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UVM student dies after climbing accident

UVM student dies after climbing accident

Lauren Schnepf, Assistant News Editor

UVM Junior Rebecca Ryan died while rock climbing with friends in the Lower West Bolton Climbing Area on Sept. 16.Annie Stevens, Vice Provost of Student Affairs, announced Ryanâ€...

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Point Counterpoint: The Debate on DACA; Counterpoint: But we are obligated to uphold the constitution

Point Counterpoint: The Debate on DACA; Counterpoint: But we are obligated to uphold the constitution

James Simpson

I am not going to argue whether it would be just to deport illegal immigrants who came here as children. The fact is deporting every single illegal immigrant would be cost-prohibitive and impossible.I also will n...

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Promoting a safe space for LBGTQA students at UVM

Promoting a safe space for LBGTQA students at UVM

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

With the start of a new year, UVM’s LGBTQA Center readied itself to welcome new members the UVM queer community.Since its formation in 1999, the LGBTQA Center, located in the Allen House on Main ...

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Point Counterpoint: The Debate on DACA; Point: We have a moral duty to defend the Dreamers

Point Counterpoint: The Debate on DACA; Point: We have a moral duty to defend the Dreamers

Matthew Hagberg

Immigrants have been and continue to be the backbone of the nation. Still, Donald Trump announced his decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals pro...

4 days ago

VT prepares to face climate change

VT prepares to face climate change

Staff Editorial

Recent worldwide environmental catastrophes have finally forced needed attention on climate change and the negative impact we humans have made on our planet.The mag...

5 days ago

Conflict between religion and the First Amendment

Conflict between religion and the First Amendment

James Simpson

The issue of gay rights is once again before the Supreme Court.Next month, the justices will hear arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission ...

6 days ago

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Hip-hop boy band takes personal approach to new album

America has never been more ready for a new boyband, and BROCKHAMPTON is ready to fill that void in all our hearts. The 15-member ensemble changes the standards for what a...

2 days ago

Art Hop fashion show displays local designers’ work

Art Hop fashion show displays local designers’ work

Isabella Alessandrini

On Saturday, models traipsed down a gleaming runway to the DJ’s beat as cameras flashed and spectators swooned.The glamorous, high-energy atmosphere could have...

6 days ago

Burlington celebrates the 25th anniversary of local artist festival

Addie Beach, Staff Writer

Visiting Burlington’s South End 25 years ago, people walking around would have seen empty warehouses and crumbling buildings. Unless you were one of a few artists, that...

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Burlington boasts pride in rainbow parade

Burlington boasts pride in rainbow parade

Kailey Bates, Staff Writer

Hundreds of people showed off their true colors as they marched down Church Street together, waving rainbow flags and cheering in Vermont’s Pride Parade.The event kic...

4 days ago

LGBTQA gives welcome back BBQ

LGBTQA gives welcome back BBQ

Libby Camp, Cynic Correspondent

Despite the dreary weather, spirits were high and smiles were bright at the annual LGBTQA Center Welcome Back Family Barbecue.From 1-3 p.m. Saturday, UVM students gathere...

5 days ago

Stereotypes about colorful hair dye are dying down

Stereotypes about colorful hair dye are dying down

Libby Camp, Cynic Correspondant

While colored hair is certainly not a new trend, it seems college campuses across the country have been seeing an influx of hued hairstyles.“It seems like you can’...

September 10, 2017

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Champions League starts season with all eyes set on Real Madrid

Eribert Volaj, Sports Editor

The 63rd season of the UEFA Champions League will kick off this week, over three months after Real Madrid won their 12th title. Real Madrid became the first team since AC ...

5 days ago

Men’s soccer beats Yale in second shutout of season

Men’s soccer beats Yale in second shutout of season

Sabrina Hood, Senior Staff Writer

The men’s soccer team secured a 1-0 win against the Yale University Bulldogs Saturday at the Rally Against Cancer game. This is the second shutout win in a row for UVM, g...

6 days ago

5 UVM athletes to look out for this season

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

As the fall sports season begins, UVM sports teams welcome new players to bolster their lineups. Here’s a look at five new student-athletes to watch out for in the 2017-1...

September 12, 2017

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Protest in response to dismissal of DACA brings together campus groups and spikes support of undocumented students

Protest in response to dismissal of DACA brings together campus groups and spikes support of undocumented students

Kassondra Little, Senior Staff Writer

The clanking of spoons against pots and pans echoed the words of the chanting crowd at the Defend DACA rally.Protesters gathered in support of undocumented students at 3 p.m...

5 days ago

SGA first year elections begin today

SGA first year elections begin today

Greta Bjornson, News Editor

The Student Government Association will be holding elections for first-year senators this week.Voting begins at 8 a.m. Sept. 13 and ends 8 a.m. Sept. 14, said Nicole Woodco...

6 days ago

Healthcare certificate program introduced

Healthcare certificate program introduced

Brandon Arcari, Breaking News Assistant Editor

UVM has launched a new program offering a certificate in healthcare management and leadership for health and human services professionals.The program, which falls under Continuing an...

September 11, 2017

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The Big Short’ sells out big banks’ behavior

“The Big Short” is a whirlwind of numbers, huge amounts of money, financial terminology and raging testosterone.The premise of the film is simple: it explains how the...

February 25, 2016

Response to faculty contract renewals

A recent Cynic article stated that "many professors" will not be returning next year. Unfortunately the article did not provide all the facts. And it failed to make clear that ...

May 5, 2014

Much ado about the union

A cloudy March day coaxed me downtown for provisions and pleasantries. A small crowd huddled around an unassuming wooden podium on the corner of Church and Cherry streets. Ch...

April 15, 2014

Building construction will take four years

April 15, 2014

UVM says goodbye to “special” seniors

April 15, 2014

Housing master plan moves forward

April 15, 2014

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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883
The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883