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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Redstone Dining during lunchtime Saturday, September 4. The dining hall, located in Simpson Hall, is closed for breakfast and lunch during weekdays this semester.

Redstone Dining closed for weekday daytime meals, cite few staff and customers

Halsey McLaen, News Editor September 9, 2022

Redstone Dining closed its doors for weekday breakfast and lunch this semester in response to historically-low customer participation, according to a Sept. 5 email from Melissa Zelazny, UVM Dining resident...

Open dining halls for longer hours

Open dining halls for longer hours

Grace Visco, Assistant Opinion Editor March 18, 2022

UVM’s dining hall hours complicate students’ abilities to eat on campus. UVM has four dining halls: Central Campus Dining on Central campus, Redstone Dining on Redstone campus, Harris-Millis Dining...

Brennan’s Pub & Bistro began hosting local restaurants this semester and Church Street Cheesesteaks took over the week of Feb. 14.

Brennan’s vacancy becomes home to local restaurants

Alicia Wolfram, Culture Staff Writer February 22, 2022

Brennan’s Pub & Bistro is hosting Burlington’s local restaurants for a taste of food fresh on campus this semester. UVM Dining expanded retail options by introducing local restaurant pop-ups in...

Comfort food should be a mainstay at the Grundle

Comfort food should be a mainstay at the Grundle

Emma Dinsmore, Opinion Columnist February 18, 2022

Nightly pizza and pasta at Harris Millis Dining Hall have always been a staple for my on-campus dinners. However, since the Grundle no longer regularly serves comfort food items, it’s hard to find dining...

Dinner options at Simpson Dining Hall on Nov. 17. The dishes are “Louisiana Chicken & Shrimp Gumbo Bowl” and “Pulled Bbq Pork In Vinegar Sauce.”

UVM Dining causes disordered eating, some students say

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter December 2, 2021

UVM Dining food lacks quality, causing students to skip meals and develop disordered eating habits, several students said. UVM’s food quality results in some students developing eating disorders and...

Trinity residents deserve a real dining hall

Trinity residents deserve a real dining hall

Henry Figler, Opinion Columnist September 29, 2021

Despite paying $2,284 for a meal plan, almost 600 on-campus UVM students struggle with good nutrition daily.  Living on Trinity with a small, super artistic and fun-loving community is fun, though...

Packaged entrees at Northside Dining Hall wait to be purchased by students Sept. 9.

Northside Dining converted to “grab-and-go” due to understaffing

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter September 17, 2021

Northside Dining Hall on Trinity campus now operates as a “grab-and-go” market, causing frustration among students.  Understaffing is a major contributing factor as to why Northside Dining Hall...

Extending dining hall hours is harmful to employees

Extending dining hall hours is harmful to employees

Chris Harrell April 13, 2019

We’ve all been there: hungry and tired, facing a closed dining hall. It’s easy to say that the dining halls should close later. But there’s more to the picture than simply keeping the lights on for...

Should Sodexo unionize? Yes: unionizing protects workers’ rights and guarantees local jobs

Should Sodexo unionize? Yes: unionizing protects workers’ rights and guarantees local jobs

Chris Harrell March 8, 2019

The UVM administration has not been inspiring much confidence in its employees lately. The College of Arts and Sciences is facing a budget cut that is going to lay off 13 percent of non-tenure track professors...

Long lines outside of Brennans Pub from 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday are a result of staffing changes at Central Dining Hall. Central Dining is now closed at those times, but students can use meal swipes at Brennans, the Marketplace and the Green Roof Deli.

Dining staff cuts lead to lengthy lines

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer February 20, 2019

Long lines outside of Brennan’s and a change in Central Dining Hall hours comes as a result of staffing issues. The change in hours was a result of Central Dining Hall not having enough staff, as workers...

First-years Conley Reiter and Shannon Thornton authored a petition calling for an overall better dining experience at UVM. The petition currently has over 1,000 signatures and Reiter and Thornton are looking to setup a meeting with UVM Dining.

Petition calls for better campus food

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer February 6, 2019

A petition calling for higher quality food and an overall better dining experience is being circulated by students. The petition, which currently has over 1,000 signatures and is circulating on change.org,...

The Instagram page Barstool UVM, a direct affiliate of Barstool Sports according to their Instagram bio, posted a video of a cabbage worm with the caption AYO MAGGOTS!

Dining hall bug leads to contract suspension

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor November 14, 2018

After videos of bugs in dining hall food circulated on social media, UVM suspended a portion of its food order from a local agricultural nonprofit. Barstool UVM, affiliate of pop culture blog Barstool...

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