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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

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...

No smoking on Church Street

December 9, 2014

A smoking ban approved by the Burlington City Council on four blocks of Church Street.The Burlington City Council met Nov. 10 to vote on the ban, which was passed 11 to 3, according to City Council members. Bianka Legrand of Ward 7 was in favor of the ban.The smoking ban will help families with small child...

Bringing HIV/AIDS awareness to Burlington

Heather Rankine

November 24, 2014

HIV/AIDS Awareness Week starts Dec. 1 and will include educational events, a rally and a twilight vigil. This event is put on by Partners In Health, a Boston based organization whose goal is to provide medical care to individuals in need through relationships with other organizations, according to...

Concert not too cheesy

Concert not too cheesy

Jon Zinter

November 18, 2014

Three intricate light displays cast six triumphant silhouettes in rainbow colored light Nov. 15. The Memorial Auditorium was as hoppin’ as ever. The String Cheese Incident returned to Burlington for the first “incident” since 2003. The top-tier jam band from Colorado closed out their fall tour in stunning fashion, offe...

Junior comedian crowned champ

Junior comedian crowned champ

November 18, 2014

At just 20 years old, Grant Robin is the youngest comedian to win the Vermont’s Funniest Comedian competition.The Vermont Comedy Club, owned by Natalie Miller and her husband Nathan Hartswick, puts on the annual show. The club is another response to the growing comedy community in Burlington.The clu...

Sipping on the dream

November 18, 2014

The Dream Machine, an Indian Pale Lager from The Magic Hat Brewery, is one of the first of its kind.The IPL has become the “hipster’s” choice of beer, with its very potent bitterness created by the hops during the brew.The strong bitterness is a tell-tale sign that the IPL has its place on the ...

Students advise class

Danielle Goglia

November 11, 2014

Questionnaires, high school students and Spanish all filled campus Nov. 5 when Burlington High School students flooded UVM’s campus as part of a social learning initiative. As part of the initiative, students in the UVM class Spanish 052 met with high school students to discuss UVM and college goals...

Company focuses on buying local

Company focuses on buying local

November 11, 2014

MARISA ROSENTHAL The Vermont CynicDavid White, owner of Localvore, discusses his plans and goals for the local company, in his office Nov. 3. Localvore supports local merchants by providing discounts and various digital marketing tools.A web service offers local business and restaurant deals that can bu...

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