The Vermont Cynic

UVM, by way of New York

UVM, by way of New York

Gabby Felitto

May 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion

I came to UVM from the concrete jungle, New York City. I never stayed in a smaller town for longer than a week before coming here. While I knew going to school in a small “city” like Burlington was going to be an adjustment, it has been my dream school ever since I visited at 14 years old. UVM...

Vermont College Democrats hold first ever statewide convention

Vermont College Democrats hold first ever statewide convention

Julianne Lesch and Zoe Stern

April 30, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

The College Democrats of Vermont held their first ever statewide convention at UVM April 28 in an effort to engage students in political activism.   Tim Ashe, president of the Vermont Senate, gave opening remarks. He was followed by three breakout sessions, a women in politics panel and a keynote sp...

Burlington’s DIY Basement Shows

Burlington’s DIY Basement Shows

Zoe Schemm, Feature Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Features

They say if you want something done right, do it yourself. This sentiment finds real world applicability in do-it- yourself venues, establishments with the space and equipment for live music that do not function in the same legitimate arena as official clubs or concert halls. Often taking place in s...

Burlington’s undocumented deserve the right to vote

Burlington’s undocumented deserve the right to vote

Chris Harrell

April 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It’s a wonder why Burlington is not the first in the state to pass a non-citizen voting measure and why we aren’t actively pushing for it right now. Our city comes in first place in many different measures across the state of Vermont. It’s the largest city in terms of both population and econ...

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Staff Report

April 16, 2019


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News, Vermont

Two people have been shot during what police call a "shootout" on North Willard Street. The University sent out CatAlerts around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon stating Burlington Police was investigating an "ongoing incident" close to University Place and Colchester Avenue. Burlington Police responded...

University officials fire back at protestors: “we don’t police language, we do policy”

University officials fire back at protestors: “we don’t police language, we do policy”

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

University of Vermont administrators have fired back at accusations of free speech restrictions on campus. Recently, 33 faculty and staff members sent a letter to UVM administrators stating they were concerned student rights were being limited and that campus policies were being abused. Annie St...

University admin reports conduct violations at rally

University admin reports conduct violations at rally

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Nine students who spoke at a rally in the Waterman building Feb. 26 could face misconduct charges for disruption. The students include leaders from rally organizers NoNames for Justice, who organized the rally, and other social justice groups on campus. The Feb. 26 rally was organized by NoNames in...

UVM professors back student activists against conduct process

UVM professors back student activists against conduct process

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 26, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

  A letter signed by 33 University of Vermont professors and staff calls on administrators to drop all policy violations against nine students. The open letter was sent to the University by the English and Film and Television Studies departments. The letter calls on UVM to stop investigating...

New North End spot serves up authentic pizza

New North End spot serves up authentic pizza

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

March 10, 2019


Filed under Culture, Food, Reviews

Pizzeria Ida is one of the North End’s newest and most exciting pizza joints, serving up authentic, wood oven, neapolitan and sicilian style “pies on demand.” Since it opened in late September 2018, Pizzeria Ida has been hidden away behind a nondescript parking lot off of 662 Riverside Ave. ...

Local Mysteries – Cindy Jean Winegar

Local Mysteries – Cindy Jean Winegar

David Cabrera, Assistant Podcast Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Podcasts

Burlington teen Cindy Jean Winegar has been missing since 1979. Some believe she ran away, but others think there was foul play involved.

Travel must be simplified for students

Travel must be simplified for students

Mills Sparkman

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We’ve all been there: break rolls around and after trying to ride with a friend or join a carpool, you give up and buy a bus ticket. Shivering in the Downtown Transit Center, afraid to get out of line because you might lose your spot, you ponder the choices you have to get home. Surely there’s ...

The Grapevine – An Interview with Mackenzie Murray on Art

The Grapevine – An Interview with Mackenzie Murray on Art

Holly Coughlan, Multimedia Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Podcasts

Profile on local artist Mackenzie Murray.

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