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The Vermont Cynic

2016-2017 Staff

Izzy Siedman

Life Editor

Izzy Siedman is a sophomore at UVM with an English major and a writing concentration. She joined the Cynic in September of 2016, starting as a writer for the Life section before becoming Assistant Life Editor in the January 2017....

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Erika B. Lewy

Editor-in-chief

Erika B. Lewy has been the Cynic editor-in-chief since spring 2017 and a staff writer since fall 2016. She has covered campus and national protests, local breaking news and Burlington community events. Before transferring to ...

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Dean Wertz

Mulitmedia Editor

Off the bat, Dean Wertz enjoys a hot cup of coffee, no matter the outside temperature. He likes what he calls, “concrete jungle hikes” which essentially means walking aimlessly around a city. His favorite book is Franny and...

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Katie Brobst

Assistant Life Editor

I am an English and Film & Television Studies double major here at UVM. I was homeschool through high school and transferred here after attending CCV’s Early College Program. I’ve been writing for the Cynic since Spring...

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Bridget Higdon

Assistant Arts Editor

Bridget Higdon is a second-year English major who has been writing for the Arts section of the Cynic since September 2016. She was promoted to the position of Assistant Arts Editor in January 2017. As a writer, she brought coverage...

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Greta Bjornson

News Editor

Greta Bjornson is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Studio Art and English, with a concentration in writing. She is currently the editor of the News section, but prior to this was assistant Life editor,...

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Lily Keats

Layout Editor

Lily is the layout editor for the Vermont Cynic and has been contributing to the paper since fall 2016. She began as a page designer, and was then the assistant layout editor before starting as the layout editor in the spring o...

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Healy Fallon

Oddities Editor

Healy Fallon has been writing for the Cynic since the fall of 2016. When not writing for the Cynic, Healy is probably listening to Kate Bush in the woods, or probably working on their watercolor portrait of Skai Jackson, or probably...

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Ben Elfand

Arts Editor

Ben Elfland is the editor of the arts section of the Vermont Cynic. Ben is a first semester junior at the University of Vermont where he studies public communication in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He began his...

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Eribert Volaj

Sports Editor

Eribert Volaj is a senior in the Grossman Business School at the University of Vermont. He is currently studying Marketing and Global Business with a minor in English. Eribert started writing for the Vermont Cynic in the spring...

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Olivia Bowman

Managing Editor

Olivia Bowman is the current Managing Editor of the Vermont Cynic. Hailing from New Jersey, she is now a sophomore at the University of Vermont with an Undeclared major. Olivia joined the Cynic in October of 2017. She began as...

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Connor Allan

Web Editor

Connor is a Sophomore at the University of Vermont, majoring in Computer Science. Connor joined the cynic is April of 2016. Then in December was put in charge of being the web editor. He was first a junior web staff member, then...

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Kelsey Neubauer

Former Editor-in-chief

Kelsey Neubauer is a junior at the University of Vermont, majoring in English. Kelsey joined in January 2015. In October 2016, she was made the Editor-in-chief. She was a news writer and the assistant news editor for over a year....

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Bryan O'Keefe

Former Managing Editor

Bryan is the managing editor of the Vermont Cynic and has been involved since Jan. 2015. Prior to his position as managing editor, he was a news writer and the assistant news editor from 2015-2016.

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