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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Many students at UVM visit Imperial Tattoo in downtown Burlington to get new tattoos April 6.

The student body: a look at UVM’s unique tattoo culture

Erika Tally, Culture Staff Writer April 9, 2024

It’s a well-known fact that at UVM, the student body is known for its unashamed individuality. From curated wardrobes to vibrantly dyed hair, the school has developed a reputation centered around self-expression...

Photo Illustration: Up to 75,000 visitors are expected in Burlington at the time of the eclipse.

How Burlington is preparing for the largest influx of visitors seen in one day

Maggie O'Shea and Keagan Lafferty April 8, 2024

With Burlington in the line of totality, this eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime event for residents and the expected tens of thousands of visitors. With the event coming up quickly on Monday, April 8, Burlington...

Mollys illi for the Vermont Green column

Beyond the Pitch: How Vermont Green is Destined for More

Mahder Teferra, Guest Culture Writer November 2, 2023

The date was July 7. The Vermont Green faced the Western Mass Pioneers for the second time this season, the first matchup ending in a disappointing 0-1 loss for the Green. This match, if won, would give...

People attend the Burlington Farmers Market weekly to purchase local food, art and produce.

Make your way to the Burlington Farmers Market

Carolyn Kelly, Culture Staff Writer October 13, 2023

The sun was shining down on a lively scene at the lot of 345 Pine St. one Saturday afternoon this past September.  Bikers pulled in, people strolled around and lines accumulated at a variety of food...

Brightly-colored murals lined the walls of Burlington-based artist Raphaella’s studio at this year’s Art Hop Sept 8.

Art Hop: Newcomers revel in the Burlington art scene

Agnes Shales, Culture staff writer September 19, 2023

Weird and wonderful Art Hop brought the fun to Burlington’s South End. The annual arts festival, hosted by the South End Arts and Business Association, ran Sept. 8-11. Vendors of food and all varieties...

A Burlington Police car driving past the department station on 1 North Ave. Jan. 20. Mayor Miro Weinberger released a new public safety plan focusing on 2022’s historic number of homicides.

Mayor, progressives differ on plans to curtail Burlington crime uptick

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter January 27, 2023

A new public safety plan, released by Mayor Miro Weinberger on Jan. 12, outlines the steps being taken in order to address a historic number of homicides in Burlington in 2022.  The mayor’s plan...

CommunityFest through the lens

CommunityFest through the lens

Sophia Balunek, Mary McLellan, and Ava Roos October 7, 2022

CommunityFest, held on Athletic campus Oct. 1, created an opportunity for UVM students and Burlington activist groups to come together. The annual event began in 2021 and is organized by the UVM Union...

Burlington needs to improve its bike friendliness

Burlington needs to improve its bike friendliness

Spencer Hurlburt, Opinion Columnist April 12, 2022

Burlington needs to prioritize bikes as a form of transportation. Burlington allocated $1.5 million to bike and pedestrian improvements around the city in their 2022 fiscal year budget, according to a...

Photo Illustration: Sophomore Symoad Frolick’s art spans a table on Feb. 12. Frolick works as an apprentice at Imperial Tattoo Company.

Sophomore splits time between class and tattooing

Max Gerlach, Culture Staff Writer February 17, 2022

Sophomore Symoad Frolik works to balance her life as a UVM student and tattoo apprentice. Frolik got a tattoo at Imperial Tattoo Company in Burlington in August. After expressing her interest in tattooing...

Looking at the Burlington Reparations Task Force

Looking at the Burlington Reparations Task Force

Cameron Provorny, Culture Editor February 16, 2022

In response to Black Lives Matter protests in summer 2020, the Burlington City Council put together the Burlington Reparations Task Force, said Rebecca Zietlow, associate dean at the University of Toledo...

Phoenix Books Burlington is located on 191 Bank St. The bookstore cultivated Onion River Press, an independent publisher helping individuals publish their work.

Local publishing company provides alternative to industry giants

Dominic Minadeo, Culture Staff Writer February 4, 2022

Phoenix Books offers publishing opportunities for local authors under one, specific condition; they don’t work with Amazon. Phoenix Books developed Onion River Press to provide an alternative publishing...

Zabby & Elfs Stone Soup sits at 211 College St. on a cold evening on Jan. 22.

Stone Soup serves food and conversation for workers and patrons alike

Dominic Minadeo, Culture Staff Writer January 25, 2022

Cooks converse with customers, scooping dishes from a steaming buffet while cheerful chatter wafts across the dining room.  Zabby & Elf’s Stone Soup, named after owners Avery Rifkin “Zabby”...

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