The Vermont Cynic

Burlington becomes a sanctuary

Burlington becomes a sanctuary

Colin Bushweller

December 6, 2016


Filed under News

The City Council approved the decision to make Burlington a sanctuary city Nov. 8, contrary to President-elect Donald Trump’s federal immigration plan proposals. The council passed the motion 10-2. Councilmen Kurt Wright, R-Ward 4 and Dave Hartnett, I-North District, voted against the reso...

The Anti-Sport

The Anti-Sport

Max Mccurdy

November 30, 2016


Filed under Features

Skateboarding is set to be in the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo. I’m confused. The Olympics are for usually for sports, and skateboarding can’t be a sport. Seeing skateboarding in the olympics is akin to McDonald's offering dry cleaning. Skateboarding can’t be a sport, sports have clear object...

City makes moves to enhance streets

City makes moves to enhance streets

Colin Bushweller

November 30, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

After years of planning, Burlington is making changes to its streets. Burlington Residents came together at City Hall for a presentation about the Great Streets Initiative by the project’s leaders on what’s happening and what’s to come with the town center’s development Nov. 16. The de...

Phil Scott: the right choice for Governor to move our state forward

Jason Maulucci

November 4, 2016


Filed under Guest Commentary, Opinion

Disclaimer: Jason Maulucci is both the President of the UVM College Republicans and a staffer on Phil Scott's election campaign. During an election cycle in which the two major party nominees for president are as unpopular as they are, it is easy for voters to become disengaged and turned o...

Lower water levels change lake’s ecosystem

Lower water levels change lake’s ecosystem

November 2, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

A recent water level drop in Lake Champlain has affected both the lake’s ecosystem and residents using the lake. On Oct. 26, the depth of Lake Champlain at the King Street Ferry Dock was 93.78 feet, a foot lower than the historical average on this date, according to the National Weather Service....

And The Kids Share Lovers

And The Kids Share Lovers

Maggie Richardson

October 27, 2016


Filed under Features

“I’m trying to wrangle everyone into a group costume...but it’s a secret!,” said And The Kids frontwoman Hannah Mohan. Mohan and her bandmates are gearing up for a two-night run at Signal Kitchen Thursday and Friday, excitedly rallying friends and assembling outfits for the weekend’s festivities...

Ben & Jerry’s takes a political stance

Ben & Jerry’s takes a political stance

Alexandra Shannon

October 20, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

Ice cream cones and voices were raised as Black Lives Matter supporters surrounded the front of Ben & Jerry’s on Church Street. Members of Black Lives Matter Vermont met outside of the scoop shop to show their solidarity for the company Saturday. Ben & Jerry’s announced their support ...

Mayor seeks students’ support in downtown project

October 18, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

Burlington’s mayor is seeking support from UVM students for renovations to downtown Burlington. Mayor Miro Weinberger addressed SGA Oct. 11 at its weekly meeting. Weinberger came to discuss this year’s referendum questions three and four, which concern the Burlington Town Center development proje...

The ‘Real World’ of living life off-campus

Jackie Flynn

October 13, 2016


Filed under Life

Alexa Baker, junior: “I was toasting a piece of bread in the oven at 7 a.m. before class, but I forgot I had put it in there and suddenly all the fire alarms in my apartment went off. I woke up all of my roommates and they were not too happy with me.”   Anonymous, junior: "I mooned my housemate...

Student government organizes new visions for 2016

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Executive members of SGA have set the course for several new initiatives this year. Upon entering their second year in office, SGA President Jason Maulucci and Vice President Tyler Davis have set a goal for SGA for the 2016 school year: holding the organization accountable in order to elevate its rol...

Where to get your music fix in Burlington

Camilla Broccolo

September 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Life

Remember those summer days? The warm sun hitting your face, wind blowing and you’re swaying to the amazing live music. The classic image of any person at a summer concert. As sad as it is, outdoor concert and festival season is officially over and the great tunes are moving indoors. The musi...

Johnson speaks at S. Burlington rally

Johnson speaks at S. Burlington rally

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

August 31, 2016


Filed under News

Third-party presidential candidate Gary Johnson brought his campaign to Ver- mont last week. Johnson, a Libertarian, spoke to a large crowd at the Sheraton Hotel in South Burl- ington Aug. 24 and presented himself as the viable middle ground in the upcoming presi- dential election. “...

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