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Junior Athena Hendrick and Senior Colbalt Tolbert stand on top of the Waterman steps preparing to speak to a crowd of thousands May 3.

Through the eyes of survivors: The systemic mishandling of sexual violence at UVM

Nicole Hardy, Cynic News Reporter May 21, 2021

Editor’s note: One survivor interviewed for this piece has had her name changed to a first-name pseudonym for legal reasons.  The story of a survivor of sexual violence who shared their story has...

The vandalised home at 86 Buell street photographed May 16.

Former fraternity house vandalized amidst campus-wide outrage over sexual violence

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter May 20, 2021

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 5:15 p.m. May 25 to correct the spelling of Pi Kappa Phi. The recent vandalization of a former fraternity house could be linked to the growing movement surrounding...

Virtue Field is illuminated while the Men’s club soccer team plays a charity game May 8. All proceeds from the game were donated to Hope Works, a Chittenden County based organization that works with survivors of sexual assault and violence.

UVM club soccer raises funds for survivors of sexual violence at charity scrimmage

Max Clifford, Cynic Sports Reporter May 18, 2021

Amidst widespread outrage over UVM’s mishandling of sexual violence, the University’s men’s club soccer teams used their recent exhibition game as an opportunity to show their support for survivors.  For...

Men's lacrosse game against Hartford

UVM lacrosse loses NCAA tournament after winning first-ever conference championship

Max Clifford, Cynic Sports Reporter May 17, 2021

UVM men’s lacrosse fell to the University of Maryland Terrapins on Sunday by a score of 17-11. The loss ended the Catamount’s first ever NCAA tournament bid.  It was clear that UVM, who drew the...

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UVM Bookstore down $1 million this year, regains sales as visitors break pandemic rules

Sierra Byrne, Cynic News Reporter May 17, 2021

Prospective students are bringing foot traffic back to UVM’s bookstore, the hub for all UVM merchandise, after it lost over $1 million in sales in the last year and a half as a result of the COVID-19...

After meeting in Battery Park to listen to various speakers the protestors marched to City Hall May 15.

Protestors stand in solidarity with Palestine, amidst rising tensions at UVM and across the globe

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter May 16, 2021

A crowd flooded the streets of downtown Burlington Saturday afternoon, calling for freedom and peace in Palestine, as tensions continued to heighten on campus and worldwide.   In other cities and...

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UVM’s COVID cases drop to all-time low for semester, in last week of classes

Angelika Hillios, Cynic News Reporter May 15, 2021

In the final week of the school year, COVID-19 cases among UVM students have dropped to an all-time low for the semester, this week reporting only 14 positive cases compared to last week's total of 40...

Masked students stand in lines outside the COVID-19 testing center.

BREAKING: UVM’s mask mandate still in place, despite relaxed government guidelines

Ella Ruehsen , News and Sports Editor May 14, 2021

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 8:08 p.m. May 14. The mask mandate will remain in place on UVM’s campus until further notice, despite newly relaxed guidelines from the CDC and from the...

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UVM Athletics awaits guidance for upcoming season, following tumultuous year of setbacks

Max Clifford, Cynic Sports Reporter May 14, 2021

Following a year marred by COVID outbreaks, cancellations and lost revenue, the UVM athletic department lacks answers about what the future holds for the 2021-2022 seasons.  The UVM athletic department...

Budget model adopted for transparent financial redistribution now being blamed for CAS deficit

Budget model adopted for transparent financial redistribution now being blamed for CAS deficit

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter May 13, 2021

UVM has been grappling with the development of a new budget model for years, and now the community’s concerns about the model’s lack of prioritization of the liberal arts have come to a head. UVM...

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ResLife employee’s time at UVM ends abruptly, leaving RAs confused and upset

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor May 12, 2021

Editor’s note: The RAs interviewed for this piece have had their names changed to first name pseudonyms due to fears that UVM would take action against them for speaking out.  In the midst of high...

 The Waterman building stands across the street from UVM’s central campus Jan. 28. The Waterman building houses the UVM upper administration offices.

Maintenance union secures wage increase and other benefits in new contract negotiation

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter May 12, 2021

A new contract for a union of UVM’s service and maintenance workers has been ratified, after a year of negotiations with administration. A joint press release from UVM and the United Electrical Workers...

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