The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Signage on the door of a UVM residence hall reminds community members of the school's COVID-19 rules, including social distancing and the buildings' new no-guest policy.

Proposed Spring calendar pushes back start date to Feb. 1, eliminates Spring break

Ella Ruehsen and Emma Pinezich September 18, 2020

Students may not have spring break and classes could start as late as Feb. 1, according to a proposed Spring calendar approved by the academic branch of UVM’s coronavirus task force. UVMStrong’s...

UVM students stand in a long line outside of the Davis center Covid testing site, Sept. 10.

Weekly COVID testing to continue through November, UVM President says

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor September 17, 2020

UVM will continue mandatory COVID-19 testing for students through the beginning of November, the University announced just days before student testing was set to expire. Before UVM President Suresh...

Dr. Anthony Fauci joined Vermont Gov. Phil Scott's coronavirus press briefing Sept. 14, where he applauded the state's low COVID-19 positivity rate.

Dr. Fauci applauds Vermont’s response to pandemic, calls on nation to follow its lead

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter September 16, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading expert on infectious disease, called Vermont’s handling of COVID-19 some of the best in the country, at a press briefing with Vermont reporters Sept. 15.  Fauci...

Call out the administration, not students

Call out the administration, not students

Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinion Editor September 16, 2020

Instagram accounts have cropped up to showcase students without masks, @catswearmasks having one video of the Redstone Green with nearly 2,000 views. It is easy in a pandemic to start an ‘us vs. them’...

A group of students sit together on the Redstone Green, Sept. 11. Students had gathered in large groups several days before over Labor Day weekend, drawing UVM Police to the scene.

‘You can’t put reins on kids’: Hundreds gather on Redstone Green as cops watch, unsure how to act

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter September 16, 2020

As the midnight moon cast down on the Redstone Green Sept. 6, two UVM police officers watched as a group of 150 students openly violated the University’s strict COVID-19 social conduct policy.  Despite...

Junior Claire Smith poses for a photo Sept. 10. “If I see people out and about downtown, it’s not strange because everyone’s living there, but when I go to campus it’s a weird in-between,” Smith said.

Students manage COVID inconveniences

Cyrus Oswald September 15, 2020

As students return to campus with the oppurtunity for in-person classes, some  don’t feel that the University is totally on their side. On Mar. 11, the UVM department of Residential Life...

COVID-19 impacts BTV bar scene

COVID-19 impacts BTV bar scene

Rebecca Holt, Staff Writer September 14, 2020

On Aug. 20th, the City of Burlington instituted new policies limiting gathering sizes and alcohol sales to prevent the spread of COVID-19, right before University of Vermont students flooded back into...

Fans fill the bleachers of Patrick Gym to watch the men’s basketball team play against Brown University in Oct. 2019.

First-year athletes confront semester of unknowns as they await first week of practice

Hayley Rosen, Assistant Sports Editor September 10, 2020

Under normal circumstances, first-year soccer player Jake Vitale and his team would have been practicing and conditioning for weeks, and have already played at least a few games.  But, Vitale said...

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