The Vermont Cynic

Burlington’s DIY Basement Shows

Burlington's DIY Basement Shows

Zoe Schemm, Feature Writer

April 17, 2019

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

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

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”

Sophomore Harmony Edosomwan, a leader of the student group NoNames for Justice, speaks to the crowd alongside junior Amanda Martinez Feb. 26. The rally commemorated the one-year the one-year anniversary of the group's Waterman takeover.

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 27, 2019

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

Vice Provost for Student Affairs Annie Stevens addresses protestors at a Feb. 22 rally in Waterman. The students involved could now face misconduct charges for disruption because they used a bullhorn, speakers and played music in between speeches.

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 27, 2019

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

  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

A small cheese pizza from Pizzeria Ida. The pizzeria has only recently opened in the North End area.

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

March 10, 2019

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

Burlington teen Cindy Jean Winegar has been missing since 1979.

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


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.

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