The Vermont Cynic

Travel must be simplified for students

Travel must be simplified for students

Mills Sparkman

November 30, 2018

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

Profile on local artist Mackenzie Murray.

Protests expected following departure of Attorney General

Protests expected following departure of Attorney General

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 8, 2018

Protests are brewing in Vermont following the outing of federal Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as concerns over the safety of the Trump-Russia investigation grow. Thirteen separate protests are planned in Vermont, and are expected to be carried out Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. according to MoveOn, a progressive ...

Guerrilla Girls UNMASKED: Donna Kaz

Guerrilla Girls UNMASKED: Donna Kaz

Amanda Martino, Multimedia Reporter

November 5, 2018

The undercover feminist group the Guerrilla Girls formed in 1985 and has since been fighting against racism and sexism in the arts. Donna Kaz put down the mask and gave a talk to the Burlington community about her life as an activist and artist.

Students and faculty protest Kavanaugh

Students and faculty protest Kavanaugh

Staff Report

October 4, 2018

UVM students walked out of class to protest the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Oct. 4. Students and community members gathered for a “Cancel Kavanaugh” rally outside the Davis Center after walking out of class at noon. The rally was hosted by student leaders from UVM...

UVM Police issues warning

UVM Police issues warning

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 28, 2018

UVM police has warned the UVM community to be on the lookout for an individual who made threats of violence against a Davis Center employee. UVM police released an alert to the UVM community Sept. 28 via email seeking information about Jeffrey A. Stratton, a 48-year-old man. UVM police wanted to ale...

Downtown Burlington shows off its pride at the LGBTQA parade!

Downtown Burlington shows off its pride at the LGBTQA parade!

Shiyan Hong, Multimedia Reporter

September 20, 2018

On September 8th, people from all over the country paraded on Church Street, showing off their LGBTQA+ pride. This annual event is a time for people to come together and let their rainbow flags fly. In this video, the Cynic gets to know some of the members participating in the parade. ...

Nurses and Medical Center reach tentative agreement

Nurses and Medical Center reach tentative agreement

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 19, 2018

Updated 9/20/18 at 12:04 AM to include a statement from UVM Medical Center.  After months of bargaining, UVM Medical Center nurses and administration have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, according to a Sept. 20 press release. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professio...

Counseling interns pulled from Burlington High School

Counseling interns pulled from Burlington High School

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

September 18, 2018

Alek Fleury This story updated at 3:59 p.m. Sept. 19 to correct a statement that a practicum student at Burlington High School worked with Macias despite requesting not to. The student was working on a practicum and was invited back for an internship the next year at the high school, which she decli...

Intervale offers fresh produce and strong community

Intervale offers fresh produce and strong community

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

September 5, 2018

Sweet bell peppers, leafy green arugula, and papery yellow onion create a rainbow at the end of an otherwise dusty and gray Vermont road. All this produce was grown by local farmers at the Intervale Community Farm, a 58-acre farm in Burlington that includes seven sections of the Winooski River’...

Learning to embrace a city as a home

Learning to embrace a city as a home

Kian Deshler, Feature Writer

August 30, 2018

Holly Coughlan Fog nestled into the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The wind whispered over the bay, causing the slightest of ripples. Conifer trees colored the landscape a deep green. My family and I paddled across the bay near my cabin. At that moment, there was nowhere else I would rather b...

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