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

Members of Alianza Latinx President and Historian Miguel Figueroa; Scarlett Espinoza, vice president and treasurer; Secretary and Publicist Fernanda Acevedo (left to right) running Alianza Latinx’s Lotería game in the L/L Fireplace Lounge Oct. 6.

Latine students celebrate culture in Alianza Latinx

Delaney Roy, Assistant Features Editor October 13, 2022

In addition to hosting regular meetings, Alianza Latinx brings students together twice a year for its biggest annual events, filling the Grand Maple Ballroom with food, dancing and joy. Alianza Latinx,...

Photo illustration: Adjusting to college can be difficult for first-years, but resources like Living Well and CAPS can help with the adjustment.

First-years report feelings of loneliness in college transition

Ava Pick, Features Staff Writer October 6, 2022

UVM’s Class of 2026 is the most academically qualified in the University’s history, according to a May 4 UVM Today article. However, many students have still reported facing challenges in the transition...

A plaque dedicated to Cesar Murillo 91 in the Mosaic Center Student Leadership Group office in the Living/Learning Center Sept. 23.

“Viva Cesar:” Remembering Cesar Augusto Murillo’s legacy of activism

Callia Gilligan, Features Staff Writer September 30, 2022

From roller-skating through the streets of New York to the dancing that earned him the nickname “Lawn Mower,” Cesar Augusto Murillo ‘91 is remembered for his fun and outgoing personality.  However,...

On double consciousness: The constant battle between my roots and my evolution

On double consciousness: The constant battle between my roots and my evolution

Tushar Asthana, Features Staff Writer September 22, 2022

Double consciousness is the struggle African Americans face to remain true to Black culture while at the same time conforming to the dominant white society, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.   The...

Juniors Lucy Powell, club treasurer, co-presidents Jillian Conway and Sierra Sabec, and Lily Edge, vice president, are members of UVM club Runway of Dreams.

Runway of Dreams spotlights inclusive fashion 

Elizabeth Roote, Features Editor September 16, 2022

Disability advocacy and a devotion to fashion combine through UVM club Runway of Dreams, said junior Jillian Conway, co-president and co-founder.  Runway of Dreams is UVM’s chapter of a national...

Officers junior Kelsey Rodowicz, senior Lauren Snow and senior Maddie Fishman of UVM FeelGood at their grilled cheese stand by the tunnel in the Davis Center September 1.

UVM FeelGood helps students fight world hunger from home

Delaney Roy, Assistant Features Editor September 8, 2022

A long-time UVM club is creating an on-campus opportunity for students to actively engage in the battle against world hunger by way of grilled cheese.  UVM FeelGood is a chapter of the national organization...

UVM alum Pamela Smith, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzhiemer’s, outside the Waterman building April 29. Smith has a Master’s Degree in social work from UVM.

UVM alumn advocates for Alzheimer’s services

Elizabeth Roote, Features Editor May 5, 2022

Vermont resident Pamela Smith completed her master’s in social work at UVM in 1997 and was a mental health and human services professional in the state for decades, she said. In 2019, she received her...

Graduate student Justin Salisbury outside of Perkins Hall April 22. Salisbury, who is blind, advocates for child custody rights for parents with disabilities.

Bill aims to protect parents with disabilities

Julia Dell'Amore, Features Staff Writer April 27, 2022

A Jan. 7 bill in the Vermont legislature that aims to protect the rights of parents with disabilities will likely need to be re-introduced in January 2023, said its sponsor, Chittenden District Representative...

Baker shows off a jar of cannabis April 15.

Vermont’s THC market set to open May 1

Delaney Roy, Features Staff Writer April 19, 2022

As Vermont’s retail recreational THC market prepares to open, cannabis growers strive to ensure it does so in a sustainable and socially equitable way, said Geoffrey Pizzutillo, cofounder of the Vermont...

Bread and puppets meet activism in VT

Bread and puppets meet activism in VT

Lucy Kelly, Features Staff Writer April 14, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated April 24 at 4:44 p.m. to correct the name of a river. Returning from their recent tour, “Finished Waiting” and approaching their 60th anniversary, Bread and...

Seniors contemplate job prospects amidst Great Resignation

Seniors contemplate job prospects amidst Great Resignation

Meryl Callaway, Features Staff Writer April 8, 2022

With a wide variety of job opportunities at their fingertips, seniors prepare for graduation and their lives after receiving their undergraduate degrees. Gaps in the employment market led to a large...

A student studies in the Davis Center atrium.

Students deal with post-spring break stress

Caroline Hess, Features Staff Writer April 1, 2022

The return from spring break marks the beginning of the final stretch to the end of the semester. Days off this semester include Town Meeting Day and President’s Day, according to the 2021-22 Academic...

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