The Vermont Cynic

Bathroom laws ignite activism

Courtesy of Marylyn Rogel

May 7, 2016

On April 22, students gathered outside the Bailey/Howe Library, armed with megaphones and signs declaring “peeing is a right, not a privilege” and “#peeinpeace.”The issue of gender identity has been the subject of nationwide debate in recent weeks, sparking activism on campus.This occurred a...

Harriet Tubman to knock Jackson out

Harriet Tubman to knock Jackson out

Anna Power

May 7, 2016

For as long as the U.S. monetary system has existed, paper bills have portrayed only male historical figures, but a new movement has added a woman to these bills. Harriet Tubman in particular is to replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill, while the former president is relocated to the ...

The creation of the Book Nook

The creation of the Book Nook

Greta Bjornson

May 7, 2016

Every day, countless students filter through the Davis Center. Many drop by Brennan’s, popular for its local ingredients and extensive menu. But some congregate there for a reason other than a maple milkshake craving: a visit to the Book Nook. Founded in 2010, the Book Nook is tucked away in a corner...

Women are inspired by the bralette

March 3, 2016

I remember my first bra. My mother came home from work and said she had a surprise for me. I started to feel butterflies in my stomach. I knew what it was. She had finally caved and bought me the new Pixter Plus art pack. She brought me up to my room and boy, was I disappointed when she pulled out what se...

Hypocrisy among youth vote

Hypocrisy among youth vote

Bex Adams

March 1, 2016

College students love to root for candidates, plaster bumper stickers on their laptops and bash whichever candidate they deem most likely to cause the world to end, but registering to vote and voting are getting more rare in our generation. I bought a shirt with Bernie Sanders’ face on it before I...

VOX plans to raise public acceptance

The Planned Parenthood clinic on St. Paul Street in Burlington is pictured, Jan. 22. The UVM club VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood plans to sponsor events to raise awareness on campus for reproductive rights. RYAN THORNTON/ The Vermont Cynic

Emilee Conroe

January 27, 2016

Sexual health and reproductive rights are frequently debated in government, with party lines drawing a massive divide on how and if the government should intervene. Planned Parenthood has provided reliable health care for the past 100 years and is one of America’s most “trusted providers of ...

Hip Burlington Café satisfies any diet

Hip Burlington Café satisfies any diet PHOTO BY RYAN THORNTON

Chris Leow

December 1, 2015

New Moon Café is full of rustic and modern vibes, lots of rugged hardwood and simple decor. The ambience is much more modern than say, Muddy Waters, but that’s okay with me. New Moon offers soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and an assortment of café drinks. They proudly display the very colorful and vi...

Students get down and dirty on Redstone’s pines

Redstone Pines being restored PHOTO BY RYAN THORTON

December 1, 2015

Students met on the Redstone Green to begin phase one of the Redstone Pines Restoration Project Nov. 15.“All of the trees in Redstone Pines, for the most part, are invasive Norway Maples,” senior James Biddle said. “They are classified as invasive because they outcompete native vegetation and also ha...

UVM band fired up

November 18, 2014

There’s a new underground sound in Burlington that’s coming to the surface. That sound belongs to UVM band Holy Smokes.Composed of all seniors, the band is set on making a mark during their last year at UVM.“We want to create something on the way out,” member Evan Howard said.Bandmate Justin B...

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