The Vermont Cynic

Acclaimed artist talks craft and cartoons

Alison Bechtel speaks to the audience gathered in the Silver Maple Ballroom Feb. 21.

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

A hushed, reverent silence fell over the crowd, as soon as a woman with short, spiked hair and glasses approached the podium. Vermont author and artist Alison Bechdel, the night’s speaker, took the stage and immediately made jokes about the large crowd size and all of the familiar faces. The ro...

LGBT law causes Cats to cancel game

Jack Estrin

September 3, 2016

Due to North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law, on Aug. 24, the UVM athletic department announced the cancellation of the women’s basketball team’s game in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The law “prevents transgender people from using government-run bathrooms based on their gender identity,”...

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