The Vermont Cynic

Silent Disco dances into Vermont

Emilee Conroe

September 14, 2015

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,...

The debate surrounding the creemee

Emilee Conroe

September 10, 2015

Junior Abigail Howlett said she had no idea what her friends were talking about when they invited her to get a creemee her first-year at UVM. A Massachusetts native, she said always called it soft serve. “Creemees are the bomb,” sophomore Mara Carini said. “The black raspberry twist is pretty stel...

Seniors grow gardens

Harper Simpson

April 28, 2015

The Vermont Community Garden Network is a nonprofit dedicated to helping people start and grow their own gardens. The food grown in the gardens reaches neighborhoods, schools and food shelves, feeding thousands, said Jess Hyman, executive director of VCGN. VCGN offers “hands-on” garden education...

Sex offender released in Burlington

Sex offender released in Burlington

Jill Vaglica

April 11, 2015

A convicted sex offender was released in Burlington Thursday, April 9. Richard Laws was convicted on charges of aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault and kidnapping after allegedly raping a woman in Mad River Valley, Vermont and leaving her in a field in 1992. Police said he often targets...

Beginner’s guide to downtown nightlife

Danielle Goglia

March 31, 2015

Downtown Burlington’s night scene has places to go no matter how old you are. Voted the No. 1 best college town by “Travel and Leisure” in 2013, some may say nightlife is never dull, in Burlington. “I normally go out with my friends to fraternity parties or house parties," first- year ...

Eat a Real Donut: Ren Wiener at Scout & Co

Eat a Real Donut: Ren Wiener at Scout & Co

March 29, 2015

[dropcap style="normal or inverse or boxed"]D[/dropcap]o you ever find yourself dwelling on cartoon depictions of ordinary food items, taking in their eye-popping colors and lushly plump contours and wishing that they’d leap into your hand from the television screen? More specifically, have you sympathiz...

Michigan jeweler comes to Burlington

Michigan jeweler comes to Burlington

March 17, 2015

A new award-winning artist has arrived in Burlington.Denise Fletcher, owner of Deda Jewelry, creates pieces from materials such as gold, silver, pearls and gems.Fletcher has been awarded the Best of Jewelry category in 2014 at the South Haven Arts Fair as well as the Best of Jewelry category at the Ka...

UVM talks ‘walk of shame’

UVM talks ‘walk of shame’

March 16, 2015

It’s 7 a.m, you’re in the clothes from the night before.You may be tired, nervous and embarrassed by the glances thrown your way.It’s happened again. The so-called “walk of shame.”The Cynic decided to explore this concept and look into the safety of this walk.The exact definition of the walk of ...

Living in the Sheraton

Living in the Sheraton

Hannah Kearns

February 17, 2015

As the Housing Master Plan gets underway, Upperclassmen will face limited options for on-campus housing next fall. “Due to limited space in the residence halls next fall, most students who are not required to be on campus will not have that option, but will have some exciting new ones instead,” a...

Your town, your vote

February 3, 2015

Over the next four weeks, the race for city council will be on.This is no ordinary city council election, though. The creation of a new, student-majority district gives us a unique chance to elect new representatives for the first time in university and city history.In many ways, a city councilor elect...

UPDATE: Greene Street murder linked to “drugs and drug distribution”, police say

UPDATE: Greene Street murder linked to “drugs and drug distribution”, police say

Hannah Kearns

January 20, 2015

The investigation continues in the case of the homicide that occurred on Greene Street Jan. 3. Former UVM student Kevin DeOliveira was found dead in his home. The death has been ruled a homicide, according to Burlington Police. “The investigation has revealed that there is a high likelihood that Kevin’s murde...

New ‘taxi-hailing’ app launched

New ‘taxi-hailing’ app launched

January 13, 2015

A new taxi-hailing app launched in Burlington Dec. 10, joining the recent taxi-hailing app, Uber.Martin Heikel is the CEO and co-founder of Flat Iron Apps LLC, which created the ZabCab app. .The app first launched in Manhattan in 2012, then it was shut down and re-launched in Burlington Dec. 10.A 2012...

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