The Vermont Cynic

Vermont Horror Stories

David Cabrera, Podcast Editor

October 29, 2020

For Halloween, Podcast Editor Dave Cabrera looked into some mysterious events and urban legends in Vermont. Joseph Citro, the author of Passing Strange, True Tales of New England Hauntings and Horrors, let me ask him some questions about his books and other spooky parts of Vermont. ...

Cynic Debate

Cynic Debate

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2020

Cynic culture writer Cyrus Oswald hits campus to collect student opinion on the debate, news, and other current events.

The Man Who Killed Halloween

The Man Who Killed Halloween

Gabby Felitto, Opinion Editor

October 27, 2020

This week's episode is a Halloween special about the urban legend behind the fear of poison and razor blades inside candy. This is “The Man Who Killed Halloween,” Ronald O’Bryan. ...

The Cynic Reports – The Death of Student Media

The Cynic Reports - The Death of Student Media

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor

October 16, 2020

The Cynic Reports is back for its first episode this year! In this episode we cover a letter written by the Editor in Chief, Sawyer Loftus, regarding the appointment of our new adviser and the hiring process in which the Cynic was kept out of.

Passing the Mic to Vermont Women – Reproductive Rights in Vermont

Passing the Mic to Vermont Women - Reproductive Rights in Vermont

Tulley Hescock, Multimedia Reporter

October 16, 2020

Representative Jill Krowinski shares Vermont’s status on reproductive rights. She shares the current legislative bills Vermont is working towards to ensure accessibility to birth control to all Vermonters. ...

Experts expect high UVM voter turnout, despite historic lows in college voter turnout

 Data sourced from the University of Vermont’s student geographic origin records.

Kate Vanni, Layout and Illustrations Editor

October 8, 2020

Across the United States, college students lag behind in voting, including at UVM. But experts in Vermont say this election could be different.  Falling 5% below the national average, UVM’s undergraduate voting rate in 2016 was 42.8% according to a study done by the National Study of Learning, Vo...

Breaking down UVM’s May 2020 budget request to the state of Vermont

Breaking down UVM's May 2020 budget request to the state of Vermont

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief

July 20, 2020

The University of Vermont requested $15,046,457 in COVID-19 relief funds from Vermont’s House Appropriations Committee in May along with $72,750,000 for non-COVID expenses. The following graphs illustrate the summary of out-of-pocket expenses that the university incurred from COVID-19, expects to incur ...

UVM’s men’s basketball game spread COVID-19 to 16 fans

UVM's men's basketball game spread COVID-19 to 16 fans

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

June 29, 2020

COVID-19’s spread throughout Vermont may have been aided by A March 10 UVM basketball game, according to a VTDigger article.  According to the Jun 10 article, 16 people had COVID-19 symptoms after attending the game, three of which later died from the virus. Among those three was Dave Reissig, a...

A Year in Illustrations

A Year in Illustrations

May 12, 2020

EEvery year the Cynic illustrations staff creates beautiful imagery to bring the words of its writers to life. This is a collection of some of the most exciting and inspiring illustrations that were produced these past two semesters. The Cynic is very fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated group tha...

Light it blue

Light it blue

Bridget Higdon, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2020

UVM shrugged off its green and gold and dressed itself in blue this week as the Davis Center was lit to honor frontline health care workers indefinitely.  For over a week, the Davis Center has been lit in blue lights each night beginning at 8 p.m., according to an April 24 press release. The...

How we’re feeling…

How we're feeling...

Cynic Illustrations Team

April 27, 2020

When words fall short in describing the coronavirus outbreak, symbolism fills in the cracks. Each illustrator was presented with the prompt: Express how the pandemic is affecting you symbolically. Using a variety of styles and mediums each illustrator had a different response. One illustrator feel...

Photo Gallery: Appreciating the outdoors close to home

First-year Eliza Mabey submitted this photo from a walk in a meadow with her dog Junior in central Vermont  after a long day of doing homework.

April 22, 2020

Today, April 22, is Earth Day. Despite remote-learning and stay at home orders, many of us are still finding ways to get outside and appreciate the world around us. As part of Cynic Outdoors Week, we asked our readers and our staff photographers to submit photos from their latest outdoor excursions...

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883