The Vermont Cynic

Class of 2021 banners hang from the Waterman building May 19.

Get to know five random seniors through five random questions

Tulley Hescock, Features Editor May 19, 2021

The Cynic found five random seniors. We reached out to them to get to know them through five thought provoking questions. The list of students includes writers, cooks, activists and musicians. Each has...

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Consolidation remains a constant reality for Vermont’s small schools

Tulley Hescock, Features Editor May 5, 2021

Tiffany Wilbur picked up her kids at Leicester Elementary, a school located a town over from their home in Whiting, VT. This is a new normal since the closure of Whiting elementary in 2018.  Vermont’s...

First-year Tali Giubardo models a ring made by her roommate inside of the WDW lobby April 30.

A Small Business on the UVM Campus– NRG Designs by Ali Gordon

April 30, 2021

Ali Gordon sits at her desk in the Central Campus Residence Hall to make a ring for a customer who found her through her Etsy shop, NRG Designs.  Gordon, a first year at UVM, runs her business from...

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Student tenants feel taken advantage of by Burlington landlords

Rebecca Holt, Features Staff Writer April 23, 2021

UVM students renting in Burlington feel dissatisfied with housing conditions and relations with their landlords, however, one city councilwoman is working to make the overall renting power dynamics more...

How will the termination of the contract between UVM Libraries and its biggest provider of scientific journals affect you?

How will the termination of the contract between UVM Libraries and its biggest provider of scientific journals affect you?

Sabrina Fiore, Feature Staff Writer April 16, 2021

In December 2020, the UVM Libraries made the decision to end their contract with Elsevier, a publishing company whose online database, ScienceDirect, contains many important medical and scientific journals.  The...

Once the grading process is complete, the syrup is contained in these glass jars at 190° F and immediately sealed to prevent contamination of the syrup.

A Saturday morning sugarhouse tour: a small VT farm comes to a season’s close

Lilly Page, Features Staff Writer March 31, 2021

“I see you! Come on up to the sugar barn,” Donald Schroeder said over the phone on a warm but brisk Saturday morning at Poor Farm Sugar Works in Colchester, VT.  The farm is an incredible sight....

Actors rehearse for their upcoming performance of An Enemy of The People in the Royall Tyler Theatre March 17. The play was live streamed March 18-20 and there was limited in-person viewing.

It’s six feet apart for the actors of UVM Theatre’s most recent production

Elizabeth Roote March 22, 2021

As the main lights dim, the only excitement filling the Royall Tyler Theater is from the actors, director and stage crew. The hustle and bustle grows backstage, as the company prepares to perform in front...

Women in politics: Barbara Rachelson speaks to sexism in Vermont legislature

Women in politics: Barbara Rachelson speaks to sexism in Vermont legislature

Tulley Hescock, Features Editor March 17, 2021

For the past seven years, Barbara Rachelson, has represented parts of the UVM community in the Vermont legislature.  Rachelson represents the Chittenden 6-6 district in the Vermont House of Representatives,...

Sophomore Althea Deschenes sits in the Davis Center doing homework while wearing double masks Feb. 19.

Should UVM be double masking?

Elizabeth Roote, Features Staff Writer March 4, 2021

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise on campus, many students can be seen wearing two masks to keep themselves safe. A Feb. 10 report from the CDC found that wearing a disposable mask underneath a cloth...

An empty geology classroom in Perkins hall has chairs socially distanced Feb. 19. Many of the geology classrooms were locked and all were empty.

Geology department’s proposed termination leaves faculty distraught

Rebecca Holt, Features Staff Writer February 22, 2021

If the UVM administration goes through with the termination of the geology department, the university would stand out as one of the only state institutions in the country without a geology program.  On...

UVM hockey teams face gender disparities

UVM hockey teams face gender disparities

Elizabeth Roote, Features Staff Writer February 15, 2021

UVM Athletics Director, Jeff Schulman said that gender inequity is present in the athletics department.  The UVM men’s and women’s Varsity Ice Hockey teams receive vastly different support, both...

Four rooms inside of Central Campus Residence Hall are lit up Jan. 21.

Students on campus face mental health challenges

Liz Chadwick, Features Staff Writer February 11, 2021

The coronavirus is often recognized by its common symptoms: fever, cough and shortness of breath. But a less-talked-about symptom of the pandemic is affecting the UVM community as well: the negative...

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