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Cynic History: Reporting on the women’s suffrage movement at UVM

Cynic History: Reporting on the women’s suffrage movement at UVM

Bridget Higdon, Editor-in-Chief

15 hours ago

In celebration of Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the Cynic searched its archives for stories that reported on how the movement took shape at UVM.  We found a handful of short briefs which, though sparse in their details, reveal that many UVM women in the late...

English, geology, philosophy, physics and aliens

English, geology, philosophy, physics and aliens

Rebecca Holt, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

A class of nearly 240 students leaned intently towards the muffled rhythmic beating of a radio telescope recording, a radio used to detect frequencies from extraterrestrial life.  Geochemistry professor Nico Perdrial paused the enchanting buzzing to continue his lecture of the day: "False alerts: wh...

A look into the past: Williams Hall

A look into the past: Williams Hall

Stephan Toljan, Photo Editor

March 19, 2020

In 1896, 43 years after the last fire in Old Mill, UVM decided it was time to build the first fireproof building on a college campus in the U.S. The result: Williams Science Hall. The building was constructed with money donated from Edward H. Williams, a philanthropist and railroad tycoon,...

Cheese Louise leaves University Place

Cheese Louise leaves University Place

Elizabeth Roote, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Since October 2019, food truck Cheese Louise, characterized by its hand-painted menus and easy-going employees, has been an on-campus hit – and it’s not supposed to be here. Cheese Louise first opened in Conway, New Hampshire in 2018, and co-founder James Gaudreault, a senior at UVM, decided to exp...

Women in politics: Vermont native represents hometown district at 24

Women in politics: Vermont native represents hometown district at 24

Tulley Hescock, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Felisha Leffler wore a pin  that said “Young People Make a Better Vermont,” a sentiment she carries with her every day as a 24-year-old Vermont House Representative. Leffler grew up in Enosburg, Vermont, and now represents her town in the Franklin-7 district. Leffler knew she wanted to go into politics from...

Publishing company monopolizes libraries’ budget

Publishing company monopolizes libraries’ budget

Sabrina Fiore, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

During the UVM SGA meeting Jan. 21, Dean of Libraries Bryn Geffert stood before the room and explained his dilemma. UVM libraries’ contract with Elsevier, a scientific literature publishing company, grants UVM affiliates access to their ScienceDirect journals. Due to this contract, Geffert said the...

New café opening on Church Street

New café opening on Church Street

George Weed, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Kru Coffee hopes to prove that supporting farmers pays off all the way to the coffee cup. The coffee company, based out of Saratoga Springs, New York, is setting up a second location at 2 Church St. Co-owner Kyle Brock plans to have the doors open by Feb. 18. Kru roasts specialty blends for over 50 indivi...

A look into the past: Billings

A look into the past: Billings

Stephan Toljan, Photo Editor

February 5, 2020

The Billings Library students are familiar with is not the only one that exists. In fact, there are two “Billings” Libraries. One sits on UVM’s main campus and a second stands in Billings, Montana. Both are named after the same family, but different members. The UVM building is named after Fre...

UVM’s Librarians: Who are they?

UVM’s Librarians: Who are they?

Sabrina Fiore, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

Structurally, UVM’s libraries are buildings with countless bookshelves. Less visibly, the people inside keep the libraries’ hearts beating. Librarians are behind the bookshelves and desks of UVM’s campus libraries, and they contribute to the UVM community in diverse ways beyond finding and shelving books.        ...

Women in politics: UVM alumna earns her position in Vermont government at 23

Women in politics: UVM alumna earns her position in Vermont government at 23

Tulley Hescock, Feature Writer

January 22, 2020

The winding driveway up Rogers Road seems to be heading straight for a dead end until you see the “Lucy Rogers 2018” campaign sign sticking out of the snow. Inside her family’s white farmhouse, Lucy Rogers ‘18 sipped tea she brought back from her trip to China. Her dog laid by their wood stove while her father...

Things you can fit a condom on

Things you can fit a condom on

Stephan Toljan and Kate Vanni

December 13, 2019

Malaysian condom company Karex made 5 billion condoms in 2016, accounting for roughly 15 percent of the world’s condom market, according to an August 2016 Forbes article. With this photo feature, we put to the test the myth that large, irregular objects can fit into normal sized condoms. The colored condom...

Classics struggles to not fall into ruins

Classics struggles to not fall into ruins

Lilly Page, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

It’s 9:40 a.m., and students in classics professor Mark Usher’s “Classics Then and Now” are excitedly chatting about a book they read, “The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius.” This book was adapted from Latin by the professor standing in front of them. As Usher claps his hands and discusses...

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