The Vermont Cynic

Middlebury hosts civil rights activist

Chloe Chaobal

November 9, 2016

Over a hundred people congregated in a chapel at Middlebury College to address recent racial tensions. UVM’s Black Student Union took 22 students to listen to Shaun King, nationally renowned civil rights activist and senior justice writer for the New York Daily News, speak Nov. 1. “I think it’...

ResLife promotes themed housing

November 8, 2016

Next academic year, 75 percent of first-year students will live in programmed housing. Students have no official input as of right now, said Joe Russell, associate director of residential education for ResLife. “There is a certain level of planning that has to happen at the administration le...

Lower water levels change lake’s ecosystem


November 2, 2016

A recent water level drop in Lake Champlain has affected both the lake’s ecosystem and residents using the lake. On Oct. 26, the depth of Lake Champlain at the King Street Ferry Dock was 93.78 feet, a foot lower than the historical average on this date, according to the National Weather Service....

Community marches against assaults

Steps to End Domestic Violence held their annual Candlelight Vigil and Survivor Speakout to raise awareness about domestic violence Oct. 27.

Colin Bushweller

November 2, 2016

Cold weather and icy sleet did not prevent dozens of UVM students from marching in solidarity to protest domestic violence. Steps to End Domestic Violence, formerly know as Women Helping Battered Women, is a prevention and advocacy group that works to help victims of domestic violence. Students and...

UVM police investigate reports of break-ins at University Heights

UVM police investigate reports of break-ins at University Heights

November 1, 2016

Multiple residents of University Heights South experienced break-ins over a two night period. UVM Police received reports of the break-ins during the nights of Oct. 24 and Oct. 25, according to an Oct. 26 CatAlert. While students were asleep, an individual went into unlocked rooms, looked through ...

Davis Center to host winter farmer’s market

September 15, 2016

Bakers, brewers and farmers alike will soon be visiting UVM regularly. The Burlington Winter Farmers Market is coming to the  Davis Center for 12 Saturdays Nov. 12 through April 8 in the Olin Atrium. The market was previously held in the Memorial Auditorium on Main Street, which is now under renovation. “T...

Student builds networking site

From left to right: John Tyner, Shoko Plambeck, Peter Silverman, Natalia Korpanty and Max Robbins of Beacon VT. The startup helps college students find career-related jobs. 

 Photo Courtesy of Liz Trombino

September 14, 2016

A student-founded and run company is looking to help college students build their resumes before graduation. Beacon VT is a networking service that connects employers with students looking to gain work experience while still in college. It was launched Sept. 2 and founded by juniors Peter Silverman ...

Center for safe practice of religion to open

Center for safe practice of religion to open

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 13, 2016

Students will have more ways to practice and explore religion this year.   By the end of this fall, an Interfaith Center will open its doors on Redstone campus, allowing people of different faiths to worship, pray, meditate and learn, Interfaith Coordinator Laura Engelken said.      ...

CatCards have new design, new technology

CatCards have new design, new technology

September 13, 2016

New CatCards are being issued to students and faculty this year with a new design and technology.  The CatCards are different in both appearance and function. Instead of an image of Billings Library on the card, it is now the Davis Center.  Part of the reason for the new design was to give the...

Kendrick and Kanye: Artistry versus Ego

Kanye West. EVA BARTELS . B-Side.

Jacob Holzman

March 18, 2016

Kendrick Lamar just released a new record, “untitled unmastered,” and it is a great listen. The quality of the music onboard the LP is astonishingly layered: every instrumental lavish and fleshed out and every lyric codified to mean three things at the same time. Even though it was drafted from B-si...

Graveyard Shift: A Night at WRUV

Graveyard Shift: A Night at WRUV

Frances King

March 16, 2016

Because of the WRUV graveyard shifts, the Davis Center is the UVM facility that never sleeps. The graveyards, late night shifts reserved for new and training DJ’s,  are a mixture of scary and fun, said first-year Ashley Claude. Though being in the Davis Center late at night can be a bit daun...

Art department to be expanded

The Taft School is pictured Feb. 10. The school is currently un- dergoing renovations to build studios for the art and art history department. PHIL CARRUTHERS/The Vermont Cynic

February 17, 2016

The Taft School is entering phase one of a two-part renovation plan designed to expand the UVM art department.The University signed a long-term lease with the Burlington School District, the owners of the building, and plans to renovate the school in order to create additional studio and program space fo...

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