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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

 Members of Vermonters Against Unconstitutional Lockdowns and Tyranny, also known as VAULT, gather on Church street for an anti-mask flash mob that began at 5:30 p.m. March 20. The flashmob met at 1 Church street and proceeded to walk down towards City Hall.

Anti-mask Vermonters walk down Church street as part of an organized ‘flash mob’

Staff Report March 23, 2021

Roughly 30 anti-mask protestors gathered on Church street March 20 to protest the state’s guidelines regarding masking. The group paraded up and down Church street as pedestrians backed up to the walls...

People holding Biden signs celebrate the president elects victory on Church Street Nov. 7.

‘Joy and relief’: Hundreds gather on Church Street to celebrate Biden victory

Nicole Hardy, Cynic News Reporter November 10, 2020

Moments after the news broke that Joe Biden would be the next president of the United States, a quiet morning in downtown Burlington transformed as community members marched downtown to celebrate the changing...

Onyx Ink:  An all female-operated tattoo studio in Burlington

Onyx Ink: An all female-operated tattoo studio in Burlington

Elizabeth Roote, Staff Writer April 16, 2020

Between the potted plants to the vibrant art covering the walls, it’s hard not to feel at home at Onyx Ink Tattoo Studio. Onyx Ink’s owner, Alisha Dykema, opened the studio in 2018. Locate on the...

Signs with the Kru Coffee logo hang on a Church St. building, Jan. 29. “Kru” is short for “Krucible,” the full name of the brand.

New café opening on Church Street

George Weed, Staff Writer February 5, 2020

Kru Coffee hopes to prove that supporting farmers pays off all the way to the coffee cup. The coffee company, based out of Saratoga Springs, New York, is setting up a second location at 2 Church...

What to do in Burlington this August

What to do in Burlington this August

Jean MacBride, Assistant Summer Editor August 1, 2019

The month of July might be over, but these events in August prove that summer is hardly over.  The Festival of Fools, Champlain Valley Fair and the Leddy Park Beach Bites promise thrills for those...

Burlington residents walk Church Street, window shopping and scurrying into restaurants to escape the cold Feb. 9.

How to spend Valentine’s Day in Burlington

Culture Staff February 14, 2019

Love is in the air. Burlington might not be known as the city of love, but despite the cold and the snow, it can still be the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whether you are with your partner...

The sweet ginger chicken, shiso salmon and spicy ahi tuna poke bowls are all “Signature Works” that can be found at Pokeworks on Church Street. Depending on the ingredients you choose, bowls cost about $10 to $13.

Pokeworks: Hawaiian cuisine comes to Church Street

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor February 9, 2019

Light wood, white walls and calm music all lend themselves to a relaxed and beachy atmosphere in this new addition to Burlington’s restaurants. Pokeworks, which opened Jan. 9 on Church Street, is...

Best of Burlington

Best of Burlington

Culture Staff May 9, 2018

Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, and with Burlington there are so many unique places to explore. To get you started, the Culture staff rounded up ten of our favorite spots.   Best...

Ben & Jerrys takes a political stance

Ben & Jerry’s takes a political stance

Alexandra Shannon October 20, 2016

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...

Efforts to renovate downtown to all outdoor shopping

Efforts to renovate downtown to all outdoor shopping

October 19, 2016

[media-credit name="Eileen O'Connor" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] A recently proposed project aims to transform the Burlington Town Mall from an inside mall to an outside shopping...

Zoning causes protest

Chloe Chaobal October 7, 2016

The Burlington skyline is reaching a new height, which some residents say will change the city UVM students call home.   The City Council unanimously voted Sept. 29 in favor of a zoning amendment...

Interview with the pied piper of church street

Catie Owen October 25, 2015

Tourists and Burlington residents alike stop on Church Street and stare in wonder at the “one-man band with accoutrements.” There is almost no way to categorize street performer M. “Tree”...

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