The Vermont Cynic

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief: The killing of independent student media at UVM

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief: The killing of independent student media at UVM

Sawyer Loftus, Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2020

“It’s a dangerous thing to start a paper.” As I read these words etched across a March 1883 edition of the Burlington Clipper, a weekly newspaper that used to run in the Queen City, the words...

Bidur Rai stands at the front desk of Simpson Dining on Redstone Campus

UVM Dining by Day, Culture by Night

Mike Gasparrini, Feature Writer May 12, 2018

I could barely believe it. After the story I had just received, my perception of the man standing before me had changed completely.   Although I had known Bidur Rai for months as the cashier...

CAROLINE SLACK, B-Side.

Grooving with the Mountain Goats

Caroline Slack, Features Editor April 29, 2018

Four men in suits ran on stage, looking like a band of dads  hurrying from a business meeting to this gig. For a second I wondered what I was getting myself into. Then I felt the pulse of the bass...

Reclaiming Identities of Addiction

Reclaiming Identities of Addiction

Kian Deshler, Staff Writer April 12, 2018

Language is a powerful form of representation, and one that is largely absent on this campus for our students in recovery. Professors banter about the consumption of alcoholic beverages in class, students...

Illistrations: Egg Plant

Eggplants: Cooking and Connecting with the Old World

Brigitte Riordan, Staff Writer March 13, 2018

Food is culture. I am a first-generation Romanian-American, but I don’t know much about Romanian food. My father fled the country in the height of Ceausescu’s dictatorship, and once he moved to the...

UVM student's protesting 1988

After the Kake Walk: A history of UVM’s racial climate from Lattie Coor’s presidency to the present

Bryan O'Keefe and Sarah Olsen March 2, 2016

Student activism was common at UVM throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, resulting in the creation of some of the first African-American, Chicano/a and women’s studies departments in the U.S., English professor...

Exploring Race at UVM

Bryan O'Keefe, Kelsey Neubauer, and Sarah Olsen February 25, 2016

Go to Kakewalk

Kake Walk: Alumni, faculty and students reflect on 73-year tradition

Kake Walk: Alumni, faculty and students reflect on 73-year tradition

Bryan O'Keefe, Kelsey Neubauer, and Sarah Olsen February 24, 2016

For 73 years, UVM fraternity members danced in blackface and satin tuxedos during the longest running winter carnival in the country. At its peak in the 1960s, this event, known as the Kake Walk, was...

Junior goalie secures the net

October 13, 2015

Starting the season, the goalie situation for the men’s hockey team was still up in the air.In the last two seasons, men’s hockey team had back-to-back 20-wins for the first time since 1996. They reached...

Finding a safe ride home

Bryan O'Keefe September 15, 2015

Finding a ride home from downtown Burlington late at night may become a little easier. Junior Tyler Davis, SGA vice president, is planning a program that would provide students and other Burlington residents...

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