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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

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...

Sophomore Cam Morrissey sits in the empty bleachers of the Gutterson Fieldhouse Dec. 6. Morrissey trains with her team five days a week during the winter.

Concern arises for student athletes’ mental health during isolation

Payton Kurrle, Feature Staff Writer December 22, 2020

A month before Christmas, Cameron Morrissey, a member of the UVM women’s hockey team, and her family decorated their Christmas tree.  The next day, Morrissey returned to UVM, for the entirety of...

Patience Bannerman, the owner of the market, seen inside her store.

Burlington’s sole African Market faces uncertain future

Payton Kurrle, Features Staff Writer November 26, 2020

Patience Bannerman sits at her checkout counter, conversing with a customer. In front of her are Stockfish Bits and homemade donuts, behind her are mannequins with a variety of colored wigs.  The Mawuhi...

The Grossman School of Business is made up of Ifshin and Kalkin Halls, pictured Nov. 8

Business majors’ voting rates remain low

Liz Chadwick, Features Staff Writer November 12, 2020

Despite Vermont’s record-breaking voting turnout in 2020, UVM’s voting rate historically falls short of average, and certain majors appear to contribute to its low participation more than others. According...

Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, Molly Gray, stands with a group of supporters on the corner of Marshall Ave. and St. George Rd. in Williston, VT, Oct. 30.

UVM alumna runs for Lieutenant Governor

Tulley Hescock, Assistant Feature Editor November 3, 2020

For Molly Gray, Vermont always seemed to call her back, no matter where she went. Gray, born in Vermont and raised on her parents vegetable farm in Newbury, Vermont, graduated from UVM in 2007. Thirteen...

Graduate Student Manya Ruckhaus works in the Geology lab on Trinity, Oct. 22.

‘Critical Zone’ team awarded $3.2 million

Rebecca Holt, Features Staff Writer October 30, 2020

The University of Vermont received a grant of $3.2 million towards research, bringing together professors from different disciplines all pointed towards understanding the Earth’s climate and ecosystems. The...

Ski resorts grapple with COVID restrictions

Ski resorts grapple with COVID restrictions

Liz Chadwick, Feature Staff Writer October 22, 2020

Last March, Vermont’s ski mountains were suddenly empty.  As the coronavirus pandemic took hold across the world, crowds of skiers made their last descent and packed up their gear, unaware not only...

Protecting Vermont reproductive rights

Protecting Vermont reproductive rights

Tulley Hescock, Staff Writer October 14, 2020

Currently, Vermont has some of the most unrestricted abortion laws in the country.  After Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in September, reproductive rights have been at the forefront...

Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Kyle Elms, Assistant Photo Editor October 9, 2020

As the sporadic rain storms fell down upon the cold Flynn St. cement, customers shuffled around, looking to buy sweaters and various antiques from the Vintage Lifestyle Marketplace. There was never...

The wheels keep turning on CAT Busses

The wheels keep turning on CAT Busses

Elizabeth Roote, Staff Writer October 5, 2020

Seven months ago, Catamount Area Transportation Busses rumbled down campus roads, packed to the brim and alive with conversation. Now, its ridership caps at 14. COVID-19 changed many aspects of UVM’s...

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