The Vermont Cynic

About Us

Founded in 1883, The Vermont Cynic’s mission is to serve the University of Vermont and the Burlington community as an independent student voice that strives to be an outlet for valuable information and to promote the exchange of ideas. We serve those in our organization by working collaboratively and respectfully with one another, by collectively learning skills necessary to promote fact-based and enlightening discourse and by learning to be more effective members of a democratic society. The Cynic hopes to stimulate social growth through fair reporting, dedication to fact and integrity and asking hard questions.

This organization is editorially independent from the University of Vermont and exists as a student-managed public forum. We exercise to the fullest extent every press freedom available to us.


Kate Vanni Editor-in-Chief

Greta Rohrer Managing Editor

Emma Chute  Operations Manager

Sophia Venturo Culture Editor

Tulley Hescock Features Editor

Ella Ruehsen News / Sports Editor

Dalton Doyle Copy Chief

Ellie ScottLayout Editor/ Social Media Editor

Gabby Felitto Opinion Editor

Allison Ouellette Photo Editor

Sam Jefferson Podcast Editor


The Vermont Cynic is published on Tuesdays from September through May, excluding school breaks and exam periods. We cover news and events relevant to campus and the Burlington community. Space is also provided for letters to the editor and op-eds written by members of the University of Vermont community.

The Cynic accepts letters to the editor about anything you see published or any issues of interest to the community. Please limit letters to 350 words. The Cynic reserves the right to edit all letters for length and grammar. Letters should be sent to [email protected]

Though the Cynic is listed alongside other student organizations, the Cynic is unique in that our paper is funded primarily through advertising, fundraising and donations from the community. If you read the Cynic regularly, please consider making a contribution to support our continued publication.

Editorships at the Cynic turn over in May. The incoming editor-in-chief selects the managing editor and operations manager. Applications for section editor positions are due toward the end of the spring semester.

If you are a University of Vermont student you are eligible to join the Cynic as a member of the editorial or business staff. Prospective members may apply to the Vermont Cynic by filling out an application and are always welcome at our weekly staff meetings, held on Wednesdays. There are always opportunities for students looking to get involved. No prior experience with newspapers is expected or required.

Photo Use Policy

Please send all photo use requests, including a link to the photo in question, to [email protected]. Please allow us 24 hours to respond.

All photos granted for use must be credited as follows: PHOTOGRAPHER’S NAME/The Vermont Cynic.



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