The Vermont Cynic

UVM Dining by Day, Culture by Night

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 at Simpson Dining Hall, I had never asked him anything beyond, “How’s it going?” After ...

Grooving with the Mountain Goats

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 and heard the hearty strums of a guitar. On Wednesday, April 18, the Mountain Goats grac...

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 openly recount drunken evenings on the bus and people jokingly self-identify as “alcoholics.” Comments...

Eggplants: Cooking and Connecting with the Old World

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 United States, he was dedicated to being an American. He won’t speak Romanian around my brother...

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

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 Nancy Welch said. “At UVM, these actions — and the establishment of courses in women’s...

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 the Hockey East semifinals last year, due in part to their defensive play and goaltending. Junior ...

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 with free transportation on weekend evenings. Expanding upon the late-night safety shuttle provided by UV...

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