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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 ...

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...

Green Mountain Shower Thoughts – Quarantine Edition

Green Mountain Shower Thoughts - Quarantine Edition

Jacob Goodwin and Nate Dole

March 27, 2020

Jacob and Nate talk about life while quarantined because of COVID-19.

Killing Time – Rebecca Zahau

Killing Time - Rebecca Zahau

Gabby Felitto

March 20, 2020

This week’s episode is about the mysterious death of Rebecca Zahau, whose death was ruled a suicide, but the evidence tells a different, more sinister story.

ProfTalk – Frederic Sansoz

ProfTalk - Frederic Sansoz

Nick Fech and Morgan Mettler

March 16, 2020

This week, Nick and Morgan sit down with the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Frederic Sansoz, to discuss how he went about creating the world’s strongest silver and how that might lead to new innovations (spoiler alert: foldable phones!).

The Cynic Reports – A Presidential Candidate Comes Home

The Cynic Reports - A Presidential Candidate Comes Home

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor

March 7, 2020

ESSEX JUNCTION—On a rainy Super Tuesday, thousands of people stood for hours in Essex Junction, Vermont, watching live results on the big screen as presidential primaries across the country were called. All were there for the same reason: to catch a glimpse of Democratic presidential candidate sen....

Talking with Jillian Scannell on Town Meeting Day 2020

Talking with Jillian Scannell on Town Meeting Day 2020

Zoe Stern, Stephan Toljan, and David Cabrera

March 5, 2020

Cynic reporters speak with SGA President Jillian Scannell about her City Councilor campaign outside of the Ward 1 polling location on town meeting day.

A Closer Look – Ward 8

A Closer Look - Ward 8

Jacob Goodwin, Multimedia Reporter

February 28, 2020

What's up with the borders of Ward 8 in Burlington? Here's an interview with Cynic news reporter Lilly Page about her article on the subject.

The Cynic Reports – Special Voting Edition

The Cynic Reports - Special Voting Edition

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor

February 25, 2020

A gerrymandered student ward and an encouragement to vote.

ProfTalk – OCEAN Project

ProfTalk - OCEAN Project

Morgan Mettler and Nick Fech

February 25, 2020

Nick and Morgan sit down with members of the OCEAN Project team, Laurent and Juniper, to discuss UVM's $1 million grant from Google, the coronavirus epidemic and some difficult “Would You Rather” questions.

Green Mountain Shower Thoughts – Vermin Supreme, Skiing and Politics

Green Mountain Shower Thoughts - Vermin Supreme, Skiing and Politics

Jacob Goodwin and Nate Dole

February 25, 2020

In this episode, Jacob and Nate discuss some of the current political climate, the politician Vermin Supreme, the future of skiing and much more.

The Cynic Reports – Vandalism Special Report

The Cynic Reports - Vandalism Special Report

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor

February 19, 2020

A special report on the vandalism on campus.

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