The Vermont Cynic

Smoking ban creates opposition

April 15, 2014


Filed under Archives, News

The smoke will soon be clearing from the corners of campus due to the recent progression of UVM's smoke-free initiative. "I'm indifferent on the matter, but I can imagine that there's going to be quite a few disgruntled smokers when that ban comes into play next year," sophomore Abiga...

Crime Log

April 15, 2014


Filed under Archives, Crime Log, News

April 10 7:35 a.m.          A lost wallet that was found near Billings Lecture Hall on Central Campus was turned into police services so that it could be put in the lost and found for someone to claim it.            However, when police searched...

Campus Voices

April 15, 2014


Filed under Archives, Opinion

When I say "union," you say?... "I think of the recent drivers' strike. I think they're essential. Unions are part of democracy in the exploited." -Junior Samuel Grubinger "I was part of a grocers union once. I paid $30 a month in dues for a 15 minute break every four hours. In my experience you have...

UVM tops “reefer” list

Joe Tomlinson

April 15, 2014


Filed under Archives, News

UVM currently weighs in at No. 6 on The Princeton Review's list of top "Reefer Madness" higher education institutions. According to students, it's no secret that this drug is widely used at UVM. "I can't think of one person I know who doesn't smoke pot," junior Chris McCarthy said. McCarthy said that he...

Cats keep firing from all cylinders

April 15, 2014


Filed under Archives, Sports

With the final games of the season approaching, the women's lacrosse team is finding success in their fight for a top seed in the America East Tournament.  Junior attackman Jess Roach said senior Sydney Mas and sophomore Vanessa VanderZalm are two players that...

Much ado about the union

Joey Brown

April 15, 2014


Filed under Archives, Life

The politics of unionism in the U.S. is confounding. In 2007, a Gallup poll found that 60 percent of Americans support unions; however, only 12 percent of them actually belong to one. But are unions still a necessity in our advanced, service-driven economy? In the '90s, when the Canadians wer...

Doran remembered in memorial service

April 10, 2014


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UVM was hit with the loss of one of it's own March 23 as sophomore Derek Doran passed away unexpectedly while traveling in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., according to his obituary. Doran was a sophomore in the School of Business Administration and a native of Castleton, Vt., according to assistant dean of stu...

UVM not immune to cocaine

April 8, 2014


Filed under Archives, Campus, News

Cocaine, often referred to as "coke," "blow" and "going skiing," can be found on college campuses across the country, and UVM and the Burlington area are not excluded. "My mom didn't want me to go to Indiana University because a friend of hers' son picked up a cocaine habit there," an anonymous male...

Three gym classes to take

Emma Oyomba

April 8, 2014


Filed under Archives, Life

Volleyball Students can take volleyball for one credit and have fun while doing it. Patricia McLaughlin started teaching at UVM 15 years ago and now teaches the course. McLaughlin has taught other physical education classes such as archery, jogging and walking for fitness, tennis and other wellness classes. T...

Vermont hears Deaf History Week

April 8, 2014


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Although April 6 marked the end of Deaf History Week, the performance of the last event did not go unheard.    UVM's American Sign Language Program hosted the week's events which included final performer John Maucere, a deaf actor, filmmaker and advocate. Maucere spoke to the UVM communit...

Students learn to ‘sustain’ for class

April 8, 2014


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In addition to UVM's mandatory diversity requirement, students will soon need to fill another prerequisite.  The faculty senate approved a plan to move forward with adding a university-wide sustainability requirement in their meeting April 7. The course requirement will allow students to take classes...

Find UVM’s real beauty

Charlotte Fisher

April 8, 2014


Filed under Archives, Life

Three girls are on a mission to bring self-love to UVM. UVM's Real Beauty Campaign is an ongoing project that strives to empower the University community to embrace and appreciate their bodies, according to their Facebook page. "The campaign and people involved have helped me realize that I should an...

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