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Jeanne Mance became UVM's designated quarantine and isolation building for students at the beginning of the semester. Located on Pearl Street, the residence hall is surrounded by other UVM buildings and Burlington homes.

‘There is no real surveillance of this place’: A look inside UVM quarantine as COVID cases rise

Ella Ruehsen and Sawyer Loftus November 9, 2020

Driving down Colchester Avenue, as it turns into Pearl Street, it’s not hard to skip over UVM’s last residence hall—Jeanne Mance—before the landscape changes to the commercial center of downtown...

Opinion staff: Cynical Halloween Tunes

Opinion staff: Cynical Halloween Tunes

Opinion Staff October 30, 2020

As an emo kid at heart, “IT is the end” by metalcore band Ice Nine Kills is the best halloween song. While it was hard to pick between their other songs from their horror movie inspired album,...

A group of restaurant goers sit outside of Sweetwaters on Church Street, Oct 23.

Police express confidence students won’t violate COVID rules for Halloween

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter October 30, 2020

UVM and Burlington Police expressed little concern about students potentially violating COVID-19 safety precautions over Halloween weekend, despite rising cases in the state. UVM Police Chief Tim Bilodeau...

Trick-or-treaters celebrate Halloween at Horse Barn

Trick-or-treaters celebrate Halloween at Horse Barn

Maryann Makosiej, Staff Writer November 9, 2019

A sea of trick-or-treaters went stall to stall collecting candy from student handlers and their costume-clad horses.  The Halloween Barn event was held on Monday, October 28 at the UVM Horse Barn....

No tricks, only treats for VT families

No tricks, only treats for VT families

Jenny Koppang, Staff Writer October 31, 2019

In this most eerie season, Burlington parents can attest that trick-or-treating in a college town is decidedly not the spookiest part of Halloween.  With this holiday comes hoards of college-aged witches...

Converse Residence Hall stands against the weather as rain begins to fall, Oct. 23. Converse is considered to be haunted by some students.

Ghostly guide to UVM’s haunted halls

Kate Germain, Staff Writer October 31, 2019

Bronze leaves swirl and nights grow longer, making UVM a whole lot spookier. UVM is no exception to the haunted essence of Burlington in the fall. Many students are eerily aware of the most unsettling...

The spookiest costume is gender roles

The spookiest costume is gender roles

Tori Scala, Opinion Columnist October 30, 2019

Halloween is approaching fast, and to everyone stressing about what costumes to wear, please chill out. This upcoming Halloween, girls and guys should dress the way they want, rather than how society...

(Left to Right): Junior Cobalt Tolbert, junior Em Lyden and sophomore Zoe Silverman practice for the UPB production of Rocky Horror Picture Show, Oct. 22. The student-run show will be performed at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Roxy Cinema.

Production of Halloween classic does the time warp

Anya Kauffman, Staff Writer October 30, 2019

A group of UVM students are preparing to leave their audience invincibly fabulous this Halloween season. The cast will perform a cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at...

Queen City Ghostwalk leader Thea Lewis speaks during a tour, Oct. 4. Lewis has been operating the tour, which brings guests around downtown Burlington and features several landmarks, since 2002.

Burlington ghostwalk: two culture writers’ critiques

Marjorie McWilliams and Cyrus Oswald October 11, 2019

Educational and Fun Marjorie McWilliams A bright orange ribbon around a black hat and a floor length cape completed the mysterious aura of Thea Lewis on a chilly Burlington night.  Lewis has...

Scary video games to play this Halloween

Scary video games to play this Halloween

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor November 4, 2018

Monroe Cromis Another year, another Halloween, another excuse to go home, shut off the lights, sit yourself down in front of your TV and break out some spooky video games. You’ve just survived midterms,...

“Halloween” sequel picks up where original left off

“Halloween” sequel picks up where original left off

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist October 25, 2018

Meredith Rathburn The boogeyman is back. Four decades after the original slasher film was released, another “Halloween” has hit theaters. Written and directed by David Gordon Green, the film...

Spooky video games to play this Halloween

Spooky video games to play this Halloween

Allie O'Connor, Cynic Columnist November 2, 2017

Video games are one of my favorite pastimes, whether I want to have fun with friends or wind down after a rough exam. With Halloween coming up, I’ve compiled a list of games to try out between the spooky...

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