwick, Features Staff Writer September 10, 2021

For students and faculty, art is both visual and abstract, and all forms are seen and experienced on campus every day.  Over the past 10 years, UVM’s campus has grown its collection of art such as...

Families and friends swim at Bolton Potholes Aug. 27.

Student presence at swimming holes may cause tension for locals

Tulley Hescock, Features Editor August 31, 2021

Pockets of cool, shady pools pepper Vermont’s rivers, creating an oasis for UVM students plunging in for a refreshing dip.  Some students prefer the secluded Vermont forest rivers in Richmond and...

Class of 2021 banners hang from the Waterman building May 19.

Get to know five random seniors through five random questions

Tulley Hescock, Features Editor May 19, 2021

The Cynic found five random seniors. We reached out to them to get to know them through five thought provoking questions. The list of students includes writers, cooks, activists and musicians. Each has...

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Consolidation remains a constant reality for Vermont’s small schools

Tulley Hescock, Features Editor May 5, 2021

Tiffany Wilbur picked up her kids at Leicester Elementary, a school located a town over from their home in Whiting, VT. This is a new normal since the closure of Whiting elementary in 2018.  Vermont’s...

First-year Tali Giubardo models a ring made by her roommate inside of the WDW lobby April 30.

A Small Business on the UVM Campus– NRG Designs by Ali Gordon

Payton Kurrle, Features Writer April 30, 2021

Ali Gordon sits at her desk in the Central Campus Residence Hall to make a ring for a customer who found her through her Etsy shop, NRG Designs.  Gordon, a first year at UVM, runs her business from...

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Student tenants feel taken advantage of by Burlington landlords

Rebecca Holt, Features Staff Writer April 23, 2021

UVM students renting in Burlington feel dissatisfied with housing conditions and relations with their landlords, however, one city councilwoman is working to make the overall renting power dynamics more...

How will the termination of the contract between UVM Libraries and its biggest provider of scientific journals affect you?

How will the termination of the contract between UVM Libraries and its biggest provider of scientific journals affect you?

Sabrina Fiore, Feature Staff Writer April 16, 2021

In December 2020, the UVM Libraries made the decision to end their contract with Elsevier, a publishing company whose online database, ScienceDirect, contains many important medical and scientific journals.  The...

Once the grading process is complete, the syrup is contained in these glass jars at 190° F and immediately sealed to prevent contamination of the syrup.

A Saturday morning sugarhouse tour: a small VT farm comes to a season’s close

Lilly Page, Features Staff Writer March 31, 2021

“I see you! Come on up to the sugar barn,” Donald Schroeder said over the phone on a warm but brisk Saturday morning at Poor Farm Sugar Works in Colchester, VT.  The farm is an incredible sight....

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