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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

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”...

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...

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