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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

Bird Bikes serve as a sustainable and affordable transportation option to college students and other community members.

Chirp chirp: Bird Bikes infiltrate Burlington

Emily Kobus and Annalisa Madonia 12:00 pm

Bird bikes have landed and made their nests in the greater Burlington area. You have probably seen the bright robin’s egg blue bikes sprawled across campus and downtown in unusual locations or conditions....

Building a sustainable future, brick by brick

Building a sustainable future, brick by brick

Isabella Timberlake, Opinion Columnist 10:00 am

Not even kids’ toys are safe from the climate crisis. Recently, LEGO announced that they were not going through with a previously proposed plan to replace the petroleum oil they’ve been using to...

Rights are for people

Rights are for people

Max Akom, Opinion Columnist November 28, 2023

The protection of individual rights is a hallmark of liberal democracy.  Fundamentally, rights are about protecting individuals from tyranny. We have a right to free speech to allow for criticism of...

First-year Gullotti uses clothing to express different parts of herself.

Winter fit check

Marie Spaeth , Culture Staff Writer November 13, 2023

Mia Gullotti is a first-year psychology major from Sudbury, Massachusetts. CYNIC: How would you best describe your fashion sense? GULLOTTI: I think, overall, my fashion sense has always been very...

BOYSCOUTMARIE plays at the Doghouse Sept. 17.

Harmony unleashed: Burlington’s thriving music scene fosters community and connection through local shows

Collin Chamberlain, Staff photographer November 8, 2023

Although only two months into the UVM school year, Burlington’s music scene is already blooming, with many students rushing to see their first local shows. The music performed is a testament to years...

Stop censoring Palestinian voices on campus

Stop censoring Palestinian voices on campus

Ayelet Kaminski and Dania Anabtawi November 7, 2023

Editor's note: This piece was written in collaboration with Dania Anabtawi from The Student Life. Though the content remains largely unchanged, some minor edits have been made to reflect both papers’...

Israel-Hamas war: campus developments

Staff Report November 6, 2023

Hillel holds memorial service for Israel UVM Hillel hosted a Shloshim Memorial Service for Israel on Nov. 7 at the Davis Center amphitheater. At the service, participants read prayers and spoke...

Students play with kendamas on the Andrew Harris green.

Photo of the week

Olivia Miller, Staff Photographer November 5, 2023

Billy Watkins plays a game of pool with friends in the Davis Center Oct. 19.

The Davis Center pool tables: an ultimate student pastime

Carolyn Kelly November 3, 2023

If you’ve walked through the first floor of the Davis Center, you may have noticed that its four pool tables are usually buzzing with people.  As one of the many pulls of the Davis Center, these...

Yellow American Beech leaves lined with brown towards the end of fall.

The colors of fall

Alexandra Bodelle, Staff Photographer November 1, 2023

Whether you enjoy autumn for its warm colors, spooky traditions or mandatory apple and pumpkin treats, the iconicity of this season is undeniable in New England. Although the bursts of October warmth kept...

The Device Characterization Lab located in Discovery Hall was built through a partnership with GlobalFoundries.

Photo of the week

Molly Galin, Staff Photographer October 29, 2023

Handprint on the support of a bridge.

Interactions with bridges

Gillian Symolon, Staff Photographer October 27, 2023

People tend to not take a second look at bridges, but bridges see and hold a lot more than what meets the eye. In this series, I look at truss bridges and metal structures and how we interact with them.

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