The Vermont Cynic

Dining on-campus: my favorite places to go

Chris Leow

November 5, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

As a junior, I’m still exploring UVM’s on-campus dining options. There are some locations that are well known and some that are hidden gems. Classy Dining One little, lesser-known place is the Waterman Manor. Located on the top floor of Waterman, this fancy location is only open for three hours a ...

The experience of living in the dorms

November 5, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Undergraduates are required to live on campus for their first two years, but this requirement seems to have a mixed reaction from students.Both upperclassmen and underclassmen shared pros and cons regarding life in residence halls.“Living on campus is great because of how close I am to everything,” first-ye...

Living on-campus, not in dorms

November 5, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

For upperclassmen that don’t want to live downtown but still want an off-campus feel, there are two options: the Redstone Apartments and the Redstone Lofts.The Redstone Apartments are located behind the Wing Davis Wilks residence complex,  between Redstone Campus and the Burlington Country Club alo...

Modest Mouse Hits Burlington

Autumn Benjamin

October 28, 2015


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Burlington finally got its much needed indie-rock fix when hundreds of fans gathered at the Memorial Auditorium for the sold out Modest Mouse concert Oct. 19. With a diverse fan base of old and young, the energy of the crowd was calm, yet excitement ruled the air. Isaac Brock, lead vocalist of ...

Town is on board for new skate park

October 23, 2015


Filed under Sports

The city officials say a “world class” skate park is coming to the waterfront in December.The worry that concrete where the new skate park is being constructed by the Lake Champlain waterfront could potentially contaminate the lake is not a concern, a city official said.Kirsten Shapiro, special pr...

“Bald Bill” Henshaw: Inside the Mind of a Body Artist

Caroline Shea

October 17, 2015


Filed under Features

My parents started placing bets on what my first tattoo would be after I left for college. I’m still leaving them hanging. Bill Henshaw, affectionately known as “Bald Bill” by his friends and coworkers, guesses he’s a little bit ahead of me. He’s been tattooed by over 100 tattoo artists and ...

Nectar’s 40th anniversary 

October 14, 2015


Filed under Arts, Reviews

When walking down Main Street, the Nectar’s retro sign is sure to stand out amongst the red and blue awnings of the venue’s neighbors. Nectar’s, founded in 1975, is celebrating its 40th birthday this year. “We wanted to make our 40th anniversary not just a celebration of Nectar’s, but of the B...

Noodle shop offers a diverse menu

Chris Leow

October 13, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

Asiana Noodle Shop is a warm little restaurant nestled in a basement off of Church Street. Offerings include sushi, curries, various asian entrees and of course, noodles. This past week, my friends were in the mood for Asian food, so we decided to head down to Asiana for a quick dinner be...

Virtue Field’s lights aid the growth of UVM athletics

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Andrew Shwartz

October 6, 2015


Filed under Sports

The wait is over for the UVM community and Vermont residents who have waited for the installation of Virtue Field’s stadium lights to begin. Since its construction in 2012, Virtue Field has been without a permanent set of stadium lights which has limited the amount of practices and games played.  ...

Finding a safe ride home

Bryan O'Keefe

September 15, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Finding a ride home from downtown Burlington late at night may become a little easier. Junior Tyler Davis, SGA vice president, is planning a program that would provide students and other Burlington residents with free transportation on weekend evenings. Expanding upon the late-night safety shuttle provided by UV...

Policing that which cannot be policed

Policing that which cannot be policed

September 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Like the changing leaves, college kids coming back to town in fall, getting drunk, having parties and annoying their neighbors is as predictable as a pattern of nature. And like nature, it’s constant.This week, the Cynic published a story highlighting the $100,000 per year UVM allocates from the tuitio...

Silent Disco dances into Vermont

Emilee Conroe

September 14, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

When Rhonda Bilodeau and Taraleigh Weathers sat down for breakfast several months ago, they hatched an idea to bring a festival to Burlington – a festival of the silent variety, that is. “I had this silent disco idea for a while and had tossed it around to a couple of people with little interest,...

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