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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...

Quarantine Survival Guide

Quarantine Survival Guide

Cynic Design Staff

April 17, 2020

The Vermont Cynic’s design staff created “how to” guides for surviving online learning. Check out these infographics to ensure a successful end to an irregular semester. ...

The Dig – Escaping COVID-19 in Nicaragua

The Dig - Escaping COVID-19 in Nicaragua

Jean Macbride, Multimedia Reporter

April 12, 2020

Verena Nelson (UVM '13) was spending the winter in Nicaragua with her boyfriend, teaching English through the website VIPkid to pay living expenses. When the COVID-19 virus hit nearby Costa Rica, Nelson was one of many expats trying to get out of the country, which is ruled by a communist dictator and is ...

Supporters of student union now hold a majority on SGA following elections

34 UVM students were elected to serve on SGA for the 2020-2021 academic year Thursday, April 9. The majority of students elected ran on a platform that supports the creation of student union. Of the 34 SGA senators elected 19 are new to the organization while 15 will keep their seats.

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

April 10, 2020

Following the election of an SGA President who ran on a platform to create a student union, 20 SGA senators that ran on the same platform were elected Thursday night. Junior Ben Bieri, the SGA president-elect won the presidential race on a platform to get rid of SGA. Now, his supporters hold a majority...

Lonely Campus

Lonely Campus

Kate Vanni, Layout and Illustrations Editor

April 10, 2020

I wake up every morning to the sound of birds chirping. That is all I hear on campus now that almost everyone is gone.  There are no midnight screams from drunken first-years. The band of guitarists who used to play outside my window are now all back in their home states.  I even mi...

Your latest COVID-19 updates

Your latest COVID-19 updates

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

April 7, 2020

Graduation ceremony uncertain, new grading options and a makeover for the Patrick Gym.

Passing the Mic to Vermont Women – Rebecca White

Passing the Mic to Vermont Women - Rebecca White

Tulley Hescock, Multimedia Reporter

April 3, 2020

This is the first episode of “Passing the Mic to Vermont Women,” where Tulley sits down with women who are making changes to improve Vermont. State Rep. Rebecca White shares her unique story of being a young woman in the State House. She shares the people and organizations that supported he...

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