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

UVM Staff United co-president Ellen Kaye addresses the crowd.

UVM Staff United holds May Day rally

On May 1 at 11:45 a.m., UVM Staff United gathered on the Howe Library steps for their May Day rally, along with UVM Graduate Students United, United Academics and supporters.  The rally marched down...

You can often find sophomore Erin Wong ( with incredible nail designs she paints herself, but she paints nails for other students as well.

Through the lens: student nail artists

Nicea Scheeler, Staff Photographer April 19, 2024

Amidst a creativity-filled campus, student nail artists are painting their way to self-expression one beautiful nail at a time. In a world of textbooks, lectures and labs, it is ever-so-important to...

A photographer attaches his camera to a large telescope in Battery Park.

Through the Lens: pre-eclipse preparations

Emily Kobus, Co-Photo Editor April 18, 2024

Vermont officials estimated approximately 160,000 visitors made the journey to Vermont for the April 8 solar eclipse. This meant about 60,000 vehicles coming into the state from near and far. To commit...

Crowds yell in disbelief during totality.

Eclipse on campus: how students celebrated a once in a lifetime event

Alex Strand, Staff Photographer April 16, 2024

Sometimes I wonder what cavemen felt when they saw the first eclipse; whether they stared directly at the partially covered sun and let its light burn their retinas just like us. As history progressed,...

The first few moments of totality.

Total solar eclipse moon phases

Gillian Symolon, Staff Photographer April 15, 2024

The eclipse has been one of the most magical events of this decade. Like most people, I took my camera down to Perkins Pier to capture this once-in-a-lifetime event.  I started my morning nice and...

Footprints in the snow leading up to the house from the frozen pond.

A weekend away in St. J

Annalisa Madonia, Co-Photo Editor February 29, 2024

It’s that time in the semester when work starts piling up and syllabus week is a distant, sweet memory.  It’s easy to get swept up in clubs, work and your social life until it’s 3 a.m. and you’re...

The second room of the public portion of the greenhouse is warm and full of life.

Winter Time Greens

Alex Strand, Staff Photographer February 16, 2024

A jungle stands in an unlikely home: the very center of UVM. The UVM greenhouse offers plants from all walks of life, and provides a peaceful green escape from the gray February skies and concrete...

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