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


State Rep. Rebecca White grew up in Wilder, Vermont and attended the University of Vermont at the age of sixteen on a VSAC scholarship for low-income, first generation Vermonters.

Women in Politics: Rebecca White graduated UVM at 20 and joined Vermont government at 22

Tulley Hescock, Staff Writer April 2, 2020

Vermont State Rep. Rebecca White ‘15  stood behind the podium at the UVM debate house, reminiscing over the hours she spent practicing public speaking, used now in committee.  White grew up in Wilder,...

Top fold of the front page of the Vermont Cynic from May 19, 1917. The Cynic reported that the first ever orientation-like event for Vermont high school women had been held at UVM.

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

Bridget Higdon, Editor-in-Chief April 1, 2020

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...

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...

Williams Hall stands on College Row, March 5. The building has stood on UVMs campus since 1896.

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...

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...

The Statehouse chambers stand empty during a recess, Feb. 13. The chambers seat all 151 members of the House, as well as extra seating for members of the public and media.

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,...

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,...

Signs with the Kru Coffee logo hang on a Church St. building, Jan. 29. “Kru” is short for “Krucible,” the full name of the brand.

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...

A historic black-and-white photo from UVM Special collections shows students smoking and studying in the apse in Billings Library. Today, the apse is a space dedicated to telling the history of the building.

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...

Library Instruction Coordinator Daisy Benson volunteered in a library throughout high school before working in a library during graduate school.
“I realized I really like the different ways I can work with people in a library,” Benson said.

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...

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,...

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,...

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