The Vermont Cynic

Vote with compassion

Vote with compassion

Staff Editorial

March 7, 2018

Tuesday is Town Meeting Day, which means that UVM students have the day off from classes to get out and vote. We urge all students who are exercising their right to vote to do so with care and commitment. When you cast a vote for the Ward 8 City Council representative and when you choose who will be...

Burlington’s Hierarchy of Needs

Bettina Cataldi, B-Side.

Bettina Cataldi, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

Bagels, attention and therapy. Those are what I’d consider my three most potent needs to be. When Glenn Walter, owner of Three Needs Taproom & Brewery in downtown Burlington, saw the sign that is currently hanging above Three Needs in a dream, he hadn’t anticipated the significance of those...

Girl Got a (Tattoo) Gun

Caroline Slack, B-Side. Aja Briana at Vermont Custom Tattoo.

Caroline Slack, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018

Vermont Custom Tattoo and Piercing is tucked a flight of stairs above Cosmic Grind Coffee at 104 Church Street Marketplace, Suite 2A. You might just miss it if it weren’t for a plastic sign on the brick walk outside. The shop makes the most of a small space, with orange and teal-painted walls adorned...

Group fights to restore venue

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

“Hope,” is graffitied in large silvery letters against the dull brick and dirty, broken windows of Memorial Auditorium. It’s bright colors catch the eye on Main Street. Faded blocks of purple, silver and white, layered with streaks and signatures of red color the spray-painted letters. ...

Dead Set concerts unite music and fanatics

Dead Set, a Grateful Dead tribute concert, performs at Nectar’s Jan. 23. The group will celebrate its fifth anniversary in early February.

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor

January 30, 2018

Men in biker vests and college students in flannel sit clustered on Nectar’s barstools. Neon disco balls flash gently. The smell of craft beer stings. It’s been 30 minutes of waiting and shouted small talk attempted over the sound check, but when the first guitar notes hit the amps, the energy ...

New artists and exhibits celebrated at reception

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

January 18, 2018

Frigid weather and syllabi might dominate the first week of classes, but that doesn’t mean Burlington’s vibrant art scene can’t provide some relief. Burlington City Arts will be holding a reception to celebrate its upcoming winter exhibitions, featuring artists Dusty Boynton, Edwin Owre and El...

New Burlington city flag designed by team of twin brothers

The new City of Burlington flag as designed by local middle schoolers Owen and Lucas Marchessault. The flag represent Vermont’s sky, snowy mountains, the Green Mountain State itself and the breakwater and local beauty of Lake Champlain.

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

Burlington’s spirit, history and environment will soon be represented by a new city flag, courtesy of a local family. The city of Burlington allocated $6,000 to create a new flag, which was proposed by Mayor Miro Weinberger and unanimously accepted by the city council January 2017. A statement...

Birthday party celebrates Radio Bean’s commitment to young musicians

Radio Bean celebrates its 17th birthday with free coffee and live music Nov. 4. Live music included local band AM Radio along with over 90 other musical acts.

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017

More than 90 musical acts came together recently in honor of a downtown venues 17th birthday. Radio Bean celebrated the anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 4. The party kicked off at 8am and ended at 2am the next morning, serving free pancakes until 10 a.m. and free coffee all day. Originally opened...

A Conversation with Rick from Pile

A Conversation with Rick from Pile

Nick Vidal

October 10, 2017

2017 has been big year for Pile. Since the March release of their latest studio LP “A Hairshirt of Purpose,” the Boston band has been busy delivering their unique brand of frenetic and asymmetrical post-hardcore to audiences across Europe and North America. Extensive touring hasn’t been the...

Burlington Fire Department sends firefighters to Texas

Burlington Fire Department sends firefighters to Texas

Caroline Derksen, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017

The Burlington Fire Department released a statement saying that they have sent three firefighters over to Texas to aid victims during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. According to Steven Locke, the Fire Chief, they are expected to stay in Texas for approximately two weeks. “Vermont has never...

University fosters student-community relations

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A house in the North End is pictured. City council has been pushing for increased affordable housing.

JP Riedel, Senior Staff Writer

September 1, 2017

As thousands of Catamounts flood the streets of Burlington back from summer vacation, UVM is working with students and local residents to start the year smoothly. For the past eight years, the University has sent letters to locals with information about move-in weekend. These are intended to prepare ...

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Erika B. Lewy, Kim Henry, Joey Waldinger, Mariel Wamsley, Olivia Bowman, and Lindsay Freed

April 18, 2017

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