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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

A student studies in the Davis Center atrium.

Students deal with post-spring break stress

Caroline Hess, Features Staff Writer April 1, 2022

The return from spring break marks the beginning of the final stretch to the end of the semester. Days off this semester include Town Meeting Day and President’s Day, according to the 2021-22 Academic...

Masala Elaichi, an Indian Restaurant located at 207 Colchester Ave, provides authentic and affordable Indian cuisine to its customers. Owner Varinder Matri stands with his father-in-law, Suraj Mattri, and his brother.

Masala Elaichi serves BTV authentic Indian food

Sabine Foerg, Feature Staff Writer March 25, 2022

The scents of Masala Elaichi, a family-run restaurant, waft from the corner of Colchester and East avenues, drawing in UVM students to taste staple dishes of India. The restaurant, previously named Elaichi,...

Julia Lenz makes a pair of earrings in her dorm March.

A look into student-run small businesses

Caroline Hess, Features Staff Writer March 17, 2022

In Harris Hall, hobbies are becoming businesses as three students sell homemade products right out of their dorm rooms. Sophomores Sabine Love, Julia Lenz and Murphy Roberts create and sell unique art...

UVM alum David Jamieson: activist and artist

UVM alum David Jamieson: activist and artist

Lucy Kelly, Features Staff Writer March 2, 2022

Those who venture up to the fourth floor of the Davis Center face a piece of art by the late David Bethuel Jamieson ‘91. The piece, titled “Self Portrait at the University of BLACK Vermont,” encapsulates...

Crystal Malones impact on FSL at UVM

Crystal Malone’s impact on FSL at UVM

Delaney Roy, Features Staff Writer February 25, 2022

Crystal Malone ’47 made national headlines after pledging Alpha Xi Delta, according to a 1946 Burlington Free Press article. When Malone’s friends invited her to join Alpha Xi Delta as the sorority’s...

Abandon the preconceived notions you carry based on stereotypes

Abandon the preconceived notions you carry based on stereotypes

Tushar Asthana, Features Staff Writer February 24, 2022

A stereotype is defined as a standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude or uncritical judgment, according...

The story of George Washington Henderson

The story of George Washington Henderson

Julia Dell'Amore, Features Staff Writer February 16, 2022

A formerly enslaved person, George Washingon Henderson, graduated at the top of UVM’s class of 1877, according to a 2001 Journal of Blacks in Higher Education article. The UVM community regarded Henderson...

Microbiology major junior Hannah Balda works in Dr. Dev Majumdar’s COVID-19 Vaccine Lab on Feb. 4. She began research three weeks ago.

Students contribute to COVID-19 research

Caroline Hess, Features Staff Writer February 10, 2022

Undergraduate students strive to understand COVID-19 vaccines in a UVM lab under Larner College of Medicine surgery professor Dr. Dev Majumdar. Students of each graduating class work in the lab. Split...

 People of Color Outdoors’ leaders, senior Julia Bolton, senior Benny Berkenkotter and first-year Amenya Jean, pose behind a tree on Jan. 28.

Student-run club breaks down financial barriers to outdoor recreation for BIPOC

Meryl Callaway, Features Staff Writer February 3, 2022

People of Color Outdoors aims to eliminate financial barriers in the outdoor sports industry and create an inclusive environment for people of color.  The student-run organization coordinates outdoor...

Censorship continues to be pushed in public libraries, but not in Vermont

Censorship continues to be pushed in public libraries, but not in Vermont

Lucy Kelly, Features Staff Writer January 27, 2022

While an unprecedented number of challenges to library books has been recorded by the American Library Association, Vermont seems to be an exception to this, UVM’s Dean of Libraries Bryn Geffert said. Across...

Sisters Emily and Abby Portman stand behind the counter of their very own Poppy Cafe & Market on Jan. 13. The cafe is located at 88 Oak St.

Three unique eateries share one location in the Old North End

Tulley Hescock, Features Staff Writer January 19, 2022

Community, identity and sandwiches come together in the Old North End at Poppy Cafe & Market, owned by sisters Abby and Emily Portman.  The cafe is located in a cooperatively owned building at...

Various sex toys are displayed on a shelf in Earth and Salt located off of Maple street Dec. 3.

Local sex shop prioritizes inclusivity and holistic pleasure

Delaney Roy, Features Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Earth and Salt, located at 47 Maple St in Burlington, seeks to bridge perceived gaps between the Burlington community, sex positivity and inclusivity. The brick-and-mortar shop opened its doors in August....

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