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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

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

A look into the past: Williams Hall

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...

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...

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.

Women in politics: Vermont native represents hometown district at 24

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,...

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,...

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.

New café opening on Church Street

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...

A historic black-and-white photo from UVM Special collections shows students smoking and studying in the apse in Billings Library. Today, the apse is a space dedicated to telling the history of the building.

A look into the past: Billings

Stephan Toljan, Photo Editor February 5, 2020

The Billings Library students are familiar with is not the only one that exists. In fact, there are two “Billings” Libraries. One sits on UVM’s main campus and a second stands in Billings, Montana. Both...

Library Instruction Coordinator Daisy Benson volunteered in a library throughout high school before working in a library during graduate school.
“I realized I really like the different ways I can work with people in a library,” Benson said.

UVM’s Librarians: Who are they?

Sabrina Fiore, Staff Writer January 28, 2020

Structurally, UVM’s libraries are buildings with countless bookshelves. Less visibly, the people inside keep the libraries’ hearts beating. Librarians are behind the bookshelves and desks of UVM’s...

Women in politics: UVM alumna earns her position in Vermont government at 23

Women in politics: UVM alumna earns her position in Vermont government at 23

Tulley Hescock, Feature Writer January 22, 2020

The winding driveway up Rogers Road seems to be heading straight for a dead end until you see the “Lucy Rogers 2018” campaign sign sticking out of the snow. Inside her family’s white farmhouse,...

Things you can fit a condom on

Things you can fit a condom on

Stephan Toljan and Kate Vanni December 13, 2019

Malaysian condom company Karex made 5 billion condoms in 2016, accounting for roughly 15 percent of the world’s condom market, according to an August 2016 Forbes article. With this photo feature,...

Classics struggles to not fall into ruins

Classics struggles to not fall into ruins

Lilly Page, Staff Writer December 6, 2019

It’s 9:40 a.m., and students in classics professor Mark Usher’s “Classics Then and Now” are excitedly chatting about a book they read, “The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius.” This book was adapted...

Snow melts on the roof of Royall Tyler Theatre as students on the ground below walk to and from class, Nov. 13.

Cats in the snow: Burlington winter weather breaks records

Caroline Slack, Feature Writer November 19, 2019

UVM’s campus is blanketed in a layer of snow, and students have started trudging to class in parkas and snow boots. Burlington temperatures dipped to a record-breaking 11 degrees Fahrenheit at 6 a.m....

Cars drive on College Street as Lake Champlain reflects the last rays of the sun, all seen from the belfry of Old Mill, Oct. 24. The journey up to the top of the building starts with a locked door, and after many steps, ends with walking up through the floor of the belfry.

A look into the past: Old Mill

Stephan Toljan, Photo Editor November 14, 2019

When asked if she knew what Old Mill looked like before 1880, sophomore Sinéad Murray said, “I don’t.” Murray, by nature of her political science major, spends a lot of time in Old Mill, the home...

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