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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Snow-covered cars fill the parking lot to the Redstone Lofts on Redstone Campus March 3.

Burlington to experience severe windchill, UVM recommends students stay inside if possible

Staff Report January 14, 2022

Burlington will experience the coldest temperatures of the season on Friday and Saturday,  which includes dangerously cold wind chills, according to a Jan. 14 CatAlert sent by the UVM Emergency Operations...

Cynic Roundup: Burlington Redistricting Explained

Nicole Hardy, Podcast Host November 11, 2021

Stay up to date with the Cynic Roundup, giving you coverage on the stories you might have missed in news last week. In this edition, Host Nicole Hardy interviews Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor, on...

Left: a map of the wards the city of Burlington used from 1993 until 2015. 
Right: The new wards adopted by the city.

Burlington looks to redistrict unconstitutional voting wards

Halsey McLaen , Assistant News Editor November 4, 2021

Some of Burlington’s voting wards are unconstitutional and are being redistricted, according to U.S. census data and a June 28 resolution from the Burlington City Council. Voting districts within...

Pearl Street Pipe and Beverage reopened their doors for the first time a year June 29.

Pearl Street Pipe and Beverage reopens a year after destructive fire

Tulley Hescock, Features Editor July 1, 2021

After nearly a year of planning and rebuilding, Pearl Street Pipe and Beverage reopened on June 24, with a new name and a new look.  Following the July 1 fire last summer, the interior was left destroyed...

Featured image for landlord story

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...

Comic of the week

Comic of the week

Cole Fekert, Staff Illustrator April 16, 2021

Feature image for Covid Testing Story

COVID cases remain high while large gatherings raise concerns among UVM admin

Staff Report April 13, 2021

In a marked decrease from the last round of COVID-19 testing numbers, UVM’s latest numbers show that 59 students and one staff member tested positive for the virus. According to UVM’s COVID-19 dashboard,...

Food workers need vaccines, now

Food workers need vaccines, now

Meg Trogolo, staff writers April 5, 2021

Vermont’s food service workers should all be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine already. In Governor Phil Scott’s current plan, health care workers have been eligible for vaccination for months,...

Akes Place sits on Church street March 25.

Gov. Scott reopens bars despite concern from Burlington and UVM officials

Angelika Hillios, Cynic News Contributor March 29, 2021

Last week, Vermont officials reopened bars state-wide despite growing concerns from the Burlington and UVM community following a week of record high off-campus COVID-19 cases.  As of Wednesday March...

Burlington residents walk in and out of the Mater Christi School to vote during Town Meeting Day March 2.

UVM students and community members cast mayoral ballots in Ward 1

Paige Fisher and Sierra Byrne March 2, 2021

UVM students and Burlington community members arrived at the Ward 1 voting location, Mater Christi School, to cast their vote on the 2021 Burlington mayoral election.  On the ballot for mayor are Democratic...

Patience Bannerman, the owner of the market, seen inside her store.

Burlington’s sole African Market faces uncertain future

Payton Kurrle, Features Staff Writer November 26, 2020

Patience Bannerman sits at her checkout counter, conversing with a customer. In front of her are Stockfish Bits and homemade donuts, behind her are mannequins with a variety of colored wigs.  The Mawuhi...

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief: The killing of independent student media at UVM

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief: The killing of independent student media at UVM

Sawyer Loftus, Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2020

“It’s a dangerous thing to start a paper.” As I read these words etched across a March 1883 edition of the Burlington Clipper, a weekly newspaper that used to run in the Queen City, the words...

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