The Vermont Cynic

Crime log

Jill Vaglica

November 18, 2014

Nov. 6 2:19 a.m. A non-UVM affiliate was charged with a  DUI on East and Colchester Avenues. An officer on patrol initially noted that the driver didn’t use their directional signal when turning, and then continued to weave down the road. The driver made another turn without using the directiona...

Junior comedian crowned champ

Junior comedian crowned champ

November 18, 2014

At just 20 years old, Grant Robin is the youngest comedian to win the Vermont’s Funniest Comedian competition.The Vermont Comedy Club, owned by Natalie Miller and her husband Nathan Hartswick, puts on the annual show. The club is another response to the growing comedy community in Burlington.The clu...

Plans for new event center completed

Plans for new event center completed

November 18, 2014

Members of the UVM community have collaborated on a game plan to construct a new event center.A construction and renovation proposal has been in debate since 2004.The board of trustees proposed the creation of a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose event center along with renovations to campus recreation facil...

Bus tracking app hits campus

Bus tracking app hits campus

John Riedel, Staff Writer

November 18, 2014

SGA just brought the new bus-tracking app, TransLōc Rider, to UVM. It’s now making its way onto phones across campus. “It’s more convenient than waiting for the bus,” first-year Max Buhac said. “For example, in class it notifies you when it [the bus] will come to the destination.” In...

Writer talks ‘Fun Home’ and Freud

Writer talks ‘Fun Home’ and Freud

November 18, 2014

The best book of 2006 wasn’t a book in the traditional sense, but a graphic novel called “Fun Home,” according to Time Magazine.“Fun Home” author and illustrator Alison Bechdel spoke about her life and work at the Ira Allen Chapel Nov. 13.The Cynic sat down with Bechdel to talk about comic...

Foods for finals week

Allison Carey

November 18, 2014

As the semester winds down, exams are approaching causing stress levels to rise. Try some of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s recommended foods to boost brainpower. 1) Fish: Our bodies can’t make EPA and DHA, the fatty acids found in fish, so we need to get it from our diet. These omega-3s...

Sipping on the dream

November 18, 2014

The Dream Machine, an Indian Pale Lager from The Magic Hat Brewery, is one of the first of its kind.The IPL has become the “hipster’s” choice of beer, with its very potent bitterness created by the hops during the brew.The strong bitterness is a tell-tale sign that the IPL has its place on the ...

Veterans Day at UVM

Eileen Parks

November 18, 2014

American flags filled the green outside Bailey/Howe Library Nov. 11. UVM’s Student Veterans Organization along with SGA and Reserve Officer Training Corps program honored veterans by placing small flags across the lawn. “Veterans Day is a day for all of us cadets to remember the men and women ...

Sorority returns to campus

Sorority returns to campus

November 18, 2014

WALKER SULTZBACHThe Vermont Cynic Members of the sorority interest group that formed the Alpha Theta chapter of Kappa Delta craft at the Redstone Lofts Nov. 12, 2013.  A group of 85 girls have come together in the reestablished sorority, Kappa Delta.In early 2014, in what junior and then Kappa Delta...

Times change in class passing periods

November 18, 2014

Class schedules will change next fall due to planned construction for Central Campus.Provost David Rosowsky announced in an email Nov. 14 that next semester time between classes will be extended from a 15-minute interval to a 20-minute interval.“As part of planning for significant physical improve...

University receives diversity award

November 11, 2014

UVM is a recipient of the annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT into Diversity, a diversity-based publication.The award recognizes colleges and universities that are “truly committed to diversity and inclusion,” said Holly Mendelson, owner and publisher of INSIGHT into D...

New grant funds study of compost

November 11, 2014

The Universal Recycling Law, passed in 2012, will soon ban the disposal of all recyclables.This includes metal, glass, plastics and paper/cardboard. It will ban disposal of leaf and yard debris and clean wood by July 1, 2016, and food scraps by July 1, 2020.“There are risks of water pollution from too much compos...

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